Zhang Hui
Reporter, Beijing
Global Times reporter covering international relations, politics, public health and science.
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  • HK's 'hardline' new chief vows inclusive, vibrant city, expected to firmly heed Xi's 4-point expectations

    Wearing the tie his wife fixed for him a few hours ago, John Lee Ka-chiu in a firm yet humble manner was sworn in as Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Friday morning, also marking the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland. He vowed to build a more caring and inclusive Hong Kong filled with vibrancy, hope and development opportunities for all Hong Kong families in the next five years, as the city is advancing from good governance to prosperity.

    By Zhang Hui and Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/1 21:46:21
  • John Lee sworn in as HKSAR new chief executive, vows to build a dynamic, harmonious city full of opportunities

    The sixth-term Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) John Lee Ka-chiu and the principal officials of the new-term government took their oaths of office at an inaugural ceremony on Friday, which also marked the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2022/7/1 13:09:14
  • China punishes 4.7 million people in decade-long anti-graft campaign

    China has won an overwhelming victory in the fight against corruption in the past decade with the anti-graft watchdog investigating 4.39 million cases and punishing 4.7 million people as of April. Chinese observers believe upholding the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is the fundamental guarantee for China's achievements in countering graft, which also reflects China's institutional strengths compared with the US and a few Western countries where corruption has been institutionalized. Wang Jianxin, director of the Publicity Department of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC and the National Commission of Supervision, said at a press conference on Thursday that since the 18th CPC National Congress in November 2012 to the end of April this year, the discipline inspection and supervision organs nationwide investigated 4.39 million cases, and punished 4.7 million people.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/6/30 22:48:34
  • From chaos to governance: HKPF witnesses city's transition

    Inside the New Territories south regional headquarters of the Hong Kong Police Force, a statue of Guan Yu, a general during China's late Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220) who was known for his bravery and skill in battle, stands at one corner of the headquarters' canteen: the spirit of Guan happens to coincide with Hong Kong police's motto - Serving Hong Kong with Honor, Duty and Loyalty.

    By Fan Lingzhi in Hong Kong, Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui in Beijing | 2022/6/29 22:20:18
  • NATO summit to show unity amid deeper cracks

    The Biden administration this week ramped up efforts to mobilize its European allies in crafting long-term plans on prolonging the Russia-Ukraine conflict and dealing with China for the coming decade with the start of the NATO Summit in Madrid, to ensure Europe will follow the US' playbook and show the world the West is more unified than ever, Chinese analysts said.

    By Zhang Hui and Wan Hengyi | 2022/6/29 0:45:12
  • Xi stresses placing devt at the center of intl agenda at global devt dialogue

    Chinese President Xi Jinping highlighted the significance of placing development at the center of the international agenda when some countries have politicized and marginalized the development issue, built "a small yard with high fences," imposed maximum sanctions and stoked divisions and confrontation at Friday's High-level Dialogue on Global Development, stressing China will take pragmatic steps to continue supporting the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including adding $1 billion to a Global Development and South-South Cooperation fund.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/6/25 0:12:37
  • China denounces NATO's Asia reach as 'dangerous' as bloc intensifies anti-China rhetoric ahead of summit

    US President Joe Biden will start his European trip this weekend to use the G7 and NATO summits as platforms for coordinating with allies to jointly counter China, including inviting leaders from Australia, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea to take part for the first time. It seems NATO has found its purpose for survival through expansion worldwide, particularly seeking to extend its reach into Asia to cooperate with the US' China strategy. But Chinese analysts warned that NATO will be further split and even face a possible demise as trouble and contradictions inside the organization will snowball amid NATO expansion.

    By Zhang Hui and Cui Fandi | 2022/6/23 22:41:29
  • PLA sends 29 warplanes around Taiwan, 'practices new tactics to counter US aircraft carrier intervention'

    Twenty-nine Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) warplanes entered the island of Taiwan's self-proclaimed air defense identification zone on Tuesday, marking the third largest PLA aerial drill around Taiwan this year, which according to Chinese military observers indicated that the PLA could be practicing new tactics to counter possible US aircraft carrier intervention.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Zhang Hui | 2022/6/22 22:59:05
  • Exclusive: BRICS to take leadership role in ending global hunger, poverty: FAO

    BRICS countries Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, accounting for more than 40 percent of the world's population and 20 percent of global GDP and producing more than one-third of global cereal production, are well-placed to take a leadership role in helping eradicate global hunger and poverty by 2030, and developing countries around the world looked to the successes of BRICS countries in economic development over the past few decades, Carlos Watson, the Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in China, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview ahead of the virtual 14th BRICS Summit in Beijing on Thursday.

    By Zhang Hui and Zhao Juecheng | 2022/6/21 22:12:18
  • UN reps hail China's Global Development Initiative as accelerator to achieving 2030 Agenda

    A global development report released on Monday put forward policy recommendations to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in eight aspects, which was an important move for China to implement the Global Development Initiative (GDI), and the China proposed GDI was hailed by many UN representatives and ambassadors who believed the initiative is an accelerator to achieving the UN development goals.

    By Zhang Hui and Zhao Juecheng | 2022/6/20 22:26:36
  • Xi to host BRICS Summit; China devt approach anticipated

    When the main theme of peace and development has been seriously challenged by the US-led alliances and when the negative impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on the world economy and global sustainable development has become increasingly prominent, China is hosting the BRICS Summit next week to provide a platform for developing nations to build consensus on addressing acute development challenges, analysts said.

    By Zhang Hui and Liu Xin | 2022/6/17 22:53:41
  • Beijing and Shanghai manage to maintain reopening steps despite sporadic infections

    The sporadic COVID-9 cases found in Beijing and Shanghai and the tightening of regional measures have cast a shadow on the gradual reopening of China's two largest cities. But observers said the resumption of normal life and work in the two cities and across the country will not be impeded as China has updated its regular epidemic policy to better cope with the stealth Omicron based on experience from the last two months.

    By Zhang Hui and Yu Xi | 2022/6/10 23:08:32
  • China, Philippines to further enhance economic cooperation; S. China Sea issue 'will not affect bilateral ties'

    China and the Philippines celebrated the 47th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations and 21st China-Philippines Friendship Day on Thursday, just days before Philippine president-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. takes office. Chinese analysts said that bilateral ties will be further strengthened under the pragmatic China policy of Marcos Jr. who is believed not to let the South China Sea issue affect the overall development of ties.

    By Zhang Hui and Wan Hengyi | 2022/6/9 22:17:48
  • China's radio telescope detects first persistently active repeating fast radio burst from 3b light years away

    An international team led by Chinese scientists discovered and located the first persistently active repeating fast radio burst (FRB) with the help of the world's largest radio telescope, China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), which indicated the evolution of FRBs and may help scientists understand the origin of the brightest radio waves emanating from billions of light years outside the galaxy.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/6/8 23:19:53
  • China, Central Asia agree on broad cooperation covering BRI, trade and security at C+C5 FMs' meeting

    China and five Central Asian countries achieved fruitful cooperation and broad consensus on issues covering the economy, trade and security during Wednesday's third China+Central Asia (C+C5) foreign ministers' meeting. Chinese analysts said the outcomes addressed the region's most acute challenges of an economic downturn and the threat of a “color revolution” following the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and also smashed the US' recent malicious attempt to pressure Central Asia with ideological tools in order to drive a wedge between China and the region.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/6/8 22:39:26
  • China's economic recovery on fast track for H2 in 2022 as Beijing, Shanghai lift COVID restrictions

    As Beijing on Sunday announced a major reopening of dine-in services, schools and scenic spots, Shanghai has embraced a fully normal life and work and Guangzhou saw a return of dragon boat racing for the first time after a two-year hiatus, China is marching toward the second half of 2022 with a hard-won victory against the stealthy Omicron variant and great hope for achieving its full-year economic growth target.

    By Zhang Hui and Chi Jingyi | 2022/6/5 20:59:54
  • China, Tonga to deepen ties in disaster relief, agri, health

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Tonga on Tuesday, the fifth leg of a tour to South Pacific island nations, and the two countries signed cooperation deals on disaster relief, agriculture, fishery and health amid some Western countries' malicious hype of China's normal cooperation with regional countries.

    By Zhang Hui and Shan Jie | 2022/5/31 23:40:44
  • Wang's visit to Kiribati shows devt opportunities, injects firmness to one-China principle

    China and Kiribati underscored the remarkable achievements of bilateral cooperation in improving livelihood and economy of Kiribati since the two resumed ties in 2019, during Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to the South Pacific nation on Friday, vowing to further enhance cooperation in tackling climate change, COVID-19, and building Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) amid the US and Australia's intensified demonization of China's role in the region.

    By Zhang Hui and Hu Yuwei | 2022/5/27 23:20:54
  • Chinese scientists to create 3D map of glaciers on Mount Qomolangma, share it globally

    As a month-long comprehensive scientific expedition to Mount Qomolangma, also known as Mount Everest, has drawn to an end, Chinese glaciologist Kang Shichang - who led a glacier and pollutant research group as part of the expedition - said that they will form a 3D digital map of the glaciers on Mount Qomolangma based on their field measurements, and the related research and data will be shared with international scientists.

