Cao Siqi
Reporter, Beijing
Cao Siqi co-leads the Global Times China desk. She covers Chinese politics, laws, environment and social issues.
  • Exclusive: COVID-19 'cannot be man-made,' China's renowned genetics scientist calls on WHO to seek truth with science

    Even as scientists from the world have been calling for a stop to politicizing the probe on the COVID-19 origins, some countries, especially the US, continue to hype the "lab leak" theory and exert pressure on the WHO for a second round of investigations in China. In an exclusive interview, China's renowned scientist in evolutionary biology and genetics Wu Chung-I said that the virus can only come from nature and cannot be man-made, by using classical evolutionary theory.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/7/23 11:23:15
  • US turns cyberspace into another anti-China battlefield, 'futile to contain Beijing'

    In an apparent attempt to contain China and as part of its ceaseless efforts to form an anti-China chorus among its major allies, the Biden administration is seeking to turn cyberspace into a new battlefield by ganging up with its allies to accuse China of conducting cyberattacks worldwide, an allegation that was swiftly denounced by Chinese diplomats, internet institutions and experts as China has always been a long-term victim of US cyberattacks.

    By Chen Qingqing and Cao Siqi | 2021/7/20 23:13:39
  • UPDATE: More cities including Beijing begin to vaccinate minors aged 12 to 17

    Beijing began to vaccinate minors aged 12 to 17 on Tuesday after South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the city of Jingzhou, in Central China's Hubei Province, announced last week their specific schedules for the vaccination of minors on that age range.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/7/13 21:01:54
  • Capital Beijing withstands test of rainstorm, floods; well-prepared for extreme weather

    Outdoor sports, cultural and commercial activities were suspended; primary, secondary schools and kindergartens were closed; people living in dilapidated buildings were transferred; thousands of security staff were deployed; staff of some companies were arranged to work from home; streets, subways and buses were surprisingly empty … Beijing residents on Monday woke to brace for the heaviest rainfall this year with unprecedented preparations as if the capital was on all guard against a tough battle.

    By Cao Siqi and Liu Caiyu | 2021/7/12 22:30:26
  • Over 1,000 Chinese students plan to sue US for visa restrictions, fear extension to arts, business

    Over 1,000 Chinese students decided to cast away their illusions and file suit after they found that despite the US Embassy in China reopened to process visa applications in early May, strict restrictions on those with high-tech backgrounds remain in place and such restrictions are extended to those applying for study in literature and business.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/7/12 0:03:40
  • Joy, patriotism permeates Chinese social media on CPC centennial, mirroring confidence of 1.4b in country's political path

    Thrilling joy and patriotic love toward the Communist Party of China (CPC) permeates Chinese social media on Thursday as a grand gathering celebrating the CPC centenary was held at Tiananmen Square, mirroring the confidence of the Chinese people over the country's political path.

    By Liu Caiyu, Cao Siqi and Wan Lin | 2021/7/1 19:59:37
  • Chinese take pride, genuine joy in CPC's landmark anniversary, defy West's smears

    With a dazzling light show illuminating the night sky of the Chinese capital Beijing, thousands of drones soaring simultaneously into the sky in the southern city of Shenzhen to form scenes of momentous events in the history of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and red Chinese national flags fluttering on the streets of Hong Kong, the world's largest ruling party is about to celebrate its 100th anniversary on Thursday, a thrilling event ahead of which the festival atmosphere has become omnipresent. The whole world is watching how the biggest ruling party parties.

    By Chen Qingqing, Zhao Yusha and Cao Siqi | 2021/6/30 0:14:35
  • China helps build Central Asia's largest wind farm with 40 turbines, in Kazakhstan

    Central Asia's largest wind power project with a generating capacity of 100 megawatts built by a Chinese firm, with a total of 40 wind turbines, located near the city of Zhanatas, Kazakhstan, was connected to the grid on Sunday.

    By Cao Siqi and Xiong Xinyi | 2021/6/21 16:45:52
  • Many places in China investigate fertility wishes of women at childbearing age

    Many places in China are investigating fertility wishes of women at childbearing age, with an expert pointing out that the survey aims to “help local policymakers formulate more considerate and targeted measures on encouraging women to give birth to a baby.”

    By Lu Yameng and Cao Siqi | 2021/6/20 20:57:03
  • Putin, Biden shake hands amid anticipation yet low expectation

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden finally shook hands at an 18th-century Swiss villa perched above Lake Geneva on Wednesday, but as the two sides and most observers worldwide have downplayed expectations ahead of the summit, the meeting is unlikely to mark an end to tensions between the two global powers, with Chinese analysts saying that Biden needs the summit more than Putin.

    By Yang Sheng, Cao Siqi and Zhang Han | 2021/6/17 1:13:39
  • Moscow, Beijing reaffirm close ties before Putin-Biden summit in Geneva

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden both downplayed expectations on their upcoming meeting on Wednesday, and Chinese experts said the biggest expectation for Biden in the meeting in Geneva is to stabilize US-Russia relations and split China-Russia ties as much as he could, but this won't work anyway.

    By Yang Sheng and Cao Siqi | 2021/6/16 1:11:28
  • How century-old CPC appeals to youth today

    The Communist Party of China (CPC) is preparing to celebrate its centenary anniversary in July 1, but it still shines with young vitality, as more than a third of its 92 million members are under 40. How did the centenarian Party, founded by young people, still manage to engage in young people? How do Chinese youth today, who grew up in peace, showered by the country's booming economic and social development, and who are the cohort most exposed to the West, view the Party differently from their parents or grandparents? Does the passion for contributing to the Party remain strong in those youngsters?

    By Zhao Yusha, Chen Qingqing and Cao Siqi | 2021/6/15 0:18:39
  • China introduces Data Security Law, strong legal support for development in digital age

    China, home to the world's largest number of internet users, officially issued the full text of Data Security Law, after it was approved during the 29th session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress on Thursday.

    By Wang Qi, Cao Siqi and Xu Hailin | 2021/6/11 20:47:13
  • CPC emerges stronger, firmer to original aspiration through the haze of 1980s

    After the self-correction in the late 1970s to heal the country from the damage of the Cultural Revolution (1966-76), the CPC kicked off reforms and opening-up in 1978. China achieved an enormous economic and social progress and enhanced connections and interactions with the world in all aspects, but in the late 1980s, another "darkest hour" arrived due to the impact of Western liberalist thought and some problems such as corruption from inside the Party with the ongoing reforms and opening-up.

