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  • China's electronic information manufacturing registers revenue, profit growth

    China's electronic information manufacturing sector logged growth in revenues and profits in the first eight months despite the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, official data showed.

    Total profits of firms with annual revenues of more than 20 million yuan (about 2.94 million U.S. dollars) surged 26.1 percent year on year, while the operating revenues of these firms rose 7.3 percent, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

  • China's foreign trade continues gaining momentum in spring of 2021

    China's total value of foreign trade in goods in the first two months of 2021 reached 5.44 trillion yuan ($836.1 billion), up 32.2 percent year on year. In particular, the country's exports registered a remarkable 50.1-percent growth rate from the same period last year. China's foreign trade has maintained momentum since resuming positive growth last June.

    As China makes constant efforts to push forward with higher-level opening up, the country is obtaining greater competitive edges in global markets with the help of such growth drivers as technology research and development, talent cultivation, China-Europe freight trains, as well as cross-border e-commerce.

  • China's non-manufacturing PMI up in March

     The purchasing managers' index (PMI) for China's non-manufacturing sector came in at 56.3 in March, up from 51.4 of February, the National Bureau of Statistics(NBS) said Wednesday.

    A reading above 50 indicates expansion, while a reading below it reflects contraction.

  • China's port city Tianjin sees steady rise in foreign trade in Q1

    The northern Chinese port city of Tianjin saw its foreign trade surge 17.5 percent year on year to 184.9 billion yuan (about 28.5 billion U.S. dollars) in the first quarter of this year, data from Tianjin Customs showed.

    The city's imports rose 5.7 percent year on year to about 105 billion yuan and exports climbed to approximately 80 billion yuan, up 37.5 percent over the same period last year.

  • China's robust post-COVID economic growth contributes to global recovery

    As the Golden Week holiday further perked up China's economy, observers expect China to make greater contributions to global economic recovery and development.

    POSITIVE GROWTH

    The World Bank projected in a report published on its website in June that China's economy is expected to grow 1.6 percent in 2020 -- the only major economy projected to achieve positive growth -- while the global economy as a whole will contract 5.2 percent.

  • China's rural revitalization uses aesthetics to transform countryside into lands of enchantment

    In Jingyuan county, northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region, vast wastelands and dilapidated houses have been transformed into ancient-style courtyards and dwellings, which buttress not only a local B&B business, but also beautify what has become an even more aesthetically pleasing rural landscape.

    Chalky walls, grey tiles and flagstone lodgings at the site are luring visitors seeking a leisurely and more poetic lifestyle.

  • China's vaccine aid is a manifestation of timely support from a responsible major country

    "At the end of the year when everything has settled down, I intend to make a short visit to China to just shake hands with President Xi Jinping and personally thank him for this donation," said Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

    China has donated or is donating COVID vaccines to 69 developing countries in urgent need, and is exporting vaccines to 43 countries.

  • China’s breakthroughs in high-tech industry reflect progress in becoming manufacturer of quality

    Thanks to China’s efforts to break through the bottleneck of core technologies and industries, the country has made multiple breakthroughs in its manufacturing industry, gaining momentum and confidence as it builds itself into a manufacturer of quality.

    In 2020, the world’s thinnest stainless steel was independently developed by Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel Precision Strip Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Chinese leading stainless steelmaker Taiyuan Iron and Steel Group in north China’s Shanxi province.

  • China’s cross-border e-commerce sees robust growth in 2020

    China’s cross-border e-commerce bucked the trend of global foreign trade slowdown caused by the COVID-19 epidemic and witnessed robust growth in 2020, becoming an important force in stabilizing the country’s foreign trade.

    Last year, the cross-border e-commerce trade volume reached 1.69 trillion yuan (261.5 billion dollars), a year-on-year increase of 31.1 percent, while e-commerce exports were up 40.1 percent, according to China’s General Administration of Customs (GAC).

