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Beijing Review


Beijing Review is China's only national newsmagazine in English. It is published every week in Beijing, by the China International Publishing Group (CIPG). Launched in March 1958, Beijing Review reports and comments on the country's social, political, economic and cultural affairs, policy changes and latest developments. It also offers in-depth analysis on major regional and international events, and provides consulting and information services.

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Beijing Review
52 Issues

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2 min.
new vision for peaceful development

In his speech at the UN Office at Geneva four years ago, President Xi Jinping raised two critical questions: “What has happened to the world and how should we respond?” To this day, these questions remain valid. The world is undergoing a bevy of changes, many of them unseen in the past century. The novel coronavirus disease is yet to be contained and humans are standing at a crossroads, faced with some tough choices. Cooperation or confrontation? Openness or isolation? Mutual benefit or zero-sum game? How to build the global community and what kind of community is to be built to begin with? The world’s population finds itself treading a fine line. Peace and development are the aspirations held dear by all human beings. Even today, these goals are yet to be 100…

5 min.

Plant Factory Ornamental plants at the Pinghu Agricultural Economy Development Zone in Pinghu, Zhejiang Province in east China, on January 12. The development zone comprising 11 villages and one community is promoting agricultural modernization and rural revitalization. Forest Chiefs A guideline has been issued to implement a forest protection scheme nationwide, Xinhua News Agency reported on January 12. Issued by the general offices of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council, the scheme is expected to be rolled out nationwide by June 2022. General forest chiefs will be appointed in all provincial-level regions. They will have different levels of responsibilities in protecting forest and grassland resources. Under the scheme, ecological protection and restoration of forests and grasslands will be strengthened and largescale afforestation promoted. Supervision of forest and grassland resources will be…

4 min.

Port E-Commerce The customs authority at Alataw Pass, a major rail port in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China, has handled more than 1 million cross-border parcels so far this year. In a little over a week since the New Year, the value of products that passed through the port amounted to over 8 million yuan ($1.24 million), showing active cross-border e-commerce, according to the customs. The outbound parcels, including toys, digital products, clothes and daily necessities, were mainly from China’s manufacturing hubs such as Dongguan and Shenzhen in south China and Hangzhou in east China and were dispatched to European countries including Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. The customs said it has worked with the local railway departments to facilitate the customs clearance process for the export enterprises. Alataw Pass boasts the highest…

1 min.

INDONESIA National Transportation Safety Committee officers receive the retrieved flight data recorder of Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ-182 in Jakarta on January 12. The plane with 62 people on board crashed into the Java Sea after taking off from Jakarta on January 9 DPRK Kim Jong Un speaks at the Eighth Congress of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea in Pyongyang on January 12. He was elected general secretary of the party on January 10 ESTONIA Prime Minister Juri Ratas submits his resignation to President Kersti Kaljulaid in Tallinn on January 13 following a corruption probe. Kaljulaid asked the head of the opposition Reform Party, Kaja Kallas, to form the next government TURKEY President Recep Tayyip Erdogan receives a dose of a China-developed COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Ankara on January 14. The Turkish Medicines and Medical…

5 min.
people & points

HONORED DOCTOR BACK ON FRONTLINE Tong Zhaohui, a respiratory specialist with the National Health Commission, said recently that the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic in Hebei Province is still containable. Tong, who was honored last year as a role model in fighting COVID-19, is heading a working group on the frontline of epidemic control in Hebei, which has reported recent cases. The expert, who is also vice president of Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, was among the first batch of medical experts to be sent to Wuhan, Hubei Province in central China, the region where novel coronavirus cases were first reported last year. Tong is a veteran in fighting epidemics. In 2003, during the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak, he was appointed director of a SARS ward, treating over 100 patients, all…

5 min.
for a better future

The novel coronavirus pandemic that began haunting the world in 2020 and unleashed suffering has also sounded a bell, reminding us that all human beings have a common and deeply connected destiny. Chinese President Xi Jinping has repeatedly called for global efforts to build a community with a shared future for humanity. The world is undergoing major developments, transformations and adjustments unseen in a century. While the appeal for peace, development and win-win cooperation is becoming stronger, the number and complexity of global problems are also unprecedented. China’s proposal offers a feasible approach to resolving global problems. The vision of a community with a shared future for humanity is a testament to China shouldering its responsibility as a major developing country and fits the development trend of our era and the direction…