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Accounts posing as Indian users appear on Douyin after TikTok ban in India

India announced a ban on TikTok in late June, leaving 200 million users at a loose end, but some accounts have since started appearing on Douyin, the Chinese domestic version of TikTok, and the Global Times found that the holders of some of these accounts claim to be Indian.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/11 0:08:25

China's manned submersible to take on 10,000-meter dive in Mariana Trench

The submersible was assembled by the China Ship Scientific Research Center, known as the 702 Institute under China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, China's largest ship and ocean engineering research institute, the report said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/25 22:59:53

Satellite internet buildup needed in 14th Five-Year Plan: Lei Jun

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi's CEO Lei Jun has said in a proposal for the two sessions that satellite internet should be listed in the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25), and commercial aerospace companies are encouraged to build up aerospace infrastructure.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/21 20:23:40

China builds Asia's largest steerable radio telescope for Mars mission

China is constructing the largest steerable radio telescope in Asia with a 70-meter-diameter antenna to receive data from its first Mars exploration mission which is expected to be launched this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/27 13:29:56

Upcoming NPC sessions 'the first step' to two sessions, as China moves toward normalcy

The next session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) will be held in Beijing from April 26 to 29, the first step to the national two sessions, sources said. While Chinese President Xi Jinping's inspection of Wuhan on March 10 signaled the success of the fight against the coronavirus epidemic in the heavily hit province of Hubei, the opening of the “two sessions” indicates China is walking toward normalcy, which are milestone indicators of the country's epidemic battle.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/17 20:48:40

Concealing health status, forging health and checkup forms will lead to conviction

China announced on Monday that obstructing border health checkups, including concealing health status by providing the wrong information while filling in a health form, and forging health and checkup forms and certificates, will be punished and lead to conviction.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/16 11:27:43

Shanghai launches policies to support enterprises amid coronavirus outbreak

Shanghai on Saturday proposed 28 comprehensive policies and measures, including tax preference, rent reduction, and financial assistance, to fight the novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) and support the stable and healthy development of enterprises.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/8 15:07:06

World's first large, three-engine drone takes to sky

Independently developed by China, the world's first large, three-engine utility drone recently made its first flight, with experts saying on Sunday that the drone is very reliable and versatile thanks to the extra engine, and can be used in transport and attack missions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 17:51:13

Chinese Navy commissions first Type 055 destroyer

China's first 10,000 ton-class Type 055 destroyer, which is expected to accompany aircraft carriers in battle groups, was officially commissioned into the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/12 13:28:13

Upgraded JF-17 fighter jet makes maiden flight, equipped with J-20 tech: report

The latest, powered-up version of the JF-17 fighter jet reportedly features technologies from China's top-notch J-20 fighter jet and made its maiden flight in December, as the warplane co-developed by China and Pakistan saw major upgrades in electronic devices that will significantly increase its combat efficiency, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/1 17:11:54

China airs Xinjiang truths

China's state broadcasters consecutively aired three documentaries from Thursday illustrating the anti-terrorism efforts in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, a terrorist organization East Turkistan Islamic Movement's (ETIM) role in plotting terrorist attacks in China and US hypocrisy on human rights issues. The documentaries sparked wide discussions on domestic and overseas media.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/8 23:38:42

Internet giant NetEase apologizes for brutally sacking employee

China's internet and game company NetEase apologized for firing an employee even though he had an “incurable disease,” admitting that those who dealt with the incident were “simple, brash and impersonal.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/25 16:53:39

China denies entry to Australian politicians Andrew Hastie and James Paterson. Embassy explains why.

The Chinese Embassy in Australia said on Saturday that Chinese people don't welcome people who make unwarranted attacks and disrespect China's dignity after the country denied entry to Liberal MPs Andrew Hastie and James Paterson.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/17 13:12:26

International observers affirm the Confucius Institute's positive impact on education and exchange

International students celebrated Confucius Institute scholarships at the Confucius Institute's headquarters in Beijing, during its Open Day on November 8.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/12 19:18:41

Foreign diplomats learn about Chinese path via CPC plenum

The International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee (IDCPC) held a thematic briefing on the fourth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee on Friday, and invited more than 210 senior diplomats from more than 130 countries to the event.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/10 19:43:39

China looking to build 'iron man' suits that let soldiers fly: experts

Soldiers of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) could one day get their own "iron man" suits that feature heavy firepower, special armor and flying capability, military experts said on Wednesday as the PLA is reportedly evaluating advanced exoskeleton systems.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/6 17:11:01

Carrie Lam to meet Vice Premier Han, discuss helping HK talent develop on mainland

Chaos and violence again descended on Hong Kong this weekend as the city's festering social unrest entered its 22nd week.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/3 23:18:40

China's second aircraft carrier prepares for commissioning ceremony: report

China's second aircraft carrier, the first domestically built, appears to be preparing for a possible commissioning ceremony since it returned from its eighth sea trial, photos and videos showed.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/30 16:06:38