China's Zhang Zhizhen crowned in men's singles tennis at Hangzhou Asiad

Local favorite Zhang Zhizhen beat Japan's Yosuke Watanuki 6-4, 7-6(7) at the Hangzhou Asian Games on Saturday to capture China's first men's singles gold medal in nearly three decades. Pan Bing won the men's title for China at 1990 and 1994 Asian Games. Another Chinese player Wu Yibing, silver medalist at Jakarta 2018, suffered an ... Read more

We will not be used by other countries to attack China, says former PNG PM

While Papua New Guinea has recently signed a security pact with the US, former Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Neill told the Global Times in an exclusive interview that his country will not be used by other countries to attack China. "We should not be used by other countries to advance their own ... Read more

Toward a Global Community of Shared Future

Editor's Note: In the universe there is only one Earth, the shared home of humanity. Unfortunately, this planet on which we rely for our subsistence is facing immense and unprecedented crises, both known and unknown, both foreseeable and unforeseeable. Whether human civilization can survive these has become an existential issue that must be squarely faced More ... Read more

Upgraded US-Vietnam relations a product of US' self-interest pursuit

During US President Joe Biden's recent visit to Vietnam, it was announced that the Vietnam-US relationship was upgraded to a comprehensive strategic partnership dedicated to "peace, cooperation and sustainable development," making the US Vietnam's fifth "comprehensive strategic partner." The strengthening of Vietnam-US relations has been brewing for a long time. It seems grand in scale, ... Read more

New Chinese unmanned suspension railway test track completed in Shanghai

The developer of an unmanned suspension railway has finished its phase I construction and started testing on Monday in Shanghai, the latest step in intelligent monorail testing in China.  The Baoshan demonstration line project finished its 400-meter-long phase I construction and started testing, aiming to offer passengers a new experience of traveling with a sense ... Read more

Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway begins operation, expected to see ridership of around 10 million trips in the first year

The Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway (HSR), the first HSR in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, officially began operation on Monday.  The high-speed line, a landmark project under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), connects Indonesia's capital Jakarta and another major city Bandung. Observers said it will have a demonstration effect for future BRI developments in Southeast ... Read more

Scientists make breakthrough in dinosaur evolution research

Analysis of large amounts of dinosaur and bird fossils has suggested that the evolution of primitive birds was slow and the diversity of body shapes dropped, which is opposite to the common belief that quick and major changes occur when a new species is taking shape. The discovery was made by Wang Min and Zhou ... Read more

Fridge-sized contraption makes drugs on demand

A new refrigerator-sized factory can rapidly pump out a diverse assortment of drugs on demand. Researchers designed the system to offer a speedy alternative to large-scale pharmaceutical production. Rejiggering chemical inputs and the device’s collection of tanks and tubes allowed the team to produce four different drugs: an anesthetic (lidocaine), an antihistamine (Benadryl), an anti-anxiety ... Read more

Tight spaces cause spreading cancer cells to divide improperly

Scientists have found a new way to study how cancer cells divide and thrive in difficult-to-reach crannies of the body. Transparent artificial membranes — just nanometers thick — can be rolled into tubes to mimic capillaries that host spreading cancer cells, researchers report in the June ACS Nano. Cells squished inside such tubes didn’t organize ... Read more

Scientists throw a curve at knuckleball explanation

Knuckleballs baffle baseball players with their unpredictable swerves. A new study suggests a possible cause of the pitch’s erratic flight — sudden changes in the drag force on a ball, due to a phenomenon called a drag crisis. The result is at odds with previous research that attributed the zigzags to the effect of airflow ... Read more