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Visitors view an exhibition on Thursday in Wuhan, Hubei province, that depicts the endeavors and achievements made in COVID-19 control and prevention in the city in the first half of the year. The banners list the provinces, regions and hospitals from which front-line medical teams came to Wuhan. The protective gear and some of the banners include the signatures of medical workers. Zhu Xingxin/china Daily

'New advances' expected for economic zones

President Xi Jinping has used his trip to Guangdong province from Monday to Wednesday to demonstrate to the world that China will continue to forge ahead with reform and opening-up in order to build itself into a modern socialist country.

TOP NEWS

Expert expects WeChat ban to lose in court

As a federal appeals court considers WeChat's lawsuit against the Trump administration's ban on the social media app, a leading US constitutional law expert said the action "clearly" violates the First Amendment and that the court will rule against the president.

CHINA

Submersible sets sights on deepest ocean

China's latest manned submersible is expected to explore the deepest part of the ocean-the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean.

PLANNING FOR GROWTH

Targeted campaigns raise rural living standards

Editor's note: China has witnessed many changes and improvements in a range of fields, including science and technology, the law and environmental protection, during the period of the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20). This is the third in a series of graphics outlining the developments seen in specific sectors during the past five years.

WORLD

Reset sought in Canada for China ties

In 1970, Canada's then prime minister Pierre Trudeau made a bold move among Western countries by establishing diplomatic relations with China. On Tuesday, the two nations marked the 50th anniversary of that historic occasion. The Trudeau name remains in the frame. This time, with his son Justin Trudeau as Canada's leader.

BUSINESS

Canton Fair off to good start

Marco Bettin, secretary-general of the Italy-China Chamber of Commerce, has high expectations for the 128th China Import and Export Fair, or the Canton Fair, which opened online on Thursday in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province.

SOE MATTERS

Central companies stoke BRI cooperation

China's centrally-administered State-owned enterprises have become a major force in deepening cooperation among economies participating in the Belt and Road Initiative, said government officials and business leaders.

BUSINESS FOCUS

Office coffee options become common perk of the job

Wang Jun has fallen into a cozy routine at a multinational company in Beijing.

COMMENT

Economic data indicate that China is capable of overcoming headwinds

The latest economic data show the central authorities' pro-growth and pro-employment policies are generating their desired effects, as market supply remains stable and industrial production and demand are steadily recovering.

GLOBAL VIEWS

Sustainable finance for a shared future

Chinese households are known to be consummate savers. China's gross savings rate of approximately 46 percent is among the highest in the world. Savings are necessary to fund future well-being, but they are not sufficient on their own. The continuation of human well-being also requires healthy ecosystems, nutrient-rich soils, sources of clean water and clean air, as well as satisfied consumers, motivated employees, good job prospects for new labor market entrants and investors eager to provide capital. Investing in sustainable development is just as critical as saving money for retirement. Yet the discussion around sustainable finance, which requires a multi-stakeholder approach to making investment decisions, has been sorely lacking in China and elsewhere.

LIFE

Flowers in the yard

After dancing with friends who have come to help with her daughter's wedding, Khalitan Ylahon, in her 50s, walks into her kitchen in a Russian-style house in Tacheng city, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, to check the oven.

LIFE SHANGHAI

China's new flower haven

To celebrate the National Day holiday, the Chongming government and Orient International Shanghai Flower Development Co put up a spectacle that would normally be possible only in spring-a mega showcase of 1.8 million colorful tulips covering 6 hectares.

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