Zhang Hui
Reporter, Beijing
Global Times reporter covering international relations, politics, public health and science.
  • 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
  • European companies expand business in China, not succumbed to US pressure

    Many European companies in China that emphasize global collaboration are deciding to further tap into the Chinese market and expand their investment in China in spite of repeated US attempts to build an European alliance against China.

    By Zhang Hui in Suzhou | 2020/8/18 19:10:11
  • Suzhou eyes more foreign talents amid COVID-19

    The government of Suzhou, East China's Jiangsu Province, pledged to attract more foreign talent to work and live in the city by rolling out policies amid the COVID-19 and tense China-US relations.

    By Zhang Hui in Suzhou | 2020/8/18 19:08:40
  • Azar-Tsai meeting symbolic, 'meant to provoke Beijing'

    US Health Secretary Alex Azar and Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen's meeting on Monday carry more symbolic weight than actual substance and was simply a manifest of Washington's political agenda of using the island to provoke Beijing, Chinese analysts commented. In a response to the meeting which broke the diplomatic bottom line of China-US relations, People's Liberation Army Air Force reportedly deployed warplanes including J-11 fighter jets in a flight operation across the "middle line" of the Taiwan Straits.

    By Zhang Hui and Liu Xuanzun | 2020/8/10 21:00:00
  • Disqualified candidates should be banned from possible temporary LegCo: analysts

    The standing committee of China's top legislature is likely to approve a resolution during the four-day session starting Saturday on the outgoing Legislative Council (LegCo) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to avoid a potential "vacuum period" resulting from the postponed LegCo election.

    By Zhang Hui and Chen Qingqing | 2020/8/7 20:13:40
  • HK to provide free COVID-19 testing to all residents

    Hong Kong will provide free coronavirus tests for its 7.5 million residents taken on a voluntary basis starting in two weeks' time in collaboration with the central government, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor announced on Friday, as the city has been hit by a third wave of coronavirus cases, the worst so far.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/8/7 15:35:27
  • HK's new coronavirus wave linked to Philippine

    Genetic sequencing of the virus from Hong Kong's third wave of the epidemic since July has revealed that it came from four imported sources, including Philippine sailors and flight crews from Kazakhstan, a Hong Kong virologist said.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/8/6 12:56:50
  • Azar's Taiwan visit intensifies provocation

    The US health secretary's scheduled visit to the island of Taiwan in a few days, which marks the highest level visit by a US official in more than four decades, shows that Washington is likely to send more officials from sensitive departments, such as foreign affairs and defense, to visit the island, Chinese mainland experts said.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/8/5 21:52:25
  • China advised to target US journalists in HK

    China could impose visa restrictions on American journalists in Hong Kong as a countermeasure against US suppression, which was aimed at forcing Chinese journalists in the US out of the country by not extending their visas, analysts said.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/8/4 21:48:41
  • HK, Macao scientists eye low-cost mass production of new vaccine

    As scientists globally race to develop effective COVID-19 vaccines, scientists from Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions announced a breakthrough in developing a recombinant COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, indicating that the mass production of the vaccine is feasible at a low cost in the future.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/8/3 20:55:57
  • Central govt to send COVID-19 testing personnel to HK, help build quarantine facility

    The Chinese central government will send mainland testing personnel to Hong Kong to help expand nucleic acid tests and help the city build temporary quarantine and treatment centers to contain the COVID-19, the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council said on Friday.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/7/31 20:58:40
  • Central govt offers HK help to fight COVID-19

    The central government will provide the necessary support to Hong Kong to fight COVID-19, the National Health Commission (NHC) said on Friday, as the region saw a new record number of confirmed cases in a single day on Friday amid the third wave of coronavirus infections.

    By Zhang Hui and Qi Xijia | 2020/7/24 21:03:40
  • Imports may carry coronavirus: expert

    Chinese health experts warned that packages from abroad, such as food and drugs, may contain coronavirus regardless of whether they were transported in cold chain, and enhance viral tests of imported products at all ports are necessary after Northeast China's coastal city Dalian reported a new COVID-19 cluster linked to a seafood processing company

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/7/24 20:58:40
  • Accusing Chinese of stealing coronavirus data a US trick to divert attention

    The US, which has been conducting the world's widest espionage activities, accused China of hacking and spying without substantive investigations and evidence, which is political manipulation and a tactic trying to get itself out of the dilemma of its incompetent COVID-19 response, Chinese analysts said, after the US indicted two Chinese nationals for allegedly stealing US coronavirus data.

