Cao Siqi
Reporter, Beijing
Cao Siqi co-leads the Global Times China desk. She covers Chinese politics, laws, environment and social issues.
  • China is actively addressing challenges brought by climate change amid complex international environment: Chinese new climate envoy Liu Zhenmin

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

    By Cao Siqi in Haikou and Shan Jie in Beijing | 2024/4/15 14:40:42
  • Scholars advocate for enhancing China-ASEAN blue economy integration at Hainan forum

    Participants called for the enhancement of China-ASEAN blue economy integration on Saturday at a forum in Haikou, a city in Hainan, South China. Accelerating the formation of China-ASEAN blue economy-themed free trade networks and large integrated markets has become a major task in their comprehensive strategic cooperation, said Chi Fulin, president of China Institute for Reform and Development (CIRD).

    By Su Yaxuan and Cao Siqi | 2024/3/30 21:08:21
  • Returning home

    Tianlong Mountain, located in Taiyuan, capital of North China's Shanxi Province, is not just a mountain. It is a symbol of exquisite stone carving art and distinctive regional style.

    By Cao Siqi in Taiyuan | 2024/2/22 21:11:18
  • China's special envoy on Afghan affairs urges US to unfreeze Afghanistan assets

    China's special envoy on Afghan affairs Yue Xiaoyong once again urged the US to unfreeze the $7 billion it holds of Afghanistan's overseas assets and lift its unilateral sanctions. In an interview with the Global Times on Tuesday, Yue emphasized that Washington's aid plan for Afghanistan only scratches the surface and he urged the US to stop avoiding the real challenges facing Afghanistan.

    By Zhao Yusha and Cao Siqi | 2024/2/20 19:52:36
  • New Year holiday comedy dominates box office with workplace reflection

    The film Johnny Keep Walking! has continued to dominate the Chinese mainland box office after the New Year holiday season. With a cumulative box office of 550 million yuan ($70 million) and an expected final box office of over 1.2 billion yuan, the film's popularity and positive word-of-mouth continues to grow. Behind this success lies the creators' ability to accurately hit the emotions of workers.

    By Cao Siqi | 2024/1/10 22:45:10
  • World-class Xiaowan Hydropower Station project demonstrates commitment to Lancang-Mekong cooperation, benefits downstream nations equally

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

    By Hu Yuwei, Cao Siqi and Fan Wei | 2023/12/18 19:02:38
  • Xizang in the New Era: GT's exclusive visit to Xizang's Cona after its upgrade from county to city

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

    By Shan Jie, Fan Wei, Cao Siqi and Yang Ruoyu in Cona | 2023/11/16 21:53:40
  • Tibetan art a direct window for outside world to feel, understand and accept the real Xizang

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

    By Shan Jie, Fan Wei, Cao Siqi and Yang Ruoyu in Lhasa, Xizang | 2023/11/15 21:42:28
  • Xizang in the New Era: Why are boarding schools embraced by residents in Xizang?

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

    By Shan Jie, Fan Wei, Cao Siqi and Yang Ruoyu in Xizang | 2023/11/12 20:33:10
  • Happy lives of Yumai residents show how China's border regions have dramatically developed

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

    By Shan Jie, Yang Ruoyu and Cao Siqi in Yumai | 2023/10/26 20:59:05
  • GT investigates: Who is the black hand behind conspiracy to smear 'Overseas Police Service Station' and attack China?

    It was reported recently that the US Department of Justice arrested two Chinese residents in New York on suspicion of setting up a "secret police station" in Manhattan for the Chinese government to suppress so-called "dissidents." According to the indictment, they were arrested for operating an "Overseas Police Service Station," which is, in fact, just a volunteer service platform for overseas Chinese in Manhattan, New York.

    By Xie Wenting, Xing Xiaojing and Cao Siqi | 2023/9/10 19:13:19
  • President Xi's inspections encourage continuous effort in conservation of 'Gold Corn Belt' and advancement of high-end manufacturing

    From the Songliao Plain to the banks of the Hailan River, from the shores of Chagan Lake to industrial parks, since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, has visited Northeast China's Jilin Province three times for inspection and research. He has gone to the far reaches of rural areas, communities, science and technology parks and enterprises, providing fundamental guidance, providing direction and injecting strong impetus to the comprehensive revitalization of the region in the new era.

    By Cao Siqi in Jilin | 2023/8/13 19:58:50
  • Village featuring Korean folk customs finds hope, prosperity through rural revitalization

    The village, being home of China's largest Korean ethnic minority population and center of the Changchun-Jilin-Tumen Development Pilot Zone, has witnessed a dramatic change through exploring a new path to help rural industries in the past eight years. Based on rice planting, the village is in a full swing of developing rural tourism featuring food and experience with local flavor.

    By Cao Siqi in Yanji | 2023/7/28 0:50:31
  • Protecting precious black soil: What can we learn from Lishu Model?

    On July 22, 2020, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, inspected Lishu, learning about the protection and use of black soil at a demonstration zone for green food production. Wang won't forget the day on which Xi entered a cornfield, stressing effective measures to protect and utilize the high-yielding black soil, which is "as treasured as giant pandas."

    By Cao Siqi in Lishu | 2023/7/27 17:57:40
  • A journey to cool: Chinese tourists flock to Changbai Mountain to escape rolling heatwave

    Among the numerous tourist destinations in China, a couple surnamed Wang from Yantai, Shandong Province, have set their sights on the Changbai Mountain. "It's cooler up north, and upon arrival, we discovered that not only is the air quality good here, but the water is also clean."

    By Cao Siqi in Antu | 2023/7/26 17:09:21
  • A close insight into how China's first domestically built limousine was developed and its innovation path to the world

    "To promote high-quality economic development, efforts must be made to strengthen the competitiveness of the economy, as well as its capabilities to innovate and fend off risks," Chinese President Xi Jinping said while visiting the R&D headquarters of automaker FAW Group in Changchun, Northeast China's Jilin Province on July 23, 2020.

    By Cao Siqi in Changchun | 2023/7/26 14:32:10
  • Xi's footsteps in Xizang region illustrate beautiful new chapter for snowy plateau

    Following President Xi's footsteps, Global Times reporters visited some key spots in Xizang, witnessed happy lives of local residents and the practice of Chinese modernization in the region

    By Shan Jie and Cao Siqi in Xizang | 2023/7/20 21:13:34
  • China-funded largest single sewage treatment plant in South Asia completed, to benefit 5 million in Bangladesh

    A ceremony was held on Thursday to commemorate the completion of the largest single sewage treatment plant in South Asia - Bangladeshi Dasherkandi Sewage Treatment Plant, which was undertaken by Chinese enterprises and will benefit 5 million residents in Bangladesh.

    By Liu Caiyu and Cao Siqi | 2023/7/14 16:54:43
  • Insiders reveal the truth behind hastily released IAEA report on Japan's radioactive water dumping plan

    Several sources and industry experts involved in the project revealed to the Global Times Japan's intent to create "reasonableness" for the plan to be well received. In their view, despite Japan's calculated efforts to create a narrative of harmlessness around its intended plan, the risks associated with the dumping of nuclear-contaminated wastewater from Fukushima are real. From the perspective of the interests of all humankind, there should have been better options considered, but Japan has disregarded them and chosen the most favorable approach for itself.

    By Fan Wei, Shan Jie and Cao Siqi | 2023/7/10 20:17:50
  • Chinese expert of IAEA working group disappointed over hastily released IAEA report on Fukushima: It was released without sufficient consultation with the experts

    A top Chinese expert on nuclear safety expressed his disappointment after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) hastily released the comprehensive assessment report on the dump plan of nuclear-contaminated wastewater of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Liu Senlin, an expert with the China Institute of Atomic Energy, who participated in the IAEA's technical working group for the assessment, said that the report, released in the name of the IAEA director general, was released without sufficient consultation with the experts in the technical working group.

    By Fan Wei, Shan Jie and Cao Siqi | 2023/7/6 12:35:05
  • US, European scholars call for space collaboration with China, as 'science has the power to unite people'

    ​As China completed another feat on Tuesday, sending the country's first civilian taikonaut to China's space station, stargazers worldwide expressed willingness to carry out more cooperation with China in the aerospace field, despite an ever-intense China-US relation. Although the US government has not stopped their smears and attacks on China's space development, some academicians and institutes from the West are willing to collaborate with China for the advancement of science, as there is no border, no politics in the vast universe, Olivier Contant (Contant),the French-American Executive Director of the International Academy of Astronautics, and Erick Lansard (Lansard), a professor at the Nanyang Technological University, told the Global Times (GT)in an interview.

    By Fan Anqi and Cao Siqi | 2023/6/1 14:30:58
  • A culinary journey: Discovering the charm of food, manufacturing in Shunde, Guangdong

    This spring, a once glorious and later faded industrial city in East China's Shandong Province, shot to fame overnight and became a trendy tourist destination due to its unique culture of open-air barbecue. However, another gourmet paradise has been attracting Chinese food lovers to southern China - Shunde, a small but vibrant town in Foshan,South China's Guangdong Province.

