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US viral control fails Chinese students who had expected success within months

As coronavirus infections in the US kept deteriorating and reached 56,000 cases per day, breaking records six times in 10 days, Chinese students and their families are entrapped by the country's failure in tackling the pandemic as studying in the US has now become dangerous and no longer worthwhile.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/4 17:21:58

More Hong Kong, Taiwan students attracted by mainland universities

This year, universities in the Chinese mainland have become more attractive for students from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/4 10:28:40

Maximum fine for massive data leak may reach 1 million yuan: China's data security draft law

China's National People's Congress has released a draft of the data security law, asking for public suggestions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/4 1:50:55

Influenza virus in pigs not an immediate pandemic threat: CDC

The pig influenza virus bearing the genotype 4 (G4) does not constitute an immediate threat of a pandemic outbreak, according to the latest research by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/4 0:02:12

China activates security deputies

After the Chinese central government unveiled a series of appointments on Friday for two government bodies to safeguard national security in Hong Kong - a major step in finalizing the law enforcement mechanism under the newly enacted national security law - the role of the central government's liaison office in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has been further boosted, which shows that the central government bears the fundamental responsibility for national security matters in the city.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/3 22:44:19

GT investigation busts West's birth control lies in Xinjiang

Flawed statistics, wrong calculation method, misleading figures, untrustworthy interviewees… These are what the Global Times and scholars found in the Associated Press' recent investigation and German researcher Adrian Zenz's "research" on China's "birth control campaign" in its Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. When many Western media are enthusiastic about giving rolling coverage of a new sensational accusation against China, few of them are willing to take a deeper look at the sources of the so-called new evidence of accusing China of human rights violations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/3 21:58:13

Chinese expert sees 75,000 daily cases in the US by August

The Trump administration's grand celebration plan for Independence Day or Fourth of July to boost the public's waning confidence in the government could be overshadowed by the country's grim coronavirus scenario, which set a new record for the sixth time in nine days, with Thursday's daily increase reaching an alarming more than 55,000 cases.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/3 21:43:40

Beijing probes 3 men for violating quarantine rules

Three men in Beijing have been placed under investigation for allegedly violating quarantine rules, including one who concealed his travel history to the Xinfadi wholesale market. The market is being linked to the recent COVID-19 outbreak in Beijing that has seen over 300 cases since June.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/3 19:38:40

Shandong's gaokao scandal victim expects further probe after 15 people punished

The provincial education authority in East China's Shandong Province on Friday replied to previous media reports that suggested 242 students that had their opportunity to university and college stolen by "imposter" students, dating back to before 2006, due to the province's limited identification technology at the time.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/3 15:54:20

10m candidates to take China's college entrance exams under strict antivirus measures

With more than 10 million candidates, China's annual college entrance examination, or gaokao, to be held in most areas of the country from July 7 to 8, is the largest public activity since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: | 2020/7/3 1:33:38

Pangolins removed from Chinese Pharmacopoeia, ending use in TCM

China formally released a new version of Chinese Pharmacopoeia for 2020 on Thursday that did not include pangolins, which means the animal will no longer be used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).
Source: | 2020/7/3 0:52:40

Top health body revises organ donation rule

China's National Health Commission (NHC) has issued a draft for a revision to the Human Organ Transplantation Regulation to solicit public opinions, which includes rules on procurement, fair allocation of organs, legal age for donation and related charges as well as strengthened punishment on trafficking and illegal transplant.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 21:33:40

English version of Chinese doctor's COVID-19 diary in Hubei begins global pre-sale

The book is also believed to be a record of how Wuhan has successfully recovered from the city's previous feelings of desperation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 20:59:44

Suspected COVID-19 patient triggers closure of shopping mall in Beijing

A shopping mall in Beijing's Shijingshan district was closed for sanitation work on Thursday after a customer said she tested positive for COVID-19, triggering widespread fear among Beijing residents.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 18:49:35

1.65 million HK residents sign petition opposing US and foreign meddling in China's internal affairs

The signatures of more than 1.65 million Hong Kong residents were submitted to the US Consulate General in Hong Kong on Thursday to express opposition to interference from the US and other external forces in China's internal affairs, including Hong Kong affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 18:35:51

Beijing should continue traffic restrictions despite epidemic easing: expert

Beijing should continue its restrictions on traffic going out of the city despite the easing epidemic situation in the capital experts said Thursday. The city has seen dropping numbers of newly confirmed cases for five consecutive days.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 17:18:41

China to honor Korean War veterans with 70th anniversary medals

China on Thursday announced that it will issue commemorative medals on the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteer Army's participation in the Korean War (1950-53) against the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 14:48:41

Stranded near crematorium in New Delhi, Chinese man hopes to find way back home

Every day, Zhou Ze (pseudonym), witnesses corpses being brought here one by one, and then sees them being burned with firewood. Zhou seems quite calm when talking about the crematorium in New Delhi, where he has been staying for more than three months, as if he has become accustomed to the frightening scenes.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 12:29:46