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Regaining healthy China-Australia relations might need tacit US approval: experts

Considering Australia's growing active role as a member of the Five Eyes Alliance, Chinese experts doubt the possibility of a U-turn in bilateral cooperation between China and Australia.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 20:18:41

Mongolia authorities confirms teenage boy died of plague

A suspected case of plague in western Mongolia has been confirmed by lab test results, the country's health ministry reported on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 18:17:56

Filming locations of hit suspense show become popular tourist attractions

The filming locations of the Chinese hit crime/suspense drama The Bad Kids have become popular tourist attractions among its fans, with many Chinese netizens saying that the well-received TV series not only brings joy to audiences, but can also boost tourism in the actual places used for filming.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 11:42:20

Indian app users, influencers baffled, hurt by ban of China's TikTok, WeChat

The Indian government's sudden decision to ban 59 apps from China, including the widely used TikTok and WeChat, has caught millions of users across India by surprise, depriving them of one of this year's most popular tools for recreation and education, and even incurring economic losses to those who make a living on the platforms.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/3 11:11:34

Invasive water hyacinth pest chokes Iraq's vital waterways

The broad leaves and delicate purple flowers floating on the Euphrates look breathtaking - but they are suffocating the waterways of Iraq, celebrated as the "land of the two rivers."
Source: AFP | 2020/6/22 17:13:40

Chinese deliverymen going abroad for work opportunities

The Chinese food delivery sector has seen rapid growth in recent years, with more and more people in China finding they are unable to live without the service, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic when most restaurants were closed due to the lockdown. And now, Chinese deliverymen have been seen on Tokyo's streets, which is changing people's lives in the city.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/14 19:27:46

Syria's brutal war enters 10th year

Syria's brutal conflict entered its 10th year Sunday with President Bashar al-Assad's regime consolidating its hold over a war-wracked country with a decimated economy where foreign powers flex their muscle.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/15 17:38:40

China's resolute fight against COVID-19 deserves admiration: Uruguayan ambassador

China and Uruguay established diplomatic relations in 1988 and have witnessed great progress in their bilateral ties over the past three decades. The two countries are highly complementary in various fields and have great potential for cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/23 22:53:40

WHO officially names the novel coronavirus as 'COVID-19'

The new strain of coronavirus that caused a pneumonia epidemic since late 2019 has been officially named as “COVID-19”, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced in Geneva Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/11 23:31:19

Mall shooting grips Thai city

In a fourth-floor toilet of the Terminal 21 mall, shoppers jammed cubicle doors against the entrance to keep out a Thai soldier on a shooting spree, tracing his movements through fragments of CCTV passed on by friends on the outside.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/10 17:38:40

Think tank meets to promote BRICS cooperation

The association of BRICS has become one of the most important multilateral cooperation mechanisms in the world, during which think tanks from the five member countries have put forward many valuable and feasible policy suggestions, said participants attending a forum.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/6 20:23:37

Japan media blasts 'cowardly' Ghosn

The usually staid Japanese media lambasted the “cowardly” Carlos Ghosn on Wednesday, after the tycoon jumped bail and fled to Lebanon to avoid trial in Japan.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/1 18:48:42

Japan could release Fukushima radioactive water into environment

A Japanese government agency has proposed releasing radioactive water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the environment, as storage space runs out.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/24 18:58:40

Tropical storm follows Haiyan's path

Thousands of people in typhoon-prone central Philippines have had their Christmas plans ruined after they were told to leave their homes as a severe tropical storm approaches.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/24 18:48:40

Philippines offers low-cost solution to China's growing English teacher demand

The Philippines has become a fast-growing source for China's burgeoning English teaching market with many Chinese online platforms starting to look for language teachers in the country.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/16 19:29:15

Is Singapore's upcoming leadership up to the challenge?

Lee Hsien Loong once said the PAP's new committee was a “major step forward in our political renewal.” As the potential leader and “a safe pair of hands,” Heng Swee Keat shoulders great responsibility.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/26 18:18:40

Possibility for DPRK leader's visit to Seoul left open: Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said that a possibility for the visit by Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), to Seoul was left open, local media reported Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/3 14:02:40

Malaysia's Anwar sworn in as member of parliament

Former Malaysian deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as a member of parliament on Monday after winning a by-election over the weekend.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/16 1:18:08