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China demands unremitting containment efforts as Wuhan lockdown lifted

Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan has demanded no lax efforts in the COVID-19 response to prevent a resurgence of the outbreak as the hard-hit city of Wuhan lifted its 76-day lockdown.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/8 13:06:03

Five Chinese in France detained after handing out masks have been released: embassy

A spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy in France said five Chinese citizens have been released after being detained by local police in two separate cases related to facial masks and other protective equipment to fight against COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/8 12:11:24

Real-time update on coronavirus outbreak

Latest in battle against coronavirus
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 21:15:00

Chinese state-owned enterprise to send medical team to aid Nigeria's anti-pandemic work

China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC), a state-owned enterprise, will send a 15-member medical team, along with medical supplies, to Abuja, Nigeria on Wednesday to aid its battle against COVID-19, a move that experts say contributes to China's ongoing efforts to help the world in combating the virus.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/4/8 2:21:30

Taiwan separatists use COVID-19 to poison cross-Straits ties

The song "Fight as One" by pop singers Eason Chan from Hong Kong and Jolin Tsai from Taiwan in support of medical staff and people around the globe fighting the COVID-19 pandemic has received cyber violence from Taiwan separatists as the extremists said this is a "foreign propaganda from the Chinese mainland."
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/8 0:23:40

Chinese doctors, internet users extend thoughts and prayers for Johnson recovery

Chinese doctors and internet users scrambled online Tuesday to offer health advice to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson after he was admitted to an intensive care unit in London, with many expressing concerns and prayers for a his recovery from the COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/8 0:18:40

Same-sex couple go to court over child custody

A court in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang Province, has filed a child custody case of a same-sex couple, a controversial case because it is difficult to determine who is the children's mother as one of the women donated eggs while the other gave birth to the children.
Source: Globaltime | 2020/4/8 0:17:27

Wuhan lockdown ends

Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei Province, restarts on Wednesday after a 76-day lockdown as local authorities officially lift outbound travel restrictions, signaling the normal resumption of life for the city of 11 million people and a phased victory in combating the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19).
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 23:34:51

Beijing district disciplinary watchdog probes former property tycoon Ren Zhiqiang for alleged discipline violations

Ren Zhiqiang, former deputy Party secretary and chairman of Beijing HuaYuan Group, is undergoing disciplinary review and supervisory investigation for suspected serious disciplinary violations, a local discipline watchdog in Beijing said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 22:57:16

Guangzhou ups infection risk level

The South China city of Guangzhou is tightening measures to control COVID-19 after imported cases from Nigeria caused local infections, exposing loopholes in the management of arrivals from overseas.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 21:53:40

Kunming zoo provides interaction between visitors and tigers, sparking concerns over human-to-cat coronavirus transmission

A zoo in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province is providing special entertainment for visitors who can stand on a high platform holding long poles in their hands, hanging fishing lines with meat to lure tigers under the platform and let them jump to bite the meat, an online video showed. This apparently dangerous activity sparked heated online discussion, especially during the novel coronavirus outbreak as a tiger in the Bronx Zoo in the US has been infected with the virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 21:50:25

China dismisses rumors that 1.5 million Chinese in Russia will be expelled due to pandemic

The Chinese consulate general in Vladivostok dismissed an online rumor that Russia was set to expel over 1.5 million overseas Chinese in Russia, who would return to China through three ports in Northeastern China's Heilongjiang Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 21:37:40

Land ports beef up drive against imported infections

Chinese ports, including those in South China's Yunnan and Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, are enhancing prevention and control measures on imported coronavirus cases amid a flood of land arrivals after most inbound flights were canceled.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 21:03:40

Over 55,000 visitors to leave Wuhan by train on Wed, 40% heading to Pearl River Delta Region: authority

Over 55,000 people are estimated to be leaving Wuhan, the capital city of Central China's Hubei Province, by train on Wednesday – the first day of lifting outbound traffic controls since the novel coronavirus outbreak began, most of whom are heading to the Pearl River Delta, China's manufacturing hub and most economically dynamic region.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 19:52:17

Data visualized: Asymptomatic COVID-19 cases in Chinese mainland

Currently 1033 asymptomatic COVID-19 patients are under medical observation in the Chinese mainland, about 66.7% are from Hubei. As Wuhan is set to reopen on Wed, stepping up the detection of asymptomatic cases would be essential to prevention and control efforts.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/4/7 19:36:32

Foreigners equally treated, must abide by Chinese laws in epidemic control: FM

All foreigners in China should abide by Chinese laws and regulations in epidemic control work, and China is against any kind of discrimination and prejudice, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday in response to reports claiming "anti-foreign sentiment" is on the rise in China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 18:38:31

US' Taipei Act will barely shake countries' growing momentum to recognize China: experts

Even during a global pandemic, the US has been leveraging its strategy to disrupt and impede countries' efforts to establish diplomatic ties with the Chinese mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 18:13:41

Chinese abroad in places without diplomatic ties feel insecure amid pandemic, but still lend a hand to locals

Chinese people living and working in countries without diplomatic ties expressed their feelings of insecurity in the global COVID-19 pandemic. While helping each other and locals, they look forward for breakthroughs in diplomatic relationships between China and the countries they live.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 18:08:40