    By Zhang Hui and Zhao Juecheng | 2022/5/25 22:47:43
  • No expectation from China on Aussie election; whoever wins will stay in 'shadow of US'

    As Australians prepare to go to the polls on Saturday with many expecting the new government to reduce the cost of living, strengthen the economy and tackle climate change, it appears that the first thing for the next prime minister, no matter who wins, is to travel to Japan for a US-led Quad meeting, a mechanism widely recognized as a tool to contain China and maintain American hegemony.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/5/20 22:03:33
  • China stresses BRICS solidarity in time of turbulence, transformation

    China stresses strengthening solidarity and cooperation among BRICS nations and injecting stability and positive energy into international relations in a period of turbulence and transformation at Thursday's BRICS foreign ministers' meeting.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/5/20 0:46:54
  • US envoy reveals Biden's true purpose of targeting China by Asia visit, but experts say 'countries don't easily buy it'

    Just days before US President Joe Biden's Asia visit, his envoy to Japan admitted that Biden's Asia visit would target China, and he claimed the visit would be a "wake-up call" to China, while Chinese analysts said it exposes Biden's true purpose of the visit is to form a US-led clique in Northeast Asia to encircle China rather than for the sake of peace and development of the region.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/5/17 23:34:27
  • CSTO leaders meet in Moscow to tackle threats of terrorism and 'color revolution'

    The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) leaders met in Moscow on Monday for the first time since 2019 amid the Ukraine crisis that unnerved the post-Soviet Russia-led security bloc, with Chinese analysts saying that Putin will use the summit to further strengthen the organization to deal with the emerging threats of terrorism and "color revolution" and the Russia-led bloc is also likely to deliver a consistent message to the West which has been sowing discord between Moscow and other CSTO members.

    By Zhang Hui and Xu Yelu | 2022/5/17 0:01:16
  • Biden's summit pushes ASEAN to confront China, runs counter to their interest

    US President Joe Biden intended to push ASEAN to spearhead the US' China containment policy in Southeast Asia at Friday's summit following its newly announced $150 million aid to maritime security cooperation in the South China Sea, Chinese analysts said, noting that neither the grandiose aid nor Biden's talk would be able to tie ASEAN to the US' chariot against China.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/5/13 22:02:04
  • China refutes West's irresponsible remarks on arrest of HK cardinal in the case of funding rioters

    Chinese officials, legal experts and lawmakers refuted the remarks made by the US, Canada and the EU concerning the latest law enforcement activities in Hong Kong, after the Hong Kong police on Wednesday night arrested four trustees of the "612 Humanitarian Relief Fund" including former bishop Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun and singer Denise Ho Wan-see who actively supported the black-clad riot in the city in 2019.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2022/5/12 18:02:20
  • Putin's calm, restrained Victory Day speech 'left room for negotiations'

    In his Victory Day speech on Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin "calmly but firmly" stated that Russia had to take preemptive actions in its special operation in Ukraine as NATO had created an "absolutely unacceptable threat" at Russia's borders. According to Chinese analysts, the speech was delivered in a "restrained" manner to send a clear signal to the West that Russia will not accept intensified pressure to squeeze Russia's strategic space, but at the same time showed Putin was leaving some room for negotiation.

    By Zhang Hui and Xu Yelu | 2022/5/9 23:36:37
  • S.China's Guangdong no longer uses birth registration to restrict births; moves closer to 'scraping all restrictions'

    South China's Guangdong Province, the province with the highest number of births in China for years, said that birth registration was no longer served as a tool for restricting births and allowed all births to be registered including births outside marriage in its newly implemented birth registration guideline.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/5/6 17:29:09
  • Pelosi visits Kiev to 'maximize' US' support and prolong Russia-Ukraine conflict, inflate 'political legacy'

    US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi made an unannounced visit to Kiev on Sunday, the highest-ranking American official to visit Ukraine since the start of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and Chinese analysts said it indicated that the Biden administration was maximizing US support to Ukraine while deceiving the domestic voters as much as it can that US won't get involved in the conflict.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/5/1 22:37:36
  • School-related cases account for one third of total in Beijing's new COVID flare-up

    School-related COVID-19 cluster cases accounted for one-third of the total tally in Beijing's latest flare-up since April 22, the Beijing health authority said on Wednesday, highlighting the importance of epidemic prevention on campus.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/4/27 20:11:55
  • India opens Raisina Dialogue to expand global influence; topics show balancing between China and West

    Amid the Russia-Ukraine conflict, India on Monday kicked off its annual conference on geopolitics and geoeconomics, Raisina Dialogue, with Chinese analysts saying that India is aiming to further expand its global influence and status since it has benefited both diplomatically and economically from its independent position on the conflict in Europe.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/4/25 23:11:12
  • US officials' warning to China-Solomon Islands cooperation a serious provocation, reveals 'hooliganism' and 'bullying'

    The US' so-called warning to any permanent 'China military presence' in the Solomon Islands was a serious provocation to both China and the South Pacific nation as two sovereign states, fully revealing US 'hooliganism' and 'bullying' in abducting South Pacific nations into its anti-China chariot, Chinese analysts said on Saturday, following the US delegation's visit to the region.

    By Zhang Hui and Shan Jie | 2022/4/23 22:25:55
  • China to use fusion power in 30 to 50 years: scientist

    China has finished researching and developing more than 80 percent of the key technology in fusion energy, and is expected to use the fusion power in 30 to 50 years, a Chinese scientist told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.

    By Zhang Hui and Zhao Juecheng | 2022/4/21 15:30:11
  • Two Shanghai districts eliminate community infections

    Shanghai is seeing a glimmer of hope after battling the Omicron variant for almost a month and a half, with two districts announcing they have stamped out infections within communities, and the number found outside quarantine areas has fallen for consecutive days.

    By Zhao Yusha and Zhang Hui | 2022/4/20 22:03:01
  • Chinese scientists analyze record low Antarctic sea-ice extent since 1978

    A new study reported record low Antarctic sea-ice extent in February, showing for the first time the sea-ice extent in the Antarctic shrank to below 2 million square kilometers since 1978, the launch of satellite observations of the poles.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/4/19 21:35:18
  • CPC opens 1st online public opinions on natl congress; offers reference for report of 20th congress

    The Communist Party of China (CPC) is asking the public to contribute opinions on its 20th national congress to be held in the second half of 2022, marking the first time in the CPC's history that work related to national congress has included publicly solicited opinions.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/4/15 17:56:30
  • Shanghai's daily cases may peak this week; total infections may reach 700,000 in outbreak: experts

    The number of Shanghai's daily new COVID-19 cases may peak this week and the fresh wave may finish as early as the end of next month, experts said, although China's financial hub reported a record high number of daily new infections on Thursday, bringing the total infections in Shanghai to more than 250,000 since March.

    By Zhang Hui and Chen Qingqing in Beijing, and Yu Xi in Shanghai | 2022/4/14 23:33:11
  • US shuns UN meeting on biological security to 'cover up guilt conscience'

    When Russia, China and other countries expressed their concerns over US biological activities in countries including Ukraine at a UN Security Council meeting on Wednesday, the US did not show up, which in some Chinese experts' eyes, was out of the US' “guilty conscience” over the issue.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/4/7 23:11:58
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive cases in NE China's Jilin likely to reach 120,000 by late May: expert

    The COVID-19 epidemic situation in Northeast China's Jilin Province, which has reported more than 60,000 positive cases in the fresh wave, is still worsening despite some positive signs of decline in parts of its capital Changchun and nearby city Jilin.

    By Zhang Hui and Zhang Changyue | 2022/4/6 21:01:09
  • Xi calls on EU to form independent China policy, encourages bloc to take primary role for Ukraine resolution

    Chinese President Xi Jinping, during a video meeting with EU leaders on Friday, offered four suggestions on how China and the EU can cooperate to help with the current Ukraine crisis, especially on supporting the EU play a primary role in promoting communication among the EU, the US and NATO and finding solutions to build an effective and sustainable EU security framework.

    By Zhang Hui and Liu Xin | 2022/4/2 0:15:09
  • Better for EU to manage unreasonable anticipation on China in talks, break from US' coercion: expert

    Hours before the China-EU leaders' meetings on Friday, Chinese analysts warned that China-EU relations cannot be kidnapped by the Ukraine crisis, and Europe should no longer be abducted by the US in foreign policy, as it will greatly undermine the EU's own interests, making it difficult to ensure economic recovery and people's livelihood, and runs counter to Europe's aim of pursuing strategic independence.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/4/1 14:41:40
  • Shenzhou-13 taikonauts to head home after 6-month stay in orbit

    Counting down their 180-day stay in China's space home, the Shenzhou-13 taikonauts have started preparations for their departure after having lived in the Tianhe space station core cabin for more than five months. The physical and psychological conditions of the three crew members are better than expected, and they are scheduled to return to Earth in mid-April.

    By Fan Anqi and Zhang Hui | 2022/3/28 21:15:21
  • Xi-Johnson talks stress need for cooperation, show China's mutually trusted communication with Russia, Europe amid Ukraine crisis

    President Xi Jinping spoke with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the phone on Friday, in which he stressed the need for the two countries to take a strategic and long-term perspective, keep an open and inclusive mindset and expand mutually beneficial cooperation.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/3/26 3:14:01
  • China, India stress managing border dispute, urge Ukraine peace and dialogue during Wang Yi's visit

    China and India, two major developing countries and emerging economies, should stick to their own development paths and join hands to safeguard peace and stability in the region and the world, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday during a visit in New Delhi, stressing the two sides should place the border issue in a proper position in bilateral relations and manage conflicts to facilitate the development of relations.

    By Zhang Han and Zhang Hui | 2022/3/25 22:48:00
  • Xi stresses shared responsibility in regional stability during rare phone call with SK president-elect

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday spoke on the phone with South Korean President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol, during which he stressed China and South Korea's responsibility in defending regional peace and promoting international prosperity and said that China is willing to work with South Korea in building a fairer global governance system.

    By Liu Xin, Zhang Hui and Bai Yunyi | 2022/3/25 17:28:44
  • ZTE's 5-year US probation ends, offers Chinese firms a lesson to use legal means to fight against US crackdown

    After a lengthy wrangle with Washington over alleged illegal exports to Iran and North Korea, Chinese telecom giant ZTE on Wednesday said it received a verdict from a US court to end its five-year probation, during which time the US launched a series of premeditated actions against China including a trade war and similar trade bans on other Chinese tech firms.

    By Xie Jun and Zhang Hui | 2022/3/23 22:25:08
  • China issues more targeted testing guideline under dynamic zero policy, no longer requires mass testing

    China on Tuesday revised its guideline on nucleic acid testing, which no longer requires citywide testing but regional testing, in order to make its epidemic prevention and control measures more targeted under the dynamic zero-COVID policy amid the worst outbreak in two years, which has spread to 28 provinces and regions.