    By Fan Lingzhi and Zhang Hui | 2020/7/22 21:17:05
  • Chinese top diplomat makes rare criticism of US in meeting with Vietnamese officials

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in a rare move, criticized the US twice in a meeting with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on Tuesday, which analysts believe sends a clear signal to Vietnam that it should avoid misjudgment on the South China Sea issue.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/7/22 16:43:23
  • Beijing vows to strike back forcefully in response to London's wrong deeds: Chinese FM

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks with British officials and some Hong Kong secessionists fleeing to the UK on Tuesday during his visit to London amid growing US-China tensions. Abandoning an independent foreign policy and yielding to the pressure of Washington, the Boris government has taken a harsh stance on Hong Kong, Huawei and other China-related matters. The policies will eventually backfire and London's policies won't be followed by the rest of Europe, observers said.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2020/7/21 23:18:40
  • Shenzhen seeks to protect public health emergency 'whistle-blowers'

    The Shenzhen city government aims to provide legal protection for "whistle-blowers" in public health emergency events, in the wake of the death of Wuhan doctor Li Wenliang, which triggered public reflection on the health emergency warning and reporting system in China.

    By Liu Caiyu and Zhang Hui | 2020/7/20 17:03:41
  • India records 1m COVID-19 cases, at risk of overtaking the US in number: analysts

    Chinese analysts warned that India may become the world's leading country in terms of the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths, which would cause great disaster if the country fails to take more aggressive and efficient control measures.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/7/17 16:43:40
  • Chinese netizens mock US consulate's 'Black Lives Matter' lecture in Guangzhou as 'ill-intentioned, hypocritical'

    An upcoming "Black Lives Matter" (BLM) lecture organized by the US consulate in Guangzhou drew a backlash on Chinese social media on Thursday, with many Chinese netizens mocking the consulate for having "ulterior motives" of inciting a color revolution in Guangzhou, saying that the best place to hold such an event is the Oval Office.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/7/16 20:33:40
  • US travel ban on CPC members 'paranoid,' risks dragging ties to 1972: analysts

    The Trump administration is reportedly considering banning members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and their families from traveling to the US, a paranoid and McCarthyist move driven by ideological bias that will drag bilateral ties back to 1972, analysts said.

    By Liu Xin and Zhang Hui | 2020/7/16 15:56:15
  • HK Act descends into 'hand-to-hand combat'

    Signing into law the so-called Hong Kong Autonomy Act indicates that the game between China and the US has turned into a "hand-to-hand combat" on Hong Kong affairs, which will force China to be more resolute in countering the US, and more intolerant to Hong Kong opposition forces' actions that may violate the national security law for Hong Kong, analysts said.

    By Zhang Hui and Chen Qingqing | 2020/7/15 22:12:37
  • China issues five 'self-defense' countermeasures in two weeks amid US provocations

    China on Tuesday announced sanctions on US arms dealer Lockheed Martin Corp, the major contractor of US arms sales to the island of Taiwan, which is the fifth reciprocal countermeasure against the US since June 29 in response to US moves that took the initiative in deteriorating bilateral relations and escalating tensions.

    By Zhang Hui and Zhang Han | 2020/7/14 22:38:40
  • US is largest manipulator, biggest threat to stability in South China Sea: analysts

    While China is working with ASEAN members to advance consultations on a Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea and has made visible progress, the US has been flexing its muscles in the region with despicable moves aimed at sowing discord between China and ASEAN members and undermining the hard-won stability in the region, Chinese analysts said, following the US State Department's latest statement on the South China Sea.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/7/14 16:20:06
  • HK 'opposition camp primaries' 'a political farce'

    The "Hong Kong pan-democracy camp" or opposition camp's so-called primary election is a political farce and mobilization for disrupting Legislative Council (LegCo) elections in September, mainland analysts said.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/7/13 23:13:40
  • HK blood donor confirmed with COVID-19

    A confirmed COVID-19 patient in Hong Kong was revealed on Monday to have donated blood before being confirmed infected, and the news sparked fear of coronavirus infections through blood transfusions, as the city reels from a rebounding epidemic.

    By Leng Shumei and Zhang Hui | 2020/7/13 21:32:25
  • China suspends imports of meat products from multiple countries after virus detected on packaging

    China is suspending imports of meat and meat products from 23 companies and stepping-up inspection of imported foods after the outside packaging of imported shrimp tested positive for the coronavirus.

    By Wan Lin and Zhang Hui | 2020/7/12 23:59:41
  • HK 'needs more tests' to control third wave of pandemic

    Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported 38 new COVID-19 cases as of Sunday afternoon with 30 locally transmitted and eight imported cases, bringing the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to 1,470.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Hui | 2020/7/12 21:17:55
  • More info expected from Kazakhstan after 'unknown pneumonia' sparks speculation

    Kazakh authorities refuted Chinese media reports on an “unknown pneumonia” on Friday, even if local media had reported that the unknown disease was more deadly than COVID-19. Some medical experts in China did not rule out the possibility that the so-called unknown pneumonia is actually the novel coronavirus, while the Kazakh side has been suggested to provide more information for prevention work.

    By Chen Qingqing, Zhang Hui and Xie Wenting | 2020/7/10 22:38:40
  • Linking unknown pneumonia in Kazakhstan to US military labs lacks evidence: experts

    Some Chinese netizens have speculated about the possible link between US biological labs in Kazakhstan and the unknown pneumonia reported in Kazakhstan on Friday, calling on the US to investigate and make public the information of the labs. But virologists dismissed such speculation and said linking the two is groundless.

