Iconic Chinese dredger makes its live stream debut

The Tianjing pipes sediment from the ocean floor onto shore. (Photo: Shi Ding/Global Times)On Saturday, celebrated as the "little new year" in North China, the dredger Tianjing, or "Sky Whale," made its live-streaming debut.More than 20 million people watched online and marveled at the self-propelled cutter-suction vessels powerful ability, and felt the wisdom and strength of China.The reamer of Tianjing. (Photo: Shi Ding/Global Times)Tianjing became operational in 2010, and is equipped with an automatic dredging control system and a reamer driven by a 4,200-kilowatt variable-frequency motor which grinds hard deep-sea rocks, two transversal winches and a spud carrier system for accurate positioning. It has been hailed as a powerful tool for island-building because of its strong excavation and hydraulic reclamation ability.Soil and sand are transported through pipes to form new land. (Photo: Shi Ding/Global Times)During the 24-hour live broadcast, the Tianjing crew extended New Years greetings to internet users as the vessel created a stretch of land of about 30,000 square meters, or four soccer fields, in Lianyungang, East Chinas Jiangsu Province. (Compiled by Zhang Xinyue; Edited by Huang Jingjing; Source: Agencies)

Xi's report to 20th CPC National Congress, CPC Constitution published in foreign languages

BEIJING, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- A booklet of the report delivered by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, to the 20th CPC National Congress, and the CPC Constitution adopted at the congress, have been published in 10 foreign languages.Published by the Foreign Languages Press, they are now available in English, French, Russian, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Japanese, Vietnamese and Lao, according to an announcement on Thursday.A bilingual version of the books, consisting of both Chinese and English texts, has also been issued for the convenience of readers from home and abroad.Xi delivered the report on October 16, 2022. The report was titled "Hold High the Great Banner of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics and Strive in Unity to Build a Modern Socialist Country in All Respects."

China optimizes territorial space development to build 'green territorial configuration': white paper

China is making efforts to optimize its territorial space planning system to promote the construction of a green terrestrial configuration, according to a white paper entitled "Chinas Green Development in the New Era," released by the State Council Information Office Thursday."A countrys territorial space is the carrier for green development," said Liu Guohong, Vice Minister of Natural Resources, at the news conference. China has integrated different plans into a single master plan for territorial space development, he added.Liu Guohong, Vice Minister of Natural Resources speaks at the news conference, as Chinas State Council Information Office releases a white paper in Beijing, China, January 19, 2023. (Photo:CFP)1. Development of security"In the light of food security, priority will be given to drawing a red line for the protection of arable land and permanent basic cropland, and the task of protecting 1.865 billion mu (124 million hectares) of arable land from 2021 to 2035 will remain unchanged," said Liu.In keeping with the natural ecological security barrier, China has set up scientific eco-environmental conservation red lines (ECRLs). More than 30 percent of Chinas land area is now under the protection of ECRLs, according to the white paper.The country has established centralized control over the use of territorial space and ensured that these lines are not crossed, Liu added.2. Protection and explorationChina has scientifically designated agricultural, ecological, urban and other functional zones, and improved the territorial space layout that consists of three major zones – main agricultural production zones, key ecosystem service zones and urbanized zones, Liu said."We encourage urban and rural areas to make good use of existing construction land, promote urban development, and build a livable, business-friendly and beautiful countryside," Liu added.3. Conservation and restoration China will contin...

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China has set up new-type protected area system: white paper

A bird's-eye view of the Three-River-Source National Park in Qinghai province. Photo by Fan Yongtao/for BEIJING -- A new type of protected area (PA) system has been set up in China to promote eco-environmental conservation, according to a white paper released on Thursday. China i

Envoy: Set 'guidelines' rather than 'guardrails' for relations

Xu Xueyuan, chargé d' affaires of the Chinese Embassy in the United States, speaks at a Chinese Lunar New Year reception on Tuesday at the embassy in Washington. (Photo by Zhao Huanxin/ China Daily)To navigate China-U.S. relations safely and soundly, it's more important to set guidelines than build

Snow covers scenic area in Hunan

Wulingyuan Scenic Area in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province, was covered with snow recently. Photo by Wu Yongbing/Provided to Wulingyuan scenic area in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province, recently was covered in a blanket of white. The snow on the mountains and trees was reminiscent of a Chin

Former head of China's largest insurance company prosecuted for corruption

Wang Bin, former Party chief and chairman of China Life Insurance (Group) Company, has been prosecuted for taking bribes and concealing overseas savings, the Supreme Peoples Procuratorate (SPP) said in a statement on Thursday.File photo: ICAccording to the notice, Wang has taken “a significant amount” of bribes by using the power and influence of his positions at different banking institutions. As a former administrative officer, he also committed the crime of concealing deposits abroad.Wang was arrested in last September on suspicion of corruption. Under the designation of the SPP, the People’s Procuratorate in Jinan of Shandong Province has initiated a prosecution at the Intermediate People’s Court of the city.

HKSAR to scrap quarantine for people infected with COVID-19 from Jan. 30

Chief Executive of Chinas Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) John Lee announced on Thursday that the quarantine order for people infected with COVID-19 will be lifted from January 30.

China accelerates building of a green transport network: white paper

File photoBEIJING, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- China has accelerated the building of a green transport network, with optimizing the structure of energy consumption and improving the efficiency of organization as its priorities, according to a white paper released by the State Council Information Office on Thursday.The country has accelerated the construction of special railway lines, promoted the shift of freight transport from road to railway and waterway, and encouraged intermodal transport, said the white paper titled "Chinas Green Development in the New Era."In 2021, the railway and waterway freight volume accounted for 24.56 percent of the total in China, an increase of 3.85 percentage points over 2012, according to the white paper.China has also promoted the green transformation of transport vehicles. By the end of 2021, the number of Chinas registered new energy vehicles had reached 7.84 million, accounting for about half of the global figure, the white paper said.

China issues white paper on green development in new era

BEIJING, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinas State Council Information Office on Thursday released a white paper titled "Chinas Green Development in the New Era."The white paper aims to present a full picture of Chinas ideas, actions, and achievements in green development in the new era, and to share with the world its experience in this regard.

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8 killed in avalanche in Tibet

As of Wednesday night, eight people have been confirmed dead after an avalanche took place on Tuesday in the city of Nyingchi in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.At approximately 7: 50 p.m. on Tuesday, the public security bureau in Nyingchi's Medog County received calls about an avalanche a

China welcomes more foreign experts, Li says

Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday held a symposium in Beijing with foreign experts working in China. (Photo/Xinhua)The Chinese government welcomes more foreign experts to work in China, Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday, as he pledged greater efforts to provide a favorable environment for expatriat

Drugmakers, gov't units at full throttle to meet demand

An employee supervises packaging at a drug firm's production unit in Shenyang, Liaoning province, on Jan 12, 2023. (Photo by ZHANG WENKUI/FOR CHINA DAILY)Integrated efforts seen boosting output and supply of key COVID medicinesWith the nation constantly optimizing COVID-19 prevention measures, drugm

China further supports foreign-funded R&D centers


Chinese premier holds symposium with foreign experts in China

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang holds a symposium with foreign experts working in China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 18, 2023. (Xinhua/Ding Lin) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday held a symposium in Beijing wit

Taiwan Province deputies to 14th NPC elected

BEIJING, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Thirteen Taiwan Province deputies, eight men and five women, were elected to the 14th National People's Congress (NPC), the national legislature, on Wednesday via secret ballot. All 13 deputies elected are mainland residents of Taiwan origin. Among them are Party and g

Yellow River protection efforts bolstered

DENG GUOHUI/FOR CHINA DAILY New law to safeguard waterway, strengthen its governance China's top legislature passed the Yellow River Protection Law on Oct 30 to further enhance the waterway's governance and protection. The law will take effect on April 1. This is good news for Zhang Fei, who works

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