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US, SK to hold drill as tunnel activity detected in North

Another large-scale US-South Korea military drill will be held on Monday, where some of the two countries’ best military hardware, including a US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, will be involved, despite China’s call on Wednesday for a halt to the joint drills if North Korea agrees to stop missile and nuclear tests.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/12 23:13:41

Chairman Mao Zedong fan Dylan Walker talks about being an American Communist in Beijing

"That American guy who can recite Chairman Mao poetry" is how most Chinese in the mainland describe Wu Danran, or Dylan Walker, after he appeared on TV show Chinese Poetry Conference. Few people, however, have paid attention to his other identity: an American Communist.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/12 17:43:39

S. China Sea popular with patriotic tourists, experts predict greater visitor numbers in future

South China's Sansha city, which administers several islands in the South China Sea, including some disputed islets, is planning to expand the local tourism industry by providing more fishing and diving services, said the city's mayor.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/12 17:18:39

Dutch embassy in Turkey closed off due to "security reasons"

Entrances of Dutch embassy in Ankara and consulate in Istanbul, along with their residences, are closed off late Saturday due to "security reasons," a Turkish Foreign Ministry official told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/12 8:08:37

Park ouster to hasten THAAD deployment

The unanimous decision to oust former South Korean President Park Geun-hye may speed up the process of the deployment of a US missile defense system, Chinese experts said, noting that the chances of a warming up of Sino-South Korean relationship in a short term are slim.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/11 0:13:40

China considering attending TPP Chile meeting

China is considering attending the meeting of the Trans-Pacific Partnership scheduled to take place in Chile next week, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/10 22:45:51

Official vows cleaner air

China's top environmental official called for patience with the cleaning up of air pollution in the country, but vowed to solve the problem faster than the time taken by the developed countries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/10 0:28:39

China inks huge dam contract in Pakistan

A Chinese enterprise inked two contracts for a huge hydropower station in Pakistan on Wednesday, a cooperation that experts say will benefit both Chinese enterprises struggling to shed overcapacity and will improve livelihoods in Pakistan.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/10 0:28:39

China not to blame for US trade woes: experts

A US government report that said China’s accession to the WTO harmed its interests drew strong rebuttal from Chinese officials and experts on Thursday, who urged the US not to blame China for its surging trade deficit in recent years.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/9 23:08:39

South Koreans in China fearful as rumors about safety spread, ties worsen

Hong Seong-hun came to China from his homeland of South Korea to pursue his passion for Traditional Chinese Medicine. But the 30-year-old has found it hard to focus on his studies recently, as the relationship between Seoul and Beijing seems to keep getting worse.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/9 19:38:39

US launches criminal probe into WikiLeaks release of CIA hacking tools: reports

US federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into WikiLeaks' publication of documents about the hacking tools used by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to break into cell phones, computer operating systems and even smart TVs, US media reported on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/9 7:40:56

CIA hacking shows need for cyber rules

The international community should set rules to better regulate the activities of countries in cyberspace, Chinese experts said, after WikiLeaks exposed the CIA's mass hacking of electronic devices.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/9 0:03:40

China ‘anchor of global stability’

As much of the world is showing uncertainties and a tendency to slide toward turbulence, China continues to demonstrate consistency and stability, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/9 0:03:39

ZTE shares soar after $892m US fine

Share prices of China’s largest listed telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp surged more than 6 percent in Hong Kong on Wednesday, after it had reached an agreement to pay a criminal and civil penalty of about $892 million to the US government.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/8 23:38:39

Rising labor costs drag down Zhejiang’s garment-making industry

The garment-making sector in East China’s Zhejiang Province is undergoing a difficult time as its profits continue to shrink. Some factories have closed, while others have held on by the skin of their teeth. Garment makers said rising labor costs are primarily to blame. One expert said the decline of lower-end manufacturing is inevitable, but new industries will rise to replace them.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/8 20:13:39

Domestic violence law’s impact hamstrung by narrow scope, enforcement issues

When China's first ever Anti-domestic Violence Law was adopted last March, it was hailed as a victory for the millions of Chinese families who reportedly suffer from this problem.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/8 19:43:39

Boycotting Korean firms, products over THAAD triggers ideological conflict online in China

"They only have one gesture all the time. They always say, 'get out of China, boycott something,'" he wrote. "Whenever you love your country, you don't let us eat KFC or Japanese food … but has any country's economy flopped because of your boycotts?"
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/8 18:38:36

‘Kung Fu Panda’ franchise gives foreign tourism boost to Mount Qingcheng

The basis for the mountains where Po from DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda practices martial arts, Mount Qingcheng, has become a tourist hot spot for foreigners looking to explore the culture behind yin-yang and tai chi.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/8 18:38:35