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Mekong countries welcome water sharing, construction assistance under LMC mechanism

Although the US has tried to provoke ASEAN countries against China, most officials and citizens in these countries are seemingly not willing to join the works.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/16 19:48:40

US smear campaign against Mekong River dams riddled with loopholes

US intervention in the Mekong River water resource issues is found to be an attempt to contain China in the region under the pretext of a presumed Chinese dam threat based on weak evidence and sources from ill-intentioned US-backed institutions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/16 19:43:41

What role will China's leading algorithm play in strategic competition with the US?

Over the past months, the US heightened its crackdown on China's tech sector, bringing China's many leading online technologies under public spotlight, among which is the algorithm.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 20:55:43

Cultural Revolution never forgotten in Chinese textbooks or society

After more than four decades, the Cultural Revolution (1966-76) is not forgotten in China. Older generations pass on the stories of their own experience from the period, whether sad or painful, and young students learn about its mistakes in school, as the pain and lessons the country gained have become a power that contributes to what the nation has achieved today.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/14 21:13:41

COVID19 vaccine co-developed by Chinese, Germany and US companies likely to be available in the winter: leading Chinese pharmaceutical group

An mRNA vaccine against the coronavirus co-developed by a German Biotech company BioNTech, a Chinese pharmaceutical company Fosun Pharma and a US Pharmaceutical company Pfizer has entered late-stage clinical trials and could be available for mass inoculations in the winter if successful, Hui Aimin, President of Global R&D, and Chief Medical Officer of Fosun Pharma, told the Global Times on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/14 18:47:04

HK's inflatable COVID-19 testing lab, built by mainland professionals, helps city combat latest wave of infections

Hundreds of mainland nucleic acid testing professionals are conducting large-scale testing for COVID-19 at Hong Kong's Fire Eye Laboratory at Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Sports Center. The effort falls under the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government's Universal Community Testing Program (UCT Program) launched on September 1.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/13 17:03:40

Cultural Revolution never forgotten in Chinese textbooks or society

Even though more than four decades has passed, the Cultural Revolution (1966-76) is not forgotten in China and young Chinese students are still learning about this episode of history in classrooms. For decades, Cultural Revolution is never considered “too sensitive to talk about” should be “avoided,” experts said, after some Western media outlets and netizens had hyped up a new version of a Chinese history book's illustration of the event, trying to dig up and speculate on any possible “trend” in China's education and politics through any tiny change or detail.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/13 16:12:08

China's first overseas 'public school' to be the model for country's 'education going out' strategy

The Chinese School Dubai, the first full-time school providing Chinese courses with the same textbooks used in China, opened and welcomed its first 200 pupils on September 1 after a preparation of half a year.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/10 22:13:40

Chinese students turn to UK as China-US ties sour

More Chinese students are applying for universities in the UK and other countries aside from the US in 2020, citing fears that the restriction of the Trump administration will cast a shadow over their academic life in the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/10 19:08:40

Historical insight

Some have voiced concern the Golden Era between China and the UK may have come to an end amid growing bilateral confrontations influenced by the deteriorating Sino-US relations. The Global Times interviewed Professor Harry T. Dickinson, renowned British historian and Professor Emeritus of British history at the University of Edinburgh, who shared his opinions on the development of China, Hong Kong affairs, Sino-British relations and Sino-US relations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/10 18:58:40

Infographic: Tibet Autonomous Region sees substantial development owing to favorable policies, national aid

From September 1 to 9, 1965, the First Session of the First People's Congress of Tibet was held. At this session, Tibet Autonomous Region was founded after almost a decade of preparation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/8 19:18:40

US sets Taiwan up as a 'human bomb': former vice chairman of Straits Exchange Foundation

From continuing to approve arms sales to Taiwan, to high-level officials visiting Taiwan, to sending warships and aircraft near the island, the US government frequently played the "Taiwan card" to hinder peace of the Taiwan Straits. Many are worried about the chances the Taiwan Straits will become the tipping point of a military conflict between China and the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/8 19:08:40

Fierce political struggle drives electoral violence, disrupts lives as US vote draws close

As Republicans and Democrats engage in a partisan war of words ahead of the presidential election in November, the general US public seems to have got tired of the chaos, clashes and violence related to the election across the country. Observers and US citizens reached by the Global Times said this year's presidential election is probably the most violent and confrontational one in decades due to the tense political struggle between the two parties and the growing domestic chaos amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/7 19:31:31

China International Fair for Trade in Services illuminates possibilities, engages visitors with latest innovations

Government leaders worldwide and officials in international organizations have applauded the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) unveiled on Friday in Beijing, stressing the importance of services trade and cooperation with China in promoting global economic recovery.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/6 21:08:40

China pushes shared vaccine research with global partners

The World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations agencies, health charities and the international vaccine industry, have proclaimed efforts in ensuring a more equal and scientific accessibility to COVID19 vaccines. The Vaccine Alliance, made up of leading medicine developers in developed countries, has succeeded in gaining support and pledges by governments, including China's.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/3 17:58:40

China ramps up vaccine globalization to ensure equitable distribution as US shuns efforts

While the US on Tuesday refused to join the international effort to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, China is pooling efforts in international cooperation to secure a fair distribution of COVID-19 vaccines without geopolitical boundaries. But experts warned the challenges and risks to Chinese vaccine's globalization remain acute.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/3 17:53:40

US only satisfied with big countries as satellites: Russian scholar

Relations between China and the US have hit the lowest point in 40 years amid US efforts to contain China's rise. Some scholars voiced concern there is an ongoing new cold war between China and the US comparable to the 20th century hostilities between the US and the USSR. Is the "new cold war" an appropriate term to describe the current tensions between China and the US? What lessons can Russia, which has decades of experiences of power play with the US, offer to China? Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi (GT) interviewed Alexander Lukin (Lukin), head of Department of International Relations at HSE University and director of Center for East Asian and SCO Studies at MGIMO-University of the Russian Foreign Ministry, on these topics.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/1 17:58:42

Rising COVID-19 cases in US campuses worry overseas students

Students in the US are worried for their safety as more universities experienced a rise in COVID-19 cases after campuses reopened for fall semester in recent weeks.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/31 19:53:40