As the world tries to counter Omicron and bumps up booster shot campaigns, vaccine supply has once again come under discussion, as the World Economic Forum (WEF) rang the alarm bells recently of the COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing gap, and the Davos Agenda virtual event is set to discuss the critical ...
Terrorism, extremism, and separatism, known as the "Three Evil Forces" have long been an unstable factor in Central Asia. Traces of these forces are once again seen in the latest regional security failure in Kazakhstan.
Is it possible for a megacity of 14 million people to complete a city-wide nucleic acid test screening against the coronavirus disease within only two days? North China's Tianjin Municipality says "Yes!"
The atmosphere of the Olympics is in the air in Beijing as the Winter Olympic Games are set to open in less than 25 days. In recent days, the capital city of China has been adorned with Olympic elements that can be spotted in many places.
Kazakhstan's Ambassador to China, Gabit Koishibayev, confirmed that the extreme groups that Kazakhstan has been cracking down on amid domestic unrest run no risk of spilling over to Kazakhstan's border with China, and the government thanked China for providing decisive support in guarding regional peace and security at a media conference on Monday. The ambassador stressed the ongoing domestic investigation will find out the causes and forces behind the turmoil before scapegoating specific external actors.
In the US, after two years since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, Chinese Americans who used to feel proud that "no one in the Chinese community was infected" are struggling to cope with the reality that they could get infected any minute in a country where the government's tragic mishandling of the? COVID-19 pandemic has led to countless human disasters.
Fighting crimes, maintaining the momentum on virus prevention operations, patrolling cities, and serving the communities, the Chinese People's Police have a reason to be celebrated by the people they safeguard.
The two near-misses between the Starlink satellites by the US' SpaceX and the China Space Station, caused by the Starlink satellites' descent into lower orbits without advance notice, have caused anger among the Chinese public and attracted greater attention from the international community. SpaceX and its founder Elon Musk haven't made any public response specific to the incidents and China's concern over them.
At a time when global cooperation and help are most needed, many countries on the African continent are facing "vaccine nationalism" from the West. Several countries have been forced to discard more than 3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines because the vaccines expired within months of being received as donations.
Northwestern China's Xi'an entered 2022 as it fights the country's severest COVID-19 outbreak since Wuhan's in early 2020, with more than 1,600 cases detected so far.
Confucius' hometown, Jining, in East China's Shandong Province, has rich traditional cultural resources and its contribution to Chinese history is shown in various aspects.
'In practicing the rules of propriety, it is harmony that is prized.'
The Chinese people have long been a major force in creating expansive greener lands and bluer skies. From the forestation campaign that started decades ago to the planting of "virtual trees" on mobile phones today, thanks to the unremitting efforts of the Chinese people, the country's forest coverage rate has increased from 8.6 percent in the early years of the People's Republic of China to 23.04 percent in 2020.
A battle that perfectly exemplifies the Chinese authorities' determination in building a prosperous and beautiful country has been ongoing in China for the past couple of years, is the fight against air pollution, which over the years has claimed some major stepwise victories thanks to tough and comprehensive administrative policies by the government, public participation, and the application of scientific technologies.
China has over 22,000 kilometers of land border, and a quarter of it is in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, where thousands of border guards are settling and patrolling in remoteness and harsh environments.
Many Chinese people use the term "iron" to describe the intimacy of China and Hungary. While enjoying friendship that has lasted for decades, China and Hungary are exploring to promote their economic and diplomatic relations. The Global Times reporters (GT) had an exclusive interview with Hungarian Ambassador to China, H.E. Mr Máté Pesti (Máté) and discussed timely questions of bilateral relations, future cooperation and regional topics.