    By Zhang Hui and Liu Caiyu | 2022/3/22 20:49:27
  • Xi urges US, NATO to talk with Russia, opposes indiscriminate sanctions

    Chinese President Xi Jinping encouraged the US and NATO to have conversations with Russia to solve the problems behind the Ukraine crisis, and expressed opposition to indiscriminate sanctions, during his video meeting with US President Joe Biden on Friday.

    By Zhang Hui and Liu Xin | 2022/3/19 0:43:19
  • China sends tough signal ahead of Xi-Biden talk to set firm position on bilateral ties, Ukraine issue

    Just hours before the phone call between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden on Friday, China, in a rare move, sent tough signals, stating it will never accept US threats and coercion over the Ukraine issue and vowing to make a strong response if the US takes measures harming China's legitimate interests.

    By Zhang Hui and Liu Xin | 2022/3/18 17:35:02
  • Experts fear Japan may accelerate plan to dump Fukushima wastewater after earthquake

    A magnitude 7.4 earthquake rattled northeastern Japan late Wednesday night, including Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, which was devastated by a 9.0 quake in 2011 that triggered the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Some Chinese citizens in Japan and analysts expressed deep concern over the safety of the nuclear facilities and worry that Japan may accelerate its plan to discharge contaminated water into the sea.

    By Zhang Hui and Xing Xiaojing | 2022/3/17 19:52:24
  • Another COVID-19 oral drug available in HK, expected to lower death rate

    The first shipment of the COVID-19 oral medication Paxlovid has been distributed to the Hong Kong Hospital Authority to be used as treatment on Wednesday, while subsequent shipments are due to arrive in the next months.

    By Cui Fandi and Zhang Hui | 2022/3/16 23:05:05
  • Tropical terrestrial methane emissions explain over 80% of changes in global atmospheric methane growth rate: study

    A new study conducted by a group of international scientists from China and the UK showed that tropical terrestrial methane (CH4) emissions explain more than 80 percent of the observed changes in the global atmospheric methane growth rate from 2010 to 2019. The team also for the first time found that sea surface temperature variations could be used to help forecast variations in global atmospheric methane.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/3/16 21:52:43
  • Jilin records over 1,000 daily infections two days in a row, worst local outbreak since Wuhan

    Northeast China's Jilin Province has witnessed over 1,000 daily infections for two days in a row, reaching a peak of daily numbers among Chinese mainland cities since the Wuhan outbreak in 2020. Experts predict that the number of infections in Jilin is likely to exceed 10,000 in the latest outbreak due to insufficient medical resources and previous poor responses, which can serve as a tough lesson for other areas of the country in dealing with the Omicron variant.

    By Fan Anqi and Zhang Hui | 2022/3/14 21:37:59
  • Pre-orders soar for antigen tests as China adapts COVID-19 response to Omicron

    Three days after Chinese authorities allowed antigen self-test kits for public use as a dynamic adjustment of the epidemic prevention measures amid the biggest infection surge in two years, many online sales platforms witnessed a rapid increase in pre-orders of related products.

    By Zhang Hui and Leng Shumei | 2022/3/14 21:09:14
  • Public-use antigen testing could help fight against COVID-19, does not mean an end to zero policy: expert

    China's National Medical Products Administration on Saturday approved five COVID-19 antigen self-testing products for sale, which will be used as a supplement to the standard nucleic acid testing to help fight the spread of the virus. Experts said it was part of the nation's adjustment of epidemic prevention measures amid the recent spread of the Omicron variant, and could help shore up the nation's prevention capacity against possible larger scales of imported cases when the international community further reduces restrictions and when China gradually opens up in the future.

    By Yu Xi, Zhang Hui and Song Lin | 2022/3/12 0:58:21
  • China's top legislature approves way to choose HK NPC deputies

    Chinese lawmakers on Friday passed a method for Hong Kong to elect deputies to the 14th National People's Congress (NPC) at the closing meeting of the fifth session of the 13th NPC, which stressed that national legislators elected from the special administrative region must be firm patriots and those who have been convicted for harming national security be disqualified.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2022/3/11 22:39:27
  • US urged to come clean on bio-military activities as outcry grows after its 'confusing, contradictory' responses

    Amid grave concerns from the international community concerning the US' bio-military activities overseas, especially its confusing and inconsistent response on its biological labs in Ukraine, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is scheduled to convene on Friday to discuss the US' alleged military biological research in Ukraine at Russia's request.

    By Zhang Hui and Liu Xin | 2022/3/11 19:52:04
  • Equally splendid Beijing Paralympics a continuation of success, outline China's humanistic care for people with disabilities

    About four weeks after the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games opening ceremony, which injected hope and confidence into the world with a theme of spring, the Paralympic Games opening ceremony kicked off Friday at the same stage of the Bird's Nest in Beijing, displaying stories of self-reliance, inclusiveness, and mankind unity.

    By Wang Qi and Zhang Hui | 2022/3/5 0:48:48
  • Lawmaker proposes legislation of brain death per complex situations

    A Chinese lawmaker proposed the legislation of brain death at this year's two sessions, which kicked off on Friday, and this was his third time to bring the proposal to the annual meeting of China's top legislature as he believes the country's progress in pushing for the legislation cannot match the complex situations, though recognition of brain death is getting clearer.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/3/4 20:02:11
  • Paralympic flame ready to light up opening ceremony after 3-day relay, torchbearers express gratitude for improved welfare of people with disabilities

    The three-day torch relay for the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games entered the last day on Friday, and more than 500 torchbearers passed the flame in three competition zones in Beijing and Zhangjiakou. The flame, collected in nine places, is scheduled to be put on display at the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games on Friday night.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/3/4 15:42:44
  • Chinese lawmaker suggests pilot projects for resuming international tourism

    Ahead of China's annual two sessions, a Chinese lawmaker called on the country to prepare pilot projects for resuming international tourism under the normalized COVID-19 prevention and control strategy in a bid to boost the economy and show the world a real China, after some Western media reports deliberately distorted and fabricated facts about China which exerted a serious negative influence on foreigners' understanding of China.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/3/3 22:34:49
  • Beijing 2022 Paralympic Games torch relay kicks off, with advanced tech helping torchbearers with disabilities

    The torch relay for the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games kicked off on Wednesday at the symbolic Temple of Heaven in Beijing, where the flame of Beijing 2008 Paralympics was lit, and 565 torchbearers, including athletes, coaches and people who contribute to protecting the disabled, are participating in the three-day relay.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/3/2 20:55:06
  • Beijing Paralympic Winter Games to have largest use of Braille with China-developed green printing technology

    The upcoming Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games will use an energy-efficient printing technology for the Braille version of the manual for athletes and officials, spectators' guide, venue introduction and maps. It's the largest use of Braille in the history of the Winter Olympics.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/3/1 21:26:33
  • Tonga volcanic eruption unlikely to significantly affect climate or overwhelm long-term global warming trend: study

    A group of Chinese scientists concluded that the eruption of the Tonga volcano so far will not be strong enough to significantly affect the global climate or overwhelm the long-term global warming trend, based on their fresh analysis of the possible cooling effect of the sulfur dioxide injected into the atmosphere by the volcano eruption in January.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/3/1 20:54:03
  • Scientists propose measures to ensure well-being of gene-edited babies as jailed researcher to be released in near future

    Chinese experts suggest surveillance and protection measures for the world's first three gene-editing babies, as well as their descendents, while He Jiankui, who created the these babies, would be reportedly released soon after three years in prison.

    By Leng Shumei and Zhang Hui | 2022/2/28 23:06:06
  • US media misreport ex-Xinhua journalist's views on Ukraine issue, ignore complaints

    A former journalist at the Xinhua News Agency, who left the agency eight years ago, found that his personal opinion on the Ukraine issue posted on Chinese social media this week was misinterpreted by several American media outlets, including Fox News, Washington Post and the VOA, and his multiple complaints and explanations have been ignored by them.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/2/25 23:04:02
  • Xi, Putin hold talks at crucial moment of Ukraine crisis, stress peaceful approach

    Two important world leaders, Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, held a crucial phone call on Friday, one day after Russia launched military operations against Ukraine, in which Xi stressed the significance of resolving the crisis through negotiations.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/2/25 19:21:49
  • DPP mocked of being 'pathetic, desperate' to connect Taiwan with Ukraine for US protection

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

    By Cao Siqi and Zhang Hui | 2022/2/24 23:49:08
  • China urges US to end poisonous legacy left by Trump after 'China Initiative' is dropped

    The US Department of Justice announced on Wednesday it has ended the 'China Initiative,' a program launched during the Trump administration to target so-called 'Chinese espionage and intellectual property theft,' which the Chinese Foreign Ministry said should have been abolished along with the former administration's policies toward China a long time ago.

    By Cui Fandi and Zhang Hui | 2022/2/24 22:58:42
  • Hong Kong to test 7.3 million residents for COVID-19

    Hong Kong will launch mandatory mass nucleic acid testing in March for its 7.3 million residents, who are expected to receive COVID-19 tests three times within the period, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government announced on Tuesday.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2022/2/22 18:33:56
  • Cost of raising a child until age 18 in China 6.9 times China's GDP per capita, higher than US, France and Germany: report

    The average cost of raising a child until the age of 18 was 485,000 yuan ($76,556) in China in 2019, which was 6.9 times China's GDP per capita, much higher than many countries including the US, France, Germany and Japan, according to a new report released on Tuesday.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/2/22 13:29:18
  • Domestic production makes winter sports less elitist in China

    The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics is drawing to a close, but winter sports in China are reaching more people with more diversified sports as domestic production and research from Chinese sports gear companies lowers the cost of sports facilities, equipment and gear.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/2/18 22:01:58
  • China's first team of ski doctors saves athletes on snow

    Alpine skiing stands out as one of the most dangerous sports at the Winter Olympics. It not only has the highest injury rate among the winter events, but is also one of the most difficult events for medical rescue teams. Along with athletes, this competitive sport also sheds lights on China's first team of ski doctors.

