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Two-third of the world’s women billionaires are Chinese

China is home to the most self-made women entrepreneurs in the world, according to a new report. The country minted 24 new female billionaires to start 2021, bringing the total number to 85, said Hurun Research Institute. China’s 85 female billionaires amount to two-thirds of the 130 women billionaires in the world. While the number of … Continue reading Two-third of the world’s women billionaires are Chinese

China to prove its supremacy with upcoming Hong Kong elections

Hong Kong is set for more upheaval as China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) considers a proposal to overhaul the territory’s electoral system to ensure “patriots” are in charge, at its week-long annual meeting that began on Friday morning. Zhang Yesui, a spokesman for the NPC, said on Thursday the rubber-stamp body had the constitutional power … Continue reading China to prove its supremacy with upcoming Hong Kong elections

China approves more coronavirus vaccines from domestic companies

China's drug authority said Thursday it had approved two more coronavirus vaccines made by domestic companies for public use. The vaccines made by CanSino Biologics and a unit of Sinopharm were given conditional approvals after they were found protective against Covid-19, said the National Medical Products Administration. Conditional approvals help to speed emergency drugs to … Continue reading China approves more coronavirus vaccines from domestic companies

More than 5 million Hong Kongers eligible for UK visas

Thousands of Hong Kongers have already made the sometimes painful decision to leave behind their hometown and move to Britain since Beijing imposed a strict national security law on the Chinese territory last summer. Their numbers are expected to swell to the hundreds of thousands. Some are leaving because they fear punishment for supporting the … Continue reading More than 5 million Hong Kongers eligible for UK visas

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UK enacts new visa law for Hong Kong residents seeking citizenship

Hong Kong residents can apply from Sunday for a new visa offering them an opportunity to become British citizens after Beijing’s imposition of a national security law in the Asian financial hub last year. The move comes as China and Hong Kong have said they will no longer recognise the British National Overseas (BNO) passport … Continue reading UK enacts new visa law for Hong Kong residents seeking citizenship

Nearly 3,500 medics assisting Shijiazhuang in fight against COVID-19

A total of 3,470 medical workers from across China have been dispatched to Shijiazhuang, capital of Hebei Province, to assist in containing the latest COVID-19 resurgence, local authorities said Wednesday. Of the total, 1,231 workers are from outside the province, Xinhua News confirms. All the dispatched medics will carry out work in fields including epidemiological … Continue reading Nearly 3,500 medics assisting Shijiazhuang in fight against COVID-19

WHO not happy with China for roles in the global pandemic

The head of the World Health Organization said Tuesday that he is “disappointed” Chinese officials haven't finalized the permissions to allow a team of experts into China to examine the origins of COVID-19. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in a rare critique of Beijing, said members of the international scientific team began departing from their … Continue reading WHO not happy with China for roles in the global pandemic

Trump angers China after showing support for Taiwan and Tibet

China expressed anger on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law measures to further bolster support for Taiwan and Tibet, which had been included in a $2.3 trillion pandemic aid and spending package. China has watched with growing alarm as the United States has stepped up its backing for Chinese-claimed Taiwan and its … Continue reading Trump angers China after showing support for Taiwan and Tibet

Putin: Stop blaming China for COVID-19

Russia and China have common interests in many fields, said Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday during his annual press conference. "Concerning China, we have overlapping interests in many areas," Putin said, adding that these mutual interests have contributed to Russia's positive relations with China. Commenting on ties with leaders of other countries, Putin said … Continue reading Putin: Stop blaming China for COVID-19

OMG! Is Jay Chou selling pancakes in China?

In a funny coincidence, a doppelgänger of Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou was recently spotted making Chinese-style egg pancakes in China, paralleling the lyrics of his 2018 song Waiting for you. The romantic song alludes to a protagonist who is waiting for his love, and in a futile attempt to win her over, decides to learn how to make … Continue reading OMG! Is Jay Chou selling pancakes in China?