What signals are coming from China and US' recent frequent exchanges?
Countdown to Return: Highlights of Shenzhou-16 mission
20 years on, from Shenzhou-5 mission to Shenzhou-17 mission, check the launch history of manned missions to space by Long March-2F carrier rockets.
Chinese taikonauts Tang Hongbo, Tang Shengjie and Jiang Xinlin will carry out the Shenzhou-17 manned spaceflight mission to the China Space Station (CSS), and Tang Hongbo will be the commander. The Shenzhou-17 crewed spaceship will be launched at 11:14 am Thursday (Beijing Time) from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China.
#GTGraphic: What happens when the #AsianGames in #Hangzhou meets Chinese culture? Check out its emblem integrated with the Qiantang River, mascots named after parts of a Tang Dynasty poem, a torch characterized by jade cong, medals inspired by Hangzhou's World Heritage sites, and more!
Ten years ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping put forth the concept of the Belt and Road Initiative (#BRI). Since then, with the participation and joint efforts of all related parties, BRI has progressed with strong vigor and vitality, and benefited the world. Check out more remarks by President Xi on this important Initiative: #WhatXiSays #BRIinDecade
Today (September 3) marks the 78th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War. President Xi Jinping has called for learning from the spirit of resisting aggression on many occasions, click to learn some highlights:
China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) has become an indispensable platform for global trade in services. This year's CIFTIS will be held from Sep 2 to 6 in Beijing. Here is a quick look at why it can attract so many participants around the world: - China's service trade in 2022 ranked 2nd in the world for 9 consecutive years -5,000 participants online and 2,200 offline -60+ companies and institutions will unveil new products and technologies -75 countries and intl organizations will set up exhibition booths
Hangzhou city is gearing up to make the 19th Asian Games, which will be held from Sept 23 to Oct 8 in the city, the first carbon-neutral Asian Games in history. -All 65 venues and offices will run fully on green electricity -Only 12 of the 56 venues are newly built -Carbon offset donations have reached 1.068m tons
Japan's nuclear-contaminated water dumping: What ChatGPT suggests vs. What US does in reality
Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the whole society to vigorously promote and act as role models in practicing the concept that lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets on the country's first #NationalEcologyDay on Aug 15.
Aug 15 marks China's first #NationalEcologicalDay. Check out its sustainable development: -Annual GDP growth: 6.6% vs Annual energy consumption: 3% -The largest clean power generation system in the world -NEVs exceeded 16.2 million -60% of environment-related patent applications were from China from 2011 to 2020
#China's ecological protection: -Nature reserves cover 18% of China's land area -90% of the China's terrestrial ecosystem types and 74% of key state-protected wild flora and fauna species are under protection -Owing the world's largest planted forests, covering an area of 68m hectares -PM2.5 density fell by 57% during the past 10 years #GTGraphic
#GTGraphic: After 12 days of intense competition, the Chengdu Universiade ended Tuesday night. Check out the fruitful results: -Team China breaks record by winning 177 medals, including 103 gold -Athletes set up new FISU records 22 times in 14 disciplines -Games opened a new chapter for youth exchanges and cooperations, providing 16 cultural exchange points and 11 boutique experience routes, and so on.
#GTGraphic: As heavy rainfall batters more regions, Chinese authorities and the society devoted all-out efforts to combat floods: -520m yuan in central natural disaster relief funds -509 flood fighting and emergency rescues from Jul 30 to 31 -980m yuan of donation from private enterprises -1,900 food packages, 900 raincoats, 700 blankets airdropped by PLA air force
-15.3% of China's foreign trade came from ASEAN in H1 2023 -16.4 million passenger trips have been made and 21 million tons of goods have been transported by the China-Laos Railway during its 18-month operation -The total import and export volume between China and other RCEP member countries was 6.1 trillion yuan in H1 2023, up 1.5% y-o-y -Over 200,000 students have been exchanged between China and ASEAN
#GTGraphic: Italian Defence Minister Guido Crosetto said on July 30 that the Italian government made an “improvised and atrocious” decision when it joined China's Belt and Road Initiative four years ago. The truth is that numerous tangible outcomes in economy, trade and business cooperation have been achieved. Click to learn more:
#GTGraphic: The abuse of opioids, particularly fentanyl, has overtaken gun violence and car accidents as the leading cause of accidental deaths across the US. Check out the graphic to learn: The root causes behind US' failure to control the fentanyl-related drugs.
