Posts Tagged ‘China’

COVID19: Residents Can Go Mask-Free In Beijing As China Records Even Lower Infection Rates

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon August 21, 2020
The Beijing Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, China recently announced that wearing face masks are no longer mandatory outdoor in the capital city, following a new low in reported Covid-19 cases. Reuters reports that health authorities have further relaxed rules aimed at preventing the spread the novel coronavirus after the city reported 13 consecutive […]

China: Over 100,000 Evacuated, As Flooding Threatens To Overwhelm Heritage Site

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon August 19, 2020
Chinese authorities are currently battling to save an ancient heritage site from flood waters, as Flooding in the Sichuan province threatens to reach the Leshan Giant Buddha’s feet following heavy rainfall, in Leshan, Sichuan. The flooding is coming from the upper reaches of China’s Yangtze river, according to Reuters, and has seen the evacuation of […]

Tensions Thicken As U.K Questions China’s Alleged Uighur Concentration Camps

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon July 19, 2020
U.K. foreign secretary Dominic Raab has hinted that he may suspend the U.K.’s extradition arrangements with Hong Kong over China’s moves against the city-state. Raab has further accused Beijing of “gross and egregious” human rights abuses against its Uighur population in China’s western province of Xinjiang. The comments were the latest signs of deepening tensions […]

Breaking: China Passes Controversial Hong Kong Security Law

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon June 30, 2020
China has on Tuesday passed a national security law for Hong Kong, as reported by multiple local media outlets in the city. According to AFP, residents of the bustling city fear the move will usher in a wave of mainland style political repression. AFP Rreports that The National Standing Committee, China’s top lawmaking body, unanimously […]

New Strain Of Influenza Virus Found In Pigs In China Can Possibly Be Transmitted To Humans — Say Scientists

by Seun Adeuyion June 30, 2020
Scientists in China have identified a new strain of flu that has the potential to become a pandemic. Named G4, it is genetically descended from the H1N1 strain that caused a pandemic in 2009.  It emerged recently and is carried by pigs, but can infect humans, they say. The researchers are concerned that it could […]

Hong Kong: Police Ban Major Security Law Protest

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon June 27, 2020
Hong Kong police have on Saturday banned a major protest against China’s looming national security law for the city which critics fear would smother the financial hub’s treasured freedoms, organisers said. According to AFP, the Hong Kong Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF) said the Police had rejected its applications for rallies on Jul 1, the […]