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US urged to explain military lab shutdown

Netizens and experts are calling for the US government to release information on the suspension of an infectious disease research lab under the US Army, as a petition on the White House website listed coincident events between the closure and the outbreak of COVID-19, urging the US government to clarify whether the lab was related to the deadly virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/15 22:03:40

South Korea's virus response praised, but not for everyone

Without drastic lockdowns on a national or regional scale, South Korea, a country battling the worst coronavirus epidemic outside China, seems to be gradually taming the virus. Observers attributed the country's phased victory to its government's strong prevention measure and public cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/15 19:28:40

Zero infections reported among staff in Chinese-invested companies in Iran

No staff members, either Chinese or Iranian, in Chinese-invested companies in Iran have been infected with the coronavirus, as these companies adopted some of the epidemic prevention measures that have been proved effective in China, the Chinese Red Cross medical team in Iran told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/15 16:58:41

US President Trump tests negative for coronavirus

US President Trump tests negative for COVID-19: report
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/15 7:35:32

Alleged bribery probe on ZTE by US is 'wanton oppression': expert

The US Justice Department's latest investigation on Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE for alleged bribery is nothing but another wanton oppressive move which uses the “long-arm jurisdiction” as a weapon to stymie competition, said an industry insider.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/14 19:13:17

UK's alleged 'herd immunity' strategy against virus could cause many deaths:expert

Rather than widespread diagnosis, quarantining infected individuals and their close contacts under medical observation, steps similar to those in China and Italy, the UK is reportedly adopting an appeasement strategy to allow more than a half of its population to contract COVID-19 so it can build up a “herd immunity,” which Chinese experts believe will imperil some people's health or even life.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/14 18:59:56

More returnees from Italy induce risks of COVID-19 spread in China's Qingtian county

Even though the COVID-19 outbreak has manifested visible signs of waning in many parts of China, Qingtian, a county in East China's Zhejiang Province is under intense pressure to contain the virus spread as overseas returnees from Italy is catapulting the risk of infection.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/14 17:34:36

US amphibious assault vessel, littoral combat ship intrude South China Sea

US warships, regardless of their large displacement and advanced technologies, are actually “paper tigers” in the South China Sea, as China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has the overwhelming advantage there, military experts said on Saturday after the US once again sent naval vessels to the South China Sea days after Chinese armed forces expelled a US warship that illegally entered the waters.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/14 17:19:41

China-Italy solidarity deepens amid COVID19 pandemic

Chinese medical team sent to Italy to aid battling the COVID19 pandemic started their work immediately after arriving in Rome. This true act of friendship has deeply touched the Italian people, who expressed their gratitude on social media platforms. Some felt remorseful for previous acts of discrimination against Asian people.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/14 16:49:29

Truckloads of medical supplies donated by China arrive in Italy

Truckloads of 26.4 tons of coronavirus prevention supplies arrived in Italy on Friday, the first batch of supplies donated by Chinese people from Eastern China's Zhejiang Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/14 10:08:10

Iranians in China collect donations for home country amid coronavirus outbreak

While thousands of miles apart from their family members and friends, Iranians in China now feel more than ever that they are emotionally attached to them as the country battles the severe coronavirus outbreak. With mounting infection cases and a higher mortality rate, as well as a lack of medical supplies in the Middle East country, Iranians in China exhibiting strong solidarity have mobilized to offer help to their home country by collection donations and passing China's experiences in fighting the epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/13 20:43:40

US new act hurts local consumers, businesses more than Huawei

China's telecom giant Huawei on Friday slammed the Secure and Trusted Communications Act of the US, which prohibits Huawei from supplying telecommunications equipment or services to US carriers, with a Chinese expert saying the US move of suppressing overseas companies manifests its hegemony but won't hurt Huawei much.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/13 18:53:40

Hubei lockdown exposes chronic issues in logistics

Residents in some cities of Central China's Hubei Province have recently held gatherings and protested online about high prices and the chaotic delivery of daily necessities amid community lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19. The issues have reflected problems that have always existed but have been exposed during the epidemic, residents and community workers said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/13 18:34:34

COVID19 virus may survive in air for 3 hours, remain on plastics for several days, finds study

As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic continues to intensify globally, including the US, Spain and Italy, concerns over how long the virus could survive open surfaces are soaring among the public.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/13 16:20:27

3 imported COVID19 cases from the UK, US, Italy confirmed in Beijing, Shanghai

Two new imported cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Shanghai on Thursday, involving Chinese citizens returning from the US and Italy respectively, while Beijing confirmed one imported case from the UK.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/13 10:41:58

China's expert team, medical supplies fly into Rome

A charter flight carrying a 9-member Chinese aid team, along with tonnes of medical supplies, arrived at Rome's Fiumicino Airport on Thursday night, in part of China's efforts to help Italy contain the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/13 7:31:25

Award winner in US wanted in Xinjiang for fraud

Some US politicians have turned a blind eye to the misdeeds of Sayragul Sauytbay, a suspected criminal from China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and portrayed her as a "human rights fighter" to interfere in China's policies in Xinjiang, which is a low form of conduct and is firmly opposed by Xinjiang people, a Xinjiang regional government spokesperson said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/12 22:58:40

Peak of viral epidemic passes in China

The National Health Commission (NHC) announced on Thursday that peak of the COVID-19 epidemic in China has passed, with numerous improving signals including the fact that the number of new cases in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, declined to single digits for the first time.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/12 22:48:41