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China relocates 20,000 villagers to quarantine sites to contain Covid cluster

The coronavirus resurgence in China forced more than 20,000 villagers from 12 villages in Gaocheng District of Shijiangzhuang, capital of north China’s Hebei Province into quarantine centers to contain the virus spread. Hebei Province reported 463 cases of local transmission and 195 asymptomatic cases, as of Thursday. China’s National Health Commission (NHC) official Tong Zhaohui […]

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Popping a pimple nearly costs a man his life

Popping a pimple has nearly cost a Chinese man his life. The man called Chen from eastern China’s Jiangsu Province was diagnosed with double pneumonia, an infection which affected both of his lungs, after which he was immediately admitted to ICU. Chen spotted a pimple on his chin the last month and went on squeezing […]

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China quarantines World Health Organization team visiting Wuhan for two weeks

China quarantined the World Health Organization team that arrived on Thursday in China’s Wuhan city to investigate the origins of COVID-19 for two weeks. The 15 member team tested negative for the disease prior to leaving their home countries, and underwent further testing while in transit in Singapore. However, two members tested positive for coronavirus […]

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Chinese scientists are using blankets to cover-up glaciers to stop them from melting

Scientists in China are covering up remote glaciers under large sheets to stop them from melting due to global warming. These are  not normal or ordinary blankets, they are expensive and use an advanced geotextile which is also environment-friendly. The blanket acts as a shield between the glacier surface and the sun thereby prohibiting direct […]

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Covid-19 infections in Wuhan three times the official figure, Chinese study

The number of people infected with Covid-19 in Wuhan, where the virus was first identified could be around three times the official figure, Chinese researchers based in the city have said. A paper published in the PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases journal on Thursday, analysed blood samples from more than 60,000 healthy individuals taken from locations […]

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China imposes tough curbs on 11 million people as daily infections spike

China’s Hebei province barred people from leaving home from Thursday in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus as the country reported the biggest rise in daily infections in more than five months. Hebei accounted for 51 of the 52 local cases reported by the National Health Commission on Thursday. This compared with […]

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China blocks entry of WHO team investigating Covid-19 origins

The World Health Organization (WHO) team looking into the origins of Covid-19 in the city of Wuhan were denied entry to China. Two members were already en route, with the WHO saying the problem was a lack of visa clearances. However, China has challenged this, saying details of the visit, including dates, were still being […]

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Hong Kong Police arrest 53 pro-democracy activists and politicians

The Chinese proxy government in Hong Kong arrested 53 pro-democracy activists and politicians in raids accusing them of trying to ‘overthrow’ in city’s government. The arrests were made under the controversial new security law, were involved in an unofficial “primary” vote to select opposition candidates ahead of postponed 2020 elections. Hong Kong’s security secretary has […]

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‘He may be asked to lay low’: Jack Ma’s absence from public view fuels speculation

Alibaba founder Jack Ma’s absence from public view for two months has fueled speculation on social media over his whereabouts amid a Chinese regulatory clampdown on his sprawling business empire. China’s highest-profile entrepreneur has not appeared in a public setting since a late October forum in Shanghai where he blasted China’s regulatory system in a […]

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Crowds takeover Wuhan streets to celebrate arrival of 2021

Large crowds took to the streets in central Chinese city of Wuhan, celebrating the arrival of 2021 after a year marred by a deadly pandemic that killed thousands there and required the city to be locked down between the end of January and early April. As per tradition, hundreds gathered in front of the old […]

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New York Stock Exchange begins process to delist Chinese telecom companies

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) will delist three of China’s telecommunication companies in a fresh attack against Chinese firms. China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom Hong Kong have all been targeted by the Trump administration. Shares in the telecoms giants will be suspended on the NYSE next week while proceedings to delist them […]

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China approves homegrown Covid-19 vaccine for general public use

China approved its first COVID-19 vaccine for general public use on Thursday, a shot developed by state-backed pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm, as it braces for greater transmission risks over the winter. No detailed efficacy data of the vaccine has been publicly released but its developer, Beijing Biological Products Institute, a unit of Sinopharm subsidiary China National […]