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Japan to continue preparing for Olympics as planned despite concerns over COVID-19 pandemic

International Olympic Committee  and relevant parties held discussion on the preparation for #Japan2020 on Tuesday, in line with the idea of the Tokyo Olympic Games being held as scheduled while major tasks are discussion on qualification and quota allocation: reports
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 20:10:11

China approves clinical trials for virus vaccine by PLA doctor-led team

Recombinant COVID-19 vaccine developed by the team led by top PLA epidemiologist Chen Wei was approved to launch clinical trials in China on Monday
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 19:10:50

Wuhan returns kindness, makes first mask donation to South Korea

Chinese city Wuhan, hit hard by the COVID-19, will donate 60,000 face masks to South Korea, which is "of great importance and will support the receiver areas," South Korea's Consul General in Wuhan told the Global Times on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 18:18:40

US intrusions in S.China Sea can be stopped by electromagnetic weapons: experts

Chinese military experts on Tuesday suggested the use of non-lethal electromagnetic weapons, including low-energy laser devices, in expelling US warships that have been repeatedly intruding into the South China Sea in the past week.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 18:18:38

PLA warplanes conduct rare nighttime exercises near Taiwan: reports

Warplanes of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reportedly conducted rare nighttime exercises near the island of Taiwan on Monday, and mainland analysts on Tuesday predicted that similar drills will become more frequent if Taiwan secessionist forces remain stubborn and continue their secessionist activities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 17:00:17

Aid medical workers begin to leave as Hubei brings virus under control

The first batch of 3,787 doctors and nurses from around China, who aided Hubei Province in its battle against the coronavirus, started their journey of returning home on Tuesday morning as the outbreak has been effectively tamed in the province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 14:01:09

Chinese netizens praise national support to foreign places as rewards for kindness

As China is sending more medical supportive teams to help foreign countries and regions fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese netizens joked that China's "one province supporting one city" policy to back Hubei was upgraded to "one province supporting one country."
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 10:03:40

Senior Chinese official Yang Jiechi urges US to stop slandering China's COVID-19 efforts in phone call with Pompeo

China strongly condemned some US politicians for slandering China and China's efforts to control the spread of COVID-19, and urged the US side to correct the mistakes, Yang Jiechi, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee said during a telephone call on Monday with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the latter's request.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 0:33:20

Time for US to learn from China to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak

As the COVID-19 epidemic situation worsens in the US with the number of cases rising sharply, US scientists expressed frustration over the US government's choice to ignore the Wuhan experiences in which the Chinese city had run a costly experiment.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 0:28:40

US' calculation on tariffs misguided: analysts

Apparent reluctance among US officials to remove tariffs on China to help vast US businesses and consumers cope with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic on concerns that such a move would benefit China more is misguided, and will undoubtedly cripple US firms at such a difficult time, Chinese analysts stated on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/16 20:33:40

Beijing's SARS hospital opens to tackle imported COVID-19 risks

Beijing announced the launch of Xiaotangshan Hospital on Monday. The facility, once designated to treat SARS patients in 2003, will be used to screen international visitors and returned nationals, to treat mild coronavirus cases and quarantine suspected cases.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 0:03:40

Alvi's China visit eyes health, agricultural cooperation

Pakistani President Arif Alvi is paying visit to China from Monday to Tuesday, his first visit to China, which observers said is aimed at exploring further health and agricultural cooperation after China's help to fight against the COVID-19 and locust plague and pushing forward projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/16 22:18:49

HK to start new projects in bid to boost growth

Fluctuations in global economies caused by the spread of COVID-19 will inflict a heavy economic blow on Hong Kong, and the local government is expected to roll out strong stimulus measures to drive consumption, including tax cuts and infrastructure investment, experts said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/16 22:13:40

Pakistani president to visit China

Pakistani President Arif Alvi will visit China from March 16 to 17 at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying announced Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/16 21:08:47

Shanghai announces progress in COVID-19 vaccine development

Shanghai authorities on Monday revealed China's latest achievement of COVID-19 vaccine development, as vaccines have begun animal testing and are expected to start clinical trials in mid-April, a move experts hailed as not many countries have achieved this yet.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/16 21:08:41

Virus peak in China passes, focuses on imported infections, sporadic community cases: frontline medics

Chinese doctors who served in the pandemic frontline in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, believed the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan and China has passed and the focus now is on preventing imported cases to China from overseas as well as sporadic cases in the community.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/16 19:28:40

Chinese defense firm produces medical supplies with J-20 fighter jet technology

Chinese defense companies are making machines for medical supplies using technologies originally intended for designs and manufacfuring of advanced weapons such as J-20 stealth fighter jets to ease the shortage of face masks and protective suits amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/16 18:33:31

Xi replies to letter from young medics fighting COVID-19 in Hubei

President Xi Jinping has encouraged young medics who are fighting the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the front line to make their contributions in places where the Party and the people need them most.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/16 13:36:14