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    The WHO Ignores Taiwan. The World Pays the Price.
    April 7, 2020
     
    Taiwan was more prepared for the coronavirus than any other country, but the WHO puts politics first. By Wilfred Chan| The Nation| Read original news here| APRIL 3, 2020 Commuters exit a metro train in downtown Taipei, March 16, 2020. More
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    US coronavirus death toll surpasses 10,000
    April 7, 2020
     
    The US has the third-highest number of reported deaths from COVID-19 in the world. Aljazeera News| 7 April 2020| Read original news here The United States death toll from the novel coronavirus topped 10,000 on Monday, according to Johns Hopkins University statistics. More
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    China and the U.S. Must Cooperate Against Coronavirus
    April 6, 2020
     
    Cui Tiankai for The New York Times. Read the original article here. This is a time for solidarity, collaboration, and mutual support. WASHINGTON — New York is my favorite American city. I used to live and work there and have been a frequent visitor since I became China’s ambassador to the United States. More
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    Asymptomatic coronavirus cases appear to be on the rise in China, report says
    April 6, 2020
     
    Edmund DeMarche for Fox News. Read the original article here. Just as China is about to lift travel restrictions in Wuhan—the city considered to be the country’s one-time epicenter of the coronavirus—Beijing has reported an increase in asymptomatic cases there, which raises new concerns about the second wave of infections. More
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    China joins UN Human Rights Council panel despite troubling record, response to coronavirus
    April 5, 2020
     
    By Adam Shaw | Fox News| 5 April 2020| Read original news here China has been appointed to a panel on the controversial U.N. Human Rights Council, where it will help vet candidates for important posts -- despite its decades-long record of systematic human rights abuse that the U.S. has said fueled the coronavirus pandemic. More
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    China’s Coming Upheaval
    April 5, 2020
     
    Competition, the Coronavirus, and the Weakness of Xi Jinping By Minxin Pei | Foreign Affairs| April 3, 2020| Read original here Chinese President Xi Jinping talks with villagers in Huzhou, China, about the coronavirus, March 2020Ju Peng Xinhua / eyevine / Redux Over the past few years, the United States’ approach to China has taken a hard-line turn, with the balance between cooperation and co More
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    China Isn’t Helping Italy. It’s Waging Information Warfare.
    April 4, 2020
     
    The populist Five Star Movement has become China’s chief enabler as Beijing spreads disinformation about the origins of the coronavirus while sending aid shipments to EU countries where it seeks influence. More
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    ‘Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy’ Fails to Impress – or Reassure
    April 4, 2020
     
    Though the credo is mainly a PR exercise to massage China’s image, it leaves plenty of cause for global concern. More
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    COVID-19 Symposium: A Time to Kill ‘Business as Usual’–Centring Human Rights in a Frustrated Economy (Part 2)
    April 3, 2020
     
    Tara Van Ho. Opinio Juris. April 2, 2020. Read the original article here.   In the first part, I set out how ‘business as usual’ with regard to shareholder primacy has exacerbated human rights concerns associated with COVID-19. In this post, I want to set out a path forward for a more sustainable and appropriate approach. Before I do, I want to briefly address the title of these posts. More
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    PM Narendra Modi plans staggered exit from vast coronavirus
    April 3, 2020
     
    Sanjeev Miglani| Reuters| Read original here| 2 April 2020 The shutdown, which has brought Asia's third-largest economy to a shuddering halt, is due to end on April 14 PM Modi had ordered India's 1. More
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    Captive nations and other inmates
    April 3, 2020
     
    The Chinese Communist Party wants to control the diaspora and suppress foreign criticism. Mongolians, Tibetans and Uighurs are not only silenced inside Xi Jinping’s empire, but abroad Standpoint Magazine Features| Read original here| 25/03/2020 (Illustration by Ellie Foreman-Peck) You may not have heard of the United Front Work Department. More
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    Chinese figure of 82,000 COVID-19 cases ‘not accurate,’ says Nikki Haley
    April 3, 2020
     
    Press Trust of India. April 03, 2020. Read the original news here. Washington: There are news reports that the CIA is doing an independent assessment of COVID-19 figures in China and has advised the White House not to believe the numbers being provided by Beijing. More
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    COVID-19: China concealed extent of coronavirus outbreak, US intelligence says
    April 2, 2020
     
    Deborah Birx, the State Department immunologist advising the White House on its response to the outbreak, said Tuesday that China’s public reporting influenced assumptions elsewhere in the world about the nature of the virus. More
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    COP26 postponement
    April 2, 2020
     
    The COP26 UN climate change conference set to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed due to COVID-19. GOV.UK| Read original here| 1 April 2020 From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP The COP26 UN climate change conference set to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed due to COVID-19. More
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    China, Russia, and Arctic Geopolitics
    April 1, 2020
     
    China’s burgeoning role in the Arctic could translate into direct competition with Russia. More
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    Concerns Grow Over Wuhan Doctor Amid Call For Return to Work
    March 31, 2020
     
    Reported by Qiao Long for RFA's Mandarin Service, and by the Cantonese Service. Translated and edited by Luisetta Mudie. March 31, 2020. Read the original news here. Whistleblowing Wuhan doctor Ai Fen is currently incommunicado, believed detained after giving media interviews about her initial concerns over the coronavirus, according to an Australian media report. More
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    Lessons from Italy’s Response to Coronavirus
    March 30, 2020
     
    By Gary P. Pisano, Raffaella Sadun and Michele Zanini| Harvard Business Review| Read original here| March 27, 2020 As policymakers around the world struggle to combat the rapidly escalating Covid-19 pandemic, they find themselves in uncharted territory. More
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    Taiwan foreign minister invites U.S. reporters expelled by China
    March 30, 2020
     
    Reuters| Read original here|  28 March 2020 (Reuters) - Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu extended a personal invitation on Saturday for three major U.S. newspapers to station on the island their China-based journalists whose expulsion Beijing has announced. More
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    Coronavirus Crisis Awakens a Sleeping Giant: China’s Youth
    March 29, 2020
     
    By Vivian Wang and Javier C. Hernández| New York Times| March 29 2020| Read original here Students have flooded social media to organize donations for Chinese doctors battling the coronavirus epidemic. Workers have marched in the streets to demand compensation for weeks of unemployment during citywide lockdowns. Young citizen journalists have taken to YouTube to call for free speech. More
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    Can We Forgive China?
    March 28, 2020
     
    If any other country had sparked such a mammoth international crisis, it would now be in the global doghouse. Brahma Chellaney | 27 March, 2020| Open The Magazine| Read original here THE INCALCULABLE HUMAN and economic toll exacted by the spread of the novel coronavirus from China promises to shake up global geopolitics, including China’s position in the world. More