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 adopts Yangtze River conservation law

Chinese lawmakers Saturday voted to adopt a Yangtze River conservation law at a Standing Committee session of the National People's Congress, the country's top legislature.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/27 9:36:49

China-Europe freight train transports anti-epidemic supplies to Germany

Train X8015, carrying epidemic prevention supplies and other products from central China's Hubei Province, left Wujiashan station in Wuhan early Saturday for Duisburg, Germany.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/27 9:27:02

Beijing-Xiongan intercity railway starts operation

The Beijing-Xiongan intercity railway officially began operating on Sunday morning. The journey will take about 50 minutes from Beijing West Railway station to Xiongan Railway station.
Source: CGTN | 2020/12/27 8:18:42

China lowers criminal liability age to 12 amid increasing crimes committed by minors

Amendment 11 to the Criminal Law was approved by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on Saturday, meaning that minors aged 12-14 found committing crimes such as intentional murder will be held criminally liable. They will no longer hold immunity from punishment, the Xinhua News Agency reported.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/26 17:24:52

US Indo-Pacific Strategy cannot thwart China's development: scholars

To deal with the US' Indo-Pacific Strategy that targets China, China should try to stimulate the potential for regional economic cooperation, increase countries' interdependence in the region and pay more attention to promote anti-virus cooperation in the context of the raging COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese experts said at an online seminar themed on analyzing different countries' Indo-Pacific strategies on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/26 16:29:56

Netizens pay tribute to Chairman Mao on 127th birthday

Chinese netizens paid tribute to Chairman Mao Zedong by activities such as posting his poems on Saturday, the 127th anniversary of the birth of late Chinese leader, after China completed a successful moon-probe mission earlier this month.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/26 16:28:07

China resumes 2021 two sessions March schedule

National People's Congress(NPC) approved Saturday that the Fourth Plenary Session of the 13th NPC and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, namely the two sessions, will convene starting from March 5 and 4 respectively in Beijing.
Source: Global Tiimes | 2020/12/26 16:11:50

COVID-19 vaccine to be available when clinical trial data meets standards: government

The Chinese authorities are reviewing related data and materials submitted by vaccine developers, and will grant market approval to a COVID-19 vaccine when phase III clinical trial results are unblinded and meet standards, the central government said Friday on its website in response to questions from Chinese netizens.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/26 15:34:21

Beijing to test some residents of Wangjing, Shunyi district enters wartime mode

Shunyi district of Beijing where one new locally transmitted COVID-19 case was reported Friday declares entering wartime epidemic control mode: district official
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/26 13:42:38

Beijing's Shunyi district goes into coronavirus wartime mode with community lockdowns and mass testing

Five close contacts of two COVID-19 cases confirmed Friday in Beijing tested positive in nucleic acid test, Beijing CDC official Pang Xinghuo said at press conference Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/26 13:35:47

Beijing confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 on Friday including an employee of a foreign company in Wangjing district

Beijing confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 on Friday including an employee of a foreign company in Wangjing district.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/26 10:26:34

Chinese rational on China-US ties: GT poll

The year 2020 – the most turbulent year of the 21st century – is not only reshaping the world in many aspects, but also fundamentally changing the mindset of many Chinese people in the way they perceive China and the nation's relations with the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/26 0:13:51

Mao's birthplace receives Shenzhou-10 manned spacecraft reentry capsule

The reentry capsule of Shenzhou-10 manned spacecraft was officially handed over to Shaoshan in Central China's Hunan Province—the birthplace of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong on Friday, a day ahead of the 127th anniversary of Mao's birth.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/25 22:58:39