    By Xu Yelu and Zhang Hui | 2022/2/16 22:07:13
  • Exclusive: How China developed snow-making technology for Beijing 2022 amid complex climate conditions

    A group of Chinese experts, after years of research and testing, developed localized artificial snow technology for the Beijing Winter Olympic Games that is able to adapt to Beijing's dry climate, which features big swings in temperatures between day and night.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/2/16 20:58:00
  • How does Zhangjiakou's wind power light up Olympic venues?

    The electricity that illuminates the Winter Olympic venues day and night, and makes the Beijing Winter Olympics the greenest Games, along with the hydrogen that powers the 1,200 vehicles shuttling among the Olympic village and different stadiums and stages - the largest use of hydrogen-powered vehicles in Olympic history, both come from Zhangjiakou, a city in North China's Hebei Province that is 180 kilometers from Beijing and also the co-host city for the Games.

    By Zhang Hui in Zhangjiakou | 2022/2/15 19:55:25
  • Exclusive: New unmanned vessel deployed to monitor water quality for Beijing 2022: scientist

    Beijing has deployed a newly developed unmanned vessel to monitor the water quality of the Guanting Reservoir, one of the major water sources for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, and the trial operation showed that the pollutant index of the reservoir was far below the standard.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/2/14 21:12:25
  • 'Best care' in Beijing hospital saves Polish luger's Olympic dreams, enhances understanding of Chinese people

    Polish luger Mateusz Sochowicz inspired many for his return to the track for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, where he suffered a serious injury less than three months ago, and his treatment in Beijing not only saved his Olympic dreams but also helped him establish a better understanding of Chinese people.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/2/13 19:37:08
  • Injured athlete at Beijing Olympics stable after first emergency rescue by air

    A medical team at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics successfully rescued one athlete in Zhangjiakou, marking the first emergency rescue by air conducted during the Beijing Games, the Global Times learnt from the Peking University Third Hospital on Thursday.

    By Liu Caiyu and Zhang Hui | 2022/2/10 17:06:52
  • Beijing 2022 sees largest use of hydrogen-powered vehicles in Olympic history

    More than 1,200 hydrogen-powered vehicles are being used in the three competition zones of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, marking the largest demonstration of such vehicles in the history of the Olympics, according to a hydrogen energy institute in Zhangjiakou.

    By Zhang Hui in Zhangjiakou | 2022/2/9 22:00:06
  • Foreign reporters amazed by China's efforts in holding Games amid pandemic, thoughtful arrangements for their work

    Foreign journalists covering the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics were not only amazed by China's development in high technology and in winter sports, but also deeply felt China's friendliness and thoughtful arrangements for journalists, as well as its efforts to ensure safe international sports events amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/2/7 20:46:55
  • Spanish skier who goes viral on Chinese social media with somersaults, slide at Big Air Shougang feels 'really safe' everywhere in China

    Many international athletes for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics have been speaking out loud their exciting and fulfilling life in China through videos that piled on praises for thoughtful arrangement at Olympic venues, depicted their thrill of trying out new training facilities in the venues and learning Chinese traditions such as calligraphy, and their videos have gone viral in China with many commenting that their pure happiness is an acknowledgement of China's efforts in holding the Games as well as in epidemic prevention and control.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/2/5 21:43:26
  • 3rd Spring Festival with COVID-19 spirited and safe, as China's epidemic control more mature, precise

    In two days, Chinese people will celebrate the most important family reunion of the year, as the Year of Tiger symbolizes courage and strength - qualities that can rekindle the public, after about three years of living with COVID-19, with some new hope.

    By Chen Qingqing, Zhang Hui and Liu Xin | 2022/1/29 23:28:43
  • Chinese young people serving Beijing 2022 confident in introducing their motherland to the world

    As the Beijing Winter Olympics is just six days away, Games personnel and 19,000 volunteers have started their work at venues and airports to contribute to a safe and splendid Games, with majority being the country's youth.

    By Zhang Hui and Liu Xin | 2022/1/29 14:36:27
  • US camp urged not to fuel Ukraine crisis as Olympic truce takes effect for Beijing 2022

    World athletes are arriving in Beijing, as the world shares the cheerful atmosphere of the great union of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, which kindles hope for the world which has been struggling with the pandemic and needs solidarity more than ever. On Friday when the UN resolution to observe the Olympic Truce for the upcoming Winter Olympics took effect, the risks of regional conflict on the Russia-Ukraine border linger.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2022/1/28 21:01:46
  • Dropping MIT prof's case shows US' 'China Initiative' self-destructing

    The dismissal of all charges against a Chinese-born MIT professor by the US Justice Department is a 'good sign,' and shows more US departments have realized its 'China Initiative' is nothing but academic racism and a self-destroying plan to politically persecute scientists, Chinese observers said, noting that the US' anti-Asian sentiment in academia and society seriously aggravated one year after Joe Biden took office, and the worsening xenophobia shows that the US is sliding into comprehensive decline.

    By Zhang Hui and Zhao Yusha | 2022/1/21 23:00:53
  • Chinese netizens helping infected migrant worker look for missing son

    Chinese netizens across the country on Thursday were helping a migrant worker in Beijng, also a COVID-19 asymptomatic carrier who has been called "the man living the most arduous life in China," find his missing son. His tough daily working schedule of bouncing around some 30 places in the Chinese capital to carry construction materials till midnight, which was revealed by an epidemiological investigation, deeply touched many people's hearts.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/1/20 17:21:32
  • Vulnerable Asians struggle in American concrete jungle

    Are Asians in the US too submissive? If the victims in similar tragedies were African Americans, or Whites or Jews, how would the public opinion and US society react?

    By Ai Jun and Zhang Hui | 2022/1/20 16:42:26
  • China-developed bioaerosol nucleic acid detection system to be used at Beijing Winter Olympics

    A China-developed highly efficient bioaerosol nucleic acid detection system is expected to be used at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic venues. The system will contribute to smooth and safe Games amid the risks of the Omicron variant spread.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/1/19 10:08:34
  • China's population to remain at 1.4b in following years despite decline in newborns: official

    China's population has entered a zero-growth period, Chinese demographers said, as the number of newborns in the Chinese mainland dropped to 10.62 million in 2021, close to the number of deaths, but they noted China is developing from quantitative growth in the workforce to quality growth as record-high new graduates every year will improve the country's population quality as well as benefit the high-tech development.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/1/17 14:14:40
  • EU FMs to only 'verbally' support Lithuania over China policy at Friday's meeting; Vilnius may 'backfire domestically with govt instability'

    Despite a whirlwind of interviews given by the Lithuanian foreign minister to render a "China pressure" atmosphere in the bloc, Friday's EU foreign ministers' meeting will only come up with "verbal" support for Lithuania, rather than any tangible outcomes to appease the "little brother," as being kidnapped by the Baltic country will only exacerbate the bloc's internal disputes and harm its own interests, Chinese analysts said.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/1/14 18:21:17
  • Lithuanian govt faces growing domestic opposition over anti-China policy

    Growing opposition among Lithuanian politicians is tearing apart its government over the country's wrong move of allowing the opening of a "Taiwan representative office," with the opposition party leader urging its foreign minister to step down, and Chinese observers said that the opposition will dominate politics in the Baltic country and may eventually change the name of the office.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/1/13 0:11:34
  • Chinese FM wraps up visit in Sri Lanka that boosts trade, while Western media unfairly hypes debt issue

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi successfully wrapped up his first New Year trip on Sunday in Sri Lanka, the last leg of a multinational trip that also took him to three African countries and the Maldives, with deepened mutually beneficial pragmatic cooperation, which Chinese observers said cannot be shaken by some noise from Western media that labeled such cooperation "debt trap" or "white elephant projects" in order to smear China and sow discord between China and other countries.

    By Zhang Hui and Qi Xijia | 2022/1/10 23:40:37
  • Discovering 500 new, China's FAST telescope becomes world's most efficient facility for discovering pulsars

    Chinese scientists have identified over 500 new pulsars using the 500-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST), known as China's Tianyan or "Sky Eye," making it the most efficient facility for discovering pulsars in the world since its operation started on January 11, 2020.

    By Zhang Hui | 2022/1/6 21:51:35
  • Taiwan island 'sponsors premeditated riots' in Solomon Islands: nation's media

    Local media in the Solomon Islands recently reported that Taiwan island allegedly sponsored the "premeditated" anti-government riots in Honiara with the purpose of trying to pull down the government of the Solomon Islands and sabotage relations between China and the Solomon Islands.

    By Zhang Hui and Fan Lingzhi | 2022/1/4 18:50:00
  • Xi hails 2021 as 'year of exceptional significance' and a 'resilient & dynamic China' on way to great rejuvenation in his new year speech

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday night delivered his 2022 New Year Address, the ninth straight annual speech since 2014, in which he hailed the 2021 as a year of "exceptional significance." Xi thanked the hard work of countless unsung heroes, stressed China's all-round achievements and the determination of China's complete reunification, and called for global solidarity.

    By Wang Qi and Zhang Hui | 2021/12/31 22:58:21
  • Beijing tightens controls amid resurgence and Omicron, 'to ensure safe Winter Olympics”

    Facing dual COVID-19 risks from a domestic flare-up and the raging Omicron variant overseas, Beijing on Friday tightened epidemic prevention and control measures and vowed to strictly adhere to a dynamic zero policy as Chinese New Year and the Beijing Winter Olympics approach.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/12/24 22:13:23
  • Japan's Winter Olympics decision a 'failed balancing act' displeasing both China and US

    After a month of indecision, Japan announced it would not send a government delegation to the Beijing Winter Olympics, but will send three heavyweights with ties to the Olympics, while not daring to use the term "diplomatic boycott." Chinese analysts said Japan's decision was a failed balancing act that is unlikely to satisfy either neighboring China or its US ally, as Chinese netizens called Japan "biting the hand that feeds it," citing China's support of the Tokyo Olympics, but the US might not be pleased since Japan did not firmly follow the US move of "diplomatic boycott."

