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Bay area enhancement plan released

Authorities in South China's Guangdong Province released two documents on Friday listing specific measures for the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, which shows that integration of the region will be further enhanced and pragmatic work has started.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/5 22:34:00

6.4-magnitude earthquake hits Southern California, strongest in 20 years

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake jolted 12 km southwest of Searles Valley in the US state of California 17:33:48 GMT on Thursday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/5 7:49:42

Scorching summer

A boy uses a portable electronic fan to cool off in Tiananmen square, Beijing, on Thursday. The highest temperature in the city reached 42.9 C on the day, the highest this summer in the city.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/4 23:13:40

Train builder cuts pay over high failure rate

A subsidiary of China's trains manufacturer CRRC Corporation Limited in Northeast China reportedly has cut employees' salaries by 20 percent as punishment following reports of a 91-percent failure rate of CR200J Fuxing trains they produced.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/4 23:08:41

Scammers thrive on short-video platforms, peddle fake products, pyramid schemes

Although Chinese authorities have been cracking down on e-commerce fraud in recent years, it seems that scammers have found new avenues on short-video platforms.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/4 23:08:40

Chinese president appoints new ambassadors

Chinese President Xi Jinping has appointed six new ambassadors in accordance with a decision by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, according to a statement from the national legislature Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/4 22:41:31

Experts dismiss rumors about connection between Three Gorges Dam and earthquake

China's seismic experts dismissed latest rumors about a connection between the Three Gorges Dam and a latest earthquake in Southwest China, and those speculating on the risk of the dam breaking.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/4 21:58:40

Bottle cap challenge hits China

Initiated by UFC fighter Max Holloway on Saturday, the Bottle Cap Challenge has gone viral in China recently with celebrities and netizens rushing to try it.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/4 21:48:40

China revitalizes old howitzers with modern add-ons

China has revitalized a type of howitzer that has been part of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) arsenal for more than half a century by updating it with equipment that suits the needs of modern warfare.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/4 17:52:35

Chinese cities pilot gait recognition system

Some Chinese cities are piloting a tracking system that can mobilize tens of thousands of real-time cameras to recognize a person's gait and help police nab suspects, the firm that developed the technology revealed to the Global Times on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/4 17:32:21

Technology heavyweights deny report they'll shift production out of China

Multinational technology companies that are rumored to join an electronics-sector exodus from China amid trade woes said their commitment to the China market remains strong when contacted by the Global Times on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/4 17:23:42

Chinese ambassador urges Britain to reflect on words and deeds on Hong Kong affairs

Chinese Ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming urged the British side to seriously reflect on its wrongful remarks and actions on Hong Kong and stop at once any types of interference in Hong Kong affairs and China's internal affairs.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/4 16:48:01

China raises security alert in Strait of Malacca to highest level

Chinese government raised the security level for Chinese ships passing through the Strait of Malacca to Level 3, the highest level, starting 10 pm on Tuesday, the Ministry of Transport told the Global Times on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/4 13:53:40

Taiwan separatists warned against helping HK secessionists

Experts warned secessionists from the island of Taiwan to abandon their illusion of colluding with secessionists from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) to justify their separatist actions and attempt to subvert the "one country, two systems" framework for national reunification.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/4 0:23:40

China-Japan team detects highest-energy gamma rays from 6,500 light years away

Chinese and Japanese scientists for the first time discovered gamma rays with energy beyond 100 teraelectron volts (TeV) from an astrophysical source.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/3 22:53:40

China protests Hunt's HK comments, calls him immersed in 'colonial illusion'

China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday lodged strong discontent and opposition to the UK over Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt's remarks about Hong Kong and said he is still immersed in a "colonial illusion."
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/3 22:48:40

Experts warn of tough battle against visual impairment

Four years after a report into China's national visual health, the topic has once again become a hot topic on the internet as the report's author recently expressed concerns that the problem of myopia among children and adolescents has not changed much.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/3 20:08:40

Chinese tech giants Baidu, Huawei join efforts to develop AI

Baidu and Huawei on Wednesday announced partnership to explore the artificial intelligence (AI) sector, and analysts said the tie-up between the Chinese technology giants will help build a core technology base to power the domestic AI industry.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/3 19:53:40