CHINA

China sees major breakthrough in nuclear fusion with artificial sun


The new generation of China's "artificial sun" installation, known as HL-2M Tokamak, has been successfully installed in Chengdu of Southwest China's Sichuan Province on Friday and realized its first discharge, China Atomic Energy Authority announced.

BRI energy partnership eyes green recovery

Participants in the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative are considering proposing a green energy development initiative at a forum for energy ministers of BRI countries next year, as the development of green energy has gained traction worldwide in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/4 4:01:20

Cooling-off period for divorce may make it difficult to escape broken marriage

Emerging details of a month-long "cooling-off" period for Chinese couples seeking a divorce that is expected to come into effect on January 1, requires couples to wait a month after reaching a settlement and then arrive together to collect their divorce certificates.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/4 1:35:09

Beijing vows green and cooperative Winter Olympic Games

A high-level conference on Thursday assessing the lead up to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games discussed some of the challenges and future visions of this global sporting event, with officials vowing a green and cooperative games that will promote the development of winter sports in China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/4 0:38:03

UN session outlines roadmap to vaccination

What could the world expect from a special UN session, the first ever special session to address the COVID-19 pandemic, which is more than just a global health crisis and has been deeply reshaping the socio-economic landscape? Will coronavirus vaccines become a "Christmas miracle" and put an end to this dark winter as many countries see worst spikes in new infections with the holiday seasons approaching? These appear to be some of the questions the world is anxiously waiting the upcoming UN General Assembly session to answer.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/4 0:08:40

Political tensions should never be a barricade to intl cooperation amid pandemic: foreign talents in Nanjing

Several foreigners from the US, Australia and the UK, who work and live in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu Province told the Global Times they want to see expanded international cooperation in technology, science, medicine and the environment, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/3 23:49:04

Women in China are embracing more choices of life styles with internet, financial independence

Su Min finally escaped, after 30 years of fulfilling her “duties” as a wife, mother and grandmother.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/3 22:52:45

Chinese vaccines progress steadily as more nations mull mass inoculation

As more countries, including the UK, Japan and Russia, are eager to roll out massive vaccination programs to combat the deadly coronavirus, China stressed a scientific and diversified pathway to mass vaccination that can satisfy global criteria.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/3 22:08:40

Morrison's WeChat message removed, fails to woo Chinese audience

Amid the ongoing brawl with China over a cartoon in a tweet, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has turned to WeChat to win support from the Chinese-speaking audience. But his attempt to justify Australian soldiers' atrocity has, according to observers, “shot itself in the foot,” as his message, which praised Australian soldiers, sparked aversion and complaints from Chinese readers that eventually led to its removal from the platform.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/3 22:16:06

China has right to develop Yarlung Zangbo River, to stay in touch with India, Bangladesh: Chinese FM

It is China's legitimate right to develop the hydropower of Yarlung Zangbo River, Chinese foreign ministry said on Thursday, noting that China will stay in touch with India, Bangladesh through existing channels.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/3 22:12:48

Aussie foreign relations bill could further worsen China ties

Australia's parliament on Thursday passed legislation empowering its federal government to veto any agreement struck with foreign states, a move likely to further worsen China-Australia ties which are already extremely tense, as Chinese experts warned that Canberra should be careful and avoid any escalation to cause non-repairable damage.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/3 22:03:40

Aussies in China ashamed, disappointed at Morrison's accusation against diplomat

Amid an escalating war of words around a cartoon depicting atrocities committed by Australian soldiers against Afghan civilians, an Australian who has lived in China for 10 years has something to say: "Today, as an Australian, I feel ashamed. The Australia I left 10 years ago compared to the Australia of today is entirely different."
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/3 21:08:40

US accused of creating 'forced unemployment' in Xinjiang by sanctioning cotton enterprise

Helping people get a job and "forced labor" are two different concepts. Does the US want to create "forced unemployment" and "forced poverty" in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region by cracking down on local enterprises through sanctions?
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/3 21:02:27

Antagonistic policies of Morrison administration harm people-to-people exchanges between China, Australia

Amid a vortex of worsening bilateral ties between Australia and China and tightened immigration policies, complicated by the ravages of pandemic, many Chinese in Australia feel anxious and disappointed in Prime Minister Scott Morrison's administration.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/3 21:02:27