Zhang Hui
Reporter, Beijing
Global Times reporter covering international relations, politics, public health and science.
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  • Wuhan's Huanan market 'won't be demolished soon'; no more valuable info on virus origins available in it

    Plans for Wuhan's Huanan seafood market, which was closely linked to the first batch of Chinese patients infected with COVID-19 and has been sealed off for more than a year until now, have not yet been issued, the local government said, denying claims that the market was to be demolished soon.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/4/13 18:27:41
  • From hard-hit city to vaccine hub: Sinopharm's Wuhan institute aim to increase vaccine production to 1b doses a year

    One year after lockdown has been lifted in Wuhan, the Chinese city hardest hit by the coronavirus is speeding up production of its locally produced COVID-19 vaccine and building new facilities to expand capacity, to inject more confidence into the country and the world in the battle against the disease.

    By Zhang Hui in Wuhan | 2021/4/9 22:33:40
  • GT investigates: One year after Wuhan restarts, CPC shows strength, firmness in crisis despite West's demonization, slander

    The Chinese people, under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), have won the tough battle against COVID-19 in Wuhan, the hardest-hit Chinese city, as well as in the whole country. This great achievement has brought great changes to people's fundamental understanding of China's system. As this year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding in 1921 of the CPC and Thursday witnesses the one year anniversary after Wuhan's coronavirus lockdown was lifted on April 8, 2020, Global Times reporters Zhang Hui and Xu Keyue visited hospitals where frontline doctors fought, including the Center Hospital of Wuhan, where Dr Li Wenliang sacrificed his life, and talked to frontline doctors and community workers who were CPC members to learn what CPC members had done in the frontline and what the CPC's real role had been in the battle amid the West's smears and demonization of the CPC.

    By Zhang Hui and Xu Keyue in Wuhan | 2021/4/9 0:56:22
  • Wuhan city returns to normalcy after a year

    On April 8, 2020, Wuhan city reopened from a strict lockdown to stifle COVID-19 spreading. One year later, GT reporters re-visited Wuhan Central Hospital, and found the hospital has returned to normalcy, where doctors remain busy but their work is orderly. The vaccination in the city is progressing well. (Photos: Zhang Hui and Xu Keyue/GT)

    By Zhang Hui and Xu Keyue | 2021/4/8 17:21:57
  • GT investigates: Wuhan bounces back one year after restart, clears its name from West's slander

    One year ago, Wuhan, the Central China city that was hardest hit by the novel coronavirus, ended a 76-day lockdown. The scars of the epidemic are fading in Wuhan, but the stigmatization of the city by the West lingers. What does Wuhan look like now? What are the feelings and regrets of the people of Wuhan? Global Times reporters (Zhang Hui) and (Xu Keyue) explored and experienced the city.

    By Zhang Hui and Xu Keyue in Wuhan | 2021/4/8 0:08:14
  • Wuhan residents brush off West's smear after joint report release

    Wuhan, the city that was hardest-hit by the coronavirus, has returned to the same hustling and bustling metropolis it was pre-pandemic one year after the lockdown was lifted. However, this return is tinged with caution and regret as COVID-19 is still plaguing the rest of the worldwhile the stigmatization of Wuhan by some Western politicians is strongly refuted by local people.

    By Zhang Hui and Xu Keyue in Wuhan | 2021/4/7 21:32:42
  • Wuhan gets stronger one year after its restart

    Standing on the pedestrian overpass near Tongji Hospital on Tuesday morning watching the crowds, listening to people talk, hearing the sound of car horns in the rush hour, smelling the aroma of baked sweet potatoes from street vendors, one can easily portrait a normal business day in April in Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei Province.

    By Zhang Hui and Xu Keyue in Wuhan | 2021/4/7 21:28:54
  • Wuhan on fast track to recover in catering, tourism and employment

    One year after the lockdown was lifted, Wuhan's economy is on the fast track of recovery with crowds lining up at food streets, more tourists coming from other provinces and cities, and the number of jobs greatly surging.

    By Zhang Hui and Xu Keyue in Wuhan | 2021/4/7 21:28:40
  • Wuhan tourism rebounds one year after lift of lockdown

    Almost a year after its lockdown was lifted, Wuhan, the coronavirus hard-hit city in Central China's Hubei Province, has witnessed a travel blowout. The just-passed three-day Qingming Festival holiday saw the city rank among the top 10 domestic tourist destinations, a scene few would have imagined a year ago.

    By Zhang Hui and Xu Keyue in Wuhan | 2021/4/6 20:53:40
  • China to face 'protracted war' on human rights with US

    In the week that saw the commencement of the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer accused in the death of George Floyd, which triggered sweeping nationwide protests in the US in the summer of 2020 over deeply rooted racial inequality, the US Department of State released its annual "country human rights" report, lambasting other countries' human rights records including China's Xinjiang policy.

    By Zhang Hui and Zhang Han | 2021/3/31 23:48:39
  • 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
  • Foreign enterprises welcomed to visit Xinjiang cotton fields, textile companies to 'make wise choice'

    Foreign enterprises are welcomed to visit local Xinjiang cotton producing areas and textile companies, talk to cotton growers to make a wise choice, the local Xinjiang government said on Monday, while denouncing Western countries putting “genocide” label on Xinjiang as the “biggest case of a frame-up in human history.”

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/3/29 22:54:44
  • China-US Alaska dialogue 'could still be meaningful' despite tough opening

    The China-US high-level strategic dialogue in Anchorage, Alaska started intensely due to the US behavior without hospitality and diplomatic etiquette, and China's chief diplomats' tough response that impressed observers worldwide shows that China is not there to compromise on key issues and hear lectures, but to point out the US problems face-to-face and find solutions with sincerity.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Hui | 2021/3/19 21:10:16
  • Europe seen as new virus epicenter amid eroding vaccine confidence

    The public's eroding confidence in the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, short supply of vaccines, relaxing restrictive measures too soon led to the third wave of coronavirus in Europe, Chinese observers said, warning Europe could become a new epicenter and result in the new global wave of COVID-19.

