Tag: #COVID-19

COVID-19 triggers cruel social governance race

Ai Jun September 26, 2020

COVID-19 triggers cruel social governance race

Europe is undergoing a rebound of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Top British scientific advisors warned Monday that the country could witness up to 50,000 COVID-19 cases per day by mid-October, and a WHO official noted that the spread of the virus in Europe now is worse than it...More

China Rejects and Opposes Groundless Accusations by the United States

Zhang Jun September 26, 2020

China Rejects and Opposes Groundless Accusations by the United States

China firmly rejects and opposes the groundless accusations made by the United States against China during the General Debate on 22 September. China will exercise the right of reply in accordance with the rules of the UN General Assembly to state its solemn position. The US noise is...More

Xi reaffirms COVID-19 pledges at UN assembly

Cao Siqi, Hu Yuwei and Zhang Han September 24, 2020

Xi reaffirms COVID-19 pledges at UN assembly

In stark contrast to the US who apparently turned the UN General Assembly - a multilateral dialogue platform - into a battlefield to attack and defame China, China stressed putting people and lives first in battling COVID-19, and that major countries should act like major countries by taking...More

ByteDance issues bonuses to motivate staff amid US pressure

Left Review Online September 15, 2020

ByteDance issues bonuses to motivate staff amid US pressure

ByteDance, the Chinese high-tech start-up that owns TikTok, handed out a rare half-month bonus for its employees on Tuesday, to motivate its workforce amid pressure from the crackdown by the Trump administration in the US. According to an internal memo seen by the Global Times on Tuesday, the...More

China suspends imports from 56 food firms on virus concerns

Left Review Online September 12, 2020

China suspends imports from 56 food firms on virus concerns

As of Monday, China had suspended imports from 56 cold-chain food companies of 19 countries and regions where workers have been infected with COVID-19. China's General Administration of Customs (GAC) said on Tuesday that 41 of the companies had voluntarily stopped exports to China. Packaging and containers of...More

Chinese company begins vaccine trials on minors; Xi’an denies inoculation

Hu Yuwei September 10, 2020

Chinese company begins vaccine trials on minors; Xi’an denies inoculation

A Chinese vaccine maker has begun COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials on minors to better understand the vaccine's safety and efficacy to a wider population, the Global Times learned on Tuesday. The China National Biotec Group (CNBG) of SinoPharm, China's leading vaccine producer with two inactivated vaccine candidates for...More

Aussie farmers could be sacrificed under US coercion

Yu Lei September 10, 2020

Aussie farmers could be sacrificed under US coercion

After months of reckless attempts to smear China amid the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, Australia witnessed its first recession in nearly 30 years. Its farm sector, with a large population, has seen confidence continue to slide as the pandemic spreads and international market concerns grow. The mounting discontent among...More

Record GDP slump ‘ominous’ sign for India, worst may lie ahead: Experts

Wang Cong September 03, 2020

Record GDP slump ‘ominous’ sign for India, worst may lie ahead: Experts

Indian officials and media outlets have been hyping up tensions with China both on the border and in trade and investment, but the latest official data might have revealed a deeper problem for the populous country and its Prime Minister Narendra Modi: its virus-stricken economy. Data from the...More

COVID-19 antibodies may decay faster than expected, resulting in ‘second infection’: Chinese epidemiologist

Zhang Hui and Liu Caiyu August 30, 2020

COVID-19 antibodies may decay faster than expected, resulting in ‘second infection’: Chinese epidemiologist

The COVID-19 vaccine that countries around the world are racing to acquire may not be able to provide permanent protection, and recipients who recover from the infection may become reinfected even after getting the COVID-19 vaccine, a Hong Kong virologist told the Global Times after a recent study...More

Feed Americans before making America great again

Li Qingqing August 19, 2020

Feed Americans before making America great again

More Americans are saying that they cannot afford enough food for themselves or their children, and the situation may even get worse as some US government benefits have expired, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Sunday. Economists believe the problem seems to be "worse than it...More

China’s daily COVID-19 testing capacity hits 4.84 million

GT Staff Reporters August 08, 2020

China’s daily COVID-19 testing capacity hits 4.84 million

China's COVID-19 testing capacity can fully meet domestic demand, authorities said on Wednesday. According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), China's daily COVID-19 nucleic acid testing capacity hit 4.84 million at the end of July, with 4,946 institutions and more than 38,000 technical staff now...More

WHO admits Wuhan may not be virus origin, offsetting rumor

Zhao Yusha August 08, 2020

WHO admits Wuhan may not be virus origin, offsetting rumor

WHO's admission that Wuhan may not be the origin of COVID-19 may put to rest conspiracy theories that have put the central Chinese city and China in a bad light over the virus' origin, Chinese epidemiologists said. They urged for more research on transmission channels and virus host...More

Zhong Nanshan team and AI Lab develop deep-learning model that can predict COVID-19 progression

Left Review Online July 29, 2020

Zhong Nanshan team and AI Lab develop deep-learning model that can predict COVID-19 progression

Tencent-affiliated artificial intelligence (AI) laboratory AI Lab and the medical team of top Chinese physician Zhong Nanshan have jointly revealed the results of a research project, which can predict the likelihood of COVID-19 developing to a critical stage using AI technologies. They jointly developed a deep-learning model which...More

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine approved for Phase III clinical trials in Bangladesh

GT Staff Reporter July 26, 2020

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine approved for Phase III clinical trials in Bangladesh

A COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by Beijing-based Sinovac Life Sciences Corp has obtained preliminary approval in Bangladesh for entering phase III clinical trials, the company said Monday. "Our vaccine has received approval from a national drug research council in Bangladesh and is waiting to obtain final approval from...More

US threatens world’s epidemic control with ‘low human rights advantage’

Mu Lu July 14, 2020

US threatens world’s epidemic control with ‘low human rights advantage’

The US has been repeatedly shocking the world with its COVID-19 data - It registered over 2.88 million infections and nearly 130,000 deaths as of press time. Many people are wondering what is wrong with the US. The self-proclaimed defender of human rights has attached no importance to...More