Learning through play: Children engage in diverse extracurricular activities for International Children's Day

June 1 is International Children's Day. As the day approaches, children across China are stepping out of their classrooms to engage in a variety of colorful extracurricular activities to gain knowledge and broaden their visions.

GT investigates: Ethnic minorities in US forced to work in low-paying jobs, face challenges of forced labor, racial discrimination

Editor's Note: China's State Council Information Office on Wednesday released a document entitled The Report on Human Rights Violations in the United States in 2023, detailing the country's deteriorating human rights situation with solid facts and figures. The report noted that ethnic minorities in the US face systematic racial discrimination, as the ...

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  • Tibetan Plateau lakes to expand by 50% by 2100 due to climate change: latest study

    Lakes on the Tibetan Plateau are projected to expand in area by around 50 percent during the 21st century under a low emissions scenario, putting critical human infrastructure and ecosystems at risk of being submerged, according to a latest study of scientists from the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research (ITP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

    By Leng Shumei | 2024/5/29 22:41:06
  • China increasingly raising voice for international laws is of enormous value: ICRC regional head

    Editor's Note: This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions. The collaboration between China and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has become closer over the years as China has increasingly made efforts in the global humanitarian cause. In an exclusive interview with Global Times (GT) reporter Xie Wenting, Balthasar Staehelin (Staehelin), head of Regional Delegation for East Asia of the ICRC, said that China's commitment to advocating for international law is particularly significant as China's influence resonates not only within its borders but also beyond. He also hailed the initiatives that China has proposed to achieve stability through developmental approaches and the promotion of conflict resolution through dialogue. He expressed his hopes for further collaboration with China, particularly in leveraging technology to enhance humanitarian efforts.

    By Xie Wenting | 2024/5/28 21:54:45
  • GT investigates: Is US really the largest foreign aid donor? Numerous rubber cheques expose US arrogance, hypocrisy in intl aid

    The US Senate, in April 2024, approved a $95.3 billion foreign aid package for some of its allies including Ukraine and Israel. For Ukraine, the aid contained provisions, such as the Biden administration sending to Kiev more US-made missiles known as long-range ATACMS, and Biden seeking repayment of $10 billion in economic assistance from Ukraine, reported The New York Times on April 25.

    By Huang Lanlan and Leng Shumei | 2024/5/27 19:56:37
  • Xi's letter to Great Wall protectors inspires a broader effort to protect this Chinese cultural treasure for future generations

    In this installment, the Global Times visits a village at the foot of the Great Wall in Beijing's Yanqing district. People there take pride in protecting this world cultural heritage site. On May 15, they received a letter from President Xi. In his letter, Xi called for efforts to let more people know about the Great Wall and to engage more people in protecting the Great Wall so as to pass on the ancestors' precious heritage to future generations.

    By Shan Jie | 2024/5/26 20:28:16
  • Deaths of 20 Siberian tigers in wildlife park in East China shed light on challenges faced by Chinese private zoos, ignite debate on their future

    I visit zoos out of curiosity for wildlife. Animals deprived of their natural habitat were the last thing I looked forward to seeing in a zoo and I believe so it was for many others, said the 33-year-old woman who works in Beijing.

    By Leng Shumei and Shan Jie | 2024/5/23 20:04:09
  • Chinese farms use drones, big data to ensure bountiful harvest

    As summer begins, various regions in China are making every effort to ensure a successful summer harvest.

    By Global Times | 2024/5/23 19:47:11
  • Report on relocation program in Xizang ill-intentioned, shows clear bias: experts

    The recent report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW), which sensationalized the alleged "forced urbanization" of rural residents in Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region has been strongly criticized by Chinese scholars and local residents. They noted that the ill-intentioned report aims to smear China's human rights situation and it also laid bare the arrogance and ignorance of anti-China forces toward the lives of ethnic groups residing in the region and their rights to development.

    By Liu Xin | 2024/5/23 1:55:22
  • GT investigates: Who is real 'killer' of South China Sea ecosystem?

    In recent years, in order to promote the scientific conservation and long-term sustainable use of global fishery resources, China has not only strictly implemented fishing moratorium policies in its territorial waters, but has also initiated voluntary fishing moratorium activities in certain international waters, setting a model for global marine ecological preservation through using innovative measures.

    By Hu Yuwei, Fan Wei and Zou Zhidong in Manila | 2024/5/20 12:14:11
  • One-China principle reaffirmed widely across Pacific Island Countries

    In recent weeks, several Pacific Island Countries (PICs) have strongly reaffirmed their commitment to the one-China principle through various diplomatic engagements and public declarations.

    By Shan Jie | 2024/5/22 1:49:24
  • Expanding population of wild Asian elephants in Yunnan are living symbols of China's ecological commitment

    May 22 marks the International Day for Biological Diversity. In this installment, Global Times reporters visited the habitat of wild Asian elephants in Southwest China's Yunnan Province. Accompanying elephant protectors, we delve into the natural habitat of Asian elephants, engaging in face-to-face exchanges with local villagers and rangers to gain a direct understanding of the profound significance of conserving biodiversity.

    By Shan Jie in Xishuangbanna | 2024/5/21 22:27:48
  • GT investigates: DPP's lavish bribery for international support will only lead to isolation and embarrassment

    At the so-called inauguration ceremony of Taiwan regional leader-elect Lai Ching-te on Monday, a few scattered seats were occupied by the "diplomatic allies" of the ruling secessionist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/5/20 22:25:08
  • History, culture are foundations for understanding China's politics: renowned Spanish expert

    For a long time, the West has greatly misunderstood China, especially when it comes to China's strategic intentions. They are accustomed to misrepresenting them, wrote Xulio Rios (Rios), a well-known Chinese affairs expert in Spain, in a recent article published on Spanish newspaper El Correo. He also wrote that China has successfully promoted its modernization process and created its own unique path, but China never intends to impose its model on third parties.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2024/5/20 22:14:33
  • China's giant panda conservation and research center opens special column on WeChat to refute panda rumors

    The China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Panda in Southwest China's Sichuan Province opens a special column to refute rumors over giant pandas on its WeChat account on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2024/5/20 22:09:05
  • GT investigates: The 'Chinese killed Jesus Christ' post is a farce, but why it was allowed to spread on X is worth a closer look

    In the 14th installment in the series, the Global Times looks into how the US government and major social media platforms connive to spread anti-China slander online, as a non-obvious cognitive warfare trick that incites hostile sentiment toward China among ordinary US people.

    By Huang Lanlan | 2024/5/19 19:18:02
  • AI lovers, children offer intimate relationship, lead human into tender digital future

    Editor's Note: Big models, robots, intelligent manufacturing, autonomous driving... In recent years, AI (artificial intelligence) has frequently made headlines around the world as a hot topic of discussion. The emergence of generative AI programs has also created unemployment anxiety. The development of technology has indeed brought challenges in various aspects such as in ethics and law. But at the same time, many experts advocate that humans should see technology as a tool created for the ultimate purpose of serving humanity, making life and work more efficient and comfortable.

