World welcomes 2019 with fireworks and festivities

Revellers welcomed 2019 with fireworks displays and festivities as a celebratory wave swept westward across the globe from Asia to Europe and the Americas at the conclusion of a tumultuous year.


Happy birthday: You may get along much better with friends than family members today. Although you may be raring to get out of the house, make sure you finish any chores before you go. Adventure is waiting around every corner. Your lucky numbers: 3, 5, 8, 12, 16.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/1 16:48:40

US scientist finds cutting down on alcohol may help quit smoking

Heavy smokers who want to quit smoking may find it helpful to cut back on the use of alcohol, a new study from Oregon State University (OSU) in the western United States revealed Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/28 17:26:38


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Source: Global Times | 2018/12/27 18:33:41


Happy birthday: Recognizing your limits will be the key to achieving your goals. You can't possibly do everything on your own so it's only natural to rely on others for some added help. Creativity will be highlighted this weekend. Your lucky numbers: 4, 6, 9, 16, 19.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/27 18:23:42


Crossword for teabreak
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/27 18:13:39


Happy birthday: Simple things such as incorporating exercise into your daily routine can help build confidence and change your life for the better over the long term. Your financial luck is on the rise, making this the perfect time for investments. Your lucky numbers: 1, 4, 7, 11, 14.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/27 18:08:40

Fashion firm struggles to deal with tariffs amidst China-US trade friction

Like Kevin Cheung, vice president of a New York-based clothing company, many in the US fashion and apparel industry breathed a sigh of relief amid the temporary trade truce coming from the consensus reached by the presidents of the US and China on the sidelines of the recent G20 summit.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/27 16:08:39

India's hotel giant eyes European markets

An Indian startup is turning its attention toward usurping the West's largest hotel chains after establishing itself as India's biggest player and shaking up the Chinese market.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/27 16:03:39

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Chat attack road trip 自驾游
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/27 14:38:39

2018 big year for the revitalization of competitive idol reality shows

While according to the Chinese calendar 2018 was the Year of the Dog, when it comes to the TV industry in China it might be better to call it the "Year of the Idol" as competitive idol band reality shows were major wins for streaming platforms in the country.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/26 19:03:39

Head of Rothschild in Russia pens fairy tales between flights

Giovanni Salvetti, the head of Rothschild in Russia and CIS, takes five flights a week in his job managing the bank's operations from Kazakhstan to Ukraine.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/26 17:58:39


Crossword for teabreak
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/26 17:23:40

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Chat attack witness 证人
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/26 17:23:39