Taste of Homeland: 'Agricultural census' campaign uncovers hidden local specialties across China, secret to rural revitalization

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GT investigates: US, Australia make use of political pressure, false propaganda to undermine China-South Pacific Islands cooperation

Shortly after the government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) announced that it was considering a potential security agreement with China, the US and Australia initiated a campaign to undermine this cooperation – the latest move in a series of ongoing efforts by the US and Australia to disrupt the partnership ...

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  • Xi's Footsteps: Xi's 12 years of greetings and visits before Spring Festival touch hearts, demonstrate Party's emphasis on people's livelihoods

    While China prepares for the Spring Festival, also known as the Chinese Lunar New Year, President Xi Jinping extended messages of good wishes, support, and confidence for 2024 to all Chinese people during his inspection tour in North China's Tianjin Municipality on January 1 and 2.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/2/6 19:18:37
  • Chinese and foreign practitioners meet halfway in overcoming barriers, connect ancient wisdom to world

    Diarra Boubacar, a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioner from Mali, Africa, and the first foreign doctor in China to obtain a doctoral degree in TCM, had a curious experience on his first day of official practice.

    By Leng Shumei and Huang Lanlan | 2024/2/5 20:45:59
  • Festive joy of Chinese Year of the Dragon resonates across the ocean

    From January 31 to February 1, 2024, the "Joyful Dragon for a Happy Chinese New Year" events, as part of the "Happy Chinese New Year" cultural program, took place successfully in San Francisco.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/5 19:19:22
  • Chinese NGOs carry out exchange activities, dispel misunderstandings on human rights at UN meeting

    The United Nations Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group conducted a fourth review of China's human rights situation in Geneva on January 23. During the review, representatives from 161 countries requested to speak - the highest number in history. Among them, more than 120 countries positively evaluated the progress of China's human rights developments.

    By Fan Lingzhi in Geneva and Liu Xin in Beijing | 2024/2/4 21:31:44
  • Feeling Beijing's science and technology innovation upsurge in Zhongguancun

    While the atmosphere to welcome the 2024 Spring Festival is rising, so is the atmosphere of scientific and technological innovation in Beijing.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/4 14:02:03
  • Experts are working on the drafts of SCO development bank: Pakistani official

    The upcoming elections in Pakistan do not affect its interaction with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) or other international organizations. The SCO works with states, regardless of the government in power, said Pakistan's Director General SCO at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Altamash Wazir Khan.

    By Xie Wenting | 2024/2/2 0:31:48
  • Iran willing to strengthen cooperation and relation with Pakistan: official

    Iran's position and policy align in always strengthening cooperation and relations with neighboring countries, including Pakistan, Mehrdad Kiaei, the National Coordinator of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the SCO Secretariat, told the Global Times in a recent interview.

    By Xie Wenting | 2024/2/1 23:05:47
  • Xiconomics in Practice: Under Xi's leadership, China strives to build a world-class financial sector

    At the start of 2024, China's opening-up push made a distinctive stride in the financial sector. On January 25, UK-based multinational bank Standard Chartered was approved to set up business in Hefei, East China's Anhui Province. Days before, Chinese authorities said that 10 more foreign-funded institutions had been approved as lead underwriters or underwriters of debt financing instruments for non-financial enterprises.

    By Ma Jingjing | 2024/2/1 19:45:23
  • Chinese scientists make breakthrough in BCI-assisted rehabilitation trial, 'showing higher safety than Musk's Telepathy'

    Tsinghua University announced on Wednesday that scientists at the institution had made a breakthrough with the world's first patient brain-computer interfaces (BCI) rehabilitation trial on Monday, the same day Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the success of a procedure to implant Neuralink's brain chip into the first human patient.

    By Fan Wei and Leng Shumei | 2024/2/1 17:26:06
  • Buying couplets, making delicious food, holding cultural celebrations … Chinese people welcome new year with new look

    It is only about one week before the arrival of the 2024 Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, which falls on February 10. Chinese people are busy preparing for this important traditional festival as a festive atmosphere has already spread everywhere, from bustling markets, elegantly decorated streets to crowded lantern shows.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/1 15:10:32
  • China takes firm action against 'invisible overtime' and wage arrears, advancing the rule of law

    If an employee continues to reply to job-related messages in off-duty hours, can this be counted as overtime? should the employers offer extra payment to their staff for working during this period of time? It is not easy to answer this question given the fiercely competitive environment in the Chinese job market, not to mention the context of the 9-9-6 work culture, to which many employees at internet giants are accustomed.

    By Leng Shumei and Huang Lanlan | 2024/1/31 22:14:30
  • Construction of China's first domestic medical isotope test reactor starts

    The construction of the world's most powerful solution-type medical isotope test reactor commenced on Tuesday in Southwest China's Sichuan Province, according to information obtained by the Global Times from the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC). This development aims to better address the diagnostic and treatment requirements of tens of millions of people in China.

    By Fan Wei and Hu Yuwei | 2024/1/31 1:38:45
  • GT investigates: Philippine military vessel 'grounded' at Ren'ai Jiao pollutes environment, damages biodiversity in South China Sea: experts

    Editor's Note: “Cognitive Warfare” has become a new form of confrontation between states, and a new security threat. With new technological means, it sets agendas and spreads disinformation, to change people's perceptions and thus alter their self-identity. Launching cognitive warfare against China is an important means for Western anti-China forces to attack and discredit the country.

    By Hu Yuwei | 2024/1/30 23:27:42
  • China-Africa Rhapsody: China's space endeavors ignite aerospace dreams among African youth

    As China strides forward in its aerospace endeavors, it simultaneously extends a collaborative hand to Africa's youth, fostering an environment in which their aspirations in aviation can take flight. This synergy of growth and cooperation highlights a mutual journey toward technological mastery and shared dreams, bridging the gap between continents and cultures through the universal language of sky aspirations.

    By Fan Anqi and Shan Jie | 2024/1/29 20:21:58
  • Insights from anti-graft frontline personnel reveal China's tough battle against 'disguised' corruption

    China is intensifying its efforts to crack down on hidden corruption, as it risks undermining already realized national anti-corruption achievements and creating greater systemic financial risks at a larger scope as experts have warned.

    By Hu Yuwei | 2024/1/28 20:12:18
  • Newly arrived Japanese ambassador to China expresses hope to promote mutual exchanges

    It has been more than one month since Japanese ambassador to China Kenji Kanasugi arrived in December 2023. On January 18, Ambassador Kanasugi gave an exclusive interview to Global Times reporters Xing Xiaojing and Liu Xin (GT), his first interview with Chinese media, during which he described diplomatic work as a "long-distance relay race," and said that whoever holds the baton should run as far as possible. During his tenure as Japanese ambassador to China, he hopes to use his own experiences to promote mutual exchanges between Japan and China, and contribute to the improvement of bilateral relations.

    By Xing Xiaojing and Liu Xin | 2024/1/24 20:38:29
  • Flourishing marine mangrove forest sets a remarkable ecological restoration precedent in Xiamen Bay

    From a high altitude overlooking Tong'an Bay in Xiamen, East China's Fujian Province, patches of greenery are embedded like emeralds in the azure sea on both sides of the bay's top bridge. Walking on the plank road in the Xiatanwei Mangrove Park, the largest artificially reconstructed mangrove-themed ecological park in Fujian, with the tide rising wave after wave, the mangrove forest gently sways, showcasing a successful example of ecological restoration in Xiamen Bay.

    By Lin Xiaoyi in Xiamen | 2024/1/25 22:57:38
  • China reacts quickly, spares no efforts to rescue victims in Yunnan landslide, Xinjiang earthquake

    The recent landslide that occurred on Monday morning in Zhenxiong county, in the city of Zhaotong in Southwest China's Yunnan Province, and the earthquake on Tuesday in Wushi county in Aksu Prefecture, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, has touched everybody's hearts. The country reacted quickly and spared no efforts to rescue victims.

    By Leng Shumei and Shan Jie | 2024/1/25 18:54:21
  • People outside China need to be provided with proper knowledge or expertise in Chinese markets: Cedrus chairman at Davos 2024

    It is crucial to let more people outside China know about the Chinese economy and investments in China, and let them have the proper knowledge or expertise in the Chinese markets, Rani Jarkas, chairman of the Cedrus Group, said after attending the Davos 2024.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/25 18:25:03
  • Luminous China-France relations set tone for EU, exemplify independence and mutually beneficial cooperation: envoy

    Sixty years ago, on January 27, 1964, the Xinhua News Agency and Agence France-Presse simultaneously issued a joint statement, making France the first major Western power to establish diplomatic relations with People's Republic of China. Looking back, what lessons can the development of China-France relations offer to Western countries in their relations with China?

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2024/1/24 19:30:30
  • Witness to history: Stories of rescue and life-saving missions in S.China Sea encapsulate PLA Navy's commitment to humanitarianism and neighborliness

    Although the US and the Philippines have repeatedly provoked China in the South China Sea issue, weaponizing fishermen against China, the story of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy rescuing foreign fishermen in the South China Sea continues to uphold the humanitarian principle of "search and rescue knows no borders."

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/1/23 20:47:54
  • GT investigates: Evidences, sources prove India 'supports terrorism' in Pakistan's Balochistan

    There are "solid bits of evidence" proving that India supports terrorist forces in some Pakistani areas like Balochistan Province, providing them with money, weapons, and training, some sources close to the matter told the Global Times.

    By Huang Lanlan and Cui Fandi | 2024/1/22 19:53:44
  • Witness to history: Victims, survivors disclose untold details of 2012 terror attack in Xinjiang

    Editor's Note: On February 28, 2012, Tursun Talip, a resident in Yecheng county, Kashi Prefecture, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, lost his son Turghunjan, an auxiliary police officer who was hacked to death by nine terrorists, alongside another 12 killed and 16 injured. Tursun rushed to the scene and collapsed on the weeping bitterly in front of his son's pool of blood. “All I had in my mind was my son being hacked to death. I could even hear him crying out for me.”

    By Liu Xin and Zhao Juecheng | 2024/1/21 20:55:30
  • Story of a Chinese deminer in Cambodia shows solidarity, love

    In the heart of Cambodia, a nation scarred by the remnants of war, Liu Wenzhi, a retired military veteran turned demining specialist, has embarked on a dangerous, yet fulfilling mission of landmine elimination.

    By Xie Wenting | 2024/1/20 18:55:07
  • Ex-director of Taipei Palace Museum expects to foster closer bond across Straits through shared heritage

    Recently, Global Times reporters Shan Jie and Lin Xiaoyi (GT) interviewed Fung Ming-chu (Fung), historian and former director of the Taipei Palace Museum from September 2012 to May 2016, to talk about the historical echoes and inspirations of the relocation of Chinese treasures in her eyes today, as well as her hopes for the resumption of cross-Straits cultural exchanges between the Palace Museums in the face of current geopolitical challenges.

