The Dunhuang Research Institute and Tencent on Wednesday launched a digital laboratory to build a full-scale digital scripture cave online of the world-famous Mogao Grottoes, sharing with the public the "fresh life" behind the cultural relics in an interactive experience.
Special livestreams are being held across China over recent days. Instead of selling products, these livestreams "sell" jobs. Tesla China and Foxconn have joined the craze.
Germany has initiated talks with the Senegalese authorities about gas extraction and liquified natural gas (LNG), Scholz said, according to a Reuters report on Monday. It said that Germany could help explore a gas field in Senegal, citing a German official.
Nofe Isah, a 25-year-old based in Nigeria, has been investing in crypto since January. Last week, she lost all of her $5,000 in savings as cryptocurrency luna went into free fall.
Chinese seafood processing companies are beefing up supplies in response to growing global demand, including from the US market, while dealing with lingering snags such as ports congestion in the US.
On a vast field in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, a major cotton-growing region in China, unmanned tractors, guided by the Chinese-developed BeiDou Navigation Satellite System, have been used in the busy spring farming of cotton from ditching, planting to laying film and covering soil, fulfilling an almost fully mechanized operation.
"As a fast-growing market, China can't be neglected by any winery," Henriëtte Jacobs, the international sales manager of Spier Wine Farm, told the Global Times, adding that the company's exports to China have continued to grow exponentially during the recent years, and the Chinese market is becoming one of the company's most important strategic markets.
Despite the pandemic in an increasingly complex world, China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have seen a strengthened economic and trade ties this year ranging from initiatives under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership to the deeply integrated industrial chains, amid joint efforts that have injected strong impetus into regional development.
When the Caldor Fire raced toward the southern shore of Lake Tahoe last year, its 100-foot (30-meter) flames spread across the tree canopy. Miles away, towns on the north shore took notice.
The outbreak of the pandemic has dealt a heavy blow to most businesses across the world. Now, two years have passed, those pioneers who are innovative and enterprising to meet the consumer demands have reaped rich rewards.
With the return of the crew of China's spacecraft Shenzhou-13, a total of 12,000 seeds finished their space breeding journey, which is expected to enhance food security, as seeds are as important as chips in the semiconductor industry.
As South Korean media lament another of the country's prized claims is losing to China, industry experts said Chinese companies have closed the gap with South Korean rivals in the past decade, while they emphasized that cooperation is still needed to push the industry forward.
For camping enthusiast Qiushen, the pastime of venturing into nature has become a regular outing event after he came to Shanghai to work in an architecture firm in 2021. Since taking up the hobby, he has become equipped with nearly every item of camping kit available on the market.
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) will take more effective administrative measures to combat the COVID-19 outbreak and stabilize business confidence and employment, the financial secretary of the HKSAR wrote on Sunday.
Government officials, railway service providers and international traders are putting in place contingency measures to ensure smooth operation and trade flow of the China-Europe freight train, a key transportation channel for trade covering countries along the routes of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), amid the deteriorating situation in Europe.
A spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy to Cambodia responded to the sanctions, condemning the US for imposing sanctions on a Chinese firm in Cambodia, saying that the US is violating the firm's legitimate rights and Cambodia's sovereignty.
China has the foundation and conditions to keep its real estate market developing at a steady pace after rounds of efforts to stabilize land prices, home prices and expectations, Chinese officials said on Tuesday, as concerns remain over fluctuations in the property sector.
China's economy soundly beat market expectations, firing on all cylinders in the first two months as fixed-asset investment picked up and retail sales rebounded.
Fostering further cooperation between China and countries under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was among hot topics during the ongoing two sessions in China, including proposals on infrastructure, high technology, nuclear energy, vaccines and advanced medicine.
President Xi Jinping has called for proactive and prudent steps to advance carbon emissions peaking and carbon neutrality initiatives, while also stressing the need to ensure the security of energy, food, and industrial and supply chains in reducing carbon emissions, according to the Xinhua News Agency.
US President Joe Biden announced a ban on all Russian aircraft from American airspace during his State of the Union speech on Tuesday evening, following similar moves by the European Union and Canada, amid the widening sanctions targeting Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.
HERA, a high-end South Korean cosmetic brand under AmorePacific, recently announced that the brand is shuttering its bricks and mortar stores across China, while its official Wechat store suspended online sales on Tuesday.
