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chinadaily.com.cn 2020-11-27 16:23

Joe Biden delivers a Thanksgiving address at the Queen Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware on Nov 25, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

>Xi congratulates Biden
President Xi Jinping on Wednesday sent a message to Joe Biden to congratulate him on his election as US president.
Promoting the healthy and stable development of China-US relations not only serves the fundamental interests of the people in both countries, but also meets the common expectations of the international community, he said.
Xi said he hopes the two sides will uphold the spirit of non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation, focus on cooperation, manage differences, advance the healthy and stable development of China-US ties and join hands with other countries and the international community to promote the noble cause of world peace and development.
On the same day, Vice-President Wang Qishan sent a message to Kamala Harris to congratulate her on her election as US vice-president.

The National Sliding Center will host the bobsleigh, skeleton and luge competitions during Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. [Photo/Xinhua]

>Testing program adapted
International test events for the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing are set to be replaced by an adapted testing program for the COVID-19 pandemic.
As global travel restrictions are likely to remain for the coming months, Beijing 2022 organizers have decided to cancel a series of test events that had been planned for the first quarter of next year.
"It doesn't mean there will be no tests for our venues and games operation," a top Beijing 2022 organizing committee official told Xinhua. "We now enter into discussions with each international federation to determine the details of the adapted testing program, in liaison with the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee."
Despite the pandemic, Beijing 2022 reported construction of competition venues remained on track to be completed by the end of this year.

An Argentine flag is pictured near the Bella Vista cemetery, where soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona is to be buried, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 26, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

>Maradona dead at 60
Soccer legend Diego Maradona died on Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 60.
The news sparked an outpouring of emotion as the Argentine government declared three days of mourning.
The body of Maradona will lie in state at the presidential palace in Buenos Aires during the three-day period.
Maradona is regarded as one of the game's greatest players.
He captained Argentina's 1986 World Cup-winning team, memorably scoring two goals in the quarter-final win over England, including the infamous "Hand of God" goal.
Maradona also had a glittering club career, playing for clubs such as Barcelona and Napoli.
His death comes just weeks after he underwent surgery for a subdural haematoma.

Vials with a sticker reading, "COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only" and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

>Oxford vaccine proves effective
The COVID-19 vaccine candidate from Oxford University and Astra-Zeneca is up to 90% effective at preventing infection, according to data from Phase 3 testing.
There were no severe reactions or hospitalizations across 24,000 study participants in the UK, Brazil and South Africa, Oxford said in a statement on Monday when it posted interim results from late-stage testing.
The treatment, which requires a two-dose regimen, provided differing levels of protection against the virus when the dosage was altered.
The vaccine was 62 percent effective when given in two full doses, and 90 percent effective when a full dose followed a half dose.
When combining all preliminary results, the vaccine showed 70.4 percent efficacy, according to Oxford.

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