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Lai Ching-te has taken a more radical stance seeking "Taiwan independence" in his speech upon assuming the role of Taiwan region's new leader, a Chinese mainland spokesperson said Tuesday.
By Xinhua | 2024/5/22 0:52:07
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  • Exclusive: Lai likely to continue cooperating with US in latter's Indo-Pacific Strategy, rising risk of cross-Straits confrontation: pro-reunification group leader

    Taiwan's new regional leader and head of the separatist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Lai Ching-te, officially assumed office on Monday. Lai is likely to continue Tsai Ing-wen's approach of cooperating with the US in its Indo-Pacific Strategy to contain the mainland and maintain a status of cross-Straits confrontation, which concerns residents in Taiwan, Wu Jung-yuan, chairman of the Labor Party and also a convener of the Cross-Straits Peace Forum, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.

    By Global Times | 2024/5/21 21:33:02
  • Mainland slams Lai in sending 'dangerous signal' in speech

    The Chinese mainland on Monday reiterated its firm opposition to "Taiwan independence" and emphasized its unwavering stance against any form of separatist activities, following Lai Ching-te's speech upon assuming the role of Taiwan region's new leader on Monday.

    By Liu Xin and Ma Jingjing | 2024/5/20 22:43:31
  • Xi stresses improving modern tourism systems, building strong tourism sector

    Xi stresses improving modern tourism systems, building strong tourism sector

    By Xinhua | 2024/5/17 19:29:26
  • China strongly condemns violent attack on Slovakia's Prime Minister Fico

    China on Thursday strongly condemned the violent attack on Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico, saying that it is deeply shocked by the incident, and also extended its sincere condolences to Slovakia and Fico's family.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/5/16 18:04:39
  • China strongly condemns UK for unwarranted accusations against alleged spies linked to HKSAR

    China's central government and the local authorities in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) strongly condemned the UK late Monday for its "malicious fabrication" and "unwarranted accusations" after three men were charged with "assisting Hong Kong's foreign intelligence service in Britain."

    By Global Times | 2024/5/14 8:15:30
  • Russia ready to 'play long game' in Ukraine as Putin proposes economist as new defense chief

    Russia is ready to "play the long game" in Ukraine and balance the sustainable demand of its military operation with economic development, said experts on Monday, as a senior official who specialized in the economy was proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin to become the new defense minister.

    By Yang Sheng and Bai Yunyi | 2024/5/13 20:05:09
  • Xi stresses breaking new ground in ideological, political education

    Xi stresses breaking new ground in ideological, political education

    By Xinhua | 2024/5/11 16:20:13
  • Legal experts welcome HK court's decision of banning controversial 'Glory to Hong Kong'

    When asked about the local court's latest ruling on banning controversial song “Glory to Hong Kong,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lin Jian said on Wednesday that taking necessary measures to prevent anyone from using and disseminating songs with the intention of inciting separatism and insulting the national anthem is a legitimate and necessary action.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/5/8 21:28:44
  • Peng Liyuan, French first lady visit Orsay Museum

    Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, on invitation visited the Orsay Museum with Brigitte Macron, wife of French President Emmanuel Macron, in Paris on Monday afternoon.

    By Xinhua | 2024/5/8 13:15:50
  • Xi calls on youth to shoulder responsibility for Chinese modernization

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on the young people in the new era to strive to write their youthful chapter of shouldering responsibility for Chinese modernization.

    By Xinhua | 2024/5/3 15:05:20
  • Xi extends greetings to working people nationwide ahead of Int'l Workers' Day

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday extended festive greetings and best wishes to the country's working people ahead of International Workers' Day, which falls on May 1.

    By Xinhua | 2024/4/30 18:08:02
  • 20th CPC Central Committee to hold 3rd plenary session in July

    The third plenary session of the 20th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee will be held in Beijing in July, according to a decision made at a CPC Central Committee Political Bureau meeting on Tuesday.

    By Xinhua | 2024/4/30 15:02:02
  • Chinese Ambassador urges US to remove obstacles hindering bilateral cultural exchanges

    In response to the US' discriminatory and politically motivated actions of recent years, Chinese Ambassador to the US Xie Feng urged the US to remove obstacles hindering bilateral cultural exchanges. “We will handle each obstacle through negotiation,” said Xie, at a consular promotion event for safe travel to the US.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/29 17:24:34
  • Mainland resumes Matsu tourism, approving imports from Taiwan island

    The Chinese mainland will take the lead to resume tourism for residents of East China's Fujian Province to visit Matsu, according to Rao Quan, Chinese Vice Minister of Culture and Tourism, during a meeting with a visiting Chinese Kuomintang (KMT) party delegation led by Fu Kun-chi, on Sunday in Beijing, according to media reports.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/4/28 9:58:50
  • How to achieve national reunification is a matter for the Chinese people on the two sides of the Taiwan Straits: Wang Yi

    The Taiwan question is entirely China's internal affairs, and how to achieve national reunification is a matter for the Chinese people on the two sides of the Taiwan Strait, the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a written interview with Qatar-based news channel Al Jazeera on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/26 20:23:49
  • China's Ministry of State Security releases documents on administrative law enforcement procedures, criminal case handling procedures

    China's Ministry of State Security has released two departmental regulations, namely the "Administrative Law Enforcement Procedures of the National Security Agencies" and the "Criminal Case Handling Procedures of the National Security Agencies."

    By Global Times | 2024/4/26 15:48:22
  • Chinese Embassy condemns UK politician's anti-China remarks

    China strongly condemned unwarranted accusations and malicious slander against China, and urged British politicians to stop their belligerent rhetoric, and instead, focus more on domestic economic and social issues, a spokesperson from China's Embassy in the UK said on Wednesday, in response to UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's latest anti-China remarks.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/25 12:56:54
  • Xi stresses building world-class military medical universities

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for building world-class military medical universities, stressing that they should serve the battlefield and troops, and embrace the future.

    By Xinhua | 2024/4/25 10:08:10
  • China slashes hypocritical move by US on Ukraine crisis ahead of Blinken's visit, urging Washington to end blameshifting

    China voiced the firm opposition to the hypocritical moves by the US on the Ukraine crisis by enacting massive aid bills for Ukraine while making baseless accusations against the normal trade between China and Russia, which will also be one of the major issues to be discussed during the upcoming visit of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to China.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/4/23 18:01:17
  • Xi inspects southwest China's Chongqing Municipality

    Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, inspected southwest China's Chongqing Municipality from Monday to Tuesday.

    By Xinhua | 2024/4/23 13:32:28
  • PLA sets up information support force, to advance Chinese military's competitiveness in modern warfare

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has set up an information support force and Chinese President Xi Jinping presented a flag to the force at its establishment ceremony on Friday in Beijing.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/20 0:04:29
  • China says US' overcapacity claims a disguise for crackdown, constitute bullying against Chinese industry

    China's Foreign Ministry on Friday again rebuked US accusation of Chinese overcapacity, saying that the US' claims, while sounding like an economic concept, are a disguise for its malign attempt to curb China's industrial development and a form of economic coercion and bullying.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/19 20:08:05
  • Current Philippine admin unilaterally abandons 'gentleman's agreement': Chinese embassy

    The current Philippine administration unilaterally abandoned the 'gentleman's agreement' between China and the Duterte administration on the Ren'ai Jiao (Ren'ai Reef). China urged the Philippines to honor its commitments, safeguarding the hard-won peace and stability in the South China Sea, according to the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/18 16:37:29
  • PLA Southern Theater Command conducts live-fire air defense exercises on China-Myanmar border

    The Southern Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) will organize its land and air forces to conduct live-fire air defense exercises on the Chinese side of China-Myanmar border starting from Wednesday, the Southern Theater Command confirmed in a statement on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/17 13:24:19
  • Chinese FM, embassy, HKSAR govt slam UK's 'six-monthly report'

    The Commissioner's Office of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the Chinese Embassy in the UK and the HKSAR government have refuted the UK's recent so-called six-monthly report on Hong Kong, which misrepresents the facts and grossly interferes in China's internal affairs.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/4/16 11:37:53
  • Hong Kong's prosperity 'can't be talked down by a few articles or some noises,' senior Chinese official says

    Hong Kong has bid farewell to its turbulent recent past and completely ended the history of being unguarded in safeguarding national security. With the protection of national security laws, it is the best time for Hong Kong to fully focus on the economy and seek development, a senior Chinese official on Hong Kong affairs said on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/15 15:58:11
  • China releases 10 typical anti-spy cases in past decade to welcome national security education day

    Including the case of the two Canadian Michaels, 10 typical spy cases were disclosed in a special documentary film published by China's Ministry of State Security on Sunday to mark the ninth National Security Education Day that falls on April 15, through which various despicable methods of infiltration, theft and incitement by foreign spy and intelligence agencies are exposed, and awareness of anti-espionage is expected to be firmly established among the people.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/4/14 22:23:51
  • Press freedom in HK has always been fully protected, Chinese FM says on RSF's representative denied entry for Jimmy Lai's trial

    In response to media reports about a representative of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), claiming to monitor Jimmy Lai's national security trial, who has been denied entry to Hong Kong on Wednesday, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Thursday that she is not aware of the case, while emphasizing that freedom of the press in Hong Kong has always been fully protected under the Basic Law of Hong Kong.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/11 20:05:56
  • Xi stresses shared culture and history in meeting with Ma

    Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, met with Ma Ying-jeou in Beijing on Wednesday.

    By Wang Qi | 2024/4/10 23:47:26
  • Xi Jinping meets Ma Ying-jeou in Beijing

    Xi Jinping meets Ma Ying-jeou in Beijing

    By Xinhua | 2024/4/10 16:34:34
  • No 'goodwill' seen as DPP authorities consistently obstruct cross-Straits exchanges: spokesperson

    The Chinese mainland continues to support cross-Straits exchanges and cooperation in various fields despite the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities consistently obstructing exchanges. Their so-called “goodwill” to enhance exchanges has not been seen, Zhu Fenglian, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council told a press conference on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/10 14:05:27
  • Central govt appoints veteran diplomat as new commissioner of Chinese FM in Hong Kong

    The central government appointed Cui Jianchun, the former Chinese ambassador to Nigeria, as Chinese foreign ministry (FM)'s commissioner in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/10 12:16:02
  • Xi, Lula send congratulatory letters to seminar between CPC, Workers' Party of Brazil

    Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chinese president, and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, honorary president of the Workers Party of Brazil and Brazilian president, on Tuesday sent congratulatory letters separately to the 7th theory seminar of the CPC and the Workers' Party of Brazil.

