Feb.24 — Chinese President Xi Jinping urged China to “spare no effort” to contain the coronavirus outbreak in Beijing, as the nation’s top legislature postponed its annual legislative session in the capital to help check the disease’s spread. Bloomberg’s Selina Wang reports on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”
China is delaying its biggest political event of the year, the National People’s Congress, because of the coronavirus epidemic. The gathering of thousands of communist party officials usually takes place at the beginning of March. Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu has this report from Beijing. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: … Read more China delays biggest political event over coronavirus
On The Listening Post this week: Unelectable or frontrunner? Why is Bernie Sanders getting such a tough ride from US corporate media? Plus, the satirists mocking Angola’s elite. Sanders vs Bloomberg and the corporate media machine We’re in the early days of the US election season and the battle for the right to take on … Read more Bernie Sanders vs Bloomberg and the corporate media machine | The Listening Post (Full)
China has expelled an Australian journalist and two colleagues who work at the Wall Street Journal over a headline on an opinion piece about the coronavirus outbreak that Beijing deemed racist. China’s government has now revoked press credentials for four Wall Street Journal reporters in the past year. China correspondent Bill Birtles reports. Read more … Read more Chinese authorities revoke credentials of three Wall Street Journal reporters | ABC News
Russia says it will stop Chinese citizens from entering the country, in an effort to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. The move comes as China’s government maintains a close focus on fighting the virus in Hubei province. But staff and resources are short, and restrictions on movement are being tightened. Al Jazeera’s Katrina … Read more Movement restrictions in and out of China ‘helping contain’ virus
China’s military is sending hundreds of doctors and nurses to Wuhan – the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak as the country grapples with new cases and more deaths. Nearly 2,000 more infections were reported on Sunday, bringing the total on the mainland to more than 71,000. More than 1,770 people have died so far. The … Read more China offers firms tax incentives over coronavirus impact
Beijing surpassed Washington as Africa’s largest trading partner more than a decade ago. Beijing is also financing power plants, roads and other infrastructure, handing out billions in loans each year to governments and state-owned entities across the continent. China is now Africa’s largest debt holder. The US has warned of Chinese “debt traps” that could … Read more How big a role does China play across the African continent?
On The Listening Post this week: For a moment, China saw public anger and real news reporting about the coronavirus go uncensored. How come? Plus, the sound and fury of India’s news anchors. Speaking up about the coronavirus – but at what cost? The death of Li Wenliang, a doctor in Wuhan, the Chinese city … Read more Speaking up about the coronavirus – but at what cost? | The Listening Post (Full)