Five decades ago when then US President Richard Nixon made a historic visit to China in 1972 that helped kick-start bilateral diplomatic engagement, he received a whole wool blanket as a gift from the Chinese people. The maker of the gift was a Shanghai-based textile company. Fifty years later, their garments were among the best sellers during Amazon's Black Friday sales in the US.
"Hello, audience. The outdoor sports watching index reached level four at the National Ski Jumping Centre on Monday. Because of weather influence, speculators watching outdoor matches in winter should enhance self-protection abilities," said Feng Shu, a popular weather broadcaster at China Central Television's weather forecast program.
The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, a global sporting event held amid the challenges created by the global pandemic, has left an indelible mark on the world for its "simple, safe and splendid" vision, while opening a new chapter for the people-to-people exchanges and business cooperation between countries along the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) for participating in a potential 1.4 billion winter sports market.
After more than six years of preparations, China is now in the middle of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. A number of companies across the aviation industry have been devoting themselves to the Games for years.
"You are the precious of snow and ice. You are our pride," US car brand Cadillac posted a message on its official Weibo account on Tuesday along with a video of Gu Ailing, minutes after the 18-year-old Chinese skier claimed the historic gold medal in the women's freeski big air of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
After the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games was aired on February 4, the topic of "what brands are athletes wearing during the Winter Olympics' opening ceremony" quickly flooded China's social media platforms.
Australian iron ore exports to China remained strong in January despite the backdrop of rising market prices due to multiple factors including weather disruption and labor shortage concerns.
China's 8.1 percent GDP increase in 2021, following on from 2.2 percent in 2020, exceeded that of any other major economy. However, as is well known, China's year-on-year growth rate fell to 4.9 percent in the third quarter in 2021 and 4.0 percent in the fourth quarter, showing downward economic pressure.
The UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne to jointly promote infrastructure investment in Indo-Pacific, according to a statement published by the UK government on Thursday.
The ravaging COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many sectors across the global economy, posing multiple challenges to enterprises and their manufacturing capacity. But there is one sector that has remained unaffected, witnessing record new development over the past two years: autonomous driving.
China exported 7.9 billion pairs of shoes and boots in the first 11 months in 2021, which literally means that the country has exported a pair of shoes for everyone on the planet.
As the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), has created new opportunities for economic growth and stability via a number of projects that are in full swing across the South Asian country, many third-country investors are also showing interest in the project.
Conceived in 2013, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) enters its ninth year in 2022. In an exclusive interview, The Global Times' reporter Chu Daye spoke with Pakistan Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque, recapping the development of the CPEC over recent years and delving into the latest progress regarding third-party cooperation and a plan for phase-two development of the CPEC.
As the Spring Festival shopping rush, a time-honored tradition in the run-up to the Chinese New Year, kicked off, Chinese consumers are purchasing products ranging from food, clothes to cosmetics with unbridled enthusiasm. This year, the shopping season has been marked by more international products, prompting more foreign exports to China.
In an exclusive interview, The Global Times' Li Xuanmin talked with Wang Weidong, minister and chief of the Economic and Commercial Department at the Chinese Embassy in Germany, on issues ranging from political and economic cooperation to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) cooperation.
Estrella Salazar, a 17-year-old science whiz from a working-class town near Mexico City, was inspired by her sister to develop an app to help deaf and hard-of-hearing Mexicans communicate more easily.
Several cities across China are welcoming a new round of airport construction projects in the new year. The projects range from airport expansion to new airport construction, spanning from South to East China, as cities look beyond the pressure generated by the ongoing pandemic.
The US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on December 15 set out plans to accelerate the withdrawal of multi-trillion-dollar stimulus and signaled an intention to raise interest rates three times next year after its bond taper ends.
The aviation industry, a major victim of the global pandemic, has been forced to slog through another tough year, dragged down by volatile passenger demand, and a pandemic which continues to rage around the world.
Currently, China has signed air transport agreements with 103 countries along the Belt and Road Initiative route, and maintained air services with 53 countries. The number of flights with countries along the route accounted for 65.9 percent of China's total flights.
As the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) will take effect at the end of this week, as agreed upon, the business community is awaiting the prospect and potential of the landmark regional trade pact, which is widely believed to greatly boost economic development in the region, and foster trade between China and the ASEAN, China's largest trading partner.
