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.

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.

  • 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 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
  • Chile: Ambassador attends the CFSE in East China's Qingdao

    The 26th China Fisheries and Seafood Expo (CFSE) held in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province between October 25 and 27 was the event's first offline appearance since the epidemic

    By Global Times | 2023/11/2 17:24:27
  • Britain: British Council showcases education cooperation at CACIE 2023

    From October 26 to 28, the British Council participated in the 24th China Annual Conference for International Education and Expo (CACIE 2023) as a CACIE Honorary Partner, and hosted two sub-forums on higher education: "From Study to Work: Global Talent Mobility and Development" and "English Teaching and Assessment to Enhance International Understanding Education in Secondary Schools."

    By Global Times | 2023/11/2 17:21:03
  • Greece: Ambassador participates in the 2023 Beijing Marathon

    This year's 41st Beijing Marathon was held on October 29, and Greece, the cradle of the Marathon run, took part in the Beijing Marathon for the first time. Greek Ambassador to China, Eugenios Kalpyris, was among the seven dignitaries who gave the signal for the start of the race at 7:30 am, at the Tiananmen Square.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/2 17:17:55
  • Pakistan: Ambassador participates in Sichuan Agricultural Expo cementing cooperation

    Pakistani Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque inaugurated the Pakistan National Pavilion and attended the opening ceremony of the 9th Sichuan Agricultural Expo in Chengdu on October 28. Hu Yun, vice governor of Southwest China's Sichuan Province, presided over the opening ceremony.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/2 17:09:03
  • Intl pressure mounts to push for ceasefire in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    The international pressure to push Israel to stop collective punishment in the Gaza Strip has been mounting with the death toll of this round of conflict surpassing 10,000. Following Bolivia's decision to suspend ties with Israel, analysts said other nations would move to apply diplomatic pressure on Israel and the US to allow a truce.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/11/1 22:16:26
  • COP28, IRENA and Global Renewables Alliance outline roadmap at Pre-COP event on fast-tracking energy transition

    The COP28 Presidency, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and the Global Renewables Alliance (GRA) launched a joint report today on the sidelines of the Pre-COP event in Abu Dhabi, titled “Tripling Renewable Power and Doubling Energy Efficiency by 2030: Crucial Steps Towards 1.5°C".

    By WAM | 2023/10/31 18:02:55
  • Israel starts 2nd phase of war as UNGA resolution calls for truce

    Although the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on Friday on Gaza which calls for an immediate and sustained humanitarian truce leading to a cessation of hostilities, Israel still launched the second phase of its war against the Gaza Strip, bringing death toll on Palestine side since the war to nearly 8,000, mostly civilians including women and children.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/10/29 23:17:06
  • Albanese's US visit 'awkward, disappointing'; Washington finding it 'hard to collude'

    "It's a state visit of awkwardness and disappointment," a Chinese analyst said of Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's US visit from Monday to Thursday, pointing out that the two allies apparently found it hard to yield substantial results during the trip, although the Biden administration is wooing Canberra to closely follow its strategy to suppress Beijing. US President Joe Biden sought to prove he can keep the longer-term goal of countering China in his sights as the Israel-Palestine conflict grinds on, hosting the Australian prime minister at the White House for a series of high-level meetings, the Wall Street Journal revealed.

    By Xu Keyue | 2023/10/27 0:47:28
  • Diplomats attend the 2023 Basketball Game for Foreigners in Beijing

    The 2023 Basketball Game for Foreigners commenced recently in Beijing. The game was co-organized by the Foreign Affairs Office of the People's Government of Beijing Municipality and the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Sports. Nearly 30 expatriates from 17 countries such as Japan, United States, Brazil, South Korea, Zambia, and other countries participated in the match.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/26 17:54:01
  • Greece: Greek dance troop performs in Chaoyang Park

