Thailand's Department of Medical Sciences on January 6 confirmed the first case in Thailand of XAY.2, a Delta-Omicron recombinant variant, according to local media reports. The news has drawn widespread attention, with many worrying about whether this could lead to a further escalation of COVID-19 cases and how it might ...
The global landscape has, in recent years, gone through profound, complex and turbulent changes since the end of the Cold War. In the eyes of geopolitical observers, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the intensifying geopolitical tensions and the “ripple effects” of the Ukraine crisis have led to growing upheaval in the ...
On the harshest winter day thus far in Lianyungang's Ganyu port with a snow storm rocking moored ships unable to sail due to the inclement weather, the Tianjing, or Sky Whale, remained still.
As border cities are reactivated after reopening, so too have cross-border migrant workers been reenergized.
As long as the elements cooperate, the consensus among the Chinese women's national football team is that training shall take place every day without delay or failure.
The recent border reopening between the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong has injected much-needed vitality and enthusiasm into the city's economic development and is perceived by Hong Kong's business communities as a start to Hong Kong's strong comeback. Global Times reporter Zhao Juecheng (GT) conducted an exclusive interview with Paul Chan Mo-po (Chan), financial secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, on Wednesday. Chan talked about his expectation of Hong Kong's rapid economic growth in 2023 following the border reopening, and the city's plan to diversify its economic development model, as part of the efforts to weather a complicated international environment.
"Cultural envoy" was what Xi has referred the COPAG in his letter. The title was a given laurel from Xi that encourages the art group to deliver more Chinese cultural performances to world audiences in the year of 2023, including a folk musical Huang Tu Gao Ge that Jing Xiaoyong, head of COPAG, exclusively revealed to the Global Times.
Despite some countries announcing additional measures on Chinese nationals citing so-called unjustified "virus concerns," many countries have signaled a welcome to Chinese tourists. In this issue, the Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi talk with diplomats about their take on China's recently revised COVID policy as well as its impact on bilateral cooperation.
China's adjustment of its COVID policy is a welcome gesture, which symbolizes a move towards fulfilling the aspiration of China to open up further across the world for its modern and high-quality socio-economic development, Nepali Ambassador to China Bishnu Pukar Shrestha told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.
China and Pakistan have been maintaining close naval and maritime exchanges and cooperation in recent years, including joint drills, enhanced by Pakistan's procurement of four advanced Type 054A/P frigates from China. Shortly before the Exercise AMAN-23, Global Times reporter Liu Xuanzun (GT) was granted an exclusive interview with Admiral M Amjad Khan Niazi (Adm. Niazi), chief of the naval staff of the Pakistan Navy, and discussed topics ranging from the exercise plan and the Pakistan Navy's equipment procurement plan from China to the PLA Navy in the eyes of the Pakistan Navy.
Chinese border ports witnessed an influx of travelers on Sunday, the first day the country downgraded its COVID-19 management and reopened its borders after three years of global pandemic.
No matter how China decides to deal with the COVID-19 epidemic, some Western media and some Western politicians will never be satisfied. Over the last three years, when China adopted a strict virus prevention and control policy and effectively protected the health and safety of its people, some Western pundits relentlessly made unfounded criticism, demanding China to “open the door,” otherwise there would be “no freedom and human rights.”
Chinese people believe that letters are as valuable as gold. For thousands of years, letters, across mountains and oceans, have been delivering the writers' sentiments, friendship, and expectations.
On November 19, 2022, during a visit to Thailand, Chinese President Xi Jinping presented the English version of the four-volume collection Xi Jinping: The Governance of China to Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Prayut, who had previously recommended that his cabinet read the books, was pleased to receive this special gift.
Dozens of cities witnessed people entering the New Year and celebrating the 3-day holiday through participating in various leisure activities with hope and strength across China, a sign of rebounding to vitality as the hustle and bustle of urban life returned after tough weeks of surging COVID-19 infections.
The China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is akin to timely rain that has served to nourish the development of participating countries and regions, experts noted.
This final installment tells the story of a senior engineer from a Chinese construction company who had been stationed in South Asia for over a decade, and has witnessed the growth of Chinese companies that have been helping local regions to develop economically and to improve people's livelihoods under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Medical staff members on the frontline of Beijing's COVID-19 fight have continued to stick to their posts with full dedication even during New Year while facing mounting pressures as local infections surged over last few weeks.
Twenty years ago, a 9-year-old girl insisted on going to Beijing for pursuing her dancing dream. She did not know what pursuing dance would bring her, but only took on the challenge with her full passion and love for dance.
Allen, a 45-year-old mechanic who works at an auto repair shop east of Georgetown, Guyana's capital, cheerfully zooms along the wide, unimpeded four-lane highway to make purchases for his burgeoning auto repair shop, getting to the city center in just 20 minutes. Five years ago, the same commute would have taken more than one hour owing to the previous 17 kilometers of muddy and congested narrow road. He did not anticipate just how much the renovated road would instantly transform the lives of thousands of commuters.
With the strengthening of China's overseas influence and the deepening of international exchanges and cooperation, more and more Chinese film and television works have entered the families and cinemas in other countries. In a recent survey by the Global Times, audiences in 10 countries said that action movies are still their favorite genre of Chinese film and television, and they hope to learn more about Chinese history, culture and society through these works.
As a young grassroots official who fights at the frontline of poverty alleviation and rural revitalization, Yu Minghua, 33, has a busy work schedule. From daybreak till dusk, she spends her time speaking with villagers, helping them find ways to make a better living, promoting local specialties, and sometimes instructing villagers on how to maintain sanitation in their homes.
Carrying saplings in straw hat is just one sign of Chaoketu's year-round afforestation efforts as the director of the forestry workstation in Horqin Left Wing Rear Banner in Tongliao, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. There are many considerations that Chaoketu has to make including the transplantation of the appropriate species of tree for the right kind of land in the ecological conservation plan for the banner, but his dream remains only one: To transform his hometown from a desert to an oasis. The dream of this Mongolian forestry worker also resonates with the dreams of hundreds of millions of people in China.
The Chinese Dream drives the aerospace dream, and the aerospace dream supports the Chinese Dream.
The introduction of an eight-point decision has brought about fundamental changes to the political environment in the Communist Party of China (CPC), and has also served as a brake pad for corruption of certain officials on a larger scale, Zhuang Deshui, deputy director of the Research Center for Government Integrity-Building at Peking University, told the Global Times.
Editor's Note: Who is the Communist Party of China (CPC)? What is the CPC's role in the new era? The CPC has grown into one of the largest ruling parties in the world in the process of leading the Chinese people in seeking liberation and happiness, making China as strong and prosperous as it is today.
In a major speech at the central rural work conference from Friday to Saturday, where top officials mapped out policy priorities for agriculture, rural areas, and farmers in 2023, President Xi Jinping again stressed the need to protect food security, saying that ensuring a stable and safe supply of food and important agricultural products is always the top priority for building a strong agricultural country.
