Soon after China convened what has been seen as an unprecedented national video teleconference on stabilizing the economy, entities ranging from central departments to local governments spared no time to map out their economy-lifting missions, while the stock market also edged up after investors received a message of determination from the government to guide the economy back to normal after a marked slowdown.
From July 1, 2022, the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) will officially abandon British-style foot drills and perform Chinese-style foot drills of the People's Liberation Army (PLA). On that day, Hong Kong will hold a major commemorative event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its return to the motherland.
Activities aimed at eliminating discrimination against people living with HIV were held in multiple Chinese cities on Thursday, to commemorate the International AIDS Anti-Discrimination Day with the support of governmental and civil society organizations, including Chinese Association of STD and AIDs Prevention and Control, the Joint United Nations Program on AIDS (UNAIDS), AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and Xiushi Public-Spirited.
China's environment, including the air quality, continued to improve in 2021, the inaugural year of the 14th Five-Year-Plan (2021-25) thanks to country's efforts to beat the air pollution in?past years, according to an annual report published on Thursday.
Students in the second and third years of high school in Shanghai will resume classes on campus from June 6, and students in the final year of junior high school will return to their classrooms from June 13, after having attended online classes for nearly three months.
Shangqiu in Central China's Henan Province is reportedly to have seen over a hundred children going to hospitals for nosebleeds suspected to be caused by pungent gas. Local authorities responded to the incident on Thursday, announcing the suspension of four enterprises that emitted the gas, and ordered free physical examination for all middle and primary school students near these enterprises.
After a month of arduous efforts to contain Omicron, the Chinese capital has reported a total of 1,642 cases in this round of the outbreak, but Beijing is now seeing a decline in the number of daily infections at the community level, authorities said on Wednesday. With the overall epidemic situation now controllable, Beijing's college entrance exams will be held as scheduled.
There are many unanswered questions surrounding a potentially life-threatening hepatitis illness which has been affecting hundreds of children in more than 30 countries and regions. As the earliest case was reported in a hospital in the US state of Alabama, the country dodged to conduct a deeper probe into the causes of the outbreak and whether it is at all linked to COVID-19, which has caused suspicions worldwide.
A joint commission on space cooperation of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) was established, kicking off a new chapter of joint observation and data sharing of remote sensing satellites among the five member states, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced on Wednesday.
The majority of international students studying in China intend to pursue careers in China or be employed by Chinese institutions based overseas after graduation, as shown by the latest survey by a Chinese non-government think tank. The survey also showed their diversified employment preferences.
As a month-long comprehensive scientific expedition to Mount Qomolangma, also known as Mount Everest, has drawn to an end, Chinese glaciologist Kang Shichang - who led a glacier and pollutant research group as part of the expedition - said that they will form a 3D digital map of the glaciers on Mount Qomolangma based on their field measurements, and the related research and data will be shared with international scientists.
China urged the US to take American people's human rights seriously and reflect on why the US has become the world's worst country for gun violence, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Wednesday following the Texas school shooting which has killed at least 21 people including 19 children.
Shanghai makes it a law for people visiting public places and residential areas to have their health information checked before entering and allows venue managers or operators to deny entrance if someone fails to cooperate.
We wish Ms Bachelet can see a real Xinjiang and introduce it to the whole world, Xu Guixiang, the spokesperson of the Xinjiang regional government, told a press conference on Tuesday over the region's fight of anti-terrorism and de-radicalization in accordance with the law.
The investigation involving two cluster infections in Beijing was released on Tuesday, with punishments imposed on employees from two companies, officials from local governments, and staff from related industrial supervision department and epidemic prevention departments.
The explosion caused by bottled gas leak in Changzhou, East China's Jiangsu Province, has left one dead, two severely injured and three others slightly injured, media reported on Wednesday. The incident occurred at about 8:45 pm on Tuesday, causing the collapse of a two-floor residential building.
Beijing is set to increase the frequency of nucleic acid testing for people in high mobility positions, like delivery couriers, house cleaners, security guards and catering workers, as the capital is stuck in a stalemate in the fight against the Omicron variant.
As the Chinese and US climate envoys met in a panel discussion in Davos on Tuesday, Chinese experts said it highlighted the room for cooperation on climate change amid bilateral tensions, while warning that the US' inconsistency in global climate cooperation and tendency to politicize the issue deserves vigilance.
With high school graduates in Hong Kong keeping their eyes on their next study destinations as the results of this year's Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (DSE) will be released in July, the Chinese mainland is expected to remain their first option.
