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Feature: Chinese cultural elements shine in Hollywood's 90th iconic Christmas parade

PeoplefromthelocalChinesecommunityperformduringthe90thHollywoodChristmasParadeinLosAngeles,theUnitedStates,Nov.27,2022.LosAngeles'sChristmasseason,inthewesternU.S。

China PPI up 0.9 pct in September

A worker works at a factory of Harbin Electric Machinery Company Ltd. of Harbin Electric Corporation in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Sept. 3, 2022.(Xinhua/Wang Song) BEIJING, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- China's producer price index (PPI), which measures costs of goods at the fa

20th CPC Congress
20th CPC Congress

China RMB settlements with Belt and Road countries up in 2021

Aerial photo taken on June 9, 2022 shows a container terminal in Qingdao Port, east China's Shandong Province. (Photo by Yu Fangping/Xinhua) BEIJING, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- China's RMB settlements with Belt and Road countries stood at 5.42 trillion yuan (763.4 billion U.S. dollars) in 2021, up

OHCHR's report on Xinjiang emerges as highly dubious

Local people perform dancing for tourists in the Kazanqi folk tourism village, a popular scenic spot in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. [Photo provided to China Daily]A United Nations human rights body has released a sham assessment report on Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. The report, released by the Office of the High Commissioner of the Human Rights, not only violates the mandate given to the OHCHR by the UN and the UN Charter but also appears to be completely biased, highly manipulated, and far from the facts about the human rights situation in the region and is in total negation of the official views comprehensively expressed to the world media by no one else but the high commissioner for human rights herself a couple of months ago, based on her personal and official assessment after her official visit to Xinjiang, reveal the investigations carried out by The Daily Mail of Pakistan.Pakistans Daily Mails investigations show that the OHCHR report on Xinjiang, released near the end of High Commissioner for Human Rights Michele Bachelets tenure, received a lot of attention and credence by Western groups at the rights body and the UN whereas two similar reports on human rights in Indian-administered Kashmir in 2018 by the then-high commissioner for human rights Zeid Raad Al Hussein, and the second one in 2019 by Michele Bachelet herself did not get any response from the UN Human Rights Council and particularly not from the Western members. In fact, in the OHCHR reports for two consecutive years, the UN Human Rights Council was urged to establish a high-level commission of Inquiry to probe the acute human rights violations in Kashmir, and also offered Islamabads full cooperation to any such probe while India, on the other hand, rejected these reports on both occasions. International observers expressed great surprise at the extraordinary highlighting of the Xinjiang by the US government, US media, and their Western allies while they a...

Dada Now: AI empowers on-demand delivery

Dada Now General Manager Bing Fu outlined the Dada Group company's growing efficiency and fulfillment for customers, merchants and riders in a speech entitled "AI empowers on-demand delivery infrastructure" at the three-day World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai.

Laotian businesses urged to make full use of new opportunities

  Workers carry goods in March outside a supermarket in Muang Xay, the largest city in northern Laos. The city has seen an increase in trade with China after the opening of the China-Laos Railway. WANG JIANWEI/XINHUA Businesses in Laos, especially smaller companies, need more support to help them

Soaring China-Europe freight trains facilitate international trade

  A reach stacker handles cargo containers at the Manzhouli Railway Station in Manzhouli, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, July 1, 2020. (Xinhua/Yu Jia) HARBIN, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- At the Suifenhe Railway Station, in China's northernmost province of Heilongjiang,

China's Dada announces unaudited financial results for Q2

Dada Nexus Limited, China's leading local on-demand delivery and retail platform, announced on Monday its unaudited financial results for the second quarter which ended on June 30, 2022.

Chinese FM holds phone talks with French president's diplomatic counselor

Photo taken on Nov. 8, 2021 shows the booth of L'Oreal of France at the 4th China International Import Expo (CIIE) in east China's Shanghai. (Xinhua/Meng Tao) Wang called on the two sides to act in the spirit of mutual respect to take good care of each other's core interests and actively promote cl

Galanz sees export increase as demand grows

Galanz's independent appliances enter mainstream channels in Vietnam. Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn Galanz Group, a leading Chinese household electrical appliance maker, realized a year-on-year increase of 9.8 percent in exports for the first half of 2022 thanks to diversified products spec

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BRI Media Forum

White paper outlines thriving on-demand retail business

Industry decision makers, digital business leaders and technology providers joined Dada Group and JD.com managers in making speeches at the summit and offering with their insights and predictions for on-demand retail.

Chinese dairy giant investments boost development and conservation in Indonesia

Duringthe2022G20SummiteventsinIndonesia,YiliGroupservesasitsdairypartner.Photoprovidedtochinadaily.com。

China's Nova Esports wins inaugural Wild Rift Icons Global Championship

SINGAPORE, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinas Nova Esports swept J-Team 4-0 in the grand final to win the inaugural Wild Rift Icons Global Championship (Icons) at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Center here on Saturday.Recovering from a sluggish start to beat J-Team in the opening game, Nova demonstrated their dominance in the following games and claimed a convincing 4-0 win. Jungler An "Long" Xulong was named FMVP."I think now I can say Im the best jungler in the world and I hope to practice more and become even stronger in the future," An said.(Photo: agencies)Both from the Wild Rift League (WRL) of the Chinese mainland, Nova and J-Team came to the Icons as third and fourth seed of their region and excelled from the best 24 teams from eight regions across the world to make it into the grand final.Icons is the first official global tournament of Wild Rift which represents the highest level of Wild Rift Esports competition.

