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South Africa deploys military personnel to help hospitals curb COVID-19 surge

South Africa has deployed military servicemen in hospitals in the province of Gauteng to help fight against a COVID-19 cases surge, said Acting Health...
FILED - A health worker prepares a syringe with a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in this illustrative shot from February 19, 2021. Photo: -/TPG via ZUMA Press/dpa

Mexico to begin clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine “Patria”

Mexico plans to begin phase 1 clinical trials of "Patria," a locally-developed vaccine against the novel coronavirus, the National Council for Science and Technology...
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Xi Focus: Xi calls for good start in strengthening military, national defense in 2021-2025

President Xi Jinping has stressed achieving a good start in strengthening national defense and the armed forces during the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025)...
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First nuclear unit with Hualong One reactor starts commercial operation

China's first nuclear power unit using Hualong One, a domestically designed third-generation nuclear reactor, has entered commercial operation, paving the way for mass production...

China did not conceal COVID-19 epidemic from onset

China did not conceal the COVID-19 epidemic but reported it at the earliest time possible to the World Health Organization, an official statement from...

Impact of Digitalisation on Africa’s Energy Sector in a Post COVID World

COVID-19’s negative repercussions on Africa’s economies have highlighted the importance of achieving energy security to be capable of enduring pandemics and realising a post-crisis...
Muslims attend Eid al-Fitr prayer ceremony at a mosque in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, July 17, 2015. (Xinhua/Liu Xiao) (yl/lfj)

Algeria to reopen mosques for public

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune Monday announced that his country "is reviewing the possibility to reopen mosques for the public," the official APS news agency...

Mutual trust between China and Sierra Leone elevated in COVID-19 fight

The mutual trust between China and Sierra Leone has been further consolidated and elevated in the two countries' cooperative fight against the COVID-19 epidemic,...

Tesla, posting a crucial profit, unveils Austin factory plan

With Tesla crossing a key financial milestone and enjoying a dizzying climb in the value of its stock, the company is treating itself to...
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Xi voices confidence in China’s economy, pledges wider opening-up

The fundamentals of China's long-term sound economic growth have not changed and will not change, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday in a reply...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

Nigerian FM pledges strong support for WHO in COVID-19 fight

Nigeria's Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama has relayed the country's strong and full support for the World Health Organization (WHO) in coordinating...

China determined to further open up despite COVID-19 epidemic

At this critical juncture when the COVID-19 epidemic is still ravaging the globe, China is opening its door wider to the world instead of...

China’s top political advisory body holds 2nd plenary meeting of annual session

Wang Yang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the...
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China supports UN, WHO playing due roles in global anti-epidemic cooperation – Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday that China firmly supports the United Nations and the World Health Organization in playing their due roles in...
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Uganda to release 170 Rwandan prisoners to promote normalization of ties

Uganda is set to release 170 Rwandans who have been under its detention, Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta said at a press conference on...
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Human rights come after saving lives in fierce pandemic

By Zhong Sheng A Shanghai doctor assisting Wuhan to fight the COVID-19 epidemic cried his heart out after failing to rescue a severe patient who...
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Hardest-hit countries in Mideast see continued slowdown in COVID-19 epidemic, with cautious ease of...

Turkey on Saturday reported 1,983 new COVID-19 cases, the first time the figure has dropped below 2,000 since March 30, while 65 new fatalities...
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Rwanda trying to mobilize resources to revive economy from COVID-19 impact

Rwanda is trying to mobilize resources to revive the economy from the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic that has put economic activities in the...

Paramount postpones release of “Mission: Impossible” sequels over COVID-19 concerns

Paramount Pictures has postponed the release of two sequels of its action spy franchise "Mission: Impossible" in response to the global spread of the...
Uk Urged To Keep Trade With Africa Flowing Amid Covid

UK urged to keep trade with Africa flowing amid COVID-19

The UK government has been urged to keep trade with Africa flowing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that experts say is threatening...
A volunteer medical team sent to Iran by the Red Cross Society of China visits a hospital for investigation. Photo: Courtesy of the Red Cross Society of China

Let the power of solidarity spread

By Wang Xiaobo Countries around the world are now extending their warm appreciation to China for the assistance the latter has offered in midst of...

China prosecutes 1,919 suspects involved in epidemic-related crimes

A total of 1,919 people in 1,561 cases have been prosecuted in China over criminal offenses related to the COVID-19 epidemic, said the Supreme...
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Peru’s COVID-19 death toll climbs to 9

Peru's Health Ministry reported two new fatalities from the COVID-19 epidemic, bringing the nation's total death toll to nine, with 480 confirmed cases of...

HUAWEI CLOUD Unveils AI-Assisted Diagnosis for COVID-19, Producing CT Quantification Results in Seconds

In the face of the COVID-19 epidemic, the National Health Commission of China has included CT features of COVID-19 as the clinical diagnosis standard...

China-Africa solidarity in fighting coronavirus deepens brotherly bond

In recent decades, the fraternal ties of equality, mutual trust and mutual support between China and Africa have been deepened and elevated at every...
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Burkina Faso reports first case of death from COVID-19

A patient suffering from COVID-19 in Burkina Faso has died, said Professor Martial Ouedraogo, national coordinator of the response to the COVID-19 epidemic during...
A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)

Somalia calls for unity to tackle COVID-19 epidemic

Somali President Mohamed Farmajo has called for public support and unity among people after Mogadishu reported the first case of COVID-19. Farmajo...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

South African president postpones meeting with AU commissioners due to COVID-19 epidemic

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as Chair of the African Union (AU), has requested a postponement of a meeting with AU...
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Chinese government understands life comes before the economy

By Martin Jacques During January the onslaught in the Western media, notably the US and the UK, against the Chinese government's handling of the...
The annual volume of cargo handled at Ningbo-Zhoushan Port in east China’s Zhejiang province surpassed 1 billion tons on Dec. 27, 2017. The port became the first one in the world to exceed that volume. For nine years in a row it has topped the list of global ports with the largest cargo handling capacity. (Photo from People’s Daily Online)

Businesses in Africa suffer as COVID-19 epidemic disrupts Chinese supplies

Kenneth Kiarie, who runs an electrical goods shop in downtown Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya in East Africa, might have to close his...