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  1. In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview with the Post, veteran Chinese infectious disease expert Zhong Nanshan shares his insights into the global battle to control the Covid-19 pandemic. In this final part of a four-part series, Zhong discusses why a second wave in China is unlikely.China still faces the risk of a second wave of coronavirus infections, but another big outbreak is unlikely thanks to the country’s tight prevention and control measures, according to China’s top respiratory…
  2. China has accused Canada of acting as an “accomplice” to the United States in a “grave political incident”, after a judge in Vancouver rejected a bid by Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou to have her US extradition case thrown out.Justice Heather Holmes of British Columbia’s Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the US fraud charges against Meng satisfied the Canadian extradition requirement of “double criminality”, which demands that suspects be accused of something that would constitute a crime in…
  3. A Chinese survey team reached the summit of Mount Everest on Wednesday, as they attempt to remeasure the exact height of the world’s tallest mountain.Having been delayed twice this month due to bad weather, the eight-member team set off from a camp at 8,300 metres (27,230 feet) at around 2.10am on Wednesday, reaching the peak after nearly nine hours, state media reported.They stayed at the summit for a record 2½ hours while they put up a survey marker, installed a global navigation satellite…
  4. The number of infringement cases involving intellectual property rights violations in China has surged 5,660 per cent over the past two decades, according to the top prosecutor's office, in a sign of Beijing’s growing seriousness about rights protection as it seeks to boost innovation and appease the United States.Details of the enforcement drive were released by the Supreme People’s Procuratorate of China in an annual work report on Monday, marking the first time the office has provided data…
  5. China’s demand for soybeans is expected to rebound in 2020 but the question remains where the supply will come from as it attempts to move away from over reliance on imports but also meet its commitments under the phase one trade deal with the United States.There are growing concerns regarding China’s food security as the relationship with the US becomes volatile, and since the beginning of the trade war, China has been reinforcing self-reliance on its industries including manufacturing and…
  6. A Chinese herb combination can help ease the symptoms of Covid-19, say some of China’s top scientists after conducting a multi-centre trial.According to a previous diagnosis and treatment protocol by the National Health Commission, Lianhuaqingwen (LH) capsules are recognised for treating symptoms of Covid-19, such as fatigue and fever, but not Covid-19 itself. There is not yet a confirmed cure for the disease.The scientific paper was published on Phytomedicine journal on May 16 and the research…
  7. In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview with the Post, veteran Chinese infectious disease expert Zhong Nanshan shares his insights into the global battle to control the Covid-19 pandemic. In this third part of a four-part series, Zhong says the blame game between the US and China is putting important research at risk at a time when the world’s scientific community needs to join hands and work together.The politicisation of the Covid-19 pandemic could stall vital global scientific cooperation…
  8. Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou stood on the steps of the British Columbia Supreme Court complex on Saturday, posing for pictures with supporters.They included about a dozen Huawei employees and friends who have attended Meng’s court appearances since her arrest at Vancouver’s airport on December 1, 2018.But if Meng gets her way, she will not be seeing much more of the building that served as the backdrop.On Wednesday, judge Heather Holmes will deliver a ruling that could set free Huawei’s chief…
  9. The Chinese virologist at the centre of conspiracy theories over the coronavirus origin has publicly defended her work, saying it contributed to fast identification of the new pathogen and would help protect against future outbreaks.Shi Zhengli – dubbed China’s “bat woman” for her research on coronaviruses in the mammals – told state broadcaster CGTN on Monday those studies had “enabled us to understand the cause of the unknown pneumonia in the shortest time” after the first cases emerged in…
  10. In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview with the Post, veteran Chinese infectious disease expert Zhong Nanshan shares his insights into the global battle to control the Covid-19 pandemic. In this, the second instalment of a four-part series, Zhong points to what he says is the US’ unwillingness to listen to scientific advice. The US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has shocked the scientist leading the fight against the disease in China, with the respiratory disease expert attributing…