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Despised by media professionals, West-puppet Reporters Without Borders trains 'journalists' to disrupt Asian nations

The notorious self-acclaimed journalist organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released its annual "press freedom index" in April. Not surprisingly, this neither authoritative nor professional group, having frequently showed the public its anti-China stance, ranked China fourth from the bottom. On May 3, the 30th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, ...

Ability to renew itself and to deliver, and support from people make up dynamism of the CPC: Martin Jacques

In recent years, the CPC has met increasingly hostile attacks from the West. Why did it happen? Where did the CPC's resilience come from? Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi (GT) interviewed Martin Jacques.

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  • Envoys refute China's water hegemony on Mekong River with in-person visits

    In Southwest China's Yunnan Province, the reservoir of Jinghong Hydropower Station sparkled with green waves merging with the blue sky of late April when diplomats from the Mekong countries paid a visit. This gave them a complete new perception of the role of the Chinese-built dams on the Lancang River, upstream of the Mekong River that links six riparian countries.

    By Hu Yuwei in Yunnan | 2021/5/10 18:13:18
  • 400 people join 'Immortal Regiment' march in Beijing to honor glorious years in World War II

    The slogan 'Sino-Russian friendship passes down from generation to generation' rang out in the square of Beijing Exhibition Centre on Sunday.

    By Lin Xiaoyi | 2021/5/9 18:03:40
  • China's approval of mRNA vaccine 'in final stage'; effective against over 30 variants including Indian one: BioNTech CEO

    The Global Times reporter Hu Yuwei (GT) recently talked exclusively to the German-based vaccine developer BioNTech's CEO, Ugur Sahin (Sahin) who expressed his strong confidence in the marketing prospects of the vaccine in China. The approval has entered the final stage in the decision-making processes, and the co-developer's conversation with Chinese authorities is very "encouraging," said Sahin.

    By Hu Yuwei | 2021/5/6 20:03:03
  • China sees prosperous tourism during May Day holidays thanks to long-term domestic anti-virus achievements

    China has seen "hottest" holiday in the past few days since the COVID-19 pandemic happened, as tourism industry enjoyed overall prosperity during the five-day May Day holidays, showing China's achievements in tackling the pandemic and recovering the economy.

    By Shan Jie | 2021/5/5 18:31:28
  • Xinjiang secessionists, Western anti-China forces, collude in attacking China

    The notorious World Uyghur Congress (WUC), a self-proclaimed "grassroots human rights organization advocating for the Uygurs in China," which is actually a US-funded and directed separatist network, has recently been found to be in close contact with the separatists on the island of Taiwan.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/4/28 22:58:33
  • Red tourism to thrive during May Day holidays in celebrating CPC's 100th birthday

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC). The popularity of red tourism during the May Day holidays is expected to soar as many Chinese people are planning to visit red tourism attractions in the coming May Day vacation to celebrate the centenary of the CPC.

    By Li Qiao | 2021/4/28 21:43:40
  • Brazil trusts Chinese-made vaccine; hopes stronger ties unaffected by US political sphere: Ambassador

    The Global Times reporters Hu Yuwei and Bai Yunyi (GT) recently interviewed the Brazilian Ambassador to China Paulo Estivallet de Mesquita (Estivallet) to review remarkable moments in their joint fight against the coronavirus.

    By Hu Yuwei | 2021/4/27 21:21:46
  • Why are Western environmental activists, organizations silent on Fukushima nuclear wastewater plan?

    It confuses many why environmental activities like Greta Thunberg have not spoken up about Japan's decision to dump Fukushima nuclear-contaminated wastewater. Not only is her silence "abnormal," but many other Western environmental protection organizations are also keeping their voice low.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/4/22 21:13:41
  • China's top nuclear scientist lambasts dumping radioactive wastewater, proposes safer alternatives

    As public trust in the Japanese government was shaken like the earthquake that hit Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, China's top nuclear scientist joined the chorus of criticism to express deep disappointment over Japan's recent decision to dump nuclear-contaminated Fukushima wastewater into the ocean.

    By Hu Yuwei | 2021/4/22 20:28:39
  • Twenty years on, Afghanistan is left in chaos with US troop withdrawal

    In Afghanistan, "the Graveyard of Empires," the US has spent nearly two decades fighting the "longest war" in its history. Now, it seems that US troops are really withdrawing. On April 14, US President Joe Biden announced the withdrawal of all American troops from Afghanistan before September 11, along with NATO troops.

    By Ding Xuezhen, Li Zhun and Liu Yupeng | 2021/4/21 21:43:17
  • Three Gorges Dam dedicated to fish, plant conservation since before construction, as ecology and dam building go hand in hand

    As the mammoth Three Gorges project contributes hugely to China's pursuit of low-carbon development by making great use of renewable hydropower, it is trying all possible means to reduce its impact on the ecological environment - as a result, a situation is forming where most local fish and plant species are recovering and some are having a bigger population than before the project was built.

    By Lin Xiaoyi in Yichang | 2021/4/20 21:13:50
  • Decades on, rural areas in Zhejiang enjoy green and sustainable development under CPC's guidance

    On April 15, dozens of foreign diplomats visited Yucun, a small village in East China's Zhejiang Province that is hailed as one of the most beautiful villages with its fresh air, clear rivers, lush mountains and clean streets.

