Daily Archives: April 16, 2021

2021-04-16: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2021-04-16). Beijing proposal aims to add protections for artifacts. ecns.cn Beijing will strengthen the management of archaeological findings to better preserve the city's urban heritage along its central axis, according to a draft regulation submitted to the capital's top lawmaking body on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-16). Xi to attend China-France-Germany leaders' climate summit via video link. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the China-France-Germany leaders' climate summit via video link in Beijing on April 16, at the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying announced on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-16). 12.5 mln people in Beijing vaccinated against COVID-19. ecns.cn Beijing has administered more than 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of 12 p.m. Thursday, according to the municipal government.

ecns.cn (2021-04-16). National Security Education Day events kick off in HK. ecns.cn A worker performs a quality check in the packaging facility of Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac Biotech in Beijing on Sept 24, 2020.BEIJING – China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine produced by Chinese company Sinovac Biotech works well with clinical coronavirus symptoms, especially in moderate-to-severe cases, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday.

Eve Ottenberg (2021-04-16). Life After Covid, as the U.S. Competes with China. counterpunch.org Who can doubt that if Trump had won reelection, the numbers of people vaccinated against covid would be in the thousands, instead of Biden's nearly 100 million? Who can doubt that the daily death rate would stand above 3000, as MAGA morons went about their business maskless and as it was when Trump left office

ecns.cn (2021-04-16). COVID-19 diagnosis by antibodies only applies to unvaccinated population: NHC. ecns.cn China's National Health Commission (NHC) has updated its rules on the diagnosis of COVID-19 cases, stating that diagnosis based on the presence of antibodies only applies to those who have not yet been vaccinated.

_____ (2021-04-16). Pandemic Discrimination Against Asian Americans Has Long Roots. popularresistance.org "I have pepper spray and I hold it every time I'm alone right now in case I see someone that is really frightening," said New York City teacher Annie Tan, who is Chinese American. | By February 2020, friends of hers had already been verbally harassed on the subway. One had been deliberately coughed on. Another was too scared to take the train anymore. | Many Asian Americans and Asian immigrants are experiencing similar incidents. | A neighbor pointed to her and said "China virus," said Ah Ying, a homecare worker in San Francisco who immigrated years ago from Taishan, China. A physical assault on an Asian American…

Michael Hudson (2021-04-16). America's Neoliberal Financialization Policy vs. China's Industrial Socialism. counterpunch.org Nearly half a millennium ago Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince described three options for how a conquering power might treat states that it defeated in war but that "have been accustomed to live under their own laws and in freedom: … the first is to ruin them, the next is to reside there in person, the third is to permit them to live under their own laws, drawing a tribute, and establishing within it an oligarchy which will keep it friendly to you."

ecns.cn (2021-04-16). 44 tombs found at Jinlan Temple site in Guangzhou. ecns.cn Aerial photo shows the ruins of Jinlan Temple in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province, April 14, 2021.

ecns.cn (2021-04-16). China to monitor Japan's plan to dump nuclear wastewater, vows to protect consumers. ecns.cn The Chinese Ministry of Commerce said it will closely monitor the developments in Japan's decision to dump Fukushima wastewater into the ocean and pledged to ensure the safety of Chinese consumers.

ecns.cn (2021-04-16). Commercialization of sci-tech gathering pace. ecns.cn China recently released the annual report on the commercialization of scientific and technological achievements in 2020, showing continuous vibrant activities in the transformation of scientific and technological results.

ecns.cn (2021-04-16). China remains Mongolia's top export destination, import supplier. ecns.cn China remains Mongolia's top export destination and import supplier in the first quarter of 2021, according to data released by the Mongolian National Statistics Office on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-16). Manned spacecraft, carrier rocket for Shenzhou-12 mission arrive at launch center. ecns.cn The manned spacecraft and carrier rocket for the Shenzhou-12 manned space mission have arrived at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China.

ecns.cn (2021-04-16). No violent terrorist incidents reported in China in over 4 years: ministry. ecns.cn China has seen no violent terrorist incidents for more than four consecutive years, the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) said Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-16). Xi's speech marking 95th founding anniversary of CPC to be published. ecns.cn A speech made by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, at a ceremony marking the 95th anniversary of the founding of the CPC will be published Friday in the eighth issue of the Qiushi Journal.

