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  • TCM soup can help cut COVID-19 death rate of patients in half, study shows

    Qingfei paidusoup, a widely used traditional Chinese medicine to treat COVID-19 infections, can help reduce the rate of death among hospitalized patients by half, a recent study has shown.

    The study examines more than 8,900 COVID-19 cases that received treatment at 15 hospitals in Hubei province-the hardest-hit region during the epidemic-from January to May last year, with nearly 30 percent of them having taken qingfei paiduas part of their therapies.

  • Tengchong: border city with a thriving economy, culture, and beautiful ecological environment

    Located in the southwestern part of China's Yunnan province, the city of Tengchong is a stop along an economic and trade route that links China with the world.

    Heshun, an ancient town in Tengchong known as the hometown of overseas Chinese, has formed a unique horse caravan culture and a culture introduced by overseas Chinese returning to their hometown.

  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs holds a briefing on the China-WHO joint study of the origins of the novel coronavirus

    On March 12, 2021, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a briefing to European envoys on the joint scientific research on the origins of the novel coronavirus conducted by China and the WHO. The briefing was chaired by Director-General of the Department of International Organizations and Conferences of the Foreign Ministry Yang Tao. Team leader from the Chinese side of the China-WHO joint expert team Professor Liang Wannian provided relevant information about the study and answered questions. Over 40 European envoys and diplomats from 29 European countries and the European Union attended the briefing.

  • Tibet's Nyingchi dives deep in eco-tourism, embraces prosperous development

    Dekyi Wangmo is a 35-year-old woman born in Tonpa village of Mainling County, Nyingchi, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. Having been yearning for urban life since being a child, she worked in cities for years after she entered adulthood.

    However, her hometown became a place that she never wants to leave again when she returned there a couple of years ago.

  • Top 10 world news events of People's Daily in 2020

    The year 2020 marked an extremely unusual year in human history.

    This year, the world suffered a hard time as people's health was seriously threatened; international exchanges were restricted; the global economy fell into a deep recession; and unilateralism, protectionism and bullying practices were on a rise.

  • Traditional culture draws tourists to Danzhai, China's Guizhou

    Tourists try on traditional clothes at the Danzhai Wanda Town in Danzhai County, Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Guizhou Province, April 21, 2021. (Photo by Fan Hui/Xinhua)

    Aerial photo taken on April 21, 2021 shows people perform traditional Chinese music and dance at the Danzhai Wanda Town in Danzhai County, Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Guizhou Province. (Photo by Fan Hui/Xinhua)

  • Walk the talk: Xi leads China in fight for carbon-neutral

    Almost half a year after Chinese President Xi Jinping's pledge to make the country carbon-neutral before 2060, the roadmap to achieve the goal is getting clearer under Xi's push as authorities and industries scale up their green efforts.

    China aims to have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060, Xi announced at the general debate of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly via video in September last year.

  • Western countries should stop imposing double standards regarding human rights

    The 46th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) came to a close on Wednesday. What the world has witnessed during the four-week conference was a record of the repeated double standards of the United States and some other Western countries.

    The beacon of human rights, as they would like to call themselves, has failed to shed light upon its own weaknesses. While they tried in vain to boast their human rights superiority, China's position and achievements on human rights have won the support and recognition of many developing countries.

  • What to expect at "two sessions" as China begins new journey

    China's top legislature and political advisory body will start annual sessions this week, returning to their traditional March schedule after last year's events were postponed to May due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

    As the year 2021 marks the start of the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), the world will watch how China, with the elimination of absolute poverty just declared, charts its course toward fully building a modern socialist country.

  • What to expect from China's first consumer products expo

    The first China International Consumer Products Expo is scheduled for May 7-10 in Haikou, capital of south China's Hainan Province.

    The event will be the first international expo to be held in Hainan since China released a master plan last June to build the island province into a globally influential and high-level free trade port by the middle of the century.

  • WHO mission member says "extremely unlikely" COVID-19 escaped from Wuhan lab

    It is "extremely unlikely" that SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, escaped from a lab in the Chinese city of Wuhan, a member of a World Health Organization (WHO) expert team sent to China on a COVID-19 origin-tracing mission said on Monday.

    "The most politically sensitive option we looked at was the virus escaping from a laboratory," said Professor Dominic Dwyer from University of Sydney in an article on The Conversation, a publisher of research-based news and analysis. "We concluded this was extremely unlikely."

  • Why are Chinese Internet giants racing to make smart electric vehicles?

    Many of China’s Internet giants, including Baidu and Xiaomi, have recently issued announcements indicating their decision to seek a share of the market for smart electric vehicles, a market which has already witnessed heightened competition among emerging automakers like Nio, XPeng, and Li Xiang, alongside the active efforts of traditional carmakers like SAIC Motor who are also pursuing a similar transformation.

    At the recent 2021 new product launch event for Xiaomi, Lei Jun, founder, chairman and CEO of Xiaomi Inc., said that the company will enter the smart electric car market and will aim to spend $10 billion on the new business in the coming 10 years.

  • Why Washington is a human rights double-dealer

    Treading on the very same values and norms it has repeatedly preached, Washington is turning the United States, the world's only superpower, into the world's super double-dealer of human rights.

    BEIJING, March 24 (Xinhua) -- The fine gloss that Washington has tried to put on its tainted human rights record was once again removed as the Report on Human Rights Violations in the United States in 2020 was released here on Wednesday.

  • World Health Day 2021: WHO calls for fair vaccine distribution

    World Health Day, the second amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This year's theme is "Building a fairer, healthier world."

    As of April 1, over 2.8 million people had died from the virus. COVID-19 has hit all countries hard, but its impact has been harshest on those communities which were already vulnerable, who are more exposed to the disease and less likely to have access to quality healthcare services.

  • World needs Chinese, Russian vaccines to win war against COVID-19, says Macron

    French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday said that Chinese and Russian vaccines are necessary for the world to win the "war" against COVID-19.

    "We should work with the Chinese and Russians so that the vaccines developed by their scientists be integrated in this great multilateral effort -- immediately when they start the necessary certifications by the WHO (World Health Organisation)," he said in an interview with French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche.

  • Xi attends Chinese New Year gathering, extends greetings to non-CPC personages

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday met leaders from non-Communist parties and the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC), as well as public figures without party affiliation, ahead of the upcoming Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year.

    Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, conveyed his festive greetings on behalf of the CPC Central Committee to those non-CPC personages and the vast number of members of the united front.

  • Xi calls for promoting innovative development of fine traditional Chinese culture

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on people who work in the field of philosophy and social sciences to promote the evolution and growth of fine traditional Chinese culture in new and creative ways.

    Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks when writing back on Sunday to editors of the Journal of Chinese Humanities.

  • Xi leads fight against poverty

    -- When Xi Jinping became China's top leader in 2012, he inherited a mission China had striven to achieve for generations, which is eradicating absolute poverty.

    -- The entire system was mobilized to help the rural indigent population, with more than 250,000 teams dispatched to offer on-the-ground support and over 3 million people sent to countryside as special commissioners for poverty relief.

    -- "Through eight years, under the current standard, China has eradicated extreme poverty for the nearly 100 million rural people affected," Xi said in the New Year speech that rang in 2021.

  • Xi shines light on CPC's commitments, spirit through Party history stories

    In his recent remarks during an inspection trip, Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated strengthening belief via the learning of the history of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

    As the CPC marks its centenary in 2021, the Party looks back at its history and recounts the shining moments in it.

  • Xi urges young officials to carry on Party's glorious traditions, fine conduct

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday called on young officials to carry on the glorious traditions and fine conduct of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and make contributions to fully building a modern socialist country.

    Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks while addressing the opening of a training session for young and middle-aged officials at the Party School of the CPC Central Committee (National Academy of Governance).

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