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?

Woman without hands and feet wrote 12 novels totaling more than 2 million words

The internet, a computer and a wooden stick prepared by her father opened windows for Zhang Lulu, a physically challenged woman in Zhaobao, Luoyang city, Henan province. Holding the stick in her mouth to tap the keyboard, the 27-year-old has written 12 novels totaling 2 million words over the past decade. One of the novels … Continue reading Woman without hands and feet wrote 12 novels totaling more than 2 million words

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Pompeo: China is ‘recruiting’ exchange students as spies

Ahead of the two Senate runoff elections in the state, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday slammed China for stealing research and intellectual property from Chinese students studying in American colleges. During a speech at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta, Pompeo termed China's Communist Party as the "central threat of our time", while … Continue reading Pompeo: China is ‘recruiting’ exchange students as spies

China thinks it can win a nuclear war with the United States

A Chinese newspaper is criticizing the recent successful intercept of a mock nuclear missile, in this case, a simulated ICBM, by a U.S. Navy destroyer using an SM-3 IIA missile. The Beijing-backed paper alleged that the ship-launched missile defense capability would not prove effective in a “real-war” scenario or have any chance of stopping a maneuvering hypersonic missile.  The claim in the paper, which … Continue reading China thinks it can win a nuclear war with the United States

15 HK lawmakers resign as protest against China continues

Fifteen pro-democracy lawmakers announced their resignations from Hong Kong's Legislative Council (LegCo) on Tuesday in protest at the ouster of four of their colleagues following an edict from Beijing. Chanting "Go Hong Kong!" and "We stand together!," the lawmakers held a joint press conference to announce their resignation, leaving just two opposition voices to face … Continue reading 15 HK lawmakers resign as protest against China continues

Chinese govt bans Australian goods

As tensions between Australia and China rise, Beijing is expected to ban imports of Australian wheat, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) has reported. From Friday, barley, sugar, red wine, timber, coal, lobster, copper ore and copper concentrates from Australia, are expected to be barred from China even if the goods have been paid for … Continue reading Chinese govt bans Australian goods

Pompeo improves ties with India as US-China trade war continues

India and the U.S. held a "productive" and "successful" third round of 22 dialogue in New Delhi, the Indian capital, signing the foundational Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) and expanding their defence cooperation as visiting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States will stand with India as it confronts threats to … Continue reading Pompeo improves ties with India as US-China trade war continues