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  • 2025 World Rowing Championships to be held in Shanghai
    on September 26, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    The 2025 World Rowing Championships will be held in Shanghai, as it was decided by the 2022 World Rowing Congress held in Prague, the Czech Republic on Monday. […]

  • China successfully launches new remote sensing satellite
    on September 26, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    China sent a new remote sensing satellite into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan on Monday. […]

  • China offers 9 bln USD to businesses to maintain jobs
    on September 26, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    China has stepped up efforts to save jobs this year, with some 64.63 billion yuan (9.19 billion U.S. dollars) having already been offered to businesses this year. […]

  • Chinese astronomers detect non-accreting neutron star using LAMOST
    on September 26, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Chinese astronomers have detected a non-accreting and non-beaming neutron star using the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST), a leading optical telescope in China, according to a study published in the journal Nature Astronomy. […]

  • China achieves initial success in new infrastructure construction
    on September 26, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    China has achieved initial success in new infrastructure construction, which has greatly facilitated the country's social and economic development over the past decade, officials said Monday. […]

  • China storms into Women's Basketball World Cup quarters
    on September 26, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    China stormed into the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup quarterfinals with a convincing 95-60 win over Puerto Rico here on Monday. […]

  • Beijing's key pollution reading down 20 pct in Jan-Aug
    on September 26, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Beijing saw its primary air-pollution index reading fall 20 percent year on year in the first eight months of 2022, official data showed Monday. […]

  • Traditional Chinese medicine gains foothold in 196 countries, regions
    on September 26, 2022 at 5:34 pm

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  • 'Silent' restaurant provides livelihood to the deaf, mute
    on September 26, 2022 at 3:58 pm

    “I was once caught in the rain, so I always want to hold an umbrella for others,” Li Nannan, a "silent" restaurant owner said. […]

  • Comicomment: World's No.1 maker of war
    on September 26, 2022 at 3:58 pm

    American independent journalist Ben Norton noted that the US launched 469 military interventions overseas from 1798 to 2022, citing data from the US Congressional Research Service. […]

  • China authorizes domestic oral anti-COVID-19 drug for clinical trials
    on September 26, 2022 at 3:36 pm

    According to a statement released by Fujian Cosunter Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, the developer of the oral antiviral drug GST-HG171, the company got approval from the Chinese National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) on September 23. […]

  • China's 'Explorer 2' research ship ends missions in South China Sea
    on September 26, 2022 at 3:36 pm

    This undated photo shows China's scientific research vessel Explorer 2 near the Shenhai-1, the country's first self-run deep-sea gas field located 150 kilometers from Hainan Island. […]

  • 1-year countdown song for Asian Games released
    on September 26, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    A Chinese song — Beautiful Scenery — that was created to mark the one-year countdown to the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 was performed on Friday by internet celebrity Guo Congming. […]

  • Flame ignited for provincial Games in Zhejiang
    on September 26, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    The flame of the 17th Games of Zhejiang Province was ignited in the Shangshan Archaeological Site Park in Pujiang county of Jinhua, Zhejiang province, on Wednesday. […]

  • China's freight indices record mixed performance
    on September 26, 2022 at 1:13 pm

    China's index of export container transport fell in the week ending on Sept 23, according to the Shanghai Shipping Exchange. […]

  • Xinjiang officials refute UN rights report claims
    on September 26, 2022 at 1:13 pm

    The terrorist attacks that previously took place in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region were not the result of the growth of the Han Chinese population or of the ethnic discrimination portrayed in a recent United Nations report, a spokesman for the regional government said. […]

  • Chinese-led study discovers plants use key protein to sense nitrate
    on September 26, 2022 at 1:13 pm

    A key protein acts as a primary nitrate sensor for land plants, according to a Chinese-led study published in the journal Science on Thursday. […]

  • 2 killed, 1 injured in South Korea's outlet mall fire
    on September 26, 2022 at 1:13 pm

    A fire broke out at an outlet mall in the South Korean central city of Daejeon on Monday, leaving two people dead, one seriously injured and four others missing, according to Yonhap news agency. […]

  • China to raise reserve requirement for forward forex trading to 20 pct
    on September 26, 2022 at 1:13 pm

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  • Xinhua Bookstore unveils first pet-themed bookstore in Beijing
    on September 26, 2022 at 1:05 pm