    By Cao Siqi in Foshan | 2023/5/25 19:48:20
  • How space refrigerators are reshaping vaccine delivery and food transportation?

    In an industrial park in Foshan, South China's Guangdong Province, the local government has harnessed cutting-edge aerospace technology to propel the development of intelligent medical refrigerators and cold-chain logistics, which has become a new engine driving economic growth in the region.

    By Fan Anqi and Cao Siqi in Foshan | 2023/5/18 22:01:35
  • Voice from China Z: Young innovators offer novel ideas for China Space Station, ISS

    In this article, two high school students share their passion for exploring the universe and a research project on the cultivation of multi-generational mudskippers in space.

    By Fan Anqi and Cao Siqi in Foshan | 2023/5/14 18:00:15
  • Space 'a channel to connect' that transcends differences

    From space robots to greenhouse gas remote sensing, from placing fish on the space station's dinner table to mutagenesis of rose essential extraction… The first International Space Science and Scientific Payload Competition kicked off in Foshan, South China's Guangdong Province on Thursday, attracting youths from across the world to vie for a "ticket" to participate in the China Space Station and the International Space Station (ISS).

    By Fan Anqi and Cao Siqi in Foshan | 2023/5/11 22:05:14
  • Team with Gen-Z talent strives to build eco-security barrier on snowy plateau

    Recently, two Global Times reporters paid a visit to the Plateau Major Infrastructure and Environment Research Center of Xizang University.

    By Cao Siqi and Fan Wei in Lhasa | 2023/4/13 16:53:16
  • Miracles on snowy plateau: Xizang moving forward fast to modernization with super projects despite harsh environment

    In Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region, a network of roads, railways, and airports not only supports the well-being of the people living there but also guarantees the nation's security and regional stability. Recently, Global Times reporters visited Xizang region to witness the miracle changes brought about by the high-altitude super projects in the region.

    By Shan Jie, Cao Siqi and Fan Wei in Xizang | 2023/4/6 21:01:50
  • In Xizang, Tibetan language, traditional culture passed on well to children in kindergartens, schools

    While visiting a kindergarten and schools recently, the Global Times found the principle being well implemented - all the children of Tibetan ethnicity the reporters met in Lhasa are able to express themselves in both Putonghua and Tibetan.

    By Shan Jie, Cao Siqi and Li Jieyi in Lhasa | 2023/3/30 21:17:22
  • Story of a serf-born Tibetan shows how Xizang experienced earth-shaking progress on democracy, human rights

    March 28 marks the 64th anniversary of the democratic reform of the Xizang Autonomous Region in Southwest China. In March 1959, the central government led the people in Xizang to launch a democratic reform, abolishing Xizang's feudal serfdom under a theocracy. Xizang was then able to establish a new social system that liberated the people and made them the masters of the nation and society. In 2009, the regional legislature announced March 28 as a day to commemorate the emancipation of about 1 million serfs. The democratic reform, which started in 1959, gave personal freedom, right to serfs' life, human dignity and value to the people, and unleashed immense and consistent productive forces for years to come. It is a historical event that all people in China should remember. Recently, Global Times reporters talked with a serf-born man in Lhasa. His own story is a vivid illustration of how Xizang has undergone remarkable changes in democracy.

    By Shan Jie, Cao Siqi and Fan Wei in Lhasa | 2023/3/27 21:43:11
  • Efficient, clean power from nuclear fusion could be available in 30 years: political advisor

    In the China-made sci-fi blockbuster Wandering Earth II, humans use nuclear fusion to create great power to support the planetary engines. In the real world, how long it will be until efficient and clean power from fusion can be available for humans?

    By Leng Shumei, Cao Siqi and Fan Wei | 2023/3/7 22:21:16
  • Chinese unmanned vessels, Type 052D destroyer make debut at Middle East defense expo

    Advanced Chinese naval platforms including unmanned combat vessels and a Type 052D guided missile destroyer are on show at an influential defense expo in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the first time, with analysts saying on Wednesday that China's shipbuilding and associated industries have reached a very high level, and they can confidently display their capabilities and offer trend-leading products for export.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Cao Siqi | 2023/2/22 23:06:59
  • Exclusive: Hacker group with members from Europe, North America found to have launched cyberattacks against China

    Chinese cybersecurity experts have exposed a hacker group, with its core members coming from Europe and North America, which has been launching sustained cyberattacks against China as its primary target, posing a serious threat to the country's cybersecurity and data security, the Global Times learned from a Beijing-based cybersecurity lab on Sunday.

    By Cao Siqi | 2023/2/19 18:22:21
  • Upcoming travel rush highlights urgency of ramping up Chinese rural areas' preparedness for COVID-19 surge

    ​China announced plans to scrap the national COVID-19 tracking code starting from Tuesday, a move that will further boost domestic travel after the country optimized its COVID-19 response last week.

    By Zhao Yusha and Cao Siqi | 2022/12/12 22:10:11
  • Claiming hackers linked to Chinese govt stole US COVID relief benefits 'ridiculous, old trick'

    ​Chinese cybersecurity experts on Tuesday slammed a report that claims hackers linked to the Chinese government stole millions in US COVID-19 relief benefits, saying that such an accusation is ridiculous and an apparent old trick to divert domestic attention from the recent “Twitter Files” controversy related to US President Joe Biden.

    By Cao Siqi | 2022/12/6 20:53:29
  • Scottish writer's Chinese dream: To show the world a China worthy of trust, friendship, and respect

    Some 16 years ago, when David Ferguson first came to China from Scotland, he was struck by what he saw.

    By Cao Siqi | 2022/11/29 23:26:25
  • Core components of China-made world's largest 'artificial sun' accomplished, new breakthrough in core technology

    Manufacturing of the core components of the next-generation “artificial sun,” the full-size prototype of the enhanced-heat-flux (EHF) first wall (FW) panel, has been completed in China with its core indexes being significantly better than its design requirements and meeting the conditions for mass manufacturing, marking a new breakthrough by China in the scientific research of the core technology of EHF FW, the Global Times learned from its research team on Tuesday.

    By Cao Siqi and Du Qiongfang | 2022/11/22 21:02:13
  • Robot prototype capable of clearing space debris shines at Airshow China

    The model of a robotic platform that had been launched into low-Earth orbit by a Chinese space-mining start-up made its debut at Airshow China, drawing wide attention from space fans for its wild vision of how to lead the world on space debris removal techniques and to pave the way for technologies capable of mining on asteroids. The NEO-01, developed by Nanjing-based Origin Space Technology Co, which claims to be the first Chinese company dedicated to exploring and utilizing space resources, was launched on a Long March 6 rocket for space debris removal and asteroids mining experiments in deep space in April 2021.

    By Cao Siqi in Zhuhai | 2022/11/13 21:44:27
  • China debuts container-type missile launch system; weapon can 'effectively improve defense capabilities of coastal countries'

    China's leading missile developer exhibited a container-type sea defense combat system at the ongoing Airshow China in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province, which could effectively improve the defense capabilities of coastal countries for its outstanding mobility and capability to disguise itself.

    By Fan Wei and Cao Siqi in Zhuhai | 2022/11/12 21:28:41
  • China exhibits fighter jet engine with 2D thrust vectoring control nozzle

    China for the first time exhibited a turbofan engine with a 2D thrust vectoring control nozzle at the ongoing Airshow China 2022 held in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province, with experts saying on Thursday that such an engine could provide aircraft, particularly fighter jets, with enhanced maneuverability and stealth capability, and it reflects the rapid development of China's aero engine sector overall.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Cao Siqi in Zhuhai | 2022/11/10 21:09:53
  • New drones of Wing Loong family debut at Airshow China

    A number of new drones of the Wing Loong family, including the Wing Loong 1E, Wing Loong 3 and Wing Loong 10A, made their debuts at Airshow China, fully demonstrating the comprehensive strength of China's aviation industry in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

    By Fan Wei and Cao Siqi in Zhuhai | 2022/11/8 21:25:27
  • China displays next-generation manned rocket for moon landing at Airshow China; craft projected to be maiden flight-ready by 2027

    While the US NASA is targeting November 14 for the yet another launch attempt for the repeatedly scrubbed Artemis I - the inaugural flight of its ambitious Moon and eventually Mars crewed landing, China is showcasing the model of the country's own new-generation manned launch vehicle at the 14th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province with good news on the launcher's latest development.

    By Deng Xiaoci in Beijing, Fan Wei and Cao Siqi in Zhuhai | 2022/11/8 20:13:07
  • China holds high-profile display of advanced warplanes, weapons at airshow, 'deters Taiwan secessionists, external interference forces'

    When the six-day Airshow China 2022 kicked off on Tuesday in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province, spectators were greatly amazed by the country's most advanced J-20 fighter jets' outstanding flight performances with challenging maneuvers of tactical significance in a very humid weather, as well as their landing before the general public for the first time, which experts said, together with flight performances of the YU-20 aerial tanker and the J-16 heavy fighter jet among others, constituted a confident and high-profile move that not only showed the capabilities of the aircraft, but also served as a deterrence to “Taiwan independence” secessionist and external interference forces.