As the new policy will soon take effect, which side will take the first move? Foreign automakers or their domestic partners? Industry observers believe three results are possible: both sides maintaining the status quo, foreign players increasing their share in the JV or domestic firms taking the initiative.
An industry insider, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Global Times that the era of a livestream industry marked by internet celebrities and wild growth without sufficient regulation has ended, and the industry will embrace fairer competition.
With the arrival of winter, a bulk of companies have finished their recruitment drives for the year. However, some firms that targeted vocational and technical colleges as a source of new recruits have returned empty-handed. A teacher from a Shenzhen-based technical school said that many students have been snapped up by major enterprises before they finish their studies, with more than two offers per graduate.
As 2021 draws to a close, the Chinese new-energy vehicle (NEV) market, the largest in the world, has been engaged in a heated discussion around the winding down of subsidies in 2022 - and whether the adjustment may hold back the growth of the flourishing industry.
Belarus is ready to increase exports to China, boosted by the development of the country's agricultural sector, offering an alternative to Lithuanian products that were previously supplied to China, Belarusian Ambassador to China, Yuri Senko told the Global Times, noting the country will support China in the international arena on all other issues including Taiwan question.
How much would you spend to buy virtual land in the metaverse, a virtual world that runs in parallel with real life? In recent days, the land rush in the metaverse has been making headlines with a $4.3 million record high purchase of a plot of land in Sandbox, a blockchain-based decentralized metaverse developed by a US firm - the equivalent to the price of a luxury villa in Beijing's inner suburbs.
With the official opening of China-Laos Railway, a landmark, high quality project under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Chinese tech firms are tapping into digital cooperation opportunities between the two countries made possible by the mega infrastructure achievement that are increasing the Southeast Asian country's ability to attract investment, create new jobs and accelerate economic growth.
As China has become "a nation on wheels," the country's automotive industry offers a great case study on how the Chinese economy achieved integration with global markets and contributing to global prosperity.
Joining the WTO was a milestone event in the development of China's overseas trade-led economy, it provided significant momentum for the government to implement reforms on trade rules that helped Chinese goods meet standards in overseas markets.
Alibaba Group announced a “bold” management restructuring that includes reshuffles of the firm's CFO and commerce department heads on Monday, the latest internal adjustment by the e-commerce giant amid Chinese regulators' stricter supervision moves and an increasingly competitive domestic internet landscape.
On the night before the official launch of the China-Laos Railway, a landmark project under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), La THOR, a 23-year-old born in Laos' Luang Prabang and who has studied for two years at a Shanghai university, could not help remembering the months he had spent taking part in the project.
The interconnection between China and members of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is expanding from an original focus on infrastructure and logistics flow to financial cooperation, marking a step further in strengthening connectively despite headwinds created by the pandemic.
While the pandemic continues to disrupt supply chains creating unprecedented challenges for international trade, economic cooperation between China and Chile, two countries that are geographically far apart, is expected to hit a record high by surpassing a $55 billion threshold, according to a recent forecast by the Chilean Ambassador in Beijing, Luis Schmidt.
China's civil aviation regulator said it will end previous passenger-to-cargo flights, with cabins now restricted to transporting anti-epidemic items. Market insiders predict that the new regulations will further tighten air capacity during the epidemic, pushing up international air cargo fees.
A domestic maintenance facility for aircraft has been officially opened in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan Province on Wednesday, as a regional jetliner ARJ21, manufactured by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) which launched maintenance operations the same day.
Representatives of several Chinese companies have arrived in Afghanistan on special visas and are conducting on-site inspections of potential lithium projects, while others have made contacts about such projects, several Chinese businessmen in Afghanistan told the Global Times on Tuesday, marking a concrete initial step in potential cooperation in developing one of Afghanistan's biggest mineral deposits.
As China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) upgraded their ties to comprehensive strategic partnership, the two sides are expected to see an upgraded version of “travel fast lane” with certain ASEAN members as well, as part of a joint effort to create more convenience for increasing bilateral business and people-to-people exchange for key projects, industry observers said on Tuesday.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (HKEX) will witness an outburst of secondary listings by US-listed Chinese companies that is expected to bolster the exchange's prospects with more reforms to be worked out to process IPOs.