During the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) held between October 31 and November 12 in Glasgow, the UK, a short video clip of Indian Marxist scholar Vijay Prashard's speech went viral. In the video, Prashard accused Western countries of robbing the wealth and resources of developing countries through means such as colonialism and encouraging a reliance on fossil fuels among developing nations. After their journey to becoming fully developed nations, Western countries have doubled back to place the culpability of current pollution crises onto developing countries. What made Prashard deliver such a speech in Glasgow? What is the essence of Western countries' behavior in his eyes? Why did he say India needs socialism today? And what is his understanding of China and India's relationship? Recently, the Global Times (GT) reporter Bai Yunyi conversed with Prashard to learn more about his experience and thoughts on such issues.
What is life like for the Afghan people after four months since the Taliban seized power of the country? A group of Chinese scholars and analysts concluded a field investigation and on-site inspection in Afghanistan in the end of November to learn more about how Afghanistan is facing a mounting humanitarian crisis and to further assess opportunities and risks for Chinese companies to invest.
The next Legislative Council (LegCo) will not become a 'rubber stamp' legislature, as the true purpose of free speech is to solve problems in a rational way rather than opposing each other violently. The previous LegCo became a place just for the opposition only because of different political positions, and it even led to street violence, former LegCo president, Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, who is also a member of the Candidate Eligibility Review Committee, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview on Wednesday.
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels' open letter to all students on December 15, in which he condemned Chinese students for "harassment" and "threats" allegedly made against students who criticize China, has caused a huge outcry and backlash on campuses across the US, as Chinese students expressed their indignation toward the lies of anti-China forces in the US, and that those who defend the truth and the dignity of China were mischaracterized as bullies.
China-UAE ties have been a model in the Middle East, as the two countries have achieved profound communication and cooperation in areas including economy, science and technology, and education. In the past years, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has further deepened the bond between the two countries.
Since Hamdan Bin Zayed School started a Chinese language course in 2006, Chinese-language education has taken root across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where the number of students nationwide learning Chinese has increased from merely 20 to more than 45,000 with a systematic learning project. Behind this is the country's prerequisite to seek development and innovation and deepened cooperation with China.
A recent controversial interpretation of English words by a prominent Chinese university has sparked heated debate on social media and brought current gender antagonism on the Chinese internet into the spotlight.
The Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will open within 50 days, which has also largely boosted the enthusiasm for winter sports among the Chinese public, especially among the youth.
Launched on October 23, 2018, the 55-kilometer-long Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, which is known as the longest bridge-and-tunnel sea crossing in the world, links China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Zhuhai of South China's Guangdong Province and Macao SAR, and cuts the travel time between the three places to one-sixth of the original travel time.
With the upcoming 2021 Legislative Council of Hong Kong (LegCo) elections, it is hard to fathom how chaotic the past few years have been with opposition lawmakers using the filibuster and other malicious tactics to paralyze the legislature and causing a large number of bills related to people's livelihoods to be blocked or delayed.
The $500 million US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant has morphed into a contested geopolitical issue in Nepal, dividing its populace for and against it. Those supporting it argue that the US grant helps build much-needed power transmission lines and upgrades dilapidated roads, but a growing number of people have insisted that it has undermined the country's sovereignty and constitutional autonomy.
The environmental duress faced by the Qinling Mountains has become increasingly serious due to the continuous increase in the conflict between development and environmental protection over the past decades. Driven by selfish interests, the once lush vegetation of the Qinling Mountains was replaced by a cluster of illegal villas; the once wildlife paradise instead turned into a haven for parasites. Fortunately, the central and local governments of China recognized the problem in time, and have since enforced a series of tough measures to tackle violations: Thousands of illegal villas were demolished, hundreds of mines were closed, and the damaged ecosystem was restored on a large scale... With these continued efforts, the Qinling Mountains are rejuvenated with the vitality of nature.
What is democracy? For some, democracy is a value in crisis or a system that awakens the masses from four years of slumber just to cast a ballot.. But for the Chinese, it is something to go on about on a daily basis but something witnessed, experienced and participated in from a very young age, as democracy runs through every link of the country's governance.
An Australia-based think tank that has long served as an anti-China vanguard has recently published its revenue for the past year, showing that the Australian and US governments are its major funding sources. Analysts noted that this reflects the essence of such Western think tanks as nothing but tools for political manipulation and even a incitation to color revolutions, which would spread false information, mislead the public and poison public opinion.
