Amid warm greetings from local villagers, former chairperson of the Chinese Kuomintang (KMT) Ma Ying-jeou and his family members returned to the burial site of ancestors and commemorated his grandfather in Shuangyang village of Xiangtan county in Central China's Hunan Province on Saturday.
By Global Times | 2023/4/1 16:33:37
  • China's sport administration vows full cooperation in combating football corruption after deputy director placed under investigation

    The Chinese General Administration of Sport (GAS) held a meeting on Saturday, vowing to fully cooperate with the top Party discipline watchdog to combat corruption in the football industry.

    By Global Times | 2023/4/1 15:46:25
  • Local govt in NW China arranges water, protective measures for tree farm amid controversy

    The government in Lingwu, Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, announced on Friday that it had provided water and implemented protective measures for the young trees in a local tree farm, bringing a temporary resolution to a dispute that had been circulating on Chinese social media platforms for several days after a video of the farm's owner kneeling on the land, pleading for water, went viral earlier this week.

    By Global Times | 2023/4/1 1:18:52
  • China launches four satellites, establishing first wheel-pattern formation in space

    China successfully launched four interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) satellites developed by Chinese private satellite developer GalaxySpace using the CZ-2D rocket at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in North China's Shanxi Province on Thursday, forming the first wheel-pattern satellite formation in the world, GalaxySpace told the Global Times on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/31 0:26:23
  • Ma Ying-jeou delegation holds exchange with mainland students to facilitate youth communication across Straits

    Former chairperson of the Chinese Kuomintang (KMT) party Ma Ying-jeou started his fourth day in the Chinese mainland on Thursday by visiting the Memorial Hall of the Wuchang Uprising in the Revolution of 1911 in Wuhan. The revolution, led by Chinese national hero and KMT founder Sun Yat-sen, ended more than 2,000 years of imperial rule in China.

    By Wang Qi | 2023/3/30 23:45:38
  • Mainland's Taiwan affairs official meets visiting Ma Ying-jeou, highlighting 1992 Consensus as two sides of Straits are one family

    The two sides of the Taiwan Straits are one family, said a senior mainland Taiwan affairs official during a meeting with the former chairperson of the Chinese Kuomintang (KMT) party Ma Ying-jeou, as the two stressed the importance of adhering to the 1992 Consensus on Thursday.

    By Wang Qi | 2023/3/30 22:48:28
  • In Xizang, Tibetan language, traditional culture passed on well to children in kindergartens, schools

    While visiting a kindergarten and schools recently, the Global Times found the principle being well implemented - all the children of Tibetan ethnicity the reporters met in Lhasa are able to express themselves in both Putonghua and Tibetan.

    By Shan Jie, Cao Siqi and Li Jieyi in Lhasa | 2023/3/30 21:17:22
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook watches Peking Opera in Shanghai, compliments young performers in Chinese

    A group of children dressed in traditional Chinese costumes and makeup performed a scene from Peking Opera, accompanied by music in the background. While not yet at the level of a veteran professional, their confident performance captured the full attention of Apple CEO Tim Cook, who complimented the young actors and actresses in Chinese.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2023/3/30 21:16:45
  • China announces plan to randomly inspect medical institutions for COVID-19 monitoring

    Chinese health authorities on Wednesday issued a plan for random monitoring in several sectors including medical institutions, in which inspections will be focused on whether there is any activity to conceal, delay or engage in false reporting of COVID-19 cases, and called on all regions to formulate plans to carry out this task.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/30 20:58:24
  • Village BA: down-to-earth basketball tournament best advertisement for the sport in China

    China's hottest grassroots basketball game was born in a primitive venue. Located in a river valley surrounded by farm land at a remote village, the "basketball stadium" is in the open air. Audiences knock iron pots and bowls to cheer up for players. Dressing in local ethnic minority clothing, villagers perform folk songs and dances as halftime show. Rewards for winner team are bags of rice, fish, and living ducks and cows.

    By Zhao Yusha | 2023/3/30 19:04:07
  • Passengers in China recommended to wear masks on subway, trains, planes

    As China's COVID-19 prevention has achieved a stable transition after downgrading management of the virus to a Class B infection, discussions have arisen whether it is still necessary to wear masks on public transport. Despite no compulsory requirements, experts still suggest passengers keep their masks on subway, trains and planes for the sake of public health, especially for vulnerable groups.

    By Zhang Changyue | 2023/3/30 13:53:56
  • Syrian family finds 'home away from home' in East China's Ningbo

    China's prosperous and secure society has not only secured the life of its citizens but also provided a "home away from home" for expats from around the globe. Learn about the happy life of 8-year-old Syrian Danyal in E.China's Ningbo.

