GOLDSTEIN: Hajdu should stop cheerleading for China on COVID-19

Article content continuedOn Sunday, Hajdu was asked by Global News whether, in retrospect, she still believes China was honest and forthcoming about COVID-19.We apologize, but this video has failed to load.This in light of her accusing a reporter in April of“feeding into conspiracy theories that many people have been perpetuating on the Internet,” for asking whether data coming from China,...

What Does Closer Cooperation between China and Iran Mean?

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The Real Danger in a Quiet Escalation of Tensions Between China and India

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The EU Let China Censor An Opinion Piece Without Telling European Governments

The European Union failed to consult with member states before agreeing to demands from China’s foreign ministry to remove references to the spread of the coronavirus from an opinion piece the 27 governments jointly published in a news outlet owned by the Communist Party of China, according to correspondence seen by BuzzFeed News.Diplomats from several European countries confirmed that their...

Pompeo pushes China to provide access to Wuhan labs over coronavirus outbreak

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday again pushed China to provide the world access to its virology labs in Wuhan, saying the world needed to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic originated and Beijing had an obligation to be transparent, Trend reports citing Reuters. Ties between the United States and China have significantly deteriorated since the eruption of the coronavirus...

Europe ‘wary of confronting China over deaths’

China's real casualty figure is believed by some to be much higher than officials there sayChina is continuing to under-report the true levels of deaths from Covid-19, national security officials in London and Washington believe.But European officials are wary about directly challenging China over the figures, sources told the BBC. That concern also extends to confronting Beijing over an...

China reports fewest number of coronavirus cases since it started tracking disease in January

Authorities in China reported the fewest number of new cases of coronavirus since infections started being tracked in January, but the epidemic is continuing to spread rapidly elsewhere around the world Monday, rattling global stock markets. In the latest update from China's National Health Commission, the country said it detected 40 new cases of the virus in the past 24 hours, down from...

Russia commences Power of Siberia pipeline gas supplies to China

Russia started on 2 December Russian gas pipeline supplies to China via the ambitious Power of Siberia gas pipeline or so-called eastern route. Taking part in a ceremonial event via conference call were Russian President Vladimir Putin, his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, Gazprom Chairman Alexey Miller and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) Chairman Wang Yilin. “Today, we are...

Wounded China Strikes Back After House Passes Uyghur Sanctions Bill

China angrily hit back Wednesday after U.S. Congress overwhelmingly approved a bill targeting Beijing’s mass crackdown on Uyghur ethnic Muslims, less than one week after President Donald Trump signed separate human rights legislation on Hong Kong. The Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act denounces the arbitary detention of an estimated one million Uyghurs, Kazakhs and others in Xinjiang, home to the...

Is China NATO’s new adversary?

Perhaps the pessimism is unwarranted. Seven decades after NATO’s founding, its 29 member states account for about half of the world’s military spending and close to half of the world’s GDP. By any calculation, it’s a formidable alliance. But differences within the bloc are becoming pronounced. French President Emmanuel Macron, for one, wants to see NATO shift away from being a Cold...