Wuhan marks a year since lockdown

China’s city of Wuhan marked one year since the start of its traumatic 76-day coronavirus lockdown on Saturday while the pandemic continued to rage elsewhere, with President Joe Biden warning…

Indian city plans facial recognition to spot ‘women in distress

A plan to monitor women’s expressions with facial recognition technology to prevent street harassment in a north Indian city will lead to intrusive policing and privacy violations, digital rights experts…

Jack Ma makes first appearance since October

BBC – Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma has made his first appearance since Chinese regulators cracked down on his business empire. His absence had fuelled speculation over his whereabouts amid…

Flower markets booming in East China with upcoming Spring Festival

Fresh flower markets are booming in Changzhou City, east China’s Jiangsu Province, as people rush to purchase flowers for the upcoming Spring Festival, which falls on February 12 this year.…

Chinese President inspects preparations for 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday inspected the preparation work for the 2022 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, visiting staff, athletes and coaches. President Xi visited the…

Coronavirus: Japan to study cases of people infected even after vaccination

Japan plans to collect data from people who become infected with the novel coronavirus even after they receive vaccinations to assess how vaccines may help prevent the spread of the…

Chinese mainland reports 109 new COVID-19 cases

The Chinese mainland on Sunday recorded 109 new COVID-19 cases – 93 local transmissions and 16 from overseas, the National Health Commission said on Monday. Among the domestically infected cases,…

India launches world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive

India launched one of the world’s largest coronavirus vaccination drives on Saturday as the coronavirus pandemic spread at a record pace and global COVID-19 deaths surged past two million. Indian…

Dubai Expo organizers prepare for event delayed by pandemic

The organisers of Expo 2020 Dubai said on Saturday they are committed to hosting the event which was postponed for a year due to coronavirus, but are ready for all…

India begins massive national vaccination campaign

Many frontline workers throughout India received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines Saturday, in the start of what is expected to become India’s largest national vaccine campaign in history.  India is…