Hamdan bin Mohammed launches Dubai Economic Leadership Program to prepare competent national talent to lead Dubai's vital sectors

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, launched the Dubai Economic Leadership Programme, which aims to prepare the next generation of competent Emirati talent to lead Dubai's vital sectors by enriching them with knowledge of the latest economic trends and expertise.

Solomon Islands to undoubtedly become a 'magnet' for investments from China: first Chinese Ambassador to the Solomon Islands

Over the last four years, China-Solomon Islands cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has achieved fruitful results, bringing profound benefits to both nations. In a recent interview with the Global Times, the first Chinese Ambassador to the Solomon Islands expressed confidence in the future cooperation between China and the Solomon Islands.

  • Nepalese PM's visit to China set to further enhance relations

    Nepal adheres to the one-China policy and will never allow any activities that are detrimental to China's interests, said Nepalese Foreign Minister Narayan Prasad Saud in Beijing on Sunday.

    By Xie Wenting | 2023/9/26 0:46:38
  • Exclusive: Nepal to maintain non-aligned policy in friendly relations with neighbors, hopes China's strengths will help bolster economy: Nepalese PM

    At the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Qiang, Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda commenced his five-day state visit to China from September 23 to 30, his first visit to China since the start of his third term as the Prime Minister of Nepal. The 69-year-old is a legendary figure in Nepal. Born in a poor Brahmin farming family in Pokhara in 1954, he witnessed abject poverty in his youth. Determined to change his country's corruption and a ruling exploitative class, Prachanda embarked on a revolutionary path to transform Nepal's destiny.

    By Hu Yuwei and Bai Yunyi | 2023/9/25 21:29:31
  • Cambodians celebrate listing of Koh Ker as UNESCO world heritage site

    Thousands of Cambodians on Wednesday evening celebrated the inscription of the country's Koh Ker archaeological site on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)'s World Heritage List.

    By Xinhua | 2023/9/21 18:24:25
  • Türkiye expands ban on serving and selling alcohol, tobacco products

    Türkiye has expanded the scope of the ban on serving and selling alcohol and tobacco products, the country's official gazette said on Wednesday.

    By Agencies | 2023/9/21 18:15:16
  • F-35: Closer Look at Colossally Costly Jet That Just Can't Seem to Stay Airborne

    A US Marine Corps F-35B went down over South Carolina on Sunday after its pilot ejected mid-flight for reasons unknown. Why do F-35s seem so crash-prone? What's wrong with them? And what role does the waste and fraud in the US military-industrial complex play in creating such a Frankenstein's monster of an aircraft? Sputnik explores.

    By Sputnik | 2023/9/21 17:40:59
  • Namibia launches initiative to reward individuals and entities in move to boost tourism

    Namibia on Tuesday launched an initiative aimed at rewarding, recognizing and supporting individuals and entities that play a pivotal role in ensuring the safety, hospitality, kindness, care and preservation of the country's tourism.

    By Xinhua | 2023/9/21 10:08:13
  • Koala habitats under increasing bushfire threat in Australia: study

    Almost half of Australia's koala habitats will be under high bushfire threat by 2070 as a result of climate change, a study has warned.

    By Xinhua | 2023/9/20 16:57:32
  • COP28 President-Designate commits to put health at centre of climate discussions

    Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and COP28 President-Designate, has vowed that COP28 will drive international action on climate and health, with the first-ever Health Day and climate-health ministerial at a COP acting as a ground-breaking opportunity to determine steps towards equitable, climate-resilient health systems and mobilise vital investment in the sector.

    By WAM | 2023/9/19 18:48:44
  • Broad, constant growing cooperation between Uzbekistan and China within the BRI confirms both countries' great promising friendly ties: former Uzbek deputy PM

    Recently, Global Times reporters Lin Xiaoyi and Xia Wenxin (GT) interviewed former Uzbek deputy prime minister and former minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Saidmukhtar Saidkasimov (Saidkasimov) in Uzbekistan. The diplomat shared his views on how the BRI and Chinese wisdom have primed Central Asian countries to usher in a new era of development in the past decade.

    By Lin Xiaoyi and Xia Wenxin inTashkent | 2023/9/17 19:08:01
  • International mural artists bring color, life to Indonesian street walls

    The 9 kilometers of dusty streets of Tangerang, a city near to the Indonesian capital Jakarta, has become an open air gallery, colorful and beautified by more than 50 mural and graffiti artists from different nations.

    By Xinhua | 2023/9/17 16:58:07
  • India heightens measures to contain spread of Nipah infections

    Authorities in India's southern state of Kerala have heightened surveillance measures to contain the spread of Nipah infections, officials said on Saturday.

