Category Archives: China

Sinovac: Brazil results show Chinese vaccine 50.4% effective

A coronavirus vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac has been found to be 50.4% effective in Brazilian clinical trials, according to the latest results released by researchers. It shows the vaccine is significantly less effective than previous data suggested – barely over the 50% needed for regulatory approval. The Chinese vaccine is one of two that the Brazilian government has lined

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WHO lists Pfizer vaccine for emergency use

The WHO’s review found Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine met the “must-have” criteria for safety and efficacy benefits outweigh its risks The World Health Organization has listed Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use. This is reported on the WHO website. This is the first time that a Covid-19 vaccine has been added to the WHO list. The WHO’s review found Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine met

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Zhang Zhan: China jails citizen journalist for Wuhan reports

A Chinese citizen journalist who covered Wuhan’s coronavirus outbreak has been jailed for four years. Zhang Zhan was found guilty of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”, a frequent charge against activists. The 37-year-old former lawyer was detained in May, and has been on hunger strike for several months. Her lawyers say she is in poor health. Ms Zhang is one

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Hunter Biden email shows $400G unreported income from Burisma, states he needs to ‘amend’ tax returns

14 December 2020 – Brooke Singman, Jacqui Heinrich | Fox News The President-elect’s son confirmed he is under federal investigation for his ‘tax affairs’. Hunter Biden did not report “approximately $400,000” in income he collected from his position on the board of Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings when he joined in 2014, according to an attorney for his firm who noted that his tax

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Putin warns of China’s, Germany’s strive for superpower status

According to the Russian leader, such a change in the political arena is caused by the USA’s diminishing influence President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin stated that China and Germany were heading for superpower status, Reuters reports. The president suggested that the role of the United States had faded, along with other countries such as Britain and France. Beijing

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Hunter Biden Offered $10 Million Annually by Chinese Energy Firm for ‘Introductions Alone,’ Email Shows

By MAIREAD MCARDLE – October 15, 2020 – 9:38 a.m. – NR Hunter Biden entered into a consulting contract with China’s largest private energy company that initially earned him $10 million a year “for introductions alone,” according to leaked emails. In an email chain from Aug. 2, 2017, Biden discussed a deal with the former chairman of CEFC China Energy, Ye Jianming,

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China, Russia Among Rights Abusers Elected To UN Human Rights Council

October 14, 2020 00:07 GMT – By RFE/RL China and Russia were among 15 countries elected to the UN Human Rights Council on October 13, drawing sharp criticism from rights groups and the United States over their abysmal human rights records. The 193-member UN General Assembly also elected Ivory Coast, Gabon, Malawi, Cuba, Bolivia, Uzbekistan, France, and Britain to the 47-member

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Open letters

Edward Lucas We need politics, not more open letters. Another day, another open letter. This was a good one – highlighting the danger that the Chinese Communist Party poses to academic freedom in Western universities – and I was glad to sign it. But I doubt my signature, or hundreds like it, will deter the bullies in Beijing. I feel

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UK parliament committee says Huawei colludes with the Chinese state

LONDON (Reuters) – The British parliament’s defence committee said on Thursday that it had found clear evidence that telecoms giant Huawei had colluded with the Chinese state and said Britain may need to remove all Huawei equipment earlier than planned. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in July ordered Huawei equipment to be purged from the nascent 5G network by the

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Robert A. McConnell: Is the United States conceding Ukraine to China?

Ukraine is a flashpoint for American national security interests and international geopolitical stability. Russia’s war against Ukraine gets attention from Washington. The United States provides military support and other support to assist Ukraine in its efforts to defend against Vladimir Putin’s outrageous aggression. However, Russia is not the only threat to United States’ national security interests in Ukraine. It can

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National Security Advisor says US must ‘confront the Chinese across all spectrums’

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer Key takeaway: US National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien said the United States must be prepared to push back against Chinese aggression militarily, diplomatically, and economically, asserting that China continues to threaten its neighbors and attack US interests. Speaking at an Atlantic Council Front Page event broadcast on August 28, O’Brien also dismissed accusations

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The Coming Russian-Chinese Clash

The Kremlin, so ready to identify slights from Washington, has been willing to accept junior partner status in its relationship with Beijing. But how long will that last? by John Herbst The emerging Sino-Russian entente has rightly received a great deal of attention, but observers have missed the limitations to this entente and the first signs of problems to come.

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China has issued the first patent for the COVID-19 vaccine, although it has not yet been tested in humans

During research, the drug showed good results when tested on mice and guinea pigs. The State Intellectual Property Office of China has issued the first patent for the vaccine from COVID-19. It was received by the Academy of Military Medical Sciences of the People’s Liberation Army and CanSino Biologics, Xinhua reports . The Ad5-nCoV vaccine was developed by a team of scientists led by

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China imposes sanctions on Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio as diplomatic spat escalates

China’s foreign ministry said it would impose retaliatory sanctions against 11 American politicians and civil society leaders, including US senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, starting on Monday. It follows the Trump administration’s move on Friday to impose sanctions on 11 top Hong Kong and Chinese officials whom it accused of curtailing political freedoms in the city. Mr Cruz and

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DCH, Chinese investors to jointly develop Motor Sich

Representatives of the DCH group, owned by Oleksandr Yaroslavsky, have reached an agreement with Chinese investors representing Skyrizon Aircraft Holdings Limited on the joint development of Motor Sich, according to a statement posted on the group’s official website. “Both parties will conduct comprehensive cooperation by carrying out joint activities to improve the Ukrainian aircraft industry and, in particular, Zaporizhia-based PJSC

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EU Sanctions Russian, Chinese ‘Cyber Attackers’

The European Union imposed its first ever sanctions against alleged cyber attackers on Thursday, targeting Russian and Chinese individuals and a specialist unit of Moscow’s GRU military intelligence agency. An export firm based in North Korea and technology company from Tiajin, China, were also listed. The member states said measures would be taken against six individuals and three entities involved

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China blocks Putin’s Article on World War II

The Chinese translation of the article “75th Anniversary of the Great Victory: Shared Responsibility to History and our Future,” in which Putin justifies the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, holds the Polish leadership responsible for Hitler’s attack on the country and calls the Baltic countries’ accession to the USSR legal, appeared on the Chinese version of the Sputnik website (part of the “Russia Today”) on

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China is obscuring Russia’s ambitions

by Janusz Bugajski America’s increasing focus on China’s subversive activities can distract attention from a more immediate Russian threat. Kremlin officials view Washington’s growing preoccupation with China as a valuable opportunity to undermine Western cohesion and pursue their own goals in restoring a European empire. Ukraine and Belarus may well be President Vladimir Putin’s next strategic targets. Although both Russia

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China announces new sanctions against U.S.

Earlier, Washington imposed the number of restrictions that concern top-level Chinese officials China announced new sanctions against the U.S. after Washington imposed the number of restrictions that concern top-level Chinese officials, as Reuters reported. “China announced “corresponding sanctions” against the United States on Monday after Washington penalized senior Chinese officials over the treatment of minority Uighur Muslims in the western

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FBI director: China is ‘greatest threat’ to US

The director of the FBI has said that acts of espionage and theft by China’s government pose the “greatest long-term threat” to the future of the US. Speaking to the Hudson Institute in Washington, Christopher Wray described a multi-pronged disruption campaign. He said China had begun targeting Chinese nationals living abroad, coercing their return, and was working to compromise US

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