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Indian Delta variant’s viral load 1,000 higher than original Wuhan strain, study finds

Scientists have discovered why the ‘Delta’ variant is more contagious and spread around the world so quickly. Researchers at the Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention in China looked at people infected with the mutation, also known as B.1.617.2. They found that it makes copies of itself more quickly and has a shorter […]

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Nuclear power plant in China faces performance issues, gas leak

A French energy company is working to resolve a “performance issue” at a nuclear plant in China following claims of a potential leak. EDF Energy said that gases that had built up in a component of the plant were deliberately released. A spokesperson said this was because of a fuel rod problem. “We are not […]

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China: Man with down syndrome kidnapped and killed to grant another man’s dying wish

A man with down syndrome was kidnapped and killed in a plot to grant another man’s wish for burial rather than cremation. Before he died of cancer in 2017 a man from south-east China told his family he wanted a traditional burial, but in some regions these are banned. His family hired someone to find […]

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Intruders attempt to kidnap China’s 77-year-old billionaire

Five people have been arrested in China after an attempt to kidnap one of the country’s richest men, He Xiangjian. Mr He is the billionaire founder of the Midea Group, one of the world’s biggest home appliance manufacturers. Police were notified of the break-in on Sunday at his luxury villa in Foshan city in southern […]