Saudi Arabia: Event celebrates International Women's Day

The Embassy of Saudi Arabia in China hosted an event at China World Summit in Beijing on March 21 to celebrate the International Women's Day. Saudi Arabia Ambassador to China Abdulrahman Ahmad Alharbi delivered a speech at the event.

Netherlands: 'Water=Life' lecture and photography exhibition in East China's Hangzhou

To address the growing number of water-related challenges around the world, the United Nations Water Conference was held at the UN Headquarters from March 22 to 24. This conference was co-hosted by the Netherlands and Tajikistan. In response to the conference, the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Shanghai, in cooperation with the National Water Museum of China in East China's Hangzhou, organized a 10-day photo exhibition entitled “Water=life” starting from March 16.

  • Belgium: Belgian Ambassador meets with dean Fan Dian

    The Belgian Ambassador to China Jan Hoogmartens and counsellor Johan Van Hove visited the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing on March 14, and held discussions and exchanges with Fan Dian, Dean of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, on strengthening cooperation and exchanges in the field of culture and art.

    By special | 2023/3/23 18:14:00
  • Japan begins preparation works for nuclear-contaminated wastewater dump with 'greater price to pay'

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

    By Fan Anqi | 2023/3/18 16:40:26
  • The more turbulent the world is, the more China-Russia relations should move forward steadily: Chinese Ambassador to Russia

    At the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Russia from March 20-22. In a joint written interview with Global Times reporters Fan Anqi and Xing Xiaojing, Chinese Ambassador to Russia Zhang Hanhui noted that after 2013, President Xi once again made Russia the first stop of his overseas visit after being elected as Chinese president, which fully reflected the profound personal friendship between Xi and Putin, and the great importance he attaches to China-Russia relations in the new era.

    By Fan Anqi and Xing Xiaojing | 2023/3/18 1:35:07
  • Papua New Guinea fisheries minister strongly opposes Japan's plan to dump nuclear-contaminated water

    Most Pacific islands will not survive if marine resources are contaminated by Fukushima nuclear-contaminated water that Japan plans to dump into the sea, Jelta Wong, Papua New Guinea's minister for fisheries and marine resources, told the Global Times via email on Thursday.

    By Zhang Changyue | 2023/3/17 3:56:21
  • Blinken's Africa visit seeks to compete with China, Russia; attempt may end up being futile

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit to Ethiopia and Niger, the latest in a series of visits to Africa by senior Biden administration officials, exposed the US intention of competing with China and Russia over influence in the region. However, experts warned that Washington's attempt may be futile, as discord between the US and Ethiopia is yet to be resolved, and being forced to take sides is not welcome in the region.

    By Zhao Yusha | 2023/3/17 0:12:17
  • Germany: 2023 Festival of German Cinema in China

    The Festival of German Cinema (FGC) in China is organized by German Films with co-organizers, the Goethe-Institut China and Broadway Cinema, and is supported by the German Embassy in China. The film festival will be held in Beijing from March 24 to April 2. This time it brings people the complete screening schedule of films for the festival, which includes Broadway Cinemas Screenings and Special Screenings, with a total of 14 films in two screening sections. A special screening will be held at the Goethe-Institut China. Actress Huang Yao will participate in the opening as the good will ambassador of the festival, having just returned from 2023 Berlinale where she presented her most recent film The Shadowless Tower in competition.

    By special | 2023/3/16 19:49:35
  • Thailand: 2023 Thai festival held in Beijing

    Thai Festival in Beijing 2023 was held at the Embassy of Thailand in China from March 11 to 12. The event is being run as an online and offline hybrid for Thai and Chinese friends to experience Thai culture.

    By special | 2023/3/16 19:40:34
  • India: Vasant Mela – a celebration of colors kicks off in Beijing

    The Embassy of India in China organized “Vasant Mela - a celebration of colors” at the old chancery premises on March 11, attended by over 3,000 people with stalls selling Indian handicrafts, diverse cuisines and activities for children and adults as well as nonstop day long cultural extravaganza.

    By special | 2023/3/16 19:35:56
  • Denmark: 'You See We Feel' exhibition held in Danish Cultural Center

    “You See We Feel” charity exhibition for the visually impaired is held in Danish Cultural Center in Beijing's 798 Art District from March 11 to 26. This exhibition focuses on the lives and visions of 17 million visually impaired people, and also discovers how charity and accessible design can help make our world more inclusive. By inviting well-known designer, the exhibition explores issues of “How to get social opportunity for disadvantaged people, how culture and art can make an impact.”

