Vatican, China Prepare To Renew Historic Deal To US Anger
Vatican, China prepare to renew historic deal to US anger
Tycoon who criticised Xi Jinping jailed for 18 years
The former chairman of a state-owned real estate company who publicly criticized President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic was sente...
How India can contain coronavirus
India should focus on controlling the spread of Covid-19 by imposing focused lockdowns in hotspots that threaten to negate the country’s containment successes, Dr Shiv Pillai, director of the Harvard Immunology Graduate Program at Harvard Medical School, told Asia Times in a telephone interview.
China sharply expands mass labour programme in Tibet
China is pushing growing numbers of Tibetan rural labourers off the land and into recently built military-style training centres where they are turned...
Top Chinese virus expert scorns vaccine hype
China’s top epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan has broken his silence and put a damper on state propaganda and drugmakers’ bragging that locally made Covid-19 vaccines will be rolled out soon. The chorus by state media about how soon Chinese vaccines will be available has failed to convince top medical pundits like Zhong, who for months led […]The post Top Chinese virus expert scorns vaccine hype appeared first on Asia Times.
UK in a tailspin as it glimpses long gone glories
Spitfires and Hurricanes soared over London on Sunday in a reminder of heroic days 80 years ago, when an embattled United Kingdom stood as Europe’s last bulwark against Nazism. The now-iconic World War II fighters handed Hitler his first strategic defeat. Success in the Battle of Britain and resultant control of the clouds fortified the […]The post UK in a tailspin as it glimpses long gone glories appeared first on Asia Times.
China fines Luckin Coffee, associated firms combined $9 million
September 22, 2020BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s markets regulator said on Tuesday it has fined a group of 45 firms including Luckin Coffee a combined 61 million yuan ($8.98 million) for acts linked to Luckin’s falsification of financial records and misleading of the public. China’s finance ministry said earlier this year that Luckin booked 2.25 billion of sales through fake coupons from April 2019 to end of 2019.
No beachfront fire sale for Thai tourism assets
BANGKOK – With more than half of Thailand’s 60,000-plus hotels and guest houses still shuttered since the government closed the national borders in April and with a waiver on interest payments hotels and resorts owe to banks set to end in October, the Thai hotel scene seems primed for a Covid-19 fire sale.
Did Trump really spoil America’s Asia alliances?
By some assessments, Donald Trump – aka the destroyer of America’s bilateral alliances in Asia – has torpedoed Washington’s position in the region, leaving in his wake waves of reputation damage and mistrust. But it’s worthwhile recalling the supposed region-wide esteem in which the United States was held before Trump took office.
Morrison digging a grave for Australia
I can’t remember the movie’s name. It was about 30 years ago that I saw it, and I don’t remember the names of the actors, the director or the writer. To be honest, I don’t even remember the trajectory of the plot. But I do remember one scene from that Hollywood film vividly, and I […]The post Morrison digging a grave for Australia appeared first on Asia Times.