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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

China, Spain to fight COVID-19 together

Since March, the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic has been in constant flux, while the situation in China continues to improve with the production resuming and people's lives returning to normal. Europe has become the new virus epicenter.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 22:58:40

Next US bear market will be worst of my life: Jim Rogers

During the outbreak of the global pandemic that has rattled global investors, China's stock market has “done less badly” than other markets, including the US one, as Beijing has “done a better job” of stabilizing the capital market and not printing a “staggering amount of money” like Washington, which could only make things worse, Jim Rogers, renowned investor and chairman of Rogers Holdings, told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 22:38:35

G20 to inject hope to world

After weeks of chaotic responses by individual countries to the global coronavirus pandemic marked by various restrictions on travel and trade and even finger-pointing, major global powers are finally pushing for coordinated efforts to combat the common threat, injecting a desperately needed sense of direction and hope for a world facing an unprecedented crisis.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 0:18:41

Xi says China to contribute to a stable world economy

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Thursday that China will contribute to a stable world economy by continuing to advance reform and opening-up, widen market access, improve the business environment and expand imports and outbound investment.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/26 21:32:45

Xi proposes to build a strongest global network of pandemic control and treatment

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Thursday that a virus respects no borders, stressing that all must work together to build a strongest global network of control and treatment that the world has ever seen.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/26 21:28:00

Chinese FM slams Pompeo's 'evil intentions' to stir up dispute, smear China

The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday slammed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for not focusing on the battle against COVID-19 in his own country but instead repeatedly stirring political disputes and smearing China to divert the attention of Americans from US incompetence
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 18:37:17

UK top source of imported COVID-19 cases in China

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 imported to China from the UK have reached 159, topping the total of 541 cases from 34 countries, data shows.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 17:25:13

Beijing to tighten rules against uncivilized behaviors amid COVID-19 epidemic

Wearing a mask when having a flu, covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing and eating from separate dishes in public places… The city of Beijing is mulling regulations to impose restraints on uncivilized behaviors. Those who fail to adhere to the rules will be punished, a move made from the experience of fighting against the COVID-19 outbreak to better safeguard residents' health.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 16:29:13

Epidemic prompts Beijing to ban hunting and consumption of wild animals

The city of Beijing is accelerating procedures to pass a set of regulations that prohibits hunting and consumption of all wild animals, which are believed to be the source of the outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19). It is also planning to establish wildlife disease monitor stations in areas populated with wild animals.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 14:39:59

China's experiences, a guiding light for other countries in COVID-19 fight: officials

As the novel coronavirus rages globally, strategies adopted by China in the COVID-19 prevention and control can be used as a reference point for other countries to combat the pandemic as the measures have stood the test, said Chinese officials during a State Council press conference on Thursday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 12:42:10

G20 summit anticipated to bolster COVID-19 fight, stabilize world economy

The G20 summit scheduled on Thursday night is anticipated to stabilize the world economy and bolster the prevailing global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese officials said at a press conference Thursday in Beijing, noting that China will continue to cooperate with the international community in this battle.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 12:11:35

Overseas Chinese students 40% of China's imported COVID19 cases

Ninety percent of imported COVID-19 cases hold Chinese passports, 40 percent of them are overseas students, Luo Zhaohui, vice foreign minister of China, said at a press conference on Thursday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 12:02:31

China is grateful to intl support amid epidemic and willing to give back: officials

Seventy-nine countries and 10 international organizations have extended support to China to battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, Luo Zhaohui, vice foreign minister of China, said at the press conference on Thursday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 11:51:58

Trump drops racist virus term after backlash

By stopping calling the novel coronavirus "Chinese virus," US President Donald Trump has again exposed his weakness of being extremely inconsistent on China-related rhetoric particularly when he has been under tremendous pressure following an incompetent response to the outbreak in the US. Such an abrupt shift, however, won't change long-term fundamentals of China-US ties. Especially after a rare spat between diplomats from the two sides, which has intensified the rivalry and ideological antagonism, comprehensive cooperation on combating the pandemic appear unlikely, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 0:28:40

Spain could learn more from China to stop worsening epidemic situation

As the COVID-19 death toll soars in Spain with a lack of medical resources, Chinese experts called on Spain to replicate more of China's successful experiences and said China can offer further support, as they are concerned that Spain would become the next "epicenter of Europe," following Italy, if no effective measures are in place immediately.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 0:23:40

A peek into battles in Italy

Margherita woke up before midnight to be ready at 1 am for another six hours of exhausting work - trying to save lives. She drove to the hospital, as no one was in the streets of the Italian city of Parma in Lombardy, one of the areas struck hardest by the deadly coronavirus, which is in a total lockdown.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 0:18:40

Chinese cities remove car purchase restrictions to shore up auto sales

China's auto sales are likely to post negative growth in the first half of the year despite measures local officials have rolled out to boost auto consumption, as the global coronavirus pandemic will slow China's economic recovery, which in turn could dent consumers' willingness to spend, industry insiders said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/25 16:58:44