On This Day, Jan. 23: Wuhan, China, goes into lockdown due to coronavirus

Jan. 23 (UPI) — On this date in history: In 1789, Georgetown College was founded in Georgetown, Md., which later would be part of the District of Columbia. In 1845, the U.S. Congress decided that all national elections would take place on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November. In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became…Continue Reading

China copper producer Zhongtiaoshan closes in on backdoor listing

Jan 23 (Reuters) – Chinese copper producer Zhongtiaoshan Non-ferrous Metals Group is close to securing a backdoor listing for smelting unit Northern Copper after Shenzhen-traded Nafine Chemical Industry Co announced details of a planned restructuring.The listing will allow Northern Copper, which is upgrading and expanding its Houma smelter in China’s Shanxi province, to be publicly…Continue Reading

The WHO went to China to open its coronavirus origin investigation – and didn’t even visit Wuhan once

Mysteries surrounding the origins of the coronavirus pandemic have yet to be solved, as the World Health Organization’s investigation doesn’t seem to be advancing at all. Two WHO officials who spent three weeks in China preparing the terms for the upcoming investigation did not even visit Wuhan, the place where the virus is believed to…Continue Reading

China Bids Good Riddance to Trump

China said moments after Joe Biden assumed the U.S. presidency that it would sanction 28 senior American officials who served in the Trump administration as part of a testy send-off that included bidding former President Donald Trump “good riddance” via Twitter . The parting shots from Beijing punctuated a tumultuous turn in bilateral relations under…Continue Reading

China Escalates Efforts to Beat Back Its Worst Covid-19 Resurgence

HONG KONG—Chinese health authorities have ramped up their efforts to contain a resurgence of coronavirus cases, as the country faces its worst flare-up since the pandemic first exploded there early last year.Cities across the northern provinces of Hebei, Heilongjiang and Jilin have built temporary quarantine facilities, imposed lockdown measures on millions of residents and rolled…Continue Reading

China Closely Monitoring Fresh Food Supply Ahead of Spring Festival

China will keep a sharp watch on market conditions and take active measures to ensure adequate fresh produce supplies as the peak consumption period of the Lunar New Year holiday approaches, a government official said at a press conference Tuesday.The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China’s top economic planning agency, will oversee production scheduling,…Continue Reading

China builds massive Covid-19 quarantine camp for 4,000 people as outbreak continues

(CNN)China is rushing to build a massive quarantine camp that can house more than 4,000 people, after an outbreak of Covid-19 this month that has left tens of millions of people under strict lockdown. The quarantine camp is located on the outskirts of Shijiazhuang, the provincial capital of Hebei province, which surrounds the country’s capital,…Continue Reading

U.S. Says China Is Committing Genocide Against Uighurs

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration concluded that China has committed “genocide and crimes against humanity” against the Uighur ethnic group, delivering a forceful condemnation to Beijing over a mass repression campaign that has yet to prompt tough international action. The determination, which was announced in a statement Tuesday by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, accuses China of…Continue Reading

Trapped China miners regain strength after food, medicine ‘lifelines’

Updated 3 hours ago · Published on 19 Jan 2021 11:40PM · Some 22 workers were trapped at the Hushan mine near Yantai in east China’s Shandong province after an explosion damaged the entrance. – EPA pic, January 19, 2021. CHINESE miners trapped underground for nine days are recovering strength after food and medical supplies were lowered…Continue Reading

China VC Weekly: E-sports, Autonomous Driving and More

Last week’s biggest VC fundraising announcements included the 180 million yuan investment raised by Bilibili E-sports, WeRide’s $310 million Series C, VISEN Pharmaceuticals’ $150 million Series B, and the latest $46 million round raised by robot-maker Jaka. Bilibili E-sports bags 180 million yuan from Zhejiang Chuangxiang Cultural Fund Bilibili E-sports, part of the eponymous Chinese…Continue Reading

Doctors in China ‘silenced’ over ‘true’ coronavirus origin, medic claims

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Invalid EmailDoctors from the Covid epicentre city of Wuhan have been…Continue Reading