China Actively Prepares for Mass Production of COVID-19 Vaccines

Source: HangzhouTube, Global Times, Xihua News,

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Wuhan Institute of Biological Products on Thursday said they are actively preparing for the mass production of COVID-19 vaccines. A Wuhan-based biological lab is under construction.

Wuhan Institute of Biological Products is founded in 1950, is the national medical microbiology, immunology, cell engineering, genetic engineering of major research institutions and production, learning and research of biological products, sales of large high-tech enterprises and South-Central immunization guidance center.

Chinese mainland saw 12 new cases on Thursday

Chinese mainland reports 12 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 6 imported cases. It also reports 25 new asymptomatic cases.

Beijing to increase COVID-19 nucleic acid testing capability

Beijing will increase COVID-19 nucleic acid testing capability to more than 50,000 tests per day, Gao Xiaojun, a spokesperson of Beijing municipal health commission, told a news conference, encouraging qualified third-party medical testing institutions to carry out the tests.

Authorities urge tourists to remain vigilant during holiday

While about 70 percent of tourist sites have reopened in an orderly manner across China, the sites will limit the number of visitors and guide them to avoid peak times through ticket reservations for the May Day holidays, said China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism Thursday.


Authorities urge tourists to remain vigilant about COVID-19 during the May Day holiday:

-make reservations before visiting tourist sites
-honestly report health information
-keep a distance from others
-have body temperature checks
-wear face masks

Hangzhou hosts online services trade exhibition

Hangzhou launched an online services trade exhibition on Wednesday. Scheduled from April 29 to May 1, the cloud exhibition has attracted over 80 domestic businesses and more than 180 overseas firms.

The exhibition is hosted by the department of commerce of Zhejiang province. The department has planned a consultative conference via cloud technologies with authorities and business associations in eight countries, including Finland, Italy, Britain, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands, on international services trade cooperation.


The cloud exhibition aims to maximize Zhejiang's advantages in services trade and digital sectors to facilitate its foreign trade and explore the global market, said Sheng Qiuping, head of the province's commerce department.

Zhejiang has established trade relations with over 200 countries and regions worldwide and is a frontrunner in terms of services trade in China.

The eastern China province saw trade growth in 10 services trade sectors in the first quarter of this year. The exports of telecommunications, computer and information services surged by 118.8 percent year-on-year to 31.32 billion yuan ($4.44 billion) from January to March.

For Expats in Zhejiang