First-ever moon landing by private firm inspires global peers to aim for the stars

The historic moon landing of the Odysseus by a US firm, the first successful attempt ever made by a private enterprise, has set an inspiring example for all commercial spaceflight developers, stargazers from China said on Friday, while calling for cooperation between both countries in the field as there is great potential for complementarity in lunar data and technology.

Most Luminous Object in the Known Universe Eats a Sun's Worth of Material Every Day

The black hole powering the most luminous object observed in the solar system is eating roughly the equivalent of the Sun every day through the gas and cosmic dust it sucks up.

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  • Al Zeyoudi addresses final WTO General Council ahead of MC13 in Abu Dhabi

    Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, participated in the General Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva today, the final meeting before the upcoming 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) in Abu Dhabi of which he is Chair.

    By WAM | 2024/2/21 9:20:13
  • US imposes limited pressure on Israel while intl community increasingly calls for cease-fire

    The term that the US used in its UN Security Council draft resolution about the Gaza conflict has changed to "temporary cease-fire" rather than "pause," while 26 EU members warned Israel about the catastrophic consequence of attacking Rafah, where a large number of displaced Palestinians have fled over the course of the conflict.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/2/20 19:41:42
  • Hypes of 'Japan's potential participation in AUKUS' merely feeble rehash for political gains of Canberra and Tokyo: experts

    Politicians and media from Australia and Japan are launching another wave of hype over Japan's possible "participation in AUKUS", after Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Richard Marles said in a recent interview that Australia is keen to see Japan collaborate with the AUKUS security partnership, which also involves the US and UK, on defense technology development in the future.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/2/19 23:01:12
  • Australia tying itself closely to unstable and declining US is foolish: Australian author

    Recently, Australian historian author John John Queripel wrote an article titled “China: learning from Canute,” published on Pearls and Irritations, which gained widespread attention as the article provides a keen analysis of Western smears against China as well as Australia's relations with China and US influence therein. Global Times reporter Xie Wenting (GT) conducted an exclusive interview with John Queripel to further explore his opinions on China's development and US influence on Australia's foreign policy, among other topics.

    By Xie Wenting | 2024/2/19 12:14:25
  • US ex-president Trump imposed with hefty fines in New York business fraud case

    US former President Donald Trump and his business organizations were ordered to pay as much as 355 million US dollars of penalties on Friday in a business fraud case lodged by New York State Attorney General Letitia James.

    By Xinhua | 2024/2/17 11:00:02
  • Greek parliament passes bill on same-sex marriage

    Greece's parliament approved a landmark bill allowing same-sex civil marriage on Thursday, granting same-sex couples the right to wed and adopt children.

    By Xinhua | 2024/2/16 8:36:15
  • Israel kills Hamas, Hezbollah commanders, vows to expand attacks

    Israel announced on Thursday that its forces killed two commanders from Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Hezbollah in Lebanon, while vowing to expand the attacks in Gaza and Lebanon.

    By Xinhua | 2024/2/16 8:26:46
  • European farmers stage new wave of protests

    Farmers in at least two European countries staged a new wave of protests on Thursday, demanding more economic support from their governments and reiterating opposition to some European Union (EU) policies related to agriculture and environment protection.

    By Xinhua | 2024/2/16 8:22:16
  • Intl pressure mounts on Israel to agree to Gaza truce

    Israel is facing mounting calls to agree to a truce in the Gaza Strip as its deadly conflict with Hamas has lasted for more than four months and claimed the lives of tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza as of Wednesday.

    By Xinhua | 2024/2/15 8:25:31
  • More than 1 mln tourists travel in Cambodia during Chinese New Year

    Cambodia recorded some 1.05 million domestic and foreign tourists during the celebrations of the Chinese Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, according to a Ministry of Tourism's report released on Monday.

    By Agencies | 2024/2/13 23:51:33
  • Carlson interview enables American public to form a more balanced view of Russia amid deep Russia rejection among US politicians: experts

    Russian President Vladimir Putin once again attracted global attention after former Fox News host Tucker Carlson released a two-hour interview online, in which the Russian leader spoke frankly about Russian-Ukraine conflict, NATO expansion, and big power relations.