    By Huang Lanlan | 2024/5/16 20:36:45
  • Bees & Elephants: Villagers in Yunnan turn to beekeeping to bolster conservation of wild Asian elephants

    A bee weighs 0.1 grams, while an Asian elephant can reach 5 tons. However, despite their small size, these tiny insects are aiding in the recovery of elephant populations and mitigating human-elephant conflicts.

    By Shan Jie in Xishuangbanna | 2024/5/16 20:10:37
  • Exclusive: Latest images show severe rust on Philippines' illegally grounded warship at Ren'ai Jiao; ship may 'cause irreversible damage to marine life'

    The hull and interior facilities of the illegally grounded Philippines' warship at Ren'ai Jiao (also known as Ren'ai Reef) are severely corroded, according to a set of images exclusively obtained by the Global Times from the China Coast Guard (CCG) recently. Experts warned that the illegally grounded warship may cause irreversible and continuous damage to the marine life in the South China Sea.

    By Fan Wei, Hu Yuwei and Zhang Yuying | 2024/5/15 16:17:11
  • Philippines likely to increase illegal resupply activities to grounded warship in Ren'ai Jiao in 2024: report

    The number of illegal resupply activities to the illegally grounded warship in the South China Sea by the Philippines will continue to increase in 2024, an expert from Chinese think tank Grandview Institution warned based on a report the institution released on Tuesday.

    By Guo Yuandan and Leng Shumei | 2024/5/15 22:18:23
  • High-level visits from Pakistan highlight investment, bilateral ties

    Pakistan's newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Mohammad Ishaq Dar is visiting Beijing this week. He has a busy schedule of meetings with officials and business leaders in a bid to attract Chinese investment and further improve bilateral relations between China and Pakistan.

    By Xie Wenting | 2024/5/15 22:11:01
  • Pakistan's new government to enhance cooperation with China in second phase of CPEC, AI technologies: minister

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with visiting Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Pakistan Mohammad Ishaq Dar on Wednesday. Wang called on the two countries to further enhance and develop their all-weather strategic cooperative partnership during the meeting. Ahead of Dar's visit, Pakistan's Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives, Prof. Ahsan Iqbal (Iqbal) kicked off a visit to Beijing on May 8. Iqbal's visit is the first high-level visit of a Pakistani official to China since the new government came to power in March. At a press conference on May 9 at the Pakistan Embassy in Beijing, Prof. Iqbal shared his opinions on the relationship and cooperation between China and Pakistan with Global Times reporters Leng Shumei and Xie Wenting (GT). He also shared the new government's expectations for the construction of the second phase of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

    By Leng Shumei and Xie Wenting | 2024/5/15 20:05:48
  • Exclusive: Worry escalates as Okinawa residents find Dutch soldiers on US military base

    May 15 marks the 52nd anniversary of Okinawa's "return" to Japan. Recently, Okinawan residents discovered the presence of Dutch naval soldiers in the training grounds of the US military base in Okinawa but the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs may have been unaware of this beforehand. On Tuesday, Okinawan residents who discovered this matter spoke exclusively to the Global Times, detailing the sequence of events.

    By Xing Xiaojing | 2024/5/15 1:11:57
  • 'Chinese people are hospitable; so are we,'American Gen Zers recall journey in China, appeal for common ground and enduring friendship

    "The youth of China and the US should continue to build strong friendships, improving their understanding of each other, and their countries. This will help lead citizens around the world to interact and communicate with each other." This sentiment was solemnly shared by 17-year-old Colin Millage from Muscatine High School from the US state of Iowa, as he returned to the country after an 8-day study tour in China in late April.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/5/14 22:14:47
  • 'We have each other in future plans,' Chinese Gen Zers see bright prospect in China-US relations through bridged divide, enhanced trust

    Wang Jiaqi, a senior at the Shijiazhuang Foreign Language School in North China's Hebei Province, will never forget the moment when she and her American partner Christina said goodbye.

    By Lin Xiaoyi | 2024/5/14 22:05:47
  • GT investigates: Who's the Philippine NGO that is inciting Filipino civilians to launch new round of staged provocation near China's Huangyan Dao?

    After recruiting journalists and fisherfolk to launch infringing activities in the South China Sea, the Philippines is about to play a new round of trick in staging another incident. Philippine media outlets recently reported that a Filipino non-governmental organization called Atin Ito, or “This is ours,” is planning to rally a group of so-called Philippine fisherfolk to travel to the waters around China's Huangyan Dao (also known as Huangyan Island) in an attempt to use “fisherfolks” as “human shields, ” to initiate a fresh round of provocation in the South China Sea and deliberately engage in “sadfishing” to the international community.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Fan Wei | 2024/5/13 20:37:57
  • Xi's Footsteps: Xi's Europe trip carries forward friendship, charts the course for the future

    Five days and six nights, three countries and four cities, over 30 bilateral or multilateral activities... these figures encapsulate Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent visit to Europe, the first of its kind in five years.

    By Wang Wenwen in France, Hungary and Zhang Han in Serbia | 2024/5/12 19:16:13
  • What's China like through the lens of global vloggers pouring in?

    "Welcome to the future!" These are the first words Ansh Mishra says to the camera, in a vlog of his trip to China that he shared on YouTube in late April. With lively electronic background music, the vlog shows attractive scenes including a metro station dome with a futuristic design, the interactive screen of a service robot, and a metro train equipped with high-tech facilities.

    By Huang Lanlan | 2024/5/9 20:13:41
  • A special journey to memorable sites that bond China to France, Serbia, Hungary

    Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron had an in-depth engagement during a restricted meeting at Col du Tourmalet in the Pyrenees mountains in southwestern France, an area dear to Macron for being the birthplace of his maternal grandmother. The special arrangement allowed the two leaders to establish a more direct dialogue in a personal and friendly atmosphere.

    By Global Times | 2024/5/9 18:06:16
  • Xi's letter encourages Serbian steelworkers to strive for better future, contribute to better bilateral ties

    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 and conveying friendship and expectations.

    By Zhang Han in Belgrade | 2024/5/8 21:14:52
  • The new government looks to enhance cooperation with China: Argentine FM

    The new Argentine government is looking to cooperate with China, Argentine Foreign Minister Diana Mondino told the Global Times in an exclusive interview on Monday.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2024/5/6 19:08:45
  • China and France open a new chapter in joint exploration of nuclear energy after 40 years of partnership and trust

    At the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron, Chinese President Xi Jinping kicked off his state visit to France on May 5. It coincides with the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and France, and is of great significance to building on past achievements and opening up new prospects for bilateral relations.

