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

Philippine Foreign Secretary hails China's anti-virus efforts

Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin praised China's efforts to contain the novel coronavirus pneumonia with its scientific capabilities to monitor the disease to prevent a larger scale of spreading across continents, offering a ?perspective of the Southeast Asian country in handling crisis on regional cooperation to fight the disease.
Source: Global Times 2020/2/21 23:58:00

500万彩票WHO-led team in China to travel to Wuhan

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Friday that the WHO-led team of international experts currently in China to investigate the novel coronavirus outbreak will travel to China's central city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the epidemic, on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua 2020/2/21 23:39:18

Chinese demand Amazon apology for slogan

Chinese consumers on Thursday expressed outrage toward US e-commerce behemoth Amazon for selling clothes and coffee mugs featuring the slogan "Coronavirus made in China" on its platform.
Source: Global Times 2020/2/21 1:03:49

China's Wuhan to build 19 more makeshift hospitals

Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, plans to build another 19 makeshift hospitals to receive more infected patients, local authorities said Friday.
Source: Xinhua 2020/2/21 20:41:41

Xi chairs leadership meeting on COVID-19 control, economic development

The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Friday held a meeting on the prevention and control of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the coordination between the epidemic control and economic and social development.
Source: Xinhua 2020/2/21 20:15:44

Chinese central authorities to probe virus outbreak in prison

The Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the Communist Party of China Central Committee has sent a team to Shandong Province to launch a comprehensive investigation into the outbreak of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Rencheng Prison of the province.
Source: Xinhua 2020/2/21 17:13:02

China unveils new lists of US products to be excluded from additional tariffs

The Customs Tariff Commission of China's State Council on Friday unveiled the first set of lists of US goods to be excluded from the second round of tariff countermeasures against the US Section 301 measure.
Source: Xinhua 2020/2/21 17:09:19

Wuhan COVID-19 frontline doctor waiting to marry sacrifices his life: media

One more doctor in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, who had been fighting on the frontline during the battle against the epidemic that has caused more than 75,000 infections in the country, died from the disease on Thursday night, local media reported.
Source: Global Times 2020/2/21 14:48:18

China tourism sector partly resumes work

China's tourism industry, which has been hit hard by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pneumonia, or COVID19, is cautiously resuming operations under the policy guidance of local authorities that are struggling to push the economy forward.
Source: Global Times 2020/2/21 14:28:05

Political advisors suggest setting Wuhan lockdown day as anniversary

Several Chinese political advisors have suggested the country should mark the anniversary of the fight against the epidemic as the day that Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province the epicenter of the coronavirus pneumonia outbreak entered its lockdown, to commemorate those who lost their lives and those who have sacrificed to combat the virus.
Source: Global Times 2020/2/21 11:25:07

Late and chaotic, US evacuates frightened Americans from Diamond Princess

As the US government finally evacuated 330 Americans from the Diamond Princess cruiseliner and ordered them to another 14-day quarantine period on US soil, its late and chaotic response had enraged US passengers who told CNN that the trip was merely“trading one ordeal for another.”
Source: Global Times 2020/2/20 22:36:02

Xi says China-S.Korea friendship to deepen after COVID-19 battle victory

Xi said he believes that following the victory against the novel coronavirus disease, the friendly feelings between the Chinese and South Korean people will grow even deeper, and bilateral exchanges and cooperation more flourishing.
Source: Xinhua 2020/2/21 0:56:49

China, ASEAN stand closer in virus fight

China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states seized the opportunity in the crisis to strengthen their ties in fighting against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as the two sides agreed to strengthen cooperation and solidarity after a special meeting between foreign ministers on Thursday to discuss coordination efforts in fighting the epidemic.
Source: Global Times 2020/2/21 0:03:40

Intensive missions signal Chinese Air Force's transformation into strategic force

The Chinese Air Force conducted three major missions in February, namely combat readiness patrols around Taiwan, large-scale medical deliveries to Wuhan and flight performances in Singapore, which is an initial indication that the service is on track to become a strategic force this year.
Source: Global Times 2020/2/20 22:43:41

Politicization of China-WHO relationship harms global efforts against epidemic: experts

While the world is supporting China in its battle against the COVID-19 epidemic, some US media outlet turned a blind eye to China's endeavor to curb the virus, and instead tried to politicize and poison China's relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO).
Source: Global Times 2020/2/20 22:20:55

NGO helps over 500 HIV carriers amid drug shortage

An NGO in China specializing in AIDS assistance told the Global Times they have helped over 500 AIDS patients who are facing a drug shortage amid the coronavirus outbreak in cooperation with the UNAIDS.
Source: Global Times 2020/2/20 21:43:41

Epicenter Wuhan's next battle begins

Consecutive declines of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 offered a flicker of hope, but observers said it is too early to declare victory or an inflection point, as Wuhan, the epicenter which is still under lockdown and just finalized the task of screening virus patients, now faces other tough tasks, such as dispatching enough resources to guarantee treatment of infected cases and preventing new transmissions.
Source: Global Times 2020/2/20 21:18:40

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