    By Yang Sheng, Chen Qingqing and Cao Siqi | 2021/6/4 16:43:39
  • Why CPC strong leadership key to leading China over crucial test, en route to rejuvenation through 100 years

    The Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese people are gearing up for grand celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Party on July 1 – a truly remarkable milestone for the CPC and the over 1.4 billion Chinese people.

    By Yang Sheng, Chen Qingqing and Cao Siqi | 2021/6/4 1:13:20
  • China to allow couples to have 3 children, step 'leading to fertility-friendly society'

    China on Monday announced to further lift its family planning policy to allow each couple to have up to three children after the number of the country's newborns declined for four years straight, a major policy shift from the current two-child policy. Chinese demographers believed the new move was not simply a birth stimulation plan, but a significant step leading to more policy changes in improving China's demographic structure and actively responding to the aging trend.

    By Zhang Hui, Liu Xin and Cao Siqi | 2021/5/31 22:33:39
  • Leading expert behind Wuhan's virus fight awarded 2021 Sasakawa Prize by WHO, calls it 'great recognition of Chinese community health workers'

    Wu Hao, head of a community health service center in Beijing and leading expert in community-level disease control during the early fight against COVID-19 in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province was recently awarded the 2021 Sasakawa Prize by the WHO during the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/5/30 21:54:01
  • 'Ridiculous' for Biden to customize a 90-day 'scientific' probe on virus origins

    Despite US President Joe Biden showing his resolve to find out whether the coronavirus emerged from human contact with an infected animal or from a laboratory accident in a latest attempt to hype the virus-leakage conspiracy theory, scientists and foreign affairs experts from the US and China said they do not expect a credible report from the untrustworthy US intelligence community in 90 days as it is not a scientific institution at all.

    By Leng Shumei, Chen Qingqing and Cao Siqi | 2021/5/28 0:01:34
  • China's Zhurong Mars rover kicks off roving mission after driving off landing platform

    Named after an ancient fire god of Chinese mythology, the 1.85-meter-tall and some 240-kilogram Zhurong Mars rover safely drove off the landing platform and reached the surface of Mars at 10: 40 am on Saturday, kicking off its roving mission, the Global Times learned from the China National Space Administration (CNSA).

    By Deng Xiaoci and Cao Siqi | 2021/5/22 14:02:53
  • China to advance anti-epidemic solidarity, uphold vaccine sharing at G20 health summit

    As the pandemic rebounds and international anti-epidemic cooperation is at a critical juncture, the G20 leaders' meeting at the Global Health Summit on Friday is anticipated to forge a concrete cooperation mechanism on supplying and distributing COVID-19 vaccines quickly and equitably.

    By Cao Siqi and Leng Shumei | 2021/5/20 22:23:39
  • At least 7 provincial-level regions begin single-dose vaccination, to achieve herd immunity by year-end

    CanSino's vaccine, the only single-dose vaccine approved in China, is set for high levels of production, raising hopes that the country can achieve herd immunity by year-end. Residents of at least seven provincial-level regions have begun the inoculation process, and there is no upper age limit.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/5/19 20:43:40
  • China's rocket debris falls to Earth as 'accurately predicted'

    China's space authority announced on Sunday that remnants from China's Long March-5B Y2 carrier rocket reentered the Earth's atmosphere, most of it burning up on entry, with some remnants falling in the Arabian Sea.

    By Fan Anqi and Cao Siqi | 2021/5/9 11:16:44
  • Sinopharm vaccine likely to get WHO approval with condition: experts

    As the World Health Organization (WHO) is scheduled to announce the results of its evaluation of vaccines from Chinese producers Sinopharm and Sinovac Biotech for emergency authorization this week, the latest document uploaded by the WHO on the assessment of Sinopharm's vaccine showed that WHO experts have "overall confidence" in its ability to prevent COVID-19 while having "low confidence" on the risk of side effects for older patients.

    By Cao Siqi and Leng Shumei | 2021/5/6 21:13:39
  • China's population continues to grow in 2020, contrary to FT report

    China's population continued to grow in 2020 and the specific data will be released in the bulletin of the seventh national census, the National Bureau of Statistics announced on Thursday.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/4/29 20:53:39
  • Chen He, Liu Xidan and Cao Siqi: P14, March 30

    Chen He, Liu Xidan and Cao Siqi: P14, March 30

    By Chen He, Liu Xidan and Cao Siqi | 2021/4/26 15:22:27
  • Chinese developed anti-stealth radar is superior to its foreign counterparts: top radar scientist

    The development of China's radar equipment is on par with the most advanced level in the world, and the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies could bring important changes to the radar industry in the future, as their applications could significantly enhance operational efficiency of radar systems, a top Chinese scientist in the radar industry said.

    By Cao Siqi and Liu Xuanzun in Nanjing | 2021/4/24 12:34:24
  • China unveils latest drone countermeasures at radar expo

    With aerial drones becoming an increasing threat to both traditional and non-traditional security fields, China has developed a series of countermeasures. Some of these new technologies are on display at an ongoing radar show.

    By Cao Siqi and Liu Xuanzun in Nanjing | 2021/4/23 14:41:04
  • China's anti-stealth tech shines at radar expo

    Advanced anti-stealth technologies were in the spotlight at China's radar industry exhibition on Thursday, at a time when stealth aircraft have become an increasingly significant threat to air defense worldwide.

