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People supporting the impeachment of US President Donald Trump gather in Washington, DC, on Tuesday.Paul Morigi/getty Images

Vaccine used in Brazil trial called capable

Chinese and Brazilian experts cautioned against misinterpretation of the 50.4 percent efficacy rating from the Brazilian trial of CoronaVac, a COVID-19 vaccine candidate made by China's Sinovac Biotech. They said the figure only describes the protection rate under the most stringent conditions, many of which were not included in similar studies done by other vaccine developers.


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.


US Chamber calls for global engagement

A top business organization urged the incoming Biden administration to reengage the world and stabilize relations with China, while lifting tariffs that hurt companies and customers in the United States.


Villagers branch out to embrace olive oil riches

Though still regarded as a newcomer to China, the olive tree is nicknamed the "premier's tree" because Premier Zhou Enlai introduced the Mediterranean native in 1964.


Japan digs in on Games as cases spike

Japan on Wednesday expanded a state of emergency to another seven prefectures and banned entry of all foreign travelers, all the while insisting the Tokyo 2020 Olympics would kick off in the summer come hell or high water.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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