As one of the "old" industries that empowered China's export economy dating back to the early age, the clothing industry becomes again appealing to capital, which is now eager to inject new vitality into the traditional industry. Improved supply-side efficiency including manufacturing and transportation has also become major supporting factors for the industry's new life.
China's economy delivered better-than-expected numbers in October as retail sales and industrial production went up, consolidating a sound recovery and economic momentum despite multiple headwinds such as energy shortages, a property sector slump, and the resurgence of COVID-19 outbreaks.
Local governments across China are trying to curb home prices from a precipitous drop, while encouraging home buyers to buy mortgaged houses to help cash-stricken property developers to quicken home sales, amid the nation's tightened regulation for the housing market.
At a Pakistani booth at the fourth China International Import Expo (CIIE), Habib-ur-Rehman from Pakistan was busy attaching "sold" tags onto some pink lamps on one of the booth's shelves. These lamps, made from salt mines from Pakistan, will soon hold a place in the homes of the Chinese families who purchased them.
Civil aviation transport saw a slight improvement in October, but the regulator has reiterated that transport remains a big challenge, and that further measures are needed to improve the state of the industry.
Chinese airlines, many of which rank among the biggest players in the global aviation industry, are gearing up to purchase nearly 10 billion yuan ($1.56 billion) worth of goods and services at the 4th China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, despite the headwinds of the industry brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As electric car companies continue to grow rapidly in China, another type of new-energy vehicle (NEV) - hydrogen-powered vehicles, are also starting to join the race.
Some of the world's largest chipmakers including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) have responded to a contentious US government request to submit chip data ahead of the Monday deadline, in a move described by industry observers as yet another instance of US hegemony that coerces global semiconductor supply chains to bow to arbitrary requirements way beyond commercial standards.
At French luxury tycoon Kering's booth at the 4th China International Import Expo (CIIE), a dark-red satin shirt dress was displayed on a rotating pedestal, drawing attention from media and visitors.
As the 100-day countdown for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games kicked off on Wednesday, logistics and transport arrangements for athletes and referees to China has become a hot topic among airlines.
On Monday, US President Joe Biden signed an order, saying that starting from November 8, foreign national travelers to the US will be required to be fully vaccinated. The order will also lift travel restrictions on China, India and much of Europe. The move is being viewed as one of the biggest leaps in allowing travelers into the US, and is believed to boost the growth of international tourism to "far exceed expectations."
A recent college graduate surnamed Liu used to dream about landing a job at a multinational corporation after her graduation, but now she is busy preparing for the civil service exams and applying for positions at banks and public schools simultaneously.
Logistical disruptions and labor shortages are straining Chinese manufacturers in Ho Chi Minh City after the southern business hub in Vietnam eased COVID-19 lockdown measures, a local business association said.
During my recent trip to Aksu, a cotton production base in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, I was made jaw drop all the time. Driving across the road, the autumn view of Xinjiang was splendid, but I had my mouth widely opened not because of that, rather for the wealth of local cotton farmers, which could be compared to the rolling hills in Xinjiang that far exceeded my expectation.
At an endless cotton field located at the southern hills of the Tianshan Mountains in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, workers from China's cotton industry association were busily inspecting the field, screening quality for fresh picked cotton and processing product certification.
In his second exclusive interview with the Global Times, weeks after a grand plan for building a Guangdong-Macao in-depth cooperation zone was unveiled, Song Yonghua, the rector of the University of Macau (UM), was thrilled at the prospect of UM – a poster child of the practice of “one country, two systems” – embracing yet another momentous upgrade.
The unexpected and unpredictable torrential rains seen in Central China's Henan Province throughout July are a sign of another challenging year in 2021, after the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak that significantly disrupted 2020.
Housing companies placed high expectations on the just-past National Day holiday that started on October 1, often dubbed as the Golden Week. A variety of discounts, lottery promotions, loans with favorable terms and other preferential measures were offered in the sales offices across the country to boost purchase volumes.
In the wake of global disruptions caused by the coronavirus, the unique role of China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in combating the virus and promoting economic recovery for countries along the route has been prominent and evidential, delivering shining results that smash some western slights against the initiative.
After celebrating the 100th anniversary of Communist Party of China, Chinese airlines, including Air China and Southern Airlines continue to expand the aviation network for travelers seeking "red tourism" holidays.
