China’s ‘success’ in stopping pandemic a ‘sheer fabrication,’ says US China expert

In “Bully of Asia,” China expert Steven W. Mosher criticizes China’s history of ruthless tyranny and hegemonic obsession. The recent claims of the Communist Party of China (CPC) of “success” and “zero domestic transmissions” in the fight against the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are “propaganda” and “sheer fabrication,” according to American China expert and author Steven W. Mosher. “It is sheer fabrication, no sturdier than the shoddy warehouses that were put up in a week to house the victims of the Wuhan virus,” wrote Mosher in an article on the…

Control of anthropogenic atmospheric emissions can improve water quality in seas

IMAGE: Anthropogenic pollutant can be observed in the atmosphere of many Chinese coastal cities, in this study researchers investigated the potential impact of this pollution on the water quality. view more  Credit: Photo courtesy: Dr Thibodeau @HKU A new research led by MPhil student Miss Yu Yan Yau and supervised by Dr Benoit Thibodeau from the Department of Earth Sciences and the Swire Institute of Marine Science, the University of Hong Kong (HKU), highlighted the importance of reducing fossil fuel combustion not only to curb the trend of global warming, but…

‘Choppy waters’ await Navy as coronavirus strikes aircraft carrier

For answers to frequently asked questions about the coronavirus, click here.   WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy, the military service hit hardest by the coronavirus, scrambled to contain its first at-sea outbreak, with at least two dozen infected aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, one of 11 active aircraft carriers whose mission is central to the Pentagon’s strategy for deterring war with China and Iran. The Roosevelt and its contingent of warplanes may be sidelined for days, sitting pier side in Guam as the entire crew — more than 5,000 — is tested.…

19th Shangri-La Dialogue, scheduled for June, called off due to coronavirus outbreak, Singapore News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – This year’s Shangri-La Dialogue – a top-level regional security forum hosted by Singapore – will no longer be held from June 5 to 7 as scheduled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), which organises the annual forum, said it has decided in close consultation with the Singapore Government not to convene this year’s edition. The Straits Times had first reported on the forum’s cancellation, based on sources familiar with the matter. In a statement on Friday (March 27), the London-based IISS noted…

IAIN DUNCAN SMITH: We must stop kow-towing to these despots

Iain Duncan Smith  Covid-19 has swept across the world like a medieval plague from China and in its wake it has created one of the greatest health scares in modern history.  This has resulted in the implementation of sweeping powers to alter and direct the balance of our way of life, last seen on this scale during the Second World War.  Of course, this has in turn prompted a debate on what should change. From justifying the climate emergency demands to questioning the way we work, there is no end…

Choppy waters await Navy as virus strikes aircraft carrier

The Navy, the military service hit hardest by the coronavirus, scrambled to contain its first at-sea outbreak, with at least two dozen infected aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, one of 11 active aircraft carriers whose mission is central to the Pentagon’s strategy for deterring war with China and Iran. The Roosevelt and its contingent of warplanes may be sidelined for days, sitting pier side in Guam as the entire crew more than 5,000 is tested. Navy leaders say the carrier could return to duty at any time if required, but…