China shows support for Taliban

The photo stands out: three Chinese diplomats in dark suits are surrounded by nine Taliban leaders, in shalwar kameez (long tunic), turbans and brush beards. Not a smile. Communist China, deeply anti-religious and engaged in a fierce repression of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, a region bordering Afghanistan, where beards and other religious symbols are enough … Continue reading China shows support for Taliban

New vacation ideas in Singapore

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Singapore with its strategic location, excellent air connectivity and world-class air and sea ports, was seeing explosive growth in its cruise industry propelled by rising number of cruise passengers particularly from China and India. Photo by Maxim Cravzov on Pexels.com Today, although foreign tourists have all but vanished, the cruise industry … Continue reading New vacation ideas in Singapore

Why China won’t go to war in Afghanistan

The ministerial meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the meeting of the SCO-Afghanistan working group at Dushanbe on July 13-14 have thrown light on the templates of China's approach to the evolving situation in Afghanistan. The elucidation of China's intentions and motivations by China's State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi is timely … Continue reading Why China won’t go to war in Afghanistan

The negative impact of China’s one-child policy

Chinese parents have been facing dual trauma of financial and emotional devastation due to the country's one-child policy, revealed a new study on parental grief. Lihong Shi in CNA highlighted that a child's death is devastating to all parents. But for Chinese parents, losing an only child can add financial ruin to emotional devastation. From … Continue reading The negative impact of China’s one-child policy

Biden gains NATO support in confrontation with China and Russia

President Joe Biden used his first appearance at a NATO summit since taking office to call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to step back from provocative actions targeting the U.S. and its allies on Monday. NATO leaders joined the United States in formally accusing Moscow and Beijing of malign actions. Joe Biden, President of the … Continue reading Biden gains NATO support in confrontation with China and Russia

China to probe COVID-19 outbreak in Guangzhou

Chinese investigators have set up a task force to investigate possible dereliction of duty among Guangzhou officials over the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus. People wearing face masks in China A task force of municipal and provincial Communist Party disciplinary officials have been set up, South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported, citing a report in … Continue reading China to probe COVID-19 outbreak in Guangzhou

Amnesty: China is committing crimes against humanity

ighurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities in China’s Xinjiang autonomous region face systematic and state-organised “mass internment and torture amounting to crimes against humanity”, Amnesty International said, citing dozens of eyewitness accounts from former detainees, as the group stepped up calls for the camps to be closed. Hands of a Muslim woman holding bars … Continue reading Amnesty: China is committing crimes against humanity

China achieves a milestone with COVID-19 vaccines

More than 800 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across China as of Tuesday, the National Health Commission (NHC) said Wednesday. COVID-19 vaccine The number has continued to rise at an ever-faster rate since China hit the landmark figure of 100 million on March 27. It only took six days for the number … Continue reading China achieves a milestone with COVID-19 vaccines

Latest COVID-19 updates

Summary The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 173 million, with more than 3.7 million deaths, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. Here is the latest: The Chinese mainland reported eight domestically transmitted and eight imported COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has eased travel recommendations for more … Continue reading Latest COVID-19 updates

Chinese telecom giant Huawei facing legal action for espionage in Poland

Even as European nations ponder shutting Huawei out of 5G network rollouts over concerns about data security, the trial of an ex-Huawei employee and a former Polish secret services agent accused of spying for China has opened in Warsaw. Huawei According to Polish prosecutors, former Huawei executive Wang Weijing, 39, spent over seven years spying … Continue reading Chinese telecom giant Huawei facing legal action for espionage in Poland