The confusion in US politics cannot be ignored. Australia should consider hedging its bets by broadening our ties with like-minded nations. While much attention has been devoted to Australia’s problems dealing with the rise of China, too little is paid to the equally important dilemma raised by the strains in our relationship with the US. The US is still our […]Read more ›
Every year, on Aug. 25, China celebrates the Qixi Festival, the nation’s equivalent of Valentine’s Day. Rooted in a mythical romance between an oxherd and weaver girl, it’s when romance blooms and gooey-eyed sweethearts exchange overpriced trinkets. Wuhan Strives To Return To Normal. But Scars From The COVID-19 Pandemic Run Deep (by Charlie Campbell/TIME) No new cases are reported in […]Read more ›
As the political instability in Belarus continues to worsen, China is the only major power that supports its long-time president, Alexander Lukashenko. Accused by the European Union and the United States of rigging the August 9 election, which saw him win a sixth term, Lukashenko said Russia tried to destabilise his country ahead of the poll, amid Minsk’s strained ties […]Read more ›
We’re covering Russian plans for a nationwide coronavirus vaccination campaign, Britain’s dilemma if President Trump loses in November and a far-right extremist group in Germany. Russia plans mass vaccination after shortened trials Russia is planning a nationwide vaccination campaign in October with a coronavirus vaccine that has yet to complete clinical trials. The announcement has raised international concerns that the […]Read more ›
China’s decision to close the US mission came after the US shut China’s consulate in Houston. The move is seen as a retaliation for China’s removal from its consulate in Houston, Texas. American diplomatic staff have left their consulate in the Chinese city of Chengdu, after a 72-hour deadline expired. China ordered the closure in response to the US closing […]Read more ›
GOOD MORNING. WE’RE COVERING THE DISPUTE OVER REOPENING U.S. SCHOOLS, A $38 BILLION PLAN TO SAVE BRITISH JOBS AND A CRACKDOWN ON PROTESTERS IN SERBIA. Schools become a flash point in U.S. reopening debate President Trump is at odds with his own public health experts over how to safely reopen schools in the fall, as coronavirus infection numbers in the […]Read more ›
The fresh cluster in Beijing has raised fears of a resurgence of the virus in China, which had largely brought the disease under control over recent months.
Dozens of communities have been sealed off in the city to contain the spread, with residents told to avoid non-essential travel and schools closed.Read more ›