    By Liu Xuanzun, Cao Siqi and Lin Luwen in Zhuhai | 2022/11/8 19:45:45
  • Exclusive: China's new loyal wingman drone to greatly change air combat: designer

    China's FH-97A loyal wingman, a type of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can accompany manned aircraft and provide it with intelligence, information and firepower support, made its debut at the Airshow China 2022 held in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province in early November, with its chief designer saying that this new technology is expected to greatly change conventional air combat.

    By Liu Xuanzun, Cao Siqi and Fan Wei in Zhuhai | 2022/11/7 22:03:34
  • Intelligent marine equipment shines in Airshow China, helps safeguard China's maritime security

    Various types of marine equipment, especially intelligent unmanned high-speed vessels, which are playing an important role in safeguarding the country's maritime security and scientific research, are one of the highlights of this year's Airshow China, scheduled to be held from November 8 to 13.

    By Cao Siqi and Liu Xuanzun in Zhuhai | 2022/11/7 20:43:11
  • Airshow China 2022 ready to open as top equipment for air, sea & space plus flight performances 'to reflect Chinese achievements'

    With the Airshow China 2022 to kick off on Tuesday in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province, the Zhuhai International Air Show Center was on Sunday almost ready to welcome visitors with some of the most attractive exhibits already in place, and many aircraft had already conducted rehearsals for flight performances.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Cao Siqi in Zhuhai | 2022/11/6 20:56:14
  • Seven Chinese geological heritage sites listed in world's first 100 sites, offering historical reference for understanding evolution of life

    Seven Chinese geological heritage sites, including the detachment tectonic system of Rongbu Gorge in Zangnan (the southern part of China's Tibet), have been selected as the world's first 100 geological heritage sites, marking China one of countries in the world to obtain the most geological heritage sites, the Global Times learned from the press conference held in Changxing, East China's Zhejiang Province on Wednesday.

    By Cao Siqi | 2022/10/26 11:21:20
  • Chinese 'artificial sun' marks new breakthrough

    A new breakthrough has been made in the scientific research of the new generation of "artificial sun" in China with its HL-2M plasma current exceeding 1 million amperes, creating a new record for the operation of controllable nuclear fusion device in the country, the Global Times learned from Southwestern Institute of Physics under the state-owned China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) on Thursday.

    By Cao Siqi and Fan Wei | 2022/10/21 20:46:02
  • Italian female astronaut quotes famous ancient Chinese composition, wins praise on social media for excellent Chinese language skills

    An Italian astronaut posted a group of photos taken from space and attached several lines from a famous ancient Chinese composition, demonstrating her outstanding Chinese language ability that amazed Chinese internet users and language experts.

    By Fan Wei and Cao Siqi | 2022/10/13 21:08:38
  • Yunnan's water-saving wisdom helps Lancang-Mekong countries embrace better life

    "Since the irrigation test center began its construction in 2016, we have completed experiments on over 20 types of plateau crops and accumulated the basic observation data that could provide scientific guidance on irrigation water use for local specialty agriculture," said Wang Jie, a senior official from the Yunnan Academy of Water Sciences, showing a bunch of fresh tomatoes, chili and ginseng fruit to the Global Times reporters with proud smiles.

    By Cao Siqi and Zhao Yusha in Kunming | 2022/10/8 19:29:27
  • Selection of space specialists in HK, Macao reflects central government's faith in ramping up local talent growth: legislators

    The selection of aerospace experts from Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions is of great significance, which not only reflects the recognition and support of the central government to the scientific research capability in Hong Kong and Macao, but also shows the faith and care for young people in the two regions, legislators and experts from Hong Kong and Macao said on Monday, noting that younger generations will seize the opportunity to realize their space dream and better integrate into the country's future development.

    By Cao Siqi and Fan Wei | 2022/10/3 20:33:36
  • A glimpse of China's largest hydroelectric project along Lancang River: from being responsible neighbor to biodiversity protection vanguard

    Hydropower station has become an increasingly important bulwark for China when the country is striving to achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. Located in one of China's most water and biodiversity rich province Yunnan and being the largest hydropower station in the Lancang River basin, the Nuozhadu hydroelectric station not only serves as the country's important clean energy provider, but also takes up onus of helping downstream Mekong River in easing their droughts and preventing those countries from suffering from floods.

    By Zhao Yusha and Cao Siqi in Pu'er | 2022/9/25 20:58:11
  • Exclusive: US Embassy, Consulates in China excessively collect Chinese employees' information, may turn over data to US intelligence agencies, posing data leakage risk: source

    "Is it illegal for the US Embassy and Consulates in China to ask Chinese employees to disclose their social media accounts, assets, and information of neighbors and friends?"

    By Fan Lingzhi and Cao Siqi | 2022/9/18 22:27:57
  • Exclusive: 'Concealed, adaptable' weapon of NSA's cyberattack on leading Chinese aviation university exposed

    A 'concealed and adaptable' weapon used by US' intelligence center National Security Agency (NSA) to launch a cyberattack on the email system of Northwestern Polytechnical University in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province - well-known for its aviation, aerospace and navigation studies - was captured by Chinese cybersecurity experts, the Global Times learned from a source on Tuesday.

    By Cao Siqi | 2022/9/13 10:13:37
  • Exclusive: Code of Conduct in South China Sea will definitely be reached: Chinese official on ocean affairs

    The Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) is the first major political document on the South China Sea issue signed by China and ASEAN members. In accordance with the spirit of the DOC, disputes in the South China Sea should be resolved through friendly consultation and negotiation between the countries concerned in the South China Sea, while peace and stability in the region should be jointly maintained by China and ASEAN members, stressed Hong Liang, Director General of the Department of Boundary and Ocean Affairs of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, at the symposium commemorating the 20th anniversary of the signing of the DOC held in Beijing on Monday.

    By Cao Siqi and Xing Xiaojing | 2022/7/27 0:58:19
  • Officials from China, ASEAN vow to build S.China Sea into sea of peace, friendship and cooperation at symposium marking 20th anniv. of DOC signing

    Officials from China and ASEAN countries hailed the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) as an important landmark document that has played a huge role in maintaining peace and stability in the South China Sea over the past 20 years at the symposium commemorating the 20th anniversary of the signing of the DOC held in Beijing on Monday.

    By Cao Siqi and Xing Xiaojing | 2022/7/25 23:57:20
  • China's space program eyes peaceful cooperation, contribution to human progress despite US smears of militarization

    A recent report by US magazine The National Interest demonized China's achievements in space by interpreting China's space exploration missions, including the lunar program and manned spaceflight, as "threats to US leadership in space" and a "detriment to US national security." This report is just the tip of iceberg in the US' sustained attempts to suppress and discredit China's space program. The US has also published military reports that incorrectly describe China's military capabilities in space, with the new NASA chief personally slandering China's space achievements, to promote the mindset of a new Cold War in space and the "China threat" theory. But facts show that the US is the biggest threat in space with its space hegemony based on its technological advantages. Meanwhile, China sees space as a new field to expand international cooperation while sharing its achievements with other countries by providing them with opportunities to make use of space resources.

    By Fan Wei, Liu Xuanzun and Cao Siqi | 2022/7/24 23:05:28
  • CPC-led scientific innovation breaks foreign tech blockade to make strides in 'artificial sun' research

    The sun provides light and heat for the growth of all things on earth through nuclear fusion reactions. This principle of energy generation gives human inspiration - controlled nuclear fusion could be used to form an "artificial sun" so that humans could develop a steady stream of new clean energy. The technology has become a focus on the global technology powerhouse and China's scientific research and innovation in this field ranks top in the world.

    By Cao Siqi and Fan Wei | 2022/7/18 22:33:46
  • EU's new sanctions against Russia 'largely symbolic,' reflects US' declining leadership

    The European Union (EU) is preparing to unveil and approve a seventh package of sanctions against Russia within a week, which is expected to include a ban on importing Russian gold - the country's biggest non-energy export. But given the effects of previous sanctions, especially recent moves by Canada and the EU, Chinese experts said these sanctions have failed to achieve their aims in the short term, and the EU is becoming more aware of the fact that the union will suffer more damage if it continues to follow the US in increasing sanctions against Russia.

    By Cao Siqi | 2022/7/14 21:57:46
  • Do you wanna visit China again? Chinese netizens launch search campaign for a foreigner who lost photos in Beijing Summer Olympic Games visit

    Chinese netizens launched a search campaign after the story of a netizen who accidently picked up a SIM card left by a foreigner full of photos capturing his great memories while he was attending the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 flooded the Chinese social media on Wednesday.