    By Feng Yu in Ningbo | 2023/3/30 10:24:31
  • Shanghai's permanent resident population decreases by 130,000 in 2022, reasons for not having children revealed

    The permanent residents in Shanghai in 2022 decreased by nearly 135,400 compared to 2021, and about 41 percent of residents are not willing to have a child (another child) due to their satisfaction with the current situation in the survey, according to a sample survey on population changes in 2022 released by Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/29 23:44:47
  • Chinese people are the happiest in the world, Ipsos survey shows

    "Are you happy?" This simple question is not only a daily greeting in Putonghua but also a yardstick on which global authorities attach importance when formulating policies to better serve their people. Recent international surveys showed that the happiness of people in the Chinese mainland has largely increased in recent years, with one of the survey reports suggesting that Chinese people are among the happiest in the world.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai and Zhang Yue in Seoul | 2023/3/29 23:05:07
  • 'Response message' from deceased father shows warmth of Chinese society

    A few days ago, a young man who failed in his graduate entrance exams sent a message to his deceased father. To his astonishment, he received a “reply,” which encouraged him to keep on trying. His father died three years ago, but he found out that the message was from someone who is using his father's old phone number now.

    By Liu Yanling | 2023/3/29 22:56:21
  • China, France celebrate 40th anniversary of nuclear energy cooperation

    The 40th anniversary of the nuclear energy cooperation between China and France was marked on Wednesday with representative from both sides reviewing the decades-long history of cooperation, showcasing the achievements and potential of further expanding cooperative relations.

    By Deng Xiaoci and Du Qiongfang | 2023/3/29 22:48:35
  • Global Security Initiative revisited at Boao, highlights Chinese wisdom and leadership in turbulent world

    The Global Security Initiative (GSI) was revisited at the Boao Forum for Asia 2023, one year after it was raised at the forum's 2022 annual conference by President Xi Jinping, when delegates discussed the ideal approach as well as China's role in tackling global and regional security challenges.

    By Zhang Han and Hu Yuwei in Boao | 2023/3/29 20:54:18
  • Six provincial-, ministerial-level officials under investigation since two sessions

    A senior official in East China's Jiangxi Province is under investigation for suspected severe violations of Party discipline and laws, according to an official statement on Wednesday. This brings the number of provincial- and ministerial-level officials put under investigation since the two sessions to six.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/3/29 21:19:51
  • Ma Ying-jeou visits Nanjing Massacre victims' memorial hall, slams Japanese invaders' 'barbarous act'

    "History must never be forgotten… all of us Chinese should stand on our own two feet so that we will not be bullied or trampled," Ma Ying-jeou said on Wednesday at the Memorial Hall of the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders in Nanjing, as the former chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) party continues his 12-day mainland visit.

    By Wang Qi | 2023/3/29 19:18:36
  • Macao launches subsidy program to boost tourism industry

    In recent years, in addition to continuing to improve its core products in terms of food, history and culture, the Macao SAR has been trying to add new elements to entice tourists.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/29 16:50:58
  • Chinese modernization is in the context of shared future: Boao panelists

    The deciding factor of the success of Chinese modernization is the guiding hand of the Communist Party of China (CPC) which is meticulous and long-term in planning and execution, said former president of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal Arroyo during a panel discussion at the Boao Forum for Asia in Boao, South China's Hainan Province on Wednesday.

    By Wang Wenwen in Boao | 2023/3/29 14:04:46
  • Two more Chinese soccer officials under investigation, as nation vows to shine light on corruption in sport

    Two more former top-tier Chinese soccer officials are under investigation, according to China's disciplinary watchdog on Wednesday, bringing the total number of senior soccer officials under investigation to eight. According to an announcement issued by the Hubei provincial commission for discipline inspection of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the provincial supervisory commission, former general manager of Chinese Super League Dong Zheng and former vice president of the Chinese Football Association (CFA) Yu Hongchen are under investigation for alleged serious disciplinary and law violations.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/29 13:59:21
  • Wearing a mask now optional: Chinese infectious disease expert Zhang Wenhong

    A renowned Chinese infectious disease expert believes as the country has entered into a stage of low prevalence of the novel coronavirus, wearing masks has now become an optional measure.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/29 13:43:32
  • One human infection of H3N8 detected in S.China's Guangdong, 'individual case with low risk of spread'

    Zhongshan health authorities in South China's Guangdong Province recently reported a case of a human infected with an avian influenza A (H3N8) virus, with the infected individual also suffering from multiple myeloma and other underlying medical conditions. An expert told the Global Times on Wednesday that the case is “an individual case,” and the risk of spread is low.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/29 12:45:30
  • Political groups in Taiwan protest against Tsai Ing-wen's US transit visit

    More than 30 political groups on the island of Taiwan on Tuesday staged a protest against the "betrayed visit" of Taiwan regional leader Tsai Ing-wen to the US and the collusion between the US politicians and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to harm the island. "Taiwan independence" is a dead end. Peaceful reunification is the best way out for resolving the Taiwan question, some protesters said.