    By Agencies | 2023/9/17 12:17:47
  • Oil prices surge triggers new worries over US inflation

    As global oil prices increased for a third straight week on the back of production cuts from Saudi Arabia and Russia, concerns over the inflationary pressure in the US are on the rise, with analysts saying this may lead to new resistance for the Fed when it comes to adjusting the pace of monetary policy tightening.

    By Global Times | 2023/9/16 18:46:12
  • Toxic explosion in Nebraska shows US unable to take issues affecting public security seriously: experts

    Barely two months after an explosion in Louisiana, a train carrying toxic perchloric acid has exploded in a Nebraska rail yard on Thursday, prompting evacuation orders to be issued, as huge plumes are seen engulfing the city. Experts said the incident shows the US has been unable to take seriously and overcome major issues affecting public safety and the environment and ecology in the country.

    By Xu Yelu | 2023/9/15 16:03:52
  • GT investigates: US scapegoats China for fentanyl crisis but illness rooted in decades of painkiller abuse, FDA-pharmacy collusion

    The US is plagued with a drug abuse problem more acute than any other countries as 12 percent of global drug users come from the North American country, two times higher than the proportion of its population. Provisional data indicates that nearly 110,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2022, the highest of all time, and more than two-thirds of the deaths involved the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl, as per US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    By Zhang Han and Huang Lanlan | 2023/9/14 21:30:43
  • Xi's footsteps in South Pacific region bear rich fruit of sustainable development

    As a Fijian proverb goes, "A bud will give birth to millions of fruit."

    By Shan Jie | 2023/9/14 19:07:34
  • Vietnam 'Has No Interest' in Joining 'US-Orchestrated' Anti-China Coalition

    As part of an effort to woo Vietnam to serve its geopolitical interests, US President Joe Biden is arriving in Hanoi on Sunday, nurturing hopes of signing a “comprehensive strategic partnership agreement” with the dynamically developing Southeast Asian nation.

    By sputnik | 2023/9/13 17:54:09
  • Incheon airport seeks to bring back Chinese air travelers

    Incheon International Airport Corp. (IIAC), the operator of Incheon International Airport, seeks to recover the rate of Chinese air passengers to 90 percent of pre-pandemic levels by 2024.

    By koreatimes | 2023/9/13 17:47:11
  • CBUAE teams up with BIS and COP28 Presidency to launch the COP28 UAE TechSprint

    The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE), the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the Emirates Institute of Finance (EIF) and the COP28 Presidency have launched the COP28 UAE TechSprint, a global initiative aimed at promoting innovation in scaling sustainable finance and combating climate change.

    By WAM | 2023/9/13 14:21:41
  • Death toll from Morocco earthquake rises to 820

    The death toll from a strong earthquake that struck Morocco Friday night has risen to 820, said the country's Interior Ministry on Saturday.

    By Xinhua | 2023/9/9 18:19:16
  • US railway plan in Middle East will be another case of 'much said, little done': Chinese experts

    As the US advances its Middle East railway plan during the ongoing Group of 20 (G20) Summit over the weekend in India, Chinese experts express doubts about its credibility and feasibility as it is not the first time that Washington has initiated pledges for other countries and regions, only for those initiatives to lose momentum.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/9/9 17:12:38
  • Exclusive: US manipulates 'evidence,' subjects innocent Chinese people to unjust treatment

    The US administration has recently wielded its big judicial stick on overseas Chinese again, accusing them of "being an agent of the Chinese government," while the so-called evidences listed in the indictment turn out to be a public group photo and a gift for foreign affairs. Experts said on Tuesday that this is another example of the US trying to fabricate cases accusing China of the so-called "transnational repression" with their common tricks of weaponizing and politicizing laws, and US' law enforcing agencies have turned into "political thugs" of the White House.

    By Xing Xiaojing and Xu Yelu | 2023/9/8 16:18:29
  • Efforts should be made to foster dialogue to restore the golden era of China-UK relations: Alistair Michie

    Some observers believe that China-UK relations are at its lowest point, but Alistair Michie, secretary general of the British East Asia Council and winner of the Chinese Friendship Award Medal in 2013, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview that he does not agree with this assessment. Instead, it would be highly desirable for all nations to have golden eras of understanding with China, Michie said, noting that one of the key issues is that a significant number of UK politicians are heavily influenced by the US. He also said that the UK should consider joining the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as well as other initiatives that can move both countries in a more positive direction. Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi (GT) talked with Michie to get his insightful opinions on China-UK relations, the BRI and more.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2023/9/7 13:51:18
  • China to increase support for drug control in Greater Mekong Subregion

    China announced on Wednesday that, in support of international drug control efforts, the Chinese government will increase its annual drug control donation to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to $2 million starting in 2024. This funding will primarily be designated for the development of the Mekong Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

    By Global Times | 2023/9/7 1:34:31
  • China's wisdom, energy, win-win mindset appreciated by Indonesian people, creates model for global cooperation: Chinese Ambassador to Indonesia

    Editor's Note: The Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway (HSR), a landmark project under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is undergoing intensive joint commissioning and testing, paving the way for commercial operations scheduled to begin soon this year.

