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NK likely to ignore US proposal to help in coronavirus fight: experts

Despite the US' offer to assist North Korea in dealing with the challenge of novel coronavirus pneumonia, or COVID-19, Chinese experts said Saturday Pyongyang is likely to ignore the US proposal as it can handle the challenge on its own.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/15 11:14:11

Hong Kong unveils relief measures for epidemic-hit businesses, residents

HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the government will provide allowances for low-income households and subsidies for businesses in face of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/15 10:57:17

China, US carry out phase one deal despite complications

China and the US on Friday moved to implement the phase one trade agreement, as both sides cut by half some tariffs on tens of thousands of each other's products for the first time since Washington initiated the tit-for-tat tariff war nearly two years ago, despite rising complications including the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/14 22:57:57

Shanghai hotline answers coronavirus questions for expats

The Shanghai Call Center (SHCC), a nonprofit hotline platform serving expats in Shanghai, answers over 50 calls per day during the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pneumonia, which has caused 318 confirmed cases and one death in the city as of 9 pm Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/14 22:05:23

Major Chinese export-oriented city hit by COVID-19: official

Ningbo, a major Chinese port city where one out of four people work in the foreign trade sector, has seen its export-dependent economy take a big hit from the spread of COVID-19, a senior city official said on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/14 18:08:06

Plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients believed an effective treatment

Doctors have called on recovered COVID-19 patients to donate blood as plasma taken from recovered patients contains a high concentration of antibodies and has proven very effective in the treatment of patients in severe conditions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/14 16:37:52

FM's Germany trip to boost global trust

Chinese analysts said on Friday that China's State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to Germany, the first overseas trip by a senior Chinese official since the outbreak of novel coronavirus, will let the world see clearly China's efforts in combating the virus, boost international confidence in China and stress the significance of international collaboration in tackling a global public health issue as some countries acted out of political motives to smear Chinese efforts.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/14 16:18:40

US business community contributing to COVID-19 response efforts

An array of US businesses with operations in China have responded spectacularly to the spread of COVID-19, according to the American Chamber of Commerce in China (AmCham China). These businesses are part of the foreign business community that is committing to the Chinese market.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/14 16:05:42

Former Chinese vice provincial governor arrested for taking bribes

The Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) announced Friday it has decided to arrest Li Qian, former vice governor of north China's Hebei Province, for suspected bribe-taking.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/14 11:59:36

German university refutes criticism over Confucius Institute funding

Germany's Free University of Berlin (FU) issued a statement earlier this week in response to criticism over a signed contract that was presumably “bound by Chinese law,” with school officials reiterating they are not restricted by Chinese government policies through the China-founded endowment.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/2/14 5:39:18

'Clinically diagnosed cases' included in outbreak center Hubei to effectively fix a loophole in COVID-19 spread

Central China's Hubei Province, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) outbreak, began to include the number of clinically diagnosed cases in its daily update for the first time on Thursday. According to the country's leading epidemiologists, the move was designed to help fix loopholes in curbing the spread of the epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 10:33:02

Bali wedding business plummets due to coronavirus outbreak

China's wedding industry revenue has dropped since the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak forced many couples to postpone their weddings scheduled during the Chinese Spring Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/14 1:31:54

Australia's tourism sector set to take hit from coronavirus

The Australian government on Thursday decided on an extension of its China travel ban, one day after Japan's expansion of its ban on travelers from China, in what could be a negative domino effect on the tourism sector at large, industry veterans said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 21:57:54

Xi, Malaysian PM talk over phone on novel coronavirus epidemic

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, inspects the novel coronavirus pneumonia prevention and control work in Beijing, capital of China, on Feb. 10, 2020.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/13 21:08:19

China's 2020 auto sales to slump 1m units amid coronavirus

China's vehicle industry has been clobbered by the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19), with sales of automobiles estimated to decline by at least 1 million in 2020, an analyst said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 20:43:40

WHO cooperation with China a message of global solidarity: Dutch virologist

The World Health Organization (WHO)-led team of international experts in cooperation with the Chinese side sent a message of global solidarity as the whole world will benefit if the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) outbreak in China could be stopped, a Dutch virologist who served several WHO committees told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 20:23:45

Hubei moving in right direction after new clinical diagnosis methods push up confirmed cases: epidemiologist

Epidemic-stricken Hubei is moving in the right direction for including clinical diagnosis methods in confirming patients, Zeng Guang, a chief epidemiologist at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), said in an interview with Global Times Editor-in-Chief Hu Xijin on Thursday, after the province reported a sudden surge of more than 14,000 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the same day.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 18:33:40

Xinjiang supports battle against epidemic in Wuhan

A video showing medical staff from Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region supporting Wuhan, wearing medical outfits and guiding patients in a “Fang Cang” makeshift hospital in the epicenter while dancing to music of Xinjiang ethnic minorities went viral on China's social media with many netizens saying they were deeply touched by Xinjiang medical workers' cheerful
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 17:58:40