    By Cao Siqi and Liu Xuanzun in Nanjing | 2021/4/22 19:25:10
  • China displays most advanced anti-stealth radar systems at the World Radar Expo in Nanjing

    China displayed on Thursday some of the most advanced air defense systems against aerial threats including stealth airplanes and drones, at the World Radar Expo, a national level radar industry exhibition.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Cao Siqi in Nanjing | 2021/4/22 8:57:31
  • China to display newly developed portable anti-stealth radar at the World Radar Expo 2021

    The World Radar Expo 2021, China's national radar industry expo to be held this week, will feature the country's cutting-edge radar technologies including a newly developed portable anti-stealth radar and multiple sets of large early warning radars, which will give the world a glimpse into China's significant achievements in radar equipment, the organizers revealed.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Cao Siqi | 2021/4/21 2:07:09
  • GT survey shows 90% say China should not look up to West; experts say confident Chinese won't tolerate foreign provocations

    Approximately 90 percent of the young Chinese participating in the latest survey conducted by the Global Times Research Center believe China should not "look up to the West" anymore, with more people in the past five years even "looking down on the West" due to multiple reasons including China's achievements in its development and the West's failed handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By Yang Sheng, Cao Siqi and Chen Qingqing | 2021/4/19 22:55:21
  • China not an adversary, even less an enemy; time for US to view China as an equal

    Desperate for a diplomatic breakthrough in the face of a troubled domestic situation, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga achieved his goal of becoming the first foreign leader to be hosted by new US President Joe Biden at the White House. The two sides launched "a CoRe partnership" according to a joint statement, showing the world how close the two countries are and what issues they will work together on.

    By Cao Siqi and Yang Sheng | 2021/4/18 23:14:37
  • China's top health authority urges halt to compulsory vaccination, stresses voluntary, free inoculation

    China's top health authorities on Sunday urged local authorities to halt mandatory vaccination orders as some cities were reportedly found to adopt compulsory measures to meet the country's goal of vaccinating 560 million people by June.

    By Chen Qingqing, Cao Siqi and Leng Shumei | 2021/4/11 23:59:35
  • Exclusive: Chinese CDC director refutes interpretation of 'low protection rate of Chinese vaccines,' says it confuses scientific vision he proposes to improve efficacy

    The Director of the Chinese Center of Disease Control (China CDC) on Sunday refuted claims by some media outlets and overseas social media platform users that the director “admitted” Chinese COVID-19 vaccines have a low protection rate, saying that “it was a complete misunderstanding.”

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/4/11 21:56:20
  • 'Old trick' to smear Xinjiang documentary

    As a new documentary on the anti-terrorism fight in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, which reveals cases of "two-faced persons" and problematic Uygur language textbooks for the first time, has drawn wide attention from audiences at home and abroad, some Western media and anti-China forces sought to gain fame by smearing the documentary as a "propaganda campaign" to justify the Chinese government's policies in the region.

    By Fan Lingzhi and Cao Siqi | 2021/4/7 0:41:54
  • Attacks on WHO report dismissed

    After a joint WHO-China report on tracing the origins of COVID-19 dismissed the possibility of the virus being leaked from a lab - a conspiracy that serves as ammunition for Western media and politicians to disparage China, a number of China bashers questioned the report's impartiality and even asked for a "second stage" investigation that implies a return visit to China.

    By Zhao Yusha, Chen Qingqing, Cao Siqi and Li Sikun | 2021/3/31 21:08:39
  • Western countries' attack on WHO report 'politically driven', next stage investigation should be conducted globally: Chinese experts

    After a joint WHO-China report on tracing the origins of COVID-19 dismissed the possibility of the virus being leaked from a lab, a conspiracy that serves as ammunition for Western media and politicians to disparage China, a number of China bashers have questioned the impartiality and even asked for a second investigation.

    By Zhao Yusha, Chen Qingqing, Cao Siqi and Li Sikun | 2021/3/31 17:21:38
  • BBC reporter John Sudworth hides in Taiwan island after Xinjiang individuals plan to sue BBC for fake news: source

    BBC's Beijing correspondent John Sudworth, who became infamous in China for his many biased stories distorting China's Xinjiang policies and COVID-19 responses, has left the Chinese mainland and is now believed to be hiding in Taiwan island after Xinjiang individuals said they plan to sue BBC for fake news, sources told the Global Times.

    By Cao Siqi and Zhang Hui | 2021/3/31 12:42:45
  • Virus origins unsolved in WHO report, 'more states should be probed'

    If WHO scientists cannot find the answer in China regarding coronavirus origins, maybe it's time for scientists to dig somewhere else and test more hypotheses to solve the mystery, Chinese scientists from the WHO-China virus tracing team suggested, after a joint WHO-China report on tracing the origins of coronavirus was released on Tuesday, which still leaves the virus origins question unanswered.

    By Chen Qingqing, Zhao Yusha and Cao Siqi | 2021/3/31 1:03:39
  • Biden's infrastructure plan for democratic countries a 'tactic' to lure allies with values

    The US President Joe Biden's suggestion to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to design another infrastructure scheme to rival China's Belt and Road Initiative amid escalating sanctions between certain Western countries and China only exposed a lack of long-term understanding of China and a clearly-defined strategy, some Chinese experts say, since he comes up with an idea that imitates China's proposal.

    By Chen Qingqing and Cao Siqi | 2021/3/29 0:53:39
  • New documentary reveals some senior local officials support terrorism, greenlight 'toxic' textbooks in Xinjiang for 1st time

    The fourth documentary on the anti-terrorism fight in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region will soon be aired, with a number of video clips concerning the region's terrorist activities, cases of “two-faced person” and problematic Uygur textbooks, as well as how the East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM) introduced terrorist audios, videos into China being revealed for the first time, a source told the Global Times on Thursday.

    By Fan Lingzhi, Cao Siqi and Liu Xin | 2021/3/26 11:55:28
  • China issues annual US human rights report amid escalating Washington-led West's attacks on Beijing

    China published its annual US human rights situation report on Wednesday at a time when the US-led ideological battle against China has intensified, mainly over Xinjiang and other domestic issues.

    By Chen Qingqing and Cao Siqi | 2021/3/24 22:38:40
  • CPC to celebrate centennial, 'show confidence despite rising Western hostility'

    The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee announced on Tuesday, exactly 100 days ahead of the Party's 100th founding anniversary on July 1, that a grand ceremony and a series of celebration would be held to mark the historic milestone, even though stigmatizations and hostilities against the CPC and the country under its leadership have increased recently in some Western countries.

    By Yang Sheng, Cao Siqi and Wan Lin | 2021/3/23 23:43:40
  • NO. 1 on China's sanction list, MEP Reinhard Bütikofer, should have been sanctioned earlier: senior expert

    In an exclusive interview with the Global Times on Tuesday, Wang said Reinhard Bütikofer has turned into an anti-China "vanguard" and "China should have sanctioned him long time ago."

