As life gradually returns to normal in Europe, the scene in Brazil remains bleak, while fears prevail that the current protests in the United States will lead to the spread of the coronavirus epidemic. The new Coronavirus continues to spread in Latin America unabated, especially in Brazil.
Former British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt wrote in an op-ed in Thursday’s Times of London that “China’s hostility to Taiwan threatens the global order.” Hunt commented on the possible trends of China’s handling of the Taiwan issue, as well as its current crackdown in Hong Kong.
Tens of thousands of Hong Kong demonstrators defied a ban on Thursday to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, and protest the Beijing government. The protests come amid the Central Government in Beijing passing the so-called National Security Law for Hong Kong, and the Legislative Council criminalizing Hongkongers who insult the Chinese national anthem.
A school security guard has injured at least 39 people in a knife attack at a kindergarten in Southern China. The attack took place in Central Primary School in Wuzhou, in the autonomous Guangxi region. The students who attend the school are aged between 6 and 12.
Dr. Hu Huifeng, who has been battling coronavirus for the past four months, passed away on June 2. During treatment, his liver failed to function properly, and his face and body began to turn black. He turned the page on many media outlets. The exact cause of his death has not yet been publicly announced.
The Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region approved a controversial bill that criminalizes offenses against the anthem of the People’s Republic of China Thursday, a bill that the region’s opposition, and democrats at large, regard as undermining the territory’s autonomy.
Coronavirus has been newly identified in 2,423 people in Bangladesh, and 35 people have died in the last 24 hours. Thus, the total number of COVID-19 cases stood at 56,573, with 61 deaths in Bangladesh. Nasima Sultana, a senior Health Ministry official, told local news sources that the information was obtained by examining 12,794 samples in the last 24 hours.
The military forces of the two most populous countries in the world are falling into a tense confrontation at high altitudes in the Himalayas. Indian media quoted officials as saying that thousands of Chinese army soldiers forcibly entered the Galwan valley in the disputed Kashmir region of Ladakh.
Protests against the death of George Floyd have received international support, with many countries joining in as demonstrations continue across US cities. In London and Berlin, thousands protested outside the US embassies. The demonstrations began with the protestors taking a knee for nine minutes.
China announced its strategy to focus on the third world countries digitalization via the use of Crypto-Yuan. Crypto-Yuan (BSN) on April 25 in Beijing. China. China Mobile is heavily involved in the Crypto-Yuan payment system and is also involved in a Facebook underwater cable initiative around Africa.
Last month President Trump announced that he would be freezing funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) due to their misinformation and pro-China bias concerning the recent coronavirus pandemic. When the virus initially appeared in Wuhan WHO praised China’s handling of the situation and commended China’s “transparency” even as it was becoming evident that China had silenced whistleblowers and journalists.
Amid the coronavirus epidemic, China has advanced in Ladakh, on India’s northern border, sparking tensions between the two countries. This has led to additional troops being deployed by both sides. In the last few days, the two countries’ armies have been engaged in direct clashes at various places along the Line of Control (LoC) between the two countries.
Hong Kong’s Secretary of Justice, Teresa Cheng has accused the American president, Donald Trump, of breaking the principle of non-interference, enshrined in international law. Trump had said that the island could lose its autonomy if Beijing implemented the new national security law for Hong Kong.
There is a race to create faster, more lethal and precise weapons around the world. As of late, China has been focusing on entering the race as well. China announced one of the largest military budgets in history this year. However, the leaders around the world continue to be US and Russia.
Reiterating his call for mediation on the border dispute between India and China, US President Donald Trump has said that he has spoken to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but India has denied any such talks. President Trump has said that Prime Minister Modi’s mood is not right on the ongoing tension between India and China.
China’s authoritative decision to impose a national security law on Hong Kong continues to receive international condemnation, fueled by stern warnings of dire consequences from Western countries. The United Kingdom, United States, Canada, and Australia accused Beijing of violating its international obligations towards Hong Kong.
