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China welcomes Disney film’s gay content

Despite the various outcries over gay content in Disney's latest fantasy film Beauty and the Beast in countries and regions such as Malaysia, Singapore, Russia and Hong Kong, the reaction in the Chinese mainland has been relatively low-key even though gay-themed content is still a sensitive subject here when it comes to film.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/20 19:00:47

Caught between THAAD and North Korea, China’s Northeasterners ponder patriotism and safety concerns

As THAAD is deployed in South Korea, protests and anti-South Korea sentiment inside China are reaching a peak. Even though many people support this kind of nationalist action, others in the Northeast feel it's irrational, given that they live on the border and feel threatened by North Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/20 19:00:46

Beijing 2022 open first worldwide staff recruitment

The organizing committee for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games opened its first worldwide staff recruitment here on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/20 14:36:39

Assailant at France's Orly airport under influence of alcohol, narcotics: report

The man who attacked a military patrol Saturday at Orly airport before being shot was under the influence of alcohol and narcotics at the time of the incident, French TV station reported Sunday night, quoting a legal source.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/20 8:55:44

Top official warns of housing bubble amid rising prices

A dozen Chinese cities have introduced restrictions on home purchasing and ownership as top policymakers continue to stress the need to fend off the potential risk of a housing bubble.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/20 0:13:18

Sino-US cooperation correct option: Xi

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday that the US would like to develop the relationship with China based on the spirits of “mutual respect” and “win-win cooperation,” with analysts believing that this means Tillerson has implicitly endorsed the new model of major power relations. Xi stressed that cooperation is the only right option for both sides during his meeting with the visiting secretary of state.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/20 0:08:39

China works to tackle talent shortfall

Foxconn President Terry Gou on Sunday put a penetrating question to China’s industry minister during a high-profile conference in Beijing, seeking answers as to how the government can bring the country’s college graduates, who too often have high-flying ideas about career development, back to earth in order to facilitate the manufacturing upgrade China has envisioned for its national blueprint.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/19 22:28:39

Students from rural primary school fail to attend finals of intl robotics competition due to lack of funds

Students from a rural primary school in East China's Jiangsu Province won the qualification to participate in the final of a robotics competition in Columbia, but they could not afford the costs for attending the event.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/19 19:53:39

Tom Hiddleston talks about ‘Kong: Skull Island’ in Beijing

Global heartthrob Tom Hiddleston, veteran actor Samuel L. Jackson and Oscar winner Brie Larson met with media in Beijing on Friday to promote their latest film - Kong: Skull Island. Hitting US theaters on March 10, the film enjoyed an opening weekend of $61 million and earned a total of $88.59 million after its first eight days in the US. The film is currently scheduled to reach the Chinese mainland on March 24.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/19 17:38:39

President Xi meets US Secretary of State

President Xi Jinping met in Beijing on Sunday with visiting US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, saying that cooperation is the only correct choice for both countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/19 11:33:43

China, US in talks on meeting between presidents

China and the United States are now in close communication on arrangements for a meeting between the two presidents and exchanges at other levels, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during his talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/19 8:01:29

Kim Jong Un watches ground jet test of new high-thrust engine: KCNA

Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), watched the ground jet test of a newly developed high-thrust engine, the official news agency KCNA reported Sunday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/19 7:56:31

Radicalized man shot dead after attacking soldier at France's Orly airport

The radicalized man, identified as Zied Ben Belgacem, vowed "to die for Allah" when he was attacking a soldier earlier on Saturday at Orly airport, south Paris, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/19 7:55:45

Tillerson’s Beijing visit reduces anxiety over China-US ties: observer

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held a joint press conference after their meeting in Beijing on Saturday afternoon.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/3/18 20:24:26

Apple CEO Tim Cook defends globalization during latest Beijing visit

China should continue its reforms and encourage foreign enterprises to invest, Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Saturday at a forum in Beijing where he also defended globalization.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/3/18 18:21:10

Prince William, Kate in Paris to cement diplomatic links

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton visited the French capital on Friday, in a diplomatic move that analysts believe is intended to soften a divorce between Britain and the European Union.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/18 7:39:44

US urged to retract ‘threat’

A Chinese expert warned the US against taking a tough stance and called for a restart of the Six-Party Talks to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue, after visiting US Secretary of State said in Seoul on Friday that military action against nuclear-armed North Korea is an "option on the table."
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/18 0:13:39

Beijing tightens property curbs

Beijing on Friday joined a dozen domestic cities that have rolled out other measures to cool down the overheating real estate market, in response to the government's call for curbing skyrocketing house prices.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/18 0:13:39