Is China losing control of the coronavirus outbreak? I Inside Story

China’s President is admitting shortfalls in the response to the coronavirus outbreak. Xi Jinping is promising to fix problems and loopholes in the health system. The epicentre of the outbreak, Hubei province, reported a sharp increase in new cases. But the World Health Organization says that’s because doctors are using a broader definition to diagnose … Read more Is China losing control of the coronavirus outbreak? I Inside Story

China officials fired as coronavirus deaths surge past 1,300

Senior Communist Party officials – including four from Hubei province – have been fired as the political fallout from the outbreak continue. Analysts say the sackings are the government’s bid to salvage the situation. Al Jazeera’s Adrian Brown reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on … Read more China officials fired as coronavirus deaths surge past 1,300

Coronavirus: Death of whistleblower Chinese doctor sparks anger | ITV News

Dr Li Wenliang was first to raise the alarm about the dangers of the new coronavirus but authorities warned him about spreading false rumours. Now the 34-year-old has died after contracting the illness, sparking rare condemnation of the ruling Communist Party in China. Read the full story: https://bit.ly/2H6Mo1O • Subscribe to ITV News on YouTube: … Read more Coronavirus: Death of whistleblower Chinese doctor sparks anger | ITV News

Anger in China after coronavirus whistleblower doctor dies from disease

There has been an outpouring of grief and anger in China after the doctor who raised the alarm over the coronavirus died of the disease. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Dr Li Wen Liang was harassed by the authorities after he posted his fears about the new virus on social media at the end of December. Dr Li’s … Read more Anger in China after coronavirus whistleblower doctor dies from disease

The Saga of the Kidnapped Bookseller of Hong Kong | The Listening Post (Feature)

For more than 20 years, Lam Wing-kee owned Causeway Bay Books in Hong Kong. The store not only specialised in literature critical of the Chinese Communist Party and the private lives of Beijing’s ruling elite, but perfected the art of smuggling those books – which are banned in China – onto the mainland. His work … Read more The Saga of the Kidnapped Bookseller of Hong Kong | The Listening Post (Feature)

China: Covering the Coronavirus Contagion | The Listening Post (Full)

On The Listening Post this week: The coronavirus outbreak in China – a public health disaster and a messaging nightmare. Also on the show, the saga of Hong Kong’s kidnapped bookseller. Covering the Coronavirus Contagion On January 23, Chinese authorities shut down the city of Wuhan. In short order, 17 more cities were quarantined, affecting … Read more China: Covering the Coronavirus Contagion | The Listening Post (Full)

Coronavirus spread is ‘accelerating’ says China as death toll rises to 41

China’s president has warned the spread of the deadly coronavirus is accelerating, as he convened a special meeting of Communist leaders. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) The country is also taking yet more drastic measures aimed at bringing it under control, including strict travel restrictions during the country’s biggest holiday – the Lunar New Year. The Chinese military … Read more Coronavirus spread is ‘accelerating’ says China as death toll rises to 41

Beyond the Wall Pt 2: From Germany to Bulgaria, What Happened to Hope? | People & Power

Thirty years ago, Europe was awash with optimism as the Cold War was coming to an end and the Berlin Wall fell. So what happened to those high hopes of peace and prosperity? Last November, celebrations to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall were overshadowed by a palpable sense of … Read more Beyond the Wall Pt 2: From Germany to Bulgaria, What Happened to Hope? | People & Power

Political Crisis Deepens in Nepal as Deadline for Constitution Looms

Nepal’s 3-year-old Constituent Assembly is scheduled to expire on 28th May 2011. The assembly has a mandate to carve a new republic and federal statute. Political crisis is looming large in the Himalayan country as political parties have failed to reach an agreement on the modality of a future constitution and new roadmap for peace. … Read more Political Crisis Deepens in Nepal as Deadline for Constitution Looms

Travel: A Fairytale Journey Through St. Petersburg

When Napolean advanced on Moscow in the winter of 1812, the Moscovites burned the city to the ground to foil him, so one might say that in so doing they destroyed their history. Stalin’s seven skyscrapers – the Seven Sisters – today dominate the skyline but there are few tangible monuments of a glorious past. … Read more Travel: A Fairytale Journey Through St. Petersburg