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Chinese Expert Says Focus Should Shift To US On Covid-19 Origin
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Chinese Expert Says Focus Should Shift To US On Covid-19 Origin

New Delhi: After a study showed that the virus could be circulating in the U.S. in December 2019, a senior Chinese expert has said that the next phase of investigation on the origin of Covid-19 should be done in the United States. A study was published by the U.S. National Institutes for Health (NIH) which said that at least 7 people were infected with the SARS-CoV-2 weeks before the first official cases were reported.ALSO READ: All You Need To Know About The New ‘Moscow’ Strain Found In RussiaZeng Guang, chief epidemiologist with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention while speaking to state-owned Global Times said that it's time to shift the attention to the United States which was slow to test people when the outbreak first happened and it was the h...
Covid Pandemic: Japan To Issue Vaccine Passports From July, Know What It Means For Travellers
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Covid Pandemic: Japan To Issue Vaccine Passports From July, Know What It Means For Travellers

Tokyo: The ongoing pandemic has changed the way we live and travel. Now, Japan will join the list of countries to issue vaccine passports allowing people to travel abroad from next month. On Thursday, Japan confirmed that Japanese travellers will get a vaccine passport from next month as the governments around the world are trying to find ways to relaunch tourism and business trips."Preparing to issue a certificate of vaccination for those who need one... when they visit foreign countries. The certificate will be paper-based," AFP News Agency reported quoting top government spokesman Katsunobu Kato.ALSO READ: Single Dose Of Covishield 61% Effective; Will Revisit Vaccine Interval With Fresh Data: NTAGI ChiefAhead of the Tokyo Olympics, PM Yoshihide Suga has announced ...
China’s Top Virologist Speaks Out Against Origin Of Covid-19; Denies ‘Lab Leak’ Theory
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China’s Top Virologist Speaks Out Against Origin Of Covid-19; Denies ‘Lab Leak’ Theory

In a rare statement to the media, Dr. Shi Zhengli denied that her institution was to blame for the health disaster. The Chinese scientist at the centre of theories that the coronavirus pandemic was caused by a leak from her specialised lab in Wuhan has denied that her institution was to blame for the health disaster.“How on earth can I offer up evidence for something where there is no evidence?” Dr. Shi Zhengli told the New York Times. “I don’t know how the world has come to this, constantly pouring filth on an innocent scientist,” she told the U.S. daily.ALSO READ | India's First: Govt AEFI Panel Confirms Death Of Person After Covid Vaccine DoseLast month, US President Joe Biden directed intelligence agencies to look into the origins of the pandemic, including the l...
China cautions G7: ‘Small’ groups don’t rule the world
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China cautions G7: ‘Small’ groups don’t rule the world

China on Sunday pointedly cautioned Group of Seven leaders that the days when “small” groups of countries decided the fate of the world was long gone, hitting back at the world’s richest democracies which have sought a unified position over Beijing. “The days when global decisions were dictated by a small group of countries are long gone,” a spokesman for the Chinese embassy in London said. “We always believe that countries, big or small, strong or weak, poor or rich, are equals, and that world affairs should be handled through consultation by all countries.” The re-emergence of China as a leading global power is considered to be one of the most significant geopolitical events of recent times, alongside the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union that ended the Cold War. The G7, who...
China adopts new law banning defamation of military personnel
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China adopts new law banning defamation of military personnel

China has passed a new legislation that bans “defamation” of military personnel, adding an array of legal tools to its 2018 law under which a Chinese popular blogger was punished recently for “defaming” PLA soldiers killed in last year’s clash with the Indian Army at the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh. The legislation, which was adopted by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) on Thursday, states that no organisation or individual may in any way slander or derogate the honour of servicemen, nor may they insult or slander the reputation of members of the armed forces, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The new legislation also bans the desecration of plaques in honour of military personnel. Prosecutors can file public interest litigation in case...
BSF Arrests Suspected Chinese Spy After He Illegally Entered India From Bangladesh
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BSF Arrests Suspected Chinese Spy After He Illegally Entered India From Bangladesh

