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Facebook discriminating against Russia, China

Facebook Inc (FB.O) will start labeling Russian, Chinese and other state-controlled media organizations, and later this summer will block any ads from such outlets that target U.S. users, it said on Thursday. The world’s biggest social network will apply the label to Russia’s Sputnik, Iran’s Press TV and China’s Xinhua …

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China-Africa join hands to fight COVID-19

By Hazem Samir | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-05-15 11:38 After China won its fierce battle with coronavirus epidemic, it joined other countries in fighting their own outbreaks of the deadly virus. Driven by moral commitment, China shipped a huge amount of medical aid to more than 80 countries around the …

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Kim Jong Un is cutting ribbons again

Kim Jong-un finally emerged back onto the world stage earlier this week after a 20-day absence, which led to much speculation about his health and well-being. The weeks of speculation about the North Korean dictator’s health brought home an alarming fact: no one really knows who will control North Korea …

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Trump says China wants him out of office

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he believes China’s handling of the coronavirus is proof that Beijing “will do anything they can” to make him lose his re-election bid in November. In an interview in the Oval Office, Trump talked tough on China and said he was looking at different …

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Report: Korean leader Kim Jong Un dead

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has died, according to a leading Hong Kong television channel Hong Kong Satellite Television (HKSTV). A vice director of HKSTV reported the news on Saturday, citing a “solid source”. Her post first appeared on the Chinese messaging app Weibo, according to the International Business …

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Mormon church makes its way to Communist China

The Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormon church, plans to open its first temple in mainland China at a time when Beijing has been clamping down steadily on religious freedoms. The temple in the eastern Chinese city of Shanghai will help fill a …

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Tashkent holds the first meeting of members of Working Group on formation of a Multimodal Transport Corridor for “Asian-Pacific Region – China – Kyrgyzstan – Uzbekistan – Turkmenistan – Azerbaijan – Georgia – Europe” and back.

By Damir Nazarov   U.Ibragimov, Director of the “Research Information Centre”, a non­governmental and non-profit organization On December 19-20, 2019, Tashkent held the first meeting of members of Working Group on Formation of a Multimodal Transport Corridor for “Asian- Pacific Region – China – Kyrgyzstan – Uzbekistan – Turkmenistan – …

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China under threat from foreign coronavirus carriers

About a quarter of China’s new confirmed cases and almost all of those outside the epidemic’s epicenter in Wuhan originated outside the country on Friday, according to official data. Most of these cases, which include infections of Chinese nationals who caught the virus abroad, were in China’s northwestern Gansu province, …

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California in state of emergency over coronavirus

The U.S. death toll from coronavirus infections rose to 11 on Wednesday as new cases emerged around New York City and Los Angeles, while Seattle-area health officials discouraged social gatherings amid the nation’s largest outbreak. The first California death from the virus was an elderly person in Placer County, near …

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Latest updates in China on progress of coronavirus

Some key insights into the novel coronavirus offered in the Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission on Coronavirus Disease 2019(COVID-19) Pathogen The virus has features typical of the coronavirus family and is of Betacoronavirus 2b lineage. Full genome sequence analysis of the novel coronavirus revealed that its closest relative is …

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Taiwan charges China with cyberwar to stymie coronavirus

Taiwan’s foreign minister on Saturday accused giant neighbor China of waging cyber “war” on the island to disrupt its fight against the coronavirus by using fake news, as the island Beijing claims as its own reported a jump in new cases The coronavirus outbreak has strained already poor ties between …

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Chinese communist party congress postponed under coronavirus threat

China’s ruling Communist Party has postponed the biggest event on its political calendar, the National People’s Congress, as it concentrates on fighting the coronavirus. But the decision could further complicate President Xi Jinping’s ability to fulfill his ambitious agenda for the year, which includes doubling economic output compared with 2010 …

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South Korea hit badly by coronavirus spread

China reported another fall in new coronavirus infections outside of its epicenter on Sunday, but world health officials warned it was too early to make predictions about the outbreak as new cases and fears of contagion increased elsewhere. China’s health commission confirmed 648 new infections – higher than a day …

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IMF warns coronavirus will retard world economic growth

The fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak will likely lower China’s economic growth this year to 5.6%, down 0.4 percentage points from its January outlook, and shave 0.1 percentage points from global growth, the IMF said on Saturday. International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva presented the outlook to central bankers and finance …

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New measures against coronavirus

Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, Chinese authorities have introduced policies and measures to respond to the epidemic and help people get through difficult times. Here we list some of the policies and measures that have been rolled out. 1. Treatment bills of infected patients subsidized Apart from confirmed …

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China experience combating coronavirus should be shared

China’s experience in fighting the novel coronavirus could provide more practical experience in upgrading global cooperation in public health emergencies, according to a newly released report. The report, China’s Fight Against COVID-19 Epidemic, said that a full governmental and social mobilization across the country has made a great contribution to …

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Quarantine lifted on Diamond Pricess voyage

Passengers began disembarking on Wednesday from the virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship after spending two weeks in quarantine off Yokohama, near Tokyo, public broadcaster NHK said. Around 500 people were expected to disembark on Wednesday with the entire process to be completed by Friday, NHK reported. The Diamond Princess, operated …

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