    By Xing Xiaojing | 2023/3/29 2:47:45
  • Chinese space telescopes accurately measure brightest gamma-ray burst ever detected, highlighting power of international cooperation

    Together with 40 other research institutions worldwide, the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) released its latest discoveries on Wednesday, including the brightest gamma-ray burst (GRB) ever detected by humans.

    By Xu Yelu | 2023/3/29 2:37:52
  • China to share progress in disaster warning services with global community

    China will promote a disaster warning service among international communities and enhance the influence of the technology by setting up a technology platform that shares data and integrates industrial chains with multiple kinds of disaster warning systems.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/29 1:35:23
  • Scientists find hints of new source of water in lunar soil samples from Chang'e-5 mission

    Chinese scientists and their international partners have learned more about the moon after studies and research into lunar soil samples from the Chang'e-5's (CE-5) mission. In the two latest discoveries, researchers found hints of a new source of water on the moon for future explorers and revealed the activities of young basalt on the moon. The Chang'e-5 mission brought 1,731 grams of lunar minerals back to Earth. The landing site in the Northeastern Oceanus Procellarum basin (43.06°N, 51.92°W) of the moon was considered to have one of the youngest basalt units on the lunar surface with rich heat-generating elements such as uranium, thorium and potassium.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/28 23:32:49
  • Xizang celebrates 64th anniversary of democratic reform

    In a sprinkling of a rare spring snow, thousands of people from all walks of life and different ethnic groups saluted the Chinese national flag as the flag was slowly hoisted in the heart of Lhasa, Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous region.

    By Shan Jie, Cao Siqi, Li Jieyi and Fan Wei in Lhasa | 2023/3/28 20:28:16
  • Sand and dust weather cause loss of 5.4% good-air days nationwide in 2023: authorities

    Sand and dust weather events so far this year have led to a 5.4 percent loss in the proportion of days with good air quality nationwide, China's ecology and environment authority revealed, predicting new problems and challenges to the nation's goal of eliminating polluted weather due to the full recovery of economic and social activities this year.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/28 21:56:00
  • China to enhance crackdown on self-media disorder, paid internet trolls, undue attacks on private enterprises

    Having removed more than 54 million items of illegal information, 6.8 million illegal accounts, 2,890 Apps and 260,000 group chats in 2022, China's top cyberspace authority said it would continue to land a “hard punch” against nine outstanding cyberspace issues, including self-media disorder, information manipulation of paid internet trolls, and undue attacks against private enterprises.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/28 20:42:48
  • Ma Ying-jeou visits Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum in Nanjing, warmly interacting with tourists

    “People on both sides of the Taiwan Straits are all of the same family!”, tourists clapped their hands and warmly greeted former Taiwan regional leader Ma Ying-jeou who paid a visit to the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum in Nanjing on Tuesday morning.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/28 16:19:01
  • China vows to dig deep into soccer corruption problem; move reflects nation's resolution to 'shatter sport graft, bring thorough reform'

    China's top anti-graft official on Monday said that the country will seek and promote solutions to corruption and deep-seated institutional problems in sports, especially in football, committing to make China into a strong sporting nation.

    By Fan Anqi and Yu Xi | 2023/3/28 12:20:55
  • 170 million-year-old 'flower' discovered by Chinese paleontologists

    Chinese researchers have found a fossil of an ancient plant dating back to 170 million years ago.

    By Hou Xiangjun | 2023/3/27 23:12:06
  • International forum focuses on Chinese modernization, as foreign scholars expect a global community of shared future

    On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the concept of building a global community of shared future, an international forum focusing on the Chinese path to modernization and the ideal of a global community of a shared future sparked a lively discussion among nearly 100 politicians, scholars and experts in various fields from 14 countries at an international forum held in Beijing on Monday.

    By Lin Xiaoyi and Xia Wenxin | 2023/3/27 22:32:55
  • Story of a serf-born Tibetan shows how Xizang experienced earth-shaking progress on democracy, human rights

    March 28 marks the 64th anniversary of the democratic reform of the Xizang Autonomous Region in Southwest China. In March 1959, the central government led the people in Xizang to launch a democratic reform, abolishing Xizang's feudal serfdom under a theocracy. Xizang was then able to establish a new social system that liberated the people and made them the masters of the nation and society. In 2009, the regional legislature announced March 28 as a day to commemorate the emancipation of about 1 million serfs. The democratic reform, which started in 1959, gave personal freedom, right to serfs' life, human dignity and value to the people, and unleashed immense and consistent productive forces for years to come. It is a historical event that all people in China should remember. Recently, Global Times reporters talked with a serf-born man in Lhasa. His own story is a vivid illustration of how Xizang has undergone remarkable changes in democracy.

