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.

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 […]

Asia’s factory pain eases as China’s activity jumps

Manufacturing activity in China expanded at the fastest pace in nearly a decade as domestic demand improved, a private sector survey showed on Monday, suggesting the world’s second-largest economy will help cushion the pandemic’s blow to world growth.But worries about a second wave of infections may weigh on global demand and business sentiment, keeping any […]

Across China: Abandoned stone mine turns into mine of enjoyment

Situated in the Pingtang area on the outskirts of Changsha, the location was a cluster of more than 30 construction material and chemical enterprises in the 1950s, which caused serious pollution. The contradiction between economic development and environmental protection was prominent.

UK factory output grows at fastest rate since 2017

British manufacturing output grew at its fastest pace in nearly three years in July as factories reopened and demand began to pick up after the coronavirus lockdown was eased, a closely watched business survey showed on Monday.The IHS Markit/CIPS manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 53.3 in July from June’s 50.1, broadly in line […]

The questions about Joe Wagner’s Oregon wine label scandal that nobody is asking

“I should make it clear that yes, I’m an investor in an Oregon winery,” Gomberg said. But he dismissed the notion that his working to expose Wagner’s labeling violations was rooted in anything other than concern for his constituents: “I’m not doing this for the money, I’m doing this because I think it’s wrong. … […]

UCLA Soccer Coach Admits To Taking Bribes In Admissions Scandal

Salcedo also conspired with scheme mastermind Singer to recruit another student. During a consensually recorded call on Nov. 30, 2018, Singer told Salcedo he had another student for Salcedo to recruit who was not a “real soccer player.” Singer asked Salcedo if they could “do the same deal we did with” Sui’s son. After Singer […]

Tuesday briefing: Britons flee Brexit by the thousands

Sport English hockey has an “endemic race issue” from the national team down to the club game and junior levels, and is not doing enough to attract players from more deprived areas, the sport’s governing body has been told in a hard-hitting letter signed by nine clubs. Pakistan’s head coach, Misbah-ul-Haq, believes the 17-year-old Naseem […]

Help us crown your NHS hero as explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison, 83, salutes the intensive care team who saved his life

I helped Robin use the speaking valve on his breathing tube after his tracheostomy. Although he had quite a gravelly voice to begin with, it improved over time. And once he got going after a few days there was no stopping him. Once he could speak again he kept reminding us all how remarkable he […]

Imported pork floods Vietnamese market

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien suggested applying biosafety in breeding as a means of meeting domestic demand for pork by the end of the third quarter and at the start of the fourth quarter this year.