    By Xinhua | 2024/4/9 17:13:31
  • Chinese FM again urges US to stop suppressing Chinese students, slams Washington for creating obstacles for cultural exchanges

    Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Monday slammed the US for creating obstacles for cultural exchanges between China and the US over reports revealing Chinese students and scholars being arbitrarily revoked visas and forcibly repatriated without concrete evidence.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/8 17:28:18
  • Ancient texts prove Diaoyu Islands not belong to Ryukyu: former Taiwan leader during visit in mainland

    During a trip in the Chinese mainland, the former chairperson of the Kuomintang (KMT) party Ma Ying-jeou recommended ancient texts as "must read" when visiting a branch of China National Archives of Publications and Culture in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province as the ancient texts prove that the Diaoyu Islands do not belong to Ryukyu.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/7 14:30:44
  • Ministry of State Security releases bilingual report, urging Western forces to stop slandering and attacking China

    The Ministry of State Security (MSS) released a bilingual report on Tuesday urging the US to stop slandering and cyberattacking China.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/4/2 15:12:44
  • Ma's mainland trip reflects mainstream of Taiwan that calls for anti-secessionism, cross-Straits peace: expert

    Former chairperson of the Kuomintang (KMT) party Ma Ying-jeou kicked off his 11-day trip in the Chinese Mainland on Monday, with observers from both the island and the mainland paying great attention to his visit, as they expect Ma will be able to boost exchanges between youths from both sides, and balance the negative impact brought by the secessionist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/4/1 21:24:37
  • Netizens hail closure of Radio Free Asia in Hong Kong, as end of 'fake news creator' rumor-mongering era beneficial to the city

    Netizens in Hong Kong hailed the decision of US-funded Radio Free Asia (RFA) shutting down its Hong Kong office, calling it “another example that the color revolution failed in Hong Kong,” which also showed that this anti-China agency has a guilty conscience and has fled in panic.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/3/31 15:19:27
  • HKSAR government slams US planned 'visa restrictions'; US interference won't shake HK resolution in safeguarding natl security, say experts

    The US State Department released its 2024 Hong Kong Policy Act Report on Friday and announced that it is taking steps to impose new visa restrictions on multiple Hong Kong officials over the “crackdown on rights and freedoms,” which experts believed that will not have a significant impact on Hong Kong society or its development, but only reveals that the US is using this as an excuse to distort facts and mislead the international community.

    By Xu Yelu | 2024/3/30 17:11:07
  • Peng Liyuan meets German students, teachers in Beijing

    Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, met on Thursday with representatives of students and teachers from the Chinese Choir of the Burg Gymnasium, a German high school, at Beijing No.35 High School.

    By Xinhua | 2024/3/29 7:45:22
  • Residents across Xizang region celebrate 65th anniversary of democratic reform

    Engaging in flag-raising ceremonies, jubilant songs and dances to express their contentment, and hosting seminars to reflect on social progress … The residents of Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region celebrated on Thursday the 65th anniversary of the democratic reform, which marked the end of feudal serfdom, with a diverse array of activities. The smiles adorning local residents' faces not only attest to the region's remarkable growth over the past 65 years but also underscore the region's promising future, analysts said.

    By Liu Xin and Shan Jie | 2024/3/28 22:23:56
  • China urges US to take concrete actions to adhere to one-China principle following US military hype over 'Taiwan invasion by 2027'

    China has urged the US to stop fanning the flames of conflict and take concrete actions to adhere to the one-China principle and the provisions of the three China-US joint communiques, turning their stated opposition to “Taiwan independence” into reality, a spokesperson for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, said on Wednesday in response to the claims of US military commander hyping the idea of “mainland to invade Taiwan by 2027.”

    By Global Times | 2024/3/27 13:10:06
  • Mainland closely monitors movement of Taiwan island's military authority around Kinmen

    The Chinese mainland is closely monitoring movement of Taiwan island's military authority around Kinmen. If they provoke or cause trouble, daring to act rashly, they will surely face failure, Chen Binhua, a spokesperson for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, said on Wednesday in response to reports that Taiwan island will conduct live-fire drills in April in locations including Kinmen and Lieyu.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/27 12:14:27
  • 'It's standard practice not to grant remission on national security conviction,' says HK's chief in response to 'Captain America 2.0' case

    In response to the first case under the Safeguarding National Security Ordinance in Hong Kong, in which an activist known as “Captain America 2.0” was denied an early release since the enactment of the local national security law in line with Article 23, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive John Lee said on Tuesday that it's standard practice not to grant sentence reductions to individuals convicted of endangering national security.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/3/26 12:27:25
  • China's Ministry of State Security warns self-media operators against endangering national security for seeking attention

    China's Ministry of State Security warns self-media operators against endangering national security for seeking attention

    By Global Times | 2024/3/26 9:43:55
  • UK hypes 'China's cyber-attacks,' as electoral politics drives blame shifting

    The recent briefings run British politicians have started a new round of “China threat” hype with the focus on cybersecurity, a smear campaign not deviant from their long-term anti-China stance but intensified by the upcoming general election, Chinese observers said on Monday.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/3/25 20:41:37
  • Local lawmaker, expert urge more investigations on HK weightlifting and powerlifting association's 'slip of the tongue' mistake

    After Hong Kong's weightlifting and powerlifting association made an apology after its chairwoman called Hong Kong a “small country” during an open event on Sunday, the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, told the Global Times on Monday that after consulting with the association, the federation initially believes the incident was only a “slip of the tongue,” emphasizing that it once again reminds all member sports associations to be clear and unequivocal in their discussions about national sovereignty.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/3/25 18:08:02
  • A more open China will bring more opportunities for the world: Li

    Chinese Premier Li Qiang on Sunday offered a powerful reassurance for global business leaders about China's economy and its steadfast opening-up, saying at a major forum in Beijing that China's economy has strong resilience, vast potential and sufficient vitality and an increasingly open China will bring more opportunities for the world.

    By Wang Cong, Chen Qingqing and Liu Yang | 2024/3/24 20:39:41
  • HK officials ramp up efforts in countering smear and attacks targeting Article 23

    With the implementation of the Safeguarding National Security Ordinance, signifying that Hong Kong has fulfilled its constitutional responsibility as stipulated in the Article 23 of the Basic Law, Hong Kong officials stepped up efforts in countering Western attacks and smear targeting the new law, emphasizing that foreign companies are still eager to invest in the city despite political maneuvers made by some Western politicians.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/3/24 20:52:22
  • Hong Kong's Article 23 legislation takes effect with primary enforcement target on absconders

    The primary enforcement target under the Article 23 legislation is absconders endangering the national security who fled overseas, a Hong Kong official said.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/3/22 21:29:27
  • Exclusive: Video footage shows China Coast Guard personnel inspecting Tiexian Jiao in S.China Sea in response to Philippines' provocation

    Video footage exclusively obtained by the Global Times on Friday showed that the China Coast Guard (CCG) personnel had landed on Tiexian Jiao (Tiexian Reef) in the South China Sea to conduct an inspection after 34 Philippine personnel illegally landed on the reef despite warnings from the Chinese side.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/3/22 21:10:02
  • One man saved by Fujian coast guard sent back to Kinmen

    On Friday, authorities of East China's Fujian Province sent one of two men who they saved near the waters of Weitou bay back to Kinmen, and relevant departments are verifying the information of the other man who has been found to be an active-duty member of the Taiwan island military and did not truthfully disclose his identity, Chen Binhua, a spokesperson for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, said on Friday.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/22 19:24:23
  • Commissioner's Office of China's FM in HK refutes WSJ editorial, calling it double standards

    Since the public consultation period for the Article 23 legislation of the Basic Law in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the central government's authorities on Hong Kong affairs, the HKSAR government and some local lawmakers have been tirelessly refuting the smears and attacks on the law by the US-led Western media. In a fresh blowback, the Commissioner's Office of China's Foreign Ministry in the HKSAR refuted an editorial of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), saying that labeling the new law as "sweeping" and "conveniently vague" is downright double standards.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/3/22 17:40:32
  • HK officials, lawmakers confront West's attacks on Article 23 legislation, ready to fight back

    Despite the rising criticism and concerns from some Western countries on the Article 23 legislation in Hong Kong, local officials and lawmakers are confronting those misunderstanding and the ill-intentioned slandering and smearing campaign at the global stage, and some told the Global Times on Thursday that they have been ready to "bite the bullet" as some Western officials are calling for the fresh sanctions and other countermeasure against the passage of the law.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/3/21 19:21:56
  • Xi calls on Hunan to write its chapter in Chinese modernization

    President Xi Jinping has called on central China's Hunan Province to stay committed to reform and innovation and follow a realistic and pragmatic approach to write its own chapter in advancing Chinese modernization.

    By Xinhua | 2024/3/21 15:36:11
  • Article 23 fully aligns with intl laws and practices, protects human rights: HK official at UNHRC session

    The Article 23 legislation fully aligns with the principles of international laws and practices. The comments made by some countries and organizations on this are in complete disregard of basic jurisprudence and facts, and demonstrate nothing more than double standards and sophistry, Hong Kong Deputy Secretary for Justice Cheung Kwok-kwan told the 55th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Wednesday local time.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/21 9:31:40
  • Foreign experts hail China's democracy path; 'inspiring for other developing countries'

    Nearly 300 politicians, scholars and experts from around the world on Wednesday shared their thoughts on democracy at an international forum, during which they highly praised China's achievements on a democratic path with Chinese characteristics, while many also expressed their opposition toward certain countries weaponizing democracy for their own political purposes.

    By Zhang Yuying and Qian Jiayin | 2024/3/20 21:17:57
  • Xi stresses guiding students' dedication to serving the country as purpose of running schools

    Xi stresses guiding students' dedication to serving the country as purpose of running schools

    By Xinhua | 2024/3/20 11:14:28
  • China criticizes UK and EU statements on Article 23 legislation, urges UK to abandon colonial illusions

    China on refuted the remarks made by some European politicians regarding the passage of the Article 23 legislation in Hong Kong on Tuesday, urging Western powers to stop interfering in Hong Kong's affairs and China's internal affairs.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/20 10:21:25
  • 'Tigers' in financial, medical sectors successively toppled

    Chinese top anti-graft watchdog has placed four “tigers” under investigation from sectors including public security, finance and state-owned enterprises in the past week, demonstrating the country's strong determination to continue its efforts in deepening the fight against corruption, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said on Tuesday. Experts noted that the financial and medical sectors will become the key targets of this year's anti-graft campaign, and the high intensity indicates there will be more senior officials to be put under probe than in previous years.

    By Fan Anqi | 2024/3/19 22:53:14
  • HK LegCo passes landmark bill in 'historic moment' to tackle national security loopholes

    Hong Kong lawmakers unanimously passed the highly anticipated bill mandated by Article 23 of the Basic Law of Hong Kong on Tuesday following marathon sessions during which all lawmakers expressed their strong support for the law, which was first proposed more than 20 years ago. It is expected to play a crucial role in addressing the city's national security loopholes, forming a solid national security shield with the National Security Law (NSL) for Hong Kong by preventing the US-led West's subversion, infiltration, incitement and espionage activities in the city.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/3/19 19:07:20
  • Blinken visits Manila; may eye an AUKUS-like mechanism: expert

    A trilateral cooperation mechanism of the US, Japan and the Philippines is about to take shape with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit to Manila on Tuesday, paving the way for a summit of the leaders of the three countries scheduled for next month.

    By Zhao Yusha | 2024/3/19 22:11:29
  • Xi inspects spring farming work

    Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, walked into a field to inspect spring farming and its preparation work during his inspection of the city of Changde in central China's Hunan Province on Tuesday.

    By Xinhua | 2024/3/19 18:02:42
  • Xi inspects Changde in central China's Hunan Province

    Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, inspected the city of Changde in central China's Hunan Province, on Tuesday.

    By Xinhua | 2024/3/19 17:33:45
  • Xiconomics in Practice: Xi's inspection tour in Hunan spotlights new quality productive forces, opening-up

    Chinese President Xi Jinping made an inspection tour in Central China's Hunan Province starting from Monday, where he learned about various works, including local efforts to accelerate the development of new quality productive forces and promote high-standard opening-up.

    By Wang Cong, Tu Lei and Tao Mingyang | 2024/3/19 10:07:10
  • State security authority warns public of cyberattacks by foreign spies via phishing emails

    Commonly used email has become a key target for foreign spy intelligence agencies to steal information, the Chinese Ministry of State Security said in its latest article on Sunday, noting that computer networks of the Party and government agencies, as well as those of sensitive units as the main channels, with the phishing emails being the common method of cyberattacks.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/17 16:43:36
  • HK representatives to UNHRC defend Article 23 legislation, calling it 'key safeguard' for maintaining stability

    A Hong Kong representative to the 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva clarified that the implementation of the Article 23 legislation will codify necessary procedural safeguards in line with international human rights standards while some Hong Kong lawmakers refuted the latest claims from a UNHRC expert saying that some of the charges on national security crimes in Hong Kong are too broad.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/3/14 21:45:36
  • China urges S.Korea to refrain from hyping up SCS issue

    The Chinese foreign ministry urged South Korea on Tuesday to mind its own business and refrain from hyping up the South China Sea issue, following South Korean foreign ministry's remarks regarding a recent incident during which Philippine vessels had trespassed into the waters off China's Ren'ai Jiao (also known as Ren'ai Reef), and a spokesperson from the ministry said exterritorial countries should not become troublemakers on the issue.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/3/12 19:00:52
  • Two sessions 'to guide China's development' with new thoughts, targets

    The National People's Congress (NPC), China's national legislature, held the closing meeting of its annual session on Monday, during which lawmakers approved and passed a series of work reports and resolutions related to China's economic development plan, rule of law and central budget, marking the successful conclusion of the two sessions in 2024.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhao Yusha | 2024/3/11 23:02:14
  • Revised Organic Law of the State Council passed

    Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a presidential order on Monday to promulgate a revised Organic Law of the State Council, which took effect on the same day.

    By Cui Fandi | 2024/3/11 22:55:49
  • Chinese special envoy's second round of shuttle diplomacy aims to promote peace talks

    China's Special Representative on Eurasian Affairs Li Hui is currently engaged in a second round of shuttle mediation between Russia, Ukraine and other European countries in an effort to build consensus on a political resolution for the Ukraine crisis, which demonstrates China's sense of responsibility in the region, analysts said, calling all parties involved, particularly the US and other Western countries, to make a positive contribution to achieving a cease-fire.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/3/11 22:47:48
  • CPPCC wraps up annual session, Chinese modernization in focus

    China's top political advisory body held its closing meeting on Sunday morning. At this year's two sessions, political advisors engaged in effective and pragmatic discussions on a range of topics, both long-standing and newly emerging ones, including strategies for advancing the development of AI and enhancing employment opportunities.

    By Zhao Yusha | 2024/3/10 22:44:18
  • Cease-fire before Ramadan unlikely as 'US-proposed deal unfair for Palestinians'

    Negotiations over a cease-fire in Gaza are unlikely to achieve a breakthrough before the start of Ramadan, media reported. Analysts said that the key reason is that Israel just wants to have a temporary cease-fire, and Hamas and Palestinians in Gaza believe that if the cease-fire is temporary, the conflict will return to the region after Israeli forces take a break.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/3/10 21:33:46
  • HK officials clarify hype over whether keeping secessionist Apple Daily 'as memento' violates Article 23

    In addressing concerns about whether local residents in Hong Kong would violate the law under the Article 23 legislation of the Basic Law by keeping the secessionist tabloid Apple Daily “as memento” at home, local officials said it depends on whether the possessor has a reasonable explanation. The clarification served as a rebuttal to Western media hype targeting the law.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/10 15:31:58
  • Political advisor proposes to build offshore data centers to promote cross-border flow

    During the ongoing two sessions, a national political advisor said that the emergence of SORA will bring huge impact, and it is recommended that China build offshore data centers in the port, and prioritize access for trial groups.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/10 15:15:41
  • Opposition to secessionism the prevailing public sentiment in Taiwan region: lawmakers, political advisors

    The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cannot represent Taiwan, nor can it represent all Taiwan compatriots. The prevailing public sentiment in Taiwan has been opposed to “Taiwan independence,” favoring peace over war, development over decline, communication over estrangement and cooperation over confrontation, the vice chairman of the Central Committee of the Taiwan Democratic Self-Government League said during the two sessions in Beijing on Saturday.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/9 17:08:04
  • Hong Kong fast-tracks Article 23 legislation, lists offences and penalties in draft bill

    The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) fast-tracked the Basic Law Article 23 legislation by gazetting the draft bill on Friday and tabling it to the Legislative Council for the first reading and second reading on the same day. The draft bill listed a series of offences and penalties including new offences like treason, insurrection, acts with seditious intention, foreign interference and theft of state secrets and espionage.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/3/8 9:21:34
  • Biden's 'poor' State of the Union address used to bolster election race: experts

    Chinese experts described US President Joe Biden's State of the Union address as being “of poor quality” and “out of tune” as it sought to bolster his election campaign instead of talking about policies to make US development healthier and more stable.

    By Xu Keyue | 2024/3/8 23:19:39
  • China easing tensions for Ukraine vs US pursuing bloc politics

    Special Representative of the Chinese Government on Eurasian Affairs Li Hui concluded his visit to Ukraine on Thursday as part of the second round of shuttle diplomacy on the Ukraine crisis contributing to China's mediation efforts to cool down regional tensions. On the same day, the US provoked tensions by welcoming Sweden's official entry into NATO.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/3/8 21:44:22
  • Whole-Process People's Democracy from a Global Comparative Perspective

    Whole-Process People's Democracy from a Global Comparative Perspective

    By YU YUNQUAN | 2024/3/8 21:11:52
  • Xi attends plenary meeting of NPC annual session

    The second session of the 14th National People's Congress (NPC) held its second plenary meeting on Friday.

    By Xinhua | 2024/3/8 9:08:17
  • AI significantly empowers cyberattack chain: top political advisor

    AI's extensive and deep empowerment in all industries and social fields is an inevitable trend in history, Xiao Xinguang, a political advisor of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and chief software architect from Chinese cybersecurity company Antiy, told the Global Times.

    By Guo Yuandan and Leng Shumei | 2024/3/7 18:31:27
  • Two Sessions 2024

    Check out our special coverage to explore more news on Two Sessions 2024

    By Global Times | 2024/3/7 15:24:45
  • Global South is key force for reforming intl order; 2024 expected to be fruitful year for cooperation: Wang

    The Global South is no longer the "silent majority," but a key force for reforming the international order and a source of profound hope as the world undergoes changes unseen in the last century, said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/7 14:09:56
  • Making Asia a better place shared hope of all regional countries: Chinese FM

    Addressing a question raised by a Global Times reporter during the news conference, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that China stands ready to work with its neighbors toward building a community with a shared future for Asia and for mankind, so that Asia can continue to contribute to world peace and provide impetus to global growth.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/7 13:53:51
  • China supports holding international peace conference recognized by both Russia and Ukraine: Wang Yi

    China supports the holding of an international peace conference that is recognized by both Russia and Ukraine and ensures the equal participation of all parties and fair discussions on all peace plans, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the remarks at a press conference Thursday on the sidelines of the second session of the 14th National People's Congress.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/7 12:58:54
  • Two-State solution only way to break vicious cycle of Israel-Palestine conflict, eliminate the breeding ground of extremist ideologies: Wang Yi

    There is no distinction between noble and humble lives, and people should not be unfavorably labeled according to their race or religion. The failure to end the humanitarian disaster caused by the Palestinian-Israeli conflict today in the 21st century is a tragedy for humanity and a disgrace for civilization, said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/7 12:50:05
  • Xi visits political advisors, joins discussion at annual session

    President Xi Jinping on Wednesday visited national political advisors attending a joint group meeting at the second session of the 14th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

    By Xinhua | 2024/3/7 12:29:52
  • China, Russia forged a new paradigm of major-country relations different from obsolete Cold War approach: Wang Yi

    China and Russia have forged a new paradigm of major-country relations that differs entirely from the obsolete Cold War approach, said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday, adding that the relation is of great value in maintaining global strategic stability.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/3/7 11:54:19
  • The stronger the commitment to one-China principle, the greater the guarantee for peace across the Taiwan Straits: Wang Yi

    The stronger the commitment to one-China principle, the greater the guarantee for peace across the Taiwan Straits: Wang Yi

    By Global Times | 2024/3/7 11:07:07
  • Chinese foreign minister meets press on foreign policy, relations

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a press conference Thursday on the sidelines of the second session of the 14th National People's Congress.

    By Xinhua | 2024/3/7 10:03:14
  • China lays plans to beef up stable development of capital market

    In his first public appearance before media since taking his new post, Wu Qing, head of China's securities watchdog, outlined on Wednesday his plan to ensure the stable development of the capital market, the world's second largest, and vowed to beef up institutional buildup and to better ensure investor protection.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/3/7 0:14:51
  • HK lawmakers vow to complete Article 23 legislation 'at full speed'

    Some lawmakers in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), who are also the deputies to the 14th National People's Congress (NPC), returned to Hong Kong and attended a joint meeting on the Article 23 legislation on Wednesday, as finishing the legislation is seen as the most pressing issue for the city. Some NPC deputies from the HKSAR said they will work at full speed to complete it.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhao Yusha | 2024/3/6 22:01:25
  • Law revision to enhance governance, supervision

    Chinese lawmakers started deliberating a draft revision to the Organic Law of the State Council on Tuesday. This marks the first revision of the law, which was adopted in December 1982 when the country's current Constitution was formulated.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/3/6 21:57:05
  • Xi calls on political advisors to build consensus for Chinese modernization

    President Xi Jinping on Wednesday called on Chinese political advisors to build broad consensus to contribute to Chinese modernization, when he participated in a joint group meeting during the second session of the 14th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

    By Xinhua | 2024/3/6 21:45:31
  • Two sessions attract international attention; China's development boost world's confidence for global recovery

    International media outlets and foreign diplomats are paying high attention to the ongoing two sessions as they are eager to learn - from the country's annual political events - the latest information about China, a vibrant powerhouse for the global recovery and a significant stabilizer in a world filled with turbulence.

    By Yang Sheng, Chen Qingqing and Liu Caiyu | 2024/3/6 21:21:43
  • Xi visits political advisors, joins discussion at annual session

    President Xi Jinping on Wednesday visited national political advisors attending a joint group meeting at the second session of the 14th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

    By Xinhua | 2024/3/6 15:52:44
  • Chinese lawmakers deliberate draft revision to Organic Law of the State Council, the first such revision for 40 years

    Chinese lawmakers on Tuesday started deliberating a draft revision to the Organic Law of the State Council. This marks the first revision of the law, which was adopted in December 1982 when the country's current Constitution was formulated.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/6 12:15:32
  • Govt Work Report on the Taiwan question signals fighting secessionism become top priority

    This year's Government Work Report omitted the term "peaceful reunification" when talking about the Taiwan question. Chinese observers believed this signals that countering secessionism has already become a priority in addressing the Taiwan question and opposing foreign interference, which is also a practical approach in regard of the status quo. Yet the central government's overall stance on the Taiwan question remains consistent and unchanged.

    By Zhao Yusha | 2024/3/5 21:55:13
  • China sets 2024 GDP growth target at around 5%; 'forward-looking, pragmatic' goal signals firm economic recovery, high-quality growth

    China on Tuesday set a growth target of around 5 percent for its economy in 2024, a "forward-looking and pragmatic" goal which deputies and economists said sends strong signals that the world's second-largest economy will sustain its firm recovery momentum this year despite rising headwinds, while putting more emphasis on ensuring economic stability and transforming growth models.

    By Li Xuanmin and Ma Jingjing | 2024/3/5 20:38:54
  • Xi takes part in deliberation at annual national legislative session

    President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, on Tuesday took part in a deliberation with his fellow deputies from the delegation of Jiangsu Province at the second session of the 14th National People's Congress, China's national legislature.

    By Xinhua | 2024/3/5 15:59:17
  • China successfully achieved key economic, social goals in 2023: Premier Li

    China successfully achieved key economic, social goals in 2023: Premier Li

    By Global Times | 2024/3/5 9:18:12
  • Xi attends opening meeting of NPC annual session

    The 14th National People's Congress, China's national legislature, opened its second session Tuesday morning at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

    By Xinhua | 2024/3/5 9:01:34
  • Bulgarian edition of first volume of "Xi Jinping: The Governance of China" published

    The Bulgarian edition of the first volume of "Xi Jinping: The Governance of China" was published on Monday.

    By Xinhua | 2024/3/5 1:03:42
  • Harris' rebuke of Israel lays bare 'embarrassment of Biden admin'

    In what appears to be "the strongest rebuke" of its close ally made yet by a senior leader in the US government, Vice President Kamala Harris on Sunday bluntly called out Israel for the "inhuman" conditions it has caused that made Gaza a "humanitarian catastrophe", according to media reports.

    By Fan Anqi | 2024/3/5 0:48:58
  • Leak scandal sends further shockwave, complicating Ukraine crisis: experts

    Russia and Germany have recently been stuck in "eavesdropping" dispute over an audio recording of a meeting of senior German military officials. If it is confirmed that German military officers were involved in the attack on a bridge in Crimea, or even if it is proven that German officers trained Ukrainian missile forces, it would pose great pressure on Germany, experts warned on Monday.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/3/5 0:41:29
  • NPC spokesperson urges US to work with China for healthy, stable ties

    No matter who becomes the president, we hope that the US can work in the same direction with China for a stable, healthy and sustainable China-US relationship, said Lou Qinjian, spokesperson for the second session of the 14th National People's Congress (NPC).

    By Xu Keyue and Zhang Wanshi | 2024/3/4 23:25:48
  • Two sessions set to chart out future devt plans for China at key juncture

    China's annual two sessions officially kicked off on Monday when the country's top political advisory body opened its annual session and the national legislature published agenda of its own annual session. Held at the crucial juncture when both China and the world are undergoing fundamental changes, this year's two sessions are set to inject much-needed confidence for the Chinese people, via charting out a blueprint for generating more social wealth,Chinese experts believe.

    By Zhao Yusha and Zhang Yuying | 2024/3/4 21:47:33
  • NPC session to publish draft defense budget; figure maintains reasonable, steady growths in recent years: spokesperson

    The second session of the 14th National People's Congress (NPC) will review the draft defense budget for 2024 and publish the figure, which has maintained reasonable, steady growth over recent years consistent with China's economic and social development to better safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, a spokesperson said on Monday.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/3/4 16:31:21
  • Newly revised anti-espionage law enhances certainty and security of foreign investors: NPC spokesperson

    The newly revised anti-espionage law does not expand the scope of espionage activities, but rather, it improves the definition of espionage activities, clarifies the boundaries between illegal and legal activities, and enhances the certainty and security of foreign enterprises and individuals investing, working, and living in China, said a spokesperson for the National People's Congress (NPC) session on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/4 16:18:01
  • NPC HK deputy proposes establishing permanent national security education and training base in Hong Kong

    Since the implementation of the National Security Law (NSL) for Hong Kong, local authorities and schools in the city have placed increased importance to the patriotic education including adding contents concerning the Constitution, the Basic Law and national security into the curriculum, said Wong Kam-leung, a deputy of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region to the National People's Congress, who hoped that Hong Kong will establish a permanent national security education and training base.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/3/4 15:57:02
  • China to firmly safeguard its territorial sovereignty, maritime rights on South China Sea: NPC spokesperson

    China will continue to firmly safeguard its territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests, at the same time, the country will properly handle relevant issues with relevant countries through dialogue and consultation and jointly safeguard peace and tranquility in the South China Sea, Lou Qinjian, spokesperson for the second session of the 14th National People's Congress (NPC), told at a press conference on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/4 15:55:19
  • Political advisor suggests China to expand the scope of visa-free, visa-on-arrival countries in 2024

    A political advisor suggested China expand the scope of visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, optimize visa processing and offer convenient policies for foreign arrivals, in order to strengthen international exchanges and further stimulate the country's opening-up.

    By Zhao Yusha | 2024/3/3 21:33:16
  • Detailed arrangements for annual session of China's top political advisory body unveiled

    The National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country's top political advisory body, will hold its annual session from Monday to March 10, which will continue to focus on offering suggestions for achieving the goals and tasks of building Chinese modernization, a spokesperson said on Sunday, one day ahead of the opening of its annual session.

    By Xu Keyue and Zhao Yusha | 2024/3/3 21:27:34
  • Chinese whole-process people's democracy fully demonstrated by two sessions

    Thousands of Chinese lawmakers and policy advisors are gathering in Beijing for the annual two sessions. The event not only offers an important opportunity for the world to understand China's whole-process people's democracy, but also a window to observe the country's development and understand its policy direction for the following year, experts pointed out.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/3/3 21:21:00
  • China expects to play a better role in promoting dialogue, peace on Ukraine crisis in second round of shuttle diplomacy

    Special Representative of the Chinese Government on Eurasian Affairs Li Hui arrived in Moscow on Saturday to begin the second round of shuttle diplomacy on the Ukraine crisis. Chinese analysts say China can play a better role in promoting dialogue and peace this time as there is rising global opposition to war, which presents a better chance for peace negotiations and mediation initiatives as the conflict enters its third year. But to reach a peaceful resolution, it will still take time, they said.

    By Liu Caiyu | 2024/3/3 21:15:18
  • China's top political advisory body holds press conference ahead of annual session

    The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, China's top political advisory body, held a press conference on Sunday, one day ahead of its annual session.

    By Xinhua | 2024/3/3 15:06:48
  • Membership qualification of four political advisors revoked

    The Fifth Session of the Standing Committee of the 14th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) approved the decision to revoke the membership qualifications of Wu Yansheng, Liu Shiquan, Wang Changqing and Wang Xiaojun of the 14th National Committee of the CPPCC, China Central Television reported.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/3 13:38:01
  • Xi stresses high-quality development of new energy in China

    Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has stressed vigorously promoting the high-quality development of new energy in China to make greater contributions to building a clean and beautiful world.

    By Xinhua | 2024/3/1 10:27:06
  • China slams 'unfounded' comments by British Foreign Secretary Cameron on HKSAR Article 23 legislation

    China slammed comments made by British Foreign Secretary David Cameron on the Article 23 legislation of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) as "unfounded" and kindly reminded UK that it has no sovereignty, no governance, and no supervisory power over Hong Kong after its return to the motherland.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/29 14:27:02
  • Xi stresses contributing to Chinese modernization with solid actions

    President Xi Jinping has called on officials at all levels to foster a Marxist style of learning to integrate theory with practice, thereby contributing to advancing Chinese modernization with solid actions.

    By Xinhua | 2024/2/29 10:12:23
  • DPP authorities tell lies, conceal truth about fatal boat incident: Taiwan Affairs Office

    We express strong indignation and condemnation on the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities' move following a recent incident in waters near Kinmen that led to the death of two people on a mainland fishing boat, said Zhu Fenglian, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/28 19:14:48
  • Press center opens for China's two sessions with over 3,000 reporters at home and abroad registering

    As China moves closer to the annual "two sessions," a press center for China's upcoming annual legislative and political consultative sessions opened Tuesday, at the Media Center Hotel in Beijing, with more than 3,000 reporters having registered to cover the key meetings. The second session of the 14th National People's Congress (NPC) and the second session of the 14th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) will open on March 5 and 4, respectively, the Xinhua News Agency reported on Tuesday.

    By Xu Keyue and Zhao Yusha | 2024/2/27 23:27:54
  • 'Xiamen solution' exemplifies harmonious coexistence between man and nature, contributes to global marine governance

    As a key birthplace and early adopter of Xi's ecological ideas, Xiamen has pursued systematicecological governance and contributed to high-quality development through marine ecological restoration for over 30 years, fostering harmony between man and nature.

    By Lin Xiaoyi in Xiamen | 2024/2/26 23:06:32
  • China's top legislature starts sessions this week

    The 14th National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee started its 8th session in Beijing Monday and the session lasts till Tuesday. One of the important tasks of the 8th session is to prepare for the upcoming meetings of the NPC. The ongoing session will review the NPC Standing Committee work report, draft amendments to the Law on Guarding State Secrets, and report on reviewing the qualifications of individual deputies.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/2/26 22:37:55
  • Senior CPC officials report work to CPC Central Committee, Xi

    Senior officials of the Communist Party of China (CPC) have recently submitted reports on their work to the CPC Central Committee and Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee.

    By Xinhua | 2024/2/26 13:07:33
  • Trump wins South Carolina primary, advances toward Republican presidential nomination

    Donald Trump, the former president, emerged victorious in the Republican Presidential Primary in South Carolina, triumphing over Nikki Haley, the former US Ambassador to the United Nations, in her home state. Analysts believe the results means Trump is now a step closer to becoming the Republican presidential candidate, but as long as Haley does not drop out of the campaign, variables still likely to arise. Pending lawsuits against Trump represent a wildcard for both parties in the race to the White House.

    By Liu Caiyu | 2024/2/25 20:54:00
  • Top official's visit to Hong Kong demonstrates central govt's position on Article 23 legislation, clears doubts: experts

    Xia Baolong, the central government's top official overseeing Hong Kong and Macao affairs, started his seven-day trip to Hong Kong on Thursday, meeting a number of local government officials and learning from the progress that the city has made in its transition from good governance to prosperity.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/2/22 22:44:27
  • Taiwan authorities 'shoot self in foot' by concealing facts over fatal boat incident

    Taiwan authorities on Wednesday morning changed the wording and admitted there had been multiple collisions between vessels in the process of a fatal incident in which Taiwan authorities chased a Chinese mainland fishing boat and capsized it in waters near Kinmen Island, just a few kilometers off Xiamen city of Fujian Province, leading to the deaths of two mainland fishermen on February 14.

    By Deng Xiaoci | 2024/2/21 18:23:55
  • Political party calls on Taiwan authorities to avoid inciting confrontation after incident of mainland fishermen's death

    The Labor Party of Taiwan on Tuesday called on Taiwan society, especially the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities to pay attention to dealing with the aftermath of the death of two fishermen from the mainland, to create environment for rational communication and to avoid further inciting cross-Straits confrontations.

    By Liu Xin and Xing Xiaojing | 2024/2/20 18:07:54
  • Top HK official vows to advance Article 23 legislation at full speed

    As the public consultation period for the legislation of the Article 23 will end in the coming week, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive John Lee said on Tuesday that the majority of opinions support the legislation, and the legislation process should be pushed forward at full speed.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/20 12:50:56
  • US urged to stop harassing, interrogating Chinese students entering country

    China's State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Wang Xiaohong and US Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas met in Vienna, Austria on Sunday local time, discussing bilateral cooperation in drug control and law enforcement. The Chinese side also urged Washington to stop harassing and interrogating Chinese students for no reason, and ensure that Chinese citizens enjoy fair entry treatment.

    By Wang Qi and Du Qiongfang | 2024/2/19 22:29:41
  • Taiwan authorities urged to facilitate management after tragic deaths of two fishermen from mainland fishing boat

    Quanzhou city's Red Cross Society in East China's Fujian Province will send representatives to accompany affected families to Kinmen in Taiwan island to manage the aftermath after the violent chasing by the Taiwan side of a mainland fishing boat resulted in the tragic deaths of two fishermen, the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council said on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/19 21:09:26
  • Xi stresses enhancing guarantee ability of land element for high-quality development of regions with competitive strengths

    Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed on Monday that the guarantee ability of land element should be enhanced to ensure the high-quality development of regions which enjoy competitive strengths, and that the grassroots emergency management capacity should be further improved.

    By Xinhua | 2024/2/19 20:50:22
  • DPP urged to release detained boat and crew, properly handle mainland fishermen's death

    The violent eviction of the mainland fishing boats by Taiwan authorities, resulting in the deaths of two fishermen, has caused strong indignation in the mainland, and the Taiwan authorities have been urged to release detained the boat and crew and properly handle the incident before it further damages cross-Straits relations.

    By Liu Xin | 2024/2/18 15:53:19
  • Foreign cyber spies attack information systems of key departments, enterprises, stealing sensitive data: China's Ministry of State Security

    China's Ministry of State Security warned on Friday that in recent years, national security agencies have discovered that foreign cyber spies have continuously attacked the information systems of key departments and enterprises within China, resulting in the theft of important sensitive data and posing a threat to China's data security and cybersecurity.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/16 16:07:01
  • Xi's article on upholding, improving people's congress system to be published

    An article by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on upholding and improving the system of people's congresses and ensuring the people run the country will be published on Friday.

    By Xinhua | 2024/2/15 15:53:27
  • Retiring China hawk's potential Taiwan visit 'highly provocative, in pursuit of personal gains'

    In a daring and potentially incendiary move, US House Representative Mike Gallagher, renowned for his unyielding stance against China and as the chair of the US House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, is set to spearhead a delegation of American lawmakers on a trip to Taiwan island commencing February 21.

    By Deng Xiaoci | 2024/2/15 15:03:33
  • Taiwan's DPP condemned for driving away mainland fishing boat and resulting in two deaths

    The spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council strongly condemned the Taiwan authorities for driving away a fishing boat from East China's Fujian Province in the waters near Kinmen, a group of islets in the Taiwan Straits, and resulting in two deaths when all four people onboard fell into the sea on Wednesday afternoon.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/14 23:37:29
  • Xi, Peng Liyuan extend Chinese New Year greetings to U.S. Lincoln High School teachers, students

    Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, on Sunday replied to a Chinese New Year greeting card from teachers and students of U.S. Lincoln High School, extending their best wishes of the Year of the Dragon.

    By Xinhua | 2024/2/11 12:47:46
  • Wang, Eide hold talks as Europe's China policy faces uncertainties

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday met with his Norwegian counterpart Espen Barth Eide in Beijing, where the two sides exchanged views on bilateral cooperation and the crises in the Middle East. The meeting reflects China's growing attention to small-sized European countries and willingness to help them enlarge their voice on the global stage, experts said.

    By Fan Anqi | 2024/2/6 22:57:10
  • China, Norway should be forces for stability, peace and prosperity in the international community: Chinese top diplomat

    This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Norway, and the relationship between the two countries has become more mature and resilient. China appreciates the Norwegian government's adherence to the one-China principle and its friendship with China, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway Espen Barth Eide in Beijing on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/6 12:35:21
  • Australian national Yang Jun sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve for espionage; his rights fully exercised: FM

    The Beijing No.2 Intermediate People's Court publicly pronounced the first-instance verdict on the espionage case of Australian national Yang Jun, in accordance with the law in which Yang was found guilty of espionage and was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve and all his personal property was confiscated, FM spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/5 16:40:53
  • Senior Hong Kong officials further clarify on Article 23 legislation, saying 'foreign interference offense' conviction has at least 3 elements

    Senior local officials from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) made further clarifications on Sunday on the Article 23 legislation including public's criticism of local governance but rejecting deliberately provoking hatred, major conditions for the conviction of foreign interference offense, and materials related to the critical infrastructure falling into the scope of state secret.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/2/4 21:24:14
  • Latest release of national security comic exposes foreign espionage threat in critical mineral sector

    In the second installment of its serialized comic, titled The Secret Special Investigation Division, China's Ministry of State Security (MSS) depicted how security police officers discovered professional espionage equipment in a residential compound near the Xishan Mining Area and unveiled the "black hands" behind the scenes. This serves as a warning regarding foreign espionage targeting crucial mineral resources.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/4 9:50:39
  • Xi visits people in Tianjin ahead of Spring Festival

    Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, visited people in the northern city of Tianjin ahead of the Spring Festival.

    By Xinhua | 2024/2/2 9:01:51
  • Western slander of Article 23 made out of 'prejudice, defamation, and malicious intention'

    In response to some misunderstandings and confusion about the Article 23 legislation in Hong Kong, local legal experts and political representatives have made a series of clarifications on the original intention of the legislation, which aims to prevent, stop and punish acts and activities endangering national security and to target only a very small number of criminals while protecting the basic rights of the majority.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/2/1 18:58:46
  • HK society supports legislation of Article 23 of the Basic Law

    Since the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) unveiled a legislative work plan that includes legislation of Article 23 of the Basic Law of the HKSAR, people from all sectors of Hong Kong society have voiced their support.

    By Xinhua | 2024/2/1 17:17:39
  • Mainland's adjustment to Straits flight route serves aviation safety, alleviate congestion: Taiwan Affairs Office

    The M503 flight path is for civil aviation in the Shanghai Flight Information Region, and operating the route is aimed at easing traffic congestion and ensuring flight safety, a Chinese mainland official said on Wednesday, in response to the secessionist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)'s hype of and opposition to the mainland's adjustment to Taiwan Straits flight routes.

    By Wang Qi | 2024/1/31 22:15:54
  • Pelosi's remarks against pro-Palestine protesters 'shameful, outrageous'

    Recently, former US House speaker Nancy Pelosi, without any evidence, suggested some protesters calling for a ceasefire in Gaza are connected to Russia, sparking widespread skepticism. Against this backdrop, the US anti-war organization Code Pink posted a video on social media on Tuesday, which was shot in October of last year. The video shows a group of anti-war protesters blocking vehicle that Pelosi took, and the former House speaker reacted by unexpectedly telling the crowd, “Go back to China, that's where your headquarters is.”

    By Bai Yunyi | 2024/1/31 17:52:56
  • Xi chairs CPC leadership meeting to review reports, regulations

    Xi chairs CPC leadership meeting to review reports, regulations

    By Xinhua | 2024/1/31 17:19:45
  • HK begins public consultation regarding Article 23, adds new items including prohibitions on foreign interference

    Hong Kong officially launched the public consultation process regarding the Article 23 legislation on Tuesday, which is considered a necessary step to enhance national security law's enforcement and effectively prevent activities that compromise national security.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/1/30 11:59:06
  • Xinjiang regional 'two sessions' kick off

    Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region enters local "two sessions" time as the regional committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) opened on Monday and for the first time, international representatives and foreign media outlets were invited to sit in on or cover the "two sessions," showcasing the region's openness and confidence, analysts said. The Second Session of the 13th Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Committee of the CPPCC kicked off on Monday. Senior regional officials, including the regional Party chief Ma Xingrui, attended the meeting, local media outlet ts.cn reported.

    By Liu Xin | 2024/1/29 21:44:56
  • China, Antigua and Barbuda sign MOU addressing climate change

    China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) on Monday released details about the memorandum of understanding (MOU) on South-South cooperation material assistance project for climate change, which was signed by China and Antigua and Barbuda on January 24 in Beijing.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/29 18:37:12
  • Hainan becomes first province to empower legislators to vote on livelihood projects

    The deputies of the provincial People's Congress of South China's Hainan Province on Saturday voted on government projects concerning people's well-being, a first for a provincial legislature. The vote is an embodiment of the country's efforts in promoting whole-process people's democracy, observers noted.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/1/28 21:24:21
  • Lawmakers and political advisors brainstorm to seize opportunity for AI growth

    Recognizing the immense potential of artificial intelligence (AI), Chinese provincial lawmakers and political advisors are actively brainstorming innovative ideas to seize the opportunity for growth in the AI sector in their respective provinces. As an important driving engine for the development of the digital economy, the role of AI in empowering "thousands of industries" is also becoming more prominent. Chinese security company 360 Security Technology's founder and chairman Zhou Hongyi had predicted that in 2024, the open-source large model will undergo a transformative shift, becoming more accessible and affordable for everyone.

    By Liu Caiyu | 2024/1/28 20:50:30
  • Philippines continues to provoke with airdropping, fishermen trespass in South China Sea

    Despite the recent easing of tensions in the South China Sea, the Philippines again provoked China by airdropping supplies to its illegally grounded warship on Ren'ai Jiao (also known as Ren'ai Reef) and sensationalizing Philippine fishermen's trespass on Huangyan Dao (also known as Huangyan Island), with experts saying on Sunday that these new methods of provocation increase the risk of triggering accidents, and the only way to resolve the dispute is through dialogue.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/1/28 20:23:16
  • Provincial lawmakers, political advisors contribute ideas for lifting birth rate

    Chinese provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities recently convened their local “two sessions,” with provincial-level lawmakers and political advisors putting forward a number of proposals to contribute to encouraging larger families in the face of low population growth. Luo Haining, a member of the Tianjin Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), proposed to include preschool education under the age of three within the scope of social public services.

    By Liu Caiyu | 2024/1/25 22:25:25
  • China, US adhere to rule of law, promoting counternarcotics cooperation: Chinese Ambassador to US

    Xie Feng, Chinese Ambassador to the US, met with Rahul Gupta, the US White House director of National Drug Control Policy on Monday. The two sides held a candid and in-depth exchange of views on counternarcotics cooperation between the two countries, according to the Chinese Embassy in the US.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/24 14:55:49
  • Side meeting of safeguarding economic, social and cultural rights by Chinese NGOs held in Geneva

    A side meeting of the fourth round of United Nations Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group, was held on Monday in Geneva, which was on the theme of placing development at the agenda center - safeguarding economic, social and cultural rights.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/23 17:26:33
  • Espionage case targeting state-owned enterprise employee during overseas trip revealed

    China's Ministry of State Security on Tuesday revealed a case involving an employee in a key position from a state-owned enterprise who was targeted by foreign spies during an overseas visit. The disclosure of this case aims to raise public awareness, reminding people to exercise caution and safeguard national security interests.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/23 11:19:25
  • China releases white paper on legal framework and measures for counter-terrorism

    China on Tuesday released a white paper on its legal framework and measures for counter-terrorism, which sums up the characteristics of its counter-terrorism efforts over the past decades and exploration of the path of law-based counter-terrorism work.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/23 9:06:57
  • Provinces kick off annual two sessions; marriage, childbirth, minor protection among popular proposals

    Ahead of the annual national two sessions – National People's Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) – scheduled in March, provincial-level regions have started their local sessions.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/1/22 22:12:59
  • Mainland to unswervingly advance reunification, oppose secessionism and uphold peace: Taiwan Affairs Office

    In 2024, the Chinese mainland will adhere to the principles of “peaceful reunification and One Country, Two Systems,” continue to oppose Taiwan secession and external interference, continue to promote cross-Straits exchanges, cooperation and integrated development, and unswervingly advance reunification of the motherland, a mainland Taiwan affairs spokesperson said on Wednesday.

    By Wang Qi | 2024/1/17 20:30:21
  • State security organs intensify efforts to combat subversion, espionage related to China's Taiwan island

    China's state security organs have and will intensify efforts to combat subversion, espionage, and separatist activities related to China's Taiwan island, and will based on the rule of law, prevent, stop, and punish the infiltration, sabotage activities of hostile forces, China's Ministry of State Security said in an article published on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/17 11:26:08
  • New climate envoy to continue work for global green transition: Chinese FM

    The Chinese government has decided that the former Vice Foreign Minister and former Under-Secretary-General of the UN Liu Zhenmin succeeded Xie Zhenhua as China's special envoy for climate change. Liu will continue stepping up dialogue and cooperation with all parties after taking the helm, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/15 21:41:21
  • Nauru to sever 'diplomatic relations' with Taiwan -- government

    Nauru to sever 'diplomatic relations' with Taiwan -- government

    By Xinhua | 2024/1/15 14:42:04
  • Foreign Ministry spokesperson's remarks on the election in Taiwan

    Q: What's your comment on the result of the election in the Taiwan region?

    By MInistry of Foreign Affairs | 2024/1/14 0:07:58
  • Results of Taiwan leadership, legislature elections unveiled

    Taiwan's leadership and legislature elections were held on Saturday.

    By Xinhua | 2024/1/14 0:04:59
  • The basic fact that Taiwan is part of China will not change regardless of the elections result of the region: FM

    The elections of the Taiwan region are China's internal affairs and regardless of the result, it will not change the basic fact that Taiwan is part of China and there is only one China in the world, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said at a press conference on Friday.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/12 22:34:14
  • CCDI issues communiqué, vows to eliminate systemic corruption risks and consolidate overwhelming victory

    The 20th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) on Wednesday adopted a communiqué at its third plenary session, pledging to continuously deepen the fight against corruption, seriously investigate and punish corruption in the financial sector, state-owned enterprises, universities, sports, tobacco, medicine, grain purchase and marketing, and statistics, as well as resolutely eliminate systemic corruption risks and hidden dangers so as to comprehensively consolidate a hard-won and overwhelming victory.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/1/10 21:15:36
  • Chinese, Maldivian presidents hold talks

    Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with President of the Republic of Maldives Mohamed Muizzu in Beijing on Wednesday.

    By Xinhua | 2024/1/10 17:14:21
  • Year-opening blockbuster docuseries hints at more potent anti-graft campaign in 2024

    After four consecutive days of airing on China's state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV), the four-episode annual anti-graft blockbuster Continued Efforts, Deepening Progress has come to an end. Leaving audiences in shock, the documentary indicates that China's anti-corruption efforts in 2024 will be more potent and thorough, said experts.

    By Cui Fandi | 2024/1/9 22:19:53
  • Chinese mainland issues sweeping plan to boost integrated development with Taiwan region

    Chinese mainland authorities have released sweeping guidelines to support East China's Fujian Province in exploring new paths for cross-Straits integrated development, outlining a flurry of specific measures to boost economic and trade cooperation between Fujian and Taiwan region in a wide range of areas from services trade and small businesses to high-tech industrial clusters.

    By Wang Cong, Yin Yeping and Qi Xijia | 2024/1/9 20:25:39
  • US spreads China-related spy claims while launching large-scale intelligence activities against China: Chinese FM

    In response to some media reports about a US Navy sailor being sentenced to 27 months in jail on Monday on China-related spy charges, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said she did not know the specific situation, but added that the US is spreading China-related spy claims while launching spying activities against China.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/9 17:25:31
  • Xi calls for CPC self-reform at top discipline organ plenum

    Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Monday called for advancing the Party's self-reform and winning the tough and protracted battle against corruption.

    By Zhang Han | 2024/1/8 19:07:55
  • Jimmy Lai trial discloses his close connections with US political figures

    The trial of Jimmy Lai, founder of Next Digital and three Apple Daily companies, charged with colluding with foreign forces, entered its seventh day on Monday when the prosecution began reading a 61-page statement of admitted facts, detailing the police's discovery of email communications on Lai's phone with his assistant Mark Simon, former US deputy secretary of defense Paul Wolfowitz, and former vice chief of staff of the US Army Jack Keane, among others.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/1/8 20:40:18
  • Annual anti-graft blockbuster premieres, revealing shocking details far more harmful than financial corruption

    In the first weekend of 2024, state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) started to air an annual anti-corruption documentary revealing shocking details which go beyond financial corruption, which experts said demonstrated China's determination to expand the scope of supervision, deepening the intensity of its anti-graft efforts and strengthening investigations on public tipoffs.

    By Xu Yelu | 2024/1/7 19:35:04
  • Mainland weather balloons drifting over Taiwan island unintentional, should not be sensationalized as threat: experts

    Taiwan's DPP authorities have continuously sensationalized Chinese mainland balloons flying over the island since the start of 2024 despite knowing that they were for meteorological purposes and drifted due to seasonal winds, a move experts said on Thursday aims to hype up the “mainland threat” theory, stir up confrontation and snare votes in the upcoming regional election.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2024/1/4 21:39:59
  • CPC leadership hears work reports

    CPC leadership hears work reports

    By Xinhua | 2024/1/4 20:23:57
  • US public debt reaching record high, signaling possible agencies 'shutdown crisis'

    The US federal government's public debt has skyrocketed to an unprecedented $34 trillion on this week, marking a historic milestone. Simultaneously, the federal government finds itself on the brink of a funding battle. Chinese experts have cautioned of a possible “shutdown crisis” within US federal government agencies, emphasizing the ongoing confrontation over US fiscal policy underscores the long-standing issue of an irresponsible economic policy and persistent partisan conflict.

    By Liu Caiyu | 2024/1/3 22:58:11
  • China is confident in the future development of BRICS cooperation: Chinese FM

    China is confident in the future development of BRICS cooperation, a spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday, after the BRICS memberships of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Iran and Ethiopia officially took effect. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said that since its inception 18 years ago, BRICS cooperation mechanism has increased cohesiveness and influence and become a positive and stable force for good in international affairs.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/2 22:29:01
  • Cases of Assange and Snowden show freedom of press 'merely a tool' for some countries to attack, smear other nations: Chinese Foreign Ministry

    Certain countries, under the guise of the so-called Media Freedom Coalition, are slandering Hong Kong's freedom of the press and attacking the HKSAR government's lawful enforcement efforts, backing anti-China and Hong Kong disruptors like Jimmy Lai, toward which China strongly disapproved of and firmly opposed.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/2 20:28:27
  • Lai's true face of destroyer of cross-Straits peace is once again exposed: mainland spokesperson

    Chinese mainland has firm action in opposing the separatist agenda of “Taiwan independence,” resolute ability in crushing secessionists' behavior and safeguarding national sovereignty, and unshakable will in solving the Taiwan question and achieve national reunification, said Chen Binhua, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, in response to Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate's confrontational remarks in a debate on Saturday.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/30 23:03:58
  • President Xi to make New Year address to ring in 2024

    Chinese President Xi Jinping will deliver a New Year address to ring in 2024 at 7 p.m. Sunday.

    By Xinhua | 2023/12/30 10:04:11
  • Xi meets medical workers as China commemorates 60th anniv of first intl medical aid team

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday met with representatives of an event in Beijing marking 60th anniversary of China dispatching its first international medical aid team abroad, extending regards to all those who are or were on foreign medical aid missions.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/29 15:55:30
  • China's national legislature to convene annual session on March 5

    The 14th National People's Congress (NPC) will open its second annual session in Beijing on March 5, 2024, according to a decision made by the NPC Standing Committee on Friday.

    By Xinhua | 2023/12/29 15:24:48
  • Yearender: China's role as peacekeeper, global devt promoter further highlighted in a turbulent 2023

    An eventful 2023 is drawing to an end. The Palestine-Israel conflict has again drawn the US into another Middle East crisis, whilst chaotic US domestic politics exacerbated by the country's domestic polarization, creates uncertainty and cast a dark shadow across the world. The protracted Russia-Ukraine conflict unnerves Europe, and it's finding it more difficult to grapple with the supply of weapons to Ukraine. In addition, the continent is battered with financial and industrial setbacks, as well as rising far-right forces.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/12/28 18:18:55
  • Revised regulations on Party disciplinary action issued to demonstrate CPC's firm determination to promote continual reform

    The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has recently issued the revised Regulations on CPC Disciplinary Action, as part of ongoing efforts to tackle unique challenges facing a party as large as the CPC and improve the systems for practicing comprehensive and rigorous self-governance. It fully demonstrates the CPC's firm determination and strong will to promote continual reform, China's top anti-graft body said on Thursday.

    By Yu Xi | 2023/12/28 20:35:22
  • US urged to turn its non-support for 'Taiwan independence' commitment into action

    The Taiwan Affairs Office under the State Council on Wednesday urged the US to stop arming the island of Taiwan, stop interfering in Taiwan's regional elections, and turn its commitment of non-support for "Taiwan independence" into concrete action.

    By Wang Qi | 2023/12/27 22:53:46
  • Philippines should stop pursuing the wrong course at once on South China Sea issue: Chinese FM

    After the Philippines repeatedly violated China's sovereignty, and drew forces outside the region into the South China Sea issue, the Chinese Foreign Ministry stated on Monday that the Southeast Asian country should stop pursuing the wrong course at once.

    By Zhang Yuying | 2023/12/25 22:57:09
  • In dealing with the US, China should strive for the best outcome, but also prepare for the worst consequences: PLA Navy rear admiral

    China advocates peaceful development, while the Western powers, led by the US, believe China will inevitably follow the path of previous major powers in seeking hegemony. This fundamental difference in perspective creates a significant contradiction between the two sides, Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy rear admiral Yang Yi said at the Global Times Annual Conference 2024. He warned that China should strive for the best outcome, but also prepare for the worst consequences by developing plans and building up its own strength.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/23 15:13:55
  • As vote on Gaza resolution gets repeatedly postponed, US under pressure to avoid further isolating itself

    With the death toll in the Gaza Strip reportedly surpassing a staggering 20,000, calls are mounting for the US, a veto-wielding permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC), to avoid further isolating itself from the international community and undermining the global efforts aimed at achieving a cease-fire of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, as the UNSC was scheduled to vote on another resolution on the issue, after it was postponed multiple times this week.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/12/21 22:13:05
  • China-Japan bilateral relationship is independent, not subordinated to others: former Chinese envoy to US, Japan

    China and Japan's bilateral relationship is independent, and should not be subordinated to any other relations, according to Cui Tiankai, former Chinese ambassador to the US and Japan, during a speech at the 30th anniversary memorial service in remembrance of the passing of Kakuei Tanaka, then Japanese Prime Minister, and China-Japan relations seminar on Saturday in Japan, according to the Chinese Embassy in Japan.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/18 18:10:49
  • Xi inspects Nanning in south China's Guangxi

    Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Thursday morning inspected the city of Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

    By Xinhua | 2023/12/14 21:18:47
  • Key meeting's emphasis on China's high-quality development portends strong efforts, lifts expectations

    High-quality development is “the absolute principle in the new era,” promoting Chinese modernization is “the greatest political task,” economic construction is “the central task.” These are unmistakable signals from a key conference that high-quality economic development is at the front and center of Chinese policymaking for 2024 and beyond, analysts said on Wednesday.

    By Wang Cong and Tao Mingyang | 2023/12/13 22:58:03
  • China's top economic meeting outlines plan to tackle challenges, boost recovery in 2024

    At a key economic conference that concluded on Tuesday, top Chinese policymakers had outlined a slew of measures to tackle various challenges facing the Chinese economy, further promote and consolidate economic recovery and ensure effective improvement in quality and reasonable growth in quantity in 2024.

    By Wang Cong, Qi Xijia and Chu Daye | 2023/12/12 23:12:03
  • Xi says China-Vietnam ties to enter new stage with joint efforts

    Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and Chinese president, said on Tuesday that with joint efforts, China-Vietnam ties will enter a new stage of greater political mutual trust, more solid security cooperation, deeper mutually beneficial cooperation, stronger popular support, closer multilateral coordination, and better handling of differences.

    By Xinhua | 2023/12/12 18:58:50
  • Xi says China always sees ties with Vietnam from strategic, long-term perspective

    Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chinese president, said here on Tuesday that China always sees its ties with Vietnam from a strategic and long-term perspective.

    By Xinhua | 2023/12/12 19:21:40
  • China holds Central Economic Work Conference

    The annual Central Economic Work Conference was held in Beijing from Monday to Tuesday as Chinese leaders decided priorities for the economic work in 2024.

    By Xinhua | 2023/12/12 18:49:04
  • Xi meets Vietnam's Trong

    Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and Chinese president, met on Tuesday with General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong.

    By Xinhua | 2023/12/12 17:45:59
  • Central government's authorities extend warm congratulations to HK's successful holding of the 7th District Council Election

    Central government's authorities in HongKong described on Monday the 7th District Council election as a fair, just, lively and orderly election, which promoted the optimization and improvement of democracy.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi in Hong Kong | 2023/12/11 10:47:41
  • China's top economic conference expected to prioritize stable growth, tackling risks in 2024

    As the world continues to face a severe economic downturn and various economic indicators in China reflect both a steady recovery trajectory as well as ups and downs in the Chinese economy, global attention is turning to an all-important end-of-year meeting to see how top Chinese policymakers view China's economic prospects and top priorities for 2024.

    By Wang Cong, Tao Mingyang and Li Xuanmin | 2023/12/10 20:42:45
  • US aid to Ukraine may decline with fiercer political battles in election period: expert

    While Democrats and Republicans in the US Senate are deadlocked over a bill for $110.5 billion in funds for Ukraine, prospects of the US maintaining aid for Ukraine are dim amid fiercer political battles in the election period, analysts said.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/12/8 22:34:38
  • Hong Kong prepares for first District Council election under reformed electoral system

    The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) is preparing to hold the first District Council election since its reform of the electoral system. From the arrival area of the airport to bus stops, parking lots, overpasses, and exhibition halls in urban areas, posters promoting the elections and encouraging people to vote are visible everywhere, the Global Times reporters found on Friday.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi in Hong Kong | 2023/12/8 20:44:05
  • CPC leadership holds meeting on 2024 economic work, anti-corruption work, Party discipline

    The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Friday held a meeting to analyze and study the economic work of 2024, arrange Party conduct and anti-corruption work, and review regulations on the CPC's disciplinary action.

    By Xinhua | 2023/12/8 15:45:01
  • G7 hyping of South China Sea issue part of anti-China cognitive warfare: expert

    Hyping of the South China Sea issue by the Group of Seven (G7) is just the same old tune, which has become a part of the carefully planned cognitive warfare against China, an expert said on Thursday in response to the G7's latest statement on China's military activities in the South China Sea.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/8 0:03:25
  • China refutes wrong remarks on South China Sea issue at UN General Assembly

    China respects all countries' freedom of navigation in the South China Sea in accordance with international law, but firmly opposes any country using this as a pretext to undermine China's sovereignty and security interests, Geng Shuang, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, said at a plenary meeting of the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly, on Tuesday, replying to several other countries' representatives' incorrect remarks on the South China Sea issues.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/6 18:04:49
  • China shepherds global renewable energy R&D, to strike balance between environmental goals and development: experts

    China is proactively reducing its consumption of fossil fuels and is shepherding the research and development of renewable energy, which are solid guarantees that the country will steadfastly achieve its green energy targets, said experts in response to Western media's criticism of China for being silent on promising to phase out the use of fossil fuels.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/12/5 22:23:06
  • Chinese top diplomat Wang Yi mourns passing of Kissinger, hails his historic contribution

    Chinese top diplomat Wang Yi visited the US Embassy in China on Tuesday to express condolences for the passing of former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Wang stated that Kissinger was an old friend of the Chinese people and had made historic contributions to the normalization of China-US relations, which the Chinese people will always remember.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/5 18:05:45
  • 'Unless Chow Ting surrenders, she will be hunted for life': HKSAR CE John Lee

    Unless anti-government figure Chow Ting surrenders and turns herself in, otherwise she will be hunted for life, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government CE John Lee said on Tuesday, emphasizing that the Hong Kong police will fully pursue any criminal who endangers national security.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/12/5 12:00:22
  • HKSAR government vows to pursue anti-government figure Chow Ting in line with law

    The Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) strongly condemned on Monday the irresponsible action that is against and challenging the rule of law after Agnes Chow Ting, a major anti-government political figure, revealed that she has no plans to return to Hong Kong despite being required to report to the police in December as part of a national security investigation.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/12/4 18:45:53
  • Xi calls for giving better play to Constitution's role in governance

    President Xi Jinping has called for efforts to give better play to the important role of the Constitution in China's governance. In an instruction, Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, stressed upholding the authority and sanctity of the Constitution while promoting its further improvement and development. The instruction was made public as the country marked its 10th National Constitution Day on Monday.

    By Xinhua | 2023/12/4 18:02:43
  • Understanding China Conference addresses understanding deficit, calls for correcting misperception toward China

    The 2023 Understanding China Conference (Guangzhou), which concluded on Sunday, has become a major platform to address a significant "understanding deficit" between different countries and civilizations and to help fostering mutual trust.

    By Ma Ruiqian, Bi Mengying in Guangzhou and Chen Qingqing in Beijing | 2023/12/3 20:49:50
  • Xi stresses expediting building Shanghai into modern socialist int'l metropolis

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed the need to speed up building Shanghai into a modern, socialist and international metropolis by focusing on the construction of international centers of economy, finance, trade, shipping and sci-tech innovation.

    By Xinhua | 2023/12/3 19:16:38
  • Xi sends congratulatory letter to Understanding China Conference

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday sent a congratulatory letter to the 2023 Understanding China Conference (Guangzhou) held in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province.

    By Xinhua | 2023/12/2 9:21:59
  • China firmly opposes US' instigation of Philippines' infringement in Ren'ai Jiao: defense ministry

    The Philippines illegally “grounded” a warship on Ren'ai Jiao and has continuously sent ships intruding into the waters of the area, attempting to reinforce the “grounded” warship, which seriously infringes upon China's sovereignty and violates international law and the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea. History has shown that the US' interference always makes things worse, Wu Qian, spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense, said at Thursday's press briefing in response to media reports saying that the US has proposed relevant suggestions to the Philippines.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/30 20:11:06
  • Kissinger's passing prompts tribute, thoughts over US' foreign policy

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday extended condolences over the passing of Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State and an important figure in the icebreaking between China and the US in 1972, at the age of 100.

    By Zhang Han | 2023/11/30 19:09:52
  • Xi stresses making new major breakthroughs in integrated development of Yangtze River Delta

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday stressed efforts to make new major breakthroughs in the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta and enhance the region's leading and exemplary role in pursuing Chinese modernization.

    By Xinhua | 2023/11/30 18:52:42
  • China releases position paper on resolving Palestinian-Israeli conflict, calls for comprehensive ceasefire

    China on Thursday released a position paper on resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, which offered five proposals on promoting peace, and achieving a comprehensive, just, and lasting resolution to the Palestinian issue, including immediately implementing a comprehensive ceasefire, effectively protecting civilians, ensuring humanitarian assistance, enhancing diplomatic mediation, and seeking a political solution.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/30 8:31:23
  • China calls on COP28 to conduct comprehensive assessment in achieving Paris Agreement, urging developed countries to fulfill commitments: FM

    China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday called on the upcoming COP28 climate conference to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the progress in achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement, urging developed countries in particular to honor their pledges of solidarity in tackling climate change, so as to create more favorable conditions for the implementation of the Convention and its Paris Agreement.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/29 22:32:27
  • Xi makes inspection tour in Shanghai

    Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made an inspection tour in east China's Shanghai from Tuesday to Wednesday.

