Global COVID-19 cases surpass 250 mln: Johns Hopkins University

NEW YORK -- Global COVID-19 cases surpassed 250 million on Monday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The global case count amounted to 250,015,789, with 5,052,148 deaths worldwide, as of 8:21 am local time (1321 GMT), showed the data.…

China committed to multilateralism: diplomat

GENEVA - China will continue to firmly follow the path of multilateralism, safeguard the international system with the United Nations (UN) at its core, and actively contribute its wisdom and strength to the cause of international peace and development, a…

Shanghai pledges to open up further and bolster talent acquisition

Gong said the city will constantly welcome foreign investment, protect the legal rights and interests of foreign invested enterprises and provide better services for them. One of the measures taken will accelerate the opening-up of regulations and standards in Pudong…

Beijing announces special rules for snow clearing during epidemic

The Beijing government announced a special snow clearing requirement during the COVID-19 epidemic, stating snow piles and drifts should not be transported outside of communities which are under control at present. During the recent COVID-19 outbreak, several residential communities where…

Climate-threatened islands struggle to have voices heard

Editor's Note: As delegates meet in the hope for a meaningful agreement at the COP 26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, calls are growing for concrete action to aid nations most at risk from global warming.Though the COP 26 climate summit…

UK, French leaders fail to defuse fishing row

ROME-French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson stuck to rival positions on Sunday in their countries' post-Brexit dispute over fishing in the English Channel, with France maintaining its threat to impose sanctions starting from Tuesday that could…

In face of protectionism and nationalism, the remedy is multilateralism, says Italian PM

Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi has called on world leaders to uphold multilateralism and do all they can to overcome differences.Speaking at the opening of the G20 Summit, Draghi, whose country holds the G20 presidency this year, reminded people that…

Dutch PM sees fruitful results, broad prospects in cooperation with China

ROME - The Netherlands' cooperation with China has yielded fruitful results in various fields and enjoys broad prospects, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said here on Sunday.The prime minister made the remarks when he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping's…

China does hard yards on climate

Ambitious targets present all with a tough challenge, experts sayEditor's Note: The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties has begun in Glasgow, Scotland. This page highlights China's commitment to developing green and low-carbon energy, and the urgency of…