China virus cases rise as Delta variant challenges Beijing

China’s coronavirus cases hit a seven-month high on Tuesday, after a cluster at a test site drove up numbers as the Delta variant challenges Beijing’s grip on the pandemic. State media has described the current outbreak—which has sparked local lockdowns, mass testing and travel restrictions—as the most severe since the virus emerged in the central city of Wuhan. Authorities had […]

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China closing county near Myanmar for mass virus testing

Everyone in a county in China’s southwest near Myanmar will be tested for the coronavirus following a spike in infections, the government announced Saturday. Businesses, schools and markets in Jiangcheng County in Yunnan province will close Monday and Tuesday while nucleic acid testing is carried out, the government said. Travel into and out of the county will be prohibited. Yunnan […]

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What Can and Can’t Be Learned From a Doctor in China Who Pioneered Masks

In late 1910, a deadly plague started spreading in the northeast reaches of China, reaching the large city of Harbin. Tens of thousands of people coughed up blood; their skin pruned and turned purple. They all died. This outbreak sent the Qing government into a tailspin: They didn’t know what illness was causing these deaths, let alone how to control […]

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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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