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 2021-01-24 20:12 

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Hong Kong imposes first COVID-19 lockdown on virus-hit district...

About 10,000 residents in China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region were put under lockdown Saturday in an unprecedented move to contain a worsening COVID-19 outbreak in the city....

 2021-01-24 20:03 

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Scenic train routes may intrigue you to explore China...

China's railway operation mileage reached 146,300 km by the end of last year, with 37,900 km of high-speed railways, data from China State Railway Group Co., Ltd. showed....

 2021-01-24 14:58 

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Beijing to build international consumption center...

Beijing vows to build itself into an international consumption center, local authorities said on Saturday....

 2021-01-24 14:56 

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U.S. key COVID-19 metrics show decline this week...

The rates of new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths across the United States are on the decline this week, though some areas are still reporting wrenching death rates, according to a latest report of The COVID Tracking Project....

 2021-01-24 14:56 

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Beijing's PM2.5 density drops 53 pct over past half decade...

The ministry made the remarks after activists staged unauthorized protests in a number of Russian cities earlier in the day to show support for detained opposition leader Alexei Navalny....

 2021-01-24 14:56 

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Chinese mainland reports 65 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases...

The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 80 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 65 locally transmitted ones and 15 arriving from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said Sunday....

 2021-01-24 14:56 

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Moscow criticizes U.S. embassy for supporting unsanctioned protests in Russia...

The Russian Foreign Ministry blamed the U.S. Embassy in Moscow for interference in opposition rallies in Russia, which are the country's domestic affairs....

 2021-01-24 14:56 

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Discover Chinese consumers in COVID-19-ravaged 2020 and beyond...

China's consumer spending has been on track to fully recover from the ravage of COVID-19, with proven resilience in the tests in 2020 and new traits to watch this year....

 2021-01-24 14:52 

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China to build 30 'fully connected' 5G factories by 2023...

China aims to build 30 "fully connected" 5G factories in 10 key industries by 2023, as the country has fast-tracked industrial Internet development through integration with 5G technologies....

 2021-01-23 20:16 

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Japan and IOC deny Tokyo Olympic cancellation report...

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Japan reiterated on Friday their commitment to hosting the Tokyo Olympics this year and denied a report of a possible cancellation....

 2021-01-23 20:16 

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Chinese-built wind power projects launch commercial operation in Argentina...

The two Loma Blanca projects are estimated to generate about 450 million kilowatt-hours of clean energy, meeting the electricity consumption demand of nearly 100 thousand households....

 2021-01-23 18:17 

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HKSAR govt issues compulsory testing notice concerning specified area to cut COVID-19 spread...

The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has made "restriction-testing declaration" and issued compulsory testing notice in respect of a local specified "restricted area" in a bid to cut COVID-19 spread....

 2021-01-23 16:42 

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China Focus: China's war against corruption takes steady steps forward...

China's war on corruption goes on in 2021 as the country's top anti-graft body announced punishments for seven centrally-administrated officials accused of taking bribes in the first 11 days of the new year....

 2021-01-23 16:39 

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Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic speed skating venue completes ice making...

The ice-making work at the National Speed Skating Oval, also known as the "Ice Ribbon," was completed for the first time, making the iconic Beijing Winter Olympic venue ready for test competitions, the Beijing Major Projects Construction Headquart...

 2021-01-23 14:53 

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British tennis star Murray to miss Australian Open...

Three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray has withdrawn from this year's Australian Open after failing to find a "workable quarantine" due to a positive test for COVID-19 earlier this month....

 2021-01-23 14:53 

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Biden administration to review U.S.-Afghan Taliban agreement...

The White House said on Friday that the United States would review its agreement with the Afghan Taliban, which was signed in last February.National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told this plan in his phone conversation with his Afghan counterpart Hamdul...

 2021-01-23 14:53 

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Sao Paulo to close bars, restaurants, shops on nights and weekends due to raging COVID-19...