    By Hu Yuwei and Zhao Juecheng | 2023/9/6 20:43:50
  • AlNeyadi's space mission will continue to benefit from his scientific experiments: MBRSC

    Emirati Astronaut Sultan AlNeyadi's mission will continue after his return to Earth to benefit from the scientific experiments he participated in during his six-month mission on board the International Space Station (ISS), according to Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC).

    By WAM | 2023/9/5 19:46:04
  • Noryangjin's seafood merchants struggle amid Fukushima wastewater concerns

    Seoul's Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market usually bustles with customers this time of year, purchasing seafood for the upcoming Chuseok holiday. But the popular market was unusually quiet on a recent Friday.

    By The Korea Times | 2023/9/5 19:29:43
  • Accusations of 'debt trap,' 'neocolonialism' have no market in Kenya

    Editor's Note: Over the last decade, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has yield fruitful achievements and greatly enriched China-Africa relations. As this year marks the 10th anniversary of the proposal of BRI, Global Times reporters Liu Xin and Xing Xiaojing (GT) interviewed Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Zhou Pingjian (Zhou) and Chinese Ambassador to Madagascar Guo Xiaomei (Guo), to learn about their views on the BRI's achievements in the two African countries and their expectations for future cooperation.

    By Liu Xin | 2023/9/4 19:55:48
  • BRI adds new impetus to friendly exchanges between China, Madagascar

    Editor's Note: Over the last decade, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has yield fruitful achievements and greatly enriched China-Africa relations. As this year marks the 10th anniversary of the proposal of BRI, Global Times reporters Liu Xin and Xing Xiaojing (GT) interviewed Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Zhou Pingjian (Zhou) and Chinese Ambassador to Madagascar Guo Xiaomei (Guo), to learn about their views on the BRI's achievements in the two African countries and their expectations for future cooperation.

    By Liu Xin | 2023/9/4 19:49:50
  • US ambassador to Japan's seafood eating in Fukushima lashed as political show, facing questions from netizens

    The US Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel visited Fukushima and ate local food to show the US' support to Japan, which was criticized by the netizens for his hypocrisy and political show-making, with many asking the ambassador to explain why the US reduced seafood imports from Japan.

    By Global Times | 2023/9/1 15:44:19
  • China calls for peace, order to be restored in Gabon while West expresses concerns over self-interest

    After media reported that a group of senior military officers in Gabon seized power on Wednesday, some Western countries condemned the military coup. The coup in Gabon, which comes a month after Niger's President Mohamed Bazoum was taken hostage by the troops of presidential guard, showed that the overall influence of Western countries, which have been promoting political system reforms and governance models in Africa, have largely failed, some Chinese experts said.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/8/31 19:51:48
  • Drone Destroyed Over Moscow Region

    Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin said early Thursday that Russia's air defense systems destroyed a drone flying toward Moscow over the Voskresensky district of the Moscow region.

    By Sputnik | 2023/8/31 16:58:08
  • US-Vietnam ties 'have limited impact on China' as Biden is heading to Hanoi

    The US and Vietnam are eyeing developing ties to a higher level, as Washington puts more efforts into using or forcing China's neighbors to join the US-launched Indo-Pacific strategy and major power competition that aim to contain China's development.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/8/29 22:04:23
  • China will continue to support Afghanistan as it transitions from chaos to stability: Chargé d'Affaires of Chinese Embassy in Afghanistan

    Editor's Note: On August 30, 2021, with celebratory fireworks lighting up the Kabul night sky, the US completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan, ending its 20-year presence in the country after its October 2001 invasion. Afghanistan has had two years to explore its own path for development. How has the Afghan interim government performed in solving the problems in Afghanistan? And how have China-Afghanistan relations developed? Global Times reporters Liu Xin and Xing Xiaojing (GT) interviewed Dr. Zhao Haihan (Zhao), Chargé d'Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Afghanistan, to get his views on these and other questions, for an exclusive report.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/29 19:23:50
  • 250 experts, 90 diverse activities to headline IGCF 2023

    The 12th edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2023), organised by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB), set to take place on 13th-14th September at Expo Centre Sharjah, has revealed a packed itinerary of more than 90 specialised and diverse activities.

    By WAM | 2023/8/29 15:21:46
  • China's globally shared wisdom in sand control a microcosm of ecological civilization construction: former Polish president

    "I am delighted to once again visit the Inner Mongolia, and witness a group of intelligent people in an intelligent nation utilizing high technology to develop their economy in the desert." The Ninth Kubuqi International Desert Forum (KIDF) was held from August 25 to 27, in Ordos, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Bronislaw Komorowski, the former president of Poland who was invited to attend the forum, shared his impressions about the event during an exclusive interview with the Global Times recently.

