The Macao Science-1 satellite, China's first high-precision geomagnetic field detection satellite, was put into operation on Tuesday. Jointly carried out by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) and the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) government, the satellite project has pioneered a new model for technological innovation cooperation in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and will significantly elevate the country's proficiency in space magnetic field detection technology.
Myanmar's Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism Thet Thet Khine hailed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)'s role in boosting regional connectivity in an exclusive interview with the Global Times on Tuesday, and expressed willingness to welcome more Chinese travelers to visit her country.
Eleven people were killed in a coal mine accident in Shuangyashan, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province on Tuesday afternoon. The cause of the accident is under further investigation, the company said in a press release on Tuesday.
Taikonauts and Chinese experts in the aerospace industry kicked off a six-day visit to the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions on Tuesday, which is expected to further deepen cooperation between the SAR governments and the China National Space Administration (CNSA) in aerospace exploration and make further contributions to the development of the country's space industry.
A court in China on Tuesday launched the second trial of an appeal by a woman sentenced to death for trafficking 11 children. She had already been sentenced to death by authorities on September 12 for child trafficking, which dates back to the 1990s, but appealed against what she said was an excessive sentence.
China Railway has launched an online identity verification system for expat passengers, part of the country's ongoing efforts to optimize services for foreign nationals in China. The service is scheduled to start on Tuesday, as announced by the railway authority.
An exhibition on the natural beauty of East China's Jiangxi Province kicked off at the National Museum of Tanzania on Thursday. Officials from China and Tanzania expressed the intent to leverage this event to strengthen the preservation of natural and cultural heritage, and deepen mutual cultural exchanges between the two countries.
NATO is reportedly finalizing Ukraine's membership recommendations during the bloc's foreign ministers' meeting that began on Tuesday, a move analysts said is akin to dangling a carrot in front of Ukraine, to pull it closer to the West when support from the EU and the US has become slack, and to ensure solidarity within the EU as the Palestine-Israel conflict absorbs more worldwide attention.
As a part of China's latest intensified effort to deal with cyber violence, the Chinese Ministry of Public Security on Tuesday released 10 typical cases of such crimes that have been cracked down in recent years, including cases of defamation, insults and provoking trouble through the internet. Saying that current regulations and laws are inadequate for dealing with these various cyber violence cases, some legal experts called for special legislation to more strictly curb cyberbullying, which can protect netizens' trust and security as well as ensure the orderly development of the internet.
Marking his first overseas trip since the election, Argentine President-elect Javier Milei arrived in the US on Monday to meet with top officials from the Biden administration and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). US President Joe Biden, however, would skip the meeting even as Milei repeatedly expressed eagerness to lean toward the US in his foreign policy.
To encourage more local residents to cast their votes at the upcoming District Council Election, Hong Kong is scheduled to organize a series of entertainment fairs and provide complimentary access to museums ahead of the election day on December 10, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive John Lee announced on Tuesday. On December 9, it will feature a lineup of engaging activities such as open-air music performances, drone exhibitions, and carnival-like festivities, Lee said. Additionally, the public would be granted free access to various government-run facilities.
In a move to thwart China's technology cooperation with other countries, US media revealed that US authorities have warned Emirati artificial intelligence (AI) firm G42 over cooperation with China. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson on Tuesday said the US was engaging in "economic coercion" and undermining Chinese companies' cooperation with other countries for unfounded security reasons. The US' reckless crackdown on this cooperation not only impedes Middle Eastern countries' development transition process, it may also cloud the freshly resumed talks between China and the US on AI development, Chinese experts said.
Currently, the issuance of birth medical certificates by Wuhan Puren Hospital has been temporarily suspended, and a special investigation is being conducted into the hospital's reproductive services and the handling of birth medical certificates.
A delegation of China's manned space engineering project is paying a six-day visit to Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions from Tuesday through Sunday, the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) announced on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, China's Ministry of Public Security released 10 typical cases of cracking down on cases of cyberspace violence and illegal crimes. Those cases included illegally hiring a group of online users to attack others, using hacking methods to obtain large volumes of personal information, and using PS and other technologies to maliciously defame others' image.
