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China’s Sinovac to test coronavirus vaccine candidate in teenagers, children

BEIJING: Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac Biotech plans to start a clinical trial of its experimental coronavirus vaccine with children and adolescents later this month, widening its test on a shot that’s already in the final stage of study with adults.

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US blocks certain imports from China’s Uyghur region

WASHINGTON: The US on Monday blocked the import of certain goods from China’s Xinjiang region over allegations that they were manufactured using forced labour in Beijing’s Uyghur re-education camps, Anadolu Agency reported.  The banned items include cotton, computer parts, apparel

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China protests U.S. spy plane watching drills

HONG KONG: China has lodged “stern representations” with the United States, accusing it of sending a U.S. U-2 reconnaissance plane into a no-fly zone over Chinese live-fire military drills on Tuesday, further ratcheting up tensions between Beijing and Washington. China

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With eye on China, India looks to increase barriers on imports from Asia

NEW DELHI: New Delhi is considering measures to prevent trade partners mainly in Southeast Asia from re-routing Chinese goods to India with little added value, two government sources said, amid strained ties with Beijing and a push for self-reliance. India

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India: China amassed troops along border in violation of agreements

NEW DELHI: China has deployed large numbers of troops and weapons along a disputed Himalayan border in violation of bilateral agreements, India’s foreign ministry said on Thursday, accusing Beijing of escalating tensions and triggering a deadly clash last week. “At

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Sizeable number of Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh, India has done what it needs to

A “sizeable number” of Chinese troops have moved into eastern Ladakh and India too has taken all necessary steps to deal with the situation, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday, referring to the nearly month-long high-altitude standoff between the

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Chinese embassy says Australia claim of WHA vindication ‘a joke’

SYDNEY: The Chinese Embassy in Australia said it was “nothing but a joke” for Australia to claim that a World Health Assembly (WHA) resolution that calls for an inquiry into the coronavirus was a vindication of Canberra’s push for a

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PDRM busts online gambling syndicate making RM135k per day

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have crippled an online gambling syndicate which can make RM135,000 a day with the arrests of 25 Chinese nationals in a raid on a house in Ukay Heights, Ampang, here yesterday. Bukit Aman Anti-Vice, Gambling and Secret Societies

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China’s home prices return to growth in March as pandemic impact starts to ease

BEIJING : New home prices in China returned to growth in March after stalling for the first time in five years in February, suggesting some pent-up demand as the impact from the coronavirus outbreak on the property market gradually fades.

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Covid 19: LinkedIn offers free job postings for frontliners

Job postings for critical roles in healthcare are rising around the world, including in Malaysia. The healthcare sector is seeking professionals including doctors and nurse in the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, has announced

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