    By Cao Siqi and Bai Yunyi | 2021/3/23 4:45:26
  • China slams Canada forming 'clique' to interfere in judicial process as Beijing tries Canadian Michael Kovrig over espionage charge

    A court in Beijing on Monday opened the trial of a former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig over espionage charges, after Friday's trial against his key source Michael Spavor, who was suspected of stealing national secrets from China.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/3/22 19:51:01
  • Exclusive: Chinese expert 'surprised' by WHO's announcement of release date of COVID-19 joint study report, worried about political pressure undermining previous consensus

    Chinese experts from the WHO-China joint expert team were not notified about next week's release of the full report on COVID-19 origins study before the release was announced by a WHO official, which was "quite surprising," as such work should be conducted on the basis of direct communication between Chinese and foreign experts, a Chinese expert from the team told the Global Times exclusively on Saturday.

    By Chen Qingqing, Cao Siqi and Bai Yunyi | 2021/3/20 8:00:12
  • Oscar-nominated film 'Do Not Split' lacks artistry, full of political bias: observer

    The film Do Not Split, which recorded the protests and violence in Hong Kong in 2019 and was nominated for an Oscar for the best short documentary, should not win the award as it lacks artistry and is full of biased political stances, Chinese film industry observers said on Wednesday.

    By Cao Siqi and Chi Jingyi | 2021/3/17 23:28:40
  • Exclusive: Lead Chinese scientist of WHO joint team addresses key issues ahead of joint report release

    While the WHO is expected to publish the much-anticipated joint report on field studies in Wuhan next week, Liang Wannian, team leader of the Chinese side of the WHO-China joint expert team, talked with the Global Times in an exclusive interview about the next steps in future studies on the origins of the COVID-19, details of the studies, and the major consensus reached by the Chinese and foreign experts. He also responded to why the full report has not been released yet, whether the Chinese and foreign experts have conflicts over the report, and whether the experts have access to the original data and the exclusion of the hypothesis of a so-called lab leak.

    By Chen Qingqing, Cao Siqi, Zhao Yusha and Bai Yunyi | 2021/3/17 21:50:31
  • Yarlung Zangbo River hydropower project nailed with the passing of 14th Five-Year Plan, but won't be completed soon

    The planned Yarlung Zangbo River hydropower project in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region may have been further guaranteed as it is mentioned in the national development blueprint for the next five years and beyond.

    By Shan Jie and Cao Siqi | 2021/3/13 20:26:42
  • Exclusive: China's judicial dept to soon conduct 1st trial of two Canadian nationals for alleged espionage: source

    Canadian nationals Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, who were prosecuted by the procuratorates in China for suspected crimes undermining China's national security in June 2020, will soon be tried, a source close to the matter told the Global Times on Thursday.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/3/11 21:45:21
  • Political advisor urges establishment of Yarlung Zangbo national park in Tibet

    A Chinese political advisor suggested the country should accelerate building the Yarlung Tsangbo national park in the southeastern part of Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, an action to further preserve the local ecosystem that features rich biodiversity.

    By Shan Jie and Cao Siqi | 2021/3/10 20:46:56
  • Chinese lawmaker suggests a 'Chinese Characters Day' to break Western discourse monopoly

    A Chinese lawmaker suggested the country should establish a national day for Chinese written language, to express the country's culture and confidence, and to break the discourse monopoly of the West.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/3/9 1:39:32
  • Chinese vaccine research institutes subject to frequent cyberattacks, no need to 'steal' from others: political advisor

    During the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic, China's healthcare system, vaccine research institutions and research institutes were subject to frequent cyberattacks, and reports that claimed Chinese hackers launched cyberattacks typically showed that "a thief was crying 'stop thief'," said a Chinese political advisor.

    By Guo Yuandan and Cao Siqi | 2021/3/7 22:33:40
  • China should consider granting prisoner amnesty ahead of CPC's 100th anniversary: political advisor

    China should consider granting amnesty to some convicts as the Communist Party of China (CPC) is about to celebrate its 100th anniversary in July, said Zhu Zhengfu, a member of the 13th National Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in a proposal at the two sessions in Beijing.

    By Cao Siqi and Cui Fandi | 2021/3/7 22:29:50
  • Chinese women more confident in workplace, less willing to get married, have children

    The past year has seen women's voices on marriage and fertility becoming louder, with increasing awareness of gender equality. During the COVID-19 epidemic, hundreds of thousands women also demonstrated their “power” by participating in the fight against this unprecedented health crisis.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/3/7 19:42:48
  • China projects confidence with over 6% GDP growth target, mild military budget boost

    China's return to a decades-old tradition of setting numeric economic growth targets, after skipping it for the first time in 2020, its ability to balance various priorities to ensure robust economic development and national security as well as its ambitious and yet specific long-term development plans also projected steadiness and a sense of certainty to a world rattled by the pandemic, analysts noted.

    By Wang Cong, Shen Weiduo, Liu Xuanzun and Cao Siqi | 2021/3/5 21:56:57
  • China draws up plan for carbon emissions to peak by 2030, to take active, well-ordered steps to develop nuclear energy

    China will draw up an action plan for carbon emissions to peak by 2030 and take active and well-ordered steps to develop nuclear energy on the basis of ensuring its safe use, according to a government work report submitted Friday to the national legislature for deliberation.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/3/5 9:41:35
  • Two sessions begin, showcase China's 'institutionalized substantial democracy'

    China has formally entered the annual "two sessions" time Thursday as the country's top political advisory body Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) kicked off. The National People's Congress (NPC), the top legislative body, will start Friday.

    By Yang Sheng, Cao Siqi and Wang Cong | 2021/3/5 0:02:59
  • China ushers in two sessions time

    Top political advisory body held its first press conference on Wednesday ahead of its annual sessions, which means China has officially ushered in “two session” time. The country's annual top political event carries extra weight this year, as China moves to further consolidate its lead in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic and poises to set ambitious goals for years to come.

    By Chen Qingqing, Wang Cong and Cao Siqi | 2021/3/3 23:23:39
  • Chinese legislator suggests national standard on vaccine storage, public information

    A Chinese legislator suggested the country establish a national standard for vaccine storage and transportation and a system of vaccine reservation and public information as the quality and security of vaccines have come under the public spotlight in the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/3/3 22:48:36
  • Multiple representatives call for further loosening of family planning policy

    China's aging population has turned into such a big concern that several lawmakers and political advisors feel it is imperative to further relax the family planning policy by allowing Chinese couples to have a third child, and Chinese society is paying close attention as to whether the population policy will see some "changes" in this year's two sessions.