    Coming amid the third China-Central Eastern European Countries Culture and Arts Carnival, traditional dances from all over Greece, such as ipirotikos, tsamiko, kalamatiano, sirtaki and ikariotiko, were performed on October 22 in Chaoyang Park, Beijing, by the Cultural Association "Peiros" dance troop from the municipality of Western Achaia.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/26 17:51:01
  • Denmark: Opening of the Greenlandic Representation in Beijing

    "The most famous classic novel of China, A Journey to the West, as a matter of fact, is one of the few that have been translated and dubbed using Greenlandic voices for our national broadcasting TV. This shows that even though we are very far away from each other, we can build a bridge and a common future with mutual understanding and efforts," said Vivian Motzfeldt, Greenlandic minister for statehood and foreign affairs, at the official opening of the Greenlandic Representation on Monday at the Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing.

    By Hou Xiangjun | 2023/10/26 17:46:43
  • Georgia: Ambassador attends the Peking University International Culture Festival

    "The International Cultural Festival facilitates cross-cultural exchanges and mutual understanding among young people from different countries, allowing them to explore core values in different cultural contexts," Georgian Ambassador to China Archil Kalandia said at the opening ceremony of 2023 Peking University International Culture Festival.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/26 17:39:10
  • Mysterious Martian Core Smaller & Denser Than Previously Thought, Study Reveals

    Recent research led by ETH Zurich scientists has unveiled surprising revelations about the inner workings of the red planet. The mission, which spanned four years and concluded in December 2022, exposed seismic secrets beneath the Martian surface.

    By Sputnik | 2023/10/26 14:51:20
  • 'Mask Off' for US as it Opposes Chinese Peace Mission in the Middle East

    China has dispatched its special envoy to the Middle East in a bid to bring the latest escalation between Israel and Hamas to an end. Peace activist, writer and teacher KJ Noh said the US response exposed its warmongering nature.

    By Sputnik | 2023/10/26 14:42:38
  • At least 16 killed in mass shooting in Lewiston, US: CNN

    At least 16 people were killed and around 50 to 60 more injured in a mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine, US, CNN reported, citing law enforcement sources.

    By CGTN | 2023/10/26 9:46:36
  • Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar reaffirms resolution in combating telecom fraud during talk with Myanmar officials

    Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Chen Hai reaffirmed China's resolution in pushing forward the joint campaign against telecom fraud, as he talked with senior officials from the Myanmar government, the Chinese Embassy in Myanmar said on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/25 19:04:10
  • UAE's competencies an essential pillar in developing nuclear energy sector in the country

    The UAE's competencies have been an essential pillar in driving the development of the most advanced energy sector in the UAE, and these competencies continue to progress at a steady pace to enhance the transition to clean energy. This is accomplished by working to continue developing the UAE's peaceful nuclear programme and enhancing the role of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in facing climate challenges.

    By Emirates News Agency-WAM | 2023/10/24 18:47:30
  • China-ASEAN cooperation under BRI provides tangible benefits for region, gives impetus for future growth: Secretary-General of the ASEAN-China Center

    Editor's Note: On October 18, 2023, as the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) came to a conclusion, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced eight major steps China will take to support high-quality Belt and Road cooperation in a keynote speech. Benefiting over 150 countries, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has become the most popular international public good and largest international cooperation platform in today's world.

    By Wang Qi | 2023/10/23 21:02:28
  • Exclusive: China-Serbia military cooperation supports Serbia's defense modernization, empowers defense capabilities: Serbian Defense Minister

    Editor's Note: Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Milos Vucevic accompanied Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing on October 17, to express strong support for China's remarkable initiative. The minister vowed to deepen strategic mutual trust during his meeting with Zhang Youxia, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission.

    By Hu Yuwei and Fan Wei | 2023/10/22 20:52:37
  • Political efforts must be intensified to solve intractable cycles of violence and humanitarian crises in Gaza: ICRC officer

    On Saturday, the 15th day of the ongoing armed conflict, Israeli airstrikes persisted in targeting the Gaza Strip, while the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) continued launching rockets at Israel. Amid a two-week blockade, the only border crossing between the besieged coastal enclave and Egypt, the Rafah crossing, allowed 20 trucks transporting humanitarian aid to enter Gaza, which is far from enough. China has also sent urgent humanitarian aid to meet the emergent needs in the Gaza Strip. As the humanitarian crisis in Gaza continues to gain international attention, what is the latest situation in the Gaza Strip? What is going on in the Israel-Palestine conflict? What aid do the local communities need most?