    By Huang Lanlan in Zhejiang | 2021/4/19 18:28:39
  • Could Bitcoin mining hinder China's carbon neutrality goal?

    The global hysteria over Bitcoin has caused concern about the connections between mining cryptocurrency and climate change. As China has become a leading miner in the world, recent research by Chinese scientists was published to remind the cost of mining Bitcoin on China's carbon reduction efforts, while some local governments have acted to tackle the mines in order to reduce the use of power in this fledgling industry.

    By Shan Jie, Li Qiao and Lu Yameng | 2021/4/18 19:35:58
  • 10-year Yangtze fishing ban in full swing, shows China's determination in ecological restoration

    The surface of the Yangtze, China's longest river, is still bustling, but the fishing boats have gradually disappeared. When the 10-year fishing ban began to be implemented along the Yangtze River, the "mother river" of the Chinese nation ushered in a historic opportunity for ecological restoration.

    By Lin Xiaoyi in Yichang and Lu Yameng in Beijing | 2021/4/14 19:13:39
  • Online discrimination

    The StopAsianHate campaign triggered by the 2021 Atlanta Spa shooting finally drew public attention toward racial discrimination against Asian Americans, the so-called "silent group" always suffering from racism both in-person and online.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/4/13 21:03:39
  • 50th Anniversary: how witnesses review the legacy of the icebreaker ping-pong diplomacy

    On the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the ping-pong diplomacy, Chinese and US veteran table tennis players recalled the memories of the visit by US table tennis players to China in 1971 and looked back to how a bouncing ball helped embark in a historical thaw among two powers that had almost zero contact during the Cold War.

    By Hu Yuwei and Huang Lanlan | 2021/4/12 20:43:40
  • Why the world's first COVID-19 vaccine volunteers are such massive advocates for Chinese-produced jabs

    As China pioneers in COVID-19 vaccine research and more than 145.4 million people in the country have received the vaccines, the first batch of volunteers, in perfect health up until now after two doses, who received the world's earliest batch in clinical trials, are demonstrating the efficacy and safety of the vaccines.

    By Huang Lanlan and Lu Yameng | 2021/4/8 20:43:40
  • Americans start to see through Western propaganda and recognize China's rights progresses, governance led by CPC

    While some US political forces keep inciting hostility against China, and an inherited Sino-skepticism that has continually caused raising antagonism and discrimination against the Chinese, and by extension, other Asian communities, the Global Times found that there are many Americans turning to take off these hate-tinted glasses to discuss the Chinese government as they witnessed massive differences in people's wellbeing, security and epidemic control in the two countries.

    By Hu Yuwei | 2021/4/7 20:08:40
  • China details key poverty reduction experience in white paper for global common prosperity

    China detailed its rich experience in poverty alleviation from the past decade with the issuance of a white paper on Tuesday to be shared and make contributions to global poverty reduction, which experts said fully demonstrates China's pursuit of common prosperity and its key factors in eradicating poverty, including the continuous and targeted poverty reduction plans implemented by the Communist Party of China.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/4/6 14:18:40
  • Chinese people commemorate sacrificed martyrs on first Tomb-sweeping Day after China-India border clash

    April 4 marked the first Tomb-sweeping Day after four People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers were sacrificed in the China-India border clash in June 2020. Chinese people all across China paid their respects to the four martyrs by visiting their tombs, sending flowers, and even sending their favorite foods.

    By Global Times | 2021/4/5 18:13:39
  • Taiwan separatist DPP authority's black hand behind anti-mainland rumors amid Myanmar upheaval

    Since unrest in Myanmar broke out on February 1, a loose online coalition called the Milk Tea Alliance, comprising of anti-China and separatist forces, has consistently been churning out rumors about and stirring up trouble against the Chinese mainland. The Global Times discovered the forces of Taiwan island's separatist authority and its supporters loom large behind the violence and anti-China propaganda in Myanmar.

    By Guan Chao, Zhang Tianxing and Bai Yunyi | 2021/4/3 13:29:17
  • New findings discovered in Beijing traced back to 3,000 years ago

    New archeological findings from ancient China's Western Zhou Dynasty (1,046 BC-771 BC) have been introduced to the public at the excavation site in Liulihe town, Fangshan district, southwestern Beijing.

    By Shan Jie | 2021/4/1 21:55:17
  • China's 'Sky Eye' FAST radio telescope opens to the world to aid global research

    The 500-meter aperture spherical radio telescope (FAST), also known as China's Tianyan or "Sky Eye," officially opened to the world on Wednesday and will accept observation applications from scientists around the world.

    By Global Times - Xinhua | 2021/3/31 20:30:33
  • Foreigners, overseas Chinese share personal experiences of entering China amid COVID-19, refute Western media's 'inhumane' claims

    For her 45th birthday, British national Aimee Swann didn't expect to celebrate it while in quarantine at a hotel in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province, after entering China with her two daughters, both under the age of four.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/3/31 19:13:39
  • China has key role to play in innovation, promotion of vaccines as global public good: Gates Foundation

    Is there a solution to the global immunization inequality? Should China and the US cooperate on promoting COVAX? Global Times reporter Xie Wenting (GT) interviewed Gargee Ghosh (Ghosh), president of Global Policy & Advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on those topics.