    By Cao Siqi and Li Qiao | 2021/3/3 21:08:40
  • Chinese legislator proposes lifelong ban for entertainers who take drugs

    A Chinese legislator has proposed permanently banning entertainers from performing in the industry again if they take drugs, ahead of China's upcoming two sessions. The proposal was lauded by many netizens, but some raised concerns over discrimination against people receiving drug rehabilitation.

    By Cao Siqi and Chen Shasha | 2021/3/3 0:19:52
  • Fundamental basis of 'golden era' between China and UK has disappeared: British scholar

    With the UK's actions against China including interfering with China's internal affairs and revoking Chinese media outlet CGTN's license in the country, the “golden era” of relations between China and the UK that the two had enjoyed for the past six years is almost gone, a British scholar told the Global Times.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/2 20:58:40
  • Number of Chinese students studying in US may hit turning point due to COVID-19, worsening bilateral ties: report

    The number of Chinese students going to study in the US may hit a turning point due to the COVID-19 pandemic and deteriorating China-US relations. But the number of Chinese people studying abroad will continue to grow as overseas study destinations become more diversified, according to a Chinese think tank report on Tuesday.

    By Wan Lin and Cao Siqi | 2021/3/2 16:11:51
  • Beijing in full swing for safe, green two sessions

    Strict inspections of vehicle fleets, flight bans on drones and "low, slow and small" aircraft heightened security checks for packages… Beijing is in full swing for China's most important annual political events as the two sessions period begins next week.

    By Cao Siqi and Zhang Hongpei | 2021/2/25 21:58:39
  • Wuhan virology lab head rebukes Pompeo's WSJ commentary - 'don't know where he got my quotes from'

    By publishing an opinion piece that's lacking in evidence and laden with fallacies co-authored by former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, the Worst Secretary of State Ever, who simply wants to keep his political profile after stepping down, the Wall Street Journal has trespassed the bottom line of media integrity and descended into a propaganda machine that sells false information for clicks.

    By Cao Siqi and Zhao Yusha | 2021/2/24 18:22:08
  • West warned to refrain from 'big lie' diplomacy on China's Xinjiang affairs, Beijing Winter Olympic Games

    As some anti-China politicians in Western countries are trying to hype the "genocide" rumors about China's Xinjiang to obstruct the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games, Chinese experts said if these attempts become the official stance of these Western countries, there will be serious consequences.

    By Yang Sheng and Cao Siqi | 2021/2/23 22:32:25
  • Fewer young Chinese people willing to marry, report finds

    Fewer young people in China are willing to get married, and the country has seen a continuous sharp drop in the marriage rate and increase in the divorce rate in the past eight years, a survey showed.

    By Cao Siqi and Chen Shasha | 2021/2/23 21:40:11
  • Challenges on inoculation and anti-epidemic measures remain ahead as US COVID-19 deaths near 500,000

    Despite the number of COVID-19 cases in the US declined in a fifth week in a row, the country still faces a dark milestone as it was poised to reach 500,000 deaths with President Joe Biden reportedly planning to honour the lives lost on Tuesday.

    By Cao Siqi and Wan Lin | 2021/2/23 1:28:57
  • Online briefing on CPC stories in Xinjiang shows confidence, openness

    A briefing on stories of the Communist Party of China (CPC) was held in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Monday, with major politicians from across the world hailing the strong leadership of the CPC and the country's efforts in poverty alleviation and ethnic solidarity in Xinjiang.

    By Liu Xin in Urumqi and Cao Siqi in Beijing | 2021/2/22 20:33:39
  • No.1 central document vows rural vitalization

    China's central government unveiled the "No. 1 document" for 2021 on Sunday evening, renewing its emphasis on the country's rural area and agricultural sector, while also bringing in more urgent issues such as tackling core bottlenecks in agricultural technologies, strengthening the homegrown breeding system as well as the road ahead after the poverty alleviation campaign in rural areas.

    By Shen Weiduo, Cao Siqi and Zhang Hongpei | 2021/2/22 0:29:54
  • Lawmakers, political advisors get vaccinated ahead of two sessions, confident in epidemic control

    Deputies to China's National People's Congress (NPC) and members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) are preparing to come to Beijing to attend China's most important annual political events, as the two sessions period begins next week.

    By Cao Siqi and Chen Qingqing | 2021/2/21 21:28:39
  • Cambodian community infections unlikely to expand massively: Chinese experts

    Cambodia has heightened epidemic control measures amid a community outbreak involving more than 45 cases of COVID-19 infections over the weekend, which authorities said was a critical threat to the country that was less impacted by the coronavirus, with total cases at 533. The majority of the patients are Chinese nationals, local media said.

    By Zhang Han and Cao Siqi | 2021/2/21 19:43:40
  • Rebuilding coalition in G7 meeting an 'old tactic, won't help US recover past glory'

    The world is closely watching whether US President Joe Biden will successfully unite American alliances during his first major multilateral engagement as president with leaders from the Group of Seven nations (G7) in a virtual meeting on Friday to deal with the challenges from China and Russia.

    By Liu Xin, Cao Siqi and Yang Sheng | 2021/2/18 23:45:40
  • China-Myanmar military ties unrelated to political situation: expert

    As China and Myanmar maintain stable and long-term military cooperation, selling weapons to Myanmar's military is normal, Chinese experts said Thursday, refuting a report published by a Myanmar civil society group that claims weapons sold by Chinese companies were "used by the military against its own people."

    By Cao Siqi and Li Sikun | 2021/2/18 22:13:39
  • Biden's attempt to align with other G7 countries against China an 'old tactic, won't help recover US' past glory'

    The world is closely watching whether US President Joe Biden will successfully unite its alliances in Europe in his first event with leaders from the Group of Seven nations (G7) in a virtual meeting on Friday to deal with the “China challenge.”

    By Cao Siqi and Liu Xin | 2021/2/18 20:20:45
  • UPDATE: China lodges stern representations with Canada, expressing strong dissatisfaction over declaration opposing 'arbitrary detention'

    China expresses its strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition over the declaration on opposing "arbitrary detention" issued by Canada and some other countries, and China has lodged solemn representations with Canada, Chinese Embassy in Canada said on Tuesday.

