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File Photo taken on Aug. 6, 2019 shows military performers in front of the Edinburgh Castle during the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2019 in Edinburgh, Britain. For the first time in over 70 years, a series of festivals that transform Edinburgh into the world's leading cultural destination every August are not going ahead as planned due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers said on April 1, 2020.

Edinburgh's August festivals cancelled over coronavirus

"In taking this difficult decision now, everyone involved in the festivals, from staff to spectators, will be able to fully focus on thei...Read More

WHO secures 2 mln USD to contain COVID-19 pandemic in Africa

WHO secures 2 mln USD to contain COVID-19 pandemic in Africa

AfDB said WHO Africa region will use the funds to bolster the capacity of 41 African countries on infection prevention, testing and case ...Read More

Coronavirus Update: Trump says not to issue national stay-at-home order

Coronavirus Update: Trump says not to issue national stay-at-home order

Trump told reporters at a White House Coronavirus Task Force news briefing that he does not intend to do so because different states have...Read More

China's control measures prevent tens of thousands of infections: spokesperson

China's control measures prevent tens of thousands of infections: spokesperson

"The paper's findings are consistent with WHO's view and the consensus of many countries' leaders and experts," Hua told a regular press ...Read More

China, Ukraine ready to deepen cooperation to combat COVID-19: FMs

China, Ukraine ready to deepen cooperation to combat COVID-19: FMs

Stressing the strategic partnership between the two countries, Wang said China is ready to further deepen its cooperation with Ukraine on...Read More

Global economy could shrink by 1 pct in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic: UN

Global economy could shrink by 1 pct in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic: UN

As businesses lose revenue, unemployment is likely to increase sharply, transforming a supply-side shock to a wider demand-side shock for...Read More

A stadium is seen empty in Bologna, Italy, on April 1, 2020. Italy registered a total of 110,574 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday, and the death toll stood at 13,155, according to fresh figures released by the country's Civil Protection Department managing the national emergency response.

Coronavirus pandemic tests world as global tally tops 900,000

So far, nations and regions have together reported more than 932,000 cases, with over 46,000 deaths, an interactive map maintained by Joh...Read More

China lifts foreign ownership limits on securities, fund management firms

China lifts foreign ownership limits on securities, fund management firms

China lifted the limitations on the ratio of foreign shareholding in securities and fund management firms on Wednesday, allowing them to ...Read More

Xi says China-India relations at new starting point

Xi says China-India relations at new starting point

With joint efforts of both sides, the two countries have established a strategic and cooperative partnership for peace and prosperity, an...Read More

Chinese President Xi Jinping visits the Chuanshan port area of the Ningbo-Zhoushan Port in east China's Zhejiang Province, March 29, 2020.

Xi stresses coordinating epidemic control, economic work, achieving development goals

More efforts should be made to accelerate and further expand work and production resumption in an orderly manner on the premise of strict...Read More

Greek PM thanks donors for contribution to battle against COVID-19

Greek PM thanks donors for contribution to battle against COVID-19

He made the remark at a ceremony at the Athens international airport where 8.3 million surgical masks arrived from China.

Commentary: 7 decades on, China-India ties face ample chances for new development

Commentary: 7 decades on, China-India ties face ample chances for new development

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have in the past two years held two informal meetings during their v...Read More

Pet cat tests positive for COVID-19 virus in Hong Kong

Pet cat tests positive for COVID-19 virus in Hong Kong

The HKSAR government's Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) collected samples from the cat for tests, and its oral c...Read More

Coronavirus Update: 35 overseas Chinese students diagnosed with COVID-19: official

Coronavirus Update: 35 overseas Chinese students diagnosed with COVID-19: official

According to information collected by Chinese embassies and consulates, all of the diagnosed students have received timely treatment, and...Read More

China to step up financial support for SMEs, increase effective investment

China to step up financial support for SMEs, increase effective investment

The meeting, presided over by Premier Li Keqiang, decided that the re-lending and re-discount quota for small and medium-sized banks will...Read More

Chinese FM calls for adherence to multilateralism, solidarity in fight against COVID-19

Chinese FM calls for adherence to multilateralism, solidarity in fight against COVID-19

Noting that China, despite its huge domestic demand, remains open to the export of anti-epidemic supplies, Wang said the Chinese side bel...Read More

Chinese, Algerian PMs talk by phone on COVID-19 cooperation

Chinese, Algerian PMs talk by phone on COVID-19 cooperation

The traditional China-Algeria friendship is profound, Li said, noting that Algeria donated urgently needed medical supplies to China at t...Read More

Construction of Xiongan New Area back on fast track as epidemic eases

Construction of Xiongan New Area back on fast track as epidemic eases

As the COVID-19 epidemic eases in China and work and production is resuming gradually, the construction of Xiongan New Area has also gain...Read More

A sales clerk arranges clothes inside a shop in a shopping mall in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, March 30, 2020.

China to roll out a mix of fiscal and financial policies to vigorously meet challenges

The Chinese government will roll out fiscal and monetary policies to expand domestic demand, assist businesses reopening, sustain employm...Read More

Xi demands resolute efforts to curb accidents, disasters following forest fire

Xi demands resolute efforts to curb accidents, disasters following forest fire

Nineteen people died while battling the forest fire, which started on Monday afternoon.

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