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500 Hubei gaokao candidates trapped in floods sent to exam rooms by forklift

Around 500 senior high school students sitting for the college entrance examination, or gaokao, were trapped in floods triggered by torrential rains in Huangmei county, Central China's Hubei Province, on Wednesday, prompting local authorities to use a forklift truck to bring them to safety.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 13:23:40

Huawei registers trademarks for HarmonyOS

Huawei has recently filed a number of trademarks related to HarmonyOS in China, giving rise to industry speculation that the self-developed operating system (OS) could be applied to new products the firm will release this year.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 11:57:45

China's first aircraft with homegrown high-speed satellite internet system makes maiden flight

China's first aircraft with a homegrown high-speed satellite internet system successfully completed its maiden flight on Tuesday, according to media reports. Passengers onboard could access internet services at speeds higher than 100 megabytes at a height over 10,000 meters.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 9:48:41

China CDC officials to share experiences of battling COVID-19 epidemic

Key figures in the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) are set to make public a summary of their anti-epidemic experiences since COVID-19 first emerged in December 2019.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/7/8 1:52:22

Article 43 rules clarified

After the implementation rules for Article 43 of the national security law for Hong Kong, which aims to further provide legal guarantees for police to apply the law and safeguard national interests, were gazetted Monday evening and took effect on Tuesday, misunderstandings and vicious instigations have flooded the internet, to which the HKSAR Chief Executive and experts clarified that the rules conform to the city's legal system, while safeguarding human rights.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 0:08:40

Chinese yuan climbs to four-month high, breaking 7 per US dollar

The Chinese yuan broke the key 7 against the US dollar mark in the offshore market on Tuesday, reaching its highest level in almost four months amid surging Chinese stocks and a drop in the US dollar index.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 0:03:40

Phase one trade deal implementation progressing

China and the US have achieved progress in the implementation of their phase one trade deal, despite “lags” in certain imports that fell slightly behind schedule due to technical and supply issues on the US side on heels of the latter's coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 23:43:26

400,000 Hubei students sit gaokao undeterred by floods, virus

For the 400,000 senior high school students in Central China's Hubei Province who are sitting this year's college entrance examination, or gaokao, their path to this destiny-changing opportunity has been especially challenging.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 23:43:24

Brazil's Bolsonaro announces he has tested positive for coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced on Tuesday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/7 23:25:58

US epidemic failure victimizes international students

The US government announced another "stupid policy," as what analysts said and students as well as universities complained about, that if foreign students only have online courses in the 2020 fall semester, they must leave the US or take alternative steps to maintain their nonimmigrant status.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 22:28:40

Peng Liyuan expresses China's support for Africa's fight against COVID-19

Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, has recently sent a reply letter to Antoinette Sassou N'guesso, first lady of the Republic of the Congo, and a message to first ladies of other African countries, expressing gratitude for the countries' help to China's fight against COVID-19.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/7 20:04:42

China wraps up legal procedures to join Arms Trade Treaty: FM

Ambassador Zhang Jun, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, on Monday deposited China's Instrument of Accession to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. This marked China's completion of all legal procedures to join this treaty, which will become effective for China after 90 days from Monday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 19:43:40

Disinfection of Beijing's Xinfadi market completes

A thorough disinfection of Beijing's Xinfadi wholesale market, at the center of the latest COVID-19 outbreak, has been completed, the Beijing government announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 18:11:40

Carrie Lam dispels misunderstandings on implementation rules for Article 43 of natl security law for HK

The implementation rules for Article 43 of the national security law for Hong Kong took effect on Tuesday, further providing legal guarantees for police to apply the law and safeguard national interests.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 17:23:40

Epidemic subsides in Beijing as city reports no new COVID-19 cases

Beijing is cautiously recovering from the wave of coronavirus cases centered around the Xinfadi wholesale food market and is on the brink of downgrading its emergency response, observers said Tuesday, as the city reported zero new COVID-19 cases for the first time in 26 days.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 16:42:01

Implementation rules for Article 43 of national security law for HK take effect on Tuesday

The implementation rules for Article 43 of national security law for HK take effect on Tuesday. Experts hailed the efficiency and close cooperation between the central government and the HKSAR government on providing legal guarantee on the matter.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 10:17:06

Beijing reports zero new COVID-19 cases for first time in 26 days

Beijing reported zero new COVID-19 cases for the first time on Tuesday, 26 days after the recent outbreak was discovered on June 11.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 9:23:40

Hong Kong education bureau to remove books with subversive content

The Hong Kong education bureau has vowed to remove textbooks and reading materials in schools that involve inciting subversion, separatism and other illegal content forbidden by the newly enacted National Security Law, and will regularly check if such books exist within campuses.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 22:58:40