Chinese cities are easing COVID restrictions as the virus continues to spread

BEIJING (Reuters) – Some communities in Chinese cities where COVID-19 is still spreading are relaxing testing requirements and quarantine rules ahead of an expected shift in virus policies nationwide after widespread social unrest. However, the uneven easing of COVID restrictions is fueling fear among some residents who suddenly feel more vulnerable to a disease that … Read more

Coronavirus protests escalated in Guangzhou as China’s lockdown anger boiled over

Riot police in hazmat suits crash into protesters The number of protests is estimated at 27-43 in 22 cities across China The largest wave of civil disobedience since 1989’s Tiananmen Covid lockdowns and protests hit China’s economy SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – People in Guangzhou, China’s manufacturing hub, clashed with white riot police wearing hazmat protective gear … Read more

China’s security apparatus swings into action to stifle Covid protests

CNN – China Extensive security services quickly moved to choke Mass protests that swept the country, with police patrolling the streets, checking cellphones and even calling some protesters to warn them not to repeat it. In major cities on Monday and Tuesday, police flooded the sites of protests that took place over the weekend, when … Read more

China launches 3 astronauts to a new space station

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news of amazing discoveries, scientific advances, and more. CNN – Three astronauts blasted off to China’s nearing completion space station on Tuesday, marking the beginning of the country’s long-term presence in space. It’s a major achievement for China’s ambitious space program, which has … Read more

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei said the coronavirus protests will not shake the government

Ai Weiwei says the protests are unlikely to last The police will use force to silence the protesters The movement lacks organization and leadership MONTEMOOR AU NOVO, Portugal, Nov. 28 (Reuters) – From his Portuguese home, Ai Weiwei, a prominent Chinese dissident whose art often criticizes Beijing’s policies, said the latest wave of protests will … Read more

Canada to enhance defense and cyber security in Indo-Pacific policy, focus on ‘disruptive’ China

OTTAWA, Nov. 27 (Reuters) – Canada launched its long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy on Sunday, outlining C$2.3 billion ($1.7 billion) in spending to bolster military and cyber security in the region and pledging to engage with China. troubled.” While working with her on climate change and trade issues. The plan, detailed in a 26-page document, said Canada … Read more

Putin tells mothers of soldiers killed in Ukraine: ‘We share your pain’

Putin meets the mothers of soldiers, some of whom are bereaved Putin: I personally and the entire leadership share your pain Russia has not fully disclosed its losses on the battlefield Some mothers say the Kremlin ignores the most important groups of relatives LONDON (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Friday spoke to a handpicked … Read more

Syed Asim Munir: Pakistan names former intelligence chief as new army chief

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN – Pakistan On Thursday, former intelligence chief Lieutenant-General Syed Asim Munir was named army chief in the South Asian country, ending weeks of speculation over an appointment that comes amid a heated debate over the military’s influence on public life. Munir, the country’s top general and former head of the Internal Intelligence … Read more

Falling home prices is coming. High unemployment could make it much worse

London CNN Business – Last year, Auckland’s largest real estate company was unable to sell properties fast enough to meet demand in New Zealand’s largest city. Homes were “flying out the door,” said Grant Sykes, a principal at the Barfoot & Thompson real estate agency. “There were chin-breaking moments when agents would stand across the … Read more

COP27 offers a breakthrough in the climate fund at the cost of advances in emissions

The COP27 climate summit ends after long negotiations at the end of the week Delivers final agreement on the creation of a landmark climate finance fund Negotiators say some have blocked tougher emissions targets SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt (November 20) (Reuters) – Countries wrapped up this year’s United Nations climate summit on Sunday with a … Read more