Houston mayor thanks China for donation of face masks
HOUSTON - Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Thursday thanked the Chinese city of Shanghai for its donation of 21,000 face masks."Let me thank Shanghai, China because there are 21,000 masks that they offered. Those masks are on the ground here in the city of Houston and now within our possession. So I want to thank them for their donation. Thank you very, very much," Turner said during a news conference.Chinese Consul General in Houston Cai Wei made a phone call to Turner Friday, promising that Shanghai will help Houston, its sister city, combat COVID-19.In the phone call, Cai expressed support...
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Communities for seniors playing their part
By ZHOU WENTING in Shanghai | China Daily | Updated: 2020-04-03 06:55Jiang Rui, deputy director of the Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau, said: "We must carry out the strictest management, although the overall situation in Shanghai has improved. Meanwhile, life for the elderly should be enriched in various ways, such as chatting with family members on the internet and by joining activities at the facilities."There are more than 670 such facilities in Beijing and 730 in Shanghai－a city with one of the largest aging populations nationwide. As of December, 2018, there were 5.03 million permanent resi...
China Evergrande Group to begin EV production in Shanghai, Guangzhou in 2021: report
TOKYO, NNA – Major property conglomerate China Evergrande Group is planning to launch electric vehicle production at two plants in Shanghai and Guangzhou in 2021 in a bid to capitalize on long-term growth in an eco-friendly car market.Evergrande Health Industry Group Ltd., the healthcare business arm of the housing developer, predicts the construction of the two factories will be completed in the second half of this year. Each plant will have an annual output capacity of 200,000 units, Chairman Shi Shouming was quoted by local online media Paper as saying.In China, sales of eco-cars such as hy...
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Expert says nucleic acid testing proving effective
By ZHOU WENTING in Shanghai | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2020-04-02 07:47Asymptomatic infections, which are a heated issue in China amid the COVID-19 outbreak, do not escape nucleic acid testing, said a senior expert in Shanghai."The test results do not have anything to do with whether the patient will eventually show symptoms or not," Li Chongshan, vice-director of the microbiology division of the Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, told China Daily on Tuesday.The National Health Commission said on Wednesday that there were 1,367 asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 under medi...
Hairstylist, doctors play critical role in Ford's coronavirus face shield design
DETROIT — Sometimes miracles happen because every little thing goes right. And people involved are smart and creative and fearless.This is the story of a hairstylist, a team of automotive prototype designers and a massive global company that in just a few days went from creating high-tech cars guided by artificial intelligence with the use of robots to old-fashioned built-by-hand assembly the way things were done back in the 1900s.It sounds like a Hollywood movie script.It was, in fact, real life in Detroit in the time of the novel coronavirus.Ford Motor Co. executives issued a call to action ...
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Huawei posts strong growth but warns 'most difficult year' ahead
Shanghai (AFP) - Huawei said Tuesday it had sustained solid growth in its global businesses in 2019 despite a US campaign to isolate the Chinese tech giant, but warned of its "most difficult year" ahead.The stark warning came as a result of stringent US sanctions, with their impact worsened by the fallout from the deadly coronavirus pandemic.Huawei -- the world's top supplier of telecom networking equipment and number-two smartphone maker behind Samsung -- said group revenue expanded 19.1 percent last year to 858 billion yuan ($120 billion), a nearly identical growth rate to that seen in 2018....
China To Ease Coronavirus Lockdown On Hotspot Hubei Province, Wuhan To Follow In April
Chinese authorities are lifting government restrictions for the central province of Hubei, where the coronavirus pandemic has its roots inWuhan, the main city of the region. The easing of the limits on the region is meant to spur economic growth after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic brought business activity to a halt. Wuhan is expected to get the same lifting of restrictions in April.Hubei, which has been on lockdown for almost two months, plans to begin allowing its 60 million citizens to leave this week.The citizens of Hubei are allowed to cross borders once they have presented a “green...
Gong Zheng appointed as acting mayor of Shanghai
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Shanghai doctor with Wuhan experience ready to fight COVID-19
Photo: Yang Hui/GTShanghai doctors who just came back from Wuhan are already lending a helping hand to foreign countries being confronted with the COVID-19 pandemic.Chen Jinhong, a doctor from Huashan Hospital in Shanghai, is among the first batch of the 73 Shanghai medical personnel to return home from Wuhan on Wednesday. The COVID-19 epidemic has come under control in Hubei Province where the coronavirus outbreak first occurred."The food provided by the China Eastern Airlines flight from Wuhan to Shanghai is the authentic Shanghai flavor that we tasted for the first time in 44 days. That's t...
Shanghai announces progress in COVID-19 vaccine development
A researcher of Stermirna Therapeutics Co., Ltd. shows the experiment to develop an mRNA vaccine targeting the novel coronavirus in east China's Shanghai, Jan. 29, 2020. (Xinhua/Ding Ting)Shanghai authorities on Monday revealed China's latest achievement of COVID-19 vaccine development, as vaccines have begun animal testing and are expected to start clinical trials in mid-April, a move experts hailed as not many countries have achieved this yet.The government of Shanghai announced on Monday that the city has made progress in COVID-19 vaccine development with an mRNA vaccine starting preliminar...