    By Cao Siqi and Yang Sheng | 2021/2/13 21:34:03
  • Wider probe on virus origins expected as WHO said all hypotheses are open

    Chinese experts and netizens called on the WHO to launch probe mission on the origins of virus in wider scale across the world, especially those with evidence of coronavirus found earlier than the outbreak in Wuhan, after the WHO said all hypotheses on the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic remained open following the visit to Wuhan for virus source probe.

    By Hu Yuwei and Cao Siqi | 2021/2/13 17:23:25
  • Xi chairs China-CEEC Summit, charts course for post-pandemic cooperation

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday lauded the cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs), saying "17 plus 1 could make more than 18" at the China-CEEC Summit, which is the highest-level summit since the establishment of the cooperation mechanism.

    By Xu Keyue and Cao Siqi | 2021/2/10 0:38:26
  • Global experts scrutinize Southeast Asia as their target in tracing origins of coronavirus: WHO

    The Huanan seafood market may not have been the original site of COVID-19 outbreak, bats and pangolin sample in Wuhan failed to provide evidence of coronavirus origins either, while viruses are extremely unlikely to leak from Wuhan labs according to a report jointly published by experts from China and World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday.

    By Zhang Hui, Chen Qingqing and Cao Siqi | 2021/2/9 23:08:05
  • 10 million newborns registered in China in 2020, falling below warning level, experts warn

    Experts warned that the birth rate in China has crossed a warning level after a recent report from the public security authorities showed that the country registered only 10 million newborns in 2020, 15 percent down from the figure in 2019.

    By Wan Lin and Cao Siqi | 2021/2/9 18:14:37
  • China ready to give positive consideration to CEE countries over vaccine cooperation

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday lauded the cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs), saying “17 plus 1 could make more than 18” and China is ready to give it positive consideration on vaccine cooperation.

    By Cao Siqi and Xu Keyue | 2021/2/9 16:14:16
  • Wuhan residents embrace 'quietest' Spring Festival with high alert in mind

    The 2020 Spring Festival did not go as Wuhan people had expected. On Chinese New Year's eve last year, the 11-million-population city was put into a lockdown unparalleled in modern society that lasted for 76 days. A year on, the most important festival for Chinese people is approaching again. How are people in Wuhan, still reeling from the pain brought by the coronavirus, celebrating this time round?

    By Zhao Yusha and Cao Siqi | 2021/2/9 15:46:46
  • PLA Xinjiang Military Command commissions Z-20 helicopter, vows to safeguard western border

    The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Xinjiang Military Command has commissioned China's newly developed, plateau-capable utility helicopter, the Z-20. Observers noticed on Monday that the choppers seem to have modified engines that could boost their performance and survivability.

    By Liu Xuanzun, Wang Qi and Cao Siqi | 2021/2/8 21:34:24
  • Former journalist exposes domestic violence, sparks outcry over women's status in Tibetan region

    A former journalist who married a farmer in far west China claimed she was cruelly abused by her husband and had to flee with her three children, which sparked an outcry on Chinese social media and triggered heated discussion on women's status in China's Tibetan regions, as well as the country's promotion of gender equality.

    By Cao Siqi and Lu Yameng | 2021/2/7 20:48:31
  • Opening Wuhan virology lab to outside speaks louder than West-led allegations on a virus leakage

    The WHO expert team visited on Wednesday the P4 lab inside the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), a major target of a storm of Western public opinion following a massive smear campaign led by some US politicians.

    By Chen Qingqing and Cao Siqi | 2021/2/3 23:33:39
  • China's internet user population reaches 1 billion, one-fifth of global figure: CNNIC survey

    The population of China's internet users has reached 1 billion, accounting for one in five of the world's users, while less than 30 percent of them earn 5,000 yuan ($774) and above monthly, according to a latest survey.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/2/3 17:25:19
  • Update: WHO team visits P4 lab in Wuhan Institute of Virology

    The WHO expert team visited the P4 lab inside the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) on Wednesday, a place that became target of a storm of Western public opinion following a massive smear campaign led by some US politicians. The visit came after days of intensive field work looking for the origins of the novel coronavirus.

    By Chen Qingqing and Cao Siqi | 2021/2/3 13:45:28
  • This year's two sessions not to accept journalists applying from overseas due to epidemic control

    Amid sporadic COVID-19 cases in some Chinese cities and mounting pressure on preventing imported cases, this year's two sessions - the Fourth Plenary Session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) - the most important annual political events in China, will invite reporters who are already in Beijing to cover the events and will not be open to reporters applying from overseas.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/2/1 21:00:06
  • WHO expert team's visit to cold food area in Wuhan markets raises hypothesis again about virus sources

    In its efforts to search for clues to the origin of the novel coronavirus, the team of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday visited the cold-chain storage area of the largest agricultural product market in Wuhan, as well as Huanan seafood market which was sealed off in January 2020 after being drawn into speculation that the market was the possible origin of the early outbreak of the COVID-19.

    By Liu Caiyu, Chen Qingqing and Cao Siqi | 2021/1/31 22:48:39
  • One year on, what changed in Wuhan?

    One year on, the city of Wuhan, with a population of 11 million, has emerged from an unparalleled lockdown. The city has fully returned to normal, resuming its bustle and hustle scene, and people are moving on with caution. “The COVID-19 wound will remain with us forever, even a simple reminder is painful,” a resident told the Global Times.

    By Zhao Yusha, Cao Siqi and Chen Qingqing | 2021/1/25 0:51:19
  • Top-down mobilization saved Wuhan from lockdown chaos

    When residents in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, look back to the first one or two weeks after the city entered an unprecedented lockdown on January 23, 2020, some remember those days as a struggle with a feeling of helplessness amid chaos, as the city - the first hit by the pandemic - was not sufficiently prepared for it. More importantly, neither Wuhan nor the country had ever experienced such a huge outbreak of disease before.

    By Chen Qingqing, Cao Siqi and Zhao Yusha | 2021/1/25 0:34:38
  • Author of Wuhan Diary faces new wave of backlash after being picked as one of 100 influential women by BBC

    Fang Fang — the author of Wuhan Diary — is facing a new wave of backlash online, just half a year after the overseas publication of her daily accounts on Wuhan residents' lives under lockdown was slammed for only exposing the “dark side” of the city which soon became a handy tool for the West to sabotage Chinese people's efforts in fighting COVID-19.

