Category Archives: News
Chinese investors flummoxed by India’s new foreign investment rules
23 April 2020 | Aditya Kalra and Aditi Shah
India’s plan to screen foreign direct investments from neighbouring countries has Chinese firms concerned that such scrutiny will affect their projects and delay deals in one of Asia’s most lucrative investment markets. ...
Dalai Lama calls for ‘universal responsibility’ on Earth Day
22 April 2020
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama called for people around the world on Wednesday to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic through a "genuine sense of universal responsibility". ...
WHO warns ‘long way to go’ in virus crisis, deaths top 180,000
22 April 2020 | Robin Millard, with AFP bureaus
The World Health Organization on Wednesday warned that the coronavirus crisis would not end any time soon, with many countries only in the early stages of the fight, as the global death toll surpassed 180,000. ...
Coronavirus lockdown gives India’s capital Delhi clear skies, clean air
21 April 2020 | Neha Arora and Mayank Bhardwaj
Residents of Delhi are experiencing the longest spell of clean air, according to government data, as a stringent lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus drastically cuts pollution in the world’s most polluted capital. ...
China accused of discriminating against Africans as part of coronavirus fight
20 April 2020 | Linda Givetash, Matteo Moschella and Leou Chen
Chinese officials are denying allegations that people of colour are facing discrimination and even eviction under coronavirus mitigation efforts, as they report that Africans are among the country’s newly confirmed cases. ...
US says China should stop ‘bullying behaviour’ in South China Sea
19 April 2020
The US called on China on Saturday to stop “bullying behaviour” in the South China Sea and said it was concerned by reports of Beijing’s “provocative actions” aimed at offshore oil and gas developments in the disputed waters. ...
Trump warns China could face consequences for virus outbreak
18 April 2020 | Jeff Mason and Matt Spetalnick
US President Donald Trump warned China on Saturday that it should face consequences if it was “knowingly responsible” for the coronavirus pandemic, as he ratcheted up criticism of Beijing over its handling of the outbreak. ...
Hong Kong activists arrested over last year’s democracy rallies
18 April 2020
Police in Hong Kong carried out a sweeping operation against high-profile democracy campaigners on Saturday, arresting 15 activists on charges related to massive protests that rocked the Asian financial hub last year. ...
China virus epicentre Wuhan raises death toll by 50%
17 April 2020
China's coronavirus ground-zero city of Wuhan on Friday admitted missteps in tallying its death toll as it abruptly raised the count by 50 percent -- and as world doubts mounted about how transparent China has been. ...
US intelligence officials suggest coronavirus came from lab in Wuhan
16 April 2020 | Ken Dilanian and Courtney Kube
The US intelligence community is examining whether the coronavirus that caused the global pandemic emerged accidentally from a Chinese research lab studying diseases in bats. ...