China Possibly Carried Out “Genocide” Against Uyghurs: US Congress Report

Chinese authorities arbitrarily detain Uyghur and other ethnic groups. (Representational) Washington: China possibly carried out “genocide” against Uyghurs and other minority Muslims in its western region of Xinjiang, said a commission of the United States Congress in a new report. The report, released by The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), stated that the Chinese government … Read more

In First, UN Rights Body To Vote On President After Standoff

UN Human Rights Council will hold an unprecedented secret ballot to pick its president (File) Geneva, Switzerland: The UN Human Rights Council will this week hold an unprecedented secret ballot to pick its president after China and others blocked a candidate from Fiji considered a rights champion, sources and analysts said. “There has been a … Read more

Coronavirus: China races to build massive quarantine camp in Hebei to curb surging infections 

Workers in China’s new coronavirus ground zero are rushing to build a huge quarantine centre containing 3,000 isolation units to tackle a surge of COVID-19 infections. More than 600 workers and over 100 machines are working 24 hours non-stop in sub-zero temperatures, aiming to complete the majority of the isolation camp within three days, authorities have … Read more

China enjoys 18% export boom to end 2020 as trade surplus grows

China enjoyed an 18 per cent export boom in December and saw its trade surplus with America widen during 2020 as the country where the coronavirus pandemic began continues to enjoy its economic rebound.  Beijing hailed its ‘outstanding achievements in foreign trade’ as customs data showed exports surging to $282billion in December and rising 3.6 … Read more

WHO scientists finally arrive in Wuhan to investigate origins of Covid

A team of WHO experts arrived in Wuhan today on a politically-charged mission to investigate the origins of the coronavirus, amid fears that China will try to obstruct the sensitive probe.  The 10 scientists, who will be quarantined for two weeks before starting their work, were met by Chinese officials in hazmat suits after arriving … Read more

Elon Musk Is China’s Favourite. How Long Will That Last?

Musk’s claim that the Shanghai factory would be up and running with unprecedented speed proved correct. Last Feb. 10, as authorities in China ended work stoppages intended to halt the novel coronavirus, much of the country remained quiet. Transportation was still disrupted, and many workers were stuck in their home provinces. Others had been told … Read more

First COVID death in China in eight months amid new lockdowns | Coronavirus pandemic News

China on Thursday reported its first death from COVID-19 in eight months as the country battles to contain a resurgence in cases – the most in 10 months – and welcomes the arrival of an expert team from the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 20 million people are under lockdown in the north of … Read more

Trump scraps plan to ban China’s Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu: Sources | Donald Trump News

Senior US officials had been considering plans to add the firms to a list of alleged Chinese military companies, which would have subjected them to a US investment ban. The administration of United States President Donald Trump has scrapped plans to blacklist Chinese tech giants Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu, four people familiar with the matter … Read more

US unveils plans to counter China’s rise in Asia | Business and Economy News

In a new document, the US says it wants to counter China’s ‘predatory economic practices’, ‘accelerate India’s rise’ and help Taiwan ensure its ‘freedom from coercion’. The Trump administration declassified its strategy to ensure continued dominance over China, which focuses on accelerating India’s rise as a counterweight to Beijing and the ability to defend Taiwan … Read more

Brazil trial finds efficacy of Sinovac vaccine at 50.4 percent | Coronavirus pandemic News

A coronavirus vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech was found to be just 50.4 percent effective at preventing symptomatic infections of COVID-19 in a Brazilian trial, researchers said on Tuesday, barely enough for regulatory approval and well below the rate announced last week. The latest results are a substantial disappointment for Brazil, as the Chinese … Read more

Angela Merkel warns Germany’s Covid cases will rise TENFOLD’ if they don’t stop ‘BRITISH virus’

Angela Merkel warns Germany that they must ‘stop this BRITISH virus’ or the country ‘will see TEN TIMES as many Covid-19 cases by Easter’ The Chancellor said she expects Germany’s current lockdown to last until April Merkel said she needs up to 10 weeks to control the ‘British virus’ in the country Donald Trump has … Read more

Boris Johnson blames China’s traditional medicine for Covid pandemic

China lashed out furiously at Boris Johnson today after the Prime Minister blamed its ‘demented’ traditional medicine for sparking the coronavirus pandemic – and backed a cause championed by his fiancee. In an environmental speech to world leaders yesterday Mr Johnson tore into people who ‘grind up the scales of a pangolin’ in a bid … Read more

Covid was in Italy in NOVEMBER 2019 with case in Milan

Italy has identified a new ‘patient zero’ who had the coronavirus in November 2019, in the latest piece of evidence that Covid-19 was already circulating in Europe before China alerted the world to the outbreak in Wuhan.  A 25-year-old woman from Milan had a skin biopsy after suffering a rash and a sore throat that November, … Read more

