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  • Uganda holds "Chinese Bridge" competition for university, secondary students
    on June 26, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    Uganda on Saturday held the "Chinese Bridge" Chinese proficiency competition for university and secondary students here at the Confucius Institute of Makerere University. […]

  • Sixth World Intelligence Congress opens in China's Tianjin
    on June 26, 2022 at 11:31 am

    The sixth World Intelligence Congress (WIC), a major artificial intelligence (AI) event in China, kicked off in north China's Tianjin Municipality on Friday. […]

  • Sixth World Intelligence Congress opens in China's Tianjin
    on June 26, 2022 at 10:58 am

    The sixth World Intelligence Congress (WIC), a major artificial intelligence (AI) event in China, kicked off in north China's Tianjin Municipality on Friday. […]

  • Chinese mainland reports 2 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases
    on June 26, 2022 at 10:15 am

    The Chinese mainland Saturday reported two locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, which were in Beijing and Guangdong respectively, the National Health Commission said Sunday. […]

  • Shanghai reports no confirmed local COVID-19 cases on Saturday
    on June 26, 2022 at 9:36 am

    China's Shanghai reported no locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases or local asymptomatic carriers on Saturday, the municipal health commission said Sunday. […]

  • Chinese boy, 8, endures 4 surgeries and dozens of painful cancer treatments over 4 years
    by Alice Yan on June 26, 2022 at 5:14 am

    An eight-year-old Chinese boy who has been waging a brave four-year battle against cancer has received an outpouring of online sorrow and support. Since being diagnosed in 2018, the boy – who has become widely known by his nickname, Xiaoxuan – has endured 36 chemotherapy and 43 radiotherapy treatments, plus undergone four rounds of surgery. What’s more, Xiaoxuan has to wear a colostomy bag, described as the “most frightening and painful” thing for him, the Jinan Times reports. Born in a village in southeastern Anhui province, Xiaoxuan’s parents are migrant workers in Wuhu. At the beginning of 2018, in a major hospital in Shanghai, he was diagnosed with rhabdomyoma (RMS) on his peritoneum. RMS is the most common type of soft-tissue cancer in children, with boys tending to be affected slightly more often than girls. The peak incidence is in children between the ages of 0 and 4 years, with around 4 cases per 1 million children, according to the US National Cancer Institute. […]

  • He cooks, writes and sews: How an armless Chinese man lives a richer life than most
    by Mandy Zuo on June 26, 2022 at 5:06 am

    From chopping wood to writing delicate Chinese calligraphy, 33-year-old Fan Yutian has shown millions of people on mainland social media that a person without arms can live a full life by using their feet instead. Fan, who lost both arms in an accident at the age of three, has earned respect and received support after sharing videos online demonstrating how he uses his feet to cook, farm, write Chinese calligraphy, and even sew garments. “I wanted to tell others that with my feet, I could do anything that others do with their hands,” he told the South China Morning Post. Born and raised in a poverty-stricken family in Fuchuan county of Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region in southern China, Fan has proved that disability and poverty have not defeated him. Instead, he can be better at certain things than able-bodied people. Since childhood, Fan has won awards in various competitions including swimming, calligraphy, dancing and public speaking. His inspirational videos on Douyin, mainland China’s TikTok, have attracted 263,000 followers and 3.4 million likes. […]

  • Chinese man accidentally raises $20,800 from self-service watermelon stall for granddaughter’s cancer treatment
    by Liya Su on June 26, 2022 at 4:19 am

    A 70-year-old grandfather who left his farm to sell watermelons for his three-year-old granddaughter’s cancer treatment accidentally raised over 100,000 yuan (S$20,774) in donations in five days. The man, surnamed Zhu, typically spent eight hours a day driving a tractor stall around in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province in central China, selling watermelons for 20 yuan each. After his granddaughter was diagnosed with Neuroblastomas, a type of cancer that affects nerve tissues, Zhu realised the watermelon cart would generate insufficient income to help the family pay for medical costs, which doctors estimated would amount to more than 600,000 yuan. Because his son was working and his daughter-in-law was taking care of the sick child, Zhu realised he needed to return to his hometown of Kaifeng, also in Henan, to try and earn more money by farming. He ditched his watermelon cart on the side of the street and left a note explaining the situation. Not thinking much about it, Zhu also included a QR-code on the stall for self-service payment so people could purchase a watermelon for 20 yuan each. […]

  • Sore loser: Boy violently assaults female classmate after she beats him in board game in China
    by Liya Su on June 26, 2022 at 1:21 am