While the peak of pediatric treatment for influenza and other respiratory diseases has not yet passed, the number of adult patients in emergency rooms and fever clinics is on the rise. Meanwhile, medical experts predict that infections among the elderly will increase by mid-December, when the number of severe cases may increase, and there could be a peak of hospitalization around New Year's Day in 2024.
A government official from Southwest China's Sichuan Province has been punished for turning a blind eye to quality issues during the construction of high-standard farmland. The punishment comes as the country has been closely monitoring duty-shirking by Communist Party of China (CPC) and government officials throughout 2023, targeting perfunctory attitudes toward passing the buck and rigidly implementing policies without considering specific conditions, acts which have been strongly criticized by the public.
The 2023 National Diving Championships last week were drawn into controversy after a fan accused the referees of being biased against Olympic champion Quan Hongchan in the final of the 10-meter platform diving event.
According to the Beijing Statistical Yearbook 2023, there were 91,000 couples registered for marriage in Beijing, and 44,000 couples divorced in the year of 2022, both of which decreased compared to the numbers in 2020 and 2021, media reported on Monday.
A brand new Tesla car bumped into 11 vehicles and caused minor injuries to three people in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province on Saturday. The vehicle's owner claimed that his car had only been registered on the day of the accident.
A serious traffic accident occurred near the city of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, on Sunday local time, resulting in the death of four Chinese students. The Chinese Embassy in Canada and the Chinese Consulate-General in Toronto immediately activated the emergency response mechanism, and will make every effort to handle the relevant follow-up matters properly.
China has sufficient technical expertise and public health resources to cope with the current respiratory illness spike, according to Zhang Wenhong, China's renowned infectious disease expert. He also warned the most important thing at current stage is learn to monitor when those respiratory cases turn to severe diseases.
After Malaysia said Sunday it will implement a 30-day visa-free policy for tourists from China from December 1, search enquires for Malaysia surged across Chinese travel platforms.
Foreign spy conducts cyberattacks against China's defense, high-tech firm by recruiting Chinese developer
The Chaoyang Branch of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau announced on Saturday evening the launch of an investigation into suspected illegal activities of the wealth company affiliated with the debt-ridden Zhongzhi Enterprise Group (ZEG), in accordance with the law, and took legal actions against corresponding suspects of the company.
In the first winter of the post-pandemic era, the cases of acute respiratory diseases, including influenza, rhinovirus and mycoplasma pneumonia, continue to rise across China with the superposition of multiple respiratory diseases, according to the national health authority on Sunday.
Representatives from the English Premier League (EPL) visited Rongjiang county, Southwest China's Guizhou Province, on Saturday, engaging in in-depth discussions and promoting cooperation in various aspects such as talent development through China's village soccer tournament, which is dubbed Cunchao in Chinese. According to media reports, representatives from the EPL and the UK Embassy in China are having exchanges with local soccer heads from Saturday to Monday to discuss the promotion of cooperation between Cunchao and the EPL.
China's annual national public servant exams started on Sunday, with the number of candidates surpassing 3 million for the first time in history. A record high of 39,600 vacancies will be available at central government agencies and their directly affiliated institutions, meaning about 77 candidates on average are competing for a single position. The number of recruitment positions for national public servants has been increasing for the past five years in a row, with this year's number doubling the 14,500 available positions in 2019.
After playing up the "dangerous interception" by Chinese fighter jets, Canada is now hyping that China is plotting to recruit Canadian government officials and academics to gain access to its technology and sensitive information. Chinese experts said on Sunday that Canada's hype stems from fears and worries that China's development will undermine the West's so-called technology-led rule-making and values.
Schools should not issue any mandatory requirements for student homework during illness, and should treat student health as priority, the Beijing Municipal Education Commission (BMEC) stated on Saturday, as the city entered a period of high incidence of respiratory infections and an increase in the number of children calling in sick.
Several of the most popular anchors on the Chinese livestreaming platform DouYu appeared to have stopped livestreaming after the platform's CEO Chen Shaojie was arrested on suspicion of running an illegal gambling establishment and is under further investigation, local media reported Sunday.
