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Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 21:15:00

More info expected from Kazakhstan after 'unknown pneumonia' sparks speculation

Kazakh authorities refuted Chinese media reports on an “unknown pneumonia” on Friday, even if local media had reported that the unknown disease was more deadly than COVID-19. Some medical experts in China did not rule out the possibility that the so-called unknown pneumonia is actually the novel coronavirus, while the Kazakh side has been suggested to provide more information for prevention work.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/10 22:38:40

Chinese officials, medical experts expect more information from Kazakhstan on 'unknown pneumonia'

Based on limited information disclosed by Kazakh authorities on an “unknown pneumonia” in the country, medical experts are unable to understand or make suggestions for prevention and control work. Chinese authorities hope Kazakhstan would provide more information so the two sides can continue jointly fighting the pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/10 18:56:54

Beijing's latest COVID-19 outbreak caused by virus strain from Europe: Chinese CDC

Beijing's latest COVID-19 outbreak was caused by a virus strain from Europe, and transmitted through multiple exposure methods; for example, contaminated environments and goods, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Chinese CDC) said on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/10 17:52:50

Chinese students in Kazakhstan hope locals better protect themselves

Many Chinese students in Kazakhstan expressed eagerness to return to China, especially after the Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan on Thursday warned Chinese citizens in the country of a local pneumonia of unknown cause.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/10 19:33:41

Coronavirus found on packaging of shrimps imported from Ecuador

Novel coronavirus was detected on the packaging of frozen white shrimps imported from Ecuador, Chinese Customs Authority announced.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/10 15:30:13

China's COVID-19 outbreak 'has already ended': infectious disease expert

China's COVID-19 outbreak “has already ended,” said Zhang Wenhong, a prominent Chinese infectious disease expert and leader of a team of experts fighting COVID-19 in Shanghai. He made his remarks on Thursday, the first day of the 2020 World Artificial Intelligence Conference held in Shanghai.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/10 13:38:40

Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan urges caution following reports of 'unknown pneumonia'

The Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan on Thursday warned Chinese citizens living in the country of a local pneumonia of unknown cause, which has a "much higher" fatality rate than COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 21:33:40

China-US pandemic assistance persists despite rational voices receding

Key advocates are calling for greater partnering between China and the US in the fight against coronavirus even as rational voices are being marginalized and undervalued especially during the COVID-19 outbreak in the US, where some politicians have politicized the virus by tossing wild accusations against China.
Source: | 2020/7/10 0:53:38

Mainland students feel safer in HK after national security law

The National Security Law for Hong Kong (NSL) has safeguarded Hong Kong's social stability, which has also reassured students from Chinese mainland who want to study in Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 23:26:59

Sichuan firework factory explosion caused by nitrocotton: investigation

An investigation has found that the explosion at a firework factory in Guanghan, Southwest China's Sichuan Province on Wednesday night was caused by nitrocotton catching fire.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 22:48:40

China hopes for 'reasonable' US

China continues to try its best to convince the US to stop dangerous approaches to deal with the ties, and to be sincere at dialogues to solve problems, said Chinese foreign minister in a speech at an online forum with more than 30 top diplomats and experts around the world on the direction of China-US relations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 21:43:40

China sends a new commercial communication satellite into space

China sent a new commercial communication satellite code-named Apstar-6D into planned orbit via a Long March-3B carrier rocket on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 21:14:52

Hubei lifts flood prevention emergency response to Level II

Central China's Hubei Province lifted its emergency response to flood prevention to Level II from III on Thursday afternoon after rain intensity in the province's four cities surpassed records.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 20:43:41

Beijing continues to discharge COVID-19 patients as pandemic wreaks global havoc

As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc in other regions around the globe, Beijing has repeatedly sent out good news - on Wednesday alone, a total of 32 patients in the capital city were cured and discharged from hospitals, the highest number in a single day since the recent outbreak which started in mid-June.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 20:03:40

Two new additions bring number of UNESCO global geoparks in China to 41

Two geoparks in Central China's Hunan Province and Northwest China's Gansu Province were granted the title of UNESCO Global Geopark on Tuesday, increasing the number of such parks in China to 41 - a quarter of the world's total and the highest number of any country.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 19:43:40

Chinese FM again cautions students in Australia as discrimination spikes

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs again reminded students who plan to study in Australia to assess the risk and carefully make their decision, noting that the study and travel warnings for Australia previously announced by the Chinese side came in response to a spike of discriminatory attacks against Chinese in Australia.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 18:30:36

Shaanxi declares “war” on fake Terracotta Warrior tourist spots

Authorities in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, where the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor is located, has vowed to ban the fake Terracotta Warriors tourist spots that have been seen near the museum, confusing domestic and international tourists for a long time.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 18:29:42