China has successfully completed two-start tests of the 130-ton reusable liquid oxygen-kerosene secondary combustion cycle engine on Saturday, the Global Times learned from its developer, the 6th Research Institute of China's Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.
With winter grain sowing across China completing over 99 percent, experts said on Saturday that the smooth sowing this season has laid a solid foundation for the harvest next year, ensuring nation's food supply while facilitating economic growth despite the downward pressure.
The government of Urumqi, capital of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, announced on Saturday morning that the city has basically cleared COVID-19 cases at community level, and will restore order to the lives of residents in low-risk areas in a phased manner.
Li Tie, former head coach of the Chinese men's football team, is under investigation for suspected serious violations of the law, local disciplinary authorities announced on Saturday. Being the first head coach of national football team to be investigated, Li's downfall has made headlines on Chinese social media platforms on Saturday, sparking public concerns over whether his case would trigger a new wave as it has been 13 years since the 2009 crackdown on match-fixing and corruption in Chinese football.
Chinese political advisors on Friday discussed measures to strengthen people-to-people connectivity on the Belt and Road at a consultation session in Beijing.
The local government of Urumqi, capital of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on Friday night denied claims that the doors were locked in a 21-floor building where a fire broke out on Thursday night, killing 10 residents and injuring nine. The local government said it has set up an investigation group and will severely punish whoever is responsible for the accident.
The top court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Friday reserved a ruling on local prosecutors' last-ditch attempt to prevent jailed Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai Chee-ying from hiring a UK lawyer for his upcoming high-profile national security trial.
China plans to carry out exploration of the sun and hopes to send a probe to the edge of the solar system, China's lunar exploration chief designer Wu Weiren said in a recent interview when talking about the country's future plans for deep-space exploration.
Chinese-Canadian pop singer and former member of South Korean boy band EXO Kris Wu Yifan was sentenced to 13 years in prison followed by deportation by a Beijing court on Friday after being convicted of rape and 'group lewdness' as part of a group.
Nearly 60 representatives from 27 mainstream media outlets of China, Japan and South Korea, the Chinese Foreign Ministry, and international organizations attended the 2022 China-Japan-ROK Trilateral Media Dialogue in Beijing on Friday to discuss and communicate over two topics: "Exchanges to Reinforce People-to-People Bond" and "Forge Ahead to Promote Cultural Similarity."
The Chinese central government and various ministries have vowed to step up efforts to clear logistic hiccups and ensure the smooth operation of the transportation network in recent days, after the country saw daily new COVID-19 cases exceeding 30,000 for two days, which led to stringent anti-virus measures that could weigh on business activities.
China's top disciplinary agency on Thursday disclosed several corruption cases involving young officials and football gambling, as a move to strengthen the education of young officials from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and as a reminder to eradicate gambling. Public security departments in several regions have issued messages urging netizens to stay away from online gambling amid the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Peng Bo, former deputy head of anti-cult-related activities office and a former cyberspace official, was sentenced to 14 years in prison and fined 5 million yuan ($700,113) for taking bribes, Wuxi Intermediate People's Court in East China's Jiangsu Province announced on Thursday.
China's capital city, which is going all out to fight the virus, will strengthen the operation of markets related to people's daily lives. The city's shopping malls and supermarkets have had to reopen after being closed for just one day, Beijing officials said at Thursday's press briefing.
With the Huaneng RuiWo DCS System officially put into operation at the Xiaowan Hydropower Station, the core control system of hydroelectric power units in China has realized 100 percent domestic development for the first time, indicating that China's hydropower stations have realized autonomous management.
Beijing's top legislature reviewed on Thursday a draft amendment of the local regulations on minor protection to prevent school bullying and internet addiction, and ban medical cosmetology and tattoo service to minors.
A China-developed monkeypox-specific mRNA vaccines have proved highly effective in protecting mice from a lethal dose of the virus, making them a potential candidate to help prepare the world for monkeypox outbreaks in the future, according to a study released recently by the China National Biotec Group (CNBG) under Chinese state-owned Sinopharm.
Zhengzhou in Central China's Henan Province resolved to win a must-win battle against the latest COVID-19 flare-up in five days from Friday till next Tuesday, asking residents in downtown area to stay put at home as downtown communities are placed under closed-off management.
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The China Game Industry Research Institute released a report named "2022 China Game Industry Progress Report on the Protection of Minors" on Tuesday together with other departments, which showed that the problem of minors' addiction to online games has been largely solved. However, what is worrying is that much of the time originally spent on games is now being used to browse short videos.