    By Shan Jie, Cao Siqi and Fan Wei in Lhasa | 2023/3/27 21:43:11
  • Update: 'Extinct in the wild' species has eggs laid unprecedentedly in wild waters; still a long way to go to resume Yangtze Sturgeon's wild breeding: expert

    The unprecedented success of Yangtze Sturgeon laying and hatching eggs in an experiment is a crucial step towards restoring its wild population, but there is still a long way to go before wild breeding can truly resume, as it has not been observed in the past monitoring, an expert who studied the ''extinct in the wild'' fish for many years told the Global Times on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/27 17:40:09
  • Chinese scientists develop long-term ocean observation platform for deep-sea marine ecology research

    Chinese scientists have deployed a long-term ocean observation platform in cold seep areas of the South China Sea, with continuous video and data acquired, the project leader told the Global Times on Monday. The platform could be used for the study of deep-sea marine ecology, global climate change, origin of life and other sectors.

    By Yu Xi | 2023/3/27 17:09:35
  • Chinese Premier Li Qiang will attend Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2023

    Chinese Premier Li Qiang will attend the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2023 and deliver a keynote speech at the forum's invitation in Hainan on March 30.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/27 15:29:53
  • Democracy, human rights of China befit local conditions, enrich diversity of political civilization: seminar

    A major seminar involving dozens of experts and scholars on democracy and human rights was held on Sunday in Central China, where a consensus was reached that Chinese-style democracy conforms to the national conditions, carries forward the national fine traditional culture, draws on the achievements of human civilization, and enriches and develops the diversity of human political civilization.

    By Xu Keyue | 2023/3/26 21:54:27
  • Big data helps China tackle new, covert forms of corruption: authorities

    China's top anti-graft watchdog has vowed to resolutely investigate and punish new and covert forms of corruption such as "shadow companies," "shadow shareholders" and the "revolving door" between government and business, adopting new technologies and measures such as big data to step up and improve the efficiency of anti-corruption efforts.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/26 21:09:01
  • Taikonaut calls for joint efforts to protect the Earth as Chinese cities celebrate Earth Hour

    "Hope we can move together to protect the ecology on the Earth and build a clean and beautiful world," Chinese taikonaut Fei Junlong who currently deployed on China's space station sent special congratulations for Earth Hour held across China on Saturday, the Global Times learned from World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF).

    By Leng Shumei | 2023/3/26 20:01:57
  • Three detained for beating a woman in restaurant in NW China's Shaanxi Province

    A minor disagreement at a restaurant has turned into a violent incident in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, with three people detained on Saturday, less than one year after a high-profile case in Tangshan, North China's Hebei Province, where the beating of four women had triggered a public outcry.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/26 15:24:40
  • Xi sends congratulatory letter to China Development Forum 2023

    Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the China Development Forum 2023 on Sunday.

    By Xinhua | 2023/3/26 12:00:05
  • It is not far for us to emerge from COVID-19: renowned infectious disease expert Zhang Wenhong

    China has entered into a stage of low prevalence of the novel coronavirus, and it is not far for us to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, renowned infectious disease expert Zhang Wenhong said on Saturday at the 2023 Asia Youth Leaders Forum in Guangzhou, according to media reports.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/25 22:00:02
  • 100,000 Chinese sturgeons released to Yangtze River to boost aquatic biodiversity

    Some 100,000 Chinese sturgeons were released from their normal captive breeding environment to the Yangtze River in Yichang, Central China's Hubei Province on Saturday morning in a bid by the China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) to boost aquatic biodiversity conservation.

    By Xie Wenting and Zhang Yashu in Yichang | 2023/3/25 18:45:50
  • New Zealand FM hails Rewi Alley's contribution to relations with China

    The story of Rewi Alley, a pioneer in the New Zealand-China friendship, symbolizes the solid foundations and time-honored history of the people-to-people exchanges between China and New Zealand, New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta said during a visit to the former residence of Rewi Alley in Beijing on Friday.

    By Hu Yuwei | 2023/3/25 1:38:16
  • Scholars, representatives of ethnic groups share human rights situation in China at UN meeting

    Boarding schools in China's Xizang Autonomous Region tackle education problems in the agricultural and pastoral areas and have helped to promote equality and high-quality development of education, a scholar from the region told an event held by Chinese nongovernmental organizations for minorities at the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council on Friday.

