CHINA

Wuhan lockdown ends


Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei Province, restarts on Wednesday after a 76-day lockdown as local authorities officially lift outbound travel restrictions, signaling the normal resumption of life for the city of 11 million people and a phased victory in combating the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19).

More Chinese medical supplies reach Ireland amid rising COVID-19 caseload

A flight carrying medical supplies from China arrived at Shannon Airport in west Ireland on Thursday afternoon, Irish national radio and television broadcaster RTE reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/3 14:54:47

Actions speak louder than words: China performs as a main force in the global coronavirus combat

The novel coronavirus has inspired widespread, drastic action from countries across the globe. The number of coronavirus cases has mushroomed to over 410 thousand as of the 25th morning. As COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, spreads, governments, businesses and individuals around the world have undertaken unprecedented, wartime-esqe measures. Countries have been put into lockdown, schools closed, events canceled, factories shuttered, millions told to work from home and emergency funds released. No economic cost has been too big to stem the spread of the disease.
Source: fmprc.gov.cn | 2020/4/3 10:10:58

Chinese mainland reports 31 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 29 imported cases and two local cases(1 from Liaoning, 1 from Guangdong). 60 new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases also reported.

Chinese mainland reports 31 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 29 imported cases and two local cases(1 from Liaoning, 1 from Guangdong). 60 new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases also reported.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/3 10:01:59

Wuhan govt weighs whether to test all residents to find silent carriers

Wuhan authorities are studying whether the government should test all residents to find asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers amid public worry over a second outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/3 0:48:40

Roche urged to apologize for 'Wuhan Coronavirus' label

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche was criticized by Wuhan Chinese scientists on Thursday as a subsidiary in Argentina labeled its test kits with “Coronavirus de Wuhan” instead of COVID-19, a violation of the non-discrimination principle in naming the virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/3 6:55:00

Spring plowing underway indicates all is well with Beijing agriculture

After speaking with farmers in Shunyi, where spring ploughing is underway, it was obvious that a strong harvest was expected.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/4/3 1:44:52

FM slams US smear on virus info with timeline

The Chinese Foreign Ministry spent almost 9 minutes at a routine press conference on Thursday to question the shameless, ungrounded and repeated rumors by US politicians, including Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, that had falsely accused China of concealing COVID-19 data.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/2 19:06:54

Top medics remain in Hubei to save lives of critically ill patients

As a majority of medics deployed to Hubei to fight COVID-19 have returned home, some of China's best medical experts stayed to save the lives of some 400 patients who remain critically ill.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/3 0:53:40

False claims emerge over China's medical supplies

Recently, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, and Slovakia have questioned the quality of China's medical supplies amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Chinese officials have urged foreign nations not to politicize the issues and to tackle concerns in accordance with facts.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/4/2 23:53:58

Chinese Navy holds drills amid US violation

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy conducted combat-oriented drills featuring surface vessels, submarines and fighter jets in the South China Sea in late March, a month in which the US frequently sent warships and warplanes to intrude the waters.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/2 23:28:40

China identifies 14 Hubei frontline workers, including Li Wenliang, as martyrs

Fourteen frontline workers in Central China's Hubei Province, including "whistleblower" doctor Li Wenliang, were identified as martyrs on Thursday for sacrificing their lives in combating the coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/2 21:13:40

Xi says China ready to support Indonesia to overcome difficulties

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that China stands ready to support and assist Indonesia in order to jointly overcome the present difficulties.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/2 19:59:40

Xi says China ready to help Belgium with medical supplies amid COVID-19 outbreak

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Thursday China is willing to help Belgium overcome the current shortage of medical supplies within its capacity.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/2 19:41:29