BRICS 2022
BRICS 2022

Daily peak orders of China's Dada Now exceed 10 million during 618 shopping fest

Dada Now, the leading on-demand delivery platform of China's Dada Group, delivered more than 10 million orders on June 18 and 19 during the 618 online shopping fest.

China's JDDJ, Shop Now record 77% sales increase in 618 shopping fest

China's JDDJ, Dada's on-demand retail platform, and the Shop Now platform, which integrates the on-demand location-based retail capabilities of both Dada and JD.com, announced on Saturday that the total sales of the two platforms grew by 77% year-on-year during the 618 shopping fest

2022 Wild Rift Icons Global Championship kicks off

The teams competing for a share of the $2 million prize poolThe 2022 Wild Rift Icons Global Championship kicks off on Tuesday. From June 14 through July 9, teams will unleash the wild at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Center in Singapore.Four teams including FPX、JDG、NV、JT will compete for China.The Wild Rift Icons Global Championship is Riot’s global tournament concluding the Wild Rift Esports season. The tournament will feature 24 teams, 8 qualifying straight from regional competitions and 16 battling through the play-in stage. Fans will witness the highest level of Wild Rift Esports competition as teams unleash their skills for a chance at the world title and a shared prize pool of $2 million.When first announced, Icons was originally set to take place in Europe. Due to the global pandemic complicating visa application timelines and re-entry dates for many regional teams, Riot Games made the decision to move the competition to Singapore. This decision will not only ensure that teams have the best chance of attending Icons, but that they also have a great experience at their first Icons championship.

On-demand delivery orders exceed 300 billion in 2021: white paper

The number of delivery orders in China’s on-demand retail sector exceeded 30 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach more than 40 billion in 2022, with a user base reaching more than 500 million and expected to surpass 750 million in 2022, according to a white paper.

China's Dada reports Q1 results in 2022

Dada Group, China’s leading local on-demand delivery and retail platform, announced on Tuesday its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2022. The company’s total net revenues in the first quarter stood at 2 billion yuan.

One-month-old Siberian tiger quadruplets greet visitors at Yunnan Wild Animal Park during Labor Day holiday 8 Photos

One-month-old Siberian tiger quadruplets greet visitors at Yunnan Wild Animal Park during Labor Day holiday

One-month-old Siberian tiger quadruplets greet visitors at Yunnan Wild Animal Park during Labor Day holiday

In pics: hometown of crested ibis 8 Photos

In pics: hometown of crested ibis

In pics: hometown of crested ibis

ESCAP celebrates UN 2022 Chinese Language Day

Photo: UNESCAPApril 20 marks the 13th International Chinese Language Day, and a series of celebrations, themed Together for a Bright Future, were successfully held by the Communication University of China (CUC), the Center for Language Education and Cooperation (CLEC)-Bangkok and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP).Officials from the organizations and CUC attended the event and delivered speeches, in which Chinese and foreign cooperation was praised to have contributed to the vigorous and fruitful development of Chinese language education around the world, and the Chinese language was hailed to have built a cultural and friendship bridge that promoted the exchange of cooperation between China and the world, as well as the global peace and development.During the celebration, experts and scholars vividly interpreted the beauty of Chinese culture from three aspects: Chinese character, Chinese painting, and traditional Chinese medicine.Professor Yue Qi from Communication University of China elaborated on the concept of "If Chinese characters could speak", and proposed that more Chinese stories could be discovered, spread, heard and understood through Chinese characters. Director Liu Hongyan from the China Media Group also presented a documentary featuring Chinese characters. Professor Yang Lei from Capital Normal University and Zhang Liang from the Gugong Institute discussed Chinese poetry and painting, while Dai Jingang from the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences and Dong Ling from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine led the audience to experience the charm of traditional Chinese medicine and the wisdom of health preservation.The Chinese Day event aims to express support for international Chinese education, and to reveal the charm of Chinese language and Chinese culture, while enhancing the cooperation between the Chinese and foreign education partners and to enhance the mutual understanding between p...

China witnesses win-win results for smart technologies and Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics

More than 121 sci-tech achievements concerning barrier-free facilities and environment have gained increasing attention and popularity while greatly empowering competitions of the just-concluded Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, at which the Chinese delegation won a history-making number of medals.Athletes take part in official training in snowboard banked slalom at Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou competition zone of Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, March 9, 2022. (People’s Daily Online/Weng Qiyu)These smart technologies used at the games are expected to embrace wide application in society to benefit the lives of people with disabilities, a win-win result for smart technologies and the Games.Smart products have helped ensure high efficiency in the competitions of the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics.Chinese Paralympic athletes’ uniforms emblazoned with China’s national flag, for instance, are customized products that show warm solicitude for athletes and the ingenuity of designers.Considering that physically challenged athletes may not be able to perform as good as they can when they compete in the uniforms designed for able-bodied athletes, a team from the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT) has developed down waistcoat and down pants for athletes in wheelchairs by leveraging digital modeling and 3D printing technologies. The clothes are not only easy to put on and take off, but allow athletes to move freely.The team has also innovated the method of measurement and developed 54 types of special uniforms in six series, offering custom-made training clothes for Paralympic athletes competing in different events.Besides specially designed clothing, the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics has also ensured smooth competition for Paralympic athletes by monitoring their health conditions and environmental conditions and providing information services for them in a real-time manner through the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital devices including a “digital...