    By Cao Siqi and Bai Yunyi | 2022/7/13 23:51:39
  • China's first homemade subsea tree for oil drilling put into use in S.China Sea, breaks foreign monopoly

    China's first domestically developed subsea Christmas tree for oil drilling was recently installed and officially put into operation in the South China Sea, breaking the long-term monopoly of foreign products in this field, the Global Times learned from its developer on Monday.

    By Cao Siqi and Fan Wei | 2022/7/11 23:11:24
  • Shanghai launches new round of mass testing to tackle new Omicron subvariant

    Several districts in Shanghai are preparing for a three-day mass nucleic acid testing starting on Tuesday as the city is in a tug-of-war against a new wave of COVID-19, which has seen 319 positive cases, with the city designating one high-risk and 37 medium-risk areas.

    By Cao Siqi and Zhang Changyue | 2022/7/11 21:39:44
  • 10 years on, world views China as established power different from West: GT surveys

    Editor's Note: Ten years ago, when China had just become the second-largest economy in the world for three years, the world was still cautiously observing whether China could develop sustainably and some from the West were even predicting that the story of China's rise would end up with its collapse. But today, China has already become a major world power with undoubted strength and influence able to reshape the global order. Through reviewing the surveys and questionnaires done by the Global Times Research Center involving participants from around the globe in the past decade, we find that the world's recognition of China's development has increased in the past 10 years and that the world has generally recognized the strength of China. Now the world has entered another stage, which holds mixed views on how a powerful China with ambition and confidence will change the world.

    By Yang Sheng, Cao Siqi and Zhang Changyue | 2022/7/9 0:52:45
  • 10 years on, with growing confidence, China's Gen-Z finds the West no longer attractive: GT surveys

    When it comes to rapid domestic development and global ascendance, there is hardly any parallel to what China has achieved over the past decade. In a poll conducted by the Global Times Research Center in 2012, over half of foreign respondents viewed China as a "world power." But Chinese people were humbler, with only 34.9 percent of Chinese respondents to a 2014 survey seeing their country as a world power, despite China's rise to become the world's second-largest economy.

    By Yang Sheng, Cao Siqi and Zhang Changyue | 2022/7/8 1:01:01
  • Chinese FM's visit expected to kick-start China-Philippine relations in new era

    China's senior diplomat Wang Yi on Tuesday kicked off a two-day visit to the Philippines, being the first foreign minister to be received by the new Philippine government and the second senior Chinese official to visit the country following the new Philippine presidential inauguration.

    By Cao Siqi | 2022/7/5 23:29:13
  • Macao SAR to launch makeshift hospital in battle against fresh COVID-19 spike

    China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) initiated two contingency plans ensuring sufficient quarantine and treatment facilities after reporting 49 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday amid rising epidemic risks.

    By Yu Xi and Cao Siqi | 2022/6/21 21:37:55
  • Chinese ambassador to India revisits Chennai to follow up summit's spirit; bilateral relations 'have opportunities for breakthrough'

    In a sharp slap in the face to the West, which attempts to drive a wedge between China and India by piling pressure on New Delhi to take a tough stance against Moscow with the hypothesis that the country may face "similar challenges" from China in the future, Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar outlined the country's position by emphasizing that China-India relations have nothing to do with the Russia-Ukraine conflict and India is capable of managing its ties with Beijing.

    By Cao Siqi and Zhang Changyue | 2022/6/6 3:14:06
  • Survey shows most Americans believe US not a democracy, reflects 'discourse woven by elites far out of touch with people's feelings'

    A new survey showed that the overwhelming majority of people in China said they live in a democracy while most people in the US said they are not, with China at the top of the list where people believe their country is democratic.

    By Cao Siqi and Wan Hengyi | 2022/6/1 2:05:39
  • 'Toxic' textbooks sound ideological security alarm from infiltration

    It is not just a matter of aesthetics. A campaign spontaneously launched by Chinese netizens to expose more problematic teaching materials for minors, especially those that have been used in schools for more than a decade, has sounded an alarm on the country's ideological security, with many experts calling for high vigilance against problems in textbooks, which are viewed as a new battlefield for the West's cultural infiltration.

    By Cao Siqi and Du Qiongfang | 2022/5/30 23:26:45
  • Chinese customs steps up monkeypox monitoring after WHO labels it 'moderate risk'

    China's customs authorities said monkeypox monitoring had been heightened, and warned against the epidemic risk posed by the zoonotic infectious disease. According to the WHO the disease poses moderate risk to public health and it is highly likely that numerous countries will report cases.

    By Liu Caiyu and Cao Siqi | 2022/5/30 12:14:40
  • Blinken's long-awaited China policy address 'unexciting'

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivered a speech on the country's China strategy on Thursday, describing China as the "most serious long-term challenge to the international order" but stressed the US does not want a new Cold War.

    By Chen Qingqing, Cao Siqi and Leng Shumei | 2022/5/27 1:28:40
  • Chinese aerospace experts slam NASA's chief for 'ridiculous and outrageous' allegations of 'stealing' technology

    Chinese aerospace experts on Thursday slammed NASA's Administrator Bill Nelson for his "ridiculous" and "outrageous" remarks after the senior official alleged that China is "good at stealing" American designs in a "space race."

    By Cao Siqi and Fan Wei | 2022/5/19 23:09:55
  • China starts world's 1st sequential trial on Omicron-specific vaccine

    China on Monday launched the world's first clinical research on a sequential trial of an Omicron-specific vaccine candidate in Central China's Hunan Province. It will evaluate the vaccine's safety and immunogenicity in humans and the research is expected to be completed in about three to four months.

    By Cao Siqi and Fan Wei | 2022/5/9 21:42:38
  • Volunteer of world's first dose of inactivated vaccine against Omicron shows no physical discomfort

    The first dose of COVID-19 inactivated vaccine specifically developed against the Omicron variant was administered on Sunday during a clinical trial in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, which brings much hope to the country where many are suffering from the highly transmissible virus.

    By Cao Siqi and Fan Wei | 2022/5/6 1:47:25
  • Gen-Z director amazes world with ancient dancing show, pledges to be cultural promoter

    China's first white paper published recently on its youth describes its young generation as confident, aspirant and responsible. According to the document, Chinese youth possess a global vision and stand at the forefront of the times bursting with commitment: pursuing lofty ideals with a firm belief in socialism with Chinese characteristics.Young people are also described in the paper as full of patriotism, displaying the sterling quality of living up to responsibilities and striving to be contributors to the country's development.

    By Shan Jie and Cao Siqi | 2022/4/29 14:57:29
  • Beijing launches mass testing for nearly 90% of its population, 'timely, decisive and necessary'

    Beijing's health authorities announced at a late night news conference that the Chinese capital will launch mass nucleic acid testing on its nearly 20 million residents, about 90 percent of the population, on Tuesday, after the city reported 70 COVID-19 infections in eight districts in the last four days.

    By Fan Wei, Cao Siqi and Cui Fandi | 2022/4/25 23:00:17
  • China's multilateralism pledge at Boao Forum helps safeguard world security amid pandemic, conflict

    China's commitment to multilateralism and opening-up is reassuring to a world faced with rising security risks, academics and delegates attending the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) 2022 said on Wednesday, as the international forum amid a new round of epidemic flare-ups in several Chinese cities sends a strong positive message to the world.

    By Chu Daye, Zhao Juecheng in Boao and Cao Siqi in Beijing | 2022/4/21 1:14:41
  • Doctor from Wuhan shares experience in preventing severe cases in Shanghai

    Newly found positive infections remained high but relatively stable overall in Shanghai with the proportion of people with COVID-19 in at-risk groups declining in the city, local officials announced on Sunday.

    By Fan Wei and Cao Siqi | 2022/4/18 2:04:37
  • Shanghai fights decisive battle against Omicron with swifter actions; nearby cities provide 60,000 beds for quarantine

    The decisive battle against Omicron in Shanghai has entered a crucial stage, with the chief Chinese financial center conducting a second round of citywide nucleic acid testing on Wednesday, as new infections continued to hit a new record, striking the nerves of the whole country in the beginning of April.

    By Cao Siqi in Beijing, Yu Xi and Du Qiongfang in Shanghai | 2022/4/7 0:25:27
  • Mission of hope: China's toughest evacuation concludes perfectly, showing the country's resolve, mobility and cohesion amid crisis

    "It was the first time that many of us had ever witnessed gunfire, our first time hiding in bomb shelters, and our first time fleeing a country while surmounting so many difficulties," said Dong Hao, a Chinese student among the last batch of Chinese nationals evacuated from eastern Ukrainian citye's Sumy after he finally arrived in Lviv and was warmly received by the Chinese Ambassador to Ukraine Fan Xianrong and fellow embassy staff.

