The principles of Chinese democracy

Editor’s note: Josef Gregory Mahoney is a professor of politics at East China Normal University. The article reflects the author’s opinions. All too often when liberal democrats discuss democracy, they conflate mechanisms with principles. And when they do discuss principles, they are less than candid regarding the overwhelming privileges accorded private property – which they often […]

Medals unveiled for 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games

The medals for the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games were presented at “Together for a Shared Future,” the 100-day countdown event for the Winter Games on Tuesday. The medals are called “Tongxin,” meaning “together as one,” and feature five concentric rings embodying the traditional Chinese philosophy of harmony between heaven, earth and human beings. […]

China releases action plan to peak carbon dioxide emissions before 2030

The State Council, China’s cabinet, has released an action plan to peak carbon dioxide emissions before 2030. The plan puts forward China’s main objectives for the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025) and the 15th Five-Year Plan period (2026-2030), including increasing the share of non-fossil energy consumption, improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon dioxide emissions. By […]

China provided over 1.5b COVID-19 vaccine doses to the world: CIDCA

China has provided over 1.5 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to 106 countries and four international organizations this year, the most in the world, Luo Zhaohui, head of the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA), said at a press conference on Tuesday. Answering questions from Chinese and foreign media, CIDCA officials elaborated on China’s efforts in international assistance […]

Xinjiang opens cotton-picking season with mass use of machinery

The annual cotton picking season started in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in late September, with the increasing use of machineries. Some places have realized total mechanization in cotton harvest.  In the Aksu prefecture of southern Xinjiang, small-scale cotton picking has begun, and the mass harvest is expected to start soon, the Global Times […]

At least nine provinces in China launch booster shots for key groups

As the winter comes and the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics approaches, China is accelerating the inoculation of booster shots for key groups, with at least nine provinces and regions having started the campaign to further consolidate the nation’s epidemic prevention and control achievements, and to improve the protection efficacy for people at high risk of […]

China’s military slams India over ‘unrealistic demands’ at corps commander-level talks

China on Monday accused India of “unreasonable and unrealistic demands” and urged the country not to misjudge the situation, as the two sides held the 13th round of the corps commander-level talks on Sunday.  According to senior Colonel Long Shaohua, a spokesperson for the China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Western Theater Command, the talks were […]

India media fabricate reports of detained Chinese soldiers: military source

Indian media have recently fabricated reports that Chinese soldiers have been detained for “crossing the borderline,” China Daily reported on Saturday, citing a military source. Chinese border troops conducted a routine patrol on September 28 in the Dongzhang area on the Chinese side of the Sino-Indian border and took countermeasures resolutely when they encountered “unreasonable […]

Clarification On The Organic Fertilizer To Be Supplied By Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group To Sri Lanka

It has been noticed that recently there are several news reports and statements in Sri Lanka claiming that the organic fertilizer to be imported from China contains harmful bacteria. In this regard, the Embassy of China in Sri Lanka contacted the product supplier, Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group Co., Ltd. to examine the said issue, and […]