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Public dispute over suggestion of giving extra points in gaokao to children of medics fighting COVID19

Li Guoqing, co-founder of China e-commerce platform, said on a video program that he opposes the idea of giving extra points in China's college entrance exam gaokao to children of medical staffers fighting COVID-19, sparking a discussion on China's social platforms on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 23:00:51

Chinese medical team urges stricter ways to curb loopholes in Italy

Italy should enforce more draconian measures to plug the loopholes in its fight against the deadly coronavirus, as the country's death toll has surpassed China and reached 3,405 on Thursday, a doctor with China's medical team in Italy told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 21:28:40

Risks of second coronavirus outbreak in China mount

China's Hubei Province and its capital city Wuhan, which were both hit hard by COVID-19, have reported zero new confirmed cases for two consecutive days as of press time on Friday, signaling the epidemic is coming under control in China. However, experts warn that a second outbreak may be possible considering the increasing numbers of imported cases and as the origin of the virus remains unknown. They urged all countries to take effective measures and speed up vaccine development.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 18:48:40

Public spit over governments' calling on officials to spend at restaurants in China

Northwest China's Gansu Province issued a proposal on Thursday to advocate that government officials take the lead in "eating out" amid the sluggish economic recovery due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The proposal suggested that officials spend no less than 200 yuan ($28.3) a week in having meals outside their homes.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 17:16:46

Why does US fear CPC and Chinese media, if it believes in itself: FM

If US is a firm believer in its own system, as it claims, then why is it afraid of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) and the Chinese media, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 16:22:32

CBA's British MC fired for improper comments on his Shanghai quarantine

The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA)'s Shanghai Sharks club announced on Thursday that it would end business cooperation with its British MC James Lawman due to his controversial comments on his quarantine in Shanghai.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 16:13:56

Woman dismissed by US employer for traveling to China against COVID-19 health guidelines

Despite the epidemic easing in China through nationwide efforts, the number of infections imported from overseas has created growing uncertainty in the country's battle against the epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 14:04:34

Another colleague of doctor Li Wenliang dies at hard-hit Wuhan hospital

Liu Li, a doctor at Wuhan Central Hospital who was also a member of the hospital's ethics committee, passed away on Friday morning after being infected with the novel coronavirus, becoming the fifth medical staff member at the hospital to have died amid the outbreak, several sources confirmed with the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 12:58:19

Chinese netizens 'inform' virus whistleblower Li Wenliang his penalty is withdrawn

After investigation results of Wuhan doctor Li Wenliang, who is believed to be one of the first "whistleblowers" about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China, came out on Thursday, netizens flooded his social media account to "inform" the deceased that justice has been served and hailed him as a heroic whistleblower who tried to warn China about a looming coronavirus outbreak.
Source: | 2020/3/20 2:54:31

Zhong Nanshan discovers human-to-human transmission in early stages of COVID-19 outbreak

Zhong suggested that the CDC should have administrative power, in other words, besides gathering information, undertaking technical identification and making judgments in an emergency, the CDC should publicly report the situation, thereby immediately raising public awareness. And the public would then be able to implement preventive measures and exercise caution.
Source: | 2020/3/20 2:43:07

Beijing launches online system for tomb-sweeping amid COVID-19 outbreak

Beijing started an online appointment system on Thursday for people to orderly sweep the tombs of their deceased family at cemeteries during the upcoming Qingming Festival. It also launched online tomb-sweeping services for people to convey condolences remotely so as to avoid large gatherings on site.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 0:36:42

Probe findings on Li Wenliang mark start of reflection, holding accountability

Wuhan police on Thursday revoked a reprimand order against Li Wenliang, the "whistleblower" doctor in Wuhan who died from COVID-19, and two police officers involved in handling Li's case were punished for dereliction of duty, following recommendations of a closely-watched investigation by China's top supervisory body.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 0:58:41

Wuhan police urged to revoke virus 'whistleblower' Li Wenliang's reprimand order following probe

China's top supervision body on Thursday urged police in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, to revoke a reprimand order against Li Wenliang, the "whistleblower" doctor who died from COVID-19, for alleged rumormongering, after more than 40 days of an investigation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/19 19:15:40

Probe report on 'whistleblower' Li Wenliang reveals warning process in early stage of epidemic in Wuhan

The report released by China's top supervisory body on Thursday about the matter related to the death of Li Wenliang, the "whistleblower" doctor from Wuhan after a 42-day investigation has revealed the initial warning process in the early stage of combating the coronavirus outbreak in the city.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/19 20:53:27

Shanghai provides epidemic control supplies to overseas Chinese medical teams amid COVID-19 battle

The foreign aid supply station of Shanghai Municipal Health Commission has delivered more than 20 tons of epidemic control supplies by air to 31 Chinese medical teams working in 53 countries and regions, including Senegal, Angola and Madagascar, the authority announced on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/19 23:21:01

Chinese firms donate medical supplies to aid COVID-19 fight overseas

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese companies have actively donated medical supplies such as face masks and infrared thermometers and offered technological assistance to help combat the virus worldwide, which shows people in the country are willing to cooperate with other countries in the face of a challenge for all mankind.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/19 23:08:41

Chinese netizens irked by insulting Danish children's song

Furious Chinese netizens have flooded social media platforms urging the Danish government to apologize after behavior insulting Chinese people and smearing the country's epidemic control efforts was repeated in the country at a time when people called for unity to fight the pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/19 22:48:40

Beijing cuts infection channels from abroad

With more than 200,000 infections across the globe, Beijing, as a hotspot for international communications and the political center of China, is threatened by the spike of COVID-19 cases from overseas, leading the municipal government to further tighten management measures for overseas personnel entering Beijing starting from Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/19 22:22:45