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Apply Daily founder Jimmy Lai arrested in HK

Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, founder of Apple Daily in HK, was detained Friday morning for allegedly threatening journalists and involvement in illegal assembly in 2019: HongKong media
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/28 11:01:35

Real-time update on coronavirus outbreak

Latest in battle against coronavirus
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 21:15:00

Chinese freelancers struggle amid COVID-19 outbreak

Facing increasing financial pressure, some freelancers may turn to office jobs after the epidemic.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/2/28 4:55:40

Chinese academics share views on human rights progress at UN session

Chinese scholars shared their views on China's progress in human rights and developments in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on the sidelines of the 43rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Thursday. Meanwhile, some countries at the international event continue to slander China's Xinjiang policies.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/2/28 3:38:17

China to increase green card qualifications

China will relax permanent residence application requirements for foreigners to attract more international talent, a move experts believe will help the country achieve greater technological innovation.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/2/28 0:53:56

Loopholes revealed in virus response system

While China's epidemic control work has made progress in preventing the further spread of the coronavirus, the central government's top medical adviser said the situation should have been better if control measures were taken earlier, underscoring some of the major shortcomings in the country's heavily-invested disease prevention system set up following the SARS outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/28 0:48:40

COVID-19 'may not originate in China'

Chinese top respiratory specialist Zhong Nanshan said Thursday although the COVID-19 first appeared in China, that does not necessarily mean it originated here. Some other experts believe that COVID-19 might have multiple birthplaces co-existing around the globe.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/27 19:38:40

National campaign aims to get wild animals off the table

More than 39,000 wild animals were confiscated as of Wednesday during a nationwide campaign against the habit of indiscriminately consuming wildlife, which Chinese experts take as a responsible gesture by the authorities amid the fight against the novel coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/27 20:08:40

Chinese experts mull using duck legion to help Pakistan wipe out locust plague

China is preparing to send an army of 100,000 ducks to Pakistan to help the country exterminate the locust plague that has been posing a huge threat to the country's agriculture. The estimated time of deployment is the second half of this year.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/27 13:21:22

China is confident to contain COVID-19 by the end of April: Zhong Nanshan

Chinese top respiratory specialist Zhong Nanshan said Thursday although the COVID-19 outbreak first appeared in China, that does not necessarily mean it originated here.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/27 11:06:38

COVID-19 patient who escaped Wuhan amid lockdown identified by media as ex-convict of corruption crime

A probe into a controversial case, where a newly released female inmate from Wuhan somehow arrived in Beijing despite strict lockdowns and was subsequently tested positive for the coronavirus, has yet to yield any concrete breakthrough as of Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/27 23:57:11

Company apologizes for filing trademark application using name of late whistleblower doctor

The company, named Changsha Fuchatang e-Commerce Co, applied for four trademarks for medical devices, medicine and instant food by using “Li Wenliang” and “Wenliang,” on February 7, the day Li died of the novel coronavirus infection.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/27 23:43:40

Protecting Beijing critical in China's COVID-19 battle

Beijing is facing mounting pressure in efforts to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) as new confirmed infections surged due to arrivals from abroad and cluster outbreaks.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/27 23:33:40

Netizens hail donation of 30,000 sheep from Mongolia

Mongolian President Khaltmaa Battulga on Thursday became the second foreign leader to visit China after the COVID-19 outbreak, following Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen who visited China on February 5, as he donated 30,000 sheep to China to support the Chinese people's fight against the virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/27 23:25:24

Beijing sees jump in new infections, as imported infection and cluster cases bring severe challenges

Beijing is facing mounting pressure in its efforts to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) as new confirmed infections surged due to imported infections and cluster outbreaks, while top Chinese leaders said that safeguarding the capital city is as important as combating the deadly virus in epicenter Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/2/27 12:50:02

Epidemic control in Beijing tops central govt's virus battle

Beijing is facing mounting pressure in efforts to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) as new confirmed infections surged due to arrivals from abroad and cluster outbreaks.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/27 20:08:41

Authorities are making efforts to meet poverty alleviations goals despite huge pressure from the COVID-19 epidemic

The COVID-19 outbreak, which has put parts of China under lockdown and brought productivity in rural areas to standstill, prompted speculation on whether the country's goal of eliminating poverty by the end of 2020 will be undermined. But the government authorities and development experts have expressed optimism about China's ability to accomplish total poverty alleviation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/27 18:53:42

Cinemas in Beijing not allowed to open

Movie theaters in Beijing will have to remain closed before business is allowed to resume, as the capital city continues to tighten management to avoid COVID-19 infections. Many residents say they would rather stay home than take risks even if cinemas are open.The film industry is still not allowed to resume work, said a Beijing senior official, one day after the Beijing Film Bureau and the Beijing Center for Disease Prevention and Control issued a guideline for cinemas to resume work and triggered heated discussion.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/27 14:23:40