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China bars older people from tug-of-war games over health concerns

Chinese authorities have limited the age for participants of tug-of-war games to up to 55 years old for men and 50 for women after an elderly woman was injured in a game and sued the organizer.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/5 19:03:42

Excessive collection of a traditional Tibet medicine ingredient damages ecosystem, sparks deadly feuds among villagers

During caterpillar fungus season, the streets of Zaduo village in the mountains of Qinghai Province are deserted. Shops and restaurants are closed, schools are on holiday, and contract government staff are out of the office.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/5 19:03:41

Hainan encourages individuals to develop uninhabited islands in South China Sea

South China's Hainan Province, which administers waters in the South China Sea, allows individuals to use uninhabited islands for tourism and construction purposes up to 50 years, an official document said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/5 13:33:40

Chinese vice premier stresses reform, opening-up in Hainan

Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng underscored advancing reform and opening-up in the southern province of Hainan to build the region into "a new model."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/5 11:41:59

Chinese specialist elected president of WHO organ transplantation task force

Hundreds of Chinese organ transplantation specialists attended the 27th International Congress of the Transplantation Society held in Spain, where two preeminent Chinese experts were elected as members of the newly established task force by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/4 22:33:40

Chinese rescue team racing time with foreign counterparts to save Thai children

Amid the ongoing rescue operation of 12 boys and the coach of a Thailand soccer team, who have been trapped in a flooded cave for over 10 days, Chinese volunteers stressed that only if rescuers from across the world work together, regardless of nationality, could they succeed in bringing the boys to safety.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/4 22:28:40

Xi congratulates CPC flagship magazine on its 60th anniversary

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday sent a letter congratulating the Qiushi Journal, affiliated to the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, for its 60th anniversary.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/4 22:23:40

Beijing eyes adding Central Axis, including Tiananmen Square, to UNESCO heritage list

Beijing is preparing 14 heritage sites along the city's Central Axis, including Tiananmen Square and Chairman Mao Memorial Hall, in a bid to apply for UNESCO World Cultural Heritage by 2035.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/4 22:08:41

App helps 100k people locate nearest public toilet

A China cloud platform has helped 100,000 people find the nearest public bathrooms when they were in need, but citizens called for an improvement in the environment.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/4 22:08:41

Preference for sons leads to baby trafficking in East China province

Twenty-eight-year-old Qin Chun is the only boy in his family. He has five older sisters, with a 22-year gap between him and the eldest.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/4 19:38:27

Baby panda drowns in Sichuan in torrential rains

A wild giant panda cub was found dead in Sichuan Province on Tuesday as the region was hit by torrential rains.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/4 18:53:40

China seizes 3,000 smuggled wild animals

Police in China's Jiangxi Province have cracked down on a wildlife smuggling ring and confiscated more than 3,000 animals, local forestry au said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/4 18:00:27

Beijing prepares Tiananmen Square, Chairman Mao Memorial Hall for UNESCO heritage list by 2035

Beijing is preparing 14 heritage sites along the city's Central Axis, including Tiananmen Square and Chairman Mao Memorial hall, in a bid to apply for UNESCO World Cultural Heritage by 2035.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/4 15:43:39

Chinese court sentences ex-US footballer to 4 years in jail

A Chinese court sentenced a former US football player to four years in jail for getting into a fight in a bar, with many Chinese netizens urging foreigners “to obey Chinese law when they are in China.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/4 15:28:39

China releases three-year action plan for cleaner air

China's cabinet has released a three-year action plan on air pollution control, solidifying a timetable and roadmap for improving air quality.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/4 10:21:37

Overseas Chinese return to find prosperity in hometowns

Despite sweltering summer heat, 56-year-old village head Lu Hong patrols the village greenway to check sanitation in China's Fujian Province, as diligently as he ran his own restaurant in New York.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/3 23:45:15

Tik Tok music video app makes waves abroad, to challenge global counterparts

A Chinese music video platform has become popular overseas at the World Cup 2018, especially after some famous foreign soccer players shared videos on the platform.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/3 23:03:08

County bans extravagant remarriage receptions that 'wiped out villagers' income'

A county in Southwest China's Guizhou Province has banned residents who remarry or are on their second marriage from having a wedding reception.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/3 22:12:10

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