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
Why Chinese democracy is more extensive, more genuine and more effective than American democracy? Check out the graphic for more:
Data is the best answer to voices smearing China's regional ethnic autonomy system. In China's 5 autonomous regions and 3 multi-ethnic provinces (2012-2020): -Total GDP doubled -Urbanization rate grew from 43.1% to 55.1%
Exporting wars, launching “color revolutions” and inciting extremist ideologies – in the name of democracy. While the US has left endless bloodshed and turmoil around the world, it still attempts to establish cliques with "democracy summit."
As Omicron, a new and more contagious COVID-19 variant, sweeps across the world, President Xi pledged to provide African countries with another 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses, helping the region to reach the 60% inoculation rate targeted by the African Union.
The international community is shocked by the brutality by Lithuania toward refugees, but this is just the tip of the iceberg in the country's dark history of human rights. Anti-Semitism, minority and gender discrimination have long been deeply rooted there.
The Xi-Biden Virtual Meeting, which lasted rarely long for around 3 and a half hours, concluded at 12:24 Tuesday noon Beijing time, or midnight in Washington.
In the CPC's history, two resolutions focused on studying historical questions like the Cultural Revolution. The 3rd landmark resolution, adopted at Sixth Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee, summarizes the Party's achievements and experience over the past century.
2021 marks the 30th anniversary of China's participation in APEC. China's contributions include: -Offered $1 million to the establishment of a new APEC sub-fund -Lowered tariff levels from 23.6% to 7.5% -Provided more than 500 mln doses of vaccines
US and the DPP only dare to show small gestures of bravado, and fail to show that they are not intimidated by the power of the Chinese mainland, experts noted.
The CPC adopted the strategy of “using rural areas to encircle the cities.” The strategy proved to be effective and paved the way for the founding of the PRC in 1949.
The PLA has dispatched 746 warplanes to the aerial area near the Taiwan island and conducted drills in response to secessionist activities in 2021.
The CPC led the people to undertake the socialist revolution and construction from the ruins of the war. Many people made their contributions to the country with their lives and blood.
The sixth plenary session of the 19th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee kicks off in Beijing from Monday to Thursday. The plenary will table a resolution on the major achievements and historical experience of the CPC's 100 years of endeavors.
The year 2021 is President Xi Jinping's ninth year as General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee as well as the centenary of the world's largest ruling party. Under his leadership, China is becoming a powerful country and is now entering an era of strength.
Highlights of President Xi's keynote speech at the Opening Ceremony of 4th CIIE
Fighter jet designer Gu Songfen and nuclear energy scientist Wang Dazhong on Wednesday received China's top science and technology award of 2020 for their outstanding contributions to scientific and technological innovation.
From deep in the Amazon forest to Kenya's grasslands, China's investments in renewable energy in countries and regions along the Belt and Road help locals build a “greener” energy structure.
One out of every 5.5 Chinese use shared bikes; 300 mln daily trips were made through green transport in 2019; 600 mln+ users planted 326 mln+ trees through mobile phone; Check out the graphic to learn what else ordinary Chinese are doing to respond to climate change:
China has taken a series of measures in countering climate change and made many progress. China's carbon intensity in 2020 was 18.8% lower than that in 2015, a better result than the binding target set in the 13th Five-year Plan (2016-2020).
The US Navy is known for sailing carelessly in the South China Sea in the name of "freedom of navigation," and many of such activities are provocative and unprofessional. Check out the graphic to learn more about its intensive and hidden activities in the region:
The Beijing 2022 flame is expected to arrive in Beijing on Oct 20 after it was lit in Athens on Oct 18. Check out the graphic to see how China's preparations are going for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
Remember our fallen heroes! At least 21 Chinese peacekeepers have sacrificed their lives during UN missions. Since 1990, China has dispatched over 50,000 peacekeepers, more than any other permanent member of the Security Council.