    By Zhang Hui and Wang Qi | 2021/12/24 21:10:57
  • Biden reveals 'placebo-like' Omicron plans ahead of bleak Christmas with soaring prices and fears of new variant

    For many Americans, their dream of a white Christmas this year might turn out to be a black one, with fears of an Omicron storm and inflation reaching a 40-year high despite US President Joe Biden's new Omicron plans, and to some Chinese observers, Biden's "placebo-like" plans reflect his biggest governing feature of inaction, which is likely to make him the first US president who "so failed in the first year in office."

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/12/22 23:04:48
  • Will COVID-19 pandemic truly come to an end in 2022?

    After the World Health Organization (WHO) chief on Monday sounded the alarm over the fast spread of the Omicron variant while stating the world must end the pandemic in 2022, Chinese observers said the precondition for ending the pandemic lies in whether the WHO can play a leading role in ending vaccine inequity and developing more effective vaccines, truly unite member states and global scientists, and abandon politicization.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/12/21 22:30:21
  • HK LegCo candidates gear up for 1st election without threats and provocations; residents prepare to defend new normal by voting

    It has been a very busy week for candidates running for the Hong Kong Legislative Council (LegCo) election, to be held on Sunday, as some of them have a packed schedule for campaigning, attending forums to mobilize the public to vote, and using all kinds of social media platforms.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2021/12/17 20:04:20
  • Closed loop management for Beijing Winter Olympics participants confirmed in 2nd Playbook, necessary to fend risks amid Omicron spread

    With the release of the second and final version of the Beijing 2022 Playbook on Monday night, the requirements for Beijing Winter Olympics participants from their departure to entering and leaving China such as vaccination and closed loop management have been confirmed.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/12/15 1:00:35
  • Canadian ambassador to China resigns amid growing US pressure, criticism for his stance of developing positive China ties

    Canadian Ambassador to China Dominic Barton's resignation was seen by Chinese observers as coming amid growing domestic criticism for his stand of developing positive ties with China and pressure from the US, and observers said that the premise for improving China-Canada ties was that Canada abandons its political bias against China and drops any potential thought of following the US' "diplomatic boycott" of the Beijing Winter Olympics.

    By Zhang Hui and Shen Weiduo | 2021/12/7 22:33:39
  • Russia, India eye finalizing S-400 deal as Putin visits Modi

    India is expected to move forward with the delivery of a Russian S-400 missile defense system despite possible US sanctions as Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met on Monday in New Delhi. According to Chinese observers, this reflects India's growing uncertainty and confusion over its pro-US policy while highlighting the unbridgeable gap between India and the US, as the latter wishfully attempts to force India to completely cut off its tradition of non-alignment on national security and turn it into a vassal of its China policy in the Indo-Pacific region.

    By Zhang Hui and Xu Yelu | 2021/12/7 0:23:39
  • Team China Olympic heroes inspire national pride in HK as Lam welcomes 'favorable environment' for unleashing patriotism

    When an all-star Olympic delegation of 29 Team China athletes arrived in Hong Kong on Friday for a three-day visit to the Chinese city, the victory lap of Tokyo 2020 medalists, which is also part of the tradition for Chinese Olympians to visit the city since its return to the motherland in 1997, is expected to arouse strong repercussions, echoing rising patriotism in recent months following a number of activities in Hong Kong such as local youth talking with taikonauts, an exhibition of lunar soil and the screening of The Battle at Lake Changjin.

    By Chen Qingqing, Zhang Hui and Bai Yunyi | 2021/12/3 21:04:12
  • Strict control, vaccine research give China edge on Omicron

    With the world reporting more cases of Omicron variant on Tuesday and more Western countries hastening to close their doors, China, where so far only Hong Kong has reported cases, is calmly and confidently responding to possible challenges with vaccine research and the experience gained from China's dynamic zero-COVID policy.

    By Zhang Hui and Cui Fandi | 2021/11/30 23:19:23
  • China to chart path for stronger ties with Africa for next 3 years at upcoming forum

    Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend a forum on China-Africa cooperation via video link next week and is expected to put forward new measures for cooperation with Africa for the next three years in key areas including trade, investment and climate change as well as help the continent fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, senior officials from the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Friday when the country's first white paper on cooperation between the two sides in the past decades was launched.

    By Liu Xin and Zhang Hui | 2021/11/26 22:23:07
  • Chinese researchers allay fears of new COVID variant despite finding infection cases in HKSAR

    Several countries and regions including Israel, South Africa and China's Hong Kong have identified cases of what some Western media called the "worst" or "horrific" new variant of COVID-19, known as B.1.1.529, which carried an unusually large number of mutations and raised public concerns on its transmission capacity and possible ability to escape vaccine-induced immunity.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/11/26 21:33:39
  • China releases white paper China-Africa cooperation in new era

    Ahead of the upcoming Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Senegal, China on Friday released its first white paper on China-Africa cooperation, documenting the successes of China-Africa cooperation in the new era and offering a perspective on future cooperation between the two sides.

    By Liu Xin and Zhang Hui | 2021/11/26 10:04:26
  • Europe likely to be hit more severely by COVID-19 in December, January

    Hurling fireworks and setting fire to vehicles, thousands of people have taken to the streets in Europe recently to protest against reinforced COVID-19 measures as a new wave of the virus sweeps through the continent. Worse may yet be to come as winter and the Christmas festive season could boost infections, Chinese observers warned.

    By Zhang Hui and Wan Hengyi | 2021/11/25 0:29:51
  • China, ASEAN expected to upgrade ties to comprehensive strategic partnership at special summit, as US provocation fails in region

    China and the ASEAN are expected to officially upgrade their relations to tap into more high-quality cooperation potential - including COVID-19 vaccine research - at the upcoming special summit commemorating the 30th anniversary of ASEAN-China dialogue relations on Monday, Chinese observers said, after the two sides deepened mutual interests through "Asian means" of mutual respect, friendly negotiation and win-win cooperation throughout the past 30 years, creating the most successful example of cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.

    By Zhang Hui and Wang Wenwen | 2021/11/19 18:15:35
  • Update: Xi, Biden to hold virtual meeting, 'positive sign' for improving fraught ties

    Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with US President Joe Biden via video link on the morning of November 16 (Beijing Time), Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Saturday.

    By Liu Xin and Zhang Hui | 2021/11/13 9:10:43
  • Key plenum stresses CPC leadership with strong core key to leading nation toward rejuvenation

    The just-concluded sixth plenary session of the 19th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has highlighted the significance of the Party's leadership, which is key for the CPC to overcome challenges and to achieve historic goals, said senior CPC officials on Friday.

    By Yang Sheng, Zhang Hui and Zhang Han | 2021/11/12 21:20:22
  • China, US arranging top leaders' meeting: FM

    China and the US are maintaining close communication on arrangements for President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden's meeting, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin told a routine press conference on Friday.

    By Liu Xin and Zhang Hui | 2021/11/12 20:54:56
  • China to join Pakistan-hosted meeting on Afghanistan, skips India's parallel conference

    A Chinese representative will attend the Pakistan-hosted meeting on Afghanistan on Thursday, along with representatives from the US and Russia, and Chinese analysts believe that the four countries which could play a comprehensive role in addressing the plight of Afghanistan are likely to discuss the urgent needs and next step for Afghan Taliban in forming an inclusive government and cracking down on terrorism.

    By Zhang Hui and Liu Caiyu | 2021/11/10 22:04:01
  • China committed to maritime cooperation, tackling climate change in South China Sea amid US' coercion of ASEAN

    China made it clear at Tuesday's maritime cooperation symposium that it is committed to working with countries in the South China Sea region to expand maritime cooperation, protect global maritime supply chains and tackle climate change to build the South China Sea into a sea of peace, friendship and cooperation.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/11/9 21:28:30
  • China to offer own approach at G20 summit, COP26, inject hope in solving common challenges post pandemic

    The G20 summit, which brings together most of the world's largest economies, will start in Rome, Italy on Saturday with high expectations of pushing for coordinated efforts to boost global economic recovery and achieve outcomes to facilitate the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), which opens in Glasgow on Sunday.

    By Liu Xin and Zhang Hui | 2021/10/29 9:18:02
  • Exclusive: US health organization protests against big drug makers, calls for sharing surplus COVID-19 vaccines ahead of G20 summit

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

    By Cao Siqi and Zhang Hui | 2021/10/28 23:09:02
  • China plans to build more national parks in key ecological areas like Xizang, Yellow River basin

    China will build more national parks in important ecological areas, including the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau, the Yellow River basin, the Yangtze River Basin and the sea, after considering China's ecological security needs and public concerns, Tang Xiaoping, chief of the Institute of National Park, said on Thursday.

    By Zhang Hui and Zhao Yusha | 2021/10/21 22:01:14
  • Mutually-beneficial science plan under BRI helps global biodiversity cause

    China announced it would establish a Kunming Biodiversity Fund and take the lead by investing 1.5 billion yuan ($233 million) to support biodiversity protection in developing countries during the just concluded first part of the COP15 summit, which injected much hope and confidence into the global biodiversity cause.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/10/20 18:18:27
  • Fresh COVID-19 flare-up in seven places likely 'imported through ports in Inner Mongolia'

    Virus that has triggered new outbreaks of COVID-19 linked to a tour group of seniors from Shanghai that have affected several regions of China likely stemmed from overseas, Chinese health experts said, as more than 20 positive cases linked to contacts of the group have been reported so far.

    By Zhang Hui and Liu Caiyu | 2021/10/19 22:43:39
  • First part of COP15 closes with 'broad consensus' on post-2020 biodiversity framework

    After the adjournment of the week-long COP15 meeting on Friday afternoon, representatives and scholars attending the meeting said they expected the second part of the meeting next year to deliver a feasible global post-2020 biodiversity framework built on the political commitment and momentum formed this week.