    By Xie Wenting | 2021/3/30 19:56:05
  • Taiwan DPP's dark "online army" underbelly in misinformation campaign

    The Global Times probed the "online army" group's tools and tricks in controlling public opinion online, and it found out that the departments affiliated to the DPP administration and relevant foundations are the financial supporters and "base camp" for these online "army" forces.

    By Fan Lingzhi | 2021/3/29 21:23:39
  • Greece relishes transparent Chinese investment, looks forward to stronger future partnership: Ambassador

    March 25 marks the 200th anniversary of Greek Independence Day. This year also marks the Greece-China Year of Culture and Tourism. China and Greece enjoy cordial relations which benefit both countries despite attacks from some politicians. On this special occasion, Global Times reporter Xie Wenting (GT) talked with Greek Ambassador to China Georgios Iliopoulos (Iliopoulos) on bilateral relations, the upcoming Winter Olympics, China's investment in the country, and many other topics.

    By Xie Wenting | 2021/3/25 20:02:40
  • Exclusive: Stories behind BCI ceasing sourcing cotton from China's Xinjiang over forced labor rumors

    The Global Times has learned that the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), a non-governmental organization that aims to promote better standards in cotton farming, has suspended licenses to companies in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, a move that may deal a blow to related industries in the region.

    By Liu Xin, Fan Lingzhi and Yang Ruoyu in Xinjiang | 2021/3/25 19:42:57
  • Xinjiang workers enjoy full freedom and benefits working in Guangdong, academics find through 9-month-long field study

    A research report compiled through an in-depth investigation on ethnic minority workers from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region working in Guangdong Province was released by the Jinan University on Tuesday, which experts pointed out is the best representation to quash the "forced labor" allegations spread by the infamous anti-China pseudo-scholar Adrian Zenz.

    By Xie Wenting and Fan Lingzhi | 2021/3/23 21:33:39
  • Chinese and foreign nationals, fed up with West's slanders, take to the internet to set things straight

    A growing number of Chinese individuals, angry with some Western media outlets' frequent attacks on China, are standing up to fight against the Western media's propaganda war that targets China, and especially their baseless smear campaign on China's COVID-19 response as well as other internal affairs including Hong Kong and Xinjiang.

    By Huang Lanlan, Li Qiao and Bai Yunyi | 2021/3/22 18:23:40
  • To leave or not, Chinese companies are torn in the face of West-incited attacks amid Myanmar political upheaval

    While Chinese companies have brought tangible benefits to Myanmar over recent years, the sudden political upheaval in the country since early February has cast a shadow over and brought security concerns to Chinese companies operating there. Agitated by some forces with an ulterior motive, some local radical protesters directed their anger at Chinese-funded enterprises, especially those in the garment sector, which is a pillar industry of the local economy.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/3/18 21:23:40
  • Experts hail poverty alleviation, cultural preservation in Tibet, slamming 'forced labor' accusation

    Chinese and foreign experts hailed the achievement China has made in preserving Tibetan culture and poverty alleviation work in Tibet Autonomous Region at an online forum this month.

    By Xie Wenting and Shan Jie | 2021/3/18 20:53:40
  • Chinese abroad express confidence as government rolls out ambitious vaccination plan

    China has announced plans to further protect its citizens abroad in the COVID-19 pandemic by launching a program to have them inoculated with Chinese or foreign vaccines as much and as soon as possible, but it also faces practical challenges, such as local vaccination regulations, vaccine entry approval or even political concerns.

    By Shan Jie, Li Qiao, Hu Yuwei, Lin Xiaoyi, Cui Fandi, Lu Yameng | 2021/3/17 21:28:39
  • BHRN and more West-funded Myanmar groups surface behind violent attacks on Chinese factories

    As the Chinese Embassy in Myanmar urged measures to stop violence and punish the perpetrators who smashed, looted and burnt Chinese-funded factories in Yangon, some "NGOs," such as the Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN), acting in the name of human rights protection and supported by Western forces, put the Chinese companies and staff in danger of violence for their political purposes.

    By Hu Yuwei and Zhang Yutong | 2021/3/17 13:58:58
  • 'Red-themed dramas' featuring CPC history hit the small screen, younger generations appreciate with respect, curiosity

    The history of the birth and growth of the Communist Party of China (CPC) a century ago has drawn the interest of more young Chinese thanks to a growing list of recent TV series, which are adeptly produced with expert skills and vivid scripts, breaking the stereotypes of some previous patriotic work being too serious and formulaic.

