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Police tape blocks access to a building as part of COVID-19 coronavirus measures in the city of Ruili which borders Myanmar, in China's southwestern Yunnan province on July 5, 2021. - China OUT
China Goes to Great Lengths to Counter Surge of COVID-19 Infections in Yunnan
Ruili, a county-level city of Dehong Prefecture in the west of Yunnan province, China — a major border crossing neighboring Myanmar — has been locked down and subjected to multiple mass nucleic acid testing events...
Stores in two South African provinces were ransacked for a fifth consecutive day, hours after President Cyril Ramaphosa deployed troops in a bid to quell unrest that has claimed over 70 lives. The premier of Gauteng province, which includes Johannesburg, said 10 bodies were found late on July 12 at a looted shopping centre in Soweto, on the city's outskirts.
More than 70 Dead in South African Riots Following Jailing of Former President Jacob Zuma
Unrest in South Africa, following the jailing of former president Jacob Zuma, has claimed more than seventy lives. Riots intensified on Tuesday, July 13 despite calls for calm by senior officials and the deployment of...
A Great Wall 236 submarine of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, billed by Chinese state media as a new type of conventional submarine, participates in a naval parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of China's PLA Navy in the sea near Qingdao, in eastern China's Shandong province on April 23, 2019.
US Increasing Surveillance of Chinese Submarines: PRC Think Tank
A Beijing think tank stated in a recently published report that the United States is escalating its surveillance of Chinese submarine activity in the South China Sea, in yet another example of rising tensions between...
rescue efforts during floods in China, 2021
Deadly Flooding in South and Central China Causes Millions in Economic Losses
Extreme weather has been battering numerous provinces in the south and central regions of China for weeks, causing an unaccounted for amount of damage and resulting in numerous deaths and scores missing, while inflicting millions...
Blinken Pledges Support for Philippines in South China Sea as Beijing Claims Its Navy ‘Drove Away’ US Ship
On July 11, U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, stated that the U.S. would come to the aid of the Philippines should China choose to attack any of their aircraft or ships, the Associated Press...
Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) speaks before a Senate Republican Policy luncheon at the Russell Senate Office Building on May 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. Scott spoke on inflation and the rising cost of goods prior to the meeting.
Supermarkets Stockpiling Food and Other Products in Anticipation of Price Hikes
Grocers are stockpiling food, including frozen meat and sugar, and other items such as cleaning supplies in an attempt to protect profits, keep prices low and compete in the market ahead of anticipated price hikes...
This photo taken on September 4, 2018 shows a logo of Didi Chuxing in Hangzhou in China's eastern Zhejiang province.
China’s New Data Security Law Targets US Listed Companies
China’s new Data Security Law, which was published on Jun. 10, 2021, and is expected to be formally adopted on Sep. 1, 2021, is already having profound implications for several large, high-tech companies. Shock waves...
The US Military Is Finding It Harder and Harder to Buy Semiconductors
Shortages, supply chains, and security weigh heavily in which chips can and can’t be used Semiconductors enable nearly every modern industrial and commercial device, from smartphones to aircraft, vehicles, weapons systems, the internet and the...
In Bizarre Surgery, Chinese Scientists Make Male Rats Give Birth
Scientists from the Naval Medical University in Shanghai have successfully coaxed male rats to give birth via Cesarean section, in a rather unorthodox experiment.  The successful experiment was announced via a report on BioRxiv (pronounced...
Oil-storage tanks are seen from above in Carson, California, April 25, 2020 after the price for crude plunged into negative territory for the first time in history on April 20. Although oil prices have stabilized somewhat since the unprecedented dive, the world remains in the throes of a glut of crude oil caused by a precipitous fall in demand due to the global coronavirus pandemic coupled with a lack of storage capacity for crude already in transit or still being produced.
Oil Prices Soar to Six-Year High Amidst OPEC Plus Infighting, Creating Winners and Losers
Infighting among key players of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Plus alliance has caused oil production levels to remain virtually unchanged despite increasing demand. As a result, prices have soared, threatening post-pandemic...
Chinese Astronauts Board China’s Orbiting Tianhe Core Module for the First Time
On June 17, at 18:48 Beijing time, three Chinese astronauts, including Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming, and Tang Hongbo, boarded the orbiting Tianhe core module, marking the first time the Chinese have entered their own space...
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China and Russia Renew ‘Friendship Treaty’ During Second Meeting in Under a Month
In a second meeting in under a month, China and Russia renewed a 20-year-old friendship treaty on Monday, June 28, during a remote video meeting between the two nations' leaders, Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin. ...