    By Zhang Hui in Kunming | 2021/10/15 23:39:22
  • First part of COP15 exceeds anticipations; post-2020 framework will be better implemented: CBD executive secretary

    The first part of the COP15 meeting in Kunming has met and exceeded expectations and is expected to provide a roadmap for the effective further negotiations of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, executive secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) said on Friday, noting that with China taking the presidency of the conference, she looks forward to China's leadership as the world prepares for the second part of the conference next year and negotiates for the post-2020 framework.

    By Zhang Hui in Kunming | 2021/10/15 18:26:32
  • 'Elephant runners' recount epic trek of mammoth stars in S.W China

    During the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, the herd of wild Asian elephants that had been on an exodus once again becomes the center of attention, with those sharing their journey recounting details and international delegates praising China for its proper handling of the matter.

    By Xu Liuliu, Zhang Hui in Kunming and Cui Fandi in Beijing | 2021/10/14 23:48:40
  • Plateau photovoltaic bases pushed to achieve carbon emissions targets

    China needs to vigorously develop photovoltaic power station projects in the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau to achieve its double targets of carbon peaking and neutrality, and to track, detect and assess the impact of photovoltaic projects on the ecological environment on the plateau, a senior Chinese scientist said on the sidelines of the COP15 on Thursday in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province.

    By Zhang Hui in Kunming | 2021/10/14 20:48:40
  • China takes lead on global biodiversity solutions with ecological civilization: UNESCO representative

    China is taking the lead in the world and is an excellent example to provide solutions on global biodiversity with the concept of ecological civilization, and there are no boundaries in bringing good concepts to the world which needs good ideas more than ever amid the global crises of biodiversity loss, climate change and land desertification, a UNESCO representative said Tuesday on the sidelines of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) being held in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province.

    By Zhang Hui in Kunming | 2021/10/14 20:06:11
  • COP15 adopts Kunming Declaration, a message of unity to facilitate future negotiations on biodiversity

    A declaration on joint efforts and momentum to halt and reverse the loss of biodiversity was passed on Wednesday in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15).

    By Zhang Hui in Kunming and Zhang Han in Beijing | 2021/10/13 22:47:47
  • China to promote ecological 'red line' program to countries along BRI

    China's ecological "red line" program, widely hailed by foreign representatives at the COP15 meeting, is expected to help with global biodiversity conservation if applied to other countries, as China is ready to share its experience elsewhere, initially to countries along the routes of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a senior official of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) said Wednesday.

    By Zhang Hui in Kunming | 2021/10/13 21:23:00
  • Exclusive: UK, China share 'unique opportunity' to work together to protect planet, says UK envoy to China

    With the UK hosting COP26 and China hosting COP15 this year, the UK and China have a unique opportunity to work together to protect our planet, our economies and our livelihood, and we will play an active role in negotiations and use COP26 to deliver solutions that also support biodiversity, Caroline Wilson, the British Ambassador to China, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview on Wednesday.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2021/10/13 20:51:37
  • China pledges $233m for biodiversity fund, 'won't bow to external pressure on domestic goals'

    China vowed to strengthen its own biodiversity protection and release implementation plans for peaking carbon dioxide emissions while investing 1.5 billion yuan ($233 million) to support biodiversity protection in developing countries at the biggest biodiversity conference in a decade on Tuesday.

    By Zhang Hui and Xu Liuliu in Kunming, Zhao Yusha in Beijing | 2021/10/12 23:21:27
  • Danish envoy hails China's handling of wandering elephants

    The political leadership of China, the presidency of the COP15, takes the biodiversity issue seriously so that it's important for the rest of the world to follow suit amid insufficient efforts to achieve the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, set up 10 years ago, the Ambassador of Denmark to China said at the sidelines of the COP 15 conference in Kunming on Tuesday.

    By Zhang Hui in Kunming | 2021/10/12 19:43:00
  • China's ecological red line system, BRI to help countries achieve post-2020 targets

    China expressed a strong ambition to further strengthen biodiversity protection at the first global meeting convened by the UN on ecological civilization on Monday, and analysts who highlighted China's achievements in and contributions to the global biodiversity agenda believe many of China's practices, such as its ecological red line program, could help the world better achieve post-2020 targets for biodiversity conservation.

    By Zhang Hui and Xu Liuliu in Kunming | 2021/10/11 22:52:41
  • No evidence proves 'wildlife trade caused pandemic': British zoologist

    A British zoologist who has long been engaging in bats researches refuted scapegoating China for the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, saying there is no evidence to show that wildlife trade did play a role in causing the pandemic and that bats are found in multiple regions including Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia and Australia.

    By Zhang Hui and Xu Liuliu | 2021/10/11 18:08:01
  • China releases 1st biodiversity white paper, highlighting achievements, policy experience

    China on Friday released its first white paper on biodiversity conservation to showcase the country's efforts and achievements on biodiversity conversation and share its ideas with the international community as well as its practice in upholding multilateralism and deepening global cooperation.

    By Liu Xin and Zhang Hui | 2021/10/8 20:46:49
  • Exclusive: China has taken reciprocal countermeasures against UK Parliament's ban on ambassador, source says

    China has taken reciprocal countermeasures regarding the UK Parliament's banning of Chinese ambassador from attending events in the Parliament last week, a source close to the matter told the Global Times exclusively on Friday.

    By Zhang Hui and Fan Lingzhi | 2021/9/24 22:32:15
  • 102 examples of US interference in HK signal 'urgency of Article 23 legislation'

    The 102 detailed examples of US' blatant interference to China's Hong Kong affairs since 2019, issued for the first time by the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday, served as a strong counterattack and warning to the US, and also signaled the urgency for legislation of Article 23 of the Hong Kong SAR Basic Law which is likely to be put on the legislative agenda after December, Chinese analysts said on Friday.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/9/24 13:52:09
  • Quad 'incapable of inflicting substantial harm to China'

    The Quad summit, scheduled to take place on Friday, which will likely mention marine security concerns for the purpose of containing China and demonstrate that the Indo-Pacific is the current strategic center of the US, was at the stage of forging verbal consensus rather than signing substantial deals, Chinese analysts said on Thursday, noting that US typical practice of abandoning its allies like dumping trash in front of its interests will make Quad become another NATO which is existing only in name.

    By Zhang Hui and Yan Yuzhu | 2021/9/24 0:43:39
  • TTP's enmity toward Pakistan creates risk for Chinese projects: analysts

    By claiming it has close ties with the Afghan Taliban and no hostility toward China, the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is hoping to improve its circumstances following the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan, analysts said. But they warned that the TTP may continue its attacks in Pakistan and cause damage to China's projects and personnel in the country.

    By Liu Xin, Zhang Hui and Bai Yunyi | 2021/9/18 1:25:21
  • India warned not to be 'poison' for SCO cooperation, as it seeks influence on Afghan issue

    Chinese experts on Friday warned India not to be "poison" for cooperation under the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), as New Delhi has shown a keen interest in using the SCO, which has become the most important platform on the Afghan issue, to maintain its interests in Afghanistan.

    By Zhang Hui and Liu Xin | 2021/9/17 16:23:00
  • Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Dushanbe expected to focus on Afghanistan issue

    The Shanghai Cooperation Organization's (SCO) council summit, to be held on Thursday and Friday amid the 20th anniversary of its founding, is expected to address SCO's past success in security and development of the region, membership expansion, as well as Afghanistan issue, including urging US-led Western countries to perform their duties, properly handle the refugee issues and manage the risk of terrorism spillover, analysts said.

    By Zhang Hui and Hu Yuwei | 2021/9/15 21:57:25
  • Experts slam foreign media criticism of China's 'zero COVID-19' strategy as Fujian registers 150 infections in 4 days

    China's "dynamic zero COVID-19" strategy has successfully helped the country fend off the fast-spreading, highly contagious Delta variant twice this year, and is capable of taming the fresh outbreak in East China, Chinese analysts said, following the latest flare-up in Fujian Province that has seen nearly 150 cases in four days as more than 7 million residents in two cities were given nucleic acid testing on Tuesday.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/9/14 20:43:40
  • China and ASEAN expected to expand cooperation in vaccine, digital economy and investment, despite US' efforts to split the region

    Amid the 30th anniversary of China-ASEAN dialogue relations, the 18th China-ASEAN Expo and China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit kicked off on Friday to further explore cooperation in digital economy, epidemic and investment and trade, and Chinese analysts said the deepened bilateral relations which was the most successful in Asia-Pacific region will see the two become the first to rebound in people-to-people exchange in the world with mutual vaccine recognition and experience the fastest post-pandemic economic recovery.

    By Chi Jingyi and Zhang Hui in Beijing, Zhang Dan and Zhao Juecheng in Nanning | 2021/9/10 22:26:58
  • Another radical HK group disbands; more to follow but 'cannot evade legal liabilities'

    Another anti-China group in Hong Kong, Civic Passion, disbanded on Friday, after its chairman was removed from the Legislative Council (LegCo) more than a week ago, following the disbandment of HK's largest opposition alliance Civil Human Rights Front and Hong Kong teachers' union last month.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/9/3 20:18:39
  • $46 million fine on actress Zheng Shuang's tax fraud in line with common prosperity goal as China tightens regulation on tainted celebrities

    China ordered actress Zheng Shuang to pay 299 million yuan($46 million) in fines, taxes and penalties for tax evasion on Friday, a move aimed at tightening tax supervision of high-income celebrities and ensuring tax fairness for society, Chinese observers said, noting the tax supervision will be further tightened as China ushers in common prosperity, a national goal.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/8/27 22:11:35
  • CPC to reinforce anti-graft, ensure no safe haven, no tolerance to corruption following 8 officials probed, 13 punished in 1 week

    The Communist Party of China (CPC) will reinforce its ability to resist corruption, allowing no safe haven, leaving no ground unturned and showing no tolerance in fighting corruption, a major publication on the CPC's mission and contributions said on Thursday, as the anti-graft campaign continued to gain momentum in China with 8 officials being probed and 13 punished in one week this month.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/8/26 21:13:39
  • 3rd-child policy written into Chinese law; expert projects 10% of GDP needed to raise birth rate

    China on Friday passed a law amendment which allows each couple to have three children and stipulates supportive policies for childbearing, with observers believing it indicates China has officially moved from restricting births to encouraging births, paving the way for not only the third-child policy's full implementation across the country, but also potentially encouraging even more births.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/8/20 20:43:24
  • New paper shows pandemic likely caused by animals susceptible to bat coronaviruses, rejects 'lab-leak' theory

    The COVID-19 pandemic was probably caused by trading of animals susceptible to bat coronaviruses, and to locate the virus origins we need to sample over wider geographical areas including China, Southeast Asia and Japan where horseshoe bats inhabit, a new paper said while rejecting the Wuhan "lab-leak" theory.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/8/19 23:08:37
  • With records of 'lab-created coronaviruses' incidents, supervision loopholes, and audacious germ researchers, what really happened in US' UNC and Fort Detrick labs?