    By Wang Qi | 2024/2/9 18:19:08
  • Switzerland eager to attract more Chinese tourists: Swiss FM

    "I heard that the Chinese people are very passionate about winter sports. Switzerland also hopes to better promote its winter tourism resources," Swiss Federal Councilor and Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis told the Global Times in Beijing on Wednesday.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2024/2/8 23:10:59
  • Netanyahu rejects Hamas' proposed cease-fire terms in blow to Washington's diplomacy in Middle East, highlighting US-Israel divisions

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dismissed Hamas' proposals for a cease-fire and hostage deal in Gaza, calling them "delusional," in what is widely regarded as a blow for the diplomacy of the Biden administration in the Middle East as Secretary of State Antony Blinken makes his fifth visit from February 2 to Thursday to the region. This again highlighted the deep divergence between Washington and the Netanyahu administration, and also exposes the further weakening of American influence over Israel and the failure of the US' Middle East policy, observers said.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/2/8 21:16:34
  • Responsible AI in focus: WGS unites innovators for collective advancement

    The ''Responsible AI Forum'', to be held as part of the World Governments Summit (WGS 2024), brings together technology leaders from around the world to explore the future of responsible AI and discuss international efforts to innovate solutions that harness this promising field to serve communities and ensure a better future for all.

    By WAM | 2024/2/6 18:13:22
  • US airstrikes complicate Middle East; Dilemma a consequence of hegemony, benefits military-industrial complex

    US troops launched airstrikes on Friday, hitting at least 85 targets in Iraq and Syria, in retaliation of a drone attack the previous weekend that killed three US soldiers.

    By Zhang Han | 2024/2/3 20:14:45
  • Experts are working on the drafts of SCO development bank: Pakistani official

    The upcoming elections in Pakistan do not affect its interaction with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) or other international organizations. The SCO works with states, regardless of the government in power, said Pakistan's Director General SCO at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Altamash Wazir Khan.

    By Xie Wenting | 2024/2/2 0:31:48
  • Iran willing to strengthen cooperation and relation with Pakistan: official

    Iran's position and policy align in always strengthening cooperation and relations with neighboring countries, including Pakistan, Mehrdad Kiaei, the National Coordinator of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the SCO Secretariat, told the Global Times in a recent interview.

    By Xie Wenting | 2024/2/1 23:05:47
  • Hubble Finds Water in Exoplanet's Atmosphere

    The planet, which is burning at 800 degrees Fahrenheit (426 degrees Celsius) would be inhospitable, but its discovery opens the door to more than just water.

    By Sputnik | 2024/1/31 17:36:34
  • Russia Discussing Integration of Payment Infrastructure With BRICS

    Russia is discussing with other BRICS countries the integration of national financial message transmission systems, and currently 159 foreign participants from 20 countries have already joined the Russian platform, Russian Central Bank Head Elvira Nabiullina told Sputnik.

    By Sputnik | 2024/1/31 17:32:45
  • Experts worry nuclear arms race as US reportedly to station weapons in UK

    After UK media reported over the weekend that the US plans to station nuclear weapons for the first time in 15 years in the UK amid the "increasing threat" from Russia, experts said the move will only trigger more turbulence in Europe and a potential nuclear arms race.

    By Zhang Changyue | 2024/1/28 21:54:13
  • Halting support for UNRWA poses greater challenge to the UN authority: experts

    Following the announcements of US and Canada, Italy, the UK, Finland, Australia and the Netherlands, Germany also announced the suspension of financial assistance to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). Experts said on Sunday that the humanitarian issues such as refugee relief brought about by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are anticipated to become even more complex, posing a greater challenge to the authority of the United Nations (UN).

    By Xu Yelu | 2024/1/28 18:40:14
  • Mysterious downing of Russian warplane may lead to expansion of conflicts: experts

    Following the mysterious downing of a Russian military aircraft and NATO launching its biggest military drill since the Cold War, experts on Thursday warned of fiercer retaliation from Moscow, and urged the West to stop exacerbating the already unstable situation, which could lead to an expansion of the war and lead to a direct conflict between Russia and the West.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/1/25 22:37:49
  • Philippines' efforts to build 'united front' against China misguided: expert

    Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr is reportedly set to sign an agreement on maritime cooperation with Vietnam during his visit to the country, a move that has been seen as building a “united front” against China over the South China Sea issue. However, analysts noted that any attempt to exclude China and form small cliques to deal with the South China Sea issue will only make the problem more complex.

    By Liu Xin | 2024/1/26 0:28:37
  • US still posing main threat to global cybersecurity: report

    A cybersecurity report for 2023 released by a Chinese company on Thursday said that global advanced persistent threat (APT) activities remain at a severe level. APT organizations are primarily distributed in countries and regions such as the US and India, with the US continuing to pose the main threat to global cybersecurity.

