Welcome to Morning News. It's Nov. 26, Thursday. 16-27℃, cloudy.
1. President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory message on Wednesday to Joe Biden on his election as president of the United States, highlighting the importance for China and the US to focus on cooperation, manage differences and work toward the healthy and stable development of bilateral ties.
2. Cold air will continue to affect Guangdong province and will bring the temperature of Guangzhou down to as low as 13℃ on Sunday.
3. The north extension of Guangzhou Metro Line 8 (Cultural Park --Jiaoxin) will start trial run at 2 p.m. today, Guangzhou Metro announced.
4. Shawan Bridge connecting Guangzhou's Panyu and Nansha districts will resume service from 12:00, November 27(Friday) after nearly 4 months of maintenance engineering.
5. 2020 World 5G Convention kicks off today in Guangzhou. Themed 5G+ By All for All, the meeting brings together globally celebrated scientists in the global information and communication fields and world-renowned 5G service providers, as well as 5G industry application providers, to exchange ideas on cutting-edge technologies, industry trends, and innovative applications in the 5G field.
6. Xinfadi wholesale market in Beijing, which supplies more than 80 percent of the capital's agricultural produce, has disposed all cold-chain food including seafood and frozen meat, according to a report by Beijing Daily on Wednesday.
7. Sinopharm, a leading Chinese vaccine developer, has applied for a license to bring its COVID-19 vaccines to the market, the company's vice general manager Shi Shengyi said Wednesday.
8. The Chinese mainland registered 21 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, including nine domestic infections in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
9. Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported 85 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, refreshing the record in more than three months.
1. The U.S. Treasury on Wednesday said it had extended by seven days the November 27 deadline given to the Chinese owner of TikTok to sell the popular social media platform's American business.
2. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday indicated that the State Department has begun the transition process after the General Services Administration (GSA), the federal agency that must sign off on presidential transitions, on Monday told President-elect Joe Biden he could formally begin the handover.
3. Scotland on Tuesday made sanitary products free to all women, becoming the first nation in the world to take such a step against "period poverty."
4. France will start easing its strict coronavirus restrictions this weekend so that by Christmas, shops, theaters and cinemas will reopen and people will be able to spend the holiday with their families, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday.
5. Argentina soccer star Diego Maradona has died aged 60, according to his lawyer Matias Morla. It is thought that the former international captain and World Cup winner suffered a heart attack at his home. Argentina's government on Wednesday declared three days of national mourning for the death of the football legend.
6. Global COVID-19 cases surpassed 60 million on Wednesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
Source: Xinhua, China Daily, People's Daily APP, CGTN