    By Fan Anqi, Chen Qingqing, Cao Siqi and Bai Yunyi | 2022/3/31 19:40:50
  • Student with hearing loss moves China, hails efforts to protect rights of people with disabilities

    Role model for the young generation, a fledgling bird taking her first flight, a living miracle… When talking about these labels that Chinese netizens and media have tagged her with after she won the annual People Who Moved China award together with Nobel Prize-winning physicist Yang Zhenning and legendary Chinese sprinter Su Bingtian, Jiang Mengnan shook her head.

    By Cao Siqi and Leng Shumei | 2022/3/21 18:03:36
  • US-address attackers scapegoat Chinese computers to attack Russia, Ukraine: cybersecurity center

    China has been under continuous cyber attacks since late February where attackers with internet addresses in the US seized control of Chinese computers to target Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, the Xinhua News Agency reported Friday.

    By Zhang Han and Cao Siqi | 2022/3/11 19:19:36
  • Top scientist suggests plan on traditional Chinese medicine development to avoid external blockade at two sessions

    Citing a lesson from the Iraq war in which the full embargo launched by the US seriously hurt ordinary people's lives in Iraq, a deputy to the National People's Congress suggests China formulate a scientific plan on its traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) development and encourage other disciplines, such as biological information technologies, artificial technologies, chemical and material sciences, to better integrate with TCM development to prevent a scenario where the country's medical field would be "chocked from the neck" one day.

    By Fan Wei and Cao Siqi | 2022/3/7 16:56:40
  • Wind parks should be cautiously built in China's populated areas watching for environmental impact: CPPCC member

    A member of China's top political advisory body urged to comprehensively consider the current and potential impact that wind power generation has on the surrounding environment before building wind turbines in China's densely populated areas.

    By Cao Siqi and Zhang Changyue | 2022/3/7 0:54:41
  • Advisors suggest promotion of nationwide DNA database to end child trafficking

    In the wake of the tragic trafficking of a woman in Jiangsu Province, human trafficking - especially that of women and children - has became one of the most glaring domestic issues discussed during the ongoing two sessions, with several deputies and advisors calling for the establishment of a nationwide DNA database to resolve the thorny problem.

    By Cao Siqi and Fan Wei | 2022/3/6 22:45:57
  • NPC deputy suggests to promote domestic innovative drugs go global

    As the innovative development of the pharmaceutical industry is becoming another strategic commanding height of the game between super powers, a Chinese lawmaker has suggested to find ways to speed up exchanges and mutual recognition of Chinese innovative drugs in the international drug regulatory systems, as well as in the countries under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

    By Cao Siqi and Du Qiongfang | 2022/3/6 17:43:47
  • Senior political advisor to propose law on natl reunification to deter Taiwan secessionists at two sessions

    As cross-Straits relations now face greater risks and more challenges from increasingly arrogant Taiwan secessionists and brutal interference from the US government, Zhang Lianqi, a member of the Standing Committee of the 13th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, said he will submit a proposal that suggests the country formulate a law on national reunification during the upcoming two sessions.

    By Cao Siqi and Fan Wei | 2022/3/4 21:27:59
  • Exclusive: China a main target of US NSA cyberattacks, with key infrastructure under threat

    The US' National Security Agency (NSA) has been launching cyberattacks against 47 countries and regions for a decade, with China's government departments, high-tech companies and military-related institutes among the key targets, the Global Times learned from a report published by the Internet Security Company 360 on Wednesday.

    By Fan Lingzhi, Cao Siqi and Liu Caiyu | 2022/3/2 15:51:56
  • Kiev, Moscow talk amid conflicts; low hope for 'major breakthrough'

    High-level talks between Kiev and Moscow finally began in the Ukraine-Belarus border on Monday. Chinese experts acknowledged the significance of the talks, which at least reflected some willingness from both sides, but predicted that hopes were not high for a major breakthrough during the first round of the talks as the conflict has reached its fifth day.

    By Cao Siqi and Wan Lin | 2022/3/1 0:43:22
  • China calls on UN actions to be conducive to defusing Ukraine crisis amid public rejection of escalation, 'not to Ukraine'

    China expressed deep concerns about the latest developments in Ukraine and stressed that faced with a very complex and sensitive situation, the UN Security Council should make a necessary response but the response should also be extremely cautious as any action should be truly conducive to defusing the crisis, rather than adding fuel to the fire, Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations said, explaining why China abstained from voting on a relevant draft resolution.

    By Cao Siqi and Zhang Han | 2022/2/26 15:03:52
  • DPP mocked of being 'pathetic, desperate' to connect Taiwan with Ukraine for US protection

    While the secessionist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority in Taiwan is "self-indulging" in expressing so-called empathy for Ukraine's situation and vowed to enhance military readiness in the island, netizens from across the Taiwan Straits seem to have clearer minds as they mocked the DPP for being pathetic and desperate to believe that the US will stand with them if a war breaks out in the Straits one day, as Taiwan is not Ukraine.

    By Cao Siqi and Zhang Hui | 2022/2/24 23:49:08
  • Games present more determined China, says volunteer

    'The two Games witnessed a more self-confident, calm and determined China, and that's what I also became after staying with the very dedicated, genial and wise president Bach for 20 days,' said Chinese volunteer Wu Yixuan, who accompanied International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach during the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

    By Cao Siqi and Zhang Changyue | 2022/2/24 20:16:58
  • Exclusive: Evidence of US monitoring 45 countries, regions exposed by Chinese cybersecurity experts for the 1st time

    An elite hacker group under the US National Security Agency was found to have created an advancedbackdoor which has been used for monitoring 45 countries and regions for over 10 years, the Global Times learned from a Beijing-based cybersecurity lab exclusively on Wednesday.

    By Cao Siqi | 2022/2/23 14:08:34
  • British Olympic officials 'incredibly pleased' with Beijing Olympic Village, competition venues' quality

    With the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics coming to an end, athletes from all over the world have expressed their appreciation and heartfelt thanks to the considerate, exquisite and trustworthy support provided by the Beijing Organizing Committee.

    By Cao Siqi and Xing Xiaojing | 2022/2/18 14:37:07
  • Exclusive: Beijing 2022 a 'catalyst' for Japan-China friendship: former veteran Japanese diplomat Ogura

    The unusual popularity of Japanese athletes and reporters on Chinese social media, especially skater Yuzuru Hanyu mania, during the Beijing Winter Olympic has captured global attention under the looming shadow of deteriorating China-Japan relations.

    By Cao Siqi and Xing Xiaojing | 2022/2/15 22:19:49
  • GT Exclusive: Hidden frontline: Bing Dwen Dwen was used as bait for cyberattacks at Beijing 2022

    The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games has reached its halfway point with athletes from all over the world showing the brilliance of competitive sports. Apart from these intense competitions in the venues, fierce battles were also launched in a “hidden frontline” – cyberspace.

    By Cao Siqi | 2022/2/11 22:15:21
  • Exclusive: China not to adjust dynamic zero-COVID policy for the time being: chief epidemiologist

    As long as China has no new measures to prevent the imported strains of the coronavirus from triggering large-scale transmission and with no effective way to contain the epidemic, the country will not adjust its dynamic zero-tolerance policy for now, because relying on only vaccines cannot contain COVID-19, Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.

    By Chen Qingqing, Cao Siqi and Fan Wei | 2022/2/6 21:30:00
  • Japanese reporter hails Beijing 2022's COVID-19 prevention as 'bubble in the true sense'

    With the successful opening of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games on Friday, the well-thought-out epidemic prevention measures have impressed many foreign journalists, who hailed the system a "protective bubble" in the true sense.

    By Xing Xiaojing, Cao Siqi and Fan Anqi | 2022/2/5 0:13:34
  • Beijing will turn new glorious page in intl Olympic movement history: Uzbek diplomat

    This year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Uzbekistan and China. The Global Times (GT) reporters Cao Siqi and Xing Xiaojing conducted an exclusive interview with Batir Tursunov, Charge d'affaires at the Embassy of Uzbekistan to China, who spoke highly of the improvement of bilateral relations over the past few years with corroborated facts and data, and the belief that Beijing, the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, will host the Games excellently and turn a new glorious page in the history of the international Olympic movement despite difficulties brought about by the COVID-19.

    By Cao Siqi and Xing Xiaojing | 2022/1/27 22:47:50
  • 'Dual Olympics' volunteer witnesses tremendous changes, hopes more people feel real Beijing again

    A Beijing 2008 Olympics volunteer who also participated in preparations for the 2022 Winter Olympics said that the volunteer work has evolved as Beijing has undergone earth-shaking changes in the past decade and expressed hopes that more people can feel the real Beijing again.

    By Cao Siqi and Wan Hengyi | 2022/1/27 20:48:42
  • China, Gulf countries pledge advancing partnership, FTA talks

    China and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) issued a joint statement on Wednesday, calling for the establishment of a strategic partnership, promotion of the free trade agreement negotiations, and implementation of a free trade area.

