EDWARD LUCAS: China’s economy is booming during the pandemic it unleashed

How galling it is to see China bouncing back from the global pandemic that it unleashed. While the rest of the world wrestles with fear, mistrust, unemployment, recession, stagnation, non-Covid health catastrophes, countless blighted lives and a ‘second wave’ of the virus, China is set to enter 2021 stronger than it was in January 2020. … Read more EDWARD LUCAS: China’s economy is booming during the pandemic it unleashed

EDWARD LUCAS: China’s economy is booming during the pandemic it unleashed

How galling it is to see China bouncing back from the global pandemic that it unleashed. While the rest of the world wrestles with fear, mistrust, unemployment, recession, stagnation, non-Covid health catastrophes, countless blighted lives and a ‘second wave’ of the virus, China is set to enter 2021 stronger than it was in January 2020. … Read more EDWARD LUCAS: China’s economy is booming during the pandemic it unleashed

Is this the tallest boy in the world? Chinese pupil, 14, is already SEVEN FOOT THREE 

Towering nearly two feet over his classmates, 14-year-old Ren Keyu from China has always stood out from the crowd. The ninth-grade pupil, nicknamed Xiaoyu, already measures about seven feet three inches (2.21 metres) in height and is still growing. The boy has applied to be the world’s current tallest male teenager with Guinness World Records … Read more Is this the tallest boy in the world? Chinese pupil, 14, is already SEVEN FOOT THREE 

Is this the tallest teenage boy in the world? Chinese pupil, 14, is already seven foot three

Towering nearly two feet over his classmates, 14-year-old Ren Keyu from China has always stood out from the crowd. The ninth-grade pupil, nicknamed Xiaoyu, already measures about seven feet three inches (2.21 metres) in height and is still growing. The boy has applied to be the tallest male teenager in the world with the Guinness … Read more Is this the tallest teenage boy in the world? Chinese pupil, 14, is already seven foot three

Huge fleet of 300 Chinese fishing boats is ‘raping’ Galapagos Islands’ waters, causing damage

Huge fleet of 300 Chinese fishing boats is ‘raping’ Galapagos Islands’ waters, pillaging food supplies and causing unprecedented environmental damage, officials say Fleet includes fish processing plants, refuelling vessels and colossal trawlers Boats raided the Galapagos Islands’ protected waters throughout the summer They have since moved south and anchored off Peru after international outcry Islands … Read more Huge fleet of 300 Chinese fishing boats is ‘raping’ Galapagos Islands’ waters, causing damage

China’s super-wealthy got $1.5trillion richer during pandemic that began in Wuhan

China’s super-wealthy have earned a record $1.5trillion during the last year despite the global economic collapse caused by the pandemic that began in Wuhan.  One analyst said that ‘the world has never seen this much wealth created in just one year’ after China added 257 members to its billionaires’ club and online shopping firms saw … Read more China’s super-wealthy got $1.5trillion richer during pandemic that began in Wuhan

Russia made cyber attacks on 2020 Tokyo Olympics after athlete ban

Six Russian military officers have been charged in the US with carrying out ‘cynical and reckless’ global cyber attacks, including attempts to disrupt next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. British and US officials said the attacks were conducted by Unit 74455 of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency. In an indictment unsealed today, the US … Read more Russia made cyber attacks on 2020 Tokyo Olympics after athlete ban

Samsung overtakes Huawei as world’s most popular smartphone brand

Samsung is once more the world’s top seller of smartphones, edging out Chinese firm Huawei, according to a report from Counterpoint Research.  The Korean tech company took the top spot in the global smartphone market in August, accounting for 22 per cent of the total market share.  Second-placed Huawei, meanwhile, took a global market share … Read more Samsung overtakes Huawei as world’s most popular smartphone brand

Zookeeper dies after being mauled by a group of black bears in front of horrified visitors in China

Zookeeper dies after being mauled by a group of black bears in front of horrified visitors at a Chinese wild animal park The accident occurred on Saturday afternoon at Shanghai Wild Animal Park Eyewitnesses claimed on social media that the worker was torn up and eaten The park said a worker had died following a bear attack … Read more Zookeeper dies after being mauled by a group of black bears in front of horrified visitors in China

China’s economy grows 4.9% while the rest of the world is crippled by coronavirus

China’s economy has grown 4.9 percent in the third quarter from last year proving the country is back to its pre-pandemic trajectory with consumer spending and industrial production going back to normal levels. China fell short in the third quarter of its forecast for growth between 5.5 percent and 6 percent predicted at the start … Read more China’s economy grows 4.9% while the rest of the world is crippled by coronavirus