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E. China's Tongxiang on alert after imported beef neck bone from Argentina tests COVID-19 positive

Tongxiang, East China's Zhejiang Province, has tested 72 samples from personnel, packages, and environment after a batch of contaminated beef imported from Argentina was sold to the city. All tests returned negative results.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/20 14:30:43

Shenzhen truck drivers increasingly worried about containers stuck abroad

As China continues to churn out and deliver medical-care goods needed by the world amid the coronavirus pandemic, freight drivers at Shenzhen's Yantian Port in South China's Guangdong Province are anxiously waiting for the shipping containers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/20 11:25:54

A total of 24,112 organs have been donated in China over the past 4 years

A total of 24,112 organs have been donated by Chinese citizens after their deaths from January 2015 to December 2019, and the per-million population of organ donations have climbed from 2.01 in 2015 to 4.16 in 2019, according to a report from the China Organ Transplantation Development Foundation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/19 21:05:11

China will as always follow a diplomatic path that serves development, pursues win-win strategy: Wang Yi

Speaking of Chinese style of diplomacy, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday reiterated that China has no intention to compete for hegemony and meddle in other countries' internal affairs, or export its systems and development modes, let alone seek the so-called sphere of influence.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/19 14:47:31

Trump signs bill that could delist Chinese companies from US stock exchanges

US President Donald Trump on Friday signed into law a new bill that could kick Chinese companies off US stock exchanges if they don't comply with American auditing standards within three years.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/19 12:34:46

Chinese FM Wang Yi asks Australia: Is China a threat or partner?

Given the difficult times China and Australia's bilateral relations have been going through, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday asked Australia to “consider seriously” what China means to it and called for a return to a healthy development track.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/19 11:07:22

COVID-19 vaccines proven to protect people from infections for over half a year

COVID-19 vaccines are able to protect people from infections for more than half a year, but whether people can achieve life-long or 5-10 years immunity via vaccination is not yet certain, said a senior Chinese health official on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/19 15:49:28

Beijing raises risk level to medium for a hotel in Chaoyang district starting from Saturday

Beijing raised its COVID-19 emergency risk level for the Dashanzi branch store of Hanting Hotel in Chaoyang district and other stores in the building to medium from Saturday, Beijing's Center for Disease of Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/19 15:31:34

US to turn moon into 'nuclear weapons site'

The US ambition to build a nuclear power plant on the moon by 2027, which may contribute to future lunar military projects, shows it seeks space supremacy regardless of the damage and dangers it may cause to people, Chinese experts on military and international relations said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/18 23:08:39

China vows to solve seeds, arable land issues: top meeting

China vows to solve seeds and arable land issues, and has put ensuring grain safety as one of the priorities in the Central Economic Work Conference which ended on Friday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/18 22:18:40

China emphasizes rooting out economic risks on high-tech, industrial chains and food safety at key meeting

Top Chinese policymakers on Friday put heavy emphasis on addressing various internal challenges ranging from consumption, technology and financial security at a key meeting that outlines top policy priorities for 2021, signaling the world's second-largest economy is shifting reliance on the domestic economy as external risks continue to mount marked by the COVID-19 pandemic and trade tensions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/18 22:04:33

Ant Group among fintech firms to clean up online banking services as regulation tightens

Chinese financial technology (fintech) firms are scrambling to shut down certain online banking services that could potentially be targeted by tighter regulations as part of Chinese regulators' recent campaign to crack down on illegal activities in the online financial sector and address potential risks.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/18 22:03:39

Multilateralism key to COVID-19 vaccine

As more inspiring clinical trial results of COVID-19 vaccines have been released recently, the world has high hopes for the advent of the key product, and achieving fair access to vaccines on a global scale is also imminent.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/18 21:33:40

China commends 2020 victory, aims to tackle risks in 2021 at top economic meeting

Chinese top officials on Friday closed a tone-setting meeting for economic work for the coming year, where they commended historic achievements in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic and set tackling lingering risks as a top priority for 2021, as the domestic economy recovery continues to face complex and severe challenges.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/18 19:58:59

China vows 'necessary measures' against reported US blacklisting

China's Foreign Ministry on Friday criticized a reported move by the US government to add dozens of Chinese companies to a trade blacklist, calling the move, if true, yet another example of the US using its state power to crack down on Chinese firms; vowing to take "necessary measures" to protect Chinese businesses.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/18 16:40:54

Chinese embassy rejects Le Figaro reports based on guessing of Wuhan Military Games, unverified SCMP report

The Chinese embassy in France on Thursday refuted two reports by Le Figaro which contained contents inconsistent to the fact of China's anti-epidemic fight and were misleading to readers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/18 14:05:46

Diplomat impressed by facilities, research into China's COVID-19 vaccines

After visiting Sinopharm, one of China's three leading companies engaged in COVID-19 vaccine development, Muneeb Ahmed Pasha, a diplomat from the Pakistani Embassy in China, said he was “impressed” by its “state-of-the art facilities and quality of research.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/18 5:49:52

Penetrating Chinese-language media? Australian think tank ASPI 'suffers from victim delusion'

Chinese experts on Thursday slammed the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) for its old trick of defaming China and the Communist Party of China (CPC) in a report that accuses the CPC of manipulating Chinese-language media in Australia.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/18 1:03:03