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War against silent carriers starts

Officials from the National Health Commission (NHC) announced on Tuesday that starting from Wednesday, China will publish details regarding asymptomatic COVID-19 patients on a daily basis in a swift policy adjustment in response to growing concerns that these patients may likely trigger a second outbreak in China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/1 1:03:40

Scientists slam smear on China's virus data

Western politicians and media stirred up a new round of attacks on China's virus prevention effort: questioning its data transparency, which scientists criticized as "cannot be taken at face value scientifically."
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/1 0:53:40

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

China will take countermeasures if Washington imposes chip ban on Huawei: executive

If the US government arbitrarily changes the rules of the market, the Chinese government will not remain idle and just watch Huawei put on the chopping board, as it will have no other choice but to take similar countermeasures against US firms, a Huawei executive told the Global Times on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/31 20:03:40

Airshow China schedule unchanged despite COVID-19, major improvement expected

While several air shows around the world have been cancelled due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) pandemic, the most important one in China, the Airshow China, remains set to take place in November, and will be "considerably different and significantly improved" from previous editions, the organizer said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/31 19:53:40

More commercial airlines operate cargo-only services to China

With many airlines in the world canceling or sharply reducing their international flights, a rising number of passenger planes now sit idle in airports.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/31 19:18:40

China spearheads efforts to end trade wars amid epidemic

Just as China is stepping efforts to help countries around the world to combat the coronavirus pandemic, Chinese officials are actively pushing for cuts to tariffs and removal of trade barriers to not just help the global economy cushion the potentially grave impact but also preserve the multilateral free trade system amid rising protectionism.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/31 19:13:40

China's energy derivatives market opens further

China's State Council agreed to set up a complete oil and gas production chain in the China (Zhejiang) Pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ) on Tuesday, which will introduce international traders, let private companies to proceed refined oil products and actively promoting yuan settlement of trade in bulk commodities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/31 19:08:40

Fisherman injured in Chinese ship collision with Japanese destroyer

A Chinese fishing boat collided with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer Shimakaze Monday evening in the East China Sea, in China's coastal waters, resulting in the injury of a fisherman and a hole in the destroyer. China has expressed concerns to Japan over the collision and is investigating the cause of the incident, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/31 18:31:28

Xi demands resolute efforts to curb accidents, disasters

President Xi Jinping has demanded resolute efforts to curb the frequent occurrence of accidents and disasters and ensure the safety of people's lives and property.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/31 18:00:24

China's mask exports not as promising as expected

Despite the spread of the coronavirus, which has killed more than 30,000 people globally, Chinese face mask makers are faced with a bumpy road in exporting medical equipment.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/31 17:58:40

China may lower 2020 GDP target to 5% to achieve development goals

China's purchasing managers' index (PMI) bounced back to 53 in March, bolstering the country's confidence to ramp up efforts to achieve this year's economic and social development goals, though some economists said that a GDP growth rate of 5 percent for the year is acceptable.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/31 17:53:40

Chinese gaokao pushed back one month amid epidemic: MOE

China's education authorities announced on Tuesday a one-month postponement for the country's national college entrance examinations, also known as gaokao, while the timetable for the gaokao in Beijing and Hubei Province, the region most severely hit by the coronavirus outbreak, will be determined according to the local epidemic prevention and control situation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/31 15:00:44

Forest fire kills 19 in South China's Sichuan Province

A total of 18 firefighters and one local guide were confirmed dead on Tuesday from a forest fire that spread more than 1,000 hectares of land in Southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/31 11:53:31

Toughest time for Germany in COVID-19 battle has not arrived

As Germany has maintained a substantially lower death rate from COVID-19 than other European countries, especially Italy, some have asserted the country has seen remarkable success in its efforts to contain the coronavirus, although experts caution that the worst may yet be to come.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 23:58:40

Wuhan achieves milestone as malls reopen, but to cold shoulder

Commercial businesses in Wuhan, the hardest-hit city in China by COVID-19, partly reopened on Monday after more than two months of suspension, signaling a milestone in the country's hard fight against the epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 22:53:40

Flight collects students stranded in Ethiopia

About 200 overseas Chinese students finally took a designated flight with the Chinese Embassy's help to return to their homeland after being stuck at a transfer point in Ethiopia for two nights, as many international flights to China were cancelled due to the escalating COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 22:38:41

Venues shut again for safety

Many businesses in the recreational industry such as in Shanghai and Chengdu that recently resumed operations have had to suspend business again to enhance prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic, according to local authorities and institutes.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 21:28:41