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Azar's Taiwan visit intensifies provocation

The US health secretary's scheduled visit to the island of Taiwan in a few days, which marks the highest level visit by a US official in more than four decades, shows that Washington is likely to send more officials from sensitive departments, such as foreign affairs and defense, to visit the island, Chinese mainland experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 21:52:25

Fosun and BioNTech jointly begin phase I clinical test of mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine in China

Shanghai-based pharmaceutical company Fosun Pharma and Germany-based BioNTech SE jointly announced on Wednesday that they have began phase I clinical tests of mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine in China. The first 72 participants have been dosed with BNT162b1.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 21:32:26

NPC to help LegCo avoid 'vacuum period'

China's top lawmakers are expected to soon make a legitimate and reasonable arrangement in accordance to the Constitution to the outgoing Legislative Council (LegCo) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to avoid a potential "vacuum period" resulting from the postponed LegCo election.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 21:28:40

US colleges' make efforts to retain Chinese students under China-US conflicts

Colleges in the US are offering various education programs in China for Chinese students who are unable or unwilling to travel abroad amid the surging COVID-19 outbreak and escalating bilateral tensions. However, there seemed to be many formidable barriers for both the schools and students to carry out these projects. Experts said US universities are paying for the wrongdoings of the Trump administration.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 19:58:40

World's first COVID-19 vaccine production line wins approval

China made another breakthrough in battling the coronavirus pandemic, with China National Biotec Group (CNBG) announcing Wednesday that an inactivated COVID-19 vaccine production workshop of its affiliated Beijing institute of biological products, the first and largest of its kind in the world, has passed national examination.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 19:53:41

New virus passed via tick bites emerges in China, killed seven so far

A new type of virus, which is likely to be passed to be infected after bite by ticks, is emerging in China, with more than 60 people infected and killed at least seven.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 19:27:58

China, Vatican negotiate to renew agreement: bishops

Negotiations between China and the Vatican on the renewal of the agreement on bishop appointments is proof that the framework has worked well for the past two years, which will help elevate the bilateral relations to the next level, observers said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 19:23:42

China's COVID-19 testing capacity leading the world

China's COVID-19 testing capacity can fully meet domestic demand and with a very high accuracy rate, authorities said Wednesday, and the most rapid nucleic acid testing products can deliver results within 30 minutes.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 18:33:40

President Xi Jinping sends condolences to Lebanese President Michel Aoun over Beirut blast

President Xi Jinping sends condolences to Lebanese President Michel Aoun over Beirut blast
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 18:14:44

PLA Army's attack helicopters conduct sea-crossing assault drills on Navy warship

Z-10 attack helicopters attached to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Army recently conducted a series of sea-crossing assault drills on a Navy warship. The combination of Army helicopters and Navy warships can significantly boost the PLA's amphibious, vertical landing capability and will play a vital role in potential military operations on the island of Taiwan, military analysts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 18:10:41

Peking University's ledger breakthrough to promote application of blockchain technology

A research task force from Peking University has developed a new distributed ledger system capable of supporting a high data throughput and system expansion and controlling storage and output.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 16:49:00

PLA 1st amphibious assault ship appears on maiden voyage, photos show

China's first Type 075 amphibious assault ship appears to have embarked on its first sea trial on Wednesday, judging from online videos, pictures, and a sea trial notice in relevant waters by the Maritime Safety Administration.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 15:50:53

China urges US to halt official contact with Taiwan island

China urges US not to send wrong signals to Taiwan secessionists
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 15:47:10

Dalian reports zero new COVID-19 cases for first time in 14 days

The city of Dalian in Northeast China's Liaoning Province, which was recently hit by a new COVID-19 outbreak, reported zero new confirmed cases for the first time in the past 14 days, local health officials announced on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 13:34:23

US Consul General in HK meeting with riot instigators a dangerous move: observers

Observers said the meeting between the US Consul General in Hong Kong and the instigator of domestic riots is a dangerous move that could be in violation of the national security law.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 13:23:27

One Chinese injured in deadly Beirut explosion: embassy

No Chinese citizens were killed or seriously injured in the explosion in Beirut, capital of Lebanon, on Tuesday, the Chinese embassy in Lebanon told media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 10:26:35

France's wrong remarks on HK unacceptable: Chinese embassy in France

China cannot accept France's wrong remarks on Hong Kong, and urges France to stop using the national security law for Hong Kong to interfere in China's internal affairs, the Chinese embassy in France said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 10:03:41

COVID-19 spike in Xinjiang caused by a single source: local authority

The sudden spike of COVID-19 cases in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region was caused by a single source as shown by gene sequencing samples, Cui Yan from the Xinjiang diseases control and prevention center told a press conference on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 20:18:42