    By special | 2023/3/16 19:30:48
  • Laos enters era of online train ticket sales with new app

    Fifteen months after operation began, the China-Laos Railway (Laos section) is set to introduce on Wednesday the LCR Ticket App, which allows passengers to make ticket purchases via their mobile phones, bringing Laos into the era of online train ticket sales.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/14 22:58:43
  • A lack of political trust between West and Russia, US' denial of violating war ethics, reasons of investigation delay of Nord Stream blast: analysts

    ​The lack of political trust between the US-led West and Russia for a long time, as well as the contradictions and divergences apparent across the "collective West," has delayed the launch of an objective, impartial and professional investigation and led to the current impasse of the situation, said Russian studies experts.

    By Wan Hengyi | 2023/3/14 19:47:42
  • GT investigates: How Tokyo Electric Power colluded with Japanese govt to push a plan to dump nuclear-contaminated wastewater?

    Saturday marks the 12th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in Fukushima which triggered a nuclear disaster that still haunts the region until today.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/3/11 22:37:57
  • Japanese high school students seen shooting at US military base in sign of military-style education

    Japanese high school students who were on a study trip in Okinawa under the name of "Thinking about Peace" have been observed shooting at a US military base, in a sign of the country's war-oriented education and a re-emergence of pre-war militarized school education, GT learned from Okinawan scholars and residents.

    By Xing Xiaojing | 2023/3/12 19:57:08
  • 'Weighing guns more than butter' becoming a bipartisan trend as Biden unveils $6.8 trillion budget plan with emphasis on China

    US President Joe Biden proposed a $6.8 trillion budget for the 2024 fiscal year on Thursday, laying out plans that include increasing military spending, promoting social welfare programs, raising taxes on the rich and deficit reduction. The US will invest in new ways to outcompete China globally, as the latter is "the US' only competitor with both the intent to reshape the international order and increasingly, the economic, diplomatic, military, and technological power to do it," read the US budget.

    By Wang Qi | 2023/3/10 21:51:56
  • Kazakh president may visit China twice in 2023: ambassador

    Kazakhstan is looking forward to strengthening bilateral relations with China, and the Kazakh president may visit China twice in 2023 to attend the first China-Central Asia Summit and the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, the Kazakh ambassador to China said on Friday.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/3/10 19:58:44
  • Continuous US hype of COVID-19 pandemic 'lab-leak' theory escalates tensions in China-US relations: observers

    The continuous hype of the COVID-19 pandemic “lab-leak” theory by US politicians poses threats and escalates tensions in China-US relations, Chinese observers said on Thursday, following the US House staging its first ever politicized hearing on the origins of COVID-19.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/3/9 22:01:09
  • Syria: China's emergency assistance in earthquake relief appreciated

    After a strong earthquake hit Turkey's southern region near the Syrian border, China quickly provided emergency humanitarian aid to the Syrian side. Mhd Ziad Zaitoun, a spokesman of the Syrian Embassy in China, expressed his gratitude to China for its civil and official assistance.

    By special | 2023/3/9 21:47:33
  • Belgium: Belgian Ambassador visits SW China's Chongqing Municipality

    The Belgian Ambassador to China Jan Hoogmartens made a trip to Chongqing Municipality in Southwest China, which is his first visit after the COVID-19. His delegation consisted of representatives from the three Belgian regions of Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels and the commissioner for agriculture. Hoogmartens was received by the Mayor of Chongqing Hu Henghua.

    By special | 2023/3/9 21:41:09
  • Britain: 'Women Making Waves' podcasts launched

    The British Embassy in China launched the #Women Making Waves# podcast series to celebrate the International Women's Day. The British Embassy invited several female creators from China and Britain to share their knowledge and insights, so that more people can understand the impact women have made on culture and society and create the value in life, art and thought.

    By special | 2023/3/9 21:36:31
  • Greece: Online conference on Greek language takes place in Beijing

    The Embassy of Greece in China hosted an online conference on “Achievements and Prospects of Greek Language Teaching in China.” The Ambassador of Greece in China Evgenios Kalpyris, embassy officials in charge of culture and information and the heads of Greek departments and Greek language centers from Chinese universities, professors, scholars shared their achievements and prospects for the future of Greek language teaching.

    By special | 2023/3/9 21:31:05
  • Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng attends networking event participated by Cuban Embassy

    Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng recently attended a networking event held between the Cuban Embassy in China and the Foreign Ministry. Cuban Ambassador to China Carlos Miguel Pereira and representatives of relevant departments of the Foreign Ministry were present.

    By special | 2023/3/9 21:23:43
  • Voting system at China's two sessions commendable: Nepali envoy

    "The significance of the two sessions for Nepal is obvious," he said. He expressed confidence that the bilateral ties between China and Nepal will grow further after the two sessions.

    By Xie Wenting | 2023/3/9 20:08:12
  • Argentina can learn from China's modernization: ambassador

    "Every year it is important to listen and read what is being discussed at the two sessions, as during the meetings, ideas to address the challenges facing not only China but also other countries are discussed. We as politicians have to improve the quality of life of our people," Narvaja told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.

