India’s Parliamentary Panel Grills Twitter, Facebook Executives Over Serious Concerns

A parliamentary standing committee on Information Technology (IT) summoned officials from social networking giants Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp to discuss an array of concerns. The 31-member parliamentary panel, presided over by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor asked the assembled spokesmen a series of questions. … Read More >India’s Parliamentary Panel Grills Twitter, Facebook Executives Over Serious Concerns

Hong Kong to enter city’s 1st Covid-19 lockdown, as China deploys 1,700 officers to enforce new rules

Hong Kong has ordered thousands of residents to remain in their homes ahead of the city’s first Covid-19 lockdown, with China deploying 1,700 officers to enforce the restrictions in hopes of containing the outbreak. … Read More >Hong Kong to enter city’s 1st Covid-19 lockdown, as China deploys 1,700 officers to enforce new rules

Chinese authorities find Covid-19 cluster at major chicken processing plant in Harbin as Beijing introduces new curbs

A new cluster of Covid-19 has been detected in Harbin, in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, with authorities registering 10 symptomatic Covid-19 cases and 31 asymptomatic infections. … Read More >Chinese authorities find Covid-19 cluster at major chicken processing plant in Harbin as Beijing introduces new curbs

Beijing tightens testing and quarantine rules in effort to curb risks from massive Chinese Lunar New Year migration

China will require fresh negative Covid-19 tests for people wishing to visit their home towns during the Lunar New Year celebrations. Officials fear that traditional holiday travel could undermine the fight against the virus. … Read More >Beijing tightens testing and quarantine rules in effort to curb risks from massive Chinese Lunar New Year migration

Mongolia’s PM resigns after mother and newborn weren’t given warm clothes during Covid-19 hospital transfer in freezing weather

Mongolia’s Prime Minister Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh has announced his resignation, after a woman who had just given birth wasn’t given warm clothes as she was being transferred for Covid-19 quarantine. … Read More >Mongolia’s PM resigns after mother and newborn weren’t given warm clothes during Covid-19 hospital transfer in freezing weather

Pompeo among Trump officials sanctioned by Beijing for ‘interfering in China’s internal affairs’

China has imposed sanctions on 28 US figures, including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other allies of former President Donald Trump, over their alleged violations of China’s sovereignty and interference in its affairs. … Read More >Pompeo among Trump officials sanctioned by Beijing for ‘interfering in China’s internal affairs’

Beijing back in partial lockdown after new coronavirus cases emerge in airport district

A partial lockdown has been imposed in China’s capital, specifically its southern district of Daxing, which has registered a new Covid-19 outbreak. The 1.6 million residents of the area have been banned from leaving the city. … Read More >Beijing back in partial lockdown after new coronavirus cases emerge in airport district

‘Big show every day’: China says damage done to Washington’s image by Pompeo will be ‘hard’ to repair

Beijing has said that the tenure of outgoing US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has brought “a lot of fun,” but made a dent in America’s prestige and credibility on the world stage. … Read More >‘Big show every day’: China says damage done to Washington’s image by Pompeo will be ‘hard’ to repair

‘Arson’ destroys four UNICEF Rohingya schools, days after blaze burned down Bangladeshi camp leaving thousands homeless

UNICEF has condemned an “arson attack” that burned down four learning centers at a Bangladeshi camp for Rohingya refugees, days after a similar blaze left thousands of the religious group homeless. … Read More >‘Arson’ destroys four UNICEF Rohingya schools, days after blaze burned down Bangladeshi camp leaving thousands homeless