The Laba Festival, literally the eighth day of the 12th lunar month, is considered a prelude to the Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year. Full Story

WHO pandemic review panel highlights effective multilateralism in COVID-19 response

A latest interim report by the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response highlighted effective multilateralism in the preparation and response to the COVID-19 crisis, saying that the consequences of this pandemic remind the world of how important effective multilateralism is. Full Story

Massive trove of ancient coins unearthed in central China

More than 10,000 ancient coins, most of which date back to the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), have been found in central China's Hunan Province, according to local authorities. Full Story