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    (CNN)China gained the "understanding and support" from the World Health Organization before starting a controversial emergency use program for its Covid-19 vaccine candidates, a Chinese health official said Friday.China has been administering experimental coronavirus vaccines to hundreds of thousands of people since July under an emergency use program approved by the Chinese government, before their...
    China appears to be expanding its network of secret detention centers in Xinjiang, where predominantly Muslim minorities are targeted in a forced assimilation campaign, and more of the facilities resemble prisons, an Australian think tank has found. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute used satellite images and official construction tender documents to map more than 380...
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks by telephone on Friday, their first since Suga took over as Japan's leaders this month, Kyodo News reported. (Reporting by Tim Kelly; Editing by Alex Richardson) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    By SAM McNEIL, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese health official said Friday that the country's annual production capacity for coronavirus vaccines will top 1 billion doses next year, following an aggressive government support program for construction of new factories. Capacity is expected to reach 610 million doses by the end of this year,...
    President Trump's aggressive policy toward China "was long overdue," former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster told "The Fox News Rundown" Friday. "He got it right," McMaster, author of the new book "Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World," told host Lisa Brady. "I mean, I think it was the most significant shift in U.S. foreign policy at...
    London (CNN Business)Economists have been warning that the jobs recovery could run into trouble this fall. Now, their fears appear to be bearing out.What's happening: Another 870,000 claims for first-time unemployment benefits were filed by Americans last week. That's slightly higher than the previous week, and remains well above pre-pandemic levels."The stalling out suggests that...
    Protester hit by vehicle during march down Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood UK supermarkets Tesco and Morrisons are rationing toilet paper and hand sanitizer as fears of panic buying return. One worker said their store was worse than a bad Christmas. Evergrande Faces Crisis of Confidence Over $120 Billion Debt (Bloomberg) -- China Evergrande Group...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY MICHELLE NICHOLS The United States, China and Russia fought on Thursday during a United Nations Security Council meeting on the coronavirus pandemic after U.N. chief Antonio Guterres had warned the body that if the climate...
    BEIJING – A Chinese health official said Friday that the country's annual production capacity for coronavirus vaccines will top 1 billion doses next year, following an aggressive government support program for construction of new factories. Capacity is expected to reach 610 million doses by the end of this year, Zheng Zhongwei from the National Health...
    It’s well documented that everything Donald Trump does is centred on winning a second election. Or a third, if he were allowed. 3Trump has been eyeing re-election since he stepped foot in the White HouseCredit: Getty Images - Getty Such is his addiction to his job, there’s plenty wondering whether, if he loses,...
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Friday criticised China for human rights violations in Xinjiang region, calling for the United Nations to be given unfettered access to the area. In a speech to the UN Human Rights Council, junior Foreign Office minister Tariq Ahmad also criticised China's imposition of national security laws on Hong Kong. "We...
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - A student arrested in Hong Kong on suspicion of selling weapons online faces charges of inciting secession under a security law imposed on the city by China three months ago, a senior police officer said on Friday. Police arrested the 23-year-old man and his mother, 49, on Thursday on suspicion of...
    GENEVA (Reuters) - Britain called on China on Friday to uphold rights and freedoms guaranteed in the Sino-British Joint Declaration on Hong Kong and respect the independence of the former British colony's judiciary. Lord Tariq Ahmad, Britain's minister of state for South Asia and the Commonwealth, said that the new security law imposed by Beijing...
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's armed forces have held anti-landing drills on one of its offshore islands close to China amid rising tensions with Beijing, the island's defence ministry said on Friday, showing images of a cannon firing and soldiers loading the guns. China has stepped up its military activities near Taiwan which it claims as...
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A research lab belonging to Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies in the southern city of Dongguan caught fire on Friday and firefighters are currently at the scene, Chinese state media reported citing local authorities. The fire is currently being extinguished and there are currently no casualties, state broadcaster CCTV said on its...
    By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China appears to be expanding its network of secret detention centers in Xinjiang, where predominantly Muslim minorities are targeted in a forced assimilation campaign, and more of the facilities resemble prisons, an Australian think tank has found. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute used satellite images and...