    Some biological laboratories in the US, including the infamous Fort Detrick lab, and a lab at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, led by well-known US coronavirus disease expert Ralph Baric, have become the focus of public suspicion in the search for the origins of COVID-19, with many observers pointing to their poor safety record and unwillingness of researchers to speak publicly.

    By Huang Lanlan and Zhang Hui | 2021/8/18 20:23:10
  • China penalizes 70 derelict officials amid Delta resurgence

    South China's Guangdong Province penalized 20 local officials on Thursday for dereliction of duty in dealing with the local COVID-19 outbreak in May and June, making it the latest province to punish officials for their poor performance in the coronavirus fight, which is seen as an important part of China's dynamic and flexible epidemic prevention and control strategy that has proven effective in the country's fight against the virus. Besides Guangdong, about 50 officials were punished in places which saw flare-ups connected to the Delta variant, including Nanjing, Yangzhou and Zhengzhou — the highest amount and most intense handling after Hubei in 2020.

    By Zhang Hui and Wan Lin | 2021/8/13 0:38:39
  • China verifies effective virus control with 0 infection in Chinese delegation to Tokyo, reassures Beijing Games

    China's record 777-member delegation for the Tokyo Olympic Games returned safely with 'zero' COVID-19 infections, and many netizens believed China's strict epidemic measures contributed to the Chinese team's best results in an overseas Olympics.

    By Zhang Hui and Wan Lin | 2021/8/11 21:28:39
  • Successful Tokyo Olympics cheers up the world, inspires Beijing Winter Games to house domestic audience

    There are only two days left in this summer's major event - the Tokyo Olympic Games. Overcoming the obstacles and opposing voices under the shadow of the unprecedented pandemic, the Olympics turned out to be a huge inspiration to athletes, spectators and the world.

    By Cui Fandi, Zhang Hui and Wan Lin | 2021/8/6 20:48:33
  • Could white-tailed deer in US become a future reservoir of COVID-19?

    Forty percent of the white-tailed deer in four US states in 2021 have been found with SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, which indicates that they have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2, according to a new study. Experts warned that large number of deer population infected with the virus may make deer population a host to the virus which can then pass the virus to humans, triggering a new wave of the pandemic.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/8/5 19:02:06
  • Wuhan Institute of Virology never contacted, preserved, designed, made or leaked the coronavirus: WIV professor

    Chinese health authority and official from Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) slammed the "lab-leak" theory on Thursday, stressing that no staff of WIV have been infected with COVID-19, and WIV has no viruses that can directly infect human beings.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/7/22 12:00:14
  • Family planning policy shift to guarantee demographic dividend

    Despite the downward trend in the number of newborns and fertility rate amid a deepening aging problem, China will still maintain its advantages in population size in the long run, where the demographic dividend will continue to exist and the talent dividend will become more dominant, state authorities said on Wednesday.

    By Fan Anqi and Zhang Hui | 2021/7/21 22:13:40
  • South China's Guangdong issues 50 weather alerts, cancels nearly 1,000 flights as double typhoons to hit the area

    Over 50 typhoon alerts went into effect in South China's Guangdong Province on Tuesday, and several coastal cities raised their alert levels to the highest, as double typhoons including Typhoon Cempaka, the first typhoon making landfall in China this year, were barreling toward the region with torrential rains, strong waves of up to 4.5 meters, and strong winds expected on Tuesday night and Wednesday.

    By Zhang Hui and Lu Yameng | 2021/7/21 0:46:27
  • WHO chief succumbs to US-led West's pressure in virus origins remarks

    World Health Organization (WHO) head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has succumbed to US-led West's multiple layers of political pressure, calling on China to be transparent and open in further COVID-19 origins studies, Chinese observers said, which cannot replace majority scientific views of the natural origins hypothesis and will question WHO's credibility and professionalism.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/7/16 20:40:57
  • China urges unity, announces $3b aid at APEC; US eyes splitting region

    The Biden administration would attempt to turn Friday's informal leaders' meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) into a geopolitical competition platform serving its purpose of securing regional leadership through Indo-Pacific strategy, instead of caring about people's livelihoods in the region, Chinese observers said, when leaders of the Asia-Pacific region are expected to jointly fight against the pandemic that has been exacerbated by the more transmissible Delta variant, and recover the economy of the 21 members which represent approximately 60 percent of world GDP.

    By Zhang Hui and Zhang Dan | 2021/7/16 14:13:42
  • Xi honors outstanding CPC members to mark Party's centennial

    At a great historic moment of inheriting the past and forging ahead into the future, the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee for the first time presented the highest honor in the Party to outstanding CPC members in different development phases of the country, with Chinese observers believing it is telling the world that the CPC with a spirit accumulated from hardships and achievements in the past century will lead the Chinese people to create more glory in the next 100 years despite rising hostility from the West.

    By Zhang Hui and Liu Caiyu | 2021/6/29 21:50:17
  • Xi confers highest Party honor ahead of CPC centenary, 'spirit to drive 2nd centenary goal'

    At a great historic moment of inheriting the past and forging ahead into the future, the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee for the first time presented the highest honor in the Party to outstanding CPC members in different development phases of the country, with Chinese observers believing it is telling the world that the CPC with a spirit accumulated from hardships and achievements in the past century will lead the Chinese people to create more glory in the next 100 years despite rising hostility from the West.

    By Zhang Hui and Liu Caiyu | 2021/6/29 21:48:40
  • GT investigates: Why Fort Detrick lab should be investigated for global COVID-19 origins tracing

    The lab-leak theory, that COVID-19 was leaked from a laboratory, has once again caused a clamor since the beginning of this year, months after the argument was thrown into the trash can of conspiracy theories by an overwhelming number of scientists.

    By Fan Lingzhi, Huang Lanlan and Zhang Hui | 2021/6/28 0:16:55
  • China launches first facility exploring Earth system interactions, improving the country's right to speak in climate negotiations

    China on Wednesday launched its first virtual Earth laboratory for the simulation of climate, environmental, ecological, Earth and space weather systems, which can predict climate and environment variability, prevent and mitigate natural disasters more effectively and improve China's right to speak in international climate negotiations.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/6/23 15:08:45
  • Qinghai-Tibet Plateau summer rainfall in next 2-10 years can be predicted; scientists to share data with S. Asian countries for reference

    Qinghai-Tibet Plateau summer rainfall for the next two to 10 years can be predicted by climate models, according to a new study by Chinese scientists, revealing the predictability of decadal variations of the plateau's summer rainfall for the first time.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/6/10 2:19:03
  • China, ASEAN to explore elevating ties to comprehensive strategic partnership

    China and member countries of ASEAN have expanded and deepened their mutual interests by properly managing differences over the past 30 years, creating the most successful example of cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region with many groundbreaking projects that demonstrate the mutual desire to maintain regional peace and stability while resolutely objecting to West's interference and provocation, Chinese observers said after the first in-person meeting of foreign ministers between China and ASEAN since the pandemic began.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/6/8 21:23:39
  • China-ASEAN ties 'most successful and dynamic' in Asia-Pacific; FMs agree to resume S. China Sea code of conduct talks

    China and ASEAN countries have expanded and deepened their mutual interests by properly managing differences over the past 30 years, creating the most successful example of cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region and demonstrating the mutual desire of the two sides to maintain regional peace and stability while resolutely objecting to interference by extraterritorial countries, Chinese observers said after the special foreign ministers' meeting between China and ASEAN countries on Monday.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/6/8 11:33:39
  • China's response to 1st community transmission of variant found in India serves as guide to control virus

    Mutated virus strains first identified in India triggered community transmission for the first time in China in recent COVID-19 infections in South China's Guangzhou. The city expanded areas subjected to stay-at-home orders on Thursday, locking down two more streets in Liwan district covering nearly 140,000 residents.

    By Zhang Hui and Leng Shumei | 2021/6/4 12:35:14
  • WHO works with Italy to retest samples of COVID-19 study, indicating 'intl experts start tracking down virus origins outside China'

    The World Health Organization (WHO) and some of its scientists confirmed to the Global Times on Wednesday that the agency is working with researchers in Italy and a reference laboratory to retest the samples of a study that suggested the coronavirus may have been circulating in Italy since autumn 2019, earlier than in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province.

    By Zhang Hui and Chen Qingqing | 2021/6/2 20:41:56
  • Grass-root Party members honored for first time on CPC centennial

    The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee will for the first time honor July 1 Medals to Party members whose names may be not that well known but have made outstanding contributions and created valuable spiritual wealth, as the CPC marks the 100th anniversary of its founding.

    By Wang Qi and Zhang Hui | 2021/6/1 0:53:39
  • India-detected variants rage through Asian countries

    While India is still slothful in handling its domestic virus surge caused by a highly transmissible mutated variant, COVID-19 variants that were detected in India continue to be exported to neighboring countries, triggering a wave of epidemic resurgence in more Asian countries.

