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China's new regulation for religious groups emphasizing Party leadership could better serve communities: observers


China is to further specify its management practices on religious affairs with a new regulation.

US business group in China responds positively to Phase 1 trade deal signing

The signing of the phase one trade deal between China and the US indicates a return to a more stable and cooperative commercial relationship, which is essential to the global economy in 2020, the American Chamber of Commerce in China (AmCham China) said shortly after the deal was signed.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/1/16 3:30:13

China, US sign phase one trade deal

After a 22-month trade deadlock and dozens of strenuous negotiations, China and the US signed their first trade agreement in Washington on Wednesday, officially hitting the pause key on the punishing battle that has inflicted serious wounds on the bilateral relationship, their economies and the global economy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/16 2:04:47

Phase-one trade deal good for China, US and world, says Chinese President Xi Jinping

Phase-one trade deal good for China, US and world, says Chinese President Xi Jinping
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/16 1:56:56

Legislator proposes to legalize egg freezing services for single Chinese women

A deputy with the Zhejiang Provincial People's Congress has suggested a pilot scheme be introduced for local hospitals to offer egg-freezing services to single women.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/1/16 1:08:19

Xinjiang hashtag challenge a big hit online

Hashtag challenge #charmofthexinjiangpeople has gone viral on Chinese short video app Douyin, which is operated by TikTok owner ByteDance, featuring beautiful Xinjiang people in gorgeous ethnic costumes, and, of course, their brightest smiles.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/1/16 0:59:43

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, US President Donald Trump arrive at White House east room for trade deal signing

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, US President Donald Trump arrive at White House east room for trade deal signing
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/16 0:56:59

Monitoring mechanism for key traffic facilities proposed after deadly road collapses

In response to a series of deadly road collapses in the past few months, a Chinese geologist on Wednesday called for the establishment of a long-term inspection and monitoring mechanism for roads and other key traffic facilities so as to prevent reoccurrences.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/16 0:46:14

'Reunification by force' sentiment provoked by DPP: spokesperson

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Taiwan secessionist forces have provoked a growing sentiment in the Chinese mainland to reunify the island of Taiwan by military force, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/16 0:43:40

HRW report reflects hypocrisy

Criticizing China for "suppressing" human rights is the card that the West has been playing for decades. This reflects the hypocrisy and deep ignorance of arrogant Western elites who cannot give an objective assessment of other countries' situations, analysts said on Wednesday, in response to the latest report of nongovernmental organization (NGO) Human Rights Watch (HRW) which deemed China as a global threat to human rights development.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/16 0:33:40

Chinese scholars refute US official's remarks on law on ethnic unity in Tibet

Chinese scholars have rebutted slanderous comments by US politicians and scholars on a newly passed law related to ethnic unity in Tibet, saying that legislation on ethnic unity and equality in Tibet is a practice to ensure human rights and promote long-term stability in minority-concentrated religions.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/1/15 23:59:00

Chinese vice premier meets with IMF chief, US business leaders

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chief of the Chinese side of the China-US comprehensive economic dialogue, met here Tuesday with the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and US business leaders.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/15 23:42:25

Expired calendars, condoms among oddest year-end bonuses

Seeds, fitness classes, condoms and expired calendars are the among the strangest year-end bonuses that white-collar workers in China have received during Spring Festival, according to a new survey.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/15 22:28:40

Charity's methods questioned after death of impoverished student Wu Huayan

Along with the development of online money-raising platforms, targeted aid has become increasingly popular in China. However, the behavior gained attention recently after a Chinese charity program was revealed to have allegedly raised 1 million yuan ($145,000) for a seriously sick girl but only gave her 20,000 yuan. The girl died on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/15 22:03:41