    By Xie Wenting | 2023/3/9 20:05:06
  • China's outbound travel sees fast rebound after resumption of cross-border group tours

    China's outbound travel has seen a rapid rebound in the month since the country resumed cross-border group tours on Feb 6, with more passenger trips and increased flight capacity. Also, more destination countries are welcoming the return of Chinese tourists, an important driver of their economic recovery.

    By Yin Yeping | 2023/3/6 22:55:05
  • Second train derailment in Ohio in about a month tests crisis of confidence for current US administration

    Another train derailed in Ohio on Saturday, which is the second such incident in the same state in about a month, further highlighting a serious crisis of confidence for the current US administration.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/6 0:08:26
  • Netherlands: 2023 Netherlands Film Festival kicks off

    Netherlands Film Festival kicked off on February 23 in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, following Beijing and Southwest China's Yunnan Province. Nine newly released Dutch films were screened from February 23 to March 5 at Baimei Cinema Hangzhou and Broadway Cinema Hangzhou.

    By special | 2023/3/2 22:00:35
  • Japan: 2023 China-Japan Friendship Adult Ceremony held in Beijing to enhance Japan-China relations

    After three years, the 13th China-Japan Friendship Adult Ceremony was successfully held at the Embassy of Japan in China on February 25. Japanese Ambassador Tarumi Hideo, Chinese and Japanese guests attended the ceremony on that day.

    By special | 2023/3/2 21:55:45
  • Kazakhstan: Embassy holds meeting of Friends of Kazakhstan in China Club in Beijing

    The Embassy of Kazakhstan in China held the regular meeting of the Friends of Kazakhstan in China Club on February 24, where there was an in-depth exchange of views on the current situation in Kazakhstan and the future prospects of Kazakhstan-China cooperation.

    By special | 2023/3/2 21:49:39
  • Spain: Masterpiece of The Maids of Honor is reproduced in Shanghai

    On February 25, the Spanish Tourism Authority, together with the Prado Museum and the Shanghai Cervantes Library, held a large-scale interactive event titled “Tribute to the Spanish Golden Age: The reproduction of the masterpiece of The Maids of Honor”, inviting Shanghai residents to experience the culture and art of the 16th century Spanish Golden Age up close.

    By special | 2023/3/2 21:44:16
  • Impressions of China: Ambassador of Chinese descent keen to introduce a reliable, hopeful China to the Caribbean

    Anyin Choo, Ambassador of Guyana to China, wore a red cheongsam and read a Chinese poem in fluent Putonghua with her young daughter in a video to express her New Year wishes to Chinese friends. The poem written in the Song dynasty (960-1279) shows how people usher in the Chinese New Year with the sound of firecrackers and an atmosphere full of warmth, hope and happiness. With those words, Choo also summarized her wonderful life in China.

    By Hu Yuwei | 2023/3/2 19:46:46
  • Nepal welcomes investment in nationally prioritized sectors from China: ambassador

    Nepal is a virgin land for investment and it welcomes investment from China in the nationally prioritized sectors including energy, agriculture, tourism, mines, mineral, infrastructure, and information and communication technology, said Nepali Ambassador to China Bishnu Pukar Shrestha on Tuesday.

    By Xie Wenting | 2023/3/1 23:28:37
  • China behaved in a reasonable, disciplined way and the US overreacted in handling 'balloon incident': Former Singaporean FM

    The international landscape is currently undergoing fundamental changes. The development of relations between China and the US, the world's two major powers, carries great significance for the world. How will the so-called balloon incident impact bilateral ties? Will a major conflict between the two countries be unavoidable? Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi (GT) conducted an exclusive interview with George Yeo (Yeo), former Singaporean minister of foreign affairs on these matters.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2023/3/1 17:26:25
  • South Korea to scrap post-arrival COVID-19 test for travelers from China

    South Korea will reportedly lift a post-arrival COVID-19 test requirement for travelers from China starting from Wednesday, with expectations that more flights between China and South Korea will be added. Experts predicted that it will still take time to see a tourism boom between the two countries as some Chinese tourists will keep a “wait-and-see” stance.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/28 22:02:40
  • Exclusive: A shifting international landscape does not affect China-Russia mutual political trust, says Russian Ambassador to China

    The Global Times (GT) recently conducted an exclusive interview with new Russian Ambassador to China Igor Morgulov (Morgulov), which was the first time that Morgulov gave an exclusive interview to Chinese media since he arrived in China on October 20, 2022. He told the Global Times that despite many changes in the international landscape, Russia and China have a high degree of mutual trust and anyone who tries to “drive a wedge” between the two countries' friendship will not succeed. As for the Ukraine crisis, he said that Russia has never refused to engage in dialogue with Kiev and the West. And of course, this can only happen when they “take Russia's fundamental interests and concerns into account.” During the interview, Morgulov noted that Russia appreciates China's independent foreign policy, and respects China's balanced position.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2023/2/27 22:16:10
  • Another city in Brazil listed Chinese New Year as an official holiday

    Iguazu, a famous tourist city in southern Brazil, signed a bill officially listing Chinese New Year as an official holiday in the city, the city mayor Chico Brasileiro announced on Sunday local time.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/26 21:26:40
  • How US manipulates Russia-Ukraine conflict with lies

    One year since the Ukraine crisis, it is worth looking into how the US kidnapped war with stories, used “hegemonic stability theory” to create turmoil, used "international order" to beautify "unilateral laws," and quelled "hegemonic anxiety" by selling "fear."