As the world is grappled with increasing uncertainty and a potentially prolonging economic recession, cooperation between China and Arab states carries more weight in upholding multilateralism and global development. Likewise, China's 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is also viewed to have injected certainty to a world of growing uncertainties. In this story, the Global Times reporter talked with UAE Ambassador to China Ali Obaid AI Dhaheri on the China-Arab cooperation, bilateral ties, and the 20th CPC National Congress among others.
Through maintaining provocative cliques, the US keeps creating rivalries in Indo Pacific which drives the global maritime order toward competition and conflict as “Indo-Pacific Partnership for Maritime Domain Awareness (IPMDA)” enters its eighth month since its inception in May among Quad members.
Edgar Snow, a household name in China, was a journalist from the US best known for his book in 1937 called Red Star Over China which portrayed a clear and compelling image of how the then "mysterious" CPC led the revolution and brought human dignity and equality to the ordinary Chinese - and awakened China's millions - through insightful conversations with key figures of the Party, including Mao Zedong.
Chinese people and American people have a rich history of friendship and if we can successfully create opportunities to work together, this world will become a better place, Adam Foster, President of the Helen Foster Snow Foundation, who penned a letter to Xi Jinping, told the Global Times.
Along with the notice of Beijing city resuming its inter-provincial group tour, photos of the Forbidden City, one of the capital's brightest "namecards," have flooded the Chinese internet, once again sparking the passion of tourists and cultural enthusiasts across the country. Wang Xudong, director of the Palace Museum, has hope and tranquility in his heart, and this is the summary of his journey over three decades of devoting himself to cultural heritage conservation.
China, as the country currently holding the COP15 presidency, has made great strides in biodiversity protection. In recent years, wildlife protectors in China have also increasingly used innovative technologies and practices to better conserve biodiversity, which, in this issue, we will illustrate with some typical cases in the wild, as well as in some mega cities across the country.
Outdoor entertainment areas, commercial centers, and historical sites throughout many regions across China have slowly seen a return to normal over the last few days following the recent optimization of epidemic prevention measures including the scrapping of mandatory COVID testing and health code requirements.
What are China's national parks? Why are they important? What progress has been made in recent years? These infographics will illustrate China's treasures in nature.
Ebbers had teaching experience in China and became a visiting professor at Renmin University of China in Beijing since 2010. Global Times reporters Hu Yuwei and Gu Di (GT) recently had an exclusive interview with Professor Ebbers (Ebbers) to learn more about his view on China's economic development, the West's "economic defense" against China, and the right way for Western powers to get along with the emerging markets.
"Hydropower operators must go to the dam construction frontline." This is a principle Wang Zhilin, who is determined to devote himself to China's hydropower industry, has always upheld.
Freitas has been working at the Shandong Taishan Football Club, also known as Luneng to most Chinese soccer fans, for almost seven years, now serving as the technical director at the club's soccer school.
FC Bayern Munich is one of the most successful soccer clubs in the world and has a legion of fans in China. In recent years, the club has not only brought its greatest players to China to meet fans, but also been exporting its excellent soccer philosophy to the country, especially through transplanting its youth training system here based on its decades-old successful practices and experience.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Saudi Arabia and his attendance at the first China-Arab States Summit and China-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit have made “China” a word frequently mentioned in the Arab world in recent days.
Vaccines, a key to safeguarding public health, have been increasingly prioritized over the last decade by the Communist Party of China (CPC). This is reflected in China's determination in the quick implementation of COVID-19 vaccine R&D, Su Wei, a professor at the Party School of the CPC Chongqing Municipal Committee, told the Global Times.
Editor's Note: Who is the Communist Party of China (CPC)? What is the CPC's role in the new era? The CPC has grown into one of the largest parties in the world in the process of leading the Chinese people in seeking liberation and happiness, making China as strong and prosperous as it is today. As the CPC ushers the nation into a new era of development, the last decade has witnessed great achievements in national strength and prosperity, with people's confidence and recognition of this path rising to unprecedentedly high levels. With more than 96 million members, the CPC concluded its 20th National Congress in October, which realized the goals of unifying thinking, fortifying confidence, charting the course for a new era, and boosting morale. The Global Times is publishing a series of stories to help the world understand the CPC in this new era, through stories from CPC members working on the frontlines of various fields, as well as through observations made by respected scholars. In this installment, a Chinese vaccine expert shares his views on vaccine development over the last decade, along with the benefits reaped and challenges faced in the process.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Saudi Arabia is a special event for all Chinese learners and enthusiasts in Saudi Arabia, as they have just received a reply letter from Xi.
"After coming to China, the the Communist Party of China (CPC) became my father's faith. He witnessed China change from its backwardness. I know his past experience, but have also witnessed the take-off of China. I firmly believe that the CPC has maintained its original aspiration of striving for the people's welfare," said Zhou Youma, the son of George Hatem (1910-1988), the first foreigner extraordinarily approved to become a CPC member and obtain Chinese citizenship, when recalling his receiving a reply letter from Xi.
Having traveled around the globe, US paleontologist Dr.Thomas A. Stidham chose to settle down in Beijing more than a decade ago.
“Not a speculator who touts China, but a media person who tells the truth.” This is how New Zealand columnist, journalist, and video creator Andy Boreham, who works in Shanghai, defines himself on his Twitter profile page.
As a country with an increasingly important role in international affairs, Saudi Arabia has been on a trend of “looking East” and “investing in the future” in seeking sustainable prosperity.
Having been drawn into the protracted and intense Russia-Ukraine conflicts, experiencing inflation and skyrocketing energy costs... Nine months after the outbreak of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine in February, more people in the EU - from politicians to business leaders - have realized how they have been caught in the US' trap, as the latter uses the EU crisis as an opportunity to enrich itself at the expense of the EU.
What I talk about when I talk about reading? For Wu Yanping, managing partner of One Way Space, a niche yet popular bookstore brand in China, this is a question to which he can provide countless answers.
So what exactly does a supercomputer look like? What kind of jobs are supercomputers already capable of? How can China's supercomputing development seek independent innovation and break through the blockade? With these questions in mind, the Global Times reporter visited the NSCCJN.
Why do you live here? Over the last decade, Japanese documentary director Ryo Takeuchi has been throwing the question to expats in China and Chinese nationals in Japan. As one of Takeuchi's representative works, The Reason I Live Here, which documents various stories in China, has continuously been updated over the years.
Some 16 years ago, when David Ferguson first came to China from Scotland, he was struck by what he saw.
The elections for the House of Representatives of the federal parliament and seven provincial assemblies concluded in Nepal on November 20. Though official results are yet to be released, Nepali observers said that Nepal's friendly relations with China will not be affected.
After the successful conclusion of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in October, politicians and scholars in Nepal recently attended a seminar titled "The New Leadership of the CPC: The Influence on World Order" in Lalitpur, a Nepalese city. During the seminar, attendees discussed achievement made by the Chinese people under the leadership of the CPC. They also agreed that China's development peaked to a historical high and will provide Nepal with an opportunity to synchronize development with China.