Editor's Note:This year marks the 20th anniversary of China joining the World Trade Organization (WTO). But 20 years on, China-US ties are at a low point, leading some US scholars and politicians to reflect on "what went wrong" with the US “engagement policy” toward China over the past decades.
Standing at the occasion of the 20th anniversary of China's accession to the WTO, the scene I witnessed in Doha, Qatar, replayed before my very eyes - at 23:39 Beijing time on November 10, 2001 in the Salva Conference Hall of the Sheraton Hotel Doha, when the members of the WTO adopted by unanimous consensus, the gavel fell lightly in the hands of Yussef Hussein Kamal, Chairperson of the Fourth WTO Ministerial Conference and then Minister of Finance, Economy and Trade of Qatar, marking the end of the 15-year process of China's negotiation for accession to the WTO.
How many evils have been committed in the name of democracy? Exporting wars, launching "color revolutions," fomenting extremist ideologies, and promoting economic instability... the US has left endless trails of bloodshed and turmoil around the world. While the "model of democracy" loses its shine, the US still attempts to establish exclusive cliques through the so-called democracy summit. To expose the nature of "American democracy," the Global Times is publishing a series of articles to unmask the US' four democratic hegemonic sins.
Less than two weeks ahead of Legislative Council elections in Hong Kong, the Global Times reporters Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi (GT) had an exclusive interview with Carrie Lam, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government, to look back on her experience in governing Hong Kong, especially during the most difficult period in 2019 amid social turmoil, how she sees the implementation of the national security law for Hong Kong, and how electoral reform has changed the landscape of political life and helped bring back social stability. Lam also shared her expectations for the upcoming elections and responded to some doubts such as possible low turnout rates.
For decades, the US has never stopped its interference in other countries' internal affairs in the name of upholding religious freedom; it destabilized entire nations, and incited opposition and division. It also continues to support "religious groups" and their leaders in various countries, transforming them into US agents for the spreading of its hegemonic gospel. Today, its failure is obvious, as more and more countries have come to oppose such interventionism on their domestic affairs, and on the other hand, jihadist and extremist groups have been on the increase and continued to spread to wider reaches of the globe thanks to the US' support - explicitly and covertly - when it took them as tools to control other nations.
In the past decades, Giancarlo Elia Valori, an Italian economist and President at the International World Group, has been closely observing the development of China and introduced China's reality and the CPC's policies to the Western world. In a recent exclusive interview with the Global Times (GT) reporters Shan Jie and Lin Xiaoyi, Valori (Valori) shared his opinion on issues regarding the CPC's centennial history, China's development, and the Western world's bias against China.
To start a revolution, first you need to pick a color.
How many evils have been committed in the name of democracy? Exporting wars, launching "color revolutions," fomenting extremist ideologies, and promoting economic instability...the US has left countless trails of bloodshed and turmoil around the world. While the "model of democracy" lose its shine, the US still attempts?to establish exclusive cliques through the so-called democracy summit. To expose the nature of "American democracy," the Global Times is publishing a series of stories to unveil the US' four democratic hegemony sins. This is the first piece.
As cross-Straits relations become tense, some polls recently conducted on the island of Taiwan deliberately gin up a pessimistic attitude toward cross-Strait relations, with their objectivity and authenticity being widely questioned by people in both the Chinese mainland and the island of Taiwan.
When Chinese agricultural experts visited Mozambique a couple of years ago, they found a lot of rich but mismanaged soil. Highly dependent on weather, the rice yield per mu was only 100-200 kilograms there without scientific planting techniques.
Riots in the southern Pacific nation the Solomon Islands are yet to be brought under control, with Chinatown in the country's capital, Honiara, being burned and looted, seeing Chinese nationals suffer incalculable losses. But what the riots truly reflect are the scope of influence the US and the island of Taiwan have over the region considering the island nation's history as a geopolitical pawn.
