Achievements in work on Taiwan affairs in the past decade.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's Central Asia trip featured a tight schedule, during which Xi paid state visits to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and met with 12 world leaders and attended the SCO summit.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states signed an MOU on including Iran as a new member and began the process to admit Belarus as a member. 21 years on, SCO, the world's largest regional organization in terms of geographic scope and population, keeps growing.
China and Kazakhstan issued a joint statement on the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations during Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to Kazakhstan on Wednesday.
The life expectancy of Chinese citizens reached 78.2 years. 1.36 billion people are covered by basic medical insurance, more than 95% of the country's population.
China's internet development in numbers: -China has more than 1 billion internet users -74.4% of China's population have access to the internet -99.6% of China's internet users go online via mobiles
China has the world's largest water transport infrastructure, with more than 20,000 berths for production and 128,000km navigable inland waterways.
Life expectancy in Xizang Autonomous Region has increased by a full four years in the past decade. Check out the graphic to learn more about China's achievement in ethnic unity:
Japanese aggression in WWII caused in China: -More than 35 million casualties -300,000 Chinese killed during Nanjing Massacre -More than 200,000 "comfort women" -$500 billion economical loss
On this day 77 years ago, Japan announced it unconditional surrender, marking the end of China's 14-year War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression.
One year after US' withdrawal from Afghanistan, the war-torn country still suffers: -US seized $7 billion Afghan assets -98% of people lack food as of end-November in 2021
Fact reiterated by the white paper released by China on Wed: "We are one China, and Taiwan is part of China. This is an indisputable fact supported by history and the law. Taiwan has never been a state; its status as part of China is unalterable."
GTGraphic Human rights crimes committed by the US in the Middle East: -Deaths: 174,000 in Afghanistan, 209,000 in Iraq, 350,000 in Syria -Sanction losses: Libya-$33 bln, Iraq-$150 bln of oil revenues -98% of Afghans lack food -170,000 artifacts were plundered from Iraq
160+ countries, accounting for over 80% of the world's population, have reiterated their commitment to the one-China principle after Pelosi's provocative visit to the island of Taiwan.
The Chinese PLA conducted important military exercises and training activities including live-fire drills surrounding Taiwan island from 12 pm, Aug 4 to 12 pm, Aug 7. The drills are a stern deterrence against the US' recent provocations on the Taiwan question.
PLA drills could pose threat to major ports and shipping lanes in Taiwan, forming a complete blockage. This blockage could be part of action plans for future reunification-by-force operations, Herman Shuai, a retired Taiwan lieutenant general, told GT
“We will invade no one anywhere. But if others invade us, we will fight back and fight to a finish.” Quotes from Mao Zedong on how to respond to US imperialism.
As tensions in the #Taiwan Straits continue to rise, maritime safety bureaus in China's coastal cities have issued about 20 navigational warnings for military trainings since July 23. Check out the graphic to learn more:
With the continuous upgrade of weapons and military equipment over the years, the PLA has been moving toward a modern military force. Check out the graphic to learn about some great breakthroughs:
“There is no set form of modernization or one-size-fits-all modernization standards in the world.” President Xi Jinping stressed upholding socialism with Chinese characteristics to build modern socialist country at a study session of provincial and ministerial-level officials.
-Claimed lives of 387,000 civilians since 2001 (US) -Repeatedly killed unarmed civilians and competed with each other to get the most kills (UK) -Killing for exercises (Australia)
China's legal supervision development in procuratorial organs in the past decade: -230,000 people prosecuted for gang crimes -14,000 people prosecuted for intellectual property infringement crimes, up 59.3% over 2013 -670,000 public interest litigation cases filed
Since the end of 2016, there has been no violent terrorist incidents for 5 consecutive years and the region has attracted visitors with its gorgeous scenery and fascinating culture. Check out the graphic:
- 12.5m Africans were trafficked to the New World & enslaved (1514-1866) - 71% of forced labor victims had legal visas when arrived in the US - 500,000 people in the US now living in the modern slavery
Modern Slavery Empire under 'human rights beacon': Childhood on production line -1 in 5 children was employed in 1900 -50% of the people smuggled into the US for forced labor are underage children -100,000 child farmworkers are injured on the job every year
This year marks the 25th anniversary of HK's return to the motherland. In the past 25 years, HK has witnessed tremendous growth both economically and socially. This infographic shows HK's development in numbers.
