More signs of ‘slightest of moves’ towards rapprochement between Australia and China

Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell says there were more signs of the “slightest of moves” towards rapprochement between Australia and China last week. “The Chinese Ambassador to Australia gave an address in Sydney on Friday where he talked of bright prospects for future Australia-China cooperation,” Mr Clennell told Sky News Australia. “There does seem … Read more

More signs of ‘slightest of moves’ towards rapprochement between Australia and China

Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell says there were more signs of the “slightest of moves” towards rapprochement between Australia and China last week. “The Chinese Ambassador to Australia gave an address in Sydney on Friday where he talked of bright prospects for future Australia-China cooperation,” Mr Clennell told Sky News Australia. “There does seem … Read more

How hard should you push China in a crisis? – POLITICAL

When leaders from the G7 group of leading developed economies gather in the Bavarian Alps on Sunday, they will have very different visions of how hard to confront China just as the world seems to be tipping into a major economic crisis. Amid fears of impending recessions and crises over energy and food supply, it’s … Read more

Shanghai records zero COVID cases for the first time since March | Coronavirus Pandemic News

China is the last major economy committed to a zero-COVID strategy, with restrictions aimed at stamping out all infections. China has reported zero new COVID-19 infections in Shanghai for the first time since March, as the country’s latest outbreak subsides after months of lockdowns and other restrictions. China is the last major economy committed to … Read more

Life in China is ruled by the government’s COVID health app. That app is ripe for abuse.

In Chinalife is now governed by an official coronavirus health app on pretty much everyone’s smartphones. More important than a passport, more personal than a photo, the app decides who can go where. It can force people to cancel trips, retreat into isolation, or even seek hospital treatment. Not having it really isn’t a viable … Read more

Canada’s spy agency is briefing Vancouver-area politicians on foreign interference

VANCOUVER—Canada’s spy agency has warned some municipalities in British Columbia to be wary of foreign interference in local elections this fall. Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart says the Canadian Security Intelligence Service met with him recently, in what he was told was an unprecedented step, to go over concerns the agency has about the possibility foreign … Read more

China’s Xi to visit Hong Kong for handover anniversary

BEIJING — Chinese leader Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong this week to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the former British colony’s 1997 return to China, a state news agency said Saturday, in his first trip outside the mainland since the start of the coronavirus pandemic 2 1/2 years ago Xi will also attend the … Read more

Ledecky and Sjostrom extend their reigns in world championships

Katie Ledecky won a record-breaking fifth straight 800m world title on Friday, just over an hour after Sarah Sjostrom emerged to her fourth consecutive victory in the women’s 50m butterfly. Local hero Kristof Milak sparked delirium in the Duna Arena in Budapest when he grabbed the gold medal in the 100m butterfly, his second of … Read more

Sydney’s priciest house sales of FY2021/22 revealed: the mansions sold for jaw dropping prices

Sydney houses fetched some jaw dropping prices over the past financial year, with some celebrities making big moves. See the epic homes that shattered records. Sydney mansions have been selling for truly gargantuan prices over the past year in what real estate agents have described as a feeding frenzy for homes in glitzy coastal enclaves. … Read more

Mother and Children Rescued From Guangdong Flooding

A mother and her children were rescued by police from flooding in Yingde, China, as seen in footage published on June 22. In a machine-translated Weibo post accompanying this video, Guangdong Police said they rescued a child who was suffering a fever in Dazhan Town, Yingde. With the assistance of the neighborhood committee rescue team, … Read more