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Don`t worry there is no significant man- made global warming. The global warming scare is not driven by science but driven by politics. Al Gore and the UN are dead wrong on climate fears. The IPCC process is a perversion of science.
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China raises flood alert to second highest level


China raised its flood response alert on Sunday to the second highest level as heavy rain battered regions along the Yangtze River, with the eastern provinces of Jiangsu and Jiangxi among the worst hit, state media reported. Flooding in the Poyang county of Jiangxi pushed water levels of Lake Poyang, China’s biggest freshwater lake, to … Continue reading

China reverts to its dirty coal ways


Coal-fired power plants that belch pollution and contribute to global warming were supposed to be phased out in a more environmentally sensitive China. In recent years, Chinese officials have spun and won applause for new clean environment narratives at various climate change and other environmental events and fora. But the facts on the ground increasingly … Continue reading

DHL temporarily suspends Chinese import shipments to India


German logistics company DHL said on Wednesday it had temporarily suspended picking up import shipments from China to India, after border tensions between the countries led to clearance delays. Another prominent freight transporter FedEx Corp has also suspended shipments, according to a BloomberQuint report https://bit.ly/3dQwfvk, adding that the company is facing backlogs beyond its control. FedEx … Continue reading

Vietnam could face blowback from legal row with China


If Hanoi files an official complaint in its South China Sea dispute with Beijing, it could lose more than it win. Pundits are predicting that Vietnam will soon file a complaint under the United Nations Convention for the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) dispute-settlement mechanism regarding China’s actions in the South China Sea. As an indication that … Continue reading

Hong Kong leader says opponents of security law are ‘enemy of the people’


Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday urged opponents of Beijing’s plan to impose national security legislation in the financial hub to stop “smearing” the effort, saying those who did were “the enemy of the people.” Beijing last month announced a plan to introduce legislation in Hong Kong to tackle secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign … Continue reading

Taiwan Black Lives Matter protest gets indigenous twist


Hundreds packed into a park in central Taipei on Saturday for a Black Lives Matter protest, with a group of indigenous Taiwanese given prominent billing to draw attention to discrimination against the island’s original inhabitants. The rally, attended by more than 500 people, mostly foreigners, was peaceful with only a very light police presence. While … Continue reading

US military ban locks two Chinese universities out of popular software


Two Chinese universities with close ties to the military have been banned from using a US-developed computer software platform amid tensions between China and the United States over technology. The US Department of Commerce added the Harbin Institute of Technology and Harbin Engineering University to its “entity list” late last week, barring them from access … Continue reading

Understanding and navigating Hong Kong’s security law


US Secretary of State Pompeo says new security law will be a ‘death knell’ for Hong Kong’s autonomy.” “China warns UK of economic damage unless it backs down.” “National security law for Hong Kong to boost ‘one country, two systems’ and ensure freedoms beyond 2047.” What are business leaders to think as they wake up … Continue reading

How to avoid a China-led world order


As the COVID-19 crisis has unfolded, it has opened our eyes to China’s rapidly expanding role in the international order and global economy. Beijing’s outsize role in the World Health Organization has come under attack, as has the muscular diplomacy used by China’s foreign ministry in responding to criticism. Three decades of American global hegemony after the … Continue reading

China faces an unemployment time bomb


Strip away the veneer of President Xi Jinping’s “China Dream” policy and you will find 600 million people earning just 1,000 yuan a month. Depending on the conversion rate, that works out at US$140, or $4.6 a day. It was hardly surprising then that Premier Li Keqiang would highlight the plight of this forgotten section … Continue reading

China ‘needs to win over Europe’ after loss of trust and impact of US rivalry


When Washington imposed tariffs on Chinese imports to set off the US-China trade war in 2018, Beijing warned Europe not to “stab China in the back”, yet the continent has since criticised China on issues including trade, the coronavirus and its actions in Hong Kong. The Group of 7 has also been a focus of … Continue reading

A return to normal in China means air pollution is back in force


The welcome return of China’s economy is bringing with it some unwelcome company, as air pollution levels have returned to pre-lockdown levels across the country. Major pollutants have exceeded concentration levels from a year ago for the first time since the start of Covid-19 lockdowns in January, according to a new report from Centre for … Continue reading

