BEIJING, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- China calls on all countries to work together to build a global community with a shared future in outer space, according to a white paper published Friday.Titled "Chinas Space Program: A 2021 Perspective," the document was released by the State Council Information Office.China releases new white paper on space activities on Friday. (Photo: Global Times)For the first time, the white paper on Chinas space industry puts forward the concept of a community with a shared future for mankind in outer space, Xu Hongliang, a spokesperson for the China National Space Administration, said at a press conference following the release of the document.Noting that peaceful exploration, development and utilization of outer space are rights equally enjoyed by all countries, the white paper said China will work actively with other countries to carry out international space exchanges and cooperation, safeguard outer space security, and strive for long-term sustainability in activities related to outer space.A Mars probe is launched on a Long March-5 rocket from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south Chinas Hainan Province, July 23, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)China will be more open and active in broadening international space cooperation in the next five years, with more participation in the global governance of outer space and more wisdom contribution in the fields of near-Earth object monitoring and response, planet protection and space traffic management, said Wu Yanhua, deputy director of the administration, at the press conference.Summarizing the future plan, Wu also highlighted the project of building a research station on the moon, which will be jointly launched by China and Russia."It will be a very large and long-term international scientific cooperation project, and we welcome all interested countries, organizations, scientists and engineers to participate in it," he said.The construction of the international luna...
File photo shows the headquarters of the People's Bank of China in Beijing.[Photo/Xinhua] BEIJING - China's central bank on Thursday said that it has extended a bilateral currency swap agreement with its counterpart in Indonesia. The deal has a scale of 250 billion yuan ($40 billion), or 550 tril
Staff members deliver daily necessities to residents at a residential community under quarantine in Jinfeng District of Yinchuan, northwest Chinas Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Oct. 21, 2021. (Photo:Xinhua)BEIJING, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- China has asked its community medical institutions to improve their ability of early identification of COVID-19 cases as the country is seeing more cross-regional trips during the coming Spring Festival holiday.Warning against the grave and complex situation in the fight against COVID-19 at present, the National Health Commission said in a circular that the country is facing heightened pressure in epidemic response that comes with the festival travel rush.Local authorities are urged to guide primary health centers in both urban and rural areas to strengthen the management of fever clinics, report suspicious cases as soon as possible, and take measures to prevent transmission within hospitals.Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, falls on Feb. 1 this year. This years Spring Festival travel season began on Jan. 17 and will continue until Feb. 25, with the number of passenger trips expected to reach 1.18 billion, up 35.6 percent year on year, official data shows.
Fighter jets attached to a base under the PLA Naval Aviation University soar in the sky during a round-the-clock flight training exercise in late February, 2021.(Photo: eng.chinamil.com.cn)The Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) is ready to deal with any US military provocations against China that could take place during the Beijing Winter Olympic Games which will kick off on February 4, the Chinese Defense Ministry said on Thursday. Senior Colonel Wu Qian, a spokesperson at Chinas Ministry of National Defense, made the remarks at a routine press conference on Thursday. These remarks came after the US recently conducted frequent military activities near China.The US Navy has made a high-profile announcement that a US strategic nuclear submarine arrived in Guam, and multiple aircraft carrier strike groups gathered near China for military drills. On January 20, the USS Benfold guided missile destroyer illegally entered the Chinese territorial waters of the Xisha Islands without authorization from the Chinese government, and the PLA Southern Theater Command organized naval and air forces that tracked, monitored and warned the US warship away.These incidents have led analysts to believe the US and its allies may continue to hold military exercises near China during the Beijing Winter Olympics.In response, Wu said that the Chinese military is fully prepared for any external provocations or emergencies that could take place during the Games.In the latest example, a brigade affiliated with the naval aviation force of the PLA Southern Theater Command conducted day-and-night flight exercises based on the airfield on Yongxing Island, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Wednesday.In the morning, four warplanes formed two aerial formations of two, flew at a low altitude close to the sea surface, stealthily approached targets and launched mock attacks, before returning to base at noon, the report said.The aircraft received maintenance and were reloaded with m...
Photo: CGTNA district court of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Friday convicted 11 people for rioting in the area of Lung Cheung Road in Wong Tai Sin on October 1, 2019.
Zhu Fenglian, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, speaks at a regular press briefing in Beijing, China, January 26, 2022. (Photo: CFP)A Chinese mainland spokesperson warned Taiwans Democratic Progressive Party authority Friday against colluding with external forces to seek "Taiwan independence," saying any such attempt will be punished severely.Zhu Fenglian, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, urged the United States to uphold the one-China principle with concrete actions to fulfill its serious commitment not to support "Taiwan independence" and to stop playing with fire on Taiwan-related issues.
BISHKEK, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- Kyrgyz President Sadyr Zhaparov on Thursday sent a letter to the Chinese embassy, congratulating the Chinese business community in Kyrgyzstan on the upcoming Lunar New Year.Kyrgyz President Sadyr Zhaparov. (Photo: AP)"In the light of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kyrgyzstan and China, we especially note that we highly appreciate the activities of the Chinese business community in the market of Kyrgyzstan, which today continues to make a significant contribution to the development of the economy of our country," said Zhaparov in the letter.The president stressed that he would continue to support the Chinese business community in doing business in the country."The government of Kyrgyzstan will continue to support your activity for the benefit of the people of the two countries, and I also call on you to participate in new projects in Kyrgyzstan and close economic cooperation in 2022," read the letter.
File photo: XinhuaBEIJING, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- From Feb. 4 to 6, Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the opening ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, hold a welcoming banquet for foreign heads of state, heads of government, members of the royal family and heads of international organizations attending the ceremony, and have relevant bilateral activities, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying announced Friday.The international dignitaries include Russian President Vladimir Putin, Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni, Singaporean President Halimah Yacob, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Zhaparov, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Polish President Andrzej Duda, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, Prince of Monaco Albert II, Argentine President Alberto Fernandez, Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso, Mongolian Prime Minister Luvsannamsrai Oyun-Erdene, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina Zoran Tegeltija, Papua New Guineas Prime Minister James Marape, the Republic of Korea National Assembly Speaker Park Byeong-seug, Azerbaijani Deputy Prime Minister Ali Ahmadov, Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, United Nations General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Intellectual Property Organization Director General Daren Tang, New Development Bank President Marcos Troyjo, and Shanghai Cooperation Organization Secretary-General Zhang Ming, according to Hua...
Photo: XinhuaBEIJING, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinas meteorological authorities on Friday issued a yellow alert for heavy snow in some regions of the country.From Friday morning to Saturday morning, snowstorms are likely to hit parts of Hubei, Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui and Zhejiang, with 4 to 8 centimeters of snowfall expected, said the National Meteorological Center.In some areas, snowstorms are expected to drop 15 centimeters of snow, the meteorological center warned.It advised residents to stay indoors and urged local authorities to take precautions involving roads, railways, electricity and telecommunications.China has a four-tier color-coded weather warning system, with red representing the most severe, followed by orange, yellow and blue.
Chinese President Xi Jinping met International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach in Beijing on Tuesday. This was Bachs first activity after arriving in the capital on Saturday.From the initial bid to preparations for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, Xi and Bach have communicated more than 10 times with each other. They will witness the Games opening together in a few days.There are stories about their interactions.In January 2017, Xi made an inspection tour of preparations for the Games. "I just came back from IOC headquarters where I talked with President Bach about the Winter Olympic Games," he said to national skiing team athletes at Genting Ski Resort in Zhangjiakou, North Chinas Hebei Province.Five days earlier on January 18, 2017, he met Bach in Lausanne, Switzerland.Chinese President Xi Jinping meets International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach at the International Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland on January 18, 2017. (Photo: Xinhua)During the meeting, Bach and his wife accompanied Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan on a tour of the International Olympic Museum and posed for photographs in front of a sculpture of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Games."Carry forward the Olympic spirit and promote peace and development," Xi wrote in a visitors book of the museum.At an interview after the meeting, Bach praised Xis leading role in promoting Olympic sports. "President Xi is a true champion and I want to give him a set of medals because he has a clear vision about the important role of sports in society, and the importance of sports for education for the young people. So in this respect, he is the true Olympic champion for the youth," he said.Xi has always promoted sport to boost exchanges and understanding between China and other nations, sparing no effort to advance the Olympic movement.In early 2008, Xi served as the head of the leading group overseeing the prepara...
China successfully launches Tianhui 4 satellite. (Photo: CCTV News app)BEIJING, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- China issued a white paper on the countrys space program on Friday.The white paper was published by the State Council Information Office of China.Titled "Chinas Space Program: A 2021 Perspective," the white paper introduces Chinas purposes, principles, policies and measures, and cooperative mindset in its space exploration. It summarizes Chinas achievements in space science, space technology and space application."The space industry is a critical element of the overall national strategy, and China upholds the principle of exploration and utilization of outer space for peaceful purposes," the paper says.The major achievements in Chinas space industry since 2016 include a steady improvement in space infrastructure, the completion and operation of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), the completion of the high-resolution Earth observation system, steady improvement of the service ability of satellite communications and broadcasting, the conclusion of the last step of the three-step lunar exploration program, the first stages in building the space station, as well as Tianwen-1s landing and exploration of Mars, according to the paper.It lays out key space areas China plans to focus on in the upcoming five years, concerning the space transport system, space infrastructure, manned spaceflight, deep space exploration, space launch sites and telemetry, tracking and command, experiments on new technologies, and space environment governance.China is ready to explore the moons polar regions and is mulling over a manned lunar landing. The country also vows to improve space debris monitoring and expand the space environment governance system with a near-Earth object defense system and space-ground space climate monitoring system planned, according to the paper.The country will further boost public services with satelli...
Photo taken on Jan. 24, 2022 shows a COVID-19 testing site in Haidian District in Beijing, capital of China. (Photo: Xinhua)The Chinese mainland reported 64 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, including 39 domestically transmitted and 25 imported, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Friday.Of the new local cases, 16 were reported in Zhejiang, nine in Heilongjiang, eight in Beijing, four in Tianjin, and one each in Guizhou and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, the commission said.Among the imported cases, seven each were reported in Shanghai and Guangdong, five in Yunnan, two each in Beijing and Shandong, and one each in Zhejiang and Guangxi, the commission said in its daily report.The total number of confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland stood at 105,875, with the death toll unchanged at 4,636.
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