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Xinhua News Agency: Official press agency of the People's Republic of China
Xinhua News Agency or New China News Agency is the official state-run press agency of the People's Republic of China. Xinhua is the biggest and most influential media organization in China, as well as the largest news agency in the world in terms of correspondents worldwide. Xinhua is a ministry-level institution subordinate to the State Council and is the highest ranking state media organ in the country alongside the People's Daily. Its president is a member of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party.

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UK says signing of free trade deal with Japan "landmark moment"

uk says signing of free trade deal with japan landmark moment
LONDON, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- Britain on Friday said the signing of an economic partnership agreement with Japan, as its first major trade deal as an independent trading nation after Brexit, was "a..
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Roundup: Putin says ready to strengthen Russia-China cooperation

roundup: putin says ready to strengthen russia-china cooperation
MOSCOW, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday praised Russia-China relations and expressed readiness to deepen bilateral cooperation. "We have great trust in each other. We..
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IMF revises down 2020 Asian economy forecast to 2.2-pct contraction

imf revises down 2020 asian economy forecast to 2.2-pct contraction
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday revised down its 2020 forecast for the Asian economy to a contraction of 2.2 percent. The IMF's latest Regional..
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China's Vivo becomes partner for UEFA Euro 2020 and 2024

china's vivo becomes partner for uefa euro 2020 and 2024
BEIJING, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese technology company Vivo has agreed a deal to become the official...
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Italian PM calls for EU recovery fund to kick off by January 2021

italian pm calls for eu recovery fund to kick off by january 2021
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte (R) and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez attend a joint press conference in Rome, Italy, on Oct. 20, 2020. The European Union (EU) recovery fund should kick..
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China revamps a law that now bans 'addictive' content online to protect kids

china revamps a law that now bans 'addictive' content online to protect kids
To ensure that minors have a safe and controlled experience on the internet, China's top legislature has voted to amend a law recently. The law says that no internet product or service provider will be..
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Africa's COVID-19 death toll nears 40,000: Africa CDC

africa's covid-19 death toll nears 40,000: africa cdc
ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent has reached 1,644,780 as...
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Thailand's industrial sentiment improves for 5 straight months

thailand's industrial sentiment improves for 5 straight months
BANGKOK, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) released a report on Monday indicating that the resumption of business and activities after COVID-19 lockdowns have improved..
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Rare birds spotted in northeast China's nature reserve

rare birds spotted in northeast china's nature reserve
HARBIN, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- More than 400 rare oriental white storks have been spotted in a nature reserve in northeast...
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China Restricts Sensitive Exports in Retaliatory Move

china restricts sensitive exports in retaliatory move
BEIJING (Dispatches) -- China has passed a new law that restricts export of sensitive items vital to national security in reprisal for a similar move by the United States. China’s state news agency..
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Hong Kong to capitalize on "one country, two systems" advantage to contribute in country's "dual circulation" development: HKSAR gov't officials

hong kong to capitalize on one country, two systems advantage to contribute in country's dual circulation development: hksar gov't officials
HONG KONG, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- In face of the severe international environment, Hong Kong should capitalize on its advantages under the "one country, two systems" to contribute to the "dual..
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Xi Jinping and China's anti-poverty war he commands

xi jinping and china's anti-poverty war he commands
BEIJING, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- China is making a final sprint to eliminate absolute poverty as it marked the seventh National Poverty Relief Day, also the 28th International Day for the Eradication of..
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India's COVID-19 tally reaches 7,432,680, death toll rises to 112,998

india's covid-19 tally reaches 7,432,680, death toll rises to 112,998
NEW DELHI, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- India's COVID-19 tally reached 7,432,680 and death toll 112,998 on Saturday, as 62,212 new cases and 837 deaths were reported over the past 24 hours across...
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Germany reports new record of 7,334 daily COVID-19 infections

germany reports new record of 7,334 daily covid-19 infections
BERLIN, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- New COVID-19 infections in Germany kept climbing and reached a new record with 7,334 cases within one day, bringing the total number to 348,557, the national disease control..
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Japan confirms 613 new COVID-19 cases, Tokyo infections decline

japan confirms 613 new covid-19 cases, tokyo infections decline
TOKYO, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- Japan on Friday confirmed 613 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the nation's cumulative total to 92,138...
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Iran says "foreign military presence" in Gulf escalates tensions

iran says foreign military presence in gulf escalates tensions
TEHRAN, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Iran opposes the presence of foreign military forces, including the...
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6 soldiers killed in terror attack in NW Pakistan

