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Chinese vaccine to arrive in Sao Paulo

The first batch of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate, developed by Beijing-based Sinovac Biotech (SINOVAC), has finally left for Sao Paulo, Brazil. This is believed to be a positive sign of the two sides' agreement on SINOVAC providing the South American state with 46 million doses of the vaccine, following Brazilian president's opposition to the purchase and the suspension of clinical trials on the vaccine in Brazil caused by the suicide of a volunteer.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/18 19:48:20

India's reported plan to lift FDI sanctions is cautiously welcomed

Chinese experts and business representatives welcomed the positive signs from the Indian side after some Indian authorities are reportedly considering a plan to lift sanctions on foreign direct investment (FDI) from countries including China against the backdrop of the lowest ebb of bilateral relations in decades. However, given the fact that there are still many uncertain factors, further observation is needed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/18 19:11:31

Emerging evidence means Canada can't shrug off its responsibilities in Meng Wanzhou case: FM

No matter how hard Canada tries to hide the truth and mislead the public, it won't be able to shrug off its own responsibilities in the detention of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, as the more it tries to hide, the more it will be exposed, making people realize the essence behind Meng's detention, a spokesperson from the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/18 18:51:49

China civil aviation regulator suspends 8 airliners' China-bound flights, including Los Angeles to Tianjin

China civil aviation regulator CAAC decides to suspend eight airliners' China-bound flights, starting November 23, including a four-week suspenion of the flight from Los Angeles to Tianjin flown by Air China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/18 16:23:53

Court to review case over 'light punishment' for husband who abused infertile wife to death

The "light punishments" given by a local court in Dezhou, East China's Shandong Province, to the husband and in-laws of a 23-year-old woman who was abused to death by them after they found out she was infertile has infuriated the public.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/18 17:27:18

G20 summit an opportunity to reach consensus on global vaccine cooperation

The world has been badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic for nearly a year, bringing an urgent need for global cooperation on virus containment as well as economic recovery. With the upcoming virtual G20 Summit scheduled to start at the weekend, multiple hot topics including cooperation on vaccines have drawn wide expectations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/18 13:41:12

China nears nationwide victory in poverty alleviation

Although the COVID-19 epidemic has increased the difficulties of China's poverty alleviation work, the country is approaching a final victory as three remaining provincial-level regions are having their poverty-alleviation achievements undergo public scrutiny before announcing the result, while at least 19 other provincial regions' former poverty-stricken counties have shaken off the label.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/17 21:53:41

Fighting COVID-19 pandemic, fueling economic recovery high on agenda of BRICS summit: observers

Leaders of BRICS countries urged to enhance cooperation in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and uphold multilateralism during the BRICS Summit 2020 video conference on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/17 21:09:34

Xi stresses sticking to socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics

President Xi Jinping has called for staying on the path of socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics, and promoting the modernization of China's governance system and capacity along the path of the rule of law.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/17 20:17:43

China operates first deep-space antenna array system in Xinjiang region

China has completed building the country's first deep space antenna array system at a ground station in Kashi, Northwest China's Xinjiang, which will be directly used for spacecraft tracking and monitoring missions, including the Tianwen-1 Mars probe and the upcoming Chang'e-5 lunar sample return mission, the Xi'an Satellite Control Center, the Kashi station's operator, announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/17 18:36:27

China's Y-20 tanker variant spotted conducting aerial refueling for J-20 fighter jet: report

The development of the aerial tanker variant of China's domestically developed Y-20 large cargo plane is apparently entering the final stages, as a recent photo captured what seems to be a Y-20 tanker variant conducting aerial refueling for a J-20 stealth fighter jet, media reports said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/17 17:38:41

BRICS countries' cooperation in fighting against COVID-19

President Xi Jinping will attend the 12th BRICS Summit on Nov 17. Since the COVID19 outbreak, BRICS countries have cooperated with each other by donating medical supplies, dispatching medical teams, and cooperating on vaccine R&D to fight the epidemic. Check the chart for more:
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/17 16:55:17

Xi sends congratulatory letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Xi Jinping on Monday sent a letter to Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of Myanmar's ruling National League for Democracy, congratulating her party on retaining power in the recent general elections.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/17 16:42:29

COVID-19 outbreak risk low after 1,660 close contacts of imported patient test negative: Chengdu authorities

Health authorities in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, said Tuesday that 1,660 people were tracked and all tested negative for COVID-19 after one imported asymptomatic patient was discovered on Saturday, noting the risk of a further outbreak is low.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/17 12:39:27

Chinese embassy slams Czech criticism of disqualifying Hong Kong lawmakers

The Chinese Embassy in the Czech Republic said Tuesday that China expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to the statement from the Czech Republic's Ministry of Foreign Affairs concerning China's Hong Kong and criticizing China's decision to disqualify four local Legislative Council members.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/17 12:24:05

China to launch Chang'e-5 lunar sample-return mission in late Nov

Long March5 Y5 carrier rocket has been vertically transferred to its launch area at the coastal Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in South China's Hainan Province, in preparation for upcoming lunar sample returning Chang'e-5 mission in late November: CNSA
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/17 10:43:25

Huawei announces sell-out of all sub-brand Honor business assets amid US ban

Huawei says in an official statement on Tuesday morning that has decided to sell all of its Honor business assets, which will help Honor's channel sellers and suppliers make it through this difficult time.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/17 8:19:03

Leaders of separatist forces 'should be blacklisted' as report says Chinese mainland to sanction Taiwan secessionists: analysts

After a Hong Kong newspaper reported on Sunday that the Chinese mainland will formulate a blacklist of "stubborn Taiwan secessionists," both sides of the Taiwan Straits wondered who will make the list, as mainland experts said the blacklist should include the leaders, influential personnel of the secessionist forces, and the head of Taiwan's executive body.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/17 1:55:39