The Brazilian state of Sao Paulo announced on Friday a return to the strictest phase of quarantine starting on Monday, with the closure of bars, restaurants and non-essential businesses during nights and weekends due to the increase in COVID-19 cases....

 2021-01-23 14:53 

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NATO welcomes U.S. intention to extend New START with Russia...

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Friday welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden's newly announced intention to extend by five years a bilateral treaty with Russia on the reduction and limitation of strategic offensive arms....

 2021-01-23 14:53 

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The healing hands along China's 'angry' river...

The route is sandwiched between precarious slopes prone to landslides on one side and the violent torrents of the Nujiang River, ominously known as the Angry River, on the other.Dr....

 2021-01-23 14:53 

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FAO head calls for efforts to strengthen world food systems...

The director-general of the Rome-based United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Friday said the coronavirus pandemic has illustrated the need for the world to strengthen agriculture and food systems....

 2021-01-23 08:08 

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Sweden asks travelers from Brazil, UK and South Africa to self-quarantine and be tested...

The Swedish Public Health Agency said on Friday that people who have traveled to Brazil, UK and South Africa should be tested for COVID-19 and avoid contact with others when they return to Sweden....

 2021-01-23 08:07 

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Xi stresses strict Party governance for 14th Five-Year Plan period...

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has stressed the importance of leveraging the guiding and safeguarding roles of strict Party governance in every respect to ensure the development goals and tasks of th...

 2021-01-23 07:50 

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Biden unveils national anti-COVID-19 strategy, strives to restore public trust...

U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday unveiled his national strategy for addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, while public health experts said that restoring people's trust in science-based leadership may not be that easy....

 2021-01-23 07:48 

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Chinese premier stresses precise, effective macro-control policies to spur vitality...

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has underscored the importance of precise and effective macro-control policies to address the development needs of market entities and further spur their vitality and social creativity....

 2021-01-23 07:47 

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China welcomes growing trade, investment with Denmark: FM...

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday said that China welcomes the expansion of two-way trade and investment with Denmark....

 2021-01-23 07:46 

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UK business activity suffers steep slump in January amid fresh lockdown...

British business activity in January registered an eight-month low as the country introduced a new round of lockdown restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report released Friday....

 2021-01-23 07:13 

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Beijing to suspend some in-person sports training activities...

The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Sports issued a notice on further prevention and control of COVID-19 on Friday, calling off some in-person sports training activities....

 2021-01-23 06:07 

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China suspends two inbound flights over COVID-19 cases...

China's civil aviation regulator has announced the suspension of a Xiamen Airlines flight and a Swiss International Air Lines flight after several passengers tested positive for COVID-19 on recent flights....

 2021-01-23 04:26 

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COVID-19 deaths in Germany exceed 50,000...

The number of deaths related to COVID-19 in Germany since the outbreak of the pandemic has passed the 50,000 mark, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Friday....

 2021-01-22 22:19 

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87-year-old grandma becomes painter after a decade of study...

Wang Bingxiu, 87, a farmer of the Bai ethnic group at Shuanglang Town, Dali City, Yunnan Province, has learned painting from an artist for a decade....

 2021-01-22 22:19 

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Scientists reveal cognitive ability of Azure-winged magpies...

The School of Life Sciences at Nanjing University released its latest research on Azure-winged magpies' cognitive abilities in Scientific Reports....

 2021-01-22 22:18 

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Good progress made in mainland-Hong Kong judicial assistance in civil, commercial matters...

A report issued by the Supreme People's Court (SPC) on Friday noted that good progress has been made in judicial assistance for civil and commercial matters between the Chinese mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR)....

 2021-01-22 22:17 

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Young ice hockey players in Xinjiang fight for bigger arena...

Outdoor temperatures have dropped to over -20 in Fuyun County, Altay Prefecture of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. On the local gym's outdoor rink, a group of 12- and 13-year-olds play ice hockey in protective gear....

 2021-01-22 21:34 

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4th CIIE holds promotional event to attract overseas enterprises...

The fourth China International Import Expo (CIIE) held its first promotional event online for overseas companies on Thursday, attracting more than 100 German enterprises....

 2021-01-22 21:08 

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IS claims twin suicide bombings in Iraq's Baghdad...

The extremist Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the twin suicide bombings in Iraq's capital Baghdad that killed 32 people and wounded 116 others, Iraq media reports said on Friday....

 2021-01-22 20:33 

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Hainan delivers its first bonded order for overseas aircraft maintenance...

An Airbus A320 of Cambodian Lanmei Airlines took off from Haikou Meilan International Airport in South China's Hainan Province, heading for Cambodia on Thursday after maintenance....

 2021-01-22 20:23 

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Josh Warrington is a '30-year-old baby', says Xu Can...

IBF title-holder Josh Warrington is a "30-year-old baby" who only dares to fight at home, said Chinese WBA champion Xu Can here on Friday....

 2021-01-22 20:08 

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Wild Siberian tiger footprints found in Heilongjiang...

Footprints of a wild Siberian tiger were spotted on the China-Russia border by border guards of Hulin Border Protection Committee of Heilongjiang Province....

 2021-01-22 19:49 

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Section of Jiulongjiang Grand Bridge rotates to designated position...

This section of the Jiulongjiang Grand Bridge, with a length of 160 meters and a weight of over 14,000 tons, successfully rotated to the designated position on Thursday....

 2021-01-22 19:44 

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University in Dalian dispatches chartered coaches to ease journey home for students...

The university dispatched chartered coaches to send students to airport, railway station and port for winter vacation as the impact of COVID-19 ebbs away....

 2021-01-22 19:35 

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Main power grid covers all 74 county-level areas in Tibet...

The main power grid in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has covered its 74 county-level areas, marking the beginning of an era of a unified power grid in the region....

 2021-01-22 19:35 

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Former Xinjiang official prosecuted on bribery charges...

Prosecutors have initiated a public prosecution against Ren Hua, a former vice chairperson of the government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China, over bribery charges....

 2021-01-22 19:35 

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No intention to cancel Tokyo Olympic Games: IOC vice-president...

International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president John Coates has refuted reports that the Tokyo Games could be canceled, saying on Friday there had been no discussion among organizers either to cancel or postpone the games....

 2021-01-22 19:33 

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View of sunset at Summer Palace in Beijing...

Photo taken on Jan. 21, 2021 shows a view of sunset at the Summer Palace in Beijing, capital of China....

 2021-01-22 19:03 

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Rescuers end search for wreckage of Indonesia's crashed plane...

Indonesia's search and rescue agency said on Thursday that it stopped its efforts to recover the wreckage of a Sriwijaya Air plane almost two weeks after the aircraft crashed into Java Sea....

 2021-01-22 18:59 

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Chinese mission denounces European Parliament's resolution on HKSAR...

The Chinese mission to the European Union (EU) on Friday said China strongly condemns and is firmly opposed to a move by the European Parliament to adopt a resolution on the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)....

 2021-01-22 18:48 

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32 killed, 110 wounded in twin suicide bombings in Baghdad...

At least 32 people were killed and 110 others wounded on Thursday in the twin suicide bombings in Iraq's capital Baghdad, Iraqi Health Minister Hassan al-Tamimi said....

 2021-01-22 18:47 

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Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2021 canceled due to COVID-19...

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes announced on Thursday the cancellation of this year's carnival due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-01-22 18:45 

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Japanese composer Sakamoto treated for rectal cancer...

The Oscar-winning Japanese composer and actor Ryuichi Sakamoto on Thursday revealed his diagnosis of rectal cancer and the completion of surgery via his official account on China's Twitter-like social platform Weibo....

 2021-01-22 18:33 

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Ambassador Liu Xiaoming praises China-UK practical cooperation in farewell speech...

China-UK practical cooperation has been a leading force in cooperation between China and the West, and joint development in trade, finance and investment will further deepen in the future, Liu Xiaoming, Chinese ambassador to the UK....

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