Microsoft, university researchers use AI to aid in study of China's ancient oracle bone script

Since farmers first dug up ancient bone fragments and in the fields around the Yellow River in eastern China over 100 years ago, researchers have been poring over the mysterious script carved on their surfaces.Dating back to more than 3,000 years ago, this "oracle bone" script is the earliest known form of Chinese writing. Researching this script is very challenging: The bones, mainly ox scapula and the turtle plastrons, are fragile and often found as fragmented pieces, copies of the inscriptions made by ink rubbings can be blurry or incomplete and collections are scattered in national museums and private collections in China and around the world.Now researchers in Beijing are using AI to fast-track the basic but necessary work of comparing each script sample with thousands of others in databases. This work is paving the way for researchers to decipher them and shed light on everything from the daily concerns of people in ancient times to how Chinese writing first developed.Bofeng Mo and Zhirong Wu collaborated to develop an AI model to study the script on oracle bones. (Photo provided by Microsoft)"This is a great example of human-machine collaboration," said Mo Bofeng, a professor from the Center for Oracle Bone Studies at Capital Normal University, who is working on the "Diviner" project with Wu Zhirong, a senior researcher at Microsoft Research Asia.Oracle bone inscriptions have been recognized by UNESCOs International Memory of the World Register as a valuable record of the Shang Dynasty (c.1600BC–1046BC ) people covering the dates 1400BC to 1100BC, in addition to being the earliest extant evidence of a Chinese writing system. In China, every kid learns about the oracle bones in school.Since 1899, about 150,000 pieces have been unearthed and are now housed in more than 100 institutes around the world, according to experts behind the UNESCO nomination. With no equivalent of a Rosetta Stone as a guide, scientists have only deci...

Team KBG wins 2nd League of Legends mobile game professional league championship

Photos:WRL2The KBG team won the championship of the League of Legends Mobile Games Professional League (WRL2) in Shanghai on Sunday, by beating the WBG team with 4:1. The KBG jungler Gao Jianlin (ID: DaT) was awarded the Most Valuable Player of the Finals.In the finals of the BO7 competition system, the KBG team played bravely. With their wonderful online performance and team cooperation, they scored three points in a row and won the match point 3:0.The lagging WBG team showed resilience, and they successfully pulled back a victory by adjusting their team strategy in time.However, in the fifth game, the KBG team with stronger overall strength still cashed in the match point. They locked the big score at 4:1, thus crowned the WRL2 championship. Gao contributed wonderful operations many times in the finals. With his excellent awareness, he transformed his personal advantages into team advantages, becoming the key to the teams victory.WRL2 has many innovative measures, such as adding the Smash Bros. mode to the competition, and changing the competition venue to a brand new arena located in Shanghai Hongqiao Tiandi Performing Arts Center.According to reports, the League of Legends mobile game professional league in the new season will be officially upgraded to the League of Legends mobile game Asia League, and the new competition logo will also be announced for the first time on the day of the finals.According to the competition system, 12 teams from mainland China and 8 teams from the Asia-Pacific region will compete in the League of Legends mobile game Asia League.The first season of the League of Legends mobile game Asian League will officially start in April this year.

Chinese ambassador hails Chinese brands' appearances at Qatar World Cup

Chinese Ambassador to Qatar Zhou Jian said Chinese elements and brands have shined like stars on the World Cup stage."The popularity of Chinese elements in Qatar is an epitome of the great development of China-Qatar pragmatic cooperation,” Zhou said.=Chinese Ambassdor to Qatar Zhou Jian speaks at Hisenses 2022 Global Customer ConferenceChina-Qatar economic and trade cooperation in recent years has been developing rapidly with fruitful results. Since 2020, China has remained Qatars largest trading partner, largest source of imports and largest export destination. In the first three quarters of this year, trade between China and Qatar reached $19.5 billion, up 66 percent year-on-year.Many Chinese companies have been deeply involved in the preparations for the 2022 World Cup. They helped Qatar to build the World Cups largest venue, the Lussel Stadium, and Qatars first green solar photovoltaic project. Chinese companies also provided comfortable new energy buses and advanced network communication equipment.All these have contributed to the success of the World Cup and are a vivid example of high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, Zhou said.The ambassador also highlighted Chinese home appliance giant Hisense‘s slogan "Made in China, Working Together," showing a good image of Chinese enterprises and attracting wide attention from the international community.Hisenses chairman Lin Lan speaks at the 2022 Global Customer ConferenceOn the day of the World Cup final, Hisense held the 2022 Global Customer Conference and announced its new brand growth plan to become a more well-known high-value brand in the next three years, by focusing on green and artificial intelligence and carrying out active global talent growth plans via long-term cooperation with authoritative global consulting institutions.The ambassador expressed hopes that people from all walks of life in China and Qatar will seize opportunities, deepen cooperation and push for fu...

WRL together OnePlus mobile phone to achieve Green esports

Photos provided to Peoples DailyThe League of Legends Mobile Game Professional League (WRL) and OnePlus successfully co-launched the "Sport machine recycling program" recently. The One plus 10 Pro phones used in the first WRL tournament have been sent to Tianjin University, Henan University, Qilu University of Technology, and esports clubs among other universities to help realize the esports dreams of young students, while practicing the concept of sustainable development to build green esports.As the designated machines in WRL1, the OnePlus 10 Pros performance specs are luxurious. Equipped with a new generation of Snapdragon 8 mobile platform, combined with UFS3.1+LPDDR5 ultra-fast storage combination, the actual performance of the phone has been comprehensively improved. Aside from that, the HyperBoost full-link game frame stabilization technology ensures its stable frame rate, smooth control, quick start, and accurate operation. Whats more, the O-Sync overclocking response and custom super X axis vibration motor further enhance the sense of fluency. After countless, rigorous tests, the OnePlus 10 Pro contributed to the smooth processing of WRL1.The upcoming WRL2 Racing Machine Recycling Program is expected to be fully upgraded. At that time, part of the recycled mobile phones will continue to be used as donations to college esports clubs, while the other part will cooperate with famous bloggers to create commemorative toys.

Chinese product shine at World Cup

Photos:Hisense A banner with the phrase “China No.1, World No.2”from Chinese home appliance giant Hisense has been placed at an eye-catching spot in the World Cup stadium in Qatar, which has garnered great attention recently. Though the banner was later updated as scheduled, it signifies that "Made in China" is no longer a concept of which to be ashamed, but one of trust and honor.In fact, it is the epitome of Chinese products transformation, from imitation to cost-effectiveness, to incremental innovation, and eventual overtakes.ConfidenceOn November 15, AVC Revo released the global TV brand monitoring data from January to October 2022: The global shipment of Hisense TV reached 19.6 million units, an 18 percent year-on-year growth, ranking second in the world, which is also the first time that a Chinese TV brand has ever held second place in the world. Over the last 12 years Hisense has grown from less than 5 percent of global TV shipments to more than 12 per cent this year. The upward trend in demand seen by Hisense is the most direct manifestation of the overall improvement of Chinese enterprises competitiveness on the world stage.Sponsoring international events is a demonstration of strength and renewal. Since 2018, on behalf of Chinese TV companies, Hisense has appeared in the World Cup two consecutive times, becoming the reflection of Chinese companies from the audience and even taken center stage at the World Cup.StrengthDifferent from laboratory innovation, an industrial upgrade not only emphasizes independent research and development, but also pursues quality stability after mass production. Only in this way can the innovation cycle be longer lasting.Chinas Ministry of Industry and Information Technology specifically nominated two innovations in the field of television this September: The worlds first laminated TV and the worlds first crimp screen 8K laser TV, both reflecting Hisenses groundbreaking innovations in ULE...

"Olympics brought me to life" -- a Paralympics volunteer's story

BEIJING, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Outside the volunteer service station in the Wangjing subdistrict of Chaoyang District in Beijing, Li Nan, in a wheelchair and dressed in the volunteer uniform for the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, explained details on helping disabled people with full passion.Li has been a social worker since 2008 when she worked as a volunteer for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.Working as a volunteer, I've found that I'm still capable of managing lots of things. Participating in volunteer services is a rebirth for me, she said.In 2003, a car accident paralyzed the then 25-year-old Li. The accident caused massive damage to her both physically and mentally, and she spent the next five years in hospital for treatment and rehabilitation training.In January 2008, she was discharged from hospital, and she was worried. I didn't know whether I could adapt to normal life again; whether I could work and be accepted by others after leaving the hospital that protected me, she recalled.At that time, the community of Wangjing invited her to join Sweet Home, a service organization set up by the local Disabled Persons' Federation that provides recovery, education, employment, cultural and sports activities, and other services for the disabled.At Sweet Home, Li showed the career development of disabled people and activities to athletes from 19 countries and regions. The communication across language barriers with athletes and disabled people brought her to life again.In 2012, the social work office named after Li was established and has so far attracted over 60 volunteers, who work on helping the elderly and the disabled, youth services, and community administration.When volunteers for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics began to be recruited, Li signed up at the earliest opportunity with no hesitation.Li and her team worked in the service station to conduct a campaign of general knowledge of the Olympics and provided assistance to the disabled while t...

Nagano governor Abe hopes Beijing Winter Olympics will help boost ties

TOKYO, March 14 (Xinhua) -- The successful Beijing Olympic Winter Games will help boost the exchanges between China and Japan, said Shuichi Abe, governor of Japan's Nagano Prefecture.Abe, 61, told Xinhua that as governor of the host prefecture of the 1998 Olympic Winter Games, he is happy with the success of the Beijing Games.These games were held amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Strict countermeasures were taken to prevent the spread of the virus, and the Olympic Games were held brilliantly, said Abe, who has been Nagano's governor since 2010.Nagano, which boasts a number of world-renowned resorts like Nozawa Onsen, Hakuba Valley and Shiga Kogen, has played an important role in helping China grow its winter sports industry.In December 1979, four weeks before they competed in China's first Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, four Chinese skiers were invited to Nagano for pre-Olympic training under the guidance of local Japanese coaches.Hundreds of thousands of used skis and other accessories have been donated to China since the early 1980s, which helped build a precious fan base for the country's rise as a winter sports nation.When Beijing was announced as the host of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in 2015, Abe sent a message to congratulate his counterpart in China's Hebei Province, Nagano's twin province since 1983. Zhangjiakou, which staged the majority of the ski and snowboarding events at the 2022 Winter Games, is situated in Hebei.Nagano Prefecture and Hebei Province have always maintained friendly exchanges, Abe said. When Beijing won the bid, we felt as happy as it had been our own good news.Abe said he had visited China almost annually before the pandemic, and Beijing 2022 president Cai Qi also went to Nagano in 2019 to try to gain some experience in hosting the Winter Olympics.We have made every effort to assist and support Beijing and Hebei's preparation for hosting the Games, he said. We shared the experience of the Nagano Winter Olympics with them. We ha...

Commentary: Beijing Paralympics set to leave lasting legacy

BEIJING, March 14 (Xinhua) -- The Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, just like the Winter Olympics before them, have provided a tangible legacy that extends far beyond the sporting arena.In these testing times, the fortitude, tenacity and ebullience of the Paralympians serve as a lesson that we can all heed.One of the biggest surprises for many has been the outstanding performances of the host country's para athletes. Four years after winning its first-ever Winter Paralympic medal in PyeongChang, China dominated at these Games, with gold medals in alpine skiing, biathlon, cross country skiing, snowboarding, wheelchair curling as well as an unlikely bronze medal in ice hockey.The latter came despite having fielded a para ice hockey team for the first time only six years ago.The raft of medals won by China is due in no small part to the hard work of athletes. But it also reflects efforts to improve the wellbeing of people with disabilities and provide them with opportunities to achieve their goals.We have to really thank the country for investing so much in the athletic careers of people with disability and for creating such a good training environment for us, said ice hockey forward Wang Zhidong.Thanks to everyone on the team as well as our coaching staff for putting so much into guiding us.CHALLENGING STEREOTYPESThe composition of China's ice hockey squad also bears testimony to the country's vision for a world free of stereotypes and inequality. This is because the team comprised Yu Jing, the only female para ice hockey player at Beijing 2022.If men can do it, so can women, Yu said. I felt that I'm talented and had the confidence immediately. When females with disabilities see me on the ice, they know that there's a possibility for them too. It is an encouragement.Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee (BOCOG) vice president Yang Shu'an said China understood that the Paralympic Games are not just about winning medals, but a stage upon which people with disabi...

Volunteers ensure success of Games

Students from the City University of Zhengzhou work as security volunteers during the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics.(Photo provided to China Daily)Attention to detail and efficiency guarantee events go smoothly, Wang Ru reports.During the closing ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics held on Feb 20, a video about the work of volunteers was broadcast, and representatives of the volunteers were honored for their contributions to the Games.According to Teng Shengping, director-general of the volunteer department of the Beijing organizing committee, there were more than 18,000 volunteers at the Games, providing services related to venue management, language and media to ensure the event was completed successfully. Among them were students from the City University of Zhengzhou, who, after helping at the Olympics, worked to ensure the success of the Paralympics.On Jan 7, 34 students from the university, led by their 25-year-old supervisor Li Xinping, embarked on the journey from Zhengzhou, Central China's Henan province, to Beijing. It was the first time some of them had visited China's capital, and all of them felt excited.It may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work as a volunteer for the Winter Olympics, so I signed up for it, says 20-year-old Gao Ruikai, one of the students.They arrived in Beijing on Jan 8, and were appointed to work as security in Chaoyang district, checking the trucks and people transporting goods and materials to the Winter Olympics.They received strict training for eight days. Sometimes when they found what they learned too difficult to remember, Li would give them extra tutoring at night to help them memorize the knowledge so that they could pass both the theory and practical exams, and begin work, which started on Jan 21.They were separated into two groups, responsible for checking people and trucks respectively, according to Chen Mengjiao, 21, who was appointed to check for forbidden objects. The volunteers worked ...

Journey to the top: Team China dominates Winter Paralympics

  Photo: XinhuaWith Beijing 2022 fever yet to recede, the success of the Winter Paralympic Games is becoming more evident, as Team China saw an all-round breakthrough in both the medal tally and the athletes themselves, with more records set over the past week.On Sunday, the closing ceremony for the Games marked the end of the month-long Beijing Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in the dual-Olympic city. It was the sixth time Team China had made an appearance in the Winter Paralympic Games, this time sending its largest delegation with 217 members, and topping the medal list after winning a historic 18 golds.On March 5, the first competition day of the Paralympics, China's para skier Zhu Daqing came in second at the National Alpine Skiing Center in Yanqing district in Beijing, claiming the first medal for Team China, after which medal wins began to come in one after another.Following a first at the Beijing Winter Paralympic Games, the next day saw gold medals in the women's and men's Alpine ski events bagged by Zhang Mengqiu and Liang Jingyi respectively. It was a fresh breakthrough, as China had never won a snow sports gold in the Winter Paralympics.The Beijing Winter Paralympic Games has seen China claim 18 golds, 20 silvers and 23 bronzes for a total of 61 medals.Before 2022, the best result the team had ever achieved was the gold by China's wheelchair curling team four years ago in Pyeongchang.It was Team China's first success at the Winter Paralympic Games, with China's wheelchair curling team beating three-time gold medalist Norway.The memorable success came after Team China had participated in the Winter Paralympics in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014.The 2002 Winter Paralympics at Salt Lake City in the US marked China's debut in the Games, when the Chinese team only had four members who competed in two major events - Alpine skiing and cross country skiing. Visually impaired athlete Han Lixia made it into the top 10 of the 10-kilometer cross-country skiing competi...

Two Olympic Games show power of unity to the turbulent world: Global Times editorial

The closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games took place at the National Stadium on March 13, 2022. Photo: Cui Meng/GTOn the evening of March 13, with the sound of a violin played by a girl with a visual impairment, as the Heritage Flame of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games was extinguished at the Bird's Nest, a Date with Snow and Ice from winter to spring came to a perfect end and became the starting point of a new journey for humanity's ice and snow sports. Through the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the world once again saw a warm Beijing and a responsible China, and showed the turbulent world a beautiful picture of humanity's unity.China has fulfilled its solemn promise to stage two games of equal splendor. If the Beijing Winter Olympic Games changed the world landscape of ice and snow sports, the Beijing Paralympic Winter Games raised the level of Paralympic Winter Games to a new level. Athletes from all over the world and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) have highly praised the organization of the Beijing Paralympic Winter Games and the venue services from their own personal experience, and the world's impression that with China in charge, one can be at ease has been proved and strengthened once again. All the venues of the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will open to the public after the Games, and the results of the two Games are being extended to all aspects of people's daily life.In the Beijing Paralympic Winter Games, the Chinese delegation ranked first in both gold count and overall medal count, its best performance in a Paralympic Winter Games, and highlighting China's unremitting efforts to promote the development of the cause for the disabled. On the field, Chinese Para Alpine skier Sun Hongsheng who lost his arms slid down from the starting point of more than 2,000 meters above sea level; the whole audience gave a standing ovation to Iranian snowboarder Sedigneh Rouzbeh's stumbling ...

'Equally spectacular' Paralympics bring world message of solidarity

Photo taken on March 13, 2022 shows a scene of the performance during the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games at the National Stadium in Beijing. Photo: Cui Meng/GTWhile the world might have not been paying the closest attention, nearly 600 para athletes from 46 countries and regions have competed at the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games, which came to an end on Sunday.These 600 Paralympic athletes competed for more than 78 gold medals in 10 days, but also for their childhood dreams, the honor of the countries they represent and the breakthrough of human limits.During Sunday night's closing ceremony, the lights played out in the shape of a phonograph in the middle of the ice arena in the Bird's Nest. As the record spun, some of the exciting moments from the Winter Paralympics were recreated to music.The Chinese delegation completed a stunning breakthrough at the Winter Paralympics, taking the top spot in the medal table. But experts told the Global Times that the Winter Games are much more than that. It is about the spirit of humanity coming together, the disabled community coming into the spotlight, and the light it brings to a divided world.Hundreds of dancers with or without disabilities dressed in different national costumes danced on the ice in the Bird's Nest to a symphony of Winter Paralympic Waltz. The main torch was slowly extinguished as a visually impaired violinist played a song. Then, the Beijing Winter Paralympics, which lasted for 10 days, officially closed.At the Games, everyone is a winner, said a commentator on the official broadcaster, China Central Television.'Humanity together'Three weeks after the successful hosting of the Winter Olympics, the Winter Paralympics also celebrated its final chapter on Sunday.The successful holding of the Beijing Winter Paralympic Games demonstrates that China has fulfilled its promise of making the Olympics and Paralympics equally spectacular, Cai Qi, president of the Beijing Organi...

