China’s President Xi coughs throughout speech, sparking health fears

China’s President Xi violently coughs throughout speech, prompting speculation on his health, as state media cuts away each time he is forced to stop speaking Xi Jinping was giving a speech to party faithful in Shenzhen on Wednesday  Towards the end of his address, he was seen and heard repeatedly coughing  Cameras cut away from … Read more China’s President Xi coughs throughout speech, sparking health fears

As the curtain comes down on Herbert Kretzmer’s astonishing life, RICHARD KAY pays tribute 

Not much more than a year ago songwriter Herbert Kretzmer was watching television at his home in Kensington, West London. The news was on and the screen was full of the brave citizens of Hong Kong protesting at the threat to their liberties and independence from mainland China. As they marched they sang a song … Read more As the curtain comes down on Herbert Kretzmer’s astonishing life, RICHARD KAY pays tribute 

As the curtain comes down on Herbie Kretzmer’s astonishing life, RICHARD KAY pays tribute 

Not much more than a year ago songwriter Herbert Kretzmer was watching television at his home in Kensington, West London. The news was on and the screen was full of the brave citizens of Hong Kong protesting at the threat to their liberties and independence from mainland China. As they marched they sang a song … Read more As the curtain comes down on Herbie Kretzmer’s astonishing life, RICHARD KAY pays tribute 

Coronavirus: Chinese virologist accuses Beijing of faking virus genome data to hide its ‘bioweapon’

A Chinese virologist who claims the coronavirus was cooked up in a military lab has accused Beijing of fabricating the virus genome data to cover up its ‘unrestricted bioweapon’. Although scientists are still unravelling the origin of the pandemic, it is widely suggested that the virus had jumped onto humans from wild animals, such as bats … Read more Coronavirus: Chinese virologist accuses Beijing of faking virus genome data to hide its ‘bioweapon’

Dominic Raab refuses to rule out boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

Dominic Raab refuses to rule out boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing and Prince William may not attend over concerns about China’s abuse of Uighur Muslims Foreign Secretary said there is ‘evidence of egregious human rights violations’ China previously denied claims it is carrying out forced sterilisation of Muslims  Around 380 sites in the Xinjiang … Read more Dominic Raab refuses to rule out boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

Tourist sites are heaving across China amid Covid international travel restrictions

Tourist sites across China are heaving this week as millions of revellers mark Golden Week, a national holiday held after the country’s National Day celebrated every year on October 1. Some 600million domestic tourists – about 40 per cent of the population – are expected to travel during the holiday amid restricted international travel due … Read more Tourist sites are heaving across China amid Covid international travel restrictions

Alcohol: Urban binge drinking has increased by nearly 4 per cent since 2012 due to the ‘Uber effect’

Binge drinking in towns and cities has increased by nearly 4 per cent since 2012 because of the ‘Uber effect’, study claims An expert from Hong Kong studied 117 US towns and cities where Uber launched He analysed local health data on how often — and how much — adults drink While people are not … Read more Alcohol: Urban binge drinking has increased by nearly 4 per cent since 2012 due to the ‘Uber effect’

The measures scientists say are needed to ease lockdown

Britain must follow in the footsteps of New Zealand, Hong Kong and South Korea if it wants to thwart a second wave of coronavirus and ease lockdown, scientists say. Researchers from the UK and Asia analysed the Covid-19 responses around the world and highlighted the three countries as shining examples of how to successfully squash … Read more The measures scientists say are needed to ease lockdown

The measures scientists say are needed to ease lockdown

Britain must follow in the footsteps of New Zealand, Hong Kong and South Korea if it wants to thwart a second wave of coronavirus and ease lockdown, scientists say. Researchers from the UK and Asia analysed the Covid-19 responses around the world and highlighted the three countries as shining examples of how to successfully squash … Read more The measures scientists say are needed to ease lockdown

Coronavirus Hong Kong: Hazmat-suited officials detain BA cabin crew in Hong Kong

EXCLUSIVE – Hazmat-suited officials detain BA cabin crew in Hong Kong forcing them into coronavirus quarantine camp after one of them tests positive… but the pilots are allowed to jet home Crew escorted from hotel by hazmat-suited enforcers who took them to bus Their minimalist porta cabin accommodation consists of barracks-style beds Ellie Freeman, stewardess … Read more Coronavirus Hong Kong: Hazmat-suited officials detain BA cabin crew in Hong Kong