Of the 100 cities worldwide most vulnerable to environmental hazards all but one are in Asia, and four-fifths are in India or China, according to a risk assessment published Friday.Across the globe, more than 400 large cities with a total population of 1.5 billion are at “high” or “extreme” risk due to some mixture of life-shortening pollution, dwindling water supplies, deadly heat waves, natural disasters and climate change, the report found.
Explore the eerie British doppelgänger near Shanghai The last thing you'd expect to find nestled on the outskirts of China’s largest city is a tranquil English market town.Thames Town, as it is known, channels iconic British civic locations, right down to the red phone boxes and Victorian lamp posts.
NEWYORK (Reuters) -Dozens of countries raised awareness about China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang at a meeting at the United Nations on Wednesday, angering Beijing, which had lobbied member states to stay away from what it described as an anti-China event.“We will keep standing up and speaking out until China’s government stops its crimes against humanity and the genocide of Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang,” U.S.
Special presidential climate envoy John Kerry told the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday that China has “moved somewhat” after concerted climate talks, but that the Biden administration is not merely “relying on somebody’s word” to ensure China meets its climate pledges."It's not a matter of taking things by trust," Kerry said.
Funding for curbside recycling, employee raises included as Chesapeake council approves $1.26B budget
Real estate tax rates will remain unchanged for another year and millions of dollars are set aside for employee raises.That’s part of a roughly $1.26 billion operating budget Chesapeake City Council members unanimously approved Tuesday night.The vote came after more than a month of work sessions and public discussion.
(Bloomberg) -- The Senate Commerce Committee advanced legislation aimed at ramping up federal support for U.S. research and development in the aim of better competing with China.The package of legislation the committee sent to the full Senate on an 24-4 vote is framed around a $100 billion, five-year injection to American colleges, universities and other research institutions to bolster domestic research and development.
China’s U.N. Mission sent notes to many of the U.N.’s 193 member nations last week urging them not to participate in the “anti-China event” Britain’s U.N.Ambassador called the situation in Xinjiang “one of the worst human rights crises of our time” UNITED NATIONS: Human rights groups and Western nations led by the United States, Britain and Germany accused China of massive crimes against the Uyghur minority.
The United States warned Wednesday that Beijing would use the Winter Olympics to gloss over abuses as it slapped sanctions on another Chinese official over treatment of the Falun Gong.Releasing an annual US report on international religious freedom that found widespread concerns in China, a senior official said the United States was still considering its moves ahead of the Olympics in February.
The US Defense Department has agreed to remove smartphone maker Xiaomi from its blacklist of companies tied to the Chinese Communist Party, according to a court filing released late Tuesday.Xiaomi sued the Pentagon and the US Treasury over the January 14 order from the administration of President Donald Trump including it with eight other Chinese companies whose securities Americans were forbidden from investing in.
THE EUROPEAN UNION could endure an "economic long-Covid", which could strike the likes of Italy and Greece, an expert told Express.co.uk.After a turbulent start to the vaccine rollout appeared to hold back Europe's economic recovery, there is now renewed optimism.The economy of the EU will bounce back more quickly than expected, owing in part to the quickening pace of its vaccination programme after a “slow start”, the European Commission has forecast.
One cheeky student shared the secret of how to get endless free food vouchers with four mates, and between them they collected free KFC meals worth a total of £22,000 A group of students who spotted a loophole in a KFC special offer and ended up collecting nearly £22,000 worth of free chicken have been jailed for fraud.
(Bloomberg) -- Senator Maria Cantwell is seeking to nudge NASA to reconsider its decision to reject Amazon Inc. founder Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin space venture for the lunar landing program.Cantwell, a Democrat who represents Amazon’s home state of Washington, added an amendment to a package of legislation aimed at bolstering U.S. competitiveness with China that would authorize $10 billion for NASA through 2026 to carry out the program, allowing other companies to take part.
(Reuters) - Swedish automaker Volvo Cars said on Wednesday it is considering listing on the Nasdaq Stockholm stock exchange this year.The company, which is owned by China's Geely Holding Group, also said it extended Chief Executive Hakan Samuelsson's contract to the end of 2022.
How China's elderly influencers are cashing in on the internet to lead a busy, lucrative life after retirement-World News
China is getting old fast and Beijing is faced with the monumental challenge of how to provide for tens of millions of retirees.But this has also opened opportunities for those who are financially comfortable in their dotage and able to harness the commercial possibilities of technology.Exquisitely garbed in a traditional cheongsam dress, 76-year-old Sang Xiuzhu is one of an unlikely vanguard of elderly influencers storming Chinese social media with videos of glamour in the golden years.
(Reuters) - The Chinese government has turned its western Xinjiang province into essentially an "open-air prison," a U.S. State Department official said on Wednesday as the department published a report that criticized China's persecution of religious minorities.Department of State Office of International Freedom Senior Official Daniel Nadel told reporters that ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslims in the region were subjected to forced labor and have their movements closely tracked.
Elections a prime target of nations such as Russia looking to ‘sabotage and steal’, Dominic Raab says Britain will invest £22m to help boost cyber security in the developing world, with a focus on the Indo-Pacific and Africa, and combat online attacks by hostile regimes and organised criminal gangs.
May 12 (Reuters) - Stellar growth in China helped sales at fashion group Tod's bounce back to grow by 19% at constant exchange rates in the first quarter, slightly above market expectations, the group said on Wednesday.The group said sales had risen to 178.7 million euros ($215.76 million) in the three months to end-March, compared with analyst forecasts of 168 million euros, according to a Refinitiv consensus.
Birthrates in Xinjiang fell by almost half in the two years after the Chinese government implemented policies to reduce the number of babies born to Uyghur and other Muslim minority families, new research has claimed.The figures show unprecedented declines which were more extreme than any global region at any time in the 71 years of UN fertility data collection, including during genocides in Rwanda and Cambodia, according to the authors of the report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (Aspi).