As COVID outbreak waned and China updated its epidemic policy, tourism begins to warm up. Travel searches have surged: -Hotels ↑220% -Air ticket ↑180% -Train tickets ↑1.5 times -Hot travel destinations ↑300%
Over the past 5 yrs, remarkable progress the Greater Bay Area has achieved includes: - Landmark Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge that opened to traffic in 2018. - The Economic aggregate of the GBA which reached 12.6 trl yuan ($1.88 trl) in 2021.
President Xi Jinping has always expressed his care and concerns about the people, the development and the future of #HongKong over the years. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland, let's review his remarks on HKSAR.
Highlights of President Xi's speech at the 14th BRICS Summit
Highlights of President Xi's speech at the opening ceremony of the BRICS Business Forum
Global Development Report is an important move for China to implement Global Development Initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping. The report lays out a range of advices: -join hands to reduce poverty -join hands to safeguard global food security For more:
Launch history of manned missions to space by Long March-2F carrier rockets
Shenzhou14 mission will be: - First crewed spaceflight to Tianhe at the in-orbit assembly stage -First time the crew will use the airlock cabin in the Wentian module to exit the station for extravehicular activities. -The crew will give Tiangong classes to youngsters on the ground
Chinese taikonauts Chen Dong, Liu Yang and Cai Xuzhe have been selected to carry out the Shenzhou-14 space mission, the China Manned Space Engineering Office said at a press conference on Sat. Chen Dong will serve as the commander of the mission.
State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Fiji on Sun, his fourth stop during his visit to South Pacific Island countries. Check out the graphic and learn what achievements have been made during his ongoing trip.
In 2021, the eight obligatory targets for ecological and environmental protection set forth in the national economic and social development plan have been successfully fulfilled. Check the graphic for more:
The US-led IPEF was proposed by President Biden during East Asia Summit in Oct 2021. Though claiming to promote trade, improve supply chain resilience and catalyze infrastructure, it's widely seen as an effort to counter China's influence in the Asia-Pacific region.
A new US federal report released on Tue shows that the annual number of firearms manufactured in the US has nearly tripled since 2000. 19,344 ghost guns, which contributed to the spike in gun-related killings, were recovered in criminal investigation in 2021.
China's fiscal and taxation development in the past decade: - national general public budget revenue and expenditure: nearly doubled - tax reduced: 8.8 trillion yuan - tax agreement network covered 112 countries and regions Check out the graphic to learn more:
White supremacists are the most significant domestic terrorism threat facing the US, which caused 55% of extremist-related killings in the past decade and 45% in 2021. The white supremacist propaganda has reached a historically high level since 2020.
The Buffalo incident marked the 198th mass shooting in the US so far in 2022, raising the total firearm deaths to 15,941 as of May 15, according to GVA. Check out the graphic to learn the infamous record of US' gun violence deaths:
China's economic development in the past decade: -GDP: doubled -Per capita disposable income: up 80% -Foreign investment: up 62.9% -R&D expenditure: 2.7 times that of 2012 Check out the graphic for more:
US President Biden released a statement Thu honoring the 1 mln Americans died from COVID-19. The appalling number is equivalent to: -the population of the 10th largest US city -336 times the death toll of 9/11 -2.5 times the number of US casualties in World War II
How Chinese view China-ASEAN relations
China's position on the Ukraine situation is above board, objective and fair. However the US has been spreading disinformation about China's stance, and making groundless accusations to attack and smear China. Check out the graphic to learn the facts:
Since 1987, China has sent 30 batches of seeds into space and cultivated over 700 space crops. China is the world's leader in crop diversity and application of space cultivation, creating more than 200 bln yuan ($30.5 billion) in economic benefits.
China's legislation achievements over the past decade compared with the previous decade: 68 new laws were enacted, up one-third; 234 laws were amended, a two-fold increase; 99 decisions on legal and major issues were adopted, up 1.5 times. Check out the graphics to learn more:
China plans to set up a near-Earth asteroid defense system to ensure the safe and stable operation of spacecraft in orbit and jointly guard against the threat of a near-Earth asteroid impact. Check out the graphics to learn more details:
Timeline of the building of China's Space Station
-What's the real number of US-funded biolabs in Ukraine? -What's US researching in the biolabs? -Has US transferred the test samples out of Ukraine? If US wants to prove its innocence, it has to answer these questions & fully clarify its biological-military activities.