In this installment, we take a glimpse inside a nuclear power plant and learn a story of its chief operator, the "brain" of the plant, who has witnessed the progress of China's nuclear power industry in the process of green development while maintaining an excellent safety record in generating electricity.
In the past decade, China's nuclear energy industry under the leadership of the Community Party of China (CPC) has achieved and developed greatly.
For some time, with the US trumpeting its intended “decoupling” from China, Japan, as a US ally, seems to be exploring the possibility of such a proposition. In this regard, some Japanese media outlets are concerned that Japan would have a lot to lose if the country does follow through.
Having secured a victory in eradicating absolute poverty, China has now ramped up its efforts to propel rural revitalization, a major task in realizing the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, also a major key move for the development of a modernized economy.
Editor's Note: Who is the Communist Party of China (CPC)? What is the CPC's role in the new era? The CPC has grown into one of the largest ruling parties in the world in the process of leading the Chinese people in seeking liberation and happiness, making China as strong and prosperous as it is today.
Editor's Note: The 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) concluded in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt on Sunday. The conference reached a relatively balanced package of outcomes and sent a positive signal of upholding multilateralism and a jointly enhanced response to the global climate crisis. China attached great importance to this meeting, and fully supported Egypt in making it a success. In addition to the COP27, China and Egypt have also initiated wide-ranging cooperation under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The Global Times reporter Xie Wenting (GT) interviewed the newly appointed Egyptian Ambassador to China Assem Hanafi (Hanafi) to elicit his thoughts on the COP27, cooperation under the BRI, as well as the future of China-Egypt bilateral ties.
She is passionate about sustainable development, climate action, international governance, and collaborative solutions to these issues. With her knowledge in hydrology and ecology, she focuses on extreme hydrological events in terms of climate change and hopes to find better solutions.
As a young delegate at the COP27, and having graduated after studying environmental and climate issues, the 23-years-old has had several different roles to play, making his schedule extremely full - he worked with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat to host events; he organized activities at the China Corner with his peers from the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC); with a particular interest in climate negotiation, he observed four negotiations at the venue being undertaken covering different fields.
Editor's Note: Chinese President Xi Jinping met with French President Emmanuel Macron on November 15 in Bali, Indonesia on the sidelines of the G20 summit. This was the first in-person meeting between the two leaders since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The two leaders reaffirmed their commitments to bolstering communication and coordination in response to the global challenges including climate change, biodiversity protection, and food security. Global Times reporters Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi (GT) interviewed French Ambassador to China Laurent Bili (Bili) exclusively as he talked about the prospects of China-France and China-Europe relations.
The 67th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Nepal is a great occasion to highlight the friendly relations between the two countries, and this is also the right time to organize tourism and cultural activities and promotional events to strengthen cultural relations, Chhabindra Parajuli, economic minister with the Embassy of Nepal in China, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.
What is the view from the "pinnacle of science" created by China? Amid once-in-a-century global changes, what could the effect of opening up an exclusive event in science be?
The railway station bustling with ebullient volunteers welcoming international delegates, the grand opening ceremony for an international event, and the conference flag fluttering on the main road – this is how Central China's Wuhan greeted the participants of the COP14, or 14th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, after more than three years of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Late October, Terry Townshend climbed to the roof of a building in Beijing to check out a hand-sized recording device placed there which he had set up to "capture the sounds of migrating birds" at Beijing's Olympic Park, the largest green space in Asia.
As one intimately familiar with the China International Import Expo (CIIE), a world-class international business platform, 33-year-old Kuno Gschwend, general manager of Swiss Centers China (SCC), busily put final touches to the expo venue two days ahead of the expo's opening.
As one of the most successful female table tennis players to have ever won a Grand Slam singles title, over her 26-year career, Ding has been a source of countless inspirational stories in the history of Chinese table tennis.
Who created the earliest known Chinese characters? When were they created? And what were oracle bones used for?
Nearly a century ago, excavation activities began in a small village called Yangshao in Central China's Henan Province, an expedition that would unexpectedly become an epoch-making moment in China's archaeological history.
As Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva makes an extraordinary comeback to the Brazilian presidency and is expected to formally assume office on January 1, 2023, Latin America is now experiencing a "pink tide" resurgence with major countries in the region "turning left."
Walking through the city's flagship East Lake National Wetland Park in Central China's Wuhan, water and sky merge in muted colors, punctuated by fir trees on which hundreds of rare species of pelican crowd "painting" the tree branch snowy white with their droppings.
For farmers in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region's Tongliao, there were two pieces of good news in recent days: The corn harvest in the fields is abundant, and their female "grain king" who went to Beijing to represent their agrarian region at the CPC National Congress has returned.
This is the real version of "Japanese fragmentation" - Okinawa, which occupies only 0.6 percent of the total surface area of Japan, hosts more than 70 percent of the US military bases stationed in Japan. The military bases located in Okinawa's central and southern metropolitan areas exist like split cities. The Japanese government has frequently hyped up its rhetoric that "any contingency for Taiwan is a contingency for Japan,"and regards Okinawa as a natural barrier to "protect" the mainland of Japan. However, the Japanese government seems to have forgotten how the Battle of Okinawa in 1945 was waged at the cost of hundreds of thousands of lives. The strong dissatisfaction of ordinary people in Okinawa for having their home turned into a battleground and base for US military operations has gone largely ignored.
China has an old saying that "the society will flourish if the waters of the Yellow River are peaceful." As the second-longest river in China, the Yellow River is expected to play a more important role in the country's development, with more efforts in disaster relief, environmental protection and high-quality development in the river basin.
Today, against the backdrop of increasing exchanges in various fields between China and African countries, some rising stars in African politics and business are being nourished by China's experiences in development.
Wearing a red cap with his name embroidered on and carrying a custom-made guitar, US-born Mark Levine positions himself in front of the camera in a floral T-shirt on a sunny day.
Yano Koji is not only China's "old friend," but also part of the Chinese family.
Less than one week after the conclusion of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, led the members of the Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau to visit Yan'an, an old revolutionary base in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, on October 26.
This installment tells the story of a grassroots teacher and delegate to the 20th CPC National Congress from a mountain village in Southwest China's Guizhou Province, whose own experience is the best example of how rural education has been greatly improved in China in the past decade under the leadership of the CPC.
Trying foreign street food, dancing with talented village kids, fishing in the Atlantic, hanging out with African college students who speak fairly fluent Chinese and know Chinese actors well… This is what has been showcased in Zhong Jiahao's channel about his life in Africa.
Jiang Danni from East China's Zhejiang Province recalled her experience of volunteering in an education project in schools in Lebanon and countries in Africa with the Global Times, noting that she is willing to return and spend time with her students as the job offers happiness and help to local children.
Argentine Ambassador to China Sabino Vaca Narvaja told the Global Times that he has attentively, and with great interest, been following the developments from the historic 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) .
