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Coronavirus: Historic Ireland-China PPE flights lands in Dublin

Aer Lingus' first ever flight between Dublin and Beijing returns with personal protective equipment (PPE).
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'They see my blue eyes then jump back' – China sees a new wave of xenophobia

Fears rise that Beijing is stoking mistrust of foreigners as part of an attempt to rebuild a reputation tarnished by the coronavirus crisisOver the past few weeks, as Chinese health officials reported new “imported” coronavirus cases almost every day, foreigners living in the country have noticed a change. They have been turned away from restaurants, shops, gyms and hotels, subjected to further screening, yelled at by locals and avoided in public spaces.“I’m walking past someone, then they see m...
Tags: China, Race, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Shanghai, Coronavirus outbreak, Andrew Hoban

Taiwan says US media expelled from China are welcome

American journalists expelled by China are welcome to set up shop in Taiwan, foreign minister Joseph Wu said Saturday, as the democratic island burnishes its credentials as a regional free speech haven. Beijing ordered the expulsion of 13 journalists from the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal earlier this month as part of a widening spat over media freedoms with the United States. The move marked the biggest crackdown on the foreign press in China in recent decades.
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A major Chinese cyberattack on American companies screeched to a halt during China's coronavirus lockdown, apparently because the state-sponsored hackers couldn't work from home (FEYE)

Research from FireEye shows that a formidable group of Chinese state-sponsored hackers laid the groundwork for a major corporate hacking attempt on February 1st — and then nothing happened. The corporate hack that could represent a historic resumption of aggressive corporate espionage between the economic superpowers was completely put on hold – as China rolled out coronavirus shelter-in-place rules. The apparent issue: the hackers are technically contractors with the Chinese government, meani...
Tags: China, NFL, Trends, Beijing, Silicon Valley, Fireeye, Zhang, Hubei Province, Zhang Xuguang, Christopher Glyer FireEye

China Is Pushing a ‘Zero’ Myth on COVID-19

Chinese president Xi Jinping has a new slogan: “Zero” — the goal of reducing to zero the number of cases of the Wuhan coronavirus, aka COVID-19. Reaching zero is crucial to achieving his broader goal of global leadership and domination. Xi must show the world that the totalitarian Chinese political system is vindicated by the defeat of the virus. The truth about COVID-19 inside China is the greatest obstacle to his ambition.For years now, Beijing has tried to position China under the Communist P...
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China Shuts Down All Cinemas, Again

China's film regulators have slammed the breaks on their plans to gradually reopen the country's cinemas. From a report: Over 600 movie theaters across China were given the green light to reopen their doors over the past week, but Beijing's Film Bureau put out a notice late Friday ordering all theaters to go back into shutdown. No official explanation for the sudden reversal was provided. Industry insiders instantly began speculating that the government was worried about a potential second wave ...
Tags: China, Tech, Beijing, Shanghai, Film Bureau

SEC halts $ZOOM after coronavirus traders confuse it for Zoom app

Eager traders looking to cash in on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have flocked to purchase shares in video-calling platform Zoom – except some bought the wrong stock. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) tweeted Thursday it was suspending trade for Zoom Technologies — a relatively tiny holding company supposedly headquartered in Beijing — due to the confusion. [Read: People are skipping Zoom meetings by looping videos of themselves paying attention] Zoom Technologies’ subsidiari...
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Nigeria: Templars Legislative Watch: Aviation Sector Bills - Templars

In what has been a series of legislative activities within the nation's aviation sector, the President recently ratified the Montreal and the Beijing Protocols.
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Coronavirus live news: Spain records highest daily death toll as Italy is warned it has not yet reached peak

South Africa records first Covid-19 deaths; China closes borders; British prime minister Boris Johnson tests positiveCoronavirus latest: at a glanceUK coronavirus – liveUS coronavirus – liveCovid-19 workers in Spain: ‘You can feel the fear in the air’See all our coronavirus coverage 3.17pm GMT It appears icy relations between Washington and Beijing are thawing as Chinese president Xi Jinping told Donald Trump on Friday that he would have China’s support in fighting the coronavirus.There has ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Washington, China, Africa, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa

‘Much Respect!’: Trump Praises China’s ‘Understanding’ of Coronavirus, Pledges to Coordinate U.S. Response With Xi

