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Chinese city Dongguan's recovery amid pandemic secures world's mask supply

As China contains the COVID-19 pandemic, the country's business operations and industrial activities are on course for a full recovery. On a trip to the southern city of Dongguan, known as "the world's factory", the Global Times found that the city's integrated industrial chains and efficient local government have not only helped the city's economy recovery, but also played a vital role in the global economy via its PPE supplies. For more stories, please scan the QR code.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/22 17:50:40

Xinjiang employment and job security 2014-19

China has a large population, making employment key to guaranteeing the wellbeing of the workforce. Efforts and achievements have been made in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to safeguard job security and alleviate poverty. From 2014 to 2019, the total number of employees in Xinjiang rose from 11.35 million to 13.3 million, up 17.2 percent. Meanwhile, Xinjiang wiped out poverty in 25 poor counties and 3,107 villages, and Xinjiang will completely eliminate poverty by the end of 2020, according to a white paper released by the State Council Information Office on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/21 20:08:49

China and the DR Congo strengthen bilateral ties

China and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)'s bilateral cooperation has been deepened by the countries' joint efforts to fight coronavirus. In an email to Global Times (GT), Chinese Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Zhu Jing, said that the epidemic situation will not last, but the long-term friendship between China and the DRC and the steady development of bilateral relations have a solid foundation for further economic and trade cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/21 18:43:40

China, Hungary overcome difficulties to pursue common development under BRI

The year 2020 is an unusual year. The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has endangered the health and safety of the people around the world, dealing a blow to the global public health system and creating hurdles to the regular interaction and cooperation between nations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/14 17:58:03

More international flights expected to land, take off from Beijing

Beijing said it will gradually resume direct international flights starting Thursday as the COVID-19 outbreak has been contained, and it is widely believed there will be more international flights landing and taking off from Beijing soon.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/3 16:58:41

Huawei could use local chips after US ban

China's homegrown memory chip manufactures will be able to fill the gap left by US-based memory chip producer Micron in the supplies to Huawei to a certain extent, but such replacement - coming against the backdrop of a chip ban drawing near - could mean that the Chinese tech giant will have a more difficult time ahead, in particular in its smartphone business, industry analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/2 17:57:02

Competition grows in EVs, but China can still win the marathon: analysts

As a latecomer to the electric vehicle (EV) market, Europe has witnessed surging sales of green vehicles in the past few months, presenting a challenge to market-leader China. Despite this development, the overtake should not be exaggerated in the marathon-like EV race, analysts say.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/23 19:13:40

TikTok crackdown continues

US President Donald Trump's executive order banning China's TikTok could prevent US app stores from offering the popular short-video app and make advertising on the platform illegal, according to a White House document seen by Reuters.
Source: Reuters | 2020/8/13 12:53:40

Boeing slashes jet output, eyes factory shake-up as COVID-19 hammers sales

Boeing Co slashed production of its biggest twin-engine jets, delayed its new 777X by up to a year and began sunsetting the iconic 747 as it posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2020/7/30 17:43:40

Salmon is back in China

Restaurants and stores in China are putting salmon back on sale as consumer confidence picks up nearly two months after Beijing's second COVID-19 outbreak at the Xinfadi wholesale market, with some imported salmon dealers seeing up to 50 percent sales increases month-on-month in July.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/29 17:28:40

Sports industry struggles under COVID-19; faces reform as ticketing, sponsorships and broadcasting hit

As the COVID-19 epidemic in China is largely under control, the domestic sports industry is finally hearing some good news. China's top basketball league will allow audiences in the stadium in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province from Sunday, the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) announced early last week.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/28 18:08:40

China-Myanmar ties strengthen under BRI

China and Myanmar witnessed the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations on June 8, 2020, during which President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang exchanged congratulatory messages with Myanmar President U Win Myint and Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to celebrate this important historic moment.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/27 17:58:40

Airbus first-half deliveries hit 16-year low despite June bounce

Airbus deliveries rose 50 percent in June compared with May and reached their highest level since the coronavirus crisis spread to Europe in March, but the accelerating recovery failed to prevent first-half deliveries from sliding to a 16-year low.
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2020/7/9 18:38:42

China-South Korea flights increase

Flights between China and South Korea are on track toward further resumption as both countries have brought the coronavirus largely under control.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 18:38:40

Chinese materials indispensible to Indian Army's armor equipment despite boycott campaign

It may come as a surprise to many that amid the current fanfare of India's "boycott China" campaign and other animosity toward Chinese goods and companies, Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has admitted to the country's parliament that there was "no embargo" on imports of raw materials from China for the manufacturing of protective jackets for the army.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 19:43:40

Cost of emigrating HKers to UK too high

The idea of providing British National Overseas (BNO) passport holders in Hong Kong with access to British citizenship makes big political noise but would have little practical outcome, especially as the British economy has been devastated by Brexit, the ongoing pandemic and a high unemployment rate. Emigrating to the UK would only mean greater costs of living and future career risks for BNO passport holders, experts and Hong Kong residents said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 20:58:40

BRI: route of life and opportunity

Not long ago, a China-Europe freight train carrying 35 containers - more than 300 tons of masks and protective suits - set off from Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province to Duisburg, Germany.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 19:18:41

Specialized system ensures China's goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects

Shen Xiang, who is in charge of poverty alleviation work in the Xide county of Southwest China's Sichuan Province, turned on his computer at 9 am on Sunday and began a normal day of work, checking processes and new work guidelines from a superior administrative unit.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/9 17:53:40