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Doctors test a hospital employee with flu-like symptoms for coronavirus in a triage tent set up for possible COVID-19 patients before they enter the main emergency area at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York City on Tuesday. Misha Friedman / Getty Images / AFP

Xi set to attend G20 summit on virus response

China expects to enhance unity, cooperation and coordination with the international community to fight the novel coronavirus pneumonia pandemic and stabilize the global economy at the G20 special summit to be attended by President Xi Jinping, a senior diplomat said on Wednesday.


COVID-19 won't have long-term impact on BRI

The Belt and Road Initiative may experience short-term delays from the COVID-19 pandemic, but its long-term momentum will be sustained and even strengthened with multibillion-dollar projects from Latin America to South Asia underway.


Carrying weight of virus work

Doctor Luo Yi said workers in the radiology department of Tongji Hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, literally carried a heavier load than others in the battle against the novel coronavirus outbreak.


CEA transports key medical workers, equipment to Wuhan

In the fight against the novel coronavirus, the nation has collectively pulled together to limit the spread and get much needed resources, and China Eastern Airlines has played its part in the country's massive response.


Balkan pair edges closer to EU goal

Two Balkan nations with long-held aspirations to become members of the European Union finally learned this week that the bloc is ready to negotiate their future participation.


Shares swell on US stimulus deal

Financial markets across the world, particularly those in Asia and Europe, gained confidence on Wednesday as investors renewed faith that stronger government interventions may help soften economic blows from the novel coronavirus outbreak.


Commercialization to lead academic patents

China has introduced new measures to ensure the value of academic patents and spur the transfer of inventions from universities to the marketplace.


Emergency G20 video summit must come up with the goods

At a time when country after country has come to a virtual standstill and billions of people are being told to stay indoors, the special G20 video summit being hosted by Saudi Arabia on Thursday cannot be a virtual meet-and-greet for the leaders of the developed and major developing countries.


Policy action for healthy world economy

While quarantining and social distancing is the right prescription to combat COVID-19's public health impact, the exact opposite is needed when it comes to securing the global economy.


Unity of purpose now crucial

On March 11, the World Health Organization announced that the novel coronavirus outbreak "can be characterized as a pandemic". As of March 24, the number of confirmed cases of infection has stood at 350,000 globally, and about 15,000 people had died. Many countries are struggling to combat the virus.


Mystery neighbor's sporadic performances give pointers on excellence

It has happened a few times in the three years I've been living in my apartment.



With age no longer on their side, the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics until next year poses major challenges for China's veteran athletes, whose chances of glory are now looking slimmer


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