    By Liu Xin | 2023/3/25 0:28:44
  • Two more Chinese Football Association officials put under investigation amid corruption crackdown

    Two more officials of the Chinese Football Association (CFA) have been put under investigation, the latest move in China's intense efforts to crack down on corruption in the football industry, taking the number of CFA officials under investigation to six in less than four months.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/24 22:50:42
  • Chinese police extradite homicide suspect from Russia after 27 years

    China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS) has extradited from Russia a homicide suspect who had been on the run for 27 years, the ministry revealed in a statement sent to the Global Times on Friday, noting that it demonstrates high-level mutual trust between the law enforcement authorities of the two countries.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/24 21:29:00
  • TikTok hearing a five-hour 'hilarious cyber witch-hunt' by Congress internet illiterates: netizens

    The five-hour US Congressional TikTok hearing has made quite a splash on Chinese social media platforms, with netizens saying it fully revealed American lawmakers' harassing interrogation methods, unreasonable challenges and that the hearing had nothing to do with data security, but was nothing more than an anti-Communist witch-hunt.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/24 20:27:11
  • Renowned biologist Yan Ning hired as director of Shenzhen Bay Lab, months after announcing resignation from Princeton University

    World-renowned structural biologist Yan Ning, a former professor at Princeton University, has been officially hired as director of the Shenzhen Bay Laboratory, the lab announced on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/24 2:10:08
  • At least 14 provincial-level regions in China record increasing population in 2022 despite nationwide declining trend: data

    More than 20 provincial-level regions in China have released their 2022 local population data, with at least 14 recording increases in the number of permanent residents.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/3/24 0:05:08
  • Thai embassy says country attaches great importance to Chinese tourists' safety, clarifying rumors

    Thailand attaches great importance to the safety of Chinese tourists and will take appropriate measures to ensure the security of those visiting the country, the Thai Embassy in China said in a statement on Thursday, aiming to clarify rumors and reassure tourists of their safety in the country.

    By Wan Hengyi | 2023/3/23 21:37:24
  • Northern China hit by more sandstorms in March; authorities launch 24-hour monitoring

    Northern China has been hit by more sandstorms this March compared with previous years, the result of multiple factors including stronger winds generated by cold fronts, higher temperatures and poor vegetation coverage in the southern parts of Mongolia and northern China due to lower precipitation.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/23 17:13:41
  • Scientist reveals key objectives for lunar station project co-proposed by China, Russia

    The International Lunar Research Station (ILRS), a mega space project jointly proposed by the national space agencies of China and Russia that is intended to become operational by 2035, has selected five primary scientific and application objectives, including learning about the moon's evolution and searching for another habitable planet for humanity, revealed Zou Yongliao, head of the lunar and deep space exploration division of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

    By Deng Xiaoci | 2023/3/22 22:07:20
  • Young people visit temples to catch fashion trend, relieve pressure

    The most popular Buddhas among young visitors are those in charge of careers and fortunes, while the one in charge of romance and marriage is receiving less interest than before.

    By Zhang Han | 2023/3/22 18:56:33
  • China approves first mRNA vaccine for COVID-19

    China has approved its first mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, correcting the absence of this new vaccine technology for public use.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/22 18:34:45
  • Chengdu panda research base confirms a male child panda died of multiple organ failure

    The male child giant panda Baoxin died last Tuesday due to multiple organ failure triggered by severe acute pancreatitis, the Chengdu Research Base for Giant Panda Breeding confirmed late Tuesday night.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/22 12:13:14
  • China ready to share solutions ahead of high-profile UN 2023 water conference

    A Chinese government delegation will attend the 2023 UN Water Conference, to be held at the UN headquarters in New York from March 22 to 24, to share solutions and lessons and promote concerted action to achieve water-related goals and targets.

    By Hu Yuwei | 2023/3/22 1:57:09
  • Action movie star Donnie Yen calls for tolerance amid backlash over Oscars role

    "I have gone to the Oscars and come back," said Donnie Yen, an action movie star from China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, when asked to comment on the backlash he encountered from Hong Kong secessionists due to his earlier comments on the 2019 riot.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/22 0:39:06
  • Beijing records 21.8 million permanent residents in 2022, down 43,000 from 2021

    The number of permanent residents in Beijing was 21.8 million by the end of 2022, decreasing by 43,000 compared with the year before, the Beijing statistic authorities announced on Tuesday. The latest data also revealed steadily increasing income for Beijing residents in 2022 with the per capita disposable income of the city's residents increasing 3.2 percent over the previous year.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/22 0:29:39
  • Intl community has right to demand responsibility from Japan for dumping nuclear-contaminated water: FM

    If Japan arbitrarily goes ahead with dumping nuclear-contaminated water into the ocean, the international community would have the right to urge responsibility from Japan for transferring the risk of nuclear contamination to all mankind, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said, as Japan commenced its discharge test by switching on some related equipment. According to Japanese media reports, Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant commenced the operation of equipment used for stirring the nuclear-contaminated water and homogenizing the concentration of radioactive substances for the first time on Friday as a prelude to the final dumping.

