'Basketball girl' proves herself in swimming pool

Qian Hongyan prepares for takeoff at the women's 100m breaststroke SB5 final in the 11th National Games for Persons with Disabilities held in Xi'an, Shaanxi province on Oct 23, 2021. [Photo/China Youth Daily]Qian Hongyan waited on the starting block, supporting…

Olympic champion ready to welcome world for Beijing 2022

Bathed in warm autumn sunshine and surrounded by golden ginkgo trees in late October, Yang Yang could not avoid getting sentimental over the past and future of the Winter Olympics – with next year's Games set to start in Beijing…

Nations call for more efforts on regional peace

China, Pacific island countries restate commitment to nuclear nonproliferationChina and nine Pacific island countries have reiterated their commitment to jointly upholding the international nuclear nonproliferation regime to ensure the South Pacific is nuclear weapons free.State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang…

Kuwait's airport to operate at full capacity from Sunday

KUWAIT CITY - Kuwait International Airport is ready to operate at full capacity from Sunday, Kuwait's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced Thursday.The airport will gradually operate commercial flights of all aviation companies in accordance with the government's decision,…

Afghan aid needs stressed in Moscow

Talks aimed at addressing Afghanistan's needs wrapped up on Wednesday in Moscow, where calls were made for the international community to provide the war-torn country with urgent assistance.The two-day talks took place under the third meeting of the Moscow format…

African leaders commit to ending harmful traditions

African traditional, religious and civil society leaders have expressed their commitment to ending child marriage, female genital mutilation and other harmful practices that, despite their threat to the health, development and life quality of girls and women, have been practiced…

NATO ministers agree on defense plan, investment in innovation

BRUSSELS - Defense ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) endorsed a plan on Thursday to defend against potential attacks on multiple fronts and agreed to launch a billion-US dollar fund to finance new technologies.The new overarching plan is…

Gansu, Hebei tighten anti-COVID measures

Local governments in Gansu and Hebei provinces have tightened their COVID-19 pandemic control and prevention measures after sporadic outbreaks were reported.In Lanzhou, Gansu, the bureau of education issued a notice ordering all schools, from kindergartens to senior high schools in…

Chinese cultural tide sweeps young consumers

With interest in traditional Chinese culture increasing, the guochao movement, or the rising China cultural tide, is catching attention of young consumers appreciative of Chinese cultural elements.According to a survey conducted by the Social Survey Center of the China Youth Daily, 96…