UK condemns China’s ‘horrific barbarism’ against Uighur minority | Uighur News

Foreign secretary slams rights abuses and outlines new rules banning imports of goods suspected of using forced labour. The United Kingdom has accused China of human rights violations amounting to “barbarism” against its Uighur minority, as it announced, on Tuesday, new rules to ban imports of goods suspected of using forced labour. The abuses were … Read more

Chinese socialite who rubbed shoulders with Hillary Clinton and Rita Ora ‘jumped to her death naked’

American-Chinese socialite, 34, who rubbed shoulders with Hillary Clinton ‘jumps to her death naked from her Hong Kong penthouse while holding five-month-old daughter’ Luo Lili, 34, allegedly plunged from her penthouse naked in Hong Kong last week She was holding her five-month-old daughter who also died, local reports said The socialite was said to be the … Read more

China expands lockdowns, local political conference delayed

China has expanded lockdowns and postponed a major political conference in a province next to Beijing that is the scene of China’s most serious recent COVID-19 outbreak ByThe Associated Press January 12, 2021, 2:47 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — Lockdowns have been expanded and a major … Read more

Martial-law era casts long shadow over Taiwan’s military | Military News

Taipei, Taiwan – At Jing-Mei White Terror Memorial Park, a one-time military school-turned-detention centre, visitors can walk around the buildings where some of Taiwan’s most prominent political prisoners were held, interrogated and tried during 38 years of martial law. The museum takes visitors through detention facilities, a replica court and exhibits featuring testimony from former … Read more

Chinese nuclear firm told it must resolve Bradwell safety issues | Environment

The Environment Agency has told the Chinese nuclear developer behind plans to build a new reactor in Essex that it must resolve at least six safety issues before it can move forward. The issues identified by the environment watchdog in its early assessments of the plans for the site in Bradwell include concerns over how … Read more

Russian and Chinese media are celebrating US chaos

“Capitol Hill down”. “A beautiful sight!” Chinese and Russian state-controlled media is crowing over the chaos that has befallen their arch rival. And the dictatorships are already moving to exploit the moment. Looting. Vandalism. Assaults on law enforcement officers. The scene panned out for hours under brightly coloured MAGA hats and billowing Union – and … Read more

A Year After First Death In China, Coronavirus Source Still A Puzzle

Police officers standing outside Seafood Market where coronavirus was detected. (FILE) Wuhan: It is the world’s most pressing scientific puzzle, but experts warn there may never be conclusive answers over the source of the coronavirus, after an investigative effort marked from the start by disarray, Chinese secrecy and international rancour. January 11 marks the anniversary … Read more

Australia, US, UK, Canada condemn Hong Kong mass arrests | Australia News

Foreign ministers issue joint statement condemning last week’s arrest of more than 50 democracy activists in Hong Kong. The foreign ministers of Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada have expressed “serious concern” about the arrests of 55 democracy activists and supporters in Hong Kong last week. In a joint statement on Sunday, … Read more

Pompeo voids restrictions on diplomatic contacts with Taiwan

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that the State Department is voiding longstanding restrictions on how U.S. diplomats and others have contact with their counterparts in Taiwan By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press January 10, 2021, 1:30 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo … Read more

Six months on, most COVID patients still have at least 1 symptom | Coronavirus pandemic News

More than three-quarters of people hospitalised with COVID-19 still suffered from at least one symptom after six months, according to a new study. The research, which was published on Saturday in the Lancet medical journal, involved hundreds of patients in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the new coronavirus was first detected. It found that … Read more

India apprehends Chinese soldier at disputed border region | Conflict News

New Delhi says PLA soldier was captured in the remote mountainous area amid a military standoff. The Indian army has captured a Chinese soldier in the remote Ladakh region where the two countries are locked in a months-long military standoff along their disputed mountainous border. It was the second detention on the high-altitude border since … Read more

Coronavirus China: Xingtai and Shijiazhuang put under lockdown amid outbreak

After seeing a drastic jump in cases authorities have placed 18 million people into strict lockdown overnight to prevent further spread. Two Chinese cities south of Beijing have tightened virus restrictions on Saturday and issued week-long stay at home orders to residents as authorities race to stamp out a resurgence in infections. China has largely … Read more

China seals off two cities and bans millions of people from leaving in bid to stem new Covid-19 outbreak

CHINA HAS SEALED off two cities south of Beijing, cutting transport links and banning millions of residents from leaving, as authorities move to stem the country’s largest Covid-19 outbreak in six months. The pandemic has so far broadly been brought to heel by Chinese authorities since its emergence in Wuhan in late 2019, with small … Read more

