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1. Wu Guizhen, the chief biosecurity expert from China's Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said on Monday that ordinary Chinese residents could start receiving COVID-19 vaccines as early as November.
2. The 2020 Guangzhou Marathon will take place on December 13 (Sunday) as scheduled.
A view of the 2019 Guangzhou Marathon. [Photo/Information Times]
3. Authorities said audience capacity at movie theaters nationwide should be capped at 75%. The rule will take effective from Sept. 25.
4. A RwandAir route between Rwanda and Guangzhou will be suspended for one week after 5 passengers tested positive for COVID-19 on a flight on August 30. The suspension will take effect from Sept 20 (Sunday).
5. Ruili city in Southwest China's Yunnan province has begun free mass nucleic acid testing of all residents after reporting two imported cases on Sunday.
6. TikTok has confirmed that it has submitted a proposal to the U.S. administration that "would resolve the Administration's security concerns" .
7. The Chinese mainland registered 12 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, all from overseas. This is the 31st consecutive day without domestic transmissions on the Chinese mainland.
8. Hong Kong confirmed 4 new imported COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, marking the first time there have been no new locally transmitted cases in a single day since July 5.
1. China surpassed the U.S. to become Germany's largest export market for the first time in the second quarter of 2020.
2. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Cabinet resigned Wednesday morning.
3. UK's unemployment rate climbs to 4.1% on virus fallout.
4. Ecuador on Monday lifted pandemic lockdown restrictions, including a nighttime curfew and ban on social gatherings.
5. Alphabet Inc's YouTube is rolling out its version of social media rival TikTok, a new short-form video service called Shorts, enabled within its video-sharing platform.
6. U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday suggested global warming will reverse itself and dismissed climate change as a cause of ferocious fires engulfing swaths of the U.S. West.
Sources: Xinhua, China Daily, CGTN, Guangzhou Daily