    By Guo Yuandan and Liu Caiyu | 2024/1/25 23:44:50
  • Newly arrived Japanese ambassador to China expresses hope to promote mutual exchanges

    It has been more than one month since Japanese ambassador to China Kenji Kanasugi arrived in December 2023. On January 18, Ambassador Kanasugi gave an exclusive interview to Global Times reporters Xing Xiaojing and Liu Xin (GT), his first interview with Chinese media, during which he described diplomatic work as a "long-distance relay race," and said that whoever holds the baton should run as far as possible. During his tenure as Japanese ambassador to China, he hopes to use his own experiences to promote mutual exchanges between Japan and China, and contribute to the improvement of bilateral relations.

    By Xing Xiaojing and Liu Xin | 2024/1/24 20:38:29
  • Trump's New Hampshire GOP primary victory sets up likely Biden-Trump rematch

    Former US president Donald Trump's victory in the New Hampshire GOP primary further strengthened his bid to take on incumbent president Joe Biden in this year's presidential election, according to Chinese experts. They speculated that US voters may react with apathy toward a Biden-Trump rematch as disappointment for both candidates was growing; and that an unhappy electorate might seek to voice their discontent via extreme means, further tearing apart the US population.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/1/24 23:42:44
  • Luminous China-France relations set tone for EU, exemplify independence and mutually beneficial cooperation: envoy

    Sixty years ago, on January 27, 1964, the Xinhua News Agency and Agence France-Presse simultaneously issued a joint statement, making France the first major Western power to establish diplomatic relations with People's Republic of China. Looking back, what lessons can the development of China-France relations offer to Western countries in their relations with China?

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2024/1/24 19:30:30
  • Why Are Almost 40 Percent of US Nuclear Attack Subs Out of Service?

    Eighteen fast attack submarines are being temporarily decommissioned for repairs, a move that is fraught with far-reaching consequences for the US, experts told Sputnik.

    By Sputnik | 2024/1/24 17:04:37
  • On behalf of UAE President, Shakhboot bin Nahyan heads delegation to Third South Summit of the Group of 77 and China in Uganda

    On behalf of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, Minister of State, headed the UAE delegation to the Third South Summit of the Group of 77 and China, which was inaugurated by Yoweri Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda.

    By wam.ae | 2024/1/23 20:42:06
  • Chinese Google engineer faces murder trial for allegedly beating wife to death

    A 27-year-old Chinese Google worker has been charged with murder after he allegedly viciously beat his wife, also a Google worker, to death inside their home in Santa Clara, California, the US, shedding light on the issue of domestic violence.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/21 21:04:53
  • British brothers jailed for $4.4m theft of Chinese artifacts in Swiss museum, raising security concerns

    Two British brothers have been sentenced to prison for the theft of three Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) artifacts from a Swiss museum. The stolen items, including two bowls and a vase, are estimated to be worth around 3.5 million pounds ($4.4 million), according to a report by the UK media outlet Daily Mail on Tuesday.

    By Li Xing | 2024/1/17 23:09:35
  • Chinese premier's visit to Switzerland sends signal of enhanced high-level exchanges, political trust: ambassador

    Chinese Premier Li Qiang paid an official visit to Switzerland from Sunday to Monday at the invitation of President of the Swiss Confederation Viola Amherd, and Global Times reporter Zhang Changyue (GT) conducted an exclusive interview with Chinese Ambassador to Switzerland Wang Shiting. The ambassador talked about the main highlights and achievements of Li's visit, the visit's impact on China-Switzerland and China-Europe relations, and the future potential areas of cooperation for China and Switzerland.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/17 1:44:33
  • Trump gets unshaken support in Iowa caucuses votes, signifies US populism tendency

    Former US president Donald Trump scored a record-setting win in the Iowa caucuses on Monday local time, affirming his grip on the 2024 Republican presidential nomination and a scenario in which he will rival incumbent President Joe Biden in the general election.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/1/16 21:36:53
  • Australia should avoid turning itself from 'idyllic haven' into battlefield, warn analysts as Japan eyes military contingencies cooperation

    Japan and Australia, both countries in the Asia-Pacific region, should have a shared interest in maintaining peace and stability in the region, but as loyal allies of the US, the two countries are eyeing colluding to stir up troubles and adding new factors of instability into the region with their latest move to discuss cooperation on "military contingencies," experts noted.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/1/16 21:12:20
  • US foreign policy in Middle East will become hostage to American domestic politics: renowned expert

    Houthi rebels in Yemen said, on Monday, that they attacked a US ship in the Gulf of Aden after US launched airstrikes on Houthis. The situation in the Red Sea has grown increasingly tense in recent weeks, showing the spillover effect of the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip. What will possibly happen next? Is it possible for a larger conflict to happen in the Middle East? How will new tensions affect the ongoing Palestine-Israel conflict? Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi (GT) spoke with Yezid Sayigh (Sayigh), a senior fellow at the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, on these and other pertinent issues.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2024/1/16 21:05:28
  • Russia Plans to Build Over 600 Homegrown Planes in Next 6 Years

    Russia is planning the production of more than 600 fully domestic passenger aircraft in the next six years and has allowed tapping the sovereign wealth fund to help plane manufacturers scale up their output, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said on Monday.

