ecns ecns zh-cn <![CDATA[S.Korea confirms 813 more cases of COVID-19, 3,150 in total]]>Society Korea confirmed 813 more cases of the COVID-19 on Saturday, raising the total number of infections to 3,150.2020-03-01 04:22:42<![CDATA[UN chief welcomes "important developments" in political settlement in Afghanistan]]>Society Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday welcomed the "efforts to achieve a lasting political settlement in Afghanistan" following the U.S.-Taliban deal.2020-03-01 03:38:47<![CDATA[Commissioner's office of Chinese foreign ministry urges U.S. to stop condoning anti-China suspects in Hong Kong]]>Society Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Saturday urged the United States to immediately stop condoning anti-China and trouble making suspects in Hong Kong.2020-03-01 01:54:35<![CDATA[Chinese man sentenced for illegal wildlife hunting]]>Society court in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, has sentenced a man to four months in detention for illegally hunting and trading wild yellow weasels and squirrels.2020-03-01 00:59:06<![CDATA[Iran announces semi-lockdown on Qom over coronavirus outbreak]]>Society Iranian authorities announced on Saturday that they will ban the people suspected of novel coronavirus infection in Qom from moving out of the city.2020-03-01 00:45:59<![CDATA[Qatar confirms 1st case of novel coronavirus infection]]>Society Qatari health ministry on Saturday reported the first case of the novel coronavirus infection in the country.2020-03-01 00:24:11<![CDATA[Paris half marathon canceled amid COVID-19 fears]]>Society Paris half marathon, which was scheduled for Sunday, has been canceled over the fears of the COVID-19 virus, France's Minister of Health Olivier Veran announced on Saturday afternoon.2020-03-01 00:22:34<![CDATA[Iran confirms 593 cases of COVID-19: official]]>Society official at Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education said on Saturday that 593 people in the country have been infected with COVID-19.2020-03-01 00:13:06<![CDATA[China's mobile phone shipments down 38.9 pct in January]]>Economy's mobile phone shipments in January stood at 20.8 million units, down 38.9 percent year on year, according to a report by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT).2020-03-01 00:00:23<![CDATA[New Zealand PM says panic unnecessary after country's first COVID-19 case]]>Society Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Saturday reassured the public that panic-buying goods was unnecessary after the first COVID-19 case was announced in the country. 2020-02-29 20:14:50<![CDATA[Potent measures needed to stop cross-border transmission of COVID-19]]>Society signs of a wider global spread of the COVID-19 epidemic are becoming obvious, the international community must take scientific and targeted measures to prevent further cross-border transmission of the disease. 2020-02-29 18:44:59<![CDATA[Thailand to implement stringent COVID-19 measures]]>Society's Ministry of Public Health on Saturday announced designating the COVID-19 as a dangerous communicable disease, which will go effect on Sunday.2020-02-29 18:10:32<![CDATA[Malaysia's King appoints Muhyiddin Yassin as new PM]]>Politics's King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has agreed with the appointment of former Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin as the country's new prime minister, the national palace said Saturday.2020-02-29 18:10:32<![CDATA[Autopsies on 11 COVID-19 cases conducted to help clinical treatment]]>Sci-tech pathologists have concluded autopsies on 11 patients who died from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the reports will soon be released to provide an important reference for clinical treatment, said China's health authorities on Saturday.2020-02-29 18:10:32<![CDATA[TCM widely used in COVID-19 patient treatment, yielding good results]]>Society (Xinhua) -- Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been widely used to treat COVID-19 patients, yielding good outcomes, said a medical expert Saturday.With TCM treatment, patients with mild symptoms have seen their fever or cough alleviated, Wang Rongbing, director physician with Beijing Ditan Hospital, said at a press conference.2020-02-29 18:10:32<![CDATA[SW China province to build 200,000 5G base stations]]>Sci-tech China's Yunnan Province will invest 50 billion yuan (around 7.15 billion U.S. dollars) to build 200,000 5G base stations to fully cover the cities, prefectures, counties and districts in the province with the 5G network, the provincial development and reform commission said Saturday.2020-02-29 18:10:32<![CDATA[Close U.S.