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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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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

Beijing to quarantine all arrivals as economic life struggles to pick up


The Chinese capital Beijing on Friday imposed a 14-day self-quarantine on people returning to the city from holidays to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, and threatened to punish those who failed to comply. It was not immediately clear how the restriction, relayed by the official Beijing Daily newspaper, would be enforced, or whether … Continue reading

China’s coronavirus costs rise as industries remain closed


Real estate agent Du Xuekun’s sales usually jump after the Lunar New Year holiday. But this year, Du has been at home for a month with no income after vast swathes of China’s economy were shut down in a sweeping effort to contain a virus outbreak. Du, who lives in Jiaozhuo, near the central city … Continue reading

China-designed UK nuclear reactor moves a step closer


The first Chinese-designed atomic reactor scheduled to be built in Britain has passed three out of four assessment stages, the nuclear regulator said on Thursday. General Nuclear System Limited (GNSL), an industrial partnership between China General Nuclear Power Corp (CGN) and French utility EDF, hope to use the reactor design at a plant due to … Continue reading

Hundreds of Chinese firms seek billions in loans amid coronavirus outbreak


More than 300 Chinese firms including Meituan Dianping, China’s largest food delivery company, and smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp are seeking bank loans totalling at least 57.4 billion yuan ($8.2 billion) to soften the impact of the coronavirus, two banking sources said. The firms, including China’s dominant ride hailing service provider, Didi Chuxing Technology Co, Megvii … Continue reading

Hong Kong medical workers strike to urge closure of China border to block coronavirus


Hundreds of medical workers went on strike in Hong Kong on Monday to demand the government shuts the border with mainland China to prevent the spread of a coronavirus and ease pressure on a stretched health sector. The Hospital Authority Employees Alliance (HAEA), which has about 18,000 members, said 2,400 workers took part in the … Continue reading

China facing global isolation as virus toll rises


China faced mounting isolation in the face of increasing international travel curbs and flight suspensions on Saturday, as the death toll from a spreading coronavirus outbreak rose to 259. The epidemic has led to mass evacuations of foreign citizens as world airlines halt flights, and risks exacerbating a slowdown in growth in the world’s second-largest … Continue reading

U.S. warns citizens against travel to China


The U.S. government warned Americans not to travel to China as the death toll from a new coronavirus reached 213 on Friday and the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global health emergency. A new State Department travel advisory raised the warning for China to the same level as Iraq and Afghanistan. In a notice … Continue reading

Countries around the world look to evacuate citizens from China because of coronavirus


China has confirmed more than 4,500 cases of a new form of coronavirus, with 106 deaths. Nearly all of the fatalities have been in central Hubei province, but the new total includes the first death in Beijing. The Canadian government has updated its advice for travellers to say that citizens shouldn’t go to Hubei province … Continue reading

China announces plastic bag ban for major urban areas by 2021


China has announced it is to ban plastic bags from major cities by 2021 and in all cities and towns by 2022. The nation, which is among the world’s largest users of plastic, also plans to stop restaurants giving out single-use straws by the end of 2020 and will force them to reduce the use … Continue reading

China scrambles to build 1,000 bed hospital dedicated to coronavirus patients


China reported Saturday a jump in the number of people infected with a new virus to 1,287 with 41 deaths, as it expanded its lockdown to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims. The commission said the latest tally comes from 29 provinces across China, including 237 … Continue reading

Chinese woman who ‘bragged about cheating airport coronavirus screenings’ tracked down in France


A Chinese woman who bragged about cheating airport coronavirus screenings in the outbreak’s epicentre has been tracked down in France. The woman boasted on Chinese site WeChat that she’d been suffering from a fever but took tablets to mask her symptoms so she could fly from Wuhan. She later posted photos of herself apparently dining … Continue reading

North Korea bans all foreigners in response to Chinese virus


North Korea’s communist regime banned all foreign visitors from entering the country on Tuesday as a precaution against the recent outbreak of a new coronavirus in China, according to tourist companies who operate in the country. Beijing-based Koryo Tours told local media outlets that it was contacted by a business partner in North Korea about … Continue reading