    By Lin Xiaoyi and Yu Jiayin | 2023/8/28 20:22:45
  • Fukushima residents slam Japanese gov't for breaking promise

    The Japanese government's reckless dumping of the radioactive wastewater sparked waves of anger and concerns over environment deterioration and tourism decline among Fukushima locals, especially fishermen and business owners.

    By Agencies | 2023/8/28 15:32:36
  • Fiji's human rights commission condemns Japan's nuke wastewater dumping

    The Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission in Fiji has condemned Japan's discharge of nuclear-contaminated wastewater into the ocean, urging the Pacific Island leaders to stand in solidarity to oppose Tokyo's move.

    By Agencies | 2023/8/28 15:20:52
  • Chairman of Sudan's sovereign council arrives in Port Sudan

    Chairman of Sudan's Sovereign Council and General Commander of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, on Sunday made a rare public appearance in Port Sudan, the capital city of the Red Sea State in eastern Sudan.

    By Xinhua | 2023/8/28 15:13:53
  • Summer heatwave exacerbates suffering of displaced Yemenis

    As temperatures soar to 50 degrees Celsius, the displaced Yemenis living inside the refugee camp in the country's northern Hajjah Province are suffering in desperation with little means to combat the scorching weather.

    By Xinhua | 2023/8/28 15:08:22
  • S.Koreans rally against Japan's nuke wastewater dumping

    Thousands of South Korean fishermen, activists and politicians held a protest rally in central Seoul on Saturday, condemning Japan's dumping of nuclear-contaminated wastewater into the ocean.

    By Agencies | 2023/8/28 15:02:46
  • Ethiopia's entry into BRICS mechanism to boost economic growth, political cooperation: experts

    Ethiopia's entry into the BRICS mechanism is expected to facilitate the country's economic growth, and help forge strong and lasting political cooperation with the BRICS family, Ethiopian experts have said.

    By Agencies | 2023/8/28 15:00:03
  • Sincere cooperation between Africa, China yields tangible benefits, shared progress -- expert

    China's sincere cooperation with African countries yields "tangible and positive outcomes" that foster mutual benefits and shared progress, said an Angolan expert.

    By Xinhua | 2023/8/28 14:53:57
  • US 'satisfied' with Japan's dumping nuclear-contaminated water betrays its image as global leader in environment protection: observers

    Defying mounting opposition and contrary to its self-styled image as a global leader in environment protection, the US Department of State endorsed Tokyo's controversial dumping of nuclear-contaminated water into the ocean, saying the US is "satisfied with Japan's safe, transparent, and science-based process."

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/8/26 17:54:57
  • Japan starts dumping nuclear-contaminated wastewater into the ocean

    Japan starts dumping nuclear-contaminated wastewater into the ocean

    By Global Times | 2023/8/24 12:10:07
  • Chinese students with valid US visas harassed by customs, a professional website providing comprehensive information services to overseas Chinese around the world, has recently received feedback from some Chinese students studying in the US, who said they had problems when entering the country and during their studies, which has affected their academic pursuits.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/24 3:03:28
  • China-ASEAN consensus has brought tangible benefits to 2 billion people, withstood multiple tests: Chinese Ambassador to ASEAN

    Editor's Note: Relations between China and the ASEAN have continued to improve since the establishment of ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations in 1991. Over the last 30 years, the China-ASEAN relationship has achieved remarkable development and brought about tangible benefits for more than 2 billion people in 11 countries. China and the ASEAN have pursued the right path of long-standing good-neighborliness and friendship, and common development and prosperity. Recently, Global Times reporters Hu Yuwei, Zhao Juecheng, and Li Xuanmin (GT) interviewed the Secretary-General of ASEAN, Dr Kao Kim Hourn (Kao), and Chinese Ambassador to the ASEAN, Hou Yanqi (Hou), in Indonesia, to get more insights from them on the future pathway of China-ASEAN political and economic relations.

    By Hu Yuwei, Zhao Juecheng, and Li Xuanmin in Indonesia | 2023/8/23 21:34:10
  • China, ASEAN gain greatly from each other as neighbors, friends, and partners: ASEAN Secretary-General

    Editor's Note: Relations between China and the ASEAN have continued to improve since the establishment of ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations in 1991. Over the last 30 years, the China-ASEAN relationship has achieved remarkable development and brought about tangible benefits for more than 2 billion people in 11 countries. China and the ASEAN have pursued the right path of long-standing good-neighborliness and friendship, and common development and prosperity. Recently, Global Times reporters Hu Yuwei, Zhao Juecheng, and Li Xuanmin (GT) interviewed the Secretary-General of ASEAN, Dr Kao Kim Hourn (Kao), and Chinese Ambassador to the ASEAN, Hou Yanqi (Hou), in Indonesia, to get more insights from them on the future pathway of China-ASEAN political and economic relations. The two diplomats highlighted China's important role as one of the key partners of the ASEAN that supports its community-building efforts. They expressed their belief that the bilateral cooperation enjoys a profound foundation, covers broad areas, and will continue to yield fruitful results.

