International news

  • Capital new sorts arriving intl passengers(About 6000 inbound travelers were received on Wednesday at the International Exhibition center where they, as required, filled out health forms, registered identity information and waited for chartered transportation to their home areas.)
  • “Don’t assume you won’t be infected”, says WHO chief
  • The UK, Belgium and Serbia to tighten quarantine measures(On Tuesday the Belgian government announced a lockdown lasting from Wednesday until April 5)
  • WHO warns against using virus slurs
  • Canada unveils aid for businesses, families aid COVID-19 crisis(Canada is prepared to spend up to C$82 billion(US$57 billion) to help its citizens and businesses in response to the COVID-19 crisis
  • Plane leaves Japan to collect Olympic flame, no delegates aboard

News in China

  • Returnees must play their part in virus control (A video about an Australian-Chinese woman who refuses to abide by quarantine rules and went outside to exercise without wearing a mask in Beijing went viral online and triggered anger among netizens. The incident, together with a number of cases about the bad behavior of some Chineses returning from overseas, has promoted a public outcry for all returning Chinese to comply with domestic anti-virus measures.)
  • Nation to foster new economic growth drivers(Premier urges greater recognition of digital sector’s “vital role” in virus battle. China will further deepen reform of government functions and foster new drivers of growth to keep employment stable, such as cultivating new forms of industry in the digital economy, the State Council’s executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Tuesday)
  • First panda twins of 2020 are born (Fu Wa, a 17-year-old panda at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan province, gave birth to twin make pandas on Tuesday, the first weighting 159.8 grams and the second 119.5 grams)
  • Foreign companies still warm toward China (Plans by foreign companies to invest in China remain strong despite current difficulties, according to three studies whose results were released on Monday by Athe American Chamber of Commerce in South China.
  • HK students told to stay put if with symptoms overseas
  • Chinese students hit by study disruptions in US
  • Fruit farmers face growing price dilemma (While travel bans and blocks on large gatherings are preventing the spread of the disease, some growers are finding life tough.)