Chinese delegation to the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos refuted a report by CNN on Monday, citing a US official, that the Chinese delegation did not applaud the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's speech and walked out, hinting on China's stance on the Ukraine crisis.
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Preparing permanent support hospitals, or Fangcang hospitals, a type of makeshift field hospital that accepts COVID-19-infected patients during the epidemic, is not a signal of worsening epidemic, national health officials explained at a press conference on Monday.
Over 1,800 residents from a community in Beijing's Haidian district have been transferred to Zhangjiakou, in North China's Hebei Province, one of the host cities of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, for centralized quarantine as the Chinese capital fights an arduous battle against the latest Omicron outbreak that has lasted for a month with over 1,500 infections reported.
One month after the latest COVID-19 resurgence began on April 22, Beijing's fight against Omicron is still at a stalemate with daily cases seeing a new peak on Sunday, despite strict measures including at least a dozen rounds of mass nucleic acid testing in three major districts.
As three European countries have imposed compulsory quarantines for monkeypox patients while Canada and the US reportedly placed orders for millions of doses of vaccines that are used against both smallpox and monkeypox, the Chinese public raised concerns over whether China would face the risk of monkeypox and if the country has preparations to protect people from being infected.
Chinese Ambassador to the Solomon Islands Li Ming outlined the relationship between China and the Pacific Island countries in local news outlets in the Solomon Islands on Monday, highlighting China as a reliable friend of Pacific Island countries.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, China continues to discourage unnecessary individual tourism abroad but people of special needs such as work resumption will certainly be given support, China's National Immigration Administration (NIA) said Monday, debunking some media reports claiming China imposed a de facto international travel ban.
The world's first aerosolized adenovirus type-5 vector-based COVID-19 vaccine (Ad5-nCoV) was proven to be safe and effective as a booster shot after two doses of inactivated shots, according to a recent report published on the Lancet.
As the World Health Organization (WHO) warned of more monkeypox cases worldwide, China has been paying close attention to the virus and evaluating the situation, but experts believe that a large-scale domestic outbreak is unlikely and suggest preparation of testing and treatment capacities in advance.
The US' cotton-related sanctions in Xinjiang, which drifted far from the truth but helped to torment China, have little impact on the cotton growers but only made American consumers pay the bill by increasing cost in the industry, scholars said at a seminar on Xinjiang's labor employment on Sunday.
Universities are currently the focus of COVID-19 prevention and control efforts in Beijing, the capital city's officials said on Sunday, after five schools in a university town were closed following cluster infections among teachers and students.
China reported the first case of a COVID-19 infection caused by the "more contagious" Omicron BA.4 variant, which was imported, according to an epidemiological survey by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Experts have reaffirmed the inevitable radioactive pollution to be caused by the dumping of nuclear-contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean after Japan on Wednesday initially approved the discharge plan.
One year after the "Father of hybrid rice" Yuan Longping died of illness, Chinese people paid tribute to the man who cultivated the world's first commercially viable hybrid rice varieties, thus saving millions from hunger. They honored his memory by sharing old photos and video clips, presenting flowers and mourning cards to the places where he used to work, and founding a hybrid rice research team that will continue his work.
Some 5,000 residents in a community in Beijing's Chaoyang district were being transferred for seven-day centralized quarantine on Saturday after 26 confirmed COVID-19 cases were detected in eight buildings since the compound has been locked down On May 12.
Suspending shopping malls, indoor entertainment facilities and scenic spots, and imposing work-from-home orders…Beijing further escalated its COVID-19 restrictions across five districts as the domestically-transmitted COVID-19 situation remains uncertain.
China is prudently preparing nationwide college and middle school entrance exams for around 26 million students amid increasing COVID-19 infections in the country.
The regional leader of Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen marked her 6th year in office on Friday amid a COVID fiasco and sinking approval rate, which observers viewed as a full exposure of the secessionist's incompetence and neglect of people's livelihoods.
The outbreaks of monkeypox in Europe and the US caught public attention on Chinese social media platform recently along with increasing COVID-19 infections in some Chinese cities. While calling for preparations considering the risk of imported monkeypox cases into China, Chinese experts tried to ease public concerns, noting that the possibility of a large-scale monkeypox outbreak in the country is low.
UN human rights chief to visit China from May 23 to 28: Chinese FM
The municipal government of Shangqiu in Central China's Henan Province has commissioned a company to conduct the procurement for the construction of a large-scale Fangcang hospital, a type of makeshift field hospital that accepts COVID-19-infected patients during the epidemic, according to the government's website.