The World Digital Economy Forum, one of the parallel sessions of the Fifth World Science and Technology Development Forum kicked off in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province on Saturday, highlighting China's role in developing global digital economy.
"What I like most about Chinese civilization is its inclusiveness and flexibility," said Baik. East Asian countries should "respect each other's differences, eliminate contradictions, and enhance their ability to listen to each other," he told the Global Times.
The respiratory cases that are currently being reported by the country's monitoring and hospital systems were caused by already known infectious agents, China's National Health Commission (NHC) said on Friday, after the World Health Organization (WHO) expressed concern over the country's increasing respiratory illnesses and reported clusters of pneumonia in children.
More than 400 global scholars gathered in Shanghai to share their observations and thoughts on China studies, as well as Chinese civilization and Chinese modernization, at the World Conference on China Studies - Shanghai Forum on Friday.
Unlike a lot of other China scholars, Brook's observations usually situate China in a broad global context, and present the connection between China and the West. "China and the world should understand each other better," said Brook, noting that both Westerners and Chinese people should understand their history differently.
The burial ceremony for the remains of 25 Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53) was held on Friday in a cemetery in Shenyang, capital of Northeast China's Liaoning Province.
China's Ministry of State Security (MSS) revealed how an overseas organization installed numerous data collectors for espionage purposes in China's border area under the guise of business cooperation by releasing a short film adapted from multiple real-life cases on Friday morning.
The original verdict for the charges of rape and organizing group lewdness against Kris Wu Yifan, a Chinese-Canadian pop singer and former member of South Korean boy band EXO, has been upheld in a second trial, with a court finding his crimes “clear, evidence reliable and sufficient.”
The China Chengdu Life Sports Conference has opened in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, with the aim of discussing better integration of an urban city's sport and cultural scenes.
China's health authorities advised medical institutes to implement hierarchical medical diagnosis mechanisms to relieve medical pressure in major hospitals amidst a spike in respiratory diseases and pneumonia across the country, especially among children.
A Chinese Air Force Y-20 transport aircraft arrived at the Shenyang Taoxian International Airport in Northeast China's Liaoning Province on Thursday, bringing back from South Korea the remains of 25 Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53).
About a dozen Chinese students, contacted by the Global Times, said they are now more confident about studying in Australia after the country's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese made a landmark visit to China and the two countries agreed that they would further support and enhance personnel exchanges, mutual understanding and amity between the two peoples.
Hong Kong, a rising star in innovation and technology, is witnessing the creation of a surge of world-leading projects at the Hong Kong Science Park. As the sun rises in the morning, researchers and scientists flock to the park, eager to contribute to the city's transformation from a financial center to a global hub of innovation and technology (I&T).
Another 68 suspects involved in cross-border telecom fraud were transferred to China, according to Myanmar's We State police on Thursday.
The CEO of DouYu, a popular Chinese live streaming platform, was arrested on suspicion of running an illegal gambling establishment and is under further investigation, media reported on Wednesday.
The number of pediatric visits has surged in multiple regions across the country, prompting several hospitals to mobilize medical staff for support, media reported on Wednesday. Disease control experts stated that top three reasons for children seeking medical treatment are influenza, adenovirus, and respiratory syncytial virus.
Within days, Sam Altman, who had been ousted from OpenAI's board, will be back in charge of the company. “Even Netflix couldn't write this,” some Chinese netizens joked, having let their imaginations run wild while watching the internal power struggle.
The Belt and Road Global Chambers of Commerce and Associations Conference (GCCAC) was held in Fuzhou, East China's Fujian Province, on Wednesday, gathering global entrepreneurs and leaders of business associations to share opinions about industry trends and experiences on issues such as economic and trade exchanges among countries and regions and sustainable development under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) since its launch 10 years ago.
The remains of 25 Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53) were casketed in Incheon, South Korea on Wednesday. On Thursday, they will be returned to the home country.
A total of 304 members of Communist Party of China (CPC) and government officials in Qujing, Southwest China's Yunnan got their reputation cleared during a local campaign that aims to motivate officials to take responsibility and to crack down on false accusations and tip-offs. This campaign aims to encourage officials to be more proactive in their work, creating a clean political environment and a favorable atmosphere for innovation and entrepreneurship.
The Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) gained over 2 million of followers on Douyin within 24 hours after it debuted on the Chinese short-video social media platform on Sunday, and its first video gained more than 73 million views, showing the widely shared appreciation for the HKPF in the Chinese mainland. Some netizens praised it as being a “movie-like scene.”
The Israel-Hamas conflict, China-US relations, ChatGPT… The selection for the buzzword of the year was launched in Beijing on Monday. Held for 18 consecutive years, the annual event this year is being jointly organized by the National Language Resources Monitoring and Research Center, the Commercial Press, and Xinhuanet.
With the correct policies and leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the development of Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region is presented with real examples and data, allowing people to see the true development of Xizang, leaving the separatist forces speechless and can only smear the development in the region, on a Tuesday forum, China's top experts of Tibetology said while discussing a recently-published white paper on China's policies in governing Xizang and the achievements it has gained.
Making 2023 the 10th consecutive year that the remains of the Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) martyrs have been returned from South Korea, 25 more martyrs and their possessions will be repatriated to China this week by Y-20 large transport aircraft escorted by J-20 stealth fighter jets. Representatives from the Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions will be invited to attend this year's burial ceremony, aiming to further strengthen patriotic education and foster a sense of national unity.
China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS) announced on Tuesday that more than 31,000 suspects involved in telecom fraud cases have been transferred from Myanmar to China, marking a significant achievement in the joint efforts to disrupt telecom fraud syndicates between the two countries.
A seminar themed on anti-corruption was held recently within Chinese Football Association (CFA) amid a deepening anti-corruption storm sweeping Chinese soccer sector.
The Hong Kong, China Association of Athletics Affiliates issued a statement on Monday to apologize for the accident that a finish tape was mistakenly retrieved before the men's champion from Chinese mainland crossed the finish line at the East Asia Half Marathon Championships on Sunday, after being questioned about intentionally pulling back the finishing line for mainland athletes.
The upcoming release of the film Beyond the clouds, adapted from the remarkable life of Zhang Guimei, a female Chinese school principal that helped thousands of girls in the remote mountain areas receive a proper education, has been met with controversy during its preview screenings, with some criticizing its inaccurate depiction of the life of Zhang and her students.
Candidates of different political parties in the island of Taiwan are able to register with the regional leader election commission from Monday to Friday, with the secessionist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate formally announcing his running mate while opposition parties including the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Taiwan People's Party are struggling over whether to work together or run in the election separately.
The first cat to be cloned using only Chinese equipment, reagents and consumables throughout the entire process was born in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province. A researcher on the project said the process will increase efficiency in cloning animals, while also reducing costs.
One more place in East China's Fujian Province issued urgent reminders to locals requesting the immediate reporting of family members and important contacts of individuals stranded in the northern region of Myanmar to their respective communities as a local conflict in the northern part of Myanmar intensified.
China-developed global pioneering two-wing vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) was unveiled at the 25th China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF), which was concluded on Sunday in China's tech hub of Shenzhen. It can realize takeoff and landing in vertical state, and can fly at normal level after taking off, China Central Television reported.
Chinese population registering for their first marriages dropped to bellow 11 million for the first time in 2022, a 55.9 percent decrease from the peak of 23.85 million in 2013 over the consecutive past nine years. Experts think it's a comprehensive result from the decrease of young people of marriageable ages and some people's waning desire to get married.
Guanxian County in East China's Shandong Province launched on Saturday a rectification campaign of existing bad old social traditions including ghost marriage, where two dead people are married to each other, after a 16-year-old girl who fell to death from a building last December and her corpse was sold by her adoptive parents for 66,000 yuan ($9,153) for ghost marriage which sparked heated discussions.
In a landmark event for SpaceX, the US firm's next-generation megarocket thundered its way up over the South Texas coast in its second test flight on Saturday (US time), making it to space for the first time. But after a smooth stage separation, the Starship powered by the Super Heavy booster did not last much longer, with the Starship upper-stage vehicle itself detonating before it reached its target altitude in what SpaceX called a "rapid unscheduled disassembly."
