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By Wang Jiamei in Global Times, Aug 21, 2017 at 18:48:39
The author is a reporter with the Global Times
Many say that winter is coming for China’s Internet finance sector as the National Financial Work Conference in July emphasized strengthening supervision over the sector.
After years of explosive but unruly growth, the online finance market requires cooling through tighter regulation.
China’s Internet finance industry has surpassed its counterparts in the US and other Western countries in terms of technological development and market size.
As early as March 2016, Citigroup issued a report saying that …

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[22 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in Global Times, Aug 20, 2017 at 23:13:39
The high failure rate in the physical examination of the annual military recruitment, which began in early August, has drawn attention to the health issues of the young generation.
According to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Daily, the number of candidates participating in the physical examination has increased this year but the dropout rate in one city has reached as high as 56.9 percent. The PLA Daily did not specify the name of the city.
Data from the city’s physical examination center showed that …

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By Bai Tiantian in Global Times. Aug 22, 2017
Changsha: A Chinese lawyer charged for inciting State subversion stood trial on Tuesday at the People’s Intermediate Court of Changsha, in Central China’s Hunan Province.
The trial of Jiang Tianyong started at 9:30 am on Tuesday and was broadcast on the court’s Sina Weibo account.
Jiang, 46, was a former lawyer in Beijing but barred from practicing law by the Beijing Justice Bureau in 2009.
The Xinhua News Agency reported that Jiang and several other lawyers mobilized a group of Falun Gong practitioners to protest …

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Report in Dhaka Tribune, Aug 21, 2017, at 10:02 PM
Bangladesh’s intelligence agencies are monitoring Facebook, Twitter, cyber games, WhatsApp and other social media very closely to get a tight grip on all sorts of internet-based militant activities, says Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal.
“The social media is now under close surveillance to root out militancy and its activities,” he told reporters on Monday after a meeting of the National Committee on Militancy Resistance and Prevention at his ministry in Dhaka, reports BSS.
Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque, Border Guard Bangladesh …