Wuhan mayor calls for less outbound, inbound travels

“We recommend that any travel plan to Wuhan is not advised at this point. We also strongly suggest residents currently in Wuhan stay at home and not leave the city if theres no special need, so as to reducethe flow of peopleand thus reduce the likelihood of virus transmission,” said Zhou Xianwang, the mayor of Wuhan, Hubei Province, on Tuesday.The number of people entering and leaving Wuhan fell today, Zhou told media.


Xi extends Chinese New Year greetings to all Chinese

KUNMING, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has extended Chinese New Year greetings to all Chinese people.He wished Chinese people of all ethnic groups a better life and the country greater prosperity in the new year.Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks during a three-day inspection tour of southwest Chinas Yunnan Province which concluded Tuesday.During a visit to Sanjia Village in the city of Tengchong on Sunday afternoon, Xi learned about poverty alleviation efforts and called for efforts to speed up the development of ethnic minorities and areas with large ethnic minority populations.After joining local villagers in making rice cakes, a traditional local festival food, Xi noted that shaking off poverty is the new starting point, calling for vigorously promoting rural vitalization after China completes the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects.According to local custom, Xi beat a wooden drum of the Wa ethnic group three times to bless the coming year.Later that day, Xi went to the old town of Heshun, a gateway on the ancient Southern Silk Road, where he visited a village-level library built over 90 years ago.Visiting the memorial hall of Ai Siqi, a renowned philosopher, Xi said the country needs a large number of talented individuals who can explain the adaptation of Marxism to the Chinese context well and who can use easy-to-understand language to spread the Partys new theories to more ordinary households.Visiting an ecological wetland of Dianchi Lake in Kunming on Monday, Xi stressed resisting the old way of developing the economy at the cost of the environment.Dianchi Lake, once among the most polluted lakes in China, has seen its ecology greatly improved after years of conservation efforts.Inspecting market supply for Chinese New Year at the Kunming International Convention and Exhibition Center, Xi deman...


Chinese President Xi plays wooden drum with Wa ethnic people

President Xi Jinping visited a Wa ethnic group village in the Qingshui Township of Teng Chong, Yunnan Province, on January 19, and joined in playing the wooden drum, a traditional custom.


Xi chats with tourists: Peng Mama busy preparing for Chinese New Year

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, exchanged greetings with tourists during an inspection tour ahead of the Chinese New Year."Xi Dada, where is Peng Mama?" rang out from the crowd Sunday when Xi was visiting the old town of Heshun, a popular tourist destination in southwest Chinas Yunnan Province."[She] didnt come," Xi replied with a smile. "Just busy preparing for the New Year at home like everyone else."Xi Dada and Peng Mama are popular nicknames Chinese netizens have given Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan, which are translated as Uncle Xi and Aunt Peng.Video clips of the short interaction gained waves of likes across various Chinese social media platforms.In Heshun, Xi also visited a local library and museum on the ancient Southern Silk Road.


Lanterns indispensable for Spring Festival

Lanterns are an ancient Chinese traditional handicraft with a long history. It symbolizes happy reunions and wealth.During the Spring Festival, every family will hang red lanterns.May the new year bring you health, happiness and many other good things.(Video source: kwai)


Theme song of the highly anticipated film 'Leap' released

The theme song of the highly anticipated upcoming movie Leap about the Chinese womens national volleyball team, was released on Sunday, sung by famous Chinese singers Wang Fei and Na Ying. The song is called River of Life.Leap is set to hit the big screens on January 25, the first day of the Chinese New Year. Directed by Hong Kong director Peter Ho-sun Chan and starring A-list actress Gong Li, the film is based on the volleyball teams stories spread over more than 40 years. A recently released one-minute teaser of the film has already wowed viewers and generated tremendous buzz.(Compiled by Wang Zi)


Xi receives warm welcome during state visit to Myanmar

Chinese President XiJinpingarrived in Nay Pyi Taw on Friday for a state visit to Myanmar. It is Xis first overseas trip this year, and Xi received grand welcome and warm hospitality.


Xiao Nian: When China's Spring Festival preparation gets real and busy

The Spring Festival is the most celebrated traditional festival of the Chinese Nation, commonly known as the Chinese New Year.Xiao Nian, or the Preliminary Eve, falls on about a week before the Chinese New Year. It marks the start of the Spring Festival season when every family is drumming up preparation for the annual festival. “Busy”is the Keyword, as the festival is about a lot of activities and the busier the festival, the more prosperous the new year will be.


Myanmar students extend welcome to President Xi's visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Nay Pyi Taw on Friday for a state visit to Myanmar. Waving national flags, Myanmar students lined up along the road in the capital city to greet the first Chinese president to pay a state visit to the Southeast Asian country in 19 years.


Taipei's Dihua Street market in festive spirits

As the traditional Chinese New Year draws near, people are flocking to the Dihua Street market in Taipei to stock up on Spring Festival supplies.Candy, nuts, festive decorations, red envelopes and couplets can all be found here.The Dihua Street market attracts more than one million visitors every year.Lets go New Years shopping now! 


Myanmar expects more Chinese tourists: senior official

Myanmar will pursue quality over quantity for its tourism industry, U Tin Latt, Deputy Minister of Myanmar’s Hotels and Tourism Ministry, told Peoples Daily.According to U Tin Latt, Myanmar had a good result in tourism in 2019 that a total number of 600,000 Chinese tourists came to Myanmar. “We expect more Chinese tourists to come to Myanmar," U Tin Latt said.(Produced by Sun Guangyong, Zhou Zhiran, Yang Lijuan, Qian Yibin and Zhao Dantong)


Know about Myanmar in 60 seconds

Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Myanmar from January 17 to 18at the invitation ofMyanmarsPresident U Win Myint.Bordering Southwest Chinas Yunnan Province, Myanmar established diplomatic relations with the Peoples Republic of China in 1950.The "pauk-phaw" (fraternal) friendship between the two countriesdates back to ancient times. Pauk-phaw, inMyanmar language,means siblings from the same mother.Located in the west of Asias Indo-China Peninsula, Myanmarcovers an area of more than 677,000 squarekilometers, with a population of around 55 million and 135ethnic groups.Click on the video to find more about the country.(By Yang Lijuan, Zhao Dantong, Wang Hui, Ji Peijuan, Zhang Zhiwen and Zhao Yipu. Video edited by Wang Rong,Yu Xingxin and Huang Jingjing)


China-Myanmar friendship extremely special, close: Myanmar scholar

The China-Myanmar community with a shared futureexpresses the same meaning as the Pauk-Phaw frienship, which means "sibling" in Burmese, saidAung Naing Oo, editor-in-chief of theMyanmar Alinn Daily."I think theChina-Myanmar friendship is extremely special and close", said Aung. "I am looking forward to President Xis visit."Chinese President Xi Jinpings signed article was publishedThursdayin three Myanmar newspapers, and Myanmar Alinn Daily is one of them, which started in 1914.


Police arrest HK students in bomb-making lab

Hong Kong police raid powerful pipe bomb lab in a residential building on Tuesday.Police destroyed the laboratory where rioters made explosives.When a homemade bomb was detonated at the scene, the shrapnel punched a hole in one of the lifts.Police arrested four core members believed to be from underground violent groups. Three of them are college students.


President Xi’s historic visit will further deepen bilateral ties: Myanmar Ambassador

President Xi Jinping’s upcoming visit to Myanmar is important not only for the two countries but also for the region, Myo Thant Pe, Myanmar ambassador in Beijing, told People’s Daily.The ambassador also noted that this is the first visit of a Chinese president to Myanmar in the last 19 years and also President Xi’s first state visit in 2020.Myanmar is one of the countries participating in Belt and Road Initiative and the China-Myanmar economic Corridor, through which, Myo believes, the two countries will have more mutual understandings and will achieve more agreements.Myo was impressed by Xi’s proposal of building a community of shared future for mankind. This shows China is willing to share development and prosperity with other people and with the whole world, Myo said.


China-Myanmar 'Paukphaw' (fraternal) friendship gaining vitality

At the invitation of Myanmars President U Win Myint, Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a two-day state visit to Myanmar on January 17 and 18, his first foreign trip of 2020.It will also be the first visit by a Chinese president to the neighboring country in 19 years.2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of China-Myanmar diplomatic relations. The visit is believed to further cement the two nations"Paukphaw" friendship. Myanmar and China call each other "paukphaw", a Myanmar word for siblings.There have been frequent high-level visits and exchanges between the two countries. This video reviews Xis recent meetings with top leaders of Myanmar, his remarks on the bilateral ties, and large cooperative infrastructural projects launched under the Belt and Road Initiative proposed by Xi.(Text compiled by Huang Jingjing)


#70 Stories from China# A 70-year Glory, Brand new Yangjiang

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the “70 Stories from China” Short Video Contest sponsored by the People’s Daily Online accepted videos from around the world in 2019 that recorded different stories about China.Through the video works and touching stories, people can deeply experience the rapid development of China, China’s beautiful culture and some heart-warming moments from the country. Come and check out one of the videos.


#70 Stories from China# Enjoy August's flowers and fruits

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the “70 Stories from China” Short Video Contest sponsored by the People’s Daily Online accepted videos from around the world in 2019 that recorded different stories about China.Through the video works and touching stories, people can deeply experience the rapid development of China, China’s beautiful culture and some heart-warming moments from the country. Come and check out one of the videos.


HK's financial competitiveness remains recognized: Carrie Lam

Hong Kongs financial system remains stable and remarkably successful, said the chief executive of the Special Administrative Region (SAR) Carrie lam Monday at the 13th Asian Financial Forum."Our core competitiveness and our status as one of the worlds premier financial centers continues to be internationally recognized. Last September, we again ranked third in the world in the Global Financial Centers Index," said Lam.Thats a compelling statement of confidence in HKs freely convertible currency, a world-class banking system and stock market and professionals who power a financial sector, Lam said. Its a telling reflection of HKs strategic geographic location and sophisticated connections to global financial markets."People around the world are confident in our regimes. They take reassurance in our trusted and bilingual common law system, our sound financial regulatory framework, low taxes and deep connections with the mainland and the rest of the world," Lam said. "Our financial systems have not been undermined despite experiencing considerable social unrest and challenges in recent months through the concerted efforts of the government and the people of HK.""Im confident that we will breach a divide that we will realize the common goal of a reunited community and a flourishing economy," Lam stressed.


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