    By Hu Yuwei, Zhao Juecheng, and Li Xuanmin in Indonesia | 2023/8/23 21:24:26
  • CBUAE's foreign assets up to AED592.11 bn in June

    The UAE's current account balances and deposits with banks abroad amounted to AED363.23 billion by the end of June, 2023, from AED361.78 in the previous month, according to the latest figures revealed today by the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE).

    By WAM | 2023/8/22 15:59:26
  • Japan to start ocean discharge of Fukushima nuke wastewater Thursday

    Japanese government announced Tuesday it has decided to start releasing nuclear-contaminated wastewater from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the ocean on Thursday.

    By Xinhua | 2023/8/22 9:37:20
  • China plays a critical role within BRICS; GDI, GSI, GCI winning widespread support: African professor

    The 15th BRICS Summit, scheduled to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from August 22 to 24, has garnered substantial international attention. This summit holds significant importance in prompting discussions on various fronts. Within the BRICS framework, what role does China play? How do African people view the cooperation between China and Africa? Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Zhao Juecheng (GT) in Johannesburg interviewed David Monyae (Monyae), director of the Center for Africa-China Studies at the University of Johannesburg, to delve into these crucial matters.

    By Xie Wenting and Zhao Juecheng in Johannesburg | 2023/8/21 21:51:05
  • A road of prosperity -- China-Laos Railway promotes common development

    Speeding through mountains and valleys, trains are carrying a rising volume of freight and passengers on the China-Laos Railway, a travel option that is cost and time effective.

    By Agencies | 2023/8/21 13:36:06
  • Türkiye's soaring food prices put consumers under strain

    Summer was usually a period when Turkish citizens have some respite from soaring prices, but it is not the case this year.

    By Xinhua | 2023/8/21 13:29:41
  • Disapproval rate of Japan's Kishida cabinet rises to 8-month high: poll

    The disapproval rate of the Japanese government headed by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reached 50 percent for the first time since last December, the latest opinion poll showed on Sunday.

    By Xinhua | 2023/8/21 13:25:28
  • High-quality BRI cooperation brings real benefits for Malaysia, says former envoy

    Noting that bilateral relations are at their historical best, former Malaysian ambassador to China Dato Abdul Majid said he hopes that China can cultivate more talent for Malaysia via high-quality Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) cooperation so as to further promote Malaysia-China ties in the next 50 years, in a recent interview with the Global Times in Kuala Lumpur.

    By Hu Yuwei in Kuala Lumpur | 2023/8/18 21:50:52
  • China again urges Japan to halt plan to discharge nuclear-contaminated water after latest reported leak: Chinese FM

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Thursday that the latest reported leak of Fukushima nuclear-contaminated water has again heightened international concerns over the competence of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and the lack of effective regulation from the Japanese government. China again urges Japan to stop pushing ahead with the dumping plan, and to dispose of the nuclear-contaminated water in a responsible way, the ministry said.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/17 22:45:36
  • Emerging economies having bigger say in global affairs inevitable; G7 resurrection notion stupid: father of BRICS

    The 15th BRICS Summit will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from August 22 to 24, 2023. At this year's meeting, the feasibility of a common BRICS currency, the internationalization of the Chinese Yuan, the growth prospects of emerging economies such as China, and the role of the BRICS in global governance will be the focal points of discussion.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2023/8/17 20:15:46
  • BRI builds up connectivity for ASEAN prosperity

    Infrastructure facilities built under the BRI connect countries in the Southeast Asia region to the global supply chain, whether through maritime or overland transportation.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/17 18:15:23
  • Museum explores impact of foreign cultures on K-pop, K-dramas

    On the third floor of the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History in central Seoul sits a cylindrical shelf filled with diverse Korean wave or "hallyu" items ranging from the figurines of K-pop juggernaut BTS to a green tracksuit featured in 2021 hit dystopian drama, "Squid Game."

    By The Korea Times | 2023/8/16 18:51:36
  • Russian Space Research Institute publishes first images provided by lunar mission Luna-25

    The Russian Space Research Institute on Monday published the first images provided by the Luna-25 lunar mission.

    By Sputnik | 2023/8/16 18:37:34
  • Two UAE astronauts conduct spacewalk training at NASA's neutral buoyancy lab

    As part of NASA's 2021 astronaut candidate class training programme, Emirati astronauts Nora Al Matrooshi and Mohammad Al Mulla are on track with their extensive training regimen, with both conducting spacewalk training at NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) at the Johnson Space Centre in Houston, Texas.