Kolkata: A suspected Chinese spy trying to illegally cross the India Bangladesh border into Indian territory in West Bengal's Malda district was arrested by the Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday.The man has been identified as Han Junwe, 36, he belongs to China's Hubei. The Chinese spy entered Bangladesh on June 2.Also Read|UP CM Yogi Adityanath To Meet PM Modi Today, Will There Be A Cabinet Expansion Amid Rumblings?The paramilitary force called Han's capture as a big achievement for the BSF as the man was wanted for working in India for a Chinese intelligence agency.The Chinese man and his wife have a case against them in Uttar Pradesh. He also said he has a hotel in Gurugram named "Star Spring" and has visited India more than four times.All intelligence agenci...
China: Professor killed party official at Fudan University
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China: Professor killed party official at Fudan University

A professor killed the Communist Party secretary at the school of mathematics at China’s prestigious Fudan University, police and school authorities said. Police identified the suspect in custody as a 39-year-old professor whose surname is Jiang, saying he used a knife in committing the crime on the school campus. The school said in a brief statement that Wang Yongzhen, 49, was killed on Monday afternoon and the department had established a working group to fully cooperate with the police investigation. Police said in their statement that Jiang bore a grudge against Wang and has admitted his guilt. Fudan was the scene of another murder in 2013 when a graduate student poisoned his roommate after a dispute. Party secretaries are ubiquitous on Chinese campuses, charged with ma...
WHO Can’t Compel China To Divulge More Information On Covid Origins: Top Health Official
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WHO Can’t Compel China To Divulge More Information On Covid Origins: Top Health Official

New Delhi: A top official from the World Health Organization while speaking to the press on Monday said that it cannot 'compel' China to give more information about Covid origins. However, the official did say that WHO will propose more studies that are needed to understand where the virus emerged.ALSO READ: Billionaire Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Announces Plan For Space Travel, Will Begin His 'Greatest Adventure' On July 20According to a Reuters report, Mike Ryan, director of the agency's emergencies programme, was asked how WHO will compel China to be more open about Covid origins. In the report, Ryan was quoted as saying, "WHO doesn't have the power to compel anyone in this regard. We fully expect cooperation, input and support of all of our member states in that endea...
Tiananmen anniversary: Candlelight vigil banned, organisers arrested
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Tiananmen anniversary: Candlelight vigil banned, organisers arrested

On June 4, 1989, more than two lakh soldiers were deployed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to brutally suppress student-led pro-democracy demonstrations in the heart of Beijing — a bloody crackdown now remembered as the Tiananmen Square massacre. Every year since then, a huge candlelight vigil was held about 2,000 kilometres away in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park, where tens of thousands gathered to pay their respects to the protestors who lost their lives at Tiananmen Square more than three decades ago. That was until this year. Ahead of the 32nd anniversary of the massacre this year, authorities in Hong Kong have announced that any rally or public demonstration on June 4 will be deemed an unauthorised assembly, and participants could face up to five years in jail. Already...
China tries to keep elephant herd out of city of 7 million
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China tries to keep elephant herd out of city of 7 million

A herd of 15 wild elephants that walked 500 kilometers (300 miles) from a nature reserve in China’s mountain southwest were approaching the major city of Kunming on Wednesday as authorities rushed to try to keep them out of populated areas. Chinese wildlife authorities say they don’t know why the herd left a nature reserve last year near the city of Pu’er, a region known for tea cultivation. The group was 16 animals, but the government says two returned home and a baby was born during the walk. On Wednesday, the herd was in Yuxi, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Kunming, a city of 7 million people, the official Xinhua News Agency said. (AP File Photo) Authorities have blocked traffic on roads while the elephants crossed and were setting up barriers and using food as bai...
Trace Origin Of Covid-19 Else Face Covid-26 & Covid-32: US Experts
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Trace Origin Of Covid-19 Else Face Covid-26 & Covid-32: US Experts

