Decoding the China Miracle

2018-06-27 21:53 GMT+8

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday delivered a keynote speech at a conference marking the 40th anniversary of the country's reform and opening-up at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

2018-12-18 10:03 GMT+8

‍Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in further reform and opening-up while staying on the path of the socialist system with Chinese characteristics.

2018-12-18 11:59 GMT+8

Living standards have improved as a result of China's development over the past 40 years, President Xi Jinping said at a conference celebrating the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up on Tuesday.

2018-12-18 12:00 GMT+8

‍Chinese President Xi Jinping has highlighted the stages of reform and opening-up under the previous generations of central leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

2018-12-18 11:02 GMT+8

China has stayed committed to the great cause of peaceful reunification of the motherland over the past 40 years, said Chinese President Xi Jinping in a keynote speech delivered at a gathering marking the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up in Beijing on Tuesday. 

2018-12-18 11:44 GMT+8

In a speech delivered on Tuesday to celebrate 40 years of China's reform and opening-up, President Xi Jinping outlined the country's massive economic achievements over the period.

2018-12-18 11:21 GMT+8

Besides for trade in traditional goods, China and Chile have expanded cooperation into clean energy and a related event will be held during the China International Import Expo in Shanghai in November, Wu Yuanfeng, President of China-Chile Central told CGTN. 

2018-09-05 21:51 GMT+8

Shanghai Pudong New Area, which has been a landmark of China's modernization, has planned for more than 250-billion-yuan (36.6 billion US dollars) auto industry by 2020, as a part of its branding development campaign.

2018-09-07 20:43 GMT+8

Shanghai often strikes people as a hyper-modern metropolis, its glamour crystallized in the skyline of Lujiazui, a financial district in Pudong with a forest of high-rise buildings that serve as the background of the tens of thousands of tourist selfies taken every day along the Bund.

2018-09-19 13:54 GMT+8

Sprawling urbanization, growing population, increased industrial and agricultural activities had made Dianchi Lake, the sparkling pearl embedded in highland located in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, into a serious-polluted disaster since the 1970s.

2018-07-22 15:04 GMT+8

When you smell the soy source-like scent permeating the factory floor, you know you’ve arrived at Kweichow Moutai, the world’s most valuable liquor maker. 

2018-07-23 23:30 GMT+8

Shuifu is a typical town along the Yangtze River. Built around a large chemical plant, this small town in southwest China's Yunnan Province was founded in 1974. For many years, the chemical plant has been the pillar of the local economy.

2018-07-27 20:51 GMT+8

China's red tourism has seen a boom over the years, as more people visit historical places linked to the revolution led by the Communist Party of China (CPC) from 1921 to 1949. 

2018-07-28 14:33 GMT+8

The Naxi minority is one of China’s 55 national minorities.  It has developed beautiful unique music and dressing culture which is deeply rooted in their long history of the nomadic life.

2018-07-30 16:07 GMT+8

Guo Yuan port, the largest inland port in west China, plays a key role in connecting the Yangtze River and railway transportation in southwestern China’s Chongqing municipality. 

2018-07-31 11:54 GMT+8

As the concept of shared mobility is gaining traction in China, a slew of players have rushed to embrace new business areas, such as ride hailing and car sharing. 

2018-08-01 12:11 GMT+8

2018 will be another record-breaker for Sany Heavy Industry Company as it is expected to surpass Caterpillar in global sales for all-important excavators for the first time, said a senior executive of the company. 

2018-08-05 13:45 GMT+8

The idea of having personal air vehicles may not be as far-fetched as it seems, and there really aren’t any technological hurdles to this. At least that’s Ping Lihao’s vision of the transportation network of the future, both on the ground and in the air. 

2018-08-10 09:28 GMT+8

At the confluence of the Yangtze River and Huangpu River in east China's Shanghai lies Wusong Paotaiwan Wetland Forest Park. Wusong is a subdistrict in Shanghai, and Paotaiwan means a battery bay, for there used to be a coastal fort.

2018-08-12 22:40 GMT+8

Singapore is the world’s largest marine refueling hub, and about 2,600 nautical miles from its shores, the Zhoushan port in China’s eastern Zhejiang Province is stepping up the pace to capture bunker business from global shipping lines. 

