Ministry defends handling of initial stage of outbreak
Release time: 2021-01-20
China defended on Tuesday its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, saying it will continue to communicate and cooperate with the World Health Organization in curbing the virus.Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the remark after...
Political polarization, rejection of science lead to US failure in containing pandemic: NYT
Release time: 2021-01-18
WASHINGTON - Political polarization and a rejection of science have stymied the United States' ability to control the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed nearly 400,000 Americans, said a New York Times article on Sunday."That has been ...
WHO team for virus origin-tracing arrives in Wuhan
Release time: 2021-01-15
An international expert team from the World Health Organization arrived in Wuhan, Hubei province, on Thursday to work with its Chinese counterparts on origin-tracing and scientific research of the novel coronavirus.The team landed at Wuh...
World Bank to invest over $5 billion in African restoration
Release time: 2021-01-13
The World Bank plans to invest over $5 billion over the next five years to help restore degraded landscapes, improve agriculture productivity and promote livelihoods across 11 countries in the Sahel, Lake Chad and Horn of Africa regions....
Flexing COVID lockdown rules 'could be fatal': UK health secretary
Release time: 2021-01-11
"Every time you try to flex the rules that could be fatal" and staying at home was the "most important thing we can do collectively as a society", Hancock told the BBC.Hancock did not rule out strengthening restrictions amid calls from s...
China's Hunan reports growing foreign trade
Release time: 2021-01-08
CHANGSHA - Central China's Hunan province saw robust foreign trade growth in the first 11 months of 2020, local authorities said on Thursday.Its total foreign trade volume increased 9.8 percent year-on-year to more than 431.3 billion...
Carbon trading market officially opens in China
Release time: 2021-01-06
The country's top environmental apparatus has published three key documents needed for the national carbon trading market it has been promoting, meaning that the market has gone into operation.The Ministry of Ecology and Environment ...
India's drugs controller approves 2 COVID-19 vaccines
Release time: 2021-01-04
NEW DELHI - The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on Sunday gave its approval to two vaccines for emergency use.Addressing media, DCGI Dr. V.G. Somani said the permission was granted for "restricted use in emergency situation."He ...
China-EU investment deal anticipated soon
Release time: 2020-12-30
The signing of an investment agreement between China and the European Union can be expected soon, Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Tuesday, noting that major progress has been achieved in recent talks."Negotiations on ...
Canada confirms two more cases of new coronavirus variant
Release time: 2020-12-28
OTTAWA - Canada confirmed two more COVID-19 variant cases Sunday evening, bringing the country's total variant cases to four.One case was discovered in British Columbia province and the other in Ontario province, according to public ...
Argentina grants Russian COVID-19 vaccine emergency approval
Release time: 2020-12-24
BUENOS AIRES - Argentina's Ministry of Health on Wednesday approved the use of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 "on an emergency basis."This vaccine "is presented as a safe and effective therapeutic tool ... to lower m...
BioNTech confident COVID-19 vaccine effective against new UK mutation
Release time: 2020-12-22
BERLIN, Dec 21 - BioNTech Chief Executive Ugur Sahin said on Monday he was confident a COVID-19 vaccine co-developed by his company would be effective against a variant of the coronavirus that has emerged in Britain.He said on Bild TV th...