The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has concluded at a very important juncture in world history, and China's "win-win" approach in foreign contact has made a big difference to the Caribbean region, Donald Ramotar, former president of Guyana, told the Global Times in a recent interview.
On a sweltering early Tuesday morning, Marshall Strabala walks across the street, and heads straight into the 632-meter-high Shanghai Tower, China's tallest building, of which Strabala is the chief architect.
China's modernization has been an epic journey over the last decade. Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), China has become an attractive destination for many foreigners. Many such expats in the country have fulfilled their career aspirations, while some have found love and started families in China.
"The Yellow River comes from heaven!" Chinese poem Li Bai proclaimed with the iconic line a millennium ago. A thousand years later, we know that the majority of the Yellow River's water comes from Northwest China's Gansu Province - from its origins in the Bayan Har Mountains and as it enters the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau, the river only contains mere 20 percent of its total volume. But as it flows form Qinghai Province through the Gannan prefecture, Gansu, the Yellow River amasses 65 percent of its total volume.
In the past thousands of years, Chinese were always looking for a gentle Yellow River, and protecting the ecology and environment along the Yellow River has been a significant process. In the past years, the ecological conservation and high-quality development of the Yellow River Basin has seen significant development, the ecological condition of the basin improved greatly.
Young people are the barometer of any era. Nowadays in China, there are many young people from all over the world studying or working here, and with their sharp insights and fresh perspectives, they serve as witnesses to what is happening in China and are a bridge through which the world can understand China.
The Global Times reporters (GT) Shan Jie, Xie Wenting and Zhao Juecheng recently spoke with Ambassador of Qatar to China Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Dehaimi (Al Dehaimi) in an exclusive interview in which the ambassador reiterated the rising mutual trust and exchanges between the two countries, elaborated on the preparation of the World Cup, and gave insights into the arrival of Qatar's first pandas, which arrived in Doha earlier this month. The development of China-Qatar relations and strategic mutual trust has attracted domestic, regional, and international attention, the ambassador noted.
Serbian Ambassador to China Maja Stefanovic congratulated the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chinese leaders on the great achievements that have been made in all fields as the 20th National Congress of the CPC has concluded. She said Serbia is confident that the CPC Congress will bring new guideline for the further development of China, with a great positive impact on the world.
This installment tells the story of a grassroots delegate to the 20th CPC National Congress from a village in Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region, who has devoted her life to defending the border for decades, and has witnessed the tremendous development in border regions thanks to favorable policies and great support from the country under the leadership of the CPC.
The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) endorses philosophies and policies that maintain the unity, trust and advancement of the CPC, and is expected to further guard and advance socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, Kiribati Ambassador to China David Teaabo told the Global Times in a recent interview.
ditor's Note: In the current world increasingly perplexed by uncertainty, division and confrontation, the great striving of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is of significance not only for China, but also for the entire world more than ever. China, under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core, has realized numerous historic achievements including eradication of absolute poverty and completion of building China into a moderately prosperous society in all respects in the past decade. In contrast, the US and many parts of the Western world are stuck in a plight of governance, to the extent that they have become source of instability for the world. How should we view China's development in the past decade? How will the CPC's governance present inspiration to other countries? The following is an abstract of views of seven foreign dignitaries, based on the interviews the Global Times has conducted with them.
"President Xi's letter of reply was a big surprise and we all thanked him so much for honoring international friends' contributions to China's prosperity," Eric Foster, nephew of the well-known Western journalists Helen Foster Snow (1907-97) and Edgar Snow (1905-72), said after receiving a letter of reply from Xi.
"If I hadn't received a letter from President Xi, or if I hadn't become attached to China, my life might not have been so wonderful," Daichi Nakashima, a Japanese youth who studied Chinese language and literature in college, told the Global Times.
Born in 1990, Yu Ruofei, leader of the Gansu Blue Sky Rescue team, has devoted himself to rescue work for ten years, during which he has risked his life saving people in the devastating earthquake in Sichuan's Ya'an in 2013, an 8.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015 and floods in Myanmar in 2015.
Chinese people believe that letters are as valuable as gold. For thousands of years, letters, across mountains and oceans, have been delivering the writers' sentiments, friendship, and expectations.
A letter received back from Xi addressed to Geoffrey Loi, a young Papua New Guinea (PNG) table tennis player, has given him a new goal in life beyond the pursuit of his career in professional sports - to contribute more to the friendship between China and PNG.
Ahead of the 20th National Congress of the CPC and over the last few months, the Global Times reporters traced and contacted some of the recipients of Xi's letters, to hear their inspiring stories.
As a foreigner who has lived in China for over 30 years, William N. Brown, a 66-year-old US professor at Xiamen University in East China's Fujian Province, feels happy to witness China's development and subsequent changes. He was even more pleasantly surprised that his efforts to tell the world about the real China had gained recognition from Xi.
Through his letters, Xi has also corresponded with international friends from all walks of life on numerous occasions, part of a series of excellent stories of China's international exchanges in the new era. The letters have also added vivid color to the diplomacy between China and other countries in the last decade.
The milestone 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will produce outcomes that further propel China toward its second centenary goal, Kiribati President and Foreign Minister Taneti Maamau told the Global Times in a recent interview.
The New York Times (NYT) recently published a pair of articles, claiming that China's growing fish consumption and fishing activities are posing a threat to world maritime resources. This, one article claims, is "a good example" of China being "willing to flout international law" and "[harming] other countries for the sake of helping itself," even when it follows the law.
In an exclusive interview with Global Times reporter Xie Wenting and Shan Jie (GT), UAE Ambassador to China Ali Obaid AI Dhaheri (AI Dhaheri) shared his expectations for the upcoming 20th CPC National Congress, the cooperation between the two countries under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), as well as the development of bilateral ties.
In exclusive interviews with Global Times reporters Lin Xiaoyi and Xie Wenting (GT), Saidmukhtar Saidkasimov (Saidkasimov), former Uzbek deputy prime minister and former minister of foreign affairs shared his expectations for the upcoming event, and his observations on China's successful course of development under the leadership of the CPC.
Editor's Note: As the world grapples with unilateralism-induced crises that have threatened global peace, China continues to be a shining example on the international stage, injecting a stable, developmental, and cooperative momentum. Over the last decade, China, under the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), has achieved great success. This month, CPC will hold its 20th National Congress, an important political event that draws worldwide attention. In this series, the Global Times will interview diplomats from various countries, who will share their views on China's development and what it means for the world, as well as their expectations for the upcoming 20th CPC National Congress. In exclusive interviews with Global Times reporter Hu Yuwei (GT), Guyana's Ambassador to China Anyin Choo shared her expectations for the future of ties with China, and her understanding of the CPC's endeavors in leading the Chinese people to prosperity.