Highlights of President Xi's speech at commemorative meeting marking 50th anniversary of restoration of PRC's lawful seat in UN
China's contributions to the UN include: - dispatched 50,000+ peacekeepers since 1990 -joined 20+ intl arms control treaties & mechanisms -supplied 1.5 bln+ COVID-19 vaccine doses -provided $120 mln to the China-UN Peace and Development Fund
2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the lawful seat of the People's Republic of China in the UN.
2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the lawful seat of the People's Republic of China in the UN. These five decades have witnessed China's practice of multilateralism, full participation in and support for the cause of the UN. Graphic: Jin Jianyu and Xu Zihe/Global Times
The Olympic flame from Athens, Greece arrived in Beijing, China on Wednesday. China will hold online and offline activities to get more people involved in the torch relay for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Here's the plan.
2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games: A timeline of China's preparations
Chinese-style romance remembers past breakthroughs: -Oct 16, 1964, China detonated its first atomic bomb; Oct 16, 2021, Shenzhou-13 was successfully launched -Jun 17, 1967, China detonated its first hydrogen bomb； Jun 17, 2021, Shenzhou-12 was successfully launched
Taikonauts on the way to China's space station! Shenzhou13 spacecraft is expected to arrive and complete automatic rendezvous and docking with Tianhe core cabin in a few hours. Bon voyage, the pride of China!
The 16 Asian elephants that started their northward journey in March 2020 from Xishuangbanna returned to their habitat in Xishuangbanna, Southwest China's Yunnan Province in August, spending hundreds of days and covering over 1,300 kilometers in their wandering. More than 25,000 people were deployed and 180 tons of elephant food were provided to ensure the safety of the elephants and local residents.
Two to three extravehicular activities, or space walks, have been scheduled for China's Shenzhou-13 mission.
Where are China's first five announced national parks? What species are preserved in them?
- When we take care to protect Nature, Nature rewards us generously; when we exploit Nature ruthlessly, it punishes us without mercy; - Let us make joint efforts to build a community of all life on Earth.
- National reunification by peaceful means best serves the interests of the Chinese nation as a whole, including compatriots in Taiwan. - The complete reunification of our country will be and can be realized
-10,000 protected natural areas -1.48 million copies of crop germplasm and livestock and poultry genetic resources in storage -1,200 km of coastline restored between 2016-20 -$40 billion earmarked in each of 2017 and 2018
China released its 1st white paper on biodiversity conservation on Friday to introduce its actions for and progress in biodiversity conservation and share its thinking with the international community.
Common prosperity should be achieved on the solid foundation of xiaokang, analysts said. They also said that the reason China can achieve xiaokang is because of the country's superior system, which can mobilize nationwide power to achieve great goals.
The Airshow China 2021 will kick off on Tuesday in Zhuhai, S China's Guangdong Province, with about 700 companies from nearly 40 countries and regions participating online and offline. More than 100 aircrafts will be displayed.
Data from China's first white paper on demographic development in Xinjiang showed that its population, particularly that of its ethnic minorities, has grown fast in both size and quality, and life expectancy has seen a substantial increase.
#GTGraphic: Visiting German plants in China, experiencing high-speed rail, visiting Terracotta Warriors, learning to cook Chinese dish, tasting made-in-China German beer… Here are the footprints of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's 12 visits to China during her 16-year tenure.
Highlights of Xi's speech at the SCO summit -We should reject condescending lecturing -Acting from a so-called “position of strength” is not the way to handle international affairs - We should keep the future of our countries' development and progress firmly in our own hands
#GTGraphic: This year marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the #SCO, one of the world's first intl organizations to put forward anti-terrorism cooperation. Here are the highlights of the cooperation:
Anything to focus on after Shenzhou-12's return to Earth? China has planned 12 missions to build its space station. Now 4 of them have finished. The Tianzhou-3 cargo ship and Shenzhou-13 manned spacecraft will be sent in Sep and Oct. Check out this graphic for more details:
A resurgence of COVID-19 has occurred in Fujian Province, E China. By adopting strict anti-epidemic measures, the Global Prediction System for COVID-19 Outbreak from Lanzhou University predicts the outbreak will be fully tamed by Sep 26. Check out this graphic:
GT Exclusive interview with Liang Wannian
A hundred years ago, the Communist Party of China was founded, and since then China has achieved profound and transformative changes. How did the #CPC make this change possible? Check out the key points from the publication "The CPC: Its Mission and Contributions."