-China ties serve interests of both sides, says scholar]]>Voices's in the interest of the United States and China to work closely, as demonstrated by the China-U.S. phase-one economic and trade agreement and the current fight against COVID-19, a scholar told Xinhua in a recent interview.2020-02-29 18:10:32<![CDATA[S Korea confirms 813 more cases of COVID-19, 3,150 in total]]>Society Korea confirmed 813 more cases of the COVID-19 on Saturday, raising the total number of infections to 3,150.2020-02-29 18:10:32<![CDATA[Can ventilators cause mucus clots?]]>Society have debunked a recent rumor on social media which claims that ventilator could create mucus clots in the lungs of patients with the novel coronavirus pneumonia, thus suffocating them to death.2020-02-29 18:10:32<![CDATA[Chinese machinery giant resumes exports amid epidemic control]]>Economy Construction Machinery Group (XCMG), a leading Chinese machinery manufacturer, has managed to complete overseas deliveries despite difficulties caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak, the company said Saturday.2020-02-29 18:10:32<![CDATA[China boosts 350 mln tonnes of man-made precipitation to lower risks of forest fires, ease drought]]>Society has used artificial means to boost 350 million tonnes of precipitation to lower the risks of forest fires and ease drought, sources with the China Meteorological Administration said Saturday.2020-02-29 18:10:32<![CDATA[U.S. Fed under pressure to cut rates amid COVID-19 concerns]]>Economy U.S. Federal Reserve is under pressure to lower interest rates in the next few months as the COVID-19 outbreak roiled global markets and posed downside risk to the U.S. economy, analysts said.2020-02-29 13:56:22<![CDATA[UN chief calls for intensified efforts to contain COVID-19 without stigmatization]]>Politics is the time for all governments to step up and do everything possible to contain COVID-19 while respecting human rights without stigmatization, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told a press encounter Friday.2020-02-29 12:25:05<![CDATA[Beijing beefs up control of coronavirus while cautiously restoring production]]>Society China's battle with the novel coronavirus continues, Beijing is also strengthening preventive and control measures as the capital is seeing workers return to work.2020-02-29 10:03:39<![CDATA[Chinese, Cuban presidents discuss COVID-19 epidemic, bilateral ties over phone]]>Politics President Xi Jinping talked over phone with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Friday night to compare notes on the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic and how to further promote bilateral ties.2020-02-29 09:19:10<![CDATA[Chinese, Chilean presidents discuss COVID-19 epidemic, bilateral ties over phone]]>Politics President Xi Jinping and his Chilean counterpart, Sebastian Pinera, held a telephone conversation on Friday night to discuss the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic and how to further deepen bilateral ties. 2020-02-29 09:15:38<![CDATA[China ready to share its experience with EU to jointly fight COVID-19]]>Politics is ready to share its experience with the European Union (EU) to jointly fight COVID-19, according to a press release published by the Chinese Mission to the EU on Friday.2020-02-29 09:10:50<![CDATA[Hong Kong media tycoon arrested]]>Society Hong Kong figures stressed on Friday that everyone is equal under the law, including local media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, who was arrested on two counts earlier in the day. Some added the arrest was supported by sufficient evidence.2020-02-29 09:10:50<![CDATA[Death toll in Indian capital communal violence rises to 42]]>Society death toll during communal violence in the Indian capital city Delhi Friday evening rose to 42, officials said.Unrelenting communal violence broke out in the northeastern part of the city following which mobs armed with sticks and rods resorted to arson, looting and vandalism.2020-02-29 09:10:50<![CDATA[Shanghai Fashion Week moves online amid epidemic]]>Society Fashion Week will introduce the newest collections from over 100 brands online for the first time due to the novel coronavirus epidemic, said the organizer.2020-02-29 04:18:52<![CDATA[Mexico confirms first case of COVID-19]]>Society Mexican government announced on Friday the country's first case of COVID-19.2020-02-29 04:05:30<![CDATA[China puts 245 COVID-19 patients on convalescent plasma therapy]]>Society has offered convalescent plasma therapy for 245 COVID-19 patients by Friday, and 91 cases have shown improvement in clinical indicators and symptoms, a health official said Friday.2020-02-29 03:58:12<![CDATA[China, Japan