    By Sputnik | 2024/1/16 19:53:33
  • Trump wins Iowa Republican presidential caucuses - US media

    Multiple U.S. media organizations on Monday night projected former U.S. President Donald Trump, who is the front-runner in the Republican presidential race, wins the 2024 Iowa Republican caucuses.

    By Xinhua | 2024/1/16 10:04:18
  • World needs to prepare for 'more uncertainties' as Iowa caucuses kick off

    As the US election year race kicks off in Iowa on Monday, experts suggest that the world should prepare for the possibility of Donald Trump being re-elected as President of the US and a United States that is more divided.

    By Xu Yelu | 2024/1/15 21:34:55
  • US-Japan foreign ministers' meeting paves way for a Washington-Tokyo summit, but the outcome may not be satisfactory: experts

    Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington on Friday afternoon, as analysts on Sunday said that the main purpose of the visit is to lay the groundwork for Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's upcoming state visit and meeting with US President Joe Biden amid a politically unstable environment in Japan. In the talks, the foreign ministers agreed that the two countries will closely work to address issues regarding China and North Korea. They also reiterated their shared view on the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits and encouraged a peaceful settlement of the Taiwan question, according to Japanese media outlets.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/1/14 22:01:25
  • US urged not to use military measures in Red Sea crisis

    The situation in the Red Sea may become even more complicated if Yemen's Houthi rebels engage in a conflict with the US and its allies. Analysts noted that this could lead to further spillover beyond the crisis in the sea, especially considering the absence of a political solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and they also urged the US to stop using military measures and go back to the path of seeking a political solution.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/1/13 0:52:20
  • NASA Delays Crewed Moon Landing Mission to 2026

    NASA has delayed the first US manned mission to the moon in more than half a century until September 2026 "to work through the challenges" on developing and integrating the spacecraft systems in the Artemis program, US space agency administrator Bill Nelson told reporters on Tuesday.

    By Sputnik | 2024/1/12 14:39:38
  • Chinese satellite firm releases post-earthquake satellite images of Noto Peninsula, showing that some sea areas have become land

    Latest statistics released by Ishikawa prefecture showed that the earthquake has caused 213 deaths, 567 injuries, with 52 people still missing in the prefecture, Japanese media reported on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/11 18:06:51
  • Abu Dhabi's 6th Culture Summit to take place 3-5 March

    The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the new dates for the sixth edition of Culture Summit Abu Dhabi at Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi from 3rd to 5th March, 2024.

    By WAM | 2024/1/10 18:25:59
  • US students revisit ping-pong diplomacy in Shanghai

    At the ping-pong table, US player Margaux Reppert asked her Chinese partner Liu Wanying about receiving skills before their doubles match began. Liu answered Reppert's questions in detail and gave her encouragement. The two 20-year-olds had relaxed and friendly smiles on their faces.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2024/1/10 1:50:42
  • Argentina's decision not to join BRICS perplexing: former ambassador

    "The new government, with a clear bias and ideological perspective, will cause serious harm to Argentina's economy," said former Argentine ambassador to China Sabino Vaca Narvaja in an exclusive interview with the Global Times on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/5 22:11:41
  • US National Debt Rises Above $34 Trillion in Historic First-Ever

    US national debt has surged over $34 trillion for the first time in history, according to fiscal data published by the Department of the Treasury.

    By Sputnik | 2024/1/5 15:09:47
  • Disclosure of Epstein list tears off 'fig leaf' from US political elites: experts

    As the disclosure of the Epstein list shocked US society, it also has triggered a wide range of discussion across China's internet as some experts believed the timing of the disclosure is driven by the upcoming presidential election, particularly as it implicates former US president Donald Trump. Overall, the release of the list has once again torn off the "fig leaf" from the US political elites, intensifying ordinary people's disdain and disillusionment toward them, some experts said.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/1/4 23:05:46
  • US 'low-cost' warning to Houthi militia has little impact on settling Red Sea crisis

    The “low-cost warning” issued by the US-led coalition to Yemen's Houthi rebels may not have a significant impact on easing tensions on the Red Sea waters, and the coalition's persistent use of military tactics could exacerbate the situation, analysts warned, calling for international efforts to achieve a political resolution to both the Red Sea crisis and a cease-fire in Gaza and to avoid further spillover of the conflicts in the Middle East.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/1/4 22:48:46
  • Senior Hamas leader's killing risks escalating conflict, spillover

