14:51 23.09.2020

Global report: Donald Trump calls 200,000 US coronavirus deaths 'a shame'

200,000 deaths from Covid-19 were a ‘shame’ in the response from Donald Trump when asked about the milestone statistic in the country’s fight against the pandemic. The US had the most deaths in the world. Trump also blamed China, where the virus emerged late last year, saying the country should have “stopped it at the border” and went on to say: “China let this happen, and just remember that.
Source: The Guardan
21:00 22.09.2020

Trump demands UN holds China to account for coronavirus pandemic

US President, Donald Trump has demanded that the UN holds China accountable for the Coronavirus pandemic, as he defended his own handling of Covid-19 in America. Trump refers to Covid-19 as the "Chinavirus". He believes that China wants to punish American, by attacking their environmental record, while ignoring China’s rampant pollution are not interested in the environment.
Source: ITV News
15:57 22.09.2020

Chinese tycoon who criticized Xi Jinping's handling of coronavirus jailed for 18 years

According to the article, a Chinese billionaire with close ties to senior Chinese officials, who criticised President Xi Jinping’s handling of the pandemic, has now been jailed for 18 years. This follows his disappearance in March, following an alleged ‘scathing essay’ which he wrote that month criticizing Xi Jinping’s negative response to the virus.
Source: CNN
14:12 22.09.2020

Air pollution: 30 million in China died from polluted air in 17 years – study

China accounts for 30% of the worlds carbon emissions according to 2018 data from Statista. In recent years, China has become industrialised in its efforts to catch up with the western world. However this has not come without consequences. Research shows 30.8 million people in China suffered premature deaths between 2000 and 2016. Satellite data which shows information from pollution monitoring stations and maps reveals where roads with heavy traffic and big factories were.
Source: Daily Express
13:43 12.09.2020

China cover-up: Beijing scientist promises proof coronavirus made in Wuhan weapons lab

According to a Chinese scientist currently hiding in the US, China covered up the coronavirus outbreak and also hid the origins of how the pandemic started, which the virologist claims were ‘manmade in a Wuhan laboratory’. In the article, the virologist highlights how she fled to the US for safety and how she will soon publish evidence of the government’s involvement.
Source: Daily Express
13:31 10.09.2020

No more pandemic blue skies

Lockdown months resulted in cleaner air in many cities, but pollution levels have nearly returned to pre-pandemic levels. Smoggy cities are a danger to human health and have a substantial drag on the economy. Early data from China shows that air pollution in many areas is overshooting pre-pandemic levels, indicating what experts call a "dirty recovery."
Source: AXIOS
13:37 09.09.2020

Anger in China as doctor who died of Covid-19 omitted from citizen awards

A ceremony, where Chinse leader, Xi Jinping recognized a group of citizens for their contributions to the country’s fight against Covid failed to mention Li Wenliang, a Chinese doctor, who was “disciplined” by local authorities after trying to warn colleagues of the virus before he died. His death turned into a rallying call for free speech and demands for government accountability. Xi Jinping has received online criticism, having failed to mentioned Dr Li.
Source: The Guardian
13:25 08.09.2020

Daughter of UK man 'who died from COVID-19 in January' attacks China for 'cover-up'

Jane Buckland, the daughter of a man believed to be the first person to die from Covid-19 in January, has said her father might still be alive in Beijing had not covered up the outbreak. His initial cause of death was attributed to heart failure and pneumonia, however the coronavirus was found in his lungs. Jane said "If China hadn't lied to the rest of the world and kept this hidden for so long, it could have saved countless lives."
Source: Sky News
13:22 08.09.2020

China celebrates coronavirus success as Europe suffers

The article highlights how despite billions of people around the globe still suffering from the negative impact of the pandemic with a global death toll reaching 900,000, China’s leaders held ‘a triumphant ceremony’ today in order to celebrate ‘beating the coronavirus’. This comes at a time when people are still skeptical of how the country dealt with the virus, as it attempts to reframe the narrative around the pandemic.
Source: The Japan Times