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WHO says Africa's COVID-19 caseload at historic high amid third wave

The number of COVID-19 cases in Africa has surged at an unprecedented pace as the continent grapples with a third wave that has posed a dire threat to public health infrastructure, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said Thursday (June 24).

Opinion | Joephy Chan: G7 should awake from their wishful thinking

Joephy Chan Wing-Yan, Community Officer of the HK Federation of Trade Unions, made a speech at the United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday (June 23). Here is the full speech.

At least 3 dead, 99 possibly missing in U.S. Florida building collapse

At least three people were dead, and 12 others injured, while 99 people were possibly missing after a 12-story residential building partially collapsed early Thursday (June 24) in Miami-Dade County in the southeastern U.S. state of Florida, local media reported.

American Red Cross warns of 'severe' blood shortage: media

The American Red Cross is warning of a "severe" blood shortage nationally of "unprecedented levels" amid a tough battle against COVID-19, The Washington Post reported Thursday (June 24).

Gas infrastructure across Europe leaking planet-warming methane

The potent greenhouse gas methane is spewing out of natural gas infrastructure across the European Union because of leaks and venting, video footage made available to Reuters shows.

China files complaint with WTO against Australia

China on Thursday (June 24) filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against Australia for the latter's anti-dumping measures against Chinese exports of train wheels, wind turbines and stainless steel sinks, according to Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM).

DPRK considers contact with US a waste of time

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is not considering any contact with the United States that would only waste time, Foreign Minister Ri Son Gwon said on Wednesday (June 23).

With Delta variant spreading worldwide, China is racing to help build global immunity barrier

The highly contagious Delta COVID-19 variant has been reported in more than 90 countries and regions around the world, posing a serious threat to the global pandemic fight and highlighting the urgency to build a global immunity barrier through mass vaccination.

18 Chinese brands rank on Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands list

A total of 18 Chinese brands entered the list of the 2021 Kantar BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands, only next to the US and gaps away from the European brands, a report launched on Tuesday shows.

US a bigger threat to global democracy than China, Russia: poll

The New York Times published a commentary on Tuesday (June 22), where the author comments on U.S. President Joe Biden's foreign policy. The article mentions a poll conducted by the Alliance of Democracies Foundation in 53 countries and regions, which found that respondents believe the U.S. is the greatest threat to democracy in the world, as compared to China and Russia.

China's wealth set to increase faster than U.S. in next five years: media

China's wealth will increase at a faster pace than that of the United States in the next five years, the South China Morning Post reported on Tuesday (June 22) citing a wealth report.

65 countries jointly oppose interference in China's internal affairs under pretext of human rights

Belarus, on behalf of 65 countries, delivered a joint speech on Tuesday (June 22) at the 47th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council held in Geneva, stressing that respect for the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of all countries and non-interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states are basic norms governing international relations.

China urges West to address serious human rights violations

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson on Tuesday (June 22) urged relevant countries to take concrete steps to address their serious human rights problems, according to a press release published on the ministry's website.

US to fall short of Biden's July 4 vaccination goal: official

The White House confirmed Tuesday (June 22) that the country will not hit U.S. President Joe Biden's goal of getting 70 percent of American adults to receive at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot by the Fourth of July.

U.S. Commerce Department rescinds TikTok, WeChat prohibited transactions list

The U.S Commerce Department said Monday (June 21) it was rescinding a list of prohibited transactions with TikTok and WeChat that were issued in September as the Trump administration sought to block new U.S. downloads of both Chinese-owned apps.
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