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Sichuan to vaccinate all high-risk groups by Feb 5

A total of 118,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in Southwest China's Sichuan Province and the province plans to vaccinate all high-risk groups by February 5, local health officials said Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/17 22:08:39

Chinese vaccines gain global momentum as Brazil includes Sinovac in its immunization plan

Chinese vaccines are gaining momentum as more countries order China-produced COVID-19 vaccines, with Brazil being the latest to put China's Sinovac Biotech vaccines into its national immunization plan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/17 21:01:28

US cooks up mistrust on China by accusing China of 'missing maritime security meeting'

The US should rethink the reason why China didn't appear at a meeting based on the China-US Military Maritime Consultative Agreement (MMCA) rather than rudely accuse China of not honoring agreements, said Chinese military and diplomatic experts, after the US commander of the Indo-Pacific Command criticized China for missing the meeting on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/17 19:43:39

Two asymptomatic coronavirus cases reported in Dalian

Two asymptomatic coronavirus cases were reported in Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning Province on Thursday. The two are carriers of a company.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/17 18:56:03

French President Macron tests positive for Covid-19: presidency

French President Macron tests positive for Covid-19: presidency
Source: AFP | 2020/12/17 17:38:16

US 'paying price' for ignoring scientific epidemic prevention with Pompeo's isolation

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has put himself under isolation after coming into contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19. Chinese internet users believe that Pompeo's quarantine and previous White House infections showed that the Trump administration's contempt for scientific epidemic-prevention measures has backfired, and they should be blamed for the 17 million patients in the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/17 16:39:28

Chang'e-5 mission a milestone achievement, lays foundation for future lunar, asteroid missions: CNSA deputy head

Chang'e-5 mission a milestone achievement, lays foundation for future lunar, asteroid missions: CNSA deputy head
Source: | 2020/12/17 15:18:58

British envoy visits Wuhan, expresses rational, objective voice amid bumpy China-UK ties

British Ambassador to China Caroline Wilson has just finished her four-day visit to Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, which was hit the hardest by COVID-19 in the country early this year. During the visit, she acknowledged the city's efforts in containing the coronavirus and expressed a wish to see cutting-edge cooperation between Hubei and the UK.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/17 12:48:47

Fear of job losses rise in Australian agribusiness amid souring ties: AustCham China survey

As Australian exports to China fall amid fraught bilateral ties, Australian agribusinesses have a growing fear of job losses and the wine sector, being hit hardest, is the most concerned about anti-dumping investigations, an industry survey finds.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/16 21:32:08

Aussie daily 'turns' Chinese service bureau to spying agency overnight

Australian media reports on the Australian embassy's recruitment of Chinese nationals via a Beijing agency as "putting spies into consulates" again exposed their ignorance and sinister motive, insiders and observers said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/16 21:13:41

SMIC shares sink after leadership shift, likely to hurt client confidence

Shares in Chinese mainland-based chipmaking giant Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) went through a turbulent day, first halting trading and then sinking on Wednesday, after what is seen as an abrupt senior management change.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/16 20:58:40

Taiwan military launches new corvette, 'target of PLA aircraft'

The island of Taiwan launched its first heavily armed Tuo Chiang-class corvette on Tuesday, with Taiwan media calling it an "aircraft carrier killer," but Chinese mainland military experts said on Wednesday that the corvette's threat to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) is limited and will only become a target of PLA aircraft.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/16 20:51:55

Conclusion before evidence: Zenz's 'forced' Xinjiang cotton labor lies studded with basic mistakes

Using his old tricks of cherry-picking sentences from Chinese news outlets, misinterpreting China's poverty alleviation policies and jumping to set conclusions, the infamous anti-China "scholar" Adrian Zenz manipulated a new report to accuse China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of using "forced labor" in cotton picking — the very front end of the textile industry in the region — and analysts said that Zenz's purpose is to make new "evidence" for some Western countries, especially the US, to attack Chinese companies on the industry chain and mar China's image.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/16 20:31:15

HK officials pledge allegiance to SAR, vow to uphold Basic Law

All undersecretaries and political assistants of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government took the oath of allegiance to the HKSAR Basic Law and the HKSAR on Wednesday morning, a move that will be completed by all Hong Kong civil servants by the end of next month, Hong Kong media reported.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/16 19:43:42

Huawei launches proprietary HarmonyOS for smartphones

Huawei launches the HarmonyOS 2.0 Beta for its smartphones in Beijing on Wednesday, another step closer for phasing in an alternative for Google's Android operating system, which is also deemed a hedge against US government crackdown on the top Chinese technology company.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/16 14:58:49

China's new generation reusable Long March-8 rocket in position for test flight

Long March-8 Y1 carrier rocket, a new model that is potentially reusable, was vertically rolled out to launch area in Wenchang Space Launch Center in S China's Hainan Province on Wed 8:20 am. It will make a test flight by the end of December.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/16 11:26:47

China's Chang'e-5 completes second moon-Earth orbit course correction

The CNSA told GT that the Chang'e-5 orbiter-returner combo successfully conducted its second course correction at the moon-Earth transfer orbit on Wed 9:15 am.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/16 11:10:14

J-10, Su-30 fighter jets conduct mock dogfights to coordinate naval aircraft

J-10 and Su-30 fighter jets of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently conducted mock dogfights that experts said on Tuesday not only let pilots better understand other types of aircraft as teammates but also simulated potentially hostile aircraft.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 20:33:41