    By Shan Jie, Zhang Ni, Lin Xiaoyi and Lu Yameng | 2021/3/16 20:23:40
  • HK Civil Human Rights Front is disbanding amid probe into sources of funding

    Several opposition groups have announced their withdrawal from the Civil Human Rights Front in the past few days after foreign media quoted sources as saying that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government is investigating whether the Civil Human Rights Front has violated the national security law for Hong Kong, including whether it accepts funding from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). If the violation of law is confirmed,the Civil Human Rights Front may be banned.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/15 21:03:40
  • Former LegCo chief says electoral reform brings HK back from brink of collapse as West-defined democracy turned into power of destruction

    Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai (Fan), former president of Legislative Council (LegCo) and former member of National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, was among attendees to a seminar recently held by senior central government officials on electoral reform in Hong Kong. She was also the first LegCo president since the city returned to the motherland in 1997, who has a deep understanding of the city's democratic processes. In the latest exclusive interview with the Global Times reporters Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi (GT), Fan shared her thoughts on why it is necessary and urgent to implement electoral reform and what's gone wrong with the current system; why the West-led attack on Hong Kong's affairs won't waver the determination of the central government. The senior Hong Kong politician also cleared up the longstanding misunderstanding surrounding the "one country, two systems" policy.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2021/3/11 22:48:39
  • Splashing $10m a year to split and subvert China, US govt-backed foundation unabashedly reveals funding scheme

    The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a veteran anti-China foundation financed by the US government, has been discovered to have spent more than $10 million to fund secessionist organizations and subversive activities in China in 2020. In the financial statements published on NED's website in February, at least 69 programs and activities related to secessionists and anti-China forces received grants in the past year, maliciously interfering in China's internal affairs using pretexts like human rights and religious freedom.

    By Huang Lanlan, Lin Xiaoyi and Cui Fandi | 2021/3/9 4:16:27
  • Sinovac's vaccine shows an 80-90% efficacy rate within 2 months after 2 shots: CEO

    As one of the leading COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers in China, Sinovac has expanded its annual production capacity to 2 billion doses and offered its inactivated vaccines to over 16 countries and regions. The Global Times reporters Hu Yuwei and Leng Shumei (GT) recently talked to Yin Weidong (Yin), the CEO of the Sinovac, to learn more about his views on vaccine's safety and effectiveness, amid frequently novel coronavirus mutations, and the company's moves in making the vaccine more globally accessible.

    By Hu Yuwei and Leng Shumei | 2021/3/8 22:42:11
  • American researcher documents China's poverty alleviation success, revealing the winning formula

    "When future historians write the chronicles of our time, a close-up story is likely to be China's targeted poverty alleviation," said Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn, chairman of The Kuhn Foundation and recipient of the China Reform Friendship Medal (2018), who has long been researching the poverty alleviation efforts in China.

    By Zhang Mengxu | 2021/3/8 20:59:20
  • Families of missing MH370 passengers mull foundation for continuing search seven years after tragedy

    On the seventh anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 falling on Wednesday, relatives of the missing Chinese passengers are planning to set up a foundation to offer rewards for continuing the search.

    By Hu Yuwei | 2021/3/8 15:33:39
  • All-female in-flight security team breaks stereotypes, demonstrates strides in gender equality

    Monday marks International Women's Day. Nowadays in China, women can be spotted in many positions traditionally considered to be "men only," performing duties excellently while inspiring younger generations.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/7 18:41:35
  • India's BJP accused of 'intrusion' in neighboring countries through political, religious and ideological means

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) recently tried again to enhance its influence in neighboring countries, but this time it failed and was met with clear resistance. Colombo and Kathmandu have both expressed outrage and condemnation against the recent remarks made in mid-February by Biplab Kumar Deb, Chief Minister of India's Tripura state, that the ruling BJP has plans to expand the party into neighboring countries like Nepal and Sri Lanka.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/3/6 14:43:30
  • There is nothing wrong to recommend China's anti-epidemic measures to Germany: Austrian scholar

    The Austrian scholar Otto Kolbl co-penned Learning from Wuhan - there is no Alternative to the Containment of COVID-19 with a German scholar last March, calling upon European countries to learn from China's measures to contain the COVID-19 epidemic.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/4 21:11:15
  • China leads in emotion recognition tech, reinforces privacy rules to tackle abuse

    Tired and depressed after a long day's work, a man sits down and asks his smart stereo to play a song. The stereo immediately recognizes his emotional state and plays him a cheerful tune. In the beautiful melody, the man is slowly rejuvenated, and his mood gradually improves.

    By Huang Lanlan and Lin Xiaoyi | 2021/3/3 20:37:33
  • GT investigates: Is Human Rights Watch an impartial NGO or a US post-Cold War zombie?

    Anti-China media outlets and certain NGOs are colluding with secessionist forces to foment a "rumor mill" against China. Within this enormous "mill," some NGOs claiming to be independent organizations often serve as "research institutes" to manufacture and spread rumors, with their so-called research findings being amplified in some Western media outlets. The Human Rights Watch, an organization that originated in the period during the Cold War, is one typical example.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/3/2 1:45:22
  • Chinese dams not to blame for low Mekong water levels: report

    While its own people in Texas are in dire straits amid an electricity-related crisis, the US has turned its attention to the Mekong water resource issue, while turning a blind eye to China's efforts to resolve the problems.

    By Hu Yuwei and Lu Hexing | 2021/3/1 20:48:40
  • Why is the US obsessed with smearing Xinjiang through gimmicks?

    As the Trump administration has left, Joe Biden is busy "sterilizing" the White House. Meanwhile the sinister slander alleging "genocide" released by Pompeo, the clown of the century, before losing his job, lives on. .

