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  • "Patriots governing Hong Kong" an irresistible trend

    The decision of the National People's Congress (NPC), the top legislature of China, to improve the electoral system of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has won wide support from the 1.4 billion Chinese people, including Hong Kong compatriots.

    However, a very few countries in the west recently issued statements to smear the NPC decision, which trampled on international laws and basic norms governing international relations and came as blatant interference in China's internal affairs.

  • 2021: Year of the Ox

    Chinese people are about to usher in the Year of the Ox, starting from Feb. 12, 2021, and lasting until Jan. 31, 2022. Why is 2021 the year of the Ox? What does the ox mean for Chinese people? And what is the spirit of the ox? Keep reading below to find the answers.

    The Ox and Twelve Chinese Zodiacs

    As an essential part of Chinese folk culture, the Twelve Chinese Zodiacs, a classification system based on the Chinese lunar calendar, assigns an animal and its reputed attributes to each year in a repeating 12-year cycle. These twelve animal signs are the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.

  • American economist debunks “China threat” theory, calls for closer China-US cooperation

    China is less a competitor and more a wannabe of the world, and the United States and China should learn from each other’s strengths and weaknesses to achieve prosperous coexistence, said American economist Richard Wolff.

    In a video of Richard Wolff’s radio program Economic Update posted on Aug. 24, 2020, the professor rejected the demonization of China, noting that China and the United States have more similarities than many would realize.

  • China adopts decision to improve Hong Kong electoral system

    The National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, on Thursday adopted a decision on improving the electoral system of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

    The decision was passed by an overwhelming majority vote at the fourth session of the 13th NPC.

    The decision is another major step taken by the state to improve the HKSAR's legal and political systems since the Law on Safeguarding National Security in the HKSAR was adopted in June 2020.

  • China amends Basic Law annexes to improve Hong Kong's electoral system

    -- The amended annexes were passed at China's top legislature with a unanimous vote.

    -- "A democratic electoral system suiting Hong Kong's legal status and reality has taken shape as a result of the amendments," top legislator says.

    -- The overall design of the system is centered around restructuring and empowering the Election Committee.

    -- Staunch support has been expressed by Hong Kong residents.

  • 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.

  • Commentary: An imperative step for long-term stability in Hong Kong

    China's top legislature adopted on Thursday a decision to improve the electoral system of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), marking a landmark step to ensure that the Chinese metropolis is administered by patriots.

    Creating a more suitable electoral system for Hong Kong is an urgent matter, essential for safeguarding the long-term stability and prosperity of this major international financial hub.

  • Decision on improving Hong Kong’s electoral system marks new chapter for the development of Hong Kong

    The recently-concluded fourth session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, passed a decision on improving the electoral system of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

    As another major step taken by China’s central government to improve the governance efficacy of the HKSAR since the Law on Safeguarding National Security in the HKSAR was adopted in June 2020, the decision represents a milestone in China’s practice of “one country, two systems”.

  • Lies are stopped by truths

    The ending of chaos and resumption of stability in Hong Kong is a fact that all Chinese people, including Hong Kong compatriots, are glad to see. The so-called 2021 Hong Kong Policy Act Report issued by the U.S. Department of State on March 31 is complete slandering.

    The report, arbitrarily fabricating lies and attacking the national security law in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), claimed, in a super exaggerated manner, that Hong Kong's autonomy was "undermined," and tried to frame China with groundless accusations.

  • 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.

  • Witnessing the real Xinjiang, foreign diplomats debunk lies

    -- From March 30 to April 2, a delegation comprising Vladimir Norov, secretary-general of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and more than 30 diplomats from some 21 countries, visited Xinjiang.

    -- They talked with locals from various sectors of society, visited local schools and enterprises, and debunked rumors about Xinjiang, a region whose image is frequently distorted by some Western politicians, organizations and media.

  • Xi extends Spring Festival greetings to all Chinese

    Chinese President Xi Jinping, on behalf of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council, extended Spring Festival greetings to all Chinese Wednesday at a reception in Beijing.

    Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, delivered a speech at the gathering at the Great Hall of the People, greeting Chinese people of all ethnic groups, compatriots in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and overseas Chinese.

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