China defends TikTok Asian Trump vetoed companies rights - China considers that U.S. accusations against Chinese companies such as Bytedance-owned TikTok, alluding to an alleged national security risk, "lack a factual or legal basis" and violate market economy principles to what Beijing has expressed its willingness to defend the legitimate interests of Chinese companies.

China's Ministry of Commerce has long regretted that the United States has used 'national security' and 'national emergency' as reasons to restrict or even prohibit Chinese companies from making normal investments and business activities in the country by imposing vetoes on transactions with Chinese companies for unjustified reasons.

"There is No factual or legal basis, which seriously damages the legitimate rights and interests of companies and seriously violates the basic principles of the market economy. This is not good for China, it is not good for the United States and it is not good for the whole world, " said Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng at a press conference.

In this regard, the Chinese official has warned that the measures taken by Washington will affect investor confidence in investing in the United States and has noted that China strongly opposes the political use and generalization of the review for reasons of national security of investments.

"The Chinese government is determined to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of domestic companies," he said.

China defends TikTok Asian Trump vetoed companies rights

In this way, the Ministry's spokesman has urged the United States to abandon its bad practices, stop the unjustified repression of Chinese companies and work towards economic and trade cooperation between China and the United States.

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, signed last August 14 an executive order approving a period of 90 days for ByteDance to end its operations in the country and dispose of the data. Trump accuses the app of exposing Americans to the risk of data theft or propaganda by the Chinese-born company.

Previously, the US president had signed an executive order to prohibit within 45 days doing business with WeChat, the courier company of the Chinese company Tencent, as well as with the owner of TikTok. These pressures are in addition to those exerted against the activities of the telecommunications equipment manufacturer Huawei.

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Symptoms of COVID-19 follow an order that could help distinguish it from other diseases, according to a new study with 55,000 patients

People who become infected with the new coronavirus have an orderly and predictable sequence of symptoms, according to a study led by scientists from the University of Southern California published in Frontiers in Public Health.

The research uses World Health Organization (WHO) data from more than 55,000 confirmed cases in China and compares the symptoms of COVID - 19 with thousands of flu cases collected by the University of Michigan, nearly 150 cases of SARS in the Toronto area and some cases of MERS in Korea.

The findings indicate that the order of the initial symptoms of COVID - 19 is usually beginning with fever and then progressing to cough and muscle pain, followed by nausea and/or vomiting, and finally, diarrhea.

The importance of the findings is that they discover that the order in which clinical manifestations of the disease occur is different from that of other respiratory viruses, so the authors believe that their research could help distinguish new cases of COVID-19 from other types of diseases, thus helping to curb the spread.

"The order of symptoms is important. Knowing that each disease progresses differently means that doctors can identify sooner if someone has COVID - 19 or another disease, which can help them make better treatment decisions, " explains the study's lead author, Joseph Larsen.

"This chronology is especially important if overlapping cycles of diseases - such as influenza-coincide with COVID-19 infections," adds co-author Peter Kuhn.

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