    The conflict between Israel and Palestinian armed group Hamas has affected more regions apart from the Gaza Strip and the Red Sea, as the latest airstrike launched by the Israeli military on Beirut, capital of Lebanon, killed a senior leader of Hamas, leading to more people expressing concerns about the escalation of the conflict.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/1/3 21:18:30
  • US public debt reaching record high, signaling possible agencies 'shutdown crisis'

    The US federal government's public debt has skyrocketed to an unprecedented $34 trillion on this week, marking a historic milestone. Simultaneously, the federal government finds itself on the brink of a funding battle. Chinese experts have cautioned of a possible “shutdown crisis” within US federal government agencies, emphasizing the ongoing confrontation over US fiscal policy underscores the long-standing issue of an irresponsible economic policy and persistent partisan conflict.

    By Liu Caiyu | 2024/1/3 22:58:11
  • Quad faces wide question on value of existing after Biden not to visit India in January

    With US President Joe Biden not able to make it to India in late January, a visit that was tied to the proposed Quad Summit, the exclusive clique's high-profile grouping of the US, Japan, Australia and India is facing renewed crisis - the divergences among the four partners are coming more to the surface, while many observers question the real value of the Quad's existence, although the elevation of the mechanism had been a central feature of Washington's push to contain China.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/1/3 22:46:59
  • Israel to partially withdraw forces from Gaza; war to enter new phase amid mounting pressures: analysts

    Marking a notable first since hostilities began in October 2023, Israel's military announced the withdrawal of thousands of troops from the besieged Gaza Strip. Chinese analysts on Tuesday said they remain skeptical over the prospects of a cease-fire in the near future, and they argue that the move is intended to buy time for Israeli authorities to reassess the domestic repercussions of their offensive, respond to increasing pressure from their principal ally, the US, and address growing international concerns over the escalating death toll in Gaza.

    By Deng Xiaoci | 2024/1/2 22:33:07
  • Attack against S.Korea's opposition leader shows 'intensifying political polarization'

    South Korea's opposition leader Lee Jae-myung was physically assaulted on Tuesday, the second day of 2024, with Chinese analysts saying that although more details are yet to be released, the case shows that political polarization within the country is further intensifying.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/1/2 22:40:09
  • Strong earthquake strikes Japan, triggering tsunami warnings

    A series of strong earthquakes with major ones of up to a preliminary 7.6 magnitude struck the western coast of central Japan on Monday, triggering tsunamis in the surrounding areas and countries. Currently, there are no reports of Chinese casualties, and China is not at risk of experiencing a tsunami, according to Chinese authorities.

    By GT staff reporters | 2024/1/1 21:52:45
  • 7.4 magnitude quake jolts Japan's Ishikawa

    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.4 struck Japanese prefecture of Ishikawa, the weather agency said on Monday.

    By Xinhua | 2024/1/1 15:30:19
  • S Africa's genocide accusation to 'plunge Israel into a deeper moral crisis' amid rising concern over risks of conflict spillover

    South Africa's accusation against Israel at the ICJ will hardly affect Israeli military operation in the Gaza strip, but will plunge Israel into a moral crisis and further impact its international image, as it will shake the Western concept of human rights and discourse that Israel has long relied upon, exacerbating Israel's predicament on the global stage: experts

    By Deng Xiaoci | 2023/12/30 15:11:17
  • China's development is an opportunity for Vietnam: envoy

    The development of China is an opportunity for Vietnam and the reform and opening-up in Vietnam is also an opportunity for China, Minister of the Vietnamese Embassy in China Ninh Thanh Cong told the Global Times on Tuesday.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2023/12/27 23:07:45
  • Egyptian tour guide says BRI makes his life splendid

    On the center of page 18 of the People's Daily newspaper issued on Dec. 25, 2023, there is a photo in which an Egyptian tour guide is passionately explaining something to Chinese tourists.

    By People's Daily | 2023/12/26 18:13:23
  • 'Bidenomics' Strikes Again? Homelessness Hits Record-High In US

    As he runs for reelection, US President Joe Biden often touts his “Bidenomics” as being responsible for inflation inching down from four-decade highs, as well as job and wage growth. However, Americans, many of whom are struggling, aren't interested in hearing bland figures and stats if they can't afford food.

    By Sputnik | 2023/12/21 15:06:56
  • AIM Congress 2024 concludes its promotional tour in China

    The organising committee of the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) Congress concluded its promotional tour in China as part of a major promotional and marketing campaign for its 13th edition. The goal is to enhance the flourishing economic partnership between the United Arab Emirates and the People's Republic of China.

