Taiwan says not receive WHO meeting invite, issue off the table for now
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Despite strong efforts Taiwan did not get invited to this week’s meeting of a key World Health Organization (WHO) body due to Chinese pressure, its foreign minister said on Monday, adding they had agreed to put the issue off until later this year. Non-WHO member Taiwan had been l»»»
MOC stresses Sino-US efforts to ease friction, fulfill trade agreement
China and the United States should take the opportunity to fulfill the phase-one China-US economic and trade agreement to enhance cooperation and remove destabilizing factors to boost bilateral business ties, the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday. Against the background of the ongoing pandemic »»»
Taiwan says did not receive WHO meeting invite, issue off the table for now
TAIPEI - Despite strong efforts Taiwan did not get invited to this week's meeting of a key World Health Organization (WHO) body due to Chinese pressure, its foreign minister said on Monday, adding they had agreed to put the issue off until later this year. Non-WHO member Taiwan had been lobbying to»»»
Interview: China's domestic economic drivers are strong: U.S. scholar
Video PlayerClose Tourists admire the skyline view of Lujiazui area at the Bund in Shanghai, east China, Jan. 6, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Xiang) Geoffrey Garrett, dean of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, said "obviously China is several months ahead of the West (in combating COVID-19»»»
Resisting China’s push to impose “might makes right” in the South China Sea
For more than seven decades, the United States-United Kingdom special relationship has been a cornerstone of global peace and security. Our alliance is steeped in shared values of openness and the rule of law, including a firm commitment to freedom of the seas. London and Washington have long champ»»»
CORONAVIRUS: PANDEMIC PLUNGES TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONSHIP INTO COMA
(AGENPARL) – WASHINGTON (DC), mer 29 aprile 2020 In an interview with Isabelle Lasserre of Le Figaro, Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer’s gives her take on the impact of the coronavirus on transatlantic relations. Will the transatlantic relationship be the first geopolitical victim of the coronavirus? As »»»
Trump ‘considering stripping China of sovereign immunity so he can SUE over coronavirus damages’
TRUMP has directed his aides to find a way to sue China for billions of dollars in damages over the coronavirus outbreak. The President has ordered senior US officials to find a way to punish China for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, including stripping its sovereign immunity. The idea of»»»
China Rejects US Claim of Attempted Vaccine Theft as 'Smearing'
Beijing accused the United States Thursday of smearing China after Washington alleged Chinese hackers were attempting to steal research on developing a vaccine against the coronavirus. "China expresses strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to such smearing," foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lij»»»
Australian Navy joins US fleet near Chinese drilling ship as tensions soar
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) Amid mounting tension, an Australian frigate has joined U.S. warships in the South China Sea, as a suspected Chinese vessel drills for oil. Citing regional sources, the Reuters News Agency reported on Wednesday,that an Australian frigate joined the American warships loca»»»
China says stable bilateral relations in best interests of China, US
BEIJING: China's foreign ministry said on Friday that steady Sino-US bilateral relations serve the interests of both people, responding to US President Donald Trump's comments that he could cut ties with the world's second-largest economy.Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters during»»»
US says WHO 'failure' on COVID-19 'cost many lives'
The United States on Monday slammed the World Health Organization's "failure" to obtain and provide vital information on COVID-19 that could have reined in the pandemic and saved many lives. "We must be frank about one of the primary reasons this outbreak spun out of control: there was a failure by»»»
China rejects US claim of attempted vaccine theft as 'smearing'
NNA -Beijing accused the United States on Thursday of smearing China after Washington alleged Chinese hackers were attempting to steal research on developing a vaccine against the coronavirus. US authorities said Wednesday that Chinese hackers were trying to obtain coronavirus data on treatments an»»»
WATCH: Rand reaches a nine week high against the dollar
JOHANNESBURG - The South African rand briefly touched a nine-week high against the greenback yesterday on the back of optimism surrounding phased global reopening according to NKC Research. However, the local unit ran out of steam mid-session as US-Sino tensions outweighed positive sentiment. At th»»»
China imprisons ex-journalist for 15 years to 'punish him for his political speech,' activists say
closeVideoGet all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A Chinese former journalist has been sentenced to 15 years in prison on allegations that he attacked China’s ruling Communist Party, activists say. Chen Jieren, who has worked at several propagand»»»
China, US should fight COVID-19 together: Senior diplomat
Beijing and Washington should join hands to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and lead the world through the crisis, a senior diplomat said here on Saturday. Chinese Consul General in New York Huang Ping made the remarks while delivering a speech at a video conference held by the Schiller Institute, whic»»»
State Department warned in 2018 Wuhan lab could cause 'new pandemic'
The US State Department raised concerns over safety issues at the Wuhan research lab studying coronaviruses in animals like bats two years ago, new diplomatic cables reveal. In 2018 diplomats said there were issues at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, located near the seafood market Chinese authorit»»»
China urges food producers to boost supplies over fear of COVID-19 disruption
China has asked trading firms and food processors to boost inventories of grains and oilseeds as a possible second wave of coronavirus cases and worsening infection rates elsewhere raise concerns about global supply lines. Both state-run and private grain traders as well as food producers were urge»»»
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