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chinadaily.com.cn 2021-01-12 15:52

A medical worker administers a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine to a delivery man at a temporary vaccination site in Haidian district of Beijing, Jan 6, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

>Over 9M vaccine shots given
More than 9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across China, and the safety and efficacy of the vaccines have been proved, Zeng Yixin, deputy head of the National Health Commission, said at a news conference at the State Council Information Office on Saturday.
Wang Huaqing, chief expert for the immunization plan at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said data collected over the use of the vaccines show that they are safe, with chances of experiencing serious side effects standing at about one in every 1 million doses.
Li Tao, deputy head of the National Healthcare Security Administration, said the public will get free COVID-19 vaccinations on a voluntary basis when mass vaccinations start.
The expenses for the vaccination will be borne by the basic medical insurance fund and government, she said.

A CR400AF-G high-speed train is inspected at a depot in Beijing's Chaoyang district on Thursday. [Photo/China Daily]

>New bullet train makes debut
A new type of Fuxing high-speed bullet train that can operate under temperatures as low as -40 C made its debut in Beijing on Thursday. The CR400AF-G train will run on a new high-speed railway line connecting Beijing and Harbin, the capital city of Heilongjiang province. The train, adorned with red stripes, is designed to run at a speed of 350 kilometers per hour and carry as many as 1,080 passengers.
Developers have taken measures to ensure the train operates safely in extremely cold weather, including adding unique braking and electrical heating systems.

The logo for Douyin. [Photo/VCG]

>Douyin fined over vulgar content
Popular short-video platform Douyin has been fined for spreading vulgar and pornographic content, a central government watchdog announced on Friday.
The move could be considered a sign that platforms are being urged to shoulder more responsibility to manage content, an expert said.
Douyin's punishment was made public by the National Office for the Fight Against Pornography and Illegal Publications, after investigations showed that some anchors on Douyin displayed behaviors such as flirting, sexual suggestiveness, smoking and using obscenities during webcasts, the office said in a release on its Weibo account. The probe also showed that the real-time comments, known as "bullet chat", in some livestreaming rooms of Douyin contained vulgar content.
In addition, some individual anchors played or recommended unapproved games that include violent and threatening content, it said.
Douyin was fined and ordered to correct its illegal behaviors, strengthen content management and block pornographic content.
But the office did not disclose the exact amount of the fine.
The office said that in 2020 it received more than 900 tips about pornographic and vulgar information on Douyin's platform.

US President Donald Trump. [Photo/Agencies]

>Democrats mull Trump impeachment
Democrats in the US House of Representatives said they will introduce an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Monday, charging him with "incitement of insurrection" for encouraging the mob that stormed the Capitol on Wednesday as a joint session of Congress met to certify his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday the House of Representatives would begin impeachment proceedings if Trump doesn't leave office immediately by resignation or removal from office by Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet by means of the disability clause in the 25th Amendment to the Constitution.
Biden said at a news conference on Friday that it was up to Congress to decide whether to impeach Trump, but that the fastest way to remove the president would be his own inauguration on Jan 20.
He said he wanted Congress ready the day he's sworn in to address his agenda, led by new measures to curb the COVID-19 pandemic and stimulate the economy.

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