Tian Wei, president of Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, started to perform the remote operations with two orthopedic surgery robots, named “Tian Ji,’’
He performed the operation on two patients from Zhejiang and Shandong , using 5G technology in the hospital’s robot teleoperation center.
Tian said that performed preoperative planning and 3D surgical positioning for the two patients on Thursday.
He added that he implanted a total of 12 pedicle screws in the spine of the two patients, who were in Yantaishan Hospital of east China’s Shandong Province and Jiaxing No.2 Hospital of Zhejiang Province, respectively.
Tain said that with the support 5G network and technology, the signal transmission was smooth and stable during the operation, and enabled seamless coordination between Beijing experts, local surgeons and the orthopedic surgery robots.
According to him,this was the first time China has conducted surgeries for two patients from two different hospitals at the same time with the help of 5G technology to control the orthopedic surgery robots remotely.
He explained that the quality and safety of the remote surgeries have been significantly improved with the help of 5G technology and the orthopedic surgery robots.
The president said that success of the surgeries marks the teleoperation technology of intelligent robot has been put into clinical practice in China, which is of great significance to improve the quality of medical service.
Tian Jin, the orthopedic surgery robot, independently developed by China, can be used in surgeries in spine, pelvis, acetabulum, limbs and other parts of the human body.
Chinese medical experts exchange virus fighting experiences with Peruvian doctors
During the encounter in the city of Arequipa on Wednesday, the team of four Chinese medical experts met with the regional governor, Elmer Caceres, as well as Health Ministry officials and representatives of local hospitals.
To effectively combat the COVID-19 pandemic, China relied on three basic principles, which are diagnosis, isolation of the patient and treatment, said Guo Yi, deputy director of the Nanfang Hospital‘s medical department.
“You have to stop transmission at the source” and testing is the key, said Guo.
The other members of the Chinese delegation are head of the pulmonology department Liu Laiyu, deputy director of the infectious diseases department Zhou Hao, and deputy director of the neurology department’s intensive care unit Wu Yongming.
The delegation arrived for a visit of approximately 10 days on May 23, at the invitation of the Peruvian government to help the country curb its outbreak.
Thai agriculture ministry to join hands with Chinese e-commerce giant to tap into international online market
Thailand’s Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives on Thursday told the media that it is in discussions with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group to tap into its online market, aiming to woo 260 million customers from 190 countries and regions.
“The ministry is coordinating with Alibaba company for the development of small and medium-sized agricultural entrepreneurship, farmers’ institutions and farmers to do business and sell Thai agricultural products to foreign markets on the Alibaba platform,” said Alongkorn Ponlaboot, the Ministry‘s advisor.
Alongkorn said the ministry and Alibaba had earlier named the project “Thai Agriculture going Forward to the World Market with Alibaba.com.”
He said there are hundreds of successful Thai entrepreneurs using the Alibaba platform as a channel to sell Thai products to the world market.
More than half of the Thai entrepreneurs launch their agricultural products onto the Alibaba platform. The agricultural products include cassava, rice, black garlic, pineapple, corn, as well as processed agricultural products from black garlic and sugar.
According to Stephen Kuo, Asia-Pacific head at Alibaba.com, more than 170,000 products from Thailand are already on the platform.
“And many more new Thai entrepreneurs also express interest to showcase their products on Alibaba platform,” Stephen Kuo said.
Zambia minister encourages deepened exchanges among Zambian, Chinese youths
A senior Zambian government official says Chinese work culture should be inculcated in Zambian youths for enhanced national development, encouraging youths of the two countries to have more exchanges.
Emmanuel Mulenga, Minister of Youth, Sport and Child Development said Thursday that the Chinese hard-working culture should be indoctrinated in Zambian youths to have a strong generation for strengthened development.
“We (are) looking forward to having youths mentored with Chinese work culture,” he said in an interview.
Nathan Mulenga, a student in Luanshya in Zambia’s Copperbelt Province, said the government is trying, by all means, to educate the youths through various programs in conjunction with other countries such as China.
China is a good model for Africa in terms of furthering national development that is beneficial starting with the youths, he said.
Unidentified gunmen abduct Chinese expatriates in Ebonyi -Police confirm
Mrs Loveth Odah, the Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) confirmed the abduction in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, on Thursday in Abakaliki.
She said that the victims were allegedly abducted on Wednesday, June 3 at the mining site.
She however, explained that the police were yet to establish the motive behind the abduction, adding that preliminary investigation had commenced.
She said: “We got the information yesterday, a detachment of our tactical team was despatched to the area with a view to unraveling the true situation and also to rescue the victims.
“The team is yet to return to furnish us with relevant information about the incident.
“But, I can confirm to you that we received a distress call from the area yesterday informing the police of an alleged abduction of two Chinese working in a mining site at Ihietutu in Ishiagu community.
“We are waiting for information from our men before we can make informed comments on the motive behind the alleged abduction.
“For now, we cannot say if the abduction was for ransom purposes or not because the abductors are yet to establish contacts with the company.”
She however, urged non Nigerian nationals working in any part of the state to ensure that they move about with armed security guards to prevent attacks and molestations from criminals and possible kidnapping or abduction.
Mr Henry Ahanaotu, the Chairman and Managing Director, Greenfield Metals, told NAN that the hoodlums abducted their victims at mining pit at ‘Ajirija’ mining site 300 meters from the company’s Life-Camp after shooting severally into the air to deter any resistance.
He said that a formal report on the incident had been lodged at the police command in the state, adding that the abductors were yet to establish contact with the company.
