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  • A peek into Xi’an, where history and modernity meet

    The fortifications of Xi’an, also known as the Xi’an City Walls, are somre of the oldest, largest and best preserved city walls in China. Built under the rule of the Hongwu Emperor as a military defence system, the wall has been renovated several times since it was built in the 14th century, and encloses an area of about 14 square kilometres. It is situated at the end of the ancient Silk Road, and its history can be traced back to the Sui and Tang dynasties. Today, the Xi’an City Wall is on the tentative list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, showcasing the pride and magnificence of Xi’an, the ancient Chinese capital of 13 dynasties.

  • China's national maritime museum reopens as epidemic wanes

     The National Maritime Museum of China reopened to visitors on Tuesday, nearly half a year after its closure amid the COVID-19 epidemic.

    According to the requirements of epidemic control, the museum in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin, now sets a daily visitor cap at 5,000.

  • Commentary: China's human rights progress deserves applause instead of smearing

    China always holds that the protection of human rights will only ring hollow unless human lives are valued, and social stability and security guaranteed. That principle has seen growing global consensus in today's crisis-stricken world.

    At the just concluded 44th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), China has won broad endorsement of its tangible progress on the human rights cause despite some Western countries' persistence to smear Beijing's efforts to promote general stability and security in Xinjiang and Hong Kong.

  • Economic experts fear tariff war will shrink world trade

    Munich, May 10, 2019 – International economic experts fear that the tariff war between the US, China, and Europe will lead to a decline in world trade. This is the result of the World Economic Survey conducted by the ifo Institute among 1,130 economists worldwide. When asked to name the most significant consequence of the higher tariffs, the predominant answer was “less trade.”

  • Hong Kong Needs to Restore Rationale and Order

    Viewpoint by: Chen Li, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Finland

    Recently, the situation in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China drew wide attention from the international community. For a long time, Hong Kong has always been a global metropolitan city, one of the most robust economy and a center of international banking, trade and cargo. It has a beautiful name “Pearl of the Orient”, and is seen as a paradise for shopping. But today’s Hong Kong turns into a scene of chaos. What on earth has Hong Kong become?

  • Stunning experience of light and culture in Xi’an

    A famous cultural landmark in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Grand Tang Mall is designed along the theme of Tang Dynasty culture. Its modern elements make it a one-stop consumer hotspot that brings together shopping, dining, entertainment, leisure and simply gorgeous light shows. But what you absolutely cannot miss here is the real-life tumbler toy performance. Its sheer beauty makes time stand still.

     

    (Video Link: http://en.people.cn/n3/2020/0716/c90000-9711411.html)

     

    Liu Ning, Wang Jiashu, Zhang Ruohan

     

  • Working together to fight against the virus

    At the moment, the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been a major topic in China and around the world. 

    Like many Chinese, I closely follow the daily development of the situation and feel worried about the increasing number of infections. Unfortunately, Finland confirmed the first case on January 29. A Chinese tourist was quarantined and diagnosed positive in Lapland, making Finland the third country with a confirmed case in Europe.

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