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Rescue workers prepare to continue searching on Tuesday for 22 miners trapped underground after an explosion ripped through a gold mine under construction in Yantai, Shandong province. The explosion happened at 2 pm on Sunday. More than 300 rescue workers are participating in the mission to save the miners.Wang Kai/xinhua

Big virus resurgence highly unlikely

It is highly unlikely that China will experience a major resurgence of the novel coronavirus during the upcoming Spring Festival, given that the nation has created containment measures to quickly identify, isolate and control any possible outbreaks, a health official said on Wednesday.

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University research team members brainstorm idea to safeguard artworks

A new type of nanomaterial developed by a university research team in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi province, has been used to protect murals.

TOP NEWS

China, Indonesia to enhance ties

China is ready to further advance cooperation with Indonesia regarding COVID-19 vaccines and jointly promote the vaccines' accessibility and affordability in developing countries, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.

CHINA

Quake warning system in sight

As part of a national plan to mitigate damage caused by earthquakes, China is expected to pilot a program that could warn the public of upcoming jolts with a countdown in seconds in key regions, including Beijing, according to the China Earthquake Administration.

COMMENT

Fitting finale for Pompeo as US secretary of state

The US Department of State on Tuesday canceled all official travel this week citing the transition to the Joe Biden administration as the reason.

VIEWS

People's rights fully respected in Xinjiang

Editor's Note: Development policies have brought about remarkable, positive changes in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. Yet some Western politicians and media outlets have ignored this fact to spread lies about the situation in the region. Two experts share their views on the issue with China Daily. Excerpts follow:

WORLD

Waste clamp spurs effort on recycling

With a Chinese ban on imports of solid waste having come in at the start of the year, countries in the region are stepping up their recycling efforts.

BUSINESS

AIIB to boost financing for green projects

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will increase financing for social infrastructure, green infrastructure and technology-enabled infrastructure, which have been identified by the multilateral development bank as key trends driving infrastructure investment in the coming years.

BUSINESS FOCUS

China's financial hub wants to be global AI powerhouse

Editor's Note: Shanghai's economy remained resilient despite the COVID-19 impact. To further unleash its enormous development potential, Shanghai launched 64 major projects with a combined investment of 273.4 billion yuan ($42.2 billion) on the first working day of 2021, covering sectors like scientific and technological innovation, infrastructure and people's livelihoods. Here are some key projects identified for different fields.

LIFE

Wishful thinking

Throughout a film career spanning five decades, action legend Jackie Chan has amazed and astounded his legions of fans with death-defying stunts. So, for most of his admirers, it might be a surprise to see the kung fu king appear as a cute and fuzzy creature in his latest outing.

SPORTS

Zhang tees up another tour de force

China's Zhang Xinjun launches his 2021 PGA Tour campaign at the Sony Open in Hawaii on Thursday determined to straighten his driving and sharpen his short game.

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