    By Zhang Hui and Chen Shasha | 2021/3/19 20:28:40
  • Sinopharm to help Serbia produce Chinese COVID-19 vaccine

    Chinese COVID-19 vaccine developer Sinopharm said it will help Serbia manufacture Sinopharm's vaccine locally and provide more high-quality Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment products and services, making Serbia the first European country to produce the Chinese vaccine.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/3/19 18:50:25
  • Chinese diplomats deal vigorous counterblows to condescending US representatives; common ground hard to reach on contrasting logics

    Unsurprisingly and without any greetings, the world closely watched the China-US Alaska talks turn into an intense back-and-forth within minutes of opening, but the two sides' hardline stances were still beyond the expectations of observers.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/3/19 11:29:32
  • UK tilting toward Indo-Pacific to counterweight China 'immature' decision

    The UK issued its biggest review of foreign and defense policy since the end of the Cold War on Tuesday, in which it vowed to cement the country's presence in the Indo-Pacific region and challenge China where necessary. Yet the “immature” policy decision, originating from London's fantasy of reviving its past glory as a world superpower, not only downgrades itself as a toady of the US, also exposes the UK's over-optimism of its current international status, observers opined.

    By Zhang Hui and Zhao Yusha | 2021/3/16 22:15:00
  • Europe advised to expand vaccine procurement to Chinese doses after halt of AstraZeneca amid blood clot concern

    Health experts called on the World Health Organization (WHO) and related organs to temporarily suspend the distribution of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine through COVAX vaccine-sharing initiative, and issue an inoculation warning to all countries that use the AstraZeneca shots, after some 15 European countries halted the vaccine over blood clot concerns.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/3/16 18:49:53
  • Senior Chinese officials vow countermeasures against West's interference in HK electoral reform

    After a small number of countries, mainly the anti-China axis Five Eyes countries, expressed their so-called severe concerns over the electoral system reform of Hong Kong, which was approved by China's top legislature in a landslide vote, senior Chinese officials, once again, clearly stated their unshaken determination to fix the loopholes in the Chinese city which have been exploited by anti-China forces, and resolutely fight back with countermeasures if those Western countries continue meddling in China's internal affairs.

    By Chen Qingqing, Zhang Hui and Xie Wenting | 2021/3/12 20:39:24
  • Government suggested to improve policies supporting agriculture sector: NPC deputy

    China should improve its supporting policies in the agricultural sector to better connect its domestic policies and WTO rules, Zhu Jing, a deputy to the 13th National People's Congress who is also the dean of the College of Economics and Management under Nanjing Agricultural University, said during this year's two sessions.

    By Wang Bozun and Zhang Hui | 2021/3/10 19:03:39
  • Youth from HK, Macao and Taiwan should be allowed to join PLA: deputy

    Young people from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan should be allowed to join the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to contribute to the development of national defense, as some of them have voiced such expectations, a Taiwan deputy to the National People's Congress (NPC) proposed during this year's two sessions.

    By Zhang Hui and Shan Jie | 2021/3/8 20:33:39
  • Chinese govt work report realizes birth rate has 'fallen short of expectations,' birth restrictions expected to be fully lifted in 5 years

    Chinese government work report, for the first time in recent years, mentioned working to achieve an appropriate birth rate, which experts believe indicates that the government is concerned that the birth rate has fallen short of expectations amid the critical window of adjusting China's family planning policy. Experts said China is expected to lift all birth restrictions in the next five years.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/3/5 14:03:18
  • Central govt should help HK schools design courses in national defense, foreign policy, Constitution: proposal

    Central government organs, including the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of National Defense, should send a team annually to Hong Kong's schools to organize forums and provide course materials to deepen teachers' and students' understanding of China's Constitution, national security and foreign policy, a two sessions proposal read.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/3/4 18:43:02
  • Political advisor proposes legalizing human challenge study in China for vaccine research

    A political advisor suggested that China legalize human challenge study, a controlled human infection trial, for novel coronavirus and pathogens that have not been found in the country to enhance early research and development capability of vaccines, following the UK's plan to run a COVID-19 human challenge study.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/3/4 17:43:39
  • Australia urged to correct racism as survey reveals level of discrimination against Chinese

    Calls for Australia to act and correct its discrimination against Asians are increasing, as netizens and analysts advised the Chinese government to reassess the country's multicultural tolerance and issue fresh alerts on traveling to Australia out of safety risks, after a report from an Australian think tank revealed serious racial attacks against Chinese.

    By Xu Keyue and Zhang Hui | 2021/3/3 20:45:12
  • Death of Hong Kong elderly 'unrelated to vaccine'; city to continue vaccination as planned: committee

    It is extremely unlikely that the death of a Hong Kong resident who received the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine is linked to the vaccine, and Hong Kong's vaccination program will not be affected as the incident was a mere coincidence, health experts said.

    By Zhang Hui, Hu Yuwei and Leng Shumei | 2021/3/3 10:35:39
  • CDC expert proposes China, US mutual vaccine recognition, lifting of travel restrictions

    The chief epidemiologist of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Wu Zunyou proposed that China and the US should work jointly to lift mutual travel restrictions in August or September when the US is expected to reach herd immunity, suggesting the two countries seek mutual recognition of vaccinations and give priority to official, business travel and overseas study.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/3/2 19:11:08
  • China's upcoming report on US human rights violations shows 2020 'a declining point' of American democracy

    China will issue a report on US human rights violations as Washington's failed anti-epidemic efforts in the past year worsened the social division, aggravated political chaos and racial discrimination.

    By Zhang Hui and Yang Sheng | 2021/3/1 22:13:40
  • UK forcefully pushes for UN resolution to sabotage visit to Xinjiang, 'pure political manipulation'

    The UK knew that China invited the High Commissioner for UN Human Rights to Xinjiang. However, the UK still called for the UN to pass a resolution to have "urgent and unfettered" access to the region, which was pure political manipulation aimed at pressuring China; it would severely undermine the cooperation between China and the High Commissioner for UN Human Rights if some countries pushed forward the resolution, Chinese observers said on Friday.

    By Zhang Hui and Liu Xin | 2021/2/26 23:36:48
  • EU's summer vaccine passports plan 'infeasible,' may trigger new wave of coronavirus

    Chinese health experts believe the EU's plan of digital vaccine travel certificates or "vaccine passports" was more political for economic recovery but not feasible scientifically at a time when emerging new variants of coronavirus raise doubts on the efficacy of vaccines, warning that the reckless move may trigger a new wave of pandemic in Europe.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/2/26 19:28:40
  • Pfizer vaccine's clinical trials in pregnant women trigger controversy over health risks and ethics

    News that Pfizer-BioNTech is enrolling pregnant women for clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine triggered discussions in China on whether pregnant women should be included in such trials.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/2/19 19:33:40
  • US is losing leadership, attempt of 'Western unity' through G7 hard to tick off: experts

    The Biden administration takes another step in repairing allies and consolidating the West, as the Group of Seven nations (G7) virtual meeting kicks off on Friday, in which, however, a sense of "strange bedfellows" has been caught by international affairs pundits.

    By Wang Qi and Zhang Hui | 2021/2/19 16:38:40
  • China unveils details of 4 PLA martyrs at Galwan Valley border clash for first time, reaffirming responsibility falls on India

    China on Friday unveiled, for the first time, names and detailed stories of four martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the border confrontation with India in the Galwan Valley in June 2020, to commemorate their sacrifice for defending national sovereignty and territory.

    By Liu Xin, Guo Yuandan and Zhang Hui | 2021/2/19 7:59:36
  • China's box office starts the Year of the Ox breaking daily world record post COVID-19

    China's box office on Friday, the first day of the Chinese New Year, set a new record for the daily box office of China's film market and broke the single-day box office record for a single market in the world, as people flocked to cinemas while many chose to stay put for the Chinese New Year holidays to avoid a sudden flare-up of COVID-19.

    By Zhang Hui and Zhang Han | 2021/2/12 20:16:07
  • Chinese consumption unabated on Spring Festival Eve despite 'stay put' policy

    Chinese consumption has shown its unabated vitality while the Year of the Ox was ushered in, although many activities such as travel have been restricted due to the epidemic prevention and control.

    By Zhang Hui, Du Qiongfang and Chi Jingyi | 2021/2/12 17:19:11
  • China-CEEC summit charts course for post-pandemic cooperation, signaling ties 'won't be affected' by political changes in US

    Tuesday's summit of China and Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs), which was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, signaled the full recovery of cooperation between China and CEECs and will chart the course for economic development of the two sides in the post-pandemic era, Chinese analysts said.

    By Zhang Hui and Ma Jingjing | 2021/2/9 11:43:07
  • Hong Kong set for widespread COVID-19 vaccine coverage by late 2021

    Hong Kong is expected to be in the first batch of countries and regions in the world to get widespread COVID-19 vaccine coverage among its citizens by the end of 2021, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) forecast recently, despite the relatively low public confidence in the vaccines, experts noted.

    By Chen Shasha and Zhang Hui | 2021/1/29 21:47:53
  • Has WHO mishandled pandemic in the year since declaring global emergency?

    Exactly one year ago when World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a global public health emergency to alert countries of the risk of the disease, China had reported more than 9,000 cases, while outside China, there were only 83 cases reported in 18 countries and regions, including one in the US.

    By Zhang Hui and Zhao Juecheng | 2021/1/29 21:31:08
  • Field visits in Wuhan  'righteous and helpful' for WHO experts' better understanding of COVID-19

    The WHO experts are going to the right places for field studies on the origin of the COVID-19 in Wuhan, including the Huanan Seafood Market, hospitals where the early patients were treated and the Wuhan virology lab, which will be helpful for them to get a better understanding of the virus, Chinese experts said, as the team of 13 international scientists officially started their investigation work on Friday.

    By Chen Qingqing, Zhang Hui and Liu Xin | 2021/1/29 20:28:40
  • 'US can't partner, confront China at the same time'

    Senior US officials' most recent remarks on China, which showed a puzzling stance mixed with hostility, bias and demands of cooperation, have brought no surprise to China, said Chinese experts on Thursday, adding that the US can't partner and confront with China at the same time.

    By Yang Sheng, Wang Cong, Zhang Hui and Xie Wenting | 2021/1/28 22:53:39
  • Biden administration to continue Trump's Indo-Pacific strategy: analysts

    The Biden administration is likely to continue its predecessor's Indo-Pacific strategy with containing China at its core, analysts said, as US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke to his counterparts in Japan, Australia and India less than a week after assuming office.

    By Zhao Yusha, Zhang Hui and Guo Yuandan | 2021/1/28 21:01:17
  • New dataset with improved coverage indicates increased global warming trend since 1850s: research

    An international team lead by Chinese scientists using a newly merged temperature dataset which is able to cover almost the entire surface of the globe found that there has been a consistent trend of increased global warming since the 1850s, indicating that the previous datasets underestimated global temperature anomalies between 1998 and 2012.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/1/28 18:28:40
  • China cautious to give seniors vaccine as provinces skip plan and await trials data for elderly

    As China planned to vaccinate 50 million people before Spring Festival, some Chinese cities started registering people from 18 to 59 but suspended the registration for elderly people, considering data of vaccine clinical trials for their age group has yet to be released, in sharp contrast to some Western countries that have been vaccinating seniors even though the Pfizer vaccine they used included very few seniors during clinical trials.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/1/27 22:08:54
  • India could turn into virus 'base camp'

    While India media was "relieved" by the high rate of coronavirus antibodies found in the New Delhi population, seeing it a step closer to "herd immunity" and almost victory for the city in the battle against coronavirus, Chinese experts believe it indicates the country's in adequate virus control capacity, warning that India may even become a global "base camp" for the virus if the situation continues after the borders reopen.

    By Zhang Hui and Liu Caiyu | 2021/1/26 22:27:24
  • Egypt begins inoculation as at least 4 African nations secure Chinese vaccines; more in talks

    At least four African countries have given its citizens Chinese vaccines or secured vaccines from Chinese developers as of Tuesday, with talks on cooperation underway in more countries. Despite the challenges involved, observers noted that China is striving to help the continent fill the immunity gap rather than hoard doses.

