A man died in the region’s city of Bayannur from multiple organ failure after contracting the deadly disease that caused the Black Death. Authorities tracked the man’s movements back to his village and sealed it off. This is the second village to be placed in quarantine within the past few weeks.
Authorities in Bayannur said: “The place of residence of the deceased is locked down, and a comprehensive epidemiological investigation is being carried out.”
The statement added: “Currently, there is a risk of the human plague spreading in our city.”
Last Thursday another person died from the bubonic plague.
As the floods continue to sweep China, waters reached two stories high in Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province.
And a group of NGOs including human rights organization Safeguard Defenders is calling for a United Nations review whether the practice of Chinese authorities to use torture to extract confessions from prisoners violates international rights and laws.
The 11-page submission details 87 forced confessions, and describes how the televised confessions are fabricated, including by dressing detainees in costumes, heavily directing what the individual says, through deceptive editing, and through other means.
These stories and more in this episode of Crossroads.
China’s imports from India have also gone up 6.7 per cent since January this year to $11.09 billion.
China’s exports to India since January 2020 have fallen by 24.7 per cent year-on-year to $32.28 billion, customs data from the Chinese government has shown. This comes at a time when the call to boycott Chinese products has amplified sharply in India since May after the India-China border face-off in Galwan.
China’s imports from India have also gone up 6.7 per cent since January this year to $11.09 billion. Consequently, total trade with India has registered a slightly lower 18.6 per cent drop since the beginning of 2020 to at $43.47 billion. However, in July China’s exports saw a slight jump to $5.6 billion, up from $4.79 billion in June, 2020.
Since the Galwan clash, India has been working on policies to scrutinise and stymie influx of Chinese goods into the country. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) announced restrictions on import of television sets late in July to encourage local manufacturing. In the financial year 2019-20, India had imported TV sets worth $300 million from China and $400 million from Vietnam. The total value of imported TV sets during last fiscal stood at $781 million.
India is also considering measures to prevent trade partners, mainly in Southeast Asia, from re-routing Chinese goods to India with little added value, according to a Reuters report. This move will mainly target imports of base metals, electronic components for laptops and mobile phones, furniture, leather goods, toys, rubber, textiles, air conditioners and televisions, among other items.
Meanwhile, Chinese smartphones’ share in Indian marked fell to 72 per cent during the June quarter 2020 from 81 per cent in March quarter 2020. Xiaomi, a market leader in India, is working on a new version of MIUI that will omit its proprietary applications banned by the government.
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Maybe. What if it is not a pandemic that may eventually pass but a fatal threat to our security, freedom, and way of life? After the disastrous Cultural Revolution, the Chinese Communist Party, or CCP, pretended to reform itself so it could attract foreign investment. Now, it is done pretending. It’s critical the world understands the regime’s agenda, tactics, and how to deal with it or we risk being caught underfoot by the imminent dangers it presents. The coronavirus outbreak is the latest wakeup call. With its growing clout the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has bared its claws. From its military expansion abroad to its control of more UN organizations; from its infiltration and coercion of international businesses, universities, news media, movie studios, and governments, to its public assaults on organizations and individuals who dare to criticize it, the CCP is attacking the vital organs of the free world like a political incarnation of the deadly coronavirus.
It’s been a gruesome mystery for years: the wrecks of wooden boats crewed only by skeletons found adrift in the Sea of Japan.
But these ‘ghost ships’ have become a macabre spectre: More than 150 washed ashore last year alone. Some are split in half. Others are empty, but eerily intact. Some carry dead crews. A few hold steadfastly silent survivors. All were clearly North Korean.
Japanese authorities assumed the poverty-stricken fishers had sailed too far for too long in a desperate hunt for increasingly scarce fish. Or that they were defectors from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s authoritarian regime.
Now NBC News and a report by the University of Wollongong has exposed the presence of a vast, anonymous “Dark Fleet” operating in North Korean waters. And it’s been directly linked to Beijing.
China wants to double their nuclear warhead capacity, as it rolls out its own nuclear triad—the ability to launch nuclear weapons from land, sea, or air. But this could radically change how Russia and the United States handle their own nuclear stockpiles, especially as the deadline for renegotiating the New Start Treaty—a treaty that limits the amount of nuclear weapons in the US and Russia—is fast approaching. And with a the India China border conflict, this could get messy fast.
We’re supposed to trust the World Health Organization to save us from pandemics like the one we’re experiencing right now. Inexplicably, given the woeful performance of the global body in the face of an existential threat, liberals howled when the Trump administration announced last month we were pulling out of the WHO, effective July 6, 2021.
In fact, on the day the Trump administration made the announcement, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden assured Americans that he would rejoin the group on his “first day as president.”
“Americans are safer when America is engaged in strengthening global health,” he tweeted July 7, promising that membership in the WHO would “restore our leadership on the world stage.”
Chinese fishing vessels operating near the Galapagos Islands have reportedly been falsely reporting their location as New Zealand.
Around 260 of them arrived at the Unesco world heritage site in July, Stuff reports, staying in international waters but raising alarm in Ecuador, which governs the eastern Pacific islands.
The Chinese ships are accused of illegally fishing for sharks. Three years ago a Chinese vessel was caught near the islands with 6000 frozen sharks aboard, resulting in millions of dollars in fines and jail time for the crew.
A vast fishing armada off Ecuador’s biodiverse Pacific islands has stirred alarm over ‘indiscriminate’ fishing practices
Jonathan Green had been tracking a whale shark named Hope across the eastern Pacific for 280 days when the satellite transmissions from a GPS tag on her dorsal fin abruptly stopped.
It was not unusual for the GPS signal to go silent, even for weeks at a time, said Green, a scientist who has been studying the world’s largest fish for three decades in the unique marine ecosystem around the Galápagos Islands.