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China increases heritage protection efforts in conflict regions

China is joining global heritage protection efforts in conflict regions amid rising Middle East tension, according to a multilateral alliance aimed at protecting cultural heritage.
Source: | 2020/1/17 1:16:49

China uses cutting-edge tech in cultural heritage protection

China's National Cultural Heritage Administration used cutting edge technologies including satellite remote sensing and unmanned aerial surveillance to supervise and deal with illegal cases in Chinese cultural heritage protection in 2019, the administration announced on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/17 0:46:43

Unauthorized speed reading centers ordered to close

Five quantum speed reading training centers were ordered to close and make improvements as they were operating without a business license and proper authorization, according to the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Thursday.
Source: | 2020/1/17 0:25:05

Western reports on Xinjiang intended to isolate China: advisor

A senior Pakistani advisor to the Boao Forum for Asia noticed some groundless and biased reports by Western media on Xinjiang and he felt very unconformable, because he was concerned the reports that didn't tell the facts of Xinjiang will cause a misunderstanding between China and Islamic countries.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/16 23:08:41

Embassy helps Chinese passengers searched at Thai airport

The Chinese Embassy in Thailand had taken action to help Chinese passengers who were searched at an airport in Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday after a passenger of the same flight reported losing $20,000.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/16 20:53:41

Two wild giant pandas captured on camera in SW China

Footage of a pair of giant pandas in the wild was released Thursday by the Wolong National Nature Reserve in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/16 19:09:32

Retail giants to close HK stores amid shrinking tourism, sales

Hong Kong retail giants Chow Tai Fook (CTF) and Sa Sa announced they would close stores in the city while actively exploring the market in the mainland and surrounding countries amid the shrinking tourism market in Hong Kong from the impact of months-long social unrest.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/16 18:43:40

Young teen honored for actions during sinkhole tragedy

A 13-year-old schoolboy who narrowly escaped with his life while attempting to help others as a city bus was inexplicably swallowed by a sinkhole that killed nine people, has been honored as "a good young man in the new era."
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/16 16:33:41

Urinal in a women's washroom worries ladies

A hospital was apparently thinking of mothers with young boys who had to go pee, when it installed a urinal in a women's washroom in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, but the commode of convenience hasn't exactly been well received.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/16 16:33:40

Man sentenced to death for murdering a doctor over medical dispute in Beijing

A man who was convicted of murdering a doctor in front of horrified colleagues in a Beijing hospital emergency room was sentenced to death on Thursday, as outraged netizens flooded social media with condemnation of all forms of violence against medical workers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/16 15:38:42

Full text of Xi's signed article on Myanmese newspapers

A signed article by Chinese President Xi Jinping titled "Writing a New Chapter in Our Millennia-Old Pauk-Phaw Friendship" was published Thursday on three Myanmese newspapers ahead of his state visit to this Southeast Asian country.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/16 13:07:37

China's first civilian HD mapping satellite in service for eight years

China's first civilian high-definition mapping satellite Ziyuan III 01 has celebrated its 8th birthday in orbit.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/16 12:04:39

China's home prices remain stable in December

Home prices in 70 major Chinese cities remained generally stable in December, official data showed Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/16 12:01:01

Beijing reinforces doctors' safety following hospital stabbing death

China's capital city will improve the doctor-patient communication mechanism to ensure the safety of medical staff and create an orderly hospital environment, according to Mayor Chen Jining.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/16 11:59:08

SW China's Guizhou lifts 1.24 mln out of poverty in 2019

A total of 1.24 million rural residents in southwest China's Guizhou Province cast off poverty last year, lowering the poverty rate to 0.85 percent, the provincial government said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/16 8:53:43

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: | 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: | 2020/1/16 0:59:43

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