Chinese aerospace experts on Thursday slammed NASA's Administrator Bill Nelson for his "ridiculous" and "outrageous" remarks after the senior official alleged that China is "good at stealing" American designs in a "space race."
Five universities in the Liangxiang college town in Beijing's Fangshan district will be under strict lockdown, district officials said on Thursday, after 11 cases of COVID-19 infections were reported at one of the universities in the latest wave of the outbreak. Since Wednesday, all personnel of the five universities have been asked not to leave the campus unless necessary, officials said at a news conference.
The World Health Organization (WHO) issued an emergency use listing for CONVIDECIA, a vaccine produced by Chinese manufacturer CanSino Biologics, making it the third Chinese vaccine validated by the WHO for the prevention of COVID-19.
Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is expected to be included in multiple provinces' medical insurance systems, as many provinces roll out supporting policies to encourage childbirth following the implementation of China's third-child policy.
Chinese astronomers have proposed a space telescope survey program to search for habitable exoplanets some 32 light-years from Earth. This would be the world's first space exploration mission dedicated to finding neighboring Earth-like planets beyond the solar system, the Global Times learned from the project leader on Thursday
Shanghai plans to gradually restore cross-district public transport starting from Sunday under strict epidemic prevention and control measures, while giving priority to routes connecting airports, railway stations and major hospitals, Shanghai's Deputy Mayor Zhang Wei said on Thursday.
Data released by the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) show that cases of abduction and trafficking of women and children in 2021 decreased by 86.2 percent from 2013, and cases of stealing and robbing children filed few than 20 and all resolved in a very short time.
A defendant who defamed Chinese agricultural scientist Yuan Longping via overseas social media made a public apology in court to the late scholar of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and was required to make apologies in public on the national media, according to Thursday's ruling by a court in North China's Tianjin Municipality.
On Thursday, North China's Tianjin rolled out specific policies for COVID-19 affected students to receive spring national college entrance examinations -gaokao in separate testing locations, revising Wednesday's controversial policy that the students would not be allowed to take the exam.
"Shanghai's medical system has responded well to the outbreak," Chen Erzhen, deputy head of the Ruijin Hospital in Shanghai and the head of Shanghai's central quarantine treatment team, said during an academic webinar on Medical Treatment and Emergency Management under COVID-19, noting that a complete set of emergency coordination mechanisms of the makeshift hospitals should be included in the city's security system.
The US' National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) confirmed with China's civil aviation regulator that it did not release any investigation information about the cause of the crash of China Eastern MU5735. NTSB's response comes after some American media reported the tragic crash was deliberately caused by someone.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday called for joint efforts to defeat COVID-19, reinvigorate trade and investment, unleash the power of innovation in driving development, and improve global governance, as the world is facing a pandemic and drastic changes both unseen in a century.
China has adjusted its pre-departure requirement for overseas travelers as announcements from many Chinese embassies, including the Chinese Embassy in the US, show that some previously required pre-departure tests have been removed, including nucleic acid testing one or two weeks prior to boarding, mandatory health monitoring and IgM antibody testing.
Two more cultural relics from the sought-after Sanxingdui Ruins in Southwest China's Sichuan Province debuted at the Yibin Museum, along with a number of other popular items, on this year's International Museums Day, which fell on Wednesday. “Robotic dog,” “Ultraman,” “Zhuge Liang…” these adorable names were given to relics by thrilled museum-goers and netizens, who were stunned by the wisdom of their ancestors.
Shanghai witnesses mass departures as the city gradually eases COVID-19 restrictions after a six-week lockdown, allowing people to leave with approval, and increased trains bound for other cities. Yet for many travelers leaving the city, the journey is far from as easy as hop on and hop off the transportations.
Shanghai police announced on Wednesday that residents who need to leave the city for work, study, moving to other places can apply for a permit to leave the city by car, with the premise to meet the epidemic prevention and control requirements.
At least 13 cities across China have implemented preferential housing policies, starting from May, to encourage families with two or three children to buy more homes. The incentives include breaking the property-purchasing limit which allows one household to buy only one or two houses, and offering housing loans and subsidies.
The first clinic research of China's antiviral oral drug against SARS-CoV-2, VV116, was published on Tuesday. The study shows the drug can effectively treat patients infected with the Omicron variant with mild symptoms in early stages.
