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WORLD: FBI director says China is ‘greatest threat’ to US

WORLD: FBI director says China is ‘greatest threat’ to US

China, INTERNATIONAL, USA
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 coronavirus research. “The stakes could not be higher,” Mr Wray said. “China is engaged in a whole-of-state effort to become the world’s only superpower by any means necessary,” he added. In a nearly hour-long speech on Tuesday, the FBI Director outlined a stark picture of Chinese interference, a far-reaching campaign of economic espionage, data and monetary theft and illegal political activities...
ASIA: Deaths and destruction as floods ravage southern China

ASIA: Deaths and destruction as floods ravage southern China

ASIA, China
Rainstorms and floods battered southern China killing some 78 people since the start of June, according to the Chinese emergency management ministry. Another 12 million have been affected by property damage, road closures and other disruptions, including 720,000 people rescued or relocated from flood waters. The flood season has caused $3.6 billion in economic losses, the ministry said, a further blow to a domestic economy already suffering from the coronavirus pandemic. Seasonal flooding hits much of China each year, and authorities have sought to mitigate the damage through the use of dams, particularly the massive Three Gorges structure on the Yangtze. China’s worst floods in recent years were in 1998, when more than 2,000 people died and almost 3 million homes were destroy...
HEALTH: The US has sued a Chinese firm over half-million ‘fake’ N95 masks.

HEALTH: The US has sued a Chinese firm over half-million ‘fake’ N95 masks.

China, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, USA, WORLD
The US Justice Department sued a Chinese company for selling nearly a half million fake and substandard N95 respirator to US buyers in April as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the country.In a complaint filed in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, the department said Guangdong-based King Year Packaging and Printing shipped three batches of purported N95 masks, needed to protect medical and other personnel from the coronavirus, to US buyers. The company falsely claimed the 495,200 masks it shipped met the N95 standard and also falsely claimed they were certified by the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), according to the complaint.The complaint indicated the importer of the masks paid more than $1 million for them."The charges alleged in this complaint show a ...
Chinese ambassador to Israel found dead at home

Chinese ambassador to Israel found dead at home

China, EUROPE, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, ISRAEL
Tel Aviv ---- China's Ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, was found dead inside his official residence Sunday morning, a spokeswoman for Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs told CNN. At this stage, the 57-year-old's death is not being treated as suspicious. The official said Israeli police had launched an investigation but initial findings suggested no foul play. Mr Du, 57, was appointed ambassador in February having previously served as envoy to Ukraine. The ambassador was married and had a son but his family had still to join him in Israel. He was living in Herzliya, some 10km north of Tel Aviv. Police carrying out investigations outside the ambassador's residence in Herzliya Police are outside the ambassador's residence in Herzliya — to the north of Tel Aviv — as part of s...
China warns US to stop oppressing Huawei

China warns US to stop oppressing Huawei

Business, China, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, TECHNOLOGY, united states of america, URA
China has fired another salvo, warning  the United States to stop the “unreasonable suppression of Huawei and Chinese enterprises” after Washington announced new export controls to restrict the tech giant’s access to semiconductor technology. The latest restrictions on the world’s second-largest smartphone manufacturer, Huawei, which is at the centre of US spying allegations, are a new escalation in the US-China battle for global technological dominance. The US Commerce Department said Friday the controls would “narrowly and strategically target Huawei’s acquisition of semiconductors that are the direct product of certain US software and technology.” US officials have repeatedly accused the Chinese technology giant of stealing American trade secrets and aiding China’s espionage e...
Over 2.53 million Viewers! Global top influencer UNBOX THERAPY endorses TECNO CAMON 15 Premier!

Over 2.53 million Viewers! Global top influencer UNBOX THERAPY endorses TECNO CAMON 15 Premier!

