China's 'ghost towns' come to life thanks to urbanization and policies

High-rise apartment blocks, lakes, parks and long, straight roads but no people: These were typical post-apocalyptic Chinese "ghost towns" described by some Western media, but they could be the start of new cities and development miracles.

China amends criminal law to punish police attackers

China's new criminal law amendment stipulates that those found guilty of assaulting the police could be jailed for up to three years, and those who severely harm personal safety by using guns or knives to attack police may be jailed for up to seven years.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/28 12:33:20

Shenyang raises 3 residential compounds' COVID-19 response level to medium-risk

Shenyang raises 3 residential compounds' COVID-19 response level to medium-risk.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/28 11:08:24

China-Bangladesh bilateral currency cooperation enjoys broad prospects

In recent years, the cross-border use of the Renminbi (RMB) has sustained rapid growth, and has maintained robust growth this year even despite the impact of the Covid-19 that has severely hit global trade, finance and economy. Overtaking the US, China became the world's largest trading nation in 2013, and the largest foreign direct investment (FDI) destination in 2014, and is expected to become the largest consumer market in 2020.
Source: The Financial Express | 2020/12/28 9:59:00

Travel agencies in S China's Guangdong suspend group tours to Beijing

Some travel agencies in South China's Guangdong Province have suspended receiving bookings for package tours to Beijing and may cancel related trips during the upcoming New Year and Spring Festival holidays due to the capital city's recent coronavirus outbreak, local media outlet Southern Metropolis Daily reported on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/28 1:31:37

Courier firm SF Express confirms Beijing COVID-positive part-time worker has not touched any parcels

A 32-year-old woman surnamed Wang, who is a resident of Beijing's Shunyi district tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday, as the district continued mass testing of local residents throughout the weekend and enforced several community lockdowns.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/28 1:18:40

Many Chinese young people turn to 'Selected Works of Mao Zedong' to find answers

A discussion group reading Selected Works of Mao Zedong together has been formed on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo, where netizens pick out and post their favorite content from the book to share with others, many of whom are of younger generations, post- 1990s or 2000s.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/28 0:06:45

Experts warn of possible multiple sources of Beijing's new COVID-19 outbreak

China's capital city, Beijing, home to more than 20 million residents, has reported 13 local COVID-19 infections in three districts over the past two weeks. With tracing yet to determine the source of virus and transmission chain, experts are warning the public to remain alert as there may be multiple sources behind the resurgence.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/27 22:40:16

Chinese director's ongoing film accused of copying a Marvel production

The Yin-Yang Master: Dream of Eternity, a Chinese costume fantasy film helmed by the controversial Chinese director Guo Jingming, which is now widely showing in Chinese mainland cinemas, has been accused of including scenes that are very much similar to the 2016 US superhero film Doctor Strange.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/27 22:31:08

Hong Kong police issues warrants for 30 secessionists who fled overseas

Hong Kong police on Sunday issued warrants for about 30 Hong Kong secessionists who have fled overseas including former opposition lawmakers Ted Hui Chi-fung and disqualified opposition lawmaker Leung Chung-hang.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/27 22:14:20

PLA receives world's lightest heavy machine gun

A new type of heavy machine gun, possibly the lightest of its kind in the world, was recently spotted in an amphibious landing exercise held by the People's Liberation Army (PLA), indicating that the weapon with powerful suppressive fire has now entered Chinese military service.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/27 22:04:00

A silk relics exhibition debuts in Shanghai, showing cultural exchange between China and Europe

An exhibition displaying silk and textile relics from China and France has launched at Shanghai History Museum on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/27 21:37:03

With mature anti-epidemic system, nightmare of 2020 Spring Festival 'will not return'

Beijing on Sunday beefed up citywide measures against COVID-19 over concerns that the country's mass travel during the upcoming New Year holidays may trigger a new wave of infections, after the municipality reported 13 cases in three districts during the past two weeks of unknown source.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/27 21:23:39

Chinese Cities roll out vaccination projects amid sporadic cases

Cities around China are gradually rolling out vaccination projects for key personnel amid sporadic outbreaks in the country. Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province, will provide free COVID-19 vaccinations for high-risk groups and people going abroad starting from Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/27 20:49:35