Shanghai Party Secretary: Build Chongming into a global eco-island

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Shanghai Party Secretary: Build Chongming into a global eco-island


New safety textbooks distributed to students across Shanghai

Kindergarten children are taught to reject body contact "which makes them feel uncomfortable," and to tell parents and teachers immediately if they feel concerned.
Foreign views

Free speech and filters: Germany on the right track with new 'hate speech' law

Firms cannot be allowed to profit from damaging content, while shrugging off responsibility for consequences.

Chinese insurance regulator takes over Anbang Insurance Group

China's insurance regulator announced a decision to take over Anbang Insurance Group for a year in light of the company's former chief being prosecuted for economic crimes.

Pair detained for Japanese military uniform stunt

Two men will be detained for 15 days for wearing Japanese military uniforms and posing in front of a historic war site in Nanjing, local police said Friday.
Foreign views

Escape from PC madness in the West: a reason why I love living in China

It's nothing new to anyone from the West that the influence of PC (politically correct) thinking has hit an all-time high. But do we need that PC attitude to influence China?

Unionpay transactions hit new records during holiday

Online transactions by China Unionpay hit a new record high during the Spring Festival holiday, with people spending more to upgrade their consumption, the latest data showed.  

Technology enriches Chinese Lunar New Year customs: report

Gifting red envelopes stuffed with cash to relatives and friends, visiting temple fairs and making traditional dishes are customs during the Chinese Lunar New Year.

Former PICC president charged with bribery

Wang Yincheng, former president of the People's Insurance Company (Group) of China Limited (PICC), has been charged with bribery, the Supreme People's Procuratorate said on Friday.

Holidaymakers remain stuck in China's island traffic jam

More than 12,000 vehicles returning home from a week-long break remained stuck in a seemingly endless traffic jam for ferries in Hainan Province as of Friday afternoon.

Zagitova wins Olympic figure skating gold, Russia's first

Teenage figure skater Alina Zagitova won Russia's first gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Friday.

Shanghai stocks show five day growth

Stocks posted a five-day rally as investor sentiment lifted amid new policies.

Moments in February

Shine photographers captured some special moments of local life this month.

Police and parents help ensure student safety on first day of term

About 3,500 police officers and assistants safeguarded the first school day this semester for school pupils and kindergarten children on Friday.

18 green lights a lifeline for pregnant woman

Traffic police in southwest China's Sichuan Province turned 18 traffic lights green to make way for a pregnant woman suffering internal bleeding on February 20.

China to expand trials of crop rotation, fallow systems

The crop rotation and fallow systems of China will cover more than 8 million hectares by 2020. 

Art & Culture

Travelers Among Mountains and Streams

To embody the Taoist principle of man being just a small part of nature, Fan Kuan made the human figures rather small in order to dramatize the awesome power of nature.

Railway police net 622 criminals during Spring Festival holiday

China's railway police detained 622 criminals and confiscated 286,000 inflammable or explosive items during the Spring Festival holiday, according to railway police.

Vehicle queues persist in China's island province

Queues at three ports in Haikou, capital of south China's Hainan Province, continue as more vehicles try to cross to Guangdong Province.

China to revise oath of allegiance for officials

China plans to revise the oath of allegiance to the Constitution taken by people in public office to include adjectives of "great" and "modern" before "a socialist country."