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2023/10/22 18:32:27
  • Exclusive: Hong Kong mutual benefit policy serves to complement rather than compete with potential partners: HKSAR Chief Executive

    Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive, John Lee Ka-chiu (Lee), led a high-level delegation of 70 people to participate in the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation held in Beijing from October 18 to 19. At the forum, he invited entrepreneurs to Hong Kong to set up belt and road offices. After the forum, he sat down with the Global Times (GT) reporters Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi for an exclusive interview, sharing his insights on Hong Kong's role in the BRI and Hong Kong's strengths on the global stage. Lee also touched on the "competitive role" of the Hong Kong-Singapore relationship, noting that as long as the "pie" of development is made big enough, everyone can also get a larger share.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2023/10/19 22:39:20
  • Indonesia: Cultural exchange activity in Beijing cements friendship between two countries

    The highly anticipated Indonesian cultural festival kicked off in the opera hall of Beijing's Central Conservatory of Music recently to promote cultural exchanges between China and Indonesia and encourage people to learn more about the traditional Indonesian instrument the Kolintang.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/19 20:07:28
  • Chile: Chile Week across China enhances communication

    The opening ceremony of 8th Chile Week in Beijing kicked off on Monday. About 200 people attended the ceremony, including Chinese and Chilean representatives from associations, importers and exporters, and media.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/19 20:03:30
  • Argentina: Argentine president visits site of first CPC National Congress during China trip

    Argentine President Alberto Fernandez visited the Memorial of the Communist Party of China (CPC)'s First National Congress in downtown Shanghai, on October 15, before he attended the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/19 19:58:27
  • Greece: The EU – China Literary Festival organized in Beijing and Shanghai

    The first leg of the 8th EU-China Literary Festival took place at the Xi Yue Tang Library, Cultural, and Creative Park in Beijing, on Tuesday, to further deepen contemporary literary dialogue between China and Europe.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/19 19:53:39
  • Belgium: Celebrating the Beijing Swifts, promoting conservation of migratory birds

    The "Out of Africa - Celebrating the Beijing Swifts" seminar was successfully held on Monday evening in the Belgian Residence in Beijing, coinciding with the World Migratory Bird Day to promote the conservation of migratory birds such as the Beijing Swifts and their habitats.

    By Hou Xiangjun | 2023/10/19 19:37:41
  • Russia's Spektr-UV Space Telescope to Be Fully Equipped With Domestic Gear - Scientist

    All issues related to replacing foreign instruments for Russia's Spektr-UV space telescope, which is similar to NASA's Hubble, have been successfully resolved, and it will be launched into orbit in 2029, the director of the Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Mikhail Sachkov, said on Tuesday.

    By Sputnik | 2023/10/18 11:42:33
  • COP28 Presidency co-Hosts Global Dialogue in Abu Dhabi to focus on accelerating the energy transition ahead of COP28

    The COP28 Presidency has co-hosted the second Global Dialogue series with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Abu Dhabi, gathering policymakers, representatives, and experts from 140 governments, as well as participants from the private sector. The Global Dialogue, held in Abu Dhabi Global Market from 15-17 October, is the largest UNFCCC mandated event held in the emirate to date, and focused on accelerating the energy transition and decarbonization of the transportation sector.

