Inside look at Chinese traditional burial culture

Chinese traditionally believe that souls may rest in peace only if their bodies are properly buried underground in coffins. But today, many are becoming open to other options, such as scattering ashes in the sea or inlaying funeral urns in walls, according to Xinhua News Agency.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/6/12 18:03:29

Beijing publishes white paper on Hong Kong policy

The Chinese central government reaffirmed its "overall jurisdiction" over Hong Kong in an official document released on June 10, two weeks before an unofficial "referendum" over suffrage rights in the region promoted by a civil movement.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/6/11 19:25:57

Inside look at China’s highway strips

China's air force for the first time test flew warplanes on a highway strip in Central China's Henan Province on May 25. Flight tests of military aircraft including the third generation of warplanes were held on the Zhengzhou-Minquan highway, according to the military.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/6/10 19:33:29

8 fast vanishing folk arts in China

Many of China's traditional folk arts have a long history but are gradually disappearing.
Source: Globaltimes.com.cn | 2014/6/3 20:17:45

College hopefuls clock in at 'gaokao factory'

Every year, hundreds of thousands of high school graduates in China who failed to secure a place at a desirable college, would go to special schools to study for the gaokao, or the national college entrance exams, for an entire year. One small town in the eastern province of Anhui became so successful at running cram schools that it became known as the country's "gaokao factory."
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/6/8 19:51:27

G7 leaders to tackle Ukraine crisis without Putin

Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations fell short of endorsing Japan's anti-China rhetoric at a meeting in Brussels on June 4.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/6/5 19:28:09

Gu Junshan probe leads battle cry against military graft

The lavish lifestyle of Gu Junshan, a senior People's Liberation Army (PLA) officer who has reportedly been under investigation for corruption over the past two years, has been revealed by media amid the country's heavy-handed anti-graft fight.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/1/16 16:00:20

Blasts from the past: North Korea's missile launches

The world has expressed increasing concerns as North Korea steps up its missile program and tensions mount on the Peninsula. Three generations of North Korean leadership have pushed for the expansion of its missile program ever since the country imported FROG-class missiles from the Soviet Union in the 1960s.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/5/27 15:36:26

Inside look at China’s Special Police gear

Special police specially trained for hostage and terrorist situations are armed to the teeth, equipped with more than 300,000 yuan ($48,150) in gear weighing no less than 15 kilograms, according to a report of Hong Kong-based Wen Wei Po.Below are brief introductions and photos of the weaponry, armor and equipment carried by China’s special police forces.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/5/28 17:45:18

Fight against riots in Xinjiang

Social transformation, reform and opening-up bring all kinds of problems, and we must face them. But the terrorism and violence in Xinjiang are probably not China's most serious challenge. We have adequate resources to eliminate them.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2013/6/30 18:41:54

Tiananmen car crash deemed terrorist attack

October 28 car crash at Tiananmen Square was an act of terrorism by suspects from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, the Beijing police said October 30, as it arrested five people, all of whom were allegedly involved.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2013/10/31 18:55:41

Terror attacks on rise in China: report

Domestic terrorism surged last year as China faces threats to social stability, read the nation's first blue paper on national security published on May 6.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/5/7 19:44:50

Inside China’s ‘Eastern Lightning’ cult

Six suspects detained for intentional homicide in East China's Shandong Province are members of a heretic sect, local police announced on May 31.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/6/2 21:14:41

Bite of China 2: Second course

After a long wait of 542 days, A Bite of China returns this Friday. The second season of the world-renowned documentary will broadcast every Friday on CCTV1 to June 6, a total of seven independent episodes plus a behind the scenes episode.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/4/27 19:37:05

PLA’s first female honor guards make debut

For the first time in its 65-year history, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) assigned women to serve as honor guards during a diplomatic ceremony on May 12.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/5/29 19:33:02

China holds four Glaxo execs in bribery scandal

Four senior Chinese executives from the multinational pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have been held by police on bribery and tax-related charges.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2013/7/16 18:58:48

The Communist Party of China (CPC)'s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) made the brief announcement on its website on Sunday about Jiang Jiemin, head of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) of the State Council, without giving further details.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2013/9/2 18:55:09

Businesswoman stands trial for bribing jailed ex-railway minster

Ding Yuxin, once called Ding Shumiao, a bussinesswoman who was involved in the corruption case of former railway minister Liu Zhijun, is on trial at the No. 2 Beijing Municipal Intermediate People's Court in Beijing, capital of China, September 24, 2013.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2013/4/11 17:40:00