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

In a book of essays called “The Next Great War?”, which examines Sino-American relations through the lens of the first world war, Richard Rosecrance warns of “the tyranny of small things”, the points of friction and misunderstanding between rival powers that, without leadership to manage them, can lead to conflict.

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

Coronavirus: The consequences for tourism Huge repatrition drive The German foreign ministry announced on Wednesday (March 25) that, together with tour operators, it had brought back more than 150,000 Germans from abroad. Tour operator TUI added that almost 95 percent of the tourists who were stranded because of the coronavirus pandemic are now back in […]

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

• This article was amended on 25 June 2020 because an earlier version mistakenly included an old quote from Amanda Shaver that referred to C4ADS not recording “a single seizure of whole pangolin in Asia in 2020”. That was true at the end of March this year. This has been replaced with a quote from […]