How will U.S. visa ban affect Chinese students and ongoing research projects?

Once again, the U.S. is targeting China. As of June 1, entry bans have been slapped on an estimated 3,000 Chinese #students and researchers, who the White House accuses of engaging in intellectual property theft. Meanwhile, the U.S. is also making it difficult for #China to arrange charter flights to fly its stranded citizens home. … Read more How will U.S. visa ban affect Chinese students and ongoing research projects?

Trump Will Stand By China Trade Deal ‘Until He Can’t,’ China Beige Book CEO Says

May.27 — Leland Miller, China Beige Book International chief executive officer, discusses the outlook for the U.S.-China trade relationship amidst Beijing’s plans to write a new national security law into Hong Kong’s charter. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Lisa Abramowicz on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

China’s New Security Law for Hong Kong

China will improve national security in Hong Kong, Premier Li Keqiang said, a day after China announced dramatic plans to rein in dissent by writing a new law into the city’s charter. “We will establish sound legal systems and enforcement mechanisms for safeguarding national security in the two special administrative regions, and see that the … Read more China’s New Security Law for Hong Kong

China Cabinet Adviser Shi Discusses Government Policy for Hong Kong

May.22 — Shi Yinhong, an adviser to China’s cabinet and a professor of international relations at Renmin University in Beijing, discusses the government policies for Hong Kong. Premier Li Keqiang said China will improve national security in Hong Kong, a day after it announced dramatic plans to rein in dissent by writing a new law into the city’s … Read more China Cabinet Adviser Shi Discusses Government Policy for Hong Kong

Hong Kong Security Law Would End ‘One Country, Two Systems’: China Beige Book CEO

May.21 — Leland Miller, China Beige Book International chief executive officer, discusses China’s plans to write a new national security law into the Hong Kong’s charter, legislation that would impose restrictions on Chinese companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges, and the outlook for China’s economy. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Shery Ahn and Amanda Lang on … Read more Hong Kong Security Law Would End ‘One Country, Two Systems’: China Beige Book CEO

Coronavirus: Greece to start tourist season in mid-June – BBC News

The Greek tourist season will kick off next month, with international charter flights to popular locations resuming in July, the prime minster says. “The tourism period begins on 15 June, when seasonal hotels can reopen,” Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in a televised address on Wednesday. “Let us make this summer the epilogue of the [Covid-19] crisis,” … Read more Coronavirus: Greece to start tourist season in mid-June – BBC News

Philippines airport opens: International flights resume in capital

International and charter flights are now allowed to fly into Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Flights to Manila were halted temporarily after a surge in workers returning from overseas. The latest decision is set to only last for a month as the government partially eases restrictions. Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports live from the … Read more Philippines airport opens: International flights resume in capital

Ruby Princess Cruise Ship, Investigated for Virus Infections, Arrives in Manila Bay

A cruise ship being investigated in Australia for sparking coronavirus infections has sailed into Philippine waters to bring Filipino crew members home. The Philippine coast guard said Thursday the Ruby Princess has arrived in Manila Bay, where at least 16 other cruise ships have converged while waiting for over 5,000 Filipino crew members to be … Read more Ruby Princess Cruise Ship, Investigated for Virus Infections, Arrives in Manila Bay

Will Coronavirus Break the $50 Billion Sports Media Industry?

As sports leagues weigh when to restart their seasons, they are talking to health officials, players, talent agents, TV networks, local governments and hotel workers. One group not part of the talks? The fans. Tens of millions of people are paying for basketball, hockey and baseball that isn’t being played. Some are paying for tickets, … Read more Will Coronavirus Break the $50 Billion Sports Media Industry?

New Zealand Warriors arrive in Australia minus two players, NRL hopes to resume in May | ABC News

The New Zealand Warriors touched down in Australia Sunday evening to prepare for the resumption of the NRL, but without two of their players. Warriors centre David Fusitu’a and hooker Nathaniel Roache remained behind in Auckland when the playing squad and coaching staff left on a charter flight to Tamworth in regional NSW. The players … Read more New Zealand Warriors arrive in Australia minus two players, NRL hopes to resume in May | ABC News

What power does the UNGA have to enforce resolutions? | Talk To Al Jazeera

As the second world war was ending in June 1945, representatives of 50 countries signed the United Nations Charter in San Francisco in the US state of California. The UN officially came into existence in October of the same year, when the Charter was ratified by China, France, the then-Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the … Read more What power does the UNGA have to enforce resolutions? | Talk To Al Jazeera

Need for Global Cooperation & other topics – Daily Briefing (20 April 2020)

Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Highlights: – Secretary-General – Joint Humanitarian Appeal – UN75 – European Immunization Week – UNICEF And UNHCR Joint Statement – Global Learning Platform – Displaced and Stateless Women and Girls – IFAD Goodwill Ambassadors – Syria – Nigeria – Chad – Peacekeeping … Read more Need for Global Cooperation & other topics – Daily Briefing (20 April 2020)

Short of hands | COVID19 threatens UK harvest season

UK farms are facing staffing crisis due to #COVID19. Each year the #UK needs around 90-thousand seasonal workers to #harvest fruit and vegetables. But this year the sector has received only 5,500 applications. The Romanian workers are being brought to the UK on charter flights! Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com … Read more Short of hands | COVID19 threatens UK harvest season

Expats and aviation experts organise charter flight for stranded Australians | ABC News

Hundreds of Australians stranded in India will soon board charter flights back home. More than a thousand Australians pleaded with the Government to bring them home, after a country-wide lockdown in India. South Asia Correspondent James Oaten reports. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-10/australians-pool-cash-for-coronavirus-flights-out-of-india/12138010 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC … Read more Expats and aviation experts organise charter flight for stranded Australians | ABC News

Coronavirus: Raab leads government’s daily virus briefing – BBC News

Dominic Raab says the government’s “step-by-step action plan” is aimed at slowing the spread of virus so fewer people need hospital treatment. The foreign secretary says, at each point, the government has been following scientific and medical advice and has been “very deliberate” in its actions. He confirms the number of deaths across the UK … Read more Coronavirus: Raab leads government’s daily virus briefing – BBC News