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Lawmakers urge sovereign immunity law to retaliate for US abuse of litigation over COVID-19

Some 35 lawmakers have raised a special motion during this year's two sessions, urging the country to speed up formulating a foreign states immunity law that will grant Chinese citizens and companies the right to sue other countries in domestic courts, in an attempt to retaliate for US abuse of litigation against China over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 19:23:41

Chinese survey team reaches Mount Qomolangma summit

An eight-member Chinese survey team successfully summited the world's highest peak, Mount Qomolangma
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 11:04:36

Nature publishes Shanghai COVID-19 study that suggests determinants of COVID-19 severity seemed to stem mostly from host factors

Recent Shanghai-based research targeting local confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) once again proved the attacks on a seafood market in Central China's Hubei Province for originating the virus are nonsense.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 18:47:44

Two Miao ethnic minority medicines proven effective in treating COVID-19

Medical supervision authorities in Southwest China's Guizhou Province have started investigating claims that two Miao ethnic minority medicines produced in the province have proven effective in treating COVID-19, after it sparked widespread discussion online.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 17:27:55

Murder of three Chinese in Zambia an isolated case, won't affect friendly cooperation between two nations: Chinese FM

The murder of three Chinese people in Zambia is an isolated case which will not affect the friendly cooperation between China and Zambia, the Chinese foreign ministry said at a daily briefing on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 17:01:00

HK real estate tycoons voice support for national security legislation

Hong Kong real estate tycoons are “patriotic businesspeople” as they showed firm support and have the correct stance on the national security legislation proposed by the Chinese central government, experts said. And their confidence in the Hong Kong economy and business environment in the future differs from pessimistic predictions from the West, who claim the legislation will weaken the city's role as an economic hub and financial center.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 15:09:52

Nursing homes resume services gradually in Wuhan

Nursing homes in Wuhan are gradually resuming services in an orderly manner, with elderly people allowed to make appointments at local nursing homes in accordance with the regulations, Wuhan's civil affairs authority said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 14:18:39

More than 1.1 mln Hong Kong residents sign petition supporting national security legislation

The number of Hong Kong residents signing a petition in support of the national security legislation has surpassed 1.1 million as of Tuesday evening.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/27 10:41:27

Chinese surveying team heads for Mount Qomolangma summit

An eight-member Chinese surveying team set off to reach the summit of Mt. Qomolangma, the world's highest peak, from a mountain camp at an altitude of 8,300 meters at around 2:10 a.m. Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/27 9:28:23

Proposals call for policy and social support for birth rights, triggering concerns

Proposals calling for the provision of policy guarantees and social support for women's benefits, especially those related to birth, in China's ongoing 2020 two sessions, have sparked concerns on the Chinese internet, as China's natural population growth has dropped for three years in a row.
Source: | 2020/5/27 1:08:48

Central govt ready for any situation; separatists plan illegal assembly

Central government authorities, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and Hong Kong Special Administration Region (HKSAR) government reiterated their strong support and unshakable will for the new national security law for Hong Kong late Monday and Tuesday, showing that the law is imperative and non-negotiable, and warned the radical forces should not underestimate the determination of the central government, while anti-government and separatist forces are planning illegal protests and an assembly on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 22:15:05

China mourns 'patriotic' Macao SAR tycoon

Tributes poured in from across China - the mainland, Macao and Hong Kong - on Tuesday mourning the passing of Stanley Ho Hung-sun, who is known around the world for his casino empire and in China for patriotic contributions to various aspects of the country's social and economic development as well as national unity.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 21:23:40

Wuhan's test capacity improved by grouped testing

How did Wuhan manage to test 9 million people within 10 days? Hospitals and testing agencies combined individual sample testing and grouped testing to increase test efficiency, sources told the Global Times.
Source: | 2020/5/26 23:05:23

Scientists find way to predict chances of waking patients from "vegetative state" by studying their language processing

Chinese scientists and clinicians from Shanghai have developed a new diagnostic and prognostic assessment for patients suffering from consciousness disorders, also known as being in a "vegetative state," by studying their brain activity in language processing, which has been verified in clinical try-outs as having much greater accuracy than traditional observation methods.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 22:35:43

Chinese scientists find new evidence that Huanan seafood market in Wuhan may not be the origin of the coronavirus

Chinese scientists have discovered a novel coronavirus clade that is different from that shared among patients connected to the Huanan seafood market in Wuhan, which provides new evidence that the market may not be the origin of the virus that caused the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 22:33:40

Central govt has full legal rights to set up national security law for HK: Ex-Secretary of Justice

The central government has the legal power and responsibility to establish a national security law anytime, and even if Hong Kong establishes Article 23, the central government could enact a new national security law, Elsie Leung Oi-sie, deputy director of Hong Kong Basic Law Committee of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and former Secretary of Justice told the Global Times on Tuesday in rebuking questions raised by the Hong Kong Bar Association on whether China's top legislator has the legal power to draft the law.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 22:02:26

Nuclear tech has wider anti-virus application: political adviser

Nuclear-related irradiation sterilization, which offers high security, conserves energy and is environmentally friendly, has been given full play in the past months during battle against COVID-19, a political adviser said, suggesting this technology be promoted in the medical field and emergency response system.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 21:28:41

Chinese lawmakers call for strengthened wildlife protection

National People's Congress (NPC) deputies have proposed an increase in penalties for the illegal trading and consumption of wildlife, and an expansion of the scope of the law to strengthen the protection of wild animals.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 20:18:40