“The unidentified persons bearing sophisticated arms stormed our mining pit at Ajirija and shot severally before whisking their victims away.
“We are yet to establish the identity of the abductors or where they came from.
NAN recalls that kidnappers in March invaded the company’s Life-Camp at ‘Ugwuajirija’ and kidnapped two Chinese nationals, who later regained their freedom after an undisclosed amount of money was paid as ransom.
Namibian president commissions isolation facility built by Chinese firm
Namibian President Hage Geingob inspects the isolation facility built by a Chinese firm at Windhoek Central Hospital in Windhoek, Namibia, on June 3, 2020. Geingob on Wednesday inaugurated a 12-bed isolation facility built by a Chinese firm to help Namibia contain the COVID-19 outbreak. (Photo by Tirivangani Masawi/Xinhua)
Google removes app from India Play store that deletes Chinese apps
The app lets users decide whether to delete apps developed by Chinese companies. If the application did not find any applicable apps, a message popped up telling users, “You are awesome, no China app found.”
The app only recently hit the Indian market and quickly went viral with five million downloads, according to experts. That popularity may partly be due to heightened tensions between India and China.
The two countries are locked in a protracted dispute over a border in the Himalayas, after China won a war over the territory in 1962.
There have been repeated clashes ever since, and several people were injured in an incident in May, according to reports in Indian media.
These tensions have led to greater anti-Chinese sentiment in India, where celebrities have called on followers to delete apps made in China, including TikTok, which enjoys widespread popularity in India.
On Tuesday, an editorial in China’s state-run Global Times newspaper wrote, “If the Indian government allows this irrational anti-China sentiment to further ruin bilateral relations, it will likely lead to a quid pro quo penalty from Beijing.”
Edited By: Isaac Aregbesola (NAN)
New United States restrictions on 33 Chinese firms, institutions take effect June 5
The United States Commerce Department said Wednesday that new restrictions on 33 Chinese firms and institutions would take effect on Friday, June 5.
The agency had announced in May it was adding them to an economic blacklist for helping Beijing spy on its minority Uighur population or because of ties to weapons of mass destruction and China’s military.
The move marked the Trump administration’s latest efforts to crack down on companies whose goods may support Chinese military activities and to punish Beijing for its treatment of Muslim minorities.
The firms and institutions are being added to the United States “entity list,” which restricts sales of United States goods shipped to them and some more limited items made abroad with United States content or technology.
Companies can apply for licenses to make the sales, but they must overcome a presumption of denial.
Edited By: Isaac Aregbesola (NAN)
United States to bar Chinese passenger airlines from June 16
Chinese passenger planes will be suspended from flying to the United States as of June 16, according to an order issued by the Trump administration, in the latest sign of rising tensions between the world’s two largest economies.
The Department of Transportation said the move was a response to the “failure” of China to “permit United States carriers to exercise the full extent of their bilateral right to conduct scheduled passenger air services to and from China.”
The order applies to Air China (601111.SS), China Eastern Airlines Corp, China Southern Airlines Co (600029.SS) and Hainan Airlines Holding Co (600221.SS), as well as smaller Sichuan Airlines Co and Xiamen Airlines Co.
Delta said in a statement on Wednesday that “we support and appreciate the United States government’s actions to enforce our rights and ensure fairness.” United did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
China “remains unable” to say when it will revise its rules “to allow United States carriers to reinstate scheduled passenger flights,” a formal order signed by the Transportation Department’s top aviation official Joel Szabat said.
The Chinese embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Trump administration on May 22 accused China’s government of making it impossible for United States airlines to resume service to China and ordered four Chinese carriers to file flight schedules with the United States government.
The Chinese carriers are flying no more than one scheduled round-trip flight a week to the United States but also have flown a significant number of additional charter flights, often to help Chinese students return home.
Hainan had planned to fly between New York’s JFK airport and Chongqing starting in July, while other carriers have flights to Los Angeles and New York.
The Trump administration is also cracking down on Chinese passenger airline charter flights and will warn carriers not to expect approvals.
The Transportation Department order said the administration believes Chinese carriers are using charter flights to circumvent China’s limit of one flight per carrier per week to the United States and “further increasing their advantage over United States carriers in providing United States-China passenger services.”
On Jan. 31, the United States government barred from entry most non-United States citizens who had been in China within the previous 14 days due to the coronavirus crisis but did not impose any restrictions on Chinese flights.
Delta and United are flying cargo flights to China.
Delta had requested approval for a daily flight to Shanghai Pudong airport from Detroit and Seattle, while United had asked to fly daily to Shanghai Pudong from San Francisco and Newark airport in New Jersey and between San Francisco and Beijing.
China’s air authority in late March said Chinese airlines could maintain just one weekly passenger flight on one route to any given country and that carriers could fly no more than the number of flights they were flying on March 12, according to the United States order.
But because United States passenger airlines had stopped all flights by March 12, China “effectively precludes United States carriers from reinstating scheduled passenger flights to China,” the Transportation Department said.
Edited By: Isaac Aregbesola (NAN)
Checkpoint on Chinese-Kyrgyz border to reopen for cargo
The Torugart checkpoint on the border of China and Kyrgyzstan will reopen for cargo from June 8, the Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan said Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the restrictions on passenger transportation between both sides will remain in place, the embassy said, adding that authorities of both countries will further discuss the issue.
There are two border crossings — Irkeshtam and Torugart — on the Chinese-Kyrgyz border. Both were closed on Jan. 23 in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic.
In April, both sides have agreed to restore the Irkeshtam checkpoint for freight traffic between the two countries.
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