World >> Top news

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

Shenzhen enhances border screening in face of infection influx from Hong Kong

South China's Shenzhen has enhanced border management amid increasing imported COVID-19 cases, while experts are calling for strengthened cooperation between Shenzhen and Hong Kong, two important gateway to China, in the face of the pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/18 21:53:41

Hubei pays highest gratitude to medics

Overwhelming appreciation and respect has been paid to medical staff that came from across the country to Hubei and Wuhan and helped bring the COVID-19 epidemic under control with their hard work and sacrifice. This reflected an institutional strength in mobilizing national resources to deal with emergencies, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/18 21:17:57

Philippines to seek China's assistance in battling COVID-19: official

The Philippines is willing to cooperate with China on curbing the coronavirus spread in the country, a senior official at the Philippine Department of Health told Global Times on Wednesday, as the Southeast Asian country is now in a state of calamity to contain the spread of the virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/18 19:58:40

Middle East experts to learn from Chinese experience against COVID-19

China is offering inspirations for the Middle East in combating the COVID-19 pandemic with its own pandemic control experience as well as by sending medical teams to Iran and Iraq.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/18 19:53:41

China to play bigger role in Africa's virus fight

The COVID-19 pandemic situation in Africa continued to worsen, as 30 countries on the continent have reported more than 400 confirmed cases as of Tuesday, according to the latest report of the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Arica CDC). Chinese observers warned that while the continent has a much improved yet still relatively poor public health system, it is on the verge of a large-scale outbreak, and China's bigger role in the virus battle on the continent is urgently needed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/18 19:08:40

Mixed feelings toward overseas Chinese returning to escape COVID-19

There have been mixed opinions online about the growing number of Chinese, especially students, returning to China from abroad amid the worsening coronavirus crisis in many countries.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/18 18:59:29

'Two sessions' likely in late April or early May: observers

The "two sessions," annual meetings of China's top legislative body and its top consultative body, are likely to be held in late April or early May, Chinese analysts said Wednesday, since by then the domestic epidemic situation is expected to be under control and business operations should have resumed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/18 18:33:23

China willing to strengthen cooperation with Czech Republic to fight COVID-19

China is willing to strengthen cooperation with the Czech Republic in fighting against the coronavirus epidemic, after a Czech military plane carrying 150,000 testing kits leaving from China on Tuesday night, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/18 17:38:40

China's JL-9 Mountain Eagle trainer jet to be modified for aircraft carrier operation: reports

The naval version of the JL-9 Mountain Eagle trainer jet is being modified to enable it to train aircraft carrier jet pilots on an actual aircraft carrier at a time when China is in urgent need of training more aircraft carrier jet pilots, as its second carrier was just commissioned last year, reports said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/18 17:08:24

Beijing will divert international flights to other cities as imported coronavirus cases mount: sources

Beijing recently held a meeting to discuss plans to divert international flights arriving Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) to other cities, as the capital city is under immense pressure to curb its rapid rise in imported coronavirus cases, two separate sources told the Global Times on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/18 16:33:40

China takes direct aim at rumormongering US media

As a standard and common practice in the diplomacy domain, the move is a decisive response to the Trump administration's unwarranted suppression and discriminatory practices against Chinese journalists, which also reflects Beijing's outrage over biased coverage of US media since the novel coronavirus outbreak, especially the racist and false reporting that intentionally smears China, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/18 2:31:21

Chinese embassy in UK refutes rumor of Chinese student death

The Chinese embassy in the UK has refuted rumors that a Chinese student at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) apparently died from COVID-19 due to a lack of treatment.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/18 12:25:15

Trump tweet infuriates China

US President Donald Trump using the term "Chinese Virus" to refer to the COVID-19 in his tweet is an act of inability and irresponsibility, as he wants to make Americans to blame China and cover his own administration's terrible response to the predictable outbreak and his failure to ease panic in the US stock market, said Chinese experts on Tuesday, adding that hyping up racism and anti-China sentiment won't help the US deal with the pandemic at all.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 16:48:40

China approves vaccine trials for coronavirus, on par with US

About 19 hours after the US announced it would start human trials for the first coronavirus vaccine, China revealed its own initial trials on the first vaccine the country developed, showing that the two largest economies are on par in the race to save the public health crisis. Given China's system advantages, for example, in accelerating the examination and approval procedure, the country is expected to be ahead in putting the vaccine into the market, analysts said. Although the vaccine will likely not be available for wide use for another 12-18 months, it gave the world great hope in combating the disease.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 21:28:40

Pakistani president visits China amid pandemic in show of solidarity

As the world is facing challenges brought about by COVID-19, Pakistani President Arif Alvi chose this special time to visit China to show solidarity between the two “iron brothers.” On the occasion, Global Times reporter Wang Bozun (GT) sat down with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi (Qureshi), and spoke about the pandemic situation and the cooperation between the two all-weather strategic partners in dealing with the challenges caused by the virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 23:43:40

Second Chinese medical team heads to Italy with TCM solutions for COVID-19

China is sending the second medical team to Italy on Wednesday, which will bring traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) solutions to help the southern European country fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 20:43:40