    By Zhang Changyue | 2023/3/21 22:56:33
  • Chinese man executed for murdering wife and chopping up her corpse

    The Chinese man who made multiple media appearances tearfully begging for information after he murdered his wife and chopped up her corpse in 2020, was executed in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/21 19:18:47
  • Beijing reports heavy pollution as largest sandstorms of 2023 blanket northern China

    Affected by cold air, sandstorms and high winds will sweep eastward across the north and northeast parts of China from Tuesday, likely to cause the most severe sandstorm weather to hit China in 2023, according to China's top meteorological authority which issued a third-level yellow sandstorm warning in more than 10 provinces.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/21 12:24:34
  • Police probe case of woman who killed husband, hid corpse in freezer

    Police in Suzhou, East China's Jiangsu Province are investigating a case involving a woman who claims to have killed her husband and hidden the corpse in the freezer, according to an official statement.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/21 1:39:04
  • China launches construction of first offshore CO2 storage project

    China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) started drilling on Sunday for its carbon dioxide (CO2) injection well at the Enping 15-1 platform. It is China's first offshore CO2 injection well, which the group said would be able to store about 300,000 tons of CO2 per year, equivalent to planting nearly 14 million trees or turning off about 1 million vehicles, according to news portal

    By Global Times - Xinhua | 2023/3/21 0:34:26
  • HK judiciary delegation visits mainland, to enhance cooperation, mutual understanding

    A judiciary delegation led by the chief justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) kicked off a visit to the Chinese mainland on Monday. The visit reflects wishes to enhance mutual trust and cooperation in judicial systems and is of great significance to Hong Kong, observers noted.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/3/20 23:41:41
  • After two decades of war, Iraq embraces brighter future with Chinese companies' efforts, commitment in reconstruction

    Exactly two decades after a US-led invasion was launched, Iraq is undergoing tremendous reconstruction on the ruins of war as it tries to heal the wounds from the past.

    By Shan Jie | 2023/3/20 23:01:14
  • Mainland welcomes former Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou's scheduled visit

    The Chinese mainland welcomes former Taiwan regional leader Ma Ying-jeou's visit and is willing to offer necessary assistance for his trip, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council said in a release on Monday.

    By Fan Anqi and Liu Xin | 2023/3/20 21:36:27
  • Investigation into MU5735 Boeing 737 crash still ongoing as case is 'very complicated': CAAC

    China's aviation regulator released a report to disclose the latest progress on the China Eastern MU5735 crash probe on Monday, saying that a technical investigation team has carried out a great deal of work on the case including onsite inspection, personnel interviews and experimental analysis, but since the case is "very complicated and extremely rare," the investigation is still ongoing.

    By Shen Weiduo and Tu Lei | 2023/3/20 19:19:19
  • Flu remains at high level after reaching peak in mid-March: CNIC Director

    After reaching peak in mid-March, the seasonal influenza still remains at high overall levels across China with a few provinces passing an inflection point with cases declining, the Chinese National Influenza Center (CNIC) said.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/20 18:58:43
  • Man climbs over fence at zoo to tease giant panda

    A man broke into the Giant Panda Pavilion of a zoo in Tangshan, North China's Hebei Province, on Saturday to tease a giant panda. Neither the man nor the panda was harmed and the man was taken away by police immediately after the incident, the zoo said on Sunday.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/19 23:51:03
  • Chinese experts assess Ya Ya's health and breeding conditions in US' Memphis Zoo

    Experts from China arrived in the US and visited the Memphis Zoo on Saturday, where giant panda Ya Ya lives, to carefully assess the living and breeding conditions of Ya Ya, following the giant panda's health condition that has sparked concerns among Chinese netizens.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/19 23:41:55
  • Genomic study sheds light on human evolution on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau over past 5,100 years

    A recent genomic study of ancient humans conducted by Chinese scientists has shed light on the origins and history of human evolution across China's Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, revealing a deep and diversified history of humans on the plateau.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/19 16:28:58
  • Community health centers in Beijing begin to offer influenza testing services

