#COVID-19

  • Innovative X-ray imaging shows COVID-19 can cause vascular damage to the heart: Study

    A research team from the University of Gottingen and Hannover Medical School has detected significant changes in the heart muscle tissue of people who died from COVID-19.

    The study has been published in the 'eLife Journal'.

  • International Airline Trade group calls for simplified COVID-19 rules to revive travel

    The revival of global air travel to pre-pandemic levels requires that governments develop practical and predictable measures to mitigate the threat of COVID-19, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Tuesday.

  • Interview: China-Africa cooperation has revitalized war against malaria: WHO official

    The realization of zero malaria status by African countries by 2030 could be within reach thanks to technical support provided by China to help combat the tropical disease, a World Health Organization (WHO) official has said.

    Akpaka Kalu, Team leader, Tropical and Vector-borne Diseases Program at WHO Regional Office for Africa said strategic collaboration with China has reinvigorated the continent's battle with malaria.

  • Interview: China's experience in poverty fight helps Afghanistan to end war: expert

    China can play a pro-active role in bringing peace to Afghanistan by sharing its experience in fighting poverty, Afghan expert said.

    "In my opinion a consensus on Afghanistan issue is essential among China, U.S. Russia, Iran and Pakistan to bring the relevant powers together to jointly work for ending the war in the war-riddled country," Arianfar told Xinhua.

  • Interview: Extension of China-Russia treaty reflects closer bilateral ties -- expert

    "Putin is reaffirming its ties to China" and the two countries are without doubt getting closer, said the expert.

     The extension of the China-Russia Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation reflects closer bilateral ties, a scholar has said.

    The joint statement on the extension of the treaty, issued during Monday's talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin via video link, reflects the deepening of China-Russia relationship, Andre Liebich, honorary professor of international history and politics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, said in an interview with Xinhua.

  • Interview: Sweden hopes for great results at Beijing 2022

    With less than one year left before the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, the level of excitement is rising within the Swedish Olympic Committee (SOC).

    In the 2018 games in Pyeongchang, Sweden won a total of 14 medals -- of which seven golds -- making it the most successful winter Olympics in the country's history. With this winter's successes in mind, this record could be broken next year, SOC's chief executive Peter Reinebo told Xinhua in an exclusive interview.

  • Italy confirms WHO asks for re-checks of research on when coronavirus first surfaced

    Milan Cancer Institute (INT) in Italy on Friday confirmed to China Media Group that the World Health Organization (WHO) has requested it to re-check blood samples collected in 2019 that were reported to have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.

    INT authorities said no further details will be provided for now, and a press release will be issued on the matter in the next few days.

  • Jeffrey Sachs: What about America's human rights abuses?

    On April 15, Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, a current serving Environmental Advisor to the UN, slammed the BBC for ignoring America's human rights abuses during an interview about climate change on BBC's Newsnight program.

    As the BBC started with talking about China's human rights abuses, Sachs said that the broadcaster's framing of the interview was "not what [he had] expected", and asked "What about America's human rights abuses?"

  • Joining Hands to Meet Challenges and Promote Economic Recovery

    COVID-19 pandemic hit hard the global economy in the past year. The international community are going through the worst recession since the end of the Second World War. Industries and businesses of all countries have been mired in difficulties of varying degrees. Stability and economic recovery have become a common task for us all.

  • Less than 10 pc of world's population have coronavirus antibodies: WHO Chief scientist

    The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that less than 10 per cent of the global population have antibodies to the coronavirus, WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan said.

  • Lies are stopped by truths

    The ending of chaos and resumption of stability in Hong Kong is a fact that all Chinese people, including Hong Kong compatriots, are glad to see. The so-called 2021 Hong Kong Policy Act Report issued by the U.S. Department of State on March 31 is complete slandering.

    The report, arbitrarily fabricating lies and attacking the national security law in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), claimed, in a super exaggerated manner, that Hong Kong's autonomy was "undermined," and tried to frame China with groundless accusations.

  • Lies never able to cover truths

    A few countries in the west have been fabricating lies and spreading rumors about Xinjiang affairs to attack China's Xinjiang policy. However, most of the countries in the world believe that it is just a vicious tactic under the name of the so-called human rights to contain China's development and undermine the country's security and stability.

    Xinjiang-related issues are not human rights issues at all. They are in essence about countering violent terrorism, radicalization and separatism. There have never been such things as "genocide", "forced labor" or "religious oppression" in the autonomous region.

  • Lifting COVID-19 restrictions too quickly can be disastrous for those not vaccinated: WHO Chief

    World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday said with the increased global transmission of variants of concern including the Delta variant, lifting restrictions too quickly could be disastrous for those who are not vaccinated.

    Speaking at the press briefing on COVID-19, Tedros said that...

  • Long term exposure to air pollution may heighten COVID-19 risk: Study

    Long term exposure to ambient air pollution may heighten the risk of COVID-19 infection, suggests recent research.

    The findings were published in the journal 'Occupational and Environmental Medicine'.

  • Misguiding U.S. reports on COVID-19 origin sourcing hurt U.S. credibility

    The so-called "lab leak theory" recently fabricated by the U.S. is just lame. It followed the same old trick in which certain media outlets published biased reports and then some politicians hyped them up.

    However, such "comedy duo," which has been frequently staged, further revealed the ugly intention of the White House to politicize the pandemic and stigmatize other countries.

  • Misjudgments of CPC blind West of reality and future

    Why do some Western politicians and scholars show much more intention to demonize the Communist Party of China (CPC) when they know very little about the largest political party in the world? To understand China today, one must first know more about the CPC. As the Chinese people are about to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CPC, the Global Times reporter Bai Yunyi interviewed the country's top political scientist Zheng Yongnian, presidential chair professor, acting dean of the School of Humanities and Social Science and the Founding Director of the Advanced Institute of Global and Contemporary China Studies, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. He talked about how to see the legitimacy of the CPC and how it reached reforms goals through non-Western ways.

  • Mongolia receives China-donated supplies to fight COVID-19

    Mongolia on Wednesday received supplies donated by the Chinese government to fight the COVID-19 pandemic at an online handover ceremony.

    Officials from the two sides attended the online handover ceremony.

  • More than 25,000 tons of COVID-19 protection waste floats in oceans

    Since the start of the 2020 pandemic, many have become accustomed to using personal protective equipment, which is often disposable and not used for a long time. The problem of mass pollution of the environment with used masks, gloves and bottles of antiseptics poses a significant threat to the biosphere worldwide.

  • 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.

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