    By Fan Wei and Leng Shumei | 2024/5/6 16:46:46
  • Diplomatic Channel: Former French PM Raffarin signals high hopes for President Xi's visit, emphasizes respect for civilizations, frank dialogue

    Chinese President Xi Jinping left Beijing on Sunday morning for state visits to France, Serbia and Hungary at the invitation of President Emmanuel Macron of the Republic of France, President Aleksandar Vucic of the Republic of Serbia, and President Tamás Sulyok and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán of Hungary. Ahead of his visit to France, Global Times reporters Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi (GT) interviewed former French prime minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin (Raffarin), talking about the significance of the state visit for China-France relations, reviewing the future development of bilateral ties, and discussing the role of China-France relations in China-EU relations.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2024/5/5 19:29:11
  • China's relaxed entry rules bring inbound tourism boom, inspire more overseas visitors to explore a real China in person

    Skyscrapers fill the screen. Under the intensive high-rise buildings, Mac Candee and his friend walk on the street. "Today, we have arrived in Shanghai, China." They say, angling the camera to show a view of their surroundings.

    By Huang Lanlan, Leng Shumei and Zhao Yusha | 2024/4/28 23:59:07
  • Climate cooperation increasingly becomes a highlight of China-EU partnership: MEE spokesperson

    The collaboration between China and the European Union in the realm of climate change has seen significant advancements. This cooperation has increasingly become a highlight of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two sides, according to an official from China's top environmental authority on Sunday.

    By Shan Jie | 2024/4/28 20:23:22
  • China's steel industry embarks on green shift, battling high carbon emissions through technologies, supportive policies

    During an interview at the Shanghai Climate Week with the Global Times, Jen Carson, global head of industry at the Climate Group, shared her insights on China's green transformation, especially within the steel industry, and the potential for cooperation between China and Europe in the field of low carbon transition.

    By Xie Wenting and Shan Jie | 2024/4/28 20:18:25
  • Why are Western troops in West Africa being given the 'boot' one after the other?

    How many troops do Western countries currently have deployed in the region? Why are countries in the Sahel region asking these troops to leave? And can Russian forces replace them?

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/4/25 20:50:37
  • Kaleidoscope of kites: Global kite festivals celebrate cultural heritage, showcase friendship and cooperation

    As spring breathes warmth into the air, kite festivals are being held worldwide, attracting thousands of kite enthusiasts and tourists alike. Flying kites, an ancient custom revitalized in modern society, is more than just an outdoor sport, but also a means of cultural preservation.

    By Bi Mengying in Weifang and Shan Jie in Beijing | 2024/4/25 19:32:33
  • AI technologies, tools help Chinese archaeologists restore cultural relics, secure deals in antique trading market

    Big models, robots, intelligent manufacturing, autonomous driving... In recent years, AI (artificial intelligence) has frequently made headlines around the world as a hot topic of discussion. The emergence of generative AI programs has also created unemployment anxiety.

    By Leng Shumei | 2024/4/23 21:20:59
  • GT Investigates: As Solomon Islands votes, allegations of US interference highlight struggle of developing countries to forge independent foreign policy

    This is the 13th installment in the series. As the Solomon Islands' general elections unfold, allegations of US interference surfaced before the voting began. Experts have highlighted the US' habitual practice of interfering in the domestic affairs of other countries and attempting to exert its pressure on developing nations like the Solomon Islands that seek to forge friendships and pursue development opportunities with China.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/4/22 22:07:54
  • Australia should be bridge, rather than Western spear tip into Asia: historian

    In his recent visit to Australia, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that China welcomes Australia, an ally of the US, also a partner of China, and more importantly, a sovereign nation, to make policies independently, based on its own fundamental interests. After Wang's visit, the two countries saw positive signs in the healthy development of bilateral ties. Given the importance of the relations between China and Australia, Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi (GT) conducted an exclusive interview with John Queripel (Queripel), an Australian historian and author, on bilateral relations, Australia's foreign policy, how Australia views its role in Asia, as well as its relations with the US.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/21 23:22:24
  • We want peace, prosperity with China, not a war: former Philippine intelligence director

    Editor's Note: As the former director of the Center for Intelligence and National Security Studies in the Philippines, Rommel C. Banlaoi, the Chairman of the Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence, and Terrorism Research, has a deep understanding of Philippine foreign policy and US-Philippine defense cooperation. He was assigned to help advise the president on security matters in 2022, as a deputy national security adviser, but his connections with China were questioned as posing a “security risk” to the Philippines. His nomination was later revoked, local media reported. His experience has seen the Philippine government shift from neutrality to a bias toward the US in diplomacy and defense. Recently, Banlaoi (Banlaoi) expressed strong dissatisfaction with the current diplomatic and military policies of the Philippines in an interview with Global Times (GT) reporters Hu Yuwei, Fan Wei and Zou Zhidong in Manila. In his view, the diplomatic policy pursued by the current Philippine government and its confrontational measures in the South China Sea not only loses important trading partners like China, but also risks marginalizing the Philippines in the ASEAN.

    By Hu Yuwei, Fan Wei and Zou Zhidong | 2024/4/21 23:03:12
  • Manila's maritime zones bill harms national interests, violates Constitution, says former Philippine presidential spokesman

    Harry Roque, a former Philippine congressman and former presidential spokesperson to president Rodrigo Duterte, recently expressed dissatisfaction at the series of legal maneuvers carried out by the current Philippine government regarding the South China Sea dispute in an interview with the Global Times in Manila.

    By Hu Yuwei, Zou Zhidong and Fan Wei | 2024/4/21 23:06:18
  • American Gen-Zers embrace, promote friendship with Chinese counterparts

    "I believe that by making the connections we made with youth around our age and around the world, we are going to be able to communicate better as the next generation, building the world up," Anna Colbaugh, an 11th-grade student at the Lincoln High School in Washington State, US, told the Global Times.

    By Lin Xiaoyi | 2024/4/18 21:09:09
  • Gen-Z Chinese, American players gain friendship in table tennis matches, add a vivid chapter to 'Ping-Pong Diplomacy'

    Having played a receptionist role during the UVA delegation's visit to China, Wu is pleased to serve as a window for the US youth to know more about Shanghai and China. "I believe that thAt the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Museum and China Table Tennis Museum in Shanghai, Wu Yiman holds Abigail Barr's hands, and teaches her how to catch the ping-pong balls served by a training robot in front of her step by step. e future belongs to the youth," she told the Global Times. "I hope that we Gen Zers can lay a good foundation for the promising future of China-US relations."

    By Huang Lanlan | 2024/4/17 23:31:27
  • Hot job fairs in China help graduates, migrant workers, veterans seek employment

    Among Chinese job seekers, the third and forth month of the year are known as "Golden March" and "Silver April," as they are the traditional peak season for both employers and employees when it comes to recruitment. Since March, job fairs have been heating up across the country.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/18 15:10:16
  • More than 80% respondents hope China, South Korea to maintain friendly ties, cooperation: GT survey

    In terms of the perception of China, 72 percent of respondents in the survey conducted by the GTI expressed a desire to visit China in the future, with half of them hoping to do so within the next 3 years.