    By Zoey Zhang | 2021/2/25 18:23:40
  • Young Chinese ardently support the CPC out of understanding of its role to nation

    When the gallant deeds of PLA martyr Xiao Siyuan was reported by the media, after the 24-year-old soldier sacrificed his life to safeguard the Chinese territory in the Galwan Valley skirmish with India in June 2020, a lot of people were moved, especially when they found that Xiao had been using an image from patriotic cartoon Year Hare Affair as his WeChat profile photo.

    By Huang Lanlan, Lin Xiaoyi and Cui Fandi | 2021/2/23 20:53:39
  • How Chinese researchers fast-tracked COVID-19 vaccine trial overseas and guaranteed it meets protocols

    On Chinese New Year's Eve, Gou Jinbo, who was spearheading the Chinese scientific team in Pakistan for the COVID-19 vaccine Phase III clinical trials, scoffed up a few dumplings and rushed back to the clinical trial site.

    By Hu Yuwei | 2021/2/22 19:57:01
  • Unforgettable moment - how non-COVID patients weathered Wuhan epidemic

    Turning back the clock to exactly one year ago - the city of Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, was badly hit by an unknown contagious virus. The city went into a historic lockdown on January 23, 2020.

    By Cui Fandi and Wan Lin | 2021/2/9 1:15:33
  • Over 5,000 merchants at the Beijing Xinfadi wholesale market will stay in place to ensure market supply during Lunar New Year

    The Xinfadi wholesale market, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in Beijing six months ago, has now entered "Spring Festival time," with more than 5,000 merchants choosing to remain open during Lunar New Year to ensure the city's supplies of agricultural and sideline products during the holidays.

    By Lin Xiaoyi | 2021/2/9 0:18:53
  • Adapting Islam to local conditions best course for development in Chinese society: head of Islamic association

    Over the decades, China has made great efforts to provide care to Muslim citizens and ensure their normal needs are met. However, some hostile forces in the West have used every means to smear China's efforts in protecting Muslims and kept making groundless accusations including accusing China of infringing on Muslims' religious freedom. What's the real situation of Muslims in China? What does the government do to protect and improve their life? How is the sinicization of Islam going? Global Times reporters Xie Wenting (GT) interviewed Yang Faming (Yang), president of the China Islamic Associationto find answers.

    By Xie Wenting | 2021/2/8 18:23:40
  • Clubhouse is no 'free speech heaven,' say Chinese mainland users

    US social audio app Clubhouse seems to have attracted more Chinese users in recent days, with many going there for discussions on a wide range of topics. But unlike some media reports on Chinese users seeing the app as “free speech heaven” for political topics, many said they view Clubhouse as a platform to exchange ideas and dislike the idea of politicizing it.

    By Liu Xin, Cui Fandi, Li Qiao and Chen Qingqing | 2021/2/8 13:14:19
  • Violent assault on employee amid claims of wage theft in Australia's Chinatown prompts protest against labor exploitation

    Holding high placards with slogans including "wage theft is a type of discrimination" and "modern slavery," dozens of protesters crowded outside a Chinese-owned milk tea shop in local Chinatown of South Australia's Adelaide on Saturday.

    By Lin Xiaoyi | 2021/2/8 0:06:17
  • BBC mocked in China for misleading reports, deceitful editing tricks

    BBC dramas, such as Sherlock, Merlin and Doctor Who, are widely known in China for its whimsical plot. But it may be the BBC journalists who are more imaginative than BBC screenwriter Steven Moffat.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/2/5 23:04:11
  • Seasonal workers in Xinjiang labeled by Western media as 'forced labor': Exclusive with French writer Maxime Vivas

    Maxime Vivas is a French writer and journalist. Based on his two visits to Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in 2016 and 2018, he wrote a book titled Ou?ghours, pour en finir avec les fake news (Uygurs, to put an end to the fake news), in which he described his observations regarding Xinjiang's anti-terrorism efforts and the region's development, and analyzed the relations that the US National Endowment Democracy has with the separatist organization the World Uyghur Congress and some nongovernmental organizations like Human Rights Watch. He shone light on how these organizations colluded in concocting and spreading "genocide" accusations against China's Xinjiang. The book was published late last year in French.

    By Liu Xin, Fan Lingzhi and Chen Qingqing | 2021/2/3 18:23:41
  • Serbia's efforts to build ties with China pay off with leading vaccination scale in Europe

    Serbia recently became the first European country to approve the use of Chinese-developed COVID-19 vaccines during the pandemic, with Serbian scholars saying Beijing is Belgrade's most significant friend in dealing with the pandemic. With eight land neighbors, Serbia is called the crossroad of Europe. No matter it is learning anti-virus experience from China or taking part in the Belt and Road Initiative, the Balkan country's ties with China have drawn great attention in the world in recent years.

    By Zhao Kendi, Qing Mu and Wang Zhen | 2021/2/1 22:56:13
  • One month on, cooling-off period unbearable for unhappy couples, but helps prevent impulsive divorce

    Experts and couples reached by the Global Times appealed for more considerate marriage counseling services during the month-long cooling-off period and wondered whether the length of cooling-off period can be chosen by couples according to their actual marriage situation.

