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With the large-scale vaccination rollouts on a global scale, the concept of vaccine passport is also gaining support in more governments, in a bid to gain confidence for global travel.
By GT staff reporters | 2021/4/8 18:18:40
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  • BRI supply chains embraced amid Suez Canal jam

    The Suez Canal jam, caused by a stranded container ship, has posed an unprecedented challenge to the global supply chain, pushing businesses to look for new options to diversify their trading routes, especially along the Belt and Road, which during the pandemic has become a major channel for cargo transportation and anti-virus supplies from factories in China to the markets in Europe.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/4/5 18:42:51
  • Core vaccine ingredients in market spotlight

    China's capital markets should boost investment in core materials and technologies for making vaccines, including lipid nanoparticles (LNP) - which are scarce around the world right now - for making COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, according to the head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/3/31 19:38:39
  • China's hair business growing amid pandemic and industry irregularities

    Customs in Kunming, capital of Southwest China's Yunnan Province, has recently arrested 10 real hair smuggling groups in partnership with multiple customs. The smuggled hair has a total value of more than 1.1 billion yuan ($167 million), with 230 million yuan of taxes being evaded, reported the China Media Group.

    By Xie Jun | 2021/3/30 17:48:39
  • Gwadar Port: A hallmark of peaceful development of CPEC projects

    The development of Gwadar Port seen by many as the flagship project of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been praised by nations across in the Arabian Sea for its smooth and well-planned operationalization.

    By Muhammad Zamir Assadi | 2021/3/29 18:33:39
  • China's civil aviation capacity to rise by 43% to 2 billion passenger trips within 5 years

    As the year 2021 marks the beginning of China's 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25), industries make their plans in line with the country's development. The civil aviation sector is aiming to increase capacity, accelerate airport construction and the integration with other transportations including railways, highways and waterways.

    By Chi Jingyi and Liu Zhongyin | 2021/3/25 18:53:39
  • Solar parks turn desert to 'ocean' in Ningxia, boot China's final push to alleviate poverty

    Driving all the way to the east from city center of Yinchuan, capital city in Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, on the eastern banks of the Yellow River, millions of midnight blue solar panels that stretch to the horizon would suddenly come into view on the slopes of gullies, like a blue ocean.

    By Shen Weiduo in Yinchuan | 2021/3/24 20:39:11
  • US crackdown on Chinese firms dims hopes for future trade engagement

    In a move apparently timed to strike a tough tone ahead of a key dialogue on Thursday, the US government took a couple of moves against Chinese telecommunication companies, continuing a Trump-era crackdown on Chinese firms that has drawn ire in Beijing.

    By Wang Cong and Shen Weiduo | 2021/3/18 22:43:39
  • Scientists unearth meteorite from the birth of the solar system

    Scientists believe they have identified a meteorite formed in the first million years of our solar system, making it the oldest known meteor of volcanic origin.

    By Reuters | 2021/3/18 16:33:40
  • Life origins unearthed

    The emergence of the Earth's first living organisms billions of years ago may have been facilitated by a bolt out of the blue - or perhaps a quintillion of them.

    By Reuters | 2021/3/18 16:33:40
  • Oscar-nominated film 'Do Not Split' lacks artistry, full of political bias: observer

    The film Do Not Split, which recorded the protests and violence in Hong Kong in 2019 and was nominated for an Oscar for the best short documentary, should not win the award as it lacks artistry and is full of biased political stances, Chinese film industry observers said on Wednesday.

    By Cao Siqi and Chi Jingyi | 2021/3/17 23:28:40
  • Uzbekistan eyes Pakistan's Gwadar Port as gateway for seaborne cotton exports

    Uzbekistan, one of the world's leading cotton exporters, sent a high-level delegation earlier this week to the Chinese-invested Gwadar Port in Pakistan to look for logistics opportunities that might help it export its cotton, the Global Times has learned.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/3/17 23:23:39
  • Cross-border e-commerce embraces challenges under COVID-19

    Shanghai Ymatou Network Technology Co (Ymatou), a Chinese cross-border e-commerce platform, bagged hundreds of millions of investment in its D-round funding in March led by China's CGP Investment.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/3/10 19:49:16
  • New trend brings vast opportunities for countries to cooperate with China in post-pandemic era: analysts

    As the pandemic situation in China was brought under control, the number of overseas business activities of Chinese firms has witnessed an increasing trend as companies from different sectors including Hisense, Midea and Sinopec have struck new deals with overseas partners.