Numbers of the key publication--The CPC: Its Mission and Contributions
What steps did the US take to stigmatize China on virus origins tracing, and who is behind it? GT reveals four-step US misinformation campaign on the virus origins tracing.
China eyes more fair distribution system amid high-quality development
China's stance on next-phase #virusorigins tracing: Investigations should be carried out in countries such as where horseshoe bats & pangolins reside, those with virus-positive animal data and who supplied Wuhan Huanan market through cold-chain logistics. Check the infographic:
A recent US CDC report found COVID-19 antibodies in blood samples as early as Dec 13, 2019. With more & more evidence surfacing about the coronavirus' origins in places outside China before Wuhan detected it, the world is remapping the history of the COVID-19 pandemic.
When torrential rain, wildfires hit Mother Earth as a result of climate change, Western countries still use the blame game on China rather than focusing on changing their domestic lavish lifestyles, which are a major contributor to the world's massive carbon emissions.
Team China ranked second in gold medal tally of #TokyoOlympics2020: -A total of 88 medals, with 38 gold medals -431 athletes, largest overseas team in history -Won the gold and silver medals in the same event for 10 times -Broke the world best records in 4 different races
Highlights of the joint WHO-China study of virus origins : - Place of outbreak is not necessarily place of origin -Possible missed cases in countries earlier than Wuhan -Laboratory incident extremely unlikely Check the graphic for more:
While only less than 1% of the world's COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in low-income countries, China is dedicated to narrow the gap by providing vaccines to more developing countries and building local production lines.
From winning the first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics to bagging both gold and silver in table tennis, Chinese athletes have delivered a “golden” week at the Olympics. Here are their championship moments.
Opinion: Mainstream US media remained cautious with a disapproving view on the “lab leak” theory in 2020. Yet their stance took a U-turn after Biden took office. These media are tools to serve the US' geopolitical interests.
Over 5 million Chinese petition WHO to probe Fort Detrick lab on COVID-19 origins
Zhengzhou, the capital city of Henan Province in Central China, has experienced disastrous rainfall recently. With yearly average precipitation of 640.8mm, the precipitation from Jul 17-20 in Zhengzhou reached 617.1mm. Check out the graphic for more:
No matter how severe the floods are, we are right behind you.
How much does the US enjoy being the world's best? “Best in COVID-19 resilience”? “Best in protecting the world's peace and human rights”? Check this graphic to know the truth:
After first being brought up in 1978 to the solemn declaration of realization on July 1, 2021, building a 'Xiaokang' (meaning a moderately prosperous society) society has contributed to China's miraculous economic achievements. Check out the graphics for more:
A stable and prosperous life shared by all ethnic groups in Xinjiang cannot be negated by stories fabricated to deceive people outside China. Check out the graphic to understand the real Xinjiang:
Xinjiang is dedicated to safeguarding the rights of women and children: - Nearly half of new urban jobs created in 2019 were held by women - Xinjiang's infant mortality rate dropped sharply in 20 years - Xinjiang saw an increase in prenatal care and hospital deliveries
Blindly supporting the US' fallacious "human rights" claims on China, Australia needs to step down from its moral high ground and reflect on its own atrocities toward the aboriginal people, “war crimes” in Afghanistan.
Two taikonauts completed the first spacewalk mission of China's space station Monday morning, laying foundation for following extravehicular activities. Check out the graphics to see what missions they have accomplished:
China accomplishes building of moderately prosperous society in all respects
The declaration made by Xi marked the culmination of a 2,500-year journey of the Chinese people to pursue “xiaokang"and underscored the pride & exhilaration of the Chinese people over the achievement unparalleled in human history.
Baihetan Hydropower Station in Southwest China, the world's largest hydropower project under construction, reached a milestone on Monday with the official start of operations of the first group of unique 1 million kilowatt generating units, as the Chinese people celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC).