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Beijing reports zero new COVID-19 cases for first time in 26 days

Beijing reported zero new COVID-19 cases for the first time on Tuesday, 26 days after the recent outbreak was discovered on June 11.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 9:23:40

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine approved to enter Phase III clinical trial in Brazil

Beijing-based Sinovac Life Sciences Co announced on Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine collaboration with Brazilian immunobiologic producer Instituto Butantan has received approval from the Brazilian regulator for phase III clinical trials.
Source: | 2020/7/7 2:07:46

Hong Kong education bureau to remove books with subversive content

The Hong Kong education bureau has vowed to remove textbooks and reading materials in schools that involve inciting subversion, separatism and other illegal content forbidden by the newly enacted National Security Law, and will regularly check if such books exist within campuses.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 22:58:40

Reports saying armed police deployed to HK aim to 'incite panic'

With the enactment of the national security law for Hong Kong, some media claimed the central government will send around 300 armed police officers as “observers” to enforce the law, but Chinese analysts believe this is totally unreasonable and unnecessary and such reports are aimed at smearing China, inciting panic among Hong Kong residents.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 22:53:40

Over 5 million people affected by heavy rainfall in Central China's Hubei

Central China's Hubei Province has experienced six rounds of heavy rainfall since the rainy season started in June, affecting more than five million people and causing losses of over 5 billion yuan ($700 million).
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 22:48:40

10 million students ready for toughest exam amid pandemic and floods

In a twist of fate, 10 million students in China mostly born in 2002, the year when the SARS outbreak emerged in the country and left many scars, are about to take the toughest examinations of their lives on Tuesday, with unforgettable and painful memories caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 21:18:40

China adds anti-epidemic worker, internet marketer to official professions list

China has added nine new professions on its official list of occupations, including internet marketer and blockchain application operator, as the country moves to diversify its job market and attract more people to the internet industry amid economic pressure brought by the coronavirus epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 20:41:38

"Road of money"

A 150-meter-long pavement in Zhengzhou, Central China's Henan Province, is paved with bricks shaped like coins from different dynasties in Chinese history, allowing pedestrians to walk on a "road of money.” Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2020/7/6 20:22:18

Girl scammed on WeChat turns tables on gang of fraudsters

A 12-year-old girl from Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province who had been swindled by a gang turned the tables on the fraudsters by pretending to be a bank staffer and getting them to reveal their personal information, reported The Paper on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 19:43:43

Officials punished for writing or reviewing WeChat posts at work

An official in Southwest China's Sichuan Province was reportedly punished for writing a post on WeChat while at work, an action that is regarded as a violation of work discipline.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2020/7/6 19:33:40

Xi sends congratulatory letter to 9th ministerial meeting of China-Arab States Cooperation Forum

President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the 9th ministerial meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum, held Monday via video link.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/6 19:06:19

Chinese cautioned not to visit Canada to avoid police brutality and violent protests

Chinese cautioned not to visit Canada to avoid police brutality and violent protests
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 18:28:26

Chinese FM Wang Yi talks to India's National Security Adviser Ajit Doval. The two sides reach positive consensus on China-India border dispute

Chinese FM Wang Yi talks to India's National Security Adviser Ajit Doval. The two sides reach positive consensus on China-India border dispute.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 18:15:54

Mutated viral strain won't pose huge threat to China: expert

A Chinese expert on infectious diseases said Monday there is no evidence that the dominant global viral strain, although having undergone a mutation, has stronger virulence or will have a major impact on China's domestic epidemic situation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 17:46:09

11 million residents in Beijing receive COVID-19 tests: Beijing CDC

More than 11 million residents in Beijing had received nucleic acid tests as of Monday: Beijing CDC
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 16:47:51

Real water birth! Woman has baby boy on floating tyre during floods

A woman in a town in Southwest China's Yunnan Province reportedly gave birth on a tyre floating in floodwater, after heavy downpours had hit the town for days.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 19:23:41

Spiderman stranded on sixth floor due to fear of heights

A man in Zhongshan, South China's Guangdong Province, recently became stranded on the sixth floor of a residential building wall after climbing all the way up with his bare hands to save a boy. But he was too terrified to come back down the same way.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 19:23:40

Call for TCM to be renamed 'Taiwan medicine' slammed online

A recent suggestion made by Yu Shyi-kun, Taiwan Island's legislative head and also member of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), to change the term "Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)" to "Traditional Taiwan Medicine" at a TCM academic seminar on Sunday led to a wave of mockery among netizens and experts.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 11:33:40