    CANBERRA – China appears to be expanding its network of secret detention centers in Xinjiang, where predominantly Muslim minorities are targeted in a forced assimilation campaign, and more of the facilities resemble prisons, an Australian think tank has found. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute used satellite images and official construction tender documents to map more...
    BEIJING (Reuters) - The World Health Organization gave China its support and understanding to start administering experimental coronavirus vaccines to people while clinical trials were still underway, a Chinese health official said on Friday. China launched its emergency programme in July, having communicated with the WHO in late June, according to Zheng Zhongwei, a National...
    Did you watch the Marvel comics superhero film Dr Strange and wonder why British actress Tilda Swinton stood in for a Tibetan mystic? Or sit through 2012 action film Red Dawn, in which the U.S. is occupied by Communist forces, and were puzzled as to why the hordes of invaders are, er, North Korean? Yet...
    Kenyan weightlifting Olympian trains daughter and granddaughter Unhealthy habits you need to rethink The World’s Car Industry Pins Its Hopes on China’s Recovery (Bloomberg) -- For two years, falling sales seemed to spell the end for China’s time as the world’s most vital car market. Then came the coronavirus, followed by a swift recovery...
    Breonna Taylors family attorney believes the Kentucky attorney generals investigation was a coverup Olive Garden-parent Darden is more attractive the longer the pandemic drags, Jim Cramer says Evergrande Gets Hong Kong Exchange Nod to Spin Off Management Unit (Bloomberg) -- China Evergrande Group won approval from the Hong Kong stock exchange to restructure and...
    China and U.S. flags are seen near a TikTok logo in this illustration picture taken July 16, 2020.Florence Lo | ReutersVIDEO1:3401:34Latest developments in the TikTok saga as U.S. app store ban loomsStreet Signs Asia A federal judge has asked the U.S. government whether it will delay an upcoming ban on the viral video-sharing app TikTok...
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Concerns a Taiwan bird group was bent on promoting the Chinese-claimed island's independence drove a British charity to ditch ties with them, according to letters published on Friday, as a complex geopolitical tangle entered the world of conservation. Taiwan's Chinese Wild Bird Federation (CWBF), since renamed the Taiwan Wild Bird Federation (TWBF),...
    López, Marlins boost playoff hopes by beating Braves 4-2 History of presidential debates China is set to join FTSE Russell’s flagship global bond index next year FTSE Russell said Thursday it will add Chinese government bonds to its flagship World Government Bond Index from October next year. That will be China's third entry into...
    People visit China Telecom's booth during 2019 World 5G Convention at Beijing Etrong International Exhibition & Convention Center on November 21, 2019 in Beijing, China.VCG | Getty Images BEIJING — Global investors are stepping up their bets on Asia, particularly China, regardless of the coronavirus pandemic's shock to growth or growing geopolitical tensions.  Just this week,...
            by Martha Boneta  Talk in Washington has turned to the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and what President Trump will do to replace her—and Democrats aren’t happy about it.   First, they know Republicans probably have the votes to approve a qualified nominee if the president appoints one. Second,...
    BEIJING (Reuters) - Health authorities in China's eastern city of Qingdao have found coronavirus contamination on some packages stored by a seafood importer after two of its handlers tested positive for the virus but displayed no symptoms. China has stepped up checks on frozen food imports and banned those from some foreign meat processing plants...
    Fresh protests expected across US Olive Garden-parent Darden is more attractive the longer the pandemic drags, Jim Cramer says Li Family Bought $500 Million CK Stock. Others Aren’t Biting (Bloomberg) -- Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong’s richest man, is known to his admirers as “superman” for his knack for picking assets on the cheap. But...
    As far as Chinese state media is concerned, the front-page headline event from the 2020 U.N. General Assembly was U.S. President Donald Trump’s address. Of course, since Trump was sharply critical of China in his speech, Chinese coverage has been universally negative, but Trump seems to have a tight grip on the front pages...
    A PLA Navy fleet including the aircraft carrier Liaoning, submarines, vessels and fighter jets take part in a review in the South China Sea on April 12, 2018.VCG/VCG | Getty Images As China grows in its economic and military strength, global investors and companies operating in the country face a dilemma, according to one analyst....
