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Biden fails to restore U.S. image in France, Germany – Survey

The United States’ reputation as the most influential power has suffered in France and Germany compared with its pre-pandemic levels, a recent survey revealed.

Cambodia praises China for aiding Southeast Asian nations against COVID-19

The Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn have praised China for helping the 10-country Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN and the world to fight against COVID-19.

Wuhan lab leak hypothesis “flawed”, says WHO investigator

A lab-leak hypothesis about the origin of the Coronavirus is flawed, said Dominic Dwyer, a professor at the University of Sydney, in an article in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Chinese police help 1,737 missing, abducted children return home

Chinese police have located or rescued 1,737 missing or abducted children since January, including adults who went missing or were abducted as children, said the Ministry of Public Security on Tuesday.

Chinese yuan strengthens 6.4 against dollar

The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, strengthened 54 pips to 6.3909 against the U.S. dollar Tuesday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trade System.

Uganda suspends mass COVID-19 vaccination amid a shortage of vaccines

Uganda has suspended mass vaccination against COVID-19 as the country awaits the arrival of more vaccines.

Why I joined politics in 2019, by Hamza Al Mustapha

Hamza Al Mustapha, the Chief Security Officer to the late military head of state, Sani Abacha, says he decided to join politics in 2019 to create opportunities for Nigerian youths to actualise their potential.

Expert reveals ways to use Twitter in Nigeria despite ban

As Nigerian government suspended Twitter 'operations' indefinitely in the country, a tech specialist argued that there is a way to circumvent the ban and...

Families of China’s Tiananmen Square victims demand justice

Decades after China’s brutal crackdown on protesters at Tiananmen Square, the victims’ families are still demanding the country’s leaders acknowledge the truth about the massacre.

Taiwan thanks Japan and U.S. for timely offer of COVID-19 vaccines

Taiwan has thanked both Japan and the United States for the timely offer of COVID-19 vaccines as coronavirus cases on the island exceed 10,000.

3rd giant panda cub born in Malaysia

Liang Liang, the female giant panda on loan from China to Malaysia, has given birth to a third baby giant panda, the country’s wildlife department said on Tuesday.

China relaxes family planning rules, couples can now have 3 children

China is relaxing its family policy and allowing couples to have up to three children in future.

Again, Kaduna govt postpones LG polls

The Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission, KAD-SIECOM, has again, postponed indefinitely, the Local Council election fixed for June 5.

Gas leakage kills 7 in southwest China

Seven people suffocated to death following a toxic gas leakage at a food-processing factory in southwest China’s Sichuan Province on Monday.

Sinovac vaccine 99.49 % effective in immune responses – Report

A new vaccination study conducted by Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University has found that China’s Sinovac vaccine has extremely high efficacy in boosting immune responses against COVID-19, the media reports on Wednesday.

China trains teachers to prevent school bullying

China will better train teachers and principals of kindergartens, primary and middle schools in order to prevent school bullying, the Ministry of Education, MOE, said on Wednesday.

Mexico apologises for revolution-era massacre of 300 Chinese in 1911

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has apologised to China on behalf of his country for the massacre of more than 300 Chinese by rebels in the northern city of Torreon.

COVID-19: Indonesia launches private vaccination scheme

Indonesia on Tuesday kicked off a private vaccination scheme that would inoculate at least 10 million people against COVID-19.

China to relax birth policy – Sources

China says it will be careful in relaxing its birth policies for fear of harming social stability, policy sources said.

MURIC condemns Israeli military’s bombardment on Palestine

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has condemned the Israeli Military for the ongoing bombardment of Palestinian cities.

Economists evaluate Nigeria-China currency swap

Some Financial Economists have expressed great concerns on the minor influence that the Nigeria-China currency swap had on the country’s economy, three years after. The...

China population rises to 1.41bn

Although China’s population grew by 5.38 per cent to reach 1.41 billion people in the last decade, data from the country’s statistics office showed the birth rate was dropping even as the country aged dramatically.

COVID-19: Taiwan to quarantine all pilots amid outbreak

Taiwan will quarantine all pilots for its largest carrier China Airlines Ltd for 14 days as it tries to stop an outbreak of COVID-19 among its crew.

China’s foreign trade rises to 28.5%

China’s total imports and exports expanded to 28.5 per cent year-on-year to 11.62 trillion yuan (about 1.8 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first four months of 2021.

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