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Many feel that the salaries of CDC mayors are not commensurate with their roles and functions, said the WP chief.
A man was charged with a string of COVID-19 measurement breaches, including bringing his five dogs for a swim at a drainage canal during the circuit breaker period.
China's CanSino Biologics and a unit of Sinopharm said Wednesday they have applied for public use of their Covid-19 vaccines, and announced efficacy rates.
Australia's defence minister was admitted to hospital with a cardiovascular condition and placed on medical leave Wednesday, the government said.
The woman who suffered severe burns to her body in her attempt to rescue her boyfriend in the fatal Tanjong Pagar crash has left the intensive care unit and is in stable condition
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Myanmar's military leaders came under renewed pressure Tuesday as the world's wealthiest nations condemned the junta for responding to anti-coup demonstrators "with violence", while Indonesia angled for a peace-broker role.
China has said it supports India’s chairmanship of the BRICS summit this year, signalling goodwill after the two countries agreed to cool tensions in their months-long border stand-off. The neighbours last week pledged to disengage troops from Pangong Tso, a bitterly contested lake area in the western Himalayas, after nine tense months of what has been the worst military confrontation in decades between the nuclear-armed nations. The two militaries have begun a tenth round of talks aimed at agreeing on the next phase of disengagement.Get the latest insights and analysis from our Global Impact newsletter on the big stories originating in China. As New Delhi assumes chairmanship of the annual summit of the BRICS grouping of emerging economies – which also includes Brazil, Russia and South Africa – Beijing’s attitude towards it and any opportunities for Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi one-on-one will be watched closely. Asked about Xi’s possible attendance at the summit and whether the border tension would affect their multilateral cooperation, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said BRICS had become an influential grouping and Beijing supported New Delhi’s efforts as host. “China attaches great importance to the BRICS mechanism,” Wang said at a regular press conference on Monday. “The Chinese side supports the Indian side in hosting the meeting and is willing to work with India and other BRICS countries in expanding cooperation on economy, politics and people-to-people exchanges.” India has yet to announce the exact dates of this year’s meeting and whether it can be held in person. Last year’s summit – in November, after the border conflict broke out in May – did not involve one-to-one meetings of leaders, having been held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic. Soon after the 73-day stand-off between Chinese and Indian troops on the Doklam plateau in 2017, Modi attended the BRICS summit hosted by Xi. The pair subsequently met in two informal summits, showing efforts to ease bilateral tensions and build personal chemistry. Long Xingchun, president of the Chengdu Institute of World Affairs, a think tank administered by China’s foreign ministry, said this year’s summit offers a chance for the neighbours to show that their relations are moving forward. “If India is able to control the Covid-19 outbreak, it would be a good opportunity for India to host a physical meeting, which will offer a chance for diplomacy,” Long said. “With the current trajectory, it’s likely that the border stand-off can be resolved in the coming months. Otherwise there won’t be a favourable atmosphere for [Xi’s] attendance at the BRICS summit. A favourable atmosphere is a key consideration in Chinese diplomacy.” Observers have argued that the BRICS grouping may have lost its shine in recent years with China’s rise to superpower status, leaving the other four nations behind. China-India border dispute: its origins and impact But after US President Joe Biden’s indications of the US’ re-engagement with multilateral platforms, seeking to use Western-led forums such as the Group of 7 to confront China, mechanisms such as BRICS remain key counterweight avenues for Beijing. “BRICS is a collective effort to increase the bargaining power of developing countries in balancing the influence of the old industrialised nations and traditional world order,” Long said. “China’s attitude towards BRICS and its policy towards India remain unchanged despite the recent conflicts.”More from South China Morning Post:India-China border dispute: as both sides withdraw troops, did New Delhi get a poor deal?Overseas commenter among those targeted by China for social media posts about ‘hero’ deaths at India borderIndia to clear 45 investments from China worth billions amid sour ties: sourcesThis article China backs India’s hosting of BRICS as summit offers forum to ease border tensions first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2021.
Sri Lanka's minority Muslims demonstrated in Colombo Tuesday demanding an end to forced cremations of Covid-19 victims as Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived on an official visit.
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Following the successes of her older siblings Angela and Christian, Victoria Lee will make her professional MMA debut at the ONE: Fists of Fury event.
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Elon Musk is no longer the world’s richest person after Tesla shares slid 8.6% on Monday, wiping US$15.2 billion from his net worth.
Unfathomable just one year ago, the United States on Monday passed the horrific marker of 500,000 dead from Covid-19.
The Ministry of Health confirmed seven new cases of COVID-19 in Singapore on Wednesday (24 February), taking the country's total case count to 59,890.
A cook who was briefly in a relationship with a 'flower joint' hostess repeatedly stabbed her with a knife in public intending to kill her, a court heard.
Golf legend Jack Nicklaus and US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau were among shocked supporters praying for Tiger Woods on Tuesday as the 15-time major champion was undergoing surgery for multiple leg injuries following a solo car crash near Los Angeles.
President Joe Biden plans to distribute millions of face masks to Americans in communities hard-hit by the coronavirus. Biden is aiming to reach underserved communities and those bearing the brunt of the outbreak. The White House announced it expects more than 25 million American-made cloth masks in both adult and kid sizes will be distributed.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. fought for a year and a half to get access to former President Donald Trump’s tax records. Former prosecutors say the trove of records could give investigators new tools to determine whether Trump lied to lenders or tax officials, before or after he took office. Whether Trump's records will contain evidence of a crime is uncertain.