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  • U.S. demonization of China could be "colossal strategic blunder": S. Korean media

    An opinion piece in the Korea Times on Thursday raised doubts about the U.S. demonization of China, saying it could be "a colossal strategic blunder."

    "Is practically every China claim in the South China Sea wholly invalid? Is it invariably the case that China is always in the wrong?" said Tom Plate, author of the opinion piece and a professor at Loyola Marymount University in California.

  • UK becomes first country to approve antiviral COVID-19 pill

    The UK has approved antiviral COVID-19 drug Lagevrio (molnupiravir) after it was found to be safe and effective at reducing the risk of hospitalisation and death in people with mild to moderate COVID-19 following a stringent review.

  • UK COVID-19 variant spreading rapidly across US, may soon become dominant by March: Study

    The mutated coronavirus variant, which was originally discovered in the United Kingdom and is found to be more contagious, is rapidly spreading across the United States and may become the dominant strain in many states as soon as by March, a new study suggests.

  • UK opens for travel, removes all restrictions for COVID-19 vaccinated people from Feb 11

    The United Kingdom on Monday said it has removed all COVID-19 testing requirements for fully vaccinated travellers, including those from India, arriving in the UK from next month.

    A travel advisory issued by the Department of Transport and the Department of Health and Social Care announced that beginning 4 am on February 11

  • UN chief in self-isolation after contact with COVID-positive person

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has been in self-isolation after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, said Farhan Haq, his deputy spokesman.

  • UNDERSTAND CHINA: Through the Lens of 'Mutually Assured Prosperity'

    It's hard to truly and fully understand a country without first appreciating the nature of its own political system and unique path towards development. On this topic, People's Daily Online has got you covered with our series of multi-faceted and in-depth conversations with foreign and domestic thought leaders on the subject of domestic and international politics, discussions that can hopefully help to clear some of the air between China and those who may still have a false impression of the country and its people.

  • Unique stem cell trajectory in lungs damaged by COVID-19, pulmonary fibrosis: Study

    A research has found that severe lung injuries can trigger lung stem cells to undergo abnormal differentiation.

    The study has been published in the 'Nature Cell Biology Journal'.

  • UNWTO and WHO: Travel measures should be based on risk assessment

    The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have called for the lifting of travel bans as they do not provide added value and continue to contribute to economic and social stress. The two UN agencies agreed to collaborate on a global trust architecture for recovery of the travel sector.

  • US interference in other countries' internal affairs aggravates chaos in Middle East

    The U.S. is an "expert" at interfering in the internal affairs of other countries, wantonly exercising its political power and hegemonism across the world.

    The U.S. regards the Middle East as its own "backyard" and pushes forward its "Greater Middle East" initiative for the democratic transformation under the slogan of "human rights overriding sovereignty".

  • US urged to get back on right track in dialogue

    To debunk some US politicians' preference to blame China for miscellaneous problems in the United States, a senior Chinese diplomat has said that "to destabilize China is by no means a solution to the US' problems".

    "For a superpower like the US, the biggest challenge is always itself," Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Le Yucheng said in an interview with Chinese news portal guancha.com published on Saturday, covering a wide range of topics related to the world's two largest economies.

  • Vaccines significantly lower risk of long-term effects of COVID-19

    A new study demonstrates that receiving at least two doses of Pfizer vaccinations significantly lowers the majority of the long-term symptoms people observed months after getting COVID-19.

    In this study, people who received at least two doses of the COVID-19 vaccination compared to those who received none experienced eight of the ten most frequently reported symptoms between 50 and 80 per cent less often.

  • Vaccines still effective against Omicron as T cell immunity holds up better against new variant: WHO Chief Scientist

    Emphasising that the Omicron variant is infecting both vaccinated and unvaccinated people worldwide, WHO Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan has said that it appears that vaccines are still proving to be effective because even though the numbers are going up exponentially in many countries, severity of the disease has not surged to a new level.

  • Vaccines, previous infection may offer some stronger than basic protection against Omicron: Study

    A new study has found that people previously infected with COVID and those vaccinated will have some 'stronger than basic' defence against the Omicron strain of COVID-19.

    The research has been published in the 'Emerging Microbes & Infection Journal'.

  • Walk the talk: Xi leads China in fight for carbon-neutral

    Almost half a year after Chinese President Xi Jinping's pledge to make the country carbon-neutral before 2060, the roadmap to achieve the goal is getting clearer under Xi's push as authorities and industries scale up their green efforts.

    China aims to have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060, Xi announced at the general debate of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly via video in September last year.

  • We cannot pretend COVID-19 is not here, says WHO Chief

    With a surge in deaths due to coronavirus, World Health Organization Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on said "we cannot pretend it's not there."

    "Learning to live with COVID-19 doesn't mean we pretend it's not there. It means we use all the tools we have to protect ourselves, and protect others," Ghebreyesus said in a tweet.

  • Wearable monitoring of COVID-19 biomarkers

    An automated wireless wearable sensor and a machine-learning approach that records and interprets mechano-acoustic signatures of a person's heart rate, respiration rate, and temperature, along with coughing, speaking, and laughing, all of which are biomarkers relevant to monitoring the progression of COVID-19 infections in individuals and their spread across populations has been developed by a group of joint Chinese - US researchers. 

  • Western allegation of genocide in Xinjiang hardly convincing: Singaporean newspaper

    The Western allegation of so-called "genocide" in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region lacks solid evidence and is therefore hardly convincing, said an opinion piece by Singapore's Chinese-language newspaper Lianhe Zaobao on Wednesday.

    Despite the overwhelming firepower of the Western propaganda war against China, the so-called "evidence" available to the West is very limited, consisting of only a few so-called leaked documents and one-sided statements by what Beijing calls separatists, said the article by Wu Jungang, a former member of Parliament of Singapore.

  • Western countries should stop imposing double standards regarding human rights

    The 46th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) came to a close on Wednesday. What the world has witnessed during the four-week conference was a record of the repeated double standards of the United States and some other Western countries.

    The beacon of human rights, as they would like to call themselves, has failed to shed light upon its own weaknesses. While they tried in vain to boast their human rights superiority, China's position and achievements on human rights have won the support and recognition of many developing countries.

  • Western sanctions against China motivated by political interests in maintaining supremacy

    As a coordinated effort, the EU, US, UK and Canada have recently imposed sanctions on several Chinese officials accused of what the Western countries have said are human rights violations in Xinjiang. The sanctions – ranging from travel bans to asset freezes – were not unexpected as some Western politicians and their puppet media have long been running a propaganda campaign against China.

    A handful of Western countries have imposed sanctions on the Chinese officials over a series of fake and fabricated allegations of so-called human rights abuses in Xinjiang.

  • What to expect at "two sessions" as China begins new journey

    China's top legislature and political advisory body will start annual sessions this week, returning to their traditional March schedule after last year's events were postponed to May due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

    As the year 2021 marks the start of the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), the world will watch how China, with the elimination of absolute poverty just declared, charts its course toward fully building a modern socialist country.

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