    By Xie Wenting and Leng Shumei | 2024/4/17 21:17:22
  • GT investigates: How some Western news agencies deceive Chinese people, distort truth while claiming not to have freedom

    Some foreign journalists who do not want to be associated with this organization have revealed that it is controlled by media organizations and individuals who uphold the Western discourse hegemony. Their focus is not on objectively reporting on China, but rather on smearing and demonizing the country. Through investigation, the Global Times has found three solid examples that expose the real intention of the FCCC, which has nothing to do with "freedom."

    By Gao Lei | 2024/4/16 21:31:05
  • More Americans embrace prepping lifestyle, reflecting deeper anxieties linked to political polarization, social divide

    In recent years, the American doomsday prepper community has grown larger and more diverse, with increasingly extreme preparatory measures.

    By Shan Jie, Li Meng and Xu Jiatong | 2024/4/16 18:28:32
  • ICRC welcomes support from China, to take cooperation in humanitarian areas to new level: ICRC vice president

    After seven months of conflict in Gaza, a cease-fire still seems distant. Meanwhile, the Palestine-Israel conflict is causing ripple effects across the region, and has led to major humanitarian crises. The international community, including China, is making efforts to alleviate the humanitarian crises.

    By Xie Wenting, Zhao Juecheng and Liu Caiyu | 2024/4/15 18:58:59
  • China is actively addressing challenges brought by climate change amid complex international environment: Chinese new climate envoy Liu Zhenmin

    China is actively addressing the challenges brought by climate change, promoting green and low-carbon development, and playing a positive role in global climate governance, said Liu Zhenmin, China's special envoy for climate change.

    By Cao Siqi in Haikou and Shan Jie in Beijing | 2024/4/15 14:40:42
  • Multidimensional competition: China's national security authorities disclose 'new areas' in theft of state secrets, espionage targeting China

    April 15, 2024 marks the ninth National Security Education Day. Global Times reporters observed that the cases disclosed around this year's National Security Education Day involve a broader scope and are more targeted compared to previous years, with methods also becoming more covert.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xing Xiaojing | 2024/4/14 7:01:02
  • GT investigates: Allegations of US interference emerge ahead of pivotal election in Solomon Islands

    As elections in the Solomon Islands approach, the geopolitical dynamics of the Pacific are drawing intense scrutiny from major global players.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/4/13 1:49:07
  • Human-like robot industry embraces golden age, to feature products with emotions in 5-10 years

    Research unveiled during the inaugural China Humanoid Robot Industry Conference in Beijing from April 9 to 10 indicates that the global humanoid robot industry is entering a golden era, poised for sustained growth. The report predicted that the Chinese humanoid robot market will surpass 10 billion yuan, reaching 10.47 billion yuan ($1.45 billion) by 2026, and is anticipated to soar to 119 billion yuan by 2030.

    By Leng Shumei | 2024/4/12 1:16:07
  • GT exclusive: Former Philippine president Duterte warns Manila to turn back from detrimental path, resolve disputes through dialogue

    Looking back on the brotherhood between China and the Philippines that former Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte highlighted during his visits to China while in office, many Chinese people fondly remember the friendly atmosphere between the two countries during his presidency, and appreciate the independent foreign policy the former leader pursued.

    By Hu Yuwei, Fan Wei, and Zou Zhidong in Davao | 2024/4/12 0:57:29
  • Manila violating commitments, denying previous agreement and abandoning understandings escalate Ren'ai Jiao tensions: Chinese FM

    If the Philippines truly wants to ease tensions at Ren'ai Jiao through dialogue and communication, it needs to honor the commitments and understandings and stop provocations, spokesperson of Chinese Foreign Ministry Mao Ning said at a press conference on Thursday.

    By Leng Shumei | 2024/4/11 22:40:40
  • Nationwide celebrations of ethnic festival revive traditional folk customs with unity, cultural heritage

    Over the past few days, many ethnic communities across China have been engaging in vibrant celebrations of the March 3 Festival, also known as the Shangsi Festival. Celebrated across China, the festival is one of the traditional Chinese festivals with roots in ancient sacrificial rituals.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/11 19:03:06
  • GT exclusive: A close-up look at ASEAN's discontent with external countries' manipulation of S.China Sea issue

    The US Embassy in the Philippines is located in a coastal area in Manila, which boasts the most beautiful beaches and waterfront promenades. A local tour guide told the Global Times that the US Embassy in the Philippines is one of the largest embassies among US missions abroad. It is closely connected to the Philippine Navy located in South Harbor in Manila and the Philippine Coast Guard Headquarters.

    By Hu Yuwei, Fan Wei, and Zou Zhidong | 2024/4/11 0:44:17
  • China strives for development, intl cooperation of nuclear fusion to seek ultimate solution to power shortage

    In March, the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced it would open 10 of its nuclear technology research facilities and testing platforms, including China's new-generation "artificial sun" Huanliu-3 (HL-3) tokamak, to the world for the first time.

    By Leng Shumei in Chengdu | 2024/4/6 20:48:16
  • GT exclusive: Filipino fishermen show no interest in govt-initiated 'militia' plan, call for peace and friendship

    Editor's Note: The Philippines has escalated its battle against Beijing on the South China Sea issue by pushing fishermen to the frontline, collaborating with Western journalists to spread biased narratives, and conspiring with the US and Japan to contain China. Global Times reporters recently visited the Philippines to investigate the truth behind these provocations, engaging in conversations with local fishermen, ordinary citizens, politicians, and scholars. This is the first installment of the series, which sheds light on how Filipino fishermen have refused to be used as pawns by the current administration in the conflict.

    By Hu Yuwei, Fan Wei and Zou Zhidong in Manila, Davao and Masinloc | 2024/4/9 23:58:24
  • Solomon Islands' Malaita forms bond with China's Jiangsu, embracing development, goodwill

    A memorandum of understanding to establish friendly exchange relations was signed last week between Malaita Province of the Solomon Islands and East China's Jiangsu Province in Auki, the provincial capital of Malaita. This new chapter follows years of skepticism, indicating a pivot toward cooperation and mutual growth, analysts noted.

