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US vlogger wins support from Chinese netizens after SOS video

"Home is where my family and people I care for are at, is where I belong… I wanted to come home, wanted to come back to China," the 25-year-old American girl, Alysa Kees, known as "Qi Shiwen" in China, told the Global Times on Monday upon arriving in Guangzhou after being stranded in the UK due to a flight cancellation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: | 2020/3/31 3:14:13

Chinese medical supplies' 'quality concerns' overblown

As China mounted a nationwide effort to produce desperately needed medical supplies, concerns over the quality of some Chinese-made equipment have been raised, and some foreign media outlets and politicians have even attempted to hype up recent incidents to smear China's manufacturing sector and its intention to help other countries.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/31 1:13:40

China researchers develop COVID-19 virus-fighting material

Chinese researchers have developed catalytic material that can absorb and destroy the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). A recent test revealed its virus-destroying efficiency reached 96.5 to 99.9 percent, the Global Times learned from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the project's developer on Monday.
Source: | 2020/3/31 0:01:57

Chinese CDC experts, frontline doctors cite COVID-19 data as reliable, complete

Chinese medical experts and frontline doctors said that China's COVID-19 data is reliable, complete and detailed, and that the number of locally transmitted infections which has been near zero for weeks is not simply proved by the data, but also by the zero increase of hospitalizations, in a rebuttal to accusations from Western media and politicians that China's data is "untrusted and misrepresented."
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 23:53:40

Wuhan achieves milestone as malls reopen, but to cold shoulder

Commercial businesses in Wuhan, the hardest-hit city in China by COVID-19, partly reopened on Monday after more than two months of suspension, signaling a milestone in the country's hard fight against the epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 22:53:40

Flight collects students stranded in Ethiopia

About 200 overseas Chinese students finally took a designated flight with the Chinese Embassy's help to return to their homeland after being stuck at a transfer point in Ethiopia for two nights, as many international flights to China were cancelled due to the escalating COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 22:38:41

Air ticket scalpers gouge desperate overseas Chinese

With tickets sold out on travel service apps and airline websites, Chinese students stranded overseas and scrambling to get home have been left with little option but to turn to unlicensed dealers who are selling tickets at 10 times the price amid the pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 22:08:40

East China's Zhejiang imposes same strict measures on asymptomatic COVID-19 patients

East China's Zhejiang Province announced on Monday it would impose the same level of strict management on asymptomatic patients amid growing concerns over whether asymptomatic cases are being properly reported given their infectivity, which is considered a threat to China's prevention against a second wave of the outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 21:38:44

Venues shut again for safety

Many businesses in the recreational industry such as in Shanghai and Chengdu that recently resumed operations have had to suspend business again to enhance prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic, according to local authorities and institutes.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 21:28:41

Xi inspects east China county

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, Monday inspected the county of Anji in east China's Zhejiang Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/30 20:03:51

Former murder convict beats elderly man to death over face mask dispute

The case of a man who was recently arrested for murdering an elderly man who reminded him to wear a mask at a supermarket in mid-March has attracted public attention, after it emerged that the suspect had been released from jail eight months ago while serving a term for a previous murder.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 17:50:43

Beijing students start online classes on April 13, other cities mull school schedules

Students in Beijing including those from high schools and primary schools will start lessons online for this semester from April 13, the Beijing education department said Monday, as education departments in multiple Chinese cities map out the beginning of the first semester in 2020 due to the improvement of the epidemic situation in China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 17:43:41

Xi's Zhejiang tour boosts companies' confidence

Nationwide efforts to restart the coronavirus-battered Chinese economy seem to have proceeded by fits and starts amid an explosion in confirmed cases in Europe and the US, with authorities and industry insiders voicing concerns over the plight of life services providers, exporters as well as small and micro businesses.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 17:43:40

Schools in Chinese cities gradually open, universities remain closed

Schools in multiple Chinese cities are arranging for students to take classes on weekends to make up for lessons missed due to the two-month-long COVID-19 epidemic after Spring Festival, as education departments map out the beginning of the first semester in 2020 amid the improving epidemic situation in China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 16:21:46

Security guard takes black-headed gulls under wing during epidemic

Zhang Qiang is a security guard at the Kunming Dianchi National Tourist Resort in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province. His job usually includes inspecting ticketing offices, managing parking lots, patrolling the resort and keeping tourists in order.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/30 15:28:31

Fourth batch of medical supplies from China arrives in Pakistan

The fourth batch of medical supplies provided by the Chinese government from China's Wuhan arrived at Pakistan's Noor Khan Air Base near Islamabad on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/30 14:59:32

Domestic flights resumed in Hubei Province except Wuhan

According to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), except for the Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan, the provincial capital of Hubei, all passenger and cargo flights on domestic air routes via airports in Hubei were resumed from Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/30 14:53:22

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Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 21:15:00