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Aircraft mechanic stuns Chinese netizens with self-taught English speaking skills

A short video of a Chinese aircraft maintenance engineer speaking English with a descent British accent has gone viral on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 22:00:50

Wuzhen Water Town to launch new activities for upcoming National Day holiday period

China's popular tourism spot Wuzhen Water Town in East China's Zhejiang Province is implementing a series of strict anti-epidemic measures as part of preparations to welcome tourists during the eight-day National Day holiday period that kicks off on October 1.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 18:28:40

With Suga set to become Japanese prime minister, Chinese netizens call for improved China-Japan relations

Chinese netizens began calling for better China-Japan relations after Yoshihide Suga was elected president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Monday, setting him up to become the next prime minister of Japan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 18:13:40

Key sites honored to mark anniversary of Battle of Britain in WWII

To mark the 80th anniversary of the decisive Battle of Britain in World War II, official protection was announced Monday for a number of sites that played a role in the battle.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/15 17:38:40

Treasures discovered from Tang shipwreck to debut at Shanghai Museum

Underwater cultural relics discovered in the Tang shipwreck will be unveiled to visitors at the Shanghai Museum on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/14 22:29:17

Chinese bronze relics repatriated from Japan go on display at Hubei Provincial Museum

An exhibition displaying a batch of exquisite ancient Chinese relics at the Hubei Provincial Museum in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, has attracted thousands of visitors from across China, demonstrating Chinese people's confidence in the city's improved COVID-19 situation, a museum employee said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/14 22:12:10

Expert with Venice Film Festival speaks highly of VR progress in China

An expert working with the Virtual Reality (VR) section of the Venice Film Festival has commended the progress made in the VR industry in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/10 18:08:40

Swedish fish dish so pungent it should be opened outdoors or underwater

As chef Malin Soderstrom opened the can, the trapped air escaped with a hiss and filled the balcony of her waterside restaurant with the pungent odor of Sweden's infamous delicacy, surstromming.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/10 17:53:40

Japan's clever ways in dealing with food waste

The Japanese government has been urging the public to reduce wasted food for years as the country wastes a staggering amount of food every year despite its low level of food self-sufficiency rate.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/10 17:23:40

China's Forbidden City celebrates six centuries of history

Editor's note: The Forbidden City is the former Chinese imperial palace located in Beijing, the capital of China. It was the state residence where Chinese emperors lived from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) to the end of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), as such served as the ceremonial and political center of China throughout that time. In 1926, it was opened to the public as the Palace Museum and in 1987 was listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. It is home to more than 1.8 million pieces of art, mostly from the imperial collection of the Ming and Qing dynasties. As 2020 marks the 600th anniversary of the completion of the Forbidden City, the Global Times would like to share with readers more details about the site.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/9 20:23:40

England to quarantine Greek island returnees

England on Monday added seven Greek islands to its coronavirus quarantine list, but the mainland remains exempt, as the government seeks a more targeted way to limit new cases from abroad.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/9 10:43:40

War epic 'The Eight Hundred' prompts spike in visits to site

Three days after I watched the Chinese war epic The Eight Hundred in Beijing, I was so eager to visit the old building where the battle took place that I booked a ticket for Shanghai.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/9 10:38:40

Former member of Taiwan pop group becomes dentist in Southwest China

A former member of a pop group in the island of Taiwan became a dentist following an accident and chose to open his clinic in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province. His story has gone viral on Chinese social media recently, touching and inspiring netizens.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/8 22:13:30

Beijing's ancient buildings might used for leases in the future

Beijing's historical buildings can be used for leases, and the demolition of rows of traditional bungalows is forbidden, according to a draft of an amendment to the regulations on protection of Beijing as a Historic and Cultural City released by the People's Government of Beijing Municipality on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/8 1:38:36

Action star Jackie Chan has filed lawsuit concerning seized Beijing apartments

Chinese martial arts star Jackie Chan issued a statement through his agency on Sunday concerning the status of the star's two apartments in central Beijing which were seized and are set to go up for auction. The statement noted that the star has already filed a lawsuit concerning the properties and that since this litigation is still ongoing it was not convenient for him to disclose more details to the public.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/7 21:58:40

'The Crown' star Kirby in heartbreaking home birth role

The Crown star Vanessa Kirby said Saturday that her latest role as a woman who loses her child after a home birth goes wrong was her scariest yet.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/7 18:28:40

Concert at NCPA celebrates integration of the Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei region

A symphony concert featuring classical musical works about Beijing, Tianjin municipalities and Hebei Province was staged by the National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra at the National Centre for the Performing Arts(NCPA) on Sunday night.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/7 18:18:40

Exploring Uganda's Kidepo Valley National Park

Behind the misty rugged mountain ranges in northeastern Uganda lies Kidepo Valley National Park. Kidepo, which ranks among Africa's finest wildernesses, shares a border with South Sudan and northwestern Kenya.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/7 17:18:40