    By WAM | 2023/10/18 11:25:56
  • Israel-Palestine conflict threatens to deepen rifts in Western societies: experts

    While terrorist attacks and violence linked to racial division continue to increase in Europe and the US, Chinese experts warned on Tuesday that the Israel-Palestine conflict has brought to light the deep-rooted divisions within Western societies, as well as the contradictions of ethnic antagonism, and the Western countries should reflect on this, rather than evade the problem.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/10/17 22:28:19
  • Biden to travel to Israel in show of solidarity

    As US President Joe Biden is about to travel to Tel Aviv on Wednesday in a show of support to Israel as it prepares for a ground offensive in Gaza and with the aim to mitigate the expansion of the conflict between Israel and Hamas, analysts urged the US to shoulder its responsibility as a major power to act as a fair and impartial mediator and bring the two-state solution back on track. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who announced Biden's trip to Tel Aviv, described it a demonstration of “US solidarity with Israel and our ironclad commitment to its security.” During the meeting with Israelis, Biden also plans to hear what Israel will need to safeguard their security, Blinken said.

    By Liu Caiyu | 2023/10/17 22:03:47
  • Jakarta-Bandung HSR officially opens on October 17

    Jakarta-Bandung HSR officially opens on October 17

    By Global Times | 2023/10/17 19:50:57
  • Singer, Japan-China friendship envoy Shinji Tanimura dies at 74

    Japanese singer-songwriter Shinji Tanimura died on October 8 at the age of 74. The news was announced on his official website on October 16, according to media reports.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/17 0:30:57
  • China-Pakistan partnership: Bridging nations, building communities

    The tale of China-Pakistan relations is not an ordinary one. It is an account of brotherhood, friendship, and trust, the foundations of which were laid more than 70 years ago. The vision of the leadership of our two countries at the time laid a solid basis for a relationship, which has subsequently been carefully nurtured into a robust, vibrant, time-tested, all-weather strategic cooperative partnership. Pakistan and its people, with absolute confidence, value the relationship greatly, and proudly call China our “best friend.” It is heart-warming that in China, the term “Ba Tie” (Iron Brother) is reserved only for Pakistan.

    By Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar | 2023/10/15 22:29:36
  • Australian PM concedes defeat in Indigenous Voice referendum, vows continued efforts to address Indigenous disadvantages

    Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has conceded defeat in the country's landmark referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament, and vowed continued efforts to address disadvantages faced by First Australians.

    By Xinhua | 2023/10/15 15:24:46
  • IFRC continues to provide relief items to quake-affected Afghans, says IFRC official

    The Asia-Pacific Regional Director of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Alexander Matheous has described the situation of quake-affected people in west Afghanistan's Herat province as extremely impoverished, and said the body would continue to assist them.

    By Xinhua | 2023/10/15 15:21:56
  • South Africa's mining production shows decline

    South Africa's mining production, one of the country's pillar industries, decreased by 2.5 percent year on year in August, with diamonds, manganese ore and other metallic minerals being the main contributors, data have shown.

    By Agencies | 2023/10/15 12:06:15
  • Exclusive: Satellite images show Gaza in complete darkness after power supply cutoff, indicating worsening humanitarian crisis

    According to the latest satellite images obtained by Global Times reporters from the International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG Center) on Saturday, the Gaza Strip, one of the most densely populated areas in the world, is almost completely plunged into darkness at night due to Israel's power supply cut-off. This stark contrast to the previously well-lit nights in the region highlighted the difficult living conditions faced by the people in the Gaza Strip. Since the Israeli military announced the cutoff of water and power supply to the Gaza Strip and implemented a comprehensive blockade on Monday, a humanitarian crisis in the Palestinian Gaza Strip has worsened.

    By Fan Wei | 2023/10/14 22:35:02
  • Relocation of Gaza residents extremely dangerous: UN chief

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Friday that the relocation of Gaza residents from the north to the south as ordered by the Israeli military is extremely dangerous.