    By Guan Guoping | 2023/2/25 14:23:35
  • Exclusive: If US, German tanks try to seize Russia's constitutional territory, severe retaliatory action will follow, says Russian Ambassador to China

    If the weapons including tanks provided by Washington and NATO are used to seize our “constitutional territory” or use sub-caliber armor-piercing projectile with a uranium core, Russia will take “severe retaliatory action” which may have serious consequences: Russian Ambassador to China

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2023/2/25 15:02:55
  • 44,000 animals estimated to have been killed in US 'toxic train' incident, drawing concerns over food security

    Three weeks after the "toxic train" incident in Ohio, US, the local department of natural resources has increased its estimate of the number of animals killed by the hazardous chemicals to nearly 44,000. This has raised concerns among agricultural experts and Chinese consumers regarding food security issues.

    By Fan Anqi and Yin Yeping | 2023/2/24 22:07:34
  • Truth on US spy balloons: the US has not only numerous projects, but also a long history of spying records

    By using the balloon saga, some US politicians have pushed anti-China sentiments in Washington to a climax in recent weeks so as to push the China-US relations to nadir. Aside from drumming up the rhetoric of the alleged "China threat," US officials are hyping up a more sensational accusation by claiming China has a "wider fleet" of balloons that span five continents for surveillance.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/2/23 21:26:50
  • Denmark: Nordic Cinema Art Week from Northern Europe kicks off

    From February 25-28, all Nordic diplomatic missions in China will to enjoy a diverse selection of contemporary Nordic films from Iceland, Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Norway and Sweden at the Danish Cultural Center in Beijing's 798 Art District

    By special | 2023/2/23 20:37:06
  • Netherlands: Netherlands Ambassador attends 'Ambassador's Round Table'

    Ambassador Wim Geerts of the Netherlands to China participated in the Ambassador's Round Table: Cross-Cultural Communication and Global Economic and Trade Cooperation in the New Media Era, organized by the Center for China and Globalization.

    By special | 2023/2/23 20:31:03
  • Belgium: Belgian embassy delegation holds talks with foreign affairs officials of Beijing

    The delegation of the Embassy of Belgium, led by Belgian Ambassador to China Goessens Guillaume, held a meeting with Li Yi, a deputy director general of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Government of Beijing Municipality. As friendship cities, the BrusselsCapital Region and Beijing have cooperated on many projects in the fields of art, food, tourism, trade and investment, as evidenced by the fact that has been part of the China International Fair for Trade in Services for four consecutive years.

    By special | 2023/2/23 20:22:43
  • Chile: Chilean Ambassador attends BRI forum on disaster risk reduction and emergency management

    Mauricio Hurtado, the ambassador of Chile in China, attended the “First Coordinators' Meeting of the Belt and Road International Cooperation Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Management” in Beijing on February, 15

    By special | 2023/2/23 19:52:06
  • Belgium: Belgian embassy delegation holds talks with foreign affairs officials of Beijing

    The delegation of the Embassy of Belgium, led by Belgian Ambassador to China Goessens Guillaume, held a meeting with Li Yi, a deputy director general of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Government of Beijing Municipality

    By special | 2023/2/23 19:42:32
  • 7.2-magnitude quake hits Tajikistan

    A 7.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Tajikistan at 8:37 a.m. Thursday Beijing Time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

    By Xinhua | 2023/2/23 9:15:49
  • Russia suspends participation in New START nuclear arms control pact

    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the suspension of Russia's participation in New START, the last remaining nuclear arms control pact with the US, in his State of the Nation Address to the Federal Assembly on Tuesday, a move that experts saw as an urgent call for a return to normalcy in its ties with the US and a signal of intensified confrontation between Russia and NATO.