    The filmed beating of a female secondary school student in northwest China by a male schoolmate has provoked public outrage. The unnamed girl from Shaanxi province was reportedly brutally beaten up because she tried to defend herself from the attack and as a result she bounced off a wall and fell to the ground. A few students sat in a classroom during the dinner break on Wednesday, the male pupil dressed in black walked over to the girl who was alone at her desk . After they exchanged a few words, the girl responded by shouting and throwing papers at him. At this point the boy started to punch her face and head. He then kicked her in the stomach and she stumbled, hit her head against a wall and fell to the ground, according to the Chinese video news-sharing platform Miaowen Video. Shocked onlooking schoolmates came to help the girl and tried to stop the attack. […]

  • Xinjiang slams Uyghur labor act
    on June 25, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    Xinjiang strongly condemns and firmly opposes the United States' "Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act", said a spokesman for the Uyghur autonomous region's government on Friday, adding that the act would seriously undermine the stability of international industrial and supply chain. […]

  • Beijing to reopen schools, Shanghai declares victory over Covid-19
    on June 25, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    SHANGHAI/BEIJING - Beijing on Saturday said it would allow primary and secondary schools to resume in-person classes and Shanghai's top party boss declared victory over Covid-19 after the city reported zero new local cases for the first time in two months. The two major cities were among several places in China that implemented curbs to stop the spread of the Omicron wave during March to May, with Shanghai imposing a two month-long city-wide lockdown that lifted on June 1. The efforts, part of China's adherence to a zero-Covid policy that aims to eradicate all outbreaks, have brought case numbers down but many of the heavy-handed measures have fuelled anger and even rare protests and taken a heavy toll on the economy. Beijing shut its schools in early May and asked students to move to online learning amid a spike in locally transmitted Covid-19 cases. Senior year students at middle and high schools were allowed to return to classrooms from June 2. […]

  • Cradle of Civilization: Taosi Site
    on June 25, 2022 at 11:33 am

    The Taosi site, dating back 4,300 to 3,900 years, is located in Xiangfen County, Linfen City of Shanxi Province. […]

  • The moment a woman was saved from rushing flood waters in China
    on June 25, 2022 at 9:09 am

    It took rescue crews multiple attempts to reach the woman who was clinging to her car. […]

  • Xi calls for high-quality partnership for new era of global development
    on June 25, 2022 at 9:02 am

    Chinese President Xi Jinping hosted the High-level Dialogue on Global Development on Friday in virtual format, calling for forging high-quality partnership for new era of global development. […]

  • China's Xi to visit Hong Kong for 25th anniversary of handover
    on June 25, 2022 at 7:08 am

    SHANGHAI/HONG KONG - Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong for the 25th anniversary of the city's handover to mainland China, state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday. The trip will be Xi's first known visit outside mainland China since January 2020 after the Covid-19 outbreak. He will also attend the inaugural ceremony of the sixth-term government of Hong Kong, Xinhua added. John Lee will become the city's new leader on July 1, replacing Carrie Lam who oversaw some of the territory's most tumultuous times with anti-government protests and Covid-19. Xi also oversaw the swearing-in of Lam in 2017 when he was in Hong Kong to celebrate the handover anniversary last time. Uncertainties over whether Xi would visit the former British colony grew in the past weeks as new Covid-19 infections increased in the city, with two incoming senior officials among the latest cases. China adopts stringent COVID policies and travel restrictions which aim to eradicate all outbreaks, at just about any cost, running counter to a global trend of trying to co-exist with the virus. […]

  • Video of father-daughter duo clashing with Chinese police after trying to visit hospital sparks public outrage
    by Kate Zhang, Zhuang Pinghui on June 25, 2022 at 6:30 am

    The Chinese city of Dandong has eased its strict lockdown rules after a woman and her father are facing detention for clashing with police as they tried to visit a hospital. Earlier this week a video clip that showed the pair arguing with police went viral on social media. The police stopped them travelling to a local hospital because their health codes were yellow, indicating they had been to a place with confirmed cases, and they could not provide coronavirus test results or a travel permit for the father. The father is at risk of criminal detention for slapping a police officer who knocked over his daughter. Photo: WeiboIn the 10-minute video, the woman tried to argue with police and the father was seen covering his abdomen constantly with his hands. […]

  • No alcohol before marriage: Chinese mum breathalyses 22-year-old daughter every time she comes home
    by Liya Su on June 25, 2022 at 4:16 am

    The story of a strict mother who breathalyses her daughter when she comes home from nights out to check if she has been drinking alcohol has gone viral in China. The woman, who tests her daughter surnamed Jin from Henan province in central China every time the 22-year-old arrives home late, says she is relieved every time she passes the test . On top of the alcohol ban, the mother also imposes a strict 10pm curfew on her daughter, according to a report on the Chinese video-sharing platform Xing Video on Saturday. Every time after having dinner with friends outside, as soon as Jin arrives home, her mother is ready with the breathalyser. “My strict upbringing does not allow me to come home after 10pm, or even grabbing a drink before getting married,” said Jin. Jin added that her mother would wait at her home every time she enjoyed hanging out with friends. Jin admits the fear of her mother’s reaction if she was to fail the test means she has never been caught once. The story sparked a widespread discussion about tough Chinese parenting styles, despite such approaches by parents being common in the country. […]