    By Wang Bozun | 2021/3/9 19:33:14
  • China-Europe freight trains jump 96% in Jan-Feb, a steady pillar for BRI trade in hard times

    Driven by a resilient global demand for Chinese goods ranging from personal protective equipment (PPE) to home appliances, China-Europe freight trains, which have become a pillar for the trade for countries along the Belt and Road when other transports were disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak, have seen record growth in the early two months of the year.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/3/8 18:12:48
  • China's de-carbonization drive to unleash huge market potential

    China's goal to hit peak emissions before 2030 and realize carbon neutrality by 2060 will unleash huge market potential in the new energy sector, on both the demand and supply sides. Experts encourage foreign governments to remove trade barriers to allow Chinese and foreign companies to focus on cooperation in the battle against climate change.

    By Yin Yeping and Zhang Dan | 2021/3/7 19:13:39
  • General aviation industry toward development

    China's general aviation industry has seen stable development over the past five years from 2015 to 2020, with official data showed that the average annual growth of business volume was 13.7 percent.

    By Global Times | 2021/3/4 18:03:39
  • Chinese EV brands gaining a foothold in Europe

    Different traditional vehicles powered by internal combustion engine, new-energy vehicles (NEVs) have provided a fresh opportunity for Chinese auto brands, which have found it quite hard to make a solid footprint in developed markets for years. In the fast-growing NEV market in Europe, Chinese electric vehicle manufacturers are ramping up their efforts to take a share of the growing market.

    By Zhang Hongpei | 2021/3/3 18:38:39
  • China's Insight finds source of detected fast radio burst

    China's Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), the country's space science satellite also known as Insight, has found that a fast radio burst (FRB) signal detected last year came from a magnetar in the Milky Way, Chinese scientists announced recently.

    By Xinhua | 2021/2/26 21:03:40
  • BRI delivers growth and protection amid pandemic

    Despite logistic hurdles and global complexity posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese medical and personal preventive equipment (PPE) to countries and regions along the routes of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) have been on an upward trend since early last year, another example of China's efforts to support its partners in fighting against the odds.

    By Yin Yeping | 2021/2/8 18:43:39
  • China's infrared thermal imagers thrive globally amid pandemic

    After years of staggering under the shadow of a Western dominance, Chinese infrared thermal imaging device producers have finally walked into the spotlight, with global market share increasing by up to a quarter in 2020, following a timely response to explosive needs worldwide, while other countries, such as the US, have been plagued with production halts and capacity inadequacies due to the uncontrolled epidemic.

    By Yin Yeping | 2021/2/7 17:22:18
  • Belt and Road projects fight winter virus spike as workers remain at posts

    Hundreds of thousands of Chinese engineers and project managers working on the many overseas projects under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) are planning to spend this year's Chinese Lunar New Year at project sites around the globe, giving up what is a major holiday and opportunity for family reunion, to ensure project progress and alleviate burden of domestic epidemic control efforts at home.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/2/1 18:13:39
  • China's ports could not be blamed for the stockpile of cold-chain containers

    In interviews with the Global Times, industry insiders and businesses describe a domino effect across the globe, in which cold-chain shipments face serious delays and uncertainties, given the raging epidemic in many parts of the world which has led to a shortage of containers that has disrupted cold-chain commerce.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/1/31 17:43:40
  • Aviation industry monitoring imported COVID-19 cases from both logistics and passengers as Spring Festival begins

    The 40-day Spring Festival travel begins on Thursday. Different from previous years, there will be strict measures targeting COVID-19 cases from people and chilled or frozen goods.

