In Gaza, Reem is helping children recover from the traumas of witnessing war through music therapy.
In Gaza, Reem is helping children recover from the traumas of witnessing war through music therapy.
Myanmar junta leader Min Aung Hlaing will join a special ASEAN summit next week, the Thai foreign ministry said Saturday, his first official trip since masterminding a coup which deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 39 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of noon on Saturday (17 April), taking the country's total case count to 60,808.
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Italy will ease coronavirus restrictions for schools and restaurants from April 26, Prime Minister Mario Draghi announced Friday, in response to increasing lockdown fatigue in the country.
The head of the world's largest vaccine maker directly tweeted US President Joe Biden on Friday urging him to lift an export ban on raw materials desperately needed to make more coronavirus shots.
Montenegro's finance minister on Friday tried to ease concern over a near $1 billion Chinese-backed road project, insisting the country could afford to repay the debt and did not need EU help.
Chinese President Xi Jinping slammed the European Union's plan for a carbon tax system Friday in a call with the leaders of France and Germany, state media reported.
Russian plans to block parts of the Black Sea would be "unjustified", NATO said Friday, calling on Moscow "to ensure free access to Ukrainian ports in the Sea of Azov, and allow freedom of navigation".
Western governments should treat people who insult the Prophet Mohammed the same as those who deny the Holocaust, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said Saturday.
Taiwan prosecutors on Friday charged a truck driver with negligent homicide over his role in the island's worst rail disaster in decades that left 49 dead and more than 200 injured.
President Joe Biden's administration announced Friday he was scrapping his pledge for a rapid expansion in the number of refugees allowed into the United States, but seemed to backtrack later in the day after fierce blowback from within his Democratic Party.
Friday’s trilateral climate meeting involving Chinese leader Xi Jinping is seen as an attempt by France and Germany to prevent broader relations from “falling apart”, after weeks of mounting EU-China tensions. The Chinese foreign ministry said on Thursday that Xi would meet virtually with French and German counterparts Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel, respectively, as US climate envoy John Kerry spends a second day in talks with officials in Shanghai. EU should see China’s rise as an opportunity, Xi tells Merkel It is the latest effort at de-escalation from Europe’s most powerful national leaders, following Merkel’s call with Xi last week, which came on the heels of a fiery exchange of sanctions that threaten to upend an EU-China investment deal. Do you have questions about the biggest topics and trends from around the world? Get the answers with SCMP Knowledge, our new platform of curated content with explainers, FAQs, analyses and infographics brought to you by our award-winning team. Europe has vowed to base future relations with China on a strategy of “cooperate, compete and confront”, with climate being viewed as one of the few areas in which cooperation is currently possible. “Many European politicians hope that climate change will be an area where we can still work well together, to a certain extent this is an idealistic attempt to prevent us from not working together at all, and to prevent the relationship from falling apart entirely,” said Bernhard Bartsch, an analyst at the Mercator Institute for China Studies in Berlin. China’s swift retaliation to the EU’s first sanctions since the Tiananmen Square crackdown of 1989 is said to have alarmed senior EU leaders. Both France and Germany are strong backers of the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI), the bilateral pact that took seven years to negotiate. But the agreement is in jeopardy, after Beijing sanctioned dozens of European elected officials whose votes are needed to ratify the CAI. Merkel and Macron’s advances are seen by analysts as a way of steadying the ship. EU-China deal on the rocks as sanctions shake support in European Parliament Last week’s call was arranged at the invitation of Merkel, while Macron has invited Xi to join this week, the Chinese government said. According to reports in France, the video conference will also have health issues on the agenda. It is not being billed as a summit, but rather a regular preparatory session ahead of next week’s Earth Day when 40 world leaders will discuss climate issues over two days from April 22 in an event hosted by US President Joe Biden. Friday’s call is also seen as Europe’s way of remaining in the driving seat on climate issues. Brussels was the main sponsor of multilateral climate change efforts during former US president Donald Trump’s tenure – a four-year period when Washington was disinterested, even sceptical, of the issues. “I was surprised by this summit, and my immediate thoughts are that Macron and Merkel seem not to want Biden and Kerry to be alone in the driving seat on climate action,” said Simone Tagliapietra, a research fellow specialising in climate issues at Bruegel, a Brussels-based think tank. “Over the last four years, the EU has been really leading global climate diplomacy. After the US’ withdrawal from the Paris agreement by president Trump, the responsibility of really fostering global cooperation and diplomacy has been on Europe,” he added. There is relief across Europe that Biden has re-engaged on climate, viewed as the existential issue for this and future generations. But there is also wariness that in four years and another US election, the tables could turn once again, with the Republican Party still sceptical on climate issues. This measure of distrust is manifested in Brussels’ foreign policy of “strategic autonomy”. This was cited as a determining factor in the EU’s pursuit of the CAI, even as it became clear that under Biden, the US would return to the multilateral table. “I would even argue that the EU may have been deterred from being more hawkish towards Beijing in the late stages of the Trump administration out of concern for not appearing to be following in the former US president’s footsteps,” said Andrew Bishop, head of research at advisory firm Signum Global Partners. “In other words: the EU will keep growing more demanding vis-à-vis China, but on its own terms – not as a result of US efforts to align transatlantic positions on the matter,” he added. The Chinese foreign ministry’s readout of last week’s Xi-Merkel call showed Xi urging Europe to de-escalate tensions, deploying Brussels’ favoured terminology to boot. “[Xi] hopes that the EU will make correct judgment independently and truly achieve strategic autonomy,” it read. There is also recognition in Europe that global targets on climate issues will be impossible to achieve without the involvement of China, the world’s most populous nation and second biggest economy. “China’s involvement is key to achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement, not only because of China’s position as the world’s largest emitter, but also because of its regional influence through the Belt and Road Initiative,” said Hiroki Sekine, visiting fellow in Chatham House’s Asia-Pacific programme. “The EU has been working with China on climate change for a long time and hence is in a good position to encourage further action both within China and across the region,” he added.More from South China Morning Post:US climate envoy John Kerry to meet officials in China this week to discuss environmental crisis concernsChina-EU ties: all eyes on Macron as Merkel prepares to hand over policy reinsChinese insurers are particularly vulnerable to climate-related losses, Moody’s saysChina gives green light to five nuclear units to cut carbon and aim for climate goals, sources sayCalls for US, China to work together and ‘set example’ on climate changeThis article Macron and Merkel hope climate talks with Xi can help take sting out of China-EU tensions first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2021.
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China's Coronavac vaccine was 67 percent effective at preventing symptomatic Covid-19 and 80 percent at preventing death, according to real-life results unveiled Friday from Chile's inoculation campaign.
Philippine authorities said Saturday they have seized some 200 tonnes of illegally harvested giant clam shells worth nearly $25 million in one of the biggest known operations of its kind in the country.
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China said Friday that the United States needed to take more responsibility on climate change but welcomed greater cooperation after a visit by envoy John Kerry, state media said.
French President Emmanuel Macron said the international community has to "define clear red lines with Russia," in an interview extract released Saturday, adding that countries must be ready to impose sanctions in case of "unacceptable behavior."