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Foreign students in Wuhan cherish dawned fall semester, confident in campus anti-epidemic measures

Most students in China's kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools and universities will embrace their fall semester as usual on September 1, marking China's success in containing COVID-19 and providing students with safe campuses. Foreign students in Wuhan, Hubei Province reached by the Global Times expressed confidence in their school's anti-epidemic efforts, as well as excitement to study together with their classmates. After more than half a year staying in dorms and taking online courses for the whole spring semester to prevent the spread of COVID-19, they can finally enjoy the direct experience of the classroom.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/31 19:33:40

Opportunity of mutual benefit for China-Europe cooperation amid US aggressive policy: Denis Depoux

As Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits five countries in Europe on invitation, the Global Times reporter Chi Jingyi held an exclusive interview with Denis Depoux, Senior Partner and Global Managing Director of Roland Berger, which is one of world's largest consulting firms. Depoux tackles China-Europe cooperation, development of foreign-owned companies in China and the growth path of China. According to director, there is new opportunity for China-Europe cooperation amid aggressive US policies, and international cooperation is suggested to be included in the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25).
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/31 15:33:40

China seeks to manage supply of horseshoe crab's indispensable blood in race to develop COVID-19 vaccines

Declining number of horseshoe crabs - the alien-looking marine creature with blue blood containing ancient immunity properties that are an essential to develop a COVID-19 vaccine - has scientist, pharmaceutical companies, NGOs and local governments worried.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/28 3:18:40

Shenzhen other SEZs play 'leading role' in China's development

Shenzhen in South China's Guangdong Province, China's first special economic zone (SEZ) established in August 1980, has been playing a leading role in China's reform and opening up for 40 years, Qu Jian, vice president of the Shenzhen-based think tank China Development Institute, told the Global Times Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/28 0:28:40

WWII still shapes Chinese public consciousness: UK historian

As China is set to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the victory of the world anti-fascist war, Global Times (GT) London-based correspondent Sun Wei spoke with Rana Mitter (Mitter), Director of the University of Oxford China Centre and professor of the history and politics of modern China at Oxford University. Mitter analyzed how the Chinese collective memory of World War II has reshaped China in its following 75-year history until today. He said a great deal of the collective memory of the war in China is not about creating enemies; rather it is about recalling times of collective trauma and healing wounds from the past.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/27 18:29:55

Possible ban on Taobao Taiwan enrages locals

Taiwan's separatist authority appears to be setting the stage to ban e-commerce platform Taobao Taiwan, as it did two other mainland internet platforms last week, sparking more outrage among shoppers and experts who condemned the government for playing politics at the cost of local people's interests.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/26 22:56:21

Shenzhen's Yuehai Street houses tech giants, serves as testament to city's opening-up achievements

Major tech companies ZTE, Tencent, and DJI call Shenzhen's Yuehai Street home. Located in the famous Nanshan district, the innovation hub is full of activity from daylight to nighttime. Owing to its small size and prominence in China's tech industry, Yuehai Street is known as an “ant that creates an elephant-sized fortune.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/26 18:38:41

China's PLA strengthens strategic cooperation with Russian military at Army Games

Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers are competing in this year's International Army Games in Moscow, viewed as the military Olympics, which demonstrates China and Russia's deepening strategic partnership in the military, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/24 19:13:47

Sustainable and practical mutual assistance among Mekong River countries remains despite of coronavirus

The theme of "Shared River, Shared Future" has become the consensus of China and the other five Mekong river countries to address water resources cooperation and challenges over the past four years since the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) was formally established in 2016.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/23 18:25:44

Preferable policies, talent-friendly measures stabilize employment in Tibet

After graduating from a vocational and technical college in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, Wujin Dunzhu, chose his future career without any hesitation - returning to his hometown of Qamdo, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, to start his own business.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/20 20:58:27

A remote village reflects China's achievements in poverty alleviation

Yuanxin village had suffered poverty for a long time. Located in North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, it used to be labeled as a national-level poverty-stricken village.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/19 19:47:09

US visitors not welcomed by Canadian, Mexican citizens amid COVID-19

US visitors are probably among the least welcomed groups in the world as the country's domestic COVID-19 pandemic situation remains serious. People of some countries and regions, particularly neighboring Canada and Mexico, are reportedly avoiding US citizens who cross the border due to concern about the virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/19 0:51:40

European companies expand business in China, not succumbed to US pressure

Many European companies in China that emphasize global collaboration are deciding to further tap into the Chinese market and expand their investment in China in spite of repeated US attempts to build an European alliance against China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/18 19:10:11

Suzhou eyes more foreign talents amid COVID-19

The government of Suzhou, East China's Jiangsu Province, pledged to attract more foreign talent to work and live in the city by rolling out policies amid the COVID-19 and tense China-US relations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/18 19:08:40

'Great Britain' cannot be 'Great' without independent policies toward China: Chinese envoy

China-UK relations have been under growing strain recently due to UK's attitudes on issues such as Hong Kong, Huawei and Xinjiang. The situation has sparked concerns over whether the "Golden Era" between China and the UK has come to an end.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/16 21:33:40

Project prosperity

China and Pakistan - two all-weather friends - are no doubt true partners who share weal and woe. The two countries' relations are flourishing these years with the development of the CPEC in Pakistan. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the two countries have stood together to fight the virus. Pakistani President Arif Alvi visited China this March during the pandemic for the first time since he assumed office in 2018. How will China-Pakistan relations further develop? What cooperative projects will be conducted? Will the external malice from some Western countries spoil the two countries' relations? On the occasion of Pakistan's Independence Day which falls on Friday, Global Times reporter Dong Feng (GT) interviewed Pakistani Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque (Haque) on these topics.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/13 19:48:41

Party members play leading role in building new homes on the plateau

"If you meet any problems, go find Party members." This is a common saying in Duoerge village in Nagqu, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/12 22:33:40

Tibetan livelihood better off relocated from barren land with help of the government

Jiaqu could barely speak any Putonghua, the standard Chinese national language, but he was eager to share with the Global Times reporter his excitement and gratitude for moving to his current home.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/12 22:23:40