    By Global Times | 2021/1/28 19:23:39
  • Hubei Province's 2021 GDP growth rate expected to surpass 15%

    With a thriving atmosphere and the hard-working spirit of local people and local enterprises, the economy of Hubei Province contracted 5 percent last year to 4.34 trillion yuan ($669.45 billion), but all major indicators have pointed to a roaring recovery as local consumption returned to growth in December.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/1/24 17:08:40
  • China's medical suppliers break records in 2020

    As the time for the release of annual fiscal reports is coming, the domestic medical industry participants are to present their year-round achievements against the backdrop of a record breaking 2020, with several of them ranging from masks and ventilators to nucleic acid products and vaccines have already confirmed very promising results in the annual performance forecasts on the back of an unprecedented jump in production capacity.

    By Yin Yeping | 2021/1/19 18:19:54
  • China's rare earth exports plunge to record low in 2020: GAC

    China's total export volume of rare earths dropped 23.5 percent year-on-year in 2020, China's customs authority said on Thursday, registering the lowest figure in five years, according to media report.

    By Global Times | 2021/1/14 15:58:39
  • China's luxury sales estimated to grow 48% in 2020, fueled by online sales and a consumption 'comeback'

    Bucking the global downward streak amid the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, China's luxury sales last year rose by a stunning 48 percent to around 350 billion yuan ($54 billion), buoyed by a consumption comeback as travelers were unable to shop overseas, a boost in online sales and duty-free policies in South China's Hainan Province, observers and industry reports said.

    By Li Xuanmin | 2021/1/13 12:08:39
  • China's luxury market set to become world's largest

    Bucking the global downward streak amid the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, China's luxury sales last year rose by a stunning 48 percent to about 350 billion yuan ($54 billion), buoyed by a consumption comeback as travelers were unable to shop overseas, a boost in online sales and duty-free policies in South China's Hainan Province, observers and industry reports said.

    By Li Xuanmin | 2021/1/11 21:48:39
  • Imported cherry prices drop following oversupply

    Imported cherry prices have sunk 20 percent resulting from an oversupply as exporters eye a rebound in Chinese consumption amid the COVID-19, industry insider said.

    By Qi Xijia | 2021/1/11 19:22:39
  • Mandalay-Kyaukphyu railway to create economic benefits for China and Myanmar

    Steady Continued cooperation on regional integration between China and Myanmar gave a sharp contrast to India, which turned a blind eye toward such development trend and let go opportunties, a Chinese analyst said on Monday.

    By Chu Daye | 2021/1/11 17:53:39
  • Chinese authorities solicit public opinions on tougher laws against epidemic rumors

    The Cyberspace Administration of China on Friday solicited public opinions on a draft law on measures for the administration of internet information services, aiming to further crack down on illegal activities such as rumor spreading about the pandemic with greater punishments.

    By Global Times | 2021/1/8 16:23:35
  • Chinese aviation industry preparing for vaccines transport amid global competition

    Nearly a year after the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic began, more news about coming vaccines is emerging. Global demand for vaccine transportation will present a challenge to the existing global civil aviation capacity.

    By Tu Lei | 2021/1/7 17:03:39
  • Chinese smartphone vendors eye global markets

    The sluggishly growing smartphone industry, both domestically and globally, was expected to bottom out in 2021, however, with the market further rocked by the spread of a global pandemic.

    By Zhang Hongpei | 2021/1/6 16:58:39
  • Reporter's diary: one building that witnesses the transformation of the world's factory

    One six-story-high factory building in Dongguan, a manufacturing powerhouse in South China's Guangdong Province, sees China's industrial transformation firsthand.

    By Chu Daye in Dongguan | 2020/12/29 17:28:40
  • BRI bridges a channel for medical supplies, ensures stability of supply chains amid hard times

    After chairing the port customs for China-Europe freight train in "the world supermarket" Yiwu in East China's Zhejiang Province, Zhao Hengchao said this year's demand for cross-border freight trains was unprecedented, with the total freight volume between China and Europe growing nearly 105 percent year-on-year, a reflection of close relation between China and the countries along the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

    By Yin Yeping | 2020/12/28 17:58:39
  • Chinese companies see rising profits despite fallout of COVID-19 outbreak in 2020

    A total of 641 firms listed on China's A-share market, as of Friday, released performance forecasts for 2020. More than 40 percent are predicting positive growth, despite the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to information released by Wind, a financial information database.

