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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

Gang used restaurant business as a front to steal cultural relics

In the daytime, they ran their businesses normally; however, at night, they dug tunnels from the restaurants in the direction of the sites to find the underground palaces.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 21:02:20

COVID-19 spike in Xinjiang caused by a single source: local authority

The sudden spike of COVID-19 cases in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region was caused by a single source as shown by gene sequencing samples, Cui Yan from the Xinjiang diseases control and prevention center told a press conference on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 20:18:42

Wing Loong-10 drone makes typhoon detection debut

The Wing Loong-10, China's domestically developed large, high-altitude drone, successfully conducted its first typhoon detection test flight on Sunday, when Typhoon Sinlaku hit South China's Hainan Province. The test marked a breakthrough in China's typhoon detection and forecast system, reports said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 19:53:17

China warns of 'consequences' for US over TikTok crackdown

China's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday called the US crackdown on TikTok a “political manipulation” based-on fabricated accusations and warned the US to not open “Pandora's box” or the US will suffer the consequences.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 17:28:32

China builds world's first high-speed train passing through sea tunnel

China is building the world's first high-speed train that can travel through a sea tunnel at a speed of 350 kilometers per hour in Shantou Bay, South China's Guangdong Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 17:08:40

Chinese embassy urges India not to politicize Confucius Institute cooperation

The Chinese Embassy in India on Tuesday urged the Indian side to avoid politicizing normal cooperation and maintain the healthy development of cultural exchanges between the two countries, after India vowed to review China-India high education cooperative projects including the Confucius Institutes.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 17:03:41

China to be compelled to respond if US refuses to renew Chinese media visas: FM

China urged the US to stop the political suppression of Chinese media and journalists and said it will be compelled to make a legitimate response if the US goes its own way as none of the Chinese journalists in the US have received visa extensions after they applied.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 16:21:15

Mainland helps HK design makeshift hospital

A Chinese mainland architecture company has started designing a "fangcang" makeshift hospital for Hong Kong similar to the ones in Wuhan as Hong Kong witnesses a third wave of COVID-19 infections.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 16:23:34

Religious freedom protected at an elderly nursing home

Spinning a handheld prayer wheel, elderly people piously practiced their religion at a nursing home in Dingqing country, Qamdo, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 16:13:40

6 dead, 4 injured in chemical factory blast in Central China

A blast at a chemical factory in Xiantao, Central China's Hubei Province, has left 6 people dead and 4 injured as of 7 am on Tuesday, the local government revealed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 14:40:15

Chinese academician donates 8-million-yuan award to set up fund supporting science and technology talents

Liu Yongtan, an academician from the Chinese Academy of Engineering, will donate the 8 million yuan from his 2018 National Highest Science and Technology Award to set up a fund to nurture talents for the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT).
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 11:25:07

Zuckerberg under attack for showing true face of US capitalism

Chinese netizens said they won't ever again believe Mark Zuckerberg after the founder and CEO of Facebook, who once had a huge number of fans in China for his deep attachment to Chinese culture, became an aggressive promoter of TikTok's demise in the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 2:37:21