ecns.cn (2021-04-16). China's Q1 FDI inflow soars nearly 40 pct. ecns.cn Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Chinese mainland, in actual use, surged 39.9 percent year on year in yuan terms in the first quarter of this year, the Ministry of Commerce said Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-16). China-bashing on Capitol Hill inspires Asian-American bashing in streets: Media. ecns.cn Demonizing China might feed U.S. nationalistic impulses, but unhelpful to finding common ground or building the required trust to ensure the peaceful coexistence between the two countries, said a recent opinion piece in the South China Morning Post.

ecns.cn (2021-04-16). No violent terrorist incidents reported in China in over 4 years: ministry. ecns.cn China has seen no violent terrorist incidents for more than four consecutive years, the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) said Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-16). Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship arrives at Jiuquan launch site. ecns.cn The Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship was transferred safely to the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province, the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) said on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-16). China Telecom expands network in Xinjiang. ecns.cn The China Telecom branch in Xinjiang's Altay prefecture has made remarkable progress in increasing mobile network coverage and broadband availability in Hemu village, Burqin county.

ecns.cn (2021-04-16). AI-powered platform translates speech into text for hearing-impaired. ecns.cn A working platform using artificial intelligence (AI) has been launched in China, offering voice-to-text services so that hearing-impaired people can read speeches given during video conferences, livestreaming events and online courses.

Pip Hinman (2021-04-16). Uighurs, Tibetans protest opening of new Chinese consulate. greenleft.org.au The opening of a new Chinese consulate in Adelaide was protested by contingents of ethnic and religious groups with deeply-felt grievances against China's government, writes Anne McMenamin.

Shubh Mathur (2021-04-16). The U.S. Is Choosing the Wrong Side in India. zcomm.org The Biden administration is ignoring protest movements in India to support a right-wing nationalist government against China…

ecns.cn (2021-04-16). Fashion show in Guangxi displays 'epic' of Miao costumes. ecns.cn More than 20 teams from Rongshui Miao Autonomous County of Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region held a fashion show on the first day of "San Yue San" holiday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-15). China sets up new national security research center. ecns.cn A research center dedicated to the systematic study of the holistic approach to national security was inaugurated Wednesday in Beijing.

ecns.cn (2021-04-15). Chinese President Xi Jinping receives credentials of 29 ambassadors. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday received the credentials of new ambassadors to China from 29 countries at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

East Asia Forum (2021-04-15). Pineapple Ban Another Prickle In Cross-Strait Relations — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Dalton Lin* | Beijing suddenly announced on 26 February 2021 that it would suspend pineapple imports from Taiwan starting 1 March, citing

ecns.cn (2021-04-15). Over 175 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across China. ecns.cn BEIJING, April 14 (Xinhua) — More than 175.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Tuesday, the National Health Commission said Wednesday. Enditem…

Guoqing Qian, Yong Zhang, Yang Xu, Weihua Hu, Ian P. Hall, Jiang Yue, Hongyun Lu, Liemin Ruan, Maoqing Ye, Jin Mei (2021-04-15). [Research Paper] Reduced inflammatory responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection in children presenting to hospital with COVID-19 in China. thelancet.com Infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in children is associated with better outcomes than in adults. The inflammatory response to COVID-19 infection in children remains poorly characterised.

teleSUR (2021-04-15). Chinese Investment Spurs Africa's Transformation Agenda: Expert. telesurenglish.net Massive injection of capital from China into Africa's economies is hastening the realization of the continent's transformation agenda and pandemic recovery, experts said on Thursday. | RELATED: | The experts, who spoke at the virtual forum organized by the China Business Studies Initiative (CBSI) affiliated with the University of San Francisco in the United States, said that African countries should leverage investments from the A…

Dan Cohen (2021-04-15). NED-Funded Uyghur Separatist Network and CAIR Director Rally Around Cold War Propaganda. mintpressnews.com At a March 30 demonstration at the Chinese Embassy, the U.S.-funded Uyghur Separatist Network was joined by prominent Muslim figures. "Behind The Headlines" correspondent Dan Cohen spoke to participants and examined their claims.

