Biden says China has made ‘big mistake’ by not attending Cop26: ‘It’s a gigantic issue and they’ve walked away’- Tempemail

Joe Biden says that China has made a “big mistake” by not attending Cop26. The US President struck an optimistic tone from his two days in Glasgow but said he was still worried about the climate crisis and there was more work to do. He criticised China for its absence, Continue Reading

China envoy defends emissions, criticizes US under Trump- Tempemail

China is at a “special development stage” that warrants its current status as the world’s biggest emitter of climate-damaging fossil fuel pollution, the nation’s senior climate negotiator said Tuesday. Xie Zhenhua, a special climate envoy for China, spoke to reporters at the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland. As a Continue Reading

Joe Biden hits Russia and China for lack of climate commitments at COP26- Tempemail

President Joe Biden aimed his harshest criticism at Russia and China on Sunday ahead of participation at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26. Speaking in a prepared address following a meeting of the G20 in Rome, Mr Biden touted his own administration’s efforts to spend Continue Reading

China Telecom: US revokes licence of top Chinese ISP over ‘national security’ concerns- Tempemail

The US has revoked the licence of one of China’s largest telecoms giants citing “national security” concerns. The country’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to revoke China Telecom’s operations licence on Tuesday, following which the internet service provider will now have 60 days to wind up its operations in the Continue Reading

Hong Kong to tighten COVID-19 rules, seeks to open to China- Tempemail

Hong Kong will tighten COVID-19 restrictions despite a lack of local outbreaks to better align with China’s policies and increase chances of quarantine-free travel between the territory and mainland, leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday. It will step up contact tracing, such as requiring the use of its LeaveHomeSafe app in Continue Reading

Asia stocks mixed after Wall St slips, China travel curbs- Tempemail

Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after Wall Street slipped and China tightened travel controls in some areas in response to coronavirus infections. Shanghai, Hong Kong and Sydney advanced while Tokyo declined. Wall Street’s S&P 500 index declined 0.1% on Friday, weighed down by losses for tech companies after a Continue Reading

China slams Biden’s threat to defend Taiwan in event of war- Tempemail

China slammed the US on Friday after comments from President Joe Biden, who seemed to confirm Washington will come to the defence of Taiwan in the event of any military attack by China. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin said there was “no room” for compromise or concessions over the Continue Reading

Britain musn’t ‘pitchfork away’ investment from China says Johnson- Tempemail

Britain will not “pitchfork away” investment from China despite ongoing differences with Beijing over human rights and Hong Kong, Boris Johnson has said. Ahead of the Global Investment Summit in London, the Prime Minister said China would continue to play a “gigantic part” in UK economic life for years to Continue Reading

China has highest levels of salt in its meat and fish products, study says- Tempemail

China has the highest levels of salt in meat and fish products out of five major countries, according to a new study. The US had the second-highest level, while South Africa was ranked in third place ahead of Australia in fourth and UK fifth. Reducing salt intake has been identified Continue Reading

The west wants to engage Russia and China on the climate crisis while also demonising them – it won’t work- Tempemail

As Britain prepares to host the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow next month, it is pursuing two contradictory policies that undermine its chances of success. On the one hand, it is seeking a unified global response to the climate crisis with nations agreeing to targets for the reduction of their Continue Reading