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China to set up Xiongan New Area in Hebei

China announced Saturday it would establish the Xiongan New Area in Hebei Province, as part of measures to advance the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) region.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/2 0:33:33

Buddhist abbot that saves kids from abortion struggles to get them hukou, faces salacious rumors

An "unregistered" monk in East China's Jiangsu Province tries to persuade women not to have abortions and cares for their children.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/30 18:58:40

Stabbing case highlights SMEs financing difficulties

The case of a son that stabbed and killed one of this mother’s creditors that she owed 170,000 yuan ($24,708) in April 2016 was back in the headlines over the weekend and has sparked a debate over China’s rule of law.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/26 22:23:39

S. Korea says DPRK fails in missile test-firing

South Korea's defense ministry said on Wednesday that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) failed in its test-firing of a missile that was believed to have exploded in the air.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/22 10:36:25

China, Israel announce innovative comprehensive partnership

Chinese President Xi Jinping and visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced in Beijing on Tuesday an innovative comprehensive partnership between both countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/22 7:58:15

US seeks China’s goodwill

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's mention of "mutual respect" in dealing with China, which was criticized by the US media as a diplomatic concession, does not necessarily mean the US has changed its overall strategy on China, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/22 0:28:39

Relic hunters loot murals in Shanxi temples

Cultural scholars are calling for strengthened efforts from the government and public to protect and preserve cultural relics, after hundreds of ancient murals have been destroyed or stolen from dilapidated temples in Shanxi Province.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/22 0:28:39

Chinese ‘red tourists’ to Russia on fast rise

The number of Chinese “red tourists” who visit Russia to retrace a shared communist history has been soaring in recent years, contributing to the wave of Chinese visitors to Russia that has grown with the help of closer bilateral relations between the countries, according to industry insiders on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 22:28:39

Analysts warn of widening wealth gap as China adds 76 billionaires to Forbes rich list

The Chinese government should closely monitor the country’s wealth gap and focus on poverty relief, said Chinese experts, as China has the most new entries on Forbes magazine’s annual ranking of the world’s billionaires in 2016.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 21:23:39

Blackwater founder to open bases in Xinjiang

Military company Blackwater's founder plans to build new bases in China, a move to support the One Belt and One Road initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 20:53:39

Real estate agency regulation urgently needed to stabilize overheated housing market

After a new round of home-buying restriction policies were released around the country, authorities began conducting inspections of some real estate agencies to further stabilize the domestic housing market and curb speculative buying. Experts said that measures such as examining online home sales information should be implemented to better regulate real estate agents. Industry insiders said that restrictions should cool China’s overheated residential housing market, but they will spur growth in the commercial property market. Given the realities of the current housing market, the home rental market also has great growth potential.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 18:33:39

More than 10,000 relics belonging to leader of a Ming Dynasty peasant revolt unearthed from underwater site in Sichuan Province

One autumn day in 1646, 1,000 ships carrying treasure belonging to the "King of the West" sank in the Minjiang River during a naval battle. Its owner, defeated, fled for his life, hoping that one day he could return for his treasure. However, he was killed before he could realize his dream. The treasure and its location soon passed into local legend, until 2005 when the discovery of seven silver ingots proved that the story of the King of the West's treasure was more than just a folk tale.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 17:53:39

Ousted S. Korean president apologizes before being questioned by prosecutors

Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye appeared Tuesday in the prosecutors' office to be questioned over a corruption scandal that led to her impeachment earlier this month.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/21 9:40:52

Defense chief in Sri Lanka for security cooperation

Chinese defense minister Chang Wanquan arrived in Sri Lanka Monday on the first stop of a two-nation tour which experts said will strengthen security and stability in the region. Chang will also visit Nepal.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 0:28:39

Israel PM boosts trade ties

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with 500 business leaders in Beijing on Monday during a visit to China that experts expect will enhance economic ties as the two sides speed up negotiations on a free trade deal.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 0:23:39

Rockefeller, banker and philanthropist, dies at age 101

David Rockefeller, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist who was the last in his generation of one of the country's most famously philanthropic families, died Monday. He was 101.
Source: Agencies | 2017/3/20 23:48:39

China to tighten ODI rules

China will continue to encourage companies going out, but will supervise the quality of outbound direct investment (ODI), experts said on Monday after a senior official discussed capital outflow during the China Development Forum.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/20 22:58:40

China welcomes Disney film’s gay content

Despite the various outcries over gay content in Disney's latest fantasy film Beauty and the Beast in countries and regions such as Malaysia, Singapore, Russia and Hong Kong, the reaction in the Chinese mainland has been relatively low-key even though gay-themed content is still a sensitive subject here when it comes to film.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/20 19:00:47