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The number of pandas in captivity rises to 600 globally

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60 panda cubs were born in captivity in 2019, 57 of which survived, thus bringing the population of pandas in captivity to 600 worldwide, said Tuesday the National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China. The administration made the figure public during a meeting on the topic of giant panda breeding, technologies, and related research, kicked off Tuesday in the city...

Two People Hospitalised With Deadly Pneumonic Plague in China

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Two people have been diagnosed with the pneumonic plague - a rare case of the highly-contagious disease that is fatal if left untreated. The two individuals were being treated at a central hospital in China's capital city on Tuesday, local authorities said.Pneumonic plague can prove fatal in 24 to 72 hours and is the "Most virulent form of plague," according...

51 children injured after man sprays caustic soda in a kindergarten in China

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On Monday afternoon, a 23-year-old man, Kong Mohan, unemployed, broke into Dongcheng Kindergarten in Kaiyuan City, Yunnan province, and sprayed caustic soda in a classroom full of students and teachers. Three teachers were also injured during the attack.Two wounded are in serious condition, although not in danger of death.The suspect was arrested an hour after the attack.According to authorities, he...

Hong Kong protests: Man set alight hours after protester shot by police as anti-government violence escalates

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A man has been set on fire in the former British colony, as the city experiences one of the most dramatic days in over five months of protests. Protesters began disrupting transit in the morning as part of a general strike and clashed with police in several locations.Major roads across several districts have been blocked and MTR services suspended, a...

In joint case with U.S., China jails nine for smuggling Fentanyl

A Chinese court in Xingtai, Hebei Province, sentenced nine fentanyl traffickers Thursday in an apparent demonstration that China is serious about holding up its part of a bargain with Washington. Related: Crystal Meth, Flakka and other designer drugs are ridiculously easy to buy online from ChinaChinese police busted a drug ring based in the northern Chinese city of Xingtai that...

Macron in China to discuss trade deals and ‘taboo’ topics

French President Emmanuel Macron in China to sign new trade agreements and to talk about the protests in Hong Kong, Xinjiang. Landing in China on Monday afternoon, Macron will begin its second official trip in Shanghai where he will visit the China International Import Expo, an import trade fair against the backdrop of the trade war between the United States...

China’s top mobile operators switch on commercial 5G services

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China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom, China's three major mobile operators, on Thursday simultaneously launched their 5G service plans in 50 cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. Prices of their monthly 5g plans range from 128 yuan (about 18 U.S. dollars) to 599 yuan.China Unicom's 129-yuan service plan comes with a 30-gigabyte data cap, 500 minutes of voice...

China adopts blockchain as a core technology

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China is actively adopting blockchain, an underlying technology with a wide range of applications, and sees it as the new frontier of innovation in industries ranging from finance to manufacturing and energy. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, highlighted blockchain last week as a core technology, urging more efforts to stimulate the development of...

China to ‘improve’ Hong Kong leader selection and stronger measures to teach ‘patriotism’ to students

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China on Friday outlined a series of broad commitments to address some of the most divisive issues of Hong Kong, including a pledge to “improve the system and mechanisms for appointing and removing the chief executive and other officials” and stronger measures to teach “patriotism” to students. According to a statement released by the Central Committee on Thursday, the Committee...

15 essential documentaries to watch to understand China

A selection of documentaries that will help you to understand modern China. Since Mao's death, with the consequent opening of China to the world, China has been told by many directors who described the process of modernization that the country was experiencing.Read: 15 essential documentaries to watch to understand China