    By WAM | 2023/12/19 15:32:01
  • Japan's ambition to use Southeast Asian countries to improve its maritime defense capabilities deserves vigilance: experts

    Experts warned on Sunday that if defense cooperation between Japan and Southeast Asian countries is directed against a third party, it will have a very negative impact on the stability of the regional order, as leaders from Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) met at a special summit in Tokyo that started on Saturday.

    By Xu Yelu | 2023/12/17 23:43:46
  • Killing of hostages is tragic, but it can hardly stop Israel's operation in Gaza: expert

    After Israeli forces mistakenly killed three Israeli hostages in Gaza, the head of Israeli intelligence agency Mossad met Qatar's prime minister in Oslo to discuss the release of the remaining hostages, media reported, as some observers believe it could signal hope for another temporary cease-fire to enable swapping Hamas-held hostages for Israeli-held Palestinian prisoners.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/12/17 23:34:23
  • Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah dies

    Kuwait's ruling emir, Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, died at 86, state TV reported Saturday.

    By Xinhua | 2023/12/16 18:30:32
  • 10,000 oil lamps to be offered to Shwedagon Pagoda for 10th Anniversary of Belt and Road International Day

    To commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Belt and Road International Day led by the People's Republic of China, an event to offer 10,000 oil lamps to the Shwedagon Pagoda will be held, according to the General Secretary of the Myanma Arts and Cultural Association U Than Tun Soe.

    By Vidya | 2023/12/15 12:20:11
  • COP28 witnesses high participation of international organisations, especially of women, youth, Indigenous People

    COP28, the United Nations Conference of the Parties being held in Dubai, has witnessed huge participation of international organisations, including non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

    By Emirates News Agency - WAM | 2023/12/13 14:49:35
  • Americans still haunted by inflation

    As Christmas draws near, Americans have taken to social media to complain about rising prices.

    By Chu Daye | 2023/12/11 23:23:53
  • Close ties between Russia and China are crucial for global and regional stability: Russian envoy

    The Russia-China comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for a new era is currently at an unprecedentedly high level and continues to develop. The relationship between the two countries is mature, sustainable, and characterized by a high level of mutual trust, respect, consideration of each other's fundamental interests and mutual support. Both Russia and China are major world powers with strong and continuously growing comprehensive national strength, as well as holding immense potential in the economic and technological fields. Most importantly, I believe, both countries have an abundance of human resources – we have talents in various fields.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2023/11/30 22:46:55
  • UAE's Ministry of Economy and ADDED launch 'Global Future Trade Leaders Programme'

    The Ministry of Economy, in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), has launched the Global Future Trade Leaders Programme.

    By WAM | 2023/11/28 15:35:44
  • Britain: British Embassy co-organizes winter reading night in Beijing

    The British Embassy in Beijing and Pageone bookstore jointly organized the "Winter Reading Night in Beijing" event on Saturday. The event featured British diplomats, leading bloggers, and literature lovers to share their favorite bits of British literature.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/23 20:19:36
  • Thailand: Consul General of Thailand in Shanghai attends China Yiwu Imported Commodities Fair

    Prinat Apirat, Consul General of Thailand in Shanghai, recently attended the opening ceremony and related activities of the 2023 China Yiwu Imported Commodities Fair in Yiwu, East China's Zhejiang Province.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/23 20:17:19
  • Precious gifts stand witness to great journey, brilliant diplomacy achievements since founding of New China in 1949

    As a Chinese say, "A gift may be small, but its symbolic value is significant," exquisite gifts from around the world not only represent the culture and craftsmanship of their countries of origin, but also bear witness to the historical friendship between China and these nations. The Central Gifts and Cultural Relics Management Center, located in the heart of Beijing, showcases over 670 representative gifts exchanged between the Communist Party of China (CPC) and government leaders in diplomatic activities since the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949.

    By Shan Jie | 2023/11/23 20:15:16
  • Belgium: Belgian King's Day Reception held in Beijing

    A magnificent King's Day celebration recently took place at the Belgian Residence, marking the first King's Day since Ambassador Bruno Angelet began his mandate in China. The Embassy of Belgium invited distinguished guests, high-level Chinese officials from various ministries, prominent members of Belgian and Chinese companies, as well as Belgians and friends of Belgium, to commemorate 10 years of King Phillip's reign.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/23 20:14:52
  • Greece: Ambassador participates in the 2023 WIOTC

    "The IoT (Internet of Things) is not simply a technological trend; it's a transformative force reshaping the economy in a new, interconnected era. The challenge for Greece, as for many other countries that do not lead the race but hope to not fall behind in this new reality- is to balance advancements and threats, particularly in the realm of security," said Evgenios Kalpyris, Greek Ambassador to China, in a speech on Monday when attending the opening ceremony of the 2023 World Internet of Things Convention in Beijing.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/23 20:11:15
  • Russia: Russian opera theater concert staged embracing mutual exchanges

    In the context of the 2024 and 2025 Chinese-Russian Years of Culture, a marvelous opera concert was staged on Wednesday at the Russian Culture Center in Beijing. Tatiana Urzhumtseva, director of the Russian Culture Center in Beijing and, Yuri Alexandrov, director and founder of the St. Petersburg Opera Theatre attended the performance and delivered speeches.