    By Fan Anqi | 2023/2/22 23:16:37
  • US political elites overreacted to balloon; US export restrictions on China are self-harm: Freeman

    In light of the response to the so-called “balloon incident”, the US' overreaction has made people question whether “guardrails” have been built between the two countries' relations. Can cooperation still move forward when one side keeps stirring up antagonism and creating trouble? Before the “balloon incident,” the US had reportedly reached agreements with the Netherlands and Japan to tighten export restrictions against China's chip sector, and stopped providing US companies with licences to export to Huawei. What is the aim of such moves by the US? Is it still possible for the two countries to cooperate? What are the prospects of bilateral ties in 2023? The Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi (GT) talked with Charles W. Freeman Jr. (Freeman), a former senior US diplomat who has witnessed the establishment and development of China-US diplomatic relations.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2023/2/20 22:54:28
  • First cross-border road freight line between Henan and Moscow launches in response to closer trade ties

    A truck loaded with Chinese-made daily commodities such as handsets departed from the Zhengzhou Xinzheng Comprehensive Bonded Zone in Zhengzhou, the transportation and manufacturing hub in Central China's Henan Province, on Monday before heading to Moscow, marking the first Transport Internationaux Routiers (TIR) cross-border road freight line between the two places as companies tap into the potential of booming China-Russian trade.

    By Yin Yeping | 2023/2/20 22:49:54
  • Indonesia: Indonesian Ambassador attends international charity sale

    The 14th “Love Knows No Borders” international charity sale was held in Beijing on February 8. It is strongly promoted and supported by the Chinese Foreign Ministry, and ambassadors and senior diplomats from various countries came into the live streaming channel to recommend their own special products.

    By special | 2023/2/17 15:09:13
  • Greece: Greek Ambassador attends

    Evgenios Kalpyris, Greek ambassador to China, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of 2022 (7th) World International of Things convention (WIOTC), in Beijing on February 10-11.

    By special | 2023/2/17 14:57:57
  • Spain: Spanish Iberico ham

    Julio Herráiz España, charge d'affaires, minister counsellor of the Kingdom of Spain to China, participated in the Chinese promotion activity of the “Iberico Ham, Ambassador World Project,” in Beijing. Jorge Toledo, European Union ambassador to China, Antonio Prieto, president of the Inter-professional Association of Iberian Pig, chef Irven Ni, and representatives of other institutions and the restaurant industry also attended the event. The “Iberico Ham, Ambassador World Project” is a joint project of ASICI, the Spanish government and the European Union to promote Iberico ham and to spread its cultural story.

    By special | 2023/2/17 14:48:21
  • Don't believe what you read in Western media when it comes to China

    How many times have you picked up a newspaper or social media platform and read something on a topic you're familiar with and realized that you're reading something which isn't true? Annoyingly, it happens to us all.

    By Solomon Star News | 2023/2/17 12:36:16
  • Discovery of US sail drone in Namibia signifies increase in its espionage activities

    The discovery of a US sail drone in Namibian territorial waters signified the increasing tendency of US spying in every corner of the world and countries should be vigilant as US investment in intelligence globally will pose a bigger threat, analysts said. Local media outlets reported that the Namibian military confirmed a sail drone had been found in waters near Lüderitz and that it was controlled by the US.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/2/16 23:59:53
  • Two Chinese overseas students wounded in US campus shooting rampage now safe: Chinese Consulate-General in Chicago

    The Chinese Consulate-General in Chicago lodged strong indignation and stern condemnation over the brutal criminal act of killing innocent people during a shooting rampage at Michigan State University on Monday local time that has resulted in three deaths and five others, including two Chinese overseas students, injured.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/16 21:50:09
  • Gun Violence in the United States: Truth and Facts

    Gun Violence in the United States: Truth and Facts

    By Xinhua | 2023/2/16 16:22:53
  • Toxic chemical leak in Ohio triggers safety concern among Chinese pet owners over American food brands like Orijen, Acana

    Chinese pet owners have expressed concerns over pet food safety of American brands, following the serious Ohio chemical leak, as many of their frequently consume brands, such as Orijen and Acana, are headquartered in the neighboring state of Kentucky.

    By Zhang Han | 2023/2/15 17:48:15
  • We never cease to witness sincere Chinese support during earthquakes: Turkish Ambassador

    We haven't ceased witnessing the sincere support of the Chinese people since the earthquake. They are continuously sending us offers of help in a moving spirit of solidarity with the Turkish people, Turkish Ambassador to China Abdulkadir Emin Önen told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/14 21:40:55
  • Norwegian Froztventure held in Shanghai to promote tourism and seafood

    The Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai, the Scandinavian Tourist Board and the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) jointly held the Norwegian Froztventure in Shanghai on Friday, in a bid to promote Norway's tourism resources and seafood.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/14 12:01:16
  • Exclusive: China, EU to accelerate the restart of China-EU high-level exchanges, economic and trade cooperation: Chinese ambassador to France

    With the optimization and adjustment of its COVID policies, China is expected to welcome more foreign leaders in 2023. Among them, French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed explicitly his willingness to visit China. In recent years, China-EU relations have seen some obstacles emerging against the backdrop of the US-led strategic containment of China and the Ukraine war. In an exclusive interview with Global Times reporters Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi (GT), Chinese Ambassador to France Lu Shaye (Lu) talked about prospects of China-EU relations as influenced by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, the Taiwan question, and China-France ties with the US' exertion of pressure on its major allies.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/2/13 21:15:08
  • Damaged high-rise buildings pose difficulties for rescue after earthquake in Turkey, Syria

    A large number of high-rise buildings have been severely damaged in the earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria early this week, which has impeded rescue work, images sent back by some Chinese commercial satellites showed. Currently, several rescue teams from China are searching for survivors in Turkey.