    Many community health centers in Beijing have started to provide influenza testing services for local residents amid the flu season, the Global Times learned from local health centers on Sunday.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/19 16:04:48
  • 150 young people caught for street racing in S China's Nanning

    Some 150 people, most of them teenagers, have been arrested for street racing on Saturday evening in the city of Nanning in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, according to Nanning traffic police on Sunday.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/19 15:08:58
  • First individual infected by two Omicron subvariants reported on Chinese mainland

    China reported its first domestic COVID-19 case of an individual co-infected by two Omicron subvariants in the country's Southwest Chongqing Municipality, stressing the increasing importance of monitoring COVID-19 variants amid the rising risk of various variants co-circulation.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/19 12:10:54
  • Japan begins preparation works for nuclear-contaminated wastewater dump with 'greater price to pay'

    Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant commenced the operation of equipment needed for its nuclear-contaminated wastewater dumping plan for the first time on Friday as a prelude to the wastewater's final release into the open ocean.

    By Fan Anqi | 2023/3/18 16:40:26
  • Shanghai launches spring recruitment campaign to promote employment for 236,000 college graduates

    Shanghai on Friday kicked off a spring recruitment campaign to promote employment for a record high of 236,000 college graduates this year, with one of the largest in-person job fairs being held on the same day. It is part of the country's efforts to use multiple measures to boost employment.

    By Yu Xi | 2023/3/17 22:58:51
  • High anticipation on exchanges rises with gradual resumption of cross-Straits ferry service

    Both cross-Straits ferry service operator and mainland-based Taiwan residents expressed high anticipation on closer exchanges on Friday, after the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities announced on Thursday that the scope of the cross-Straits ferry service between the island-administrated Kinmen, Matsu, and Penghu to Chinese mainland's Fujian Province will be expanded to all Taiwan residents and their mainland spouses, from March 25, with also sailings increasing.

    By Wang Qi and Wu Wei in Xiamen | 2023/3/17 20:29:11
  • School students in East China's Zhejiang to study AI as compulsory course

    Students in primary and secondary schools of East China's Zhejiang Province will study artificial intelligence (AI) as one of their compulsory courses, equivalent to math and English.

    By Liu Caiyu | 2023/3/17 20:04:42
  • High anticipation on exchanges rises with the gradual resumption of the cross-Straits ferry service

    Both cross-Straits ferry service operator and mainland-based Taiwan people expressed high anticipation on closer exchanges on Friday, after the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities announced on Thursday that the scope of the cross-Straits ferry service between the island-administrated Kinmen, Matsu, and Penghu to Chinese mainland's Fujian Province will be expanded to all Taiwan residents and their mainland spouses, from March 25, with also sailings increasing.

    By Wang Qi and Wu Wei in Xiamen | 2023/3/17 18:58:01
  • Another 2 Chinese panda experts arrive in US to take care of Ya Ya, negotiate over her return

    The situation of female giant panda Ya Ya in the Memphis Zoo continues to tug at the heartstrings of Chinese netizens. According to the latest media reports, two experts from the Beijing Zoo, where Ya Ya was born, departed for the US on Wednesday to take care of her and help cure her skin diseases.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/17 15:34:39
  • New airport constructions in Xinjiang region resume

    The construction of multiple airports in Northwest China's Xinjiang region resumed operation recently, with seven airport projects in line to be put into operation throughout 2023.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/17 14:01:46
  • HK chief executive visits Beijing to promote cooperation with mainland, attracting netizens' attention by posting classic local breakfasts

    The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government will govern in accordance with the law, fully and accurately implement the principle of One country, Two systems, resolutely safeguard China's sovereignty, security and development interests in foreign affairs related to Hong Kong, and promote long-term prosperity and stability in the city. This consensus was reached when Hong Kong's Chief Executive, John Lee Ka-chiu, met with State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang in Beijing on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/17 3:11:33
  • Over 30 political groups in Taiwan protest against external interference, call for peaceful reunification

    More than 30 political groups in the island of Taiwan on Thursday staged a protest against "Taiwan independence" and external interference. They called on the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to stop pushing a mobilization act that has been seen as preparing for war. Analysts said the move reflects growing concerns among residents in Taiwan that US provocation may push the island to the abyss.

    By Liu Xin and Xing Xiaojing | 2023/3/17 1:52:08
  • Investigation underway into maternity center suspected of illegally conducting surrogacy

    A maternity center in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province is suspected of providing illegal medical services and a further investigation is underway, Guangzhou Municipal Health Commission said on Thursday after undercover media reports claimed that maternity centers were involved in false advertising and surrogacy practices.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/17 0:12:04
  • White paper shows China's achievement in law-based cyberspace governance

    China on Thursday released a white paper on its cyberspace rule of law, elaborating on the "milestone" achievement of the country's law-based cyberspace governance in the past three decades, and how China's wisdom and solutions contributed to global cyberspace governance.

