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Wenchuan recalls devastating quake

National cohesion hasn’t faded with time but resurges amid COVID-19 When the clock struck 2:28:04 pm on Tuesday, it marked the 12th anniversary of the devastating Wenchuan earthquake in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province. But the national spirit of helping each other in times of crisis didn’t fade with time – it resurged during the nationwide fight against COVID-19. When the …

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Australia’s ‘invisible subsidies’ harm Chinese farmers

Anti-dumping probes on barley justified: experts Australia’s “under-the-table subsidies” on barley through its tax system have harmed China’s grain sector and violated trade rules, which might be the cause of the extension of China’s anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations, experts said Monday, following media reports that Canberra voiced concern over potential tariffs on its barley. Australian Trade Minister Simon Birmingham was …

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Beijing schools monitor students’ temperatures with bracelets

Beijing started on Monday promoting a smart bracelet that can measure a student’s temperature as some schools reopened and students began returning to class. The city tested the intelligent temperature monitoring device among students in high schools and middle schools in five districts. Looking like a fitness wristband, the thermometer bracelet has a built-in sensor that can automatically take a …

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US tightens visa rules on Chinese journalists, likely to stoke more tensions

The US government’s new guidelines tightening visa regulations for Chinese journalists will deepen rancor between the two countries, and it is a reflection of the US’s “lack of confidence on its own development,” noted Chinese observers, adding that the move will trigger further retaliatory measures from Beijing. The regulation issued by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Friday, …

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China’s Heilongjiang classified as COVID-19 low-risk area

China’s Heilongjiang Province has been classified as a low-risk region. The provincial COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control headquarters adjusted the epidemic risk level in Linkou County from medium to low level on Thursday. So far, all 125 cities and counties in Heilongjiang are classified as low-risk areas. By Wednesday, the province had reported a total of 558 locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases …

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Chinese researchers detect COVID-19 in semen samples

Chinese researchers have detected COVID-19 in semen samples from male coronavirus patients. Whether or not the disease is sexually transmissible is unknown. Researchers collected semen samples from 38 male COVID-19 patients. Test results revealed six patients’ samples tested positive for COVID-19, according to a report published on JAMA Network Open on Thursday. The six patients aged between 20 and 60. …

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24-year-old Chinese scientist has two papers published in Nature

Cao Yuan, a 24-year-old Chinese scientist who has been called “a genius born after 1995,” climbed Sina Weibo’s hot topic lists on Friday as two papers he had co-written were published in Nature magazine on May 6, concerning research on magic-angle grapheme. It was his second double Nature publication. Chinese netizens are amazed by his knowledge and achievements in the …

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China issues guidelines on wearing masks in public places as country enters prevention, control stage

Chinese central government Friday issued guidelines on normalized epidemic prevention and control measures, including requirements on wearing masks in public places, promotion of health codes and allowing entertainment places to reopen with a reservation system and client-limiting measures. The guidelines were released on the website of the State Council, China’s cabinet. The State Council said that epidemic prevention and control …

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21st anniversary of deadly missile attack on Chinese Embassy in Belgrade commemorated

Twenty-one years after a brutal missile attack on the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade in 1999, Chinese people cannot forget the sorrow and humiliation it caused, flooding to the internet to commemorate the martyrs and slamming American hegemony and its incompetence, especially in light of the US’ “pathetic” COVID-19 response. Chinese netizens started to commemorate the martyrs online from early Friday …

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China’s Marine Corps to operate in all terrains around globe to serve nation

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Marine Corps is striving to become a multidimensional force that operates beyond oceans and fights in all terrains around the world to serve as a fast-reacting force to protect China’s growing overseas interests, in addition to the conventional task of conducting amphibious landing missions, like securing islands and reefs close to the mainland, …

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