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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.

Cooperation far outweighs differences between China, EU: Chinese FM

Cooperation far outweighs differences between China and the European Union (EU), said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a telephone conversation with Slovenian Minister of Foreign Affairs Anze Logar on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/2 14:05:31

China urges cutting use of disposable plastics

China has urged the business sector to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic products, encouraging plastic recycling and the use of recyclable and degradable substitutes, according to a document from the Ministry of Commerce.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/2 13:57:14

Manzhouli to start third round of complete COVID-19 testing after cluster of infections found

North China's port city of Manzhouli, China's largest land port bordering Russia, announced on Tuesday it will undergo a third round of nucleic acid COVID-19 testing for all its 30,000 residents, after the city had suffered from local COVID-19 cases since late November.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 13:56:16

E.China's Qingdao to test, disinfect all imported cold-chain food in wake of COVID-19 cases

Qingdao, a coastal city in East China's Shandong Province, will test and disinfect every batch and piece of imported cold-chain food after people working in the industry have been continuously found to be infected with the novel coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 12:53:17

Chinese embassy slams French govt for being 'on the side of war criminals' after its biased comments on Chinese diplomat's tweet

The Chinese embassy in France asked if the French government was on the side of war criminals, after the French Foreign Ministry made “biased,” “objectionable,” and “insulting” comments against China over a Chinese diplomat's tweet of a satirical cartoon depicting an Australian soldier murdering a child in Afghanistan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 12:45:47

Chinese, Maltese FMs agree to further develop bilateral ties over phone talk

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Maltese Minister for Foreign and European Affairs Evarist Bartolo agreed Tuesday to further develop bilateral ties.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/2 10:44:58

Manzhouli to undergo 3rd round of nucleic acid COVID-19 testing for all residents starting Thursday

Manzhouli in North China's Inner Mongolia will undergo a third round of nucleic acid COVID-19 testing for all residents starting 8am Thur. This port city reported 2 new local coronavirus cases between 7am Tue and 7am Wed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 10:34:33

Frozen food shipped from Tianjin to E. China's Jiangsu tests negative for COVID-19

As samples of frozen food in a storage facility in North China's Tianjin Municipality tested positive for COVID-19, Yancheng, a city in China's eastern Jiangsu Province returned negative tests for a batch of frozen food that had been in the same facility, according to local authorities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 10:27:53

Uneven trade investigations affect China-Australia relations

While China has been upholding free trade and multilateralism and sustaining trade with partners including Australia, despite the growing complexity in bilateral relations and logistical difficulties in the post pandemic era, Australia has been abusing trade remedies to suppress Chinese products, breaching the principles of the market economy and the bilateral free trade agreement, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 3:08:16

Cooperation and shared benefits between China and S.Korea surely overweigh disagreements on kimchi origin: FM spokesperson

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said she wasn't aware that China and South Korea netizens are involved in an imbroglio over the origin of kimchi, after some Korean netizens accused China of appropriating their side dish.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 1:41:22

Fossil of ancient insect discovered in Shandong

A fossil of a phantaspis auritus, a type of ancient insect with a distinctive “rabbit ear” appearance that existed 500 million years ago, has been discovered in Weifang, East China's Shandong Province, the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology announced on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 0:21:46

Alarm over increasing use of ghostwriters in teenage competitions

There is growing use of ghostwriters in various teenage competitions, even though it is a kind of cheating that both spoils the meaning of the competitions and also teaches teenagers that there are shortcuts to success, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 0:12:19

Ban on pets in Qingdao community criticized by netizens

A community in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province, has required all pet owners to send their pets away before December 31 and no more pets will be allowed in the community after that, but the move drew strong criticism from netizens on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 23:57:39