    By Cao Siqi and Chen Qingqing | 2021/1/22 20:47:00
  • Beijing calls for 'angels' to prevail in China-US ties

    While the inauguration ceremony of the 46th president of the US has brought the pandemic-stricken and ever-divergent country into a new era, as many have expected, solemn pledges, inspiring songs and calls for unity and healing with splendid fireworks in the night became a touching moment for not only many Americans but also Chinese diplomats, policy advisors and observers of the China-US relationship who hope that a new chapter will begin for bilateral ties, which have been heavily damaged during Trump's four-year term in the White House.

    By Chen Qingqing, Yang Sheng and Cao Siqi | 2021/1/21 21:33:40
  • Indian media hype of village construction in South Tibet shows intent to covet LAC area

    Indian media started hyping China's construction of a village in a "disputed area," saying the construction was built within Indian territory, which New Delhi is concerned about. But a Chinese expert said the move stirs anti-China sentiment, as the construction occurred within Chinese territory and serves the right purpose of improving lives of border inhabitants.

    By Li Sikun, Zhao Yusha and Cao Siqi | 2021/1/19 23:08:39
  • Tracing origin of latest COVID-19 spike in Hebei most 'difficult,' says CDC director

    The work of tracing the origin for the latest outbreak in North China's Hebei Province is most difficult, China's CDC director Gao Fu was quoted as saying in a post published on the CDC's website as the province sees double-digit increases in new cases and major cities are under strict lockdown.

    By Chen Qingqing and Cao Siqi | 2021/1/18 22:42:16
  • Two sessions form may be similar to last year, postponement unlikely: NPC deputies

    Amid a resurgence of sporadic COVID-19 cases in some Chinese cities, deputies to the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) approached by the Global Times on Monday said that the form of this year's Fourth Plenary Session of the 13th NPC and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the most important annual political event in China - collectively known as the two sessions - could be similar to last year's.

    By Xu Keyue, Cao Siqi and Wan Lin | 2021/1/18 20:21:24
  • COVID-19 death in Hebei exposes anti-virus loopholes in villages

    North China's Hebei Province reported a death from COVID-19 on Thursday, becoming the country's first coronavirus fatality in about eight months. The case might not be a direct indication that the virus has become more pathogenic but sounds an alarm regarding loopholes in epidemic control in rural areas as most patients in the outbreaks this winter are elderly people from villages with many suffering from chronic diseases.

    By Cao Siqi and Liu Caiyu | 2021/1/14 21:00:45
  • TCM as a cause of COVID-19? Viruses don't talk politics: experts

    Conspiracy theories and smears have arisen ahead of a visit by WHO experts to Wuhan to investigate the origin of COVID-19. A new, but also “old” smear came from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as well as the country's media outlets.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/1/14 2:01:43
  • First evidence that dinosaurs roamed East China's Fujian found in preserved footprints

    Chinese scientists say they have found fossilized dinosaur tracks in Shanghang, East China's Fujian Province, a landmark discovery in the province's dinosaur research and ending the assumption that "no dinosaurs" had ever lived there, the Global Times learned from researchers on Tuesday.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/1/12 10:28:41
  • COVID-19 cases in multiple Chinese cities traced to overseas sources

    Sporadic COVID-19 cases that recently erupted in Chinese cities were traced to imported sources and showed a longer incubation period, faster transmission and more complex pattern, epidemiological investigations and virus gene sequencing analyses show.

    By Cao Siqi and Chen Shasha | 2021/1/11 20:52:28
  • Wang Yi's upcoming visit to SE Asia to 'consolidate ties, restart key projects' post COVID-19

    Just one day after wrapping up an intensive visit to five African countries in six days, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi is scheduled to embark on his second overseas journey to Southeast Asia on Monday, which analysts believe will demonstrate China is shifting more focus on neighboring diplomacy and will help consolidate its friendship with countries after having been through some disturbances and setbacks in recent years.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/1/10 22:53:39
  • Environmental protection NGO sues China Railway over smoking area on train

    A non-governmental organization focused on environmental protection filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against a local bureau of China Railway for setting up smoking areas on trains with slower services, the Global Times has learned.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/1/7 0:06:36
  • FM kicks off Africa visit in new year for 31 straight years, showcasing the unshakable friendship

    Following a tradition of China's foreign ministers making Africa their first visit of the new year, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi kicked off his official visit to five African countries - Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Botswana and Seychelles - on Monday, showcasing an unshakable China-Africa friendship in the post-COVID era under increasing world turbulence, and marking a new beginning in the next 10 years on the "Promised Land."

    By Liu Xin, Cao Siqi and Li Aixin | 2021/1/4 21:53:40
  • Sentencing of 10 Hong Kong detainees underscores rule of law

    A local court in Shenzhen on Wednesday sentenced 10 Hong Kong fugitives to imprisonment from seven months to three years for illegally crossing the border into the Chinese mainland and organizing the crime in August, after a two-day trial where the 10 suspects had pleaded guilty.

    By Chen Qingqing and Cao Siqi | 2020/12/30 15:55:24
  • Lives, spirits of drifters in Beijing mirrored in epidemiological survey

    To health experts, the epidemiological survey is an important map to track a patient's movements to find the cause of a new COVID-19 outbreak, but to many ordinary Chinese, the survey means more: It is the sketch of a city - a miniature of the lifestyles of the people and resonance of their spirit.

    By Cao Siqi | 2020/12/28 21:41:08
  • With mature anti-epidemic system, nightmare of 2020 Spring Festival 'will not return'

    Beijing on Sunday beefed up citywide measures against COVID-19 over concerns that the country's mass travel during the upcoming New Year holidays may trigger a new wave of infections, after the municipality reported 13 cases in three districts during the past two weeks of unknown source.

    By Liu Caiyu, Chen Qingqing and Cao Siqi | 2020/12/27 21:23:39
  • US, Australia rapidly losing attraction among Chinese travelers: GT poll

    US and Australia are losing their attraction among Chinese people, with fewer and fewer saying they would like to go to the two countries, while Japan is the top destination for Chinese travelers, shows a new poll.

    By Cao Siqi | 2020/12/25 15:31:04
  • China halts flights with UK over mutated strain

    Taking into account the practices of other countries, China on Thursday announced the suspension of flights to and from the UK due to a new coronavirus strain, the Chinese foreign ministry announced.