    By Shan Jie and Lin Xiaoyi | 2024/1/18 23:07:35
  • Southward evacuation of national treasures leaves valuable experience, spiritual legacy: Beijing Palace Museum expert

    Recently, Global Times reporters Shan Jie and Lin Xiaoyi (GT) interviewed Xu Wanling (Xu), the director of the Institute for Research on the Palace Museum Collection's Evacuation to the South, as she recounted this special history and its echoes and lessons for today.

    By Shan Jie and Lin Xiaoyi | 2024/1/18 22:59:41
  • North&South: Cross-region tourism ignites wave of enthusiasm in China's winter season

    The vast and diverse landscape of China offers unique travel experiences ranging from the snowy landscapes of the north to the sunny beaches of the south. In 2024, the trend of South-North cross travel saw a wave of enthusiasm for winter tourism in China, showcasing the diverse tourism resources across the country.

    By Shan Jie | 2024/1/18 19:46:58
  • US, UK militaries owe $111bln in climate compensation, continue expanding toxic footprint worldwide: study shows

    "It is idiotic to waste our dwindling carbon budget on war," researchers from the US and the UK warned in a recent report revealing that the US and the UK militaries owe huge sums in climate compensation as they continue to involve themselves in wars and conflicts globally. Such conflicts are accompanied by widening carbon footprints and serious environmental destruction.

    By Hu Yuwei and Shan Jie | 2024/1/17 21:46:36
  • Chinese premier's visit to Switzerland sends signal of enhanced high-level exchanges, political trust: ambassador

    Chinese Premier Li Qiang paid an official visit to Switzerland from Sunday to Monday at the invitation of President of the Swiss Confederation Viola Amherd, and Global Times reporter Zhang Changyue (GT) conducted an exclusive interview with Chinese Ambassador to Switzerland Wang Shiting. The ambassador talked about the main highlights and achievements of Li's visit, the visit's impact on China-Switzerland and China-Europe relations, and the future potential areas of cooperation for China and Switzerland.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/17 1:44:33
  • US foreign policy in Middle East will become hostage to American domestic politics: renowned expert

    Houthi rebels in Yemen said, on Monday, that they attacked a US ship in the Gulf of Aden after US launched airstrikes on Houthis. The situation in the Red Sea has grown increasingly tense in recent weeks, showing the spillover effect of the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip. What will possibly happen next? Is it possible for a larger conflict to happen in the Middle East? How will new tensions affect the ongoing Palestine-Israel conflict? Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi (GT) spoke with Yezid Sayigh (Sayigh), a senior fellow at the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, on these and other pertinent issues.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2024/1/16 21:05:28
  • China-donated vocational training center inaugurated in Angola to boost local industrial, tech development

    The China-donated Integrated Center for Technological Training (CINFOTEC) Huambo, a vocational skills training center, was officially inaugurated in Central Angola's Huambo on January 12, and is expected to boost Angola's industrial and high-end technology development, the Global Times learned from the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/16 20:02:16
  • Traditional Chinese medicine becomes health envoy in facilitating people exchanges between China and Latin America

    Over 2,000 years ago, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) spread to the world along the ancient Silk Road. In the decade since the launch of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), TCM has continued to traverse the world, building "health bridges" and promoting exchanges and mutual learning among countries.

    By Leng Shumei and Huang Lanlan | 2024/1/15 18:50:35
  • Journey of two generations of US, China scholars in locating Chinese garden nurtures flower of friendship

    One day in the 1950s, in the dimly lit hall of a museum in the US, young James Cahill saw the Zhi Garden Album for the first time.

    By Huang Lanlan | 2024/1/14 20:29:11
  • 2.1 million kilowatts! Construction of world's highest-altitude pumped-storage power station kicks off in SW China's Sichuan

    Construction of the world's highest-altitude pumped-storage power station kicks off Thursday in Southwest China's Sichuan Province.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/12 13:45:28
  • WIPO official, experts analyze how China's innovation capability continues to make steady progress amid global instability

    In the face of the major opportunities and challenges brought about by a new wave of technological revolution and industrial transformation, innovation has become a topic of particular concern for all countries as it is a key factor in pushing forward a country's continued development.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/1/12 1:45:59
  • China-proposed International PlateauPlus Association launched in Beijing to build new model for global cooperation in Earth system science

    Witnessed by 150 scientists from eight countries, the International PlateauPlus Association (PlateauPlus) was established Thursday in Beijing, during the PlateauPlus Workshop held by the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research (ITP) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

    By Leng Shumei | 2024/1/11 23:03:37
  • China-Africa Rhapsody: Six decades on, Chinese medical teams weave heartfelt melody of friendship between China and Africa

    The first installment in the series shines a spotlight on the nuanced history of China's medical aid teams in Africa over the last 60 years. During this time frame, China has dispatched medical professionals to 76 countries and regions worldwide, providing medical care to 290 million patients and earning widespread acclaim from the international community. Four groups of Chinese healthcare workers who contributed to various phases of aid in Africa shared with the Global Times their efforts in weaving together a lasting tapestry of friendship between China and Africa.

    By Shan Jie and Gao Yang | 2024/1/11 21:33:50
  • China's first homegrown ocean drillship completes trial voyage, set to make greater contributions to international scientific ocean drilling

    With the completion of the first trial voyage of China's first domestically built drilling ship, the Mengxiang (Dream in English), the country officially became the third country in the world - following the US and Japan - to possess its own professional ocean drillship, which is dubbed as the aircraft carrier in marine science.

    By Liu Yang and Leng Shumei | 2024/1/11 19:15:18
  • There are more successes than failures in China-US cooperation: American businessman Menendez

    Over the last 45 years, Menendez has experienced the ups and downs of China-US relations and the expanding economic and trade cooperation between the two countries. Currently, the development of China-US relations is at a critical juncture. Regarding the future direction of China-US relations and how the two countries can strengthen cooperation, Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Zhao Juecheng (GT) recently interviewed Menendez to gain his perspective on these and more pertinent questions.

    By Xie Wenting and Zhao Juecheng | 2024/1/10 20:07:49
  • US students revisit ping-pong diplomacy in Shanghai

    At the ping-pong table, US player Margaux Reppert asked her Chinese partner Liu Wanying about receiving skills before their doubles match began. Liu answered Reppert's questions in detail and gave her encouragement. The two 20-year-olds had relaxed and friendly smiles on their faces.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2024/1/10 1:50:42
  • Unrevealed moments behind forefront battles of national security officers in safeguarding China's borders

    "National security is the foundation of national rejuvenation. In adhering to the overall concept of national security, we resolutely safeguard national sovereignty, safety, and development interests." On August 1, 2023, the official WeChat account of China's Ministry of State Security made its debut with these powerful words, becoming an important window, through which the whole society could gain an understanding of the work conducted by national security agencies.

    By Hu Yuwei, Leng Shumei, Zhao Juecheng and Fan Wei in Manzhouli and Xishuangbanna | 2024/1/9 20:48:50
  • Foreign influencers in China expose true extent of US-led anti-China hatchet job

    Foreign internet influencers who were tagged as “propagandists for Communist Party of China (CPC)” in a report by a US government-funded think tank strongly hit back at such “hysterical” accusations, calling the report “comical and disappointing” while noting such move aims at trying to silence the truth about China.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/1/8 21:30:28
  • Shanghai police's creative mechanism in solving civil disputes shows wisdom of China's urban grassroots governance

    At a commercial building on the busy Nanjing Road West in downtown Shanghai, two groups of people almost come to blows over a lease negotiation dispute. The situation threatens to escalate as angry lessees and lessors consider seeking redress at the courts if the conflict isn't resolved promptly.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai and Lin Xiaoyi in Beijing | 2024/1/7 20:53:13
  • Argentina's decision not to join BRICS perplexing: former ambassador

    "The new government, with a clear bias and ideological perspective, will cause serious harm to Argentina's economy," said former Argentine ambassador to China Sabino Vaca Narvaja in an exclusive interview with the Global Times on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/5 22:11:41
  • GT on the spot: Locals, outsiders work in Xinjiang for diverse opportunities, jointly promoting economic, social devt

    In this fifth installment of a series of articles, GT tells character stories based on ordinary people in Xinjiang who have found opportunities for self-realization and have grasped real happiness.

    By Xu Keyue in Urumqi and Xing Xiaojing in Hami | 2024/1/5 2:59:31
  • GT on the spot: Raising camels, working in enterprises... A close look at young people realizing their self-worth in Xinjiang

    In this fourth installment of a series of articles, GT tells character stories based on multiple local young people who have realized their self-worth here with the continuous improvement of Xinjiang's economic industrial structure.

    By Xu Keyue in Urumqi and Xing Xiaojing in Hami | 2024/1/5 1:47:56
  • Amazing moments of China's 'great power' in 2023

    In 2023, China witnessed remarkable achievements in scientific and technology area despite of comprehensive competition pressure and unreasonable containment from the US-led West. China's first domestically made passenger plane C919 takes maiden commercial flight; China's first domestic large cruise ship sets sail; China launches Shenzhou-17 manned spaceship for new challenging works; China's gigantic telescope builds world's largest neutral hydrogen catalog; and world's largest single capacity offshore wind turbine gets successfully installed... In the past year, China's technological innovation has achieved new breakthroughs, with each blockbuster project stunningly appearing.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/4 22:59:24
  • 2023 Yearender: Guardians of Yangtze River witness inspiring changes in ecological conservation under China's modernization process

    This is the sixth installment in the Global Times "Wish List" series, which tells the story of a former fisherman on the Yangtze River who has since transformed into a patrol officer, using the skills bestowed upon him by the river to give back to China's environmental protection efforts. The "guardians" of the Yangtze finless porpoise hope that these "smiling angels" will forever be good companions to the Chinese people, enjoying the country's lucid waters and lush mountains.

    By Lin Xiaoyi, Shan Jie and Leng Shumei | 2024/1/4 22:01:51
  • BAST devotes to building Beijing as intl science, tech innovation center with various domestic, global activities: official

    What is the similarity between a trotting horse lamp and an aero engine? Who helped transform Beijing's air quality and sky from hazy to crystal blue? How would AI change the way we live?... Answers to these questions and more were found at a New Year's Eve Event hosted by the Beijing Association for Science and Technology (BAST) as part of the association's New Year of Science project to welcome 2024.