President Trump tweeted early Friday morning that he had “a very good” phone call about coronavirus with Chinese President Xi Jinping, signaling a more conciliatory tone between the two countries despite heightened tensions arising from competing accusations of culpability for the onset of the virus.“China has been through much & has developed a strong understanding of the Virus. We are working closely together. Much respect!” the president said.> Just finished a very good conversation with Pres...
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Foreigners face suspicion in China as coronavirus worsens overseas

SHENZHEN, China/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Francesca Torlai has always got on well with her neighbors when walking her Pekingese mix-breed, Waffles, through the back streets of Beijing, but recently the Italian has started to overhear people referring to her suspiciously. Torlai suspects the odd behavior is down to one thing: the coronavirus, and fears in China that the disease that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year is now being imported by foreigners. China appears to b...
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Wuhan, Shenzhen, China SHANGHAI Reuters, Francesca Torlai

Even China’s Big Oil Is Cutting Back

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Under the watchful eye of Beijing’s energy hawks, China’s oil and gas majors have splurged for more than a decade, first on deals abroad and then drilling at home. Yet with crude prices at less than half where they were at the start of the year and demand battered by a coronavirus epidemic, they’re preparing to cut back.Cnooc Ltd. signaled Wednesday it might reduce its 2020 capital expenditure budget, which was set at as much as $13 billion, the highest since 2014. PetroCh...
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China's Xi offers Trump help in fighting coronavirus as U.S. faces wave of new patients

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. President Donald Trump during a phone call on Friday that he would have China's support in fighting the coronavirus, as the United States faces the prospect of becoming the next global epicentre of the pandemic. The United States now has the most coronavirus cases of any country, with 84,946 infections and 1,259 deaths. Xi's offer of assistance came amid a long-running war of words between Beijing and Washington over various i...
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China reports one local coronavirus case, 54 imported, cuts international flights

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Mainland China reported its first locally transmitted coronavirus case in three days and 54 new imported cases, as Beijing ordered airlines to sharply cut international flights, for fear travellers could reignite the coronavirus outbreak. Thursday's 55 new cases were down from 67 a day earlier, the National Health Commission said in a statement on Friday, taking the tally of infections to 81,340, as five new deaths raised the toll to 3,292. The commercial capital o...
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, BEIJING SHANGHAI, National Health Commission, Reuters Mainland China

Part of Great Wall of China reopensPart of Great Wall of China reopens

Badaling section near Beijing opens to limited number of visitors
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While news headlines focus on the decline of international travel, it’s important to remember that many essential and critical missions are still being conducted by the general and business aviation communities. Many of these missions save lives or reunite people with their loved ones. During a crisis like COVID-19, our industry shines.    Last week, we had the opportunity to support an important domestic medical supply delivery in China to help the people treating and fighting the sp...
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Chinese State Media Falsely Claim U.S. Army Athlete Brought Coronavirus to China

Chinese state-run media are citing an American conspiracy theorist to push claims that coronavirus was brought to China by a U.S. military athlete.The Global Times claimed in an article Wednesday that the coronavirus, which was first discovered in Wuhan, was in fact manufactured in a U.S. military lab and brought to China by a cyclist who took part in the World Military Games in Wuhan in October.The CCP-run paper cites known U.S. conspiracy theorist George Webb as the source for the claim, which...
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‘Sinister Motive’: China Pushes Back On Pompeo Calling COVID-19 ‘Wuhan Virus’

BEIJING — China is strongly pushing back on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s insistence on referring to the deadly novel coronavirus that has sparked a global pandemic as the “Wuhan virus” after the city in China where it was first detected. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Thursday that it was an effort to “stigmatize China and discredit China’s efforts in an attempt to divert attention and shift responsibilities.” “He has a very sinister motive,” Geng told reporters at a dai...
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NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Read his full memo to staff. (CMCSA)

NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell said on Thursday that he tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The newly appointed chief executive revealed his diagnosis to staffers in a memo that emphasized the importance of working from home to limit the spread of the virus. Shell, who stepped into the CEO role in January, has been steering the company through myriad obstacles caused by coronavirus concerns, including theme-park closings, the postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympi...
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The Latest: All but 1 of China's 55 new cases from overseas

— U.S. leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases with more than 82,000. — China reports 55 new cases, 54 it says are from recent arrivals from overseas. BEIJING — China’s National Health Commission on Friday reported 55 new COVID-19 cases, including 54 it says are imported infections in recent arrivals from overseas.
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US warship sails through Taiwan Strait during virus spat

A US warship has sailed through the Taiwan Strait in a move certain to anger Beijing as the two countries trade barbs over the coronavirus. The US Pacific Fleet sent a tweet on Thursday confirming the USS McCampbell, a guided missile destroyer, had transited the strait a day earlier. Taiwan's defence ministry said the vessel was on a "routine mission" through the waterway separating the self-ruling island from Chinese mainland.
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China reports second consecutive day of no new local coronavirus transmissions, imported cases rise

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Mainland China reported a second consecutive day of no new local coronavirus cases as the country's epicenter of the epidemic Hubei province opened its borders, but imported cases rose as Beijing ramped controls to prevent a resurgence of infections. A total of 67 new cases were reported as of end-Wednesday, up from 47 a day earlier, all of which were imported, China's National Health Commission said in a statement on Thursday. The total number of cases now stands ...
Tags: News, China, Beijing, BEIJING SHANGHAI, Hubei Province, China s National Health Commission, Reuters Mainland China

Pompeo attacks Chinese virus campaign at G7 as Europeans seek cooperation

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that the Group of Seven powers were united in opposing China's coronavirus "disinformation," but European allies emphasized cooperation to fight the global pandemic. Pompeo, a sharp critic of Beijing who has gone on the offensive over what he calls the "Wuhan virus," said he shared a common view with the top diplomats of the other G7 countries -- Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan.
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A G-7 joint statement on coronavirus failed because the U.S. insisted on calling it the 'Wuhan virus'

Representatives from the Group of Seven met Wednesday to discuss the coronavirus pandemic, but they couldn't agree on a joint statement to release to the public afterwards.German newspaper Der Spiegel initially reported the disagreement had to do with the United States' insistence that the novel coronavirus be called the "Wuhan virus," in reference to where the pathogen originated. The other countries, including Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, and Japan, winced at the...
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Pompeo says G7 discussed China's coronavirus 'disinformation'

The Group of Seven (G7) big economies discussed an "intentional disinformation campaign" by China on the coronavirus in a virtual meeting on Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, adding that the world still needed accurate information on the outbreak from Beijing. The outbreak began in Wuhan, Hubei province late last year and Pompeo repeated previous charges that China had delayed sharing information. At a State Department news conference, Pompeo said full transparency was neede...
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Trump Says He’ll Stop Using the Term ‘Chinese Virus’

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said he’ll stop using the term “Chinese virus,” a sign that the U.S. and China want to deescalate their blame game over the pandemic, though his top diplomat kept up accusations that Beijing is waging a misinformation campaign about its origin.“I don’t regret it, but they accused us of having done it through our soldiers, they said our soldiers did it on purpose, what kind of a thing is that?” Trump said in an interview Tuesday with Fox News. “Look, everyone...
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China to resume US liquefied petroleum gas imports as Beijing waives tariff: sources

China has begun buying U.S. liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) again after a hiatus of nearly 20 months as Beijing waived punitive tariffs to boost imports of U.S. goods as part of the Sino-U.S. Phase 1 trade deal.
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Taiwan anger over China military drills during virus outbreak

Anger is rising in Taiwan over China continuing to buzz the island with fighter jets and warships even as they both fight the global coronavirus pandemic. The self-ruled democratic island has had to scramble its own fighter jets in response to recent Chinese manoeuvres, designed to show that Beijing's military might remains unbowed by the health crisis. "As the world grapples with the severity of the COVID19 pandemic, China's military manoeuvres around Taiwan have continued unabated," Presiden...
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Taiwan doubles down on virus criticism as China denounces 'disgusting' behavior

Taiwan doubled down on its criticism of China's handling of the coronavirus crisis on Wednesday, saying the Communist Party cared more about power than its own people, while Beijing described Taipei's allegations of a cover-up as slander. The epidemic has deepened enmity between Taiwan and China, which regards the democratic island as its sacred territory, to be brought under its control by force if necessary. Taiwan's government says China has intentionally hampered its efforts to get virus i...
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Trump Says He’ll Stop Using ‘Chinese Virus,’ Easing Blame Game

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said he would stop using the term “Chinese virus,” the latest indication that the U.S. and China are seeking to deescalate their blame game over the deadly pandemic.“I don’t regret it, but they accused us of having done it through our soldiers, they said our soldiers did it on purpose, what kind of a thing is that?” Trump said in an interview Tuesday with Fox News. “Look, everyone knows it came out of China, but I decided we shouldn’t make any more of a big ...
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