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Xi says China-S.Korea friendship to deepen after COVID-19 battle victory

Xi said he believes that following the victory against the novel coronavirus disease, the friendly feelings between the Chinese and South Korean people will grow even deeper, and bilateral exchanges and cooperation more flourishing.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/21 0:56:49

China, ASEAN stand closer in virus fight

China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states seized the opportunity in the crisis to strengthen their ties in fighting against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as the two sides agreed to strengthen cooperation and solidarity after a special meeting between foreign ministers on Thursday to discuss coordination efforts in fighting the epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/21 0:03:40

Intensive missions signal Chinese Air Force's transformation into strategic force

The Chinese Air Force conducted three major missions in February, namely combat readiness patrols around Taiwan, large-scale medical deliveries to Wuhan and flight performances in Singapore, which is an initial indication that the service is on track to become a strategic force this year.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 22:43:41

Politicization of China-WHO relationship harms global efforts against epidemic: experts

While the world is supporting China in its battle against the COVID-19 epidemic, some US media outlet turned a blind eye to China's endeavor to curb the virus, and instead tried to politicize and poison China's relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO).
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 22:20:55

NGO helps over 500 HIV carriers amid drug shortage

An NGO in China specializing in AIDS assistance told the Global Times they have helped over 500 AIDS patients who are facing a drug shortage amid the coronavirus outbreak in cooperation with the UNAIDS.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 21:43:41

Epicenter Wuhan's next battle begins

Consecutive declines of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 offered a flicker of hope, but observers said it is too early to declare victory or an inflection point, as Wuhan, the epicenter which is still under lockdown and just finalized the task of screening virus patients, now faces other tough tasks, such as dispatching enough resources to guarantee treatment of infected cases and preventing new transmissions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 21:18:40

Whopping rise in infection at Beijing hospital puts capital on alert

A central Beijing hospital reported 36 novel coronavirus cases as of Thursday, a whopping increase from nine cases over two weekly earlier, leading many to fear a potential explosion of infection numbers in the capital.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 20:13:40

China sends locust extermination team to Pakistan

China is sending a team of locust extermination experts to Pakistan this week to help the country end the ongoing locust outbreak there. China possesses world-leading technologies in locust control, and can provide pesticide and machines that are much needed in Pakistan, officials said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 19:01:46

Chinese FM spokesperson to Pompeo: Those who have been insulted have the right to fight back

"Don't those who have been insulted have the right to fight back?"
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 15:46:34

China donates COVID-19 nucleic acid testing kits to Japan

China has donated a batch of nucleic acid testing kits for the novel coronavirus to Japan, the Chinese Embassy in Japan said Thursday, a move that was applauded by netizens, saying "the two countries are like brothers who set aside their differences."
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 14:39:49

Japanese 'whistleblower' apologizes and removes video accusing government of not acting amid virus spread

A Japanese professor of infectious diseases, who was dubbed a "whistleblower," apologized and removed a video where he accused the Japanese government of failing to send resident medical professionals to the quarantined cruise ship in the country, which led to the spread of the COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 12:31:32

Chinese ambassador slams Pompeo's 'Cold War' speech in Africa

The Chinese ambassador to South Africa slammed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech during his tour of Africa as being soaked with a Cold war mentality that no one will believe. The ambassador urged Pompeo to abandon his outmoded thinking and learn to peacefully co-exist with other countries.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 11:54:50

Coronavirus may turn into a chronic disease

Unlike SARS, the novel coronavirus may turn into a chronic disease and exist in the world like an influenza, Chinese experts warned, saying the virus could attack multiple organs, not only lungs.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 10:54:51

13 patients infected with NCP recovered, discharged from hospital in Wuhan

Patients who recovered from novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) leave the Taikang Tongji Hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 19, 2020. A total of 13 patients infected with NCP recovered and were discharged on Wednesday in Taikang Tongji Hospital.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/20 10:31:24

HNA related shares surge by 10% after reports claimed China plans to take over the group amid coronavirus

Shares of HNA's airlines and its related firms surged by the daily limit of 10 percent on Thursday's opening, after media reports emerged that China plans to take over the HNA Group and sell off its airline assets.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/20 10:19:22

HK, Taiwan retrieving residents from quarantined ship in Japan

China's Hong Kong and Taiwan are bringing back all their residents from a quarantined cruise ship in Japan after 621 people on board have been infected with the COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 21:48:40

20 police have died as coronavirus fight strains frontline personnel

Frontline workers are being ordered to take compulsory breaks after work days in the battle against novel coronavirus (CODVID-19) epidemic, as dozens of police officers and medical personnel have died in their posts due to infection, overwork and accidents.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 20:48:40

Chinese netizens urge Japanese to save masks, protect themselves

"Please spare some masks for yourselves and adopt stronger measures to contain the virus," Chinese netizens urged Japanese, after the latter reportedly faced a severe shortage of masks to protect themselves from COVID-19 infection, as Japan seemed "on cusp of an epidemic."
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 19:48:40