How big a role does China play across the African continent?

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?

Controversy over Chinese government response to coronavirus

In China, controversy has erupted over a speech by President Xi Jinping that indicates he and other leaders knew about the threat of the coronavirus outbreak weeks before it was revealed to the public. Al Jazeera’s Adrian Brown is following the story from Hong Kong. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on … Read more Controversy over Chinese government response to coronavirus

Pompeo in Senegal: Africa caught in US-China trade war

Mike Pompeo has arrived in Senegal on his first trip to Africa as US secretary of state. He is expected to discuss security and economic cooperation with President Macky Sall. Ahead of his visit, he warned African states against China’s influence in the continent, saying Chinese investment “feeds corruption and undermines the rule of law”. … Read more Pompeo in Senegal: Africa caught in US-China trade war

Intelligence committee cancels UK visit amid diplomatic tensions over Huawei policy leak | ABC News

Diplomatic tensions over Britain’s decision to allow Chinese telco Huawei into its 5G network have boiled over after confidential discussions with Australia about the policy were leaked. Read more here: https://ab.co/3bGyx0w For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE … Read more Intelligence committee cancels UK visit amid diplomatic tensions over Huawei policy leak | ABC News

First person dies from Coronavirus in Europe

An 80-year-old Chinese tourist has become Europe’s first coronavirus fatality. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) The pensioner from Hubei province was taken ill three weeks ago while on holiday in France, and died yesterday. Here, all but one of the nine patients in the UK to have tested positive for the virus have been released from hospital. The … Read more First person dies from Coronavirus in Europe

US defence chief: China is the biggest threat to world order

Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, the US defence secretary has made it clear that Washington views China as the biggest threat to the global order. Mark Esper accused the Chinese government of seeking advantage across the world “by any means and at any cost”. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called the accusations lies. … Read more US defence chief: China is the biggest threat to world order

COVID-19: First coronavirus death in Europe

An elderly Chinese man has died from coronavirus in France, the first fatality from the infection in Europe. The 80-year-old tourist died from a lung infection at Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital in northern Paris. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on … Read more COVID-19: First coronavirus death in Europe

First European death as Chinese tourist dies of coronavirus in France

An 80-year-old Chinese tourist has died from the virus in France, becoming the first European fatality. The man had been receiving treatment in the Bichat-Claude Bernard hospital, northern Paris, since January 25, French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said. Before this only three deaths had been recorded outside of mainland China – in the Philippines, Hong … Read more First European death as Chinese tourist dies of coronavirus in France

China ‘stood with Palestinians and with other oppressed people’

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has rejected international criticism on China’s human rights record during a visit to Berlin. Wang also criticised some countries for over-reacting to the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, which has now killed more than 1500 people. Speaking in the German capital, Wang said containing the spread of the virus remained … Read more China ‘stood with Palestinians and with other oppressed people’

Speaking up about the coronavirus – but at what cost? | The Listening Post (Full)

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)