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  TOKYO - Japan confirmed its second case of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 on Wednesday, the top government spokesman said. A man in his 20s who arrived from Peru at Narita airport near Tokyo on Saturday was confirmed as infected with the Omicron variant, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said. The non-Japanese man from Peru is currently in quarantine at a medical facility, and was not in close contact with the first case, who is a diplomat in his 30s traveling from Namibia, according to the government. Scientists are seeking to figure out whether the new strain is

A report on China's urban mobility safety was published by French tire and mobility company Michelin on Wednesday in Shanghai, looking to provide insights for safe, convenient and green transportation on roads. Thanks to the consistent education of safety knowledge and the establishment of laws and regulations, the awareness of safety has been growing among pedestrians and drivers, though there still remain certain unsafe factors as less than 40 percent of the polled respondents said they strictly follow the use of safety seats and the wearing of helmets in riding, said the report. With the popularity of smart mobile device,

BEIJING - China on Wednesday expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe"s recent remarks on Taiwan. "Abe, in disregard of the basic norms governing international relations and the principles set out in the four political documents between China and Japan, flagrantly made irresponsible remarks on Taiwan and stirred in China's internal affairs," spokesperson Wang Wenbin said at a daily press briefing. China is strongly dissatisfied with and firmly opposed to this, and has made stern representations through diplomatic channels, he said, adding that Taiwan is part of China's sacred territory and outsiders will never