Editor's Note: As the world grapples with unilateralism-induced crises that have threatened global peace, China continues to be a shining example on the international stage, injecting a stable, developmental, and cooperative momentum. Over the last decade, China, under the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), has achieved great success. This month, CPC will hold its 20th National Congress, an important political event that draws worldwide attention. In this series, the Global Times will interview diplomats from various countries, who will share their views on China's development and what it means for the world, as well as their expectations for the upcoming 20th CPC National Congress.
With less than a week before the national congress, Jiang Erxiong, a Party delegate who is affiliated with the island of Taiwan, and president of the Fujian Provincial Federation of Taiwan Compatriots, is already fully prepared to attend the meeting.
'It was like a man standing upright when he was suddenly pushed to the left by an external force, and then to the right,' Wang Xin, a senior engineer with the Xi'an Satellite Control Center described, as he recalled the satellite emergency in March 2020 where the second last satellite of the third generation of BeiDou Navigation Satellite System or the BDS-3 encountered an abnormal change of attitude and faced the real possibility of veering out of control.
In an exclusive interview with Global Times reporter Zhang Weilan (GT), Lao Ambassador to China Khamphao Ernthavanh (Ernthavanh) shared her expectations of the 20th CPC National Congress, her insights on the 61-year-long ties between China and Laos, as well as her expectations for the future of bilateral ties, and she also refuted Western media hype over the so-called China debt trap.
On September 27, a joint emergency exercise aimed at responding to security incidents on China-Laos Railway was held in the Lao capital of Vientiane. According to the Chinese Embassy in Laos, the emergency drill, testing emergency responses to security incidents, emergency coordination, information transmission, and emergency handling capabilities, achieved the expected results, the Xinhua News Agency reported.
The repeated unscrupulous visits by US politicians and lawmakers to the island of Taiwan have increased vigilance among many people on the island who have taken note of the separatist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)'s "dollar diplomacy" and its destructive impacts.
Su Yige buried her broken phone case into the earth to observe if it could really be organically decomposed as advertised. The phone case, like many others things she owns and uses in her life, is what she hopes to leave little trace on the Earth, such as her bamboo toothbrush, clothing bag, or homemade washing powder.
Yooupi opens a dumpster, not knowing what to expect. She lets out a jubilant cry as she finds her "treasure of the day." In a big trash bag, she finds packs of bread that one might argue aren't in the best shape. "They look very good, but all wasted," she says into the camera, "you can see the beef inside is still red-colored, the vegetables are fresh, and these is some fine cheese."
As September 29 marks the 50th anniversary of the normalization of China-Japan diplomatic relations, people from various walks of life in China have held commemorative activities to review the progress and achievements of China-Japan exchanges over the last decades and look forward to constructive and stable bilateral relations.
Editor's Note: Upon the 50th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic ties between China and Japan, Chinese Ambassador to Japan Kong Xuanyou (Kong) said that the last 50 years, although only a short fragment of the 2,000-year-long history of the two countries' interaction, is undoubtedly a period when bilateral relations developed most rapidly, bringing the most benefits to both peoples and the greatest impact on the world. Before assuming his post as the ambassador in May 2019, Kong had worked in Chinese embassy and consulates in Japan three times, the earliest one in the 1980s. Talking about the friendship and cooperation between the two countries, the ups and downs that he personally witnessed, he stressed, during an exclusive interview with the Global Times (GT), that the connotation of China-Japan relations has never been limited to bilateralism, but also been closely influenced by regional and international situation. “Along with the rapid development of bilateral ties, many problems and challenges have occurred, which are normal for neighbors. The key lies in how we can properly manage risks and handle differences, to prevent them from affecting the overall bilateral relations.”
Since the convening of the 18th National Congress of the CPC a decade ago, China, under the leadership of the CPC, has promoted the concept of equality as a principle of its diplomatic approach.
The just concluded 22nd meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Samarkand, Uzbekistan attracted a great deal of attention with top leaders weighing in on important international agendas. How can China and Uzbekistan become an active force in actively developing bilateral cooperation and jointly exploring the implementation of regional development initiatives? What's the most important outcome from the summit? What important role does China play in the SCO and in the region? What development momentum has China brought to the region and the world?
On the sidelines of the recently concluded summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, China, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan signed a long-anticipated agreement on the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan (CKU) railway construction project on September 14, according to media reports, marking a new groundbreaking moment in the development of the historical railway line after nearly 20 years of negotiations.
In this installment, a renowned professor of Chinese literature at Peking University shares his observation and experience on the changes witnessed in university education in China over the last decade, and how the sense of Chinese culture and identity have affected both young people in China and overseas over the years.
The role of China as a founding member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is enormous in its formation and further development and it continues to be the leading factor in facilitating economic and trade cooperation within the SCO, former Uzbek deputy prime minister and former minister of foreign affairs of Uzbekistan Saidmukhtara Saidkasimova told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.
China and Pakistan have witnessed strengthened bilateral relations and more extensive cooperation in a range of fields, especially in the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which analysts pointed out helped lay the foundation for Pakistan's sustained economic modernization.
As the world grapples with unilateralism-induced crises that have threatened global peace, China continues to be a shining example on the international stage, injecting stable, developmental and cooperative momentum. Over the last decade, China, under the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), has achieved great success in record time, hitherto unseen in world history, including lifting nearly 100 million people out of absolute poverty, the unreserved promotion of multilateralism, and the adoption of a win-win development strategy among countries. In this series, the Global Times will interview diplomats from various countries to get their views on China's development and what it means for the world as a whole.
The nuclear-powered submarine deal under AUKUS is a blatant, irresponsible act of nuclear proliferation, and once again proves that AUKUS countries are practicing a "double standard" on nuclear non-proliferation and using the deal as a tool for geopolitical gamesmanship, Ambassador Wang Qun, China's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview on Monday.
In the last decade, since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), China's archaeological research undertaking has developed by leaps and bounds. The country attaches great importance to archaeological research work and the tracing the origins of the Chinese civilization.
This installment tells the story of an archaeologist who works on the frontline of the Gobi Desert to study and protect the Mogao Grottoes, a world cultural heritage site, in Dunhuang, Northwest China's Gansu Province, which was not only once an outpost on the ancient Silk Road, but also a rich treasure trove of art and history.
Using human rights topics to attack developing countries, drawing small circles to smear countries with different systems, spreading groundless rumors or even starting wars under the disguise of anti-terrorism efforts … such moves have often been used by the US and some other Western counties.
In this installment, a man who has been working on the anti-corruption frontline shares the changes and achievements he has witnessed in the last 10 years of China's anti-corruption work.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the normalization of China-Japan relations. Analysts and observers pointed out that this important point in time provides an important opportunity for the two sides to review history and shape the future together.
The 22nd Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will take place in the historical city of Samarkand, Uzbekistan on September 15-16. How the SCO member states will work together to address the most pressing global and regional challenges is receiving worldwide attention. In the countdown to the SCO Samarkand Summit, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev contributed a signed article to the Global Times on his expectations that the SCO, as one of the youngest international organizations that has realized a model for successful regional cooperation, will make a new contribution to solving the acute political and economic problems facing the contemporary international community.
