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China has removed all 832 nation-level poverty-stricken counties from the poverty list as of Monday

A total of 832 nation-level poverty-stricken counties across China have all been lifted out of poverty as of Monday, a big step in China's Poverty Alleviation campaign in 2020.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/11/23 15:55:49

Last nine counties in China taken off poverty list

The last nine poverty-stricken counties in southwest China's Guizhou Province, were officially removed from the poverty list, stated the provincial government on Monday.
Source: CGTN | 2020/11/23 15:27:14

Alibaba filled with gratitude, pledges to positively respond to govt rules: chairman

Alibaba's chairman expressed gratitude toward regulatory governance at a conference attended by internet giants and regulators on Monday, a stark contrast to Jack Ma Yun, founder of Alibaba, who blasted global financial regulatory authorities for stifling innovation back in October.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/23 13:34:45

HK secessionist Joshua Wong pleads guilty on charges related to June 2019's siege of police HQ

Hong Kong secessionist Joshua Wong pleaded guilty on charges related to the siege of the Hong Kong Police Force HQ in June 2019. Fellow secessionists Agnes Chow Ting and Ivan Lam also pleaded guilty earlier on Mon.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/11/23 13:08:18

Massive nucleic acid testing helps China control epidemic in relatively short time: top medical advisor Zhang Boli

Amid concerns brought by the rebound of infections in Shanghai, Tianjin and Manzhouli, China's top medical advisor said massive nucleic acid testing is a scientific strategy for screening out potential patients in regions where there is a risk of novel coronavirus spreading, and also the key to why China can control the epidemic in a relatively short time.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/11/23 11:49:37

Xi sends congratulatory letter to World Internet Conference · Internet Development Forum

Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the World Internet Conference ? Internet Development Forum on Monday.
Source: People's Daily | 2020/11/23 9:56:14

Chinese netizens demand apology from Australian TV broadcaster for airing racist content insulting Chinese eating culture

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has drawn outrage and condemnation from Chinese-Australians and Chinese netizens for broadcasting a children's television series with controversial content suggesting insects, rats and hair are used in normal Chinese recipes, which they believe is racism.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/23 0:08:39

Update: China backs developing-world debt relief

The G20 is expected to endorse a plan to extend a debt-servicing moratorium for poor and highly indebted economies in the developing world by six months to mid-2021, said a draft G20 communique, as the coronavirus pandemic has hit the most vulnerable nations in the world hardest.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/22 21:23:33

Experts call for circuit-breaker mechanism amid cases related to frozen imports

China has seen a continuous rise in cases of contaminated frozen food from overseas and patients of coronavirus infections related to the import industry, which prompted Chinese health experts to suggest an expanded testing scale and a circuit-breaker mechanism for imports like that for international flights.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/22 21:41:46

US-Taiwan semiconductor deal a political show: experts

Taiwanese authorities is putting their key supply chains at risk by following the US government blindly in trying to set up a unilateral one-way route of supply chain, which serves the US' ill intention to contain the Chinese mainland, the world's largest and fastest- growing electronics market.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/22 20:13:40

China's Y-20 strategic transport aircraft gets key indigenous engine: reports

China's Y-20 strategic transport aircraft are finally getting its long-awaited domestically developed engines, which recently made their first public appearance, multiple media reports speculated recently. The new engines are expected to boost the Y-20's key performances including range and cargo capacity, in addition to reducing reliance on imported engines, experts said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/22 19:08:21

Two HK district councillors among three arrested over conspiracy to defraud in LegCo elections

Six people were arrested in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) over the weekend on charges of conspiracy to defraud in the general elections for the Legislative Council (LegCo), and sponsoring secessionist activities, including two district councillors and a radio DJ.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/22 18:33:40

Tianjin tests 1.7 million residents in one day amid local COVID-19 spike

North China's Tianjin Municipality has completed nucleic acid tests on 1.7 million residents in the Binhai New District since large-scale screening started on Saturday morning, after five local infection cases were recently found.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/22 17:52:11

Hong Kong eyes for an early RCEP membership to boost its economy

The Financial Secretary of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Chan Mo Po, penned an article posted on the official website of Hong Kong Financial Secretary that Hong Kong will strive to join the first batch economies after the RECP agreements take effect.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/22 16:28:12

China sees surge in COVID-19 contaminated imported food, calls for circuit breaker mechanism for imports

South China's Guangdong Province reported two new cases of imported food testing positive for coronavirus on Saturday. Packaging of chicken wings imported from Argentina (batch number: BDAICA) and frozen chicken feet imported from Russia (batch number: 2308) in Dongguan city tested positive.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/22 13:46:17

Shanghai reports one more local COVID-19 case as more residents undergo tests

Shanghai reported one new local COVID-19 case and three imported cases on Saturday, the Shanghai Health Commission announced on Sunday, noting that the local patient lives in the Pudong New Area and is a co-worker of the airport freight security checker confirmed to have contracted the COVID-19 virus on Friday, with four close contacts under medical observation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/22 12:43:40

APEC Vision 2040 offers new growth engine, needs comprehensive coop

At the end of a tough year in which the world has badly suffered from the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) sat together and jointly revealed a new vision for the next two decades. It offers a crucial growth engine for the global economy in the post-pandemic era and a rosy prospect for international community, which is in need of comprehensive cooperation, experts said on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/21 22:58:33

Chinese border city to test all residents, close schools after reporting new local COVID-19 cases

Starting Saturday, all transfer flight services via Hohhot, capital of North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, in Manzhouli airports have been suspended. Earlier in the day, two #COVID19 cases were reported in Manzhouli, a Chinese city bordering Mongolia and Russia.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/21 22:04:16