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Beijing airports to conduct regular nucleic acid testing on front-line staff in cargo area

Beijing will comprehensively strengthen and improve COVID-19 prevention and control measures in airport cargo areas and relevant business chains, said Xu Hejian, spokesperson for the municipal government and director of its information office, on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 17:57:56

Loader in Jiaozhou infected with coronavirus after coming into contact with imported cold-chain products

Jiaozhou, East China's Shandong Province, has found a loader who was infected with the novel coronavirus on Tuesday after coming into contact with contaminated imported cold-chain products, becoming the latest case related to imported cold-chain food.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 15:12:04

Morrison should vent his fury at crimes by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan, not me: cartoonist

The Chinese cartoonist who created a picture based on the facts of Australian soldiers' crimes in Afghanistan has a message for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison: divert your anger to Australian soldiers who committed the atrocity, not at me or the Chinese Foreign Ministry, in response to Morrison's demand for an apology from China over a tweet by a Foreign Ministry spokesperson featuring a cartoon depicting an Australian soldier murdering a child.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/1 11:46:46

Update: No need to read too much into the development of China's Yarlung Zangbo River downstream development: Chinese Embassy to India

China has always taken a responsible attitude towards the development and utilization of cross-border rivers, and adopts a policy that protection goes together with development, China's Embassy to India said in relation to China's Yarlung Zangbo River hydropower project plan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/30 22:28:42

US harassment of Chinese crew 'McCarthyism,' may ruin America's Christmas

Recent US moves to raid and harass Chinese ships and question ship and air crew members on their Communist Party of China (CPC) membership could face China's reciprocal countermeasures and ruin America's Christmas, as Chinese shipping companies may reduce the number of ships to the US, Chinese analysts warned.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/30 20:13:40

Track virus

Editor's Note: Since China's General Administration of Customs reported the discovery of novel coronavirus on three batches of frozen products imported from Ecuador for the first time in July, more than 40 similar cases have been reported in about 16 provinces and regions in China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/30 18:34:24

HK urged to conduct city-wide mass testing as daily infections rise

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) will suspend face-to-face classes and school activities in all kindergartens, primary and secondary schools on Wednesday as daily infections rise. Health experts suggested that conducting nucleic acid tests on the city's entire population would be the most efficient way of cutting off the source of infection.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/30 17:33:00

China slaps counter-sanctions on US NGO heads for 'horrible acts' on HK affairs

Chinese foreign ministry announced Monday sanctions on four Americans as a countermeasure against previous US sanctions on Chinese officials over Hong Kong affairs, stressing that these people are not welcome in China and will be banned from entering the country, including the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/30 16:21:50

Manzhouli tightens land ports after virus strain found similar to that in Russia

As Manzhouli, China's largest land port in North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, rolls out the second round of nucleic acid tests after detecting a virus strain similar to that in Russia, the port city called for tighter restrictions on highway and railway ports along the Chinese border to curb risks brought by imported cases.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/30 16:11:25

NE China school suspends classes due to norovirus infections

An elementary school in Harbin, capital of Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, issued an emergency suspension notice on Monday after a number of norovirus infections were discovered.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/30 15:58:40

Chinese submersible Fendouzhe returns to Sanya port after setting new record

China's first full-depth deep-sea manned submersible, Fendouzhe, successfully completed all sea trial tasks and returned to Sanya port, South China's Hainan Province, on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/30 15:15:40

Inspection tasks on agriculture, animal and plant products under phase-one trade agreement with the US completed: Chinese customs

Inspection tasks on agriculture, animal and plant products under phase-one trade agreement with the US completed: Chinese customs
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/30 14:19:09

China's factory activity, non-manufacturing sector hit year high in November

The recovery of China's factory and non-manufacturing activities continued to accelerate at pace in November, as economic indicators hit record highs for the year.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/30 9:43:32

Update: Chang'e-5 probe brakes for 2nd time, enters lower near-circular lunar orbit

China's Chang'e-5 robotic lunar probe successfully conducted a second braking maneuver on Sunday, following a first on Saturday evening and marking another key stage in the mission. The spacecraft has successfully descended into a lower near-circular lunar orbit, the Global Times learned from the China national Space Administration (CNSA).
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/29 18:53:40

Imported cold chain logistics face tighter inspections in China following fresh COVID-19 outbreak linked to frozen food contamination

Since June, at least 16 provincial-level regions in China have detected coronavirus on imported cold chain food or their packaging, prompting many cities across the country to implement strict quarantine measures on imported cold chain food to prevent a renewed COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/29 18:38:40

Chinese consumers, markets, importers wary of imported food amid surge in COVID-19 infections

With growing cases of novel coronavirus detected on frozen food imported from overseas, Chinese food markets have been scrutinizing every imported product, and to reduce risks, they have chosen to reduce amounts of imported food and shift their business to non-frozen food. Meanwhile, some Chinese consumers are avoiding imported foods and turning to domestically made food instead.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/29 20:40:37

China to build historic Yarlung Zangbo River hydropower project in Tibet

China will build a hydropower project on the Yarlung Zangbo River, one of the major waters in Asia that also passes through India and Bangladesh, and the head of the involved company said that the project could serve to maintain water resources and domestic security.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/29 20:19:33

Chinese arms firm ready to deliver indigenous helicopter drones

As a top Chinese arms firm was recently cleared to deliver its made-for-export multipurpose helicopter drone system, which can conduct missions including reconnaissance, communication relay and battle damage assessment at a long endurance, analysts referred to it on Sunday as a good partner for tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and self-propelled artillery.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/29 19:34:22