Multiple provinces across China have started recruiting civil servants for departments and institutions under the provincial governments in the 2023 intake with obvious expansions to be seen in the recruitment of fresh graduates this year, a latest move to cope with college graduates' unemployment in recent years, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The State Tobacco Monopoly Administration issued a notice on Wednesday in which it announced that the capacity of e-cigarette products, aerosol and nicotine used in e-cigarettes carried by each person at each time will be limited.
Chinese authorities are rolling out more policy stimulus to keep payrolls stable and boost job creation for the country's 11 million graduates, a record high.
With more than 1,000 new COVID-19 infections per day in Beijing over the past two days, Beijing's COVID-19 fight has reached its most critical point, the Chinese capital's health officials said at a news conference on Wednesday.
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Wednesday started nominating candidates as deputies to the 14th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, and the voting date was set on December 15.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has expanded the use of Chinese manufacturer SINOVAC Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 3-17, making it the first and only vaccine on the WHO's Emergency Use Listing (EUL) that has been recommended for children aged 3-4, the Global Times learned from the company on Wednesday.
Authorities in Yinchuan, Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region issued a statement on Tuesday night, apologizing for the inappropriate manner that some police officers showed in anti-epidemic work, which has triggered heated discussion online in recent days.
The COVID-19 booster vaccination rate of those aged 80 and above is less than 30 percent, based on the data collected from the latest outbreak in Beijing. The number of new cases continues to increase and cases detected among communities continue to rise. The city is at the most critical moment of fighting COVID-19, Beijing officials said at Tuesday's press briefing.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday urged local governments to put the people and their lives first and stressed responsibility for production safety in order to prevent major accidents, after a fire broke out in Anyang, Central China's Henan Province that killed 38 people and injured two.
China said it welcomes intl partners to participate in its space exploration projects and hopes to encourage strategic communication to involve more developing countries. It also rejects the formation of exclusive blocs targeting certain countries.
China has reported a total of 253,000 COVID-19 cases since November 1 during the latest epidemic, and many places in the country are facing the severest and most complicated outbreak in three years, national health officials revealed at a press conference on Tuesday, vowing to enhance medical resources and crack down on excessive anti-epidemic measures adopted by some local governments.
Manufacturing of the core components of the next-generation “artificial sun,” the full-size prototype of the enhanced-heat-flux (EHF) first wall (FW) panel, has been completed in China with its core indexes being significantly better than its design requirements and meeting the conditions for mass manufacturing, marking a new breakthrough by China in the scientific research of the core technology of EHF FW, the Global Times learned from its research team on Tuesday.
The situation in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality allows no delay in taking firm and decisive measures to concentrate on winning the battle against the latest COVID-19 epidemic, Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan said during her recent inspection of the municipality on Monday, noting that impact on economic and social development and people's livelihoods should be minimized to the maximum extent possible.
The basic structure for International Lunar Research Station (ILRS) will be built by around 2028 meaning it will be possible for Chinese astronauts to land on the moon within ten years, according to China's lunar exploration chief designer.
Thirty-six people have been confirmed dead with another two still missing after a fire broke out in a workshop house in Anyang city of Central China's Henan province on Tuesday morning, according to a report of the CCTV.
A Chinese shipyard has begun building two of the world's first 7,500 cubic meter liquid carbon dioxide vessels for a Norwegian company, which will be used in a European carbon dioxide capture and storage program to help advance Europe's overall carbon neutrality goals, the Global Times learned from the shipyard on Monday.
In the latest move to further optimize China's anti-epidemic measures amid surging cases, the joint prevention and control mechanism team of the State Council on Monday outlined four documents with detailed regulations on nucleic acid testing, classification of risk areas, home quarantine and home health monitoring, which experts said are aimed to guarantee scientific and precise implementation of the country's dynamic zero-COVID policy.
The latest national data show that Beijing leads the salary ranking on the Chinese mainland with an annual average approaching 200,000 yuan ($27,920) in 2021, followed closely by Shanghai. Separately, among the main industries, finance, the digital economy, and the services industry have strong salary competitiveness.
Chinese officials have underscored mental health support for those subject to COVID-19 quarantine or health monitoring to avoid stress-triggered extreme events in its newly released anti-COVID guidelines, requiring special attention to vulnerable groups such as pregnant women, the elderly and those with underlying diseases.
When there is no outbreak, no venue should be identified as risk area and mass nucleic acid testing should not be carried out, according to the latest guidelines released by the joint prevention and control mechanism team of the State Council on Monday in a move to further optimize the country's anti-epidemic measures amid surging cases.
