China donates 500,000 doses of vaccine to Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR – China has contributed 500,000 doses of vaccine to Malaysia as an effort to combat Covid-19. The Coordinating Minister of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK), Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar said, the vaccine delivery from China is expected to arrive in mid July. He said, Malaysia has received one million doses of Pfizer vaccine donated by the United States of America (USA) and another one million doses of AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine contributed by Japan. “The procurement of 5.4 million doses of Pfizer vaccine by the government is expected to arrive… Read More

As China’s Communist Party turns 100, economic challenges loom

Shenzhen, China –  Private education companies that provide extracurricular lessons to legions of Chinese children are in the crosshairs of the government, as officials seek to ease pressure on students and the financial burden on families. Though aimed at private tutoring firms, the crackdown is symptomatic of wider systemic problems facing China as the ruling Communist Party celebrates its 100th anniversary this week. Falling birth rates and a rapidly ageing population spell trouble for China’s future economic growth. Income inequality, regional economic divides, and wide gaps in opportunity between rural and urban citizens… Read More

China tells Taiwan ‘independence means war’, Taiwan says it’s preparing

Taiwan needs to be clearly aware that its future lies in “reunification” with China and that it cannot rely on the US, China’s military said on Thursday. Beijing was responding to questions on a massed incursion by Chinese warplanes last week, Reuters reports. Twenty-eight Chinese aircraft, including fighters and nuclear-capable bombers, entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone (Adiz) last Tuesday, the largest number to date reported by the democratic island’s government. The incident came shortly after Group of Seven leaders issued a joint statement underscoring the importance of peace and stability across… Read More

Malaysia tak kompromi isu Laut China Selatan

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia mengulangi pendirian tidak akan berkompromi dalam isu berkaitan keselamatan dan kedaulatan negara khususnya dalam kawasan di Laut China Selatan yang menjadi pertikaian. Malaysia turut menggesa semua pihak lebih bersederhana dalam tingkah laku mereka di kawasan perairan berkenaan.null Kementerian Pertahanan dalam satu kenyataan, berkata gesaan itu dibuat oleh Menteri Pertahanan, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob dalam Mesyuarat Menteri-Menteri Pertahanan ASEAN Plus (ADMM-Plus) ke-8 yang berlangsung secara maya semalam. Dalam mesyuarat itu, beliau turut meminta semua pihak bekerjasama bagi memastikan keamanan, keselamatan dan kestabilan di Laut China Selatan. “Malaysia tidak akan… Read More