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Beijing expands flu vaccination in preparation for potential COVID-19 wave

Beijing will launch a full-scale influenza vaccination program at the end of September to avoid dual infections involving COVID-19 and the flu, and avoid a strain on medical resources, as China is on alert for a potential wave of COVID-19 this autumn and winter.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/24 13:56:58

Putonghua program doesn't mean Mongolian language courses are cancelled: education ministry

The Chinese Ministry of Education at its latest press conference addressed concerns raised over bilingual courses in North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, saying that the teaching of Putonghua does not mean the ethnic language will be phased out.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/24 13:00:33

China's tourism authority warns of COVID-19 ahead of national holiday

China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Wednesday issued a notice on COVID-19 prevention, calling on tourists to protect themselves during the upcoming National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holiday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/24 12:53:35

Men sentenced for repeatedly “selling” an intellectually disabled woman as a wife

Four men in East China's Jiangxi Province were recently fined and sentenced to jail for repeatedly selling an intellectually disabled woman to others as a wife, a local court said this week.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/24 12:09:08

Stranded foreign teachers return to China after months of uncertainty

Jennifer Marquardt would have never expected that it would take such a long time to return to China where she has lived for the past eight years, following her departure from China for winter holidays in late December 2019.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/24 11:34:33

240 students in NE China suffer vomiting and diarrhea, food hygiene issue suspected

Over 200 students from Northeast China's Harbin city of Heilongjiang Province have returned home for observation after suffering vomiting and diarrhea suspected to have been caused by food hygiene problems.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/24 11:18:31

Beijing bans entry to 2 anti-China Aussie scholars

Australian anti-China scholar Clive Hamilton and analyst from think tank Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) Alexander Joske have been prohibited from entering China, under the country's Exit and Entry Administration Law, the Global Times learnt from sources.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/24 11:13:22

NE China river flood prone, water traffic suspended

The water level of the Songhua River in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province exceeded warning levels on Wednesday, causing local authorities to embargo navigation on the waterway.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/24 8:43:01

Xi pledges China's contribution to COVID-19 vaccine accessibility, affordability in developing countries

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday said China will contribute to COVID-19 vaccine accessibility and affordability in developing countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/24 1:58:21

UN expects China to play leading role: secretary-general

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday said the UN hopes to continue strengthening cooperation with China and expects China to play a leading role.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/24 0:47:45

China among most secure countries globally: Ministry of Public Security

China is currently recognized as one of the most secure countries in the world, the Ministry of Public Security said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/24 0:42:23

China supports UN's central role, never pursues ideological confrontation: Xi

China firmly upholds the central role of the United Nations (UN) in international affairs, Chinese President Xi Jinping said during a videoconference with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/24 0:28:56

US accusations of China regarding cybersecurity is “thieves crying foul of thieves”: experts

The US' accusations of China regarding cybersecurity is “thieves crying foul of thieves” given the country's own notorious record in eavesdropping on other countries, Chinese experts said following a video released by China Central Television (CCTV) Wednesday revealing the “the true empire of eavesdropping” the US, a serious threat to the data and privacy security of the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/23 23:36:27

China firmly supports WHO's leading role in battling COVID-19: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday that China firmly supports the key leadership of the United Nations (UN) system, especially the World Health Organization, in battling COVID-19.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/23 23:02:56

Xi urges int'l community to reaffirm support for multilateralism

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged the international community to reaffirm their support for multilateralism and abiding commitment to the Charter of the United Nations (UN).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/23 22:43:58

Australia faces blow in losing Chinese education market

With some hawkish Australian politicians ready to sacrifice the country's education sector for their geopolitical purposes against China, industry observers are warning of an “all-round blow” to Australia.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/23 22:18:40

Western report distorts Tibetan employment service as coercive

Tibetan people, officials and experts have pointed out the many flaws in accusations of a "mass labor program in Tibet" fabricated by the notorious Adrian Zenz, a self-proclaimed Tibet and Xinjiang researcher, and Western media. These include grafting Tibetan government official reports and transplanting them to other usages, twisting the truth about vocation training schools for herdsmen.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/23 21:53:41

New UNCTAD data justifies China's trade and economic prowess

China's unshakable position as a global trade and economic powerhouse is once again justified by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), which put China's economic growth at the top of the range over 2020-21 in its annual trade and development report on Tuesday. The numbers that speak volumes could well be traced to the nation's omnipresent manufacturing prowess that's being relied on to lift a multitude of people out of the shadow of COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/23 21:26:02