India has made headlines recently as the country has overtaken the UK, its former colonial master, to become the fifth-largest economy in the world. As part of the constant tricks orchestrated by Western countries led by the US to contain China's development and guide foreign investment to other markets, Western media sources have been boasting that India could become the “next China,” which makes India believe that it can surpass Germany in five years and Japan in another two years.
"During the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, I was there as one of the representatives from the HKPF to bear witness, and at the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland, I was there too," said Lau Chak-kei, a Hong Kong police sergeant who is remembered by many netizens for the heroic moment when he and other police officers were surrounded by a gang of black-clad rioters in July 2019.
Russia's affinity for the Chinese partly stems from the two countries' mutual support for each other's core interests, such as national sovereignty and territorial integrity, observers say.
Russia's latest surveys show that China is considered to be Russia's closest friend by more than half of the Russian population, and Russian enthusiasm for the Chinese language has also hit a new peak.
This past summer, a pea-colored, BoJack-look museum-produced horse plushie went viral on the Chinese internet.
Public health facilities are the most basic guarantee for the human rights of life and health, and the Communist Party of China (CPC) has continually given top priority to health care at the grassroots level, which is reflected in the achievements of a series of medical reforms over the last decade and China's determination to protect the safety of its people in the fight against COVID-19, Su Wei, a professor at the Party School of the CPC Chongqing Municipal Committee, told the Global Times.
In this installment, we see an illustration of the CPC's protection of most basic human rights and people's well-being through learning about the medical services and the meticulous care of the elderly and women in China's most famous areas full of longevity.
Following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's provocative visit to Taiwan, tension across the Straits continues to escalate. Amid a series of countermeasures and comprehensive efforts in response to US provocations and collusion between secessionist DPP authority on the island and the US, Chinese central authorities released a white paper "The Taiwan Question and China's Reunification in the New Era," reinforcing the country's firm stance on the Taiwan question. Can the US be relied upon for the interests of the Taiwan island? As US politicians continued with provocative trips to the Taiwan island that further heightened cross-Straits tensions, Hung Hsiu-chu, former chairperson of the Kuomintang (KMT), the major opposition party within the island, said in a recent exclusive interview with the Global Times that Taiwan could become an abandoned chess piece by the US at any time and "Taiwan independence" secessionist forces could never succeed.
As a veteran diplomat, Chinese Ambassador to Russia, Zhang Hanhui, previously served in the Department of European-Central Asian Affairs at the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Chinese embassies to the Kyrgyz Republic and Ukraine and as Chinese ambassador to Kazakhstan. In an exclusive interview with Global Times (GT) reporters Fan Anqi, Zhang Hui and Xing Xiaojing, Zhang Hanhui (Zhang) elaborated on how he felt about the change in China's national strength through his diplomatic work, and about which aspects of China other countries are most interested in.
The China-initiated Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) is one of the most effective avenues of cooperation between China and Myanmar, the secretary-general of the Democratic Party of Myanmar, Than Than Nu, told the Global Times recently in an interview. As a diplomat and daughter of Myanmar's first prime minister U Nu, she has made at least five visits to China, and was impressed by China's great achievements, and the Communist Party of China (CPC)'s unremitting efforts toward safeguarding people's wellbeing.
"In the last decade, China has developed rapidly and has become the biggest source of foreign direct investment and the second biggest economy in the world, during which time, Sri Lanka's bilateral relations with China have expanded substantially and have prospered. Today, we hope that we can use these bonds to advance Sri Lanka's development," Sri Lanka's Ambassador to China, Palitha Kohona, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.
The envoys and representatives of the Mekong countries have called for enhanced cooperation and information sharing to bring the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) mechanism to an elevated level despite Western provocation of ties.
Ever since the plastic film was introduced in China and became widely used in the agricultural industry, it has not only boosted agricultural production, but also caused large-scale pollution. This is a type of serious white pollution as the used bits of film would just be ignored by farmers, with most of it being allowed to rot in the farmland or thrown into rivers, harming the environment and posing potential risks to human health. To address the issue and build a clean and safe agricultural environment, Qujing municipal government in 2014 launched a program featuring recycling and reuse of plastic film.
In this installment, a CPC member who promoted the "toilet revolution" in a rural county shares how he witnessed how a modern toilet facility has the potential to boost tourism, curb the spread of infectious diseases, and give dignity to members of a society.
In recent years, the "toilet revolution" has continued to advance in China, greatly improving the quality of people's life and contributing to the country's development of ecological civilization and rural revitalization.
Virtual avatars creators, pet-food chefs, cat morticians, and drone pilots, wardrobe organizers… All these unfamiliar but appealing-sounding and innovative jobs?spawned by new market demand are now increasingly becoming dream jobs for China's youngest adults.
In this installment, a stand-up comedian based in Beijing talks about how his talk show has enjoyed remarkable success in the last decade across China, reflecting the growing prosperity of China's cultural industries in the same period.
China has a robust system of power generation, transmission, and storage, as well as well-developed water irrigation infrastructures through constructing different water conservancy projects according to the resources and geographical conditions of diverse regions. It is also leading the world in developing new energies. But shortcomings also exposed in what is happening under such rare and extreme conditions have alarmed people who are used to modern life powered by large volumes of electricity and water.
China is not a destabilizer to the South Pacific region, but rather a stabilizer with friendship, Mildred Sope, president of the Vanuatu-China Friendship Association and wife of Barak Sope, former prime minister of Vanuatu, told the Global Times in a recent exclusive interview.
Fiji and other Pacific island countries (PIC) have been enjoying the benefits from overall cooperation with China, such as joining the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Dr. Yok Yee Chan, Fiji's consul general in Shanghai and trade commissioner, elaborated in an exclusive interview with the Global Times. Chan also shared her observations and experiences in China's progress in different aspects over the last decade under the leadership of President Xi Jinping.
In the last couple of years, welfares and the care of children has seen progress around China, which not only promotes the social justice and fairness, but also shows the the people-centered philosophy of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
This installment tells the story of a special education teacher from the Northern part of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region who devotes herself to the care system for children with disabilities in China's child welfare system, and a kindergarten principal from coastal Shanghai shares her observations on the development of nurturing services in pre-primary education in China.
A year has passed since the Taliban entered Kabul and took power in Afghanistan, drawing global attention to its governing style. What has happened to the Afghan people under Taliban rule? What has changed and not changed about the Taliban government compared with 20 years ago? What's the biggest humanitarian crisis the country faces? Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi (GT) discussed these topics with Reto Stocker (Stocker), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) special adviser in Kabul.
Whether it be Hong Kong films that have influenced a generation of people in South Korea, or Korean dramas and K-pop culture that have become part of many Chinese young people's lives, since the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and South Korea in August 1992, the advancements made in cultural exchanges have become a linchpin in sustaining mutual ties.
