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Rising COVID-19 cases in South Korea scare away shoppers, tourists from China

The deteriorating epidemic situation in South Korea has scared away shoppers and tourists and worried Chinese students after the country reported 830 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and seven deaths as of Monday afternoon.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 18:53:40

Murder suspect nabbed after 28 years amid tightened supervision

Police on Sunday arrested a man suspected of brutally murdering a female college student 28 years ago in Nanjing, capital of East China's Jiangsu Province, and leaving her body in a sewer.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 17:53:03

Wuhan revokes easing control

Authorities in Wuhan, Hubei Province, retracted an announcement only three hours after its publication that said it would ease the city's lockdown to allow certain residents to leave and those outside to enter, as the COVID-19 outbreak epicenter has been sealed off for 31 days.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 16:38:08

Arson ruled out as cause behind mysterious fires in Central China

A number of households in a village in Central China's Henan Province have experienced some 30 spontaneous combustion incidents between February 17-22, with local authorities ruling out arson as the cause of the mysterious phenomena.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 16:33:40

No new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in 24 provincial-level regions of China

No new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported Sunday in 24 provincial-level regions of China, according to local health authorities Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/24 13:55:04

China's vehicle networking, 5G shares open higher on Monday

Shares related to the vehicle networking industry and 5G opened higher on Monday, as Chinese investors were lifted by the nation's strategic plan to formulate an intelligent vehicle standard by 2025. Chinese leaders' vow to release further pro-growth policies to revive the virus-hit economy, amid gradual work resumption, also provides a shot to the capital market.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 11:24:10

Malaysian PM Mahathir submits resignation to King- Sources

Malaysian PM Mahathir submits resignation to King- Sources
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/24 14:31:30

Highlights of President Xi's latest remarks on COVID-19 epidemic fight

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday stressed unremitting efforts in the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic and coordination in advancing economic and social development.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/24 22:48:27

Caution of corona still urged

After being home-quarantined for nearly a month, some Chinese people, encouraged by glimmering signs of the relieved spread of COVID-19, began to relax their vigilance and hurried to treat themselves in shopping malls and restaurants. However, authorities and observers urged it is yet too early to resume the pre-outbreak life, as any relaxation would give rise to increased contagion and roll back the whole country's previous hard-earned achievements in containing the spread of the virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/23 23:48:40

Misleading coronavirus information impacts US

The US is receiving impacts from "misleading information" on COVID-19, and Chinese experts reminded on Sunday that although some US politicians had spread rumors to smear or insult China, the virus is a challenge to all of humanity, so China won't use the rumors to get revenge or mock such comments and speculations from US media and politicians.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/23 22:38:40

Academic exchange, travel to Australia impacted by coronavirus outbreak despite signs of easing

Academic exchange and travel between China and Australia has been hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak as students planning to go to Australia are facing up to stringent travel bans.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/23 21:18:40

NE China's Heilongjiang reverses severe virus spread through tough controls

Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province health regulators on Saturday announced that no new confirmed or suspected cases of the COVID-19 infection had been reported in the province by Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/23 20:48:40

Do farts spread novel coronavirus? A Beijing district CDC answers …

Do farts spread the COVID-19 virus? Pants work just fine to cut off novel coronavirus transmission in farts, a Beijing district disease control center announced on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/23 20:33:40

Chinese Army to procure 1.4 million body armor units in 2 years

As the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is striving to enhance its combat readiness and preparing for military conflicts, potentially against Taiwan secessionists and US provocations, the PLA Army announced its plan to procure a whopping 1.4 million units of high-quality body armor with plates for a top limit price of about 13 billion yuan ($1.85 billion) in the coming two years, which is expected to keep PLA casualty numbers as low as possible.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/23 18:33:41

Two more provinces implement wartime controls on prisons following virus clusters

Authorities in Southwest China's Sichuan and Northeast China's Heilongjiang provinces have requested their prisons and drug rehabilitation centers to implement temporary wartime controls to block the spread of coronavirus and eliminate loopholes in management, after new coronavirus infections were reported at congregated facilities, including prisons, hospitals, factories and senior care homes, posing new challenges to epidemic control work.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/23 16:03:39

South Korea raises country's disease alert to 'highest' level

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in set the county's alert level against the COVID-19 to its "highest" in response to the confirmation of hundreds of additional confirmed cases over the weekend, according to Yonhap reports on Sunday.
Source: CGTN | 2020/2/23 15:52:09

Foreign auto makers suffer rising losses in crisis-hit Wuhan city: industry insider

Foreign auto and auto parts makers like Honda, Nissan, General Motors and Renault, operating in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, each may suffer 40 million yuan ($5.69 million) in losses a day due to the production pause amid the coronavirus outbreak, industry insiders told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/23 15:43:39

Some European firms consider moving production out of China: business group

Amid the outbreak of COVID-19 in China, some European companies are facing tremendous challenges in their operations in China – ranging from difficulty in returning production to a disruption in the global supply chain that weighs on their output, a European business group told the Global Times over the weekend.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/23 12:48:13