Xi Story: Beyond Games, giving people with disabilities a helping hand

Players of China during the medal ceremony for the Wheelchair Curling event of Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games at National Aquatics Center in Beijing, capital of China, March 12, 2022. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)BEIJING, March 13 (Xinhua) -- At the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, the Chinese delegation won a history-making 61 medals, including 18 golds.Many of the Chinese Paralympians have created history with their spectacular performance. For instance, Guo Yujie, a Para biathlete with left-hand impairment, pocketed gold in Para biathlon women's sprint standing on March 5. With it, the young girl who will soon turn 18 became China's first-ever female Winter Paralympic champion in an individual event.At the Games, they, as well as Paralympians from around the world, have proudly proven that people with disabilities can still accomplish much with hard work and determination.The Games have left a strong impression on everyone involved. In the view of Ileana Rodriguez, an accessibility expert on the International Paralympic Committee, the Beijing Games will not only leave a strong legacy, but also a culture that is more open to people with disabilities being active and being part of society.China's success in hosting the Games is inseparable from its endeavors in recent years to improve the environment for people with disabilities. Under President Xi Jinping's leadership, China spares no efforts in helping the disabled secure better lives.Photo taken on March 13, 2022 shows a scene before the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games at the National Stadium in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Zhang Keren)Xi himself had attended the opening and closing ceremonies of both the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games and the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, demonstrating his keen attention to the development of sports and the cause of people with disabilities.Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman...

Beijing 2022 Winter Games igniting point for para-sport, says German official

Bronze medalist Leonie Maria Walter (L) of Germany celebrate with her guide Pirmin Strecker during the awarding ceremony of the Para Biathlon Women's Individual Vision Impaired event of Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games at National Biathlon Center in Zhangjiakou, north China's Hebei Province, March 11, 2022. (Xinhua/Zhao Zishuo)German Paralympic official has spoke highly of the country's para athletes at Beijing 2022.BERLIN, March 13 (Xinhua) -- Leonie Walter proudly carried the German flag at the impressive closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games.At her Olympic debut, the 18-year-old athlete from the Black Forest became one of the new faces of the German team and, at the same time, stands for future hopes after an ongoing generation change.Her one gold and three bronze medals came as a surprise as the success of 15-year-old Linn Kazmaier did. The visually impaired cross-country skier and biathlete won five medals in six competitions.Linn Kazmaier (R) of Germany, together with her guide Florian Baumann, competes during the Para Cross-Country Skiing Women's Middle Distance Vision Impaired final of Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics at National Biathlon Center in Zhangjiakou, north China's Hebei Province, March 12, 2022. (Xinhua/Xue Yuge)Kazmaier contributed one gold, three silver, and one bronze medal, with only 17 German starters harvesting 19 medals ending up as seventh in the medal ranking. Germany won four golds, eight silvers, and seven bronze medals.The German association president Julius Beucher encouraged young talents to follow the example and praised China's efforts in talent scouting. We have all reason to take the Games as a motivation boost. For now, we must admit we have to improve when it comes to the number of athletes competing.To attract more talents is a task for parents and teachers as they can initiate a starting point by sending youngsters to workshops, Beucher added.He hopes the Beijing Games have a sustained effect on pa...

Xi Focus-Closeup: Beyond Games, giving people with disabilities a helping hand

BEIJING, March 13 (Xinhua) -- At the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, the Chinese delegation won a history-making 61 medals, including 18 golds.Many of the Chinese Paralympians have created history with their spectacular performance. For instance, Guo Yujie, a Para biathlete with left-hand impairment, pocketed gold in Para biathlon women's sprint standing on March 5. With it, the young girl who will soon turn 18 became China's first-ever female Winter Paralympic champion in an individual event.At the Games, they, as well as Paralympians from around the world, have proudly proven that people with disabilities can still accomplish much with hard work and determination.The Games have left a strong impression on everyone involved. In the view of Ileana Rodriguez, an accessibility expert on the International Paralympic Committee, the Beijing Games will not only leave a strong legacy, but also a culture that is more open to people with disabilities being active and being part of society.China's success in hosting the Games is inseparable from its endeavors in recent years to improve the environment for people with disabilities. Under President Xi Jinping's leadership, China spares no efforts in helping the disabled secure better lives.Xi himself had attended the opening and closing ceremonies of both the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games and the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, demonstrating his keen attention to the development of sports and the cause of people with disabilities.Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, has emphasized that people with disabilities are equal members of the whole society. Over the years, he has given much care and attention to the disabled.During a community visit in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in 2018, Xi thanked community worker and wheelchair user Du Chengcheng for her services interpreting movies for people with visual impairments since ...

IPC chief declares Beijing Winter Paralympics closed

BEIJING, March 13 (Xinhua) -- International Paralympic Committee (IPC) president Andrew Parsons declared the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games closed here Sunday evening.Parsons said that Beijing 2022 has marked a new dawn for the Paralympic Winter Games in his speech during the closing ceremony held at the National Stadium.Awesome organization, vibrant venues and sensational sport - the hallmarks of great Games here in Beijing. For sure, China has set a benchmark for all future Winter Games. For certain, China is now a Paralympic winter sports powerhouse, said the IPC chief.Beijing is the first city ever to have hosted both the Summer and Winter Paralympics.

