16:00 29.07.2020

Greatest risk to human health REVEALED - and it is self-inflicted

A new report has identified pollution the greatest risk to human health. The report stated that there are still parts of the United States, Europe, Japan, and most especially China, where pollution meaningfully compromises human health." During China’s lock down scientist have calculated that pollution reduction has saved the lives of 4,000 children under five and 73,000 adults over 70 in China.
Source: Express & Star
15:52 27.07.2020

China slammed for breaking promise to WHO as 'secretive' nation hid coronavirus outbreak

In the BBC's 'China's coronavirus coverup' documentary, Lord Chris Patten said he was surprised at the extent of secrecy the Chinese Communist Party had displayed regarding the initial COVID-19 outbreak. Following the SARS coronavirus crisis the World Health Organisation strengthened early warning rules so that any suspected epidemic should be reported within 24 hours of discovery. On January 1 2020 the WHO asked China about the mystery illness in Wuhan. However, China confirmed the illness two days later and took a further 6 days to reveal it was dealing with a novel coronavirus.
Source: Daily Express
15:48 27.07.2020

The Chinese Communist Party Is an Environmental Catastrophe

China struggles to recover economically from the impact of the pandemic, it is set to deal a painful blow to global efforts to fight climate change. The party has often sacrificed environmental regulations as soon as GDP targets and economic growth have been threatened, thus industrial or trade decline paradoxically produces soaring pollution. But even in normal times, China’s soaring carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are a massive part of the dire threat to all life on earth posed by climate change.
Source: Foreign Policy
11:21 27.07.2020

China is rewriting the facts about coronavirus to suit its own narrative

A Panorama programme, airing tonight at 7:30pm on BBC One, shows how Xi Jinping’s government has tried to hide the truth about the spread of Covid-19. From 31 December to 20 January, China’s political leaders played down the risks of the virus, squandering the lead their doctors and scientists had given them. Beijing is naturally sensitive about its early handling of what has gone on to become a global catastrophe. At home its censorship is so overwhelming that it can control the timeline and edit the facts to suit its narrative. Since January, censors have assiduously deleted documentary evidence and added events and comments retrospectively to suggest leadership engagement. As a result, there is no meaningful challenge inside China to the official version of events.
Source: The Guardian
15:51 24.07.2020

From appreciating efforts to declaring a tyrant: How Covid hit US-China ties

How the situation has changed since the inception of the outbreak. Initially supporting China’s efforts to contain the virus, President Trump’s frustration with the country has grown exponentially. Him and his aids have put all the blame on China with tit-for-tat moves from each nation who are on opposing sides of the coronavirus fight.
Source: Hindustan Times
15:48 24.07.2020

China orders U.S. to close consulate in Chengdu amid rising diplomatic tensions

Today the Chinese government has ordered the United States to shut its consulate in Chengdu, yet another move displaying the tension between the two nations. This follows the Trump administration ordering the closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston, ‘alleging it was being used as an intelligence-gathering hub.’ Whilst there was a clash before, most recently, President Trump has angered the Chinese by putting the blame of the coronavirus pandemic on the country’s shoulders. He frequently refers to COVID-19 as the ‘China virus’.
Source: NBC News
11:09 24.07.2020

China and Japan Should Stop Promoting Coal

Few nations can spare a thought for anything right now except battling the Covid-19 pandemic and mitigating its economic fallout. But it’s essential that their rescue efforts don’t add to an even bigger global danger: climate change. China is being shortsighted in its rapid coal expansion. Given the rapidly falling cost of renewables, new coal projects no longer make sense financially. Already, more than half of China’s existing coal plants are estimated to operate at a loss.
Source: Bloomberg
18:48 21.07.2020

US charges Chinese Covid-19 research 'cyber-spies'

According to the article, the US justice department has accused China of ‘sponsoring’ hackers who are spying on US companies in order to steal research related to the development of Covid-19 vaccines.
Source: BBC News