China approves restrictive national security laws for Hong Kong


China on Thursday approved a controversial national security law that would allow Beijing to wield expanded power over Hong Kong. The vote by the National People’s Congress was close to unanimous: 2,878 delegates voted in favor of the proposal while only one delegate dissented and six abstained. Pro-Democracy activists and other critics say the national … Continue reading

US, China sliding towards a lose-lose military conflict


Is the world sleepwalking into a new war, be it hot or cold? And is the virus the oil to lubricate and fuel the clash that is centered on China and the US, but impacts the world? Are countries playing a bizarre game of chicken where neither wants to step back for fear of losing … Continue reading

Why ‘Made in Vietnam’ won’t replace ‘Made in China’


Now that Vietnam appears to have won its health war against Covid-19 after recording zero deaths and winning international praise for its crisis management, speculation is rising the nation could also be an economic winner of the pandemic. According to Vietnamese sources, there is widespread anticipation that the country will benefit from America’s moves to … Continue reading

China backs investigation of WHO and coronavirus pandemic


Member states of the World Health Organisation, including China, backed a call on Tuesday for an independent investigation into the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 318,000 people around the world. The resolution, which was drafted and promoted by the European Union but did not identify any country by name, called for an “impartial, … Continue reading

South Africa asks Hong Kong to remove its citizens from government quarantine list


South Africa has asked the Hong Kong government not to routinely send travellers from the country to quarantine camps when they arrive in the city. Madoda Ntshinga, Pretoria’s consul general to Hong Kong and Macau, said the policy could be seen as discriminatory, when arrivals from Britain and the United States, two countries that have … Continue reading

In Singapore, a search for a Chinese identity with a little less China


In Singapore, traditional coffee shops are known as kopitiam. The colloquial term is a combination of the word kopi, which means coffee in Malay, and tiam, which translates to shop in Hokkien. This is just one example of how a melding of cultures gave rise to new words, food dishes, as well as a unique … Continue reading

Beijing may target Apple, Boeing and other US tech giants in retaliation for Huawei ban


China has reportedly picked US targets to strike back at in response to new restrictions on its telecom giant Huawei, as Washington attempts to cut the firm off from global semiconductors supplies. As tensions continue to escalate between the world’s two biggest economies, the US Commerce Department announced on Friday that it was amending an … Continue reading

Why the virus threatens the Chinese regime’s imperial dreams


If it acts, the Free World has the opportunity to condemn another communist dictatorship to Karl Marx’s dustbin of history and avoid a war with a totalitarian superpower circa 2035. The Chinese Communist Party knows the COVID-19/Wuhan virus pandemic has exposed its imperial war to conquer the world, so it is frantically engaged in psychological … Continue reading

Why are countries breaking with the Chinese regime?


One would think that Beijing would see that unleashing a pandemic is no way to gain favor with the world. Lying about doing so doesn’t help, either; nor does blaming others for the outbreak. And exporting tainted medical supplies to nations asking for help, while criticizing them for failing to protect their people from the … Continue reading

China will bar international investigators until ‘final victory’ over pandemic is achieved


China’s ambassador to the United Nations revealed Wednesday that Beijing will block international investigators from examining the origins of the Wuhan coronavirus until “final victory” over the pandemic has been achieved. “The top priority, for the time being, is to focus on the fight against the pandemic until we win the final victory,” Chen Xu … Continue reading

China fires up coal power plant construction


China approved nearly 10 gigawatts (GW) of new coal-fired power generation capacity in this year’s first quarter, roughly equal to the amount approved for all of last year, amid a broader scramble to jumpstart an economic hobbled by the Covid-19 epidemic. Investment in infrastructure like power generation has played an important part in China’s rapid … Continue reading

Chinese report warns coronavirus could lead to armed confrontation with US


Beijing faces a wave of anti-China sentiment led by the United States in the aftermath of the pandemic and needs to be prepared in a worst-case scenario for armed confrontation. An internal Chinese report warns that Beijing faces a rising wave of hostility in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak that could tip relations with … Continue reading

China’s virus-hit box office faces losses of over $42 billion state media says


China’s movie box office faces losses of more than 300 billion yuan ($42.43 billion) this year after the coronavirus epidemic forced theaters to shut and the production and distribution of films to be suspended, state media reported on Wednesday. The estimate was provided at a meeting organized by the industry’s regulator, the National Film Administration, … Continue reading

