Florida scientist fired after questioning data changes

While #Trump is questioning China’s COVID-19 numbers, the American data is being scrutinized. A Florida scientist said she was fired for questioning the transparency of the state’s #data. #Coronavirus Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Website: … Read more Florida scientist fired after questioning data changes

Burundi votes in tense presidential election

People in Burundi have cast ballots to pick a successor to President Pierre Nkurunziza amid reports of political violence. Nkurunziza has been in power for 15 years and has been accused of human rights abuses. The polls were marred by concerns about a lack of transparency after international observers were barred. Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb … Read more Burundi votes in tense presidential election

Global educator EF vows to grow with world’s largest private education market

Chinese people’s ever-growing enthusiasm to improve their English language skills and connect with the world attracted the international language training group EF Education First to come all the way from Northern Europe to China over 20 years ago, and the company has taken root in the country ever since. Now operating over 300 schools in … Read more Global educator EF vows to grow with world’s largest private education market

The Point: China pledges two billion U.S. dollars over two years to help fight COVID-19

At the 73rd World Health Assembly, Chinese President Xi Jinping said China has “acted with openness, transparency, and responsibility,” and will provide two billion U.S. dollars over two years to help fight COVID-19. What does the gesture mean? Guests: James Chau, Host of The China Current, World Health Organization Goodwill Ambassador Mario Cavolo: CEO, M … Read more The Point: China pledges two billion U.S. dollars over two years to help fight COVID-19

US health secretary: WHO failure to obtain information cost many lives – BBC News

The US has accused the World Health Organization (WHO) of allowing the Covid-19 outbreak to spin “out of control” at the cost of “many lives”. “At least one member state made mockery of their transparency obligations, at tremendous cost for the entire world,” US Health Secretary Alex Azar said in an address to the UN … Read more US health secretary: WHO failure to obtain information cost many lives – BBC News

Xi: China’s Virus Vaccine Will Be ‘Global Public Good’ When Available

May.18 — China President Xi Jinping said the country has been acting with transparency and responsibility all along since the coronavirus outbreak began, and provided information to the World Health Organization and countries in the most timely fashion. Xi also pledged to make China’s coronavirus vaccine a global public good once one is available. He made the … Read more Xi: China’s Virus Vaccine Will Be ‘Global Public Good’ When Available

Azar: WHO Let Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Spin Out of Control’

The US Health and Human Services secretary has demanded “change” at the World Health Organization (WHO), accusing it of failing to obtain the information the world needed as the coronavirus outbreak emerged. Alex Azar said the United States supports an independent review of “every aspect of WHO’s response to the pandemic,” keeping up a US … Read more Azar: WHO Let Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Spin Out of Control’

Thomas Thabane resigns: Lesotho’s PM is accused of participating in wife’s murder

On this edition, Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane resigned after pressure to do so because of accusations linking him to the murder of his ex wife in 2017. Our correspondent brings you the latest. Also, as Burundi is preparing for this week’s presidential election, we bring you a report on Burundian refugees in Rwanda worried about the … Read more Thomas Thabane resigns: Lesotho’s PM is accused of participating in wife’s murder

Covid-19: Xi Jinping denies China hasn’t been transparent about the spread of the coronavirus

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday denied his country hasn’t been transparent about the spread of the coronavirus. ‘We have turned the tide on the virus and in protecting the life and health of our people. All along we have acted with openness, transparency and with responsibility. We have provided information to the WHO and … Read more Covid-19: Xi Jinping denies China hasn’t been transparent about the spread of the coronavirus

China’s Virus Vaccine Will Be Global Public Good, Xi Says

China will make its coronavirus vaccine a global public good once one is available, President Xi Jinping told the World Health Organization’s governing body. Xi’s comments come amid growing concern that countries will put national interests first in the quest for a protective shot, seen as the key to getting economies moving again. The WHO is pushing a … Read more China’s Virus Vaccine Will Be Global Public Good, Xi Says

WHO Praises Countries With ‘All-Society’ Responses to Covid-19

Dr. Michael Ryan, executive director of the WHO health emergencies program, said government transparency and trust are key to an appropriate response to Covid-19. “No response is perfect,” he added at the World Health Organization’s daily coronavirus briefing in Geneva on Friday, May 15. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm QUICKTAKE ON SOCIAL: Follow QuickTake … Read more WHO Praises Countries With ‘All-Society’ Responses to Covid-19

Massachusetts Attorney General Wants Data, Transparency From Amazon

May.14 — Amazon.com Inc. is being asked by several U.S. states to provide information about health and safety measures following the death of a number of workers from coronavirus-related illnesses. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is leading the charge, and speaks May 13, 2020 with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang.

Yemen: “The UN has provided a feasible roadmap to the parties” – Security Council Open VTC Briefing

Briefing by Martin Griffiths, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, on the situation in the Middle East (Yemen) during a Security Council Open VTC. The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, today (14 May) told the Security Council that “the United Nations has provided a feasible roadmap to the parties,” and it is … Read more Yemen: “The UN has provided a feasible roadmap to the parties” – Security Council Open VTC Briefing

Los Angeles holds candlelight vigil honoring nurses

Nurses and elected officials held a candlelight vigil in honor of Celia Marcos, a 61-year-old nurse at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, who died two days after testing positive for COVID-19. In addition to honoring Marcos, the nurses called for more personal protective equipment, N95 masks, and transparency at the hospital. Subscribe to us on YouTube: … Read more Los Angeles holds candlelight vigil honoring nurses

The secretive trade giving foreign investors a slice of our water market | 7.30

Water is our most precious resource and it is also a valuable commodity in a crowded market. Domestic and foreign investors are competing for a slice, including Chinese state-owned companies, and there are serious questions about the transparency some of these purchases. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-06/chinese-state-owned-companies-buy-up-water-in-murray-darling/12215548 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You … Read more The secretive trade giving foreign investors a slice of our water market | 7.30