6 soldiers killed in terror attack in nw pakistan
ISLAMABAD, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- A terrorist attack on a convoy of Pakistani forces killed six security personnel, including an officer, in North Waziristan...
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Somali army kills 61 al-Shabab militants in attack near Mogadishu

somali army kills 61 al-shabab militants in attack near mogadishu
MOGADISHU, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Somali army killed 61 al-Shabab militants in an ambush near the town of Afgoye, some 30 km west of the capital Mogadishu, police confirmed on...
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American singer Post Malone wins big at 2020 Billboard Music Awards

american singer post malone wins big at 2020 billboard music awards
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- American singer Post Malone turned out a big winner with nine awards at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards Wednesday night. The long-delayed ceremony was held at...
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Sri Lanka extends curfew area as new COVID-19 cluster grows

sri lanka extends curfew area as new covid-19 cluster grows
COLOMBO, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- The Sri Lankan police on Thursday imposed a curfew in Katunayake in the outskirts of capital Colomo, as the number of COVID-19 cases saw a sudden spike in recent days due..
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Chinese President Xi Jinping tells troops to focus on 'preparing for war'

chinese president xi jinping tells troops to focus on 'preparing for war'
Hong Kong (CNN)Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on troops to "put all (their) minds and energy on preparing for war" in a visit to a military base in the southern province of Guangdong on..
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U.S. stocks drop as stimulus hopes wane

u.s. stocks drop as stimulus hopes wane
NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- Wall Street's major averages finished lower on Wednesday as investors grew concerned over the uncertain fate of a U.S. coronavirus stimulus deal. The Dow Jones Industrial..
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Oil prices climb amid solid China trade data

oil prices climb amid solid china trade data
NEW YORK, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- Oil prices moved higher on Tuesday as market sentiment was bolstered by robust trade data from China. The West Texas Intermediate...
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U.S. stocks fall amid earnings

u.s. stocks fall amid earnings
NEW YORK, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- U.S. stocks finished lower on Tuesday as investors digested a slew of earnings reports. The Dow Jones Industrial Average decreased 157.71 points, or 0.55 percent, to..
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Portugal registers 1,090 new COVID-19 cases

portugal registers 1,090 new covid-19 cases
LISBON, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Portugal recorded 1,090 COVID-19...
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Africa's COVID-19 cases close to 1.57 mln as death toll hits 38,196

africa's covid-19 cases close to 1.57 mln as death toll hits 38,196
ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- The total number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases across the African continent has reached 1,569,680 as of Sunday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and..
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Latest count of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide at 0500 GMT, Oct. 9

BEIJING, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- The following are the latest updates on the COVID-19 global confirmed cases...
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Messi resumes bid for elusive World Cup glory

messi resumes bid for elusive world cup glory
Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates victory after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group D match between Nigeria and Argentina in Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 26, 2018. Argentina won 2-1 and advanced to the..
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U.S. agricultural futures fall

u.s. agricultural futures fall
CHICAGO, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agricultural futures fell across the board on Thursday, led by wheat. Read full story ......
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World Bank forecasts sub-Saharan Africa's GDP to contract 3.3 pct in 2020

world bank forecasts sub-saharan africa's gdp to contract 3.3 pct in 2020
NAIROBI, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is forecast to be negative at -3.3 percent for 2020 compared to the 2.4 percent of 2019 due to COVID-19 disruptions, according to..
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Madrid court blocks gov't order to lock down capital

madrid court blocks gov't order to lock down capital
MADRID, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- The Madrid High Court on Thursday ruled that it would not ratify the coronavirus restrictions that had been put into effect in the Autonomous Community of Madrid by Spain's..
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Great Barrier Reef census citizen science project kicks off

great barrier reef census citizen science project kicks off
SYDNEY, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- A fleet of tourism boats, private vessels, superyachts and research ships has set out to conduct a census of the Great Barrier Reef. Launched on Thursday by Citizens of the..
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Cambodian PM says no wage hikes for civil servants, armed forces for 2021 due to COVID-19

cambodian pm says no wage hikes for civil servants, armed forces for 2021 due to covid-19
PHNOM PENH, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Wednesday that there will be no wage hikes for the civil servants...
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U.S. stocks drop as Trump calls off stimulus talks until after election

