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3 injured in 6.4-magnitude earthquake in Xinjiang

At least three people were injured, including one in critical condition, after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Sunday, local authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/20 8:40:25

China sprints to meet 2020 urbanization goal

China will take more measures to allow farmers to easily enjoy public services in an effort to meet its urbanization goal for 2020, according to the country's top economic planner.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/20 8:36:34

Wuhan sees 136 new pneumonia cases, 2 reported in Beijing, 1 in Guangdong

136 more people were confirmed to have been infected by the new type of coronavirus from Saturday to Sunday, according to Wuhan health authority. Two cases were found in Daxing district, Beijing and one was found in South China's Guangdong Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 7:53:37

China successfully verifies drag-free satellite control technology

China recently completed an in-flight verification for satellite drag-free control technology, marking a step forward in the country's space-based gravitational wave detection program.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/1/20 3:57:37

Outraged netizens discuss Palace Museum's paved bricks value

After a woman uploaded a photo on Sina Weibo of herself standing next to her luxury SUV inside the Palace Museum where she also took selfies with her friends, discussions about the incident are still underway among Chinese netizens. The latest concern to emerge is centered on the value of the museum's paved bricks.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/1/20 2:45:34

Design competition aims to renew industrial city

The third International Urban Planning and Design Competition is underway in Handan, North China's Hebei Province and is aimed at transforming an old factory to improve the city's appearance.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/1/20 2:06:06

Palace Museum faces challenge on IP revenue stream

As Beijing's Palace Museum continues to receive criticism for "abuse of privileges" incident after two women drove into its restricted courtyard, questions have surfaced whether it would continue to cash on its Intellectual property (IP) -driven success.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/1/20 1:44:01

Xi visits Yunnan on inspection tour ahead of Chinese New Year

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, visited southwest China's Yunnan Province Sunday on an inspection tour ahead of Chinese New Year.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/19 23:53:58

Wuhan virus preventable, controllable: commission

The National Health Commission (NHC) said Sunday that the pneumonia in Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei Province, caused by a new type of coronavirus was still "preventable and controllable," as public voices called for more open and transparent information amid anxiety of expanding transmission during the Spring Festival travel rush.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 23:23:40

6.4-magnitude earthquake hits Xinjiang: CENC

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Kashgar, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Sunday evening.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/19 21:45:56

China targets non-biodegradable plastic

China sought to restrict and ban the use of non-biodegradable plastic products by updating a plastic industry regulation on Sunday, 12 years after restrictions were first imposed on plastic bags.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 21:03:40

Imported products favored

Chilean cherries, Spanish wine, North American lobster… The world's largest market is open and welcoming exotic products from faraway lands during a Spring Festival shopping spree that will boost not only domestic economic growth but also that of the wider world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 20:43:40

Number of couples registering for marriage hits 10-year low

The number of registered married couples hit a 10-year low in China in 2019, said the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) on Sunday, attributing the reason behind the drop to people's changing views on marriage and the decline in the marriageable population.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 20:33:40

Tourism site slammed for forcing pig to bungee jump

Forcing a pig to bungee jump provoked a wave of online outrage on Sunday for a tourism site operator in Southwest China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 19:02:37

China reveals plan to cut plastic use by 2025

China on Sunday released an ambitious plan to ban or significantly reduce the production and use of environmentally-unfriendly plastic products in the next five years to contain pollution.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/19 18:19:58

World's first large, three-engine drone takes to sky

Independently developed by China, the world's first large, three-engine utility drone recently made its first flight, with experts saying on Sunday that the drone is very reliable and versatile thanks to the extra engine, and can be used in transport and attack missions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 17:51:13

More organizations distance selves from controversial Palace Museum parking incident

More Chinese institutions have sought to distance themselves from an incident involving a woman who drove a luxury private vehicle into a restricted courtyard of the Palace Museum, which has snowballed into a major controversy sparking public outrage over abuse of privilege.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 17:03:41

Top science institute suspends programmer for copying language

China's top science body suspended a researcher Sunday after the coding language he claimed as 100 percent original was in fact based on a Dutch programmer's language.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 14:53:40