2018-08-15 21:30 GMT+8

Reform started from the countryside with land ownership experiments. The government understands if issues of countryside, agriculture and farmers are not handled properly, overall undertakings could suffer. In other words, rural China will be key in determining whether the next round of reforms will succeed.

2018-09-09 14:28 GMT+8

To keep China moving requires high energy, mainly from oil. If supply can't meet demand, the economy could stall. With its own reserves dwindling, China has to rely heavily on imports, steering it into competition with others. As China wants to break the energy shortage bottleneck, seeking alternative sources becomes a strategic choice. And that prompted the establishment of China's oil futures contract early this year.

2018-09-11 13:03 GMT+8

A Tropical Testing Ground

2018-09-12 13:28 GMT+8

Preparing for the worst-case scenario

2018-09-13 13:54 GMT+8

To see how China deals with desertification, a CGTN crew went to Babusha, a village in the south of the Taklamakan, China's fourth largest desert. Thirty years ago, the desert was all they could see. Now a green wall is helping hold back the sand.

2018-09-15 12:12 GMT+8

Chen Jiayuan is participating in a trial involving patients with myeloma, a form of bone marrow cancer. Chimeric antigen receptor cell therapy, or CAR-T, works by hacking the body's biology. Though it's not yet officially approved in China, she believes it's her last chance.

2018-09-16 10:19 GMT+8

China plans to eventually phase out gas-powered vehicles, as pollution control is becoming one of the top priorities. It is investing in low-carbon transport, to make its cities cleaner, and encouraging residents to buy electric vehicles (EVs).

2018-09-17 10:05 GMT+8

The world can be a classroom

2018-09-19 12:07 GMT+8

Touching on LGBT issues is like breaking through a wall inside of us. This community is a wedge, pushing the envelope for openness and inclusiveness. China has been gradually making progress on LGBT rights, but the barriers are still high. The aim of this video is not to draw attention to those who appear in it, but to raise voices to break down those walls. It's not so much about promoting rights for this particular group, but rather, the big issue of social inclusiveness for marginalized groups in China.

2018-09-21 10:35 GMT+8

Drug addiction is a worldwide problem, as narcotics  become more available and policing becomes more challenging. 

2018-09-22 10:51 GMT+8

China's reform and opening up has boosted the development of the rule of law and its legal system within the country. 

2018-09-23 11:10 GMT+8

CGTN's crew got exclusive access to the unmanned systems at the core of the Chinese military and learned about the change in mindset that triggered these technological breakthroughs. 

2018-09-24 12:32 GMT+8

Did you know that Hainanese chicken rice is actually not a local dish from China’s island province of Hainan? Enjoyed by people in Southeast Asia and around the world, the beloved gourmet food is adopted from Wenchang chicken, one of the various delicacies available in the province. A tropical paradise and a treasury of natural resources, Hainan is heaven for gastronomers. To mark the upcoming Boao Forum for Asia, CGTN presents a list of Hainan gourmet dishes that will keep you full from dawn to dusk. 

2018-03-22 14:46 GMT+8

Hainan, China’s southern island province, boasts tropical beaches, lush forests and blue waters. It has also been home to many famous names throughout China's history. 

2018-03-29 11:46 GMT+8

Countries rich in natural resources often suffer from “Dutch disease,” where the overdependence on natural resources cripples the area's development capabilities and endangers long-term competitiveness.

2018-03-30 09:13 GMT+8

“The coffee I put on the table is to purify the air. This is even better than the coffee used in Starbucks.” - Wu Haiming, the third generation of a Malaysian Chinese coffee family.

2018-04-03 13:07 GMT+8

‍When filmmaker Zhao Ke’er was asked to travel to Hainan Province to record a Chinese surfer taking on waves in the South China Sea, little did she know an epic journey was about to unfold.

2018-04-04 16:30 GMT+8

Lying in the southernmost tip of China, Hainan Province –roughly the size of Switzerland – is known as one of the most popular tourism destinations in the country.

2018-04-13 17:52 GMT+8

Chinese President Xi Jinping announced Friday that China is to build the whole Hainan island as a pilot Free Trade Zone. Hu Yuwei, head of Macro Research at the China Institute of Finance and Capital Markets, has told CGTN that the newly set-up Free Trade Zone is significant in its size and magnitude. In his opinion, this announcement showed China is “committed and serious” about further opening up China’s market. 