    By Fan Wei | 2023/2/10 22:31:22
  • Netherlands: Miffy celebrates the Chinese Year of the Rabbit

    This year is the Year of the Rabbit in China, and the MoCAShanghai and Mercis BV, the licensing company of Miffy in the Netherlands, collaborated together on “Nice to Miffy you”, an exhibition in which 26 Chinese artists from different fields worked together with Miffy to create a crossover exhibition that included painting, sculpture, installation, new media, graffiti and interactive video. Miffy is a carton image created by Netherlands's artist Dick Bruna in 1955. Its mouth is the shape of an “X”, the smart and shy little bunny is favored by children all over the world with its innocent and rosy image.

    By special | 2023/2/10 16:25:28
  • Belgium: Belgian Ambassador to China introduces Belgian cuisine to Chinese audience

    Recently, the Belgian Ambassador to China Dr. Jan Hoogmartens took part in the Ambassador's Kitchen program of Jiangsu TV to introduce Belgian gastronomy to Chinese audience. Participants were also allowed to cook some Belgian dishes themselves. In addition to its famous chocolate, beer and fries, Belgian cuisine is known for its generosity and special flavors.

    By special | 2023/2/10 16:18:13
  • Kazakhstan: Ambassador of Kazakhstan meets with Shanghai Cooperation Organization official

    On February 6, 2023, Ambassador of Kazakhstan in China H.E Shakhrat Nuryshev met with Secretary General of Good-Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation Commission of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Zheng Wei.

    By special | 2023/2/10 16:03:19
  • Russia: New premises of Consulate General Officially open in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province

    An opening ceremony was held in Harbin, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province on February 2, 2023 to mark the official inauguration of the fifth Consulate General of the Russian Federation in China. Russian Ambassador to China H.E. Igor Morgulov, Russian Consul-General in Harbin Vladimir Oshchepkov, Vice Governor of Heilongjiang Province Yu Jian and Director-General of the Department of Consular Affairs of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Wu Xi attended the ceremony and delivered remarks.

    By special | 2023/2/10 15:43:20
  • 80 diplomats in Shanghai celebrate Chinese New Year at Yuyuan Garden

    More than 80 diplomats from 51 foreign consulates in Shanghai recently celebrated the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) at the famous Yuyuan Garden, collectively experiencing the city's vibrant festive atmosphere.

    By special | 2023/2/10 15:30:01
  • Japan urged to work with intl community over nuclear-contaminated water

    Japan should attend to the serious concerns of the international community about the dumping of contaminated water into the ocean from the Fukushima nuclear power plant, experts said. It comes as Japan seeks understanding from Pacific island nations who sent a delegation to Tokyo this week to voice their concerns.

    By Zhang Changyue | 2023/2/10 1:55:56
  • US urged to explain Nord Stream blasts after Pulitzer winner's probe

    Five months after the explosion of the Nord Stream gas pipelines which shocked the world, an article by veteran US investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has accused the US of being the culprit of the blasts.

    By Wang Qi | 2023/2/9 23:02:07
  • Exclusive: Suffering of Syria caused by US further exacerbated by devastating earthquake: ambassador

    In an exclusive interview with the Global Times, Mohammed Hasanein Khaddam, Syrian Ambassador to China, said that the roots of Syria's suffering - the US' long-arm jurisdiction - are further exacerbated by the disaster.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/2/9 23:01:46
  • Chinese netizens pray for Turkish guest on Chinese variety show 'Informal Talks'

    Many Chinese netizens are concerned about the safety of Idris Talha Kartav, a Turkish guest in a popular Chinese variety show called Informal Talks. No-one has heard from Kartav since the deadly earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/8 23:39:00
  • Chinese rescue teams, assistance arrive in Turkey, Syria

    The 82-member Chinese rescue team arrived at Adana Airport at 4:30 am local time (0130 GMT) on Wednesday after flying over 8,000 km on a chartered Air China plane.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/2/8 10:47:08
  • Video of Thai taxi drivers watching 'The Knockout' goes viral, showing Chinese TV dramas' overseas popularity

    A video of Thai tricycle taxi drivers watching Chinese TV series The Knockout has gone viral on social media, prompting discussion about the huge popularity of Chinese films and television series overseas.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/2/8 0:53:12
  • Peace prospects still gloomy for Ukraine crisis as parties 'not sincere' to talk

    As the Russia-Ukraine conflict is about to enter a second year, prospects of a truce or peace are still gloomy, Chinese analysts commented on Tuesday. They said that the conflict is in fact a hybrid war staged by the US aiming to ultimately weaken and dismember Russia, with Ukraine, the unfortunate proxy and the direct victim, hardly having any say about its own fate.