    By Zhang Hui and Huang Lanlan | 2020/7/10 22:08:40
  • HK's third-wave coronavirus infection likely to be contained in a week: expert

    It's inevitable for international cities like Hong Kong to witness occasional coronavirus outbreaks, and the latest outbreak in the city is likely to be contained in a week, Hong Kong medical experts said, after the city was hit by a third wave of COVID1-9 this week that ended no new cases for 21 days.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/7/10 21:23:40
  • Chinese officials, medical experts expect more information from Kazakhstan on 'unknown pneumonia'

    Based on limited information disclosed by Kazakh authorities on an “unknown pneumonia” in the country, medical experts are unable to understand or make suggestions for prevention and control work. Chinese authorities hope Kazakhstan would provide more information so the two sides can continue jointly fighting the pandemic.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2020/7/10 18:56:54
  • 400,000 Hubei students sit gaokao undeterred by floods, virus

    For the 400,000 senior high school students in Central China's Hubei Province who are sitting this year's college entrance examination, or gaokao, their path to this destiny-changing opportunity has been especially challenging.

    By Zhang Hui and Liu Xin | 2020/7/7 23:43:24
  • Update: Bus carrying students sunk into reservoir in SW China's Guizhou, killing at least 21

    A bus carrying an unspecified number of students crashed into a local reservoir in Anshun, Southwest China's Guizhou Province on Tuesday, the first day of the college entrance exam, killing at least 21.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/7/7 16:53:40
  • Reports saying armed police deployed to HK aim to 'incite panic'

    With the enactment of the national security law for Hong Kong, some media claimed the central government will send around 300 armed police officers as “observers” to enforce the law, but Chinese analysts believe this is totally unreasonable and unnecessary and such reports are aimed at smearing China, inciting panic among Hong Kong residents.

    By Zhang Hui and Chen Qingqing | 2020/7/6 22:53:40
  • First case violating Hong Kong national security law brought to court

    Following the establishment of a law enforcement agency under the new national security law for Hong Kong, a 24-year-old man who on Wednesday hit three police officers with a motorcycle was on Friday charged of instigating secessionist and terrorist activities. It is the first case involving a violation of the national security law for Hong Kong.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2020/7/3 17:58:41
  • Foreign judges not excluded from national security cases: HK's Chief Justice

    Judges of foreign nationalities will not be excluded when Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam designates judges to oversee cases and appeals in relation to the national security law for Hong Kong, Geoffrey Ma Tao-li, Chief Justice of Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, said.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/7/3 15:08:40
  • Media show 'old playbook' in covering illegal HK protests

    An old playbook of opposition groups and black-clad rioters was staged again on the streets of Hong Kong on Thursday, where some Western and local media again showed their double standards in covering illegal protests in Hong Kong, which had been repeated since 2019's social turmoil.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2020/7/2 22:36:04
  • Dispelling Western lies about national security law for HK

    How the West depicts and interprets the national security law for Hong Kong, which was enacted on Tuesday, fully underscores the bias and double standards of some Western politicians and media on Hong Kong affairs.

    By Chen Qingqing, Zhang Hui and Wang Wenwen | 2020/7/2 0:53:40
  • WHO visit to China shows country's open attitude in virus trace work: expert

    The World Health Organization (WHO) plans to send a team to China next week to prepare to identify the source of coronavirus, and Chinese experts believe the team will hold discussions with the Chinese side on how to conduct the work globally and fairly, noting that the visit does not mean the virus originated in China.

    By Zhang Hui | 2020/6/30 11:28:40
  • China slaps sanctions on US troublemakers ahead of natl security law vote

    Ahead of the final voting procedure to enact the national security law for Hong Kong, China announced visa restrictions on US personnel on Monday - a sign that China rejects firmly foreign interference in the Hong Kong issues.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2020/6/29 21:23:40
  • Family disappointed at US court ruling

    The family of Chinese scholar Zhang Yingying, who was murdered in the US, has called the ruling of a court in the state of Illinois cruel and unacceptable and blamed the University of Illinois, whose mental health counselors failed to prevent the brutal murder, for being coldblooded and inhumane.

    By Dong Feng and Zhang Hui | 2020/6/29 20:48:43
  • China announces visa restriction countermeasures on US personnel over HK issues

    The Chinese government will impose visa restrictions on personnel from the US who have “behaved badly” on Hong Kong-related issues, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told a routine press conference on Monday.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2020/6/29 17:45:35
  • Washington has no good cards left to play without hurting itself: expert

    The US' growing pressure on China over Hong Kong issues, ahead of Chinese top legislature's new sessions during which lawmakers are expected to vote on the law, proves US hegemony and long-arm jurisdiction, and justifies the need for the national security law for Hong Kong, analysts said.

    By Zhang Hui and Fan Lingzhi | 2020/6/27 21:06:36