In an exclusive interview with Global Times (GT) reporters Shan Jie, Xing Xiaojing and Liu Xin, Kim Jin-gon (Kim), minister-counselor from the embassy of the Republic of Korea in China and director of the Korean Cultural Center in China, shared his experiences of living in China in the last decade, his observations on the 30-year ties between China and South Korea, as well as his expectations for the future of bilateral ties.
In this installment, a deliveryman who works in a Beijing hutong shares his experience of serving elderly residents in the neighborhood, offering a "down-to-earth" perspective to understanding how the logistics industry prospered and brought convenience to the public.
"'Without the Communist Party, there would be no new China.' These lyrics succinctly capture the fundamental reason why China has achieved unprecedented progress in human history," Argentine Ambassador to China, Sabino Vaca Narvaja told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.
One year has passed since the Taliban entered Kabul and took power in the country amid chaos caused by US troops' withdrawal. Life has fundamentally changed since then for most Afghans.
At present, democracy, freedom, and human rights have become the focus of international ideological confrontation. The discourse and political narratives around democracy are not mere conceptual and academic discussions anymore, but have become political disputes deliberately provoked by US-led Western countries.
In this story, two CPC members from downtown Shanghai and a village in East China's Zhejiang Province, respectively, share their experiences of participating in the practices of whole-process people's democracy, and their observations on how it is benefiting people under the Party's leadership.
Deep ties between Japanese politicians and religious groups have come under the spotlight once again after at least five members of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's new cabinet were found on Wednesday to have had ties with the Unification Church.
In this installment, a river chief - hezhang in Chinese - on the Yangtze River's longest branch shares her impressions of the improvement in governmental policy support and people's awareness in water environmental protection.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's provocative visit to the island of Taiwan has left a political mess, an economic setback for people in Taiwan, and escalated tensions across the Taiwan Straits amid countermeasures initiated by the Chinese mainland. It is important to consider that the mainland possesses an ever growing ability to blockade and control the island of Taiwan, which can be seen in the speed and scale of the recent military exercises, Taiwan's patriotic residents and pro-reunification observers warned.
Upon ending her Asia trip on August 5, 2022, including China's Taiwan, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she returns to the US "inspired," however, her ill-conceived visit has left a trail of anger and frustration in the Asian-Pacific region, with such negative emotions also sweeping across the US thanks to the series of upheavals and disputes she stirred up.
China has achieved great success and the Chinese government's governance capability is just what China needs, Patty Chen, Suriname Ambassador to China, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.
Editor's Note: As the world grapples with unilateralism-induced crises that have threatened global peace, China continues to be a shining example on the international stage, injecting a stable, developmental and cooperative momentum. Over the last decade, China, under the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), has achieved great success in record time, hitherto unseen in world history, including lifting nearly 100 million people out of absolute poverty, the unreserved promotion of multilateralism, and the adoption of a win-win development strategy among countries. In this series, the Global Times will interview diplomats from various countries to get their views on China's development and what it means for the world as a whole. In this installment, Global Times reporters interviewed Manolo Pichardo, secretary of international relations of Fuerza del Pueblo (People's Force Party) of Dominican Republic, and Suriname Ambassador to China Patty Chen.
Kurban Niyaz is the principal of a primary school in Wushi county, Aksu prefecture of Northwest China's Xinjiang. For almost 20 years, he has taught students putonghua and promoted traditional Chinese culture in this remote border region, changing the lives of many children.
This installment tells the story of a grassroot primary school headmaster from the southern part of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region who devotes himself to providing better education and promoting a sense of community for the Chinese nation.
In the past decade or so, short videos on rural life have recorded the big leap and governmental efforts in the development of China's countryside.
At the beginning of the scrolls, which shows Beijing's skies in the year 2013, the photos were generally gray, gloomy, and foggy, but gradually, they transitioned to a clearer blue, sometimes crystal clear, showing the steady air quality improvement in northern China.
As the Communist Party of China (CPC) ushers China into a new era of development, the past decade has witnessed great achievements in national strength and prosperity, with the people's confidence and recognition of this path rising to unprecedentedly high levels.
The Global Times recently interviewed sailors who took part in the escort missions and had them elaborate how the PLA Navy proves with its actions that the Chinese armed forces are creators, defenders, and contributors to a community with a shared future for mankind and a maritime community with a shared future.
In the most remoted regions of China, in mountains and snow-capped peaks, from generation to generation, border defense soldiers have been guarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity with firm faith and spirit. Among them are CPC members who perform as the pioneers, role models, and the leaders in the harshest of living and working conditions.
The abrupt, two-day visit of US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu to Nepal starting Thursday largely aims to push for the controversial US-sponsored State Partnership Program (SPP) military pact, a recent political hot potato in Kathmandu, said Nepalese sources and observers.
A public demonstration performance consisting the feature of Chinese police tactics and techniques was held earlier this month in the Solomon Islands, which showcased the achievements of China-Solomon Islands cooperation on policing and security.
As a military arm with international characteristics, the PLA Navy's trail covers six continents and four oceans, representing the image of China and attracting attention from the international community, particularly the aircraft carriers Liaoning and Shandong, and the 10,000 ton-class large destroyer Nanchang. In the past 10 years, new types of vessels entered service and enhanced combat capabilities, becoming the most direct witnesses of the PLA Navy's rapid development over the past decade. Shortly prior to April 23, the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the PLA Navy, commanding officers, a sailor, and a marine who sail together aboard warships shared their experiences over the past 10 years with the Global Times, depicting close-up portraits of the might of the PLA Navy in safeguarding China's sovereignty, territorial integrity, and national dignity, as well as world peace.
In recent years, China has stepped up efforts to protect aquatic animals in the Yangtze River basin, and the ecosystem is expected to gradually recover. Lessons learned from losing the Chinese paddlefish are a rallying cry in motivating people to protect the river.
A recent report by US magazine The National Interest demonized China's achievements in space by interpreting China's space exploration missions, including the lunar program and manned spaceflight, as "threats to US leadership in space" and a "detriment to US national security." This report is just the tip of iceberg in the US' sustained attempts to suppress and discredit China's space program. The US has also published military reports that incorrectly describe China's military capabilities in space, with the new NASA chief personally slandering China's space achievements, to promote the mindset of a new Cold War in space and the "China threat" theory. But facts show that the US is the biggest threat in space with its space hegemony based on its technological advantages. Meanwhile, China sees space as a new field to expand international cooperation while sharing its achievements with other countries by providing them with opportunities to make use of space resources.
In this story, a grass-roots official from the remote mountains in southwestern China shares his story of how the Dulong people were able to shake off poverty and live a modern, good life under the leadership of the CPC.
A Nepali civic group's recent claim of "China's encroachment" of land is a baseless allegation and part of a smear campaign which pro-Western or pro-Indian political forces are believed to have been staging. The civic group has been employing sustained, radical strategies in its repeated attacks against China, while turning a blind eye to India's encroachment on the group's base hub located in the Nepal-India border area, according to a source familiar with the matter.
