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China’s first space station module prepares for lift-off

CHINA (China Daily/ANN) -- China plans to launch the core module of its space station before the end of June, starting the construction of the nation’s largest space-based asset, according to the China Manned Space Agency.

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March 4, 2021
- EU divided over vaccine alliance
EUROPEAN (China Daily/ANN) -- Concern over the European Union’s slow-moving COVID-19 vaccination strategy has sparked division on how to tackle the pandemic. ... More >>>

- Biden admin to allow migrant families separated at border to reunite in US
WASHINGTON (China Daily/ANN) -- President Joe Biden’s administration will allow migrant families separated at the US-Mexico border under former President Donald Trump to reunite inside the United States, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said on Monday. ... More >>>

- CoronaVac rollout begins; AstraZeneca delayed
MANILA (The Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) -- The Philippines begins its COVID-19 vaccination drive on Monday with the first 600,000 doses of the donated Chinese vaccine CoronaVac in major government hospitals in Metro Manila.... More >>>

March 1, 2021
- Vietnam’s high-tech farming needs investment and proper policies
HANOI (Vietnam News) -- Vietnam’s agriculture sector is aiming to be among the 15 most developed countries in the world, in which the agricultural processing sector ranks among the top 10 countries by 2030. ... More >>>

February 25, 2021
- Britain gives EU more time to ratify post-Brexit trade deal
BRUSSELS (China Daily) -- Britain has accepted a request by the European Union (EU) for extra time to ratify the post-Brexit trade agreement, ... More >>>

February 24, 2021
- US Supreme Court clears way for prosecutors to access Trump’s financial records
WASHINGTON (Xinhua) -- The US Supreme Court ruled against former President Donald Trump’s effort to shield his financial records from prosecutors in New York, clearing the way for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance to get them. ... More >>>

- HCM City developers move to provinces on cheaper prices, improving transport infrastructure
HCM CITY (Vietnam News) -- While the HCM City housing market has gone quiet after the renewed outbreak of Covid-19, the market in neighbouring provinces like Dong Nai, Long An and Bình Dương has seen robust growth this year, experts said. Distance is no longer a problem for developers in and around HCM City thanks to improved transport infrastructure, and they are ... More >>>

February 22, 2021
- Russia confirms world’s 1st case of human infection with A(H5N8) bird flu virus
MOSCOW (China Daily/Xinhua) -- Russia has confirmed the first case of human infection with the avian influenza A(H5N8) virus in the world, a Russian sanitary official announced on Saturday. ... More >>>

- EU launches bio-defense preparedness plan against COVID-19 variants
BRUSSELS (Xinhua) -- The European Union (EU) on Wednesday stepped up its efforts to detect and fight COVID-19 variants by bringing together various stakeholders to develop new and adapted vaccines. ... More >>>

- Millions endure record cold without power in US
OCEAN ISLE BEACH (China Daily) -- A winter storm that left millions without power in record-breaking cold weather claimed more lives Tuesday, ... More >>>

- WTO welcomes its first female, African chief
GENEVA (China Daily/Xinhua) -- Members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Monday agreed by consensus to appoint Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former finance minister of Nigeria, as the next director-general, said the WTO in a press release. ... More >>>

- European countries eyeing Chinese COVID-19 vaccines amid delivery crisis
BELGRADE (Xinhua) -- As Hungary joined Serbia in spearheading mass inoculation with China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine in Europe... More >>>

February 15, 2021
- WHO expects “post-COVID condition” to affect many globally
GENEVA (Xinhua/China Daily) -- World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said here on Friday... More >>>

- US Senate says Trump impeachment trial is constitutional
WASHINGTON (Xinhua/China Daily) -- US Senate on Tuesday voted to proceed with the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.... More >>>

- UAE follows Brazil’s lead with plan to make Chinese vaccine
BEIJING (China Daily) -- The United Arab Emirates plans to make a Chinese-developed COVID-19 vaccine under license, ... More >>>
- Strategy issued for space science-technology development, application
Hanoi (Vietnam News) -- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed off on a strategy for the development and application of space science and ... More >>>
- 150 missing after U’khand flash flood
NEW DELHI (The Statesman) -- At least seven persons were killed and over one hundred and fifty workers of two power projects are missing after a glacier burst... More >>>

- AstraZeneca vaccines prove safe, effective, will be delivered to Vietnam by mid-year
HCM CITY (Vietnam News) -- Vietnam’s Ministry of Health has approved the use of COVID-19 vaccine AstraZeneca following the primary analysis of Phase III clinical trials from the UK, Brazil and South Africa, which confirmed that it is safe and effective at preventing COVID-19, with no severe cases and no hospitalisations, more than 22 days after the first dose, according to a press release from AstraZeneca Vietnam issued on February 4.... More >>>

- Duterte sets price cap on pork, chicken
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) -- President Duterte has imposed a 60-day freeze in the prices of pork and chicken in Metro Manila to check their exorbitant prices in markets, earning the ire of local producers who believe the rates are “impossible” to meet. ... More >>>
- Myanmar govt leaders detained, military declares state of emergency for 1 year
YANGON (China Daily/ANN) -- The Myanmar military said on Monday that new elections will be held after the end of a one-year state of emergency, and it will returned the state power to the new government. ... More >>>

February 1, 2021
- Delivery workers end strike after reaching deal with logistics firms
KOREA (Korea Herald/ANN) -- Unionised delivery workers ended a strike Friday, saying they have reached a new agreement with logistics companies on ways to prevent them from overworking. ... More >>>

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