Uproar over dog meat calls tradition into question

As the June 21 summer solstice nears, the city of Yulin in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is bogged down in a dog meat festival dilemma.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/6/19 18:54:09

China joins RIMPAC naval exercise for the first time

China for the first time joins the US navy-sponsored Rim of the Pacific Exercise, or RIMPAC, which was started in 1971 and is held every two years.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/6/26 19:43:30

Terror attacks in the 21st century: An analysis

At least 33,983 confirmed acts of terrorism have occurred around the world between 2000 to 2012.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/6/4 20:30:32

Browsing China's specialty bookstores

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has applauded Beijing's first 24-hour bookstore in an open letter published on April 22, one day before the World Book Day.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/4/23 19:49:21

Obama embarks on 4-nation Asia tour

US President Barack Obama on April 23 arrived in Japan, the first leg of his four-nation Asia trip. The trip will also bring Obama to South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/4/24 18:32:03

Mainland's Taiwan affairs chief visits Taiwan

Chinese mainland's chief of Taiwan affairs Zhang Zhijun set off on June 25 for a four-day visit to Taiwan. He is the first director of the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office to visit Taiwan.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/6/25 19:10:07

UNESCO lists China's Grand Canal as World Heritage Site

China's Grand Canal was inscribed on the World Heritage List on June 24 by the World Heritage Committee, which convened its 38th annual session in Doha, Qatar.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/6/24 19:12:49

Getting a Chinese 'green card'

China is considering relaxing its "green card" policy by lowering the application and approval threshold, a move to attract more foreign talent.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/6/18 20:09:10

Iraq crisis: Timeline and Reactions

A video claiming to be from the Al Qaeda's central command exhorts Muslims in the restive Indian-controlled Kashmir to emulate their fellow Muslims in Syria and Iraq and wage a jihad against Indian state.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/6/17 20:11:24

Terrorist attacks in China

China has suffered terrorism attacks throughout its territory in recent years, the most severe of which occurred on July 5, 2009, followed by the 2013 Beijing attack and two incidents in Kunming and Urumqi in 2014. Below is a record of the major terrorism attacks in China since July 2009 along with the nation's latest counter-terrorism efforts. In addition, the featured coverage and infographics provide a sweeping look at China's fight against domestic terrorism.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/6/9 18:10:33

Premier Li Keqiang visits UK, Greece to boost economic cooperation

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang left Beijing on the afternoon of June 16 for an official visit to Britain and Greece from June 16 to 21, accompanied by his wife Cheng Hong.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/6/16 19:10:07

Brazil's World Cup, made in China

Although China did not make it to this year's World Cup in Brazil, it is still putting in an appearance of sorts, on and off the pitch.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/6/15 19:28:38

UNESCO receives Chinese bid for listing of Nanjing documents

China is applying to UNESCO to list 11 sets of documents relating to the 1937 Nanjing Massacre on the Memory of the World Register.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/6/12 19:00:21

Inside look at Chinese traditional burial culture

Chinese traditionally believe that souls may rest in peace only if their bodies are properly buried underground in coffins. But today, many are becoming open to other options, such as scattering ashes in the sea or inlaying funeral urns in walls, according to Xinhua News Agency.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/6/12 18:03:29

Beijing publishes white paper on Hong Kong policy

The Chinese central government reaffirmed its "overall jurisdiction" over Hong Kong in an official document released on June 10, two weeks before an unofficial "referendum" over suffrage rights in the region promoted by a civil movement.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/6/11 19:25:57

Inside look at China's highway strips

China's air force for the first time test flew warplanes on a highway strip in Central China's Henan Province on May 25. Flight tests of military aircraft including the third generation of warplanes were held on the Zhengzhou-Minquan highway, according to the military.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/6/10 19:33:29

8 fast vanishing folk arts in China

Many of China's traditional folk arts have a long history but are gradually disappearing.
Source: Globaltimes.com.cn | 2014/6/3 20:17:45

College hopefuls clock in at 'gaokao factory'

Every year, hundreds of thousands of high school graduates in China who failed to secure a place at a desirable college, would go to special schools to study for the gaokao, or the national college entrance exams, for an entire year. One small town in the eastern province of Anhui became so successful at running cram schools that it became known as the country's "gaokao factory."
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2014/6/8 19:51:27