The deadly Coronavirus which reportedly first brokeout in November 2019 in the Wuhan city of China, has continued to haunt the World even today infecting millions of people across the globe on daily basis. While all the governments and international agencies are braving the pandemic and framing policies to curb the spread of the novel disease, there are researches underway to trace the origins of Covid-19. ALSO READ | Covid-19 Vaccination: From Gold Coins To Two Wheelers, Gifts For Taking Jab In A Village Of Tamil NaduTwo leading US disease experts have said that the information to support the theory that the SARS-CoV-2 virus may have escaped from a lab in Wuhan has increase and the Chinese government is warned of cooperating throughout the search in order to trace t...
China Relaxes Family Planning Rules; Each Couple To Be Allowed 3 Children
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China Relaxes Family Planning Rules; Each Couple To Be Allowed 3 Children

New Delhi: After a Politburo meeting chaired by President Xi Jinping, China will allow each couple to have up to three children a move taken in a bid to stop the aging population & declining birth rate from disrupting its economic prospects. Although it wasn't clear when the move would take effect, it is likely to be implemented in the five-year period which started this year, according to state owned new agency Xinhua.ALSO READ: Lab Leak Theory Gathers More Attention; New Study Claims 'No Credible Natural Ancestor' To Covid“Allowing every couple to have three children and implementing related support policies will help improve the population’s structure,” the Xinhua News Agency reported according to Bloomberg. China has been relaxing its birth policy, in 2016 th...
Lab Leak Theory Gathers More Attention; New Study Claims ‘No Credible Natural Ancestor’ To Covid
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Lab Leak Theory Gathers More Attention; New Study Claims ‘No Credible Natural Ancestor’ To Covid

New Delhi: A new research by British Professor Angus Dalgleish and Norwegian scientist Dr. Birger Sørensen made shocking claims that the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus which led to the deadly pandemic was created in a lab in Wuhan.According to the scientists, once the pandemic began, they tried to cover their tracks by reverse-engineering different versions of the virus to back their bat origins claims.ALSO READ: HK Bizmen Offer $1 Mn Dollar Lottery Booster For Those Getting VaccinatedThe novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has no "credible natural ancestor" and was created by Chinese scientists who were working on a 'Gain of Function' project in a Wuhan lab, the Daily Mail reported on Sunday, citing a new research paper by professor Dalgleish and Dr Sørensen.The resear...
China’s Guangzhou Under Partial Lockdown After Surge Of Covid Variant Found In India Reported
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China’s Guangzhou Under Partial Lockdown After Surge Of Covid Variant Found In India Reported

Guangzhou: After controlling the spread of Coronavirus, China is again witnessing a surge in Coronavirus cases which has led to a lockdown in a neighbourhood of the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.The Chinese government has asked the citizens to undergo door to door Covid testing and to remain indoors till the spread of the virus is under control.Also Read| Antiguan PM Says Mehul Choksi Was Caught With His Girlfriend, Twitteratis Share Hilarious MemesAccording to a report by Bloomberg Quint, there are five confirmed Covid cases and 21 asymptomatic infections in the outbreak between May 21 and as of 2 p.m. Sunday, and all are of the variant, China Central Television reported, citing the vice head of the city’s health commission.Following the outbreak, markets, scho...
HK Bizmen Offer $1 Mn Dollar Lottery Booster For Those Getting Vaccinated
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HK Bizmen Offer $1 Mn Dollar Lottery Booster For Those Getting Vaccinated

Hong Kong: Property tycoons in Hong Kong have come up with an innovative idea to tackle Covid vaccine hesitancy among local residents.The property developers announced on Friday a lucky draw for those taking the jab wherein the grand prize is a one-bedroom apartment worth HK$10.8 million (US$1.4 million).ALSO READ | Boris Johnson Marriage: From Secret Relationship To 'Hush Hush' Wedding; Know Who Is His Wife Carrie SymondsBesides the flat, the people participating in the lucky draw stand to win 20 other prizes worth HK$100,000 each.According to a report by Channel News Asia, the Hong Kong property tycoons donated the brand new flat worth HK$10.8 million to a vaccine lottery.This initiative came as Hong Kong, despite having enough doses to inoculate all 7.5 million ci...
US ‘Indo-Pacific strategy’, formation of cliques will lead to divisions, chaos: Chinese military
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US ‘Indo-Pacific strategy’, formation of cliques will lead to divisions, chaos: Chinese military