    By Cao Siqi and Chen Shasha | 2020/12/24 22:03:40
  • UK, China launch new partnership to support developing countries under COVID-19 pandemic: British Embassy

    The British Embassy in China revealed that the UK and China are launching a new partnership to support developing countries with the impact of COVID-19 improving their pandemic preparedness and stopping preventable deaths in mothers and children.

    By Chen Qingqing, Bai Yunyi and Cao Siqi | 2020/12/24 21:12:04
  • Penetrating Chinese-language media? Australian think tank ASPI 'suffers from victim delusion'

    Chinese experts on Thursday slammed the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) for its old trick of defaming China and the Communist Party of China (CPC) in a report that accuses the CPC of manipulating Chinese-language media in Australia.

    By Xu Yelu and Cao Siqi | 2020/12/18 1:03:03
  • GT investigates: Could cold-chain imports have sparked Wuhan early COVID-19 outbreak?

    Global Times reporters visited Wuhan and talked with merchants from the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, where the earliest cluster infections in the country were reported, as well as prominent virologists and epidemiologists. Although it might be too early to jump to conclusions, the possibility that the coronavirus was passed on from cold-chain products into Wuhan, or more specifically, to the Huanan wet market, where the sale of frozen products were once prevalent, cannot be ruled out.

    By Zhao Yusha, Cao Siqi and Fan Lingzhi in Wuhan | 2020/12/6 21:41:37
  • US accused of creating 'forced unemployment' in Xinjiang by sanctioning cotton enterprise

    Helping people get a job and "forced labor" are two different concepts. Does the US want to create "forced unemployment" and "forced poverty" in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region by cracking down on local enterprises through sanctions?

    By Cao Siqi and Fan Lingzhi | 2020/12/3 21:02:27
  • Today's China the most convincing response to Western COVID suspicions

    No matter how successfully China has contained the spread of the coronavirus with all-out efforts and how the country has passed on its experiences of handling the pandemic to the world in a timely manner, some Western media has not given up its longstanding prejudices and ideological biases when looking back at the past year, after American broadcaster CNN came up with a so-called classified file on Tuesday in an attempt to sensationalize obsolete issues and mislead the world again.

    By Chen Qingqing, Zhao Yusha and Cao Siqi | 2020/12/1 22:38:40
  • Wuhan follows highly strict 'red-zone' management in supervising imported frozen products amid concerns over imported COVID-19

    COVID-19 tests were seen conducted on the outer packaging of frozen boneless beef and loin in Wuhan's frozen food storage warehouses, with products imported from Brazil through Qingdao customs in East China's Shandong Province, as local epidemic prevention personnel place increased scrutiny on imported frozen products. The frozen meat placed in storage is imported from all over the world, including Brazil, New Zealand and Australia, a person in charge told the Global Times.

    By Cao Siqi and Fan Lingzhi | 2020/11/26 13:35:17
  • Wuhan moves forward with cautiousness, hope

    Wearing masks and staying at home more are habits that residents in Wuhan have cultivated during the past year. Carrying memories of pain, discrimination and slander caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the city has struggled to heal itself and move forward with cautiousness and hope.

    By Cao Siqi | 2020/11/25 18:48:41
  • Wuhan in diplomats' eyes: sacrifice, rebirth and strength

    It has been a year since Freddi Gaoseb, Commercial Counselor of the Embassy of Namibia in China, first came to Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei Province. The moment he set his foot in the city, he couldn't hold back from sharing his memories.

    By Cao Siqi and Zhao Yusha in Wuhan | 2020/11/25 18:43:40
  • Bright Belt & Road stories amid COVID-19 pandemic

    As the world is struck by the COVID-19 pandemic, industries have been suspended around the world, leaving many jobless. The deadly virus has hampered the BRI to an extent, but the initiative has not only been functioning well amid the ongoing crisis, but also played a significant role in the global anti-pandemic fight.

    By Cao Siqi and Zhao Yusha in Wuhan | 2020/11/23 18:23:40
  • BRI Short Video Competition Award Ceremony held in Wuhan

    The award ceremony of the Second Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) Short Video Competition was held in Wuhan in Central China's Hubei Province, aiming to share the stories of builders and beneficiaries from countries along the BRI, who help to build a community with a shared vision for the future of mankind; also to highlight Wuhan's re-emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the solidarity converged in the city whilst fighting virus.

    By Zhao Yusha and Cao Siqi in Wuhan | 2020/11/20 15:28:40
  • Revealed: Identities of Jimmy Lai's aide behind Biden conspiracy, spy with multiple anti-China roles

    Ahead of the November 3 US presidential election, Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying said he personally had “nothing to do with” a report compiled under a fake persona and used in a conspiracy theory to discredit presidential candidate Joe Biden, but he admitted that his assistant Mark Simon was involved.

    By Ye Lan in Hong Kong and Cao Siqi in Beijing | 2020/11/17 19:28:12
  • DPP mocked for being 'grass on the wall which sways with wind' after Biden's win

    Netizens from the Chinese mainland and the island of Taiwan mocked Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen and the Democratic Progressive Party for being "grass on the top of a wall which sways with every wind" after they congratulated Democrat Joe Biden on his election victory in a stark contrast with their previous "attention" to Donald Trump.

    By Cao Siqi | 2020/11/8 21:49:50
  • US risks 'falling to chaos and turmoil'

    Anxiety, suspicion and civil unrest in cities across the US are seemingly pushing the most powerful country in the world to chaos and turmoil, as the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, one of the most bruising races in modern times, remains unsettled a day after polls closed.

    By Cao Siqi and Liu Caiyu | 2020/11/5 17:58:40
  • New five-year plan signals trend of 'lifting family planning'

    Chinese demographers believe lifting family planning will be a trend in the country's population policy, and minority groups, including unmarried women and same-sex couples, are expected to be granted the same rights to raise children.

    By Cao Siqi and Cui Fandi | 2020/11/4 21:03:41
  • 20 medicines, 13 vaccines for COVID-19 currently having clinical trials

    Some 20 types of medicine and 13 vaccines for COVID-19 have entered into clinical trials, among which four vaccines are in the final stage, officials from the National Medical Products Administration revealed on Tuesday.

    By Cao Siqi | 2020/11/4 14:13:41