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China pushes test-based health code, eyes global mechanism

More Chinese embassies have joined the push for pre-departure health codes based on coronavirus nucleic acid and antibody tests, a prerequisite for China-bound travels, which can shed light on how a global mechanism for mutual health code recognition will look like.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/26 20:23:41

Chinese logistics sector enhances measures to minimize virus risk

The Chinese civil aviation sector, ports and freight transportation agencies have escalated measures for imported shipments to minimize the risk of infection, given recent cases showing the coronavirus has spread from cold-chain storage facilities and cargo transportation. Experts warned that the environment of containers in transit could be similar to that of the cold-chain system.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/26 20:23:40

Over 50 kindergarten kids down in another norovirus outbreak in SW. China

A norovirus outbreak hit a kindergarten in Zigong, Southwest China's Sichuan Province reported on Wednesday, infecting more than 50 children and adding to a series of norovirus outbreaks around China in recent months.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/26 18:51:56

Update:Manzhouli to start second round all-member testing after cluster COVID-19 infection found

The latest outbreak in Manzhouli shows the characteristics of a cluster infection, local authorities said at a press conference on Thursday. The virus is thought to have spread among local families and communities, and a local school.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/26 17:24:17

Manzhouli rushes to curb COVID-19 outbreak after virus strain found similar to that of Russia

The two COVID-19 infections first found in Manzhouli, North China's land port city bordering Russia, share a virus strain highly identical to the one found in Russia, suggesting that the cases were imported from abroad, local authorities said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/26 17:19:33

ByteDance's future in the US at a critical stage with new seven-day extension of TikTok sale order

The US has reportedly granted ByteDance – the parent company of TikTok – a new seven-day extension of an order that directs the Chinese tech firm to divest its short video-sharing app.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/26 11:02:50

Chinese Football Association mourns the death of Argentine legend Diego Maradona

As arguably the best player in the 20th century, World Cup winner Diego Maradona made a tremendous contribution to the game of football, and brought so many beautiful and indelible memories for Chinese fans: Chinese Football Association
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/11/26 10:18:55

Lam stresses youth's role in integration with national development

In her 2020 annual policy address, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam stressed the need to restore Hong Kong's constitutional order and political system from yearlong social turmoil, putting a special focus on the city's further integration into China's development plans, and creating more conditions for the young generation to achieve this goal.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/26 0:58:40

Mainland to offer COVID-19 vaccine to HK amid 'fourth wave'

Amid the fourth wave of the COVID-19 surge, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the Chinese central government had agreed to supply Hong Kong people with a vaccine.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/26 0:03:40

Chinese FM Wang Yi's SK trip highly anticipated to promote regional FTA talks

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi began his visit to South Korea on Wednesday following his trip to Japan with concrete achievements.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/25 23:30:58

Yuantong ordered to address security rules after leaking clients' data

Yuantong Express (YTO), one of China's largest couriers, was ordered to rectify its operations after some employees were found to have colluded with outsiders to steal and sell more than 400,000 items of clients' personal data, according to a release by Shanghai's cyberspace affairs office on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/25 22:13:41

German pork knuckles 'scapegoat' for N American pig heads in Tianjin infections

A health official in North China's Tianjin, who has been dubbed China's Sherlock Holmes, has cracked the mysterious case of the latest COVID-19 infections in the municipality and helped "clear the name" of German pork knuckles, which were previously believed to be the source of recent infections.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/25 20:08:40

Transmission risk surges as more imported COVID-19 cases found in China

China faces an increasing risk of coronavirus transmission with imported cases from more countries being found and more virus-positive imported cold-chain food being detected in the past 30 days, China's health authority said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/25 17:19:46

Chinese embassy fires back at Canadian FM Champagne's 'coercive diplomacy' accusations

In response to Canadian Foreign Minister's latest claim that China uses "coercive diplomacy" and "detained foreign nationals at will," Chinese Embassy in Canada urged Canadian side to look at itself in the mirror and stop interfering in other countries' internal affairs using double standards.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/25 15:58:11

Decision to close Wuhan's Huanan seafood market back in Jan. made 'after heated arguments'

The closure of Wuhan's Huanan seafood market early on in the epidemic has been shown to be the right decision made by Chinese experts and government officials, after heated arguments that lasted under 12 hours, a top epidemiologist revealed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/25 15:04:40

Health official dubbed 'China's Sherlock Holmes' pinpoints pig heads from N. America source of cold-chain infections in Tianjin, instead of German pork knuckles

A local Tianjin health official who has been dubbed China's Sherlock Holmes has cracked the mysterious case of the latest COVID-19 infections in North China's Tianjin, and helped clear up suspicions over German pork knuckles, which were previously believed to be the source of the recent outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/25 12:11:03

Regulator approves Ant Group subsidiaries' ABS financing program following suspended IPO

Two Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) financing programs belonging to Ant Group's online lending subsidiaries, with a combined issuing scale of 20 billion yuan ($3.03 billion), have been approved, according to a release by the SSE Corporate Bond Information of the Shanghai Stock Exchange on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/25 12:08:39

Tianjin's thorough investigation found pig heads from North America infected pork knuckles from Germany, causing infections

The recent COVID-19 infections in North China's Tianjin Municipality have two sources, with one related to frozen pig heads imported from North America, Zhang Ying, a deputy director of Tianjin diseases control and prevention center, told a press conference on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/24 20:13:40