pledge cooperation in fighting COVID-19 epidemic]]>Politics and Japan agreed on Friday to step up public health cooperation to contain the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.2020-02-29 02:21:30<![CDATA[China cures cumulative 36,000 COVID-19 patients]]>Society total of 36,000 COVID-19 patients have been cured and discharged from hospitals, accounting for 45.9 percent of the total confirmed cases, a health official said Friday.2020-02-29 00:45:03<![CDATA[China issues guideline for regulating COVID-19 drug clinical trials]]>Society has issued a directive to regulate clinical trials of potential drugs for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).2020-02-29 00:43:33<![CDATA[Chinese researchers detect novel coronavirus in tears, conjunctival secretions from infected patient]]>Society researchers have recently found the novel coronavirus in tears and conjunctival secretions from one patient infected with the virus.2020-02-28 23:54:42<![CDATA[China to provide aid to South Korea, Iran as coronavirus spreads overseas]]>Society's Foreign Ministry said Friday that China will do what it can to provide assistance to South Korea and Iran in fighting the novel coronavirus as COVID-19 continues to spread overseas.2020-02-28 21:07:30<![CDATA[Wuhan's war on COVID-19: How China mobilizes the whole country to contain the virus]]>Society health crisis struck China on the cusp of the new year. Wuhan, a metropolis of 11 million residents in central China's Hubei Province, would become the epicenter of a new coronavirus.2020-02-28 20:54:26<![CDATA[Jimmy Lai, two others arrested by HK police, to appear before court]]>Politics Kong police said on Friday that three Hong Kong residents were arrested for unauthorized assembly and are scheduled to appear before court on May 5.2020-02-28 20:07:24<![CDATA[Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong rises to 94]]>Society Kong's Centre of Health Protection (CHP) on Friday reported a new confirmed case of COVID-19 infection, bringing Hong Kong's total number of COVID-19 cases to 94.2020-02-28 19:10:53<![CDATA[China cures cumulative 36,000 COVID-19 patients]]>Society total of 36,000 COVID-19 patients have been cured and discharged from hospitals, accounting for 45.9 percent of the total confirmed cases, a health official said Friday.2020-02-28 19:02:18<![CDATA[Wuhan has thousands of spare beds in makeshift COVID-19 hospitals]]>Society, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, has over 5,000 spare beds in its 16 temporary hospitals, which were converted from gyms, exhibition centers and other facilities to cope with a shortage of beds amid the coronavirus outbreak.2020-02-28 19:02:18<![CDATA[Chinese swimming authority 'deeply sorry' about CAS decision on Sun Yang]]>Sports Chinese Swimming Association (CSA) was "deeply sorry" about the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision to ban Olympic and world champion Sun Yang for eight years.2020-02-28 19:00:35<![CDATA[Taiwan confirms two more COVID-19 cases]]>Society total number of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection cases in Taiwan has increased by two to 34, according to the island's epidemic monitoring agency Friday.2020-02-28 18:44:58<![CDATA[Vietnam to suspend visa free travel for South Koreans amid concerns over COVID-19 outbreak]]>Society will suspend visa-free travel for South Korean travelers starting from Saturday amid concerns about the coronavirus spreading.2020-02-28 18:39:21<![CDATA[Japan's Hokkaido declares state of emergency over COVID-19]]>Society of Japan's Hokkaido Naomichi Suzuki declared a state of emergency of the northernmost prefecture on Friday due to the spread of the COVID-19.2020-02-28 18:39:21<![CDATA[All residents in Tibet lifted out of sickness-related poverty]]>Society 63,300 residents registered as having fallen into poverty because of illnesses in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region have shaken off poverty.2020-02-28 18:38:10<![CDATA[No infections from convalescent COVID-19 patients detected: health official]]>Society infections caused by convalescent COVID-19 patients have been detected so far, Guo Yanhong, an official with the National Health Commission, said Friday.2020-02-28 18:14:41<![CDATA[Sun Yang says he will appeal against CAS decision]]>Sports swimmer Sun Yang said he will "definitely" appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal against the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision to ban him for eight years.2020-02-28 18:00:04<![CDATA[Qualcomm CEO 'confident' about China's capability to overcome coronavirus challenges]]>Business Executive Officer (CEO) of