Wednesday, May 6, 2020

News on China 2020/05/06

1.Holiday economy rebounds in China
Travelers made 115m trips, spent $6.74b during May Day holiday. China on Tuesday marked a milestone in its efforts to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, as over 100 million tourists flocked to popular attraction sites across the country during the just-concluded May Day holiday and spent billions of dollars, all while averting a much-feared resurgence of COVID-19 cases.

2.Chinese medical teams contribute to the medical relief work in Africa
Chinese medical teams have made significant contributions to the epidemic prevention and control work in Africa, as many medical personnels have fought on the frontlines in efforts to help contain the spread of the coronavirus in the region.

3.Chinese ambassador: Ignoring the facts to blame China will only make things worse

4. China launches manned spacecraft prototype with new Long March 5B rocket
China successfully launched a prototype of its next-generation manned spacecraft – without astronauts – along with a new version of its heavy-lift Long March 5 rocket on Tuesday.

5.Coronavirus quickly spread around the world starting late last year, new genetic analysis shows
A new genetic analysis of the virus that causes Covid-19 taken from more than 7,600 patients around the world shows it has been circulating in people since late last year, and must have spread extremely quickly after the first infection.

6.Trump officials try to enlist foreign allies in pressure campaign against China over coronavirus response
With the general election just six months away, and the global economy in shambles because of the coronavirus, there is increasing urgency inside the White House and among President Donald Trump's Republican allies to blame China over its failure to stem the spread of the disease early on.

7.US Belleville NJ mayor believes he had COVID-19 in November: US media
The mayor of Belleville, New Jersey, Michael Melham has tested positive for coronavirus antibodies, and believes he contracted COVID-19 in November — more than two months before the U.S. first reported cases of the new disease in Washington State, US media reported on April 30.