ASIA, Business, China, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, TECHNOLOGY
Recently, Unbox Therapy, the global top unboxing and technology YouTube channel posted a video unboxing and testing TECNO CAMON 15 Premier and shared his experience on this device. Unbox Therapy Youtube channel was produced by Lewis George Hilsenteger and Jack McCann with 16 million subscribers and its videos have received over three billion views. Since created in December 2010, Unbox Therapy has become the most popular and largest technology channel on Youtube. Unbox Therapy allows viewers to experience the pleasure of opening the newest technological items and not having to spend money on purchasing those items. As a global leading premium smartphone brand, TECNO is getting a lot of buzz on Youtube! Many fans have requested bloggers to unbox a TECNO product! TECNO CAMON seri...
Coronavirus – Seychelles: Chinese Embassy in Seychelles donates medical supplies to Seychelles

Coronavirus – Seychelles: Chinese Embassy in Seychelles donates medical supplies to Seychelles

AFRICA, ASIA, China, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Sierra Leone
This batch of medical supplies includes 20,000 masks, 10,000 gloves, 2,040 medical isolation eye patches, 710 sterilized protective suits and 700 shoe covers On 8th May, the Chinese embassy in Seychelles donated medical supplies to the Department of Health to support the Seychelles’ efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. This batch of medical supplies includes 20,000 masks, 10,000 gloves, 2,040 medical isolation eye patches, 710 sterilized protective suits and 700 shoe covers. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, with the vision of a community with a shared future for mankind, China has been advancing international cooperation in various forms and providing assistance to other countries in urgent need within its capacity and out of humanitarian considerations. Throughout Seyche...
New coronavirus outbreak in China causes concern for a second wave

New coronavirus outbreak in China causes concern for a second wave

ASIA, China, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS
New coronavirus cases are popping up in China, causing authorities to fear a second wave of COVID-19 Fears are spreading of a second coronavirus wave sweeping through China as new cases with untraced origins are popping up in different provinces. These new cases being detected come right after the Chinese government officially stated that all regions in the country are at a medium risk of infection. Now, China's national health commission officially reported 17 new cases, its second day of double-digit rises and the highest number in the last two weeks. Just this past Sunday, Chinese authorities reclassified the city of Shulan in the Jilin province to 'high risk'. Three people were found to have the virus Shulan, bringing the city's total case count to 12. In response to these no...
China: If We Have to Pay for Coronavirus, U.S. Has to Pay for AIDS, 2008 Financial Crisis

China: If We Have to Pay for Coronavirus, U.S. Has to Pay for AIDS, 2008 Financial Crisis

China, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, united states of america, USA
Chinese state media once again floated the prospect of international lawsuits against the United States for supposedly being responsible for the HIV/AIDS epidemic in a column Thursday, adding the 2008 financial crisis and the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic to the list. The Global Times and People’s Daily, two of the most prominent Chinese Communist Party English-language mouthpieces, have repeatedly responded to lawsuits against Beijing for actions it took that exacerbated the Chinese coronavirus pandemic with threats of similar lawsuits against the United States. Two American states, Missouri and Mississippi, have filed lawsuits against the Chinese Communist Party in U.S. court for its attempts to hide the outbreak when it began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. In the early days of...
ACODEV  has responded by donating 2000kgs(2 tonnes) of Maize flour to the National Taskforce to fight Covid19

ACODEV has responded by donating 2000kgs(2 tonnes) of Maize flour to the National Taskforce to fight Covid19

AFRICA, China, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Kampala,Uganda: Following the Covid19 pandemic that has caused fatal setbacks in implementation of government programs globally and nationally, and in line with the President's initiative to fight and control the spread of the disease, while reducing its effects on vulnerable communities, ACODEV  has responded by donating 2000kgs(2 tonnes) of Maize flour to the National Taskforce through the Office of the Prime Minister and were received by Hon, Mary Karooro Okurut, the Minister of General duties in the Prime Ministers office. Ms Norah Ithungu Matsande, the Board Chairperson ACODEV, Mr. Ainebyona Joshua, the Executive Director, ACODEV, and the Political overseer of the National Response Fund to Covid19 Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. These were deli...
Kyoga donates to Updf/Police in Somalia