    By Zhang Han and Zhang Hui | 2021/1/26 19:45:56
  • Global coronavirus cases hit 100m, can humanity really learn from the apocalypse-like pandemic?

    It's beyond anyone's imagination that the world would be living under the shadow of COVID-19 for so long when the virus pushed it to "hit the pause button". Now, almost a year after the WHO announced the emergency status at the end of January 2020, global confirmed cases have topped the 100 million mark, indicating that one person in 70 worldwide is infected with the coronavirus.

    By Chen Qingqing, Zhang Hui and Zhao Juecheng | 2021/1/26 14:03:49
  • Beijing eyes antibody tests on overseas arrivals to the capital from 40 days ago to trace source

    Beijing will conduct serum antibody tests for all inbound overseas travelers who have entered Beijing since December 10 to find out the transmission chain in the latest cluster infections in the capital's Daxing district, the Beijing government said on Friday.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/1/22 22:18:39
  • Wuhan virus outbreak film released on lockdown anniversary

    A Chinese documentary on how medical staff raced to rescue patients and ordinary people watched for each other to survive the Wuhan's outbreak in early 2020 was released on Friday, a day before the first anniversary of Wuhan's COVID-19 lockdown.

    By Zhang Hui and Chen Qingqing | 2021/1/22 21:58:40
  • Longest-serving Chinese ambassador Liu Xiaoming 'sets fine example' to confront West's bias head-on

    Chinese Ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming, who will soon leave his post, has been the longest-serving Chinese ambassador of all time, which analysts believe shows that he has successfully pushed China-UK relations to their highest point in years and made great contributions in letting Western countries see China equally despite the West calling it "wolf warrior" diplomacy.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/1/22 20:08:39
  • Port cities vulnerable to viral rebound: CDC

    Recent clusters of coronavirus infections in China were mainly caused by inbound visitors and imported goods, and port cities that are at constant risk of exposure to such sources are prone to see the resurgence of the disease, a senior Chinese official said on Wednesday.

    By Zhang Hui and Chen Qingqing | 2021/1/20 22:11:21
  • Chinese health experts advise Australia to halt approval for Pfizer vaccine following Norwegian deaths

    Countries like Australia, which is expected to soon give the green light to Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for use in elderly people, need to suspend their approval procedures to wait for the World Health Organization (WHO) and Norway to investigate deaths in Norway, Chinese health experts said.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/1/19 21:05:07
  • Mink may be host of coronavirus' origin: China's 'Bat Woman'

    While the World Health Organization's expert team is in Wuhan to investigate how the coronavirus jumped to humans from animals, China's "Bat Woman" Shi Zhengli said in an article that mink could be a possible host of the origin of the novel coronavirus, and called on the world to investigate samples from more susceptible animals to determine when the virus moved to humans.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/1/15 21:22:34
  • Chinese health experts call to suspend Pfizer's mRNA vaccine for elderly after Norwegian deaths

    Chinese health experts called on Norway and other countries to suspend the use of mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines produced by companies such as Pfizer, especially among elderly people, due to the vaccines' safety uncertainties following the deaths of 23 elderly Norwegian people who received the vaccine.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/1/15 13:58:36
  • Chinese netizens bombard US consulate's COVID-19 event as 'inciting gender confrontation, violating epidemic rules'

    An invitation to a panel discussion on women's role in COVID-19 control by the US Consulate General Guangzhou has sparked wide criticism and ridicule from Chinese netizens who stormed the commentary section of the consulate general's social media account, questioning how it "has the nerve" to launch such an event to incite confrontations between men and women in China, when the US has failed in controlling COVID-19 and seen the deaths of nearly 400,000 Americans.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/1/14 22:03:40
  • At least 17 countries have purchased China-produced COVID-19 vaccines

    More countries announced they would purchase China's COVID-19 vaccines or start mass inoculations using them, as senior officials of various countries stressed the safety of the Chinese vaccines despite some Western media questioning their efficacy and safety.

    By Zhang Hui and Hu Yuwei | 2021/1/14 21:24:23
  • Loudspeakers, banners, excavators: Chinese villages fight smart as epidemic flares up

    Loudspeakers in villages started blasting, long alert banners were hung on walls, excavators and metal gates were set up to examine vehicles and visitors…Chinese villages are fighting the novel coronavirus in its own way as virus resurgence occurs in multiple Chinese cities.

    By Liu Caiyu and Zhang Hui | 2021/1/14 21:13:00
  • Ocean temperatures hit record high in 2020: report

    Despite the small dip in global carbon emissions due to restrictions on travel and other activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, global ocean temperatures continued breaking records in 2020, with a recent study reporting the highest ocean temperatures since 1955 from surface level to a depth of 2,000 meters.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/1/13 17:23:38
  • US State Dept scraps overseas trips as world realizes Trump administration's 'destructive nature'

    The cancellation of all US State Department travel, which was not unexpected, was due to the Trump administration being unwelcome both domestically and internationally, as American political parties and the international community, including Europe, have fully realized its extreme destructive nature, especially that of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Chinese analysts said, adding that Pompeo citing the Biden transition as the reason for the cancellation was only an excuse.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/1/13 12:19:27
  • Chinese vaccines slower than Pfizer in WHO validation, but 'intl orders unaffected'

    The World Health Organization is reportedly reviewing Chinese COVID-19 vaccines for possible emergency listing, and Chinese analysts believe that if Chinese vaccines, including CanSinoBIO's vaccine, is approved by WHO, it would significantly improve the confidence of developing and Western countries in Chinese vaccines.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/1/8 22:23:39
  • Trump is fading on social media: Chinese netizens

    Descriptions that US President Donald Trump is "half-dead, or dying on social media" were widely shared by Chinese netizens on Friday, who believe Trump's Twitter and Facebook accounts will eventually be permanently banned after he turns over power to Joe Biden.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/1/8 22:13:40
  • China may tell US consulate in HK to slash staff, register with Chinese authorities: analysts

    China may require the US Consulate General in Hong Kong to slash staff, register with the Chinese authorities, and restrict its activities, and it may also consider investigating some Americans or American enterprises, if the US imposes more sanctions over Hong Kong, Chinese analysts said.

    By Zhang Hui and Chen Qingqing | 2021/1/7 20:52:19
  • More gatherings, celebrations will be held in Wuhan; West should get used to it

    More big gatherings like the New Year celebrations, sports events and live concerts will be staged in Wuhan, which was the hardest-hit city in China by COVID-19, during 2021, and the world had better get used to it, Wuhan residents said, calling on some Westerners to save their fellow countrymen following Chinese experiences rather than attacking Wuhan's gatherings with prejudice and hostility.

    By Zhang Hui and Wan Lin | 2021/1/3 19:48:40
  • When and how can China make COVID-19 vaccines free to its general public?

    Chinese health officials said on Thursday that China will make COVID-19 vaccines affordable to all Chinese residents and eventually offer them free of charge to the public as a premise, a pledge which analysts said would be realized next year when China's production capacity of the vaccine increases to cover the entire population.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/12/31 17:06:32
  • China grants conditional market approval for its first homemade COVID-19 vaccine

    China on Thursday officially issued approval for conditional mass use of the first homemade COVID-19 vaccine, which was developed by Sinopharm, marking a monumental step in the battle against the pandemic that has killed 1.79 million globally.

    By Leng Shumei, Hu Yuwei and Zhang Hui | 2020/12/31 10:11:56
  • UK's poor handling of COVID-19 responsible for piano master Fou Ts'ong's death: netizens

    Chinese social media was filled with posts and candle emojis on Tuesday as netizens mourned legendary Chinese-born pianist Fou Ts'ong, who died on Monday in the UK from COVID-19, with some sadly commenting that he probably would not have died if he had been in China.

    By Chen Xi and Zhang Hui | 2020/12/29 20:14:44
  • China's 'ghost towns' come to life thanks to urbanization and policies

    High-rise apartment blocks, lakes, parks and long, straight roads but no people: These were typical post-apocalyptic Chinese "ghost towns" described by some Western media, but they could be the start of new cities and development miracles.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/12/28 21:20:03
  • High-level CPC delegation's Nepal visit eyes issues of common interest, upholds noninterference principle: Chinese FM

    The visit of a Chinese Communist Party of China (CPC) delegation to Nepal was to conduct exchanges with Nepal on epidemic control, governance and other issues of common interest, and the CPC upholds principles including non-interference, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said, after some media claimed the official visit to Nepal by Chinese officials was interfering in Nepal's politics.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Hui | 2020/12/28 18:08:39
  • China ramps up COVID-19 restrictions ahead of two major festivals

    Western countries have been gripped by the coronavirus nightmare since before Christmas with mega-cities being locked down, flights halted and daily new cases continuing to break records, a familiar scene to many Chinese who experienced the nation's early COVID-19 outbreak during its largest festival in 2020. With the Spring Festival holidays fast approaching, Chinese officials, health experts and residents were confident that China, with its sufficient experience, preparation and strict measures in viral control, will not see the coronavirus nightmare repeat again during the Spring Festival holidays in 2021.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/12/25 10:45:48
  • WHO intl team studying coronavirus origin to visit China in Jan, may also visit other countries: team member

    Wuhan may not be the location where the coronavirus made the zoonotic jump from animals to humans, with the transmission chain in the city potentially originating from humans, Chinese analysts said regarding the World Health Organization (WHO) international team's scheduled visit to Wuhan, noting that the team needs to investigate visitors, both Chinese and foreign, who came to Wuhan before the outbreak began, including foreign athletes attending the Military World Games held in Wuhan in October 2019. Chinese analysts believe the WHO team probably will not discover that the virus' zoonosis began in Wuhan.

    By Zhang Hui and Liu Caiyu | 2020/12/17 21:53:38
  • WHO intl team studying coronavirus origin to kick off China visit in Jan., may also visit other countries: team member

    A team of international experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) is expected to visit China in January as part of their global study on the origins of the novel coronavirus. One team member believed the China trip will start from Wuhan, where COVID-19 cases were first reported, but may also extend to outside the country.

    By Zhang Hui and Liu Caiyu | 2020/12/17 10:18:40
  • WHO team to study virus jump to human

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has set up a 10-person international team on the global study of the origins of the novel coronavirus to visit China soon to investigate what one team member said was "where the virus first jumped from animals to humans."

    By Zhang Hui and Liu Caiyu | 2020/12/16 23:43:40
  • Turkey shows 'independent diplomacy' by purchasing Chinese vaccine, opposing politicizing counterterrorism

    Turkey on Monday spoke highly of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines and expressed willingness to strengthen anti-terrorism cooperation with China and push the bilateral relations to a higher level, which Chinese analysts believe showed that Turkey has been increasingly independent in its diplomacy rather than being bound by some coalition such as NATO or blindly following the US, and that its perception of China has become more balanced and objective.

    By Zhang Hui and Liu Xin | 2020/12/15 20:16:08
  • China's fertility rate falls below warning line, population may decline

    Comments by Chinese Minister of Civil Affairs Li Jiheng that the nation's total fertility rate has fallen below the warning line and the population development has entered a critical turning point have sparked wide public discussion, with Chinese demographers warning that China's population will start to decline in the next few years, with little chance of reversing the trend.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/12/2 20:37:40
  • US harassment of Chinese crew 'McCarthyism,' may ruin America's Christmas

    Recent US moves to raid and harass Chinese ships and question ship and air crew members on their Communist Party of China (CPC) membership could face China's reciprocal countermeasures and ruin America's Christmas, as Chinese shipping companies may reduce the number of ships to the US, Chinese analysts warned.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/11/30 20:13:40
  • More flu-COVID-19 cases expected, causing detection dilemma

    China has reported four cases of dual infections of flu and COVID-19, and more such cases will occur as the country enters winter flu peak season, China's top respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan warned on Friday.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/11/27 22:33:40
  • Bruce Lee's 80th birthday commemorated globally, legacy continues to inspire many

    As the late Chinese martial arts superstar Bruce Lee would have turned 80 on Friday, his fans around the world celebrated his birthday through online and offline activities.