Canadian beef producers hope new trade rules in U.S.-China deal are extended to Canada


Canadian beef producers are optimistic that relief from trade restrictions offered to American farmers in the U.S.-China trade deal could be extended north of the border, clearing the path for more exports to the lucrative Asian market. “Phase One” of the long-awaited pact, signed by both countries last week, does away with a range of … Continue reading

Rulers for life? How Russia’s Putin and China’s Xi are posing a challenge to the West


Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping have established themselves as the world’s most powerful authoritarian leaders in decades. Now it looks like they want to hang on to those roles indefinitely. Putin’s sudden announcement this week of constitutional changes that could allow him to extend control way beyond the end of his term in … Continue reading

China bars Human Rights Watch director from entering Hong Kong


Hong Kong authorities barred the head of Human Rights Watch from entering the Chinese territory on Sunday, the advocacy group said. Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch’s executive director, had planned to launch the organization’s annual world report in Hong Kong this week. The report’s focus is China’s efforts to “deliberately undermine the international human rights … Continue reading

China’s most populous province to loosen grip on internal migration


China’s southern province of Guangdong will relax the household registration system that restrains internal migration in all its cities except the powerhouses of Guangzhou and Shenzhen, the provincial governor Ma Xingrui announced on Tuesday. The move is part of the provincial government’s effort to “accelerate the promotion of new urbanization” and improve county-level economies, Ma … Continue reading

China says it won’t back off position that Taiwan is its territory


China will not change its position that Taiwan belongs to it, Beijing said on Sunday, after President Tsai Ing-wen won re-election and said she would not submit to China’s threats, as state media warned she was courting disaster. The election campaign was dominated by China’s ramped-up efforts to get the democratic island to accept Beijing’s … Continue reading

Taiwan’s president elected to 2nd term as voters back tough stance against China


Tsai Ing-wen was reelected as Taiwan’s president by a landslide Saturday in a victory that signalled strong support for her tough stance against China among voters determined to defend their democratic way of life. Tsai, from the Democratic Progressive Party, soundly defeated Nationalist Party candidate Han Kuo-yu, receiving 57.2 per cent of the vote to … Continue reading

Giant Chinese paddlefish declared ‘extinct’ after 150-million-year run


The Chinese paddlefish, one of the largest freshwater fish to inhabit our planet for over 150 million years, has gone extinct under humanity’s watch, according to new research. The fish, which could grow up to seven metres (23 feet) long from tail to paddle-nosed snout, is thought to have gone extinct sometime between 2005 and … Continue reading

Mystery virus in China isn’t SARS, officials say, so what is it?


The 2002-2003 SARS epidemic started in southern China and killed more than 700 people in mainland China, Hong Kong and elsewhere. Fears of a SARS recurrence arose this month after a slate of patients were hospitalized with an unexplained viral pneumonia in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province. As of Sunday, 59 people were diagnosed … Continue reading

Carrie Lam vows to work with Chinese envoy, bring Hong Kong back on the ‘right path’


Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she would work closely with Beijing’s top official in the Asian financial hub to get it back on “the right path” after more than six months of pro-democracy protests. The appointment of a new head of the Chinese government’s most important office in Hong Kong, Luo … Continue reading

Police accuse Hong Kong protesters of inciting minors to commit crimes


Hong Kong police on Monday accused activists in the long-running pro-democracy movement of inciting minors to commit crimes. The claim Monday comes two days before a planned New Year’s Day march that is expected to attract tens of thousands of participants. Chief police spokesman Kwok Ka-chuen told reporters that the force was in close contact … Continue reading

Hong Kong protesters tell mainland Chinese traders to leave


Police fought with protesters who marched through a Hong Kong shopping mall Saturday demanding mainland Chinese traders leave the territory in a fresh weekend of anti-government tension. The protest in Sheung Shui, near Hong Kong’s boundary with the mainland, was part of efforts to pressure the government by disrupting economic activity. About 100 protesters marched … Continue reading