Index compiler MSCI to remove China telecom firms after Trump ban | Financial Markets News

Decision could have larger effect on the firms’s shares than the New York Stock Exchange’s move to delist them. MSCI Inc. will remove China’s three major telecommunications companies from its indexes on Friday, giving global funds just one day to adjust billions of dollars of passive investments. The index provider’s decision to cut China Mobile … Read more

Mike Pompeo Angers China With Hong Kong Threat, Plan To Send Envoy To Taiwan

“Taiwan shows what a free China could achieve,” Mike Pompeo said. Washington/Beijing: Washington may sanction those involved in the arrest of over 50 people in Hong Kong and will send the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to visit Taiwan, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday, drawing anger and the threat of retaliation … Read more

China says US facing ‘internal collapse’ after pro-Trump riot | Donald Trump News

The state-run Global Times says violence in US capital is the result of society’s ‘severe division’ and ‘failure to control’ the divide. The assault on the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump reflects a failure of leadership, as well as the deep divide running through American society, editorials in China’s state media said … Read more

China Study Says Wuhan Covid Infections Three Times Higher Than Official Figure

Shanghai, China: The number of people who have been infected with COVID-19 in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the virus was first identified, could be around three times the official figure, according to a study by Chinese researchers based in the city. The paper, published by the PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases journal on Thursday, … Read more

Global report: Asia-Pacific countries toughen Covid curbs as cases grow | World news

Coronavirus is surging again in countries across the Asia-Pacific region, forcing states of emergency and a fresh spate of lockdowns to prevent it taking hold. Thailand has extended its state of emergency by another month, until 21 February, and tightened travel restriction in parts of the country. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, a spokesperson for the Covid-19 coordinating … Read more

Fascinating infographics reveal London has 627,707 CCTV cameras, the most of any city outside China

Fascinating infographics have revealed the most surveilled cities in the world where citizens are being watched in their every move.  London has the highest number of cameras outside of China, with an eye-watering 627,707 CCTV monitors set up across the UK’s capital, according to a new study.   The British city is the third most monitored … Read more

US threatens sanctions over Hong Kong arrests, angering Beijing | China News

The United States may sanction those involved in the arrest of more than 50 people in Hong Kong and will send the US ambassador to the United Nations on a Taiwan visit, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday, drawing anger and threat of retaliation from Beijing. Pompeo said he was also “appalled” by … Read more

Alibaba,Tencent shares fall after reports of US investment ban | Technology News

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. led a technology stocks selloff as the Trump administration considers barring investments in China’s two most valuable companies. Alibaba fell more than 5% and Tencent dropped as much as 4.4% in Hong Kong trading on Thursday, tracking losses in their New York-listed securities. The State Department, Department … Read more

China COVID cases at highest in five months amid Hebei outbreak | Coronavirus pandemic News

Coronavirus outbreak in province surrounding Beijing pushes cases to highest level since July, as mass testing begins. The number of new COVID-19 cases in China nearly doubled on Wednesday as more patients were confirmed with the virus in Hebei, the province surrounding Beijing, which began mass testing of the entire provincial capital and restricted travel … Read more

China’s soldiers ‘jump into action’ after Xi ordered them to be ready for war ‘at all times’

China’s state TV has shown off footage of Chinese troops taking part in live-fire military drills after President Xi Jinping ordered his soldiers to be ready for war ‘at all times’. The country’s two million or so soldiers ‘jumped into action’ upon receiving their leader’s instruction to get themselves prepared for combat, reported China’s state media. Xi urged members … Read more

China says details of WHO visit for COVID-19 investigation still being negotiated – National

China said Wednesday it was still negotiating with the World Health Organization the dates and itinerary for a visit by international experts looking into origins of COVID-19, after the head of the agency criticized Beijing for not finalizing permissions for the mission. China’s position on the hunt for the origins of the pandemic “has always … Read more

‘Purgatory of the Orient’: World reacts to Hong Kong mass arrests | China News

Hong Kong police have arrested more than 50 leading democratic activists on suspicion of violating a controversial security law, prompting alarm and condemnation in the city and beyond. Wednesday’s swoop marked the biggest crackdown since Beijing imposed the law last year. It was linked to an unofficial, independently organised vote in July 2020 to select … Read more

WHO Covid team blocked from entering China to study origins of coronavirus

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said two scientists on the United Nations team had already left their home countries for Wuhan when they were told that Chinese officials had not approved the necessary permissions to enter the country. The arrangements had been jointly agreed with China in advance. “I am very disappointed with this news,” … Read more