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.

Full text of Xi's remarks at Extraordinary G20 Leaders' Summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday delivered a speech titled "Working Together to Defeat the COVID-19 Outbreak" at the Extraordinary G20 Leaders' Summit via video link in Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/27 1:17:59

China expands help to Myanmar with 2.45 tons of medical supplies

The Chinese government on Thursday sent 2.45 tons of medical supplies including 5,000 protective outfits, 5,000 N95 medical masks, and 200,000 protective face masks to Myanmar to help the country fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 16:28:40

Xi-Trump call signals truce; growing pressure in US to seek help from China

Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke on the phone with US President Donald Trump at the invitation of the latter on Friday, less than 20 hours after a G20 online summit.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 16:14:48

Children of a Danish diplomat warned for breaking quarantine rules

Children of a Danish diplomat in China were warned by local community officers for not wearing face masks while walking dogs during quarantine period in its residential community in Beijing recently, sparking discussion online about diplomatic immunity.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 16:06:50

Rising infections force US warship into maintenance: analysts

Following the first three confirmed novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) cases on board the US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt on Tuesday, the figure reportedly rocketed to 25 on Thursday, as the warship is heading toward Guam. Chinese military experts said on Friday that this latest move indicates the Theodore Roosevelt has now been into a maintenance condition and decided that scheduled military missions be cancelled.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 15:53:40

Xi says China to continue timely sharing of COVID-19 information

China has been sharing information on COVID-19 in an open, transparent and responsible manner with the World Health Organization and countries including the United States since the onset of the epidemic, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 13:18:45

'Flawed' test kits sold to Spain produced by unlicensed company: Chinese embassy

The company that provided COVID-19 test kits to Spain was not licensed to sell the products, the Chinese Embassy to Spain said on its official Twitter account in response to claims that these test kits are “substandard.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 11:41:00

Chinese mainland reports 54 new imported COVID19 cases, one new local transmitted case

The Chinese mainland reported 54 new imported cases of COVID-19 infection and one local transmitted case on Thursday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 595, according to the National Health Commission on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 9:38:40

US Embassy's online 'Wuhan virus' comments roil Chinese netizens

The US Embassy in Beijing has intentionally exacerbated the ongoing war of words launched against China and provoked Chinese netizens after it posted two statements on its official Weibo account that referred to COVID-19 as the "Wuhan virus" on Thursday, a move that immediately outraged Chinese netizens nationwide.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/3/27 7:02:42

Epidemic affects Chinese students' choice of country for study abroad

As the death toll from COVID-19 soars worldwide, Chinese students' plans to study abroad have been significantly affected, as cancellation of recruitment events and safety concerns hold students back from submitting applications to schools in the epidemic-stricken regions, especially the most popular destinations such as the UK and the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 23:08:40

China temporarily bans entry of foreigners in response to surging imported infections

Foreign nationals are temporarily forbidden from entering China even with valid visas, Chinese authorities announced on Thursday, in a move called by some experts as “semi sealing off of the border” that signals the country's determination to fight the pandemic battle.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 0:59:54

Hantavirus return is no cause for alarm

Diseases throughout history were contained after countries implemented prevention measures by developing medicine, disinfectants, and face masks.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/3/27 3:50:25

More data needed to prove COVID-19 harms male gonads

A preliminary study by a Wuhan medical team found the first clinical evidence the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection could harm male gonad functions by significantly increasing sex hormones.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/3/27 2:14:40