China’s return to work is good news for the economy – but it also risks unleashing a second wave of Covid-19 infections

posted in: Far East, News

Both the government and businesses are eager to restart and revive the economy. But as millions pile back into factories, cafeterias and dormitories, the risk is that a new wave of Covid-19 could pose even bigger risks to the system. … Read More

Make No Mistake, China Really Does Want to Dominate the Pacific

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Can Beijing be stopped? In this decade, the United States Navy may be displaced as the most formidable maritime presence in the Pacific Ocean. China is determined to challenge America’s ability to project military power forward into the Western Pacific. … Read More

Vatican Confirms First Case of Coronavirus

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Outpatient services at Vatican’s health clinic suspended The Vatican has reported its first coronavirus case, saying it had suspended outpatient services at its health clinic after a patient tested positive for Covid-19. The clinic inside the city-state – which has around … Read More

Coronavirus infects US soldier for first time, military says

A U.S. soldier stationed in South Korea has tested positive for the coronavirus and is in self-quarantine at his residence off base, the military said Tuesday. The 23-year-old is based at Camp Carroll near the city of Daegu, where most of the country’s coronavirus cases have been clustered, and he visited … Read More

Coronavirus: South Korea declares highest alert as infections surge

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The South Korean city of Daegu has seen the biggest increase in infections – AFP South Korea has raised its coronavirus alert to the “highest level” as confirmed case numbers keep rising. President Moon Jae-in said the country faced “a … Read More

WHO Calls Iran Coronavirus Deaths ‘Very Concerning’

In just two days, Iran has reported 18 cases of coronavirus and four deaths. A member of a medical team takes the temperature of Iraqi travelers returning from Iran at the Najaf International Airport, Feb. 21, 2020, after Iran announced … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 21 February 2020

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Greetings from Tyler, It took a couple weeks, but we’ve got a BRAND NEW scandal! How did they ever come up with this one?  The creativity is just astounding.  Are you ready?  RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA!  You’ll never believe it, but … Read More

China, Asean foreign ministers begin emergency meeting on coronavirus in Vientiane

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The event is the first major multilateral meeting seeking a coordinated effort to combat the public health crisis A day before, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi met his Philippine and Singapore counterparts and thanked them for supporting China ‘in difficult … Read More

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