Tag: China

China questioning COVID-19’s “actual” place of origin

Possible cases of the disease found outside China’s borders before December 2019.

China congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden

China's congratulatory message is a significant step in the 'recognition' of Biden's election, despite Trump's refusal to concede.

USA Ambassador to China to step down

Terry Branstad will step down as United States Ambassador to China after more than three years in Beijing

Government official charged with money laundering after €500K found at home

Aldo Cutajar, 55, who is brother to the Head of Civil Service, Mario Cutajar, was arraigned along with his wife after the police found some €500,000 in cash during a raid on his home in Naxxar on Saturday.

Taiwan holds drills to beat back invasion amid China tensions

Taiwan is one of a growing number of flashpoints in the U.S.-China relationship. Beijing routinely denounces Washington's support for the island.

China study warns of possible new ‘pandemic virus’ from pigs

A team of Chinese researchers looked at influenza viruses found in pigs from 2011 to 2018 and found a "G4" strain of H1N1 that has "all the essential hallmarks of a candidate pandemic virus", according to the paper, published by the U.S. journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Hong Kong lawyers alarmed at plans for judges in national security...

The move was among details of a new national security law for Hong Kong released by the official Xinhua news agency on Saturday - legislation that is expected to be passed soon by the standing committee of China's parliament, the National People's Congress.

Trump asked China to help him win in 2020, offered ‘favours...

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton accused him of sweeping misdeeds that included explicitly seeking Chinese President Xi Jinping's help to win re-election.

China’s new virus outbreak needs further testing after ‘hypothesis’ on cause...

The origins of a new cluster of coronavirus infections in Beijing are uncertain, World Health Organization officials said on Monday, but the claim that it might have been caused by imports or packaging of salmon was not the "primary hypothesis".

Government rebuffs claim China used Dar Malta for spying

The government has dismissed claims, made by French newspaper Le Monde, that the Chinese secret services had installed devices in Malta’s EU embassy to spy on European institutions.