Central China's Henan Province will train 50,000 nucleic acid testers in a year in response to the current surge in demand for personnel for nucleic acid testing, according to a recently released document.
A total of 78 WeChat groups that spread rumors about COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control have been suspended and 46 users who first release the false information were punished in accordance with the law by local authorities in East China's Shanghai, since the announcement of the investigation against rumor-mongering on social media on April 8.
Jingshen Seafood Market, one of Beijing's largest seafood markets, announced on Tuesday it would close temporarily from Monday due to the current complex situation with the local Omicron outbreak. The market did not say when it would reopen.
A recent study showed that vaccinated individuals can develop more robust and broadly reactive antibody responses against COVID-19 variants than the unvaccinated after an Omicron infection, which underlines the importance of COVID-19 vaccination even for people who have already been infected and for the elderly who might be exposed to infection in the future.
As the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced on Tuesday that China has established the world's largest higher education system, with 240 million college graduates, top-ranking Tsinghua University's vice president said the country's higher education sector is on a new path of high-quality development with Chinese characteristics while constantly taking the initiative to cultivate high-level innovative talent.
UNICEF today unveiled a model convenience store with a twist to highlight the content of sugar, fat and salt in popular pre-packaged foods, which contributes to an unhealthy food environment for children.
China's latest, domestically developed multipurpose large helicopter, the AC313A, made its maiden flight on Tuesday, taking a tremendous step toward the expansion of China's arsenal of aviation equipment for emergency rescue.
China has established the world's largest higher education system with 240 million people having received higher education, the country's Ministry of Education (MOE) announced on a press conference on Tuesday.
The city of Beijing released a new version of anti-epidemic guidance manual for wholesale agricultural markets on Tuesday, in which it requires workers and merchants in the markets to take daily nucleic acid tests. This follows the recent cluster infections in a market in Yuegezhuang where a total of 50 cases were reported by Monday afternoon.
A small county in Southwest China's Sichuan Province, home to over 1 million residents, is grappling with an Omicron surge with infections already surpassing 500 in one week. Linshui County, under Guang'an city, about 90 kilometers away from neighboring Chongqing, has recently emerged into public eyesight as worries intensified about how such a small county will cope with a highly-contagious Omicron.
China has reported the first case of Omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1, a mutation that has shown a transmissibility about 23 to 27 percent higher than that of BA.2, in South China's Guangdong Province, said a weekly report issued by Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC.)
Normalized nucleic acid testing plan has been detailed in port city Dalian in Northeast China's Liaoning Province with men and women divided to be sampled on two different weekdays in a bid to improve the sensitivity and timeliness of detection.
All 16 districts in Shanghai have reported no new COVID-19 positive cases at the community level: Shanghai authorities on Tuesday.
In the aftermath of the world-shaking Buffalo shooting, the public discovered that the perpetrator, Payton Gendron, had posted online a 180-page plan before the crime, in which he claimed that a neo-Nazi website was also a strong influence. The website surprisingly had a .cn country code domain, which led some in the media and the public to accuse China of being involved in the incident and even "supporting the American far right and neo-Nazism."
The latest COVID-19 outbreak in North China's Tianjin, a port city neighboring the capital, was linked to contaminated imported cold-chain food, the local authorities announced at a press conference on Monday.
Taiwan authorities kicked off their annual Han Kuang military exercise on Monday. However, while attempting to attract attention with scenarios drawn from the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the first phase of the war games, an "all-out defense" computer simulation, will surprisingly be changed this year into a map-based one, a less accurate and objective format without a final outcome, which experts said reflects a lack of confidence of the Taiwan military and is self-deceiving.
Officials from the local power department in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan Province, said on Monday that strange black circles in the sky photographed earlier by local residents were caused by a malfunction in the electrical facilities, according to media reports.
China's health chief pledged to invest more effort and resources on COVID-19 prevention measures such as nucleic acid testing and quarantine to avoid the huge pressure of treatment, especially for vulnerable groups.
As the number of flights remains low amid the COVID-19 pandemic, aircraft crew members and ground support facilities and equipment operate at low frequencies for a long time. In response, multiple areas in China have launched training drills to prevent pilots, maintenance workers and air traffic controllers from becoming rusty.
Having been dragged into a COVID-19 lockdown for more than six weeks, Shanghai on Monday finally saw a glimmer of hope as the municipal government started to resume commercial operations and production and also set a goal to resume normal life in June. What it is like in Shanghai as the city cautiously takes the first step toward returning to normalcy?
