At least 16 killed in mass shooting in Lewiston, US: CNN

At least 16 people were killed and around 50 to 60 more injured in a mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine, U.S., CNN reported, citing law enforcement sources. ABC News has put the death toll at more than 10, also citing unnamed law enforcement sources. The Maine State Police and a county sheriff had previously reported ... Read more

SCO expansion process continues; Belarus expected to complete procedures by 2024

"I am delighted to see the development of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)," Zhang Ming, Secretary-General of the SCO, said in an interview with the Global Times on Tuesday. He noted that after 18 years, Iran has finally become the ninth member of the SCO. "But this is not the end; it is a new ... Read more

Xiconomics in Practice: Xi’s inspection tour in Jiangsu underlines innovation, high-quality development

Editor's Note: Since 2012, China has witnessed an extraordinary economic transition, with historic achievements in all aspects of the economy from its size to quality. Such an unparalleled feat does not just happen, especially during a tumultuous period in the global geo-economic landscape and a tough phase in China's economic transformation and upgrading process. It ... Read more

Foreign envoys visit China Railway Group, experiencing 'Chinese speed'

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized the fifth in a series of events titled "Diplomatic Envoys' Visits to State-owned Enterprises - a visit to China Railway Group," on July 25. Nearly 100 people from embassies and international organization agencies in China were present at the event, including 12 ambassadors from such countries as the Democratic ... Read more

Canada: Chengdu international food and culture carnival with Canada element

The "Chengdu Panda International Food and Culture Carnival Canada: Part of Your Healthy Lifestyle" was held in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province on August 2. The event allowed participants to gain an in-depth knowledge of Canada through different aspects such as cuisine, beverages, games and entertainment through brand promotion, food tasting, fitness dance and business ... Read more

Chinese navy floating hospital docks at Solomon Islands for first time, bringing advanced medical services, goodwill gestures

It has been front-page news in the Solomon Islands these days that a Chinese naval hospital ship docked at the port of Honiara for the first time. The ship, known as the Ark Peace, arrived at the Pacific Island country on August 19 to a huge warm welcome. Its mission is to offer free medical ... Read more

Conference held in Nairobi to promote wildlife protection, crack down on illegal trade

The WWF and the China International Contractors Association jointly held a conference on Monday in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, to help promote wildlife protection and crack down on illegal wildlife trade. Eighty representatives including officials from the Chinese Embassy in Kenya and the Kenya Wildlife Service attended the conference.It comes after recent reports of Chinese ... Read more

Renewed anti-espionage efforts to encourage public to safeguard national security, not a witch hunt against foreign entities in China: experts

Since the new Counter-Espionage Law was enacted in July, China's Ministry of State Security (MSS), whose work is usually classified and covert, is now stepping into the public limelight as the top national security authority announced a slew of detailed espionage cases over the last two months, as part of ratcheted up efforts to crack ... Read more

Xi’s letter to Flying Tigers underscores wartime friendship between China and US forged in blood, honor

Editor's Note: Chinese people believe that letters are as valuable as gold. For thousands of years, letters, across mountains and oceans, have been delivering writers' sentiments and conveyed friendship and expectations. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chinese president, has managed to find time to reply to ... Read more

How has the US tied the 'dead knot' in Palestinian-Israeli conflict?

Editor's Note: The recent escalation of conflict between Palestine and Israel is unusually intense in terms of casualties. Despite being the most important third party in resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the US vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have called for "humanitarian pauses" to deliver lifesaving aid to millions in Gaza. Allowing the ... Read more