    By Leng Shumei, Chen Zishuai and Wang Yong | 2024/1/3 1:09:58
  • Global Times visits border outposts in Xizang: New-quality logistical support brings guarantee, happiness to soldiers in harsh conditions

    In the season of heavy snow and freezing cold, the soldiers at the border frontlines remain steadfast while on duty in the snowy mountains, a testament not only to their spirit of sacrifice and dedication but also to the strong logistical support provided by the military. The widespread use of new-quality logistical support equipment demonstrates the care of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee for the soldiers at the border and reflects the PLA's determination to defend China's territory.

    By Shan Jie, Fan Wei, Cao Siqi, and Yang Ruoyu in Xizang | 2024/1/3 20:24:01
  • The first human landing on Mars will occur in around 2050: planetary geoscientist

    Xiao Long, a planetary geoscientist at the China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), estimates that the first human landing on Mars will occur in around 2050.

    By Leng Shumei, Chen Zishuai and Wang Yong | 2024/1/2 21:44:58
  • China's first high-energy synchrotron radiation facility to be lit in 2024: chief engineer

    As the last magnet of China's High Energy Photon Source (HEPS) was successfully installed in the Huairou Science City in Beijing on December 11, 2023, the first step of the HEPS storage ring installation was officially completed. The HEPS, after completion, will stand as one of the brightest synchrotron radiation (SR) sources in the world and the first high-energy synchrotron radiation facility in China.

    By Leng Shumei, Chen Zishuai and Wang Yong | 2024/1/2 21:40:26
  • Chinese scientists strive to be the first to observe the sun's north, south poles: academician

    "The sun is an eternal challenge in the journey of human exploration," Wang Jingxiu, academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and researcher at the National Astronomical Observatories (NAOC), told the audience at the New Year of Science Eve Event.

    By Leng Shumei, Chen Zishuai and Wang Yong | 2024/1/2 21:28:07
  • Aviation engine is the heart of aviation industry: aviation power expert

    "The trotting horse lamp happens to be the initial prototype for the jet engine!" At the 2024 New Year of Science Eve Event, Liu Daxiang, renowned Chinese aviation power expert, academician at the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and professor at the Beihang University, dismantled the carousel lantern while vividly explaining to the children present at the event that the working principle of the carousel lantern is similar to that of modern gas turbines, both of which generate thrust based on the rising of hot air.

    By Leng Shumie | 2024/1/2 21:07:21
  • Renowned scientists share exciting achievements, future anticipation with public at special 2024 eve event

    What is the similarity between a trotting horse lamp and an aero engine? Who helped transform Beijing's air quality and sky from hazy to crystal blue? How would AI change the way we live?... Answers to these questions and more were found at a New Year's Eve event hosted by the Beijing Association for Science and Technology (BAST) as part of the association's New Year of Science project to welcome 2024.

    By Leng Shumei, Chen Zishuai and Wang Yong | 2024/1/2 20:45:13
  • GT investigates: Nearly 90 percent of Chinese respondents believe US lacks sincerity in improving bilateral ties: GT survey

    The year 2023 witnessed many changes in the international landscape and also saw more voices from the Global South on the global stage. It was also a year in which the US continued to forcefully impose its ideology on other countries, Japan's nuclear-contaminated wastewater dumping was internationally condemned, and the Palestine-Israeli conflict broke out, all posing diverse risks to global peace and stability. Conversely, in 2023, China made great strides in economic recovery and diplomacy, and unveiled significant technological breakthroughs.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/1/1 21:25:57
  • China's development is an opportunity for Vietnam: envoy

    The development of China is an opportunity for Vietnam and the reform and opening-up in Vietnam is also an opportunity for China, Minister of the Vietnamese Embassy in China Ninh Thanh Cong told the Global Times on Tuesday.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2023/12/27 23:07:45
  • 2023 Yearender: Chinese modernization emphasizes balanced education to elevate learners in remote areas on the international stage

    In the country's efforts to promote balanced development in education, firm steps are being taken toward the robust development of China's young generation.

    By Lin Xiaoyi | 2023/12/27 21:36:31
  • 2023 Yearender: Senior vloggers embrace vibrant twilight years in fashionable ways, showcase a more dignified old age with stronger security

    The end of the year and the start of a new one is a time for reflection and anticipation. Throughout 2023, the Chinese society has undergone various developments and changes, which manifest the exploration and practice of the Chinese path to modernization. In light of this, the Global Times is launching a series that elaborates on this unique path through the stories of ordinary people's New Year's wishes. These wishes serve as a window to the changes and achievements of Chinese society as Chinese modernization has brought Chinese people more concrete consensus, a more vibrant countryside, more imaginative innovation, more balanced education, a more dignified old age with stronger security, and a more confident civilization. This shows that Chinese modernization is the prerequisite and driving force for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

    By Hu Yuwei | 2023/12/27 21:18:24
  • 2023 Yearender: Chinese Gen-Zers aim for journey to the sky with more imaginative innovation propelled by China's modernization process

    The end of the year and the start of a new one is a time for reflection and anticipation. Throughout 2023, the Chinese society has undergone various developments and changes, behind which manifests the exploration and practice of Chinese path to modernization.

    By Huang Lanlan | 2023/12/26 20:40:59
  • Majority hope China-US relations to maintain status quo or ease in 2024: GT survey

    Over one-third of respondents from 20 countries expect the future relationship between China and the US to “maintain status quo,” in the coming year while nearly one-third hope for relations “to be eased.” Meanwhile, over half of respondents from 20 countries expressed great concern over the spillover effects of US domestic issues that might negatively impact the world, according to a recent survey conducted by the Global Times Institute (GTI) released on Saturday.

    By Xie Wenting and Shan Jie | 2023/12/26 15:32:24
  • 2023 Yearender: Story of Village Super League top scorer's pursuit of sports dream portrays a more vibrant countryside

    This is the second installment in the “Wish List” series, telling the story of a soccer player from the Village Super League in Southwest China's Guizhou Province who has realized his dreams through sports over the year and witnessed the tremendous changes in his hometown. As 2024 approaches, he makes a wish to score more goals with his teammates and lift the championship trophy. If possible, he also dreams of competing with world-class soccer stars. His wish portrays a more vibrant countryside brought about by Chinese modernization.

    By Shan Jie | 2023/12/25 20:52:16
  • China's unique modernization process generates strong appeal worldwide, especially in Global South: GT survey

    According to a survey conducted by the Global Times Institute on the opinions of participants across 20 countries in 16 languages, about 60 percent of respondents from foreign countries believe that China's global influence is rising. As of December 1, 2023, a total of approximately 17,000 valid questionnaires were collected. The Global Times invited several Chinese and foreign experts to analyze the survey results which cover a range of topics including China's role in the world, China-US relations, and risks facing the world, among others. Experts said that they believe that China's achievements in its unique modernization process have generated strong appeal and attraction worldwide, especially in Global South countries. This is the first installment of the survey.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/12/24 22:54:01
  • 2023 Yearender: Fujian 'boat dwellers' chart new hope-filled path ashore amid China's modernization process

    “Ending life adrift at sea and settling down on land… I want to chase a better life with my diligent working and persevering spirit,” Lin Caizeng made this New Year's wish – simple, pure, and full of hope.

    By Lin Xiaoyi and Lin Luwen in Ningde | 2023/12/22 0:25:56
  • Retrospective of the first 48 hours after the Gansu earthquake and touching moments in chilly nights

    A bustling Lanzhou beef noodle soup stall was busy distributing noodles for free to the survivors beside a temporary resettlement camp for earthquake victims in Jintian village in Northwest China's Qinghai Province. With the steaming soup came gradually relaxed faces and unfolding smiles as the warmth comforted bellies and hearts in a temperature approaching -15 C. With the heat curling up, it was probably one of the warmest moments among people's memories from the disaster area.

    By Hu Yuwei, Fan Wei, Zhao Yusha and Li Hao in Gansu and Qinghai | 2023/12/21 23:26:35
  • Xiconomics in Practice: Xi's leadership steers Chinese economy toward high-quality development in 2023

    China's economy faced serious downward pressure in 2023, but it still achieved impressive hard-won results in GDP growth, high-quality development, and so on. Behind this is scientific policymaking under Xi's leadership

    By Wang Cong and Liu Yang | 2023/12/20 21:56:29
  • China, the US should both be on board to drive real climate action: director of Climate Group

    With the conclusion of COP28, or the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change on December 12, 2023, a "historic" climate deal was inked, which, for the first time, pledged to transition away from the use of fossil fuels while boosting renewable energy. Representatives from nearly 200 countries agreed, at the summit, to begin reducing the global use of fossil fuels, drawing worldwide attention. At the summit, China talked with every relevant party to find an acceptable solution to promote the success of the COP28. Over the years, the efforts that China has made in climate change have won wide recognition and the cooperation between China and the US is also of importance to the world. On the heels of COP28, Global Times reporter Xie Wenting (GT) spoke with Champa Patel (Patel), Executive Director for Governments and Policy at the Climate Group, an NGO dedicated to climate change, on issues related to COP28 and global cooperation on climate change among other topics.

    By Xie Wenting | 2023/12/20 20:51:57
  • GT investigates: How does US-led G7 wage cognitive warfare against China over South China Sea?

    The Group of Seven (G7) has been hyping the South China Sea issue synchronously under the US leadership. In the latest statement released earlier this month, the G7 once again claimed to oppose China's militarization activities in the South China Sea, and, not surprisingly, mentioned the so-called South China Sea arbitration.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/12/19 20:06:36
  • World-class Xiaowan Hydropower Station project demonstrates commitment to Lancang-Mekong cooperation, benefits downstream nations equally

    Standing on the observation deck, one is easily captivated by the majestic view of the Xiaowan Hydropower Station (Xiaowan). The massive dam, standing tall and proud, stretches across the roaring Lancang River, creating a mesmerizing sight. It is hard to imagine how the model of an advanced Chinese hydropower station, known as the world's landmark double-curvature arch concrete dam, uses its slender body to generate an impressively large output of clean and sustainable electricity and benefit riparian countries along the Mekong River. As Lancang-Mekong River countries vowed to work together to promote regional prosperity at a recently concluded foreign ministers' meeting held in Beijing, Global Times reporters, together with envoys from many Mekong countries, visited Xiaowan, one of the leading hydropower stations along the Lancang River, to see how it brings practical benefits to downstream countries through flood control, water supply, power generation, and ecological protection.

    By Hu Yuwei, Cao Siqi and Fan Wei | 2023/12/18 19:02:38
  • Xi's Footsteps: Beijing-Hanoi cooperation an epitome of China-world interaction

    In mid-December, Beijing was covered in heavy snow, while about 2,300 kilometers away, Hanoi remained a tropical summer. A visit brought the two places closer, and displayed a highlight moment in the China-Vietnam relationship.

    By Li Aixin in Hanoi | 2023/12/17 18:16:44
  • HKSAR CE's Policy Unit acts as a 'think tank of think tanks': unit chief

    Editor's Note: At the end of 2022, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government announced the establishment of the Chief Executive's Policy Unit (CEPU), drawing significant global attention. This unit is also considered to be the "think tank" behind the SAR Chief Executive's policy-making. Nearly one year later, Global Times reporters Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi (GT) talked with Stephen Wong Yuen-shan (Wong), the head of the CEPU, at the top floor of the west wing of the HKSAR Government Headquarters.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/12/14 22:14:32
  • Back to home sea: 23 rescued spotted seals released into waters as China makes progress in wildlife protection

    A total of 23 rescued spotted seals were released into the waters off the coast of Dalian in Liaoning Province on Tuesday as part of China's continuous efforts to protect the endangered species.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/14 16:46:57
  • China-Vietnam maritime cooperation a mutual trust model in safeguarding regional security, stability

    The China Coast Guard (CCG) and the Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG) held the 7th high-level work meeting as well as a series of exchange activities in South China's Guangzhou from December 4 to 8, with both sides vowing to jointly crack down on maritime crime to further consolidate the traditional friendship between the two countries and deepen practical maritime cooperation and trust.

    By Hu Yuwei and Fan Wei in Guangzhou | 2023/12/13 19:39:29
  • GT investigates: How US vilifies China's chip progress with cognitive warfare tricks?

    “Cognitive Warfare” has become a new form of confrontation between states, and a new security threat. With new technological means, it sets agendas and spreads disinformation, so as to change people's perceptions and thus alter their self-identity. Launching cognitive warfare against China is an important means for Western anti-China forces to attack and discredit the country. Under the manipulation of the US-led West, the “China threat theory” has continued to foment.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/12/12 21:39:53
  • Dance inspired by a Song Dynasty painting distills aesthetic values from traditional Chinese culture, resonating with modern perspectives

    Choreographed based on a Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) silk scroll paining A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains, "A Mere Touch of Green - A Choregraphed Portrait of A Panorama of Mountains and Rivers" has been staged over 300 times since its debut in 2021.

    By Li Yuche and Pang Yue in Chengdu | 2023/12/11 22:36:09
  • Enormous potential in economic and trade cooperation between China and Vietnam

    This year marks the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the China-Vietnam comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. High-level interactions between the two countries have been frequent, and exchanges in various fields such as the economy and trade have been increasing.

    By GT special correspondent Huang Dongri in Guangxi, GT reporters Zhao Juecheng and Li Aixin in Beijing | 2023/12/10 20:42:00
  • How reincarnation system in Tibetan Buddhism is often misunderstood in the West?

    This is the sixth installment in the series. In this installment, we invite Yang Yongchun, a chief expert in the Tibetan legal practice from relevant government agency, who holds doctorates in both Buddhist Studies and Law, to delve into this concept and give detailed explanation as to why so many people in the West are misled.

    By Yang Yongchun | 2023/12/7 19:38:14
  • Homecoming Wave: World's panda lovers bid a giant farewell with tears, great memories

    After three years of the pandemic, many pandas, whose returns were delayed due to epidemic prevention, have boarded planes back home this year. Statistics show that over a dozen pandas have returned to their native homeland from various parts of the world in 2023. Some of them reached maturity and are ready to mate.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/7 17:36:23
  • A growing number of Latin American people views China in a mix of recognition and expectations

    Relevant polls and interviews with locals conducted by Global Times reporters indicate that people in Latin America particularly appreciate China's economic and technological development, and look forward to deepening cooperation and sharing development with China.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/12/7 3:19:34
  • Green Engine: Chinese new-energy tech draws attention at COP28, empowers carbon reduction in Middle East

    The development of Chinese industries around new energy, including new-energy vehicle (NEV) and photovoltaic unit manufacture, ranks highly in the world and aligns with the transformational development path of the Middle East. During COP28 in Dubai, the Global Times visited and interviewed some Chinese new-energy enterprises operating in the UAE to understand cooperation efforts in the new-energy field between China and the UAE and how Chinese technologies and products are driving the carbon reduction process in the Middle East.

    By Shan Jie in Dubai | 2023/12/6 20:50:20
  • 'Remotest' Dulong ethnic group shakes off poverty, embraces modernization, shines on international stage

    In August 1959, it took at least 26 days for two journalists from Minzu Huabao, a Chinese pictorial journal published since 1955 in six Chinese ethnic languages, to reach Dulongjiang township, Gongshan county, in Southwest China's Yunnan Province from Beijing.

    By Leng Shumei and Pang Yue in Gongshan | 2023/12/5 21:47:20
  • Night school boom reflects Chinese youth's pursuit of personal fulfillment, defying 'lying flat' narrative

    Working during the day and acquiring new skills at night is becoming a new way of life for young people in China. From dancing to vocal training, from traditional handicrafts, beauty, and fitness classes, to wine tasting and vlog filming, the list of possibilities for new learning experiences is seemingly limitless.

    By Lin Xiaoyi and Xie Wenting | 2023/12/4 21:40:32
  • Chinese path to modernization: Wuzhen's transformation from tourist attraction to livable town embodies essence of common prosperity

    From many perspectives, Wuzhen, in East China's Zhejiang Province, a town with thousands of years of history, is not a name that automatically comes to mind when poverty and backwardness are mentioned. Even without considering its rich cultural history and connections to many famous figures, in the last few decades, it has become a well-planned tourist attraction known to most Chinese people.

    By Cui Fandi and Pang Yue in Wuzhen | 2023/12/3 18:45:33
  • COP28 anticipated to bring a deal that will make a real difference

    International delegates are gathering in Dubai to find a deal that will make a real difference in tackling the planet's climate issues at the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Anticipation is high for COP28, with over 70,000 delegates, including representatives from UNFCCC member states, participating in the pivotal event.

    By Shan Jie in Dubai | 2023/12/1 18:02:40
  • Close ties between Russia and China are crucial for global and regional stability: Russian envoy

    The Russia-China comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for a new era is currently at an unprecedentedly high level and continues to develop. The relationship between the two countries is mature, sustainable, and characterized by a high level of mutual trust, respect, consideration of each other's fundamental interests and mutual support. Both Russia and China are major world powers with strong and continuously growing comprehensive national strength, as well as holding immense potential in the economic and technological fields. Most importantly, I believe, both countries have an abundance of human resources – we have talents in various fields.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2023/11/30 22:46:55
  • Kissinger's great goal was to create a structure of peace and stability: biographer

    The best way to commemorate Henry Kissinger may well be to remember the importance of diplomacy and the need for great powers to behave responsibly and soberly in their relations with each other, Thomas A. Schwartz, a renowned academician and author of Henry Kissinger and American Power: A Political Biography, told the Global Times on Thursday.

    By Xie Wenting | 2023/11/30 22:29:39
  • Xinjiang moves firmly toward a better future on the fast development lane

    When my foreign friends asked, "Have you felt any discrimination in Xinjiang," I recognized how misinformation from Western reports affected people's impressions of Xinjiang. Such false narratives not only lead to some people from Western countries believing that Xinjiang is still full of ethnic conflict, but also create an air of mystery and suspicion among people yet to visit the region.

    By Leng Shumei | 2023/11/29 21:28:59
  • Xinjiang becomes bridgehead in westward opening-up, embraces boundless development opportunities

    "Xinjiang is a wonderful land!" This was the feeling shared by every Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Forum "Year of Tourism 2023" participant. It not only marks the first tourism-themed forum to be held by the SCO, but also the first time the Xinjiang regional government has served as a co-organizer of such a large-scale international forum.

    By Leng Shumei in Urumqi, Kashi | 2023/11/29 21:23:08
  • Global China studies no longer Western-centric, shows diversity of perspectives: experts

    Those in attendance were enthusiastic about the two-day event and being in China. The attendees held lively face-to-face discussions, and frankly shared their views on China-related topics.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2023/11/28 22:55:20
  • 'China hands' share their stories, insights on China's path

    The recent World Conference on China Studies – Shanghai Forum, which concluded on November 24, was one of the largest gatherings of global “China hands.” At the two-day forum, more than 400 Chinese and foreign scholars specializing or interested in China studies discussed their insights on Chinese civilization and China's path of development, as well as their impacts on the current global landscape.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2023/11/28 22:51:29
  • Green revolution: Beijing taxi industry shifting to full new energy utilization, serves as window into China's broader 'dual carbon' wave

    Beijing's taxi drivers are a distinguished part of the capital city's rich tapestry. They may come from the working class, but once inside their cabs, the Shifu - a respectful term used to address workers meaning "master" in Putonghua - are ready to share their views on current global affairs, from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the US presidential elections, throughout the duration of your ride.

    By Shan Jie | 2023/11/26 18:57:44
  • Central Asian experts consider China a trustworthy strategic partner, expecting deeper cooperation

    Experts from Central Asian countries emphasized the importance of prioritizing the strategic partnership with China at a meeting held in Beijing on Thursday.

    By Hu Yuwei | 2023/11/25 19:06:11
  • SCO Forum 'Year of Tourism 2023' kicks off in Urumqi

    With the country's westward opening-up strategy, Xinjiang, as a bridgehead in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), will play a greater role, Xu Guixiang, spokesperson for the Xinjiang regional government, told the Global Times on Thursday on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Forum "Year of Tourism 2023," which runs from November 23 to 26 in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

    By Leng Shumei in Urumqi | 2023/11/24 2:08:44
  • Britain: British Embassy co-organizes winter reading night in Beijing

    The British Embassy in Beijing and Pageone bookstore jointly organized the "Winter Reading Night in Beijing" event on Saturday. The event featured British diplomats, leading bloggers, and literature lovers to share their favorite bits of British literature.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/23 20:19:36
  • Thailand: Consul General of Thailand in Shanghai attends China Yiwu Imported Commodities Fair

    Prinat Apirat, Consul General of Thailand in Shanghai, recently attended the opening ceremony and related activities of the 2023 China Yiwu Imported Commodities Fair in Yiwu, East China's Zhejiang Province.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/23 20:17:19
  • Precious gifts stand witness to great journey, brilliant diplomacy achievements since founding of New China in 1949

    As a Chinese say, "A gift may be small, but its symbolic value is significant," exquisite gifts from around the world not only represent the culture and craftsmanship of their countries of origin, but also bear witness to the historical friendship between China and these nations. The Central Gifts and Cultural Relics Management Center, located in the heart of Beijing, showcases over 670 representative gifts exchanged between the Communist Party of China (CPC) and government leaders in diplomatic activities since the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949.

