China says it is suspending Hong Kong’s extradition agreement with New Zealand

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In China the civet cat is a delicacy – and may have caused Sars

Yuen Kwok-Yung, a microbiologist at the University of Hong Kong, and his team decided to screen large numbers of civets and other game animals. They found that four of the masked palm civets – which have short fur and black and white stripes on their faces – were carrying a coronavirus that caused Sars. The […]

Chinese mission says no foreign entities justified to interfere in China’s local elections

The HKSAR government’s decision to postpone the elections due to the severe pandemic situation is a justified and necessary step to ensure safety and health of Hong Kong citizens and the safety, fairness and impartiality of the elections, the spokesperson said.

United States-China relations are entering a dangerous period

This capped a month in which America sanctioned a sitting member of China’s Politburo, also a first, over the internment of Uighurs in Xinjiang; declared China’s expansive claims in the South China Sea illegal; ceased to recognise Hong Kong as distinct from mainland China; and claimed a victory in its campaign against Huawei, when Britain […]

Coronavirus digest: Australian state to deploy military to enforce isolation measures

Coronavirus: The consequences for tourism Tourism in Germany comes to a halt The coronavirus crisis is impacting travelers and the tourism industry with full force. Several tour operators, including TUI, has cancelled trips, and some airlines are shutting down. Germany’s federal and state governments decided that overnight stays should only be used for “necessary and […]

Sensex rises over 250 points in early trade; Nifty above 10,900

ONGC was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rising over 1%, followed by ITC, Asian Paints, Reliance Industries, Maruti, Bajaj Auto and NTPC. On the other hand, IndusInd Bank, HCL Tech, Tech Mahindra, PowerGrid and Bajaj Finance were among the laggards.

China raises protection for pangolins by removing scales from medicine list

Since 2015, 99% of all whole pangolin seizures – both live and dead – have occurred in Asia, with 24% of those at China’s borders, followed by a large number of seizures in Vietnam and India, according to C4ADS. Most of the whole pangolins are being trafficked from Laos, Thailand and India.