US health secretary praises Taiwan's Covid-19 response during rare high-level visit

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The US health secretary, Alex Azar, has met with Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen, in the highest-level US visit in more than four decades, pledging “strong support and friendship” from Läs mer…

Apple imported clothes from Xinjiang firm facing US forced labour sanctions

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Apple Details on staff uniforms come after CEO Tim Cook says he will not tolerate modern slavery Apple staff work at the flagship store in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: James Läs mer…

Kiribati's president's plans to raise islands in fight against sea-level rise

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Kiribati will raise its islands above the ocean as part of its fight against sea-level rise, seeking help from its new diplomatic partner China to secure the archipelagic nation’s Läs mer…

Jacinda Ardern must use her power to push New Zealand to more progressive politics | Morgan Godfery

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; New Zealand Jacinda Ardern must use her power to push New Zealand to more progressive politics Morgan Godfery The PM promised transformative government, but has so far largely maintained Läs mer…

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested over alleged foreign collusion

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Hong Kong media tycoon and leading pro-democracy figure, Jimmy Lai, has been arrested for alleged foreign collusion. The 71-year-old Lai, who was already facing several other charges over the Läs mer…

Curtains for the nail house? New plan targets China's most defiant homeowners

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; China New law in Shenzhen means buildings can be developed with 95%, rather than 100%, support from residents – promoting concern over erosion of rights A half-demolished apartment building Läs mer…

Jacinda Ardern pushes stability over change in New Zealand’s ’Covid election’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The prime minister is pitching a mix of steady leadership and big-spending policies to voters after a world-leading coronavirus response Covid report: New Zealand goes 100 days without local Läs mer…

Don't let the victors define morality – Hiroshima was always indefensible | Kenan Malik

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Second world war Don’t let the victors define morality – Hiroshima was always indefensible Kenan Malik The decision 75 years ago to use atomic bombs was fuelled not Läs mer…

Global report: US nears 5m Covid cases; New Zealand goes 100 days without local transmission

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Coronavirus outbreak US nears milestone as Trump extends jobless aid; NZ warns against complacency; Australia records deadliest day of pandemic to date Coronavirus – latest updates See all our Läs mer…

Australia’s sheep left without shearers as Covid halts travel from New Zealand

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It’s a tradition that stretches back decades. Every year, hundreds of New Zealanders fly in to Australia for the spring shearing season – a huge mobilisation of workers essential Läs mer…

Thousands of baby turtles released into sea off Bali

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Olive Ridley turtles are part of conservationists’ attempts to boost the population and promote environmental protection More than 10,000 baby turtles were released into the sea off the Läs mer…

'I can send $100 to Mr Trump': senior Chinese official ridicules US Hong Kong sanctions

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The head of China’s Hong Kong Liaison Office, Luo Huining, has mocked sanctions announced by the US over the crackdown on freedoms in the city, offering to send Donald Läs mer…

ACT's David Seymour: 'I don’t really care what people think and I’m still quite successful'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; New Zealand politics The New Zealand politician has swapped twerking on TV for a more serious policy agenda. As the election looms, it seems to be working David Seymour’s Läs mer…

Scott Morrison appearing unruffled at a podium isn’t enough to bring calm to a crisis | Katharine Murphy

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Reassuring people in the middle of a pandemic is all about instilling confidence in the government’s strategies Scott Morrison made two interesting observations this week that didn’t get much Läs mer…

US places sanctions on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam over free speech crackdown

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Other senior Chinese and Hong Kong officials sanctioned by US Tensions between Beijing and Washington escalate sharply The US government has imposed sanctions on Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam, Läs mer…

Cambodia: bill to ban women wearing short skirts prompts outcry

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Cambodia Experts fear sweeping public order proposals, including ban on loud talking, could be used to stifle protests The draft legislation would prohibit women from wearing items that are Läs mer…

China: fourth Canadian citizen given death penalty over drugs charges

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; China has sentenced a fourth Canadian citizen to death on drug charges in less than two years following a sharp downturn in ties over the arrest of an executive Läs mer…

Selling curries to India: Japan exports popular restaurant chain

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It sounds like the culinary equivalent of coals to Newcastle. But a popular Japanese restaurant chain is banking on diners in India to acquire a taste for its signature Läs mer…

Covid led to ‘brutal crackdown’ on garment workers’ rights, says report

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brands including Primark, Zara and H&M accused of failing to protect workers at factories in Asia from ‘union busting’ Some of Europe’s biggest retailers, including Primark, Zara and H&M, Läs mer…

UNSW criticised for letter in Chinese with no mention of freedom of speech

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The University of New South Wales has been criticised for issuing a letter in Chinese that differs from a letter in English explaining its deletion of a tweet that Läs mer…

Beer brand and leather store unwittingly named after Māori word for 'pubic hair'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A Canadian brewery and a leather store in New Zealand have found themselves in a hairy situation after using te reo Māori to unwittingly name their respective brands after Läs mer…

Hong Kong activists charged over traditional Tiananmen vigil

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Twenty-five Hong Kong democracy activists have been charged with taking part in a banned June candlelight vigil marking the anniversary of China’s 1989 Tiananmen crackdown. They included the prominent Läs mer…

MPs urge Home Office to grant refugee status to all Uighurs arriving in UK

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Immigration and asylum Letter to home secretary points out growing evidence of genocide against Uighur people in China An ethnic Uighur demonstrator wears a mask as she attends a Läs mer…

Criticism of MP's red dress stirs South Korea sexism debate

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; South Korea is again confronting its outdated attitudes towards women in the workplace after a female MP was criticised for attending a parliamentary session in a colourful dress. Ryu Läs mer…

China sentences third Canadian to death over drug charges

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; China Court in Guangzhou announced Xu Weihong’s penalty and said an alleged accomplice had been given a life sentence Relations between China and Canada soured over the arrest of Läs mer…

Hiroshima marks 75th anniversary of atomic bombing – in pictures

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; City remembers world’s first atomic bombing with downsized ceremonies due to coronavirus and mayor urging nations to reject nationalism and unite to fight all threats A visitor burns incense Läs mer…

Shinzo Abe accused of going awol as Japan tackles Covid surge

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Japan Shinzo Abe accused of going awol as Japan tackles Covid surge PM acclaimed Japan’s response as a model for the world, but has been largely silent amid record Läs mer…

'They just pull up everything!' Chinese fleet raises fears for Galápagos sea life

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Seascape: the state of our oceans Galápagos Islands ’They just pull up everything!’ Chinese fleet raises fears for Galápagos sea life A vast fishing armada off Ecuador’s biodiverse Pacific Läs mer…

Think ’sanctions’ will trouble China? Then you’re stuck in the politics of the past | Ai Weiwei

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The complex history of how China and the US once embraced each other should inform how the current showdown is tackled The Trump administration has floated the idea of Läs mer…

A Thousand Cuts: inside a chilling documentary on Maria Ressa

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The journalist who became a target of Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines president, talks about her surreal present and her uncertain future “For years now, I’ve been saying that I Läs mer…

TikTok fails to shake off authoritarian links to Chinese state

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; TikTok Video-sharing app continues to generate unease over privacy and censorship issues TikTok excluded content covering topics including the Hong Kong protests, Tiananmen Square, Falun Gong and Taiwan. Photograph: Läs mer…

Chinese media calls for 'pain' over UK Huawei ban as Trump claims credit

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Huawei Global Times mouthpiece says Beijing must respond or be seen as ‘easy to bully’ Play Video Trump claims credit for UK Huawei ban as China says move ’disheartening’ Läs mer…