Julio Yao Villalaz (2021-04-15). La dictadura mundial acusa a China y Rusia de violaciones. globalizacion.ca —A la memoria de un gran amigo de Panamá, que acaba de fallecer a los 93 años: el Dr. William Ramsey Clark, ex Fiscal General de Estados Unidos, quien presidió la Comisión Independiente sobre la Invasión a Panamá, y en…

ecns.cn (2021-04-15). 50th anniversary celebration of Ping-Pong Diplomacy manifests enthusiasm for grassroots exchanges. ecns.cn A China-U.S. Ping-Pong friendly match was held in Shanghai recently to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the "Ping-Pong Diplomacy" between the two countries.

ecns.cn (2021-04-15). China welcomes U.S. companies' participation in modernization process: premier. ecns.cn Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday that China welcomes the active participation of companies from the United States and around the world in its reform and opening-up, as well as its modernization process.

ecns.cn (2021-04-15). China urges Japan to reconsider decision on nuclear waste disposal: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn China strongly urges Japan to reconsider its decision on the disposal of nuclear waste, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-15). Film follows pursuit of musical dreams in Xinjiang. ecns.cn A Chinese musical film The Wings of Songs hit screens across China on March 28, telling the story of three young people from different ethnic groups who pursue their musical dreams and embark on a journey to travel to places in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region to collect folk songs and experience the local life.

ecns.cn (2021-04-15). China urges U.S. to stop drumming up China's threat in outer space. ecns.cn China urged the U.S. to stop fabricating the so-called China threat in outer space, sticking to the Cold War mentality, and shifting its responsibilities.

ecns.cn (2021-04-15). China to boost digitalization of manufacturing. ecns.cn China's large manufacturing firms with an annual business turnover of at least 20 million yuan (about 3.06 million U.S. dollars) will have all introduced digitalization by 2035, said a draft issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-15). China's top legislator highlights new legislation to protect Yellow River. ecns.cn China's top legislator Li Zhanshu has called for accelerated legislation to advance ecological conservation and high-quality development in the Yellow River basin.

ecns.cn (2021-04-15). Record set for deep-sea drilling. ecns.cn China's deep-sea drilling system Sea Bull IIbored a core of 231 meters more than 2,000 meters beneath the surface in the South China sea at around 11 pm Wednesday, setting a new world record.

Labor Video Project (2021-04-15). Seattle APRI Panel:Mineworkers Union Of Namibia Rossing Mine Fight Against Union Busting. indybay.org The Seattle APRI held a panel with Namibian Mineworkers Union Rossing fired union leaders who discussed the union busting by the China National Nuclear Corporation CNNC in Namibia.

ecns.cn (2021-04-15). U.S. climate envoy John Kerry to meet Chinese counterpart. ecns.cn United States special climate envoy John Kerry is going to talk with his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua during a visit to Shanghai from Wednesday to Saturday, according to a media release from the Ministry of Ecology and Environment.

ecns.cn (2021-04-15). Drilling completes on high-speed rail tunnel through Hubei karst landscape. ecns.cn With a total length of 5,506 meters, Gaojiaping tunnel of Zhengzhou-Wanzhou high-speed railway (Zhengwan high-speed railway) completed drilling on Monday after 4 years.

ecns.cn (2021-04-15). More than 80 bronze mirrors of Han Dynasty unearthed in Shaanxi. ecns.cn Archaeologists from the Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology have unearthed more than 80 bronze mirrors from the Western Han Dynasty (202 BC—9 AD) at a large cemetery in Dabaozi Village, Xianyang City, Shaanxi Province.

ecns.cn (2021-04-15). PLA drills in Taiwan Straits safeguard national sovereignty. ecns.cn The drills conducted by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) in the Taiwan Straits are aimed at safeguarding national sovereignty and responding to interference by external forces and provocations by "Taiwan independence" forces.

ecns.cn (2021-04-15). Equal treatment for Taiwan compatriots seeking vaccination on mainland: spokesperson. ecns.cn A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Wednesday said Taiwan compatriots enjoy the same treatment as mainlanders when seeking vaccination on the mainland.

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