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China's control measures prevent tens of thousands of infections: spokesperson
China's prevention and control measures have altered the dangerous course of COVID-19's quick spread and prevented tens of thousands of infections nationwide, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on April 1.
Hua Chunying made the remarks when asked to comment on a paper recently published by the journal Science, which believes the control measures worked by successfully breaking the chain of transmission and preventing contact between infectious and susceptible people and bought other cities valuable time.
By: Xinhua
Vice premier stresses research on COVID-19 vaccine, treatment, medicine
Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan on April 1 stressed making full use of the effective drugs and treatment technologies and accelerating the progress of vaccine research and development to fight the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Leading a central government group to oversee the epidemic control work in Hubei Province, Sun, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks at a symposium with frontline experts and researchers.
By: Xinhua
China to strengthen epidemic control along land border
Chinese authorities on April 2 demanded further strengthening epidemic control efforts along its land border to prevent the importation of COVID-19 infections.
The demand was made at a meeting of the leading group of China's COVID-19 epidemic response, which was chaired by Premier Li Keqiang, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.
By:  Xinhua
Virus testing along border to get a boost
China will bolster the capacities of laboratory tests and medical treatment in border areas as part of broader efforts to curb the importation of COVID-19 cases via land entry points, according to a statement released after a meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on April 6.
The leading group of the Communist Party of China Central Committee for responding to the novel coronavirus, led by the premier, underscored that the number of imported cases via land entry points have exceeded those entering through international flights in recent days.
By: China Daily
China opposes all forms of discrimination, prejudice: spokesperson
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on April 7 that China opposes all forms of discrimination and prejudice.
Spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the remarks in a press briefing when responding to media reports that since China tightened immigration control measures to contain imported cases of COVID-19, some foreigners have complained about discrimination and rising xenophobia in China.
By: Xinhua
Chinese coming from 26 countries must submit health info to fly
Chinese passengers who are going to fly from 26 countries to China are required to submit their health information prior to boarding the plane, the country's civil aviation regulator said on April 7.
According to a notice jointly issued by Civil Aviation Administration of China and General Administration of Customs, starting Wednesday, passengers in 26 countries, including the United States, Italy and Spain who already booked air tickets to China must report their personal information, health status and recent travel history on a daily basis via a WeChat mini-program before boarding.
By: China Daily
Beijing says yes to travelers from Hubei
Strengthening its COVID-19 screening effort, Beijing is requiring people who had been stranded in Hubei province — the initial epicenter of the outbreak — to undergo at least two tests for the coronavirus, one before leaving Hubei and the other after arriving in the capital.
A 14-day mandatory quarantine is also required, either at home or at a designated site, for people returning from the beleaguered province, the city’s anti-virus leading group decided on April 7.
By: chinadaily.com.cn
Xi chairs leadership meeting on regular epidemic control, work resumption
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on April 8 chaired a leadership meeting to make new arrangements on implementing regular epidemic prevention and control measures and fully advancing work resumption.
The meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee analyzed the COVID-19 situation and economic performance at home and abroad.
By:  Xinhua
Xi hails role of community workers
President Xi Jinping has called on community workers to continue their steadfast efforts to combat COVID-19 as communities remain an important line of defense against imported cases and a rebound of the outbreak in China.
Xi made the remark on April 8 in a letter of reply to community workers at a neighborhood which he visited last month during his inspection tour of Wuhan, the Chinese city hit hardest by the outbreak.
By: China Daily
Nation steps up supply of medical goods
China is stepping up efforts to ensure the supply of medical goods to meet surging demand both at home and abroad, as the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak continues to spread across the globe, the nation's top industrial regulator said on April 8.
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology spokesman Huang Libin said the global spread of the novel coronavirus created new challenges for the nation's prevention and control work, and China will make a big push to ensure steady supplies of medical goods.
By: China Daily
China to ease urban residency restrictions to boost urbanization
China plans to ease restrictions for rural residents applying for urban household registration status and allow more people to enjoy public services, according to a document released April 9.
Cities with a resident population of less than 3 million should remove all barriers for rural residents to apply for urban household registration status, or hukou, according to the document released by the National Development and Reform Commission.
By: Xinhua
Wuhan in all-out efforts to cure elderly COVID-19 patients
China's Wuhan will strengthen medical treatment for severely ill and elderly COVID-19 patients, the latest signal from the city hard hit by the novel coronavirus but now in a steady recovery.
Jiao Yahui, an official with the National Health Commission, said on April 11 that patients at the Huoshenshan and Leishenshan hospitals, built from scratch to help the then-overloaded local hospitals treat severely ill COVID-19 patients, will be transferred to four large hospitals in Wuhan by April 15.
