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Beijing clears epidemic high-risk area in wake of new coronavirus cluster

Beijing municipal authorities announced on Monday that the only high epidemic risk area, Huaxiang, located in Fengtai district, lowered its risk level to medium, bringing the total number of medium-risk areas in the capital to seven.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/13 18:29:55

HK to prepare for spike in youths in correctional facilities: dept chief

The head of Hong Kong's Correctional Services Department (CSD) said a large number of young people are expected to be put into correctional institutions in the future, and the CSD will expand manpower and strengthen civic education for them.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/13 18:09:58

China launches bus safety campaigns after disgruntled driver found responsible for crash that killed 21

Many areas across China have launched safety check campaigns on public transportation and drivers' mental health conditions to ensure safe journeys for the public, after an upset bus driver was found to intentionally drive into a lake last week in Southwest China's Guizhou Province, killing 21, including students heading to their college entrance exam.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/13 17:53:13

Two WHO experts arrive in China as part of global coronavirus tracing work

Two experts from the WHO have arrived in China to carry out coronavirus tracing work, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Monday, adding that China and the WHO have reached a consensus that virus tracing is a matter of science, and the organization will conduct similar investigations in other parts of the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/13 17:00:44

Update: Photoshopped 'slave labor' picture draws backlash, shows US has 'no bottom line in slandering China'

The US embassy and consulates in China have drawn ridicules and an angry backlash from netizens after posting an apparently photoshopped clothes tag that said "made by slave labor in China."
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/13 11:45:51

Beijing sees zero new COVID-19 for seven consecutive days

Beijing saw zero newly confirmed COVID-19 cases for the seventh consecutive day on Sunday, with 14 more patients being discharged from hospitals.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/13 9:42:19

US travel advisory distorts truth, hypes up 'fear of China' sentiment: experts

The US has added more fuel to China-US tensions by warning its citizens over "arbitrary detention" in China, but the alert was slammed by Chinese experts as a blatant distortion of the truth aimed at hyping a "fear of China" atmosphere.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/12 23:49:40

Jiangxi enters 'wartime mode' as nation faces flood catastrophe

In light of the alarming water levels exceeding that of 1998 in China's largest fresh water lake located alongside the Yangtze River and with the upcoming rains expected to fall in the middle and lower reaches of the river, China raised its national flood response level on Sunday to its second highest, with the public keeping a close watch on whether the Three Gorges Project can withhold the floods and if the country will suffer the same fate it did 22 years ago.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/12 21:23:42

Bus driver found responsible for tragedy in SW. China that killed 21

A bus driver was found responsible for an incident in Southwest China's Guizhou Province that killed 21, as an investigation result showed that he was drunk driving and intentionally caused the accident to vent his anger over the demolition of his house.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/12 20:04:32

PLA's upgraded Type 052D destroyer makes training debut in E.China Sea amid tensions in Taiwan Straits

Amid rising tensions across the Taiwan Straits with the US military's increasingly frequent operations in the region, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently held drills in the East China Sea, with the latest, more powerful, anti-stealth aircraft-capable version of the Type 052D destroyer making its first public appearance, according to military reports over the weekend.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/12 19:56:40

Warning on African swine fever as floods cause destruction

Analysts and pig farms in southern China have warned about possible African swine fever (ASF) infections among pigs as incessant downpours continue to wreak havoc and some rivers exceed their limits, but they said any outbreaks won't be widespread.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/12 18:53:40

Visiting the mobile P3 lab that contributed to curbing COVID-19 in Beijing

As Beijing's latest COVID-19 outbreak ebbs, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) withdrew a high-level mobile biosafety lab on Sunday, which tested thousands of acid samples during the height of the infection scare in the city.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/12 15:53:41

E.China's Jiangxi Province declares wartime state as China's largest freshwater lake hits record flood level

East China's Jiangxi Province has entered a wartime footing and declared a top-level emergency response for flood control and disaster relief, while China's national water resources authority lifted its emergency response to Level Ⅱ as water levels in rivers and lakes exceeded historical records.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/12 13:05:39

Chinese envoy to Germany urges end to HK meddling as reckless US hostility to China raises global concerns

The Chinese Ambassador to Germany reiterated on Friday that the enactment of the national security law for Hong Kong is designed to deal with criminal acts that endanger national security and Hong Kong's affairs are purely China's internal affairs and China opposes external interference in any form, in an apparent move to dispel concerns among German politicians over Hong Kong related issues and a complex sentiment toward China fanned by Washington that also has divided Germany.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/11 23:01:59

Trump not considering phase 2 trade deal won't bother China

US President Donald Trump on Friday stated that he wasn't even thinking about reaching a phase two trade agreement with China, as he continued to blame China for the world's worst COVID-19 outbreak in his country, saying that the relationship between China and the US has been "severely damaged."
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/11 22:23:20

Strategic intent behind New Delhi's plan to invite Australia to join Malabar drill

New Delhi plans to invite Canberra to join the Malabar naval drill, which has so far been a trilateral exercise among Washington, Tokyo and New Delhi. India is expected to decide whether to send a formal invitation to Australia next week, according to media reports.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/11 21:52:59

China's financial watchdog warns against risks as loan defaults rise in wake of pandemic

China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) warned on Saturday that potential financial risks remain high, while urging precautions to be taken in advance for a possible spike in non-performing loans (NPLs).
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/11 19:26:00

Past month of fighting against COVID-19 in Beijing a historical record: official

Saturday marks a month after the new outbreak of COVID-19 in Beijing which was first discovered at the Xinfadi wholesale market on June 11. The past month has witnessed an anti-epidemic campaign participated in by the entire city and its residents, as well as a month put aside for medical treatment of cases with the struggle surely being recorded in the history of Beijing, an official from the Beijing Municipal government said on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/11 19:20:40