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Beijing Review Vol.63/No.8

Beijing Review is China's only national newsmagazine in English. It is published every week in Beijing, by the China International Publishing Group (CIPG). Launched in March 1958, Beijing Review reports and comments on the country's social, political, economic and cultural affairs, policy changes and latest developments. It also offers in-depth analysis on major regional and international events, and provides consulting and information services.

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the chinese spirit

More than 20 days have passed since the Chinese Government launched an all-out battle against the novel coronavirus pneumonia on January 20, and the campaign has now entered a critical stage. Since February 8, the number of recovered patients discharged from the hospital has been rising rapidly. The government is doing its best to hospitalize all suspected cases and put all close contacts in isolation for observation. The spread of the virus is being contained, making massive infection in the future unlikely. Victory is on the horizon, as long as the anti-virus measures continue to be well implemented. Great institutional advantages have emerged during this battle. After President Xi Jinping urged resolute efforts to contain the epidemic, the entire country has been strategizing as in a chess game, with all localities activating…

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being discharged

The only patient infected with the novel coronavirus in Tibet Autonomous Region, southwest China, accepts a bouquet of flowers from the doctor in charge of his case after his recovery at the Third People’s Hospital in Lhasa on February 12. The 34-year-old patient, a tourist from Suizhou, Hubei Province in central China, arrived in Lhasa on January 24 for a pre-booked tour, and was confirmed to have the virus soon after. He was discharged from the hospital after 18 days of treatment. As of February 14, over 6,000 infected patients in China had recovered.…

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Adding a New Dimension A worker at a company in Changsha, Hunan Province in central China, makes goggles for medical staff using 3D printing on February 11. The company started making the goggles after the novel coronavirus outbreak and can produce over 200 pairs using about 50 3D printers a day. Ready for Tokyo The list of 12 teams that will compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games has been finalized following the conclusion of the FIBA Women’s Olympic qualifying tournaments. China is one of the qualifiers, along with Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Serbia, Spain and the U.S. Under the current FIBA system, the top three finishers in each qualifying tournament are awarded tickets to the Tokyo Olympics. China topped Group B in Belgrade, Serbia with a perfect…

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AIIB Loans The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) said on February 10 it is prepared to support China with public health infrastructure loans to meet the country’s immediate and longer-term public health needs. The bank has been in active discussions with Chinese authorities to strengthen the emergency public health infrastructure, the AIIB said in a statement on its website. “With the full impact of the novel coronavirus epidemic still unknown, we want to do our part as residents of China to help stop its spread,” said AIIB President Jin Liqun. The bank will work with the Chinese Government to identify effective investments in public health infrastructure, as well as other multi-lateral development banks and private partners to join hands in bolstering China and other members’ ability to respond to and deal with epidemics and…

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THAILAND People hold a candlelight vigil to mourn the victims of a shooting rampage in Nakhon Ratchasima Province on February 9. A total of 27 people were killed, including the shooter, a 32-year-old soldier AZERBAIJAN Soldiers cast their ballots at a polling station in Baku on February 9, the day the country held a snap parliamentary election to renew its dissolved 125-member National Assembly IRAQ Snow falls in Baghdad on February 11, a rare occurrence in the capital, which saw snow for the first time in over 100 years in January 2008 EL SALVADOR An 11-year-old boy creates a drawing with words of encouragement for China to defeat the novel coronavirus in San Salvador on February 7 GERMANY A man tries to hold onto his umbrella in Iserlohn on February 10. Storm Sabine swept through the country on February…

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people & points

TOP EPIDEMIOLOGIST ON DUTY Li Lanjuan, a famous epidemiologist and member of the expert panel appointed by the Chinese Government, has made great progress in helping prevent and control the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pneumonia. Recently, her team succeeded in the treatment of critical patients in Wuhan, Hubei Province in central China. Born in 1947, Li has been engaged in clinical teaching and research of infectious disease for nearly four decades. She also focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of liver failure and the development of an artificial liver. In 2003, during the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak, she minimized losses as the director of the health department of Zhejiang Province in east China by adopting effective measures such as self-monitored quarantine. At the same time, she successfully cultured and isolated…