    By WAM | 2023/8/15 19:14:31
  • Iranian Ambassador expresses optimism about Iran-Xinjiang cooperation, saying changes in Xinjiang over the last decade are remarkable

    The changes that have taken place in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, especially in the last decade, have been fundamental and astonishing. The construction of infrastructure in areas such as commerce, economy, transportation, agriculture, industry, trade, technology, energy, and culture has been remarkable, said Iranian Ambassador to China Mohsen Bakhtiar.

    By Xie Wenting | 2023/8/14 21:50:12
  • Sri Lanka: Ambassador experiences traditional Chinese medicine treatment in Beijing

    Sri Lankan Ambassador to China Palitha Kohona visited the Beijing Hanyitang TCM Hospital on August 7 and praised traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as an attractive form of medical treatment.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/10 22:16:42
  • Singapore: Embassy celebrates 58th National Day in Beijing

    The 58th National Day of the Republic of Singapore and Singapore Armed Forces Day was held on August 4 in Beijing. Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Nong Rong attended the event and talked about China-Singapore relations with the Singaporean Ambassador to China Tan Hai Chuan. Tan expressed hopes to further enhance the bilateral relations between China and Singapore.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/10 22:11:33
  • Spain: Spanish exchange festival unveiled in Guangdong

    The Zhongshan and Spain Exchange Festival kicked off in South China's Guangdong Province on August 2 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Spain, and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of ties between Guangdong and the Spanish Autonomous Community of Catalonia.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/10 22:08:00
  • Canada: Chengdu international food and culture carnival with Canada element

    The "Chengdu Panda International Food and Culture Carnival Canada: Part of Your Healthy Lifestyle" was held in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province on August 2. The event allowed participants to gain an in-depth knowledge of Canada through different aspects such as cuisine, beverages, games and entertainment through brand promotion, food tasting, fitness dance and business exchanges.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/10 22:02:29
  • Foreign envoys visit Xinjiang, praising its stability and diverse culture

    The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized dozens of diplomatic envoys to visit Urumqi, Kashi and Aksu in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in early August. Foreign envoys had in-depth exchanges with residents from various ethnic groups and experienced the economic and social development of the region.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/10 21:54:28
  • Japan's new military treaties can facilitate US provocation in Indo-Pacific: experts

    As Japan keeps pushing forward its new military pacts with Australia, the Philippines, France and the UK, experts said such treaties can legalize the presence and expand the activity area of Japan's Self-Defense Forces (SDF), which could in the end help the US gather more allies in the Indo-Pacific region to contain China.

    By Zhang Changyue | 2023/8/9 22:47:13
  • Korean IT firms vie to take lead in hyperscale AI for survival

    LG, KT, Naver, Kakao and other Korean tech companies have unveiled, or are set to introduce, their own hyperscale AI platforms in a bid to survive in the AI era, which will revolutionize the industry just like the internet and smartphones did, according to industry officials and experts, Wednesday.

    By The Korea Times | 2023/8/9 16:20:17
  • Greatest Eurasia Solar Telescope Construction Begins in Russia

    With the first stone laid in the foundation of the future telescope, experts anticipate this marvel of scientific engineering to be the most complex and expensive instrument within the National Heliogeophysical Complex. The project's cost is estimated to be around 36 billion rubles, and the telescope should be fully operational by 2030.

    By Sputnik | 2023/8/9 16:06:31
  • China begins construction of high-speed railway link to Vietnam

    Workers began to lay tracks on China's first direct high-speed railway link to Vietnam on Tuesday. A track-laying machine put down a 500-meter-long track, domestic media outlet CGTN reported.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/9 0:06:04
  • Abu Dhabi to host 2nd WorldSkills Asia competition in November

    The 2nd WorldSkills Asia Competition is set to take place in Abu Dhabi from 27th-29th November 2023, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council. Competitors, experts and workshop managers from more than 30 member and guest countries of WorldSkills Asia will participate and compete across 27 technical and vocational skills at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

    By WAM | 2023/8/8 17:24:02
  • Cambodian King appoints Hun Sen's son as new PM

    Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni appointed current Prime Minister Hun Sen's son Hun Manet as the new PM here on Monday.

    By Xinhua | 2023/8/7 11:19:59
  • The Netherlands: Sino-Dutch sports exchanges in Chongqing

    The Sino-Dutch sports exchanges and reception for the Dutch delegation to the Chengdu World University Games was successfully held on July 29 to celebrate the Sino-Dutch sports relations

    By Global Times | 2023/8/3 19:34:15
  • UAE: Embassy participates in the 2023 global esports conference

    The 2023 Global Esports Conference was held on July 28 in Shanghai focusing on opportunities and challenges in the development of the global esports industry. Abdulla Alnoaimi, commercial counselor of the United Arab Emirates Embassy in China made an address at the event. Relevant government officials, companies, business people, and gaming enthusiasts were also in attendance at the conference.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/3 19:31:49
  • Sri Lanka: Embassy launches the Belt and Road Ambassador Scholarship event

    The “Belt and Road Ambassador Scholarship” ceremony is held in Beijing, on July 26. Photo: Courtesy of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing The Embassy of Sri Lanka in China held a ceremony to launch the "Belt and Road Ambassador Scholarship," on July 26. The ceremony unveiled scholarships for Sino-Sri Lankan student exchanges in 2023, an evaluation work plan, timeframes of awarding recipients and details of financial support, and elected Sri Lankan Ambassador to China Palitha Kohona as the chairman of the Evaluation Committee. This activity aims to expand the humanistic exchanges and cooperation between China and Sri Lanka.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/3 19:28:09
  • Mexico: 8th Contemporary Mexican Film Cycle to kick off in three Chinese cities

    The 8th Contemporary Mexican Film Cycle will kick off in several Chinese cities, brining filmgoers and Mexican cultural enthusiasts in China six classic Mexican movies, the Global Times learned from Mexican Consulate General in Shanghai.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/3 19:23:04
  • Colombia: The Colombian National Day reception held in Beijing

    The Embassy of Colombia in China celebrated the country's National Day in Beijing, on July 27. The Colombian Ambassador Sergio Cabrera attended the event and expressed his willingness to maintain cultural exchanges with China.

    By Hou Xiangjun | 2023/8/3 19:13:14
  • Building high-quality infrastructure, enhancing regional integration priorities in CPEC second phase: ambassador

    Editor's Note: China and Pakistan's “ironclad” friendship has long been characterized by strong diplomatic ties, economic cooperation and strategic collaboration. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as well as the 10th anniversary of the launch of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project under the BRI. Over the last decade, the CPEC has achieved fruitful results which have not only deepened bilateral cooperation but also opened up new avenues for regional connectivity and economic development. What has the CPEC brought to Pakistan over the last decade? What will be prioritized in the next decade? On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the CPEC, Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi (GT) talked to Pakistani Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque (Haque) on the development of the CPEC.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2023/8/3 19:10:53
  • Russian Scientists Succeed in Growing Watermelons in Antarctica – Research Institute

    Russian scientists have succeeded in growing watermelons in the coldest place on the planet - at the Antarctic station Vostok - using panoponics or soilless technology, Russia's Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) said on Monday.

    By Sputnik | 2023/8/2 15:15:54
  • Incheon airport introduces Smart pass facial recognition system

    A new biometric identification system using the facial features of travelers now substitutes for passports at Incheon International Airport, Korea's largest international air hub. The enhanced identification process started being used on July 27, the Incheon International Airport Corp. (IIAC) said, Friday.

    By The Korea Times | 2023/8/1 17:04:40
  • Environmental media: A key player in tackling climate change, raising awareness

    The media plays a key role in raising awareness about issues related to climate change, increasing social awareness, and acting as a link between information, studies and scientific facts on one hand, and institutions and individuals on the other.

    By WAM | 2023/8/1 17:00:58
  • Japanese media becomes a 'cheerleader' for the government to promote the dump of nuclear-contaminated water into the sea: Japanese reporter

    In response to the Japanese government's insistence on dumping nuclear-contaminated water into the sea from its crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, opposition from the international community continues to surge. Okada Takashi, a guest researcher at Japan's Kyodo News stated in an interview with the Global Times on Sunday that this is a typical case of the Japanese government and media jointly guiding public opinion. That is to say, the Japanese media has become a cheerleader for the government, Okada said.

    By Xing Xiaojing and Xu Yelu | 2023/7/31 2:56:51
  • Japan's increasing military expansion poses significant challenges to regional and global peace: Chinese Defense Ministry

    The Chinese Ministry of National Defense on Saturday expressed strong opposition to the Japanese government describing China as its an "unprecedented and greatest strategic challenge" in a white paper released on Friday. The spokesperson noted that it is Japan that is moving further down the path of military expansion, posing a serious threat to regional and global peace, security and stability.

    By Global Times | 2023/7/29 17:04:36
  • Turkey celebrates 100th anniversary and investment reception at the embassy in Beijing

    The Investment Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey held a reception at the Turkish Embassy in Beijing with the aim of boosting investment cooperation with China. The event, as a part of their "Turkish Century Investment Reception" series, saw more than 500 business people and investors from China's leading companies to attend.

    By Global Times | 2023/7/27 21:01:10
  • UAE Ambassador meets with Chinese Minister of Science and Technology

    The UAE Ambassador to China Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi met with the Chinese Minister of Science and Technology Wang Zhigang, on July 19, to discuss strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the fields of science, technological development and innovation.

