Tag: China

PM Lee on US and Covid 19: It’s a “pity” they are not using resources to deal with this “very grave challenge”

Singapore—Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong held nothing back as he told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that the whole world needs to work together to find solutions for the current coronavirus crisis, particularly the United States and China. Acknowledging that the relationship between the two superpowers—currently the...

US tops world in virus cases and logs record unemployment

by Shaun Tandon with Anuj Chopra in Riyadh The United States now has more COVID-19 infections than any other country, and a record number of newly unemployed people, as the coronavirus crisis deepens around the world. Hours after his nation reached the grim milestone, President Donald Trump...

China virus epicentre to open up as world locks down

by Beiyi SEOW China announced Tuesday an end to travel curbs at the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, as governments around the world tightened lockdowns affecting 1.7 billion people in a desperate effort to slow the spread of the deadly disease. Hubei province, where the novel...

One-time Amos Yee supporter Melissa Chen says, “I’ve done more than anyone else” to show Singapore’s success in managing Covid-19 crisis

Singapore—Melissa Chen found herself in some hot water recently after Mothership pointed out that an article she had written calling out dangerous conditions in China’s wet markets had actually used a photo of a wet market in Singapore. But according to the writer, the...

Virus-hit Wuhan waits for barriers to come down

A network of makeshift barriers has kept residents walled in their neighbourhoods for weeks in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the heart of the coronavirus pandemic. The city of 11 million, where the virus first erupted, became a ghost town after authorities prevented people from...

US, China trade barbs over coronavirus

by Sebastien Ricci with Shaun Tandon in Washington A spat between the US and China over the novel coronavirus escalated on Tuesday as President Donald Trump angered Beijing by referring to the pathogen as the "Chinese Virus." The two countries have sparred over the origin of...

China reports just 1 new domestic virus case, 20 more imported

China reported on Tuesday just one new domestic coronavirus infection but found 20 more cases imported from abroad, threatening to spoil its progress against the disease. The single case in Wuhan will boost China's view that it has "basically curbed" the spread of a disease...

Design your own face and even book procedures on China’s plastic surgery apps

Want to look like your favourite comic book character, a particular actor or actress, or even an elf? With a selection of plastic surgery apps in China, customers can design their own faces and even book and pay for procedures in nearby clinics, just...

China, US spar over origin of coronavirus

by Jing Xuan TENG A Chinese government campaign to cast doubt on the origin of the coronavirus pandemic is fuelling a row with the United States, with a Beijing official promoting conspiracy theories and Washington calling it the "Wuhan virus". The spat comes as China tries...

China, US spar over origin of coronavirus

by Jing Xuan TENG A Chinese government campaign to cast doubt on the origin of the coronavirus pandemic is fuelling a row with the United States, with a Beijing official promoting conspiracy theories and Washington calling it the "Wuhan virus". .The spat comes as China tries...