    By Li Qiao and Zhang Yutong | 2021/2/1 18:53:40
  • Communities make efforts to protect animals amid COVID-19 quarantine measures

    "When we conduct nucleic acid tests on chickens, we need one person to pinch the beak and the other to reach into the chicken's throat with a cotton swab. Pigs are the most difficult animal to test, requiring three or four people to control their huge bodies and stick cotton swabs into their nostrils when they aren't looking," a member of staff engaged in animal health supervision surnamed Chen told the Global Times.

    By Lin Xiaoyi | 2021/1/29 0:31:02
  • Do Chinese phone apps secretly listen to you? Industry insiders doubt it

    The popular conspiracy theory that mobile phones are secretly listening to our conversations is probably false, Chinese technology industry insiders told the Global Times.

    By Huang Lanlan and Lin Xiaoyi | 2021/1/28 23:21:22
  • UAE to become Middle East's vaccine center with China's contribution

    On January 24, Egypt started its large-scale immunization program with the Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine, becoming one of the first countries in Africa to vaccinate its citizens. Egypt received the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine last December through the United Arab Emirates (UAE). On January 20, Seychelles, an African island nation with a population of less than 100,000, became the first to get vaccinated with the country receiving 50,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine from the UAE late last year.

    By Hai Shamu and Qing Mu | 2021/1/28 21:33:34
  • First day of Spring Festival travel rush sees less travelers, more anti-virus caution

    Thursday is the first day of chunyun, or the Spring Festival travel rush, which is often described as the "world's largest annual human migration." But this year, the usual crowded scenes in railway stations and airports are missing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By Li Jieyi and Shan Jie | 2021/1/28 20:18:39
  • Ankara embraces further vaccine, judicial and economic cooperation with Beijing: Turkish Ambassador

    Global Times reporter Xie Wenting talked with Turkish Ambassador to China Abdulkadir Emin Önen.

    By Xie Wenting | 2021/1/27 19:28:39
  • Chinese scientists, producers assess need to redesign vaccines against new mutations: top immunologist

    What are the approval criteria for COVID-19 vaccines in China? Are Chinese vaccines still effective against mutant strains? How to view compliment, doubt and smearing over the safety and efficacy of China's vaccines?

    By Hu Yuwei | 2021/1/26 20:23:23
  • NGOs' efforts in eco protection in China not disrupted by global politics

    China and the US saw sanctions to each other during the Trump administration with the bilateral ties hitting the low ebb, especially in the past two years, affecting cooperation and exchanges in many areas between the two countries. However, some international non-governmental organizations, including those with the US backgrounds, told the Global Times that their normal work in China in environmental protection area was not disrupted by global politics.

    By Shan Jie | 2021/1/25 19:53:39
  • ENGOs in China working closely with government on environmental protection

    Since the initial site selection of a hydraulic project for Poyang Lake - one of China's largest freshwater lakes in the Yangtze River basin - was made public earlier this month, environmental volunteer Liu Huili and her coworkers have been trying hard to persuade the government to give up the idea.

    By Huang Lanlan, Lu Yameng and Shan Jie | 2021/1/25 19:52:56
  • China's COVID-19 vaccine production capacity to cover 40% of global demand: association chief in exclusive interview

    Since China officially kicked off mass vaccination on December 15, 2020, more than 15 million people have been vaccinated as of Wednesday, according to a national health official. Chinese vaccines have also been purchased and used by more than 20 foreign countries. However, along with recognition and praise, doubts and smears over safety and efficacy of China's vaccines have never stopped. Are Chinese vaccines really not as good as foreign ones? Feng Duojia (Feng), president of the China Vaccine Industry Association, received an exclusive interview with the Global Times reporters Leng Shumei and Zhang Han (GT) on Wednesday.

    By Leng Shumei and Zhang Han | 2021/1/21 21:13:40
  • China explores cryopreservation with leading technologies but doubts remain about widespread adoption of technology

    Though for different reasons, these people are pioneers who dare to take the first step of cryopreservation, which is still surrounded by great controversies and suspicions.

    By Shan Jie, Lu Yameng and Lin Xiaoyi | 2021/1/21 20:53:40
  • Surrogate babies stranded in US as agencies try to navigate through pandemic

    While surrogacy services continued throughout the pandemic, the virus did bring about risks and even tragedy. Media reported that some babies born to surrogate mothers have been left stranded overseas due to lockdown measures.

    By Hu Yuwei and Huang Lanlan | 2021/1/20 20:33:39
  • The sacrifice behind miraculous citywide tests of 11 mln in 3 days in Shijiazhuang – and many other cities

    As dozens of Chinese cities are fighting sporadic COVID-19 outbreaks, with a number of cities conducting mass tests on all their residents in a very short time, several sudden deaths of anti-epidemic officials and volunteers have aroused concern about the physical and mental stress on frontline epidemic prevention workers.

    By Li Qiao and Huang Lanlan | 2021/1/19 21:29:24
  • Indonesia to focus on economic and health cooperation, seek support from China on regional stability: ambassador

    Indonesian Ambassador to China Djauhari Oratmangun (Oratmangun) pinned hopes on Chinese-developed COVID-19 vaccines in a latest exclusive interview with the Global Times reporter Hu Yuwei (GT).

