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China has urged New Zealand to increase cooperation between the two countries, including helping the Pacific islands recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. Beijing has stepped up engagement with Wellington, which is the only member of the Five Eyes alliance to take a divergent approach towards Beijing amid rising tensions. The two sides have neither “historical grievances” nor “actual conflicts”, Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his counterpart Nanaia Mahuta in a video conference held on Tuesday.Do yo
Two young Hong Kong men have been jailed for 26 months each for rioting and attacking a student they mistook for a plain-clothes police officer during the civil unrest in 2019. Judge Ernest Lin Kam-hung, of the District Court, said on Wednesday that the irrational behaviour shown in this case was both legally and morally indefensible, as it involved violent protesters making unreasonable demands and taking out their frustrations on a vulnerable civilian in a commercial district, tarnishing Hong
A major Buddhist group in Taiwan is set to follow two tech firms by donating Covid-19 vaccines to the island’s government, which is struggling to secure enough shots amid an ongoing outbreak. The move by the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation came as Taiwan extended its soft lockdown for two more weeks to July 12 after it recorded 104 new infections and 24 deaths on Wednesday. It also came after Terry Gou, the billionaire founder of Foxconn, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.
Sydneysiders were largely banned from leaving the city Wednesday as Australian authorities rushed to stop a growing outbreak of the highly contagious Delta Covid-19 variant from spreading to other regions.
Five presidential hopefuls have been arrested in a sweeping crackdown by President Daniel Ortega ahead of elections in November.
More than 750 unmarked graves have been found near a former Catholic boarding school for indigenous children in western Canada, a tribal leader said Thursday -- the second such shock discovery in less than a month.
China said on Thursday it had filed a lawsuit at the World Trade Organization challenging Australia's anti-dumping measures on a range of goods, marking further escalation in tensions between the two countries.
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The US government banned imports of solar panel materials from a Chinese company and placed trade restrictions on four others Thursday for alleged use of forced labor in the Xinjiang region.
The coronavirus outbreak in Guangdong province has placed “huge” psychological pressure on small and medium-sized enterprises across China’s manufacturing hub, and some fear they might lose orders to other factories across the country. This comes as parts of the province, which accounts for about 10 per cent of China’s economic output, have recently been ravaged by a confluence of setbacks – surging commodity prices and shipping fees; an electricity shortage; and troublesome lockdowns associated
A massive manhunt is underway in central India after a gang of robbers stole nearly a tonne of cow dung from a village, police said.
Chinese demand for Australian iron ore, gold and agricultural products pushed Australia’s merchandise goods exports in May to a four-year high, new trade data shows. Australia exported A$39 billion (US$29.3 billion) in merchandise goods last month, of which China bought A$16 billion, or about 41 per cent, according to preliminary data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released on Wednesday. Despite ongoing political and trade tensions between the two countries, China is by far the l
Iran failed in an attempt to launch a satellite into space in early June and apparently plans a new launch, according to the US Defense Department and images of the Iranian space center in Semnan province seen Wednesday.
US health authorities plan to update official guidance about administering mRNA Covid vaccines to adolescents and young adults after finding a likely link to rare cases of heart inflammation, but say the overall benefits still "clearly" outweigh the risks.
A Chinese court aborted an online auction of a criminal’s possessions after the public jacked up the highest bid to 87 million yuan (US$13.4 million), likely to get their hands on a highly valuable collectible Yu-Gi-Oh! game card. Collectors believe the card, depicting a Blue-Eyes White Dragon, is one of 500 limited edition cards released in 2019. They predicted that the card is currently valued at between 200,000 to 300,000 yuan (US$31,000 to US$46,000). The sale was hosted by the Chuzhou court
Germany and France looked to persuade wary EU leaders on Thursday to relaunch regular meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite concerns Moscow has not backed down from its aggressive actions.
China has started building a laboratory deep underground in the Gobi Desert to assess whether it would be a suitable location for a nuclear waste dump, amid moves to expand its nuclear power capacity. The Beishan Underground Research Laboratory in the northwestern province of Gansu will be used to research long-term storage of high-level radioactive waste. With its deepest level to be built 560 metres (1,837 feet) below ground, it will be the world’s largest lab of its kind, according to the Chi
On Monday, 21 June, ONE Championship officially signed three Chinese athletes to its already deep roster of martial artists. Superstar kickboxer Qiu Jianliang and talented mixed martial artists “The Prince” Banma Duoji and “The Warrior” Zhang Lipeng all joined the organization, and each will look to make an impact in their respective divisions. Qiu is a multiple-time Kickboxing World … Continue reading "Kickboxing World Champ Qiu Jianliang, Two Others Join ONE Championship"
Argentina's government on Tuesday announced the progressive resumption of beef exports suspended a month ago in a bid to moderate skyrocketing prices at home.
Four members of the Saudi hit squad that killed US-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 had received paramilitary training in the United States that had been approved by the State Department, the New York Times reported late Tuesday.