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Iraq receives first Covid vaccines, gift from China
Baghdad, Iraq, March 2 – Iraq on Tuesday received 50,000 Sinopharm vaccines donated by China, the health ministry announced, launching a long-awaited vaccination campaign.
Health ministry spokesman Seif al-Badr told reporters that the first delivery in the early hours meant inocu...
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China’s amended law lowering criminal liability age to 12 takes effect
BEIJING, March 1 (Xinhua) — China’s age of criminal responsibility has been lowered to 12 in special cases to prevent serious offenses by very young individuals, per a Criminal Law amendment effective from Monday.
Under Amendment XI to the Criminal Law, children aged 12 to 14 sha...
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Hopes for WTO momentum as new boss takes charge
Geneva, Switzerland, March 1 – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala takes over the World Trade Organization on Monday amid hopes that she will spur the beleaguered body into addressing its towering challenges, including the pandemic-fuelled global economic crisis.
“The WTO is too important to all...
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China conditionally approves one-shot recombinant COVID-19 vaccine
BEIJING, China, Feb 28 – The Chinese National Medical Products Administration granted conditional market approval to a recombinant novel coronavirus vaccine that requires only one shot.
Developed by a research team led by Chen Wei, an academician at the Chinese Academy of Enginee...
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China’s human rights situation at its historical best: spokesperson
BEIJING, China, Feb 26 – China on Friday refuted unwarranted accusations by several Western countries at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), saying China’s human rights situation is at its historical best.
“We firmly oppose the practice of several countries and institutions to m...
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Australian doctor on WHO’s COVID-19 mission to China speaks out
As I write, I am in hotel quarantine in Sydney, after returning from Wuhan, China. There, I was the Australian representative on the international World Health Organization’s (WHO) investigation into the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Much has been said of the politics surround...
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China donates 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone Feb 25 – Sierra Leone on Thursday received a consignment of 200,000 doses of China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine donated by China to support the country’s vaccination campaign.
Health authorities in Sierra Leone said the vaccine will “play an important role...
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