Cao Siqi
Reporter, Beijing
Cao Siqi co-leads the Global Times China desk. She covers Chinese politics, laws, environment and social issues.
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  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    By Cao Siqi and Chi Jingyi | 2021/3/17 23:28:40
  • Yarlung Zangbo River hydropower project nailed with the passing of 14th Five-Year Plan, but won't be completed soon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    By Cao Siqi and Chen Shasha | 2021/3/3 0:19:52
  • Number of Chinese students studying in US may hit turning point due to COVID-19, worsening bilateral ties: report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    By Ye Lan in Hong Kong and Cao Siqi in Beijing | 2020/11/17 19:28:12
  • US risks 'falling to chaos and turmoil'

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

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

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

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

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

    By Cao Siqi | 2020/11/4 14:13:41
  • New 5-year plan to tackle external interference in HK and Taiwan

    The proposal of China's new five-year plan stressed high alert to outside interference in Hong Kong and Macao affairs, and vowed to resolutely contain those activities in Taiwan to safeguard national sovereignty and stability.

    By Cao Siqi | 2020/11/3 21:48:27
  • Islamic group in Xinjiang rebukes Western claims on religious restrictions

    Formulating regulations on religious venues and activities, renovating mosques for safety and better living environment, translating religious books for in-depth learning, respecting eating habits and social customs, supporting foreign exchanges, all these solid facts are a vivid rebuke to recent claims of "restricting freedom of religious belief" spread by anti-China forces from the US and other Western countries.

    By Cao Siqi | 2020/11/3 19:18:41
  • Kashi begins 3rd round of mass nucleic acid tests 'to track infections'

    Kashi in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region began its third round of mass nucleic acid testing on Monday, after Xinjiang reported 61 new silent virus carriers on Saturday alone. This comes after it finished the second round of testing in key villages, which sparked public concern over whether the initial clustered outbreak linked to a local clothing factory had spread in the region.

    By Cao Siqi and Liu Caiyu | 2020/11/2 22:08:48
  • US visa suppression against Chinese reporters leaves some with less than 3 days to work

    Some Chinese reporters in the US may have to halt their work starting this Wednesday as the US only approved their visa extensions last week but the extensions are only good until November 4.

    By Cao Siqi | 2020/11/2 20:03:40
  • Kashi in Xinjiang begins third round of mass nucleic acid testing 'to track infections in community'

    Kashi in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region began its third round of mass nucleic acid testing on Monday after Xinjiang reported 61 new silent virus carriers on Saturday alone. This comes after it finished the second round of testing in key villages, which sparked public concern over whether the initial clustered outbreak linked to a local clothing factory had spread in the region.

    By Cao Siqi and Liu Caiyu | 2020/11/2 18:03:40
  • Three Gorges Project passes all tests

    After more than 20 years of construction and testing, China on Sunday announced the full completion of the mega Three Gorges project, a historical moment marking the national spirit of Chinese people and a vivid rebuttal to the West who has been dedicated to fabricating rumors and hyping its safety problems and dangers to the environment.

    By Cao Siqi | 2020/11/1 22:33:40
  • CPC vows to grasp opportunities amid major strategic devt period

    The Communist Party of China (CPC) vowed to grasp new opportunities as the country is in a major strategic development period, although both opportunities and challenges the country faces have changed, reads the communique of the fifth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee released on Thursday.

    By Cao Siqi and Fan Anqi and Zhao Yusha | 2020/10/30 0:36:06
  • China sets 'pragmatic' targets through 2035

    With decisive progress in the past five years and a strategic victory against the COVID-19, top leadership of the Communist Part of China (CPC) on Thursday unveiled a steady and bright picture for the country's future, as it sets sweeping social and economic development goals for the next five to 15 years that aim to build the world's most populous nation into a modern socialist power in the economic, technological and other fields by 2035.

    By Wang Cong, Cao Siqi and Chen Qingqing | 2020/10/29 23:38:41
  • Chinese MOD announces military interaction with US 'aims to cool down tensions'

    The Chinese Defense Ministry said on Thursday that the militaries of China and the US were currently holding a virtual meeting for crisis communication, and more exchanges and consultations on issues including maritime military security will be held by the year end.

    By Guo Yuandan and Cao Siqi | 2020/10/29 18:35:59
  • China slaps 2 reciprocal sanctions on US

    China announced two reciprocal sanctions on the US over its latest arms sales to the island of Taiwan and its crackdown on Chinese media on Monday a week ahead of the US presidential election.

    By Deng Xiaoci, Cao Siqi and Shan Jie | 2020/10/27 0:03:28
  • China slaps reciprocal restrictions on six more US media outlets

    China demanded that China-based branches of six US media in the country declare in written form the information about their staff, finance, operation and real estate in China within 7 days from Monday in a reciprocal measure against US decision to designate six more Chinese media as "foreign missions" on Thursday.

    By Cao Siqi and Shan Jie | 2020/10/26 22:20:53
  • US, India 2+2 meet an 'all-for-itself' opportunity

    Coming at a sensitive time with the US Presidential election just a week away and while India is still entangled in border tensions with China, Chinese observers said Tuesday's third 2+2 ministerial dialogue between New Delhi and Washington is more an opportunity for both countries to preen for their own benefits rather than a substantive occasion which will have lasting benefits.

    By Cao Siqi and Zhao Yusha | 2020/10/25 21:20:04
  • NATO space center serves US military superiority, provokes space race

    The NATO setup of a new space command center using the excuse of countering China and Russia is akin to “a thief crying 'stop thief,'” Chinese analysts said Wednesday, pointing out that the US-led move is meant to seek military superiority in a future space war and provokes a space race.

    By Liu Caiyu and Cao Siqi | 2020/10/21 19:20:45
  • Traditional Chinese medicine gains wider acceptance overseas in fighting COVID-19

    China is sharing the experience of using TCM in the treatment of COVID-19 with foreign countries as clinical observation shows that in Hubei, the province hit hardest by the virus in China, more than 90 percent of the infected patients received TCM treatment that was proven effective.

    By Fan Anqi, Shan Jie and Cao Siqi | 2020/10/19 20:33:41
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