#GTGraphic: The #ChengduFISUGames, scheduled to kick off on Friday, has adopted more than 170 technical products in more than 30 venues, providing sci-tech support for hosting, participating and watching the Games.
#GTGraphic: The 31st FISU Summer World University Games will kick off in Chengdu on July 28. -411 Chinese athletes with an average age of 22.9 years old -20,000 university volunteers -80%+ of the young entrepreneurs in Chengdu are under the age of 37 -45.87% of the resident population are aged between 14 and 45
The Japanese government announced the plan of dumping nuclear-contaminated water into the Pacific offshore in the summer of 2023, a decision that aroused widespread concern in the international community. Check out how people in Pacific coastal countries view this plan:
Launch history of manned missions to space by Long March-2F carrier rockets
GTGraphic: Among the main pollutants, PM2.5 densities averaged 29μg/m3 in China in 2022, a 3.3% y-o-y drop. The proportion of days with severe pollution accounted for 0.9%, down 0.4 percentage points compared to 2021. Check the China Environment Report 2022 in numbers:
-Crew members: mission commander Jing Haipeng; flight engineer Zhu Yangzhu; payload expert Gui Haichao -Launch time: 9:31 am, May 30 -Time to stay in space: about five months -The first manned spaceflight mission at the China Space Station application and development stage
Chinese youths in the new era: -CYLC members: 73.6 mln -5.5 mln young people fought on the front lines against COVID-19 - Taking lead in innovation: average age of the core staff of Beidou is 36; corresponding figures are 35 for Mozi and 30 for FAST -16 Chinese peacekeepers, under the age of 30 on average, had sacrificed their lives
The #US has been eavesdropping not only on its rivals but also on its allies, even its own people for decades. Is it really for its national security or for hegemony? Check the graphic to learn more:
April 24 marks China's #SpaceDay. 53 years after its first satellite launch in 1970, China has: -made world's most space launches for 4 years -landed Zhurong rover on #Mars -launched its first comprehensive solar probe Kuafu-1 -completed the construction of its #space station in less than 2 year
While the National Rifle Association (NRA) was celebrating its biggest annual event from Apr 14 to 16, 407 gun-related incidents happened in the US, leading to 168 deaths and 395 injuries.
GTGraphic: Highlights of China-France Cooperation -Trade in goods in 2022 reached €101.8 bln, up 14.6% y-o-y -China will fly French experiments on Chang'e 6 mission -20% of Airbus aircraft were delivered to China during pandemic
China has recently seen an upsurge of visits by political dignitaries of multiple countries to China. See the infographic for more.
Apple's Tim Cook in China VS. Tiktok Shou Zi Chew in US Isn't it clear which side supports free trade and which side is against it?
18 countries have severed “diplomatic ties” with Taiwan since 2000. There are 14 left. Who's next?
#GTGraphic: China's Law-Based #Cyberspace Governance in the New Era: - promulgated over 140 laws on cyberspace - investigated 2 typical online business monopoly cases in 2020-2021, imposing fines of $3.14 bln - 2019-2021, prosecuted 129,000 people for telecom & online fraud
Highlights of President Xi's speech at the CPC in Dialogue with World Political Parties High-level Meeting
China's State Council, the cabinet, on Tuesday unveiled a plan on reforming its institutions. Here's what is listed in the plan:
China's 2023 defense budget to rise by 7.2 pct
China sets 2023 GDP growth target at around 5%
The Fukushima accident, rated level 7 as Chernobyl, created 1.37m+ tons of nuclear-contaminated water. Some indelible radionuclides in the water can cause DNA damage and cancer. Is it truly safe for Japan to release it?