Beijing is facing the most complicated and severe anti-epidemic situation since the outbreak of COVID-19, said Beijing Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) officials on Monday.
China on Monday announced another two deaths from COVID-19 in Beijing amid rising daily infections and new control measures imposed across the capital city, bringing the total death toll to three since May.
Areas affected by the ongoing epidemic are adjusting their prevention and control policies, as Shijiazhuang in North China's Hebei Province announced Sunday that nucleic acid screening will be carried out in some areas of the city for five consecutive days starting Monday.
An investigation by local authorities in Zhengzhou, Central China's Henan Province, showed on Sunday that the death of a 4-month-old baby girl wasn't because of the “refusal of diagnosis by the emergency doctors and their 1.5-hour-delay in arriving at the scene” as reported online. However, the investigation has revealed that some medical staff have a weak sense of responsibility and emergency response capabilities and lack of special care for vulnerable groups such as babies.
Several Chinese cities are battling grim COVID-19 flair-ups with rising infection cases, however, guided by the newly rolled-out 20 optimized COVID-response measures, localities are striving to minimize the impact of epidemic prevention and control brought to people's lives and economic activity, with a marathon being held in Chengdu on Sunday as scheduled.
Although the Chinese men's national team did not enter the World Cup in Qatar, the enthusiasm of Chinese fans for the sports gala has not been affected as some fans traveled to Qatar to participate in the top event despite the pandemic, while others are enjoying the atmosphere with Chinese elements shining at the festival.
Residents from both sides of the Taiwan Straits expressed their condolences over the death of male giant panda Tuan Tuan – a messenger of cross-Straits bonds – and called on the secessionist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to respond to the wishes of the people for thriving cross-Straits exchanges.
Large-area dinosaur footprints from the dinosaurs from Late Cretaceous, which were rarely preserved in both concave and convex slabs, have been discovered in East China's Fujian Province.
Beijing reported a new COVID-19 death on Saturday, the country's first COVID-19 in almost six months after the last death was confirmed on May 26 in Shanghai.
World Rugby apologized to the Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) for an error which appeared on the television broadcast of a match between the Hong Kong and Portuguese teams at the Final Qualification Tournament for Rugby World Cup 2023 on November 6, when an incorrect graphics caption was used when the Chinese National Anthem was played prior to the game, the HKRU said on Saturday.
China's first domestically developed oral drug for COVID-19 treatment was removed from shelves of e-commerce platforms on Saturday, hours after media reported its online sale had started in some drugstores.
Male giant panda Tuan Tuan, who was gifted by the Chinese mainland to the island of Taiwan in 2008, passed away while under anaesthesia at 1:48 pm on Saturday at Taipei Zoo.
Several districts in Beijing issued letters to residents on Friday, calling for less cross-district personnel flow and less unnecessary trips during the weekend, so as to cut off the virus transmission chain at the community level as soon as possible.
Beijing's daily number of COVID-19 infections has exceeded 400 and the rate is growing, said officials at a press conference on epidemic prevention and control on Friday. Chaoyang district, the worst-hit and also the most populous district in the city, advised residents to stay put during the weekend and not leave the area unless necessary.
Some 13 Chinese provinces had negative rates of natural increase (RNI) in population in 2021, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics. With a net population increase of only 480,000 people in 2021, the lowest since 1962, China is very close to the warning line of negative population growth.
As the latest COVID flare-up in Beijing worsens, officials from the hardest-hit Chaoyang district suggested flexible working arrangements such as teleconferencing and meeting via video link for local workers to keep social distance.
The city of Guangzhou in South China's Guangdong Province plans to add more than 240,000 beds in makeshift hospitals and centralized quarantine zones to prepare for COVID-19 patients' accommodation as it has reported more than 46,000 cases since November.
China's Ministry of Education released a notice on Thursday that it has decided to set up a university for the aged, a move that experts believe is intended to cope with the aging society and build a lifelong learning society.
China's top health officials on Thursday stressed enhancing medical resources to upgrade the country's ability to fight COVID-19 flare-ups, and vowed to push forward the vaccination campaign, two steps epidemiologists believe are needed for further adjustment of anti-epidemic policies.
The taikonauts of the Shenzhou-14 manned spaceflight mission crew conducted their third spacewalk on Thursday, which marked the first extravehicular activity (EVA) after the China Space Station completed its T-shape basic structure assembly on November 3.
Scientist couple in Shanghai have cloned a mutant gene in wild maize after 10 years of efforts, significantly increasing the content of maize protein. This study is not only beneficial to the genetic improvement of modern maize grain protein content, but also has important guiding significance for reducing the application of fertilizer and protecting the ecological environment in the future.
