Saturday 8th May 2021

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    • Syrian crisis: Political solution urged, intl community called to raise $9 billion Syrian crisis

      As 10 years of protracted conflict in Syria have brought untold suffering to the country and its people, many issues with regard to the current situation in the country warrant deep reflections, said a Chinese envoy on Monday. Facts have proved time and again that respect for national sovereignty and territorial integrity is an international norm that must be upheld, said Zhang Jun, China’s permanent representative to the United Nations. Political solution is the only viable way to address hot-button issues. Supporting the path of development chosen by the people of every country that suits its national conditions is...

    • Over 60 countries voice support for China’s stance on Xinjiang-related issues

      On behalf of 64 countries, Cuba voiced its support for China’s stances and measures on questions related to Xinjiang at a UN Human Rights Council meeting on Friday. In response, Zhao Lijian, a spokesperson from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said Xinjiang-related issues are not about human rights, ethnicity, or religion but about combating violent terrorism and separatism. The supportive message from developing countries at the UN Human Rights Council is a striking contrast to the groundless accusations and distortion of facts from a few countries, Zhao said. China urges those countries to give up on ideological bias, end the...

    • Myanmar police issue arrest warrants for celebrities endorsing strike myanmar-strike

      The Myanmar police have issued arrest warrants for six celebrity artists for endorsing a national strike movement, according to a Myanmar police force’s statement on Wednesday. The statement said that charges have been issued against three directors, two actors and a vocalist for endorsing the Civil Disobedience Movement and encouraging government employees to join the strike under Section 505 (a) of the Penal Code. The punishment may include imprisonment of up to three years, a fine, or both. The police also issued arrest warrants for seven artists, public figures and social activists last week, for writing articles and speeches...

    • C919, China’s first homemade passenger aircraft, to be delivered in 2021 A C919 airplane for a trial flight at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, December 20, Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province. /CFP

      The Shanghai government on Monday said it will promote the acquisition of an airworthiness certificate for China’s first homemade passenger aircraft, the C919, and begin the first delivery in 2021. The C919, as part of China’s goal to develop homemade civil airplane, is trying to compete with medium-range aircraft from Boeing and Airbus. The C919 program is among Shanghai’s 166 major programs planned for 2021. Other plans include the launch of a new Roewe model, the second phase of Tesla’s project, and other policies supporting new energy vehicles, according to the fifth session of the 15th Shanghai Municipal People’s...

    • First batch of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Serbia sinovac vaccine in servia

      The first batch of 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Beijing-based pharmaceutical company Sinopharm arrived in Serbia at 9:50 a.m. local time on Saturday. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, local officials, and Chinese Ambassador to Serbia Chen Bo received the consignment at Nikola Tesla International Airport in Belgrade. Serbia has also purchased Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine as well as a jab jointly developed by America’s Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech.

    • M5.1 earthquake jolts waters off Taitung County, China’s Taiwan 5.0 earthquake hits Hualien County in Taiwan

      A magnitude-5.1 earthquake jolted coastal waters off Taitung County, China’s Taiwan, at 7:10 a.m. on Sunday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). The epicenter, with a depth of 20 kilometers, was located at 22.44 degrees north latitude and 121.44 degrees east longitude, said the CENC.

    • Stricter lockdown restrictions might be on the way: UK PM British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

      British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday tougher lockdown restrictions were probably on the way as COVID-19 cases keep rising, but that schools were safe and children should continue to attend where permitted. COVID-19 cases in Britain are at record levels and the increase in numbers is fuelled by a new and more transmissible variant of the virus. The government has cancelled the planned reopening of schools in and around London but teaching unions want wider closures. Much of England is already living under the toughest level of restriction under a four-tier system of regional regulations designed to...

    • U.S. Vice President-elect Harris receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris receives a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at United Medical Center in Washington, December

      U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine live on television on Tuesday. “I want to encourage everyone to get the vaccine. It is relatively painless. It happens really quickly. It is safe,” Harris said shortly after being administered the Moderna vaccine at United Medical Center in Washington, DC. “So I urge everyone, when it is your turn, get vaccinated.” The vice president-elect’s vaccination came just over a week after that of President-elect Joe Biden, who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. In addition to Biden and Harris, Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence, as...

    • Thailand to test thousands after shrimp market COVID-19 outbreak A train station in Bangkok, Thailand, October 7, 2020.

      Thailand on Sunday began testing tens of thousands of people for coronavirus and extended curbs on movement, a day after locking down a province following the country’s worst outbreak yet. The outbreak began at a shrimp market in Samut Sakhon, a province southwest of Bangkok and a center of the seafood industry that is home to thousands of migrant workers. Just four cases were reported on Friday, but the number had jumped to 689 by Sunday, according to the Public Health Ministry. Thailand had previously kept the epidemic in check, recording little more than 5,000 COVID-19 cases. “Today is...

    • Boko Haram claims kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian students Boko Haram claims kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian students

      An audio message from a man identifying himself as the leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram has claimed that the armed group was responsible for the abduction of hundreds of students from an all-boys school in the northwestern state of Katsina. The number of missing students remains unclear. Military spokesman General John Enenche told Channels TV on Monday that 333 pupils were unaccounted for after heavily armed gunmen raided the all-boys Government Science Secondary School in the town of Kankara. “I am Abubakar Shekau and our brothers are behind the kidnapping in Katsina,” said the man in Tuesday’s voice message....