    By Global Times | 2023/7/27 20:57:46
  • Argentina National Day celebrated in Hong Kong to boost close cooperation

    The Argentine Consulate General in Hong Kong held the Argentina National Day Reception, on July 19. Argentine Ambassador to China Sabino Vaca Narvaja delivered a speech at the ceremony in which he said, "I looked forward to keeping close relations with the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Macao, and jointly boosting global development in the next 50 years."

    By Global Times | 2023/7/27 20:53:58
  • Belgian National Day Reception held in Beijing

    The Embassy of Belgium invited Belgians and friends of Belgium in China to the ambassador's residence to celebrate the country's National Day on July 21, which also marked the 10th anniversary of HM King Philippe's accession to the throne.

    By Global Times | 2023/7/27 20:49:18
  • Foreign envoys visit China Railway Group, experiencing 'Chinese speed'

    The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized the fifth in a series of events titled "Diplomatic Envoys' Visits to State-owned Enterprises - a visit to China Railway Group," on July 25.

    By Global Times | 2023/7/27 20:43:37
  • Iran warns of missile power as US parks amphibious strike group near its shores

    The Pentagon announced last week that it would deploy additional warships and a Marine expeditionary group to the Persian Gulf to "deter" Iran following a spate of tanker seizure incidents. Tehran has warned that the presence of non-Persian Gulf adjacent states' militaries in the strategic body of water would not facilitate regional security.

    By Sputnik News | 2023/7/27 20:03:16
  • Cambodian PM Hun Sen to retire, hand over power to Hun Manet in new gov't

    Cambodian PM Hun Sen to retire, hand over power to Hun Manet in new gov't, state TV reports.

    By Xinhua | 2023/7/26 15:36:05
  • South Korea launches service to produce student-made semiconductors

    The South Korean government will begin a service whereby undergrads and grad students can make and verify the viability of semiconductors they designed, a process of trial and error intended to enhance the young experts' knowledge and advance chip technology, the science ministry of South Korea said Monday.

    By The Korea Times | 2023/7/25 17:18:46
  • COP28 calls on governments to ensure food systems and agriculture are central to climate action efforts

    The COP28 UAE Presidency today launched its Food Systems and Agriculture Agenda. This forms part of its continued work to define the COP28 Action Agenda leading into this year's climate conference.

    By WAM | 2023/7/25 17:08:23
  • Blinken's visit 'to woo Pacific island countries, press allies harder' as US eager for stronger presence

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will inaugurate an embassy in Tonga and visit New Zealand and Australia from July 24 to 29, as part of Washington's latest efforts to increase its presence in the South Pacific to counter China.

    By Zhang Han | 2023/7/21 21:06:30
  • China's economic devt ushers in opportunities for Nepal: diplomat

    The 68th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Nepal and China serves as an opportune moment to highlight the strong and amicable relations between the two countries, Chhabindra Parajuli, economy minister at the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview ahead of the anniversary.

    By Xie Wenting | 2023/7/20 22:48:33
  • The Netherlands: Senior care industry exchanges between two countries

    A delegation from the Chinese senior care industry was invited by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Beijing, together with the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Shanghai and the Task Force Health Care to visit the Netherlands to further strengthen exchanges and cooperation in the field of senior care.

    By Global Times | 2023/7/20 21:36:08
  • Thailand: ASEAN Family Day 2023 celebrated in Shanghai

    The Royal Thai Consulate General in Shanghai along with representatives of Thai-owned businesses operating in the city participated in the ASEAN Family Day 2023 celebrations, held on July 15, with the aim of building ASEAN family ties, strengthening mutual understanding, solidarity, and friendship among members of the ASEAN family, as well as promoting the role and awareness of ASEAN in Shanghai and the Yangtze River Delta (YRD).

    By Global Times | 2023/7/20 21:33:07
  • Spain: Ambassador meets with NCPA president, seeking cooperation

    Spanish Ambassador to China Rafael Dezcallar met with the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) President Wang Ning on July 15 to facilitate in-depth exchanges of cultural and art organizations between China and Spain.

    By Global Times | 2023/7/20 21:28:17
  • South Africa: Unveiling of Chinese artwork at the Embassy

    The Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Beijing hosted the unveiling ceremony of artwork donated to the Embassy on July 14.

    By Global Times | 2023/7/20 21:21:02
  • Italian Ambassador unveils artifact exhibition to promote cultural exchanges

    A highly anticipated exhibition titled "Civilizations of the Great Rivers," opened at the Ningbo Museum in East China's Zhejiang Province on July 6. The exhibition showcases a total of 200 cultural relics from four major museums in Italy and 13 cultural and heritage institutions in China.

    By Global Times | 2023/7/20 21:17:24