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Current flood won't be as disastrous as in 1998: expert

Amid the severe floods in southern China, an expert from China's Ministry of Water Resources said that the flood won't cause the same damage as the 1998 floods, as this time it's only a regional flood and the flood control capacity of the Yangtze River has improved greatly compared with two decades ago.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/15 0:36:59

University of Tokyo scholars withdraw controversial open letter, apologize to Chinese university

Scholars from the University of Tokyo apologized to Hubei University and withdrew a controversial open letter about a teacher at the Chinese university over affairs regarding China's Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 20:56:31

49 officials punished for hotel collapse killing 29 in E. China

Nearly 50 officials in Quanzhou, East China's Fujian Province, including the city's mayor, have been punished for the collapse of a local hotel, which killed 29 in March, said local disciplinary inspection and supervision authorities on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 19:08:41

China expedites establishment of higher-level labs

China has embarked on establishing P3 (protection level 3) and P4 labs to tackle COVID-19 since some deputies to the National People's Congress called to reinforce the research facilities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 19:08:40

Military race against clock before new round of rainfall further strains anti-flood efforts

Some 24,000 People's Armed Police (PAP) and PLA troops have joined the efforts to combat floods in hard-hit East China's Jiangxi Province, where 6 million people have been impacted. The military are racing against the clock to repair and consolidate dykes to overcome another round of floods amid upcoming rainfall.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 18:28:40

Chinese businessman spends 2.7 mln yuan to return to China from Africa for COVID-19 treatment

The incident sparked controversy on China's social media platforms, with many questioning whether Zheng should be able to return to China at this moment simply because he is rich and pulled some strings.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 18:21:31

China's first Mars probe arrives at launch site: developer

China's first Mars probe, named Tianwen-1, has arrived at the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Center in South China's Hainan Province, according to the spacecraft developer on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 17:38:28

Beijing-based news outlet corrects error in blood donation report

Beijing Toutiao, affiliated with the Beijing Youth Daily, corrected its mistake and apologized after the news outlet reported 41,000 people in Beijing had donated 51 tons of blood during the epidemic, causing huge waves of doubt and controversy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 16:33:05

Australian health minister mocked for embarrassing mask-wearing show

Australia's health minister found himself in hot water on social media after he struggled to put on a face mask during a demonstration to show the public how easy it was to wear one. Chinese netizens mocked him mercilessly, saying it was no wonder the local COVID-19 outbreak has escalated.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 16:09:52

East China province evacuates 589,000 people, suffers $1.6b losses amid floods

East China's Jiangxi Province, hit hard by the latest floods that started on July 6, has carried out emergency evacuation of 589,000 people and suffered economic losses of 11.1 billion yuan ($1.6 billion).
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 14:38:40

Chinese tracking ship Yuanwang-6 sets sail on monitoring missions

China's space tracking ship Yuanwang-6 departed from a port in east China's Jiangsu Province Monday for multiple spacecraft monitoring missions.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/14 8:49:43

Real-time update on coronavirus outbreak

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

Scientists believe homo sapiens migrated to southern China 11,000 years ago

Chinese scientists say they have sequenced 11,000-year-old human DNA - the oldest ever found in South China -suggesting possible signs of human migration in southern China some 22,000 years ago.
Source: | 2020/7/13 23:02:03

China steps up efforts to battle floods

Floods in China have left 141 people dead or missing, as 433 rivers across the country have been flooded since early June. China is stepping up efforts to battle the floods as more rain is expected.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/13 22:23:12

A repeat of 1998 floods 'unlikely to happen'

Chinese People's Armed Police and PLA soldiers are making their ways to the flood-hit areas to reinforce river banks and battle floods, as 433 rivers in the country, especially those along the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, have floods exceeding the warning level as of Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/13 21:43:40

HK blood donor confirmed with COVID-19

A confirmed COVID-19 patient in Hong Kong was revealed on Monday to have donated blood before being confirmed infected, and the news sparked fear of coronavirus infections through blood transfusions, as the city reels from a rebounding epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/13 21:32:25

Chinese students' study plans uncertain due to US' new immigration policy

Chinese students feel their plans of studying abroad may now be uncertain due to the new policy introduced by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). However, the TOEFL, IELTS, and GRE exams have resumed after months' suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/13 20:43:40

Pupil's cancer research undergoes investigation on suspicion of fraud

The student also wrote in his experiment notes released online that he was brought into the Kunming institute to join research work with “Teacher Chen” and “Teacher Yang,” who some netizens believed are parents of the young student as they helped him finish his work.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/13 20:37:21