    By Deng Xiaoci and Zhang Changyue | 2023/2/7 20:20:11
  • Moscow Says China's Explanation of Balloon's Entry Into US Airspace Sufficient

    Russia believes that China's explanation of the circumstance of the entry of its balloon into US airspace is sufficient, and Beijing's reaction to the incident was very responsible, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Tuesday.

    By sputniknews | 2023/2/7 21:08:50
  • China deploys 82 member team with rescue equipment and supplies to Turkey

    China's Ministry of Emergency Management has sent a team of 82 members with rescue equipment and supplies to Turkey. The rescue team departed from Beijing at around 4 pm on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/7 17:21:09
  • First Chinese civilian assistance force rushes to Turkey to help rescue earthquake survivors

    A civilian rescue team of named Ramunion from Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province is expected to arrive in Turkey on Wednesday, with an advance team consisting of eight experts with rich international earthquake rescue experiences. This is the first Chinese civilian assistance force sent to Turkey, after a series of earthquakes devastated parts of the region.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/7 12:50:34
  • Philippines tourism industry eager to welcome back Chinese visitors

    The Philippines' tourism industry has been keenly anticipating the arrival of Chinese visitors, Philippine tourism authorities told GT, with outbound tour group services set to resume on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/7 2:03:46
  • Chinese national dies in avalanche in Austrian Alps

    A Chinese national has died in an avalanche in the Alps in the west of Austria, the Global Times learned from the Chinese Embassy in Austria on Monday. There have been no reports of any other Chinese citizens injured in the avalanche so far.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/6 20:52:18
  • 7.8-magnitude earthquake hits Turkiye: CENC

    A 7.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Turkiye, at 6:24 pm Monday Beijing Time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).The epicenter was monitored at 38.0 degrees north latitude and 37.15 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 20 km, the CENC said.

    By Xinhua | 2023/2/6 19:18:36
  • 7.8-magnitude quake hits 23 km E of Nurdağı, Turkey -- USGS

    An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 jolted 23 km E of Nurdağı, Turkey at 2023-02-06 01:17:36 GMT on Monday (2023-02-06 09:17:36 Beijing Time), the US Geological Survey said.

    By Agencies | 2023/2/6 9:46:50
  • EU-Ukraine Summit a political show, to expose divergences among EU members

    European Union (EU) leaders arrived in Kiev on Friday for a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at what some Western media called a "historic" summit, but observers believe it could dash Ukraine's hopes for swift membership into the EU.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/2/3 21:25:06
  • US advances deal to access more military bases in the Philippines amid protests

    The US has been criticized for pushing for more military presence in Asia out of a zero-sum game mentality and jeopardizing regional stability, after the US has managed to expand access to four additional military bases in the Philippines to boost its military flexibility in possible war scenarios with China.

    By Liu Xin and Liu Xuanzun | 2023/2/2 21:01:25
  • UK, France plunged into mass strikes over livelihood issues, urged to ride China's recovery wave

    The UK is being shaken by the biggest wave of strikes in more than a decade, with as many as half a million workers' discontent over pay and working conditions finally erupting after brewing for months. Meanwhile, widespread protests are also taking place on the other side of the English Channel, where protesters in France demonstrated their anger over President Emmanuel Macron's plans to raise the retirement age.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/2/2 21:11:00
  • Xi extends condolences to Pakistani president over terror attack in Peshawar

    Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message of condolences to his Pakistani counterpart, Arif Alvi, on Wednesday over the severe terrorist attack in the country's northwestern city of Peshawar.

    By Xinhua | 2023/2/1 19:04:14
  • One confirmed dead among the nine Chinese attacked in Ethiopia: Chinese Embassy

    Nine Chinese citizens were hit in an armed attack on Monday night in the town of Gebre Guracha in the northern part of Oromia State, Ethiopia, located about 160 kilometers from the capital Abbie Ababa. One was shot dead, according to an announcement of Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/31 17:55:21
  • Synthesizing COVID-19 mutations technically possible, but difficult: expert

    With the development of molecular biology and synthetic biology, human beings have gained the capability to synthesize viruses. However, it remains difficult to synthesize new viruses in a laboratory, an expert was quoted as saying by Health Times on Sunday.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/30 5:08:01
  • Consumption dividend from Chinese tourists seen in 'welcoming' countries

