Unaccompanied minors who crossed into the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in North Africa are gathered on Wednesday outside a warehouse used as a temporary shelter as they wait to be tested for COVID-19. The port city of Ceuta lies next to Morocco but falls under Spanish sovereignty. Thousands of migrants, who have become pawns in a diplomatic spat between Morocco and Spain, awoke to an uncertain future on Wednesday, after sleeping wherever they could find shelter following their massive border breach into the Spanish enclave. BERNAT ARMANGUE/AP
President Xi Jinping will take part in the Global Health Summit on Friday via video link from Beijing, joining leaders of the Group of 20 members and heads of international and regional organizations in efforts to boost global cooperation in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beijing teacher Bai Yun shares her thoughts about reading books in a 30-minute online video every month, impressing audiences with her erudition and appearance.
A report recently published by an independent panel of experts who reviewed the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic has pinpointed equitable and widespread distribution of vaccines, along with the consistent rollout of regular disease control measures, as the linchpin to ending the pandemic.
Editor's note: This year, the Communist Party of China is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding. China Daily is publishing a series of stories looking at the tremendous changes that have occurred in provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities under the leadership of the Party. They also include stories of the people and places that have left indelible marks in the Party's path to glory.
The administration of US President Joe Biden is on course to approve a $735 million arms sale to Israel in the middle of a raging conflict in the Middle East, as a group of Democratic lawmakers launched an apparently futile attempt on Wednesday to block the sale.
Five new suburbs will be constructed in Shanghai during the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25), aimed at becoming "independent nodes" to create a fresh round of economic development.
The General Administration of Customs is working on a slew of measures, including shortening the overall port clearance time for imports and exports, to further improve port efficiency under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership framework, said a senior Customs official.
China will enter a new era with the further development of artificial intelligence technologies and blossoming industrial applications, said an industry insider on Thursday.
The Joe Biden administration has shown its reluctance to get sidetracked by regional concerns such as the war in Afghanistan and conflicts in the Middle East.
The Communist Party of China will celebrate its 100th anniversary in July. From an organization with barely a few dozen members in 1921, when it held its first congress, it has now grown to over 90 million members. That is larger than the population of most countries. Its membership has changed as China itself has changed over the last seven decades since it came to power. From an early era in which its key leaders were from a largely rural background, and with military leaders taking the key positions, today it has hundreds of Party schools teaching executive education in order to continue to professionalize its officials. The cultural and educational background of the average Party member today is very different from that of those in the 1950s and 1960s.
The story of Ding Xiang, a martyr who died at the age of 22 during the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1931-45), has been adapted into a ballet.