China released "The Global Security Initiative Concept Paper" on Tue, elaborating ideas and principles, clarifying cooperation mechanisms and underscoring China's responsibilities and firm determination to safeguard world peace.
US' “achievements” in 2022 since the beginning of Russia-Ukraine crisis: -Military sales up nearly 50% y-o-y -Top LNG exporter of the world -Profits of three US oil giants: $131.1b, all at their highest-ever level -Best export year of farm and food products
China's State Council Information Office hold a press meeting on Tue to interpret the "No. 1 central document" for 2023 issued on Mon. This is the 20th consecutive year since 2004 that work on agriculture & rural areas has been high on the agenda. Click to learn more:
Major projects across China have sped up construction after the Spring Festival holidays and many of them have made important achievements, a strong signal that China's economy is reviving.
Sustainability Achievements of Beijing 2022 Games: -The first Olympic Games to apply carbon dioxide refrigeration in ice sports venues -100% post-Games utilization of permanent venues -714,000 tons of CO2 equivalent of green gas emission reduced
China sees a vigorous Spring Festival holiday after three years. -Passenger flow is expected to reach 2.095 billion -Overseas travel orders: up 540% y-o-y -Box office: 6 billion yuan
President Xi attended the World Economic Forum in 2017, 2021 and 2022, and each time he stressed the importance of advancing economic globalization. Check out the graphic to learn the details:
Europe-US Relations amid Russia-Ukraine Conflict
US' power of military and economy grows at the expense of world's freedom and democracy - 800,000+ lives lost in wars launched by US -Top 5 military contractors ate $2 trl during the Afghanistan War -US forces stole 83% of Syria's daily oil output in H1 2022
#GTGraphic: Life is returning to normal and mobility is rebounding as China's COVID-19 prevention and control has entered a new stage. However, some Western media are still making unwarranted accusations against China's epidemic fight. Check out the graphic to learn more:
#GTGraphic: China reopened its borders on Sun after nearly 3 yrs, changes include: -No quarantine or PCR test upon arrival -Negative PCR test result within 48 hrs prior to entering China needed -Resumption of passenger clearance at both land & water ports
-Gun violence deaths: 44,230 -Mass shootings: 648 -No.1 killer of US teens and children -#US gun makers' profit from a single type of weapon in 10 years: $1 bln -120.5 guns for every 100 Americans
-Over 15 million passengers sent through China's national railways -Tourism orders for Sanya increased 100+ times month-on-month -Performances held at the National Grand Theater had an attendance of 100%
8 key words from Chinese President Xi Jinping's speeches in 2022 reveal China's diplomatic wisdom.
China achieved many firsts in 2022.
#GTGraphic: A survey conducted by GT Research Center has found that the relations with Russia, EU and SE Asia are becoming the top 3 important bilateral ties, and the China-US relations have dropped to No. 4 compare to the 2021 data. Check out the graphic for more:
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Riyadh on Wed to pay a state visit to Saudi Arabia and attend the 1st China-Arab States Summit and the China-Gulf Cooperation Council summit. China enjoys extensive cooperation with Saudi Arabia in areas including trade and energy.
Chinese diplomacy has featured a tight schedule in the past week. World leaders from Latin America, Europe and China's neighboring countries paid visits.
Major tasks of Shenzhou-15 mission include: -Carry out long-term residency verification of space station three-cabin status -Carry out 40+ space science experiments & technology verifications -Conduct 3 to 4 extravehicular activities
Crew of #Shenzhou15 mission: “Hero Astronaut” Fei Junlong will be the mission commander; Deng Qingming has served as a backup taikonaut for 24 years; Zhang Lu is one of 2nd group of taikonauts trained in China.
First secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez is expected to visit China from Nov 24 to 26. China and Cuba enjoy cooperation in a wide range of areas including diplomacy and trade.
