CGTN America

CGTN America 4 Feb 2020

China and Colombia celebrate 40 years of relations


Colombia and China are celebrating 40 years of diplomatic relations this year. The precise anniversary date is February 7th, but CGTN's Michelle Begue reports there's no better time to get the celebrations started than Chinese New Year.

The Hamburg Symphony Orchestra performance brought crowds together in Abu Dhabi to celebrate the 250th birthday of German composer and pianist, Ludwig van Beethoven.…
The downward trend in China has been celebrated by the government as a major victory.
Beijing had initially concealed the outbreak - before putting millions of people in lockdown.

The mass lockdown across Hubei province came into effect at the end of January as well as strict quarantine and travel restrictions across China.

Sixty million people were forced to stay at home, including 11 million from the city of Wuhan.

The World Health Organization has praised Beijing's response.

But not everyone appreciated the robust containment measures arguing that those heavy quarantine restrictions came at a cost.

Al Jazeera's Sarah Clarke has more from Hong Kong.
On this day 40 years ago, the U.S. men's hockey team shocked the world by beating the powerhouse Soviet Union. That win, and the team's eventual gold medal victory, boosted American morale at a pivotal time in history.
State and local public health departments responding to the coronavirus are doing more with less after years of budget and staff cuts.

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