Chinese pair skaters eye grand prix final

China's figure skating team set their sights on competing in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final on home ice as the skating pairs had an open training session on Thursday at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing.  The 2023 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series consists of six international senior events that […]

ICH treasures at 6th CIIE show Chinese cultural diversity, promote global exchanges

As a melting pot of international resources from 154 countries and regions around the world, the ongoing 6th China International Import Expo (CIIE) in the Chinese mega city of Shanghai stages one of the most prominent global commerce galas in 2023 to be hosted by China.  Encompassing six themed display areas such as "food and […]

Confucius Institute in Czech Republic marks fifth anniversary

A celebration was held in Prague, the Czech Republic this week to mark the fifth anniversary of the Confucius Institute of the University of Finance and Administration (VSFS) in Prague. The celebration highlighted art performances including Chinese dragon dance, qipao dress show and Czech traditional music. The event was attended by VSFS teachers and students, […]

New drama tells story of national brand innovation

With the new urban drama Rising with the Wind streaming on iQiyi, its topic is once again focusing audiences' interest on the inheritance and reshaping of traditional Chinese culture in today's modern world.   Starring Gong Jun and Zhong Chuxi, the drama tells the story of a group of young people who struggle to promote and […]

US ambassador to Japan’s seafood eating in Fukushima lashed as political show, facing questions from netizens

The US Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel visited Fukushima and ate local food to show the US' support to Japan, which was criticized by the netizens for his hypocrisy and political show-making, with many asking the ambassador to explain why the US reduced seafood imports from Japan. Emanuel wrote via his X (formerly Twitter) account […]

F-35: Closer Look at Colossally Costly Jet That Just Can’t Seem to Stay Airborne

A US Marine Corps F-35B went down over South Carolina on Sunday after its pilot ejected mid-flight for reasons unknown. Why do F-35s seem so crash-prone? What’s wrong with them? And what role does the waste and fraud in the US military-industrial complex play in creating such a Frankenstein’s monster of an aircraft? Sputnik explores. […]

Diplomats attend exhibition of ‘Belt and Road’ Cooperation in Cultural Heritage and Archaeology

Diplomats from 12 countries' embassies and other Chinese and foreign guests gathered in Beijing's Palace Museum on September 28 to attend the launch of the Thriving for a Collaborative World: "Belt and Road" Cooperation in Cultural heritage and Archaeology event and exhibition.  Wang Xudong, president of the Palace Museum, Saida Shavkatovna Mirziyoyeva, assistant to the […]

Political efforts must be intensified to solve intractable cycles of violence and humanitarian crises in Gaza: ICRC officer

Editor's Note: The death toll among Palestinians from Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip has risen pass 8,500, according to the official Palestinian news agency WAFA, while more than 1,400 people in Israel have lost their lives, the vast majority in the Hamas attack on October 7. The Gaza Strip now faces a serious humanitarian […]