President Xi has met a number of foreign leaders and delivered important remarks while attending the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, showing charm of major-country diplomacy. Check out the graphic to learn more:
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday addressed the G20 Bali summit, calling on all countries to embrace the vision of a community with a shared future for mankind, advocating peace, development, and win-win cooperation. Check out the graphics to learn more:
Xi and Biden had a candid and in-depth exchange of views on Nov 14 on issues of strategic importance in China-US relations and on major global and regional issues. Here are the highlights of Xi-Biden meeting in Indonesia.
A review of President Xi's remarks at G20 summits
Cooperation between China and Indonesia: -Bilateral trade in 2021: over $120 billion, up 58.6% y-o-y -Vaccines provided by China: 290 million doses -China-built HSR is projected to create 30,000 jobs in Indonesia
Airshow China kicked off on Tuesday in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province, drawing 740 enterprises from 43 countries and regions to participate in the event. More than 110 aircraft including China's “20 series” military aircraft are on display at the event.
China has welcomed several foreign leaders, unveiling its major diplomatic events after the conclusion of the 20th CPC National Congress. Check out the graphic for the highlights from the visits.
China-Pakistan Iron Brotherhood: -Bilateral trade in 2021: $27.82 bln -75,000 jobs have been added in Pakistan through China-Pakistan Economic Corridor -Pakistan donated 300,000 masks & 6,800 pairs of gloves to support China's fight against COVID-19
The #Mengtian lab module successfully docked with China's #Tiangong #space station combination on Tuesday morning. It will later form the space station's basic configuration in T shape together with #Tianhe and #Wentian. Check out the graphic to learn more:
China successfully launched Mengtian lab module - the third and final part of its three-module home-developed space station - into preset orbit, on Monday afternoon from South China's tropical island province of Hainan.
China's responding to climate change (2021-22): - CO2 emissions per unit of GDP in 2021 dropped by 50.8% compared with 2005 - NE buses account for 71%+ of total - Afforested 54 mln mu of forests - Built the world's largest clean coal-fired power system
CPC unveils new top leadership for new journey toward modernization.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, led CPC leadership in meeting the press in Beijing on Oct. 23, 2022. Here are some highlights from Xi's speech.
More Chinese youngsters hold less favorable attitude toward the West in the past year. But there are also a notable part of them acknowledging that China still lags behind the West in some aspects such as technologies, according to a latest survey of Global Times.
China's rule of law progress in past decade： -China is one of the countries with the lowest homicide rate (0.5/100,000) -The sense of security among Chinese people reached 98.6% in 2021 -2.74 mln IPR cases of 1st instance concluded since 2013
China has taken strides in innovation in the past decade, entering a new era with three aircraft carriers, building the country's first space station and connecting the nation with the world's longest high-speed railway lines.
In the past decade, China has been the main catalyst of the world's economic growth,an assistance provider in the COVID-19 pandemic, a defender of peace and an action taker in tackling the climate crisis.
Takeaways from the first press conference of the 20th CPC National Congress: -Per capita share of grain: 483.5 kg -Farmland: 1.918 billion mu -Regional development gap is narrowing -The proportion of non-fossil energy consumption is aimed at 20% by 2025 and 25% by 2030
Highlights from Xi's report to 20th CPC National Congress
Key agenda for 20th CPC National Congress
CPC National Congress is held once every 5 years and attended by CPC delegates, while National People's Congress is held once every year and attended by NPC deputies. Check out the graphic to learn more differences:
Development of Southwest China's Xizang in the past decade: -Average annual GDP growth: 9.5% -Per capita disposable income: more than double -Total mileage of highways jumped from 65,200 km to 120,700 km -Total tourism revenue: 334.5 billion yuan ($47 billion)
The total number of countries that have established diplomatic relations with China has increased to 181. The Communist Party of China has established relations in various forms with more than 600 political parties and organizations.
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: