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Chongqing Customs officers recently seized a batch of illegal maps suspected of violating the one-China principal and further investigation is underway, the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) said on Thursday.
By Global Times | 2022/8/12 0:18:52
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  • High temperatures boost China's ice-making industry as demand surges

    Chinese ice-making plants are under pressure to produce more ice as demand both for industrial use and consumer use has surged amid recent high temperatures in many cities across the country.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/12 0:13:59
  • High temperatures up to 40 C hit 15 provinces, likely to linger as climatic background persists

    High temperatures of up to 40 C hit 15 Chinese provinces and municipalities as forecast by China's top meteorological authority on Thursday. Experts predict that the heat wave will linger as the climatic background that caused this widespread heat wave persists. The National Meteorological Center (NMC) of the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) issued an orange high-temperature alert on Thursday morning, forecasting temperatures to surge to 35 C to 39 C in 15 regions including the southern basin area in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the western part of North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the middle and eastern parts of Southwest China's Sichuan Province, Central China's Hunan Province and East China's Zhejiang and Fujian provinces.

    By Du Qiongfang | 2022/8/11 22:31:28
  • City in China's Xizang prolongs static management for 3 days, provides free accommodation to stranded visitors

    The city of Xigaze in Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region on Thursday extended the city-wide static management, asking local residents to stay at home for another three days given the city's grim epidemic situation. According to Xizang region's press conference on Thursday, Xigaze found two confirmed COVID-19 cases and 19 asymptomatic infections on Wednesday, and Xigaze and Lhasa have finished the second round of mass nucleic acid testing.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/11 22:14:38
  • China prepares for possible 'twindemic' of influenza, COVID-19

    China's health experts eased public concern over the “twindemic” scenario of COVID-19 and influenza, saying that China has built a mature response mechanism to address the problem, while the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) warned that the upcoming influenza peak season in fall and winter is expected to see a higher prevalence of influenza although the COVID-19 epidemic is yet to end. The risk of a combination of influenza and COVID-19 epidemic this fall and winter would be high, Dong Xiaoping, a chief virologist from the China CDC, warned during Wednesday's press conference.

    By GT staff reporters | 2022/8/11 21:43:19
  • Over 2,000 stranded tourists depart Sanya, 1,254 new COVID cases are detected

    More than 2,000 tourists stranded in Sanya, a tourism resort in South China's Hainan Province due to a latest COVID-19 resurgence have flown back home. Their departure comes at a time when the city reported 1,254 new cases on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/11 11:16:58
  • Yiwu, world's largest commodities hub, enters into 'static management' to curb latest coronavirus resurgence

    Yiwu,the world's largest commodities hub located in East China's Zhejiang Province, has shut residential compounds and suspended public transportation as it enters a period of "static management" starting from Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/11 9:50:49
  • Xizang authorities offer support for local people after COVID-19 flare-up

    The civil affairs bureau of Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region on Wednesday announced eight measures to help local people after 22 COVID-19 infections were reported on Sunday, ending a record 920 days of no cases.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/11 1:26:16
  • Summer vacation destinations in China hit by new resurgence, to 'deal blow to tourism in short time'

    Urumqi of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Ngari Prefecture of Southwest China's Xizang (Tibet) Autonomous – two of most popular tourism destinations in China – on Wednesday escalated their COVID-19 response levels by imposing “static management” in a bid to contain this wave of COVID-19 resurgence. Observers believed that climbing daily cases will deal a certain blow to China's tourist industry in August, due to some popular destinations being hit by COVID-19, from previously affected Guangxi, Inner Mongolia and Gansu to the recent cases in Hainan, Xinjiang and Xizang. But they believed the overall enthusiasm for summer travel has not decreased and in the long run, public confidence in domestic travel will rise since the country's epidemic measures are more precise and science-based.

    By Liu Caiyu and Zhang Changyue | 2022/8/10 23:41:27
  • Chinese, Indian observers underscore rebuilding trust as divergences remain despite positive signals in ties

    With some positive signals emerging in China-India relations, which have encountered severe difficulties following the border dispute since 2020, both Chinese and Indian observers have acknowledged the importance of rebuilding trust between the two countries, especially when the two sides continued working together in multilateral organizations such as the BRICS and SCO. Still, differences remain in areas such as how to view the border dispute within the bilateral relationship, and how to peacefully coexist in the Indian Ocean. "I believe that India has taken a very practical approach to our relations with China. But at the same time, I think none of us have any doubt that there is a lack of trust between two countries, which needs to be repaired, and that can only be done slowly over a period of time, with conversations like this, but also extending to governments," Gautam Bambawale, former ambassador of India to China, said during an online video event on Wednesday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/8/10 21:29:26
  • Chinese Embassy in S.Korea provides timely assistance to relatives of Chinese victims in rainstorm disaster: FM

    The Chinese Embassy in South Korea immediately contacted the victims' relatives and provided assistance after two Chinese nationals were killed due to the rainstorm in Seoul, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/10 20:19:37
  • River chief guarding longest branch of the Yangtze River appreciates policies, governance support in last decade

    In this installment, a river chief - hezhang in Chinese - on the Yangtze River's longest branch shares her impressions of the improvement in governmental policy support and people's awareness in water environmental protection.

    By Shan Jie | 2022/8/10 19:18:38
  • GT Investigates: US 'evil bill' against Xinjiang wreaks havoc on global supply chains, green push

    The US' so-called Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), which has been widely described as an "evil bill," may be aimed at cracking down on products and industries in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region as part of a broader campaign to contain China, but its implications are global and severe, because Xinjiang is deeply embedded in the global supply chain in many areas, according to a Global Times investigation into the act's impact on global supply chains.

    By GT staff reporters | 2022/8/1 19:54:32
  • Urumqi enforces 'static management' in parts of city to stem new wave of coronavirus resurgence

    Urumqi, capital city of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, will partially suspend public transportation and close off residential communities for five days starting from Wednesday as the city registered 27 positive COVID-19 cases.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/10 11:06:12
  • Eight juveniles suspected of assaulting and killing 21-year-old man in NW China: local police

    Eight juveniles were suspected of assaulting, burying and killing a 21-year-old man in Yongchang county, Northwest China's Gansu Province; the eight suspects have all been detained by local police and the investigation is underway, Yongchang public security bureau said on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/9 22:52:03
  • Traditional Chinese medicine promoted at grass-roots medical service centers in home of ancient 'Medicine King'

    In the hometown of China's "Medicine King" Sun Simiao, a renowned doctor in the Sui (581-618) and Tang (618-907) dynasties and author of the earliest Chinese encyclopedia of clinical practice, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is inherited and practiced to offer treatment and ease the pain suffered by local residents, becoming an important supplement to grass-roots medical services in Tongchuan, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

    By Zhang Han in Tongchuan | 2022/8/9 22:44:03
  • Hainan starts to fly back stranded tourists eligible for leaving home in batches

    Stranded tourists in the suddenly Omicron-hit South China's Hainan Province eligible for leaving the province started to be sent back in batches to their hometowns on Tuesday afternoon, with the first batch returning to Xi'an in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province on a chartered flight. The epidemic prevention and control authority in Hainan announced at a routine press conference on Tuesday afternoon that the first batch of 125 tourists stranded in Sanya, known as the "Hawaii of China" and one of the most famous tourism destinations in China, took off from the Sanya Phoenix International Airport on a chartered flight at 4:28 pm, heading for their hometown in Xi'an.

    By Du Qiongfang | 2022/8/9 21:59:14
  • Media role to boost BRI cooperation highlighted at Xi'an forum against hegemonic voices

    As the world is facing mounting uncertainty and instability, 120 media representatives from more than 40 countries and international organizations attended the semi-virtual 2022 Media Cooperation Forum on Belt and Road on Tuesday in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, to discuss media's role in enhancing cooperation and development through the vehicle of China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to battle hegemony and confrontational mind-set.

    By Zhang Han in Xi'an | 2022/8/9 21:29:19
  • Witnessing military progress

    Children and their parents take advantage of the summer holiday and visit the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution in Beijing as the museum reopens to the public on August 9, 2022. Photo: Li Hao/GT Children and their parents take advantage of the summer holiday and visit the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution in Beijing as the museum reopens to the public on August 9, 2022.

    By Li Hao | 2022/8/9 21:18:18
  • China's border regions face test on capability in handling COVID-19 as Xinjiang, Xizang register flare-ups

    Just as Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region grapples with Omicron variants, its neighboring Xizang (Tibet) Autonomous Region in Southwest China reported 27 cases on Tuesday, testing the border regions' capability in handling COVID-19. The COVID-19 cases detected in Lhasa, capital of Xizang region was believed to be a family cluster infection caused by imported Omicron subvariant BA.2.76, said a local health official based on gene sequencing tests at a press conference on Tuesday morning.

    By Liu Caiyu and Zhang Changyue | 2022/8/9 21:10:10
  • Report on human rights violations in Middle East exposes US' barbarity, cruelty and hypocrisy

    The China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS) on Tuesday released a report, revealing a series of crimes committed by the US in the Middle East and surrounding areas that have seriously violated the basic human rights of people and caused permanent damage and irreparable losses to countries and people in the regions. The report, coming ahead of the first anniversary of the US' hasty withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, which was left with a dire humanitarian crisis, shows that as the nature of American hegemony and the barbarity, cruelty and perniciousness of its power politics have been completely exposed, people of the world would have a better understanding of the hypocrisy and deception of American democracy and American human rights.

    By Leng Shumei | 2022/8/9 20:39:41
  • US attempts to break into China's 360 internet security firm but fails: company founder

    Just because US intelligence agencies' decade-long cyberattacks against China were exposed to the public, the US had attempted to break into Chinese internet security companies but it failed to penetrate the defenses of Beijing-based security company 360, Zhou Hongyi, founder of the company, revealed.

    By Liu Caiyu | 2022/8/9 19:39:37
  • Lhasa's rare COVID flare-up caused by imported Omicron subvariant BA.2.76

    The COVID-19 cases detected in Lhasa, capital of Southwest China's Xizang (Tibet) Autonomous Region was believed to be a family cluster infection caused by imported Omicron subvariant BA.2.76, said a local health official based on gene sequencing tests at a press conference on Tuesday morning.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/9 14:07:34
  • China's Shandong and Henan detect new zoonotic virus, 35 people reportedly infected

    A new type of animal-derived Henipavirus (also named Langya henipavirus, LayV) that can infect humans has been found in East China's Shandong Province and Central China's Henan Province, and has so far infected 35 people in the two provinces, according to an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) by scientists from China and Singapore.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/9 13:39:00
  • Japan's unilateral decision of dumping nuclear-contaminated water into ocean not responsible: Chinese ambassador for disarmament affairs

    Japan's dumping of Fukushima nuclear-contaminated water into the ocean will have influence on the ocean environment, security of food and people's health, and Japan made such unilateral decision without having full negotiation with neighboring countries or international organizations, which is irresponsible and immoral, Li Song, Chinese ambassador for disarmament affairs, said Monday at the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, expressing strong concerns over the related issues.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/9 11:19:26
  • Hainan faces 'high risk' of community transmission but situation is 'under control'

    The number of emerging COVID-19 cases is still at a high level in South China's Hainan Province, and 13 cities and counties have reported new infections. A total of 1,507 positive cases have been detected in the flare-up that started on August 1, Hainan authorities said on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/8 23:28:06
  • NW China's Xinjiang reports 274 COVID-19 cases in a week; imported variant triggers flare-up

    The virus in the current COVID-19 outbreak in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region belongs to the evolutionary branch of Omicron sub-variant BA.5.2 that was initially imported from overseas, local health authorities said on Monday, noting that the current epidemic prevention and control situation in Xinjiang region remains complex and grim.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/8 23:28:41
  • SW China's Xizang reports 22 COVID cases, ending 920-day zero record

    Southwest China's Xizang (Tibet) Autonomous Region recorded 22 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, local health authorities said on Monday, marking the end of the region's 920-day record of no cases.

    By Zhang Changyue | 2022/8/8 22:57:50
  • HK cuts arrivals' hotel quarantine to 3 days, 'an exploration based on mainland's dynamic zero-COVID policy'

    People arriving in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) from overseas will be required to be quarantined in designated hotels for three days instead of seven, starting from Friday, HKSAR Chief Executive John Lee announced at a news conference on Monday.

    By Cui Fandi | 2022/8/8 21:56:05
  • 'Taiwan independence' secessionists warned not to be 'unworthy descendants' amid rumor of relic relocation to US, Japan

    As tensions escalate across the Taiwan Straits as result of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's provocative visit to the island, a rumor that some of the Chinese relics at the Palace Museum in Taipei will be relocated to the US and Japan for "protection" has sparked public outrage. The museum denied the rumor on Sunday, but found it hard to dispel public concerns.

    By Xu Keyue | 2022/8/8 21:02:30
  • Chinese coastal cities issue warnings of imported COVID-19 cases to fishermen in wake of flare-ups in Hainan

    Multiple coastal Chinese cities have issued warnings of imported COVID-19 cases as the fishing season is approaching while the domestic and overseas epidemic prevention and control remains complex and grim.

    By Du Qiongfang | 2022/8/8 20:47:28
  • China faces risk of imported monkeypox, alert and monitoring needed: medical experts

    China faces risk of imported monkeypox epidemic as the virus is rapidly spreading in the world, Chinese experts warned, noting that the country should maintain high vigilance, strict monitoring and timely alert signals to prevent the zoonotic infectious disease.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/8 13:54:57
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  • Beijing reports 2 new COVID-19 infections, tightens restrictions on entry

    Beijing reported two new infections of COVID-19 on Sunday including one who tested positive after returning from a business trip to North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Beijing authorities raised the alert of preventing imported cases by placing strict restrictions on the entry to the city for people with a travel history to places where local infections have been reported, as imported cases are still considered the biggest risk to the city's current epidemic prevention.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/7 23:39:52
  • Autumn of bumper harvest

    A villager dries corn in Qianjiang district, Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality on August 7, 2022, the day that marks the Beginning of Autumn in the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar. Photo: IC

    By IC | 2022/8/7 23:13:34
  • Like seeds of a pomegranate: Xinjiang primary school headmaster provides better education for children, forging sense of community for Chinese nation

    This installment tells the story of a grassroot primary school headmaster from the southern part of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region who devotes himself to providing better education and promoting a sense of community for the Chinese nation.

    By Shan Jie | 2022/8/7 19:47:43
  • China's 900-year-old wood arch bridge collapsed in fire; experts call for enhancing protection of ancient buildings

    China's 900-year-old wood arch bridge known as the Wan'an bridge built in the Song Dynasty (960-1127) in Pingnan county, East China's Fujian Province, has been marred by fire on Saturday night, leading to the collapse of the longest wood arch bridge in China. No casualties were reported in the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The Criminal Investigation Department of the Pingnan County Public Security Bureau has stepped in for the case's further inquiry. “I speculate it was likely to be caused by man-made conducts and not a natural disaster, the spontaneous combustion of bridge on water is rare.” Xu Yitao, an ancient architecture expert of Peking University, told the Global Times on Sunday.

    By Li Yuche and Ji Yuqiao | 2022/8/7 17:49:10
  • Four more cities in Hainan in 'static management' as 1,140 COVID-19 cases reported in a week

    Rampant-spread Omicron BA5.1.3 variant that firstly reported in the southernmost tourism spot of Sanya in South China's Hainan has unfolded within the province, triggering at least three more cities to close their residential compounds and halt their public transportation in a bid to cut off the fast transmission chain which has seen a rocket of 1,140 COVID-19 cases in less than a week.

    By Liu Caiyu, Zhang Changyue, Zhang Han and Huang Ziting | 2022/8/7 16:52:10
  • China's first domestic oral anti-COVID-19 drug is priced at less than 300 yuan per bottle/35 tablets

    China's first domestically developed oral drug for COVID-19 treatment has set its initial price at less than 300 yuan per bottle, as observers said the drug will help ensure more Chinese families access to COVID-19 treatment.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/7 13:50:32
  • Sweet revitalization: former revolutionary base prospers through unique agriculture, successful marketing

    Yan'an is known to most people as an old, important revolutionary base for the Communist Party of China (CPC) as it hosted the then headquarters of the CPC and was the center of the Communist revolution from 1935 to 1948, but this mountainous city in Northwest China's Shaanxi has other things to offer than its richness in revolutionary history and spirits - the sweet and juicy Luochuan apples that have gained domestic fame and are sold to some 20 countries and regions worldwide.

    By Zhang Han in Yan'an | 2022/8/6 19:28:28
  • Sanya offers hotel concessions for 80,000 tourists stranded under static management

    Faced with 80,000 tourists stranded under the static management due to the recent epidemic flare-up, the southern Chinese city of Sanya announced on Saturday hotel concessions to ease their financial burden.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/6 18:01:55
  • China launches reusable spacecraft, new step to support peaceful use of space

    China on Friday successfully launched a reusable experimental spacecraft using a Long March-2F carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the northwest of the country, the Xinhua News Agency reported, which experts called a new step forward for China's aerospace industry.

    By Leng Shumei | 2022/8/5 22:05:20
  • Sanya, Yiwu see flare-ups during summer season; large-scale transmission risk still 'small'

    Chinese cities including Sanya, the "Hawaii of China," and Yiwu, the world's small commodity capital, have seen rising numbers of COVID-19 infections during recent days, with tourism affected in the short term. But experts noted that large-scale transmission risk is relatively low, due to local authorities' prompt and strict epidemic prevention and control measures.

    By Yu Xi | 2022/8/5 21:23:14
  • 'Every street is a road back to home': netizens heatedly discuss new detailed Taiwan city maps on mainland apps

    Chinese netizens on Friday heatedly discussed the detailed maps of Taiwan island cities provided by Baidu and Gaode map services, which allegedly became newly available since Thursday, the day the People's Liberation Army kicked off live-fire missile drills surrounding the island following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's reckless visit to the island.

    By Leng Shumei and Tu Lei | 2022/8/5 18:22:23
  • Outbreak in 'Hawaii of China' Sanya likely triggered by imports through fishery trade: official

    The southern Chinese city of Sanya, a premier beach destination that boasts palm-fringed, white sand beaches and clear blue waters, on Thursday launched temporary lockdown measures in many districts as the city detected 72 confirmed cases and one asymptomatic carrier within four days. With the launching of makeshift hospitals with more than 1,800 beds, experts expressed confidence that this wave of the epidemic could be curbed promptly and effectively.

    By Yu Xi | 2022/8/4 22:51:51
  • DPP faces backlash following mainland's import suspensions, slammed for damaging residents' interests

    Following the Chinese mainland's suspension of imports of several agricultural products from the island of Taiwan, which is viewed as a sort of punishing fallout from US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit, residents from the island's agricultural and business sectors, as well as some local netizens, have expressed dissatisfaction with the secessionist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), given the close connection between the island and the huge mainland market.

    By Wang Qi | 2022/8/4 22:34:41
  • Temperatures in July hit second-highest levels since 1961: NMC

    Since the start of summer, residents from across China have found themselves experiencing a summer so hot that it could be recorded in the history books. According to the latest monitoring assessment by the National Meteorological Center (NMC), the national average temperature in July was the second-highest on record since 1961.

    By Cui Fandi | 2022/8/4 21:19:00
  • Zhejiang state security organ summons Taiwan-born suspect for secession investigation

    The state security bureau in Wenzhou city, East China's Zhejiang Province, summoned Yang Zhiyuan, a suspect from Taiwan, on Wednesday for investigation of his alleged involvement in “Taiwan independence” secessionist activities and of suspicion of endangering national security.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/4 1:21:58
  • Americans protest in front of Pelosi's office against her political showmanship in Taiwan

    Holding signs reading "US hands off Taiwan" and "We Want Peace! No New Cold War with China," some one hundred residents of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's congressional district gathered outside her office in San Francisco on Tuesday, demanding that Pelosi stop recklessly pushing China and the US to the brink of war at the expense of Americans.

    By Lin Xiaoyi | 2022/8/4 0:22:51
  • Chinese netizens erupt in anger over Pelosi's Taiwan visit, shows 1.4b people's willpower, confidence in reunification

    Chinese social media has been engulfed with heated discussion and anger after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the island of Taiwan on late Tuesday despite repeated strong warnings from China. Experts said the huge attention and synchronous sentiment demonstrates the willpower and confidence of the nation's 1.4 billion people in national reunification.

    By GT staff reporters | 2022/8/3 23:34:43
  • From desert highway to green corridor: a glimpse into Yulin, NW China

    "The toll station was never cleaned up, always covered by sand and dust," Wang Chan, a resident in Yulin of Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, recalled her experience in 2010 when she started to work at the Yulin-Jingbian section of a local highway, the first built in a desert in China.

    By Zhang Han in Yulin | 2022/8/3 23:28:55
  • Chinese experts warn of higher risk of COVID-19 rebound among elderly after Biden's case

    The rebound COVID-19 infection of US President Joe Biden following a course of Paxlovid has cast a spotlight on the phenomenon in the US. Chinese doctors with experience in treating the disease said on Wednesday that rebound infections mostly occur in elderly people or those with weak immune systems, calling for adjusted isolation guidelines and prolonged duration of drug application for these groups.

    By GT staff reporters | 2022/8/3 22:44:30
  • Nationwide campaign to combat illegal wildlife trade handles 12,000 cases

    A three-month joint campaign earlier this year to combat illegal wildlife trading nationwide dealt with nearly 12,000 cases, effectively curbing the practice and fully consolidating the achievements of the ban on consuming wildlife and the 10-year fishing ban in the Yangtze River, the National Forestry and Grassland Administration said on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/3 22:17:58
  • Monkeypox infections soar in US, as country 'fails' again to contain virus

    US cities and states have begun to declare states of emergency amid rising monkeypox infections, with Chinese and US public health experts warning of risk of rapid spread of the new virus, as the US system appears to be failing yet again to contain the virus.

    By GT staff reporters | 2022/8/3 21:56:18
  • Snap the blue: Beijing resident witnesses 10-year steady air quality improvement as nation beats pollution as promised

    At the beginning of the scrolls, which shows Beijing's skies in the year 2013, the photos were generally gray, gloomy, and foggy, but gradually, they transitioned to a clearer blue, sometimes crystal clear, showing the steady air quality improvement in northern China.

    By Shan Jie and Zhang Changyue | 2022/8/3 21:51:07
  • Update: Suspect arrested for killing 3, injuring another 6 during a kindergarten killing spree in C China's Jiangxi

    The suspect for an attack at a private kindergarten in Anfu county, Central China's Jiangxi Province on Wednesday has been arrested, the Xinhua News Agency reported late that day citing local police.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/3 16:50:05
  • Hebei man apprehended by police for killing girlfriend by running her over

    A man from Tangshan, North China's Hebei Province was apprehended by the local police for knocking down his girlfriend in a car and repeatedly running her over until she was dead on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/3 1:55:34
  • Dior accused again of cultural appropriation by Chinese netizens

    Dior's new sweatshirt has been accused of cultural appropriation of Chinese traditional flower-and-bird paintings, netizens posted on social media, and indignation from a previous case has yet to recede.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/3 1:33:19
  • Sanya suspends onsite services at some public venues after BA.5.1.3 detected

    Sanya in South China's Hainan Province on Tuesday suspended onsite services at some public cultural venues and tourist attractions to reduce the risk from COVID-19 after the city detected the Omicron BA.5.1.3 strain.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/2 23:03:55
  • 8,800 cases busted in 7 months as China vows zero tolerance for farmland violations

    China's public security authorities on Tuesday vowed to show zero tolerance for illegal acts that harm food and farmland to ensure national food security, with more than 8,800 relevant cases being busted in the past seven months in a special campaign.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/2 22:56:42
  • 'Get out!' Civic groups, politicians, industry representatives in Taiwan protest Pelosi's visit

    Civic groups, politicians, and business and industry representatives on the island of Taiwan on Tuesday protested against US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's potential visit, amid drastically escalating military tension across the Taiwan Straits after US- and Taiwan-based media on Monday disclosed that the 82-year-old No.3 US official is expected to visit the island on Tuesday night.

    By Wang Qi and Hu Yuwei | 2022/8/2 22:32:18
  • 'Snail awards' given to sluggish civil servants as China ramps up efforts to rectify indolent govt performances

    In the latest efforts to ramp up the rectification of the indolent and sloppy performance of duties by government officials, a number of local authorities in China have rolled out a humorous way of giving "snail awards" and "lying-flat-er" titles to sluggish civil servants, warning those with such problems to correct their behavior at work and better serve the needs of the people.

    By GT staff reporters | 2022/8/2 20:51:23
  • Zoo makes soup for orangutans to beat the heat

    The latest news shows that drinking soup is no longer the preserve of humans. At a zoo in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province, several orangutans looked like they were enjoying themselves as they drank soup through spoons and milk bottles in the scorching heat. The video shows keepers at the Guangzhou Zoo with long soup spoons scooping out different kinds of soup from pots and feeding it to the orangutans across their cages. Later, the orangutans drank soup from milk bottles of themselves.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/2 17:01:34
  • Zoo keeper 'exchanges' popcorn for slipper from orangutan in East China

    A video of an orangutan voluntarily returning a visitor's slipper at a zoo in Weihai, East China's Shandong Province has gotten wide attention from Chinese netizens recently, winning netizens' applause after the orangutan returned a slipper which had fallen back to the tourist. “It's awesome!” one netizen said. On July 31, a young tourist was watching the orangutan at the zoo when he accidently dropped a slipper into the region where the orangutan stayed. Then the zoo keeper was trying to use popcorns from a tourist to make an “exchange” for the slipper from the orangutan.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/2 16:57:46
  • Xinjiang is my second hometown, says accidental internet sensation

    Liu Yuanjie is a live streamer who recently became popular on the Chinese internet in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Unlike most netizens, his rise to fame was due to an “accident” – netizens watching the live broadcast noticed that the background of his video was not live footage and began to have questions. In order to respond to the questioning and prove that he was indeed doing live streaming in the great scenery of Xinjiang, Liu started looking for various ways to "interact" with the video background. He threw buckets and shoes into the river behind him, and also found friends and horses to prove that his video background was not a post-synthesis. What he didn't expect was that his actions would be remembered by netizens. Netizens then turned his slightly crazy actions into one meme after another, and Liu became an internet sensation.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/2 16:05:35
  • Shared roof garden

    On the roof of an apartment building in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, residents of 60 households voluntarily demolish the illegal buildings built on the rooftop and turn it into a 1,100 m2 shared sky garden. Photo: IC On the roof of an apartment building in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, residents of 60 households voluntarily demolish the illegal buildings built on the rooftop and turn it into a 1,100 m2 shared sky garden.

    By IC | 2022/8/2 15:57:05
  • Beautiful sunset

    Residents in Harbin, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province stand on the Binzhou Bridge above Songhua River in the city as the sun sets. Photo: IC Residents in Harbin, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province stand on the Binzhou Bridge above Songhua River in the city as the sun sets.

    By IC | 2022/8/2 15:56:02
  • Dogs and cats get wearable fans to cool down (190)

    A Tokyo clothing maker has teamed up with veterinarians to create a wearable fan for pets, hoping to attract the anxious owners of dogs - or cats - that can't shed their fur coats in Japan's blistering summer weather. The device consists of a battery-operated, 80-gram fan that is attached to a mesh outfit and blows air around an animal's body.

    By Reuters | 2022/8/2 15:53:02
  • Beijing, Shanghai start inter-regional recognition of COVID test result to reduce economic impact

    Multiple places, including Beijing and Shanghai, have started inter-regional recognition of COVID-19 test results as the Chinese central government urged regional authorities to improve test data sharing between each other to enhance the convenience of the public to travel and reduce the impact of epidemic prevention on economic development.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/2 13:43:39
  • Exclusive: Environmental authority explains how China has handled medical waste amid mass COVID-19 nucleic acid tests to avoid damage to the environment

    China is fully able to process the medical waste generated by the COVID-19 nucleic acid tests in the country. The amount of waste has become a concern, and even an excuse for some Western media to criticize the country's anti-virus policies. Moreover, China's system of handling the waste has gained approval from international authorities, who have even introduced the experience to other countries.

    By Shan Jie | 2022/8/2 3:44:55
  • HKSAR to conduct measures to ensure performance safety after meeting about Mirror accident

    The Leisure & Cultural Services Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) said on Monday that it will conduct temporary measures including stage design re-examination and stopping the use of suspended mechanical devices starting from Tuesday, after a task force held a meeting on Monday about investigating the serious incident at the Hong Kong Coliseum.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/2 0:05:39
  • China vows decisive crackdown on job discrimination against recovered COVID-19 patients

    An urgent notice jointly issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and the National Health Commission on Monday vows a decisive crackdown on job discrimination against recovered COVID-19 patients amid a public outcry for equal rights of employment for those with an infection history.

    By Du Qiongfang | 2022/8/1 23:29:53
  • With lower fertility intentions, China's population to see negative growth before 2025: National Health Commission

    A year after the country made a comprehensive plan for demographic structure, China's National Health Commission (NHC) released a report on Monday pointing out that women of child-bearing age have a low desire to have children, and the total population will see negative growth during the 14th Five-Year plan (2021-25) period, adding that the population's development is facing profound change, where an aging society with fewer children will become the new normal.

    By Xu Yelu | 2022/8/1 23:09:00
  • Chinese people honor PLA soldiers on 'special' Army Day, vow to defend motherland to death amid Taiwan Straits tensions

    At a time when tension is rising in the Taiwan Straits amid US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's possible visit to the island of Taiwan, Chinese soldiers and people celebrated the special anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Monday, the Army Day, with a strong passion to demonstrate that whether they are soldiers or not, Chinese people always have the faith and spirit of the PLA in their hearts to firmly safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity.

    By Leng Shumei | 2022/8/1 22:08:51
  • Mencius' mother may have to 'move a fourth time' in front of music festival

    Mencius's mother is a very famous female figure in Chinese history, known as an exemplary mother for moving three times for her children's education. However, she may now need to move a "fourth time," because of an ongoing electric music festival, joked netizens. Recently, a summer music festival was underway in the city of Jinzhong in Shanxi province in northern China, and the chosen venue was the Mengmu Cultural Park, with the stage set up right underneath the Mengmu statue.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/1 20:28:22
  • Driving school principal invents 'frame cars' for novice training

    A video widely circulated on the Internet shows that at a driving school in Chengde, North China's Hebei Province, a number of hollowed out training vehicles with only a skeleton driving. These "frame cars" are only welded with steel frames, and the surfaces are not shielded by metal housings. The driving school students can operate the car and drive it slowly on the training ground. The video shooter, an 18-year-old student surnamed Yang, said that he did not expect to learn his driving skills with such a strange training car.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/1 20:16:39
  • Children climbing Xi'an ancient city wall at will sound alarm to conservation of historic landmarks

    Recently, a video of two children climbing the ancient city wall without any protective measures in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, caused heated discussion on Chinese social media. Video shooter surname Zhang told the media that on July 27, he saw a child climbing the ancient city wall without equipments outside the west main city gate Andingmen. Zhang said while the child's parents were watching from below, reminding their kids to be careful not to fall, they did not stop this uncivilized behavior of destroying cultural relics.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/1 20:08:28
  • Pig milk could become next human drink, researchers say

    If a recent experiment by Chinese researchers comes true, it could be relieving news for cows, as the research team has found that pig milk is highly nutritious and has the potential to become a human beverage. "Pig milk has been getting a lot of attention lately, and we are currently conducting research on it," Tan Yongsong of the Institute of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine at the Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences, head of the researching team, told the media in an interview. He said that after preliminary research and testing, pig milk has the potential to be used as a future daily drink.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/1 20:04:35
  • Swallow mom feeds babies

    Mother swallow feeds its babies in a nest under the eaves in Nanning, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on July 31, 2022. Photo: IC Mother swallow feeds its babies in a nest under the eaves in Nanning, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on July 31, 2022.

    By IC | 2022/8/1 18:02:30
  • Police capture sellers after food vlogger eats shark on live

    After a video of a shark being boiled and barbecued by a food vlogger named Tizi went viral on the internet, the local police in Nanchong, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, confirmed that the shark in Tizi's video was a great white shark – an endangered species – and further investigation is being conducted, according to media reports.

    By Global Times | 2022/8/1 17:56:32
  • 'Green madness' as dollars found at Argentina dump

    Hundred dollar bills drifting in the air and buried under trash: a "green fever" has struck an Argentinian town where residents have gathered a small fortune believed to have been hidden in a closet discarded at the local dump. Unconfirmed reports of more than $75,000 collected at the dump at Las Parejas in central Argentina in recent days have piqued such frenetic interest that authorities have had to close the facility.

    By AFP | 2022/8/1 17:55:52
  • More overseas Chinese join protest against Dior's 'cultural appropriation' as brand remains silent

    Many Chinese nationals living overseas are holding protests against French fashion giant Dior in many countries, including Spain, France and the US, after the brand was accused of copying the design of the traditional Chinese horse face skirt in its fall 2022 collection without clarifying its source of inspiration, and refused to address the issue after more than a week.

    By Zhang Changyue and Cui Fandi | 2022/7/31 23:06:36
  • Training institutions in Beijing criticized for offering tutoring services to preschoolers

    Two training institutions in Beijing were publicly criticized on Saturday for illegally offering private tutoring services in academic subjects to preschool children, as a nationwide campaign targeting curriculum-based private training during the summer vacation, part of the country's broad reform efforts to reduce burden on students, known as “double reduction,” continues to make solid progress.

    By Du Qiongfang | 2022/7/31 22:15:15
  • 25 senior Chinese officials face disciplinary actions in Jan-Jul, as anti-graft efforts intensify

    A total of 25 senior Chinese officials, or centrally administered officials, have faced disciplinary actions so far this year, equaling a record annual number in recent years, underscoring the Communist Party of China (CPC)'s zero tolerance toward corruption and its intensifying efforts to fight corruption, experts said on Sunday.

    By Xu Keyue | 2022/7/31 22:06:19
  • US slammed for 'turning blind eye' to China's four reports of debris trajectory info in a week

    Debris of the upper stage of the Long March-5B Y3 carrier rocket has reentered the atmosphere at 12:55 am on Sunday, with the vast majority of the device burned up during the re-entry, said China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) on Sunday.

    By Global Times | 2022/7/31 12:16:14
  • People of Different Ethnic Groups in Xinjiang Express Legitimate Concerns through Real-life Experiences in Their Letters to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

    It is understood that many people in Xinjiang have voluntarily sent email to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Madam Michelle Bachelet, where they have told their own stories, introduced the reality of Xinjiang, and expressed strong indignation at the discrediting and slandering of anti-China forces in the United States and some other Western countries.

    By ts.cn | 2022/7/31 14:13:18
  • More than 2 million illegal short videos removed, 120,000 illegal user accounts closed amid nationwide campaign by Chinese internet watchdog

    Chinese internet watchdog has launched a three-month campaign since March to crack down on improper and illegal short videos and livestreams.