If China further relaxes its COVID-19 policies, silent coronavirus carriers can do home quarantine, said a CDC official, emphasizing the scenario would only be feasible when strong immunity is built, with effective medicines and measures.
Congratulations! Team China tops both the gold and overall medal tallies at the #Beijing2022 Paralympic Winter games with a total of 61 medals -- 18 golds, 20 silvers and 23 bronzes.
How will China's economy keep growing amid complicated global situations? Premier Li Keqiang highlighted these numbers at a press conference after the closing of the fifth session of the 13th National People's Congress on March 11, 2022.
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on Mar 11, 2020. Two years since, over 450 million people have been infected and over 6 million died of the disease.
Some Western politicians and media outlets keep smearing China by propagandizing misinformation on Ukraine crisis. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi confronted the traps set by the West on Monday.
Chinese State Councilor and FM Wang Yi held a press conference on the sidelines of the fifth session of the 13th National People's Congress on Monday, where he answered questions related to foreign policy matters. Here are the highlights:
China will increase defense budget by 7.1 percent to $230 billion in 2022 amid the complex global situation.
China's major targets in 2022: -China sets its GDP growth target for 2022 at around 5.5 percent -China plans to create more than 11 million new jobs in 2022 -China will maintain its CPI at around 3 percent in 2022 -China plans to cut the ratio of its deficit to GDP to around 2.8 percent for the year of 2022
China's major economic data in 2021
A total of more than 1 billion voters have participated in the new round of county and township-level elections in China, Zhang Yesui, spokesperson for the fifth session of the 13th National People's Congress said on Friday.
Democracy is not an ornament just to look good, but should be used to solve problems for the people.
China on Thursday issued a white paper on the country's development of sports for persons with disabilities ahead of the upcoming Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games.
US' NSA has been launching cyberattacks against 47 countries, regions for a decade, targeting high-tech companies and military-related institutes. China is one of the key targets.
A survey conducted by the Global Times showed that most Chinese people don't expect the US to correct its mistakes and fix ties with China, and believe that bilateral ties will keep worsening.
Chinese teenage snowboarder SuYiming bagged the 6th gold medal for Team China at the #Beijing2022 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, which makes the team set a new gold medal record at Winter Games.
The games at Beijing 2022 involve more than physical strength. Cutting-edge tech including wind tunnel system has helped Chinese athletes train and compete smarter. Check them out:
Team China bagged 13 gold medals in Winter Games before #Beijing2022. The previous record was 5 golds at Vancouver 2010. Check out the infographic to see the team's performance:
Beijing and Hebei may experience snowy weather this weekend. How do Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics prepare for extreme weather?
President Xi Jinping put forward the ideas for delivering a fantastic, extraordinary and excellent Beijing 2022 Winter Games in a green, inclusive, open and clean manner. How have these ideas been realized? Check out the graphics:
To build an even closer China-Central Asia community with a shared future, China will - strive to lift total trade volume to $70 b - provide an additional aid of 50 m doses of vaccines - strive to increase sisters cities to 100 pairs - provide an assistance of $500 m
Xinjiang's cotton output accounted for nearly 90% of China's total in 2021. In 2022, Xinjiang will ensure the production capacity of high-quality commodity cotton remain at more than 5,000,000 tons.
Xinjiang's cotton output accounted for nearly 90% of China's total in 2021. In 2022, Xinjiang will ensure the production capacity of high-quality commodity cotton remain at more than 5,000,000 tons.
One year ago, when Joe Biden became the new US president, many Americans and US allies, as well as the "competitors" or "rivals" in the eyes of US politicians like China and Russia, hoped his administration could fix the problems that his predecessor Donald Trump had left the US and the world.
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a special address at the 2022 World Economic Forum (WEF) virtual session Monday evening. Here are some highlights:
Look at how China has continued its record as having one of the lowest crime rates in the world: -The number of homicides per 100,000 people in China is 0.56 -The number of criminal cases per 100,000 people is 339 Salute to the Chinese People's Police
North China's Tianjin Municipality, which is home to 15 million people and also a major gateway to Beijing, is facing China's first real battle against Omicron, with Omicron-infected domestically-transmitted cases discovered in local communities for the first time.