    By Xinhua | 2023/10/14 15:23:50
  • Chinese special envoy to visit Middle East as Israel-Hamas violence worsens

    As war enveloped the Gaza Strip for the seventh consecutive day on Friday, the Israel-Hamas conflict has shown no signs of easing as chaos, panic and confusion filled the region under an Israeli barrage of airstrikes ahead of a ground invasion.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/10/13 21:33:27
  • Humanitarian crisis looms as Israel poised for ground operation

    As the casualties keep climbing in the Gaza Strip, Chinese observers warned a humanitarian crisis in the region is unavoidable if the fighting between Hamas and Israel doesn't stop. The observers also said such a crisis, if caused by atrocities, could trigger a public opinion explosion and reverse the political situation at certain tipping point. At this juncture, the US, which can exert real influence on Israel, is urged to pressure Israel to cool down its offensive in Gaza, instead of further stoking tension in the Middle East.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/10/12 22:59:16
  • Thailand: Cultural exchange event in Beijing deepens friendship

    A cultural exchange event was held at the Royal Thai Embassy in Beijing during the National Day holidays, jointly organized by the Ministry of Education of Thailand and the Royal Thai Embassy in China.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/12 20:54:07
  • Indonesia: Business forum and Indonesia Night held in Beijing

    The Indonesia-China Business Forum and Indonesia Night were successfully held in Beijing to promote Indonesian culture and seek economic cooperation between the two countries.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/12 16:57:24
  • Italy: 127 cultural relics from museum of Naples showcased in Beijing

    The opening ceremony of the exhibition of Ancient Greek and Roman Treasures in the collection of the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, Italy, debuted recently at the National Museum of Classic Books in Beijing.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/12 16:28:45
  • Diplomats attend exhibition of 'Belt and Road' Cooperation in Cultural Heritage and Archaeology

    Diplomats from 12 countries' embassies and other Chinese and foreign guests gathered in Beijing's Palace Museum on September 28 to attend the launch of the Thriving for a Collaborative World: "Belt and Road" Cooperation in Cultural heritage and Archaeology event and exhibition.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/12 16:22:23
  • China strongly condemns a violent attack as a vehicle crashes into the Chinese consulate in San Francisco

    China's Consulate General in San Francisco condemned the violent attack and reserves the right to pursue responsibilities related to the incident as an unidentified individual violently rammed a vehicle into the consulate's visa hall on Monday, which posed a grave threat to the safety of the staff, causing serious damage to the consulate's facilities and property.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/10/10 9:42:29
  • US, West urged to end neglect of Palestine issue as tension simmers

    The Israel-Gaza conflict entered its fourth day with Israel declaring on Tuesday control regained over the Gaza border. Chinese analysts urged US and Western leaders to stop the long-term marginalization of the Palestine issue or fan the flames of the conflict, calling for more efforts to calm the situation in order to prevent a potential sixth war in the Middle East.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/10/10 23:19:11
  • US' one-sided military support for Israel fuels tension: expert

    US' one-sided decision to send weapons and warships to Israel after Hamas attack will "further fuel the tension, cause more humanitarian crisis," said Chinese observers, moreover, Washington's wrong-footed response to the surprise attack also mirrored its failed Middle East policies, a result of flip-flopping and indecisiveness, commented the observers.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/10/9 20:57:13
  • Uzbekistan enters top 5 at Hangzhou Asian Games, thanks to sports policies at home

    The Hangzhou Asian Games was full of bright and impressive sports victories of participants. Among them, the national team of Uzbekistan won 71 medals - 22 gold, 18 silver, and 31 bronze medals - entering the top 5 of Asian countries and regions.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/9 18:47:36
  • Dubai maintains top global ranking for attracting Greenfield FDI projects in H1 2023

    Dubai remains the top global destination for attracting Greenfield Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects, with the emirate attracting 511 Greenfield projects in H1 2023, as per Financial Times 'fDi Markets' data - the comprehensive online database on cross-border greenfield investments.

    By WAM | 2023/10/9 17:59:42
  • One Chinese injured in Israeli-Palestinian conflict; Chinese embassy issues safety alert

    The Chinese Embassy in Israel confirmed that a Chinese worker was injured in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Saturday, and the embassy has issued an urgent alert to Chinese citizens in Israel to pay close attention to security.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Yuying | 2023/10/8 2:02:29
  • Pakistan health workers launch anti-dengue fumigation campaign

    A special campaign to control the dengue virus was launched in Pakistan as health workers in Peshawar, the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, have been engaged in fumigating to remove mosquitoes from public spaces.

