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Young Uygur workers refute 'forced labor' accusation

"Those who said we as an ethnic group are 'forced' to work belittle us since they think of us Uygur people as a lazy people. We are working as hard as others and want to have a better life," Mehmut Metkasen, a young Uygur man said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 22:37:45

High technology and jollity feature in China's 2020 Spring Festival Gala

An array of high-tech including 5G, Virtual Reality (VR) and 3D effects are expected to be used in the upcoming 2020 Spring Festival Gala, to dazzle viewers with new year entertainment.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 22:08:40

Shanxi journal faces scrutiny for 'vulgar' essay on feasibility of marrying Liu Yifei, leading actress in Disney film Mulan

A Shanxi provincial-level journal promoting rule of law reportedly published a vulgar essay a decade ago on the feasibility of marrying Liu Yifei, a well-known Chinese actress, who stars in the Disney live action remake of the animated film "Mulan."
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 20:43:40

Xinjiang slams drowning rumors

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region denied rumors of children being drowned or hurt due to the absence of their parents "detained" at vocational education and training centers, saying these stories were "fabricated."
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 20:18:40

Xi inspects troops stationed in Yunnan

President Xi Jinping on Sunday and Monday inspected troops stationed in southwest China's Yunnan Province ahead of the Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/20 18:41:22

Air Force reveals J-20 combat formation

China's most advanced J-20 stealth fighter jets assigned to an ace unit have been conducting real-combat scenario training together with powerful J-16 and agile J-10C jets, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force revealed, as a Chinese expert said Monday the combination can conjure a kaleidoscope of tactics to safeguard the country.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 18:13:40

Medical staff, resident attacked at Beijing hospital weeks since doctor's murder

At least one doctor at Chaoyang Hospital in Beijing has been attacked and suffered injuries to his arms and head on Monday, just weeks after a doctor at another Beijing hospital was stabbed to death.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 16:09:21

Mask-related Chinese shares surge, market demand soars

Chinese stocks related to drugmakers and face masks rallied as markets opened on Monday following the latest official report concerning the country's new strain of pneumonia.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 15:50:40

Tesla to drive up competition in China's NEV sector: official

US new energy vehicle (NEV) maker Tesla's full-swing operation in China will be an opportunity for the domestic NEV industry in the long term, a Chinese official said. The comments came in response to Tesla's reported plan to further cut the prices of its Shanghai-made Model 3 next year, which could place massive pressure on domestic rivals.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 15:18:40

Chinese court hears appeal of Canadian, 8 others on drug convictions

The High People's Court of South China's Guangdong Province held a public trial on Sunday on the appeal of nine defendants, including Canadian Fan Wei, who was convicted for producing and selling drugs and sentenced to death in a large cross-border case that also resulted in various sentences for US and Mexican nationals.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 12:00:54

Xi signs order for issuing trial regulation on military supervision work

Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission, has signed an order for releasing the trial regulation on military supervision work.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/20 11:51:07

Xi congratulates Wa ethnic group villagers for getting rid of poverty

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, has congratulated villagers of a village of the Wa ethnic group in southwest China's Yunnan Province for shaking off poverty.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/20 11:47:14

Two police officers killed in Hawaii shooting

At least two police officers in Honolulu, Hawaii, were killed Sunday morning in an apparent shooting, according to local law enforcement sources.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/20 8:48:47

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

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

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

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

HK rioters tired due to shortage of funding

The Hong Kong turmoil has continued for more than seven months, and now, a few days ahead of Chinese New Year, many protesters and rioters have expressed their tiredness and sense of failure, with observers noting that due to the public desire to restore peace, firm law enforcement by the police and national sanctions against foreign forces, the source of chaos has been effectively contained.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 20:23:40