As Shanghai is scheduled to restart businesses and services in phases from Monday, manufacturing companies, postal and currier services, wholesale markets, and even tourist attraction sites are gradually resuming operation in some districts that have rolled out resumption plans.
Vice mayor of Shanghai announced on Monday that no new COVID-19 cases were detected outside quarantined areas for two consecutive days, while the number of daily new positive cases has dropped to less than 1,000 for the first time since the beginning of the Omicron outbreak.
In a live online interview on Sunday, Gao Fu, head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), noted that vaccine upgrading is the next step in the world's scientific response to COVID-19. It is still under evaluation whether China will launch a 'fourth dose' of the vaccine or promote mixing injections, he said.
With supermarkets, shopping malls and convenience stores in Shanghai scheduled to reopen from Monday, flights between Shanghai and some other cities to be resumed, and as companies like Tesla and SAIC Volkswagen resume production and even exports of their vehicles, the city with a population of about 25 million is picking up its economic capacity again.
Beijing suspended more businesses and announced more rounds of mass nucleic acid testing in 12 areas on Monday, as local health authorities said the city's daily growth of new cases remained high and the sneaky sources of infections and transmission in communities still have not been cut off.
A relaxed quarantine policy, low vaccination rate and political manipulation over the anti-epidemic work have contributed to the surge of Omicron cases in Taiwan as the island saw more than 60,000 daily COVID-19 cases for the fourth straight day in the latest wave.
Telecom operators in East China's Zhejiang gave options to users if they would like to block calls from overseas in a bid to protect them from becoming victims of rampant cross-border telecom frauds.
Rescuers are still searching for the 3-year-old boy who fell into sewer drain through a manhole and was swept away on Thursday evening in Xi'an, the capital city of Northwest China's Shaanxi Province. The rescue efforts have been going on for more than 60 hours.
Beijing's Fengtai district will suspend the operations of all indoor recreational, fitness venues and training institutions from Monday. The district reported 17 COVID-19 infections from 3 pm Saturday to 3 pm Sunday: official
Authorities in a district in Shanghai delivered an apology on Saturday evening and claimed that the disinfection pills that had been dissolved in liquid and sprayed in a residential compound have been all disposed of or cleared out after people in the community had a sore throat and headache and felt sick.
An article by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on major theoretical and practical questions concerning China's development will be published Monday.
China's self-developed floating airship Jimu-1 set a world record of atmospheric science observation at an altitude of 9,032 meters on Sunday. Airship observations will provide key scientific data for studying the chain of changes from water, ecology to human activities on the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau against the backdrop of climate change.
Shanghai planned to restart business and services activities in phases from Monday, with shopping centers, supermarkets, pharmacies, wet markets, catering and hairdressing services to resume offline operation in an orderly manner, Shanghai city officials said on Sunday, while vowing to stabilize the development expectation of foreign companies in Shanghai.
Pakistan's foreign minister strongly condemned the outrageous terrorist act of killing three Chinese teachers in Karachi and vowed to bring the criminals to justice at a memorial service held by Foreign Affairs of Pakistan Saturday.
Beijing's Fangshan district, home to 1.3 million people, will strictly implement work-from-home measures for all local residents, suspending all bus, subway and car hailing services, after health officials uncovered at least eight cluster infections related to a bank, a railway construction company, a bus station and restaurants in the city that has added to the uncertainty of the already complex epidemic situation.
Shanghai closes half of the city-level makeshift hospitals with the gradual decline in the number of daily new positive infections in the city, but local health officials warned of possible epidemic rebounds in some old neighborhoods given a poor foundation of prevention work.
The 2023 AFC Asian Cup, scheduled to be held from Jun 16 to Jul 16 next year in China, will be hosted elsewhere due to the epidemic, as making arrangements to run the games in a fully-opened manner would be difficult, said the Chinese organizing committee on Sat.
A group of 13 people who lost contact after ascending without permission into the Cangshan Mountain of Dali, in Southwest China's Yunnan Province, have been rescued and sent to a safe area as of Sunday afternoon. They are in good physical condition.
The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) on Saturday morning completed the first test flight of the first home-made C919 aircraft to be delivered.
What are residents of China's capital doing and thinking while the city continues the battle against COVID-19?
Beijing has a sufficient and stable supply of daily necessities and the trade order remains normal to meet residents' needs, the Beijing authorities confirmed again at Friday's press briefing, after they previously refuted rumors of a lockdown and told residents that it is unnecessary to hoard food.