    By Shan Jie | 2023/11/23 20:15:16
  • Belgium: Belgian King's Day Reception held in Beijing

    A magnificent King's Day celebration recently took place at the Belgian Residence, marking the first King's Day since Ambassador Bruno Angelet began his mandate in China. The Embassy of Belgium invited distinguished guests, high-level Chinese officials from various ministries, prominent members of Belgian and Chinese companies, as well as Belgians and friends of Belgium, to commemorate 10 years of King Phillip's reign.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/23 20:14:52
  • Greece: Ambassador participates in the 2023 WIOTC

    "The IoT (Internet of Things) is not simply a technological trend; it's a transformative force reshaping the economy in a new, interconnected era. The challenge for Greece, as for many other countries that do not lead the race but hope to not fall behind in this new reality- is to balance advancements and threats, particularly in the realm of security," said Evgenios Kalpyris, Greek Ambassador to China, in a speech on Monday when attending the opening ceremony of the 2023 World Internet of Things Convention in Beijing.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/23 20:11:15
  • Russia: Russian opera theater concert staged embracing mutual exchanges

    In the context of the 2024 and 2025 Chinese-Russian Years of Culture, a marvelous opera concert was staged on Wednesday at the Russian Culture Center in Beijing. Tatiana Urzhumtseva, director of the Russian Culture Center in Beijing and, Yuri Alexandrov, director and founder of the St. Petersburg Opera Theatre attended the performance and delivered speeches.

    By Hou Xiangjun | 2023/11/23 20:04:35
  • Why Doolittle Raid a testimony of enduring friendship between Chinese and American people?

    Liao Mingfa, an 88-year-old man living in Jiangshan county, Quzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, still remembers that on April 19, 1942, when he was a little boy, his father, Liao Shiyuan, rescued a foreign man in the local mountains.

    By Leng Shumei | 2023/11/23 19:16:40
  • Chinese individuals, NGOs donate money, food to Gaza

    "The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is physically far away from us in China, but I have found that many people in China are paying great attention to it and are willing to help [the victims and their families in] Gaza," Lin told the Global Times. "We live in a global community of shared future, and we want to provide assistance within our capacity."

    By Huang Lanlan and Hu Yuwei | 2023/11/22 22:32:10
  • Leading experts hail China's initiative on AI governance, call for global efforts in enhancing communication and ensuring safety

    The year of 2023 has witnessed important moves taken globally to deal with the rapid development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its subsequent impact. On November 15, Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden agreed to establish China-US government talks on AI. Earlier this month, representatives and companies from 28 countries as well as the EU signed the Bletchley Declaration, a "world-first" agreement on AI to tackle the risks of frontier AI models, during the UK's AI Safety Summit. In October, China put forward the Global AI Governance Initiative at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. Also in October, the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General launched an Advisory Board to explore ways to link various AI governance initiatives.

    By Leng Shumei | 2023/11/22 20:22:41
  • Australian China hand expects PM's visit to promote academic exchanges with China, urges US 'not to go to war over Taiwan'

    In a recent exclusive interview with the Global Times, Jocelyn Chey, a visiting professor at the University of Sydney, said that Australian scholars who study or interact with China have encountered difficulties in recent years owing to new government regulations and increased tensions between China and Australia, and this has affected their research and teaching.

    By Hu Yuwei | 2023/11/14 22:24:42
  • Prominent Chinese scholar of Australian studies appeals for transparent, non-political academic exchanges, expects normalized bilateral ties after Australian PM's fruitful visit

    Looking back on the incident of his visa cancelation on the so-called "national security" grounds in 2020, Chen Hong, a leading Chinese scholar in Australian studies, still feels very shocked at the ludicrous allegation, but said the incident had not at all dampened his commitment to China-Australia relations research and dedication to academic exchanges between the two countries.

    By Hu Yuwei | 2023/11/14 22:45:26
  • Cooperation on Yangtze, Mississippi witnesses China-US friendship, people-to-people exchanges

    Jim Brainard saw the Yangtze River for the first time on a fine autumn day. The wide and vast river reminded the US official of the Mississippi River, which he knows well as being equally magnificent and almost boundless.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2023/11/19 21:35:20
  • GT investigates: Unveiling propaganda campaign by Philippines, Western media to defame China, stir up trouble in South China Sea

    Why does the Philippines, despite knowing the potential for conflict, choose to provoke and manipulate journalists to create a provocative narrative against China? What are their attempts to control public opinion? What are the different motivations and sinister intentions behind the different parties involved?

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/11/20 10:57:44
  • Chinese elements showcased at Pacific Games 2023 in Solomon Islands

    As the largest sports event in the South Pacific, the Pacific Games which is set to open on Sunday have abundant Chinese elements, including the sports venues built with Chinese assistance, athletes who have trained in China, and the Chinese police and medical team that ensure the safety of the athletes during the games.

    By Shan Jie and Guo Yuandan | 2023/11/17 21:39:12
  • Xi's Footsteps: Xi's visit to San Francisco injects stability, fosters people exchanges

    While serving as then Party chief of Zhengding, North China's Hebei Province 38 years ago, Xi Jinping made his maiden trip to the US with San Francisco as his first stop, marking his initial steps onto US soil. During this visit, Xi got acquainted with the US and built friendships with Americans that have lasted till today, an enduring testimony of the vitality of bilateral ties.

    By Xie Wenting, Chen Qingqing and Shen Weiduo, Bai Yunyi and Xing Xiaojing in San Francisco | 2023/11/16 22:14:52
  • Xizang in the New Era: GT's exclusive visit to Xizang's Cona after its upgrade from county to city

    In April, Cona, located in the southeastern part of Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region, upgraded from a county to a city, attracting domestic and international attention. This strategically important city, bordering Bhutan to the west and India to the south, once witnessed great battles to protect the homeland. Today, the spirit of defending the border and the land is carried forward through consolidation and development. Global Times reporters recently visited the upgraded Cona city, experiencing the vigorous vitality of border construction and the peaceful atmosphere brought by enriching and securing the border area.

    By Shan Jie, Fan Wei, Cao Siqi and Yang Ruoyu in Cona | 2023/11/16 21:53:40
  • Georgia: Ambassador attends the 5th China-CEEC SME Cooperation Forum

    Georgian Ambassador to China Archil Kalandia participated in the 5th China-CEEC SME Cooperation Forum held in Cangzhou, North China's Hebei Province on Monday, with a total of more than 600 Chinese and Central and Eastern European enterprises participating in the forum. During the meeting, Ambassador Kalandia met with China's Vice Foreign Minister Deng Li.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/16 20:30:06
  • Italy: The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World kicks off in Beijing, Tianjin and Qingdao

    The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World kicked off on Monday, with the aim to promote exquisite Italian cooking, the Mediterranean diet, Italian agri-food products and wine. In the 2023 edition, as in past years, the week will be further enhanced by activities organized by the Italian Embassy in China together with the Italian business community operating in China.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/16 20:26:40
  • Austria: Cultural performance event in Beijing raises food waste awareness

    The Austrian Cultural Center in Beijing recently invited artists Honey and Bunny to organize the performance art exhibition "Diets, resources, and aesthetics" at the Markor Cave Museum. This exciting event was organized to commemorate the International Day of Food Loss and Waste Awareness.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/16 20:21:27
  • Belgium: Antwerp and Beijing art exhibitions promote mutual exchanges

    As one of the oldest art schools in the world, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (RAFA) in Antwerp has constantly reinvented itself since it was founded in 1663. To promote the exchange of ideas and strive for greater creativity, RAFA established an exchange program with the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing. This year marks RAFA's 360th anniversary. To celebrate this momentous occasion, RAFA and CAFA organized a unique project.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/16 20:16:57
  • Tibetan art a direct window for outside world to feel, understand and accept the real Xizang

    Hidden amid the bustling streets of Lhasa, behind famous landmarks such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street, is a cultural and artistic space that has been transformed from Xizang's first ancient architectural preservation.

    By Shan Jie, Fan Wei, Cao Siqi and Yang Ruoyu in Lhasa, Xizang | 2023/11/15 21:42:28
  • Green tales: Vivid stories shared by People's Daily representative at Global Media Congress embody China's practice of ecological civilization construction

    On November 14, at the Global Media Congress held in Abu Dhabi, the UAE, a representative from the People's Daily shared the newspaper's reports on ecological civilization, which sparked enthusiastic responses from the audience. Particularly attention-grabbing were three stories, which not only deeply impressed the audience with informative details and poetic writing, but also showcased a microcosm of China's construction of ecological civilization, as well as the power of the media in the process.

    By Shan Jie and Huang Lanlan | 2023/11/14 20:16:40
  • Xi's reply letter to Philadelphia Orchestra praises cultural envoy for connecting two peoples

    Editor's Note: 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. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has managed to find time to reply to some letters from different parts of the society and the world despite his busy work schedule. Xi is also Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission. Through his letters, Xi has corresponded with international friends from all walks of life on numerous occasions. His letters have also been delivered to “home” senders such as Chinese experts and artists. The Global Times traced and contacted some of the addressees of Xi's letters to hear the inspiring stories behind the letters. This installment tells the story of letters exchanged between Xi and Matias Tarnopolsky, president and CEO of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

    By Lou Kang and Xu Liuliu | 2023/11/13 21:20:50
  • Xizang in the New Era: Why are boarding schools embraced by residents in Xizang?

    During a recent visit to various areas in Xizang, Global Times reporters noted that atop the snow and frozen earth, boarding schools serve as a warm harbor for children, propelling them toward their dreams amid mountains and rivers.

    By Shan Jie, Fan Wei, Cao Siqi and Yang Ruoyu in Xizang | 2023/11/12 20:33:10
  • Diverse, humane, and vibrant boarding schools provide children with quality education, safe environment: senior official of Xizang

    Boarding schools have elevated the accessibility of education, meeting the people's demand for quality educational resources to the greatest extent and offering an excellent environment for children, especially those in remote areas, to learn and grow, a senior official from Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region said on Friday.

    By Shan Jie and Fan Wei | 2023/11/10 22:27:29
  • White paper paints a modern and traditional Xizang, portrays colorful life with statistics, examples

    Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region is now a land of happiness.

    By Shan Jie | 2023/11/10 18:28:03
  • Latin American countries see CIIE an important platform of enhancing trade, economic ties

    Despite the large geographical distance between China and the Latin America and Caribbean regions, more regional countries have shown increased enthusiasm at exploring opportunities in the Chinese market during the sixth China International Import Expo (CIIE), with the China-Latin America trade volume hitting a record high of $485.8 billion in 2022.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/11/9 20:04:49
  • Surinamese Foreign Minister talks about China's significant role in Latin America, Caribbean region

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, on Tuesday, met with Surinamese Foreign Minister Albert Ramdin in Beijing. China and Suriname enjoy a long history of friendship, and this year marks the 170th anniversary of the arrival of the Chinese in Suriname. Wang told Ramdin that China is willing to be Suriname's reliable partner in the process of development and revitalization and jointly realize modernization. Global Times reporters Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi (GT) conducted an exclusive interview with Ramdin in Beijing on Tuesday, and talked about China-Suriname relations, China-Caribbean relations, and further cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Global Security Initiative (GSI), and Global Development Initiative (GDI).

