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Novel bunya virus infection caused by tick bites can pass from person to person: expert

Based on previous cases, the virus can be transmitted from infected animals or people to others via blood, respiratory tract and wounds, Sheng Jifang, an expert on the novel bunya virus and director of the infectious disease department with the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, told the Global Times on Wednesday
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 23:51:58

Asymptomatic coronavirus carrier from Xinjiang sparks wide disinfection in Hangzhou

Hangzhou in East China's Zhejiang Province has reported an asymptomatic COVID-19 case on Wednesday. The case, a 19-year-old man from Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, has raised concerns over possible loopholes in detecting potential coronavirus carriers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 23:31:44

Chinese academician warns of 'nuclear-bomb like cyberattack' from US against 5G

While the US frequently accuses other countries of launching cyberattacks, including China, a Chinese academician said Wednesday that the real threat to cybersecurity is "cyberattack as deadly as a nuclear bomb" launched by the US, suggesting that a new computing system be constructed to defend against attacks on new infrastructure such as 5G.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 22:29:57

Beijing to provide a 20 million yuan subsidy for 232 theaters to survive COVID-19

The Beijing Film Bureau will issue a 20 million yuan ($2.9 million) special epidemic subsidy to support 232 theaters in Beijing for going through the COVID-19 pandemic according to an announcement released on its official website on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 21:18:41

Court hearing launched for three charged with “doxing” personal info that led to suicide

Three defendants were brought into the courts on Wednesday by the widower of a 35-year-old female pediatrician from Southwest China's Sichuan Province for the crime of infringing on personal information. The doctor committed suicide after she fell victim to internet violence provoked by a swimming pool conflict with a 13-year-old boy in 2018.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 20:48:41

US antagonism, COVID-19 situation push university applicants to other

The Trump administration's hawkish policies toward China and its serious COVID-19 pandemic situation are pushing more students reconsider their studying plans in the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 20:03:41

US colleges' make efforts to retain Chinese students under China-US conflicts

Colleges in the US are offering various education programs in China for Chinese students who are unable or unwilling to travel abroad amid the surging COVID-19 outbreak and escalating bilateral tensions. However, there seemed to be many formidable barriers for both the schools and students to carry out these projects. Experts said US universities are paying for the wrongdoings of the Trump administration.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 19:58:40

New virus passed via tick bites emerges in China, killed seven so far

A new type of virus, which is likely to be passed to be infected after bite by ticks, is emerging in China, with more than 60 people infected and killed at least seven.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 19:27:58

Four in NE China's Dalian on credit blacklist for disrupting COVID-19 test site

One of the four people, Pang Yu, jumped in line after drinking alcohol and insulted the inspectors when the medical staff were conducting nucleic acid tests for residents at around 2 pm on July 25, according to an announcement released by city's credit center.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 19:23:42

UK politicians call black white by threatening sanctions on Carrie Lam: experts

Experts blasted some British politicians for calling black white and wielding human rights to interfere in China's internal affairs, after a group of UK lawmakers urged their government to impose "Magnitsky-style" sanctions on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and the head of Hong Kong police over "excessive police violence" amid social unrest in 2019.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 18:45:59

China urges US to halt official contact with Taiwan island

China urges US not to send wrong signals to Taiwan secessionists
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 15:47:10

China plans to launch 2 more meteorological satellites in 2021

China plans to launch two more meteorological satellites in 2021, sources with the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/5 14:25:57

Dalian reports zero new COVID-19 cases for first time in 14 days

The city of Dalian in Northeast China's Liaoning Province, which was recently hit by a new COVID-19 outbreak, reported zero new confirmed cases for the first time in the past 14 days, local health officials announced on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 13:34:23

Chinese medics arrive in Azerbaijan to help fight COVID-19

A team of Chinese medical experts arrived here on Tuesday to share their knowledge of and experience in COVID-19 treatment with their Azerbaijani counterparts.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/5 10:59:11

One Chinese injured in deadly Beirut explosion: embassy

No Chinese citizens were killed or seriously injured in the explosion in Beirut, capital of Lebanon, on Tuesday, the Chinese embassy in Lebanon told media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 10:26:35

Convicted child murderer 'not guilty' after 26 years in jail

The Supreme People's Court of East China's Jiangxi Province announced that Zhang Yuhuan, who was previously convicted for child murder and has been kept in custody for 26 years, is "not guilty" based on a lack of sufficient evidence.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 0:09:57

90% of recovered COVID-19 patients still have lung damage: report

Ninety percent of 100 recovered COVID-19 patients who received treatment in a Wuhan hospital still have lung damage and 5 percent of them have been quarantined again after positive test results, media reports revealed Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 22:36:37

WHO admits Wuhan may not be virus origin, offsetting rumor

WHO's admission that Wuhan may not be the origin of COVID-19 may put to rest conspiracy theories that have put the central Chinese city and China in a bad light over the virus' origin, Chinese epidemiologists said. They urged for more research on transmission channels and virus host which are vital for epidemiologic studies.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 22:18:41