China detains 95, punishes 2500 firms in latest environment probe

China detains 95, punishes 2500 firms in latest environment probe
China has punished more than 2,500 firms and detained 95 people after a state inspection campaign across eight provinces turned up instances of illegal quarrying and wetland encroachments among others, the environment ministry said.The inspection teams fanned out from Beijing last month to assess compliance with environmental laws and regulations in the provinces and regions… Read More

Mainland China reports first local COVID-19 cases in more than 3 weeks

Mainland China reports first local COVID-19 cases in more than 3 weeks
A medical worker in a protective suit collects a swab sample from a middle school student during a mass nucleic acid testing following a recent coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Xingtai, Hebei province, China January 6, 2021. China Daily via REUTERS/File PhotoMainland China reported seven new COVID-19 cases on May 13, including its first local… Read More

Taiwan says China is ‘maliciously’ blocking it from WHO

Taiwan says China is ‘maliciously’ blocking it from WHO
Taiwan Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Joanne Ou speaks at a news conference in Taipei, Taiwan, February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Ben BlanchardTaiwan accused China on Tuesday of "maliciously" blocking its access to the World Health Organization (WHO) and putting politics above people's well-being, after Beijing signalled it would not allow the island to attend a major WHO meeting.The… Read More

China expected to release results of once-in-a-decade census on May 11

China expected to release results of once-in-a-decade census on May 11
People walk in a street during morning rush hour following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beijing, China, November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas PeterChina is expected to release the results of its once-in-a-decade census conducted late last year on May 11, according to a notice from the State Council Information Office.Officials from the census… Read More

Shares of China vaccine makers slump on U.S. waiver support

Shares of China vaccine makers slump on U.S. waiver support
Shares in Chinese vaccine makers slumped on Thursday after U.S. President Joe Biden's support for a proposed waiver of intellectual property rights on COVID-19 vaccines sent investors scrambling to reconsider high valuations.The Shanghai shares of CanSino Biologics Inc , a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine maker, tumbled as much as 16.91%. The company's Hong Kong shares (6185.HK)… Read More

U.S. legislation on China to be delayed, lawmakers say

U.S. legislation on China to be delayed, lawmakers say
FILE PHOTO: U.S. and Chinese flags are seen before a meeting between senior defence officials from both countries at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., November 9, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri GripasWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. legislative proposal to allocate $112 billion for basic and advanced technology research and science in the face of rising competitive pressure… Read More