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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.

Transit inspection on imported cold-chain foods enacted in East China's Ningbo

A transit inspection process on imported cold-chain foods has been implemented in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang Province, on Tuesday, to inspect and manage imported cold-chain foods through Ningbo customs as well as customs in other cities as COVID-19 risks surge in imported cold-chain cargo while the pandemic spirals overseas with winter approaching, reported Ningbo Evening News.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 19:58:20

China's quest to strike balance between convenience and data privacy

As the plaintiff of China's first facial recognition-related legal case, which involved an individual suing a park for improperly collecting his facial recognition information, Guo Bing said he was not satisfied with the court's first-instance verdict on November 20.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/26 6:15:06

Fact-based illustration not 'fake photo'; Aussie accusation aims to 'divert attention': FM

Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that the illustration featuring an Australian soldier murdering a child is based on facts and not a "fake photograph," pointing out Australia's attempt to divert public attention from its inhumane crimes in Afghanistan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 19:22:37

Bronze horse zodiac head returns home 160 years after being stolen

The bronze horse zodiac head stolen by invading forces when Anglo-French Alliance Forces razed Old Summer Palace in 1860 finally returned to its home. The return ceremony was held at the palace on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 10:58:06

Workers try to capture mysterious monkey seen wandering around downtown Beijing

Beijing's wild animal rescue center is currently on some really serious monkey business, as its employees are busy searching for a mysterious monkey that appeared out of nowhere and is now wandering in the downtown area of the busy capital city.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 18:21:46

China continues push for Meng's release 2 years on

Two years after Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou's arrest in Canada, the Chinese Foreign Ministry once again urged Canada to release her, and condemned the Canadian and US governments' political conspiracy in targeting the Chinese company.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 18:10:20

Macao to study legislating national security supporting laws

The Macao Special Administrative Region will study the optimization of the national security supporting laws, and consider bringing legislation soon, the Macao Secretary for Security said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 18:07:25

Beijing airports to conduct regular nucleic acid testing on front-line staff in cargo area

Beijing will comprehensively strengthen and improve COVID-19 prevention and control measures in airport cargo areas and relevant business chains, said Xu Hejian, spokesperson for the municipal government and director of its information office, on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 17:57:56

New research institutes in Shanghai to address bio security issues

A solid effort that aims to achieve its goal of making the city one of the safest in terms of public health in the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 17:44:00

Mainland, HK scientists debate whether mass testing is best for HK

Hong Kong experts argued that conducting nucleic acid tests on the city's entire population may not be the best choice for the SAR, contradicting earlier suggestions from mainland scientists.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 17:38:42

Older population reports highest rate of increase in HIV infections in China: WHO

The number of HIV-infected people aged 60 and above in China has reached 37,000, accounting for 25 percent of all newly reported infections, according to the latest report from the World Health Organization on Tuesday, World AIDS Day.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 17:05:35

Wildlife ban this year did not impoverish animal farmers: official

None of the 140,000 Chinese wildlife farmers in poverty-stricken households returned to poverty after a national ban on illegal wildlife trade went into force in February 2020, the National Forestry and Grassland Administration said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 16:58:41

Cleaning lady fined over half of month's salary for walking in on male boss showering

A female cleaner in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, was fined over half her monthly salary for accidentally walking in on a male manager showering, prompting debate among netizens over whether the punishment was too heavy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 16:52:15