U.S. technology and chip giant Qualcomm Steve Mollenkopf said on Thursday he is fully "confident" about China's ability to overcome the challenges brought by the novel coronavirus outbreak.2020-02-28 17:45:22<![CDATA[China's Chengdu resumes intercontinental direct flight]]>Business marks the first intercontinental direct flight that has resumed operation in southwest China after suspension due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.2020-02-28 17:45:22<![CDATA[Visitor arrivals to Macao drop by 16.8 pct in January]]>Business visitor arrivals to Macao in January this year dropped by 16.8 percent year-on-year to 2.85 million, due to the impact of COVID-19 epidemic, the special administrative region (SAR)'s statistic department said on Friday.2020-02-28 17:39:13<![CDATA[Facebook sues analytics firm for stealing user data]]>Business social media giant Facebook Inc. Thursday filed a lawsuit against a mobile analytics company for illegally collecting private information of users from social media platforms.2020-02-28 17:39:13<![CDATA[Volunteer nurse tutors young patient]]>Video Shulin, member of a Zhejiang Province medical team, volunteered to serve as tutor to a young patient at Wuhan Union Hospital.2020-02-28 17:21:45<![CDATA[CAS hands Chinese swimmer Sun Yang 8-year ban]]>Sports Olympic and world swimming champion Sun Yang was handed an eight-year ban as the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) upheld the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)'s appeal on Friday.2020-02-28 17:20:44<![CDATA[China puts 245 COVID-19 patients on plasma therapy, yielding positive results]]>Society has offered plasma therapy for 245 COVID-19 patients by Friday, and 91 cases have shown improvement in clinical indicators and symptoms, a health official said Friday.2020-02-28 17:02:32<![CDATA[1st case of COVID-19 confirmed in New Zealand]]>Society first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in New Zealand as a patient was tested to have the virus, Prime minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday. This makes New Zealand the 48th country to have a confirmed case of the COVID-19.2020-02-28 17:02:32<![CDATA[S.Korea confirms 571 more cases of COVID-19, 2,337 in total]]>Society Korea confirmed 571 more cases of the COVID-19 on Friday, raising the total number of infections to 2,337.2020-02-28 16:51:08<![CDATA[Donated plasma helping 245 total virus patients]]>Society total of 544 patients recovered from COVID-19 had donated their plasma to help 245 patients, 91 of whom have seen improvements in their symptoms, Guo Yanhong, an official with the National Health Commission.2020-02-28 16:41:21<![CDATA[QR code set to track Metro users in Shanghai]]>Photo are seen at a subway station in Shanghai, Feb.28, 2020. The QR code which tracks passengers is introduced to Metro trains in the city. 2020-02-28 16:36:21<![CDATA[Novel coronavirus found in tears, Chinese researchers reveal]]>Sci-tech from the First Affiliated Hospital of the School of Medicine of China's Zhejiang University published research on February 26, showing that the novel coronavirus can be found in tears and conjunctival secretions.2020-02-28 16:19:51<![CDATA[S.Korea to offer standard model of 'Drive-Thru' virus-testing station to local gov'ts]]>Society Korea's health authorities said on Friday that it will draw up and provide the standard model of a so-called "Drive-Thru" virus-testing station for local governments as it can considerably lessen the testing time, according to local media reports.2020-02-28 16:19:02<![CDATA[Jimmy Lai, two others arrested by HK police, to appear before court]]>Society Kong police said at a press briefing on Friday that three Hong Kong residents were arrested for unauthorized assembly and are scheduled to appear before court on May 5.2020-02-28 16:14:40<![CDATA[No evidence shows asymptomatic individuals drive COVID-19 transmission: WHO expert]]>Society extensive studies conducted in China and other places do not suggest that asymptomatic people are the driving force behind the COVID-19 epidemic.2020-02-28 16:10:08<![CDATA[HKSAR gov't unveils 2020-21 land sale plan capable of building 7,500 flats]]>Economy Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government plans to sell 15 residential sites capable of providing about 7,530 flats in 2020-21 fiscal year starting April.2020-02-28 16:05:24<![CDATA[IKEA, UNIQLO, Galeries Lafayette reopen in China on large scale]]>Business retailers in China, including IKEA and UNIQLO, are reopening on a massive scale as the coronavirus epidemic has in recent days shown signs of abating despite soaring cases in other countries.2020-02-28 15:59:54<![CDATA[Suzhou