    By Xinhua | 2023/10/6 16:03:13
  • BRI allows Global South to connect with each other, says Pakistani economist

    The China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) allows countries of Global South to connect with each other, a Pakistani economist told Xinhua in a recent interview.

    By Xinhua | 2023/10/6 15:27:39
  • Saltwater intrusion to come early this year in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

    Saltwater intrusion in Vietnam's Mekong Delta is forecast to come early this year, Vietnam News reported Thursday.

    By Xinhua | 2023/10/6 15:09:57
  • Chinese FM slams Japan's second round of nuclear-contaminated wastewater dumping; experts warn of further damage to Japan's exports and tourism sectors

    In spite of international outrage, Japan on Thursday began releasing a second round of nuclear-contaminated wastewater from Fukushima. Chinese experts warned that this latest irresponsible move will not only further damage Japan's international reputation, but also continue to eat away at Japan's exports to China and discourage travel to Japan.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/10/5 13:29:08
  • Japan's quickened procurement of Tomahawks from US could backfire if used to target other countries' homeland, say Chinese military experts

    Japan will start procuring Tomahawk cruise missiles from the US in fiscal year 2025, a year earlier than initially planned, Japan's defense minister Minoru Kihara announced on Wednesday at a press event in Washington after holding his first face-to-face talks with his US counterpart Lloyd Austin, the Kyodo News reported. Chinese military observers warned that if Japan intends to target other countries, it will also be included in the scope of potential counterstrikes. Moreover, the US' plan to deploy Tomahawk cruise missiles on its allies in the Asia-Pacific region, targeted at China, is an underestimation, and will ultimately be futile.

    By Zhao Yusha | 2023/10/5 16:51:39
  • Sunak pledges to build "brighter future" for UK, scraps HS2 rail line

    United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Rishi Sunak vowed on Wednesday to build a "brighter future" for the country as he scrapped the northern leg of the flagship HS2 rail project and introduced a raft of new measures to shore up support for the ruling Conservative Party as the next general election nears.

    By Xinhua | 2023/10/5 8:56:21
  • Thailand aims to ensure safety, restore tourists confidence after deadly mall shooting

    Thailand will take steps to ensure safety and restore confidence among tourists, officials said on Wednesday, one day after a shooting at a renowned shopping mall in downtown Bangkok that killed two people and injured five others.

    By Xinhua | 2023/10/5 8:36:21
  • One Chinese killed, one injured in Thai mall shooting: Chinese embassy

    One Chinese national has been killed and another injured, the Chinese Embassy in Thailand confirmed late Tuesday night after a shooting incident which left two dead and five injured at one of the most popular shopping malls in Thailand on Tuesday afternoon.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/4 14:51:49
  • Chinese tourists witness chaotic scene in Bangkok's Siam Paragon mall shooting

    ​A chaotic scene unfolded at the Siam Paragon mall in Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday afternoon as gunshots rang out near an upscale retail area, resulting in the tragic deaths of at least three people, according to Thai local media. The incident took place around 4.20pm local time.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/3 22:13:34
  • Three scientists share 2023 Nobel Physics Prize

    Three scientists share 2023 Nobel Physics Prize

    By Xinhua | 2023/10/3 18:13:53
  • Iran boasts of hybrid drones' capability, warns of hair-trigger response to any aggression

    The Islamic Republic has developed dozens of increasingly sophisticated turboprop and rocket-powered unmanned aerial vehicles over the decades, designed for missions ranging from reconnaissance to long-range precision strikes against land and sea targets.

    By Sputnik | 2023/9/27 18:18:35
  • 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.

    By WAM | 2023/9/27 18:00:46
  • 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.

    By Shan Jie | 2023/9/26 16:19:40
  • 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