A total of 28 provinces, including South China's Guangdong Province which is hit hardest in the latest COVID-19 flare-up, announced adoption of newly optimized measures to COVID-19 response in the past five days. Moreover, six cities, including Shanghai and Sanya scrapped mass nucleic acid testing, in an effort to implement the new measures, media reported.
Taikonauts of the Shenzhou-14 manned spaceflight mission crew are conducting their third spacewalk operation on Thursday, which marked the first extravehicular activities (EVA) after the China Space Station completed its T-shape basic structure assembly on November 3.
Cooperation in the field of vaccine between China and Indonesia continue to expand and deepen to jointly fight against the COVID-19 epidemic, with multiple Chinese biological pharmaceutical enterprises and Indonesian companies signing agreements of cooperation during the 2022 G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia.
Some Chinese cities no longer require 48-hour negative test results following the release of 20 measures to optimize COVID-19 response, which include shortened quarantine periods for international arrivals and cancelation of circuit breakers for inbound flights.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) said it will make every effort to encourage college graduates to find employment and start businesses, read a notice issued by the ministry on Wednesday.
At least 11 districts in Beijing including Chaoyang, Xicheng and Haidian opened appointments to the public for inoculations using China's first aerosolized adenovirus vector vaccine for booster doses starting on Tuesday. At a press conference on Wednesday, the Chaoyang district government said that residents can make phone appointments for free, single-dose inhalable boosters, and encouraged those who have not yet been inoculated, especially the elderly, to get vaccinated as early as possible.
A male teacher who had repeatedly molested a 10-year-old schoolgirl was given a prison sentence for the crime of child molestation and was banned for life from any occupation that has close contact with minors, the first case of its kind in China, a court in Beijing ruled on Tuesday.
China's 20 optimized measures for combating COVID-19 are the optimization and improvement of the ninth version of the epidemic prevention and control plan, which has withstood the test of the epidemic and achieved remarkable results, head of China's top health authorities said on Wednesday.
Customs officers in South China's Guangdong Province have found a new species of cockroach-like insects while examining logs imported from French Guiana. The new species could carry unknown pathogens that might cause diseases.
China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced on Tuesday that tourists could travel to other provinces with public transporation if they could present a negative nucleic acid testing result within 48 hours, in an apparent move to relax previous strict requirement on cross-provincial travel, but inbound and outbound group tour services as well as group tour services in border cities remain suspended.
China's 20 new measures for optimizing the response to COVID-19 are prompting local governments to quickly adjust their policies. Some places are processing how to properly implement the new measures, while some cities, where infections are still on the rise, are facing great challenges in trying to strike a balance between implementing the new measures while properly responding to local residents' needs and concerns.
A suspect of bank robbery holding a hostage while robbing a bank in East China's Shandong Province was shot dead by local police with the hostage successfully rescued on Tuesday.
Recently, Jia Yongting, a young woman living in Changsha, Central China's Hunan Province, once again received a box full of guava from East China's Shandong Province - for the fifth year in a row.
China sent a new remote-sensing satellite of the Yaogan-34 series into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China on Tuesday morning, marking the launch of the100th satellite developed by the 509th Research Institute of the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology. It will mainly be used in land resources surveys and disaster prevention.
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China's Tianzhou-4 cargo craft, tasked with supporting the Shenzhou-14 crewed mission, re-entered the atmosphere on Tuesday, according to the China Manned Space Agency.
An event dedicated to the centenary of Albert Einstein's visit to Shanghai in 1922 and his receipt of the Nobel Prize was held in the city on Monday, featuring a series of historical documents, letters and images.
Beijing vows to allocate resources and tighten control in high-risk areas to curb the latest COVID-19 flare-up with scientific and precise epidemic prevention to combat the development of the epidemic, which shows an upward trend with a rising risk of transmissions at community level.
Chinese embassies in India, Canada, Singapore, South Korea and many other countries on Sunday and Monday adjusted and optimized pre-boarding requirements for travelers bound for China, based on the 20 optimized measures announced on Friday in view of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The local government of Shijiazhuang, the provincial capital of China's Hebei Province that borders Beijing, said on Monday that the city will not require mandatory nucleic acid testing for all, but only for priority populations and key groups.
One week into this year's UN climate summit in Egypt, China's special envoy for climate change Xie Zhenhua reiterated the urgency and necessity of cooperating and helping developing countries in tackling this global crisis, and urged developed countries to fulfill their promises in climate finance as soon as possible and not shift responsibility, as reports saying worries about solving myriad details, such as providing money for poorer countries, flared up.