2018-04-13 23:11 GMT+8

China aims to basically establish a free trade port system in Hainan by 2025, with it becoming more mature by 2035,  according to a document unveiled Saturday.

2018-04-14 16:14 GMT+8

For years China's Hainan province has been developing its tourism industry, with the key decision made by central authorities that aims to turn the island into an international tourist destination. Thirty years after Hainan island became a province and a special economic zone, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for an acceleration of its development into a center for international tourism and consumption.

2018-04-17 21:41 GMT+8

China's Hainan Province will inaugurate a visa-free policy for 59 countries starting May 1, China's Ministry of Public Security announced on Wednesday.

2018-04-18 10:43 GMT+8

They’re known as the five “golden flowers” of Qingdao: five local companies that have conquered the Chinese market and even gone global – entering millions of homes with their fridges, air-conditioning units and sporty footwear. In the process, they have also captured Chinese hearts. 

2018-06-03 16:37 GMT+8

Engineers at a Chinese manufacturer of tire-making machinery in the coastal city of Qingdao are proud of having reinvented the wheel – literally. Their foray into information technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) has helped them drive innovation in the rubber and tire industries, and ride the wave of intelligent manufacturing under the ambitious Made in China 2025 initiative.

2018-06-04 22:17 GMT+8

Yan Guizhen still remembers the first time she hopped on a train. 

2018-06-05 12:53 GMT+8

You might think tailored suits and mass production lines don’t mix. One Chinese company will prove you wrong.

2018-06-06 21:10 GMT+8

Electric vehicles (EVs) are gearing up to be the king of tomorrow's roads – at least until they swap steering wheels for airplane-like yokes and take to the skies. But one Chinese entrepreneur is convinced that whether cruising highways or hovering above the ground, electric cars will not just be for transportation.

2018-06-07 09:53 GMT+8

Editor's note: The editorial piece is written based on an episode of CGTN's program Asia Today.

2018-07-02 23:07 GMT+8

‍Editor’s note: The article is based on an interview with Wei Nanzhi, a research fellow of the American Institute at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing.

2018-07-04 19:25 GMT+8

As one of the world's four major religions, Buddhism, with a history of more than 2,000 years, is still influential in Asia. The influence is extremely strong in Thailand, which is often referred to as The Land of Buddhism.

2018-07-05 08:50 GMT+8

‍Editor’s note: The article is based on an interview with John Gong from the University of International Business and Economics in China and Joel Schalit, a news editor at in Milan.

2018-07-06 21:07 GMT+8

Cloistered between the United States and China, Singapore endeavors to remain as neutral as possible even as the two big powers are embroiled in an escalating trade war. The prime minister of the city-state of 5.6 million people has said categorically that the country will not pick sides.

2018-07-08 22:23 GMT+8

‍Editor’s note: The article is based on an interview with Wang Yan from the National Institute of Educational Sciences of China, and Dy Samsideth, deputy director general at Cambodia's Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

2018-07-08 08:49 GMT+8

How crazy are Chinese people over crayfish? According to a recent report released by China Cuisine Association, China’s favorite dish in 2017 was crayfish, and the popular seafood’s market value has exceeded 14 billion US dollars.

2018-03-26 17:10 GMT+8

China is indisputably a foodie’s paradise. From Sichuan’s spicy, tongue-numbing food to Guangdong’s famous dim sums, Chinese food can be categorized into roughly eight culinary types depending on the region.

2018-03-27 14:29 GMT+8

Tender meat, savory seasonings, mouthwatering broth – a bowl of authentic ginseng chicken soup never fails to tantalize your taste buds and warm your heart.

2018-03-28 18:21 GMT+8

Thai food, with its profusion of exotic flavors and aromatic components, has become one of the most popular international cuisines in China. In Kunming City in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, a Thai cuisine restaurant has gained a reputation for making authentic Thai dishes, and even Thai people love to visit when they miss the taste of home.

2018-03-29 13:11 GMT+8

Any cuisine is nothing if not creative in China. Chicken wrapped in pork belly is a southern Chinese classic, but now a chef has taken it to even greater heights.

2018-03-30 12:39 GMT+8

What kind of food do you prefer to wake up to in the morning? In China, most people would vote for the steamed bun, a breakfast favorite.