  • Xi calls for jointly fostering global development partnership
    on June 24, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday called for joint efforts to foster a global development partnership at the High-level Dialogue on Global Development held in virtual format. […]

  • Forging High-quality Partnership For a New Era of Global Development
    on June 24, 2022 at 9:15 pm

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  • Xi underscores role of continuous development in realizing people's dream for a better life
    on June 24, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    Chinese President Xi Jinping underscored the role of continuous development as he hosted the High-level Dialogue on Global Development in virtual format on Friday. […]

  • Xi Jinping: Only Through Continuous Development Can the People's Dream for a Better Life and Social Stability Be Realized
    on June 24, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    On the evening of June 24, Chinese President Xi Jinping chaired the High-level Dialogue on Global Development in Beijing via video link and delivered important remarks. President Xi Jinping recounted the story and his experience of being a farmer on the Loess Plateau. […]

  • Xi stresses need to build basic data systems, enhance administrative division management
    on June 24, 2022 at 5:28 pm

    Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, chairman of the Central Military Commission, and head of the Central Commission for Comprehensively Deepening Reform, presided over the commission's 26th meeting on Wednesday afternoon. At the meeting, the commission reviewed and adopted a guideline on building the basic systems for data and making better use of data resources, a guideline on improving the work related to administrative divisions, a work plan on trials of reforming the evaluation of scientific and technological personnel, and a work plan on enhancing supervision over large payment platform enterprises and promoting the well-regulated and healthy development of payment and financial technologies. […]

  • Beijing-Hebei section of Grand Canal opens to traffic
    on June 24, 2022 at 4:51 pm

    The Grand Canal is the longest canal or artificial river in the world and a famous tourist destination. Starting at Beijing, it passes through Tianjin and the provinces of Hebei, Shandong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang to the city of Hangzhou, linking the Yellow River and Yangtze River. […]

  • Beijing bourse sees 100 IPOs in seven months
    on June 24, 2022 at 4:43 pm

    China's Beijing Stock Exchange (BSE) embraced the listing of the 100th firm Friday as the newly established bourse attracts innovative smaller enterprises with its listing efficiency and smooth operation. […]

  • DPRK leader calls for bolstering military strength, self-defence capabilities
    on June 24, 2022 at 4:43 pm

    The top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has called on the Korean People's Army to "improve the absolute power and the military and technical edge," the official Korean Central News Agency reported Friday. […]

  • Chinese people are in no hurry to tie the knot
    on June 24, 2022 at 2:58 pm

    The average age of first marriage of Chinese people stood at 28.67 in 2020 after continuously rising since 2010, China News Service reported on Friday, citing the statistical yearbook released by the National Bureau of Statistics recently. […]

  • World's largest bacterium discovered
    on June 24, 2022 at 2:27 pm

    Scientists discovered the world's largest variety of bacteria in the mangroves of Guadeloupe. At up to two centimetres (three-quarters of an inch), "Thiomargarita magnifica" is not only around 5,000 times bigger than most bacteria -- it boasts a more complex structure. […]

  • Charming scenery of ancient village in summer
    on June 24, 2022 at 2:25 pm

    Xidi Village was built nearly 1,000 years ago and is home to 224 well-preserved Hui-style ancient wooden dwellings. It was named "Best Tourism Villages 2021" by the World Tourism Organization and listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 2000. […]

  • China pays UN peacekeeping dues in full
    on June 24, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    China on Thursday paid in full its assessments for the 12 UN peacekeeping operations for fiscal year 2021/2022, said the Chinese Permanent Mission to the United Nations. […]

  • Hong Kong Palace Museum to open on July 2
    on June 24, 2022 at 1:42 pm

    Located in West Kowloon Cultural District, the Hong Kong Palace Museum is expected to open to the public in July. A total of 914 cultural treasures from the Palace Museum in Beijing will be on display at the opening exhibition of the museum. The museum covers an area of 13,000 square meters and the total construction area is about 30,000 square meters. It has seven floors and nine exhibition halls, with a total exhibition area of 7,800 square meters. […]

  • At least 2 killed in Il-76 plane crash in Russia
    on June 24, 2022 at 1:42 pm

    At least two people were killed and five others injured after an Il-76 transport plane crashed in Russia's western region of Ryazan early Friday. […]

  • Chinese envoy calls for more int'l support for Afghanistan
    on June 24, 2022 at 1:42 pm

    A Chinese envoy on Thursday called on the international community to step up support for Afghanistan. […]