    By Global Times | 2022/7/31 13:47:00
  • Guangdong would not give 'blue codes' to those who have not been fully vaccinated: local health commission

    Guangdong Province would not give “blue health codes” to those who have not been fully vaccinated or those who failed to take nucleic acid testing as required as this may cause inconvenience to the normal activities of citizens, said local health authorities.

    By Global Times | 2022/7/31 13:29:01
  • Don't say we didn't warn you – Symposium of China's top think tank sends classic, pre-war warning to provocative Pelosi

    'Don't say we didn't warn you!' - a phrase that was used by the People's Daily in 1962 before China was forced to fight the border war with India and ahead of the 1979 China-Vietnam War, was frequently mentioned during a forum held Friday by a high-level Chinese think tank, as analysts warned that open military options and comprehensive countermeasures ranging from the economy to diplomacy from China await if US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gambles with a visit to the Taiwan island during her Asia tour.

    By GT staff reporters | 2022/7/29 23:05:39
  • China National Archives of Publications and Culture officially opens, to play huge role in inheritance of Chinese culture

    The China National Archives of Publications and Culture - consisting of headquarters in Beijing and branches in three major Chinese cities - officially opened on Saturday. Viewed as a "seed bank" for Chinese culture, the new facilities will play a huge role in the inheritance and preservation of Chinese civilization.

    By Global Times | 2022/7/30 22:49:49
  • Suspected policeman who killed 3 and injured 2 in SW China found dead: authorities

    A 36-year-old homicide suspect surnamed Li, who is suspected of shooting three dead and wounding two others on Tuesday in Muchuan county in Leshan City, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, was found dead on Saturday, according to local police.

    By Global Times | 2022/7/28 17:16:52
  • Second consumer expo in S.China's Hainan concludes with larger attendance

    The second China International Consumer Products Expo (CICPE), billed as the largest high-end consumer exhibition in the Asia-Pacific region, concluded in Haikou, capital of South China's Hainan Province, on Saturday with a larger attendance and more impressive deals logged than its inaugural edition last year.

    By Global Times | 2022/7/30 14:31:25
  • Hatred, racism-loaded Twitter account suspended, as Chinese netizens call for permanent ban

    Twitter has suspended the notorious account of "The Great Translation Movement," which, aimed at fanning hatred, selectively translates extreme comments by some Chinese netizens and spreads them disproportionately overseas, as it "violates Twitter rules."

    By GT staff reporters | 2022/7/30 2:06:12
  • HKSAR official says Mirror concert accident caused by metal cord that snapped; organizer apologizes and probes continue

    The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) John Lee expressed sympathy and required comprehensive investigation over the accident that happened during a concert by the popular boy band Mirror held at the Hong Kong Coliseum in Hung Hom on Thursday evening, according to the HKSAR official website on Friday.

    By Global Times | 2022/7/29 11:07:54
  • Southern China was an ocean connected to NW China's arid Tarim Basin 438m years ago: Chinese paleontologists

    Chinese paleontologists analyzed fish fossils left in ancient stratums and found that the Yangtze River basin in southern China was ocean some 438 million years ago that connected the region to the Tarim Basin which now lies in China's arid northwest.

    By Zhang Han | 2022/7/29 3:05:43
  • Nuclear power ship wins China Patent Award

    A nuclear power ship invented by five Chinese R&D engineering companies won the China Patent Award, media reported on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2022/7/29 0:00:31
  • UN human rights report on HK 'full of bias, beyond its scope of authority'

    The latest report from a UN human rights body over the situation in Hong Kong is full of bias, subjectivity and double standards, and it goes beyond the scope of its authority, as it urged that the National Security Law (NSL) for Hong Kong be repealed, Chinese officials and experts said, following the UN Human Rights Committee's release of a report claiming "grave concerns" over the NSL for Hong Kong.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/28 22:36:54
  • Authorities investigate sudden death of 22-year-old woman after days of overworking

    Authorities in East China's Hangzhou said they are investigating the sudden death of a 22-year-old woman, who lost consciousness after days of overwork, as the case triggered renewed discussions about the "996" overworking culture across the tech industry on social media.

    By Global Times | 2022/7/28 20:17:45
  • China urges UN human rights chief's office to refuse lie-based Xinjiang 'assessment'

    China on Thursday called on the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to respect Chinese people's concerns and refuse to release a fake report concerning China's Xinjiang region, echoing an open letter from about 1,000 domestic and foreign nongovernmental organizations.

    By Global Times | 2022/7/28 19:44:50
  • Chinese leadership analyzes economic situation, reviews disciplinary inspection report

    Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Thursday presided over a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee to analyze current economic situation and arrange economic work for the second half of this year.

    By Xinhua | 2022/7/28 18:38:46
  • Xi stresses upholding socialism with Chinese characteristics to build modern socialist country

    President Xi Jinping has stressed holding high the banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics and striving to write a brand new chapter in building a modern socialist country in all respects.

    By Xinhua | 2022/7/28 17:29:35
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