2018-03-31 14:47 GMT+8

‍What comes to your mind when you think about some of the healthiest ingredients? Sea cucumber would likely be on the list for Chinese people. Sea cucumber is a kind of echinoderm, and 21 out of 61 types of the world's edible sea cucumber can be found in China.

2018-04-01 16:48 GMT+8

While many people are beginning to experiment with different cuisines with bold flavors, bright colors and superior ingredients, there are still a large number of diners favoring a simple dish—porridge.  

2018-04-02 16:14 GMT+8

Did you know that figs have enclosed flowers that bloom inside? The fresh fruit is so delicate that it has to be sold within 100 kilometers of its origin. Otherwise, they will rot before going on a shelf. 

2018-04-03 19:46 GMT+8

Fine dried noodles are to Chinese people what pasta is to Italians. For many, the best noodles are homemade and the staple food is a symbol of the family and of home. 

2018-04-04 20:40 GMT+8

At the Tiankai Temple, 70 kilometers outside of Beijing, 29-year old Master Hengci chants twice a day. He spent seven years abroad, before turning to Buddhism.

2018-04-27 11:46 GMT+8

What exactly makes someone a millennial or a member of Generation Y? Some of the defining characteristics of people born between 1980-1995, are that they're independent, optimistic, and unwilling to follow traditional life milestones, such as marriage. Some have even deemed them the me generation. 

2018-05-01 15:08 GMT+8

Coming to English training school for IELTS training has become a weekend routine for Ren Yishu, a senior student from the University of Science and Technology, over the past few months. For her, it’s great for bringing her one step closer to realizing a dream she's had since she was a teenager.

2018-05-02 17:46 GMT+8

China is embracing a rise of the subculture called ACG, which is short for anime, comic and games. The change underlines a great demographic shift as China’s millennials grow into independent consumers.

2018-05-02 20:22 GMT+8

Nothing but nerves as our car winds up the mountainside on our way to the village.

2018-05-03 22:54 GMT+8

The Chinese character zhai means home or residence. Now it’s taken on a new meaning – and is being used to describe people, particularly some who were born in the 1990s who spend a lot of time indoors. 

2018-05-03 17:01 GMT+8

A traditional Chinese saying goes, a man forms a family before building his own career. But a growing number of youngsters in China are saying that they want to skip the first step, once and for all.

2018-05-04 22:43 GMT+8

Pan Shuguang, 29, drives a truck to earn a living. For every truckload of construction materials he transports to a location just a few dozen meters down a twisting alleyway, he gets paid 50 yuan (around eight US dollars). 

2018-05-05 14:15 GMT+8

I am very heartened by the young volunteers of China. What I see is that they are so engaged, and so enthusiastic, and always ready to give more. Even the volunteers we’re working with on a specific program – what I see is that many times, they think out of the box. They’re thinking not just what the tasks that they are asked, but how else they can contribute, what else they can do.

2018-05-05 22:14 GMT+8

In the past 40 years, we have been committed to the path of socialist political advancement with Chinese characteristics, deepening the reform of the political system, and developing socialist democracy, said Chinese President Xi Jinping in his speech at a celebration event of China's 40 years of reform and opening-up in Beijing on Tuesday. 

2018-12-18 11:11 GMT+8

China has stayed committed to an independent foreign policy of peace, peaceful development and a win-win strategy of opening-up over the past 40 years, Chinese President Xi Jinping said while addressing a gathering at an event to celebrate 40 years of China's reform and opening-up policy in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Tuesday. 

2018-12-18 11:50 GMT+8

Chinese President Xi Jinping cited three key aspects of the country's progress during the past four decades at a conference celebrating the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up on Tuesday in Beijing.

2018-12-18 11:28 GMT+8

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up. Martin Jacques, the author of When China Rules the World, speaks at CGTN's 40 Years & Beyond: China's Reform and Opening up. He believes the policy was a sort of intellectual revolution that unleashed enormous intellectual energy in China.

2018-12-18 11:54 GMT+8

Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend and deliver a keynote speech at a conference marking the 40th anniversary of the country's reform and opening-up at the Great Hall of the People on Tuesday in Beijing.