Hong Kong protesters rally in support of Uighurs


Hong Kong riot police pepper sprayed protesters to disperse crowds in the heart of the city’s financial district on Sunday after a largely peaceful rally in support of China‘s ethnic Uighurs turned chaotic. Dozens of police marched across a public square overlooking Hong Kong‘s harbor to face off with protesters who hurled glass bottles and … Continue reading

U.S.-North Korea tension looms as leaders from China, Japan, South Korea meet


The specter of new confrontation between Pyongyang and Washington hangs over meetings between China, Japan and South Korea this week, with growing risks North Korean actions could end an uneasy detente and upend recent diplomatic efforts. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping … Continue reading

How murder, kidnappings and miscalculation set off Hong Kong’s revolt


Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says the plan that ignited the revolt in her city was born of a straightforward quest for justice. While on a trip to Taiwan, a Hong Kong man strangled his Hong Kong girlfriend, then returned home and confessed. The city lacked an extradition pact with Taiwan, and Lam argued the … Continue reading

China is about to fire up its ‘artificial sun’ in quest for fusion energy


China is about to start operation on its “artificial sun”—a nuclear fusion device that produces energy by replicating the reactions that take place at the center of the sun. If successful, the device could edge scientists closer to achieving the ultimate goal of nuclear fusion: near limitless, cheap clean energy. The device, called HL-2M Tokamak, … Continue reading

Hong Kong faced ‘grimmest and most complex year’ since handover, China’s Xi says


Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated his support for Hong Kong‘s embattled leader on Monday even as he declared that the former British colony has faced its “grimmest and most complex year” since its return to China. Xi praised Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam for holding fast to the principle of “one country, two systems,“ … Continue reading

Stocks hit record on report that White House has reached China trade deal


Wall Street’s main indexes hit record highs on Thursday following news that the United States had reached a “deal in principle” with China to resolve a trade war that has rattled markets for nearly two years. Stocks were boosted in the morning when President Donald Trump tweeted that the United States was close to a … Continue reading

China says Taiwan’s anti-infiltration bill, combatting Chinese influence, will cause ‘alarm’ for investors


A proposed anti-infiltration bill in Taiwan which the government says is needed to combat Chinese influence is spreading alarm amongst the Taiwanese business community in China, the Chinese government said on Wednesday. The legislation is part of a years-long effort to combat what many in Taiwan see as Chinese efforts to influence politics and the … Continue reading

China car market heads for unprecedented second annual drop


Car sales in China continued to decline in November, extending a historic slump and all but ensuring a second straight annual drop for the world’s biggest auto market. Sales of sedans, sport utility vehicles, minivans and multipurpose vehicles fell 4.2% from a year earlier to 1.97 million units, the China Passenger Car Association said Monday. … Continue reading

China-made Tesla cars recommended for Chinese subsidies


China’s Industry Ministry has placed Chinese-built Tesla Inc. Model 3 cars on a list of vehicles recommended to receive subsidies for new energy vehicles, according to a document published on Friday. It was not immediately what level of subsidy China would grant the Tesla car, which is built in the U.S. firm’s Shanghai car plant. … Continue reading

In China, coal creeps back in as slowing economy overshadows climate change ambitions


China is building more coal-fired power plants and approving dozens of new mines, despite assurances from the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter that it was serious about fighting climate change. China’s 2021-2030 policy plans are under close scrutiny as the United Nations climate change conference gets under way in Madrid, especially after a new UN … Continue reading

China holds out carrot ahead of Taiwan election, but few convinced


China is stepping up efforts to be nice to Taiwan ahead of key elections on Jan. 11, offering better treatment to Taiwanese in China and urging the democratic island to “come home,” but many there only see Beijing wielding a threatening stick. China denies interfering in elections in Taiwan, which Beijing claims as sacred territory, … Continue reading

China vows to retaliate with ‘firm counter measures’ over U.S. Hong Kong rights law


China warned the United States on Thursday it would take “firm counter measures” in response to U.S. legislation backing anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and said attempts to interfere in the Chinese-ruled city were doomed to fail. U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law congressional legislation which supported the protesters, despite angry objections from Beijing, … Continue reading

