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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.

China's Chang'e-5 completes moon surface sample collecting, packaging

China's Chang'e-5 probe has completed sampling on the moon, and the samples have been sealed within the spacecraft, the China National Space Administration announced Thursday morning.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/3 9:18:00

Expat living in China says he feels ashamed as an Australian

Amidst an escalating war of words centered on a cartoon showing the atrocities committed by Australian soldiers against Afghan children, 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 2:36:18

Mutton, the perfect ingredient for a winter meal

The mutton presented as a gift from Mongolia was served to Chinese medical workers who fought on the frontline against coronavirus in Central China's Hubei Province on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/3 1:47:52

Beijing's regulations on TCM remove prohibition against slandering TCM

Controversial articles that potentially criminalized the denigration and smearing of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) were removed from the approved regulations on TCM that were released on the official website of Beijing Municipal People's Government on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/3 1:05:28

China makes steady progress towards coronavirus vaccines to market

Chinese vice premier Sun Chunlan stressed a scientific and rigorous preparation is required for the mass production of Chinese-developed COVID-19 vaccines during an inspection tour of vaccine production lines of some leading manufacturers in Beijing on Wednesday, the same day the UK became the first Western country to approve a coronavirus vaccine for widespread use.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/3 0:46:10

More Aussie troops' atrocities exposed as cartoon row lingers

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison could not have imagined how many messages embedded with a new satirical cartoon to Morrison flooded his Twitter account on Wednesday. With his latest spat with China over a twitter post regarding Australian soldiers' atrocities in Afghanistan continuing, more shocking details about Australia's war crimes in Afghanistan - the subject of the illustration - came into public view, triggering tide of criticism and an online backlash on the hypocrisy and double standards of Canberra.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 22:48:40

China sets up traceability web, covers 90% of cold-chain food imports

China's State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) vowed to comprehensively promote the establishment of a traceability platform on imported cold-chain food in light of rising imported COVID-19 infections.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 22:29:52

'Victim complex' drives NATO to view China as a rival

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) foreign ministers will hold a virtual session on Wednesday, with the attendance of non-NATO colleagues, to address a rising China that has become a "full-spectrum systemic rival," for which analysts warned China to get prepared for possible coercion from the organization and its non-member partners although NATO's influence and relevance have been declining.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 21:07:07

Sentence of Joshua Wong, fellow HK secessionists rings bell for HK youngsters

The sentences given on Wednesday to three high-profile Hong Kong secessionists, including Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow, were termed by observers as an “alarm-ringing” lesson for the city's youngsters, some of whom have been poisoned by the rioters' bad influence.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 20:57:00

China's fertility rate falls below warning line, population may decline

Comments by Chinese Minister of Civil Affairs Li Jiheng that the nation's total fertility rate has fallen below the warning line and the population development has entered a critical turning point have sparked wide public discussion, with Chinese demographers warning that China's population will start to decline in the next few years, with little chance of reversing the trend.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 20:37:40

Tianjin's Social Credit Regulations expected to pioneer prohibiting of biometric data collection

A soon-to-be enacted regulation on social credit in Tianjin Municipality is expected to become the nation's first legislation on the prohibition of collecting biometric data — including facial recognition information — from citizens.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 20:18:40

PLA commissions hospital ship at Nansha Islands, showcases regional presence

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently commissioned a newly developed hospital ship, which will serve as a mobile medical force in the Nansha Islands in the South China Sea in missions including military and civilian medical support, international humanitarian aid and emergency rescue.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 20:14:38

COVID-19 likely in US before Wuhan; world should not turn a blind eye to similar cases: experts

China does not seek to alter the virus origin story as some Western media claimed; it is a fact that China may have been the whistleblower of the pandemic, as mounting academic and official evidence have shown the early existence of the novel coronavirus in multiple places around the world, experts noted, after acknowledging the possible early existence of the virus in Italy, Spain and the US. But China is calling for an open mind toward the complicated scientific question.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 20:14:38