The plight of refugees in Lithuania has recently drawn wide attention from the international community. At the Lithuanian border, military police used tear gas and military dogs to indiscriminately attack refugee children; the refugee detention centers in the country are crowded, dirty, bug-infested and unable to provide even basic necessities.
China will enhance the reduction of methane emission through targeted actions including undertaking studies on methane control, setting related standards, and encouraging pilot projects, as a key work in the implementation of the latest China-US joint declaration on confronting climate change.
While the international community pays close attention to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, the US continues to seize nearly $9.5 billion in assets belonging to Afghan central bank with international organizations and experts globally issuing criticism that the move would worsen the situation in Afghanistan.
The eastern foot of Helan Mountain in Ningxia was once regarded as a "golden zone" in the world for wine grape growth with sufficient sunshine, little precipitation, a large temperature fluctuations, and low humidity. It is the fruit of the Chinese national pilot zone to develop premium wine on the edge of the Gobi Desert, aiming to turn the eastern foothills of Helan Mountain into China's Bordeaux, by reversing past over-exploitation to today's green energy model.
The Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon in southeastern Xizang is one of the most mysterious and isolated places in the world. It is also a rich treasure of biodiversity.
Registration, form-filling, temperature checks, waiting, taking a photo, having fingerprints taken, signing, then finally allowed to leave - Chinese reporters in the US had to endure these procedures six times in the past 18 months.
Unlike millions, Fan Jiahui had nothing to do with this year's Double 11 shopping festival. The 23-year-old only bought some sanitary pads during this biggest online sales event, and that was because she had happened to run out of ones bought earlier.
During the COP26, China and the US released the Joint Glasgow Declaration on Enhancing Climate Action in the 2020s, in order to further enhance the cooperation between the world's two largest emitters on greenhouse gas emission reduction. Below are some key actions the two countries agreed to in the declaration:
Chinese President Xi Jinping said that climate change can well become a new highlight for China-US cooperation during a virtual meeting with his US counterpart Joe Biden on November 16.
Ahead of the upcoming presidential election in Honduras scheduled for the end of November, social networks have been suddenly flooded by an online "water army" in support of the incumbent Honduran authorities. Behind the campaign, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities on the island of Taiwan are likely to have played a role, the Global Times has found.
Editor's Note: “It is a ridiculous and absurd farce!” Xu Guixiang (Xu), spokesperson of the regional government of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, commented on the assembly of the “World Uyghur Congress” (WUC), a violent, terrorist and separatist organization, held from November 12-14 in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. During an exclusive interview with Global Times reporters Liu Xin and Fan Lingzhi (GT), Xu pointed out the nature of the WUC as a US-based terrorist organization which is seeking to split the Xinjiang region from China, and also revealed how the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) of the US has funded and colluded with the WUC in guiding it to incite violence within China.
Technological elements are expected to play an outstanding role in the upcoming Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Winter Games, with robots, new-energy vehicles, and other hi-tech products making their efforts to ensure the events will be held in a smart and environment-friendly way under the request of virus prevention.
US and the DPP only dare to show small gestures of bravado, and fail to show that they are not intimidated by the power of the Chinese mainland, experts noted.
China has made great contributions to global climate governance through its green development, participation in international negotiations, and multilateral cooperation. During the COP26, the Global Times (GT) reporters Shan Jie, Chen Qingqing and Zhao Yusha talked with Xu Huaqing (Xu), a senior expert from the Chinese delegation and director at the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation to understand China's position and expectations to the achievements of COP26.
The reform of the economic system has also been promoted, the economic volume has consistently increased, and people's livelihoods have been improved greatly.
Since then, China has entered a period of rapid development. The Party has led people to the liberation of their thoughts and seeking for innovation.
For decades, pollution-intensive industry giants, such as automotive, utility, manufacturing, petroleum and mining companies, have been a large contributor to the modernization and capital accumulation of the Western world. They are also among the main culprits for global climatic degeneration, observers said.