Kyoga donates to Updf/Police in Somalia

AFRICA, Business, China, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, MEDIA, WORLD, World Health Organization
Kampala,Uganda COVID-19 NATIONAL SECURITY TASK FORCEKAMPALA05 MAY 2020   Kyoga Dynamics Ltd, a Joint Venture between Luwero Industries Ltd, Ministry of Defence and China Wanbao Engineering Corp., a subsidiary of  NORINCO of China has donated the following medical equipment to UPDF TROOPS in SOMALIA and Ministry of Internal Affairs in support of the Anti- CORONA Virous national effort. The donated items are are:(UPDF) Prime Minister Rt Hon. Dr Ruhakana Rugunda receives the items from the Director/General Manager of Kyoga Dynamics Limited Sun Yong Jiang and the National Enterprise Corporation Managing Director Gen.James Mugira.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. NAME OF THE MATERIAL/EQUIPMENT UNIT QUANTINTY  1. Disposable Medical Face Mask Pcs 10,000  2. KN95 Fac...
Coronavirus: Good News as China Finally Releases Information on Covid-19 Vaccine

Coronavirus: Good News as China Finally Releases Information on Covid-19 Vaccine

ASIA, China, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL
Since the emergence of the novel virus, the whole world have been placed on a hold remote button. But presently, there seems to be a ray of light at the end of the tunnel as Chinese government unfolds its good news to the world. According to Aljaazira news , "China has approved early-stage human tests for two experimental coronavirus vaccines as it battles to contain imported cases and prevent a second wave of COVID-19" the statement revealed. Sinovac Biotech which is a Beijing based company and the Wuhan Institute of Biological Products . It is also an affiliate of state-owned China National Pharmaceutical Group, and they are on their way for our first human trials the statement also disclosure. Ever since the outbreak of the novel virus which had it's origin in China, Chin...
Wuhan starts sample investigation of residents with COVID-19 antibodies

Wuhan starts sample investigation of residents with COVID-19 antibodies

ASIA, China, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS
A total of 880 residents in the Jiangxia District of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China, received free throat swab tests and blood tests on Tuesday as part of a need for widespread epidemiological surveys. The results will help determine the full scale of asymptomatic infections and overall immunity levels, experts said. Amid rising concern that ending of lockdowns would release thousands of asymptomatic but infectious people back into circulation, China's central government coronavirus task force said at the end of March that it would conduct widespread scientific surveys in key areas, and Wuhan is at the top of the agenda. Samples in Wuhan are selected from 100 communities based on the proportion of confirmed cases and total population in each distric...
Coronavirus: China apologizes to Uganda for racial discrimination reports in Guangzhou

Coronavirus: China apologizes to Uganda for racial discrimination reports in Guangzhou

AFRICA, ASIA, China, CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UGANDA
Uganda and China have struck a deal and given a number of wavers in order to protect Africans who are living in fear for their lives as racial discrimination locks them out of shelthers and no access to food sources. China has offered amnesty to Ugandans who are stuck in different cities of China, especially the commercial city of Guangzhou, whose visas had expired. The two governments agreed to a window of amnesty for Ugandans whose visas expired during the lockdown and said they will be renewed for two months. However, foreign affairs minister has called upon Ugandans in China to register in order to access these benefits. There are hundreds of Ugandans and Africans in general stuck in different cities of China and have been facing racial profiling, including eviction from h...
Uganda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs meets Chinese Ambassador on situation of Ugandans in China

Uganda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs meets Chinese Ambassador on situation of Ugandans in China

AFRICA, China, CRIME, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UGANDA
Sam Kuteesa, Uganda's Foreign Affairs Minister yesterday on Saturday 11th April 2020, met with the Ambassador of China to Uganda, His Excellence Zheng Zhuqiang on the matter regarding situation of Ugandan in China. The Minister conveyed the serious concern of the Government of Uganda on the harassment and mistreatment of its nationals. The Ambassador of China to Uganda, His Excellence Zheng Zhuqiang discussing with Sam Kuteesa, Uganda's Foreign Affairs Minister yesterday on 11th April 2020 He called on the Government of China to urgently intervene and address the plight if Ugandans in China. The Ambassador assured the Minister that China values it's relationship with Uganda and other African countries. He said that the Government was taking steps to address the matter and underto...
Coronavirus – Nigeria: Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) set to Receive Supplies, Medical Experts from China to Support Fight Against Coronavirus in Nigeria