China parliament to open key session on May 22 as they claim the epidemic is subsiding


China announced on Wednesday that its parliament will open a key annual session on May 22, signaling that Beijing sees the country returning to normal after being reduced to a near-standstill for months by the COVID-19 epidemic. During the gathering of the National People’s Congress in the capital, delegates will ratify major legislation, and the … Continue reading

World governments are condemning the arrest of Hong Kong protesters


Foreign governments criticized the arrest of 15 Hong Kong democracy activists in a police sweep on charges of organizing and participating in anti-government protests last year. The arrests on Saturday were the biggest crackdown on the city’s pro-democracy movement since the outbreak of mass protests last year. Major and often violent demonstrations broke out across … Continue reading

China’s economy in worst downturn since 1960s in virus battle


China faces a drawn-out struggle to revive an economy that suffered its biggest contraction since possibly the mid-1960s after millions of people were told to stay home to fight the coronavirus. The world’s second-largest economy shrank by 6.8% from a year earlier in the quarter ending in March after factories, offices and shopping malls were … Continue reading

After 70 years of ties, China and Indonesia have a fruitful, complicated relationship


Freelance writer Sylvie Tanaga, 33, has been learning Mandarin since she was a little girl – but her first lessons were held secretly in a church in Bandung, as Indonesias second president, Suharto, had for decades banned Chinese Indonesians from publicly expressing their culture. Tanaga’s paternal grandfather and her maternal grandparents were born in China … Continue reading

US military researchers call for use of privateers against China


The United States should encourage the use of privateers to fight Chinese aggression at sea, according to a pair of articles in magazine produced by the US Naval Institute. The reports – titled “Unleash the Privateers!” and “US Privateering Is Legal”, and published in the April issue of Proceedings – suggest the US government issue … Continue reading

Japan to pay firms to leave China, relocate production elsewhere as part of coronavirus stimulus


Japan has earmarked US$2.2 billion of its record economic stimulus package to help its manufacturers shift production out of China, as the coronavirus disrupts supply chains between the major trading partners. The extra budget, compiled to try to offset the devastating effects of the pandemic, includes 220 billion yen (US$2 billion) for companies shifting production … Continue reading

Wuhan waits for coronavirus lockdown to end, but controls on movement likely to remain in force


Wuhan residents are waiting for their unprecedented lockdown to be lifted this week, but some restrictions will remain in place because of concerns about further infections. Residents of the capital of Hubei province will be allowed to leave the city from Wednesday onwards if they are in good health and have the necessary permits. The … Continue reading

Trump doubts China’s official COVID-19 numbers


President Donald Trump cast doubt on the Beijing regime’s official numbers of COVID-19 infections and deaths inside China, while responding to questions during an April 1 CCP virus task force briefing. Trump was asked whether he had received an intelligence report concluding that Beijing concealed the true extent of the outbreak, as reported by Bloomberg, … Continue reading

WHO and CCP to blame for pandemic says expert


Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) called on Congress to launch an investigation into ties between the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Chinese regime. He questioned why American taxpayers should be spending millions of dollars supporting an organization that repeats propaganda from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Sen. Scott said the WHO needs to be held … Continue reading

China rejects claims of inaccurate coronavirus death tally in Wuhan


Beijing has again sought to quell concerns that it underreported the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic, with the Chinese ambassador to France saying China did not conceal fatalities. Asked on Wednesday about reports in China of thousands of funeral urns and long queues at funeral homes in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, ambassador … Continue reading

Australia bans exports of medical supplies after items sent in bulk to China amid COVID-19 pandemic


The Australian government on March 29 enacted new laws banning price gouging as well as the export of personal protective equipment (PPE) and disinfectant products as supplies in hospitals, aged-care centers, and other centres across the country are in short supply amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton moved to ban the exports … Continue reading

Massive forest fire breaks out in Sichuan, China – at least 19 dead


A huge forest fire broke out in southwestern China’s Sichuan province at 07:51 UTC (15:51 LT) on Monday, March 30, 2020. As of Tuesday, March 31, authorities confirmed 19 fatalities, including 18 firefighters and one farmer guide. The blaze has spread across 1 000 ha (2 471 acres) in the Liangshan prefecture. The fire began at a local … Continue reading