    By GT staff reporters | 2020/12/27 17:38:39
  • Ouster, maker of self-driving tech, agrees $1.9 billion deal to go public

    Ouster Inc, a U.S. startup that makes lidar sensors for self-driving cars and smart cities, said on Tuesday it has agreed to go public through a merger with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Colonnade Acquisition Corp.

    By Reuters | 2020/12/23 15:53:40
  • China's successful handling of COVID-19, adequate industrial chains guarantee world supply amid pandemic

    “These car models will be exported to the US, and products on that production line is exporting to Europe,” John Ng, a factory manager of Maisto, a car model manufacture in Dongguan, South China's Guangdong Province, told the Global Times from the company's factory.

    By Wang Bozun and Chu Daye in Dongguan | 2020/12/22 15:13:39
  • A 105% record growth reflects BRI' s resilience in hard time

    A train fully loaded with goods gradually departs Yiwu West Station, the world's 'supermarket' Yiwu, East China's Zhejiang Province, and heading toward its final destination in Madrid, Spain, 13,000 kilometers away. This is the third train departing from the station in a day, while it used to be just once in a day or in days. Despite the global pandemic and disruptions, the China-Europe freight train, as the land envoy of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), has significantly bucked the trend and operated in full swing providing markets across the Eurasian continent much-needed goods and products, from preventative masks to home appliances from factories in South China to stores of countries along the route.

    By Yin Yeping | 2020/12/21 15:03:39
  • Chinese tech firms adopt blockchain, big data to resist virus

    As the overseas pandemic situation remains grave, China faces increasing pressure to prevent imported cases. Particularly, recent reports of frozen pork, lamb, beef, shrimp and fish products testing positive for COVID-19 in over a dozen regions across China have raised widespread concerns over the risks of infection through cold chain trade due to its long supply chain and virus-friendly environment.

    By GT staff reporters | 2020/12/13 18:10:30
  • Chinese 'mystery box' maker Pop Mart sees shares soar 100% on debut

    Chinese “'mystery box”' maker, Pop Mart, saw its share price pop more than 100 percent on its debut day on Friday, after its stocks started floating in the Hong Kong stock market, raising $676 million in its initial public offering (IPO).

    By Global Times | 2020/12/11 20:33:40
  • Travel demand takes off

    A number of Chinese travel platforms, including Trip.com, Tongcheng-Elong and Qunar.com recently announced financial results showing higher booking numbers than 2019, several platforms even recorded their first quarterly profit since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak.

    By GT staff reporters | 2020/12/3 19:11:46
  • The world's capital of eye decoration unfazed by pandemic impact

    Although the pandemic has not affected online orders of false eyelashes, whether domestic or overseas, the breakdown of cross-border transportation links and even the lockdown, sometimes of a whole country, have had some impact on the industry chain of false eyelash, a product used predominantly in Western countries for parties and other occasions. The most obvious change is that the easier production steps need to be transferred from overseas back to the home factory.

    By Ji Yuqiao | 2020/11/25 17:57:43
  • Bright Belt & Road stories amid COVID-19 pandemic

    As the world is struck by the COVID-19 pandemic, industries have been suspended around the world, leaving many jobless. The deadly virus has hampered the BRI to an extent, but the initiative has not only been functioning well amid the ongoing crisis, but also played a significant role in the global anti-pandemic fight.

    By Cao Siqi and Zhao Yusha in Wuhan | 2020/11/23 18:23:40
  • Global early starters are in a race to commercialize extendable smartphone

    After foldable smartphones and dual-screen phone-tablets, what is the next bandwagon that could lead to an industrial revolution?

    By Li Xuanmin in Shenzhen | 2020/11/22 18:48:40
  • The battle for vaccine transportation and distribution begins

    With the continuous spread of good news about COVID-19 vaccines, how to ensure its transportation has become a hot topic for the global cargo industry. Analysts believe that vaccine transportation will stimulate the aviation recovery, but questions remain about how to make the transportation safe.