The CPC led the people to undertake the socialist revolution and construction from the ruins of the war. Many people made their contributions to the country with their lives and blood.
Through its century-long history, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has nurtured a series of spirits, which reflect the theme and essence of the centennial history of the Party and provide the strong spiritual motivation to the great rejuvenation of China.
As the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change continues in Glasgow, Scotland, the Global Times illustrates China's roadmap in tackling climate change, its achievements so far, and its contribution to the world in the area.
The dazzling sunshine in late September shines upon the craggy foothills of the Tianshan Mountains. The unique natural landscape is undoubtedly attractive to hikers, but to Xinjiang police officers who have shed blood on the land they love, the place carries special significance.
With the COP26 Summit ongoing in Glasgow, Australia has announced its long-awaited commitment to achieving a target of net zero emissions by 2050, amid mounting public pressure domestically and internationally, but that does not seem to be sufficiently convincing.
In an exclusive interview with Global Times reporters Lin Xiaoyi, Zhao Juecheng, and Pang Yue (GT), Zhou, who served as one of China's first diplomats to the UN for 10 years from 1971 to 1981, recalled that the restoration of the PRC's legal seat at the UN was driven by the changing international situation. And China's return has made great contributions to the international community in safeguarding peace and justice. "Now China has already become a major supporter of the UN and its cooperation with the UN will embrace an infinitely brighter future," he said.
How have China's developments been reflected in its education sector over the past 70 years? There is a large volume of data to consider- from the 1,799 kindergartens across China in 1950 to 267,000 in 2018; from a 20 percent enrollment rate in elementary school in 1949 to 99.95 percent rate in 2018, and from a 0.26 percent rate of higher-education enrollment at the beginning of the founding of the People's Republic of China to 48.1 percent in 2018.
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)'s new China mission center and its purportedly recruitment of Chinese-speaking agents, have caught the attention of the Chinese public. Regarding China as one of its largest rivals and threats, the US seemingly makes no secret of its attempts to infiltrate and subvert China in the intelligence battlefield, although its ability has been frequently questioned.
Why did the NGO make the decision to leave the city? What conduct did it have in the past that could violate the law? Why is not there room for those organizations endangering China's national security to be in Chinese city anymore?
Chairman Mao Zedong once said, "It was our fellow developing countries that 'carried' the People's Republic of China into the United Nations." The word "carry" aptly captures the profound friendship between China and other developing countries, especially those from Africa. How did China's return to the UN in 1971 reflect a popular hope by the majority of developing countries?
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the People's Republic of China's lawful seat in the United Nations. In the past half century, China has always been a staunch supporter of UN-centered international order and a major contributor to UN missions. China has mobilized the largest number of standby UN peacekeeping troops, provided great material support to the global COVID-19 fight, contributed the largest part in eradicating world extreme poverty, and in spite of Western smears on China's human rights, China has actively participated in the work of the UN's human rights bodies. Check the statistical facts about China's vigorous promotion of the spirit of multilateralism and its contributions to global development and justice.
On November 15, 1971, headed by then Vice Foreign Minister Qiao Guanhua, the delegation of the People's Republic of China (PRC) made its debut at the United Nations (UN) Assembly Hall after its lawful seat at the UN had been restored. The delegation immediately became the focus of attention at the 26th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). Its main English interpreter Tang Wensheng (Tang), a former vice-chairperson of the All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, witnessed that historical moment.
The return of People's Republic of China (PRC) to the UN has not been an easy way but a long struggle. Since the PRC was founded, the Central People's Government has been the only legitimate government representing all the Chinese people. It naturally deserves the seat at the UN. But due to the manipulations of the US, China's representation had long been kept off the UN agenda. On October 25, 1971, the General Assembly of the United Nations passed the No. 2758 Resolution, restoring all the lawful rights of the People's Republic of China in the United Nations. The Global Times tracked the timeline of key moments before and after the PRC delegation's debut at the 26th UNGA.