    By Cao Siqi and Wan Hengyi | 2022/1/12 23:36:51
  • China, Russia stand together in support of Kazakhstan's dealing with unrest

    China and Russia are standing firmly together to support Kazakhstan in cracking down on riots and bringing back normal life, as the externally stoked "terrorist attacks" have caused great losses and stirred social turmoil unseen in decades in the Central Asian country.

    By Cao Siqi and Xu Yelu | 2022/1/11 23:20:12
  • Riot deescalates in Kazakhstan amid Russia-US wrangling

    The situation in Kazakhstan is basically stabilized by Sunday with over 5,000 people, including the country's former intelligence chief, having been arrested by security forces during the days of violent anti-government protests. The world is pondering as to why Kazakhstan, a stabilizer in Central Asia, saw the deadliest internal struggle the former Soviet republic has seen in decades and when the chaos will end.

    By Cao Siqi and Xu Yelu | 2022/1/9 23:32:49
  • COVID-19 outbreak in Xi'an largely put under control, as authorities plug loopholes

    The Children's Hospital in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province on Saturday opened a 24-hour green passage for seriously ill children, while allowing sick children and their guardians to receive treatment after conducting nucleic acid testing at the hospital, scrapping the prior requirement to present a negative test result taken within 48 hours.

    By Cao Siqi | 2022/1/8 18:36:40
  • Zodiac stamps for Year of Tiger spark controversy for lacking vigor, strength

    A set of special zodiac stamps for the Year of the Tiger featuring a majestic tiger peering into the distance and a gentle mother tiger accompanying her two babies have sparked heated discussions online over whether the portraits failed to fully demonstrate tigers' strength and energy of exorcising evil, which bear Chinese people's good wishes for a year of braveness, peace and prosperity under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By Cao Siqi | 2022/1/8 15:36:28
  • As long as China, Russia stand shoulder to shoulder, hegemony will not win: Wang Yi

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday, the penultimate day of 2021, hailed the strategic coordination and practical cooperation between China and Russia from the perspective of the pandemic response, economic recovery, regional stability and global governance, highlighting that as long as China and Russia stand together shoulder to shoulder and deepen coordination hand in hand, the international order will not fall into disarray, justice in the world will not collapse, and hegemony will not win.

    By Cao Siqi and Wan Hengyi | 2021/12/30 23:31:50
  • China standardizes names of 15 more places in Zangnan 'based on sovereignty, history'

    China's Ministry of Civil Affairs announced that it had standardized in Chinese characters, Tibetan and Roman alphabet the names of 15 places in Zangnan (the southern part of China's Xizang), in accordance with regulations on geographical names issued by the State Council, China's cabinet.

    By Liu Caiyu and Cao Siqi | 2021/12/30 13:02:26
  • GT investigates: Chinese value China-Russia ties over China-US relations amid West's containment: GT poll

    In a rapidly changing world as the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the world in 2021, more Chinese people consider China-Russia and China-EU relations more important than China-US ties. It was also the first time in 15 years that China-US ties did not top the list of the important bilateral relations in the Global Times annual survey. Despite US-led Western small cliques continue to contain China on multiple fronts such as trade, high-tech, human rights and ideologies, the majority of the Chinese people surveyed hold optimistic views over the future geopolitical environment while many showed less approval or even disapproval of the US-led Western democracy, the survey showed.

    By Chen Qingqing, Cao Siqi and Zhao Juecheng | 2021/12/28 22:18:36
  • Singapore jumps to Chinese' favorite country in 2021, as Canada falls to bottom: GT survey finds

    Which country is Chinese people's favorite? A new survey shows Singapore ranks top while Japan and Canada, which used to be Chinese people's hot travel destinations, saw a sharp decline, with Canada at the bottom in the latest ranking.

    By Chen Qingqing, Cao Siqi and Zhao Juecheng | 2021/12/28 19:49:28
  • COVID-hit Shaanxi advises migrant workers to stay put

    Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, torn by an ongoing epidemic flare-up, has told rural migrant workers to stay put during the New Year and Spring Festival holidays. This comes after the province locked down its capital city of Xi'an earlier amid a recent coronavirus spike that registered nearly 500 cases in two weeks.

    By Fan Anqi and Cao Siqi | 2021/12/26 21:48:31
  • Proposal for a constitutional review on ethnic education regulations submitted, no harm to freedom in using ethnic languages

    A proposal under discussion about local regulations on the use of ethnic languages at ethnic schools and their alignment with the Chinese Constitution on the promotion of Putonghua, the standard spoken and written Chinese language, was submitted to the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) on Tuesday.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/12/23 0:26:13
  • Xi'an locks down to combat growing outbreak, governance ability faces test

    The historic Chinese city of Xi'an, home to about 13 million people, tightened travel controls and locked down communities on Wednesday to combat a growing COVID-19 outbreak after the detection of more than 140 local cases within two weeks sparked great concerns of wider transmission.

    By Cao Siqi and Yu Xi | 2021/12/22 23:25:26
  • US govt. imposes 'political persecution' on scientists in the name of 'China Initiative'

    The US government has persecuted scientists who have cooperated or conducted exchanges with China in the name of the "China Initiative" since the term of former President Donald Trump, with a Harvard University professor being the latest to be convicted on Wednesday for "making false statements to authorities," but not "espionage or theft of intellectual property."

    By Yang Sheng and Cao Siqi | 2021/12/22 23:14:39
  • The best-preserved dinosaur embryo ever discovered has been found in China

    A dinosaur embryo perfectly preserved inside a fossil egg, the most complete specimen ever recorded in scientific studies, was found in China according to research by an international team of scientists.

    By Cao Siqi and Du Qiongfang | 2021/12/22 2:03:20
  • Update: Xi-Scholz phone call eyes advanced China-Germany friendship, 'reinforces a solid start'

    Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke on the phone with Germany's new Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Tuesday, in which the two leaders pledged to inherit and advance China-Germany friendship and cooperation, maintain close communication on hotspot issues and jointly defend multilateralism in international affairs.

    By Cao Siqi and Du Qiongfang | 2021/12/21 20:01:12
  • Closure of schools, workplaces and cancellation of public events most effective in curbing virus spread, study from Zhong Nanshan team shows

    A new study jointly conducted by China's top respiratory specialist, Zhong Nanshan, and tech giant Tencent shows that an earlier implementation, longer duration and stricter intervention policies at the early stage of the outbreak were associated with reduced infections of COVID-19.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/12/21 1:30:45
  • Olympic heroes boost patriotic fervor in Macao as SAR celebrates hand-over anniversary

    A bright five-starred red flag is flying in the sky at Golden Lotus Square; the loud singing of the national anthem is hovering in people's hearts; The People's Liberation Army's Macao Garrison holds simultaneous flag-raising ceremonies in several barracks… The Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) government holds a grand ceremony marking the 22nd anniversary of the city's return to the motherland on Monday.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/12/20 21:32:46
  • Singer Wang Leehom's marriage scandal sheds light on protection of 'desperate housewives'

    A "bloody" long letter accusing Chinese-American singer-songwriter Wang Leehom - who has been popular as a high-quality idol - of having extramarital affairs, soliciting prostitutes and emotionally abusing his ex-wife once again cast a public spotlight on the unethical behavior of Chinese celebrities. But this time, it is more than that.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/12/19 22:54:52
  • A 'Summit for Democracy' - or an exercise in troublemaking?

    The Western narrative of "democracy and freedom" keeps telling Chinese people how oppressed they are. However, when the younger generation can look around and see things with their own eyes, that narrative is starting to lose its hold.

    By Cao Siqi and Xing Xiaojing | 2021/12/12 18:24:17
  • Beijing to provide cutting-edge tech to Africa on climate change, outlines promising, practical ties

    China and Africa have pledged to deepen cooperation on climate change in a joint declaration, announcing a slew of cutting-edge technologies to be provided by China to help Africa address climate change-related issues.

    By Fan Anqi in Beijing and Cao Siqi in Guangzhou | 2021/12/2 22:48:40
  • Understanding China requires understanding CPC: Xi

    To understand today's China, one must learn to understand the Communist Party of China (CPC), Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated at a conference on understanding China on Thursday. Experts said that such a signal, sent at a time when the West's anti-China narrative, shepherded by the US, is doubling down to portray antagonism between China and the West, should serve as a reminder for the West that it is time for them to discard their prejudice and understand China, and also it should have the courage to understand how the Chinese system works. Only such an understanding will endow them with wisdom to cooperate with China, peacefully co-exist with China and create a future together with China, they said.

    By Cao Siqi in Guangzhou, Chen Qingqing and Zhao Yusha in Beijing | 2021/12/2 22:08:39
  • China to take more active role in protecting Afghan relics

    As the situation in Afghanistan has undergone major changes, the country's cultural heritage has once again become a focus of heritage experts across the world, with many expressing concern about how the Taliban militants will treat Afghanistan's ancient heritage because of what they did the last time they controlled the country.

