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China's national legislature holds closing meeting of annual session

China's national legislature holds closing meeting of annual session
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/28 15:02:19

Shiny masks set new trend for nightclub goers in China during coronavirus epidemic

Chinese nightclub goers have discovered a new fashion - rechargeable shiny masks that can keep them safe from coronavirus while enjoying a night out.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/28 14:28:24

Beijing 2022 training center "Ice Jar" completed

Construction of the "Ice Jar" comprehensive training center was completed on Wednesday, becoming the first newly-built venue in the Beijing competition zone this year, as confirmed by Beijing Major Projects Construction Office.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/28 10:51:43

China expresses firm opposition to Huawei CFO ruling, urging Canada to release the Chinese citizen

China has expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to a Canadian court's ruling to keep Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in custody, urging the country to immediately release the Chinese citizen.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/28 10:30:20

Another 5-8 months for US to be finally free of coronavirus: researcher

As the US, having seen the highest numbers of coronavirus infections for months, saw its number of COVID-19 deaths surpass 100,000 on Thursday, a Chinese data scientist noted 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 9:52:08

Ruling on Meng shows Canada lost judicial, diplomatic independence to US bullying: experts

A Canadian court on Thursday defied widespread expectations and ruled to keep Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou in custody, a move Chinese experts said 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: | 2020/5/28 2:08:43

Smoking ban should be considered reviewing cadres' performance, promotion: NPC deputy

A Chinese National People's Congress deputy (NPC) has suggested civil servants' adherence to a smoking ban should be considered as part of performance and selection assessments during the on-going two sessions, causing concerns.
Source: | 2020/5/28 0:40:03

China's Ministry of Public Security opposes US move to add its affiliated institution to entity list

The Ministry of Public Security of China expressed its strong dissatisfaction and firmly opposes the US Commerce Department's decision to put the Institute of Forensic Science under the ministry onto the US entity list, urging the US side to immediately revoke the erroneous decision, according to an open statement issued on Wednesday night.
Source: | 2020/5/27 23:56:32

Doubt remains over building 'Hong Kong town' in Greater Bay Area

A yearning for home seems to have in many cases left a bitter taste in the mouths of dream chasers in Hong Kong, the most expensive city on the planet in which to own a home. The bitterness is apparently intensified by a long waiting list for public rental housing.
Source: | 2020/5/27 23:36:59

Overseas study affected as English proficiency exams are cancelled amid outbreak

As the COVID-19 epidemic continues, a total of six English proficiency exams scheduled for June have been canceled, which has hit Chinese students' applications for overseas study.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 23:08:29

Beijing to launch detailed daily virus prevention directive after COVID-19 epidemic

The medical authority of Beijing published a draft directive on daily virus prevention, which covers 60 scenarios in people's daily life, aiming to lead citizens to make a habit of civilized and healthy lifestyles.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 22:55:45

A comprehensive network of smoking cessation clinics set up at hospitals nationwide will increase Chinese smokers' chances of quitting

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across the world and WHO's latest review of studies by public health experts that smokers are more likely to develop severe cases from COVID-19 compared to non-smokers, there is an urgency for smokers to quit smoking.
Source: | 2020/5/28 4:44:52

NPC proposals to lift family planning policy in NE China spark discussion

Chinese lawmakers have proposed during the two sessions that three provinces in Northeast China should fully lift the family planning policy to offset the region's aging population, but demographers and netizens said such a move won't address a brain drain that's being driven by stagnant economies.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 22:03:40

Chinese team completes measurement work on Mount Qomolangma using homegrown technology

China's new homegrown technology applications such as 5G and the BeiDou Satellite Navigation System have ensured the smooth undertaking of the country's latest quest to re-measure the height of Mount Qomolangma, the world's highest mountain located on the China-Nepal border, on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 21:20:39

China's tech edge conquering world's highest peak

China has claimed a major phased victory in its latest quest to measure the height of Mt Qomolangma, the world's tallest mountain located on the China-Nepal border, as all of the measurement team's eight brave members successfully mounted the world's highest peak at around 11am on Wednesday. Experts and netizens said that such a great triumph achieved by China with the help of new home-grown technologies have inspired enormous outbursts of pride, at a time when the country has overcome the COVID-19 epidemic through a months-long tough battle and an important political event, the two sessions, will successfully come to a close at the end of this week.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 21:18:41

Clinical trial results prove efficacy and safety of TCM capsules on mild COVID-19 patients

Chinese experts and doctors have provided clinical trial data on the efficacy and safety of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) Lianhua Qingwen (LH) capsules on COVID-19 patients, which show that the capsules can apparently relieve symptoms and increase the cure rate of patients exhibiting mild symptoms.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 21:18:06

Two sessions try to ensure job stability

Employment has become the uppermost priority at this year's two sessions -- even more than setting a GDP growth target -- underscoring the rising pressure on China's job market, but deputies and political representatives are proposing policies that will ensure stability in the labor market.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 20:13:40

CPPCC holds closing meeting of annual session, receives 5,488 proposals from advisors

The closing meeting of the third session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China's top political advisory body, was held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday, after completing all the items on its agenda.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 17:32:00