    By Shan Jie | 2024/4/8 22:25:58
  • Renowned brand survey reveals China's soft power ranks in world's top 3 for first time

    Brand Finance, the internationally renowned brand valuation agency based in London, recently released the "Global Soft Power Index 2024," which shows that the US and the UK have maintained their positions as the top two most influential countries in global soft power. It is noteworthy that China is the fastest-growing nation brand this year, surpassing Japan and Germany, and for the first time, ranking third in the soft power index, with the country's progress exceeding that of any other country.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/4/8 20:12:07
  • GT investigates: How anti-China forces launch a cognitive warfare against Hong Kong, demonize Article 23 legislation

    The Safeguarding National Security Ordinance, a piece of legislation of Hong Kong's Basic Law Article 23 that took effect recently after being unanimously passed by local lawmakers, is another solid legal basis for maintaining stability and prosperity in the city after the implementation of national security law for Hong Kong. The bill is expected to play an essential role in preventing the US-led West's subversion, infiltration, incitement, and espionage activities in Hong Kong.

    By Huang Lanlan and Chen Qingqing | 2024/4/7 19:25:31
  • China and the US have much more in common: historian Arne Westad

    The world in 2024 is not peaceful. From great power competition to regional conflicts, to numerous global challenges, the global landscape seems to be changing every day. Will the confrontation between Russia and the West lead to a "Cold War 2.0" and the return of the "Iron Curtain" ? Is the temporary stabilization of China-US relations a true departure from the downward spiral trend, or just a short and fragile period of stability?

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2024/4/2 17:39:59
  • GT Investigates: Australian media urged to play a more positive role in promoting cooperation, peace as they enhance sneaky maneuvers in PICs to smear China

    Some Western media outlets have been sparing no effort to smear China's cooperation with South Pacific Island Countries (PICs). In a recent move, 60 Minutes Australia released a video program entitled "China's dirty tactics to control Pacific" on March 24 to further smear normal exchanges and cooperation between China and Fiji. The video alleges that behind this cooperation are China and Chinese businesspeople who are "supporting drug trafficking organizations in Fiji" and are seeking as much influence as possible in the island nation.

    By Leng Shumei and Shan Jie | 2024/4/1 21:45:54
  • China's animal food scandal exposes industry malpractices, calling for stringent regulations

    In China, an increasing number of people are enjoying the companionship of pets and treating them as part of the family.

    By Shan Jie and Leng Shumei | 2024/3/31 21:35:23
  • Bringing back deceased beloved ones through AI technology becomes a new, controversial business in China as 'era of digital humans' approaches

    With the rapid development of AI technology, the"digital resurrection" of deceased loved ones is practically becoming an industry in the country, with controversies following close by, of course.

    By Leng Shumei and Huang Lanlan | 2024/3/28 19:29:13
  • Impressions of the New Era: Technology empowers modern agriculture across China

    A Chinese proverb says, "The plan for a year lies in spring." Looking across the fertile countryside, regions everywhere are seizing on the agricultural season to carry out spring farming. With the advancement of science and technology, more and more new technologies are being applied in agricultural production, unveiling a scene of modern agricultural development across the vast fields of China.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/28 18:18:32
  • GT investigates: How the Philippines colludes with US government, think tank and media in 'sadfishing' itself, demonizing China on South China Sea issue

    The Philippines has been making a show of the South China Sea issue for a long time. It has repeatedly provoked China and created tension in the South China Sea region while turning a blind eye to historical facts. Seemingly suffering from a sort of histrionic personality disorder, the Philippines has not only staged many farces on the issue, but also colluded with anti-China forces in the US-led West to play the thief crying “stop thief.”

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/3/27 20:10:45
  • Chinese companies diversify Azerbaijan's economy and can do more in country's green growth: top diplomat

    The President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev was sworn in for a new term in February. How will President Aliyev develop relations with China during the new term? How does relations with China play in Azerbaijan's overall foreign policy? Global Times reporter Xie Wenting (GT) recently talked to Assistant of President of Azerbaijan for Foreign Policy Affairs Hikmat Hajiyev (Hajiyev), who recently visited China to discuss bilateral cooperation. Hajiyev noted that the development of relations with China has been a top priority for Azerbaijan and the country fully supports the one-China policy. As Azerbaijan will host COP29 this year, the top diplomat said that the country seeks to build understanding and solidarity between the "Global North" and "Global South," and he praised China as a champion for green technology.

    By Xie Wenting | 2024/3/25 20:51:57
  • Witness to history: Chinese in Russia recall narrowly escaping from Moscow concert massacre; community offers timely help and solace

    A violent incident at a concert venue on the outskirts of Moscow resulted in the death of at least 143 individuals and left over 100 injured. The assailants used automatic firearms during the incident and utilized an inflammable substance to start a blaze.

    By Shan Jie and Hu Yuwei | 2024/3/24 18:24:03
  • Renowned Chinese geographer revitalizes rural villages through science, innovation

    Every year, Professor Liu Yansui embarks on a journey that takes him to the heart of China's countryside. With each step he takes, Liu brings with him a wealth of knowledge, experience, and dedication that have made him a driving force in China's poverty alleviation and rural revitalization efforts.

    By Xie Wenting and Lin Xiaoyi | 2024/3/21 22:32:11
  • Ancient Silk Road city Tianshui's iconic malatang dish sparks nationwide craze

    Following Zibo and Harbin, Tianshui, an ancient Silk Road city in Northwest China's Gansu Province, became the latest place that has caused a nationwide craze thanks to its iconic dish malatang, a local street dish featuring a mix of fresh vegetables and meat boiled in a hot, spicy broth.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/21 17:53:31
  • US employing 'Cold War' strategies in information campaign against China

    Recently disclosed information revealed that the CIA has been secretly operating on Chinese social media in recent years, attempting to shape public opinion about the Chinese government in targeted areas, which, analysts warned, not only demonstrates the modern application of Cold War-era strategies but also highlights the significance of information warfare in current global politics, undermining regional stability and normal development.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/3/21 4:56:39
  • China-Pakistan relationship remains a source of peace and stability in region and beyond: ambassador

    Pakistan takes "immense pride" in its unique and "time-tested friendship" with China. The two countries are not only connected by land, rivers, and mountains, but also by a heart corridor, founded on the shared values of mutual respect, trust, solidarity, and support, said Pakistani Ambassador to China Khalil-ur-Rahman Hashmi.

    By Xie Wenting and Liu Xuanzun | 2024/3/20 22:11:00
  • GT investigates: Boeing incidents spotlight chronic woes and systemic problems in US manufacturing sector

    Industry insiders and experts reached by the Global Times revealed that behind the frequent accidents is the American hegemony that has fallen apart like scattered nuts and bolts on the floor. The serious safety problems of the head of the US aerospace industry and the world's leading manufacturer of civil and military aircraft have also made the US media, scholars and the public think of the long-standing systemic problems in the country's manufacturing industry, and reflect on the entire trajectory of "deindustrialization" and "re-industrialization" in the US.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/3/20 21:31:10
  • China opens ten nuclear technology research facilities to the world to enhance international cooperation

    China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has opened ten of its nuclear technology research facilities and testing platforms, including China's new-generation "artificial sun" Huanliu-3 (HL-3) tokamak, to the world for the first time. The move will further enhance China's influence in nuclear science and technology globally, injecting strong "nuclear power" into promoting win-win cooperation worldwide, the Global Times learned from CNNC at a press conference on March 19 in Beijing during the 17th China International Nuclear Industry Exhibition.