2018-12-18 09:29 GMT+8

Editor's note: Keyu Jin is a professor of economics at the London School of Economics. The article reflects the author's opinions, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2018-12-18 10:21 GMT+8

Editor's note: Sourabh Gupta is a senior fellow at the Institute for China-America Studies in Washington. The article reflects the author's opinions, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2018-12-18 10:56 GMT+8

Forty years ago, the reform and opening-up policy was carried out in China's coastal regions. Chengdu, as a major southwest inland city, caught up quickly by promoting economic development, industrial upgrading and international trade. Chengdu, the birthplace of Ba-Shu culture from the Three Kingdoms period (220-280), has grown into a hub for economic, tech, cultural and foreign exchanges in western China.

2018-12-18 09:56 GMT+8

Since the implementation of the reform and opening-up policy in 1978, China's economic structures have become more coordinated in the past 40 years.

2018-12-18 09:44 GMT+8

Born in Germany in 1971, Dr. Clemens Treter, director of the Goethe-Institut Beijing, studied Sinology both in Munich, Germany and Chengdu, China, with the history of Chinese literature as his research focus. His doctoral dissertation tackled literature in the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), which was a less-known field in China.

2018-12-18 08:03 GMT+8

Back in 1978, China's gross domestic product (GDP) was nearly 45 percent of the UK's, 15 percent of Japan's, and less than seven percent of the size of the United States. Now China is the world's second largest economy following the U.S., a strong global economy contributor and one of the major powers on world stage, both economically and politically.

2018-12-18 09:31 GMT+8

At the end of April 1976, Adriano Madaro passed by Karachi and eventually arrived in China by taking an Air China flight from Paris to Beijing. From then on, his very first journey to China officially began. He was the first Western journalist who was allowed to come to China to interview in person on the eve of China's reform and opening up.

2018-12-07 18:25 GMT+8

A major exhibition opened at the National Museum in Beijing on Tuesday, November 13, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up, and it featured the fruitful results it has brought to every aspect of the lives of the Chinese people.

2018-11-13 22:37 GMT+8

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for efforts to boost the confidence and determination of the Chinese people in following the Party along the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics and the path of reform and opening up.

2018-11-13 19:51 GMT+8

The China International Import Expo (CIIE) generates greater demand for financial services as it facilitates transactions between exhibitors and buyers. The higher level of demand is thought by many observers an indication that China is increasing its drive to liberalize its financial sector.

2018-11-08 18:51 GMT+8

China's central bank said that it will maintain a prudent and neutral monetary policy, with easing or tightening only as appropriate, and make the financial sector better serve the real economy, according to a report published by the People's Bank of China (PBOC).

2018-11-10 22:12 GMT+8

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday urged for free trade to be embraced and warned against seclusion, confrontation and monopoly in his keynote speech at the opening of the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, which comes at a pivotal moment for global commerce.

2018-11-05 12:17 GMT+8

Prospective deals reached 57.8 billion US dollars as the first ever China International Import Expo (CIIE) concluded in Shanghai on Saturday, said Sun Chenghai, deputy director of the CIIE Bureau. 

2018-11-10 17:41 GMT+8

Chinese President Xi Jinping inspected an urban operational management center in Pudong New Area in Shanghai on Tuesday and called on efforts to improve the city's management and make the world-class city smarter.

2018-11-07 11:04 GMT+8

China's aging population problem has worsened over the past few years amid declining marriage and birth rates. Statistics from the National Health Commission reveal that the number of new births only accounted for 0.07 percent of people aged over 60 last year. It's estimated that by 2030, one in four Chinese will be above 60.

2018-10-27 07:28 GMT+8

By CGTN's He Weiwei

2017-02-27 23:33 GMT+8

China’s new high-speed railway for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games is at a critical stage in construction.

2018-04-18 21:39 GMT+8

The C919 is China’s first domestically-built large passenger jet and it was designed with the world’s most advanced technology. It took 10 years to make and is a high performance plane that is ready to compete with the industry standard Airbus A320 and Bowing 737. 

2018-01-07 17:39 GMT+8

Our technology and science section is doing a yearly review, just like others, but on the last day of 2017, let's conclude the review by looking at the future – what cool things are coming up to China's tech world next year?

2017-12-31 12:58 GMT+8

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday that China's reform and opening up will never stop, and China will make new achievements in the next 40 years that will impress the whole world.

2018-10-25 14:59 GMT+8