Category Archives: News
US Senate approves bill to pressure China over Uyghur rights
15 May 2020 | Patricia Zengerle and David Brunnstrom
The US Senate approved legislation on Thursday calling on President Donald Trump’s administration to toughen its response to China’s crackdown on its Uyghur Muslim minority, the latest push in Washington to punish China. ...
Trump says pandemic clouds US-China trade deal
14 May 2020 | Doina Chiacu and David Brunnstrom
US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was very disappointed in China over its failure to contain the novel coronavirus, and that the worldwide pandemic had cast a pall over his trade deal with Beijing. ...
India to provide free food grains to millions of migrant workers
14 May 2020 | Aftab Ahmed and Manoj Kumar
India will provide free food grains to millions of migrant workers hardest hit by a weeks-long lockdown as well as offer employment under a rural jobs program, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday. ...
Ignoring social distancing, protesters mock Hong Kong leader Lam on her birthday
13 May 2020 | Jessie Pang and Joyce Zhou
Hundreds of protesters gathered in shopping malls across Hong Kong on Wednesday, flouting coronavirus-related social distancing rules to mock unpopular Chief Executive Carrie Lam on her birthday. ...
PM Modi announces $266 billion to boost pandemic-hit economy
12 May 2020 | Aftab Ahmed and Nidhi Verma
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that India would provide 20 trillion rupees ($266 billion) in fiscal and monetary measures to support an economy battered by a sweeping weeks-long lockdown to fight the novel coronavirus. ...
India looks to ease lockdown even as coronavirus infections jump
11 May 2020 | Sanjeev Miglani and Alasdair Pal
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday the country would look to ease a nearly seven-week lockdown aimed at preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus, despite also reporting its biggest single-day jump in cases. ...
Indian and Chinese troops clash at border in Sikkim
10 May 2020
Several Indian and Chinese soldiers were injured in a high-altitude cross-border clash involving fistfights and stone-throwing at a remote but strategically important mountain pass near Tibet, the Indian Army said Sunday. ...
China ‘shocked’ by US reversal on UN coronavirus action
9 May 2020 | Michelle Nichols
China and the United States both supported a draft United Nations Security Council resolution confronting the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday and it was “shocking and regretful” that Washington changed its mind on Friday. ...
US accuses China, Russia of coordinating on virus conspiracies
8 May 2020 | Francesco Fontemaggi
The United States on Friday accused China and Russia of stepping up cooperation to spread false narratives over the coronavirus pandemic, saying Beijing was increasingly adopting techniques honed by Moscow. ...
Grim economic data reveals virus devastation
7 May 2020 | David Harding, with AFP bureaus
A new raft of bleak economic data laid bare the crippling worldwide impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, as hard-hit Europe moved to further ease lockdown measures in a bid to get people back to work. ...