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A man has been hospitalized in southwestern China after contracting the H5N6 strain of avian flu, Chinese state news media reported on Thursday, a reminder that the world is full of flu viruses even during a coronavirus pandemic. What is bird flu? Bird flu is the name for several types of influenza viruses that infect birds. All three major bird flu strains now circulating are categorized as severe: H5N1, which is responsible for the deaths of nearly 450 people in humans since 2003, and H5N2 and H5N8, which are causing more sporadic outbreaks. How do bird flu viruses spread to

If China wins a war in the South China Sea, China will be the biggest bully in the Eastern Hemisphere of the Earth. Tension across the blue waters of the Southern Sea of China escalates as international exchanges between countries bordering the South China Sea turns ugly. The possibility of war becomes imminent. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity for China to make one more leap of faith to greatness. Should war take place, and it may, China has the benefit of playing on its home turf. Not only they can they reclaim territory lost to them many

CLOSE Lunar New Year is a chance to start afresh, to see loved ones and to share the hope of good. Say goodbye to the Year of the Rat and the Year of the Ox. The Chinese New Year begins on Friday and heralds the second animal of the zodiac, the second new moon and the winter solstice. [Sources: 3] According to the Chinese zodiac, the rat symbolizes vitality and intelligence. The Chinese calendar is divided into 12-year cycles, each representing a different animal. The Rat Year begins on 25 January and ends on 8 February, the first of the