Live: Officials brief the latest on containing COVID-19 in Dalian

Government officials of the northeastern Chinese city of Dalian brief the media on the latest measures taken to contain #COVID19. Officials have ruled out the possibility of domestic transmission as the origin of the COVID-19 infections in Dalian, which reported a total of 87 confirmed cases as of Monday morning, among which 38 are linked … Read more Live: Officials brief the latest on containing COVID-19 in Dalian

Hong Kong On Edge 2

Jul.30 — China wants stability in Hong Kong, no matter the cost to its reputation as a global financial hub. Beijing’s sweeping national security law is changing the business and political landscape, with leading tech firms no longer processing data requests from the Hong Kong government. Banks, meanwhile, must decide how to comply with potential … Read more Hong Kong On Edge 2

Live: Latest in China’s COVID-19 fight in Dalian

There are a total 52 confirmed #coronavirus cases in Dalian City as of Wednesday. Thirty out of the 52 are staff from a seafood processing company linked to the cluster outbreak. To contain the pandemic, the government shut down some of the operational sites and service venues in medium-to-high-level risk areas. Follow CGTN to learn … Read more Live: Latest in China’s COVID-19 fight in Dalian

Navigating Hong Kong’s National Security Law

Jul.30 — China wants stability in Hong Kong, no matter the cost to its reputation as a global financial hub. Beijing’s sweeping national security law is changing the business and political landscape, with leading tech firms no longer processing data requests from the Hong Kong government. Banks, meanwhile, must decide how to comply with potential … Read more Navigating Hong Kong’s National Security Law

Republicans Would Cut Unemployment Payments in Virus Relief Plan

Senate Republicans propose cutting supplemental unemployment benefits to $200 weekly from $600 until states are able to create a system that would provide 70% of a laid-off worker’s previous pay up to a state-set cap, according to two people familiar with the plan. The plan, which was agreed to by the Trump administration, calls for … Read more Republicans Would Cut Unemployment Payments in Virus Relief Plan

Trump Says He Wants Young Americans to Avoid Bars, Crowded Gatherings

President Donald Trump announced plans for his administration to help the most vulnerable in nursing homes affected the coronavirus pandemic. He talked about the new testing kits, funding and new infection control training during a briefing with reporters at the White House Wednesday. Trump’s announcement comes as laboratories across the U.S. are buckling under a … Read more Trump Says He Wants Young Americans to Avoid Bars, Crowded Gatherings

Trump Details Plans to Protect Nursing Home Residents from Covid-19

President Donald Trump announced plans for his administration to help the most vulnerable in nursing homes affected the coronavirus pandemic. He talked about the new testing kits, funding and new infection control training during a briefing with reporters at the White House Wednesday. Trump’s announcement comes as laboratories across the U.S. are buckling under a … Read more Trump Details Plans to Protect Nursing Home Residents from Covid-19

Walmart Is Requiring All Customers to Wear Masks in U.S. Stores

Walmart has a new face mask policy, effective July 20. As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to climb in the U.S., one of the nation’s largest retailers will start requiring all customers and employees to wear face masks inside all American stores. The chief executives of major U.S. retailers have been quick to … Read more Walmart Is Requiring All Customers to Wear Masks in U.S. Stores

Heavy Monsoons Soak Parts of China, Japan and Nepal

A downpour hit Wuyishan City of east China’s Fujian Province early Thursday morning, causing flood and trapping hundreds of residents. Soon after being deployed by the local authorities, rescue workers located a family of four trapped in a house by a wood processing factory. The rescue was made challenging as one of the family members … Read more Heavy Monsoons Soak Parts of China, Japan and Nepal

Baby boy saved from floods in southeast China’s Fujian Province

Rescue workers saved a seven-day-old baby and his mother after they were caught in a flood in Wuyishan City in southeast China’s Fujian Province on Thursday. The baby boy’s constant crying alerted rescue workers as they passed by a wood processing factory. A downpour hit the city of Wuyishan in the morning of July 9, … Read more Baby boy saved from floods in southeast China’s Fujian Province

TikTok to exit Hong Kong market as security law curbs online freedoms

The Chinese-owned video app TikTok will exit the Hong Kong market within days, a spokesman announced late on Monday, as other technology companies including Facebook suspend processing government requests for user data in the region. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe … Read more TikTok to exit Hong Kong market as security law curbs online freedoms

Social media firms worried about China’s Hong Kong security law

Some of the world’s largest social media companies are reviewing their operations in Hong Kong after Beijing imposed its new national security law. Some social media platforms have announced that they will suspend processing government and police requests for user data. But Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the legislation would protect and not … Read more Social media firms worried about China’s Hong Kong security law

U.S. tech giants suspend review of Hong Kong data requests

Facebook, Google and Twitter have suspended processing government requests for user data in Hong Kong, they said on Monday, following China’s establishment of a sweeping new national security law for the semi-autonomous city. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and … Read more U.S. tech giants suspend review of Hong Kong data requests

Google, Facebook among tech firms suspending Hong Kong requests for user data

Technology giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter have temporarily stopped processing requests from Hong Kong authorities for access to user data, after a new national security law was implemented. The new rules could see employees of companies which don’t comply with the rules face up to six months in prison. The Chinese-owned video platform Tiktok has announced … Read more Google, Facebook among tech firms suspending Hong Kong requests for user data

Facebook, Google, Twitter halt review of HK data requests

Several tech companies have halted handling requests for user data from Hong Kong authorities. Facebook said it was pausing the processing of data requests until it can better understand the new national security law. The suspension also applies to WhatsApp and Instagram, both of which Facebook owns. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our … Read more Facebook, Google, Twitter halt review of HK data requests