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Undated combo photo shows a "Skywalker gibbon" (L), a red-webbed tree frog (R, top) and a kind of wild tree lizard (R, bottom) in a biodiversity hotspot in Gaoligong Mountain National Nature Reserve, southwest China's Yunnan Province

GLOBALink | Exploring China’s biodiversity hotspot

Exploring China’s biodiversity hotspot: If you’re told that a “Skywalker” has been spotted in the forests of southwest China, there’s no need to feel confused. It’s not the Jedi of the “Star Wars” series, but refers to a gibbon species named by Chinese scientists. The species, with white eyebrows, was found in the Gaoligong Mountains …

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China-donated Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Sudan

China-donated Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Sudan

A batch of China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines, donated by the Chinese government to Sudan, arrived here on Friday. The batch was received at the Khartoum International Airport by Chinese Ambassador to Sudan Ma Xinmin, Chairman of Sudan’s Higher Committee for Health Emergencies Siddiq Tawer, and Sudan’s Health Minister Omer Al-Najeeb. “Today the Chinese government provides …

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Protest held in Texas against Asian hate

GLOBALink | Protest held in Texas against Asian hate

“We feel unsafe that we have to call on everyone to take action.” A rally against anti-Asian attacks and racism was held in Plano, a suburban city of Dallas, Texas, in the United States. Produced by Xinhua Global Service

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Is China ramping up military spending?Chinese armed forces: People's Liberation Army (PLA) during a military parade in China.

GLOBALink | Is China ramping up military spending?

A draft budget report submitted to China’s top legislature has unveiled the country’s planned military spending for the coming year. In 2021, China’s defense budget will be around 1.35 trillion yuan (about 200 billion U.S. dollars), up 6.8 percent from last year. Is China’s military spending too hefty? Is the figure growing too fast? Is …

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