Daily Archives: April 25, 2021

2021-04-25: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). FM: U.S. 'has not found right way to engage with China'. ecns.cn Through two major events enshrining China-United States relations, Beijing sent clear signals of its sincerity to effectively manage divergence and boost mutual goodwill, and it urged Washington to fix its hostile, coercive approach toward China.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). Immersive experience: 2021 Beijing Half Marathon kicks off. ecns.cn The Beijing Half Marathon, halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, resumed on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). 2021 Beijing Half Marathon kicks off. ecns.cn The 2021 Beijing Half Marathon, halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, resumed on Saturday. The Half Marathon covers a total length of 21.0975 km, starting from Tiananmen Square and ending at the National Stadium (Bird's Nest). It is the first time this year that Beijing host a 10,000-person event.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). Jordan receives China-donated Sinopharm vaccines. ecns.cn Jordan on Sunday received a batch of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines donated by the Chinese government as part of the anti-pandemic cooperation between the two countries.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). China speeds up COVID-19 vaccine R&D to fight variants: expert. ecns.cn China is speeding up research and development on vaccines to counter COVID-19 variants, said Chinese medical expert Zhong Nanshan at 2021 Medical Science Frontiers Forum held in Guangzhou on Saturday.

Staff (2021-04-25). Mass Vaccination Advances in Venezuela: Fifth Shipment of Sputnik-V Vaccines Arrives. orinocotribune.com On Saturday, April 24, the fifth shipment of the Russian vaccine Sputnik-V arrived in Venezuela. The shipment, containing 80,000 doses, arrived at the Simón Bolívar International Airport in Maiquetía, La Guaira state. To date, 380 thousand doses of the vaccine have been received by Venezuela. | This strengthens the National Immunization Plan that started on February 18 with two vaccines: Sputnik-V from Russia and Vero-Cell from China. | Venezuelan Minister for Health, Carlos Alvarado, was in charge of receiving the shipment that flew directly from Moscow in a CONVIASA airbus. | New batch of Russian vaccines Sputn…

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). Hungary receives new batch of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines. ecns.cn The fourth batch of China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines that Hungary had purchased arrived here on Saturday and were welcomed by the Hungarian minister of foreign affairs and trade at the airport.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). China's new recombinant COVID-19 vaccine starts human tests. ecns.cn Sinopharm, the Chinese pharmaceutical giant, has commenced phase-1 and phase-2 clinical trials for its new recombinant vaccine against COVID-19 in central China's Henan Province since Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Wuhan's tourist industry gains momentum. ecns.cn Wuhan's tourist industry is building momentum after its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). Making hand noodles and visiting sea of flowers on A Date with China. ecns.cn During the "A Date with China" international media tour, foreign media correspondents, internet celebrities in China and Chinese journalists visited Huangpi Mulan Culture Ecological Tourism Area, in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). China to kick off nationwide consumption campaign. ecns.cn China will kick off a monthlong campaign promoting consumption in May amid efforts to bolster consumer spending as the country has effectively brought COVID-19 under control.

Observer Research Foundation (2021-04-25). The Pushback Against China — Analysis. eurasiareview.com Now, the European Union has released its own Indo-Pacific strategy too: | By Harsh V. Pant | Till a few months back, China's rise was taken as a given. It still is in many ways. China is a rising economic and political power and it's pointless to talk about preventing that from happening. But how China rises can certainly be managed so that it causes least disruption in the global order. | The disorder ushered in by Covid-19 has underlined to the world the costs of giving China a free pass. And in response, the world has galvanised. Pushback against China has been manifesting itself in multiple ways. I…

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). COVID-19 vaccination key to economic recovery: HKSAR gov't officials. ecns.cn Senior officials of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Sunday urged the public to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in a bid to save the economy from a prolonged recession.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Yunnan's Ruili downgrades COVID-19 risk level in seven areas. ecns.cn Ruili, a border city in southwest China's Yunnan Province, has brought down the number of areas classified as high or medium-risk for COVID-19 transmission on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Recovered patient tests positive in Heilongjiang. ecns.cn A recovered novel coronavirus patient in Wangkui county, Heilongjiang province, tested positive for the virus on Saturday, local government said on Sunday.