China to divert Beijing-bound international flights amid rise in imported coronavirus cases


China on Sunday (March 22) reported 46 new cases of the coronavirus, the fourth straight day with an increase, with all but one of those imported from overseas, and further stepped up measures to intercept cases from abroad as the outbreak worsens globally. While China has drastically reduced the number of reported domestically transmitted cases … Continue reading

China says coronavirus pandemic exposed global health system’s shortcomings


China’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic that has infected more than 160,000 people globally has exposed shortcomings in the global health system. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters during a daily briefing that China calls on the international community to prioritize public health security. China has reported nearly 81,000 infections … Continue reading

China’s economy suffers heavy blow as epidemic paralyzes activity


China’s industrial output contracted at the sharpest pace in 30 years in the first two months of the year as the fast spreading coronavirus and strict containment measures severely disrupted the world’s second-largest economy, data showed on Monday. Urban investment and retail sales also fell sharply and for the first time on record, reinforcing views … Continue reading

Zhang Yiming, founder of TikTok owner ByteDance, gears up for the global stage


The founder of China’s ByteDance, owner of the wildly successful TikTok app, has for years aspired to make ByteDance the first Chinese firm to rival U.S. internet giants on the global stage. On Thursday Zhang Yiming made a key move to achieve that. Creating new leadership positions for ByteDance’s China business, Zhang said in a … Continue reading

China says coronavirus peak has passed as epicenter logs single-digit new cases


China’s coronavirus epidemic has passed its peak, its top health commission said on Thursday, as it logged just eight new infections in Hubei province, the first time the epicenter of the outbreak recorded a daily tally of less than 10. With the marked slowdown of the spread of the virus, more businesses have reopened with … Continue reading

Coronavirus outbreak tests China’s president Xi Jinping


Xi Jinping is surely having the worst 2020 of any major international leader to date. Much of this can be put down to the knock-on effects of the COVID-19 outbreak in the city of Wuhan and Xi’s belated attempts to show he was in charge after an awkward start during which he was almost invisible … Continue reading

Coronavirus hit to airlines could top $100 billion


The coronavirus epidemic could cost passenger airlines up to $113 billion in lost revenue this year, an industry body warned on Thursday, more than three times a projection it made just two weeks ago as the virus continues to spread around the world. The warning from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) came as British … Continue reading

China urges overseas Chinese to stay home as imported virus cases rise


Chinese authorities on Tuesday asked overseas Chinese to reconsider or minimize their travel plans as the coronavirus epidemic spreads across the world and prompts an uptick of imported cases arriving in the country. Travelers from countries with severe coronavirus outbreaks who arrive in Guangdong province, an economic and export powerhouse in the south, must undergo … Continue reading

China factory activity dives to worst on record as coronavirus paralyzes economy


China’s factories were dealt a devastating blow in February as the coronavirus epidemic triggered the sharpest contraction in activity on record, a private survey showed on Monday, with the health crisis paralyzing large parts of the economy. The Caixin/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) tumbled to 40.3 last month, the lowest level since the survey … Continue reading

Plague Inc. smartphone game banned in China amid worldwide coronavirus outbreak


A popular smartphone game that simulates the spread of deadly viruses and diseases around the world has been banned from the Apple App Store by Chinese authorities, according to its developers. In a statement released Thursday, the maker of Plague Inc. said it was “devastated” over Chinese players not being able to access or play … Continue reading

China is making progress in the battle to get back to work


China is slowly starting to get back to work, as it battles the coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 2,600 people and sickened tens of thousands. Government controls and the fear of going outside have curtailed spending, and many factories are still not working at full capacity due to a lack of staff, with … Continue reading

New Zealand extends ban on arrivals from China on coronavirus fears


New Zealand has extended a ban on arrivals from mainland China into a fourth week to contain the risk of exposure to the coronavirus, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday. The ban has been extended by a further eight days and would be reviewed after that, Ardern told a news conference. New Zealand so … Continue reading

Solomon Islands seeks $100 billion loan from Chinese interests


The Solomon Islands is seeking a $100-billion loan from Chinese interests in talks begun soon after the small South Pacific archipelago switched diplomatic ties to Beijing from Taiwan last year. Details of the proposal, reviewed by Reuters, have sparked concern over whether the small economy can handle a loan that represents more than 66 times … Continue reading

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