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Z-20 to be China's most-delivered military helicopter, multiple variants expected

China's latest commissioned and fully domestically made tactical utility helicopter, the Z-20, is expected to become the country's most-delivered chopper by entering service with not only the Chinese army, but also the nation's air, naval and armed police, with additional prospects of export sales, said the chief designer of the helicopter.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/19 21:58:40

US document depicting China as threat doomed to end up in dustbin of history: FM

A recent document released by the US State Department's Office of Policy Planning depicting China as a threat is another collection of anti-China lies concocted by some "living fossils of the Cold War," and is doomed to end up "being consigned to the dustbin of history," a spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/19 18:35:46

Updates: Court withdraws initial verdict and reviews case of husband who abused infertile wife to death

The Dezhou Intermediate People's Court in East China's Shandong Province announced on Thursday it was withdrawing the initial verdict and reviewing the case in which the husband and in-laws of a 23-year-old woman abused her to death for being infertile, after it drew public ire over the "lenient punishments" given to the abusers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/19 18:23:56

The battle for vaccine transportation and distribution begins

With the continuous spread of good news about COVID-19 vaccines, how to ensure its transportation has become a hot topic for the global cargo industry. Analysts believe that vaccine transportation will stimulate the aviation recovery, but questions remain about how to make the transportation safe.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/19 17:38:40

Foreign forces meddling in HK affairs 'doomed to failure': Chinese FM on Five Eyes' statement

Foreign forces meddling in Hong Kong affairs are “doomed to failure,” said the Chinese Foreign Ministry, condemning the Five Eyes Alliance's announcement stigmatizing China's top legislature's decision to disqualify four unpatriotic Hong Kong lawmakers, and urged the countries to stop their double standards. On Wednesday, the Five Eyes intelligence sharing group issued a statement, accusing the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress' disqualification of members of the Hong Kong Legislative Council (LegCo) of being “part of a campaign to silence critics,” and called on Beijing to reinstate them.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/19 16:52:46

China's Three Gorges sets world record for annual power generation from a single hydropower station

China's largest power-supply plant, the Three Gorges Dam, has generated 103.1 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2020 as of Sunday morning, breaking the world record for annual power generation volume from a single hydropower station, media reported on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/19 14:25:11

China's 1st COVID-19 recombinant subunit vaccines begin phase-III trials domestically

Phase-III trials involving China's COVID-19 recombinant subunit vaccines were launched on Wed in East China's Anhui Province, becoming the first candidate of such kind to start phase-III trials domestically.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/19 12:22:42

Chinese vaccines also very effective: China's CDC director

China's vaccines for COVID-19 are also very effective, Gao Fu, director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said in an online seminar on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/19 12:21:59

Xi delivers keynote speech at APEC CEO Dialogues

Chinese President Xi Jinping began to deliver a keynote speech at the APEC CEO Dialogues via video link.
Source: Agencies | 2020/11/19 10:35:37

US COVID-19 deaths top 250,000 -- Johns Hopkins University

US COVID-19 deaths surpassed 250,000 on Wednesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Enditem
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/19 7:07:55

Xinjiang clarifies rumors on mosque demolition, takes questions from foreign media

It is "completely untrue" to say that "thousands of mosques and other religious sites in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have been destroyed or permanently closed down," senior officials in Xinjiang said at a press conference on Wednesday in answer to questions from foreign media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/19 0:48:21

China to accelerate establishing laws on foreign parties to counter suppression during globalization

China has vowed to accelerate the establishment of laws on matters involving foreign parties amid the US' suppression on Chinese companies and Western countries' smearing of China during the COVID-19 pandemic, which experts said is a necessary and helpful move to better protect the interests of China and Chinese companies during globalization.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/19 0:37:52

Blaming PLA for fighter jet missing an excuse for weak Taiwan military capacity

Media on the island of Taiwan, citing a retired senior pilot, said that the crash of an F-16 fighter jet on the island on Tuesday was due to increasing pressure on the island's air force because of frequent visits by People's Liberation Army (PLA) planes to the island, which mainland military experts say is only an excuse for the island's untenable military capacity.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/18 23:22:34

Chinese campuses, food vendors escalate measures against risk brought by frozen-food imports

As coronavirus has been detected on increasing amounts of imported cold-chain food, Chinese universities have ordered students to stay on campus and avoid inter-city travel, while importers face stricter procedures before putting imported food on shelves - all part of strengthened epidemic control methods.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/18 23:18:40

Chinese-developed COVID19 vaccine CoronaVac heard progress in Turkey seeing more than 600 volunteers injected with no serious adverse reactions

Chinese-developed COVID19 vaccine CoronaVac has made progress in its late-stage clinical trials in Turkey as there have been 1,111vaccinations in 638 volunteers - all healthcare workers - across local 25 medical centers as of November 16, the trials study coordinator Professor Murat Akova of the Infectious Diseases department at Hacettepe University, where the clinical tests were launched on September 17, told the Global Times on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/18 22:33:47

China sticks to own rules regarding Boeing 737 Max back to service: Regulator

China will stick to its previously-set rules after the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Boeing to fly the once-problematic 737 MAX jet again, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) told the Global Times on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/18 22:01:16

Chinese give thumbs up as UK returns relics

The UK has won applause from the Chinese public when China's cultural authorities announced Wednesday that the European country had returned 68 smuggled Chinese relics after 25 years of negotiations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/18 21:23:40

RCEP powers up industries

The RCEP forms the world's largest trading bloc. How powerful is the deal in terms of further expanding and deepening regional value chains for business? This edition of Global Times Infographic will guide you through six distinct industries to see how the mega trade pact impacts business for the better.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/18 20:53:40