    By Fan Wei and Leng Shumei | 2024/3/20 17:04:09
  • First visually impaired NPC deputy's journey highlights progress in human rights protection for people with disabilities in the new era

    The Global Times is launching a series of articles, telling the vivid stories about human rights protection in the new era. We expect this series to become a window through which more foreign readers will understand how Chinese people recognize human rights and what efforts they have made to fight for and fully enjoy human rights in their daily lives.

    By Lin Xiaoyi and Huang Lanlan | 2024/3/19 22:20:44
  • GT investigates: US State Department's support for Manila full of contradictions, serves to further militarize South China Sea

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to head to the Philippines on Tuesday to reinforce the American-Philippine alliance through cooperation and security matters, following a recent trade mission there by US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo. This is seen as the latest move in US intervention in the South China Sea issue. But is the US support for the Philippines really as well-meaning and valuable as it appears? The answer may disappoint many Filipino politicians.

    By Hu Yuwei and Huang Lanlan | 2024/3/18 20:51:55
  • Philippine conspiracy of illegally occupying Ren'ai Jiao doomed to end in failure

    This is the second installment in the series, illustrating why China indisputably holds sovereignty over Ren'ai Jiao and its adjacent waters. Ren'ai Jiao has always been Chinese territory and is an integral part of China's Nansha Islands geographically, economically, politically, and historically.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/17 21:05:07
  • Xi's letter strengthens decades-long friendship with Muscatine residents, boosts China-US youth exchanges

    "I'm extremely thankful that President Xi spent time to write to us. It was very touching he was able to hear about the amazing times on our trip," Seinna Stonking, a freshman at Muscatine High School in the central US state of Iowa, told the Global Times.

    By Lin Xiaoyi | 2024/3/14 23:03:33
  • China embraces warm spring with nationwide green initiatives

    As spring arrives in March, bringing warmer weather and blossoming flowers, people across China step outside to fulfill a civic duty - planting trees.

    By Shan Jie | 2024/3/14 21:20:37
  • Swiss global financial group launches new fund to promote international exchanges between China and world in life sciences industry

    The Swiss global financial group Cedrus Group announced the establishment of the QFLP Fund on Tuesday to focus on investing in mature, pre-IPO stage companies in the life sciences and agriculture sectors in China, and establishing joint ventures with foreign companies seeking to enter the Chinese market.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/13 20:13:05
  • China takes fast, effective move to solve payment difficulties of international arrivals, facilitate foreigners' stay

    When Lucas Fan received his friend Jim in Beijing in June 2023, Lucas had to order a taxi for Jim every time he needed one as Jim, from Ireland, could not link his international bank card with WeChat or Alipay payment functions. As the two main social networking apps in China, WeChat and Alipay are virtually indispensable in nearly every aspect of daily life, from chatting, working to shopping, and from taxi-hailing to making electronic payments.

    By Leng Shumei and Huang Lanlan | 2024/3/13 20:11:53
  • GT investigates: How do some US politicians play 'national security' card, defame Chinese investment with 'land grabbing' fallacy?

    China is a main target of this restriction wave, although as a recent opinion piece in The Economist noted: "Chinese landholdings are both tiny and shrinking." Then how did the "China grabbing US land" fallacy come about?

    By Huang Lanlan | 2024/3/12 21:31:06
  • Xiconomics in Practice: Xi puts new quality productive forces at front and center in China's economic agenda

    Editor's Note: Since 2012, China has witnessed an extraordinary economic transition, with historic achievements in all aspects of the economy from its size to quality. Such an unparalleled feat does not just happen, especially during a tumultuous period in the global geo-economic landscape and a tough phase in China's economic transformation and upgrading process. It was Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era that guided the country in overcoming various risks and challenges, and in keeping the China economic miracle alive.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/3/11 21:20:37
  • GT investigates: Why Philippine maritime zones act is an 'egregious bill' that will only aggravate tensions in South China Sea

    The Philippines has recently advanced the domestic legislation of the "Maritime Zones Act" in an attempt to put a legal veneer on its illegal claims and actions in the South China Sea.

    By Hu Yuwei and Huang Lanlan | 2024/3/6 21:29:36
  • A panorama of the future of Chinese society mirrored in proposals, motions in two sessions

    Editor's Note: The second session of the 14th National People's Congress (NPC) and the second session of the 14th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) will conclude on March 11 and 10, respectively. The two sessions are a crucial window into China's whole-process people's democracy and will offer the world a window through which to observe the country's development and understand its policy direction for the following year. The Global Times has initiated a series of articles under the theme “understanding China through motions and proposals.” This article, the second installment of the series, glimpses into what kind of new social trends China is striving to create through the proposals and motions heatedly discussed in the two sessions.

    By Hu Yuwei | 2024/3/7 23:55:41
  • International cooperation boosts China's competitiveness in controlled nuclear fusion: political advisor

    China is playing an increasingly important role in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project and it is due to the long-term attention and support of the country's industry and government to controlled nuclear fusion research, Duan Xuru, a senior expert on fusion who is also a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, told the Global Times.

    By Fan Wei and Leng Shumei | 2024/3/7 23:03:42
  • World's first 300-megawatt compressed air energy storage project to be put into commercial operation soon: political advisor

    The world's first 300-megawatt compressed air energy storage project in Yingcheng, Central China's Hubei Province, will be put into commercial operation soon, Song Hailiang, a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of China Energy Engineering Corporation Limited (CEEC), told the Global Times.

    By Guo Yuandan and Leng Shumei | 2024/3/7 22:30:34
  • Chinese women seek self, empowered to build a stronger society

    March 8 marks International Women's Day. This year, the official theme of the United Nations observance of the day is "Invest in women: Accelerate progress."

    By Global Times | 2024/3/7 22:02:58
  • Accelerating development of industrial systems is highest priority for AI industry in China: top political advisor

    "The highest priority for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in China is not to create explosive applications, but to accelerate the development of industrial systems and the real economy," said Xiao Xinguang, a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and chief software architect from Chinese cybersecurity company Antiy.

    By Guo Yuandan and Leng Shumei | 2024/3/7 21:27:46
  • More efforts, investment needed to promote development of basic research, large scientific facilities in China: top physicist, legislator

    The planning of large-scale scientific facilities and basic research requires long-term perspective and more investment, said Wang Yifang, director of the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), who is also a deputy to the 14th National People's Congress.

    By Leng Shumei and Fan Wei | 2024/3/6 22:22:34
  • A diary documenting how an NPC deputy from Xinjiang acts as bridge between the people and the government

    During this year's two sessions, the Global Times is launching a series of stories to illustrate the whole-process people's democracy from some of such details. The third story is about the work diary of an NPC deputy from Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. By following in her footsteps, we see how an NPC deputy truly brings the most grounded, warm, and vivid voices from the grassroots to the two sessions.