China's traditional mooncake export orders have seen a substantial increase with some companies achieving an up to 70 percent increase in exports ahead of the Mid-Autumn Festival.
The Global Gateway scheme, which some observers believe aims to compete with the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is likely inspired by the success of the BRI and will serve to fully demonstrate the effectiveness of Chinese-initiated global infrastructure program, Chinese analysts said on Thursday.
Guangzhou, the capital city of South China's Guangdong Province, is planning to complete a national-level Airport Economic Demonstration Zone by 2025, including building its airport into an international aviation hub and integrating in the transport construction of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA).
This is the first installment of the Global Times' new commentary series - Top View, in which global influential business leaders and prominent economists share their views on China and the geo-economic landscape.
It's hard to imagine rural Chinese villages' daily lives surrounded by creative art galleries, hand-made miniascape decorated with seashells, and various handcrafts made of wood.
China's pledge to be carbon neutral by 2060, a mission with a tight schedule for a country still being industrialized, suggests tremendous restructuring and funding efforts over the coming decades to carve out an China-specific approach to green growth, industry insiders said at a just-concluded major services trade fair in Beijing where a clearer path to the would-be central pillar of economic growth was mapped out.
Tesla launched a special 2,800-kilometer supercharging line linking Southwest China's Yunnan Province and Tibet Autonomous Region, setting up 14 supercharger stations along the route, the US electric vehicle maker announced on social media platformWeibo on Tuesday.
The word "metaverse" may still a new concept for the general public, but it's already a project high on agenda of many big tech firms around the world ranging from US' Facebook, Microsoft, to China's ByteDance and Tencent.
As the global chip shortage drags on, the world's largest contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) is reportedly raising prices by as much as 20 percent, a historical high.
McDonald's unveiled its own virtual idol, Happy Sister, as its new brand ambassador in China in January, following the success of virtual idols in the country where young generation's purchasing power and demand for interactive entertainment experiences continues to skyrocket.
Air cargo prices are expected to rise in China as two cases were confirmed at Shanghai Pudong International Airport resulting in the immediate tightening of epidemic prevention and control measures. Industry insiders and analysts said the freight rates are likely to rise in short term, but will not remain high in the long run.
The US' crackdown on China's technology sector will not dampen China's cooperation on science and technology innovation with countries joining the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Market demand for flights between China and the US is up after the US government has moved to loosen restrictions on international students entering the country from August. Charter flight is also becoming an option for international travelers amid rising demand and surging fares.
After reaping the benefits from the large amount of personal protective equipment (PPE) exports in 2020, textile mills in China now face an export dip as disruptions in global shipping industry are causing prices to spike, squeezing the profits of the low-margin clothing and textile sector.
Sitting in the driver's seat with breakfast in one hand while the other on the steering wheel, driving at 70-80 kilometers per hour along Beijing's Fourth Ring Road, has become a new habit for Jia, a 30-year-old white-collar worker. The move of putting one hand on the steering wheel is to let the bulky machine know that the driver is still in charge instead of totally letting go.
The move to block Chinese sellers by US-based e-commerce giant Amazon may speed up the pace for the Chinese companies to develop more direct selling channels and construct their own platforms, online vendors said.
The situation in Afghanistan has entered a crucial period after the US pulled out most of its forces and peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government are in a stalemate. In a recent exclusive interview with Global Times reporters Zhao Juecheng and Hu Yuwei (GT), Dr. Latif Pedram (Pedram), leader of the National Congress Party (NCP) of Afghanistan and a former Member of Parliament, said that the hasty withdrawal of the US and NATO troops from Afghanistan left “a devastated land and political system tainted with blood and hatred.” Pedram believes that the former Soviet Union and the US both failed in the country, and China is eyeing a constructive role in the future economic and social reconstruction of the war-torn country.
A new outbreak of COVID-19 infections has cast a shadow over Chinese aviation industry. As of Thursday, China had designated 139 medium-risk and 27 high-risk areas based on the number of new infections, and multiple airports including Nanjing, Yangzhou, East China's Jiangsu Province had been closed forcing airlines to cancel a large number of flights due to the travel restrictions around the country.
More Chinese mainland equity fund managers are including shares listed in the Hong Kong stock market in their investment portfolio, in hope to capitalize on a market where valuations have somewhat "touched down" amid policy uncertainty and sliding market confidence.