CHINA

NPC deputy proposes a national data security law for information sovereignty


China should speed up the process of setting up a national data security law so as to strengthen the protection over personal privacy and establish a mechanism that guarantees China's data sovereignty facing global competition, Zheng Jie, a deputy to the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislative body, proposed during the ongoing two sessions.

China's COVID-19 vaccine trial shows promising results -- The Lancet

China's COVID-19 vaccine trial, the first such vaccine to reach phase 1 clinical trial, has been found to be safe, well-tolerated, and able to generate an immune response against SARS-COV-2 in humans, according to a study published online on Friday by medical journal The Lancet.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/22 22:45:15

HK national security law 'almost ready to be enacted'

After a draft decision on establishing and improving the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to safeguard national security was submitted to China's top legislature on Friday, the work of formulating the national security legislation would be accelerated, which would be signed into the law as early as in the coming weeks considering the urgency, some national lawmakers, top political advisors and lawyers said, as the central government prepared to set up national security agencies in Hong Kong to enhance information collecting and evidence to deal with acts like splitting the country, subverting state power, organizing and perpetrating terrorist activities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 22:23:01

Chinese legislators call for mental health law adjustment

Deputies with the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, suggested amending China's mental health law to improve mental patient management and protect public safety.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 22:13:40

Peking Uni-led research team in China might pave way for potent COVID-19 treatment to stop pandemic

As the world remains in almost a standstill and silenced after being ravaged by the novel coronavirus, scientists worldwide are sprinting to find solutions by researching vaccines and therapeutics. A Chinese research team spearheaded by Peking University (PKU) is taking the lead by unsheathing neutralizing antibodies, which will likely lay the foundation for potent COVID-19 treatment that would hopefully be available as early as this winter, in case of a resurgence of the virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 22:08:40

Hubei political advisor proposes new FTZ to recover

Coming from Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei Province which was the hardest-hit place by the coronavirus outbreak in China and having been deeply feeling the impact of the global health crisis, Hu Zhongjun, a political advisor, brought a proposal to this year's two sessions, in which he suggests that the country establish a "new" pilot free trade zone in Hubei to help the province recover from the epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 21:33:40

NetEase tones down content in controversial video game

A Chinese video game company has been ordered to erase blood stains appearing in a game and change terms that contain the character for “blood” into something else, a move it claimed will protect the “healthy growth” of teenage players.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 21:08:49

China warns DPP for 'baseless accusations' at HK national security law

China warned Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to stop baseless accusations and slandering the newly proposed national security law in Hong Kong, and warned secessionists on the island of Taiwan and Hong Kong against colluding.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 20:52:09

Chinese FM blasts US warning on HK natl security law, WH anti-China report

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson refuted US President Donald Trump's response to the Chinese central government's proposed national security law for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, mentioning the word "unswervingly" three times to show China's determination to safeguard national sovereignty and interests.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 19:27:46

Proposal to include computer programming in children's academic test courts controversy

It is not fair for children from poverty-stricken families with limited access to computers and internet, noted netizens.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 18:46:50

Netizens laud NPC deputy and volleyball ace Zhu Ting's 'Chinese Women's Volleyball Spirit' remark

Famed Chinese volleyball player Zhu Ting's speech, likening China's “Women's Volleyball Spirit,” with the nation's unified fight against #COVID19, garnered appreciation from Chinese netizens on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 18:41:47

'Imperative' to plug national security loopholes in HK: spokespersons

Safeguarding national security does not contradict the principles of "one country, two systems," and deliberations on improving the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) at the ongoing legislature session are imperative, said the liaison office of the central government in HKSAR and the State Council's Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 18:24:21

Xi takes part in deliberation of Inner Mongolia delegation at annual legislative session

President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, on Friday afternoon took part in a deliberation with his fellow deputies from the delegation of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, at the third session of the 13th National People's Congress, China's national legislature.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/22 17:59:41

COVID-19 battle stories shared by NPC deputies, CPPCC members strike the emotional chord: netizens

China's top legislators and political advisors from the healthcare industry shared with media their personal experiences and thoughts about fighting against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which struck the emotional chord, during the ongoing 2020 two sessions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 17:44:56

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