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Road-rail cable-stayed bridge with world's longest span opens to traffic

A road-rail cable-stayed bridge with the world's longest span opened to traffic in east China's Jiangsu Province Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/2 8:43:05

Thousands affected as heavy rains lash southwest China

Thousands of people have been affected as rainstorms continue to ravage southwest China.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/2 8:34:04

COVID-19 vaccine development lab, production department completed in Wuhan

China's first COVID-19 vaccine development lab and the only vaccine producing department at P3 level in Central China were completed in Wuhan, Hubei Province, on Wednesday, with the ability to produce about 100 million doses of vaccine per year.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 7:48:40

Experts propose iris recognition system to resolve face ID problems amid pandemic

As wearing facial masks has become the new normal in people's daily lives amid the COVID-19 pandemic, face recognition applications, including its most common use of unlocking mobile phones, have met serious challenges, which in turn could accelerate and promote the wider use of iris recognition technology, according to Chinese experts and industry leaders on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 0:54:20

Landslide support for HK law at UNHRC

A total of 53 countries supported China's national security law for Hong Kong at the 44th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Tuesday, triumphing over 27 members that attacked and called for harsh measures against China over issues involving Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Tibet.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 20:28:40

What are the top 10 most confusing household waste products for Shanghai locals to recycle?

One commonly queried waste product, zongzi leaves, the remnants of one of Shanghai's most favorite snacks, belong in the dry waste trash bin, even though it actually comes from a plant.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 19:00:28

Restaurants in 'Gaokao factory' town ordered to close early to prevent students drinking to excess

The government of Maotanchang in East China's Anhui Province, dubbed China's largest 'Gaokao factory' due to its ability to get students prepared for the national entrance exam, has required restaurants to close by 10:30 pm during the exam period, fearing that "liberated high school graduates" may indulge in over-drinking.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 20:07:53

Pompeo's attempt to cut ties between CPC and Chinese people a pipe dream: FM

The Chinese Foreign Ministry blasted Mike Pompeo after the US Secretary of State deplorably attacked the Communist Party of China (CPC) and China's political system.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 18:02:45

Senior Hong Kong education figures back national security law

The heads of the governing councils of Hong Kong's eight publicly funded universities announced their support of the newly enacted national security law for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), amid celebrations Wednesday for the 23rd anniversary of the city to China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 17:15:06

Couple in rush to wedding get stuck in overloaded elevator

A couple in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang Province, were in such a rush to get to their wedding that they became stuck in an elevator for half an hour after forgetting to check the maximum load.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 20:23:40

Official denies national security law treats HK as “one country, one system”

The national security law for Hong Kong perfectly combines the "one country" principle with respect for the differences in the "two systems," said Zhang Xiaoming, deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, denying that the law violates "one country, two systems."
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 15:08:40

Experts predict zero new infections next week as Beijing's cases decrease

The number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Beijing went down to three on Tuesday, the lowest in the past 19 days, prompting experts to predict that the capital may report zero new confirmed cases in about one week.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 13:23:40

Hong Kong celebrates 23rd anniversary of return to motherland

The national flag was hoisted and the national anthem was played at a ceremony at the Golden Bauhinia Square in Hong Kong Island in celebration of the 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/1 13:03:04

Natl security law for HK gives 'final say' to central govt

China's top lawmakers on Tuesday voted unanimously to enact a draft law to safeguard national security in Hong Kong at the 20th session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, which ended on Tuesday afternoon in Beijing. Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a presidential decree unveiling the law.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/30 18:17:23

China to keep monitoring a new H1N1 virus strain: Foreign Ministry

Chinese researchers have issued an early warning over another potential pandemic caused by an influenza virus in pigs, coming after the COVID-19, but disease control experts said the public should not overreact and hog farms have shown no signs of related disease.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/30 21:23:40

President Xi Jinping signs a presidential decree unveiling the national security law for HK

President Xi Jinping signs a presidential decree unveiling the national security law for HK
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/30 18:13:55

Over 500 performances will be shown in Shanghai in July and August as COVID-19 subsides

In fact, the return of theaters is one of the first steps for citizens to move toward a normal life after the pandemic, Zhang Wenhong, the outspoken Chinese COVID-19 treatment expert, said at the rehearsal of Swan Lake on June 17, Jiefang Daily reported.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/30 18:08:40

China's top legislature passes the national security law for Hong Kong

China's top legislature passes the national security law for Hong Kong
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/30 18:04:46