Anonymous103 (2021-04-25). Great Reinforcement Of China's Navy: Three Advanced Naval Vessels Commissioned For South China Sea Fleet. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 23, a solemn ceremony was held at the naval base in Sanya (Hainan island), in China. Three major vessels were commissioned into the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) fleet. The destroyer "Dalian", the landing helicopter dock (LHD) "Hainan" and the strategic nuclear submarine (SSBN) Changzheng-18 were placed on active service. | The commissioning ceremony was attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committe…

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). Xi inspects south China's Guangxi. ecns.cn Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Sunday inspected south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). Xi says ideals, convictions key to success of Chinese revolution. ecns.cn Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, said the secret to the success of the Chinese revolution lies in ideals and convictions.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). Chinese, Lao leaders mark relations over past 60 years. ecns.cn China and Laos have set a model for country-to-country relationships and made positive contributions to advancing the building of a community with a shared future for mankind, President Xi Jinping said on Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). China's primary, middle schools get full Internet coverage: report. ecns.cn China has achieved full Internet coverage in primary and middle schools across the country, according to a report released Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). China to further optimize financial services to SMEs. ecns.cn China's banking and insurance regulator issued a circular Sunday on further promoting high-quality development of financial services to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in 2021.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). Digital transformation spurs China's high-quality growth. ecns.cn In addition to using cash and digital payment platforms such as Alipay and WeChat Pay, participants in the fourth Digital China Summit have another payment option: the digital renminbi (RMB), if they want to buy bottled water or snacks at the meeting venue.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). New Foxconn plant in central China begins operations. ecns.cn A new Foxconn Industrial Internet (Fii) plant began operations on Saturday in Zhoukou, central China's Henan province, according to the company.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). China releases counter-espionage regulations. ecns.cn China's Ministry of State Security on Monday issued regulations on counter-espionage security work, which take effect upon promulgation.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). Democracy is not Coca-Cola that promises the same taste everywhere in the world: Chinese FM. ecns.cn Noting that democracy is not Coca-Cola that promises the same taste everywhere in the world, Wang said the United States should respect the path and system independently chosen by China.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). Xi says Lijiang River eco-environment should 'never be damaged'. ecns.cn Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, has stressed protection of the ecological environment of the Lijiang River.

Staff (2021-04-25). China to the US: Western Rules are Not Universal Rules and 'Democracy is not Coca-Cola'. orinocotribune.com China rejects attempts by the West to set its own standards as "universal" in the world, and asserts that 12% of the world's people cannot decide for everyone. | "Some people in the US have repeatedly expressed their desire to strengthen 'a rules-based international order.' But the question is what are the rules, who established them, " Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi questioned on Friday, April 23, during a videoconference with representatives of the US Council on Foreign Relations. | In his statement, Wang pointed out that Western countries that are seeking to set standards for the entire world comprise only 1…

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). 50 years on, Ping-Pong Diplomacy still elevates China-US ties. ecns.cn World champion Liang Geliang had probably not expected that 50 years after "Ping-Pong Diplomacy" occurred, he and American counterpart Judy Hoarfrost would be able to play a table tennis game over 10,000 kilometers apart.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). China vows to achieve green goals. ecns.cn Despite severe time constraints, China will make extremely arduous efforts to go carbon neutral before 2060 amid expanding energy demand, a senior climate official said on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Drone show held in Fuzhou to greet 4th Digital China Summit. ecns.cn The summit will run from April 25-26, under the theme of "New Potential for Data and New Journey of Digital China".

