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China study warns of possible new 'pandemic virus' from pigs

30 Jun 2020

SHANGHAI A new flu virus found in Chinese pigs has become more infectious to humans and needs to be watched closely in case it becomes a potential "pandemic virus", a study said, although experts said there is no imminent threat. | Video

China's public health reforms may not prevent next virus: experts

19 Jun 2020

SHANGHAI China's latest plans to overhaul its disease control system may not improve its ability to handle future virus outbreaks, according to some experts inside and outside the country.

Explainer: What we know about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic

10 Jun 2020

SHANGHAI Scientists are turning a spotlight on China's version of the origins of the coronavirus pandemic as they scrutinize everything from the virus's genetic code to proxy data, such as cremations and internet searches for disease symptoms.

アングル:中国が野生動物の食用利用禁止へ、「医療目的」は例外か

22 May 2020

[上海 21日 ロイター] - 22日に開幕する中国全国人民代表大会(全人代、国会に相当)は、野生動物の食用利用を禁止するため、法制化を進める見通しだが、毛皮の取引や医薬品としての利用は今後も続くとみられる。

China legislators take on wildlife trade, but traditional medicine likely to be exempt

21 May 2020

SHANGHAI As China's parliament prepares new laws to ban the trade and consumption of wildlife, local action plans published this week suggest the country's fur trade and lucrative traditional medicine sectors will continue as usual.

China's post-pandemic economic stimulus puts 2020 climate pledges at risk

20 May 2020

BEIJING China may struggle to meet its climate pledges this year as it turns to heavy industry and carbon-intensive projects to shore up its coronavirus-stricken economy, government researchers and analysts say.

Chinese official hails 'incomparable' improvement in air quality as virus hits industry

15 May 2020

BEIJING China's air quality saw "incomparable" improvements in the first quarter of this year as a coronavirus outbreak led to rapid declines in industrial activity and transportation, an environment ministry official said on Friday.

China lab rejects COVID-19 conspiracy claims, but virus origins still a mystery

28 Apr 2020

SHANGHAI Claims that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan have no basis in fact, the head of the lab told Reuters, adding that there were still no conclusive answers as to where the disease started. | Video

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