Trump: U.S. to ban entry of some Chinese students

U.S. President Donald #Trump has issued a proclamation to block the entry of certain Chinese students at graduate level and above. According to a White House statement, the move affects students who have been employed, studied, or researched at Chinese entities that support China’s military-civil fusion strategy, which the U.S. says threatens national security. However, … Read more Trump: U.S. to ban entry of some Chinese students

Boris Johnson performs U-turn on fee for foreign health and care workers after criticism | ITV News

Overseas health and care staff will be exempted from the fee levied on migrants to pay for the NHS in a U-turn from Boris Johnson which came after mounting pressure from senior Tories. Downing Street said the Prime Minister has asked officials at the Home Office and the Department for Health and Social Care to … Read more Boris Johnson performs U-turn on fee for foreign health and care workers after criticism | ITV News

Palestine Sunbird: A Stamp of Defiance | Al Jazeera World

Palestinian protest against Israeli occupation has taken many forms in the past seven decades – from all-out Arab-Israeli war, to the Intifadas and the Great March of Return. On a global level, Palestinian leaders continue to lobby for increased international recognition of the State of Palestine. Meanwhile, on a smaller scale, other forms of self-determination … Read more Palestine Sunbird: A Stamp of Defiance | Al Jazeera World

457 Visa holders: separated from long-term jobs and families due to corona travel rules | ABC News

Hundreds of skilled migrants who’ve been living in Australia for years are stranded overseas because the government won’t let them back in under coronavirus travel rules. Many of the visa holders have been instantly separated from long-term jobs, homes and sometimes partners and children in Australia. Because they’re not citizens or permanent residents, they don’t … Read more 457 Visa holders: separated from long-term jobs and families due to corona travel rules | ABC News

China warns of countermeasures to new U.S. visa rules against Chinese journalists

China’s Foreign Ministry warned of countermeasures in response to the U.S.’s new decision to tighten visa guidelines against Chinese journalists and urged the U.S. side to immediately correct its mistakes. Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the comments at Monday’s daily briefing in Beijing, calling the new rule from Washington “an escalation of political suppression against … Read more China warns of countermeasures to new U.S. visa rules against Chinese journalists

Washington tightens visa rules for Chinese journalists

In the midst of a global pandemic, tensions are escalating between China and the U.S. In the latest incident, the U.S. has issued a new rule to tighten visas for Chinese journalists, excluding those from China’s Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store … Read more Washington tightens visa rules for Chinese journalists

The families kept apart by coronavirus lockdowns

A large portion of the planet’s population is now living under lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The disruption is the most significant the world has seen outside of war for more than a century. For many, the worst part is being cut off from the people they love by border closures, visa restrictions and … Read more The families kept apart by coronavirus lockdowns

Immigrant doctors want to help fight the coronavirus. Visa restrictions won’t let them

Washington Post in the USA reports on visa restrictions which it claims prevent immigrant doctors from helping with the battle against Covid-19. Amid fears of looming doctor shortages at U.S. hospitals, work permits are preventing immigrant doctors from treating patients with covid-19. Read more: https://wapo.st/2RazJ3r. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Washington Post … Read more Immigrant doctors want to help fight the coronavirus. Visa restrictions won’t let them

This International Nursing Student is Fighting Coronavirus

Bloomberg’s QuickTake channel posted this video of Janice, an international nursing student, who has devoted herself to fighting coronavirus in Chicago, USA. Janice is a nursing assistant who’s helping fight the coronavirus pandemic in Chicago, U.S. She’s an international student from Hong Kong. “I’ve seen nurses cry in the break room because they are burnt … Read more This International Nursing Student is Fighting Coronavirus

Live: Ambassador Liu Xiaoming talks with Chinese students in the UK

Chinese ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming talks online with representatives of Chinese students studying in the UK amid #COVID19 pandemic. Did the UK government’s “escalation” controls work? How will the Chinese Embassy help students in the UK? Can students who left the UK get a visa to complete their studies? Join CGTN to know … Read more Live: Ambassador Liu Xiaoming talks with Chinese students in the UK

China’s countermeasures against U.S. press suppression

China announced countermeasures against U.S. suppression of Chinese media on March 19. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang said that in response to the discriminatory restrictions the U.S. has imposed on Chinese journalists with regard to visa, administrative review and reporting, China will take reciprocal measures against American journalists. Geng announced the expulsion of more … Read more China’s countermeasures against U.S. press suppression

BNEF Brief: How the Global Travel, Visa Bans Are Hitting the Jet Fuel Market

Mar.12 — A U.S. ban on Schengen area flights issued on March 11 may disrupt over 180,000 b/d of jet fuel demand. On “Bloomberg Commodities Edge”, Bloomberg’s Alix Steel talks with David Doherty, oil demand specialist at BloombergNEF. More than 50,000 barrels per day (b/d) of jet fuel demand is at risk after India restricted … Read more BNEF Brief: How the Global Travel, Visa Bans Are Hitting the Jet Fuel Market

Inter-religious tolerance in Pakistan – António Guterres

The United Nations Secretary-General visited the Gurdwara Katarpur Saheb in northern Pakistan on Tuesday 18 February 2020. António Guterres also went to the Kartarpur Corridor, the visa-free crossing which allows Sikhs to travel between nearby holy sites on each side of the India-Pakistan border. He later joined other religious leaders at the Lahore Badshahi mosque. … Read more Inter-religious tolerance in Pakistan – António Guterres