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/11/9 18:46:25
  • Hungary: Hungarian art exhibition kicks off in Chongqing, builds cultural bridges

    A total of 50 Hungarian art works were featured on Tuesday at the Chongqing Art Museum. The 2023 Western China Hungarian Cultural Festival and the 2nd Chongqing Urban Arts Festival with the theme "The Journey: Janos Fajo and The Pesti Workshop," were co-organized by the Chongqing Art Museum, the Liszt Institute Hungarian Cultural Center Beijing, the Consulate General of Hungary in Chongqing, and Central Bank of Hungary.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/9 18:39:34
  • Italy: Ambassador visits Guangdong, deepens friendship

    Italian Ambassador to China Massimo Ambrosetti recently visited South China's Guangdong Province and met with Chen Jianwen, a member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Guangdong Provincial Committee and director of the Publicity Department of the Guangdong Provincial Committee.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/9 18:35:19
  • Nigeria: Embassy diplomats experience the Traditional Chinese Medicine culture

    An event to promote Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was held at the Nigerian Embassy in Beijing, themed “Promote Chinese Medicine and Global Health.”

    By Global Times | 2023/11/9 18:32:25
  • US shadow grows over South China Sea

    In a video message to the Opening Ceremony of the Symposium on Global Maritime Cooperation and Ocean Governance 2023 held on Wednesday in South China's Hainan Province, China's top diplomat Wang Yi reiterated China's commitment to settling disputes and disagreements through dialogue and consultation while warning against maritime bloc confrontations.

    By Leng Shumei and Liu Xuanzun | 2023/11/9 18:22:03
  • US guarantee of impunity and lack of accountability foster excessive actions by Israel: former Israeli negotiator

    The total number of Palestinian deaths in Gaza has surpassed 10,000 since the latest round of Hamas-Israel conflict started on October 7, 2023, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged for a humanitarian ceasefire amid the unfolding catastrophe in Gaza that grows more dire with each passing hour. Will a ceasefire be possible? How do external factors, such as unconditional US support of Israel, play into this conflict? What's the deadlock in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict? Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi (GT) spoke with Ex-Israeli peace negotiator Daniel Levy (Levy), the president of the US/Middle East Project and got answers to these pressing questions and more.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2023/11/8 20:17:19
  • Israel doesn't have a clear strategy for what it wants to do in Gaza: former Palestinian negotiator

    The total number of Palestinian deaths in Gaza has surpassed 10,000 since the latest round of Hamas-Israel conflict started on October 7, 2023, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged for a humanitarian ceasefire amid the unfolding catastrophe in Gaza that grows more dire with each passing hour. Will a ceasefire be possible? How do external factors, such as unconditional US support of Israel, play into this conflict? What's the deadlock in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict? Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi (GT) spoke with Yezid Sayigh (Sayigh), former adviser and negotiator in the Palestinian delegation to the peace talks with Israel?and currently a senior fellow at the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, and got answers to these pressing questions and more.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2023/11/8 20:07:49
  • Dam collapse exemplifies India's gross incompetence, sparks safety concerns about mega projects in Bhutan

    Sikkim Urja Limited's 1,200-megawatt hydroelectric project Teesta-III at the Chungthang dam on river Teesta gave way on October 4, killing at least 94 people in the downstream areas of Sikkim and West Bengal. The devastation has reignited wide worries surrounding two of three India-built mega hydropower projects under construction in Bhutan, local newspaper The Hindu reported on October 15.

    By Fan Wei and Hu Yuwei | 2023/11/7 22:00:21
  • Preservation and restoration efforts transform ancient town into a thriving tourist destination

    Nestled along the banks of the Yellow River, a picturesque ancient village Qikou, once one of the most prosperous settlements in North China's Shanxi Province, offers breathtaking beauty to visitors. The village, with its traditional architecture nestled amidst rolling hills, exudes an aura of tranquility and timelessness. Travelers from all over the world pass through the ancient town, coming to experience the unique culture of the Yellow River Basin and the picturesque beauty of the ancient villages with distinctive northern characteristics.

    By Hu Yuwei in Shanxi | 2023/11/7 1:05:15
  • Efforts to regulate costly rural marriage and burial customs alleviate financial burden of villagers in North China's Shanxi

    As recipients of an advanced model of reform in Lyuliang, Chengzhuang town has effectively curbed the momentum of the spread of a series of outdated conventions and harmful customs such as the paying of exorbitant bride prices and luxurious burials, to relieve rural residents of financial burdens and foster the Chinese traditions of diligence and filial respect for the elderly.

    By Hu Yuwei in Shanxi | 2023/11/7 0:51:39
  • GT investigates: US reports accusing China of 'manipulating information' spark criticism with de facto faults

    The proverbial thief crying out "stop thief" seems to be a norm in the US' cognitive warfare against China. The US, as a veteran of public opinion attack and a major source of disinformation in today's world, has consistently attacked China for "manipulating information," an ironic and ridiculous indictment.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/11/6 20:52:08
  • Modernization of China's border region with Myanmar brings mutual growth, aids in preservation of Wa ethnic culture

    With the Chinese government's improved governance in the border areas and greater investment in improving people's livelihoods, the border villages between China and Myanmar have made significant achievements in border trade, tourism, river and lake management, and the ecosystem. This thriving development has also radiated and driven the wellbeing of the people in northern Myanmar.

    By Hu Yuwei in Yunnan and Shan Jie in Beijing | 2023/11/1 1:15:38
  • Flying Tigers veterans return to China after 80 years, receiving warm welcome

    Over the past week, Flying Tigers veterans and their family members received the warmest of welcomes in China. On the Great Wall, tourists waved at them and took photos with them. At the Museum of the War of the Chinese People's Resistance against Japanese Aggression, local school children lined up to salute and applaud them, while Chinese media closely followed their every move.

    By Shan Jie and Bai Yunyi | 2023/11/2 21:10:10
  • A wonderful discovery of Quzhou's unique path to modernization by planting seeds of ancient culture

    Located in west Zhejiang Province, Quzhou is a famous historical and cultural city with a more than 6,000-year-old history of civilization and was listed as one of the National Famous Historical and Cultural Cities in China in 1994.

    By Leng Shumei in Quzhou | 2023/11/2 19:42:09
  • ASEAN diplomats explore Quzhou's successful efforts in modernizing ancient heritage

    Quzhou, located in East China's Zhejiang Province, is the second hometown of the direct descendants of great Chinese philosopher and educator Confucius (551-479 BC). The city not only boasts beautiful natural scenery and profound cultural heritage, but has also made remarkable use of its heritage to boost modernization and, step by step, realize a futuristic vision, with its ancient wisdom as a cultural calling card and culture brand for a modernized Quzhou.

    By Leng Shumei in Beijing, Quzhou | 2023/11/2 19:38:57
  • Chile: Ambassador attends the CFSE in East China's Qingdao

    The 26th China Fisheries and Seafood Expo (CFSE) held in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province between October 25 and 27 was the event's first offline appearance since the epidemic

    By Global Times | 2023/11/2 17:24:27
  • Britain: British Council showcases education cooperation at CACIE 2023

    From October 26 to 28, the British Council participated in the 24th China Annual Conference for International Education and Expo (CACIE 2023) as a CACIE Honorary Partner, and hosted two sub-forums on higher education: "From Study to Work: Global Talent Mobility and Development" and "English Teaching and Assessment to Enhance International Understanding Education in Secondary Schools."

    By Global Times | 2023/11/2 17:21:03
  • Greece: Ambassador participates in the 2023 Beijing Marathon

    This year's 41st Beijing Marathon was held on October 29, and Greece, the cradle of the Marathon run, took part in the Beijing Marathon for the first time. Greek Ambassador to China, Eugenios Kalpyris, was among the seven dignitaries who gave the signal for the start of the race at 7:30 am, at the Tiananmen Square.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/2 17:17:55
  • Pakistan: Ambassador participates in Sichuan Agricultural Expo cementing cooperation

    Pakistani Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque inaugurated the Pakistan National Pavilion and attended the opening ceremony of the 9th Sichuan Agricultural Expo in Chengdu on October 28. Hu Yun, vice governor of Southwest China's Sichuan Province, presided over the opening ceremony.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/2 17:09:03
  • Chinese research team proposes "Future" chip: computing power up to 3,000 times higher that of current high-performance commercial chips

    In the science fiction movie "The Wandering Earth," artificial intelligence system "Moss" is able to explore all solutions to save the Earth in just a few seconds.

    By Fan Wei | 2023/11/1 22:22:35
  • China takes proactive role in de-escalation efforts amid Palestinian-Israeli conflict

    Even since the eruption of the recent Israeli-Palestine conflict, China has taken a proactive role in de-escalation, collaborating with the international community to spare efforts to bring an end to the fighting, safeguard civilian lives, and provide humanitarian aid.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/1 20:17:13
  • A 'tree trimming story' vividly embodies grassroots-level practice of China's whole-process people's democracy

    Trees cast shadows on the alamedas in a residential community in Shanghai's Minhang district. Close to Jindu Huahaoyueyuan community's main gate, are three fragrant camphor trees marked by somewhat special signs, which read: "receding trimming," "deep trimming," and "regular trimming," indicating the trimming degree of each tree.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai and Xie Wenting in Beijing | 2023/10/31 20:39:11
  • Brain-computer interfaces technology renews hope for diseases treatment, has a long way to go before mass application

    The rapid development of BCI technology and concerns over how it might change relationships and interactions between humans and machines has also prompted increased vigilance and caution among global authorities regarding opening the free market door to the technology as there has not yet been an approved invasive BCI product on the market globally.

    By Leng Shumei | 2023/10/30 21:00:48
  • GT investigates: Dispelling misconceptions about current state of the Chinese economy

    In the ongoing process of China's post-pandemic economic recovery, much like many other nations, the world's second-largest economy is faced with its share of challenges with ups and downs more frequently seen in its capital market in recent months.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/10/26 21:05:34
  • Happy lives of Yumai residents show how China's border regions have dramatically developed

    Yumai used to be a township with only one family of three people.