    By Hou Xiangjun | 2023/11/23 20:04:35
  • Ceasefire in Gaza starts at 10:00 am local time Thursday: Hamas Official

    Ceasefire in Gaza starts at 10:00 am local time Thursday: Hamas Official

    By Xinhua | 2023/11/22 19:10:21
  • China welcomes temporary cease-fire between Hamas and Israel, urging more efforts to cool tensions

    As a cheerful development in the Israel-Hamas conflict, the two sides agreed on a four-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip and release of 50 hostages held in Gaza. Chinese observers welcomed such positive sign as it could indicate a temporary cooling down of the situation, showing that the latest UN Security Council resolution adopted under China's rotating presidency helped yield concrete results.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/11/22 10:19:04
  • COP28 Business & Philanthropy Climate Forum to launch November 30

    The inaugural COP28 Business Philanthropy Climate Forum, hosted by the COP28 Presidency, will open on 30 November at Expo City, Dubai.

    By WAM | 2023/11/21 15:58:37
  • US sentinel ICBM program 'struggling' due to skyrocketing costs

    The replacement of the aging LGM-30G Minuteman III missile system with the Sentinel is estimated to cost $100 billion. Its deployment has been delayed to a period between April and June 2030.

    By Sputnik | 2023/11/17 11:03:45
  • US Senate passes temporary funding bill to avert government shutdown, sends to Biden

    The US Senate on Wednesday passed legislation to temporarily fund the federal government into next year to avoid a government shutdown, sending the bill to US President Joe Biden for final approval.

    By Sputnik | 2023/11/17 10:57:30
  • Representatives of global news agency alliances, unions and federations convene GMC roundtable

    The second day of the Global Media Congress (GMC) 2023, which is taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) hosted a session titled "Future Challenges, How to Corporate", featuring heads of the unions, alliances, federations and associations of news agencies, to discuss cooperation, challenges, copyrights and keeping pace with modern technologies, including AI.

    By WAM | 2023/11/17 10:15:20
  • Georgia: Ambassador attends the 5th China-CEEC SME Cooperation Forum

    Georgian Ambassador to China Archil Kalandia participated in the 5th China-CEEC SME Cooperation Forum held in Cangzhou, North China's Hebei Province on Monday, with a total of more than 600 Chinese and Central and Eastern European enterprises participating in the forum. During the meeting, Ambassador Kalandia met with China's Vice Foreign Minister Deng Li.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/16 20:30:06
  • Italy: The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World kicks off in Beijing, Tianjin and Qingdao

    The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World kicked off on Monday, with the aim to promote exquisite Italian cooking, the Mediterranean diet, Italian agri-food products and wine. In the 2023 edition, as in past years, the week will be further enhanced by activities organized by the Italian Embassy in China together with the Italian business community operating in China.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/16 20:26:40
  • Austria: Cultural performance event in Beijing raises food waste awareness

    The Austrian Cultural Center in Beijing recently invited artists Honey and Bunny to organize the performance art exhibition "Diets, resources, and aesthetics" at the Markor Cave Museum. This exciting event was organized to commemorate the International Day of Food Loss and Waste Awareness.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/16 20:21:27
  • Belgium: Antwerp and Beijing art exhibitions promote mutual exchanges

    As one of the oldest art schools in the world, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (RAFA) in Antwerp has constantly reinvented itself since it was founded in 1663. To promote the exchange of ideas and strive for greater creativity, RAFA established an exchange program with the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing. This year marks RAFA's 360th anniversary. To celebrate this momentous occasion, RAFA and CAFA organized a unique project.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/16 20:16:57
  • China calls on the intl community to support the establishment of a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction

    China supports the establishment of a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction and believes that this move will help curb the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, safeguard the authority and effectiveness of international non-proliferation regimes, and reduce the risk of an arms race and conflict, thereby providing an important mechanism for the maintenance of long-term regional peace and security, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations Geng Shuang said in remarks at the Fourth Session of the Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and other Weapons of Mass Destruction on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/14 12:05:40
  • Solomon Islands makes debut at CIIE, establishing promising prospects for products in Chinese market

    The Solomon Islands made its debut at the just-concluded 6th China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, showcasing vibrant culture and unique products, from Solomon Tuna to artisan crafts, with the country's Chargé d'Affaires in China saying the island country is already looking forward to an even bigger showing at the next event.