    Xinhua Bookstore unveiled its first pet-themed bookstore in Beijing on Sunday. […]

  • Xinjiang to achieve 80% mechanization rate in cotton harvests this year
    on September 26, 2022 at 11:16 am

    The mechanization rate of cotton harvests in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is expected to reach 80 percent this year, according to the region's Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. […]

  • Denice Lam, 27, crowned Miss Hong Kong 2022
    on September 26, 2022 at 10:24 am

    Denice Lam 27, was crowned the Miss Hong Kong 2022 title on Sunday night. […]

  • Huge flower basket lighted up to celebrate upcoming National Day
    on September 26, 2022 at 9:58 am

    A huge flower basket arrangement with the theme "blessings to China" was lighted up at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on Sunday to celebrate the upcoming National Day holiday. […]

  • Colin Chinnery: the journey to record Chinese sounds
    on September 26, 2022 at 9:54 am

    Sound artist Colin Chinnery has been collecting sounds from across China for the past 10 years. Speaking with a Beijing dialect, he is now working on a sound museum of 6,000 square meters in Songzhuang, east of the capital city. He has lived here most of his life and witnessed the city change over time. […]

  • NASA postpones moon rocket launch for third time
    on September 26, 2022 at 9:48 am

    The space agency has delayed the launch of its moon rocket for a third time this month in anticipation of tropical storm Ian. […]

  • Wang Yi, Blinken meet amid tensions
    on September 26, 2022 at 9:08 am

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met on Friday with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in New York at China's Permanent Mission to the United Nations. […]

  • China firmly upholds purposes, principles of UN charter: FM
    on September 26, 2022 at 9:01 am

    China firmly upholds the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, and the core role being played by the United Nations in international affairs, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Saturday. […]

  • Party steps up fight against corruption
    on September 26, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Former vice-minister of public security Sun Lijun became on Friday the latest high-profile official to be punished for corruption after he received a death sentence with a two-year reprieve for taking bribes, manipulating the stock market and illegal possession of firearms. […]

  • Clearer terms required in driverless tech
    on September 26, 2022 at 8:59 am

    After a string of vehicular accidents involving autonomous driving technology occurred in both China and abroad, experts have called for more efforts to educate consumers about the tech's current limitations while not dampening their enthusiasm for driverless cars' long-term potential. […]

  • Renminbi's global use set to expand
    on September 26, 2022 at 8:44 am

    China's renminbi is expected to continue its steady rise in global use and play a bigger part in safeguarding international financial stability, as the country further advances its financial opening-up while deepening trade and investment cooperation, experts said. […]

  • China publishes world's first stem cell related international standard
    on September 26, 2022 at 8:44 am

    China spearheaded and published the world's first international standard on stem cell research on Saturday, signaling that the country has become a globally recognized front-runner in this cutting-edge field that may revolutionize medicine, experts said. […]

  • 'Everyone likes her': Chinese albino girl's warm welcome on first day of kindergarten inspires millions in mainland China
    by Liya Su on September 26, 2022 at 4:20 am

    A little Chinese girl with albinism who received a warm welcome from her classmates and teachers on her first day of school has touched millions of people in mainland China. The girl's mother, surnamed Sang, from Bozhou city in Anhui province, eastern China, said she was relieved when she saw her daughter getting along with her kindergarten classmates and teachers, btimes.com reported. Sang was initially worried her daughter would be sidelined or discriminated against due to her albinism. When Sang arrived to pick her daughter up after school on Wednesday (Sept 21) she saw the girl with two other children and her teacher in the playground and decided to observe their interaction before approaching. She then saw the teacher bend down with a big smile and start talking to her daughter and watched as the group interacted casually with each other, with no one treating her daughter differently. "I notice that everyone likes her and I am relieved immediately," Sang said. Sang added that her daughter enjoyed kindergarten and had demanded to go there every day, even when she was sick. […]

  • Beijing bus drivers told to wear wristbands to monitor their emotions
    by Salina Li on September 26, 2022 at 3:49 am

