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Chinese private companies make, export PPEs

Many export oriented private companies in East China's Zhejiang Province have started to manufacture face masks and other personal protection equipment to export to other countries and help fight the spreading coronavirus there.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 17:23:40

China may expand grain exports as world faces shortages: analyst

China may expand exports of grains like paddy rice over the coming months to meet global demand, an analyst said, as the UN warned of global food shortages.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 17:03:40

China spends $2,395 on average for each COVID-19 patient

China has spent an average of 17,000 yuan ($2,395) on each COVID-19 patient, 65 percent of which was covered by the country's healthcare security system while the rest was subsidized by local government funds.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 15:28:40

China does not have large number of asymptomatic patients: top Chinese respiratory expert

Responding to claims that asymptomatic infection cases could pose risks to China's epidemic situation, the country's top respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan said that China does not have a large number of asymptomatic patients.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 14:43:09

CPC members donate $750 million to frontline medics, other workers

A joint statement released by the Organization Department of the Communist Party of China's Central Committee and the Ministry of Finance under the State Council states that donations made by Party members across the country to support the national fight against #COVID19 will be mainly used to "extend solicitude" to the frontline medics.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/28 20:17:13

Inadequate understanding, disrupted transportation hinder China's testing kits exports

As the coronavirus outbreak rages across the world, China is churning out medical supplies and testing kits to support the overseas battles against the virus. However, testing kits providers in China reported that some foreign countries' inadequate understanding of different testing methods, some misplaced order consultations, and logistical obstacles are the biggest difficulties in exporting testing kits.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/28 17:47:08

China most likely to increase deficits to over 3% in 2020: experts

China will most likely raise its fiscal deficits to over 3 percent of its GDP, breaking a technical "red line," experts said on Saturday, as the country for the first time mentioned increasing its fiscal deficits as a way to ward off the negative economic impact of the COVID-19 amid rising calls from economists.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/28 16:38:40

US government urged to learn virus fighting experience from others, with citizens to develop hygiene practice common sense

Believably those in the US still have no clue on the defense mechanism against the deadly COVID-19 outbreak due to a lack of effective guidance from local health authorities. Along with its global ravage, the pandemic is causing havoc in the US with 104,007 confirmed cases and 1,581 deaths as of Saturday noon [Beijing time], topping globally.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/28 14:43:01

China's experience beam of hope in global COVID-19 fight

The special G20 summit on March 26 was a very important, timely and a remarkable meeting. The meeting marked two firsts in the G20's 20-year history: The first is a video conference for the first time; Second, for the first time the theme of the conference is to cope with COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/28 14:23:40

Global solidarity crucial to fight against pandemic

COVID-19 is the enemy of all people and one of the greatest non-traditional security challenges and economic risks ever faced. No country can stand alone in this storm. Shifting responsibility will not solve problems but intensify conflicts. Only through cooperation and practical actions can we overcome our difficulties together.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/28 11:58:40

Reply to the Open Letter Co-Signed by Publishers of Three US Media Outlets

Publishers of the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the New York Times issued a co-signed open letter on 24 March. However, regrettably, it was sent to the wrong recipient. It should have been addressed to the US government.
Source: fmprc.gov.cn | 2020/3/28 3:43:58

China temporarily opens Khunjerab Pass in Xinjiang for medical supplies to Pakistan

China temporarily opened the Khunjerab Pass on the China-Pakistan border in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Friday to help Pakistan receive urgent medical supplies against the spread of COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 23:41:32

Children of a Danish diplomat warned for breaking quarantine rules

Children of a Danish diplomat in China were warned by local community officers for not wearing face masks while walking dogs during quarantine period in its residential community in Beijing recently, sparking discussion online about diplomatic immunity.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 16:06:50

Huawei offers $200 million to lure developers, ramping up efforts to replace Google amid US ban

Huawei on Friday said it will invest $200 million to attract developers for its Kunpeng computing industry, strengthening its pace of building a competitive ecosystem aiming to replace Google amid the US' Huawei ban.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 13:23:40

Chinese tourism sector likely to see recovery during upcoming Qingming Festival

The Chinese tourism industry is likely to see recovery during the upcoming Qingming Festival as domestic travel agencies have received increasing travel inquiries, a welcome reprieve after the two-month chill the sector has been experiencing due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 13:06:09

'Flawed' test kits sold to Spain produced by unlicensed company: Chinese embassy

The company that provided COVID-19 test kits to Spain was not licensed to sell the products, the Chinese Embassy to Spain said on its official Twitter account in response to claims that these test kits are “substandard.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 11:41:00

Epidemic affects Chinese students' choice of country for study abroad

As the death toll from COVID-19 soars worldwide, Chinese students' plans to study abroad have been significantly affected, as cancellation of recruitment events and safety concerns hold students back from submitting applications to schools in the epidemic-stricken regions, especially the most popular destinations such as the UK and the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 23:08:40

Announcement on the Temporary Suspension of Entry by Foreign Nationals Holding Valid Chinese Visas or Residence Permits

In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits still valid to the time of this announcement, effective from 0 a.m., 28 march 2020.
Source: fmprc.gov.cn | 2020/3/26 23:23:03