Category Archives: China

Efforts to monitor travelers increased

Yantai, a coastal city in Shandong province, said on Wednesday that it will provide free nucleic acid tests for all travelers from abroad. The government said those who fail the tests will be sent to designated hospitals for further examination and treatment, while those who pass will need to stay at home for strict quarantine,… Read More »

Integrity as nexus must be maintained

On Jan 31, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus outbreak in China as a public health emergency of international concern ( PHEIC ) , after which many countries began to impose restrictions on those traveling from China. But such restrictions are like a double-edged sword as they not only stop personnel exchanges, they… Read More »

Medical worker who fell ill upholds oath to help others

In the past 30 days, Wu Fen has been a medical worker, a patient and a rescuer. The 30-year-old Wu, who does administrative work at the Chinese Medicine Hospital of Jiangxia District in Wuhan, is the first woman to donate blood plasma right after recovery from infection with the novel coronavirus. “I don’t dare say… Read More »

Beijing issues rules for movie theaters to resume business

Filmgoers will have to space themselves in seating and register to purchase tickets in the initial stage of business resumption for the film industry, according to a notice released by the Beijing Center for Disease Control yesterday. As stated in the first edition of the Guidelines for Epidemic Prevention in Resumption of Beijing Film Industry… Read More »

Diplomats support bid for global IP body chief

Chinese diplomats have expressed their support for a veteran Chinese official’s bid to become the next chief of the World Intellectual Property Organization. The candidate representing China for the leadership of the organization is Wang Binying, who now serves as a deputy chief of the world’s top agency promoting intellectual property. Wang’s bid has attracted… Read More »

E-commerce outlets scrub wildlife trade from platforms

China’s major e-commerce platforms have screened and removed more than 750,000 pieces of information concerning the wild animal trade, said Liang Aifu, a senior official with the State Administration for Market Regulation, on Thursday. He said at a news conference China’s market supervision departments have stepped up efforts in supervising the internet and required e-commerce… Read More »

Scenic areas advised to be cautious when reopening

Scenic areas that have resumed operations amid the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak should take stringent epidemic-control measures, China’s culture and tourism authority said. Liu Kezhi, chief of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism’s market regulation department, said at a news conference on Wednesday that scenic spots often host large numbers of people, so the resumption… Read More »

China moves to bail out culture, tourism enterprises hit by virus outbreak

Chinese authorities have rolled out multiple measures to help enterprises weather the storm as the country put on hold all public art, cultural and tourism activities due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, said an official Wednesday. Halting these activities has helped effectively curb the virus spreading, but also put culture and tourism enterprises in a… Read More »

Digital economy can spur creation of jobs in Africa

With the advent of the internet, the world became a global village with information available at the touch of a button. With increased digital data and users of this data, numerous opportunities for value creation have emerged and are continually emerging. Access to government information and services has since changed. The mode of operations for… Read More »