    By Liu Caiyu | 2023/3/16 22:09:02
  • Change in social attitudes toward elderly key to addressing aging problem in China

    As China now has the biggest and one of the fastest-growing aging populations in the world, tackling the issue was a hot topic during the recently concluded two sessions. While specific measures have been proposed, it is equally important to adopt active and positive attitudes toward the elderly.

    By Liu Yanling | 2023/3/16 21:59:54
  • Experts ask Japan to end nuclear wastewater discharge plan, warn of damage to less powerful countries

    Japan's plan to dump Fukushima nuclear-contaminated wastewater into the ocean in spring 2023 has sparked widespread concerns and protests throughout Japan and the Pacific countries. A New Zealand-based sociologist has called on Japan to stop nuclear colonialism and targeting less geopolitically powerful countries, saying that countries bordering the Pacific Ocean, including New Zealand, should take legal action to stop the move.

    By Zhang Changyue | 2023/3/16 10:32:27
  • Popular Chinese bubble tea stores found to use expired or inferior ingredients

    The Internet-famous Chinese dessert brand MIXUE became a trending topic on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo on Wednesday, the annual World Consumer Rights Day, as two of its chain stores were found using expired jams and inadequate amount of ingredients to make fruit teas.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/16 1:27:07
  • Actions needed to 'scale down smartphone addiction among left-behind children' as survey shows rising trend

    A latest research on the left-behind children showed that 67.3 percent of the families surveyed had witnessed a trend of mobiloholic in their children, among which 21.3 percent said the children become seriously addicted to smart phones.

    By Leng Shumei | 2023/3/16 0:35:46
  • China plans to allow home nursery services in latest move to encourage childbirth

    China's top health authority has announced plans to allow for the establishment of childcare facilities in private homes. This move is aimed at encouraging childbirth, particularly as the country recorded negative population growth for the first time last year. The authority began soliciting public opinion on Wednesday regarding the proposal.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/16 0:28:32
  • Leakage of personal information the most troublesome problem to Chinese consumers: China Consumers Association

    Leakage of personal information is the most troublesome problem to Chinese consumers, as was revealed among other problems by a survey released by the China Consumers Association on the annual World Consumer Rights Day. But most respondents believe the consumer environment is getting better.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/15 21:41:05
  • Iran becomes 'black horse' for Chinese travelers as country resumes outbound group tours to more destinations

    Chinese travelers are raring to go abroad again, but the destinations they choose may be a little different from the pre-pandemic era. Iran has became a "black horse" destination for Chinese tourists, who are also eyeing Russia, Egypt and countries in the Caucasus region.

    By Zhao Yusha | 2023/3/15 21:32:24
  • China enters fast lane of economic recovery as retail sales pick up

    China released its first batch of key economic data for 2023 on Wednesday, showing a stable improvement across the board as the economy has entered a fast lane of recovery following the downgrade of the COVID-19 management in January, building a solid foundation for achieving the full-year GDP growth target of around 5 percent.

    By Ma Jingjing and Chi Jingyi | 2023/3/15 21:18:31
  • Thriving Tibetan Opera village represents culture-tourism boom

    Tashi Choden village in Lhoka, Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region has been listed in the second batch of national-level tourist spots. Known as the “first Tibetan Opera village,” it has promoted its inheritance of the most ancient school of Tibetan Opera and Tibetan culture through its rural revitalization program.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/15 1:10:24
  • China steps up measures to boost 'insufficient' demand; 'deflation' claims baseless

    As various socioeconomic development goals were determined at the just-concluded two sessions and government officials across the country are moving swiftly to implement relevant policy measures, expectations are growing within China and around the world that China's economic recovery will continue to strengthen.

    By Wang Cong, Xiong Xinyi and Yin Yeping | 2023/3/14 21:58:53
  • China scraps mandatory mask wearing for teachers, students

    China has scrapped mandatory mask wearing for school students and teachers, a fresh move linked to relaxed COVID-19 preventive measures since nearly 300 million teachers and students across the country returned to campus a month ago.

    By Liu Caiyu | 2023/3/14 18:42:19
  • Publisher destroys copies of guidebook using notorious Yasukuni Shrine on cover

    Sales of relevant books were suspended and the publishing house has withdrawn or destroyed all remaining copies, and responsible personnel will take the blame, Dalian University of Technology Press said on Tuesday in response to a guidebook which included an image of the notorious Yasukuni Shrine on the cover.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/14 1:49:35