One of the delegates to the 13th National People’s Congress, during the 3rd meeting held on May 27 suggested that simultaneous translation from Chinese to English should not be used during Chinese press conferences. The National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China, normally referred to as the National People’s Congress, is the highest organ of state power and the national legislature of the People’s Republic of China. With 2,980 members in 2018, it is the largest parliamentary body in the world.
The US House of Representatives passed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 on Wednesday, authorizing sanctions against Chinese officials who suppress Uighur Muslims. The bill received near-unanimous bipartisan support, by a vote of 413-1. Only Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) voted against it.
China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) adopted the controversial national security law in Hong Kong Thursday, despite protests and threats from the US, as well as other western nations and a section of world leaders. The cause of the move by China is most likely informed by the massive pro-democracy demonstrations that were witnessed in Hong Kong last year, and part of earlier this year.
Chinese Authorities are considering a law pertaining to the State Security of Hong Kong meant to strengthen China’s control over the area. The law includes a strict ban on separatist activities and a requirement to report regularly to the Central government of the PRC. The consequences for Hong Kong of the adoption of the national security Law in Beijing:
Hong Kong was today treated to a fresh round of violent protests as hundreds demonstrated against a controversial new bill that is in its advanced stages of implementation. The law criminalizes insulting China’s national anthem, punishable by up to three years in jail.
Police in riot gear stormed a protest in Hong Kong on Wednesday. This time, antigovernment activists protested against the intention by the city government to pass a bill that would criminalize insulting the Chinese national anthem. If the law is passed, “disrespect of the Chinese Anthem” would be punishable by up to three years in prison and a $6,450 fine.
Israel is celebrating Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks, this weekend, which comes seven weeks after Passover. The Feast of Weeks is also called the Day of the First Fruits, and also commemorate the giving of the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai. The holiday is for one day in Israel and two days in countries throughout the world.
The US Commerce Department has blacklisted a slew of Chinese companies, learning institutions, and organizations. The latest development is tied to rising cases of human rights violations in the country, especially against ethnic minority groups in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.
China on Monday sounded a stern warning to the US, vowing countermeasures should the country dare to punish it for plans to impose a controversial national security law on Hong Kong. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian says China will take action if the US insists on hurting China’s interests.
US President Donald Trump has announced a ban on entry to the United States from Brazil due to the rising incidence of the coronavirus in the country. Cases of the coronavirus continue to rise in Brazil, with 16,000 more cases reported in the past 24 hours and 653 deaths.
Police sprayed tear gas on demonstrators who protested against a proposed Chinese security law in Hong Kong. Thousands of protesters took to the city center on Sunday. Police have said that 120 have been arrested. Earlier this week, several political leaders from different countries issued a statement criticizing China’s draft law.
China’s “two sessions” of the National People’s Congress are taking place in Beijing, and the country’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, accused some US political forces of pushing China-US relations into a “new cold war.” At a press conference on Sunday, Wang accused the U.S. of “wasting time,” and of “wishful thinking.”
Thousands of Hongkongers gathered to protest the new national security law proposed by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for the island Sunday. The local government, which had expressed support for the bill the previous day, strengthened the presence of law enforcement officers in key areas of the city.
Trump administration economic advisor Larry Kudlow has reiterated that the US–China trade deal is still intact. This is despite the negative rhetoric ratcheted up by the president and his top brass against China in recent months. According to the economist, there is no need to renegotiate the deal.
The US officially notified the parties to the Open Skies Treaty of its withdrawal, after which they will be released from their obligations under this document six months later. The announcement came on May 22. The US government cited Russia’s alleged non-compliance with the terms of the agreement as the reason. At the same time, US President Donald Trump did not rule out that the decision may be changed if Moscow begins to follow the document. Russia has denied US accusations of violating the Treaty.
Journalists from CCTV showcased new rapid-fire machine guns. China Central Television (CCTV) is the predominant state-owned television network in Mainland China. CCTV has a network of 50 channels broadcasting different programmes and is accessible to more than one billion viewers in six different languages. China’s aggressive propaganda of its pseudo military might continues.