  • U.S. Senate passes compromised gun bill
    on June 24, 2022 at 1:19 pm

    The U.S. Senate passed a compromised gun bill in a 65-33 vote Thursday night. […]

  • Chinese maritime explorer embarks on journey to North Pole
    on June 24, 2022 at 1:18 pm

    Chinese maritime explorer Yang Jianxin took a 47-foot catamaran with a single sail and started his no-stopping and no-replenishment round trip from Tangshan, Hebei Province, to the North Pole, on Thursday. […]

  • 914 cultural relics from Beijing to be on display in Hong Kong
    on June 24, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    A total of 914 cultural relics from the collection of the Palace Museum in Beijing are to be on display in the Hong Kong Palace Museum. […]

  • Unknown liquid released on train near Japan's Tokyo, 2 girls hospitalized
    on June 24, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    An unknown liquid was released in a train on Friday in Japan's Chiba Prefecture, close to Tokyo, local media quoted investigators as saying. […]

  • RMB gains larger share in global payments: SWIFT
    on June 24, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    The Chinese currency renminbi (RMB), or the yuan, has retained its position as the fifth most active currency for global payments by value in May with a larger share, said the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT). […]

  • China adopts amendment to anti-monopoly law
    on June 24, 2022 at 11:30 am

    Chinese lawmakers on Friday voted to pass an amendment to the Anti-monopoly Law, which will take effect on Aug. 1, 2022, at a session of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. […]

  • China passes new law to strengthen black soil protection
    on June 24, 2022 at 11:30 am

    China's top legislature on Friday passed a law on black soil conservation, as part of efforts to ensure the country's grain security and protect the ecosystem. […]

  • Xi calls for peace, development, openness, innovation to build high-quality BRICS partnership
    on June 24, 2022 at 11:24 am

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  • U.S. to send Ukraine more rocket systems in new weapons package
    on June 24, 2022 at 11:12 am

    The United States will provide Ukraine with an additional 450 million U.S. dollars' worth of security assistance, including four more advanced rocket systems, the Department of Defense announced Thursday. […]

  • No casualties reported from Xinjiang's 5.1-magnitude quake
    on June 24, 2022 at 11:12 am

    A 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Shanshan County in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at 2:27 a.m. Friday Beijing Time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). […]

  • Aftermath of deadly earthquake in Afghanistan
    on June 24, 2022 at 11:11 am

    Desperate rescuers battled against the clock and heavy rain to reach cut-off areas in eastern Afghanistan after a powerful earthquake killed at least 1,000 people and left thousands more homeless. […]

  • Hong Kong celebrates 25th anniversary of return to motherland
    on June 24, 2022 at 11:01 am

    Lanterns are hung above an overbridge in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, June 23, 2022. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland. […]

  • NE China's first nuclear power plant put into operation
    on June 24, 2022 at 11:00 am

    After a trial run of 168 hours, the sixth generating unit at the nuclear power plant was ready for commercial operations. The power station has a total installed capacity of over 6.71 million kilowatts, making it the largest operating nuclear power plant in China at present. […]

  • Feilaixia Reservoir discharges water in Guangdong
    on June 24, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Drone photo taken on June 23, 2022 shows the Feilaixia reservoir opening 15 spillways to discharge the floodwater in Qingyuan, south China's Guangdong Province. […]

  • Carrier's deck given coat of heat-resistant paint
    on June 24, 2022 at 10:24 am

    CNS Fujian, China's recently unveiled aircraft carrier, represents the country's latest achievement in its naval hardware construction and incorporates a wide variety of advanced technologies. […]

  • HK screens inspirational celebratory film
    on June 24, 2022 at 10:24 am

    Hong Kong people have a new option to mark the anniversary of the city's return-a celebratory film themed around ordinary people chasing their dreams over the past quarter-century. The film's screening citywide was on Thursday. […]

  • Probe into overseas cyberattack underway
    on June 24, 2022 at 10:24 am

    Police are investigating a cyberattack launched from overseas on the email system of Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi'an, Shaanxi province. Key evidence of the attack has been secured, local police said on Thursday. […]

  • Family of Hong Kong billionaire Henry Cheng aims to take control of Giordano
    by Cheryl Heng on June 24, 2022 at 9:16 am

    An investment vehicle owned by the family of billionaire Henry Cheng Kar Shun, Hong Kong’s third-richest individual, is seeking to take control of one of the city’s biggest apparel retailers in a deal worth as much as HK$2.56 billion (S$452,800). The family’s offshore unit, Clear Prosper Global, offered to buy 75.4 per cent of Giordano International it does not already own for HK$1.88 per share, according to an exchange filing late on Thursday (June 23). The offer includes HK$34 million worth of outstanding stock options. The price represents an 18 per cent premium over Giordano’s last traded price of HK$1.59 on June 7, and 32 per cent above the group’s net asset value at the end of 2021. […]