    Beijing's long-distance bus drivers have been told to wear electronic wristbands that use emotion-sensing technology to monitor their state of mind. The move was initiated by the state-run Beijing Public Transport Holding Group, which says it is aimed at protecting public safety. But legal experts have raised privacy concerns and say the wristbands could cause bus drivers undue distress and potentially lead to discrimination. Some 1,800 wristbands were distributed to bus drivers on cross-province and highway routes on Wednesday, the official Beijing Daily reported. It is unclear how many drivers will be required to wear the devices. The report said they would be used to monitor the drivers' vital signs and emotional state in real time to improve safety. The new requirement was introduced just weeks ahead of the ruling Communist Party's five-yearly congress , to be held in Beijing. Officials across China have been repeatedly told to minimise social risks ahead of and during the gathering. […]

  • Here to stay? China's cityscapes transformed by thousands of Covid-19 test booths
    on September 26, 2022 at 3:23 am

    BEIJING - A thousand days since the World Health Organization (WHO) was told of a "viral pneumonia" in central China, many countries have returned to pre-Covid-19 life. Not so China itself - in cities big or small, routine PCR testing is the new normal. On Dec 31, 2019, the WHO's office in China was informed of cases of pneumonia of an unknown cause in the city of Wuhan, in Hubei province. Since then, the virus that is now known as SARS-CoV-2 has evolved into the less virulent Omicron variant, and most of the world has moved on. After Shanghai was locked down in April and May to contain the highly transmissible Omicron strain, regular testing for the virus has become a fact of everyday life to ensure fast detection and quarantine of the infected and close contacts. It's a policy that has been controversial and also a drain on public finances. Tens of thousands of kerbside sampling booths where people can be tested day and night have become a permanent feature of Chinese cityscapes. Proof of a negative PCR test once every few days is required to guarantee access to public venues, places of work and mass transit - even when there is no outbreak. […]

  • Prominent Chinese commentator urges Covid-19 experts to 'speak out'
    on September 26, 2022 at 1:11 am

    BEIJING - Prominent Chinese commentator Hu Xijin said on Sunday (Sept 25) that as China ponders its Covid-19 policies, epidemic experts need to speak out and China ought to conduct comprehensive research and make any studies transparent to the public. Hu's unusual call on Chinese social media for candour and transparency earned him 34,000 likes on the popular Twitter-like microblog Weibo, as well as frank responses from netizens in a normally tightly-policed internet quick to censor voices deemed a risk to social stability. China's top leaders warned in May amid the Covid lockdown of Shanghai and widespread restrictions in the Chinese capital Beijing that they would fight any comment or action that distorted, doubted or repudiated the country's Covid policies.  "About the future, China needs very rational research and calculations," said Hu, former editor-in-chief of nationalist state tabloid Global Times. "Experts must speak out, and the country should organise comprehensive studies and make them transparent to the public: what are the pros and cons for our common people, and what are the overall pros and cons for the country?" […]

  • Covid: The Chinese artist filming PCR tests inside his mouth
    on September 25, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    Siyuan Zhuji has compiled close-up footage of himself taking dozens of tests. […]

  • (W.E. Talk) Liu Chong: Why do some people in the U.S. and Europe play the 'boycott of the Winter Olympics' card?
    on September 25, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    The International Olympic Committee recently decided to add "Together" to the well-known Olympic motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger", a change to address not only the COVID-19 epidemic but also the common challenges facing all humans. However, for some time, politicians from the United States and certain European countries have tried to boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics and politicize sports by manipulating issues such as human rights. This not only violates the spirit of the Olympics but also casts a shadow over the unity of mankind which has been maintained for a century. […]

  • (W.E. Talk) Why has it become a consensus in China that the rights to subsistence and development are primary fundamental human rights?
    on September 25, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    The rights to subsistence and development are rights that every human being should enjoy as considerations of basic dignity, fundamentally significant to their survival and personal development. They are two basic human rights which should be applied in all countries and for all people. […]

  • All delegates to 20th CPC National Congress elected
    on September 25, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    A total of 2,296 delegates were elected to attend the upcoming 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), according to an official statement released Sunday. […]

  • Chinese FM attends general debate of 77th session of UNGA, delivers speech
    on September 25, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday called on the international community to make every effort for peace and development, and shoulder the responsibility for solidarity and progress. […]

  • Western Cuba under alert as tropical storm Ian nears
    on September 25, 2022 at 2:03 pm

