As the world’s second largest economy and a major carbon emitter, China is actively assuming its international responsibilities. In September 2020, Chinese President Xi Jinping solemnly pledged at the 75th UN General Assembly that China would strive to peak carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060 (“carbon peaking and neutrality” goals).
A millennia-old traditional technique is gaining new development momentum
A visit to an Atlas silk workshop in southern Xinjiang
An art lover dedicated to collecting, recording, and preserving the traditional Uygur art form of Twelve Muqam
“The history of the Communist Party of China [CPC] is the story of how the Chinese people, guided by the Party, navigated storms to complete notable achievements in economic and social development,” said former Lao Deputy Prime Minister Somsavat Lengsavad in a recent interview. “Under the leadership of the CPC, China has blazed a trail in developing socialism with Chinese characteristics suited to its national conditions.”
The Communist Party of China (CPC) is like no other party in the world. It requires us to rethink the very idea of what a political party is. It is a phenomenon intrinsic to China. It is ineluctably Chinese. The CPC’s extraordinary success is because it found a way during its 100-year history of combining a huge reforming capacity with a profound rootedness in Chinese society and culture. If the imperial dynasties defined Chinese governance for two millennia, the CPC has assumed a not dissimilar importance in China since 1949.