    By Xu Xuan and Zhang Hui | 2020/11/27 18:43:40
  • FM's Japan visit paves way for better ties, regional stability

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to Japan, one of the rare high-level bilateral exchanges to yield important and substantial results, laid a good foundation for the further stability and improvement of China-Japan relations as well as regional stability and economic integration against the backdrop of the US' intensified anti-China policy bringing great strategic uncertainty to Northeast Asia, Chinese analysts said.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/11/25 15:28:40
  • As US enters Biden era, China looks to restore ties

    The US is entering the Biden era as the formal transition process begins and a slate of top foreign policy and national security nominees are picked, which Chinese experts said are familiar faces to China who will bring a rational and pragmatic approach for the future of China-US ties, but challenges remain.

    By Liu Caiyu and Zhang Hui | 2020/11/24 11:54:03
  • Sanctions, granting asylum – West's waste HK cards won't deter China

    Some Western countries, especially the US, UK and Canada, appear to have reached a consensus to pressure China on the Hong Kong issue on Thursday, with the US vowing to hold accountable people responsible for "eroding Hong Kong's autonomy," and the others announcing plans to interfere in China's affairs.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/11/13 20:18:40
  • China hopes new US govt to get ties back on track: FM

    Right ahead of the unveiling of the US presidential election results, remarks by Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng that he hoped the new US administration will uphold the spirit of non-confrontation and win-win cooperation to jointly push the China-US relations onto the right track are viewed by analysts as a positive megaphone, sending messages to the new US administration that China is willing to take past irrational and hostile moves by the US as intended to serve the interests of the election, and would love to thaw the relationship with the new US administration.

    By Wang Qi and Zhang Hui | 2020/11/5 21:48:41
  • SCO meeting to highlight economic, pandemic cooperation, multilateralism

    Amid the internal and external challenges, the summit of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) next week is likely to highlight strengthening practical economic and COVID-19 cooperation, and the importance of multilateralism to tackle the impact of hegemony and unilateralism, Chinese analysts said.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/11/5 21:48:02
  • Lam may seek help from central govt on LegCo chaos, education policymaking

    The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) may seek the central government's support in strengthening its finances and transport between Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland when the global financial hub's economy was battered by social unrest and then by the coronavirus, Chinese analysts said on HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam's ongoing mainland visit from Tuesday to Saturday.

    By Zhang Hui and Shen Weiduo | 2020/11/4 0:37:33
  • China's new hybrid rice yields 10-20% more, breaks world record

    China's third-generation hybrid rice on Monday broke the world record to become the highest-yielding double-cropping rice, which serves as a strong response to speculations of a "food crisis" in China amid the threat of COVID-19, floods, and pests this year.

    By Fan Anqi and Zhang Hui | 2020/11/2 21:58:40
  • China sticks to opening despite self-reliance push

    Chinese officials reiterated Friday that the country's long-standing opening-up policy will remain intact, although it would adopt new development strategies that put heavy emphasis on boosting the domestic market and pursuing indigenous innovation in the next five to 15 years.

    By Wang Cong, Zhang Hui and Huang Lanlan | 2020/10/30 20:48:41
  • China's opening up will continue despite self-reliance focus: officials

    Chinese officials on Friday reiterated that the country's long-standing opening-up policy will remain intact, although it would adopt new development strategies to ensure economic and technological self-reliance by focusing on the domestic market and innovation.

    By Wang Cong and Zhang Hui | 2020/10/30 12:55:35
  • Effects of China's forests in mitigating CO2 emissions underestimated

    An international team led by Chinese scientists found that the effects of China's forests in mitigating carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have been seriously underestimated in previous studies.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/10/29 23:02:52
  • Infection through cold-chain industry prompts speculation over sources of Wuhan outbreak

    China has detected novel coronavirus on the packaging of frozen food, indicating that live coronavirus can be imported through long-distance transportation and infect cold-chain food industry workers, following recent outbreaks in Beijing's Xinfadi market and Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province.

    By Zhang Hui and Zhao Juecheng | 2020/10/28 17:21:23
  • India's acceptance of US patronage a deduction of traditional influence, won't increase its chances in border standoff

    Amid the prolonged standoff with China in the border region, India, which used to seek a balance between China and the US, moved to cozy up to Washington, with the two signing a satellite intelligence pact and vowing to jointly counter the threat of China during Tuesday's India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/10/27 22:18:40
  • Indian weapons may be 'incompatible' with US satellite-intelligence pact: observer

    India and the US are likely to finalize a satellite-intelligence pact that is supposed to improve the accuracy of Indian weapons, drones and missiles, during Tuesday's India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/10/26 20:49:18
  • East Europe hit with new COVID-19 wave as Polish, Bulgarian leaders test positive

    East Europe is facing a grim resurgence of COVID-19 as Polish President Andrzej Duda and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov have tested positive for the coronavirus

    By Zhang Hui and Xu Yelu | 2020/10/26 20:18:41
  • China, Russia see 'no need for military alliance' amid high-level cooperation

    The military cooperation between China and Russia has been at a high level in recent years, but the two countries do not need a military alliance, as cooperation based on the comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination is more conducive for the two sides to jointly participate in global governance to safeguard regional and global security, Chinese analysts said, as a proposition of China-Russia military alliance has become a heated topic.

    By Wang Wenwen and Zhang Hui | 2020/10/23 21:33:40
  • HK urges Taiwan to grant murder suspect entry a year after his release

    One year after Hong Kong murder suspect Chan Tong-kai, whose case led to the proposed extradition bill that sparked months of social unrest in Hong Kong last year, was released from prison for money laundering, he still has not been able to get a visa to Taiwan to surrender.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/10/23 19:03:40
  • China sends stern warning via commemoration of war it won against the US 70 years ago in Korea

    Almost at the same time when the world was focused on the "theatrical" presidential debate in the US, across the Pacific Ocean, at a grand ceremony Friday to celebrate China's victory in a war against US aggression in Korea 70 years ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping mounted a scathing denunciation of forces that seek to contain China's development, and issued a stern warning that the Chinese people were not to be trifled with and any aggression against China would be dealt with head-on.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Hui | 2020/10/23 15:52:29
  • China, N.Korea stand together 'for self-protection against US hegemony' like 70 years ago

    As China commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) army entering the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-1953), the DPRK, or North Korea, also held a solemn memorial event to express its gratitude and respect to China's contribution in the 1950s to save the country from being destroyed by the US.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Hui | 2020/10/22 21:21:31
  • Netizens reject label of school principal as 'China's Mother Teresa'

    Chinese netizens have blasted media that called a school principal in Southwest China's Yunnan province "China's Mother Teresa," saying the West is not the beacon of morality, and the faith of the principal, a member of the Communist Party of China (CPC), is the CPC, not any religion.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/10/22 13:28:40
  • PLA's hypersonic missile to target 'foreign military intervention' in reunification-by-force Taiwan operation

    Media reports in and outside Taiwan have been hyping that the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is preparing to strike the Taiwan island with new weapon deployment, and Chinese military experts believe weapons like hypersonic missile, the DF-17, should actually target foreign military forces if they intervene in PLA's reunification operations, and that targeting the island would be a waste.