Whether Bhutan and China could yield any results on the border negotiations, there needs to be a full-scale improvement in China-India relations, Zhang Jiadong, professor at the Center for American Studies of Fudan University, told the Global Times, adding that now, there should not be an over optimistic view on the progress in China-Bhutan relations considering the numerous challenges that lay ahead.
China announced it would establish a Kunming Biodiversity Fund and take the lead by investing 1.5 billion yuan ($233 million) to support biodiversity protection in developing countries during the just concluded first part of the COP15 summit, which injected much hope and confidence into the global biodiversity cause.
In the border regions of Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region, newly-built and consistently-developing comparatively well-off villages have become an essential and effective part of border defense.
The Indian media has again provoked outrage among Chinese readers in a recent wave of distorted reports saying India detained Chinese troops for "crossing the borderline." This was soon confirmed by a Chinese military source as "purely fabricated and hyped by Indian media".
Hehrt curiously watches workers install a satellite TV at the hospital in which he works. He rushes to the TV and changes channels after it's been installed, and becomes very excited when there is a kung fu movie. “And it's in English!” he says. “I used to watch Jackie Chan's and Jet Li's kung fu movies.”
China has made great strides in protecting the environment and maintaining biodiversity in the past decades. Cases of population restoration of species such as giant pandas, Asian elephants, and snow leopards are familiar to people around the world. However, there are still many stories of rare wildlife species that are yet to be shared.
After two millennia, Confucianism, a philosophy that is considered to have helped form China's society, still shines its light today by influencing and inspiring people all around the world with its advocacy for education, harmony and other excellent qualities of humanity.
Nearly 100 scholars, officials, and reporters from more than 15 countries attended an international seminar themed "Counter-terrorism, De-radicalization and Human Rights Protection" in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province on Wednesday.
China's wisdom in minimizing environmental harm when building the world's longest sea crossing bridge, which runs across water that is the primary habitat for Chinese white dolphins, has served as a science-oriented inspiration for averting risks to marine life.
The Global Times reporters visited Kulikai village of Yining county, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in late July and were regaled with stories of the village's Party chief on how the village has had no single violent terror attack in more than 30 years.
The 14th National Games held in Northwest China's Shaanxi, the first major comprehensive sports event in China since the outbreak of the pandemic, closed its doors on September 27 with an achieved goal of "zero infections," something that the Tokyo Olympics failed to fulfill.
The annual cotton picking season started in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in late September, with the increasing use of machineries. Some places have realized total mechanization in cotton harvest.
Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, recently signed a deferred prosecution agreement with the US and returned to China after being detained in Canada for over 1,000 days. Meng's story reminds many of a similar incident that occurred years ago when the US used its long-armed jurisdiction powers to strike down a senior executive from the French energy and transport company Alstom. Former Alstom executive Frederic Pierucci, who told this story in his book titled Le Piège Américain (The American Trap), talked with the Global Times (GT) reporter Chen Qingqing in the latest interview, sharing his thought on the Meng incident and its significance, especially concerning counteracting the US' use of its legal system to wage an economic war.
Medog is China's last county to be connected by roads. Before 2013, to enter the mysterious town deep in the Yarlung Zangbo valley in Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region, one had to cross over mountains and walk for four days. Thanks to a package of policies that support the development of border regions, Medog has seen a boost in development in the past years and created its own way in poverty reduction.
Zhanniangshe border post, known as the "post in cloud," is built on a steep cliff, 4,655 meters above sea level, and was very difficult to access, even for military logistics support. It is located in the southern foot of the Himalayas, in Yadong county, Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region.
This is a place that you will visit many more times once you have been to it once." These are the innermost feelings of many who have come to Xinjiang and the reason they usually give is akin to longing - missing the splendid landscape, the cultures that intertwine different civilizations and the kindness of local residents from all ethnic groups.
