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Beijing (JEN): China’s crackdown on for-profit education gained steam in the current month as authorities push to make private elementary and middle schools public under a banner of promoting "fairness" in education, according to Nikkei Asia newspaper. more
Japan PM voices strong concern over China human rights issues at Asia-Europe summit

Phnom Penh, Cambodia (JEN): Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida expressed strong concern over the human rights issues in China during his remarks to a virtual meeting of leaders from ab ...

China pushing fake propagandas to manipulate global media, politics: Report

Beijing: The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been playing a significant role in manipulating the information spaces and media of other countries across the globe through fake propaganda ...

US lawmakers meet with Taiwan president in surprise visit amid China tensions

Washington/Taipei/IBNS: A group of five US legislators have met with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen in a surprise one-day visit, defying warnings from China to "stay out of the contes ...

France suspends flights from 7 southern African nations amid fears of new COVID variant

Paris/UNI/Xinhua: The French government announced on Friday to immediately suspend flights coming from the southern parts of Africa following the detection of a new Covid-19 variant in So ...

Chinese firms explore lithium projects in Afghanistan: Reports

Representatives of several Chinese companies visited Afghanistan recently to explore potential lithium projects in the country, media reports said.

China witnessing drop in child birth rate, ruling communists concerned

Beijing: The birth rate in China has dropped to a new low in 2020, giving the country's government a challenge to deal with a shrinking labor force and growing population of elderly p ...

Somalia: At least eight killed, several injured in car bombing near school in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, Somalia (JEN): At least eight people have been killed and over a dozen injured in a car bomb explosion that targeted a United Nations (UN) security convoy near a school in Soma ...

COVID-19: New Zealand to reopen to vaccinated visitors from next year

Wellington (JEN): New Zealand has announced its plans to reopen borders, which have been closed for more than a year and a half due to Covid-19 outbreak, to fully vaccinated visitors from ...

Two religious scholars shot dead near Kabul, says source

Kabul/UNI/Sputnik: Gunmen opened fire at four religious scholars near Kabul on Wednesday morning, killing two and wounding two others, a local source told Sputnik.