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). Summit on digital development opens in east China. ecns.cn The fourth Digital China Summit kicked off on Sunday in Fuzhou, capital of east China's Fujian Province, exhibiting breakthroughs in the information sector and innovations in digital transformation.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). COMAC completes production, test flight center. ecns.cn The nation's first self-developed production and test flight center for China's commercial aircraft developer – Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) – was completed on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). Qingdao initiative launched to promote early implementation of RCEP deal. ecns.cn A joint initiative on promoting early implementation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement has been launched in the east China port city of Qingdao on Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). China's Tsinghua calls for more openness, integration, resilience among global universities. ecns.cn A consensus was released by China's Tsinghua University on Saturday to promote closer cooperation with global universities.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). China's industrial internet connects 73 mln equipment amid digital transformation. ecns.cn A total of 73 million industrial equipment items were connected by industrial internet platforms in China by the end of March, official data showed.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). China-ASEAN Business Center unveiled in south China's Guangxi. ecns.cn The China-ASEAN Business Center was officially opened in Nanning Area of China (Guangxi) Pilot Free Trade Zone on Saturday, which aims to provide one-stop services for China-ASEAN economic cooperation.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). SE China's Sanya airport debuts first regular int'l all-cargo route. ecns.cn Flight Y87962 from Singapore landed at Sanya Phoenix International Airport on Sunday, marking the first Singapore-Sanya-Guangzhou air trade corridor flight.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). China Coast Guard vessels patrol Diaoyu Islands. ecns.cn Three China Coast Guard (CCG) vessels conducted a patrol in territorial waters off the Diaoyu Islands on Sunday, according to an online statement by the CCG.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Chinese FM: U.S. yet to find the right way to deal with China. ecns.cn The United States is yet to find the right way to deal with China, with its new administration still holding misunderstandings towards China, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). Senior CPC official calls for high-quality development of digital China. ecns.cn A senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official on Sunday stressed the importance of pursuing self-reliant, innovation-driven and high-quality development in advancing the construction of a digital China.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). China issues rules to regulate livestreaming sales. ecns.cn China's authorities have rolled out guidelines to regulate the country's booming livestreaming marketing industry and set standards for livestreaming e-commerce platforms, operators and hosts.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). China aims to launch Chang'e-6 lunar probe around 2024. ecns.cn China aims to launch the Chang'e-6 probe to collect samples in the South Pole-Aitken Basin on the far side of the moon around 2024, said a space expert on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). China strengthens IPR protection to ensure high-quality development. ecns.cn China will strengthen IPR protection to guarantee high-quality development in the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), a senior intellectual property official said Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Xi attends commissioning of Chinese naval vessels. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), attended the commissioning ceremony of three naval vessels, the Changzheng-18, the Dalian, and the Hainan.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). China has most PCT international patent applications worldwide. ecns.cn China granted 530,000 invention patents in 2020, and the number of invention patents per 10,000 people reached 15.8, exceeding the target of the country's 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020), the National Intellectual Property Administration said on Sunday. It added that the number of international patent applications filed by Chinese applicants through the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) reached 69,000, ranking first in the world.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). Guangxi artists help preserve ancient folk songs. ecns.cn Folk songs are typically those sung in the fields during or after work, which are popular in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Among local ethnic minorities, the Zhuang people love to sing folk songs the most.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). China Mobile profit up 2.3 pct in Q1. ecns.cn China Mobile, one of the country's leading telecommunication operators, reported a profit growth of 2.3 percent year on year in the first quarter (Q1) of 2021.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). Singaporean scholar says Washington's desire to contain China 'a strategic error'. ecns.cn China is not an expansionist power and Washington's desire to contain China is a strategic error, Singaporean scholar Kishore Mahbubani has said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Hidden agenda behind UK parliamentarians' Xinjiang 'genocide' claim. ecns.cn The United Kingdom's parliament's declaration that China was committing "genocide" against its Uygur people holds no water and is just a smear of China.

Eurasia Review (2021-04-25). Diplomatic Posturing And The Power Game In Southeast Asia — Interview. eurasiareview.com Dr Stephen R Nagy, in a recent interview by Mr Nadir Ali, Director of the Centre for Peace and Justice (JKCPJ), responded to the rising tensions in Southeast Asia and spoke of mitigating the cascading issue of asymmetry of power and economy in the region. In his opinion, the world is once again experiencing a great power competition, a competition that could cascade into conflict and catastrophe. Terrestrial land disputes have expanded to the maritime domain, with China having disputes with states in Southeast Asia, India, and Japan. Chinese efforts to dominate Southeast Asian Politics and redistribute power i…

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