    By Zhang Hui and Yang Sheng | 2020/10/19 21:58:40
  • Largest African delegation seeks vaccine offer in visit to Chinese developer

    Fifty-one African diplomats and senior representatives visited the Beijing manufacturing workshop of China National Biotec Group (CNBG) on Thursday to get an in-depth understanding of China's research and development of COVID-19 vaccines, clinical trials and production.

    By Hu Yuwei and Zhang Hui | 2020/10/16 13:44:33
  • Blocking surrender of HK murder suspect Chan a 'DPP political maneuver'

    The Taiwan authority continues to let political maneuvers override justice, given its latest attempts to impede the entry request from a murder suspect, whose case triggered Hong Kong's extradition bill and months-long unrest last year, seeking to surrender, observers said, after a reverend helped Chan Tong-kaithe suspect apply for a visa to the island, and reportedly failed.

    By Chen Qingqing, Bai Yunyi and Zhang Hui | 2020/10/15 23:24:30
  • FBI new film smears China on espionage, poisons bilateral relations

    A film released by the FBI and National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), allegedly based on a real case, fabricates a Global Times website article and smears China for recruiting former US intelligence officials to have access to classified information.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/10/4 19:30:57
  • Trump's hospitalization highlights COVID-19 treatment for people aged 70 and above

    That US President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 and his subsequent treatment has highlighted COVID-19 treatments and cure rate of people aged 70 years and older, with Chinese doctors saying that although older people face higher risks of severe illness and death related to COVID-19, early intervention, timely and effective treatment, and stable personal health conditions could contribute to a speedy recovery.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/10/4 14:24:43
  • HK murder hopes to surrender to Taiwan in October

    Hong Kong murder suspect Chan Tong-kai ̶ whose case lead to the proposed extradition bill that sparked months of social unrest in Hong Kong last year ̶ has notified his lawyer on the island of Taiwan to pave the way for his surrender to accept trial on the island, saying he hopes it could be arranged in October.

    By Zhao Yusha and Zhang Hui | 2020/10/2 14:27:33
  • HKSAR hands over military dock to PLA Garrison to better tackle terrorism, foreign interference

    The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) handed over the Central Military Dock to the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Hong Kong Garrison on Tuesday, a move deemed by the HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam as a historic moment that fully demonstrates the HKSAR's relationship with the central authorities under "one country, two systems" and carries important constitutional significance.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Zhang Hui | 2020/9/29 11:22:26
  • Xi calls for law-based governance, unity via long-term efforts at Xinjiang meeting

    Six years after the last central work conference on Xinjiang, and with the security situation fundamentally changed, the Chinese central government held a third central work conference on Xinjiang on Friday and Saturday in Beijing, stressing building Xinjiang featuring socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era.

    By Zhang Hui and Liu Xin | 2020/9/26 23:38:40
  • US expands politicization of Xinjiang as senators try to block TV adaption

    Chinese analysts slammed US Republican senators for desperately hyping every China-related topic out of deep panic during its election campaign, and advised the US to learn from China's Xinjiang policy to lower its crime rate, after five US senators urged Netflix to reconsider plans to adapt a Chinese science-fiction trilogy into a TV series.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/9/26 19:43:40
  • HK lawyer urges bail denial for Joshua Wong ahead of trial

    Hong Kong riot leader Joshua Wong Chi-fung, who is out on bail, was detained temporarily on Thursday for attending an illegal gathering on October 5, 2019, and for violating the anti-mask ordinance. Lawyers urged that bail be denied for Wong, as he may have a strong intention to flee Hong Kong as his multiple offenses could add to his sentence if convicted.

    By Zhang Hui and Zhang Han | 2020/9/24 16:04:28
  • Trump's UN address censured

    Through a simple, rapid search of global news headlines, you will find the frequent descriptions of this week's most closely watched UN General Assembly: “US-China rift,” “US-China clash”. Commenting on the US' performance, many Western media tended to view US as being “isolated,” and its unilateral efforts “widely derided.”

    By Zhang Hui and Cao Siqi | 2020/9/23 23:51:31
  • Update: HK murder suspect ready to surrender to Taiwan after COVID-19 travel restrictions lifted

    Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Chan Tong-kai, the Hong Kong man who killed his girlfriend in Taipei and triggered social unrest in HK, is still willing to surrender to Taiwan, and the Hong Kong Special Administration Region (HKSAR) government is willing to offer assistance.

    By Wang Qi and Zhang Hui | 2020/9/22 12:58:13
  • China's schools welcome 242 million students back post pandemic

    A total of 242 million students in China have returned to school as of Friday, accounting for 90 percent of the total number, which shows China's education system has withstood a major test amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Education said.n.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/9/22 11:44:16
  • UN's role in spotlight amid crises

    As the world is struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic, regional conflicts, growing geopolitical confrontations and a weak economy, the UN kicked off high-level events this week in a virtual format for the first time, which raised a lingering question: Will a virtual UN assembly address real world challenges and offer solutions, or is the UN still relevant?