State Councilor and FM Wang Yi is visiting Eritrea, Kenya and Comoros from Jan 4 to 7. Africa has been the first destination of Chinese FMs in a new year for 32 years, a diplomatic tradition that symbols China-Africa friendship.
2021 marks the centenary of the Communist Party of China when the two centenary goals met at the juncture of history. The year has witnessed multiple crises rarely seen in history, bringing arduous tasks and challenges to the Chinese people. In the past year, Chinese President Xi Jinping has led the Chinese people in making new progress and creating new achievements with strong confidence, bold initiatives and solid actions. The country has also made several promises to the world, demonstrating an image of a responsible major power.
President Xi Jinping said in his 2022 New Year Address that in the past 2021, we have seen and experienced a resilient and dynamic China.
China's commitment on pandemic cooperation: -To provide 2 billion COVID19 vaccine doses to the world in 2021 -To offer $100M to COVAX -To send 1,500 medical personnel & public health experts to Africa #YearEnd2021
Annual GT survey shows in 2021, more Chinese value #China-#Russia ties over China-#US ties, reflecting a changing attitude amid #US-led West's wrestling with China #YearEnd2021
The prospects are bright for democracy in Hong Kong. Rooted in the motherland, and buttressed by democracy and the rule of law, a free and inclusive Hong Kong will continue to prosper.
There was no democracy when Hong Kong was under British colonial rule. - governors appointed by Britain - press controlled and freedom of speech restricted - local Chinese discriminated & excluded from politics - democratic reform rejected by Britain
Anti-China Agitators have been challenging the authority of the Constitution and the Basic Law, carrying out defiant activities detrimental to China's national security and HKSAR's prosperity and stability.
Changes in HK LegCo election after electoral reform
The US' shockingly high defense budget is the foundation for it to maintain hegemony worldwide. To justify the high spending, the US has to create conflicts, crises and hype “external threats,” and act as “destroyer of world peace.”
The US COVID-19 death toll surpassed 800,000 on Dec 14. In US: 1 in every 6.5 Americans were diagnosed with COVID-19; 1 in every 412 died from it. In China: The numbers are 1 in 11,168 and 1 in 253,334, respectively.
At least 108 bills concerning social livelihoods were delayed at Hong Kong LegCo in 2014-20 due to filibustering and other tools designed by the opposition, seriously affecting the life of ordinary citizens and development of the city.
With the release of the second and final version of the Beijing 2022 Playbook on Monday night, the requirements for Olympics participants from their departure to entering and leaving China such as vaccination and closed loop management have been confirmed. Take a look with the Global Times and get to know how Beijing 2022 athletes' journey will be in China!
In recent years, more than ever before, the CPC has devoted greater efforts to ecological conservation and made significant progress in building a Beautiful China, Qinling Mountains's ecological improvement and restoration is a vivid example
What is democracy? For some, democracy is a value in crisis or a system that awakens the masses from four years of slumber just to cast a ballot.. But for the Chinese, it is something to go on about on a daily basis but something witnessed, experienced and participated in from a very young age, as democracy runs through every link of the country's governance.
A recent GT questionnaire survey finds that China's gen-Z feel that the Western political system is no longer a role model for global democracy, and they view China's political system as being better than that of the US…
18 countries have severed “diplomatic ties” with Taiwan since 2000. There are 14 left. Who's next?
EIGHT countries have severed “diplomatic ties” with Taiwan during Tsai Ing-wen's terms in office since 2016. Countries that have made the right choice were Nicaragua, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, El Salvador, Burkina Faso, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Sao Tome and Principe.
Graphic: US attempts to use Xinjiang affairs to break down China from within
The abuse of economic sanctions by the US
For decades, the US has never stopped its interference in other countries' internal affairs in the name of upholding religious freedom. Check out the graphic to learn what has been done:
Messy, chaotic practices of US democracy: -5 dead, 140+ injured in Capitol riot - Entrenched racism -48 mln+ COVID-19 cases, 770,000+ deaths - Gini coefficient up to 0.48 in 2021, highest in 50 yrs -“Freedom of speech” in name only
Delegates to the 20th CPC National Congress: -Total number: 2,300 -No less than 1/3 will be production and work sector front-line Party members in each province (autonomous region and municipality) -Women will take a certain proportion