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>The Kremlin said on Wednesday (29 January) that President Vladimir Putin had no view on a proposal that would see his job description change to Supreme Ruler from head of state after a government commission said it was considering the idea.

>During the SARS outbreak, it took scientists about five months to sequence the virus; it was done by the US and Canadian scientists. It took Chinese scientists one month to sequence 2019-nCoV.

>A group of online archivists have created an open-access directory of 5000+ scientific studies about that anyone can access for free: ‘It’s illegal, but it’s also a moral imperative.’

Chinese govt spokesman to Reuters: "the (virus) situation doesn't look likely to be contained by March"

"That desire is at the heart of why diseases such as avian flu in poultry and ASF have been so difficult to eradicate, with huge movements of live animals from all over the country – from farm to slaughterhouse to market – on a daily basis making controlling the spread of disease incredibly difficult."

Yeah, #Zhongnanhai, great effort: That new #Wuhan-type #Coronavirus has not been contained or brought under control, and next week will see a peak of travelling activity within #China due to their #NewYear. This is a recipe for a perfect spreading of the virus.

"The industries suffering most from bare-bones deal with regulatory divergence will be eg aerospace, auto, chemicals, food and drink, and pharma that rely on frictionless supply chains...Political irony that these industries heavily concentrated in midlands and north, the areas that abandoned Labour and gave Johnson his huge majority."

>“The young people of Hong Kong have demonstrated with their lives, blood and tears that the ‘one country, two systems’ framework does not work,” Ms Tsai said at her final campaign rally on Friday night. “Tomorrow will be our turn to show the people of that the values of freedom and democracy will conquer all difficulties.”

>Luo Yaoxing, the former chief of the immunization planning office of the disease control center of Guangdong Province, rented a luxury apartment to store his booty. He wrapped the notes tightly inside black plastic bags. Despite protecting his stash with waterproof paper and drying agents, 1.2 million yuan still got moldy.

I have no particular need to do this but I really want it... Possible xmas 2020 idea - give everyone distros

> re-education work must "wash brains, cleanse hearts, support the right, remove the evil (洗脑净心扶正祛邪)".

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