Got a burning question on China? ChinaFocus has got you covered with #FindingAnswersinChina. In episode five, we take a look at how China is battling the greatest existential crisis of our time: Climate Change. For decades, economic expansion was prioritised over environmental protection in China, but over the past few years, a significant shift has been made to focus on a greener future. At last week’s Leaders Climate Summit, China reiterated its biggest statement yet on climate change, promising to reach peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2060. Achieving it will require a complete overhaul of how ordinary Chinese people live. So how does it plan to achieve it?
Got a burning question on China? ChinaFocus has got you covered with Finding Answers in China. In episode four, we take a look at how China is dealing with the world’s biggest health emergency for a century: COVID-19. More than a year has passed since the outbreak of the pandemic, and many countries worldwide continue to adopt severe restrictions to people’s movements, in China, a combination of vaccines and stringent health measures are helping people’s lives bounce back from COVID quicker.
Got a burning question on China? China Focus has got you covered with our new special Finding Answers in China. Here we take a look at how China is tackling some of the biggest problems affecting people globally and asking what can be learnt from its response to them. In our third episode, we take a look at the country’s capital Beijing, an ancient city that is attempting to modernize its narrow courtyards without destroying its glorious and unique history
Finding Answers in China goes to Chongli, a county in North China’s Hebei province and checks out its transformation from a poverty-stricken district to an attractive Olympic district to find out just how China is removing more people from its poverty list.
During the 100-year history of the Communist Party of China (CPC), there were some international people who fought for the Chinese revolution and national liberation and participated in building the new China. Gladys Yang, a British translator, with her husband Yang Xianyi, another renowned literary translator, rendered in English an astonishing number of works of Chinese literature. It was this couple that brought accurate and elegant translation of China’s classics to audience abroad and made them know more about this ancient civilization. This episode will tell you this couple’s story in China.
During the 100-year history of the Communist Party of China (CPC), there were some international people who fought for the Chinese revolution and national liberation and participated in building the new China. Sidney Shapiro was an American-born lawyer, translator, actor and writer who lived in China from 1947 to 2014. This former lawyer became one of the most respected translators in China, and used his work to help forge stronger ties between his birth-country, the US, and his homeland, China.
During the 100-year history of the Communist Party of China (CPC), there were some international people who fought for the Chinese revolution and national liberation and participated in building the New China. For centuries, leprosy or Hansen’s disease has been a scorn on the world’s public health and China was once a common ailment suffering from leprosy. Today’s China has officially eliminated the disease, thanks in part to the work of a Lebanese-American doctor, one who would go on to become the first foreigner to obtain Chinese citizenship. His name was Shafick George Hatem. The mini documentary “My Bond and My Country” will tell you Hatem’s story in China.
During the 100-year history of the Communist Party of China (CPC), there were some international people who fought for the Chinese revolution and national liberation and participated in building the New China. Richard Frey was one of such legends. He was acknowledged as an outstanding member of the CPC, the founding father of Chinese penicillin, and a doctor who saved thousands of lives. The mini documentary “My Bond and My Country” will tell you how Frey’s life was changed in China.
China has made rapid progress in Artificial intelligence (AI) in recent years featured by wide AI usage, the expanding market size and booming AI-related research. AI is key to future growth and China is ready to ride the innovation wave. Check the data story below to have a closer look.
Over the past five years, transport in China has witnessed remarkable growth and expansion in many ways — the high-speed railway network becoming the world’s largest one, bridges breaking more geographical barriers, more cities developing their subway systems, and air travel becoming an affordable option for common people. Check this video for more data and facts.
Having set ambitious goals, China in the past five years made great contributions to the global environment. Not only did China hugely lower carbon intensity, but it also planted more trees and largely developed its renewable energy industry. Check this video for more data and facts.
China’s space industry has produced a remarkable scorecard in the past five years: characterized by nearly a third of global space launches, the completion of a global navigation satellite network and a landmark adventure that retrieved rocks and soil from the moon. Check the data story below to have a closer look.
As one of the first countries to have effectively controlled coronavirus, China has taken the lead in COVID-19 vaccine research and development. On the final day of 2020, China announced it had granted conditional marketing authorization for its first self-developed COVID-19 vaccine and would be made free of charge for all Chinese citizens. China is now trying to help people all over the world by making its coronavirus vaccine a “global public good”, one that is accessible and affordable for everyone, especially the developing world. China is speaking wholeheartedly with its actions!
As the COVID-19 outbreak is still raging, the 3rd CIIE has become a more valuable market opportunity to the world amid a pandemic recession. Over 2,600 companies worldwide, including both old friends of the past two expos and new comers, flocked to the expo this year. China Focus’s editorial writer Thomas Scott-Bell is in Shanghai now for the expo. Let’s follow him to see the cool gadgets which can tell us about what our future is going to look like.
Xinjiang is a place of magic and mystery, full of breath-taking scenery, diverse cultures and amazing food. Join China Focus as it takes its own journey west to Discover Xinjiang and its many un-earthed secrets. First up is a quest to find the tastiest and most desirable treats at the International Bazaar in Urumqi.
Thaiwoo Ski Resort is one of the most famous ski resorts in Chongli, Zhangjiakou. It covers an area of 40 square kilometers and has about 200 planned ski trails which will be used for the snowboarding and freestyle skiing events during the WinterOlympics in 2022! Providing the best snow runs, snow, mountain views, shops and restaurants you could ask for, Thaiwoo is definitely a paradise for skiers!