  • China’s earliest vaccine volunteers conclude 6-month observation, set for second dose

    The six-month follow-up medical observation for China's first batch of COVID-19 vaccine volunteers ends on the weekend, as the volunteers complete the final blood sample collection to see antibody levels.

    The research team is planning to give volunteers a second dose on a voluntary basis to boost their immunity against the novel coronavirus, the Global Times learned from the research team. Other Chinese vaccine candidates entering the late-stage trials all require at least two doses to maximize immune response.

  • Chinese COVID-19 vaccines gain more intl recognition

    A video of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic welcoming the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccines in the cold wind went viral on Chinese social media platforms over the weekend, touching millions of Chinese netizens who applauded Vucic's strong endorsement of Chinese vaccines, which is of much significance amid fierce smearing from some Western media outlets.

    "I went to the airport not only to receive the high-quality vaccines, but to demonstrate the friendship between China and Serbia," Vucic said Saturday according to a video posted by the People's Daily on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo.

  • Chinese FM holds talks with ROK counterpart

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday held talks with his counterpart from the Republic of Korea (ROK) Chung Eui-yong in Xiamen, east China's Fujian Province.

    Noting that China and the ROK are neighbors forever, Wang said the two countries took the lead in establishing an anti-epidemic cooperation mechanism, in launching a fast track for personnel exchanges, and in resuming work and production cooperation.

  • Chinese FM touts fruitful Middle East tour, enhanced cooperation with regional countries

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said his six-nation Mideast tour achieved rich results, including reaching broad consensuses on enhancing cooperation and seeking political solution to hotspot issues in the region.

    MANAMA, March 30 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday that his six-nation tour in the Middle East has achieved the expected goals of enhancing cooperation with regional countries and making China's contribution to peace in the region.

  • Chinese mainland reports 6 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

    The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported six new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said Wednesday.

    The same day saw five new imported cases on the mainland, the commission said in its daily report.

    One suspected COVID-19 case and no new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday, it added.

  • Chinese mainland reports no new locally transmitted COVID-19 case

    The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 16 new COVID-19 cases, all imported, the National Health Commission said Tuesday.

    No suspected cases or deaths related to COVID-19 were newly reported, the commission said in its daily report.

    Also on Monday, 48 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals following their recovery.

  • Chinese medical team deserves appreciation in fight against COVID-19: Ghanaian diplomat

    The Chinese medical team in Ghana deserves appreciation for its immense contribution to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, a Ghanaian diplomat said here Tuesday.

    During a meeting with the team, Ghanaian Ambassador to China Edward Boateng said the Chinese medical team has helped Ghana to confront the pandemic as the Ghanaian medical experts are stretched to their limits during the pandemic.

  • Chinese military to launch recruitment for civilian positions

    -- A unified recruitment examination for civilian positions in the Chinese military has been scheduled for May 23, according to an official statement.

  • Chinese premier stresses quality, competitiveness of domestic brands

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has stressed boosting the quality and competitiveness of domestic products and services to make Chinese brands reliable choices in both domestic and overseas markets.

    Li made the remarks in an instruction to this year's China Brand Day event, which kicked off on Monday in Shanghai.

  • Chinese, German researchers find "promising" herbal therapy for moderate COVID-19

    Clinical data showed that Shufeng Jiedu capsules, added to standard antiviral therapy, significantly reduced the clinical recovery time of COVID-19 and fatigue as well as cough days, compared to standard antiviral therapy alone.

    In a recently-published study, Chinese and German researchers have suggested that Shufeng Jiedu capsules, a patented herbal drug composed of eight medicinal plants, might be "a promising herbal therapy for moderate COVID-19."

  • CIIE key way to strengthen economic cooperation

    More than 70 percent of the exhibition area of the fourth China International Import Expo has already been spoken for, its organizer said on the 200-day countdown on Sunday.

    Sun Chenghai, deputy director-general of the CIIE Bureau, said the annual expo for imports has been given the green light for Nov 5 to 10 in Shanghai, and preparations for it are proceeding smoothly.

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