    By Tu Lei | 2020/11/19 17:38:40
  • India's reported plan to lift FDI sanctions is cautiously welcomed

    Chinese experts and business representatives welcomed the positive signs from the Indian side after some Indian authorities are reportedly considering a plan to lift sanctions on foreign direct investment (FDI) from countries including China against the backdrop of the lowest ebb of bilateral relations in decades. However, given the fact that there are still many uncertain factors, further observation is needed.

    By Yin Yeping and Zhang Hongpei | 2020/11/18 19:11:31
  • China estimated to buy 8,600 airplanes in coming 20 years: Boeing

    Boeing is optimistic that travels between the US and China will rise once the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us. The virus is the main factor impacting the entire aviation industry around the world. Fortunately, the foundational growth drivers of the economy remain robust, and the company expects the industry to recover strongly in the coming years.

    By Tu Lei | 2020/11/12 15:43:17
  • US companies emerge as winners from China's Double 11 online shopping spree

    Despite fraught ties and an ongoing trade war between China and the US, American companies seem to have just reaped a bumper sales harvest during China's November shopping festivals that will cushion their virus-battered balance sheet, initial sales data provided by China's e-commerce giants showed on Wednesday.

    By Tu Lei in Hangzhou and Chu Daye in Beijing | 2020/11/11 19:26:06
  • China's biggest online shopping spree Double 11 sees huge sales, surpasses Amazon

    New milestones in consumption have been set during this year's Double 11 (November 11), or Singles' Day, shopping festival - China's biggest online shopping spree, easily outpacing the volume of Amazon's mid-October Prime Day.

    By GT staff reporters | 2020/11/11 14:03:40
  • China to bring sustainable economic development through new energy projects under BRI

    China is becoming increasingly prominent in the construction of new energy projects all over the world, largely promoted by the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Last month, the latest of these projects, the financing of a 100 megawatt (MW) wind power project in Kazakhstan, was signed between multiple Chinese and international companies and financial institutions.

    By GT staff reporters | 2020/11/10 17:53:40
  • China-Mozambique financing cooperation is about development

    Mozambique's debt to China is moderate, and the current repayment situation is generally normal and sustainable. In response to a study by the Centre for Public Integrity in Mozambique on "hidden debt," both diplomat and expert have said that a debt status reality check needs to be carried out whilst keeping development in mind.

    By Dong Feng | 2020/11/9 19:03:40
  • China-Pakistan friendship nurtured a forest in the desert of Gwadar

    During the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, the Chinese port operator at Pakistan's southwest Port of Gwadar focused its attention on forest-planting, and has now successfully completed a friendship forest in a city situated in a desert climate, gifting the city its first ever green park.

    By Chu Daye | 2020/11/9 18:58:40
  • Expanding network

    China has made major achievements on its way to becoming a global power in air traffic with significant progress in the infrastructure sector.

    By Global Times - Xinhua | 2020/10/29 18:48:42
  • Summary of the 13th Five-Year Plan 2016-20

    During the 13th Five-Year Plan period, from 2016 to 2020, China has made great strides in improving the economy, people's livelihood and other fields.

    By Global Times | 2020/10/26 19:03:40
  • When it comes to economic and technological cooperation, China and Bangladesh have infinite potential

    Recent years have witnessed China-Bangladesh bilateral cooperation deepening, and China's Ambassador to Bangladesh believes the outlook for further cooperation is a promising one.

    By Dong Feng | 2020/10/26 18:50:24
  • Canton Fair boosts export, import and domestic sales

    The 128th Canton Fair - formally known as the China Import and Export Fair - ended on Saturday after a successful online turnout, despite concerns over the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on trade shows.

    By Chi Jingyi | 2020/10/25 17:28:41
  • Airlines map more domestic routes in new season

    The aviation industry is about to get the schedule for winter season from October 25, and mapping more domestic routes is obviously the choice for Chinese airlines as they try to save themselves from losses.