    Cuba remains on alert Saturday as tropical storm Ian threatens to bring heavy rain and gusty winds to the western part of the country. […]

  • ‘No need to pay’: Chinese student asked to do extra homework rather than pay for car scratches from accident
    by Alice Yan on September 25, 2022 at 1:56 pm

    A man in eastern China made a teenager do extra homework as compensation for accidentally damaging his car with an electric bicycle, rather than forcing her to pay for the damage she could not afford. The man, surnamed Xu, told state media CCTV that, when he went to his car one day, he noticed the front had two long scratches and a note was attached to its windscreen. “Sorry, uncle or aunt. We accidentally crashed our electric bike into your car, and we apologise for leaving scratches on your car . What’s more, the marks are very long,” the note read. The note a teenager left on a vehicle windscreen after she crashed into it by accident. PHOTO: WeixinIt continued: “We also fell down while riding. Do not worry, we only have minor injuries. We really did not do this intentionally. We will pay better attention in the future. […]

  • China launches two new satellites via Kuaizhou-1A carrier rocket
    on September 25, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    China sent two new experimental satellites into space from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northern province of Shanxi on Sunday. […]

  • HKUST-developed autonomous vehicle gets Hong Kong's first movement permit on public roads
    on September 25, 2022 at 10:40 am

    The autonomous vehicle "Hercules" independently developed by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) obtained the first Movement Permit on public roads in Hong Kong several days ago. […]

  • Harvest season in full swing across China
    on September 25, 2022 at 10:14 am

    During golden autumn, various regions of China ushered in the harvest season. […]

  • Hainan Free Trade Port RCEP Business Service Center unveiled
    on September 25, 2022 at 10:14 am

    The Hainan Free Trade Port RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) Business Service Center was unveiled simultaneously in Haikou and Beijing on Friday. […]

  • Wang Yi meets with UN chief
    on September 25, 2022 at 10:09 am

    State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi meete the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the ongoing 77th session of the UN General Assembly, Sept 23, 2022. […]

  • Chinese, Sri Lankan FMs meet on sidelines of UNGA session
    on September 25, 2022 at 8:35 am

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met here with Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Ali Sabry on Friday on the sidelines of the ongoing 77th session of the UN General Assembly. […]

  • 'Human printer' teacher becomes social media sensation for his superb handwriting
    by Mandy Zuo on September 25, 2022 at 2:30 am

    Nicknamed the “human printer” because of his perfect Chinese handwriting, a teacher in central China has attracted hundreds of thousands of followers online and hopes to inspire the younger generations. Zhang Shifeng, who teaches art and calligraphy in Henan province, has also gathered widespread support because his talent is becoming increasingly rare in China . Vast swathes of society primarily communicate digitally, and practising their handwriting is not necessary for most people’s day-to-day life. Zhang, 45, has 560,000 followers and millions of likes on Douyin, China’s TikTok, and he publishes videos that explain how he makes the characters. Zhang writes most of his posts using chalk and a chalkboard, and he tends to pick Chinese proverbs or poems and uses them as a teaching tool. “Whenever I write on the blackboard, the kids see standardised, pretty characters. They become very interested, especially when I use fonts similar to printing fonts. They often say, ‘the printer teacher is coming’,” he said in one of his videos. […]

  • 'Come back to hang out': Internet helps Taiwanese woman track down 300-year-old ancestral homeland in China
    by Alice Yan on September 25, 2022 at 2:22 am

    For many people, one of life’s great joys is diving into their ancestry and tracking their heritage and history. For a Taiwanese woman who goes by the pseudonym Lailai, she found the village in Fujian province, in southeast China, where her ancestors lived before they migrated to Taiwan over 300 years ago during the Qing dynasty (1644–1912). The woman, who works in Beijing, travelled to Fujian province with her husband to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival recently. Before the trip, Lailai’s father passed along a genealogy book of their family, hoping she could visit their ancestral hometown in the province, the mainland news outlet Xiamen Daily reported. According to the book, the family, with the surname Lai, lived in a place called Shentian Luxi in Pinghe county, a mountainous region in the southern part of Fujian that is around 120km from the ocean. The document said they emigrated to Taiwan during Qing dynasty over 300 years ago. However, Shentian Luxi no longer exists (at least by that name), and is not marked on modern maps. […]