In the honor room of a regiment attached to the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Central Theater Command Air Force, a trail map marked with red flags is particularly eye-catching: Tonga, Russia, South Korea... Those are cross-border air routes showing that the airmen of the regiment have piloted the large Y-20 transport aircraft throughout the world. These trails are a sign of the Air Force's hard work, and they also demonstrate China's active contribution to building a community with a shared future for mankind with practical actions. Pilots with the regiment told the Global Times in a recent interview that China's development means the growth of a force for world peace. For Y-20 pilots, the most exciting moment is the next flight mission, especially those to unfamiliar territories. When the task is completed, there is not only a sense of honor, but also the pride of having the support of a strong motherland.
Since it declared independence on July 9, 2011, the northeastern African country of South Sudan has been engulfed in civil war, with locals unable to combat hunger and poverty. To promote peace and at the invitation by the UN, China sent several batches of peacekeeping troops to South Sudan. In January 2015, the Chinese armed forces dispatched an infantry battalion of 700 troops to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
The sun provides light and heat for the growth of all things on earth through nuclear fusion reactions. This principle of energy generation gives human inspiration - controlled nuclear fusion could be used to form an "artificial sun" so that humans could develop a steady stream of new clean energy. The technology has become a focus on the global technology powerhouse and China's scientific research and innovation in this field ranks top in the world.
The steady emergence of scientific and technological innovation achievements and the acceleration of innovation in China over the past decade owe a great deal to the strong determination and deep understanding of the innovation-driven development strategy by the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese government - scientific and technological innovation has been placed in an unprecedented position of importance: The core of China's overall development.
The intertwined resonance of economic hardship, political turmoil and social crisis has brought Sri Lanka's national governance to the brink of paralysis, with an uncertain start for the new government. However, the international community's concerns about the knock-on effects of the collapse of the country is accompanied by some countries' distorted incitements of ill-timed attempts at geopolitical game playing and the unfounded questioning by some media outlets of China's role.
Known as the “Western Regions” in ancient times, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is located on the famous “Silk Road” which connected ancient China with the rest of the world, making it a gathering point for different civilizations.
Any assumption that Kiribati's decision to quit the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) is influenced by China is absolutely untrue, Kiribati's Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Michael Foon, told the Global Times on Thursday, brushing off such geopolitical speculations, after certain Western media outlets connected Kiribati's withdrawal from the PIF to China to paint the latter as a disrupter to regional solidarity.
China and Latin American and Caribbean countries have agreed on deeper cooperation in poverty reduction, with joint efforts in areas such as post-pandemic economic recovery, infrastructure construction and digital technology, officials and experts said at the second Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)-China Forum on Poverty Reduction and Development, held virtually on Wednesday.
This year, Greece, which hosted the first modern Olympics in 1896, also showed support and appreciation for China's hosting of the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games. Global Times reporter Xie Wenting (GT) interviewed John Chrysoulakis, Secretary General for Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy of Greece's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on bilateral ties and future cooperation.
Exploiting natural resources of developing countries, seeking cheap labor globally, turning countries as markets to dump its products, setting dollar supremacy to hijack other countries, and starting coups, wars or color revolutions or imposing sanctions on countries that do not cooperate … using the US dollar, weapons and alliances, the US is building a modern empire globally by enslaving more countries to serve its own interests. This greedy face of the US has been exposed by analysts globally.
The assassination of the former Japanese Prime Minister has seemingly caused a “copy cat” effect in surrounding countries and regions including South Korea and the island of Taiwan on the potential threat of the assassination of senior politicians.
The curtains have come down on former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after the sobering end of his funeral. But the cloud of suspicion surrounding his assassination still looms large in the minds of many around the world. Sentiments of shock continue to be expressed at the fact that Japan's worst political assassination since World War II is related to a cult.
Editor's Note: Inmates in prisons are subject to labor exploitation, minors working as child laborers are abused, and human trafficking remains rampant: Today, more than 150 years after the abolition of slavery in the US, the above-mentioned problems still exist in the country. Some American politicians have racked their brains to fabricate the "sad narrative" of "forced labor" in China's Xinjiang region, but a lie repeated a thousand times is still a lie. It is the US, a self-proclaimed "human rights defender" or a "beacon of freedom," that stands accused of using forced labor, which plainly demonstrates the US' real disregard for basic human rights and its brutal exploitation of the country's workforce.
Can you imagine developing new materials and devices for use in a spacecraft with a liquid 100,000 times smaller than a drop of water? This was the research focus of Chinese post-1980 female scientist Xu Nuo in the aerospace sector. Such a tiny, microscopic material that is hard to capture with naked eyes records how this young member of the Communist Party of China (CPC) integrated her scientific pursuits into the great cause of building a modern socialist China.
Sustainability is the backbone of business, which has been proven to be more than accurate in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) that is expected to be built into a world-class city cluster with enhanced connectivity and improved ecodevelopment.
Editor's Note: Amid the still ongoing Russia-Ukraine military conflict, NATO, which has been adding fuel to the conflict, held a three-day summit in Madrid, Spain, from June 28 to 30. The NATO alliance has been working to increase pressure on Russia over its conflict with Ukraine while underscoring their continued concerns about China. For the first time in history, Japanese and South Korean leaders were invited to attend the NATO Summit. The militant group which has already been a source of trouble for Europe is now trying to create its own Asia-Pacific chapter to interfere in Asia. How did the organization come about? How was it born from the Cold War mentality and gradually became an obstructor of world peace? Why is this military alliance extending its "black hand" to Asia? The Global Times will publish a series of four articles on how NATO is expanding. This is the last installment.
The US has not given up efforts to push its military pack, the State Partnership Program (SPP), with Nepal. The process has not completely ended even two weeks after the Nepalese government announced its decision not to move ahead, a local source close to the matter told the Global Times. Meanwhile, the US has prepared another military cooperation scheme as an alternative of the SPP in an attempt to encourage the Nepalese Prime Minister, Sher Bahadur Deuba, to sign it during his upcoming official visit to Washington in mid-July, the source said.
A story by Washington Post on July 3 fervently focused on "Taiwan volunteer soldiers" entering Ukraine to fight in the current Russia-Ukraine conflict, has caused uproar in the anti-China media outlets on the island of Taiwan. Experts and observers from both sides of the Taiwan Straits told the Global Times that the report presents an unrealistic view. On the one hand, real soldiers from the island of Taiwan are afraid to fight on the battlefield. On the other hand, these volunteers are naive to think that western military organizations will be grateful to them.
Today, NATO has assumed a posture of "going wherever I need to go" and "going wherever I want to go," and has increasingly become a "systemic challenge" that threatens world security and stability.
Prisons in the US are not just facilities to detain criminals, but also segments of the capitalist chain dedicated to making profits. In these veritable camps prisoners are squeezed to their limit to provide near-to-free labor, while the US has been groundlessly accusing other countries around the world of imposing "forced labor."