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.

G20 summit anticipated to bolster COVID-19 fight, stabilize world economy

The G20 summit scheduled on Thursday night is anticipated to stabilize the world economy and bolster the prevailing global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese officials said at a press conference Thursday in Beijing, noting that China will continue to cooperate with the international community in this battle.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 12:11:35

Overseas Chinese students 40% of China's imported COVID19 cases

Ninety percent of imported COVID-19 cases hold Chinese passports, 40 percent of them are overseas students, Luo Zhaohui, vice foreign minister of China, said at a press conference on Thursday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 12:02:31

China is grateful to intl support amid epidemic and willing to give back: officials

Seventy-nine countries and 10 international organizations have extended support to China to battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, Luo Zhaohui, vice foreign minister of China, said at the press conference on Thursday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 11:51:58

China has provided emergency support to 83 countries and regions, including test kits and masks

China has announced to provide emergent support to 83 countries and regions to aid the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. China has offered emergency medical assistance to 28 countries in Asia, 16 in Europe, 26 in Africa, 9 in America and 10 in South Pacific regions: official
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 10:39:36

Ukraine ready to further promote ties with China: president

Ukraine attaches great importance to relations with China and is ready to make joint efforts to bring bilateral ties to a new level, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Tuesday during his meeting with newly-appointed Chinese Ambassador to Ukraine Fan Xianrong.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/26 8:17:39

Chinese vice premier stresses employment via online platforms

Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua called for all-out efforts to make full use of online platforms to boost employment as the novel coronavirus outbreak has dampened the country's job market.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/26 7:21:16

Music, poetry and paintings, Italians and Chinese inspire each other amid traumatic pandemic

While Italy is at its darkest moment in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, many warm-hearted stories often occur, cheering up people here who have been singing on balconies and painting rainbows to look for hope.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/3/26 5:03:30

Restrictions lifted; normalcy yearned

There is no other time like this to make people yearn for normal life, as the first bullet train carrying Hubei passengers to Beijing since travel restrictions were eased, arrived at Beijing West Railway Station at 5:50pm on Wednesday.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/3/26 3:11:49

Reunion rendezvous

More than two months away from the city where they live and work, more than 200 people from Hubei Province finally returned to Beijing, when the country is close to winning the war against COVID-19. They will be followed by hundreds of thousands in the coming months who will return to the capital from hard-hit Hubei.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 1:18:40

Trump drops racist virus term after backlash

By stopping calling the novel coronavirus "Chinese virus," US President Donald Trump has again exposed his weakness of being extremely inconsistent on China-related rhetoric particularly when he has been under tremendous pressure following an incompetent response to the outbreak in the US. Such an abrupt shift, however, won't change long-term fundamentals of China-US ties. Especially after a rare spat between diplomats from the two sides, which has intensified the rivalry and ideological antagonism, comprehensive cooperation on combating the pandemic appear unlikely, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 0:28:40

Spain could learn more from China to stop worsening epidemic situation

As the COVID-19 death toll soars in Spain with a lack of medical resources, Chinese experts called on Spain to replicate more of China's successful experiences and said China can offer further support, as they are concerned that Spain would become the next "epicenter of Europe," following Italy, if no effective measures are in place immediately.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 0:23:40

A peek into battles in Italy

Margherita woke up before midnight to be ready at 1 am for another six hours of exhausting work - trying to save lives. She drove to the hospital, as no one was in the streets of the Italian city of Parma in Lombardy, one of the areas struck hardest by the deadly coronavirus, which is in a total lockdown.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 0:18:40

Chinese firms can offer to help 'build makeshift hospitals for India' if asked

In the face of mounting epidemic pressure, India announced a three-week-long national lockdown, and despite such a time of adversity, Chinese companies already in the South Asian nation can offer help including aiding the locals to build makeshift hospitals like those in Wuhan if asked, Chinese experts suggest.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/25 23:58:40