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Garbage problem mounts in Hoh Xil nature reserve

Hoh Xil is a nature reserve located in Qinghai, China. As one of the largest reserves in China, it has an average elevation of 4,600 meters and is home to diverse wildlife. Hoh Xil was recognized as the country’s 51st…

Donations not so black and white for ‘panda blood’ people

Wang Jinsong’s father needed an emergency surgery last November. Due to severe anemia, Wang’s father required at least 800 cc of blood before the operation. But Wang then found out that his father had “panda blood,” commonly known as the…

More blind students use braille for 2021 Gaokao than past years

The National College Entrance Examinations in China or gaokao commenced officially on June 7. More than 10.78 million students this year throughout the country registered for the exam that determines their academic fate for the next few years. Among the…

With three-child policy, more social insurance policies set to kick in

China on May 31 officially announced the implementation of the three-child policy and relevant social support measures to further optimize childbirth policies. China has progressively rolled out family planning policies for decades starting with the promotion of the one-child policy…

Social organisation helps same-sex couple through legal counsel

On May 21, Youqu (pseudonym) posted on Weibo about her experience with her same-sex partner being rejected entry at the Guangzhou Chimelong Resort. After purchasing the couple’s ticket as a couple with their real names, the resort denied their entry…

World mourns “Father of Hybrid Rice” Yuan Longping

On May 22, “Father of Hybrid Rice,” Yuan Longping passed away in Changsha, Hunan, at the age of 91. Yuan’s groundbreaking work in high-yield hybrid rice helped alleviate hunger and poverty for many across Asia and Africa. Rice is the…

Arts education resources, support on the rise within China

In May, Wang Dengfeng from the Ministry of Education spoke on the increasing attention given to arts education in elementary and middle schools. Wang detailed China’s future arts education goals during a press conference that also touched on the improvement…

Portable life-saving device vital to health in Hubei village

An (automated external defibrillator) AED is a life-saving device for patients who experience sudden cardiac arrests. Sophisticated but easy to use, the device can be used to analyze heart rhythm and defibrillate the heart when needed. However, the device has…