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A dragon mascot sets off firecrackers during the advent of the Year of the Sheep.
Tricky Sheep Year Is Not Just a Time to Tamely ‘Go with the Flow’

After the Western world tussled between the titles of "sheep," "goat" and "ram" at the dawn of the new Chinese year, those who are well-versed in matters pertaining to ancient Chinese astrology have spoken to the media.

President Barack Obama delivers speech during the White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism
ISIS, Al Qaeda Not 'Islamist Extremists,' Insists President Barack Obama

During the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, United States President Barack Obama responded to pundits directly by coming clean on why he and his constituents prefer not to use "Islamic Extremists" to define extremist terrorist groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS, Media ITE reported.

An employee looks on next to an assembly production line of Buick cars at a General Motors factory in Wuhan, Hubei Province, Jan. 28, 2015.
Chinese Automakers Producing Twice More Than They Could Sell

Chinese car manufacturers are now faced with the problem of trying to sell enough cars to cover its production. Worse, some carmakers who are regretting plans to open Chinese plants cannot backtrack as the decision is deemed final. Thus, domestic and foreign-based carmakers are building more factories in China than anywhere else. By 2017, China will have 140 car production plants, 17 more than it had at the end of 2014.

Visitors will be delighted with Beijing Aquarium's underwater dragon dance, which will be the highlight of the aquarium's Spring Festival show.
Tips on How to Let Elderly Enjoy Spring Festival in Internet Era Making Waves

Social media has changed how Chinese people celebrate the Spring Festival. A blogger released some tips for celebrating the Chinese New Year in the Internet era, especially targeting elderly people who may find using social media a novel experience.

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A worker prepares red lantern decorations for the Spring Festival Temple Fair at the entrance to Ditan Park in Beijing, Jan. 20, 2009.
Pushing Past Spring Festival Distractions to Reach the Heart of the Matter

If there is one thing that is central to the "rule of law" that has been championed throughout China by governmental bodies over the last year, it is the importance of only paying attention to the real issues at hand.

Last year, from September to August, prosecutors focused their efforts on expediting the progress of 1,800 cases that have laid dormant for years due to lack of evidence.
While Beijing Is Enforcing the 'Rule of Law,' It Cannot Forget the People's Finer Details

Since President Xi Jinping was elected to power, China has progressively received greater levels of attention for the emphasis it has placed on the rule of law.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at Peking University.
Like the Slowed Down Economy, the Chinese Education System Must Be Given Time to Develop

Like too many of the world's affairs, China's education system has received negative attention from those who have not taken the full body of facts into account, or who have not properly understood the broader context that is essential to comprehend in any analysis of the system.

Employees of the Korean Broadcasting System conduct a technical check.
It Is Time to Leave Insubstantial Fear Behind and Recognize the Facts of China's Rise

The director of China's Institute of International Relations has reminded readers in Sunday's Global Times that the age-old notion of a "China threat," in which anachronistic images of conquest and warfare take center-stage, is a remnant of history that needs to be left behind.

Shanghai Metro Line 2
Shanghai's Metro Security Inspectors Call for Support in the Interest of a Safe Spring Festival

As the busiest time of the year in China, and possibly the entire world, is scheduled to begin, the plight of security inspectors at the nation's train stations has been highlighted by the Shanghai Daily.

While in Japan, Chinese customers bought specialty goods such as luxury items, facial masks, household items, and even toilet seats.
Chinese on Shopping Sprees Continue to Flood Japan

Many Japanese Duty Free shops are running out of products.

For better servicing, women from the Huaiyin District tapped the advantages of the Internet and launched the
Beijing's 'Rule of Law' Needs to Include the Women of China to Be Truly Effective

While the sweeping changes to the legal system that were implemented throughout China over the course of 2014 certainly deserve commensurate recognition, the impact upon the country's female citizens requires further scrutiny.

Giving incentives to electric car drivers is seen as a strong measure in addressing Beijing's air pollution problem.
China's Booming Electric Car Industry Shows Commitment to Environment

The latest data on the status of electric vehicles in China is one of the most striking indications that the massive east Asian nation is heeding the environmentally conscious words of its leader, publicized last month during a domestic inspection tour.

UNIDO director-general Li Yong (L) speaks to the media, while Peruvian President Ollanta Humala listens, following a meeting at the United Nations headquarters in New York, Sept. 23, 2013.
U.N. Seeks Sharing of Advanced Technology Among Countries

The U.N. Industrial Development Organization asked developed countries to share their advanced technologies to developing and least developed countries to spur industrial growth. This move was sought to reduce high costs in implementing eco-friendly industries.

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Xi and Obama Once Spoke for 10 Hours, So September Should Be Easy

Not only do Xi Jinping and Barack Obama sit in the top offices of the world's two most powerful economies, but they jointly hold a historic record for the longest engagement between world leaders after they previously extended talks to a 10-hour time frame.

English physicist Stephen Hawking sits at his desk in the Applied Mathematics Department of Cambridge University, Aug. 30, 2012.
Stephen Hawking Wants the Assisted-Dying Bill in the U.K.

People with disabilities should be given the right to end their lives. This is the opinion of famed physicist and author Stephen Hawking.

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