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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.

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

Video creators hitting-up women who don't know they're being recorded with hidden cameras arouses concerns

Douyin vloggers who are driving up their views by shooting videos of women who don't know their images are being recorded, may be breaking the law and could have their accounts blocked.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 23:50:56

Chang'e-5 lands on moon, lays foundation for manned mission

The lander-ascender combination of China's Chang'e-5 lunar probe has successfully landed on the Mons Rumker area of the huge volcanic plain Oceanus Procellarum, known as the "Ocean of Storms," on the near side of the moon on Tuesday evening, China's National Space Administration said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 23:34:20

Today's China the most convincing response to Western COVID suspicions

No matter how successfully China has contained the spread of the coronavirus with all-out efforts and how the country has passed on its experiences of handling the pandemic to the world in a timely manner, some Western media has not given up its longstanding prejudices and ideological biases when looking back at the past year, after American broadcaster CNN came up with a so-called classified file on Tuesday in an attempt to sensationalize obsolete issues and mislead the world again.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 22:38:40

Australian Embassy faces backlash on Chinese social media after calling satirical cartoon 'fake', backing Morrison's demand

The Australian Embassy in China found itself in hot water after taking to social media to call a popular cartoon of an Australian soldier murdering a child "fake" and forwarded Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's remarks on the issue, prompting thousands of Chinese netizens to reject the accusation and expose the Australian government's hypocrisy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 18:29:30

China's Chang'e-5 probe successfully lands on moon

China's Chang'e-5 probe successfully lands on moon
Source: People's Daily | 2020/12/1 23:15:53

Chinese defense chief's Nepal, Pakistan tours 'of practical meaning' for security in western China

Chinese defense chief hails "all-weather" strategic partnership with Pakistan, vows to lift military ties during visit
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 18:14:30

Morrison's demand for apology sparks online backlash

As a war of words about an illustration featuring an Australian soldier murdering a child continues to escalate online, floods of Chinese rejected Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's “fake and malicious” accusation, and his remarks were deemed by observers as a tool to stoke domestic nationalist resentment toward China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 21:50:07

China's vaccines better suit Africa, LatAm due to 'lower costs, easier logistics'

African and some Latin American countries would prefer Chinese-developed inactivated vaccines, due to their competitive costs and easier logistics, to stop their pandemic crisis, said analysts in both the vaccine and drug transportation services.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 21:23:40

Bronze horse zodiac head back home 160 years after being stolen

The return of a bronze horse zodiac head to its home at Yuanmingyuan (the Old Summer Palace) on Tuesday was a crucial step in the homecoming of important cultural relics stolen by invaders over 100 years ago, and evoked the sentiment among Chinese netizens as many view the return as a symbol of “washing off national humiliation.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 21:07:23

PLA holds intensive fighter jet exercises at strategic military location in NW China

A large number of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) warplanes recently conducted a series of intensive exercises around a Western Theater Command Air Force base, which is located at an important strategic point in Northwest China. The drills honed and demonstrated the Chinese military's capability to safeguard the country's western air defense border, analysts said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 20:54:45

Chinese study claiming virus might originate from Indian subcontinent withdrawn

Amid hypotheses and studies trying to answer the complex scientific question about where and how the novel coronavirus emerged, the Global Times found a study that claimed the Indian subcontinent might be the place where the earliest human-to-human novel coronavirus transmission occurred was withdrawn from the preprint platform of the medical journal The Lancet.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 20:37:42