    By Shan Jie, Yang Ruoyu and Cao Siqi in Yumai | 2023/10/26 20:59:05
  • Diplomats attend the 2023 Basketball Game for Foreigners in Beijing

    The 2023 Basketball Game for Foreigners commenced recently in Beijing. The game was co-organized by the Foreign Affairs Office of the People's Government of Beijing Municipality and the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Sports. Nearly 30 expatriates from 17 countries such as Japan, United States, Brazil, South Korea, Zambia, and other countries participated in the match.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/26 17:54:01
  • Greece: Greek dance troop performs in Chaoyang Park

    Coming amid the third China-Central Eastern European Countries Culture and Arts Carnival, traditional dances from all over Greece, such as ipirotikos, tsamiko, kalamatiano, sirtaki and ikariotiko, were performed on October 22 in Chaoyang Park, Beijing, by the Cultural Association "Peiros" dance troop from the municipality of Western Achaia.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/26 17:51:01
  • Denmark: Opening of the Greenlandic Representation in Beijing

    "The most famous classic novel of China, A Journey to the West, as a matter of fact, is one of the few that have been translated and dubbed using Greenlandic voices for our national broadcasting TV. This shows that even though we are very far away from each other, we can build a bridge and a common future with mutual understanding and efforts," said Vivian Motzfeldt, Greenlandic minister for statehood and foreign affairs, at the official opening of the Greenlandic Representation on Monday at the Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing.

    By Hou Xiangjun | 2023/10/26 17:46:43
  • Georgia: Ambassador attends the Peking University International Culture Festival

    "The International Cultural Festival facilitates cross-cultural exchanges and mutual understanding among young people from different countries, allowing them to explore core values in different cultural contexts," Georgian Ambassador to China Archil Kalandia said at the opening ceremony of 2023 Peking University International Culture Festival.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/26 17:39:10
  • Spain: Building momentum toward COP28 seminar held

    Building momentum toward COP28, a seminar co-organized by the United Nations in China and the Embassy of Spain, with the support of the Delegation of the European Union, was held on Tuesday at the UNICEF Compound, Beijing. The seminar aimed to mediate negotiations and share a preview of China's strategic line at COP28, and spearhead detailed discussions both on China's position and priorities for the upcoming COP28, along with member states and other stakeholders' expectations with a view to advance dialogue in the lead up to COP28.

    By Hou Xiangjun | 2023/10/26 17:31:53
  • How has the US tied the 'dead knot' in Palestinian-Israeli conflict?

    The recent escalation of conflict between Palestine and Israel is unusually intense in terms of casualties. Despite being the most important third party in resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the US vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have called for "humanitarian pauses" to deliver lifesaving aid to millions in Gaza. Allowing the conflict to escalate in this manner will lead to more innocent civilian deaths and injuries.

    By Wang Jin | 2023/10/26 1:55:42
  • Witness to History: Young Chinese engineer committed to industrial transformation in Africa as BRI dedicated to continent's development

    At the core of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)'s success around the world are talented individuals who dedicate their skills to the betterment of humanity. Among this talented pool is Chinese engineer Cao Fengze, who works for a Chinese state-owned company investing infrastructure projects in Africa and holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from Tsinghua University.

    By Hu Yuwei and Zhao Juecheng | 2023/10/25 22:05:02
  • Have the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks reached a 'dead end?'

    In the book Life and Death in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, journalist Ma Xiaolin recorded a question raised by a Palestinian man during a protest on May 4, 1999: "The May 4 has arrived, but where is our country? Tell me, where is Palestine?" According to the Oslo Accords signed between the Palestinian Liberation Organization and Israel, this date was meant to herald the end of a five-year transitional autonomy period and the achievement of Palestinian independence. However, this dream has remained elusive. The negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis have long been at a standstill, resulting in a deadlocked peace process. Why is it so difficult for both sides to make concessions? How have internal conflicts and competition hindered the peace talks?

    By Yao Huina | 2023/10/24 23:37:36
  • Attack on infant girl in Sichuan drives Chinese society to improve dog management system

    Normally, seeing people walking their dogs in the evening is a common sight in Beijing, including big dogs like golden retrievers, huskies and border collies.

    By Leng Shumei and Huang Lanlan | 2023/10/24 23:35:27
  • GT investigates: How US reaps benefits through decades of military aid, weapon sales to Israel

    Thirteen days have passed since Israel launched its bombardment offensive against the besieged Gaza Strip, following a deadly attack on October 7 by the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas. The conflict had killed more than 3,700 Palestinians, including more than 1,500 children, and about 1,400 Israelis as of Thursday, according to media reports.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/10/20 11:03:44
  • Delving into the history of Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    The Global Times will publish a series of in-depth reports on the "Past and Present of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict," exploring the historical, religious, and cultural clashes, delving into the various wars and internal struggles between Israelis and Palestinians, and analyzing the power struggles triggered by external influences from Europe and the US, in an attempt to clarify how the past has influenced the present Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/10/24 4:15:01
  • China-ASEAN cooperation under BRI provides tangible benefits for region, gives impetus for future growth: Secretary-General of the ASEAN-China Center

    Editor's Note: On October 18, 2023, as the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) came to a conclusion, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced eight major steps China will take to support high-quality Belt and Road cooperation in a keynote speech. Benefiting over 150 countries, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has become the most popular international public good and largest international cooperation platform in today's world.

    By Wang Qi | 2023/10/23 21:02:28
  • Exclusive: China-Serbia military cooperation supports Serbia's defense modernization, empowers defense capabilities: Serbian Defense Minister

    Editor's Note: Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Milos Vucevic accompanied Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing on October 17, to express strong support for China's remarkable initiative. The minister vowed to deepen strategic mutual trust during his meeting with Zhang Youxia, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission.

    By Hu Yuwei and Fan Wei | 2023/10/22 20:52:37
  • Political efforts must be intensified to solve intractable cycles of violence and humanitarian crises in Gaza: ICRC officer

    On Saturday, the 15th day of the ongoing armed conflict, Israeli airstrikes persisted in targeting the Gaza Strip, while the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) continued launching rockets at Israel. Amid a two-week blockade, the only border crossing between the besieged coastal enclave and Egypt, the Rafah crossing, allowed 20 trucks transporting humanitarian aid to enter Gaza, which is far from enough. China has also sent urgent humanitarian aid to meet the emergent needs in the Gaza Strip. As the humanitarian crisis in Gaza continues to gain international attention, what is the latest situation in the Gaza Strip? What is going on in the Israel-Palestine conflict? What aid do the local communities need most?

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2023/10/22 18:32:27
  • Exclusive: Hong Kong mutual benefit policy serves to complement rather than compete with potential partners: HKSAR Chief Executive

    Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive, John Lee Ka-chiu (Lee), led a high-level delegation of 70 people to participate in the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation held in Beijing from October 18 to 19. At the forum, he invited entrepreneurs to Hong Kong to set up belt and road offices. After the forum, he sat down with the Global Times (GT) reporters Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi for an exclusive interview, sharing his insights on Hong Kong's role in the BRI and Hong Kong's strengths on the global stage. Lee also touched on the "competitive role" of the Hong Kong-Singapore relationship, noting that as long as the "pie" of development is made big enough, everyone can also get a larger share.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2023/10/19 22:39:20
  • Education rights of children living in extremely high-altitude pastoral region guaranteed thanks to assistive policies in Xizang

    The Sinopec Primary School of Baingoin is dubbed as "the school closest to the sky." The school, built by state-owned Sinopec as an aiding project, sits 4,700 meters above sea level in the small, remote county of Baingoin in Nagqu in Southwest China's Xizang (Tibet) Autonomous Region.

    By Shan Jie in Baingoin | 2023/10/19 22:04:00
  • Indonesia: Cultural exchange activity in Beijing cements friendship between two countries

    The highly anticipated Indonesian cultural festival kicked off in the opera hall of Beijing's Central Conservatory of Music recently to promote cultural exchanges between China and Indonesia and encourage people to learn more about the traditional Indonesian instrument the Kolintang.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/19 20:07:28
  • Chile: Chile Week across China enhances communication

    The opening ceremony of 8th Chile Week in Beijing kicked off on Monday. About 200 people attended the ceremony, including Chinese and Chilean representatives from associations, importers and exporters, and media.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/19 20:03:30
  • Argentina: Argentine president visits site of first CPC National Congress during China trip

    Argentine President Alberto Fernandez visited the Memorial of the Communist Party of China (CPC)'s First National Congress in downtown Shanghai, on October 15, before he attended the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/19 19:58:27
  • Greece: The EU – China Literary Festival organized in Beijing and Shanghai

    The first leg of the 8th EU-China Literary Festival took place at the Xi Yue Tang Library, Cultural, and Creative Park in Beijing, on Tuesday, to further deepen contemporary literary dialogue between China and Europe.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/19 19:53:39
  • Belgium: Celebrating the Beijing Swifts, promoting conservation of migratory birds

    The "Out of Africa - Celebrating the Beijing Swifts" seminar was successfully held on Monday evening in the Belgian Residence in Beijing, coinciding with the World Migratory Bird Day to promote the conservation of migratory birds such as the Beijing Swifts and their habitats.

    By Hou Xiangjun | 2023/10/19 19:37:41
  • Southeast Asian youth seek development opportunities from cooperation with China

    Even though a decade has passed, Grace Jessica can still vividly recall the moment when she read about Chinese President Xi Jinping's proposal on the "Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)" made during his visit to the Indonesian parliament in the newspaper. She referred to it as a crucial moment for herself because, since then, she has sensed Indonesia's increasing desire to connect with China, just like many other developing countries. From that moment on, her curiosity about China began to grow.

    By Hu Yuwei in Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia | 2023/10/18 21:50:44
  • Cooperation through BRI conduit for meaningful people-to-people exchanges: former special envoy to China for Malacca of Malaysia

    The highly anticipated third Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Forum for International Cooperation currently underway is expected to not only highlight the achievements of the last decade since the initiative's inception, but also provide a blueprint for the BRI's new era in the next decade, Gan Tian Loo, the vice president of the Association of Interaction Malaysia-China and former special envoy to China for the Malacca State government of Malaysia, told the Global Times on Wednesday. He noted that the forum is expected to continue sharing China's solutions and wisdom with the world.

    By Hu Yuwei and Zhao Juecheng | 2023/10/18 21:42:53
  • China, Pacific Island countries jointly tackle challenge of climate change under BRI

    Today, issues related to the climate change, as a shared challenge faced by humanity, are receiving significant attention, and climate cooperation has become an integral part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The demands of the ecologically vulnerable and climate-affected Pacific Island countries have garnered particular attention. Global Times reporter Shan Jie (GT) recently talked with Chen Dezheng (Chen), vice director of the China-Pacific Island Countries Climate Change Cooperation Center and the director of the Research Center for Pacific Island Countries at the Liaocheng University in Shandong, to discuss how China, as a responsible major nation, has engaged in climate cooperation with Pacific Island countries in the recent years, the support China can offer to the South Pacific to reduce the risk of and harms from climate change, and the climate change-related demands shared by China and Pacific Island countries as developing countries via the BRI.