Panda lovers in the UK are rushing to say goodbye to the only giant pandas in the country as preparations has been made for them to return to China after the end of their 10 year loan.
Together with Japanese authorities and the China Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC), the Chinese Consulate-General in Fukuoka have launched a rescue operation for Chinese fishermen in the East China Sea west of Shimoshima, Kagoshima, where a Chinese fishing boat capsized on Saturday.
In the aftermath of a fire at a coal mining company building in Lüliang, North China's Shanxi Province, that killed 26 and hospitalized 38 people, local officials said they will offer all available medical care to the injured and vowed to thoroughly investigate the cause of the blaze and hold those responsible accountable.
A court in Beijing will soon open hearings for those who have lost their family members on board of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared in 2014, becoming a renewed effort and the latest development in China for the sensational case.
The 2023 China International Travel Mart opened in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province on Friday, with institutes and enterprises from over 70 countries and regions' participating in hope of boosting the international tourism recovery.
The specimen of giant panda Tuan Tuan, who died last year, is scheduled to be unveiled in 2024, Taipei Zoo announced on Friday. Tuan Tuan was previously gifted by the Chinese mainland to Taiwan island.
The police have taken criminal coercive measures against 13 individuals related to a fire at an office building belonging to a coal mine in North China's Shanxi Province, which has killed 26 and hospitalized 38 people on Thursday, according to Shanxi government officials at a press conference on Friday.
Telecom fraud ringleaders Ming Guoping, Ming Julan and Ming Zhenzhen were captured and handed over to Chinese public security authorities on Thursday following cooperation with Myanmar, marking a major achievement in joint law enforcement between the two countries, the Criminal Investigation Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday.
China's Special Envoy for Climate Change Xie Zhenhua on Tuesday called for people to help with efforts to grow trees to confront the climate crisis in a speech at a forum in East China's Shandong Province.
By examining the human bone remains discovered from the Shuanghuaishu ruin, an archaeological site dubbed the “seed of early Chinese civilization,” researchers recently found that the site's residents commonly experienced a dental problem dating back 5300 years ago.
For the first time, Chinese scientists have developed a model of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in dogs by using gen-editing technology, a breakthrough that will provide a new avenue for developing medicines in treating the brain disease, the Global Times learnt from the research team.
A travel product of scientific expedition and travel to Antarctica, priced at 100,000 yuan ($13,798) per person, has become popular among Chinese tourists in recent days. An environmentalist that focuses on the protection of polar environment expects more people can be aware of the significance of polar protection through such activities.
Chinese President Xi Jinping gives important instructions about the fire accident in Yongju Coal that killed 26, hospitalized 38
China and the US have agreed to establish a cooperation mechanism covering national parks, China's National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA) said on Thursday. National parks authorities from both countries also exchanged recent progress in the construction of nature reserves and national park systems, discussed specific areas and activities for future cooperation.
At least 26 people have been killed in a fire which broke out in a four-floor building belonging to a coal company at about 6:50 am on Thursday in the city of Lüliang in North China's Shanxi Province. The fire has been brought under control and rescue efforts remain ongoing.
China's security authority highlighted a new frontier in national security—Artificial Intelligence (AI) security on Thursday, warning its hidden risk is very likely to profoundly alter China's existing national security landscape in the near future.
The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Chinese CDC) on Thursday announced 127 new monkeypox cases were reported nationwide in October, dropping for a second consecutive month since August's peak of 501 new cases, with the analysis on which showing 90 percent of the cases identified involved male-to-male sex.
The toxic smog in India after the Diwali festival again drew attention to the contrast in how New Delhi and Beijing have fought against their long-suffering air pollution. While the latter is breathing much better under bluer skies with much lower PM2.5 concentration, the former's three cities recently ranked among the world's 10 most polluted places with the Indian capital taking the top spot after revelers defied a ban on fireworks to celebrate the annual festival of lights.
A total of 13 departments, including the National Health Commission (NHC), have jointly formulated an action-implementation plan for cancer prevention and control from 2023 to 2030, with the main goals being to further improve the cancer care system and make the overall 5-year cancer survival rate reach 46.6 percent by 2030, a move to further implement the strategy of a healthy China.
