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Netizens question E.China province's poverty data

Chinese netizens are questioning poverty relief statistics from the government of East China's Jiangsu Province which announced Tuesday that only six families containing 17 people are still living in poverty in the province after four years of its poverty-eradication campaign.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/8 15:33:26

Iranian embassy to China trending on Chinese social media after rockets hit US bases

Iran's embassy in China has won overwhelming attention from Chinese netizens, for its posts on the country's retaliatory attacks on US military bases in Iraq, making it an “online celebrity” on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/8 15:07:35

US, Iran need to restrain to avoid WWI repeat after rocket attack: ex-envoy

Chinese analysts and a former diplomat warned increased risk of a suddenly intensified situation between the US and Iran after the latter hit two US military bases in Iraq on Wednesday morning.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/8 13:57:01

Hong Kong radical rioters on the decline, as 'black terror' begins to peter out

Many of the most radical rioters have announced they are giving up their violent protests in Hong Kong unrest, indicating the “black terror movement” has officially died down, according to Hong Kong's former chief executive.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/8 13:48:40

No survivors after Ukrainian plane crashes near Tehran: Iran's state television

No survivors after Ukrainian plane crashes near Tehran: Iran's state television
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/8 13:07:23

China's hog production recovers in December 2019: ministry

China's hog production saw recovery in December 2019, with the percentage of pigs available for slaughter up 14.1 percent from November, said Yu Kangzhen, deputy head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, on Wednesday. December marked China's first rise in hog production since August 2019.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/8 13:01:04

No Hong Kong case contracts Wuhan pneumonia so far

The Hong Kong government has stepped up precautions against an unidentified pneumonia found in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, which has hospitalized 59 people in the mainland city.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/7 22:53:41

Putin visits Damascus, meets Syrian president

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Damascus on Tuesday and met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, state news agency SANA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/7 22:49:26

China, Pakistan joint naval exercise first in a series

The ongoing China-Pakistan joint naval exercise "Sea Guardians-2020" in the North Arabian Sea is expected to be the first of many to come, as the two countries have now developed a series of joint exercises covering the navy, army and air force.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/7 21:47:58

Chinese fintech firms flock to Singapore

Chinese financial services providers are flocking to Singapore to offer banking services for both retail and wholesale customers, as one of Asia's major financial hubs opens up the sector.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/7 21:18:40

Overseas textbooks banned in Chinese primary and junior high schools: MOE

China's education authority issued a regulation on Tuesday banning primary and junior high schools from using overseas textbooks.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/7 14:28:40

Xi says China, Laos enjoy shared future

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that as good neighbors, friends, comrades and partners, China and Laos enjoy a shared future.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/7 10:47:34

Hong Kong police refute rumor about officers disguising as rioters

A senior officer of Hong Kong police on Monday refuted again accusations by a Hong Kong lawmaker that undercover officers disguised as rioters and committed violent acts on the New Year's Day.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/7 10:44:47

Pentagon denies reports on US pullback from Iraq

The Pentagon said on Monday that there was no policy change regarding its force presence in Iraq after media reported earlier that U.S. troops are preparing to withdraw from the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/7 10:34:20

Australia delays Chinese student visas

Some 105 Chinese PhD candidates and visiting students with offers at Australian universities have been waiting more than five months for their visas, or three times as long as a standard visa grant period.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/7 0:16:15

China reduces penalties on violating family planning policy

Many Chinese cities have relaxed their penalties on violating the family planning policy, which means excessive births no longer lead to dismissal for civil servants and employees of state-owned enterprises.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/6 22:33:40

China conducts Antarctic survey

China's 36th Antarctic expedition team conducted the first survey of benthic organisms using the large-scale benthic trawl in the Cosmonauts Sea on Sunday,showcasing the country's efforts to protect the global ecosystem and to fulfill its strategic role in saving life on earth, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/6 21:48:40

Audio-based AI used to detect giant panda's fertility, conception

Scientists from several universities and institutes in Southwest China's Sichuan Province are using new audio- and artificial intellectual (AI)-backed methods to predict when a giant panda is most fertile during their breeding season to improve the chances of mating success.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/6 21:43:40