    By Zhang Hui and Liu Caiyu | 2020/9/21 21:53:40
  • Serbia vows to deepen telecommunication cooperation with China despite agreement signed in Washington

    Serbia has expressed its views openly and pledged to deepen cooperation with China after a Washington meeting in early September, which Chinese analysts believe shows US' wishful thinking of wooing and pressuring Serbia to join its alliance to counter China in fields like 5G is doomed to fail.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/9/18 16:58:40
  • Ambassador Branstad to leave Beijing, fails to soothe strained China-US ties

    The US Embassy to China on Monday confirmed to the Global Times that Ambassador Terry Branstad will retire and leave Beijing in October after three years as the US envoy to China, when China-US relations underwent unprecedented tensions and confrontations. Chinese analysts said Branstad's departure shows that despite his personal intention to soothe tensions, he failed to repair the increasingly rocky ties.

    By Zhang Han and Zhang Hui | 2020/9/14 19:00:51
  • China, Russia oppose protectionism, hegemony

    China and Russia issued a joint foreign ministers' statement after Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday in Moscow, calling on all countries to uphold multilateralism and firmly oppose unilateralism, protectionism and hegemony.

    By Zhang Hui and Xie Wenting | 2020/9/11 23:03:40
  • PLA Tibet military command adopts drones for logistics support in drills amid China-India border clash

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Tibet Military Command recently adopted UAVs — or drones — to provide logistics support for its troops that are currently stationed at an elevation of 4,500 meters completing exercise drills, with some military analysts believing the decision to employ such innovative technologies showcases the PLA's new modernized logistics support means while also exhibiting that China is prepared for potential conflict while engaging in negotiations with India.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/9/11 9:46:06
  • China launches global data security initiative, respects data sovereignty

    The global data security initiative China proposes is a Chinese approach and a Chinese attitude to the global response to cybersecurity.

    By Wang Wenwen and Zhang Hui | 2020/9/8 13:03:40
  • China launches reusable experimental spacecraft for peaceful uses

    China successfully launched a reusable experimental spacecraft with a Long March-2F carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China on Friday.

    By Wang Qi and Zhang Hui | 2020/9/4 21:28:40
  • Exiled Tibetans in India's 'special force' are only 'cannon fodder'

    The latest border confrontation between China and India has brought under spotlight an Indian force unit, composed of the exiled Tibetans who some Indian media believe formed an "elite unit" and played an "important role" in the latest standoff triggered by India's provocative actions.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/9/4 18:20:30
  • Indian troops first to cross LAC; blame for border issues lies with New Delhi

    India's habitual boasts about its military strength, fabrication of victories and cover-ups of its provocations in recent border clashes with Chinese troops, which arise from its domestic need to divert public attention from its government's failure to improve the economy and contain COVID-19, make the whole world question its sincerity in maintaining the stability of the border area, Chinese analysts said.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/9/2 21:28:01
  • FM fosters German consensus

    The last stop and tone-setting visit of Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi's five-nation Europe tour brought him to Germany on Tuesday, the biggest economy in the European Union (EU) that holds the presidency of the Council of the EU. Chinese analysts believe that deeper China-Germany relations will not only better guide China-Europe relations affected by the US' mounting pressure, but also enhance global governance and multilateralism amid international challenges, as China-Germany ties have gone beyond the bilateral level.

    By Zhang Hui and Chen Qingqing | 2020/9/1 23:18:40
  • China summons Czech envoy, warns Czech officials of paying 'heavy price' for Taiwan visit

    China has summoned Czech Ambassador to China to protest over Czech senate speaker's visit to Taiwan while Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his ongoing visit to Europe made a rare strongly worded response to the speaker's act, sending a strong message to other European countries that playing tricks with Taiwan island will pay a heavy price.

    By Zhang Hui and Xu Keyue | 2020/8/31 23:18:48
  • Different standards lead to Sweden's false positive COVID-19 results: Chinese biotech firm

    In response to Sweden's concerns over “false positive COVID-19 test kits,” the Chinese company in question, BGI Genomics, said on Wednesday that the “high positive rate” was due to the amount of virus inside asymptomatic patients, and different countries and regions define asymptomatic patients differently.

    By Zhao Yusha and Zhang Hui | 2020/8/26 22:33:17
  • Update: COVID-19 antibodies may decay faster than expected, resulting in 'second infection': Chinese epidemiologist

    The COVID-19 vaccine that countries around the world are racing to acquire may not be able to provide permanent protection, and recipients who recover from the infection may become reinfected even after getting the COVID-19 vaccine, a Hong Kong virologist told the Global Times after a recent study in Hong Kong found the world's first case of reinfection after recovery.

    By Zhang Hui and Liu Caiyu | 2020/8/25 11:30:43
  • Wang Yi's Europe visit to call for multilateralism, strengthen cooperation amid US' unilateralism

    Chinese State Councilor Wang Yi's upcoming Europe visit will help consolidate China-Europe relations, explore practical cooperation in responding to the pandemic and call for multilateralism amid US unilateralism and attempts to form an anti-China alliance in Europe, analysts said.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/8/24 18:23:40
  • HK set to provide free citywide testing for COVID-19 from Sep 1

    Hong Kong is set to launch free citywide testing for COVID-19 on September 1, with the whole testing process likely to finish within two weeks, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Friday.

    By Zhang Hui and Zhao Yusha | 2020/8/21 17:48:40
  • China, Pakistan eye CPEC long term

    China and Pakistan are expected to discuss their joint response to challenges caused by COVID-19, accelerating the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as well as other regional and international issues during the second strategic dialogue between the foreign ministers of China and Pakistan that will end on Friday, Chinese analysts said.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/8/21 14:18:49
  • China, Russia confront US-dominated world order over 'unreasonable' sanction threats on Iran

    Chinese analysts called the US' threat to sanction China and Russia "farcical" and "unreasonable," following the US' rare but embarrassing loss last week at the UN Security Council (UNSC) for trying to extend an arms embargo on Iran that expires in October. China and Russia's firm opposition to the embargo extension indicated that the two countries will play an increasingly important role in improving the US-dominated world order, analysts said.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/8/20 21:51:33
  • HK officials more 'politically mature, determined' in face of foreign sanctions

    Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government officials have shown growing political maturity, more resilience and a firm stand in response to escalating personal attacks and political and financial pressure from Western countries and local extreme forces, since the implementation of the national security law for Hong Kong, analysts said.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/8/18 20:48:40
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