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Second COVID-19 wave in China 'inevitable': top experts

A second wave of COVID-19 outbreak in China is “inevitable,” said Zhang Wenhong, China's leading infectious disease specialist and head of the Shanghai COVID-19 medical team, despite that the Chinese mainland has reported zero new domestic COVID-19 cases since August 16. “We should make plans for at least another year,” Zhang said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/21 17:09:57

China's agriculture ministry requires stricter supervision over laboratory biosafety

China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs called for the continued strengthening of supervision for laboratory biosafety management on Monday to ensure safety of the production of animal husbandry, animal-derived food and public health, according to a report from the ministry on Monday, after China's veterinary laboratories responded successfully to the African swine fever epidemic in 2018.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/21 15:10:57

China launches HY-2C ocean observation satellite

China successfully launched its HY-2C ocean-observation satellite into planned orbit on Monday afternoon via a Long March-4B carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in North China's Shanxi Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/21 14:00:55

First ever gene edited pigs resistant to three major infectious diseases

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) recently developed the world's first breeding material that has made pigs resistant to three major infectious diseases through gene editing, while allowing pigs to maintain normal functions, People's Daily reported on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/21 13:32:17

Ethiopian Airlines opens cargo flight to south China city

Ethiopian Airlines flight ET3634, loaded with 95 tonnes of cargo, took off from an airport in Shenzhen City, south China's Guangdong Province, on Sunday, marking the opening of the brand-new Shenzhen-Dubai-Addis Ababa freight route.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/21 13:30:01

Five injured in stabbing incident near kindergarten in Guangzhou

A stabbing incident occurred Monday near a kindergarten in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province, leaving five people injured. The suspect has been detained.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/21 10:22:05

China releases plans to build pilot FTZs in Beijing, Hunan and Anhui

China on Monday released plans to build pilot free trade zones in the country's capital Beijing, central China's Hunan Province and east China's Anhui Province.
Source: CGTN | 2020/9/21 10:03:17

China's first Mars probe Tianwen-1 completes mid-course correction

China's Tianwen-1 Mars probe successfully completed its orbital correction for a second time as of 11:00 pm Sunday Beijing time, after 60 days into its journey to the Red Planet, Global Times learned from the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Monday morning.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/21 9:49:56

Chinese fishers' latest adversity: COVID-19

Firecrackers rang out once again in fishing villages near Dalian Bay in Northeast China's Liaoning Province. This time it was not to celebrate the start of the fishing season. Villagers were greeting seafarers who had been at sea for almost two years.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/21 2:44:51

Chartered flight carrying Chinese students to the UK lands in Northern Ireland

The first chartered flight since the coronavirus pandemic, carrying 400 Chinese students studying at Queen's University Belfast, arrived at the Northern Ireland city on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/21 1:26:32

Lanzhou requires taxi drivers to remove tattoos, saying they may make passengers feel uncomfortable

The local government of Lanzhou, Northwest China's Gansu Province has ordered taxi drivers to have their tattoos removed, saying tattoos may cause psychological turmoil for women and under-aged passengers; but the order has sparked controversy as many tattooed drivers say removing them is painful, expensive and dangerous to their health.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/21 0:43:41

China issues security certification to 18 apps

China announced on Sunday the first batch of 18 mobile apps that meet the requirements for security certification regarding personal information security.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 22:41:34

Luckin Coffee suspends staffer for improper Taiwan comments

Luckin Coffee said on Sunday it has suspended an employee from the island of Taiwan for “publishing inappropriate comments” on the island and the Chinese mainland on Facebook. The company apologized for the incident, and vowed to take a firm stance on safeguarding China's national unity.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 22:39:24

NE China city finds coronavirus on packaging of imported squid

A sample collected from the packaging of a batch of imported squid tested positive for the coronavirus in Changchun, Northeast China's Jilin Province. Some products have been sold in a nearby city Fuyu and local authorities are tracking consumers and have asked them to report to the government.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 22:23:26

WeChat prohibition in US put on hold by judge: media

WeChat prohibition in US put on hold by judge: media
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 21:55:41

Shanghai study finds recovered COVID-19 patients have persistent immune protection

The latest Shanghai-based study has found that the majority of recovered COVID-19 patients have persistent immune protection and vaccination may trigger a durable immune response.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 21:54:47

Beijing again tops Nature Index global science city 2020 rankings

Beijing has once again become the top global science city, and a total of six Chinese cities, including Shanghai which ranked fifth, made it to the top 20 of the Nature Index global science city 2020 rankings, marking the rise of Chinese cities in the field of global scientific research.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 21:15:55

Man detained for breaking into funeral parlor to steal dead wife's body

A 56-year-old widower, surnamed Zhang, was detained for 10 days after breaking into a funeral parlor and stealing his deceased wife's body in August, police from Zhidan county in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province announced on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 20:50:19