Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Francis’ remarks had “no factual basis at all.’’
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Ontario leader blames Pfizer for COVID vaccine delays
TORONTO (AP) – The leader of Canada’s most populous province said Thursday he isn’t buying the explanation given by Pfizer about why the company has deferred next week’s coronavirus vaccine deliveries to Canada.
No early relief in sight
With the arrival of COVID vaccines still uncertain amid controversy over the nationwide vaccination campaign, businesses are seeing no relief in the near future as the country enters its 11th month of pandemic quarantines.
Mikey Arroyo wants to be Sinopharm distributor?
Sen. Risa Hontiveros asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) if Pampanga Rep. Juan Miguel Arroyo, with his family-owned LTA Inc., is seeking to be a distributor of vaccines from the state-owned Sinopharm of China.
Marking Mendiola massacre, CHR seeks genuine agrarian reform
Thirty-four years after a massacre of farmers in Mendiola, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) yesterday reiterated the need for genuine agrarian reform to support Filipino farmers.
HK to place thousands on lockdown for first time
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong will place tens of thousands of its residents in a lockdown to contain a new outbreak of the coronavirus, the first such measure the Chinese-ruled city has taken since the pandemic began, a local newspaper reported yesterday.
QC employees get health insurance
Almost 6,000 regular employees and new hires of the Quezon City government are now enrolled in a heathcare insurance plan.
US Covid deaths top WWii fatalities
As Biden warns worst yet to come
Explain, with transparency
With surveys showing fewer than half of Filipinos willing to be vaccinated against coronavirus disease 2019, Malacañang has launched an information campaign to overcome vaccine hesitancy.
Go calls for intensified fire protection drive
Sen. Bong Go has personally extended aid to 294 families or 1,119 individuals affected by a fire that razed houses in Barangay Alabang in Muntinlupa City last Jan 17.
Day One: Biden takes action on COVID, climate, immigration
US President Joe Biden on Wednesday began signing 15 executive actions addressing the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and racial inequality, and undoing some policies put in place by his predecessor Donald Trump.
HELP IS ON THE WAY But the world still needs a shot in the arm!
The economic outlook is starting to brighten just about everywhere you look
China Tightens Its Grip on Fintech
In late 2020, as Jack Ma’s Ant Group Co. prepared for a $35 billion initial public offering, many outside China wondered if the country’s financial technology giants were becoming a global competitive threat to U.S. and European banks and payments companies. Ant’s Alipay app, used for everything from hailing cabs to investing, had already rewired financial services in the world’s second-largest economy. There was just one problem: Inside China, policymakers were growing uneasy about the sudden dominance of their homegrown superstars.
China Comes For Its Tech Giants
The Chinese government’s crackdown on the country’s largest technology companies has raised fears that the industry could be paralyzed or cast into disarray as the economy enters a delicate moment. But one contingent within the tech sector is privately cheering on a broad set of anti-monopoly edicts: startups and their investors.
US BLACKLISTS XIAOMI, CNOOC, SKYRIZON, RAISING HEAT ON CHINA
The U.S. government has blacklisted Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. and China’s third-largest national oil company for alleged military links, heaping pressure on Beijing in President Donald Trump’s last week in office.
CHINA'S GEELY, BAIDU ANNOUNCE ELECTRIC CAR VENTURES
Chinese automaker Geely says it will form an electric car venture with tech giant Baidu, adding to a flurry of corporate tie-ups in the industry to share soaring technology development costs.
Where Is Jack Ma, China's E-commerce Pioneer?
China’s best-known entrepreneur, e-commerce billionaire Jack Ma, made his fortune by taking big risks.
Gain Of Function
How much risk of an accidental pandemic is too much?
Yin Lu CHINESE HERITAGE AND SYMBOLISM
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HUAWEI: A GENUINE COMPETITOR TO APPLE AND GOOGLE
Now considered the poster child of China’s technology sector, Huawei has defied the odds in recent years amidst growing pressure from political leaders in the US and Europe. But just how did the company climb to the top, and overtake Samsung to become the world’s biggest smartphone brand? Let’s pull back the curtain and reveal the secrets behind its success.
China's Rebel Historians
Defiant researchers chronicle a past that the Communist Party grows ever more intent on erasing.