China faces ‘colossal’ Covid outbreak as it opens up like US: Study | world news

China could see more than 600,000 Covid cases daily if it mimics anti-pandemic strategies implemented in the US, lifts travel bans or drops its “zero tolerance” approach to the virus, according to new research by experts from Peking University. In the study, published weekly by China’s Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) last week, four researchers … Read more

Solomon Islands police find 3 bodies after violent protests

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Solomon Islands police found three bodies in a burnt-out building and arrested more than 100 people in this week’s violence sparked by concerns about the Pacific nation’s rising ties with China. Australian media reported that the bodies were found late Friday after riots and protests subsided. No other details were given. … Read more

China risks ‘colossal Covid-19 outbreak’ by opening up, study finds – South China Morning Post

China risks ‘colossal Covid-19 outbreak’ by opening up, study findsSouth China Morning Mail China would have 630,000 daily cases if it adopts US prevention and control approach: CDC reportGlobal times Covid-19: why China sticks to “zero tolerance” public health measuresthe BMJ Living with China’s strict COVID-19 measuresThe Epoch Times China’s zero-covid policy extends to Hong … Read more

These 3 Chinese EV Stocks Seem to Grow on Bigger Sales

Buying growth stocks when profits are just a rumor can seem to tempt fate. But some companies reward investor confidence. And high-flying stocks can grow into their dazzling valuations, giving investors another chance to buy into the trend. That seems to be the case with three electric vehicle manufacturers: the Chinese NIO (ticker: NIO), XPeng … Read more

WHO skips two letters of the alphabet in the naming of the Omicron variant

Sign up for our newsletter in special edition to get a daily update on the coronavirus pandemic. The emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has worried international health experts, financial markets shaken and the Internet confused about how the new name was chosen. The World Health Organization appeared to skip two letters in the … Read more

Covid live: WHO and Europe classify Omicron as a variant of concern; US and Canada introduce travel restrictions | world news

12:54 pm GMT 00:54 New York governor declares Covid an ’emergency’ New York Governor Kathy Hochul has a Covid-19 “disaster emergency” statement on Friday, citing the increasing number of infections and hospitalizations. An order from the governor said the state was experiencing Covid-19 transmission “not seen since April 2020” and hospital admissions have risen to … Read more

What powers and immunities will Australian forces have while stationed in the Solomon Islands?

Australia puts troops on the ground in the Solomon Islands after violent protests broke out in the Pacific nation. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said Australian federal police and defense forces are there to provide “security and stability” but not to interfere in the country’s internal affairs. A bilateral security treaty between the two countries … Read more

US lawmakers defy warnings from China, take a trip to Taiwan

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers paid a surprise visit to Taiwan on Friday – despite “blunt” warnings from China to stay away from the highly controversial island it considers part of its territory. The four Democrats and a Republican arrived to meet Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen, at a time when the autonomous island’s tensions … Read more

‘Let go of that video call’: Amanpour presses IOC official over star athlete – CNN

‘Let go of that video call’: Amanpour presses IOC official over star athleteCNN Peng Shuai: The Tennis Star at the Center of China’s Biggest #MeToo Accusationthe guard New emails do nothing to allay concerns about missing tennis star Peng ShuaiThe everyday beast IOC member Dick Pound ‘surprised’ at reaction to Peng Shuai video callCNN How … Read more