    By Cao Siqi in Guangzhou and Xu Liuliu in Beijing | 2021/12/2 20:41:02
  • 'China is home'

    Former NBA star player Stephon Marbury, who has lived in China for 11 years and has obtained a "green card" in China for his outstanding achievements in the country, shared his great expectations for the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympic Games, his feelings about China and suggestions to enhance mutual understanding between Chinese and Americans at the 2021 Understanding China Conference in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province on Wednesday.

    By Cao Siqi and Xing Xiaojing in Guangzhou | 2021/12/1 20:53:40
  • Unmanned high-speed vessel achieves breakthrough in dynamic cooperative confrontation technology: developer

    An unmanned high-speed vessel developed by Yunzhou Tech, a leading developer of unmanned surface vehicles, has achieved a breakthrough in its dynamic cooperative confrontation technology, which could quickly intercept, besiege and expel invasive targets, marking a milestone in maritime unmanned intelligence equipment development, the Global Times learned on Sunday.

    By Cao Siqi in Zhuhai | 2021/11/28 22:31:02
  • Mainland, HK, Macao entrepreneurs and young people yearn for border reopening to better integrate into Greater Bay Area

    As the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong Special Autonomous Region (HKSAR) are expected to resume quarantine-free travel soon, entrepreneurs and young people from South China's Guangdong Province, Hong Kong and Macao said they are all yearning for the reopening of the border to better integrate into the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

    By Liu Caiyu in Shenzhen and Cao Siqi in Zhuhai | 2021/11/28 17:24:15
  • A visit to China's largest nucleic acid testing lab

    As the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic has entered a stage of normalization, nucleic acid testing has become an essential part of life, allowing people in China to travel around freely. It is also a key measure for epidemic-affected regions to control viral transmission.

    By Cao Siqi and Liu Caiyu in Guangzhou | 2021/11/27 1:16:00
  • HK chief executive vows to enhance guidance, supervision of media as disorder risks national security

    The violence and chaos brought by secessionists in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) two years ago highlighted the dangers and risks of the internet and media to social stability and national security, Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the HKSAR, said on Thursday, stressing that the HKSAR government will take necessary measures to strengthen guidance, supervision and management of media and internet.

    By Cao Siqi and Liu Caiyu in Guangzhou | 2021/11/25 17:20:25
  • China fully vaccinates 1.08 billion people, accounting for 76.8% of population: Top respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan

    China's top respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan said the country has fully vaccinated 1.08 billion people as of Wednesday, accounting for 76.8 percent of the total population and laying a solid foundation for achieving herd immunity by the end of this year.

    By Cao Siqi and Liu Caiyu in Guangzhou | 2021/11/25 11:58:57
  • Celebrities, social media platforms vow clean cyberspace

    Chinese celebrities, an Olympic champion and star athletes, as well as internet companies jointly issued an initiative, vowing to keep the cyberspace clean, fight online rumors, and speak for the public, at the China Internet Media Forum in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province on Wednesday.

    By Cao Siqi and Liu Caiyu in Guangzhou | 2021/11/24 20:23:39
  • China closely watches Lithuania's behavior on whether to sever ties

    Questions on whether China is prepared to end diplomatic ties with Lithuania have been swirling after China decided to downgrade the relations to the level of chargé d'affaires in a solemn protest against the Baltic state's blatant violation of the one-China principle.

    By Cao Siqi and Wan Hengyi | 2021/11/23 0:21:16
  • Landmark resolution released, to guide CPC into its second centenary

    A landmark resolution on major achievements and historical experiences of the Communist Party of China (CPC) over the past century was released on Tuesday, stressing the role of the reform and opening-up policy in awakening the Party, the Chinese people, and the nation, and highlighting the efforts and achievements made by the CPC in the New Era following its 18th National Congress in 2012 to conquer the risks, challenges and deep-seated problems.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/11/17 0:32:24
  • Update: Xi-Biden's rare long virtual meet concludes, 'injects certainty into bilateral ties'

    Chinese President Xi Jinping met with US President Joe Biden on Tuesday morning (Beijing time), the first face-to-face meeting virtually since Biden took office, and the two leaders are expected to exchange views on strategic issues concerning the future of China-US relations and issues of common concern.

    By Chen Qingqing, Cao Siqi and Liu Xin | 2021/11/16 8:48:48
  • Beijing begins to create 'icy snow' for Winter Olympics, poses no threat to environment or water use

    The National Alpine Ski Center in the Yanqing competition area, one of the three venues for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, began to create artificial snow for the upcoming Games on Monday, and it is expected to complete the task in mid-January. The Games have strict requirements for the size, thickness, hardness and density of snow particles for competition, which cannot be achieved by natural snowfall.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/11/15 21:18:59
  • CPC plenum passes landmark resolution 'to sum up achievements, experiences; guide future journey'

    A high-profile meeting of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has adopted a landmark resolution on the major achievements and historical experience of the CPC's 100 years of endeavors, according to a communiqué released on Thursday, with senior Chinese political experts saying the plenum has reaffirmed and strengthened that "the Party's leadership with a strong core" is the key to answering the questions: "Why were we successful in the past? How can we continue to succeed in the future?" and it's also unshakable for China to face future challenges and realize its national rejuvenation.

    By Yang Sheng, Chen Qingqing, Cao Siqi and Leng Shumei | 2021/11/12 0:22:35
  • Exclusive: China in strong position to share expertise, makes decisive contributions to the battle against climate change: UNDP representative in China

    In an exclusive interview with the Global Times, Beate Trankmann, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Resident Representative in China, said that China is in a strong position to share its expertise and makes decisive contributions to the global fight against climate change. She also called for global cooperation as climate change is not an issue that any one country can deal with in isolation.

    By Cao Siqi and Zhao Yusha | 2021/11/12 0:08:18
  • 19th CPC Central Committee kicks off sixth plenary session, to table landmark resolution

    The sixth plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) kicked off on Monday. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, delivered a work report on behalf of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and made explanations on a draft resolution on the major achievements and historical experience of the CPC's 100 years of endeavors. The sixth plenary session will conclude on Thursday.

    By Yang Sheng and Cao Siqi | 2021/11/8 11:45:05
  • Exclusive: China plays a key role in equitable COVID-19 vaccine access: Gavi Board chairman

    China plays a key role in promoting equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines against the threats of vaccine nationalism, export controls and supply bottlenecks, José Manuel Barroso, Chairman of the Gavi Board and former prime minister of Portugal and ex-president of the European Commission, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview ahead of the Group of 20 (G20) Leaders' Summit.

    By Cao Siqi and Leng Shumei | 2021/10/29 0:04:54
  • Exclusive: US health organization protests against big drug makers, calls for sharing surplus COVID-19 vaccines ahead of G20 summit

    Ahead of the highly expected G20 summit in Rome, Terri Ford, Chief of Global Advocacy and Policy at US-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), said the organization is launching rallies against US big pharmaceutical companies for making money while people are dying and called for the world's big powers to stop weighing the political pros and cons of suspending vaccine patents and share surplus COVID-19 vaccines with developing countries.

    By Cao Siqi and Zhang Hui | 2021/10/28 23:09:02
  • Exclusive: China an advocate, promoter and practitioner in intl health cooperation, gives full play of political advantages in fighting COVID-19: Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun

    Chan said that in the fight against COVID-19, China has given full play to the political advantages of the socialist system, and has always been the first to pursue cooperation with the WHO based on scientific, open and transparent principles. She opposes politicization and stigmatization of origins probe and calls on joint cooperation from the international community.

    By Cao Siqi and Chen Qingqing | 2021/10/25 18:28:50
  • Online celebrity commits suicide by drinking pesticide during live broadcast while family vows to sue bullying netizens

    An online celebrity committed suicide by drinking pesticide during a live broadcast, a rare case in China, which triggered a heated discussion online on whether audiences at the platform should be held accountable for "encouraging the behavior" that probably led to the tragedy.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/10/18 0:21:40
  • Host university of the Harvard Beijing Academy makes representations to program director over 'false accusations'

    The Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) said on Thursday that it has made representations to Jennifer L. Liu, director of a Chinese language program at Harvard University, after she claimed the unwelcoming environment in BLCU was the reason why the program was moved from the host institution to Taipei, in the island of Taiwan.

    By Cao Siqi and Fan Anqi | 2021/10/15 1:50:11
  • Video call between Xi and Merkel highlights deep friendship, 'paves good way' for further China-EU talks

    Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke highly of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's contributions to promoting China-Germany and China-EU relations during her tenure when Xi met Merkel via video link on Wednesday. Xi said China's doors are always open to Merkel as the Chinese people always value friendship and will never forget old friends..

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/10/13 18:50:27
  • Drug scandal-hit folk music artist complains cancellation of performance, draws ire for 'justifications' for behavior

    Could celebrities involved in drugs scandals return to the stage? This question became a trend on Chinese social media platforms on Tuesday after a folk music artist complained against the cancellation of his performance in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, calling it "injustice" after being banned from shows for three years and having reflected on his mistakes.

