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Senior official named for HK, Macao agency

China announced on Thursday the appointment of Xia Baolong, vice chairman of China's top political advisory body, as head of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office (HKMAO) of the State Council.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 17:02:12

Shanghai authorities debunk latest rumors on coronavirus outbreak

Refuting misinformation is an essential part of the fight against the novel coronavirus pneumonia (CODIV-19) as some misleading information, to some extent, can trigger panic among the public during the time of this crisis.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 16:33:27

Ying Yong appointed Party chief of Central China's Hubei Province

Ying Yong has been appointed secretary of the Hubei Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), replacing Jiang Chaoliang, according to a decision by the Central Committee of the CPC on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 11:22:59

Wang Zhonglin appointed Party chief of Wuhan amid coronavirus outbreak

Wang Zhonglin, a member of the Standing Committee of Shandong Provincial Party Committee and Party Chief of Jinan, was named Wuhan's new Party chief, replacing Ma Guoqiang, according to a decision by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 12:06:16

Homemade strategic cargo plane Y-20 joins battle against epidemic

China's domestically developed large transport aircraft Y-20 for the first time conducted a large-scale military operation in a situation other than war, arriving Thursday in Wuhan with medical reinforcements and supplies to join the battle against the COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 11:55:25

Chinese researchers develop detection system for suspected cases of COVID-19

Chinese researchers have developed a portable detection system for suspected cases of COVID-19.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/13 11:17:13

Pakistani COVID-19 patient cured and discharged from hospital in Guangdong

The Pakistani student infected with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was discharged from hospital Wednesday after recovering in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/13 11:08:02

Zhong's tears for Dr Li Wenliang not to be twisted

A top Chinese epidemiologist and senior medical adviser in the fight against the COVID-19 was once again thrown into the spotlight not because of his observation on the epidemic development but his emotional response to the death of Li Wenliang, a Wuhan doctor who won widespread respect for raising the alarm about the coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 23:08:40

Ship passengers thank Chinese Embassy for medicine

Passengers from China's Hong Kong region on a cruise ship quarantined in Japan due to coronavirus thanked the Chinese Embassy in Japan for sending medicine after 174 passengers were confirmed infected.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 22:48:40

Epidemic impacts on school applications, returning Chinese students

Academic exchanges between China and other countries are hit by the COVID-19 outbreak as Chinese students who plan to study abroad are facing visa difficulties, while returning students also having to struggle with travel bans and other inconveniences.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 21:38:40

Epidemic cripples Vietnam's rising manufacturing sector as supplies from China disrupted

The outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus pneumonia is disrupting Vietnam's booming manufacturing sector, which has been hailed as an alternative to that of China, as supplies of raw material, equipment and labor from China have been cut off by Vietnamese officials to contain the virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 20:03:40

Experts see China's Q2 GDP rebound in sight, but it will be muted

Chances are great that China's economy will begin to rebound in the second quarter if the novel coronavirus pneumonia can be contained before the end of March, Chinese economists and industry analysts told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 18:53:40

Wuhan businesses await official guidance on resumption of operations

Businesses and workers in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, at the epicenter of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, are waiting anxiously for policy clarity from local officials as to when they can resume operations and work, as the initial end of the closure period draws near.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 18:46:16

China's 2020 cotton imports from India to increase despite COVID-19 blow

China's cotton imports are likely to rise this year as higher production of medical protective supplies may consume much of the country's fiber reserves, analysts said, while the novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) could cause a short-term import delay as logistical services are impacted.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 18:41:06

US military build-up threatens global arms control: Chinese FM

The Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday that the US' unilateralism and building up of military power using all its resources poses a great obstacle to the international arms control process, but is instead shifting the blame to China, following a US national security official's remarks claiming China does not intend to join arms control negotiations as it is modernizing its armed forces.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 17:36:53

China's environmental monitor refutes rumor claiming coronavirus cremations in Wuhan increase SO2

There has not been an abnormal rise in (Sulfur oxide) SO2 density in recent days in Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, a Chinese environmental monitor said on Wednesday, refuting some recent reports saying that the burning of a large number of bodies has raised SO2 emissions to alarming levels.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 17:08:40

Wuhan's flagship food company suspends 1,000 stores due to epidemic

Wuhan-based food company Zhouheiya said about 1,000 branch stores around China have temporarily suspended business due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 16:04:20

WHO chief says first vaccine for novel coronavirus could be available in 18 months

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday that the first vaccines for the novel coronavirus could be ready in 18 months.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/12 11:15:29