China Plans Ban of CBD Cosmetics

SHANGHAI–While there had been high hopes for CBD cosmetics in China, the market looks like it will soon hit a dead end after China’s National Institutes for Food and Drug Control released draft rules showing it plans to ban cannabis compounds for use in cosmetics. Cannabis sativa fruit, cannabis sativa seed oil, cannabis sativa leaf extract, and cannabidiol–also known as […]

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An Expected Change in China’s Animal-Testing Policy Whips Up Excitement

It’s looking ever more likely that ethically-minded beauty brands will be able to sell what’s known as ordinary cosmetics to China directly without the current requisite animal testing, even if an official announcement hasn’t been made there yet. Over the past two weeks some European nations, led by France, have started laying the groundwork for their beauty companies to begin filing the paperwork […]

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‘Ordinary’ French Cosmetics Can Now Forego Animal Testing in China

PARIS — France is the first country in the European Union now able to export its “ordinary” cosmetics to China without testing them on animals, paving the way for beauty companies that support cruelty-free practices to enter the country for the first time. To do so, companies worldwide must present a certificate conforming to “good manufacturing practices,” which are issued […]

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Two members of WHO group on mission to China blocked from travel by Covid symptoms: WSJ

Fox News Flash top headlines for January 13 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. HONG KONG — Two members of a World Health Organization mission to China to study the origins of the coronavirus failed to clear Beijing’s health-screening procedures and were blocked from traveling to the country on Thursday, according to people […]

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China places 5 million more under lockdown to stamp out virus cluster

Chinese authorities sealed off a city of almost five million people and imposed strict travel restrictions on several others on Tuesday as they worked to quash a number of COVID-19 clusters near Beijing. The country had largely curbed the spread of the coronavirus, which first emerged in Wuhan in late 2019, with small outbreaks swiftly snuffed out using mass testing, […]

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Live Updates: China says it found COVID-19 on packaging of frozen imports

New coronavirus restrictions implemented across US ahead of holiday Fox News correspondent Laura Ingle joins ‘Special Report’ with the latest from Malverne, N.Y. China has increased the testing of frozen foods after the country said it has repeatedly discovered the coronavirus on imported products and their packaging, The most recent instance saw frozen shrimp imported from an Ecuadorian company banned for one […]

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China’s experimental Covid-19 vaccine appears safe, no adverse reactions: Study

A Chinese experimental coronavirus vaccine being developed by the Institute of Medical Biology under the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences was shown to be safe in an early stage clinical trial, researchers said. In a Phase 1 trial of 191 healthy participants aged between 18 and 59, vaccination with the group’s experimental shot showed no severe adverse reactions, its researchers […]

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Strong public health response in China slowed coronavirus transmission, study finds

Swift isolation and quarantine policies as well as city lockdowns imposed by the Chinese government in late January 2020 significantly decreased the transmission rate of COVID-19, new research led by the Yale School of Public Health finds. Apart from these nationwide policies, public health measures implemented by provincial and local authorities since late January, such as mask wearing, social distancing, […]

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Mass coronavirus testing in Wuhan prompts fears crowding could lead to infection

As Wuhan, the Chinese city where the COVID-19 pandemic began, revs up a massive testing campaign, some residents crowding the test centers expressed concern on Saturday that the very act of getting tested could expose them to the coronavirus. Safety has become a hot topic on social media groups among the 11 million residents of Wuhan, people told Reuters as […]

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