Daily News | September 15
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Welcome to Daily News. It's September 15, Tuesday. 24-32 ℃, cloudy with showers.

China


1. Ruili city in Yunnan province has locked down all border villages and blocked cross-border movement after two imported COVID-19 cases from Myanmar were confirmed over the weekend.


2. The Yuzhan Highway connecting Yulin city in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Zhanjiang city of Guangdong province, is scheduled to start service tomorrow, cutting travel time from 4 fours to 1.5 hours between two cities.


3. Chinese mainland reported 8 new imported COVID-19 cases. Guangdong reported 4 imported COVID-19 cases (two from Kuwait, one each from Argentina and Nigeria), and 1 asymptomatic carrier from Russia on Monday.


4. The two-week universal testing program managed to cut the community transmission chain in Hong Kong to some extent, as at least 32 asymptomatic infections have been discovered since it was launched, local authorities and medical practitioners said on Monday.


5. The southern Chinese province of Hainan on Monday unveiled a plan aimed at drawing more high-skilled overseas personnel to work and start business on the island.


6. The Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Bruce Lee Foundation of the United States have agreed to extend an ongoing exhibition on the martial art movie star to 2026 in Hong Kong.


7. China will extend tariff exemptions for imports of some U.S. products for one year, according to the Chinese Ministry of Finance Tuesday.

 

World


1. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday that the Trump administration will review a proposal received over the weekend from Oracle Corp to make short video app TikTok a U.S.-headquartered company this week.


2. U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad will retire from his position and depart from Beijing in early October.


3. Some Asian countries like Japan and South Korea are rolling out early and more aggressive influenza vaccination programs this year, seeking to reduce the potential of people contracting the flu and COVID-19 simultaneously, crippling healthcare systems.


4. According to Johns Hopkins University, as of September 14, there were more than 6.52 million diagnosed cases and at least 194,036 deaths in the US, making it the worst-affected country in the world.


5. Kenya Airways said it will resume commercial passenger flights to Ghana and Sierra Leone on September 16 and to Liberia on September 17.


Editor: Annie

Source: China Daily, People's Daily, Xinhua, CGTN