By: Xinhua
More attention to asymptomatic coronavirus cases: health expert
Zhong Nanshan, a renowned Chinese respiratory specialist, said on April 16 that more attention should be paid to asymptomatic coronavirus cases.
Zhong made the comments during a video conference in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou with clinicians from Europe, the United States and Africa.
By: Xinhua
Over 10 mln jobs offered at China's special online job fair
China's special online job fair has provided over 10 million job vacancies amid the country's efforts to revive job markets hard hit by the novel coronavirus epidemic.
By April 9, more than 11.62 million job posts from 1.24 million companies had been offered to applicants at the special online job fair, which was launched on March 20 and will last until the end of June, said the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security on April 16.
By: Xinhua
China's job market improves in March as COVID-19 epidemic wanes
China's job market improved last month as life and work gradually resumed in the virus-hit economy, official data showed on April 17.
The surveyed unemployment rate in urban areas stood at 5.9 percent in March, down 0.3 percentage points from the previous month, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
A total of 2.29 million new urban jobs were created in the first quarter of 2020, the NBS said.
By: Xinhua
China's health authority calls for int'l cooperation in fighting COVID-19 pandemic
China's health authority has called for international cooperation to carry out joint prevention and control in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
Ma Xiaowei, minister in charge of the National Health Commission, made the call at the Group of 20 (G20) health ministers virtual meeting on April 19.
By: Xinhua
China urges U.S. officials to stop spreading conspiracy theories: FM spokesperson
A Foreign Ministry spokesperson on April 20 urged certain U.S. officials to respect the facts, science and the international consensus, and stop spreading conspiracy theories surrounding the origin of the COVID-19 virus.
Spokesperson Geng Shuang made the remarks at a press briefing when commenting on the recent claims of some U.S. officials that the virus originated from a Wuhan virology lab.
By: Xinhua
China strengthens border control to prevent imported COVID-19 risk
China has strengthened border control measures for the containment of imported novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) risk, an official said April 20.
Liu Haitao, with the National Immigration Administration (NIA), made the remarks at a press conference on China's response to the coronavirus outbreak.
By: Xinhua
Xi's tour focuses on poverty, ecology
President Xi Jinping inspected poverty alleviation work in Shaanxi province on April 21 amid the nation's efforts to overcome the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic and improve people's livelihoods.
By: China Daily/Xinhua
Ministry: Nation mobilizing support for Chinese overseas
China has fully mobilized all kinds of resources to provide timely assistance and support for its overseas citizens amid the health threat caused by the spread of the COVID-19 disease globally, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on April 22.
By: China Daily
Chinese premier stresses stabilizing economic fundamentals, securing people's livelihood
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has stressed confidence and efforts in stabilizing China's economic fundamentals and securing people's basic livelihood in the face of the economic difficulties and challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks on April 23 at a video conference with heads of several provincial regions on the current economic situation.
By: Xinhua
China resettles 9.47 million people for poverty relief by March
China has completed the construction of more than 2.66 million houses to relocate 9.47 million people for poverty relief by the end of March, with occupancy rate reaching 99 percent, said the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) April 23.
In 89 percent of the resettled households with people able to work, at least one person in each household has got a job, according to the NDRC. By mid-April, the work to construct educational and healthcare facilities for 132 large-scale resettlement projects has been resumed as the COVID-19 epidemic began to wane.
By: Xinhua
China to severely punish use of minors in organized crime
China vowed to severely punish mafia-like organizations and criminal groups that use minors to commit crimes on April 23.
The Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP), the Supreme People's Court and the ministries of public security and justice have jointly issued a set of guidelines to better protect the lawful rights and interests of minors, said Wan Chun, an official with the SPP, at a press conference.

By: Xinhua
Xi chairs leadership meeting on regular epidemic control, supporting Hubei development
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on April 29 chaired a leadership meeting on regular epidemic prevention and control and supporting the economic and social development in Hubei Province.
The meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee analyzed the COVID-19 situation at home and abroad.
By: Xinhua
Xinjiang upholds ethnic equality, aimed at common prosperity: Official
Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on April 29 said the region fully follows the ethnic policies of China and upholds ethnic equality, thus working for common development and prosperity.
An official of the region's ethnic affairs commission made the remarks at a press conference on matters pertaining to Xinjiang.
Xi extends greetings to working people nationwide ahead of Int'l Labor Day
Chinese President Xi Jinping on April 30 replied to a letter from the staff of a large private service company, extending greetings to them and other working people across the country ahead of the International Labor Day.
By: Xinhua