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International standards needed to promote TCM development overseas: expert

To better promote the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) development overseas, detailed plans on standardized herb planting and TCM drug production are needed, Chen Kaixian, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, told the Global Times on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/29 21:23:41

Xi stresses significance of Civil Code, better protecting people's legitimate rights, interests

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has emphasized the full recognition of the significance of the promulgation and implementation of the country's newly adopted Civil Code and better protection of the people's legitimate rights and interests in accordance with law.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/29 20:57:40

US threat to deny student visas reminiscent of McCarthy era: FM

US President Donald Trump's threat to slap sanction on Chinese students in the US is brazen political persecution and racist, said a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson who wondered if McCarthyism is making a comeback in the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/29 19:33:46

Shanghai veteran doctor says eating four eggs a day can help COVID-19 patients recover

Eating three to four eggs a day can provide a boost of protein that will help COVID-19 patients recover, said China's renowned frontline COVID-19 expert Zhang Wenhong.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/29 18:05:47

Chinese cities in push to reduce smoking amid COVID-19 epidemic

Top Chinese medical experts, including epidemiologist Li Lanjuan and respiratory and critical care medicine specialist Wang Chen, are warning that smokers are at increased risks of developing severe COVID-19, ahead of World No Tobacco Day on May 31.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/29 17:53:41

'Enormous space' for peaceful Taiwan reunification: senior official

The importance of China's Anti-Secession Law must be understood profoundly and Taiwan secessionists' moves must be firmly opposed to push forward the peaceful reunification of the island, a senior Chinese official said at a forum on the 15th anniversary of the enactment of the Anti-Secession Law, held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/29 17:53:40

Two COVID-19 vaccines developed by Chinese company enter phase two clinical trials

Notably, Sinopharm Group Chairman Liu Jingzhen said on Friday that 180 volunteers including him had received inactivated COVID-19 vaccinations. Antibodies in the volunteers have reached levels resistant to the coronavirus, with a 100 percent protective rate, according to thepaper.cn.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/29 16:41:31

Chinese netizens 'welcome' UK to receive Hong Kong rioters

The UK government says it seeks to extend Hongkongers' visa rights if China pursues its newly proposed national security law. The potential UK move has won overwhelming support from Chinese internet users, who said all traitors should be sent to the UK as they are unwanted on Chinese territory.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/29 12:00:49

Proposal to end translations at major press conferences raises feasibility issues

A deputy to the National People's Congress proposed on Wednesday the idea of canceling language translations in all major press conferences on the Chinese mainland, which aroused discussions among Chinese netizens.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/5/29 4:22:19

Heilongjiang Province safeguards against food crisis amid COVID-19

Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province has implemented innovative agriculture techniques to arouse farmer initiative and overcome difficulties created by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) while ensuring the country's grain supply, said NPC deputy Wang Jinhui, who also serves as the director for Agriculture and Rural Affairs in the northeastern province.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/5/29 1:52:31

China considers street vendor return to boost economy: observers

China's government may allow street vendors to return and remove road market restrictions in an effort to reboot the economy and meet daily demand as the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/5/29 1:11:32

China rail sends Serbia aid shipment from Wuhan

Virus prevention supplies packed in 50 shipping containers arrived Tuesday in Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia, after a 17-day trek onboard China Railway Express from Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/5/28 23:29:21

Top legislature adopts Civil Code

If someone steals my virtual goods in a video game, can I get them back? Can my unborn baby inherit property? Can I sue someone for using my voice for deep faking?Now, you can get the answers to all these questions simply by opening the encyclopedia of your life, China's first Civil Code, which has been adopted by the nation's top legislature.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/28 20:03:40

China slams 'unjust' Huawei CFO ruling

A Canadian court on Thursday defied widespread expectations and ruled to keep Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou in custody, a move China firmly opposes, with Chinese experts saying it shows that Canada has completely surrendered its self-proclaimed judicial and diplomatic independence to US bullying, and foreshadows the "worst-ever" China-Canada ties.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/28 22:48:40

Hubei restaurant owners in Shanghai find ways to survive amid COVID-19

The cost of spices that Cheng uses to cook crayfish has increased about 10 percent due to the pandemic, which has led to a drop in profits. To cut costs, Cheng only hired about half the number of staff as in previous years.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/28 21:39:25

US needs 5-8 more months to rid coronavirus: researcher

As the US, which has reported the highest number of coronavirus infections for months, saw the number of COVID-19 deaths surpass 100,000 on Thursday, a Chinese data scientist predicted that the country may need another five to eight months to be free of new cases, as it is relaxing social distancing policies and interstate travel bans.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/28 21:33:40

CDC chief urges bigger role for disease prevention and control system

A political adviser, who is also the chief of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has called for giving a bigger say and scientific authority to the disease prevention and control system to address problems exposed in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/28 21:23:40

New shipping lanes needed in Three Gorges reservoir region: NPC deputies

New shipping lanes in the Three Gorges reservoir region should be constructed to relieve traffic congestion that has long plagued the Yangtze River, deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC) proposed at the two sessions, sparking online concern that such construction would cause more environmental pollution.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/28 20:33:40