China's aggressive push for Hong Kong national security laws could lead to US sanctions

2020-05-25 17:51

White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien said that China's actions indicate that they are "going to basically take over Hong Kong."

Wuhan bans eating of wild animals – farmers offered cash to stop breeding exotic livestock

2020-05-21 15:35

China's fur trade will continue, though, and farmers can still raise wild animals for medicine, entertainment, or research.

Trump is trying to leverage control over the WHO while criticising China for doing the same

2020-05-20 17:22

Trump's letter indicates that he expects the same sense of loyalty from the World Health Organisation that he has denounced China for.

Man reunited with his parents 32 years after being kidnapped

2020-05-20 13:53

Facial recognition technology saves the day.

At least 6 countries reimposed lockdown measures as new coronavirus cases flared up again

2020-05-17 13:00

China, Germany, Iran, South Korea, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia all reimposed partial new measures after discovering a spike in infections.

China says it destroyed early samples of the novel coronavirus, but says it was for 'biosafety reasons'

2020-05-16 16:19

The Chinese official insisted that it was not done to cover-up or hide early coronavirus samples from other countries.

Chinese lawyer disappears after posting a letter criticising government's Covid-19 response

2020-05-13 15:15

In his letter, seen by SCMP, Zhang Xuezhong said that the country's handling of the coronavirus pandemic was emblematic of deep-rooted issues.

ANALYSIS: Trump's incompetent response to the US coronavirus outbreak is helping China look good

2020-05-10 09:34

President Trump has overseen a chaotic response to the US coronavirus outbreak. His missteps are undermining US efforts to highlight China's mistakes.

China is reportedly silencing coronavirus survivors who want answers

2020-05-05 15:40

According to The New York Times, Wuhan residents who survived the virus or lost loved ones have been threatened for questioning China's response.

US warns of 'consequences' if China abandons trade deal

2020-05-04 19:57

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday he expects China to uphold a trade deal reached with Washington this year, and warned of "consequences" if the country did not.


China ditches its annual growth target for the first time

2020-05-24 16:23

Chinese Premiere Li Keqiang pledged to impose a controversial new national security law through "enforcement mechanisms" on Hong Kong and Macau.

White House senior staff wore face masks with "Made in Taiwan" tags

2020-05-21 09:52

Jared Kushner and White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany wore face masks from Taiwan, despite China's demand Taiwan be kept out of WHO.

Europe is abandoning the US on the world stage and turning towards China

2020-05-20 17:17

Opinion polls show Europeans have an increasingly negative view of Trump and the United States since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Over 120 countries are backing a UN motion to investigate coronavirus origins

2020-05-18 15:24

Diplomats are gathering around a resolution to be presented at an upcoming World Health Assembly meeting, which began as a push to scrutinise China.

Police in China, Dubai, and Italy are using these helmets to scan people for Covid-19 fever

2020-05-17 12:25

Temperature-scanning R90,000 helmets can catch people running a fever. But experts are skeptical about how helpful temperature scanning will really be.

The US and China are on the brink of a new Cold War that could devastate the global economy

2020-05-14 06:31

The relationship between the US and China was already teetering close to the edge of a cliff before Covid-19, but the pandemic pushed it right off.

Wuhan orders all its 11 million residents be tested for the coronavirus after 6 new cases found

2020-05-12 17:10

Wuhan found six new Covid-19 cases in the same residential compound over the weekend. Until then, the city had recorded 35 days without any new cases.

The US could withdraw spy planes and agents from the UK after its Huawei 5G deal

2020-05-05 21:26

The White House has launched a wide-ranging review into the US relationship with the UK, according to reports.

US Intel suggest it's 'highly likely' Covid-19 was 'naturally occurring'

2020-05-05 10:57

"It is highly likely it was naturally occurring and that the human infection was from natural human and animal interaction," an official told CNN.

China has banned a video game in which players have to shoot and kill zombies carrying coronavirus

2020-05-02 10:04

"Coronavirus Attack" contains several references that criticize China. The country has a long history of censoring content it doesn't like.

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