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UK to tackle #Coronavirus with separate arrival area at #Heathrow

UK to tackle #Coronavirus with separate arrival area at #Heathrow

| January 23, 2020

Britain’s Heathrow Airport will introduce separate areas for passengers travelling from regions that have been affected by the new flu-like coronavirus in China, UK transport minister Grant Shapps said on Wednesday (22 January), writes Sarah Young. Heathrow is Europe’s busiest airport and while the risk to the UK population still remains low, over 200,000 passengers […]

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#Huawei’s ties with #Iran known to HSBC before Meng Wanzhou arrest, documents show

#Huawei’s ties with #Iran known to HSBC before Meng Wanzhou arrest, documents show

| January 20, 2020

Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is currently fighting extradition to the United States in the Canadian courts The executive is accused of making a fraudulent presentation to the bank about the Chinese tech giant’s business dealings in Iran.  Documents seen by the South China Morning Post show communications between HSBC staff and Huawei employees […]

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Chinese medical aid programme helps #Myanmar children suffering from congenital heart diseases

Chinese medical aid programme helps #Myanmar children suffering from congenital heart diseases

| January 20, 2020

“I’m so grateful to China,” said Wutyee Tun, a 13-year-old Burmese girl who received treatment from a Chinese medical program aiming to saving Burmese children suffering from congenital heart disease, write Lin Rui and Wang Hui, People’s Daily. The girl, who now has a chubby face and rosy cheeks, lives in a town of southern […]

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Ushering in a new era of relations between #China and #Myanmar

Ushering in a new era of relations between #China and #Myanmar

| January 20, 2020

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Myanmar from Friday to Saturday (17-18 January), also Xi’s first state visit this year, will usher in a new era of China-Myanmar relations, said U Khin Maung Lynn, Joint Secretary of the Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (MISIS), write Ding Zi, Zhou Zhiran and Wang Hui of […]

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Phil Hogan says that US threats over #Huawei are ‘a bit of sabre-rattling’

Phil Hogan says that US threats over #Huawei are ‘a bit of sabre-rattling’

| January 17, 2020

EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan has said that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ambition to get a full trade deal negotiated with Brussels by the end-of-year deadline is “just not possible”. The former minister, who is in the US at the moment, also said that threats from the US to stop sharing intelligence with the […]

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#ChinaUSTradeDeal – Macron hopes China and US trade deal will not bring new US-EU tensions

#ChinaUSTradeDeal – Macron hopes China and US trade deal will not bring new US-EU tensions

| January 17, 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron (pictured) said on Wednesday (15 January) that he hoped a new agreement between China and the United States on trade will not lead to new tensions between the United States and Europe, writes Michel Rose. “I hope it is a good dynamic. But I would not want this Chinese-American rapprochement to […]

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#Huawei – 2020 ‘make or break’ for EU #5G leadership

#Huawei – 2020 ‘make or break’ for EU #5G leadership

| January 17, 2020

2020 will see 5G gather speed across Europe. For successful deployment, an inclusive and facts-based approach will be key, finds a debate held in Brussels. “As Europe is set to take the decisive steps towards deploying 5G this year, there is an urgent need for action: achieving 5G leadership will require strengthened trust, global collaboration […]

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