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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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Top China parliament body to review Hong Kong security legislation

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

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China parliament's top body to meet from April 26 to April 29

The top body of China's parliament will meet in the capital city of Beijing from April 26 to April 29, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday.
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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

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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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Xinhua protests U.S. move to cut number of its U.S.-based journalists: report

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

The Chinese parliament's top committee will meet on Feb. 24 to discuss whether to delay the annual March meeting of the full parliament, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Monday, amid the..
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China's Hubei province communist party chief relieved of duty: Xinhua

The head of the Communist Party in the Chinese province of Hubei, the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than a thousand people, has been relieved of duty, the official Xinhua..
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China charges man who pushed for birthday party despite coronavirus ban

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China's central bank Beijing operation ensures more re-discounted loans for coronavirus-hit firms: Shanghai Securities News

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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 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 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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Top Chinese, U.S. diplomats discuss coronavirus situation

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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The World Health Organization's director-general said on Tuesday he is confident in China's ability to control and contain the spread of a new coronavirus, according to state news agency Xinhua.
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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

China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the country's state planning agency, plans to invest 300 million yuan ($43.5 million) for the construction of hospitals in Wuhan serving..
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Macau confirms first case of pneumonia caused by Wuhan coronavirus

The Chinese-ruled gambling hub of Macau confirmed on Wednesday its first case of pneumonia linked to an outbreak of a newly identified coronavirus strain in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, China's..
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