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How Vietnam kept its coronavirus death toll at zero (source — www.cnn.com) 30/05/2020 04:54:01

When the world looked to Asia for successful examples in handling the novel coronavirus outbreak, much attention and plaudits were paid to South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Australia needs to ‘rethink both multilateral and international relationships’ (source — www.news.com.au) 26/05/2020 13:50:21

The Australian's Terry McCrann says Australia will be emerging into an economy where communist China is "going to be a very different China to the China that's been so beneficial to us economically". ...

HK security, police chiefs warn of growing ‘terrorism’ as national laws loom (source — www.thesundaily.my) 25/05/2020 08:53:00

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s security and police chiefs said “terrorism” was growing in the city, as government departments rallied on Monday behind Beijing’s plans to introduce national security laws after...

Prospect of a ‘major conventional war’ with China is real (source — www.news.com.au) 24/05/2020 13:59:12

Sky News contributor Catherine McGregor says the posturing between China and the west amid the outbreak of COVID-19 is far more serious than just a trade war as “the prospect of a major conventional w...

A COVID ’success story’ has emerged which goes against ‘the harsh shutdown rhetoric’ (source — www.dailytelegraph.com.au) 21/05/2020 13:24:24

Sky News host Andrew Bolt says “it amazes me” that so many journalists “seem so unquestioning about these crippling bans that have destroyed so many lives”. Mr Bolt said some of our politicians must...

When Will Shops Reopen In The UK – And How? (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 20/05/2020 11:42:32

Get the latest on coronavirus. Sign up to the Daily Brief for news, explainers, how-tos, opinion and more. The coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 44,000 people in the UK, ...

Taiwan president hits back at China amid Covid-19 success (source — www.theguardian.com) 20/05/2020 08:14:38

In her inauguration speech, Tsai Ing-wen says Taiwan will never accept Chinese ruleTaiwan will not accept attempts by China to “downgrade” its status, its president has said in an inauguration speech ...

Could the 'liberal' Dutch have learned from Taiwan's approach to coronavirus? | (source — www.theguardian.com) 19/05/2020 15:17:58

Taiwan’s Covid-19 measures could be seen as intrusive. But seven people have died there, compared with 5,000 in the NetherlandsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe whole wor...

Coronavirus US live: Trump claims to take hydroxychloroquine and threatens to withdraw US from WHO (source — www.theguardian.com) 19/05/2020 15:04:39

Trump says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine despite FDA warningsStrikes erupt as US essential workers demand protection amid pandemicCoronavirus – latest global updatesGet a fresh perspective on America...

Pro-Taiwan Message Written in Sky Over Sydney After Exclusion From WHO Meeting (source — www.news.com.au) 19/05/2020 10:20:06

A pro-Taiwan message was written in the sky above Sydney, Australia, on May 19, a day after the island state was excluded from joining a World Health Organization (WHO) meeting to discuss the COVID-19...

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