Two foreign skiers killed in avalanche in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Kashmiri laborers walk through dense fog on a snow covered mountain near Gulmarg, northwest of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Jan10, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) SRINAGAR – Two foreign skiers were killed and nearly 20 others rescued in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday after an avalanche swept through the popular ski resort of Gulmarg, police said. The skiers […]

Mainland’s easing of COVID-19 restrictions comes at right time

On Jan 8, 2023, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government and the Chinese mainland government officially resumed quarantine-free customs clearance.  Most ports, which had been suspended for nearly three years, have finally returned to normal operations. “Welcome Home” signs can be seen everywhere in the airport, and the many scenes of people welcoming relatives […]

UK authorities see no need for a fig leaf to cover their hypocrisy

Having kept WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is not convicted of any crime, at Belmarsh prison in London for years, the United Kingdom authorities are in the process of extraditing the Australian journalist and publisher to the United States, where he would face criminal charges and lifelong imprisonment for publishing “confidential military records and diplomatic […]

UK authorities see no need for a fig leaf to cover their hypocrisy

Having kept Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is not convicted of any crime, at Belmarsh prison in London for years, the United Kingdom authorities are in the process of extraditing the Australian journalist and publisher to the United States, where he would face criminal charges and lifelong imprisonment for publishing “confidential military records and diplomatic […]

Australia PM pledges aid on visit to flood-ravaged northwest

In this file photo taken on Nov 18, 2022, Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (right) arrives to attend the 29th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok. (DIEGO AZUBEL / POOL / AFP) Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese promised help to repair homes, replace property and rebuild infrastructure […]

Fallacies and facts about China’s COVID-19 policy shift

Days ago, China refined its COVID-19 response by issuing new measures for international exchange, which has been widely welcomed.  However, some countries continue to play the “political card” and defame China’s COVID policy, and have even imposed unreasonable restrictions on entry from China. As for the misconceptions that dampen global solidarity and economic recovery, clarification […]

Sino-French cooperation benefits all

French President Emmanuel Macron's planned visit to China early this year will certainly add momentum to the steady and sustained development of Sino-French relations and help inject stability in the world amid a fast-changing international landscape full of turbulences. Chinese ambassador to France Lu Shaye expressed a warm welcome to Macron's upcoming visit in an […]

Dr. Marliyyah Mahmood discusses the Impact of Tech on Women in Northern Nigeria

ABUJA, NG, Jan 2, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Dr. Marliyyah A. Mahmood, Women In Tech and Project Manager for Startup AREWA, discusses how technology is enabling and enhancing women’s empowerment in Northern Nigeria. She emphasizes some of the fundamental advantages of social media technologies, such as giving women access to a virtual […]

Chance for Sino-US ties reboot

The two sides must build on the positive vibes created by the Xi-Biden Bali meeting (SONG CHEN / CHINA DAILY) China-US relations are facing a new window of opportunity after President Xi Jinping and President Joe Biden agreed to take concrete actions to put China-US relations back on the track of steady development.  During their […]

COVID relaxations right step to normalcy

The central government recently announced a nationwide relaxation of COVID-19 policies amid a waning pandemic. The new round of policy changes was greeted with gushing approval in the Chinese mainland where watertight anti-pandemic restrictions over the last two years have protected citizens from the high death tolls largely seen in Western communities. Technocrats of the […]

US defense firms ‘in talks’ to sell Vietnam helicopters, drones

Military vehicles are displayed at the Vietnam International Defence Expo 2022, in Hanoi, Vietnam, Dec 8, 2022. (KHANH VU / REUTERS) HANOI – US defense firms have discussed supplying military gear, including helicopters and drones, to Vietnam in talks with top government officials, two sources with knowledge of the dialogue told Reuters. Lockheed Martin, Boeing, […]