    Any further extension of quarantine measures against Chinese tourists could lead to a loss of tourism income, the latest statistics for outbound travel by Chinese visitors showed.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/1/30 3:26:37
  • Russia-Ukraine conflict could escalate to 'World War' if NATO directly involves

    The danger of “another World War” in Europe is increasing, said Chinese military experts, as a NATO senior military official said the US-led military bloc is ready for direct confrontation with Russia. Ukraine and Western countries have recently agreed to talk for more weapon supplies including long-range missiles and warplanes. The experts predicted that Russia will launch a new round of offensive before NATO's assistance is transformed into Ukraine's combat capability on the battle fields.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/1/29 21:34:41
  • Five Chinese nationals confirmed dead in California mass shooting

    Five Chinese nationals were confirmed dead in a mass shooting at Half Moon Bay in California, according to Consulate-General of China in San Francisco. The Consulate-General was shocked and saddened by the serious shooting that occurred on Monday, a spokesperson of the Consulate-General in San Francisco said in a statement on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/27 10:10:12
  • China urges foreign troops to stop plundering of natural resources in Syria

    A Chinese official to the UN has called for the full implementation of the Security Council's resolution on the extension of Syria's cross-border humanitarian assistance, stressing that the illegal stationing and military operations of foreign troops in Syria must end and the illegal plundering of natural resources in the country by foreign troops must stop immediately.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/26 20:02:14
  • US, Western allies' tank aid to 'further drag Russia, Ukraine into quagmire, push end of conflict further away'

    Although it is uncertain how this will help the Ukrainian army to improve its combat capabilities, the announcement by the US and Germany that they will provide Ukraine with offensive tanks will undoubtedly drag Russia and Ukraine into a quagmire, pushing the end of this conflict further away.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/1/26 19:45:41
  • Foreign Ministry, consulate-general issue safety alert to Chinese nationals after nearly 40 mass shootings shock US in 1st three weeks of 2023

    Chinese Consulate-General in San Francisco issued an alert to Chinese nationals to enhance safety awareness to ensure their own safety after a deadly shooting occurred in Half Moon Bay, California leaving 7 people dead & 1 injured, including Chinese nationals.

    By Xu Keyue | 2023/1/26 11:05:54
  • Outbound tourism to thrive in 2023 with more Southeast Asian countries set to welcome Chinese tourists

    Outbound tourism bookings during the Spring Festival holiday has seen a boom following the country optimizing COVID-19 rules and is expected to resume pilot outbound group tours from February 6 with the outbound air tickets booking recorded a fourfold increase on year-on-year basis.

    By Qi Xijia | 2023/1/25 16:58:18
  • Roman-era residential city discovered in S. Egypt

    An Egyptian archeological mission on Tuesday discovered a complete residential city dating back to the Roman era near the Luxor Temple in eastern Luxor.

    By Agencies | 2023/1/25 10:46:25
  • Uganda starts commercial drilling of oil

    Uganda on Tuesday started the drilling of oil for commercial production in the Western Region district of Kikuube on the shores of Lake Albert.

    By Agencies | 2023/1/25 10:41:21
  • Brazil's financial market raises 2023 inflation forecast to 5.48 pct

    Brazil's financial market raised its inflation forecast for both this year and the next, from 5.39 percent to 5.48 percent in 2023 and from 3.7 percent to 3.84 percent in 2024, the Central Bank of Brazil said Monday.

    By Agencies | 2023/1/25 10:12:25
  • Southern California mourns mass shooting victims, deplores gun violence

    Communities in Southern California honored the victims and survivors of the mass shooting that happened on the Eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Monterey Park, a city on the eastern edge of Los Angeles, and denounced gun violence.

    By Agencies | 2023/1/25 9:17:00
  • China-made trains enter service in Istanbul's new metro line

    A new metro line connecting central Istanbul and the city's new international airport officially opened to the public on Sunday, featuring China-made automated driverless trains that could run up to 120 kilometers per hour.

    By Xinhua | 2023/1/24 16:47:52
  • Chinese Lunar New Year celebrated in Serbia with grand gala, fireworks

    With fireworks, lion dance, and a festival of tastes, Serbians and overseas Chinese welcomed the Chinese Lunar New Year in Belgrade on Saturday.

    By Xinhua | 2023/1/24 16:14:33
  • Chinese citizen among Monterey Park mass shooting victims: consulate spokesperson

    Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles has confirmed that at least one Chinese citizen was among victims in the deadly Lunar New Year mass shooting that has killed 11 in a dance studio in Monterey Park, California.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/24 12:03:24
  • New Swiss Ambassador to China eyes promising areas for cooperation

    Burri is now eyeing the development of bilateral relations, an area where there is lots of potential, he said. China has recently made its COVID-19 adjustment and released a series of measures that further facilitate the movement of people and goods as well as international travel. "The fact that people can travel again and the tourism sector is opening up will surely boost the Chinese economy," Burri said.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/20 0:49:34