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Risks of second coronavirus outbreak in China mount

China's Hubei Province and its capital city Wuhan, which were both hit hard by COVID-19, have reported zero new confirmed cases for two consecutive days as of press time on Friday, signaling the epidemic is coming under control in China. However, experts warn that a second outbreak may be possible considering the increasing numbers of imported cases and as the origin of the virus remains unknown. They urged all countries to take effective measures and speed up vaccine development.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 18:48:40

Limited pressure on neighboring airports to accept diverted arrivals from Beijing

China's air regulator began diverting incoming international flights from Beijing to other cities from Friday, aiming to control the number of COVID-19 cases arriving in Beijing, as data shows there is little overseas arrival pressure on those airports.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 18:38:40

3 Chinese fencers infected with coronavirus in Hungary

Three Chinese national fencing athletes have tested positive for the novel coronavirus after participating in a fencing event earlier this month in Hungary. The team is the first Chinese national team to confirm players have been infected with the coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 18:18:56

Why does US fear CPC and Chinese media, if it believes in itself: FM

If US is a firm believer in its own system, as it claims, then why is it afraid of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) and the Chinese media, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 16:22:32

CBA's British MC fired for improper comments on his Shanghai quarantine

The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA)'s Shanghai Sharks club announced on Thursday that it would end business cooperation with its British MC James Lawman due to his controversial comments on his quarantine in Shanghai.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 16:13:56

Woman dismissed by US employer for traveling to China against COVID-19 health guidelines

Despite the epidemic easing in China through nationwide efforts, the number of infections imported from overseas has created growing uncertainty in the country's battle against the epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 14:04:34

China has more monetary leeway than global peers amid coronavirus pandemic: market watchers

China's central bank on Friday surprised the market with its decision to keep its benchmark lending rate steady in March, despite a global race to cut rates amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 13:36:44

Probe report on 'whistleblower' Li Wenliang reveals warning process in early stage of epidemic in Wuhan

The report released by China's top supervisory body on Thursday about the matter related to the death of Li Wenliang, the "whistleblower" doctor from Wuhan after a 42-day investigation has revealed the initial warning process in the early stage of combating the coronavirus outbreak in the city.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/19 20:53:27

What China can learn from Singapore to fight COVID-19

Singapore's success in striking a delicate balance between "maximum protection of public health" and "minimum impact of economy" offers a new perspective for some Chinese metropolises trying to resume work as COVID-19 continues to spread globally, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 0:28:40

Mutual respect prerequisite for China-Brazil cooperation: experts

Chinese Embassy in Brazil has protested against the stigmatizing of China by Brazilian Federal Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of President Jair Bolsonaro, urging him to withdraw the insults and apologize.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 0:18:40

Beijing cuts infection channels from abroad

With more than 200,000 infections across the globe, Beijing, as a hotspot for international communications and the political center of China, is threatened by the spike of COVID-19 cases from overseas, leading the municipal government to further tighten management measures for overseas personnel entering Beijing starting from Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/19 22:22:45

Wuhan police revokes virus “whistleblower” Li Wenliang's reprimand order following probe, apologizes to Li's family

Wuhan police revokes virus “whistleblower” Li Wenliang's reprimand order following probe, apologizes to Li's family
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/19 21:02:15

China to firmly support its media to safeguard reputation, interests: Chinese FM

China supports its media in safeguarding their reputation and interests, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, adding that China is forced to take relevant countermeasures against American media reporters in China, based on the principle of reciprocity.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/19 20:18:40

Industrial cities rush to help skilled Hubei workers back to production line

Hubei workers are carefully making their way to jobs outside the province as new domestic COVID-19 infections gradually dry up in China. The resumption of work, much anticipated and urgent for those workers and their employers, won't give rise to a new round of infections, as a two-month lockdown proved the workers are not pathogen carriers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/19 20:05:17

Australian woman asked to leave China for flouting quarantine rules

The Australian woman who breached Beijing coronavirus quarantine rules by taking a jog outside her home has been asked to leave China, a decision that instantly won sweeping approval among Chinese netizens, while legal experts said it was a lenient punishment.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/19 17:44:32

Taiwan facing risk of infection wave due to flawed control effort: experts

The island of Taiwan's epidemic control efforts against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are seriously flawed and Taiwan is facing the risk of another wave of COVID-19 infections, as the island's authority previously only focused on preventing cases from the Chinese mainland but not those from the rest of the world, multiple experts from the island said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/19 17:06:51

Zero new confirmed cases reported in Hubei as of March 18

There have been no new confirmed cases in Central China's Hubei Province, the area hit hardest by the coronavirus, as of Wednesday. Meanwhile, no new local infections were reported within the Chinese mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/19 11:05:15

Prominent figures join to fight 'Chinese virus' slander

Several prominent Chinese scientists rebuked a claim that US President Donald Trump made in referring to the novel coronavirus as a Chinese virus, which is considered a racist and offensive move to shift the blame to China and igniting anti-China sentiment when no evidence showed the virus originated in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/18 23:53:40