    By GT staff reporters | 2020/10/22 20:03:40
  • Global brands eye China's biggest e-commerce shopping spree to boost sales

    With China's biggest e-commerce gala, the Double Eleven (November 11), or the Single's Day, shopping spree approaching, international brands are seeing the shopping event as an important opportunity to boost their annual sales in one of the world's largest consumer markets.

    By Chi Jingyi and Yang Kunyi | 2020/10/21 18:18:41
  • Business between China and Southeast Asia to re-start after COVID-19

    On Tuesday, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region will hold its second conference for overseas Chinese entrepreneurs, one of the first local business fairs to re-launch after the COVID-19 crisis, though it will remain online. Thanks to Guangxi's geographic location neighboring Southeast Asia, it will also bring much-needed opportunities for companies to expand their operations in the region.

    By Global Times | 2020/10/19 17:43:40
  • Japan's strengthening ties with Southeast Asia won't affect BRI

    Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide started his first overseas tour on Sunday since assuming office. During the four-day tour, Suga is scheduled to visit Vietnam and Indonesia, two Southeast Asian countries that both hold significant influence in the region.

    By Wang Jiamei | 2020/10/19 17:38:40
  • 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.

    By Chen Qingqing and Wangbozun in Dongguan | 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.

    By 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.

    By Dong Feng | 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.

    By Duan Jielong | 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.

    By Tu Lei | 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.

    By GT staff reporters | 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.

    By Zhang Hongpei | 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.

    By 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.

    By 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.

    By Yin Yeping | 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.

    By GT staff reporters | 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.

    By Chen Hai | 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.

    By 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.

    By Tu Lei | 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.

    By Chu Daye and Yin Yeping | 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.

    By GT reporters | 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.

    By Wu Ken | 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.

    By Wang Bozun | 2020/6/9 17:53:40
  • Hainan obtains preferential taxation, investment policies to build a free trade port

    Financial institutions including commercial banks will be encouraged to develop capacities suited to an open economy, and global exchanges for energy, shipping and bulk commodities will be supported, Pan Gongsheng, vice governor of the People's Bank of China, said at the press conference.

    By Global Times | 2020/6/8 14:43:24
  • Chinese scientists discover human monoclonal antibodies block COVID-19 infection

    A team of Chinese scientists has discovered two human monoclonal antibodies that can block COVID-19 infection and can potentially be used for the development of relevant drugs and vaccines, according to a report the team published in Nature.

    By Global Times | 2020/5/18 13:25:54
  • Facing coronavirus scourge, US must put aside animosity

    The novel coronavirus continues to churn the world by crushing public health systems and decimating thousands of lives each passing day. As the world's two most resourceful economies, the US and China should join hands in working out better therapeutics and speed up vaccine testing and development.

    By Wen Sheng | 2020/4/12 18:03:40
  • Felines can catch coronavirus, study finds, prompting WHO investigation

    Cats can become infected with the new coronavirus but dogs appear not to be vulnerable, according to a study published on Wednesday, prompting the WHO to say it will take a closer look at transmission of the virus between humans and pets.

    By Reuters | 2020/4/10 21:08:41
  • Primordial worm-like creature was forerunner to most animals – including us

    A worm-like creature smaller than a grain of rice that burrowed on the seafloor in search of meals like dead organic matter about 555 million years ago may be the evolutionary forerunner of most animals living today - including people.

    By Reuters | 2020/3/28 4:53:40
  • Unity can ease medical supply shortages in the world

    As #COVID-19 spreads across the world, nations should together devise an emergency coordination mechanism to remove transportation barriers to solve the shortage of medical supplies in countries that need them most.

    By Zhou Qing | 2020/3/16 20:58:40
  • Herding an economic revival tentatively, cautiously

    It is heartening to see that the ferocious spread of the coronavirus has been effectively contained in China, which has been evidenced by the single-digit daily new infections in the worst-hit city of Wuhan. Other provinces and cities in the country have largely been cleared of the disease.