u.s. stocks drop as trump calls off stimulus talks until after election
NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Wall Street's major averages finished lower on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would halt negotiations with Democrats on a new coronavirus relief package...
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Kyrgyz president conducts dialogues with political forces

kyrgyz president conducts dialogues with political forces
BISHKEK, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov has held talks with all political forces, the president's press secretary Tolgonai Stamalieva said Tuesday as protesters were voicing..
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Iran confirms 3,582 new COVID-19 cases, 457,219 in total

iran confirms 3,582 new covid-19 cases, 457,219 in total
TEHRAN, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Iran announced on Wednesday 3,582 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of confirmed infections to 457,219. Sima Sadat Lari, spokeswoman for the Iranian Ministry of..
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Serena Williams withdraws from French Open due to Achilles injury

serena williams withdraws from french open due to achilles injury
PARIS, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- No. 6 seed Serena Williams was forced to pull out of the French Open ahead of her second-round match against Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova on Wednesday because of...
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Israel approves law to limit protest during lockdown

israel approves law to limit protest during lockdown
JERUSALEM, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Israeli parliament passed a law on Wednesday that enables the government to limit public protest during the nationwide...
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Pliskova struggles to pass Sherif at French Open

pliskova struggles to pass sherif at french open
PARIS, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Czech Karolina Pliskova survived a first-round scare at the French Open on Tuesday as the second seed rallied to beat Egypt's qualifier Mayar Sherif 6-7 (9), 6-2,...
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Britain insists it will go ahead with law-breaking bill linked to Brexit

britain insists it will go ahead with law-breaking bill linked to brexit
LONDON, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- The British government put itself on a potential collision course with Brussels on Monday after rejecting calls by the European Union (EU) to withdraw parts of a..
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Polaris and Zero Motorcycles are teaming up to make electric off-road vehicles and snowmobiles

polaris and zero motorcycles are teaming up to make electric off-road vehicles and snowmobiles
Xinhua/Zou Zheng via Getty Images Minnesota-based power sports outfit Polaris is teaming up with Zero Motorcycles to co-develop electric vehicles, including ATVs and snowmobiles. The two companies..
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Food losses in sub-Saharan Africa hit 4 bln USD annually: FAO

food losses in sub-saharan africa hit 4 bln usd annually: fao
NAIROBI, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Monday estimated that food losses in sub-Saharan Africa add up to 432 billion Kenyan shillings (about 4..
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Brazilian president released from hospital after bladder stone surgery

brazilian president released from hospital after bladder stone surgery
SAO PAULO, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was discharged on Saturday after undergoing an operation to remove a bladder stone at the Albert Einstein Hospital in the city...
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Uzbekistan produces 3,500 tons of uranium annually: official

uzbekistan produces 3,500 tons of uranium annually: official
TASHKENT, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Uzbekistan, a resource-rich Central Asian nation, produces 3,500 tons of uranium annually and holds...
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Fatah, Hamas agree on joint vision for achieving Palestinian reconciliation, holding elections

fatah, hamas agree on joint vision for achieving palestinian reconciliation, holding elections
GAZA, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Hamas and Fatah, the two major rival Palestinian factions, announced on Thursday their agreement on a joint vision for achieving internal reconciliation and holding general..
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Uzbek president proposes setting up permanent UN committee on Afghanistan

uzbek president proposes setting up permanent un committee on afghanistan
TASHKENT, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on Wednesday called on the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to create a permanent UN committee on Afghanistan to assist the peace..
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Uzbekistan to introduce national identity cards

uzbekistan to introduce national identity cards
TASHKENT, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Uzbekistan will start introducing national identity cards from January 2021 as part of a...
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COVID-19 cases rise to 5,646,010 in India, death toll surpasses 90,000

covid-19 cases rise to 5,646,010 in india, death toll surpasses 90,000
NEW DELHI, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India rose to 5,646,010 Wednesday morning, India's health ministry said. During the...
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Xi's UN speech shows "clearly focused vision," says renowned expert

xi's un speech shows clearly focused vision, says renowned expert
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has presented to the world his country's "clearly focused vision" of international relations, said a renowned U.S. expert on China. The..
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Int'l community rejects U.S. unilateral announcement on return of UN sanctions on Iran

int'l community rejects u.s. unilateral announcement on return of un sanctions on iran
BEIJING, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- The international community has denounced the unilateral announcement made by the United States to resume United Nations (UN) sanctions on Iran, saying the attempt is..
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