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65 countries oppose interference in China’s affairs

65 countries oppose interference in China’s affairs

Pakistan on Friday delivered a joint statement on behalf of 65 countries at the 48th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, stressing that respect for sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of states and non-interference in internal affairs of sovereign states represents basic norms governing international relations. Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Tibet-related issues are China's […]

Meng reaches agreement with US prosecutors, returns home

Huawei's Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou waves at a cheering crowd as she steps out of a charter plane at Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong province, Sept 25, 2021. (XINHUA) BEIJING – A charter flight organized by the Chinese government carrying Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of China's telecommunication giant […]

China says no to cartoons with unhealthy content

China says no to cartoons with unhealthy content

BEIJING – China's broadcasting authorities have voiced absolute rejection of cartoons that contain plots or footage of violence, blood, vulgarity or pornography. READ MORE: China tightens measures to curb minors' online gaming addiction Service providers of audio-visual web programs are encouraged to create, import and broadcast cartoons that feature positive values and promote virtues of the […]

Macao reports another virus case, launches 2nd mass testing

Residents line up to take COVID-19 nucleic acid tests in Macao, Aug 4, 2021. (XINHUA) MACAO – The Macao Special Administrative Region's government announced the second mass nucleic acid test for all residents as health authorities reported another new COVID-19 infection on Saturday, bringing the tally to 66. The latest infection was related to an imported case […]

China vows to continue support for UN nuclear test ban treaty

Geng Shuang, China's deputy permanent representative to the UN. (PHOTO/CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY'S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) China will never be an obstacle to a multilateral treaty that bans all nuclear tests, and will continue to make contribution to facilitate its entry into force, a Chinese envoy reiterated Friday to a high-level United Nations conference. "Since the very […]

Chinese scientists for 1st time synthesize starch from CO2

Cai Tao, one of the first authors of the study, shows the sample of the artificial starch. (PHOTO / XINHUA) BEIJING – Chinese scientists have developed an artificial method of synthesizing starch from carbon dioxide, the first of its kind globally. The study, conducted by the Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology (TIIB) under the Chinese Academy […]

Dialogue stressed for China-EU ties

Liu Qibao, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), attends the China-EU Track Two High-Level Dialogue via video link in Beijing, capital of China, Sept 23, 2021. (PHOTO / XINHUA) China and European countries have gone through many critical moments together and should keep communicating and cooperating in […]

China opposes Taiwan region joining official agreement

This undated file photo shows the Taipei 101 skyscraper in Taipei. (PHOTO / XINHUA) BEIJING – China firmly opposes official interactions between any country and the Taiwan region, and firmly rejects Taiwan's accession to any agreement or organization of official nature, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Thursday. Spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the remarks when asked […]

China expresses concern over AUKUS nuke sub cooperation

The Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Waller (SSG 75), a Collins-class diesel-electric submarine, is seen in Sydney Harbour on Nov 2, 2016. (PETER PARKS / AFP) BEIJING – China on Wednesday expressed grave concern over the cooperation between the United States, the UK and Australia on nuclear submarines, stating that it deliberately escalates regional tensions, provokes […]