    By Xinhua | 2023/11/29 20:33:29
  • 'Taiwan independence' incompatible with cross-Straits peace, a source of instability in Asia-Pacific region: mainland spokesperson

    "Taiwan independence" is incompatible with peace in the Taiwan Straits and is a source of instability in the Asia-Pacific region. If we want to bring cross-Straits relations back to the correct track of peaceful development and ensure the peace and stability of the Taiwan Straits, we must return to the 1992 Consensus that embodies the one-China principle, Chen Binhua, spokesperson of the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, said at a press conference on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/29 16:23:14
  • Mailing channels should be strictly prevented being used to carry out activities that compromise national security: ministry

    In 2022, China's express delivery volume reached 110.58 billion units, with international express delivery volume exceeding 2 billion units and while the flow of each express package reflects the Chinese people's pursuit of a better life and releases strong development momentum, each delivery is also closely tied to national security, China's Ministry of State Security said in an article released on Wednesday, noting that it is necessary to strictly prevent criminals using mailing channels to carry out activities that could compromise national security.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/29 10:56:40
  • Chinese officials, experts call for regional countries to work together to safeguard peace and stability in South China Sea

    Chinese officials and international experts called for a clearer understanding of international law and the scientific use of legal means to protect China's maritime sovereignty and rights, amid the complex situation in the South and East China seas, at the International Symposium on Maritime Dispute Settlement and International Law, which was held in Beijing.

    By Hu Yuwei | 2023/11/29 0:47:32
  • Xi stresses foreign-related legal system development

    Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has stressed the need to strengthen foreign-related legal system development, as he chaired a group study session of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on Monday.

    By Xinhua | 2023/11/28 13:30:35
  • China issues 25 measures to boost financial support for private firms

    China's central bank and other government agencies on Monday announced 25 measures to step up financial support for the country's private sector, including efforts to diversify financial channels for private businesses, in yet another crucial step to boost the private economy amid challenges.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/11/27 21:47:04
  • Chinese top diplomat Wang Yi will chair a UN Security Council high-level meeting on the Palestinian-Israeli issue on November 29 hosted by China

    As the rotating president of the UN Security Council for November, China will hold a Security Council high-level meeting on the Palestinian-Israeli issue on November 29. Wang, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Foreign Minister, will travel to New York to chair the meeting, Chinese FM spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/27 15:37:54
  • S.Korea urged to respect China's core interests before top diplomats' meeting in Busan

    The top diplomats from China, Japan and South Korea are reportedly gathering this weekend in Busan, South Korea. Analysts noted that while high-level exchanges among the three neighbors are crucial to maintaining regional stability, the South Korean government needs to act prudently and stop pointing fingers at China's internal affairs to foster amicable momentum for the long-delayed meeting of the three nations.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/11/24 22:46:22
  • Xi sends congratulatory letter to World Conference on China Studies -- Shanghai Forum

    Xi sends congratulatory letter to World Conference on China Studies -- Shanghai Forum

    By Xinhua | 2023/11/24 9:25:51
  • Taiwan-born woman becomes vice governor of Fujian Province

    Jiang Erxiong, who was born in the island of Taiwan, was appointed on Thursday as vice governor of the Fujian Provincial People's Government, according to media reports.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/23 23:42:08
  • Xi sends congratulatory letter to second Global Digital Trade Expo

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday sent a congratulatory letter to the second Global Digital Trade Expo, which runs from Nov. 23 to 27 in Hangzhou, the capital of east China's Zhejiang Province.

    By Xinhua | 2023/11/23 10:37:52
  • Chinese Embassy in Belgium calls for end to spreading China-related lies and rumors

    A spokesperson for the Embassy of China in Belgium on Wednesday expressed strong discontent over the disinformation about China's consular assistance volunteer service by individual media and “non-governmental organization,” urging relevant parties to stop spreading disinformation.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/23 10:34:31
  • China opposes any external forces interfering in internal affairs of Central Asian countries: Chinese top diplomat

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held the first China-Uzbekistan foreign ministers' strategic dialogue with Uzbekistan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Bakhtiyor Saidov on Tuesday in Beijing, in which the two sides held comprehensive and in-depth communication. Wang said that China opposes any external forces interfering in the internal affairs of Central Asian countries under any pretext.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/22 11:44:13
  • Lai hypes Taiwan-related content of San Francisco summit to whitewash separatist image: spokesperson

    Lai Ching-te, deputy regional leader of Taiwan island, and some individuals in the island of Taiwan have taken content out of context and hyped media reports which claimed that the mainland “has no plans to attack Taiwan in the coming years.” Lai attempted to downplay and deny the harmfulness and danger of "Taiwan independence" activities, and whitewash their image of troublemakers and war instigators disguised as “pragmatic worker for Taiwan independence," Chen Binhua, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, said in a statement on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/21 18:58:38
  • Measures taken by China against dumping of nuclear-contaminated water by Japan are entirely reasonable and necessary: FM

    ​The current measures taken by China and other relevant parties in response to the dumping of nuclear-contaminated water from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea are completely justified and necessary, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning on Monday said in response to whether the two countries would have the dialogue to address the issue.

    By ​Global Times | 2023/11/20 22:38:50
  • China facilitates evacuation of certain countries' citizens from Myanmar to avoid conflict: Chinese FM

    China has facilitated the evacuation of some certain countries' citizens from northern Myanmar through China to avoid a conflict, and will continue to maintain communication with relevant countries and provide assistance, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said on Monday, in response to the question about citizens from some other countries such as Thailand are being evacuated through China.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/20 18:17:59
  • China labels Canadian side 'thief crying stop thief' after media exposes rift between 'two Michaels'

    The Chinese Embassy in Canada said on Monday that Canadian side hyping up of so-called "arbitrary detention" of "two Michaels" is purely a case of a thief crying stop thief and it fully exposed Canada's hypocrisy, after the Canadian media the Globe and Mail revealed that one of the two Canadians blamed his fellow inmate for sharing intelligence on North Korea with Canada and allied spy services.

    By Chen Qingqing and Wang Tianmi | 2023/11/20 12:53:06
  • Rescue operations continue after Chinese fishing boat capsizes near Kagoshima, 5 still missing

    Together with Japanese authorities and the China Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC), the Chinese Consulate-General in Fukuoka have launched a rescue operation for Chinese fishermen in the East China Sea west of Shimoshima, Kagoshima, where a Chinese fishing boat capsized on Saturday.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/19 15:13:31
  • Xi puts forward proposals on APEC cooperation in next "golden 30 years"

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called on the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members to stick to innovation, openness, green and inclusive development in promoting regional cooperation and for the region to usher in another "golden 30 years."

    By Xinhua | 2023/11/18 8:51:30
  • Xi, Biden conclude 'strategic, historic and directional' summit

    After four hours of face-to-face, in-depth and comprehensive talks, the Chinese and US leaders concluded a significant China-US summit on Wednesday local time that is seen as strategic, historic and directional, forming a forward-looking "San Francisco vision" and setting the direction for a healthy, stable, and sustainable development of US-China relations.

    By Chen Qingqing, Xie Wenting, Shen Weiduo, Bai Yunyi and Xing Xiaojing in San Francisco and Yang Sheng in Beijing | 2023/11/16 20:34:14
  • China and the US release joint statement on enhancing cooperation on addressing climate crisis ahead of COP28

    China and the US issued a joint statement on Wednesday the Sunnylands Statement on Enhancing Cooperation to Address the Climate Crisis, stating China's and the US' reaffirmation of their commitment to work together with other countries to address the climate crisis, with a working group to be operationalized to focus on areas including energy transition, methane, circular economy and resource efficiency, low-carbon and deforestation, according to China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/15 13:42:33
  • All Chinese citizens have safely left Gaza, said Chinese FM

    All Chinese citizens have safely left Gaza, said Chinese FM

    By Global Times | 2023/11/14 16:00:18
  • China-US high-stakes summit highly anticipated

    The world is anticipating the most significant diplomatic event in the coming days as the Chinese and US presidents are set to meet on the sidelines of the 30th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in San Francisco this week, an interaction between the two largest economies that analysts regard is crucial for world peace and development, as well as the collective future and destiny.

    By Chen Qingqing, Bai Yunyi, Shen Weiduo and Qian Jiayin | 2023/11/12 20:15:32
  • 399 candidates determined to be validly nominated for 2023 HK District Council Ordinary Election

    All 399 candidates seeking to run in next month's District Council Ordinary Election met the legal requirements and conditions for upholding the Basic Law and bearing allegiance to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), and were determined their nominations as valid, according to the government of HKSAR on Friday.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/11 14:48:18
  • CPC Policies on the Governance of Xizang in the New Era: Approach and Achievements

    Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) held in 2012, the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core has practiced a people-centered approach to development. With a strategic vision to rejuvenate the Chinese nation, and to ensure that the Xizang Autonomous Region will realize moderate prosperity and modernization together with the rest of the country, the CPC Central Committee has attached great importance to the development of Xizang and focused its attention on the people in the region.

    By Xinhua | 2023/11/10 10:17:39
  • China's methane emission reduction plan based on own devt, marks positive response to climate change

    China's release of an action plan to reduce methane emissions reflects China's positive response to climate change and marks the country's contribution to global climate actions, said China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) on Thursday. Experts said the release of the plan is in accordance with China's pace of reducing emissions and should not be interpreted as tactics to reach a climate agreement with the US.

    By Zhao Yusha | 2023/11/9 23:49:09
  • China releases research paper on developing responsible generative AI

    The 2023 World Internet Conference (WIC) on Thursday issued the "Developing Responsible Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Paper and Consensus" in Wuzhen, East China's Zhejiang Province, summarizing the development of global generative AI to date as well as opportunities and risks brought by the emerging technology.

    By Li Xuanmin and Liu Yang in Wuzhen | 2023/11/9 23:31:09
  • China firmly opposes any individual or force attacking, smearing China under the pretext of human rights in Xinjiang: Chinese FM

    China firmly opposes any individual or force attacking and smearing China under the pretext of human rights, pointing fingers at the human rights situation in Xinjiang, Chinese Foreign Ministry said in response to the joint declaration issued at the “International Uyghur Forum” against China on human rights situation in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/8 17:59:19
  • China rejects bloc confrontation, zero-sum approach toward maritime disputes: Wang Yi

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during a global maritime forum on Wednesday that disputes over maritime territory and rights and interests that are left from history should be resolved through friendly consultation between parties directly concerned, stressing that bloc confrontation and a zero-sum approach at sea must be firmly rejected.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/8 16:58:22
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