    By Shan Jie and Pang Yue in Yutian | 2024/3/6 22:15:48
  • How the birth of a solid NPC motion reflects the progress and value of whole-process people's democracy

    As the high-speed train zoomed from Beidaihe in North China's Hebei Province to Beijing on Sunday, Li Dandan, residents' committee director of Dongjing Road Community in Beidaihe district of Qinhuangdao, was carefully reviewing the motions she was going to put forward at this year's two sessions.

    By Lin Xiaoyi and Li Jieyi in Qinhuangdao | 2024/3/5 22:44:25
  • An ordinary workday of a service site shows how Chinese political advisors collect people's voice, practice whole-process people's democracy at grass-roots level

    During this year's two sessions, the Global Times is launching a series of stories to illustrate the whole-process people's democracy from some of such details. The first story is about an ordinary workday of a grass-roots service site of a district-level political advisory body in Shanghai suburb. There, the reporters took a closer look at this consultation site's efforts in fulfilling the Chinese democracy through solving “little things” that matter the daily life of local residents.

    By Huang Lanlan and Yu Jiayin in Shanghai | 2024/3/4 22:39:43
  • How two sessions serve as bridge between people and government, help authorities formulate policies

    The second session of the 14th National People's Congress (NPC) and the second session of the 14th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) will open on March 5 and 4, respectively. The two sessions are a crucial window into China's whole-process people's democracy and will offer the world a window to observe the country's development and understand its policy direction for the following year.

    By Leng Shumei and Hu Yuwei | 2024/3/3 21:58:28
  • China is currently at a crucial juncture in its economic history: Martin Wolf

    Compared with Japan in 1990s, China's economic growth potential is substantially greater. So, with the right policies, China should not end up like Japan, renowned British economist Martin Wolf, associate editor, and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, told the Global Times in Beijing.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2024/3/2 2:00:23
  • Witness to history: Two years into Russia-Ukraine conflict: Ordinary citizens in Ukraine struggle with uncertain future

    February 24, 2024 marked two years since the breakout of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, which now still shows no signs of abetting. How do ordinary Ukrainians live in the midst of the conflict? The Global Times recently interviewed several Ukrainians who said that while the supply of goods in Kiev is relatively adequate, many people have lost their jobs or seen a significant decline in income. Many have had to change their way of life to adapt to frequent air raids and explosions. The healthcare and education sectors have also been impacted.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2024/2/29 23:19:55
  • An impressive visit to 'the most remote' village in Xinjiang

    This is an era filled with vitality and hope, where every landscape tells a different story, and every city reveals its unique charm. It is these diverse aspects that come together to form the grand tapestry of China. The Global Times is launching an “Impressions of the New Era” column, which is dedicated to showcasing the unique development and changes across the nation through a series of vivid and emotionally rich pictures. From the majestic mountains and rivers of the north to the hustling and bustling cities of the south, from the fishing villages along the eastern coast to the remote townships in the far west, this column hopes to take our readers to different places to explore their unique allure.

    By Shan Jie and Pang Yue in Yutian | 2024/2/29 21:10:18
  • False report exposes US think tank's inglorious connection with the Philippines

    Apart from directly stirring up frictions in the South China Sea region, it has been found that the Philippines has cooperated with some US anti-China forces to launch a cognitive warfare that defames China on the South China Sea issue, to hurt China's international image, and drive a wedge between China and relevant countries in this region.

    By Huang Lanlan | 2024/2/29 0:06:12
  • GT investigates: The Philippines uses fishermen's livelihoods as a cover in an attempt to control Huangyan Dao

    Since 2023, the Philippines has been dispatching batches of government vessels and fishing ships to intrude on and provoke disputes in the South China Sea, especially near China's Huangyan Dao (also known as Huangyan Island), under the pretext of "ensuring the security of Filipino fishermen."

    By Hu Yuwei | 2024/2/28 23:57:27
  • GT survey: 31 percent of global respondents believe Palestine-Israel conflict could escalate into a larger Middle East war

    A global survey conducted by the Global Times Research Institute at the end of 2023 showed that 31 percent of global respondents believed that the latest round of Palestine-Israel conflict that broke out on October 7 was very likely to escalate into a larger Middle East war, indicating growing concern across the world over the worsening situation as well as difficulties in successfully calling for a complete ceasefire, experts said.

    By Shan Jie and Leng Shumei | 2024/2/28 1:16:16
  • Strengthening cooperation with China the national consensus in Pakistan: ambassador

    China and Pakistan share a strong and enduring friendship that dates back to the 1950s, and the China-Pakistan relationship is a shining example of strong bilateral ties based on mutual respect and shared interests. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is also a flagship project under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) that aims to enhance connectivity and trade between the two countries. How will the CPEC develop in the next decade? How does Pakistan envision the development of ties with China? Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Chu Daye (GT) spoke with Pakistani Ambassador to China Khalil-ur-Rahman Hashmi (Hashmi) on these and other crucial matters.

    By Xie Wenting and Chu Daye | 2024/2/27 22:37:06
  • 'Xiamen solution' exemplifies harmonious coexistence between man and nature, contributes to global marine governance

    As a key birthplace and early adopter of Xi's ecological ideas, Xiamen has pursued systematicecological governance and contributed to high-quality development through marine ecological restoration for over 30 years, fostering harmony between man and nature.

    By Lin Xiaoyi in Xiamen | 2024/2/26 23:06:32
  • GT investigates: Seven facts you must know behind Philippines' malicious hype of China's 'cyanide fishing'

    There is overwhelming evidence that the Philippines is actually a large practitioner and exporter of cyanide fishing, while it continues to hype up accusations against Chinese fishermen using cyanide to fish around the waters of Huangyan Dao.

    By Hu Yuwei | 2024/2/25 21:13:31
  • Romantic Lantern Festival brightens people's lives, start of splendid new year

    The Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first lunar month marks the final stop of the Spring Festival and is also the first night when a full moon is visible during the lunar new year.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/22 20:15:30
  • China eyes 'dragon' baby boom

    Nancy Tang sighs in frustration when seeing the negative result on the pregnancy test kit, again. She writes a private post on social media that is only visible to herself: "If I don't get pregnant soon, I'm gonna miss the 'dragon baby.'"

    By Huang Lanlan and Leng Shumei | 2024/2/22 19:08:55
  • Chinese scientists find diffusion-induced lithium isotopic heterogeneity in an oceanized mantle lithosphere in Xizang

    Chinese scientists have diffusion-induced lithium isotopic heterogeneity in olivines from peridotites of an oceanized mantle lithosphere the Tibetan Yunzhug ophiolite (central Xizang). The study supports that seawater lithium diffusion is one of the important factors for the heterogeneity of mantle lithiumi isotopes in ophiolites, the Global Times learned from the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research (ITP), Chinese Academy of Sciences on Thursday.

    By Leng Shumei | 2024/2/22 15:17:37
  • Ironclad historical evidence reveals Philippines' claim over Huangyan Dao a groundless farce

    China was the first country in history to start and continue to manage South China Sea islands and engage in related maritime activities. Successive Chinese governments in all dynasties have continuously and peacefully had jurisdiction over the South China Sea islands. China has indisputable sovereignty over Huangyan Dao and the waters adjacent to it. The Philippines disregards historical fact, distorts international law, and violates the consensus reached and repeatedly confirmed through negotiations between China and the Philippines to resolve disputes in the South China Sea, analysts pointed out.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/2/21 1:13:40
  • Hometown witness: Shanghai attracts foreign visitors with improved opening-up policy, service during Chinese New Year

    I had assumed that Shanghai would be relatively quiet during this Chinese New Year holidays, when many migrant workers would leave for their hometowns during this annual family reunion season.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2024/2/20 22:10:01
  • Hometown witness: Yearning for reunion in Spring Festival reflects 'one family' consensus across Straits

    Every morning at the crack of dawn, Lin Fa-wei and his wife Wei Jinyan, kick off their day with a flurry of activity: Steaming sticky rice, prepping fillings, and wrapping mochi... And even during the 2024 Spring Festival holidays, there's no rest for the couple.

    By Lin Xiaoyi in Fuzhou | 2024/2/20 21:57:32
  • Argentinians' frustrations and hopes of life amid 'shock therapy'

    Over the last two months, the “shock therapy” implemented by the Milei government has had a tremendous impact on Argentine livelihoods and society. The working class has substituted beef with cheaper chicken on their dinner tables; the middle class has ceased dining out and started collecting discount coupons from newspapers; supermarket shelf stockers have had to frequently change price tags; and small business owners have lamented the increasing difficulty of doing business... Despite facing these challenges, and while some Argentines express concern that they do not know “what tomorrow will bring,” another segment of the population remains confident in Milei's reforms. What is the reason behind this? The Global Times interviewed several Argentine citizens, getting their accounts of the changes experienced in their lives over the last two months and their expectations for Argentina's future.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2024/2/20 15:53:40
  • Low chance of China-US clash in South China Sea in 2024, but competition to intensify: expert

    China and ASEAN countries have the ability and wisdom to reach a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea (COC) and safeguard peace and stability, freedoms of navigation and overflight, and the legitimate rights and interests of other countries in the region, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at the 60th Munich Security Conference on Saturday.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/2/19 20:20:41
  • Hometown witnesss: Jiangsu sets records in GDP, explores emerging industries with the strongest engine being people's industriousness, tenacity

    The answer is pretty close to my own understanding of people from the province. In my 33 years, my parents constantly reiterated the surmountable nature of every challenge.

    By Leng Shumei in Yancheng | 2024/2/19 19:39:03
  • Hometown witness: Big agricultural province's road to a future fueled by high tech, new energy

    Returning to my hometown Hefei, an inland city that was once inconspicuous, after years of being away, I was surprised to witness a remarkable transformation. In the intervening time, it has become a bustling city of new energy and now boasts high-tech advancements, a testament to the power of progress and innovation.

    By Xie Wenting in Hefei | 2024/2/19 19:27:59
  • Australia tying itself closely to unstable and declining US is foolish: Australian author

    Recently, Australian historian author John John Queripel wrote an article titled “China: learning from Canute,” published on Pearls and Irritations, which gained widespread attention as the article provides a keen analysis of Western smears against China as well as Australia's relations with China and US influence therein. Global Times reporter Xie Wenting (GT) conducted an exclusive interview with John Queripel to further explore his opinions on China's development and US influence on Australia's foreign policy, among other topics.

    By Xie Wenting | 2024/2/19 12:14:25
  • Hometown witness: Spring Festive spirit remains unfaded in Shandong, the birthplace of Confucian culture

    Whenever the Spring Festival approaches, people walking on the streets always discuss the “festive vibe.” “The festive feeling is fading,” some people would say, especially when one starts a conversation with a distant relative or a taxi driver. In the context of rapid change, people often lament the dilution of the festive spirit, worrying that the essence of traditional festivals is gradually dissipating amid the flood of modern living.

    By Shan Jie in Ji'nan | 2024/2/18 23:27:38
  • Hometown witness: China's coal capital Shanxi births new vitality with ancient charm

    When it comes to North China's Shanxi Province, the first impressions are often "coal capital," "severe pollution," and "loess highland," with a perpetually dull skyline and miles of yellow soil. People have always believed that Shanxi was trapped in its monotonous identity as the "coal capital" and was unlikely to achieve innovation and reform. However, recent changes have provided evidence to the contrary. Shanxi, my hometown, with its cultural traditions and ancient heritage, now boasts new calling cards.

    By Hu Yuwei in Lüliang | 2024/2/18 23:17:24
  • Splendid Chinese New Year celebrated around the world, embracing happiness and good fortune

    As the Chinese New Year of 2024 dawns, a wave of jubilation has swept across the globe, marking the commencement of "Happy Spring Festival" activities in different cities around the world. With the vibrant hue of "Chinese Red" illuminating celebrations, the world has come together to share in the festive joy, showcasing the rich tapestry of traditional Chinese culture through special songs and dances.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/17 18:34:28
  • Switzerland eager to attract more Chinese tourists: Swiss FM

    "I heard that the Chinese people are very passionate about winter sports. Switzerland also hopes to better promote its winter tourism resources," Swiss Federal Councilor and Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis told the Global Times in Beijing on Wednesday.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2024/2/8 23:10:59
  • Taste of Homeland: 'Agricultural census' campaign uncovers hidden local specialties across China, secret to rural revitalization

    Kathy Peng never imagined that her birthplace in Southwest China's Yunnan Province would be a production region for Scotch whisky. Kathy, a seasoned world traveler with a discerning palate for international delicacies, now resides in Sanlitun, Beijing's cosmopolitan heart. With the Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year, approaching, as every Chinese person would, she took to the internet, curating an array of goods for her family's festive celebration. To her astonishment, she discovered that what were once exotic imported foods have now found a home across China – Caviar from Southwest China's Sichuan Province has supplanted the Baltic delicacy, while goose liver, a luxurious staple in French cuisine, can be bought from Anhui Province in central China; South American prawns are sourced from the arid yet latitudinally similar Gansu Province in Northwest China; Matcha, Japan's signature flavor, now hails from Southwest China's Guizhou Province.

    By Shan Jie, Lin Xiaoyi and Xie Wenting | 2024/2/8 15:52:29
  • 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 between China and South Pacific Island countries (PICs), experts said.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/2/7 20:08:04
  • 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
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