Coronavirus – Nigeria: Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) set to Receive Supplies, Medical Experts from China to Support Fight Against Coronavirus in Nigeria

AFRICA, China, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, Nigeria
The Honorable Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire  on Friday, 3rd April 2020, announced, during the Presidential Task Force Media Briefing , that an 18 man team of Chinese medical experts are expected to arrive Nigeria within a few days with a consignment of globally scarce medical supplies ,to augment the government’s efforts to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.  As of April 6th 2020 the Minister said that, Nigeria had recorded 232 positive cases of the disease, discharged 33 and recorded 5 deaths. He stated that, “We have 120 patients in Lagos State, 47 in FCT, Osun 20, Oyo 9, Edo 9, Bauchi 6, Akwa Ibom 5, Kaduna 5, Ogun 4, Enugu 2, Ekiti 2, while Ondo , Rivers and Benue have 1 each”. Dr Ehanire informed that, COVID-19 cases are continuously detected and treated to recovery through en...
Rumors leaked! Mysterious “gift” from Wizkid will be given away during TECNO CAMON 15’s online launch!

Rumors leaked! Mysterious “gift” from Wizkid will be given away during TECNO CAMON 15’s online launch!

AFRICA, ASIA, Business, China, ECONOMY, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, TECHNOLOGY
HONG KONG, The People's Republic of China, March 30, 2020/ -- It is getting closer and closer to the TECNO CAMON 15 series (www.Tecno-Mobile.com) online launch day, and more information has been leaked. Many subscribers have even received a phone invitation from Wizkid himself! We heard that Wizkid will attend the unprecedented online launch, and there will be surprise gifts offered by Wizkid. Sound exciting? There are numerous reasons that you should check out the CAMON 15 online launch--here are four of the most compelling ones! It’s the first-ever smartphone online launch in Africa History is being made! The online launch of a smartphone is unprecedented in Africa, and TECNO proudly presents its new smartphone CAMON 15 as a pioneer in the industry. It’s not only an excellent op...
36 Chinese charged, remanded to prison in prison

36 Chinese charged, remanded to prison in prison

AFRICA, China, CRIME, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
The group that included 32 men and four women was charged with offences ranging from unlawful procurement of sim-cards, doing business in Uganda without trading licences, having suspected stolen items to unlawful possession of protected wildlife species. Prosecution told court that Lin Shao Sheng , You Jin Dao and Lijia Zhao who are the prime suspects were on March, 19, 2020 found carrying out the business of phone and computer scrap dealings without trading licences and whereas the other 34 were charged for helping the trio commit the crimes. The offenses were reportedly committed in Kireka, Kira Municipality in Wakiso District. It is also alleged that, the group was also found disassembling several mobile phones and computers for trading purposes without a trading license....
New worries as Covid-19 damages lungs of recovered patients

New worries as Covid-19 damages lungs of recovered patients

ASIA, AUSTRALIA, China, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, WORLD
Chinese researchers have found fluid- or debris-filled sacs in the lungs of those who were infected by COVID-19. Scans suggest sustained organ damage. The WHO says the elderly and people with underlying problems like high blood pressure, heart and lung problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. More than 86,000 people worldwide have now recovered from the lung disease COVID-19. In those cases, the infection manifested itself in mild to moderate form, or it is because these patients received excellent medical care. Speaking to the Guardian Australia, Prof John Wilson, president-elect of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a respiratory physician said that when people...
Rwanda announces her first case of the new coronavirus, Covid-19.

Rwanda announces her first case of the new coronavirus, Covid-19.

AFRICA, China, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
Rwanda announced on Saturday its first case of the new coronavirus, Covid-19. In a statement, the Health ministry said the patient is an Indian citizen who arrived in the country from Mumbai on March 8. “An Indian citizen who arrived from Mumbai, India on March 8, 2020 has tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19). "The patient had no symptoms upon arrival in Rwanda and reported himself to a health facility on March 13 where he was immediately tested the ministry said. The ministry said that the patient is in stable condition adding that close contacts of victim have been traced. The announcement makes Rwanda the second country in the East Africa Community, after Kenya, to confirm the virus. the ministry said. The ministry said that the patient is in stable condi...