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    • Foreign diplomats laud Xinjiang's stability, development
      on May 15, 2021 at 2:22 pm

      Ambassadors and envoys of Latin American and Caribbean countries have lauded the Chinese government's efforts in promoting the stability and development of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. […]

    • China approves one more inactivated COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use
      on May 15, 2021 at 2:22 pm

      China has approved one more inactivated COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, according to a recent announcement. […]

    • Xi extends congratulations on China's first Mars landing
      on May 15, 2021 at 11:00 am

      Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday extended congratulations on the successful landing of China's first probe on Mars. […]

    • Brazil begins inoculating Olympians with Sinovac, Pfizer vaccines
      on May 15, 2021 at 9:59 am

      Brazilian athletes, coaches and journalists on Friday began receiving COVID-19 vaccines from China's Sinovac and US firm Pfizer in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics. […]

    • Brazil reports 2,211 more COVID-19 deaths
      on May 15, 2021 at 9:26 am

      Brazil on Friday reported 2,211 more deaths from COVID-19, raising the national count to 432,628, the Ministry of Health said. […]

    • Pace of recovery from pandemic depends on speed of vaccination, says OECD chief
      on May 15, 2021 at 9:26 am

      The global economic outlook has improved in recent months, but uncertainty remains very high, Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), told a forum here on Friday. […]

    • APEC members urged to embrace inclusive growth
      on May 15, 2021 at 9:26 am

      China is calling on Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation member economies to explore new rules to advance inclusive growth in the Asia-Pacific region and the world, a senior government official said on Friday. […]

    • 6 dead, 218 injured after tornado hits Wuhan
      on May 15, 2021 at 9:26 am

      Six people have been confirmed dead, and 218 others injured after a tornado on Friday night walloped Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, government sources said. […]

    • Biden revokes Trump order for building 'National Garden of American Heroes'
      on May 15, 2021 at 9:26 am

      U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday signed an executive order revoking several measures issued by former President Donald Trump, including one to establish a "National Garden of American Heroes" that called for erecting statues of hundreds of prominent Americans though some of them are controversial over their racial records. […]

    • China's probe lands on Mars
      on May 15, 2021 at 9:26 am

      The lander carrying China's first Mars rover has successfully touched down on the red planet early Saturday morning Beijing Time. […]

    • Mainland, HK reach joint legal agreement
      on May 15, 2021 at 9:26 am

      Insolvency cases in Hong Kong are likely to be recognized on the Chinese mainland and vice versa, after authorities from both places signed a document in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, on Friday. […]

    • In a better place now: Starving man had staged a robbery to find himself a better place for retirement — prison
      by Zhuang Pinghui on May 15, 2021 at 7:47 am

      In 2008, 69-year-old Fu Daxin from rural Hunan province in central China was so poor he decided to find himself a better place for retirement – prison. Wielding a peeling knife at a railway station in Beijing in an attempt to stage a robbery, Fu got himself put behind bars and had regular meals for almost two years. Now, 13 years after his attempt made national headlines, Fu said he was living a life he could not imagine before. “I am free and can buy whatever I feel like. I am content with my life now,” Fu told China Youth Daily at his home in Qidong county. His house, costing 100,000 yuan ($20,700), was built by his nephew and partly paid for by the local government. He can buy his favourite food – fish, glutinous rice and noodles thanks to a 9,360 yuan annual government subsidy for elderly people who do not have children and are not able to work. The average disposable income for rural residents was 17,131 yuan last year. That is in stark contrast to the 600 yuan annual allowance he received in 2008 as a senior resident without children and not suitable for work. Fu said it was so little that he could barely feed himself. […]

    • China lands its Zhurong rover on Mars
      on May 15, 2021 at 4:05 am

      The six-wheeled robot has made the hazardous descent to the surface of the Red Planet, China announces. […]

    • China lands unmanned spacecraft on Mars for the first time in history
      on May 15, 2021 at 3:42 am

      An uncrewed Chinese spacecraft successfully landed on the surface of Mars on Saturday, state news agency Xinhua reported, making China the second space-faring nation after the United States to land on the Red Planet. The Tianwen-1 spacecraft landed on a site on a vast plain known as Utopia Planitia, "leaving a Chinese footprint on Mars for the first time," Xinhua said. The craft left its parked orbit at about 1700 GMT Friday (0100 Beijing time Saturday). The landing module separated from the orbiter three hours later and entered the Martian atmosphere, the official China Space News said. It said the landing process consisted of "nine minutes of terror" as the module decelerates and then slowly descends. A solar-powered rover, named Zhurong, will now survey the landing site before departing from its platform to conduct inspections. Named after a mythical Chinese god of fire, Zhurong has six scientific instruments including a high-resolution topography camera. […]

    • China slams U.S. for thwarting UN meetings on Palestine-Israel issue
      on May 15, 2021 at 12:05 am

      China on Friday slammed the United States for compelling the UN Security Council to postpone a meeting on the Palestine-Israel issue that was originally scheduled to open Friday. […]

    • China's Liaoning reports new coronavirus infections
      on May 15, 2021 at 12:03 am

      Northeast China's Liaoning Province on Friday reported two confirmed cases of COVID-19 and three asymptomatic carriers, all locally transmitted. […]

    • China cancels climbing on Mt. Qomolangma amid COVID-19 fear
      on May 14, 2021 at 11:55 pm

      China has decided to cancel all climbing activities on Mount Qomolangma amid fears of possible imported cases of COVID-19, China's General Administration of Sport confirmed in a notice released on Friday. […]

    • U.S. House lawmakers reach deal on bipartisan commission to review Jan. 6 Capitol riot
      on May 14, 2021 at 11:53 pm

      Democratic and Republican members of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee on Friday reached an agreement on legislation to establish a bipartisan 9/11-style commission to review the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. […]

    • China uses Uyghur forced labour to make solar panels, says report
      on May 14, 2021 at 10:45 pm

      A report says 45% of the world's supply of a key panel component is obtained by a system of coercion. […]

    • Chinese vaccines effective against mutated COVID-19 strains
      on May 14, 2021 at 8:28 pm

      Chinese inactivated COVID-19 vaccines have proved effective against several mutated strains of COVID-19, a Chinese health expert said on Friday. […]

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