    By Cao Siqi and Leng Shumei | 2021/10/13 3:20:16
  • Lam's policy address ensures HKSAR's continued integration with mainland

    Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Wednesday stressed that the city has returned to a right track under the national security law and will “thrive and flourish” under the “one country, two systems,” in the final policy address of her tenure that also outlined several major projects and policy initiatives to tackle national security and livelihood issues.

    By Li Xuanmin and Cao Siqi | 2021/10/6 16:23:54
  • Yang-Sullivan meeting expected to see how to get China-US relations right

    Meeting between top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi and US national security adviser Sullivan key to implementing the spirit of the phone call between Chinese and US top leaders, and also a consensus made based on deep self-evaluation on mutual relations in the past 8 months.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/10/6 15:17:54
  • 50 Chinese, foreign experts discuss tasks, prospects of new 5-year human rights action plan

    More than 50 Chinese and foreign experts discussed the tasks of China's new five-year human rights action plan and measures to achieve the goals in a seminar held by video link in Tianjin on Wednesday.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/9/29 23:13:39
  • Five-year human rights action plan fully implemented, 'highlights building of moderately prosperous society'

    China's five-year human rights action plan for 2016 to 2020, the country's third national policy document on respecting, protecting and promoting human rights, has been fully implemented, according to an evaluation report by third-party experts.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/9/29 20:55:57
  • China's mega hydropower station at highest altitude begins operation, a landmark project for devt in cold areas

    A mega hydropower station built in Southwest China's Sichuan Province along the middle and lower reaches of Yalong River began operation on Wednesday, marking a landmark project of China's hydropower development in high-altitude cold areas and a milestone in the history of hydropower construction in the world.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/9/29 14:05:49
  • China scraps 3 regulations on family planning, including social maintenance fees

    The State Council, China's cabinet, decided on Sunday to repeal three administrative regulations related to family planning policies, including regulations on technical services for family planning, social maintenance fees and family planning work for the migrant population.

    By Cui Fandi and Cao Siqi | 2021/9/26 22:23:39
  • Major progress for China's diplomacy as US heeds call from Chinese request list to release Meng Wanzhou

    When many Chinese woke up Saturday morning surprisingly learning that the return of Huawei's Meng Wanzhou to China became a reality, some said it was the best news in quite a while.

    By Chen Qingqing, Shen Weiduo and Cao Siqi | 2021/9/25 21:10:25
  • Biden says 'no cold war' at UN amid diplomatic predicament

    Amid global criticism of the US over its irresponsible and chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan and mounting fury from France over a submarine deal with Australia snatched by the US, US President Joe Biden said the US is not seeking a new cold war and is ready to work with any nation that steps up and pursues peaceful resolution to shared challenges despite tense disagreements in other areas, an apparent reference to China, in his first address to the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.

    By Cao Siqi and Fan Anqi | 2021/9/22 1:15:11
  • Exclusive: Canadian Spavor took photos, videos of Chinese military equipment, sent them to Kovrig and outside China, source said

    Canadian citizen Michael Spavor, who was sentenced in August to 11 years in prison for espionage and illegal provision of China's state secrets to foreign entities, was found to have taken photos and videos of Chinese military equipment on multiple occasions and illegally provided some of those photos to people outside China, a source close to the matter told the Global Times on Wednesday.

    By Fan Lingzhi and Cao Siqi | 2021/9/1 20:16:49
  • Exclusive: Unreasonable to presume SARS-CoV-2 was leaked from lab: Chinese leader of WHO-China joint expert team

    In an exclusive interview with the Global Times, Liang Wannian, the Chinese leader of the WHO-China joint expert team, denounced the lab leak hypothesis put forward by some politicians under the continuing US-led politicization of the SARS-CoV-2 origins tracing, saying that some who insist on the hypothesis have mixed personal feelings or personal subjective judgments.

    By Cao Siqi and Chen Qingqing | 2021/8/29 21:46:40
  • Exclusive: Chinese leader of WHO-China joint expert team says 2nd-stage probe should focus on earlier suspected cases around the world

    an exclusive interview with the Global Times(GT), Liang Wannian, team leader of the Chinese side of the WHO-China joint expert team, reiterated that the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) had never contacted, stored, or studied any novel coronavirus before December 30, 2019.

    By Cao Siqi and Chen Qingqing | 2021/8/29 20:23:39
  • The Communist Party of China launches a major publication on its mission and contributions

    The Communist Party of China (CPC) released a publication on Thursday with fruitful and comprehensive information to introduce its historic mission as well as past and future contributions to China and the rest of the world. During a press conference in Beijing, senior officials of the Party provided authoritative introductions and explanations to respond to unfair criticism and stigmatization from abroad against China's political system.

    By Yang Sheng and Cao Siqi | 2021/8/26 12:15:10
  • China asks WHO to investigate Fort Detrick, UNC bio labs through diplomatic channel

    The Chinese envoy to the UN Office at Geneva has sent a letter to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the WHO, reiterating China's consistent position on the COVID-19 origins tracing and requesting a transparent investigation with full access to the labs of Fort Detrick and the University of North Carolina (UNC) in the US.

    By Chen Qingqing and Cao Siqi | 2021/8/25 22:37:54
  • Case of Hangzhou 'fallen tiger' sounds alert to officials in rich regions

    The anti-graft authority in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province announced on Monday that it has launched a special campaign to address problems in establishing a close but clear relationship between the government and the business sectors.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/8/23 23:03:40
  • Referring to the Global Times exclusive, FM spokesperson condemns US coercing China's neighbors with vaccines to join virus origins smear campaign as 'immoral, irresponsible'

    Using vaccine aid, talent training and industrial investment as a bait, the US is stepping up its efforts to coerce China's neighboring countries to participate in its campaign to smear China as the 'source of the coronavirus' and to drive a wedge between China and its neighbors so as to contain China's rising influence in Asia-Pacific Region and maintain US' regional dominance, a source close to the matter told the Global Times on Thursday.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/8/19 18:50:20
  • GT launches online petition demanding Meng Wanzhou's release as her detention approaches 1,000 days

    Click here to join the online petition demanding Meng Wanzhou's release as her detention approaches 1,000 days

    By Chen Qingqing and Cao Siqi | 2021/8/18 23:48:40
  • China opposes any force using terrorism to seek geopolitical gains, Chinese FM says after Pakistan blames India, Afghanistan for Dasu terror attack

    China and Pakistan will keep strengthening security cooperation mechanisms to ensure the safety of Chinese projects, citizens and institutions in Pakistan and China firmly opposes any force using terrorism to seek geopolitical gains, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said after Pakistan announced Indian and Afghan intelligence agencies are apparently involved in the Dasu terrorist attack that killed nine Chinese nationals on July 14.

    By Cao Siqi and Huang Lanlan | 2021/8/13 2:31:32
  • Canadian businessman jailed for 11 years for spying in verdict showing China's resolve to safeguard judicial integrity

    A court in China on Wednesday sentenced Canadian businessman Michael Spavor to 11 years for foreign espionage and the illegal provision of state secrets, a day after the death sentence of a convicted Canadian drug trafficker was upheld, in what analysts called a clear show of China's resolve and determination to safeguard its independent judicial system and national interests despite baseless attacks and mounting pressure from the West.

    By Cao Siqi and Chen Qingqing | 2021/8/11 23:58:39
  • Chinese court upholds Canadian drug smuggler's death penalty

    Canadian drug smuggler Robert Lloyd Schellenberg's death penalty was upheld by the High People's Court of Liaoning Province on Tuesday in a second trial. The case has won broad support from the Chinese public, as they detest drug trafficking and believe mercy to drug dealers would equal infringement on the rights of millions of Chinese people.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/8/10 10:27:33
  • Chinese CDC head denies saying 'no hurry to get vaccinated'

    Gao Fu, director of the Chinese Center of Disease Control (China CDC), refuted online claims that he had said there is no hurry to get vaccinated, which was in contrary to comments from China's top epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan, who said that Chinese vaccines are safe and people should be inoculated as soon as possible.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/8/8 23:45:23
  • TV hostess Dee Hsu says she's not a secessionist; DPP accused of causing hostility, pressuring stars

    Popular Taiwanese TV hostess Dee Hsu clarified on Thursday that she is not a "secessionist" after several brands terminated their cooperation with the star and her daughter for describing the island's Olympic athletes as "national players" and supporting an athlete who referred Taiwan as a nation.

    By Cao Siqi and Leng Shumei | 2021/8/5 23:01:21
  • Scientists stress multiple potential locations as natural reservoir of novel coronavirus

    Nine scientists in China published an article on Friday, saying that there are multiple potential locations of the natural reservoir of the novel coronavirus, and the city of Wuhan, which first reported the COVID-19 outbreak in China, might be far from the place of origins and was already at a high risk of importing the novel coronavirus through its cold-chain cargo arrivals from other parts of the world before the pandemic.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/7/30 17:19:21
  • 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

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