    By Li Hong | 2020/3/15 21:30:20
  • US must provide accurate COVID-19 information

    Lacking transparency and an efficient response to the spread of novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19), the US government has blinded global markets. Amid an epidemic that is sprawling worldwide, certainty is what the world needs most.

    By Zhou Qing | 2020/3/2 22:26:42
  • Billion-year-old Chinese seaweed is oldest green plant fossil

    Scientists have spotted in rocks from northern China what may be the oldest fossils of a green plant ever found, tiny seaweed that carpeted areas of the seafloor roughly a billion years ago and were part of a primordial revolution among life on Earth.

    By Reuters | 2020/2/29 9:58:40
  • Shake it, baby!

    NASA's robotic InSight lander has for the first time established that Mars is seismically active, but do not call the shaking, rattling and rolling taking place on the Red Planet earthquakes. The proper term, fittingly, is marsquakes.

    By Reuters | 2020/2/29 9:53:40
  • Robots, clocks and computers: How Ancient Greeks got there first

    A humanoid figure dressed as a maid holds a jug in its right hand and, as hidden gears click and whirr, lifts it and pours wine into a cup a bystander has placed into the palm of its left.

    By Reuters | 2020/2/21 20:48:40
  • Record Antarctic temperatures spark fresh concern

    As Antarctica became the latest place on Earth to smash its high temperature record, new studies are alerting humanity to the risks of continuing to warm the continent that is home to enough frozen water to lift global sea levels dozens of meters.

    By AFP | 2020/2/21 20:43:40
  • Fearmongering against China more dangerous to global economy than coronavirus

    After weeks of attempting to sow chaos and spread fear about the outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus in China, some media outlets and individuals have shifted focus to another battlefield - the Chinese economy. The shift comes as Chinese officials have moved swiftly to minimize the potential blow to growth from the epidemic.

    By Wang Cong | 2020/2/11 23:33:47
  • China, India can cooperate to repair economic woes amid virus outbreak

    India on Saturday adopted harsh measures barring foreigners who have been to China since January 15 from entering the country via air, land or sea, according to a report by the Times of India.

    By Zhou Qing | 2020/2/10 21:21:23
  • Rubio errs again in slamming China-US trade deal

    Marco Rubio, the US senator behind the anti-China legislation on Xinjiang and Hong Kong, has lately taken another wrong step with his op-ed piece in The New York Times on Friday where he criticized, on unreasonable grounds, the financial services section of the phase one trade deal signed between China and the US.

    By Xiao Xin | 2020/1/21 23:06:26
  • China, US need to implement trade deal, meet each other halfway

    The phase one China-US economic and trade agreement marks an important first step toward a final settlement of the two countries' trade disputes. They need to continue to meet each other halfway and implement the agreement well.

    By Xinhua – Global Times | 2020/1/21 20:38:40
  • 'China collapse' theories fail to accurately rate country's stable economy

    The future status of the steadily expanding Chinese economy has long been the subject of speculation.

    By Xinhua – Global Times | 2020/1/21 20:13:40
  • Can Davos meeting cool brewing world technology war?

    The easing of the trade war does not offer sufficient relief to concerns over a potential China-US technology war.

    By Zhou Qing | 2020/1/20 21:54:42
  • China does not need to rely on the US to ensure domestic pork supply

    Could US agricultural imports curb inflation in China? Probably not. China's shortage of pigs is a fact, which means the country's pork imports will expand further. But Brazil, instead of the US, is likely to become the biggest beneficiary of China's expansion of pork imports.

    By Hu Weijia | 2019/12/10 20:21:49
  • China's economic policy does not depend on US actions

    This year's annual tone-setting economic conference of China's senior policymakers is likely to be held earlier than usual, which may signal that China will set its next year's economic policy goals and agendas at its own pace regardless of the dynamic in bilateral trade talks.

    By Hu Weijia | 2019/12/9 22:30:55
  • The sun dawns again on China's photovoltaic sector

    China is taking the lead in photovoltaic development globally with an internationally competitive and complete industrial chain.

    By Ni Hao and Yin Yeping | 2019/12/8 20:13:39
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