China and the Solomon Islands officially established diplomatic relations in September 2019, ushering in a new chapter in bilateral relations. During the past two years, the two countries have witnessed strengthened ties and cooperation on all fronts. What have been the highlights in bilateral relations during the past two years? How will the bilateral relations proceed? What's the opinion of the Solomon Islands on the virus origins tracing? Global Times reporter Xie Wenting (GT) interviewed the Solomon Islands' Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele (Manele) on these topics.
The latest farce in which entertainers from the island of Taiwan, represented by Janine Chang Chun-ning (Chang), have been labeled as secessionists has exposed potential political maneuvers of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority who deliberately seeks to provoke, smear certain Taiwan entertainers as separatists, and create cross-Straits antagonism using online mercenary tactics.
On a traditional Chinese festival of family reunion, many soldiers and officers at the border frontline could not reunite with their families. They used their own unique ways to mark the special day by remembering their duty to safeguard the country.
As the COVID-19 epidemic outbreak swept over China in 2020, the family of Fu Ping'an, a household of three in Southwest China's Sichuan Province, was facing a much more severe challenge than others during the nationwide home-quarantine period.
The response to Taliban's rapid takeover of Afghanistan has exposed the militant attitude of some elite US media beneath the impartiality and neutrality they claim, as the public found many mainstream media outlets in the US blasting Biden's troop withdrawal, regardless of the fact by polls that most Americans support the decision.
The Chinese envoy to the UN Office at Geneva called for an investigation into alleged crimes including torture and killing of civilians committed in Afghanistan by military personnel from the US and its allies in a speech at the 48th session of the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday, and asked the US to reflect on its mistakes and address serious human rights abuses.
The newly announced interim government has already performed its duty in Afghanistan. So far no country has ventured to recognize the Taliban-led government. But the world is closely watching the interim government and the latest situation in Afghanistan. In the light of the announcement of the interim government, Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi (GT) interviewed Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen (Shaheen) on anti-terrorism, ETIM (“East Turkistan Islamic Movement”), new government, China's role in Afghanistan's reconstruction among other topics of people's interests.
After the irresponsible and hasty withdrawal of the US and its allies, Afghanistan, dogged by two decades of turmoil and conflict, still faces a number of serious humanitarian challenges. As epidemics, drought, famine, and economic sanctions ravage the country at a critical time in Afghanistan's post-war reconstruction, several aid organizations are ramping up their efforts and calling on all parties to work together to improve the situation of women, children, and other vulnerable groups in Afghanistan.
Turkey is one of the important regional powers to play an important role in the Afghan issue. Given its ties with the country in the past, the stance of Turkey on the Taliban and the new government is worthy of attention. Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi (GT) interviewed Turkish Ambassador to China, Abdulkadir Emin Onen (Onen), on the Afghan issue as well as the upcoming refugee problems.
The world has once again witnessed the ineptitude of US intelligence agencies, as the sudden collapse of the Ghani government in Afghanistan and the hasty withdrawal of American troops has added to a long list of "major failures" by US intelligence.
The officer shared with the Global Times his stories of leading the operations to crack down on terrorism and extremism in Hotan, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, which shed some light on the reasons why no violent attacks have occurred in the region again in recent years.
Advanced technologies related to the current hottest topics, such as virus prevention, carbon emission reduction, and the winter Olympics are now on display at the ongoing 2021 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS).
They left as young men and returned as deceased heroes - after seven decades, 109 soldiers who were killed in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53) returned to China on Thursday.
This infographic focuses on figures and indexes that underscore China's common prosperity roadmap. China's central authorities in June issued a guideline on building East China's Zhejiang Province into a demonstration zone for achieving common prosperity. The story was published on September 1.
On July 1, China declared that it has reached its first centenary development goal - building a moderately prosperous society, or xiaokang, in all respects and is marching in confident strides toward the second centennial goal of building the nation into a great modern socialist country. To decipher what that means in the context of where China is now and where it's heading, the Global Times is publishing a series of multimedia products about the achievements under the xiaokang goal in various aspects. This article focuses on what common prosperity is - an integral part of China's second centenary goal - and how China plans to achieve it. An infographic page under the same theme will be published soon.