News, August 9th

From Dragon to the land of ‘Ascending Dragon’ – Since the face-off between India and China in Ladakh, there has been strident cries for boycotting Chinese products. The government has already put some barriers on economic engagement with China. It has restricted Chinese FDI approvals and blocked 59 Chinese Apps, imposed stricter regulations for GovernmentContinue reading “News, August 9th”

News, August 7th

Brazil decree to provide US$356 million for coronavirus vaccine – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro issued a decree on Thursday (August 6) to provide BRL1.9 billion (US$356 million) in funds to purchase and eventually produce a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca PLC and Oxford University researchers. Brazil’s Acting Health Minister General Eduardo Pazuello said theContinue reading “News, August 7th”

News, August 6th

75 years after the bomb, Hiroshima still chooses ‘reconciliation and hope’ – In a video message delivered to a Peace Memorial Ceremony in Japan on Thursday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has paid tribute to the victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, which devastated the city in 1945. “Seventy-five years ago, a single nuclear weaponContinue reading “News, August 6th”

News, August 5th

Beirut explosion: Rescue workers frantically search for survivors as Lebanon capital confronts massive devastation – Rescuers on Wednesday are working frantically to search for survivors in Beirut a day after a massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital, leaving at least 100 dead and some 4,000 injured. Lebanon’s Health Minister Hamad Hassan told reporters outside aContinue reading “News, August 5th”