Classical Gardens reopen after temporary closure amid epidemic]]>Travel News group of 10 classical gardens of Suzhou, including some UNESCO world heritage sites, reopened to visitors Friday in eastern China's Jiangsu Province, after temporary closure amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.2020-02-28 15:59:28<![CDATA[More pharmacies in Xinjiang expand services for chronically ill patients]]>Society, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, added more pharmacies to serve patients with chronic diseases, according to local authorities.2020-02-28 15:58:53<![CDATA[China's Chengdu resumes intercontinental direct flight]]>Society Air China airliner carrying 32 passengers and 17 tonnes of cargo took off in southwest China's Chengdu at 1:45 a.m. Beijing time Friday, and landed in Frankfurt in Germany at 5:37 a.m. local time.2020-02-28 15:58:20<![CDATA[Falling tree crushes car and kills driver near Eiffel Tower ]]>Photo workers clean the area after a tree crashed on a car in Paris, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Powerful winds sent a tree crashing down onto a car near the Eiffel Tower, killing the driver on the spot. The Paris fire brigade said it was among more than 100 storm-related accidents in the Paris region on Thursday, as sudden gusts of wind and rain swept the area. 2020-02-28 15:49:31<![CDATA[Chinese bronze artwork exhibition to be held in Houston]]>Photo exhibition of ancient Chinese bronze artworks will be on display from Feb. 29 to Aug. 9 at Asia Society Texas Center (ASTC) in Houston, ASTC announced on Wednesday night. 2020-02-28 15:48:40<![CDATA[Chinese bronze artwork exhibition to be held in Houston]]>Culture exhibition of ancient Chinese bronze artwork will be on display on Feb. 29 through Aug. 9 at Asia Society Texas Center (ASTC) in Houston, Texas, the United States, ASTC announced on Wednesday night.2020-02-28 15:43:35<![CDATA[World on alert as multiple countries report first coronavirus cases]]>Society countries across the world reported their first confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last 12 hours.2020-02-28 15:41:52<![CDATA[Over 100 patients discharged from Huoshenshan, Leishenshan hospitals]]>Video patients who had recovered from the coronavirus were discharged from Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan on Thursday.2020-02-28 15:32:25<![CDATA[Costco announces construction of 2nd store in Shanghai]]>Economy retail giant Costco announced the start of the construction of its second store on the Chinese mainland on Thursday in Shanghai.2020-02-28 15:30:25<![CDATA[Xinjiang unveils supportive policies to bolster employment]]>Society China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has increased social security subsidies and introduced a spate of supportive policies to bolster employment.2020-02-28 15:23:34<![CDATA[China's central bank advises against rejecting cash amid epidemic]]>Economy's central bank on Friday advised businesses not to refuse banknotes over the novel coronavirus as it has enhanced efforts to ensure the cash in circulation is clean to cut off the spread of the virus through money exchanges.2020-02-28 15:18:19<![CDATA[China vows to stabilize employment via diversified channels]]>Society will take more targeted measures to ensure stable job creation, including encouraging online hiring, providing financial support for small firms, as well as expanding recruitment in basic education and community services, to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the employment.2020-02-28 15:15:05<![CDATA[Beijing strengthens travel restrictions]]>Society capital has upgraded management over travelers entering China through Beijing to further screen out novel coronavirus carriers, according to a meeting attended by the city's top officials on Thursday.2020-02-28 15:12:34<![CDATA[Apple CEO optimistic about China putting coronavirus under control]]>Economy Inc. CEO Tim Cook is optimistic that the coronavirus epidemic is getting under control in China as the number of infections continues to fall, the FOX Business Network reported Thursday.2020-02-28 15:09:24<![CDATA[Liao Guoxun appointed Shanghai's deputy Party chief]]>Politics appointment was approved by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.2020-02-28 14:55:07<![CDATA[Organizers may scale down Olympic torch relay in Japan]]>Sports Muto, CEO of the organizing committee of the 2020 Summer Olympics, told reporters on Wednesday that the Olympic torch replay in Japan will not be cancelled but may be scaled down over health concerns.2020-02-28 14:48:11<![CDATA[Chinese researchers release first pathology report for COVID-19]]>Sci-tech researchers