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Politics, diversity and awkward moments

Just when everyone thought that jokes about US President Donald Trump would be the highlight of this year's Oscar, an awkward mix-up at the end of the show in which the Best Picture Award was accidentally awarded to La La Land and not the true winner Moonlight stole the spotlight.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/27 19:38:39

High-end product sales pick up as brands cut prices, build presence online

China’s luxury product market started growing again in 2016 after three straight years of stalling. The return to growth resulted largely from luxury brands lowering their prices, diminishing the long-grumbled-about price gap between the Chinese mainland and other markets, consumers and analysts said. Luxury brands have seen sales jump as they have moved sales channels online, hoping to reach younger shoppers and potential consumers in second- and third-tier cities.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/27 19:38:39

Villager teaches himself law to fight against polluting State-owned firm

For nearly two decades, Wang Enlin has been fighting the Qiqihar Chemical Group, a State-owned company based in Qiqihar, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province on behalf of his village after the company polluted hundreds of acres of their land. By teaching himself the law, pushing the government to test for pollutants and collecting evidence, Wang, now in his 60s, successfully brought his community’s case to court in January 2015. The Angangxi District People’s Court in Qiqihar ruled against the Qiqihar Chemical Group in the first trial, demanding it to pay compensation of 820,000 yuan ($61,095) to 55 households in Yushutun village whose land were polluted.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/27 18:53:39

China names new top economic officials

Changes to the top positions at China's three main economic departments before the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) would build a new core team to deal with tougher challenges to economic reforms in the future, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/26 23:38:39

Yasay’s sea remarks won’t derail ties with Manila: expert

The improved ties between China and the Philippines are unlikely to deteriorate despite controversial remarks by Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay on the South China Sea, as Beijing is a vital partner for Manila in economic development, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/26 23:38:39

Chinese state councilor to visit US

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi will visit the United States from Monday to Tuesday at the invitation of the US government, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang announced on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/26 22:50:55

Japanese firms confident in Chinese market

Japanese companies appear to be showing greater confidence in China, as fresh business plans mainly aimed at the vast consumer products market and high-end manufacturing in the world’s second largest economy are emerging.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/26 22:38:39

Kim died within 20 minutes of poisoning

Kim Jong-nam was dead within 20 minutes of being attacked and would have suffered a "very painful death" as his major organs shut down, Malaysia's health minister said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/26 22:33:39

S.Korean president decides not to attend court hearing over impeachment

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has decided not to attend a final hearing of the constitutional court, which is scheduled for Monday, Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/26 18:50:03

What to expect from China's annual "two sessions"

The annual sessions of China's top legislative and advisory bodies, scheduled to be convened in early March, are expected to discuss and approve a national development framework with some new elements.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/26 18:49:21

Chairman Mao hall to undergo 6-month renovation

The Chairman Mao Memorial Hall in Beijing's Tiananmen Square will be closed for six months for renovation from March, which will include repairs to the building and its inner facilities.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/26 16:22:26

Timeline: Death of Kim Jong-nam

Timeline: Death of Kim Jong-nam
Source: | 2017/2/21 16:22:01

Malaysian airport declared "safe zone" after VX nerve agent found in dead DPRK man

Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal 2 was declared a "safe zone" on Sunday morning, after a detection operation found no trace of VX nerve agent, a lethal chemical weapon found on the body of a Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) man who died on Feb. 13.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/26 9:13:49

NK man killed by VX: police

VX nerve agent, a chemical on a UN list of weapons of mass destruction, was used to kill a North Korean man who is believed to be the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in last week’s bizarre murder in a busy Kuala Lumpur airport, Malaysian police said on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/25 0:28:40

China has ‘no intent’ to seek advantages via devaluation

China said on Friday it has no intention of using currency devaluation to its advantage in trade, responding to an assertion from US President Donald Trump that China is “grand champion” of currency manipulation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/25 0:28:40

Chinese staffers freed after Myanmar factory attack

All the Chinese staffers besieged during an assault by striking workers in a Chinese-invested garment factory in Yangon, Myanmar, were released after rescue efforts were staged by the Chinese Embassy in Myanmar and local police.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/24 23:28:40

Basketball icon Yao Ming appointed as head of CBA

Analysts said the appointment of Basketball Hall of Famer Yao Ming as the president of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) represents a big step in breaking the association away from the official sports body and a milestone for the country’s sports reform.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/23 23:58:39

Guangdong tops GDP list

South China’s Guangdong Province continued to lead the country in provincial GDP volume in 2016 as Northeast China suffered from sluggish or even negative growth, according to economic development reports filed by 31 provinces.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/23 23:53:40