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Asian films tackle LGBT issues at Berlin International Film Festival

The results of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) were announced on Saturday night, with director Ildikó Enyedi's Hungarian romance film On Body and Soul taking home the night's biggest prize - the Golden Bear for Best Film.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 17:43:39

Movement of life

Mexican artist Brenda Franco didn’t foresee that she would come back to Shanghai so soon. From September to December of 2015, she visited the city for the first time as an artist in residence on a program initiated by Swatch Group Committee. Recently she returned with a group exhibition co-organized by the Consulate General of Mexico in Shanghai.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 17:38:39

13th Five-Year Plan for China’s courier industry: State Post Bureau

The State Post Bureau has released its 13th Five-Year Plan for the promotion and regulation of China’s courier delivery.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/2/19 17:20:22

China Heute project to celebrate 45 years of Sino-German relations

A series of live performances such as ballet, classic concerts and operas as well as documentary screenings and literature salons from Chinese artists and writers will take place in Germany throughout 2017 to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of Sino-German diplomatic relations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 16:53:39

‘Funky Drummer’ behind hip-hop classics dead

Clyde Stubblefield, one of funk’s defining drummers whose solo in a James Brown song became a standard sample for hip-hop but earned him little money, died Saturday. He was 73.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/19 16:48:39

South Korean government to exchange land with Lotte for the deployment of THAAD

South Korea's fifth-largest conglomerate Lotte Group is expected to sign a land-swap deal with the South Korean government at the end of February to "exchange the company's golf course with land owned by the South Korean military for the deployment of the advanced US missile defense system THAAD," a source close to the matter told the Global Times over the weekend.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 16:43:39

Govt to impose restrictions on industries in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region to fight air pollution

Regulators in China’s most air polluted regions including Beijing, North China’s Tianjin Municipality and Hebei Province will impose stricter limits this year on the production of iron and steel, chemicals and medicine to curb air pollution, the Shanghai Securities News reported on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/14 13:38:39

Xinjiang busts seven cases of illegal, extremist online content

The authorities in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region have busted seven cases of individuals spreading extremist and illegal content online after tip-offs, part of their effort to clean up cyberspace, news portal news.ts.cn reported Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/14 13:28:40

China’s insurance premium income reaches $450b

Total insurance premium income in China rose 27.5 percent to 3.1 trillion yuan ($450 billion) in 2016, according to data from the China Insurance Regulatory Commission.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/14 13:18:39

China vows to ease difficulties for returning students to enjoy preferential policies on their return

China has vowed to make it easier for Chinese students returning from studying abroad to access national preferential policies, to which they should be guaranteed access.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/13 15:38:39

Single men to number over 30m by 2050

The number of single men of marriageable age in China will reach 30 million in 30 years, the result of a widening gender ratio at birth in the last decades, experts said Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/13 15:23:39

Turning records and heads on the Grammys red carpet

From turning records to turning heads: the #Trump dress and other #Grammys red carpet looks are seemingly making more noise than the music itself. Photos: CFP
Source: CFP | 2017/2/13 15:22:10

China to build inland, floating nuclear plants by 2020: official

In the face of increasing domestic demand for power, as a part of China’s 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) work is likely to restart on inland nuclear power plants, which was stopped after the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan, an energy official revealed.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/13 14:58:39

3 security personnel killed in landmine blast in NW Pakistan

At least three security personnel were killed in a landmine blast in Pakistan's northwest tribal region of South Waziristan Agency on Monday, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/13 14:44:37

About 10,000 people attend 5km Color Run in Australia

About 10,000 people attend 5km Color Run in Australia
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/13 14:10:50

Traveling distances of successful DPRK missile tests over past year

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired what is believed to be a ballistic missile into its eastern waters early Sunday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/2/12 17:49:13

Chinese e-tailers take lead on world’s cross-border shopping sites

Chinese vendors led the world in cross-border retail on major e-commerce sites, according to an International Post Corporation (IPC) survey. Conducted from September to October in 2016, the survey included 24,331 respondents across 26 countries in Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/2/12 16:34:46

DPRK fires ballistic missile

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired a ballistic missile toward the east coast of the country, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said early Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/12 8:17:17