Xi stresses good start for fully building modern socialist China
Xi delivers New Year speech, hails hard-won achievements in "extraordinary" 2020
Xi stresses agriculture, rural areas, farmers as top priority for CPC
Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday that the idea of multilateralism should be earnestly upheld, principles of multilateralism be maintained, and various kinds of pseudo-multilateralism be resisted.
China has made ecological and environmental protection a national priority, being acutely aware that the country has to go to war against pollution. “We must firmly establish the concept of a socialist ecological civilization. We must develop a harmonious relationship between man and nature and do everything to protect the environment for future generations,” said President Xi Jinping.
Imagine this: A state leader was betrayed by his deputy and was completely cut off from his supporters; the opposition took control of the media and the military; angry protesters stormed the parliamentary building, demanding the election result be overturned; key officials resigned; finally, the leader was coerced into announcing a curfew effective until power was handed over to the opposition.
The pandemic exposed the international political tensions arising from China’s economic ascension and the dispute over more efficient governance models adapted to contemporary demands and challenges. One declaration given by an international authority figure brought this debate to the forefront of one of the greatest pandemics in the history of humanity: the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, speaking about the measures taken by the Chinese government to contain the epidemic of COVID-19, stated that the Chinese president had shown the type of political leadership that is expected from countries facing a public health crisis of such magnitude. And, while highlighting China’s commitment to multilateralism and peace, he also said: “In fact, they (the Chinese) are protecting the rest of the world.” Trump’s reaction was soon to come and, in its wake, that of the new Brazilian extreme right-wing movement.
Innovation in financial technology (fintech) has made life easier, but how about potential risks? China's banking and financial authorities' regulatory talks with Ant Group, the fintech affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba, at the end of last year were evidence of the government's concern. The meeting was attended by officials from the People's Bank of China (PBC), the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC), the China Securities Regulatory Commission and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange.
In recent years, domestic products have been the rage in the consumer market with renewed time-honored brands, upgraded traditional brands, and emerging new brands. Purchasing and using China-made goods has become a daily routine for many people, especially the younger generation.
During French President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to the U.K. in January 2018, he pledged to lend the Bayeux Tapestry, a national treasure of France, to the U.K., dubbing the move as “tapestry diplomacy.” Just as precious as the Chinese scroll painting masterpiece Qingming Festival at the Riverside, the Bayeux Tapestry was made over a millennia ago, and was listed on the Memory of the World list by the UNESCO in 2007.
Sponsored by the Publicity Department of the CPC Qingdao Committee and Qingdao Bureau of Culture and Tourism, and organized by Qingdao Daily Group (QDG) in cooperation with Qingdao Shinan District Office of Culture and Tourism and QDG Liangyou Books, the 2021 “Gift from Qingdao” program was launched on January 1, 2021 to distribute 10,000 mystery boxes to citizens and tourists in Qingdao in the hope of helping them better understand the city’s scenic spots, cultural attractions, and hospitality.
THE largest grassland nearest to China’s capital, Beijing, is located about 300 kilometers from Beijing in the southwest region of the Keshiketeng Banner, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. It is called the Ulan Buh Grassland.