China’s military on Thursday criticised the Biden administration for continuing the Trump era “Indo-Pacific strategy”, saying the US should not form “cliques” or provoke “new Cold War” featuring bloc confrontation. No strategy should instigate countries to establish selective and exclusive military alliances, to gang up or to create the “new Cold War” featuring bloc confrontation, and the zero-sum game will only lead to more division, antagonism and chaos, Senior Colonel Tan Kefei, spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of National Defence, said at an online press conference. He made the remarks while responding to a question that US President Joe Biden has continued to promote the “Indo-Pacific strategy” formulated by his predecessor Donald Trump to deter China and made fre...
‘Patriots rule Hong Kong’ as sweeping pro-Beijing electoral rules passed
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‘Patriots rule Hong Kong’ as sweeping pro-Beijing electoral rules passed

Hong Kong’s legislature approved the biggest overhaul of its political system in the quarter century since British rule on Thursday, in a decisive step to assert Beijing’s authority over the autonomous city. The changes will reduce the proportion of seats in the legislature that are filled by direct elections from half to less than a quarter. A new body will be empowered to vet candidates and bar those deemed insufficiently patriotic towards China from standing.” These 600-or-so pages of the legislation come down to just a few words: patriots ruling Hong Kong,” said Peter Shiu, a pro-Beijing lawmaker. Most of the changes were announced by China in March, though Hong Kong authorities later contributed further details, such as redrawing constituency boundaries and criminalisi...
At Least 21 People Dead As Extreme Weather Hits Mountain Marathon Cross-Country Race In China
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At Least 21 People Dead As Extreme Weather Hits Mountain Marathon Cross-Country Race In China

Extreme weather killed at least 21 people running in a mountain marathon cross-country race in China’s Gansu Province. According to the Xinhua News Agency, participants suffered from sudden drop in temperature after freezing rain and high winds hit them during the 100km (62-mile) race in the Yellow River Stone Forest on Saturday afternoon.“According to the rescue headquarters, at about 1pm Saturday, hail, freezing rain and gales hit the area of the race’s high-altitude stage between 20-31km,” the Xinhua news agency reported.READ | Former India Cricketer Sravanthi Naidu's Mother Succumbs To Covid-19“Participants suffered from physical discomfort and loss of temperature due to the sudden drop in air temperature. Some of the participants went missing and the race was ha...
China cancels Mt Everest climbs over fears of Covid-19 from Nepal
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China cancels Mt Everest climbs over fears of Covid-19 from Nepal

China has cancelled attempts to climb Mount Everest from its side of the world’s highest peak because of fears of importing COVID-19 cases from neighbouring Nepal, state media reported. The closure was confirmed in a notice Friday from China’s General Administration of Sport, the official Xinhua News Agency said. The move reflects the abundance of caution China has taken in dealing with the pandemic. While China has mostly curbed domestic transmission of the coronavirus, Nepal is experiencing a surge with record numbers of new infections and deaths. China had issued permits to 38 people, all Chinese citizens, to climb the 8,849-meter (29,032-foot) -high mountain this spring. Nepal has given permission to 408 people. Climbing was not allowed from either side last year becaus...
Mumbai: BMC Floats Global Tender Amid Vaccine Shortage, Seeks 1 Cr Doses; Bars China From Bidding
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Mumbai: BMC Floats Global Tender Amid Vaccine Shortage, Seeks 1 Cr Doses; Bars China From Bidding

Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has in a recently floated tender issued a global Expression of Interest (EoI) in order to procure one crore doses of vaccines that are needed for the population of Mumbai.The BMC has, however, added a clause in the global Expression of Interest that bars nations sharing land borders with India.In this case, any company or vaccine coming from China will not be considering with reports stating the BMC is concerned about the quality and other aspects of Chinese vaccines and not willing to accept the approval given by the WHO.“We are the first municipal corporation in the world to invite global tender for vaccines. The last date for submission is May 18. After the completion of work order, they have to deliver vaccines...