Beijing health authorities stated on Monday to further strengthen epidemic preventionand control measures and reminded residents not to go out unless necessary. Nucleic acid testing sites for large-scale testing that have been set up along the roadsides and around commercial and office areas in Chaoyang district are temporarily closed starting from Monday. The measures are seen as a response to the mounting pressure of soaring COVID-19 cases in the city.
A number of Chinese embassies, including the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, on Sunday adjusted COVID-19 testing requirements for inbound travelers to China, requiring one negative nucleic acid test result within the past 48 hours before boarding.
Compatriots from the island of Taiwan are members of the Chinese nation, whereas “de-Sinicization” goes against the historical trend, and “cultural independence” is doomed to failure, an expert stressed at an annual forum which aims at promoting cross-Straits exchanges on Sunday.
As China's first high altitude, high speed and long endurance armed reconnaissance UAV system that had made maiden flight, WJ-700 UAV is exhibited at this year's Airshow China, attracting wide attention with newly equipped high technologies including the country's first domestic one-ton thrust turbofan engine featuring high performance and high reliability and the use of a large number of carbon fiber composite materials.
Multiple provincial-level regions across China have further deployed, researched, optimized and detailed the implementation of anti-epidemic measures following the roll-out of 20 measures to optimize COVID-19 response on Friday, the country's latest move in scientific and precise epidemic control and prevention work to fight the COVID-19 epidemic amid a global resurgence.
The Shenzhou-14 crew entered the Tianzhou-5 cargo spacecraft on Sunday at 3:03 pm, after they completed environment testing of the newly launched and docked spacecraft, the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) said. The taikonauts will transfer the cargo according to schedule, the Global Times learned from the CMSA on Sunday afternoon.
The roll-out of 20 measures to optimize COVID-19 response is a decision based on scientific evidence and does not mean loosening prevention and control against the virus, still less a lift of COVID-19 restrictions or "lying flat" in the fight against the epidemic, Chinese government officials stressed on Saturday, noting that strict epidemic prevention and control must be comined with optimized measures, and that "strenuous efforts must be put on both."
"I'm deeply grateful for the service provided by hospital ship 'Peace Ark,' which brings us health," said Eunice, an overseas Chinese from bogor, Indonesia.
Tianzhou-5 cargo spacecraft smoothly docked with the China's T-Shape Tiangong Space Station about only two hours after being launched earlier from Wenchang Space Launch Site in South China's Hainan Province, marking a new record of the world's fastest launching to docking feat in space for a spacecraft, and showcasing the China speed once again.
Long March-7 Y6 carrier rocket has been fueled and is expected to launch Tianzhou-5 cargo spacecraft at 10:03 am Sat to ferry supplies to China Space Station: CMSA
Chinese authorities on Friday released 20 optimized measures to further enhance scientific and precise work of epidemic prevention and control, one day after the Chinese leadership held a meeting to hear a report on the COVID-19 response, and discussed and arranged the 20 measures.
During the rehearsals that had begun some days before the start of the Airshow China 2022 in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province, aviation enthusiasts were fretting over constant rain worrying that bad weather may affect crowds for the highly anticipated flight performances by China's latest aircraft.
Multinational companies (MNCs) have bagged more deals in terms of value, totaling $73.5 billion at this year's China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, as the world's largest imports trade fair concluded on Thursday.
The Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee met on Thursday to hear a report on the COVID-19 response, and discussed and arranged 20 measures for further optimizing epidemic prevention and control work.
Beijing's number of new infections caused by the highly transmissible Omicron variant BF.7 is rising, with surging COVID-19 community transmission and the risk of a hidden spread, local health authorities said on Thursday, adding that BF.7 has become the main strain in the latest COVID-19 flare-up.
China's southern metropolis Guangzhou has been suffering its "most complicated and severe" COVID-19 epidemic in three years, with the number of newly infected cases surging since November to exceed 12,000.
At least eight districts in Beijing including Chaoyang, Dongcheng, Xicheng and Haidian have started the appointments for inoculation of aerosolized adenovirus vector vaccine as booster shots since Tuesday, with the first batch providing the service starting Wednesday, the Beijing News reported on Tuesday.
While including climate compensation into the formal agenda of COP27 for the first time at global climate talks is considered a breakthrough, China's special envoy for climate change said Wednesday that China strongly supports claims from developing countries, especially the most vulnerable countries, for claiming loss and damage compensation. However, setting up a mechanism is a priority, which should follow the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities.