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Residents stroll along Hanjie Street, a pedestrian-only commercial area, in Wuhan, Hubei province, on March 30 last year, shortly after the area resumed operations. Wuhan lifted a 76-day lockdown on April 8 that year after COVID-19 was brought under control in the city. Wang Jing / China Daily Visitors attend a photo exhibition marking the victory of Wuhan and Hubei over the coronavirus along the same section of the street on Sunday. Zhou Guoqiang / for China Daily

China's growth an opportunity for EU, Xi says

China's development is an opportunity for the European Union, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, urging the EU to make correct judgments independently and truly achieve strategic autonomy.


Support plan set to alleviate medical burden

China will establish a general support mechanism for covering outpatient medical bills under the employee basic medical insurance system and broaden the use of funds in individual accounts, in order to ease people's medical burden, the State Council's executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Wednesday.


Guideline to protect children at schools

The Education Ministry has issued a draft guideline designed to protect minors from sexual harassment, assault and bullying at primary and secondary schools and has asked schools to adopt a zero-tolerance approach to such incidents.


Foreign investment approvals eased

The removal and streamlining of approval procedures for certain foreign-invested projects will attract and assist overseas companies while benefiting overall investment this year, experts and industry insiders said.


Olympics reserved for sports not confrontational politics

Hours after US State Department spokesperson Ned Price told the media that the United States is consulting with its allies on jointly boycotting the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, citing so-called human rights issues as the reason, the State Department denied it.


'Xinjiang genocide' claim a malicious lie

In January 2021, on his final full day in office, as his parting salvo, the former lame-duck US secretary of state Mike Pompeo dropped a bombshell by falsely accusing China of "genocide" in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. Afterward, a few Western politicians, media outlets, and scholars jumped on the bandwagon to perpetuate the false accusation and unleash fiery rhetoric against China.


Iran accord talks bring welcome step

VIENNA-Iran and world powers held what they hailed as "constructive" talks on Tuesday in Vienna, paving the way for teams to discuss the compromises required by Washington and Teheran if they are to revive a landmark 2015 nuclear deal.


Chengdu shares culture, open mindset with rest of the world

Known as Tianfu, or the "land of abundance," Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, is nurturing a splendid and everlasting Tianfu culture, local officials said. The city's efforts add a unique humanistic charm to its development.


Fiscal moves to cut risks, spur growth

China's fiscal measures will focus on balancing economic growth and preventing risks, with an eye on enhancing fiscal sustainability over the medium term, senior officials from the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday.


Global pharma giants step up alliances in Chinese market

Research and development collaborations between multinational pharmaceutical companies and innovative local Chinese biotech enterprises have begun to bear fruit as some have already jointly developed products in the country that have benefited patients overseas.


Explorer of the void

It's difficult enough for artists to create a recognizable image worthy of appreciation. How much more difficult, then, for an artist to explore "nothingness"?


Baylor's brilliance built on sacrifice, selflessness

Becoming national champion was a far-fetched dream when Scott Drew first uttered that possibility during his introduction as Baylor's coach after taking over a decimated and scandal-plagued program nearly 18 years ago.


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