    By Shan Jie | 2023/10/17 20:05:37
  • With focus on environmental protection, BRI champions spirit of green, low-carbon development

    In the face of an escalating climate change threat, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) actively champions the spirit of green and low-carbon development, advocating for a sustainable future.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/17 19:54:41
  • Kazakhstan unveils 5G plans with support from Chinese tech giants to transform into a regional digital hub

    President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, presented an ambitious vision for Kazakhstan's technological future and advanced the deadline for the introduction of the 5G network from 2027 to 2025 during his speech at the recently concluded Digital Bridge 2023 forum in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. Chinese technology companies are welcomed and expected to actively participate in the blueprint designed to support Kazakhstan in its journey to become a regional digital hub.

    By Hu Yuwei in Astana | 2023/10/17 1:36:54
  • GT investigates: 30,000 plus Xinjiang-related stories expose how certain Western media fabricate, hype up 'forced labor' smear

    In order to understand the political and economic motives behind their “forced labor” fallacy and, as well as the exploration of the narrative's manipulation strategies, transmission paths, and methods of the fallacy, I conducted a statistical analysis of over 30,000 Xinjiang-related stories from 22 media outlets in 15 countries and regions.

    By Tuersun Aibai | 2023/10/15 23:35:20
  • China-Pakistan partnership: Bridging nations, building communities

    The tale of China-Pakistan relations is not an ordinary one. It is an account of brotherhood, friendship, and trust, the foundations of which were laid more than 70 years ago. The vision of the leadership of our two countries at the time laid a solid basis for a relationship, which has subsequently been carefully nurtured into a robust, vibrant, time-tested, all-weather strategic cooperative partnership. Pakistan and its people, with absolute confidence, value the relationship greatly, and proudly call China our “best friend.” It is heart-warming that in China, the term “Ba Tie” (Iron Brother) is reserved only for Pakistan.

    By Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar | 2023/10/15 22:29:36
  • Residents in remote, harsh high-altitude region of Xizang enjoy guaranteed medical care

    A hospital located at an altitude of 4,500 meters in Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region has become a shelter for the local people, granting them access to guaranteed medical services, largely thanks to the assistance provided by the central government, reflecting China's efforts to protect human rights.

    By Shan Jie in Nagqu | 2023/10/13 23:27:31
  • Xi's letter to Flying Tigers underscores wartime friendship between China and US forged in blood, honor

    A recent letter from Chinese President Xi Jinping has once again emphasized the historical significance of the Flying Tigers and the enduring wartime friendship between the US and China. This historical perspective provides valuable insights into the lasting impact of this era on contemporary China-US relations.

    By Shan Jie and Hu Yuwei | 2023/10/12 21:06:47
  • Thailand: Cultural exchange event in Beijing deepens friendship

    A cultural exchange event was held at the Royal Thai Embassy in Beijing during the National Day holidays, jointly organized by the Ministry of Education of Thailand and the Royal Thai Embassy in China.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/12 20:54:07
  • Xiconomics in Practice: Xi-endorsed Juncao technology improves livelihoods across globe, embodies China's commitment for greater good of humanity

    Juncao, which literally means "mushroom" and "grass," can be used, as its name suggests, to grow edible mushrooms, as livestock feed or as a green barrier to stop desertification. It is a patented Chinese project, simple to operate and profitable.

    By Shen Weiduo in Nadi | 2023/10/12 19:46:46
  • Indonesia: Business forum and Indonesia Night held in Beijing

    The Indonesia-China Business Forum and Indonesia Night were successfully held in Beijing to promote Indonesian culture and seek economic cooperation between the two countries.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/12 16:57:24
  • Italy: 127 cultural relics from museum of Naples showcased in Beijing

    The opening ceremony of the exhibition of Ancient Greek and Roman Treasures in the collection of the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, Italy, debuted recently at the National Museum of Classic Books in Beijing.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/12 16:28:45
  • Diplomats attend exhibition of 'Belt and Road' Cooperation in Cultural Heritage and Archaeology

    Diplomats from 12 countries' embassies and other Chinese and foreign guests gathered in Beijing's Palace Museum on September 28 to attend the launch of the Thriving for a Collaborative World: "Belt and Road" Cooperation in Cultural heritage and Archaeology event and exhibition.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/12 16:22:23
  • GT investigates: Uncovering bad faith tactics some Western media employ to hype up 'China collapse' theory

    When the Chinese economy faces a tough time during June and July, with major economic indicators showing a trend moving toward a pessimistic direction, a chorus of voices pushing the "China collapse" theory across some Western media reached a frenzied pitch, churning out some of the most sensational and absurd stories of the year in their cognitive warfare against China.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/10/11 21:08:35
  • Witness to history: Chinese nationals in Israel come face-to-face with war, express hope for peaceful world

    During the intense rockets attack on Saturday, Zhang said they have to hide to the safe room every one or two hours. But the situation gradually calmed down in central and northern Tel Aviv since Saturday night. "I lived in Ramat Gan [in eastern Tel Aviv] on Sunday night. I heard two explosions between 11 and 12 pm, but sounded like it was far away," Zhang said.

    By Leng Shumei and Zhao Yusha | 2023/10/10 19:06:27
  • Why do the US and Dalai Lama clique smear China's dam operation and water resources development on Qinghai-Xizang Plateau?

    The recent re-emergence of the old tune of attacking China's normal water resources development and utilization has once again been used by the US and the secessionist Dalai Lama clique to smear China.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/10/9 22:18:34
  • Hangzhou Asian Games closes with glories, paving the way for a promising future

    The 19th Asian Games, which represents brilliant Asian civilization and creates new records in Asian sports, ended successfully in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province on Sunday.

    By Lin Xiaoyi in Hangzhou | 2023/10/8 22:40:58
  • Surprising newcomers: Skill, independence, family support lift Gen-Z skateboarders to soar

    China's Generation Z skateboarders have rocked the Asian Games like no one had imagined - bagging three of four gold medals of the discipline. It was not only just about the medals, but also about the energy, vitality and the uniqueness they inject into the Games.

    By Cui Fandi and Lin Xiaoyi in Hangzhou | 2023/10/7 21:24:23
  • Young dominators: 'Chinese table tennis being shared with the world' has become a reality

    As the match point arrived, the stadium with nearly 6000 seats sat in silence. When the last ball landed, accompanied by a tsunami of cheers from the crowd, celebrating with fist pumps, shouts, and embraces, raising the Five-Star Red Flags to show their sincere gratitude to the audience and the country they beloved.

    By Lin Xiaoyi and Cui Fandi in Hangzhou | 2023/10/7 21:21:45
  • Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays boost tourism and consumption across China

    Over the past eight days, people in China enjoyed a vacation that combined the Mid-Autumn Festival and the National Day. People chose to spend the holiday in various ways, showcasing a surge in travel and consumption.

    By Shan Jie | 2023/10/6 17:49:26
  • Toward a Global Community of Shared Future

    In the universe there is only one Earth, the shared home of humanity. Unfortunately, this planet on which we rely for our subsistence is facing immense and unprecedented crises, both known and unknown, both foreseeable and unforeseeable.

    By Global Times | 2023/9/27 2:05:17
  • BRI witnesses China's transfer of low-carbon, environmentally friendly power plants to Indonesia

    The main environmental indicators are considerably superior than the local emission standards, and it has become a model for local low-carbon and environmentally friendly power generation with advanced technology, Zhao Zhigang, head of the plant's developer PT Shenhua Guohua Power Jawa Bali, told the Global Times.

    By Hu Yuwei, Zhao Juecheng, and Hao Shuangyan in Indonesia | 2023/9/26 23:09:20
  • Commitment to excellence: Xi's footsteps in sports present a genuine way to promote global people-to-people bonds, create a stronger, healthier China

    Currently, a great sporting event that is distinctly Chinese, uniquely Asian, and very spectacular is being staged in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang Province.

    By Lin Xiaoyi in Hangzhou and Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2023/9/26 21:26:40
  • Solomon Islands to undoubtedly become a 'magnet' for investments from China: first Chinese Ambassador to the Solomon Islands

    Over the last four years, China-Solomon Islands cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has achieved fruitful results, bringing profound benefits to both nations. In a recent interview with the Global Times, the first Chinese Ambassador to the Solomon Islands expressed confidence in the future cooperation between China and the Solomon Islands.

    By Shan Jie | 2023/9/26 16:19:40
  • Nepalese PM's visit to China set to further enhance relations

    Nepal adheres to the one-China policy and will never allow any activities that are detrimental to China's interests, said Nepalese Foreign Minister Narayan Prasad Saud in Beijing on Sunday.

    By Xie Wenting | 2023/9/26 0:46:38
  • Exclusive: Nepal to maintain non-aligned policy in friendly relations with neighbors, hopes China's strengths will help bolster economy: Nepalese PM

    At the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Qiang, Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda commenced his five-day state visit to China from September 23 to 30, his first visit to China since the start of his third term as the Prime Minister of Nepal. The 69-year-old is a legendary figure in Nepal. Born in a poor Brahmin farming family in Pokhara in 1954, he witnessed abject poverty in his youth. Determined to change his country's corruption and a ruling exploitative class, Prachanda embarked on a revolutionary path to transform Nepal's destiny.

    By Hu Yuwei and Bai Yunyi | 2023/9/25 21:29:31
  • Chinese, European scholars call for cooperation, dialogue amid alarming trend of politicization, instrumentalization of human rights

    More than 130 human rights experts, officials, and representatives from political parties and social organizations from different countries, including China, Italy, Greece, the UK, the US, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Norway, Poland, Portugal, and Serbia attended the 2023 China-Europe Seminar on Human Rights in Rome, Italy, on September 20 and shared their perspectives on human rights.

    By Liu Xin and Fan Lingzhi in Rome | 2023/9/25 0:02:38
  • GT investigates: Absurd 'Ghost town' slander exposes US' malicious cognitive warfare targeting China's economy, international image

    Anyone who has been to Lujiazui is likely to be charmed by its dense skyscrapers and bustling roads. The area offers a gorgeous view of the illuminated night skyline and reflects the dreams of people who are striving for a better life.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2023/9/21 21:08:29
  • Xi's reply letter inspires friendship between peoples to spearhead new chapter in China-US ties

    In this installment, Global Times reporters spoke with the heads of associations that have been actively promoting the development of friendship between the peoples of the two countries, about their past efforts to facilitate exchanges, understanding, and cooperation, as well as their views on current US-China relations.

    By Lin Xiaoyi | 2023/9/20 22:59:15
  • A devastating hurricane unveils lingering scar caused by US in Libya

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