    By Hu Yuwei | 2021/1/18 19:26:56
  • Understanding the CPC necessary to grasping the direction of China's development: Spanish expert

    How does he evaluate the role the CPC has played in China's development? Why some Western countries keep making accusations against China?

    By Chen Xiaohang | 2021/1/17 18:53:39
  • Chinese netizens unimpressed with S.Korean scholar's claim about May Fourth Movement

    A South Korean "old China hand" scholar said on a variety show that China's May Fourth Movement was inspired by the March First Movement in Korea, causing a storm of anger among Chinese netizens.

    By Lin Xiaoyi | 2021/1/14 23:38:40
  • China's Generation Z redefines trendy, shows growing confidence in local culture

    Twenty years ago, many young people in China who were first exposed to Western culture thought rebelling against traditional Chinese culture and mimicking foreign culture was fashionable and trendy. But this view is outdated for Generation Z today – a generation who grew up with China's rapid development – who now redefines what trendy is by promoting local culture while having an objective view of exotic cultural products.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/1/14 19:03:39
  • State-owned companies face challenges in achieving China's carbon neutrality goal

    China has announced its goal to meet its carbon emissions peak before 2030 and realize carbon neutrality by 2060. While such ambition is welcomed by the world, it has brought extra pressure, especially for China's state-owned companies, which will carry a burden for heavily emitting industries that matter to the country's functioning.

    By Shan Jie, Lu Yameng and Li Qiao | 2021/1/13 18:23:39
  • What is root cause of West's misinterpretation of China?

    Why has the West misunderstood and showed bias toward China's political system and economic development?

    By Bai Yunyi | 2021/1/12 21:16:28
  • Beijing emergency medical staff save people's lives amid epidemic, cold winter

    While the capital is shivering amid a record-breaking winter cold and most people are reluctant to step out of their warm rooms, a group of emergency medical staff are on high alert, guarding the city during the night and rushing to their destination whenever the phone rings.

    By Global Times | 2021/1/11 18:48:39
  • Infographic: China's rail on track for big things

    The 2021 Spring Festival travel season will begin on January 28 and end on March 8. During the 40 days, China's national railways are expected to carry 407 million passenger trips, with an average of 10.18 million passenger trips per day.

    By Global Times | 2021/1/11 18:28:39
  • National reserve established to safeguard highest bird paradise

    The Pangong Tso lake, located at the junction of China and India in Ali prefecture of Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, is a paradise for migratory birds - every year, thousands of birds fly here to build nests and lay eggs, breed and roost.

    By Global Times | 2021/1/10 18:43:39
  • Human activities in India threaten Pangong Tso lake ecosystem

    India has not only threatened the peace and stability in the region around Pangong Tso Lake by inciting frequent tussles along the lakeshore, it is also threatening the unique ecosystem of the high-altitude, 134 kilometer-long lake that forms part of the border between China and India.

    By Cao Siqi, Liu Caiyu and Liu Xuanzun | 2021/1/8 2:40:16
  • Can foreigners in China apply for COVID-19 vaccination?

    With the COVID-19 vaccine being rolled out among high-risk groups in China, some foreigners living in the country covet for a dose to ensure they are not left out of the immunization plan.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/1/7 19:57:11
  • Big Tech dilemma: Overwork culture 'still needed'

    Daisy Liu (pseudonym), a senior executive at China's e-commerce giant Pinduoduo, said she feels sorry for the recent sudden death of a 23-year-old employee working late at her company.

    By Lin Xiaoyi and Huang Lanlan | 2021/1/6 20:13:39
  • China's internet workers willing to devote themselves to the booming industry, while expecting regulated working hours

    The recent sudden death of a 23-year-old employee at China's e-commerce giant Pinduoduo has triggered vigorous public discussion about and condemnation of the overwork culture in China's tech industry. How serious is overtime issue at the internet companies? Suffering from the violation of labor rights and interests, why young people still make efforts to stay in the internet industry? Global Times reporters Li Qiao and Huang Lanlan reached internet industry employees of top Chinese tech companies and foreign tech companies in China to learn about the true working conditions in different types of internet enterprises.

    By Li Qiao and Huang Lanlan | 2021/1/6 20:03:39
  • Legalization of marijuana, prostitution: How Western countries maintain social stability with 'tittytainment'

    The US House of Representatives approved decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level for the first time in December, the deadliest month for COVID-19 patients since the virus outbreak. While there is, unfortunately, no end in sight to the pandemic, the legalization of marijuana is definitely in sight - the US is rushing to put it on schedule, particularly after Joe Biden's election as president.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/1/5 21:22:12
  • Health agencies improve public vaccine approval amid nation's second offensive against virus

    With China's first domestically produced COVID-19 vaccine getting conditional approval for general use, local health systems throughout China have unveiled public vaccination campaigns starting with the high-risk groups, aiming to administer shots to millions of people before the travel rush of Spring Festival holidays.

    By Hu Yuwei and Chen Shasha | 2021/1/4 21:33:39
  • Observing historical convention: reincarnation of Tibetan living Buddhas under central govt jurisdiction

    It is well-known that the reincarnation of the living Buddhas is by no means a purely religious affair.

