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Medical personnel from the People's Liberation Army get off a military transport aircraft at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Hubei province on Thursday, marking the first civilian-related mission carried out by the PLA's Y-20 transport aircraft. The 1,400 military medical workers, boarding 11 aircraft, will be joined by another 1,200 colleagues in the latest effort to fight the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan.Chen Xiaodong/for China Daily

Infection total surges within expectations

The sudden spike in newly confirmed cases of novel coronavirus pneumonia in Hubei province on Wednesday is due to a revised diagnosis criterion, and experts said the change, which is within expectations, can enable more people to obtain appropriate medical treatment.


Massive PLA airlift sends help to Wuhan

The People's Liberation Army conducted a massive transport operation on Thursday to send military medics to Wuhan, capital of Hubei province and epicenter of the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak, to help fight the epidemic.


Guideline aims to help more orphans

For years, children whose parents were either incarcerated or undergoing drug rehabilitation have struggled in the care of other relatives, who are often poor and negligent.


Shanxi teams join in fight to beat virus

Twenty-five patients cured of the novel coronavirus were released from the No 1 People's Hospital of Xiantao on Feb 10, thanks to the dedicated efforts and hard work of a medical rescue team from Shanxi province and doctor Yuan Dajiang in particular.


Change in frontline commanders sign defense has turned to attack

Having seemingly successfully contained the novel coronavirus epidemic in Hubei province, the Communist Party of China Central Committee demonstrated its firm intent to bring the epidemic to an end in the province by changing the leaders on the front line of the fight against the virus on Thursday.


Tsai unscrupulously exploiting epidemic

While the Chinese mainland is making the utmost efforts to control the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the Taiwan administration of Tsai Ing-wen is trying to manipulate the epidemic as a means to formally join the World Health Organization, to get the island recognized as a "sovereign nation".


Key progress made in race for a vaccine

A group of scientists from Imperial College London has reportedly become the first team outside China to begin animal testing on a vaccine for the novel coronavirus.


Smartphone makers brace for long haul

As the world's biggest show in the mobile communications industry, the Mobile World Congress, or MWC Barcelona 2020, was canceled this year amid concerns about the virus outbreak, Chinese company Xiaomi Corp unveiled its latest smartphone on Thursday.


Plan needed for production recovery

On Jan 31, the World Health Organization announced its final decision on the determination of a public health emergency of international concern regarding the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China.


Cultural legacies

The prominent oil painter Jin Shangyi donated 35 of his works to the National Art Museum of China at the opening of his third solo exhibition there in April.


Slicing into the future

After folding a piece of red paper in half, Li Shiyi carefully trims off a portion before unfolding the paper to reveal an auspicious design of two mice holding a gourd.


Iceland's unlikely trio blazing a trail

Thorir Thorbjarnarson is one of the key pieces in Fred Hoiberg's building project at Nebraska.


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