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Get used to COVID-19 being around for long term, warns virologist

A community health expert and virologist has said that people should be prepared for long-term coexistence with COVID-19, and Beijing's precise prevention and control measures represent a trending strategy in the future, as the virus might be with people for decades to come.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/29 16:58:22

Anxin near Beijing imposes 'strictest' countywide lockdown to prevent COVID-19

Despite the COVID-19 epidemic being "stable and controllable," Xin'an county of Xiongan New Area in North China's Hebei Province has implemented the "strictest measures" to fight COVID-19 by imposing a countywide lockdown.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/29 16:44:50

Scholars in China have developed a universal design for betacoronavirus vaccines, targeting COVID19, SARS and MERS

The research team believes that a CoV spike receptor-binding domain (RBD), an attractive vaccine target, is restricted due to its limited immunogenicity. It describes a dimeric form of MERS-CoV RBD that can overcome this restriction, according to the article titled “A universal design of betacoronavirus vaccines against COVID-19, MERS and SARS.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/29 16:31:37

Xi congratulates on new hydropower station, encouraging engineers to foster excellence

President Xi Jinping has underlined the need to adhere to the new development concepts, reach for new heights of science and technology, and foster excellence in major projects for the people.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/29 14:54:54

Heavy rainstorm leaves 12 dead, 10 missing in China's Sichuan

Rescuers work in Yihai Town of Mianning County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, June 28, 2020. Twelve people died and 10 others were missing as of 4 p.m. Sunday after a heavy rainstorm hit Mianning County in southwest China's Sichuan Province, local authorities said late Sunday. (Photo by Wang Yun/Xinhua)
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/29 13:21:05

China's table tennis chief Liu Guoliang named WTT Council head

Chinese table tennis chief Liu Guoliang has been tasked with promoting the sport on a global level, as World Table Tennis (WTT) named the former Olympic champion as its new head.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/29 13:19:07

Beijing adopts mobile sampling vehicles to test residents for COVID-19

Beijing has adopted mobile sampling vehicles to facilitate COVID-19 nucleic acid testing for residents, as the capital city is demanding large-scale sampling after more than 300 people were confirmed infected with COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/29 12:37:50

Some COVID-19 patients found to have lost sense of smell, taste

Some Chinese COVID-19 patients from Beijing's recent coronavirus outbreak were found to have lost or partially lost their sense of smell and taste, leaving many wondering whether they could ever regain these senses.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/29 12:13:42

Beijing bus driver released from hospital, first to recover from latest Xinfadi outbreak

The first COVID-19 patient to recover from the latest outbreak in Beijing's Xinfadi wholesale market was discharged from Beijing Ditan Hospital on Monday, after testing negative for coronavirus two times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/29 11:34:01

Didi Chuxing offers public test rides in its self-driving vehicles

China's ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing began offering the public free, supervised test rides in its self-driving taxis in Shanghai on Saturday.
Source: | 2020/6/29 1:24:36

Imported seafood must be tested for coronavirus before being sold: Beijing's Fengtai district

Vendors in Xinfadi market in Beijing's Fengtai district must provide certificates showing their imported seafood products have been tested free of the coronavirus before they can sell them to consumers, local authorities said on Sunday.
Source: | 2020/6/29 0:51:56

UN rapporteurs abuse mandate on biased China human rights statement: experts

China's Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office at Geneva and Other International Organizations in Switzerland and Chinese experts refuted so-called independent “experts” of the UN Human Rights Council on a joint statement that criticized China for “repression of fundamental freedoms,” saying that they abused their mandate out of ulterior motives and issued a press release attacking China based on unverified information.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/28 23:28:44

Yunnan Province vows to fully ban illegal wild life trade, starting in July

Southwest China's Yunnan Province has vowed to fully ban illegal trading and hunting of wildlife starting next month, said the provincial government on Sunday.
Source: | 2020/6/28 23:27:50

Disobeying COVID-19 prevention measures to be made illegal

China is mulling an amendment to the country's criminal law that would criminalize activities that impede measures aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus, according to media reports.
Source: | 2020/6/28 22:39:43

Economic recovery in doubt as cases top 10m

Global economic recovery is facing an uphill struggle as the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases surpassed 10 million, 2.5 million of which are in the US, the highest of any nation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/28 22:25:42

China mulls new data security law to protect information sovereignty

China's top legislature on Sunday began reviewing a draft law on data security, designed to establish basic systems for protection and management of data security, according to a report from the Xinhua News Agency.
Source: | 2020/6/28 22:19:22

Netizens call for tougher punishment against insulting remarks from college students against China

Discussion continues online after a Chinese college student apologized for making hateful comments against China on Twitter with netizens calling for schools to hand down punishments against students displaying such behavior and the strengthening of patriotic education on campus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/28 21:58:43

Xinfadi's beef and lamb market labelled as 'extremely high risk area'

A total of 102 cases out of all 311 confirmed cases in Beijing were related to Xinfadi's beef and lamb market, thus the area was labelled by health experts as extremely high risk with another 14-day quarantine being imposed on people who are connected to this specially designated area.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/28 21:11:13