    By Li Decheng | 2021/1/2 21:45:45
  • China shares digital economy and other creative poverty reduction methods with developing countries

    China's full-fledged poverty reduction campaign created a world miracle which has not only benefited millions of Chinese people, but also exerted a positive influence on other developing countries, as many have either received support or taken reference from China's successful practices.

    By Xie Wenting, Shan Jie and Li Qiao | 2020/12/29 21:40:58
  • Frontline medical workers share unforgettable memories of a tumultuous year, express hope for a more normal 2021

    The chaotic and eventful 2020 is finally nearing its end. But the heavy memories of the year, which saw an enormous loss of precious lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will stay with us forever. Despite struggles and hardship, we also witnessed signs of hope, elevated humanity and selfless sacrifices from our frontline medical workers around the world in the battle against the merciless COVID-19 pandemic. What touched these medical workers most in 2020? What are their expectations for 2021? Global Times reporters Lin Xiaoyi and Li Qiao talked to some medical workers who are still fighting on the frontlines in China, the US, the UK and Equatorial Guinea for our year-end recap.

    By Lin Xiaoyi and Li Qiao | 2020/12/29 21:23:40
  • 10,000 have received emergency COVID-19 vaccination in Guangxi

    Southern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has started COVID-19 emergency vaccination for key population, the authority said on Monday. So far, 10,000 people among the first batch have received the vaccines.

    By Global Times | 2020/12/29 17:33:40
  • Chinese living overseas flock back home for COVID-19 vaccination, a vote of confidence in domestic vaccines

    As the COVID-19 pandemic rages across the world, vaccines have become a life-saving straw that many people are eager to grasp. But at the moment, the availability is limited and the first batches are earmarked for those in the most urgent need, such as medical staff and senior citizens.

    By Lin Xiaoyi, Lu Yameng, Hu Yuwei and Shan Jie | 2020/12/28 19:37:37
  • Easing constraints of foreign spouses can help solve gender imbalance, but risks, uncertainties remain

    Fang and his Vietnamese wife live in a village in East China's Jiangxi Province. He drives a taxi in another county and only returns to his village on weekends. Even after five years of marriage, she's not entitled to hold a job. She passes the lonely weekdays tending the family's farm.

    By Huang Lanlan and Li Qiao | 2020/12/27 20:08:40
  • Boarding with caution

    Cases of people coming to China with forged COVID-19 test reports have occasionally happened this year, inconveniencing China's epidemic prevention and control work. In the face of sporadic imported positive cases, Chinese authorities have recently tightened requirements for passengers flying in from several countries and regions including the US and the UK, where the pandemic remains serious or is worsening.

    By GT staff reporters | 2020/12/23 23:39:14
  • Foreigners in China celebrate special holiday with new recognition of life

    The Global Times interviewed several foreigners from different countries and churches living in China. Some of them have been living in the country for decades and consider themselves as "locals," and some are stuck here alone due to travel restrictions. They have different plans for this special Christmas. At the end of the year, they would like to share their experiences in China and what the holiday means to them.

    By GT staff reporters | 2020/12/23 20:13:40
  • Poverty-stricken regions embrace digital job opportunities like outsourced customer service

    The development of e-commerce is injecting vitality into China's poverty reduction and rural revitalization efforts. Enterprises and the government are working together, dynamically integrating technology, education and employment through customer service phone calls and logistics express orders, allowing more people to connect with the digital age.

    By Lin Xiaoyi and Shan Jie | 2020/12/22 19:53:40
  • 'World's factory of violin' trains farmers into craftsmen, lifts region out of poverty

    Zhugou village is a community in Queshan county, Central China's Henan Province, known as the world's “factory of violins.” For every 10 hand-made violins sold around the world, nine are made in Queshan.

    By Shan Jie and Lu Yameng | 2020/12/22 19:38:40
  • Sinovac Beijing vaccine production facility works overtime to supply global inoculation

    The Global Times reporters on Sunday visited the COVID-19 vaccine Beijing manufacturing plant of leading Chinese vaccine producer Sinovac to see how vaccines go through a complex packaging process - from vaccine bulk grouting to packaging - before they are shipped to vaccination sites around the world.

    By Hu Yuwei | 2020/12/20 20:21:59
  • Last but not least: a county in mountains catches up by finding its way of development

    It seemed the development of Dadiba village had no solution, but the past years proves another story.

    By Shan Jie in Ziyun | 2020/12/17 20:33:39
  • Revolutionary base leads the poverty-reduction work with 'Red Army' spirit

    Every year, tens of thousands of people visit the county-level city, a sacred place in China's history of revolution in modern history, to trace and worship the Jinggangshan spirit - "overcoming difficulties with hard work and relying on the masses for victory."

    By Shan Jie in Jinggangshan | 2020/12/17 20:08:39
  • Complaint made by Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union against CCTV program rejected: Hong Kong Communications Authority

    A complaint made by Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union (HKPTU) against a China Central Television (CCTV) program was rejected by the Hong Kong Communications Authority (CA) on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2020/12/17 17:53:39
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