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Parents "leave" letters tell of love, dedication to work, family

On Valentine's Day this year, it was not a love letter but a handful of "leave request" letters that touched the hearts of Chinese netizens.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/15 8:12:50

Worried Chinese parents advertize unwed children

In the past, emperors went to the Temple of Heaven in Beijing to pray for bumper harvests. Nowadays, concerned parents go there to seek divine help on finding a partner for their unwed children.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/14 14:22:34

The traditions and culture surrounding the Chinese zodiac's Year of the Rooster

According to the traditional Chinese calendar, 2017 is the Year of the Rooster, just like every twelve years before or after it. How did the rooster become a zodiac animal in the first place? How important is this animal to the people of China? Here the Global Times would like to share some fun facts and stories about the role of this animal in Chinese culture with which you may not be familiar.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/22 17:43:39

Book about adults who still cling to their parents for guidance sparks debate on Chinese social media

“Why are you always relying on your parents? Can’t you make your own decisions by yourself? These are some of the questions that Zhao Ming (pseudonym),27, often encountered before his recent breakup with his girlfriend.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/16 18:33:39

Study: suburban development forcing some songbirds to divorce, flee

A new study finds that urban sprawl is kicking one group of songbirds, called "avoiders", out of their territory, forcing divorce and stunting their ability to find new mates.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/4 8:52:17

Doggy nannies make parenting easy

A good nanny can be hard to find, but a good doggy works just as well.
Source: | 2016/12/27 11:51:18

A single mom’s choice

After I turned 30, people around me have started to tell me ridiculous things like “it’s more likely to get abducted by a terrorist than to get married after 30.”
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/27 5:03:39

90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade celebrated in Manhattan, New York

People watch the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, the United States, on Nov. 24, 2016.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/11/25 9:53:53

Thanksgiving parade celebrated in New York with heightened security

The 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City kicked off on Thursday among unprecedented law enforcement presence as millions of spectators gathered along the route to marvel at the annual spectacle.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/11/25 7:02:29

Pope gives all priests power to forgive ‘sin’ of abortion

Pope Francis on Monday extended indefinitely to all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors.
Source: Reuters | 2016/11/21 22:58:39