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  • More youths answer Xi's call in science

    Chinese researchers get younger, help nation make great strides in innovation

    During a discussion with representatives of China's youth in 2013, President Xi Jinping called young people "the most dynamic and creative group of our society" and said that they should "stand at the forefront of innovation and creation".

  • Nanjing dispatches its first China-Europe freight train to a destination in Western Europe

    A China-Europe freight train bound for Western Europe from Nanjing, in east China's Jiangsu province, departed for the city of Tilburg in the Netherlands on May 10, with the train set to become the first to depart Nanjing for a destination in Western Europe.

  • Nation can help lead global fight against climate change

    President Xi Jinping's pledge on Saturday of China's further commitments to tackling global climate challenges consolidates his earlier announcements for the country to peak emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060.

    It is crucial to note that the gains to China and the world from climate action are far greater in the immediate years than in the later years, when the socioeconomic cost of mitigation would have risen exponentially.

  • Nation prepares mass domestic COVID inoculations

    China had administered nearly 82.85 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine as of Tuesday as it prepares a campaign to vaccinate its entire population, the State Council's Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism said on Wednesday.

    More than 100 million doses of domestically made vaccine have been delivered in China and overseas, and they have proved safe and effective, it added.

  • No foreign interference able to undermine rule of law in Hong Kong

    The rule of law is never to be played with, and those who go against the laws shall never escape punishment.

    The District Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) recently sentenced Joshua Wong Chi-fung, an instigator of the Hong Kong riots, as well as other three persons, four to ten months in jail for participating in an unauthorized assembly.

  • One year after outbreak, medics from around the country return to Wuhan to enjoy cherry blossoms

    It's the best season in Wuhan, as the signature cherry blossom trees are in full bloom. Wuhan University, one of the best places in China to enjoy the flowers, set up special cherry blossom open days for the medical workers participating in the COVID-19 prevention and control, inviting medical teams from all over the country to enjoy the cherry blossoms on campus this weekend.

    On the first day of the event, more than 3,000 medical personnel and their families from around the country gathered at Wuhan University to appreciate the cherry blossoms.

  • Over 235 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across China

    Nearly 235.98 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Tuesday, the National Health Commission said Wednesday.

  • Over 359 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered worldwide

    At least 132 countries and territories have administered more than 359 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines so far.

    As per the data provided by Our World In Data cited by The New York Times, 359,460,397 doses have been administered and as many as 4.7 persons have been vaccinated per 100 people.
    In the US, as many as 135,847,835 doses have been delivered and 109,081,860 doses have been administered.

  • Over 500 relics found in prehistoric Sanxingdui Ruins in SW China

    Over 500 artifacts were unearthed in the six ancient sacrificial pits newly discovered in Sanxingdui Ruins in southwest China’s Sichuan Province between November 2019 and May 2020, including pieces of gold masks, bird-shaped gold pieces, and pieces of miniature ivory sculptures, said archaeologists during a meeting held in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan on March 20.

    The historic site, located in Sichuan's Guanghan, is believed to be the remnants of the ancient Shu Kingdom dating back some 3,000 years to 5,000 years ago. It is hailed as one of the greatest archaeological findings in the 20th century. Discussions on it have never faded since the first two sacrificial pits were discovered in 1986.

  • Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine developers claim that it reduces COVID-19 transmission

    As per a report by developers of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine on Sunday, claimed that it can reduce the transmission of COVID-19 virus, reported The Washington Post.

    In a preprint of an article under review at the Lancet medical journal, the Oxford University vaccine developers report that was based on follow-up studies of their clinical trials found the vaccine safe and effective, there is also "the potential for the vaccine to reduce transmission of the virus".

  • Pfizer, BioNTech begin testing of third dose against new COVID-19 variants

    Pfizer and its partner BioNTech on Thursday said that they have begun to test how well the third dose of their authorised vaccine stacks up against new coronavirus variants.

    The study will evaluate up to 144 Phase 1 participants in two age cohorts, 18-55 and 65-85 years of age.

  • Pfizer's oral drug to stop COVID-19 could be ready next year, says CEO

    Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has said that an oral drug for treating coronavirus could be ready next year adding the company is working on two antivirals, an oral and an injectable.

    "We are actually on two, one is injectable and the other one an oral (antiviral)...

  • Pirates: Commission must rethink vision on COVID-19 vaccine passport

    The Commission’s plan to introduce a “Digital Green Pass” for EU citizens threatens fundamental rights in several respects. While the European Pirates in the Greens/EFA Group support measures that aim at restoring the freedom of movement, they need to be proportionate.

  • Quotable Quotes: Xi Jinping on national heroes, martyrs

    The 4th of April this year marks the Qingming Festival, an important day on the lunar calendar when Chinese people traditionally sweep the tombs of their deceased family members and pay tributes to their ancestors.

    During this day, Chinese people also pay respect to martyrs.

  • Researchers identify cause and potential treatment for COVID-19-induced heart damage

    Australian researchers at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have discovered some of the ways COVID-19 damages the heart and identified a class of drugs that could potentially protect or reverse this cardiac injury.

  • Robust China-CEEC partnership sets example of transregional cooperation

    Amid the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic and a reeling global economy, trade and economic ties between China and Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs) have demonstrated an unusually strong resilience, setting an example of transregional practical cooperation for the deeply challenged world community.

    Fresh data from China's Ministry of Commerce showed that in 2020, China's total trade volume with the 17 CEECs hit 103.45 billion U.S. dollars, registering an 8.4-percent spike, and crossing the 100-billion-dollar mark for the first time.

  • Rocket debris 'common, likely to fall in intl waters' despite Western hyping of 'China space threat'

    Debris from China's Long March-5B Y2 carrier rocket, which sent the first section of China's space station into orbit, is very likely to fall in international waters and people needn't worry, Chinese space analysts told the Global Times on Wednesday.

    Wreckage from rocket launches falling back to Earth is common in the aerospace field, and the Pentagon's reported claim that the rocket wreckage will fly back "out of control" and "may cause damage if it hits inhabited areas" is nothing but Western hype of the "China threat" in space technology advancement, observers noted.

  • Russia records 16,474 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours

    Russia registered 16,474 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, down from 16,643 the day before, taking the tally to 3,901,204, the coronavirus response center said on Wednesday.

    "Over the past day, 16,474 coronavirus cases were confirmed across 85 regions, including 1,748 cases (10.6 percent) that were detected actively, with people showing no clinical symptoms,"

  • Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine 91.6 per cent effective: Lancet

    Russian's Sputnik V is 91.6 per cent effective at protecting people from COVID-19, according to the result of an interim analysis of the phase 3 trials published by the journal Lancet on Tuesday.

     "In the interim efficacy analysis of the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, where data on 19,866 volunteers were included in the efficacy analysis (14,964 of whom received the vaccine and 4,902 the placebo),

  • Senior WHO officials congratulate China for COVID-19 control, yet no room for complacency

    Michael Ryan, executive director of the WHO's Health Emergencies Program, attributed China's success to a "huge partnership between communities, scientific institutions, public health institutions in the government" and "a lot of cooperation, very sustained commitment to getting the job done."

    Senior World Health Organization (WHO) officials on Monday congratulated the front-line health workers and the people in China for having reached a successful outcome in fighting COVID-19.

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