US urges China to release journalist Zhang Zhan
Washington/UNI: The United States on Tuesday urged the People's Republic of China(PRC) to release citizen journalist Zhang Zhan, who had documented the initial stages of the outbreak of the coronavirus in Wuhan.
China: Citizen journalist Zhang Zhan jailed over Wuhan reporting
Beijing: China has jailed a citizen journalist for reporting on the Wuhan COVID-19 outbreak, media reports said.
Chinese journalist faces jail for COVID-19 virus outbreak reporting
Beijing: A Chinese journalist, who was detained in May for reporting on the coronavirus outbreak from Wuhan, is currently facing up to five years in jail after being formally indicted on charges of spreading false information, media reports said on Monday.
Donald Trump targets China, says US is overtaking them
Washington: US President Donald Trump recently targeted China and said the nation was overtaking Beijing and it was not even close to them.
Kin of Covid-19 victims accuse Chinese authorities of blocking lawsuits alleging mishandling of the pandemic: Report
Wuhan/IBNS: Several people in Wuhan, the capital city of China’s Hubei province, where the coronavirus first surfaced in December last year, want to sue the local administration for the death of their kin due to mishandling of the health emergency but have found their lawsuits abruptly rejected, face official intimidation and their lawyers pressurised to withdraw from such cases, said an AFP report.
China's Wuhan lab operating 'covert operations' in Pakistan, creating "anthrax-like" pathogens: Report
With the world still battling COVID-19 outbreak, Pakistan and China have entered a secret three-year deal to expand potential bio-warfare capabilities, including running several research projects related to the deadly agent anthrax, media reports said.
US seeking new alliance to counter China with combined economic, military power: Mike Pompeo
Washington/Sputnik: The United States aims to form a new alliance with other countries to counter China with combined economic and military force, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a speech.
US State Department memo: Wuhan lab was not operating safely
Washington: The US State Department has released two partially redacted versions of unclassified memos written by American officials who had visited Wuhan Institute of Virology and expressed concerns over the safety protocols and practices followed by the laboratory in 2018, media reports said.
China agrees to send WHO's team of experts to Beijing to trace COVID19 origin
Beijing: The Chinese government on Wednesday agreed to send the World Health Organization's (WHO) team of experts to Beijing to trace the origin of the highly infectious coronavirus which has now hit nearly all the countries across the globe.
European Union, US agree to launch dialogue on China, CCP threat: Pompeo
Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the United States and the European Union have agreed to launch a dialogue on China to address the threat of the Chinese Communist Party.
Wuhan Covid-19 whistleblower doctor's widow gives birth to baby boy
Beijing/IBNS: The wife of Dr Li Wenliang, the Wuhan whistleblower,who was the first to raise coronavirus alarm and succumbed to the infection in February, has given birth to a baby boy, according to Chinese media.
US to reopen consulate in Wuhan before end of June - State Department
Washington/Sputnik: The US State Department intends to reopen the consulate in Wuhan, China, on or before the end of June, Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs Mary Elizabeth Taylor said in a notice.
Pakistan surpasses China in Covid-19 cases, tally now over 89,000
Islamabad/IBNS: With a record 4,688 fresh cases reported in 24 hours between Wednesday and Thursday, Pakistan surpassed China, the epicentre of the pandemic Coronavirus, in terms of Covid-19 cases.
Chinese official admits health system weaknesses amid COVID-19 outbreak
Beijing/IBNS: In a rare admission, a top Chinese official has admitted that the COVID-19 outbreak exposed weaknesses in the country's public health system.
US has not shared evidence proving coronavirus originated in Wuhan labs: WHO
Geneva/IBNS: World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Program chief said on Monday that it has not received any evidence from US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the novel coronavirus could have originated in a lab in Wuhan, the Chinese city which first reported the emergence of the deadly virus last year, said media reports.