As Israeli troops launched a ground assault on Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza, the US and the UK announced coordinated sanctions targeting Hamas and its financiers, which Chinese experts view is a move in support of Israel which could further exacerbate the humanitarian disaster by increasing Israel's disregard for the mounting international pressure.
Despite Kiev's repeated calls for more support on the grinding battlefield, EU officials admitted on Tuesday that they may be failing their promise of providing Ukraine with the ammunition they need. Experts believe that as the latest Israel-Palestine conflict drags on and the Russia-Ukraine conflict reaches a stalemate, coupled with growing divergences within the EU over aid at the cost of squeezing their own budget, Europe is making a shift in its stance and leaning toward negotiation and compromise.
One student was killed and five others suffered injuries in an accident that occurred on Monday morning at a school in Wuzhi county, Central China's Henan Province, local authorities said on Tuesday. The authorities immediately carried out on-site rescue and organized for experts to provide medical treatment. An investigation is underway.
Japan is considering providing defense equipment to Vietnam and Djibouti under a new security assistance framework after a similar move with the Philippines, Japanese media outlet NHK reported on Monday. This new framework of cooperation clearly targets China, but it will very likely end up as wishful thinking, experts noted on Tuesday.
The police in Baoshan, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, issued an announcement on Tuesday urging individuals illegally staying in northern Myanmar to return to China by the end of this year, so as to effectively combat illegal activities in the telecommunications network, and ensure the safety of people's lives and property.
China has found its oldest dinosaur egg nest and the world's oldest dinosaur fossil group preserving both dinosaur eggs and adults in Southwest China's Guizhou Province. According to one of the experts on the project on Tuesday, the dinosaur fossil group dates back to 190 million years ago and contained at least three adult dinosaurs and 50 eggs across five nests, all the same species.
Hong Kong possesses all the ingredients to become an international innovation and technology (I&T) center and within one or two years, fruitful scientific results are expected, said Timothy Tong Wai-cheung, chairman of the Hong Kong Laureate Forum.
A set of Buddha statues created 1,400 years ago in Bazhong city, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, was damaged with colorful paints by local worshipper villagers who expected to “redeem a wish to the god” with “make-up.” Experts have been invited by local authorities to restore the cultural relics.
A video circulating online recently depicts a woman from Dehui, Northeast China's Jilin Province, who allegedly gave birth to 10 children. However, it is reported that the family is facing financial difficulties, and the youngest child has been suffering from an armpit infection. The news has triggered wide attention from both netizens and local authorities.
After individual Western media's hype of "sovereignty concern" over the potential police cooperation between China and Thailand, a Thai government spokesperson, in the latest response on Monday, has defended the proposal that Chinese police operate alongside Thai police to help protect visiting Chinese tourists, but denied that Chinese police would accompany its Thai counterpart on patrol.
China's rapid evolution serves as a good example of the "right kind of growth" that benefits more people, UN Assistant Secretary General Kanni Wignaraja said at a forum held on Monday in Beijing during her visit to China.
A world-class forum that has invited more than 200 scientists from different countries officially kicked off in Hong Kong on Monday, contributing to the city's endeavors to become an international innovation and technology center.
The so-called San Francisco's "problem of the century" of the homeless miraculously disappeared overnight as the city prepares for the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. Chinese netizens joked online that the "about-face change" of San Francisco's clean street and the disappearance of homeless people demonstrate the city has the ability to address the malaise, but only seems willing to do so when an international summit is approaching, rather than for the sake of its own people.
Chinese health authorities on Monday called for close attention to be paid to the prevalence of diseases such as mycoplasma pneumoniae, COVID-19, influenza, dengue fever and norovirus infection, as well as the strengthening of monitoring and early warning systems to track virus intensity and mutations, as the peak season for respiratory diseases has begun in China with the approach of winter.
Thai officials announced on Sunday a decision to invite Chinese police officers to participate in patrols in several tourist cities in a bid to boost the confidence of Chinese tourists amid public safety concerns following a deadly shooting in Bangkok in early October that killed one Chinese tourist and injured another.