China lodges representations with US over downing of airship

This undated file photo shows the Chinese national flag and the US national flag. (PHOTO /XINHUA) BEIJING – Chinese Vice-Foreign Minister Xie Feng on Sunday lodged solemn representations to the US embassy in China over the US use of force to attack China's civilian unmanned airship. According to a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry […]

Expert: Up to 90% of people in China have COVID immunity

A woman receives a booster dose in Chaoyang district of Beijing on July 13, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA) Most Chinese people have acquired COVID-19 immunity following Omicron-fueled outbreaks and mass vaccination campaigns, and people are safe in the short term, an epidemiologist said in an interview with People's Daily. Zeng Guang made the remarks in […]

Consumers give economy festive boost

Tourists take photos while visiting the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, on Jan 23, 2023. During the Spring Festival holiday, the famous historic site attracted a large number of visitors. (ZHANG TIANZHU / FOR CHINA DAILY) Chinese New Year spree shows shoppers' big role in bolstering growth, say experts Chinese consumers splurged during the […]

Lowest temperature recorded in China’s northernmost city

This aerial photo taken on Jan 8, 2023 shows an early morning view of Beiji village in Mohe, Northeast China's Heilongjiang province. (PHOTO / XINHUA) HARBIN – The minimum temperature of Mohe, China's northernmost city, fell to minus 53 C Sunday, marking the lowest temperature ever recorded, according to the local weather bureau. The figure […]

Expanding railway makes China’s festival travel easier

A Fuxing high-speed train, G8801, departs from Beijing Railway Station for Qinhuangdao, North China's Hebei province in the morning on Dec 30, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA) BEIJING – Chinese people's trips during the Spring Festival are getting increasingly easier thanks to the country's expanding railway network. The following are some of the highlights of the […]

Astronauts send Spring Festival greetings from space station

This video snapshot shows the Shenzhou XV astronauts Fei Junlong, Deng Qingming and Zhang Lu sending their Spring Festival greetings from China's Tiangong space station in a video released by the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) on New Year's Eve. (PHOTO / XINHUA) BEIJING – The Shenzhou XV astronauts Fei Junlong, Deng Qingming and Zhang Lu […]

Chinese, European Mars probes examine atmosphere near sun

This undated file photo shows an illustration of Tianwen 1 robotic probe entering Martian orbit. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY) SHANGHAI — In an "almost-out-of-service" period in 2021, China's Tianwen-1 orbiter, along with Mars Express of the European Space Agency, helped solar scientists know more about what happens near the sun. During the late September […]

WHO chief speaks highly of China’s COVID response efforts

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus looks on during a press conference at the World Health Organization's headquarters in Geneva, on Dec 14, 2022. (FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP) BEIJING – The chief of the World Health Organization spoke highly of the Chinese government's efforts to cope with the COVID-19 epidemic in his phone conversation with a […]

Macao confers honor on outstanding individuals, entities

This photo dated July 1, 2021 shows the iconic Golden Lotus Square of Macao where a flag-raising ceremony is held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, Macao. (PHOTO / XINHUA) MACAO – China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) on Friday conferred honor on individuals and entities for […]

Russia welcomes China’s optimization of COVID response

In this file photo taken on March 29, 2018, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova speaks to the media in Moscow. (YURI KADOBNOV / AFP) MOSCOW – Russia "positively assesses" China's decision to optimize its COVID-19 response policies, including those regarding cross-border movement of people and freight, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday. "We are […]

Premier stresses implementing policies for market entities

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang chairs a symposium during an inspection of the State Administration for Market Regulation Jan 9, 2023. (GAO JIE / XINHUA) BEIJING – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has underlined efforts to implement policies properly in order to help market entities overcome difficulties, as well as deepening reforms to spur market vitality and […]

Spokesperson: China’s COVID response science-based, effective

An elderly resident receives a shot of COVID-19 vaccine at home during a medical service for senior citizens in Dongcheng district of Beijing, capital of China, May 10, 2022. (CHEN ZHONGHAO / XINHUA) BEIJING – China's COVID response policies are science-based, effective and consistent with China's national realities, and can stand the test of history, […]

Diplomats say China’s COVID response policy revamp timely

Nurses prepare medication at Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University's fever clinic in Shenyang, Liaoning province, on Dec 15, 2022. (YANG QING / XINHUA) BEIJING – Foreign diplomats from more than 130 countries in China attended a briefing on China's COVID response policy, saying that they believed China's optimization and adjustment of COVID response and […]