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China’s high-resolution imaging satellite put into use

In this file photo taken on July 3, 2020, a high-resolution multi-mode imaging satellite is launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi province. (PHOTO / FOR CHINA DAILY) BEIJING – China's high-resolution multi-mode imaging satellite has been officially put into use, according to the China National Space Administration Thursday. This is China's first […]

Top disciplinary agency pledges persistent crackdown on graft

General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Xi Jinping, also Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, addresses the sixth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection on Jan 18, 2022. Members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee Li […]

China, Belarus mark 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties

China, Belarus mark 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties

BEIJING – Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko, on Thursday exchanged congratulatory messages to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of China-Belarus diplomatic relations. In his message, Xi pointed out that over the past 30 years, China-Belarus relations have been forging ahead, with the traditional friendship between the two countries growing stronger […]

Beijing reports five new cases linked to cold storage industry

Lockdown in Xi'an could be nearing end as no further infections found An epidemic prevention worker guides students returning to their hometowns at Xi'an Railway Station in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, on Tuesday, when the city registered no new confirmed COVID-19 cases. (YUAN JINGZHI / FOR CHINA DAILY) Beijing reported five new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, […]

CPPCC TV show shines a light on consultative democracy in Shanghai

CPPCC TV show shines a light on consultative democracy in Shanghai

A new biweekly television show featuring the work of Shanghai's municipal advisory body was launched on Sunday ahead of the opening of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Shanghai Committee's annual session on Wednesday. In the first episode of the show, Consultation on the Front Line, broadcast by Shanghai Television, Xing Bangzhi, deputy secretary-general of […]

Guideline set to regulate nation’s platform economy

China published a slew of directives on regulating and guiding the "healthy and sustainable development" of the platform economy. (PHOTO / IC) China published a slew of directives on regulating and guiding the "healthy and sustainable development" of the platform economy on Wednesday. The 19-point notice, which was issued by nine central government organs led […]

Slovenia leaders’ remarks on ‘Taiwan independence’ opposed

This undated photo shows Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian. (PHOTO/FMPRC.GOV.CN) BEIJING – A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday that China is deeply shocked by and strongly opposes remarks from Slovenian leaders supporting "Taiwan Independence" in blatant violation of the one-China principle. Spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the remarks at a daily press briefing […]

Beijing refutes DPP authority’s separatist propaganda

This undated photo shows Zhu Fenglian, a spokesperson for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office. (PHOTO / XINHUA) BEIJING – A Chinese mainland spokesperson has refuted the separatist propaganda relentlessly pushed by Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority.  Zhu Fenglian, spokesperson for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, made the remarks on Tuesday while responding […]

Researchers piece together evidence of ‘big-headed man’

The Xujiayao site and the reconstructed skull of Xujiayao Man (PHOTO / INSTITUTE OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY AND PALEOANTHROPOLOGY) An international team led by Chinese paleoanthropologists recently discovered a species of early hominin with the largest cranial capacity in the late Middle Pleistocene, dating back 160,000 to 200,000 years ago. Their study was based on skull […]

Younger generation brings innovation to Spring Festival

Parents in Fuzhou, Fujian province, receive digital hongbao from their son. (PHOTO / XINHUA) These days, celebrating the most traditional holiday in China, Spring Festival, requires more than family reunion dinners, visiting relatives and watching festive television programs, as the younger generation is elevating the family get-together with new ideas. With decorations to be hung, […]