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Shanxi University, established in 1902, is in Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi province. [Photo/sxu.edu.cn]

>Rule to end admission loophole


The Ministry of Education wants universities to strictly check the bona fides of the nationality of prospective international students to close admission loopholes.


The ministry issued a new rule on Wednesday targeting students who acquired foreign nationality by birth but have studied at Chinese primary and secondary schools and have at least one parent who is Chinese. Starting from next year, such students should have lived in a foreign country for more than two of the past four years to be able to apply to study at Chinese universities as international students.


The new overseas residency requirement for foreign-born students matches an existing requirement for students who have acquired foreign nationality through emigration. Those students also need to have held their foreign nationality for at least four years.


Yu Minhong, founder of education consultancy New Oriental Education and Technology Group, said Chinese students have to pass the national college entrance exam to enter Chinese universities, but international students have been admitted based on their test scores in high schools and the HSK exam, a Chinese language proficiency test. That has prompted some parents to give birth to their children overseas so they can bypass the gaokao, he said.


Firefighters gather to prepare for disinfection works at the Wuhan Railway Station in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, March 24, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

>Most infectious at 1st signs


Studies show people with the novel coronavirus are most infectious just at the point when they first begin to feel unwell, World Health Organization (WHO) experts said on Tuesday.


This feature has made it so hard to control spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, but it can be done through rigorous testing and social distancing, they said.


"It appears from very limited information we have right now that people have more virus in their body at or around the time that they develop symptoms," said Maria van Kerkhove, a WHO epidemiologist.


Preliminary studies from Germany and the US suggest that people with mild symptoms can be infectious for up to 8-9 days, and "it can be a lot longer for people who are more severely ill", she said.


Mike Ryan, WHO's top emergencies expert, said that the novel coronavirus lodges in the upper respiratory tract, making it easier to transmit by droplets than related viruses such as SARS or MERS, which are in the lower tract.


A statue of slave trader Robert Milligan is removed from outside the Museum of London Docklands, amid anti-racism protests after the death of George Floyd in the US. [Photo/Agencies]

>London to review statues


A new commission in London will review the capital's landmarks, street names and statues to ensure they "suitably reflect London's achievements and diversity", after a wave of anti-racism protests held in the wake of George Floyd's death.


Statues memorializing people who were slavers could soon be removed, London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced Tuesday.


"It is an uncomfortable truth that our nation and city owes a large part of its wealth to its role in the slave trade and while this is reflected in our public realm, the contribution of many of our communities to life in our capital has been willfully ignored," Sadiq Khan said in a statement.


The announcement comes after a statue of 18th-century British slave trader Edward Colston was torn down and thrown into Bristol harbor on Sunday.



Roads and buildings are inundated in Yongfu county after heavy downpours hit the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. [Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]

>Rainstorms hit South China


The rain-triggered floods in South China had affected some 2.63 million people in 11 provincial-level regions as of 2 pm Tuesday, the Ministry of Emergency Management said. The heavy rains had forced the relocation of about 228,000 people, destroyed more than 1,300 houses and brought direct economic losses of over 4 billion yuan, the ministry said.


Since June 2, downpours have hit large parts of South China, bringing accumulated precipitation of 100 to 300 mm in some regions.


Affected by the rainstorms, 110 rivers in eight provincial-level regions have seen water levels exceed the warning line, the ministry said.


Authorities have called for more preparations ahead of a new round of heavy rain and natural disasters that may follow.



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