    By Shan Jie | 2023/11/13 22:34:14
  • Chinese FM urges immediate cease-fire amid dire Gaza situation

    China on Monday praised the contribution to calls for a ceasefire and humanitarian assistance for the ongoing Palestine-Israel conflict made by the Saudi-African summit and Arab-Islamic summit, held in Saudi Arabia, saying that China will continue to work with the relevant parties to protect civilians, ease tensions, restart negotiations, and strive tirelessly for peace.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/11/13 20:58:36
  • COP28 Changemakers Majlis brings together climate experts to identify municipal-level climate solutions

    The first in a series of eight national Majlis sessions being held in the run-up to COP28 began today at the Oberoi Resort in Ajman, in a session organised by the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and supported by the Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation.

    By WAM | 2023/11/10 15:32:52
  • Husband of famous cosplayer Karina dies in Bali

    Johnny, the husband of popular Ukrainian cosplayer Karina Melnychuk, has been confirmed to have died in a drowning incident in Bali, Indonesia, as reported by the Sichuan-based chengdu.cn media outlet on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/9 23:19:47
  • Surinamese Foreign Minister talks about China's significant role in Latin America, Caribbean region

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, on Tuesday, met with Surinamese Foreign Minister Albert Ramdin in Beijing. China and Suriname enjoy a long history of friendship, and this year marks the 170th anniversary of the arrival of the Chinese in Suriname. Wang told Ramdin that China is willing to be Suriname's reliable partner in the process of development and revitalization and jointly realize modernization. Global Times reporters Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi (GT) conducted an exclusive interview with Ramdin in Beijing on Tuesday, and talked about China-Suriname relations, China-Caribbean relations, and further cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Global Security Initiative (GSI), and Global Development Initiative (GDI).

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/11/9 18:46:25
  • Hungary: Hungarian art exhibition kicks off in Chongqing, builds cultural bridges

    A total of 50 Hungarian art works were featured on Tuesday at the Chongqing Art Museum. The 2023 Western China Hungarian Cultural Festival and the 2nd Chongqing Urban Arts Festival with the theme "The Journey: Janos Fajo and The Pesti Workshop," were co-organized by the Chongqing Art Museum, the Liszt Institute Hungarian Cultural Center Beijing, the Consulate General of Hungary in Chongqing, and Central Bank of Hungary.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/9 18:39:34
  • Italy: Ambassador visits Guangdong, deepens friendship

    Italian Ambassador to China Massimo Ambrosetti recently visited South China's Guangdong Province and met with Chen Jianwen, a member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Guangdong Provincial Committee and director of the Publicity Department of the Guangdong Provincial Committee.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/9 18:35:19
  • Nigeria: Embassy diplomats experience the Traditional Chinese Medicine culture

    An event to promote Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was held at the Nigerian Embassy in Beijing, themed “Promote Chinese Medicine and Global Health.”

    By Global Times | 2023/11/9 18:32:25
  • Intl conference opens in Xi'an to discuss sustainability of ancient architecture

    Aiming to find paths for the sustainable development of ancient walls and castle legacies around the world, an international conference was recently held in Xi'an, in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/11/8 20:58:08
  • Planned Philippines-Japan joint military drill raises alert, warning from Chinese experts

    The Philippines and Japan hope to hold a joint exercise under a new bilateral security pact next year, which Chinese experts said on Wednesday is a dangerous plan that could pose several threats to regional peace and stability.

    By Liu Xuanzun | 2023/11/8 18:45:23
  • Israel's blunt rejection of US call for pause reflects failed US strategy, as anger fuels with Washington's excessive leniency

    The swift rejection by Israel of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's call for a humanitarian pause in Gaza has been seen as a reflection of the diminishing influence of the US in the Middle East and the failure of its global governance, experts said on Saturday, as anger mounts with the US launching of a military exercise in the Mediterranean Sea, which could further inflame tensions in the region.

    By Fan Anqi | 2023/11/4 21:03:36
  • 'Gaza cease-fire top priority' as China assumes UNSC presidency

    China has assumed the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council for November and sees promoting a cease-fire in the Israel-Palestine conflict as a "top priority," said Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the UN, as the number of dead passed 10,000 for both sides since October 7, with 9,000 in the Gaza Strip.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/11/2 22:24:49
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