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  • China to push ahead equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines

    China announced earlier that it would provide 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the global vaccine sharing initiative COVAX to meet the urgent needs of developing countries, showing a strong sense of responsibility at such a critical moment.

    It is another major move of China to promote equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, push ahead international anti-pandemic cooperation and put into practice the vision of building a community of common health for mankind.

  • China-Africa cooperation: a boon for the continent

    China-Africa cooperation is flourishing, but not everyone is happy about it. Speculation against China-Africa cooperation has almost become daily headlines in the West. Some Western media and politicians enthusiastically demonize China's role in China-Africa cooperation, accusing it of setting up "debt traps" and conducting imperialism in Africa. But is this the case?

    The answer is obvious. The exchanges between China and Africa are based on win-win cooperation and mutual development that deliver tangible benefits to people from both sides. Such baseless accusations are merely a feeble attempt to defy China and sow discord between China and its partners.

  • China's non-manufacturing PMI up in March

     The purchasing managers' index (PMI) for China's non-manufacturing sector came in at 56.3 in March, up from 51.4 of February, the National Bureau of Statistics(NBS) said Wednesday.

    A reading above 50 indicates expansion, while a reading below it reflects contraction.

  • China's vaccine aid is a manifestation of timely support from a responsible major country

    "At the end of the year when everything has settled down, I intend to make a short visit to China to just shake hands with President Xi Jinping and personally thank him for this donation," said Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

    China has donated or is donating COVID vaccines to 69 developing countries in urgent need, and is exporting vaccines to 43 countries.

  • Chinese mainland reports 6 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

    The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported six new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said Wednesday.

    The same day saw five new imported cases on the mainland, the commission said in its daily report.

    One suspected COVID-19 case and no new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday, it added.

  • Chinese mainland reports no new locally transmitted COVID-19 case

    The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 16 new COVID-19 cases, all imported, the National Health Commission said Tuesday.

    No suspected cases or deaths related to COVID-19 were newly reported, the commission said in its daily report.

    Also on Monday, 48 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals following their recovery.

  • Chinese medical team deserves appreciation in fight against COVID-19: Ghanaian diplomat

    The Chinese medical team in Ghana deserves appreciation for its immense contribution to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, a Ghanaian diplomat said here Tuesday.

    During a meeting with the team, Ghanaian Ambassador to China Edward Boateng said the Chinese medical team has helped Ghana to confront the pandemic as the Ghanaian medical experts are stretched to their limits during the pandemic.

  • Depoliticized immunization needed to fight global pandemic

    As the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging all over the globe, many believe vaccines are light at the end of the tunnel.

    "If pandemics are microbial wars, then vaccines are our preferred weapons of mass salvation," wrote World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a recent Foreign Policy article.

  • French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday said that Chinese and Russian vaccines are necessary for the world to win the "war" against COVID-19. "We should work with the Chinese and Russians so that the vaccines developed by their scientists be integrated in this great multilateral effort -- immediately when they start the necessary certifications by the WHO (World Health Organisation)," he said

    By intentionally misquoting professionals on a World Health Organization (WHO) team who have concluded their mission on COVID-19 origin-tracing in China, the Times, among some other Western media, have made themselves accomplices in politicizing the pandemic.

    - While China is committed to transparency and global collaboration in the fight against COVID-19, some Western media like the Times have no qualms about abusing their influence to mislead the public over China out of self-interest.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs holds a briefing on the China-WHO joint study of the origins of the novel coronavirus

    On March 12, 2021, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a briefing to European envoys on the joint scientific research on the origins of the novel coronavirus conducted by China and the WHO. The briefing was chaired by Director-General of the Department of International Organizations and Conferences of the Foreign Ministry Yang Tao. Team leader from the Chinese side of the China-WHO joint expert team Professor Liang Wannian provided relevant information about the study and answered questions. Over 40 European envoys and diplomats from 29 European countries and the European Union attended the briefing.

  • Transportation sector sees Qingming Festival rebound

    China's transportation sector witnessed a rebound during the three-day Tomb Sweeping Day holiday due to effective epidemic prevention and control measures across the country and the growing number of people receiving vaccinations.

    Tomb Sweeping Day, also known as Qingming Festival, fell on Sunday this year. Traditionally, it is the time when Chinese people commemorate the dead. It was also the first national holiday since Spring Festival, when people had been encouraged to stay put due to COVID-19 epidemic control measures.

  • 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.

  • WHO mission member says "extremely unlikely" COVID-19 escaped from Wuhan lab

    It is "extremely unlikely" that SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, escaped from a lab in the Chinese city of Wuhan, a member of a World Health Organization (WHO) expert team sent to China on a COVID-19 origin-tracing mission said on Monday.

    "The most politically sensitive option we looked at was the virus escaping from a laboratory," said Professor Dominic Dwyer from University of Sydney in an article on The Conversation, a publisher of research-based news and analysis. "We concluded this was extremely unlikely."

  • WHO releases report on global tracing of COVID-19 origins

    - The findings showed that "some of the suspected positive samples were detected even earlier than the first case in Wuhan, suggesting the possibility of missed circulation in other countries," the report said.

    - The novel coronavirus origin tracing research in China is part of the global study of origins of the virus, and it is the first step, said Liang Wannian, a member of the WHO-China joint team.

  • World Health Day 2021: WHO calls for fair vaccine distribution

    World Health Day, the second amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This year's theme is "Building a fairer, healthier world."

    As of April 1, over 2.8 million people had died from the virus. COVID-19 has hit all countries hard, but its impact has been harshest on those communities which were already vulnerable, who are more exposed to the disease and less likely to have access to quality healthcare services.

  • World needs Chinese, Russian vaccines to win war against COVID-19, says Macron

    French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday said that Chinese and Russian vaccines are necessary for the world to win the "war" against COVID-19.

    "We should work with the Chinese and Russians so that the vaccines developed by their scientists be integrated in this great multilateral effort -- immediately when they start the necessary certifications by the WHO (World Health Organisation)," he said in an interview with French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche.

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