    China was America’s whipping boy again this week. President Trump used his United Nations General Assembly speech to accuse and to threaten Beijing for its role in covering up the early stages of the pandemic. He said that the U.N. “must hold China accountable for their actions.” In other words, China must pay. Tough words...
    The largest and most extensive database of China's brutal 're-education camps' has been mapped by a team of Australian researchers. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute identified over 380 sites in the restive north-western province of Xinjiang which are being used to detain hundreds of thousands of Western China's Uyghur population. Among the most disturbing aspects...
    Zhong Shanshan, a bottled water and vaccine tycoon, became China’s richest person on Wednesday when his net worth reached $58.7 billion. Zhong’s wealth now surpasses that of China’s former richest person, Alibaba founder Jack Ma, by $2 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. By dethroning Ma on Wednesday, Zhong became Asia’s second-richest person, behind India’s...
    (CNN Business) — Conoce al nuevo hombre más rico de China. Zhong Shanshan, el fundador de la popular marca china de agua embotellada Nongfu Spring, superó al fundador de Alibaba, Jack Ma, y es ahora la persona más rica del país, según el índice de multimillonarios de Bloomberg. Zhong ya era la tercera persona más...
    A new report conducted by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute has claimed that there are over a hundred more Uighur detention camps throughout China than previously believed. The findings come as the Middle Kingdom has continued to fight against international criticism by insisting that the nation is scaling back on its “re-education” policies of the...
    Trump administration officials believe that Beijing's own actions — in particular, its recent behavior toward Hong Kong — are driving more nations to view China's Communist Party-led administration as a serious threat, a senior U.S. policy official says.  Recent crackdowns on dissent in the former British colony have come at "a huge reputational cost" to...
    NEW YORK - The growing rift between the United States and China and Russia was clearly evident on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly Thursday, threatening to overshadow international cooperation on the coronavirus response. This year’s assembly has been held online because of the pandemic, and its focus has been on confronting COVID-19,...
    (CNN)China's Ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday that the US has "created enough troubles for the world already" as the two nations continued to spar over the coronavirus pandemic during a tense meeting of the UN Security Council.US Representative to the UN Kelly Craft criticized China over what she said was a "decision to...
    Election watch: Mail-In Undercuts Democracy “Democracy is in danger, but the threat is not coming from Donald Trump,” declares Daniel McCarthy at Spectator USA. Democrats’ push for mail-in voting is a “revolution in the very idea of what an election is.” Rather than “taking place in a specific location on a specific day, an election...
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China's New York consulate is a major spy hub after a New York City police officer was charged this week with spying for the Chinese government. Pompeo told the New York Post on Thursday that the Trump administration was keep tabs on Chinese diplomats in the United States and there could...
    U.N. Ambassador Kelly Craft tore into other members of the U.N. Security Council on Thursday for using a COVID-19 meeting to focus on what she called “political grudges” rather than the pandemic – while noting the massive U.S. contribution to the international effort against the virus. “You know, shame on each of you. I am astonished...
    The Chinese government has been building new, more secure detainment camps for Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, according to a new report from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI).  At least 61 detention sites have seen new construction or expansions since July of 2019, and at least 14 facilities are still under construction, per the ASPI...
    This year gave Main Street America a close-up look at the disastrous, real-life results of more than four decades of failed U.S.-China policy – a policy characterized by constant Chinese deception, rampant human rights abuses, unfair trade practices, widespread espionage, regional bullying and relentless efforts to corrupt international organizations like the World Health Organization and...
    BRITISH Airways cabin crew are at the centre of a diplomatic row after being confined to a quarantine “prison” for 14 days in Hong Kong. The 13 employees were marched from their hotel and taken to a compound after stewardess Inty Neveah tested positive for Covid-19. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest...
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday told the New York Post China is using its consulate in New York as a spy hub. “They’re engaged in activities where they’re crossing the line from normal diplomacy to the kinds of things that would be more akin to what spies are doing,” Pompeo told the news...