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China sees major breakthrough in nuclear fusion with artificial sun


The new generation of China's "artificial sun" installation, known as HL-2M Tokamak, has been successfully installed in Chengdu of Southwest China's Sichuan Province on Friday and realized its first discharge, China Atomic Energy Authority announced.

Hong Kong truck driver tests positive for COVID-19 in Shenzhen

A truck driver who commutes between Hong Kong and Shenzhen was confirmed to be infected with novel coronavirus on Tuesday, after previously testing negative.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 14:33:31

Hong Kong holds online forum on B&R opportunities, economic recovery

The two-day Belt and Road Summit organized by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government started Monday online, focused on Belt and Road (B&R) opportunities and the global economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/1 14:13:04

BRICS media leaders meet for post-COVID-19 exchanges, cooperation

The fifth presidium meeting of the BRICS Media Forum was held via video link Monday, with members pledging joint efforts to improve the forum mechanism and step up post-COVID-19 exchanges and cooperation among BRICS media.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/1 13:43:56

Previous mission experience to ensure safe soft landing for Chang'e-5, likely on Tuesday: space analysts

The lander-ascender combination of China's robotic lunar probe, Chang'e-5, is expected to carry out a soft landing on the moon soon, after Monday's announcement by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) revealed that the probe had completed controlled separation into the said combination and orbital module comprising orbiter and re-entry capsule.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 13:41:49

China-Laos joint venture of refinery kicks off commercial production

Lao Petroleum & Chemical Co. Ltd (Laopec), a China-Laos joint venture, has launched first phase production of its three million tons/year refinery project in Lao capital Vientiane on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/1 13:36:07

China's island province bans disposable non-degradable plastic products

Disposable plastic bags and tableware that are non-degradable have been banned from production, sale and use starting Tuesday in China's island province of Hainan.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/1 13:20:04

Zimbabwean president hails progress on Chinese-funded new parliament building despite COVID-19

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday expressed satisfaction with progress that has been made in the construction of the new Parliament building in Mt. Hampden on the outskirts of the capital Harare.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/1 13:08:37

Morrison should vent his fury at crimes by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan, not me: cartoonist

The Chinese cartoonist who created a picture based on the facts of Australian soldiers' crimes in Afghanistan has a message for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison: divert your anger to Australian soldiers who committed the atrocity, not at me or the Chinese Foreign Ministry, in response to Morrison's demand for an apology from China over a tweet by a Foreign Ministry spokesperson featuring a cartoon depicting an Australian soldier murdering a child.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 11:46:46

Hydrological data sharing portal for Lancang-Mekong countries launched

A website for sharing water resources information among six countries along the Lancang-Mekong River was launched Monday in Beijing, paving the way for enhanced sharing of hydrological data, knowledge, experience and technologies.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/1 11:26:57

Chinese construction company to help strengthen Namibia's transport, logistics

Chinese construction company to help strengthen Namibia's transport, logistics
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/1 10:49:04

Chinese customs authorities halt beef import declarations from Argentine supplier for a week

Chinese customs suspended import declarations from the Argentine beef producer Ecocarnes S.A for one week after coronavirus was detected on the packaging of frozen deboned beef products, according to a release by the General Administration of Customs.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 10:27:56

SCO to play bigger role in epidemic work, economic recovery and innovation

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang highlighted the importance of regional stability and security, further integration and the leading roles played by high technology and innovation among Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member countries on Monday, shedding light on the acceleration of the coronavirus vaccine development.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 1:04:43