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First batch of COVID-19 vaccines to be available in Macao by first quarter of 2021

The first batch of 1.4 million doses of vaccines purchased by the Macao Special Administrative Region government are expected to be available by the first quarter of 2021, according to a Macao Novel Coronavirus Infection Response Coordination Center press conference on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 18:58:41

Three Gorges Corporation becomes official partner of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

The China Three Gorges Corporation became an official partner of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing after a signing ceremony on Tuesday, aiming to promote clean energy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 14:36:39

College graduates in China to rise above 9 million in 2021 for first time

More than 9 million college students are expected to graduate in 2021, but they will face a challenging employment environment amid the COVID-19 epidemic. Students should have a comprehensive understanding of the employment situation, and should not be blindly pessimistic or optimistic, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 0:12:03

Coveted COVID-19 Chinese vaccines provoke social media scams, scalpers targeting overseas Chinese

"I can secure you a dose of Sinopharm with a very competitive price of 3,000 yuan ($458) for two doses, getting injected in a first-class public hospital in Beijing. Many like you have approached me asking for quick accessibility, and no one reported any serious adverse reaction so far," Xiao said when peddling COVID-19 vaccines via WeChat to a Global Times reporter who pretended to be a student going abroad and desperate for vaccine.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 20:08:42

China's vaccine trip abroad

As various countries scramble to launch mass COVID-19 vaccination, December has become a flashpoint for the global vaccine race as COVID-19 vaccine candidates approach the end of late-stage testing. Due to their technological advantage and relatively easier logistics, Chinese-developed inactivated vaccines are being secured by more countries for their first dose. So far, 14 diverse Chinese vaccines with five different technological methods are in clinical trials, and five vaccines are undergoing Phase III trials.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 20:08:40

China's last poverty-stricken villagers relocated in town, provided with jobs

Lu Lin, 38, commutes to work every day by bus, but unlike most urban workers he does not head downtown. Lu works on a farm that grows sweet potatoes in summer and broccoli in winter.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/10 19:31:24

Mexico secures 35m doses of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine

Mexico will buy 35 million doses of Chinese pharmaceutical firm Cansino Biologics' COVID-19 vaccine, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard announced on Thursday, adding that the agreement has been signed on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/10 18:38:40

China shares malaria prevention experiences with African countries

While China has created a malaria-free society – bringing down an estimated 30 million cases of malaria to zero after nearly seven decades of hard work, now the country is actively sharing its experiences withto the African countries that are still haunted by the infectious diseases.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/10 16:23:40

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine registered in UAE with 86% efficacy, no serious safety concerns

Chinese-developed inactivated COVID-19 vaccine has 86 percent efficacy against the virus, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) health ministry said on Wednesday, based on their interim analysis of phase three clinical trials.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/9 16:53:53

Prostitution charges resulted in whole building's water access being cut off for three months

Residents of a self-built building in Yuetang village in Jiangmen, Guangdong, will face a three-month water suspension by the village committee over two of the tenants' arrest on charges of prostitution. The move has triggered heated discussions about issues of of agricultural security management and the binding effect of villagers' autonomy on the modication of local security in China's rural areas.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 22:28:47

China-South Korea cooperation in health, people-to-people exchange a model to the world: South Korean ambassador

Some say China-South Korea relations have improved through both countries' survival of the COVID-19 pandemic. The newly signed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is expected to further strengthen trade and bilateral ties. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to Seoul from November 25 to 27 also deepened the strategic cooperation between the two neighbors.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/7 17:43:43

Indonesia receives first COVID-19 vaccines from China after close 'hour by hour' communication of two FM ministers

Indonesia received its first shipment of 1.2 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from China on Sunday to prepare for a mass inoculation program across Indonesia upon approval of Indonesia's Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM).
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/7 17:03:20

Rural women in China embrace more lifestyle choices with digital literacy, financial independence

Su Min finally escaped, after 30 years of fulfilling her "duties" as a wife, mother and grandmother. This week she is in Southwest China's Yunnan Province, driving a caravan by herself. She visited the world's biggest prayer wheel in Shangri-la and the iconic Three Pagodas in Dali.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/3 22:52:45

Aussies in China ashamed, disappointed at Morrison's accusation against diplomat

Amid an escalating war of words around a cartoon depicting atrocities committed by Australian soldiers against Afghan civilians, an Australian who has lived in China for 10 years has something to say: "Today, as an Australian, I feel ashamed. The Australia I left 10 years ago compared to the Australia of today is entirely different."
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/3 21:08:40

Antagonistic policies of Morrison administration harm people-to-people exchanges between China, Australia

Amid a vortex of worsening bilateral ties between Australia and China and tightened immigration policies, complicated by the ravages of pandemic, many Chinese in Australia feel anxious and disappointed in Prime Minister Scott Morrison's administration.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/3 21:02:27

Invigilator live streamed at examination arouse discussion over teacher's behavior criterions

There is a “live show” that happened unexpectedly during an exam of third-year high school students. A high school teacher in Qianguo County in North China's Jilin Province, recently conducted a livestream while invigilating exams for his students, provoking outcry among netizens after it gained more than 1,500 views from users online.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 19:43:40

Narrowing 'digital divide': China steps up efforts to better serve the elderly in digital age

A video of a 94-year-old grandma being carried to a bank for face recognition to activate her social security card in Guangshui, Central China's Hubei Province, has sparked heated debate on the internet, once again drawing attention to the difficulties elderly people face in using smart technology.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 19:33:40

China's quest to strike balance between convenience and data privacy

As the plaintiff of China's first facial recognition-related legal case, which involved an individual suing a park for improperly collecting his facial recognition information, Guo Bing said he was not satisfied with the court's first-instance verdict on November 20.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/26 6:15:06