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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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British diplomat saves drowning student in southwest China [Video]

British diplomat saves drowning student in southwest China

Stephen Ellison, the 61-year-old British consul-general in Chongqing, jumped into the water at a scenic spot in the municipality on Saturday after spotting the struggling female student, who had fallen..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

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China's Hubei to lower emergency coronavirus response level: Xinhua

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Congo mine attack kills three Chinese nationals: Xinhua

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China's Chongqing city to quarantine all overseas arrivals: Xinhua

China's Chongqing city will require all overseas arrivals to be quarantined in designated locations or residences for 14 days, the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday.
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China state media accuses U.S. politicians of spreading 'political virus'

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China's President Xi says virus control remains arduous in Hubei: Xinhua

China's President Xi Jinping said that work to control the virus in the city of Wuhan and the surrounding Hubei province remained arduous, as he visited the center of the coronavirus epidemic, the..
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Chinese citizens concerned about easing rules on permanent residency for foreigners

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China's Xinhua on Wednesday issued a statement protesting against the United States' demand to cut the number of its U.S.-based journalists in a limited time, the country's official news agency said on..
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China's Hubei to adopt thorough checks on patients to curb virus epidemic: Xinhua

The central Chinese province of Hubei will adopt more thorough and forceful measures to find patients with fever to further help contain the new coronavirus epidemic, the state media reported on..
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Beijing to fast-track new mask factory in virus fight

The Chinese capital of Beijing will set up a new mask factory within just six days to meet soaring demand for protective gear in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the official Xinhua news agency..
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China parliament may delay key annual March session: Xinhua

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China's Hubei province communist party chief relieved of duty: Xinhua

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China charges man who pushed for birthday party despite coronavirus ban

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China's Xi discusses virus outbreak with Saudi king

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday discussed the coronavirus outbreak with Saudi Arabia's King Salman by telephone, China's official Xinhua news agency reported.
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China's Xi says virus controls at crucial stage: state media

China's efforts to control a coronavirus outbreak are at a crucial stage and authorities must prevent the epidemic from spreading, Xinhua news agency quoted President Xi Jinping as saying on Wednesday.
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China's virus-hit Wuhan creates more hospitals as demand for beds surges

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China's airlines told not to axe global flights as thousands cut

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China tells domestic airlines not to cut international routes

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Chinese woman detained for hiding virus contact - Xinhua

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China's Shandong province asks firms not to resume work before Feb 10: Xinhua

China's Shandong province has asked companies not to resume working before Feb. 10 to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday.
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China to release winter and spring vegetable reserves to ease supply shortages: Xinhua

China will release winter and spring vegetable reserves in major northern cities to ease supply shortages amid the new coronavirus outbreak, state news agency Xinhua reported on Thursday.
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China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi discussed the coronavirus outbreak with U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday, telling him that Beijing has the confidence and ability to win the battle..
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China's Tibet closes tourism sites to prevent virus spread: state media

China's Tibet Autonomous Region has temporarily closed all tourist sites starting on Monday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, official news agency Xinhua reported.
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China's NDRC to invest 300 million yuan for construction of hospitals in Wuhan: Xinhua

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Macau confirms first case of pneumonia caused by Wuhan coronavirus

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Macau confirms first new coronavirus case: Xinhua

Macau confirmed on Wednesday its first case of pneumonia linked to an outbreak of a new coronavirus strain in the central mainland China city of Wuhan, China's state news agency Xinhua said.
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China confirms human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus: Xinhua

China's National Health Commission confirmed on Monday that a new virus causing an outbreak of pneumonia in the country has been passed from person-to-person and has infected some medical staff,..
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Bus falls into sinkhole in northwestern China, six dead: Xinhua

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Chinese court sentences 'gene-editing' scientist to three years in prison

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China criticizes U.S. defense bill as interference

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Chinese President Xi Jinping, in a call with President Donald Trump on Friday, accused the United States of interfering in its internal affairs but expressed hope that the two leaders could keep lines..
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China's top diplomat says China, U.S. must boost strategic communication: Xinhua

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China will support its firms in purchases of Airbus planes: Xinhua

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China's Xi reiterates support for Hong Kong leader in Shanghai meeting: Xinhua

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Chinese state media urge 'tougher line' in Hong Kong after Xinhua targeted

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Hong Kong awoke to what is expected to be a day of relative calm on Sunday following a violent night in which protesters set fire to metro stations and vandalized buildings, including an office of..
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