    By Liu Caiyu, Lu Yameng and Zhang Hui | 2021/5/31 22:50:30
  • Taiwan-based Sun Yat-sen school head urges DPP authority to approve donation of 5m BNT and 5m Sinopharm vaccines ASAP

    Chang Ya-chung,Sun Yat-sen School President in Taiwan island, said on Saturday that the school has accepted the first batch of vaccine donations of 5 million doses of BNT COVID-19 vaccine from Shanghai's Fosun Pharma and 5 million vaccines from mainland Chinese developer Sinopharm, coming from a Beijing-based culture company.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/5/30 0:41:25
  • China urged to increase sea-based nuclear deterrent amid US intensified strategic threat

    Facing a serious strategic threat from the US, China was urged to increase the number of nuclear weapons, especially its sea-based nuclear deterrent of intercontinental submarine-launched ballistic missiles, to deter potential military action by US warmongers, Chinese military experts said on Friday, after reports that the US' new defense budget will modernize its nuclear arsenal to deter China.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/5/28 20:45:29
  • China's 1st published report on COVID-19 vaccines shows 'extremely rare' adverse reactions; experts hail 'remarkable' safety

    China on Friday for the first time released the adverse reactions data for massive inoculation of COVID-19 vaccines, and rates of normal and severe adverse reactions were lower than other common vaccines, which further proved the safety of the vaccines and will boost vaccination willingness worldwide, experts said.

    By Zhang Han, Zhang Hui and Zhao Juecheng | 2021/5/28 19:51:41
  • Battling behind the scenes: US pressuring WHO on coronavirus origins tracing

    Upholding the true spirit of science, valuing facts and advocating for solidarity rather than confrontation in face of the pandemic should be a major lesson learned from the past year and shared at the ongoing 74th World Health Assembly (WHA), however, the US, exploiting its return to the WHO under the Biden administration, is turning the pivotal meeting, supposed to summarize the virus-fight experiences, into a battleground between science and politics.

    By Leng Shumei, Zhang Hui and Chen Qingqing | 2021/5/26 23:52:06
  • Follow-up studies on COVID-19 origins needed in countries reporting virus sequence in 2019 including northern Italy: WHO scientist

    A Dutch virologist of the World Health Organization (WHO)-China joint study team said on Wednesday that the next-phase studies on coronavirus origins, which are based on recommendations in the WHO-China joint study report, need to include countries reporting viral sequences as early as 2019 such as Italy.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/5/26 19:58:39
  • China to offer $3b to developing countries for COVID-19 response: Xi at Global Health Summit

    China will provide an additional $3 billion in international aid over the next three years to support COVID-19 response and economic and social recovery in other developing countries, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday.

    By Zhang Hui and Li Aixin | 2021/5/21 20:17:34
  • China, EU join global health summit despite halt of investment deal

    Major EU members and China jointly participated in the Global Health Summit of the G20 on Friday, just one day after the EU parliament froze the ratification of the China-EU investment deal, called a major "deterioration" of China-EU relations by some Western media.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/5/21 15:48:36
  • EU plan to freeze deal with China shows politicians' courtship of US, may not rule out ratification

    The European Parliament reportedly plans to pass a motion on Thursday to formally "freeze" the China-EU investment agreement, which shows the split in opinions in the EU and would damage mutual trust with China. But despite the motion, the investment deal may still be ratified, at a later date, Chinese observers said.

    By Zhang Hui and Ma Jingjing | 2021/5/19 20:48:40
  • US' new vaccine donation pledge receives cautious welcome in China, believed to aim at 'weaponizing doses to contain China, Russia'

    After snapping up some 2.6 billion doses of vaccines and leaving hundreds of millions of unused vaccine doses piled up in the warehouses, the US has finally decided to donate 80 million of them to the world, while China has been offering vaccines and medical supplies to developing countries for nearly half a year.

    By Zhang Hui and Leng Shumei | 2021/5/18 21:47:12
  • From Trump's all-out support for Israel to Biden's no concrete action, the US has 'undeniable responsibility' for today's conflict

    When a Palestinian girl wept out her tears in the ruins of her bombed home, asking "why do we deserve this? What did we do for this? They just don't like us because we are Muslims," the US continued to obstruct the UN Security Council (UNSC) to issue a statement on the Israel-Palestine conflict, ignoring the human rights of civilians in Palestine and the international community's call for a ceasefire.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/5/18 0:32:27
  • US' China relations fact sheet may 'pave way' for the release of Biden's review of China policy in 'late May or early June'

    The China-US relations fact sheet recently published by the US Department of State could be seen as Washington's factual overview of its China strategy, and may pave the way for the release of the Biden administration's review of the US' policy toward China, which may be released at the end of this month or early June, Chinese observers said.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/5/14 17:20:27
  • Is China's birth rate low enough to cause population crisis?

    Now that the 30-page seventh national population census communiqué which contains thousands of figures has been released, what is behind the data and what does it reveal about the true picture of China's demographic changes? How strong should China's population policy adjustment be to cope with the trend? How low is Chinese couple's willingness to have more children, could it be low enough to result in a population crisis a few years from now? And should China reward couples with 1 million yuan ($155,400) for every child they have, as advised by some demographers?

    By Zhang Hui and Liu Xin | 2021/5/13 0:08:40
  • Delay in result release of latest census was due to more abundant info; population undercount rate lower than intl standard: NBS

    The figures released at China's seventh national population census are more abundant compared with that from the sixth census, requiring a longer preparation time, and China's population undercount rate is lower than international standards, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Tuesday, as the outcome of the latest census was one month later than its previously-scheduled release period.

    By Zhang Hui and Cui Fandi | 2021/5/11 12:01:39
  • Chinese mainland's population grows to 1.412 billion in 2020, but likely to 'decline as early as 2022'

    The population of Chinese mainland grew to 1.412 billion in 2020, up from 1.4 billion at the end of 2019, according to the results of its once-a-decade population census, which were released when China's population development entered a critical turning point with a rapidly aging population and population growth soon ending a five-decade trend of growth.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/5/11 10:06:24
  • WHO approves emergency use of China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine

    WHO gave Emergency Use Listing to Sinopharm Beijing's COVID-19 vaccine, making it the sixth vaccine to receive WHO validation for safety, efficacy and quality.

    By Zhang Hui and Leng Shumei | 2021/5/7 23:32:18
  • Economy of India' neighbors in South and Southeast Asia may need 'two decades' to return to pre-pandemic level amid new wave of COVID-19

    India's close neighbors in South and Southeast Asia, home to more than a fourth of the world's population with high population density and a great number of people living in poverty, have been overwhelmed by India's deepening coronavirus crisis.

    By Zhang Hui in Beijing and Li Bingxin in Myanmar | 2021/5/7 20:50:14
  • China to host Winter Olympics on time; IOC chief opposes politicization of Olympics

    Chinese President Xi Jinping talked over the phone with IOC President Thomas Bach on Friday. Xi said China is confident about hosting the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing as scheduled.

    By Wang Wenwen and Zhang Hui | 2021/5/7 19:55:28
  • US takes subtle moves to rope in G7 allies against China

    With China topping the agenda of the Group of Seven (G7) meeting as foreign ministers of member states have been urged to coordinate and form a common stance in addressing the “challenges” posed by China, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken rejected claims of a “Cold War” between the US and China, signaling that rather than making all-out efforts to form an anti-China choir, the Biden administration is making subtle moves to align its allies, Chinese experts said, noting that in return, EU officials' mixed signals on the ratification of its most promising investment deal appear to be a gesture of echoing the “alignment sentiment” in the face of growing domestic pressure.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2021/5/6 0:09:59
  • COVID-19 cases imported from India 'unlikely' to spark cluster infections in China

    China has reported at least 18 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases imported from India or involving Indian citizens as of Wednesday, and a source from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that China may continue to see new cases imported from India, but they are unlikely to result in further domestic infections due to China's effective and strict entry rules.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/5/5 22:32:15
  • Update: China's population grew in 2020, statistics authority says, contrary to FT report

    China's population continued to grow in 2020, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. The statement came after an earlier Financial Times report claiming the country's population began to shrink.

    By Zhang Hui and Cui Fandi | 2021/4/28 22:29:33
  • Beijing population to drop in 2022 as newborns hit decade low: demographer

    The number of newborns in Beijing hit a new low in a decade in 2020, decreasing by 32,000 to 100,368 compared to the previous year, according to official data the capital city released on April 9, which caught public attention on Tuesday as people also expect the results from the seventh national population census.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/4/27 22:00:59
  • China issues report on Diaoyu Islands to 'reaffirm sovereign rights, warn Japan and US collusion'

    China released a report on the topography and geography of the Diaoyu Islands on Monday amid Japan's growing desire to make the US back it up on the topic. Chinese experts saw the latest report as a strong message that reaffirmed China's sovereignty over the islands to the world with facts, openness and transparency, and warned Japan and the US that their collusion will face consequences if they fail to respect China's stance on the issue.

    By Zhang Hui and Xing Xiaojing | 2021/4/26 20:23:40
  • Devastating epidemic 'may drag Indian economy back to 20 years ago'; China stands ready to help

    As India suffers its worst humanitarian crisis amid the devastating second wave of COVID-19 with the fastest rise in new daily cases any country has experienced since the outbreak, the Chinese government and enterprises have made goodwill gestures by offering help or donating medical supplies despite sour bilateral ties.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/4/24 19:31:08
  • GT investigates: Getting closer to early COVID-19 cases: Why the joint WHO-China report included hypotheses of cold chain and the world military games

    Many unanswered doubts need further global investigations, such as tracing the imported food supply chain during the military games. Prominent scientists from the joint WHO-China study and Chinese health authority believe that tracking down these hypotheses was a process for the world to know possible early circulation of the disease and get closer to possible COVID-19 patient zero.

    By Zhang Hui and Xu Keyue in Wuhan, Chen Qingqing in Beijing | 2021/4/14 23:53:40
  • 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
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