China Focus: Science, technology boost accessibility for people with disabilities

BEIJING, March 13 (Xinhua) -- Jia Hongguang, a Chinese gold medalist at the Tokyo Paralympics, firmly gripped the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games torch with a bionic hand and handed it to the next torchbearer to complete his leg of the torch relay at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing on March 2.It was amazing to have the hand. The scientific and technological innovation makes my life easier, he said.Jia was not alone to have benefitted from the scientific achievements supported by technologies developed by director Ji Linhong and his team of intelligence and biomechanics laboratory at Tsinghua University in Beijing.Ji and his team made tailored plans for each Chinese para-athlete and recorded their body movements in the training through a monitoring system.Benefitting from the scientific training, Liu Zixu clinched China's first gold medal at the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics in Para biathlon men's sprint sitting on March 5, also China's first Paralympic champion in snow events.We analyze the data to sum up the motions and develop biomechanics plans suitable for athletes with disabilities, Ji said. In the future, these technologies could serve the daily life of the disabled.As China's scientific and technological innovation center, Beijing has taken the chance of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games to promote barrier-free living.Du Peng, a barrier-free supervisor in Beijing, goes around in a wheelchair every day to experience and investigate the accessibility of public facilities on streets and at airports, subway stations, shopping malls, and hospitals in the megacity.Over the past three years, the barrier-free facilities have not only been installed or improved in major public areas, but also in small restaurants and neighborhood stores, which are friendly to people with disabilities, said the 41-year-old.According to the Beijing Disabled Persons' Federation, supervisors like Du had been invited to experience accessible facilities at the Paralymp...

Highlights of closing ceremony of Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games

Photo taken on March 13, 2022 shows a scene of the performance during the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games at the National Stadium in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Ma Xiping)Photo taken on March 13, 2022 shows a scene before the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games at the National Stadium in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Ma Xiping)Photo taken on March 13, 2022 shows a scene before the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games at the National Stadium in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Zhang Keren)Photo taken on March 13, 2022 shows a scene of the performance during the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games at the National Stadium in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Zhang Bowen)Photo taken on March 13, 2022 shows a scene of the performance during the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games at the National Stadium in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Zhang Bowen)Photo taken on March 13, 2022 shows a scene of the performance during the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games at the National Stadium in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Zhang Keren)Photo taken on March 13, 2022 shows a scene of the performance during the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games at the National Stadium in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Li Ga)

Alpine skiing coach Capelli eyes new contract with China after medal haul at Beijing 2022

YANQING, Beijing, March 12 (Xinhua) -- Dario Capelli, the head coach of the Chinese para Alpine skiing national team, is going to leave China for his home after helping to bring the hosts three golds so far at the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games.We are waiting [for] tomorrow, and then my contract will finish. I don't know what will happen in the future, the coach told Xinhua on Saturday.When asked whether he would continue his coach career in China if was given a new contract, the Italian said, Yes, why not? I know I was not only a ski coach, but also like a father. I love this country very much.Capelli started skiing when he was five and received an Italian national coaching level-2 certification at 23. He started coaching Para skiers three years later and helped his athletes win multiple gold medals at the Winter Paralympic Games at Turin 2006 and PyeongChang 2018.Before the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics, Capelli came across the Chinese Para Alpine skiing team in Europe and was surprised to find the team was training on slopes for beginners on their first day.After PyeongChang, Capelli received invitation from China to coach the team and made up his mind to take over the head coach position after talking to his family.Capelli understood his major task was to lead the team to a satisfying performance on home snow at Beijing 2022, and he worked it out in his own way.I tried to invent some new system, because I realized that if I followed the normal process of teaching, we may not be ready to face the challenges in 2022, so I jumped in. I realized the new system with my experiences and I am sure it's working, said Capelli.The first step is to work with the quantity, so they need to practice a lot and don't lose too much time on the technical (things).They need to ski because they need to have confidence, especially for the sitting. Confidence with the mono ski, confidence with the speed, confidence with the slope, and then (we can) start to divide, not...

CPC Central Committee, State Council congratulate Chinese delegation on Winter Paralympics achievements

BEIJING, March 13 (Xinhua) -- The Communist Party of China Central Committee and China's State Council have sent a congratulatory message to the Chinese delegation for its best in history performance at the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, scheduled to be concluded on Sunday.The delegation won 18 gold medals, 20 silvers and 23 bronzes at the Games and ranked first in both gold count and overall medal count, achieving the best results in the history of China's participation in Winter Paralympics.The delegation has earned glory for China and the Chinese people and made important contributions to the success of hosting the Beijing Winter Paralympics, said the message.The motherland and people are proud of your accomplishments, the message read.The delegation members have carried forward the spirit of mission and hard-working, secured participation in all sports at the Games, endeavored bravely to go beyond their limits, engaged in ceaseless self-improvement, united with each other and resorted to unyielding fighting, writing a song of life that features tenacity, optimism and enterprise, said the message.The message also commended the delegation members for their ethics and integrity in sports, saying that they learned from athletes all over the world, communicated with them, and enjoyed the Games together with them, demonstrating the morale of Chinese disabled people in the new era.Your excellent performance exemplifies the Chinese sportsmanship, reflects the progress China is making in human rights and national development, and has spurred patriotism from all the sons and daughters of the Chinese nation both at home and abroad, said the message.The message called on members of the delegation to strive for even better achievements to help boost parasports in the country, so that they can encourage and inspire disabled people to build self-esteem, confidence, strength and independence, face squarely with challenges, and participate in rehabilitation, fitness...

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