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Vlogger compares Taiwan healthcare with medical insurance in Chinese mainland, sparking debate

A vlogger from the island of Taiwan uploaded a video to compare the healthcare in Taiwan with the medical insurance of the Chinese mainland in accordance with her own experience, pointing out that the former has stood still for a long time, while the latter is developing and constantly improving.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/20 16:13:40

Chinese netizens amused by India's 'anti-radiation' cow-dung chip

An Indian government body has launched a series of products made from cow dung, including lights and a new kind of "chip," shocking and amusing Chinese netizens, some of whom joked that this was the country's blind attempt at "Made in India."
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/14 18:03:40

Chinese paleontologists discover oldest known animal sperm in Myanmar amber

A team of Chinese scientists based in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu Province, have discovered the world's oldest known animal sperm inside a crustacean that was preserved in amber in Myanmar 100 million years ago.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/17 22:10:57

Forum discussing future of live-streaming industry held in Northeast China's Jilin

The second Chinese Internet Celebrity Event in Jilin, a forum discussing the future of the live-streaming industry, was held in Changchun, Northeast China's Jilin Province on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/16 16:18:40

Chinese NGO launches fundraiser for projects aimed at improving workplace conditions for LGBTQ+ community

The Beijing LGBT Center kicked off an online fundraising drive on Monday as part of a project aimed at supporting members of the Chinese LGBTQ+ community as they come out, creating better working environments and building bridges between enterprises and LGBT employees. The project, which started in May 2019, has helped more than 1,000 members of the LGBTQ+ community in the workforce.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/8 16:23:41

12-year-old live streaming vlogger sparks debate

A 12-year-old Chinese live streaming vlogger has gone viral on social media after news spread that he was supporting his family by doing the live streaming. Some debated whether children should be involved in live streaming.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/1 13:33:40

Chinese entertainment company issued warning for engaging in performances 'detrimental to national dignity'

Chinese company YUE HUA Entertainment responded on Thursday to a viral post showing that it had been issued a warning as an administrative punishment from Chinese law enforcement for having allowed its entertainers to engage in a performance that was "detrimental to national dignity."
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/27 18:29:54

Britney Spears 'strongly opposed' to father as her sole guardian

After more than a decade living under a conservatorship that sees her father steer her personal and professional matters, Britney Spears is seeking to significantly alter the terms of the arrangement.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/20 16:58:40

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr accused of rape

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr, already charged for groping three women, has also been accused of raping a woman in 2013, according to a civil lawsuit filed Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/19 16:58:40

Case of Chinese entertainer cheating in gaokao written into textbook for public officials

A case of a Chinese entertainer forging his identity in order to participate in the college entrance examination, also known as gaokao, and affecting the exam's equality has been recorded in a book for public officials to learn from, getting support from Chinese netizens.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/19 10:08:40

Cardi B interviews Joe Biden about police brutality, health care

In a wide-ranging interview published Monday, superstar rapper Cardi B candidly quizzed Democratic US presidential hopeful Joe Biden on issues including police brutality, health care reform and higher education.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/18 16:53:41

Comedian Bill Cosby files new appeal over sexual assault conviction

US comedian Bill Cosby, who is serving three and a half years in jail, has filed a new appeal against his conviction for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman 15 years ago.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/13 16:38:40

Benin restores slavery monuments to testify to brutal history

As Western cities see statues of slaveholders and colonialists toppled, Benin's coastal town of Ouidah is going the other way, restoring monuments to the painful era of the slave trade.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/12 15:58:50

New Balenciaga ad, 'an insult to tastes of Chinese people'

French fashion brand Balenciaga launched a new series of bags for Chinese Valentines' Day on August 25, but the promotional images for the limited series has not received a warm welcome from Chinese netizens as expected. Instead, it angered thousands who post online saying they feel the photos are behind the times and just a perfunctory effort on behalf of the brand.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/11 14:53:40

Photo of US rapper Kanye West in China as a child gets warm welcome from Chinese netizens

US rapper Kanye West posted a photo of himself and his mother from their time living in China on Twitter on Sunday. The tweet received an overwhelming positive response among netizens, some of whom compared him to the character of Dre Parker in the 2010 remake of The Karate Kid.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/9 18:13:40

Swedish singer Zara Larsson boycotted by Chinese netizens for condemning China and ending collaboration with Huawei

After ending collaboration with Chinese mobile giant Huawei to promote a new smart phone, Swedish singer Zara Larsson condemned China in an interview with Swedish broadcaster TV4, provoking Chinese netizens, who accused the singer of judging the country out of ignorance.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 18:18:41

Death of Japanese actor Haruma Miura shocks Chinese fans

Well-known Japanese actor Haruma Miura, 30, died at home on Saturday in what police are investigating as a possible suicide, shocking millions of Chinese netizens.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/19 14:13:40

High water levels at major wintering bird habitat in Jiangxi Province spells trouble for endangered white cranes

As China's largest freshwater lake and Asia's largest wintering migratory bird habitat, Poyang Lake welcomes more than 600,000 water birds each year to spend the winter there. However, high water levels resulting from recent flooding have led experts to predict that overwintering birds will be impacted by a food shortage.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/16 18:08:40