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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

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

More cultural and tourism projects between Italy and China to mark 2020, says Italy's Ambassador to China

China and Italy will host a Year of Culture and Tourism 2020 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic relations, which will include a number of cultural and travel events taking place in the two countries throughout the whole year, China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Italian Embassy to China announced on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/15 21:34:16

Editor-in-chief publishes son's essays, sparks criticism

A Chinese financial journal's editor-in-chief was found to have been publishing his son's essays as early as 2006 when the boy was 10 years old, which further escalated public discussions on academic misconduct.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/15 21:03:40

Toilet revolution: tale of Shanghai's 'embroidery work'

In Jing'an district, located in the heart of Shanghai, residents holding plastic or wooden buckets used to be a common morning sight. Their visible embarrassment as they hush up to pour the accumulated urine down the drain from these buckets made the sight utter astonishing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/15 20:38:40

Teach foreign students more about Chinese history, politics: adviser

A member of the political advisory body in Shanghai suggested that Chinese universities introduce more content about Chinese history, culture and political concepts to international students in college courses to enhance their understanding of China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/15 20:13:40

More young people are trying paid study centers for self-improvement

“You have a bright future ahead of you,” reads a post-it note on a wall of Zhongxue Space, a privately run study room aiming to create an immersive study environment with its quiet and exclusive space.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/15 18:48:41

Three-year-old kid begins to speak after recovering from fifth-floor fall

A three-year-old child who had not yet learned to talk, started to speak following months in the hospital recovering from a fifth-story fall which he miraculously survived in East China's Nanjing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/15 17:15:21

Netizens mourn the death of 'RMB Lady,' China's first woman trained to operate a tractor

Millions of netizens were saddened by news of the death of a woman whose iconic photograph showing her driving a tractor appeared on the one-yuan banknote in the 1960s.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/15 17:13:40

Doctor seeks extra shifts to avoid nagging

A doctor with an institute in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province has asked to work during the week-long Spring Festival holiday to avoid pressure from her mother and relatives who want her to find a husband as soon as possible, as many netizens showed their sympathy and understanding for the doctor.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/15 17:03:42

China to strengthen fight against environmental pollution in 2020

China's top environmental watchdog has reiterated its ambition to fight environmental pollution in 2020, as positive results have been reaped through efforts to clean up the environment in the past year.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/15 14:22:13

China's Guizhou to promote smart vegetable farms

Southwest China's Guizhou Province will promote intelligent vegetable bases in high-altitude areas by using big data and artificial intelligence (AI), the Provincial Department of Science and Technology said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/15 14:03:47

China launches new remote-sensing satellite

China sent a new optical remote-sensing satellite for commercial use into planned orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province on Wednesday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/15 11:51:17

China's cabinet to solicit opinions on gov't work report

The State Council, or China's cabinet, will send a draft version of a government work report to multiple central and provincial-level government departments to solicit their opinions.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/15 9:06:19

China sees increased IP applications in 2019

The quality and efficiency of China's intellectual property (IP) services have been improved over the past year, according to data released by the National Intellectual Property Administration (NIPA) at a press conference Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/15 8:46:25

New coronavirus possible to be passed on through people: health authorities

Wuhan health authorities provided an update on the new coronavirus on Tuesday after a Chinese traveler to Thailand was confirmed to have been infected with the virus, saying the possibility cannot be ruled out that this virus can be passed on through people, but the continuous person-to-person transmission risk is low.
Source: Globaltime.cn | 2020/1/15 4:02:21

No casualties at South China chemical factory blast

There were no reported casualties and people have been safely evacuated after an explosion ripped through a chemical factory in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province, according to a statement the local government released on its Wechat account.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/15 0:58:42