CHINA

Confident Wuhan reopens


Chinese experts and local citizens have shown confidence in Wuhan's reopening since Saturday due to strict prevention and control systems launched in the city after it was put under lockdown in January.

China returns favor to nations that offered help during difficult time

China is currently paying back countries that have offered help to China when it was at its most difficult moment fighting against the COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 20:48:41

As domestic outbreak wanes, China rushes to assist other countries

Amid the global spread of COVID-19, China has donated masks and medical supplies to countries in urgent need. These efforts have been lauded by Chinese netizens who said China is returning the favor to those who offered it support during its hardship.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 20:43:40

China to send more aid to Japan; netizens suggest Tokyo lockdown amid Sakura season

The Chinese government will provide a second batch of medical aid to Japan where COVID-19 infection is feared to increase steadily, amid medical materials shortage in Japan and some voices suggesting Tokyo impose a temporary lockdown like that of Wuhan despite its Sakura blossom tourism season.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 20:19:40

Burger King apologizes after using racist term to name COVID-19, sparking fury

Burger King China, the Chinese mainland operator of the multinational chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, made a public apology on Sina Weibo Sunday on behalf of the US brand's Taiwan branch for using "Wuhan pneumonia" to refer to COVID-19 in a post on Facebook Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 19:58:40

Xi inspects work resumption in Zhejiang

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, Sunday visited the Ningbo-Zhoushan Port and an industrial park for auto parts and molds in Ningbo, east China's Zhejiang Province, to inspect the resumption of work and production.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/29 19:35:19

Two Chinese ice hockey athletes confirmed with COVID-19 after US trip: association

The Chinese Ice Hockey Association announced on Sunday that two athletes on the country's national women's ice hockey team have been confirmed with COVID-19 and displayed mild symptoms, after their training trip to the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 19:22:16

Woman in Central China infected from asymptomatic patient

A woman in Central China's Henan Province was confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 on Saturday after coming into contact with an asymptomatic infected patient.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 18:39:00

Dead animals found at indoor animal theme park spark concerns over chaotic market

The discovery of dead animals in an indoor animal theme park in Changsha, Central China's Hunan Province, has sparked concerns over the illegal trade of wildlife and living conditions of animals in these zoos, which are a popular feature of many shopping malls in China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 17:24:05

China spends $2,395 on average for each COVID-19 patient

China has spent an average of 17,000 yuan ($2,395) on each COVID-19 patient, 65 percent of which was covered by the country's healthcare security system while the rest was subsidized by local government funds.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 15:28:40

China does not have large number of asymptomatic patients: top Chinese respiratory expert

Responding to claims that asymptomatic infection cases could pose risks to China's epidemic situation, the country's top respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan said that China does not have a large number of asymptomatic patients.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 14:43:09

China's Wuhan reports zero increase in COVID-19 cases

No new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were reported Saturday in Wuhan, the former hardest-hit city in central China's Hubei Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/29 13:27:56

Chinese medical team arrives in Pakistan to help fight COVID-19

An 8-member medical expert team organized by the Chinese government arrived here on Saturday to help Pakistan fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/29 8:29:34

Shanghai to help US Houston fight COVID-19: Chinese diplomat

Chinese Consul General in Houston Cai Wei made a phone call to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Friday, saying the Chinese city of Shanghai will help Houston combat COVID-19, according to a statement posted Saturday on the consulate's website.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/29 7:40:39