#COVID-19

  • 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.

  • Nation's semiconductor industry at a turning point

    Recently, there has been much news about the global shortage of semiconductor chips. Some pundits have called it a crisis because China is the world's largest consumer of semiconductors, taking up more than 50 percent of the global supply, and yet its production of high-end chips is limited.

    United States sanctions on technology exports to China, as well as pandemic-related supply chain disruptions, have caused a severe chip shortage. Businesses and consumers around the world are now facing growing supply concerns.

  • New advances inspire China's deep space exploration

    With news of achievements pouring in these days, China is pushing forward its deep space exploration, aiming to contribute its wisdom in humankind's peaceful utilization of outer space.

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    On April 29, China sent into space the core module of its space station, kicking off a series of key launch missions that aim to complete the construction of the station by the end of next year.

  • New COVID-19 variant 'Mu' shows signs of resistance to vaccines: WHO

    The World Health Organization has said it is closely monitoring the new coronavirus variant named Mu, adding that the 'variant of concern' has shown signs of possible resistance to vaccines.

  • 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.

  • Nutrition must be a key focus of the global response to the pandemic

    Families across the globe are increasingly unable to access and afford a diet needed for a healthy life due to loss of income, price increases and disruption in food and health care systems. In many populous low- and middle-income countries, the COVID-19 pandemic and its socio-economic effects are projected to cause a devastating increase in child malnutrition. Tragically, an already difficult situation is likely to get worse without urgent action.

  • 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".

  • PD Editorial: A hundred years of glory created, an eternal cause to build

    The past century has witnessed many hardships and achievements. At this important moment when the new journey of building a modern socialist country in an all-round way starts smoothly, we usher in the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Standing at this critical historical juncture, looking back at the past winding road, overlooking the road ahead of struggles, we are full of excitement, passion and pride.

  • 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.

  • Practices to form cliques, follow bloc politics will never succeed

    The Group of Seven (G7) recently wrapped up a summit and issued a joint communique in which it made irresponsible and false statements on issues related to China’s Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Taiwan, viciously slandered China, and interfered in China’s domestic affairs.

    Such act runs counter to the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and the trend of the times of peace, development and win-win cooperation. It exposes the bad intentions of the United States and a few other countries to deliberately create antagonism and widen differences.

  • 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.

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