The US government announced on Wednesday that it has approved the sale of 18 MK-48 heavy torpedoes to Taiwan at a price of $180 million. This advanced heavy torpedo can be launched from a submarine with a range of up to 38 kilometers. Taiwan currently owns two “Sea Dragon” class submarines that can carry and launch such heavy torpedoes.
In a new step of escalation against the anti-government movement in Hong Kong, the Chinese government submitted to its National People’s Congress a law on “national security” to govern the semi-autonomous city. Last year, Hong Kong witnessed massive protests against the local government and Beijing.
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China officially opened a base in Djibouti in August 2017. Djibouti is a strategic country bordered by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. On the approach-the entrance to the base, there is a sharp turn and exit from the road. There is an automated gate on the 90 degree turn. There are additional control points. It is almost impossible to scale the wall, as the perimeter has multi-level protection.
Since taking office, President Trump has continuously called on overseas manufacturers to return to the United States to set up factories. These relevant discussions have once again surfaced on the background that the epidemic has hampered international trade. Studies have shown that the number of deaths in the United States will increase by 20,000 in the next month, which will cast a shadow on the economic prospects of the United States.
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen officially launched her second term on May 20. In the past four years, she has promoted a number of controversial domestic policies, including pension reform, same-sex marriage, a new energy policy, and “transitional justice.” This has generated applause from young people, and observers overseas, but analysts believe that these measures have also led to more internal tears in Taiwan, bringing hidden worries for future governance.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that China should make public the information about the Panchen Lama, the Tibetan religious leader chosen by the Dalai Lama. Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen Lama, was kidnapped by Chinese authorities 25 years ago when he was just six years old. Now he is 31 years old.
US President Donald Trump has once again slammed the World Health Organization, describing it as “a puppet of China.” Trump is basing his criticisms on the management of the coronavirus crisis by the organization. “The United States pays them $450 million a year,” Trump told reporters at a White House event.
Information was leaked pertaining to the F-3 sixth-generation fighter jet. Japan is expected to start development of the F-3 in 2021. Currently, Japan needs to protect themselves from China. Japan always had tumultuous relations with China. Conflicts between Beijing and Tokyo go back centuries.
China today called for “closer” cooperation with the United States in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic after US President Donald Trump threatened to “end all relations” with Beijing. “To maintain the steady development of China-US relations is in the fundamental interests of the people in both countries, and is conducive to world peace and stability,” said foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian at a press briefing.
A new report by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons states that global spending on nuclear weapons development set a record not seen since the end of the cold war. The ICANW is a global civil society coalition working to promote adherence to and full implementation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The headquarters are located in Geneva, Switzerland.
Weibo published the first ever images of the Chinese Nanchang Ship. Weibo is China’s version of twitter Earlier this year, China announced that Nanchang would be joining the Chinese Navy fleet. China’s military is undergoing a massive technological overhaul as part of Xi’s military ambitions to mirror Russian President Vladimir Putin’s agenda. The ship is designed for long-range air defense, anti-submarine defense, electronic warfare, destruction of surface and ground targets, escort, long-range patrol and surveillance.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is restructuring the Russian government. In January, he proposed amendments to the Russian constitution. It is highly likely due to the coronavirus that the amendments will be approved without the proposed popular vote. Putin continues to carve out a new Russian power model. The style of governance for the Kremlin has been more of a dictatorship.
China launched the Changzheng-5B on May 5 to test a new-generation lander. The rocket crashed on May 11. The Changzheng-5B launch vehicle is an improved version of the Changzheng-5. It is China’s first heavy class space rocket (with a maximum payload of 25 tons). Changzheng-5B has four launch boosters with a diameter of 3.35 m each.
Two-hundred thirty anti-lockdown protesters have been incarcerated in Hong Kong. Many believe that the measures will be used by the state to clamp down on democratic rights. Meanwhile, in Germany, there are fears that the protests will lead to the radicalization of participants at the events.
US President Donald Trump has dismissed concerns at the White House about the spread of the coronavirus, saying Vice President Mike Pence’s tests were negative. The United States still has the highest death toll from COVID-19 in the world, at 82,614, and the most cases, at nearly 1.4 million.