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Decades after demolition, locals divided on whether to rebuild Ji’nan’s German-designed train station

China boasts a long history and diverse culture, but many modern Chinese cities look virtually identical, and visitors often have to search hard to uncover what remains of their cultural legacy. Many of China’s ancient relics were lost during chaotic rebellions, foreign military incursions, the Cultural Revolution (1966-76), and most recently, massive demolition under the drive for urbanization.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/14 20:43:39

Poverty relief challenges highlighted by seriously ill child provided with little government help

Difficulties facing China's poverty alleviation efforts have been in the spotlight recently after a reportedly impoverished Yunnan Province boy that needed medical treatment to eat again was able to pay for surgery only after his case received media coverage.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/14 19:33:39

As China’s lingerie market grows, industry experiences consolidation

Chinese mainland’s lingerie market is in the midst of consolidation. On one hand, growing demand for lingerie, especially in the high-end market, has been drawing big international brands to the mainland. On the other hand, the lower-end market has been saturated with domestic products and brands, few of which stand out. The resulting fierce competition has left domestic lingerie companies with falling profits, though some are finding ways to set themselves apart.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/14 18:33:39

Trump talks about general surveillance in his wiretapping tweets: White House spokesman

US President Donald Trump means general surveillance when tweeting his Obama wiretapping accusation, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/14 7:42:38

DPRK envoy at UN blames US, South Korea for VX assassination in Malaysia

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) ambassador to the United Nations on Monday denied the man assassinated in Malaysia was half-brother of the DPRK leader Kim Jong Un, saying the United States and South Korea should be blamed.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/14 7:39:27

US, S.Korean exercises to raise tensions

South Korean and US forces on Monday kicked off their joint military exercise codenamed Key Resolve, which experts said will worsen the tense situation in Northeast Asia.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/14 0:13:39

Leung elected vice chairman of CPPCC National Committee

Leung Chun-ying, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, was elected as a vice chairman of China's top political advisory body on Monday, making him a national official.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/14 0:13:39

China to tighten outbound investment regulations

Chinese authorities encourage companies going out, but will tighten rules and regulations on outbound direct investment (ODI) for speculative purposes, following rapid growth in mergers and acquisitions (M&As) overseas, industry insiders noted on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/13 22:18:39

Restoration efforts underway at the Pingwu Bao’en Temple in Sichuan

Originally, the Pingwu Bao'en Temple was built to rival the beauty and grandeur of the Forbidden City, but it was never wise to try and one up the emperor.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/13 17:33:39

Leung Chun-ying elected vice chairman of CPPCC National Committee

Leung Chun-ying, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, was elected Monday vice chairman of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/13 9:51:09

Xi underlines innovation in military upgrading

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday called for deepening military-civilian integration, while highlighting sci-tech innovation as the key to military upgrading.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/13 8:55:06

SPC head pledges offensive against crimes threatening national security

China's top judicial organs listed safeguarding State security and cracking down on corruption as their top priorities, as they vowed to continue pushing for judicial reform in 2017.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/13 0:58:40

China warns US of trade war rhetoric

Chinese officials have warned of a trade war if the US ignores WTO rulings, citing a US trade agenda that could ignore certain WTO rulings and unilaterally impose tariffs on China and other countries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/13 0:58:39

China keen on Pacific trade meeting

Experts said China’s planned attendance at a Pacific trade meeting in Chile this week will provide a good opportunity for China to observe the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) at a close distance, but the trip should not be read as a sign that China is considering joining the TPP or taking a role in the partnership.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/12 23:53:39

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