have released the first pathology report on COVID-19 patients on Friday ; the report indicates that the patients' lungs remain the main organ to be affected by the disease, while effects on other organs need further analysis, according to local media reports.2020-02-28 14:47:26<![CDATA[Iranian vice president tested positive for coronavirus: media]]>Politics's Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar has caught the novel coronavirus, local media reported on Thursday.2020-02-28 14:44:29<![CDATA[China's central bank advises against rejecting cash amid epidemic]]>Economy taken on March 13, 2018 shows the headquarters of the People's Bank of China. (Xinhua/Cai Yang)2020-02-28 14:40:40<![CDATA[China mulls plan, arrangement for college entrance exam]]>Society's education authorities are carrying out a prudent study on the arrangement of this year's college entrance exam amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, an official said Friday.2020-02-28 14:40:40<![CDATA[China forestry authority strengthens protection of wild animals]]>Society's forestry and grassland authority has moved to strengthen the protection of wild animals, as part of the efforts to implement the country's new decision on thoroughly banning the illegal trading of wildlife.2020-02-28 14:40:40<![CDATA[China launches online campus recruitment service amid epidemic]]>Society Ministry of Education on Friday launched a 24-hour online campus recruitment service to help graduates find jobs amid the COVID-19 epidemic.2020-02-28 14:34:08<![CDATA[Polar bear cub makes debut in Copenhagen Zoo ]]>Photo bear cub makes debut in Copenhagen Zoo 2020-02-28 14:33:55<![CDATA[Autopsy report reveals COVID-19 mainly attacks lungs]]>Society latest autopsy report on patients who died of COVID-19 reveals that the virus primarily attacks the lungs, and there is not enough evidence to support its damage to other organs.2020-02-28 14:31:38<![CDATA[China's Yuanwang-7 sailing to Atlantic for satellite monitoring mission]]>Sci-tech's new-generation space tracking ship Yuanwang-7 is sailing to the Atlantic Ocean for a satellite maritime monitoring mission.2020-02-28 14:21:06<![CDATA[ADB approves another 2 mln USD to help curb COVID-19 outbreak]]>Economy Asian Development Bank (ADB) further approved 2 million U.S. dollars to help Asia-Pacific developing countries contain the COVID-19 outbreak and improve resilience other communicable diseases.2020-02-28 14:21:06<![CDATA[China's enrollment of master's degree students expected to increase by 189,000 this year]]>Society enrollment of master's degree students in China is likely to increase by 189,000 this year, said Vice Education Minister Weng Tiehui Friday.2020-02-28 14:21:06<![CDATA[93-year-old coronavirus patient cured in Fuzhou ]]>Photo 93-year-old coronavirus-infected patient has been cured in Fuzhou, South China's Fujian province, Feb. 26, 2020. He's the oldest such patient to recover from the virus in the province. 2020-02-28 14:14:11<![CDATA[Low level of COVID-19 detected in patient's pet dog in Hong Kong]]>Society pet dog of a patient infected with the COVID-19 in Hong Kong tested weak positive for the virus, the Hong Kong authorities said, adding that further tests are needed to confirm an infection.2020-02-28 13:52:42<![CDATA[China pledges extra support to university graduates in hard-hit Hubei]]>Society has vowed to roll out policies to address difficulties in employment and graduation faced by university graduates amid the coronavirus outbreak in the hard-hit Hubei Province.2020-02-28 13:52:42<![CDATA[China mulls plan, arrangement for college entrance exam]]>Society's education authorities are carrying out a prudent study on the arrangement of this year's college entrance exam amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, an official said Friday.2020-02-28 13:52:42<![CDATA[Schau der Besten: Meet the prettiest cows in Germany]]>Photo cow is shown through the hall at the cattle breeding exhibition "The show of the best". Over 200 Holstein dairy cows are presented by their owners at the 47th edition of the "Schau der Besten". 2020-02-28 13:50:20<![CDATA[Nigeria's first COVID-19 case recorded in commercial hub]]>Society's first case of COVID-19 has been recorded in Lagos, the country's commercial hub and most populous city, the Lagos state government confirmed early Friday.2020-02-28 13:22:15<![CDATA[Jimmy Lai taken away by Hong Kong police for investigation]]>Politics Lai Chee-ying, instigator of the Hong Kong riots, and several opposition figures including Lee Cheuk-yan and Yeung Sum were taken away Friday morning by Hong Kong police for investigation, Hong Kong media reported. 2020-02-28 13:00:31