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Shenzhen recruits first civil servants from HK, Macao

Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province is recruiting civil servants from Hong Kong and Macao for the first time. 446 people from the two Chinese special administrative regions battled for five positions in tests on Saturday and Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 9:33:06

China's mission to EU confirms detention of Bloomberg's Chinese employee suspected of 'jeopardizing national security'

The mission of China to the EU on Sunday confirmed the detention of a Chinese national for national security reasons in response to a question regarding the actions of a Bloomberg employee.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/13 21:03:45

HK to require oath-taking procedures from civil servants in late Dec. or early Jan.

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) is going to announce the oath-taking procedures for its public officials, which requires all civil servants to take an oath or sign a declaration of support for the Basic Law and allegiance to the HKSAR, local media reported.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/13 20:51:21

Newly commissioned PLA destroyers form combat capability with intensive exercises

Two Type 052D destroyers that entered Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) naval service only a few months ago are gaining combat capabilities at a very fast pace, as they were brought to the fore in a recent round of highly intensive exercises that put the ship's hardware and personnel to the test.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/13 20:03:40

Lai may 'expose scandal of serving Trump admin in 2020 election' with media empire: analysts

US Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced their support on Twitter to Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, a media tycoon and instigator of Hong Kong riots with collusion with the US, who has been charged with "colluding with foreign forces to endanger national security."
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/13 19:58:11

Countdown to Chang'e-5's grand return: breaking free from moon gravity

China's Chang'e-5 lunar probe has officially embarked on the journey back to Earth amid earnest expectations from fans across the world, after the spacecraft carried out another successful maneuver that allowed it to break free from the moon's gravity and enter the lunar-Earth transfer orbit.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/13 12:12:41

Chinese museum receives Jubilee medal from Russia on war memorial day

Russian Ambassador to China Andrey Denisov on Sunday presented the Jubilee Medal "75 Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945" to the Museum of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression in Beijing, the first time that such a medal was awarded to an institution rather than individuals.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/13 14:48:40

CNBG vaccine with 86% efficacy registered in Bahrain

Bahraini government has registered a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese producer CNBG after reviewing its phase 3 clinical trial data that shows 86% efficacy rate, and 100% efficacy in preventing medium and severe symptoms.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/13 16:14:48

Production capacity of COVID-19 vaccine from Sinopharm subsidiary CNBG to reach 1 billion next year

China National Biotec Group (CNBG), a subsidiary of Sinopharm, said Saturday that it expects the production capacity of its COVID-19 vaccine to reach 1 billion doses next year. It has carried out phase III clinical trials in 10 countries and regions worldwide, with 60,000 subjects included in the testing, Beijing Daily reported.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/13 12:27:12

Sichuan releases guidelines on protecting personal information amid COVID-19 control

Southwest China's Sichuan Province has released guidelines on the protection of personal information amid COVID-19 control as the region reported new cases, according to the province's official WeChat account.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/13 10:46:25

Why India-Aussie trade talks have petered out

The attempts by Australia and India to reach a trade deal is only of “symbolic” significance, with limited pragmatic effects. Even if the two countries eventually sign a free trade deal, it will be still very difficult for Australia to make up its losses in the China market.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/12 19:58:40

Chinese FM's annual “Love Knows No Borders” international charity sale launched online on Sat

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs' annual "Love Knows No Borders" international charity sale was launched online Saturday. The event is scheduled to last one week during the Double 12 shopping festival on Chinese e-commerce platform Tmall.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/12 19:52:28

Largest railway project by Chinese company in Latin America to promote Argentina's post-pandemic recovery

China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) and the Ministry of Transport of Argentina on Friday signed a contract worth $2.6 billion to improve General San Martin Cargo Railway, the largest railway project signed by a Chinese company in Latin America. The project is expected to provide impetus for economic recovery for Argentina in the post-pandemic era.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/12 16:53:40

Xinjiang's Turpan reports three asymptomatic patients

Turpan in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous reported three asymptomatic patients on Saturday. The local government acted swiftly to quarantine close contacts and initiated an epidemiological survey
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/12 14:08:56

Jimmy Lai denied bail after being charged under national security law for HK: local media

Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai is denied bail after being charged under the national security law for HK. His case was adjourned until Apr 16, 2021
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/12 12:44:19

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 70 mln -- Johns Hopkins University

Global COVID-19 cases surpassed 70 million on Friday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/12 7:06:44

Wang Yi urges rebuilding framework for healthy devt of China-US ties

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday stressed that it is necessary for China and the US to rebuild the strategic framework for the healthy and stable development of bilateral relations, calling for a resumption of dialogue, cooperation and trust.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/11 15:42:32

China's gender imbalance may take decades to resolve

China is faced with a huge gender imbalance, with the male population exceeding the female population by more than 30 million, data from China's National Bureau of Statistics shows. The imbalance in the post-2000s and population of marriageable age are even more urgent.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/11 22:28:40