Zhu Hailun: The man who was key in China’s detention of 1 million Uighur Muslims


After bloody race riots rocked China’s far west a decade ago, the ruling Communist Party turned to a rare figure in their ranks to restore order: a Han Chinese official fluent in Uighur, the language of the local Turkic Muslim minority. Now, newly revealed, confidential documents show that the official, Zhu Hailun, played a key … Continue reading

Hong Kong’s landslide democratic win puts pressure on leader Carrie Lam


Hong Kong‘s leader pledged to listen to public opinion on Monday and referred to deep-seated problems in society after a landslide election victory by opponents of Chinese rule amid months of sometimes violent pro-democracy unrest. Democratic candidates secured almost 90% of 452 district council seats in Sunday’s poll, held during a rare weekend lull in … Continue reading

University of British Columbia latest worldwide to recall all exchange students from Hong Kong


The University of British Columbia (UBC) has cancelled its second term for exchange students in Hong Kong as it works to bring those students back home from the territory over safety concerns. Hong Kong’s universities have become the latest battleground between police and protesters who have been staging increasingly violent demonstrations in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory … Continue reading

Reuters changes every paragraph, headline in article about Hong Kong protests


Reuters changed an article about the Hong Kong protests Monday, first highlighting allegations that police were threatening protesters with live bullets and later omitting any mention of that news. The original article was headlined “Hong Kong police threaten to use live bullets as standoff with protesters escalates,” according to an archived version. Published Nov. 17, … Continue reading

Green no more: China set for massive coal expansion


China has enough coal-fired power plants in the pipeline to match the entire capacity of the European Union, driving the expansion in global coal power and confounding the movement against the polluting fossil fuel, according to a report. The nation has almost 148 gigawatts of coal-fired capacity under active construction or likely to be resumed … Continue reading

China says aircraft carrier on way to South China Sea after Taiwan passage


China’s first domestically-built aircraft carrier is on its way to the South China Sea for tests and to take part in exercises, the Chinese navy said on Monday, after sailing through the Taiwan Strait in a mission denounced by Taipei as intimidation. Taiwan’s defense ministry said on Sunday a Chinese carrier group led by the … Continue reading

Chinese troops enter Hong Kong streets to “clean up” after protests


Chinese troops came out of the barracks in Hong Kong on Saturday —  not to quell protests but to help clean up. It was a move seen by many to try to normalise Chinese troops being on Hong Kong’s streets. It was a rare public appearance by the People’s Liberation Army on the streets of … Continue reading

China’s new energy agenda: coal power will be top priority


China has signalled that coal power will be a top priority within national energy policy as the government prepares its next Five Year Plan (2021-25). On 11 October, Premier Li Keqiang chaired a meeting of the National Energy Commission in Beijing that emphasised China’s energy security and coal utilisation and downplayed the importance of a rapid transition … Continue reading

A timeline of Hong Kong’s anti-government protests


Hong Kong police shot and wounded one protester on Monday as chaos erupted across the city a day after officers fired tear gas to break up demonstrations that are entering their sixth month. Following is a timeline of the key dates around a now-abandoned extradition bill and the protests it triggered: February 2019 – Hong … Continue reading

China’s tobacco monopoly means big risks for e-cigarette startups


In a glass-walled laboratory, chemists puff on vaping devices as they test liquid nicotine flavors. Nearby, staffers with cartons of instant noodles on their desks tap away at laptops, messaging suppliers and customers. Here at the Shenzhen offices of e-cigarette start-up RELX Technology, workers scramble to keep pace with the rush of firms vying for … Continue reading

Pro-Beijing lawmaker stabbed while campaigning in Hong Kong


An anti-government assailant stabbed and wounded a pro-Beijing Hong Kong lawmaker who was election campaigning Wednesday, police said, in another escalation of violence surrounding the protests demanding political reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Junius Ho has become a hated figure by the protesters over his alleged links to violence against them. After receiving initial … Continue reading

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