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Trump Records Shed New Light on Chinese Business Pursuits – DNyuz

Trump Records Shed New Light on Chinese Business Pursuits – DNyuz 1Trump’s own business history is filled with overseas financial deals, and some have involved the Chinese state. He spent a decade unsuccessfully pursuing projects in China, operating an office there during his first run for president and forging a partnership with a major government-controlled company.And it turns out that China is one of only three foreign nations — the others are Britain and Ireland — where Mr. Trump maintains a bank account, according to an analysis of the president’s tax records, which were obtained by The New York Times. The foreign accounts do not show up on Mr. Trump’s public financial disclosures, where he must list personal assets, because they are held under corporate names. The identities of the financial institutions are not clear.

Source: Trump Records Shed New Light on Chinese Business Pursuits – DNyuz

Scientists see downsides to top COVID-19 vaccines from Russia, China – Reuters

Scientists see downsides to top COVID-19 vaccines from Russia, China - Reuters 2TORONTO/CHICAGO (Reuters) – High-profile COVID-19 vaccines developed in Russia and China share a potential shortcoming: They are based on a common cold virus that many people have been exposed to, potentially limiting their effectiveness, some experts say.

CanSino Biologics’ vaccine, approved for military use in China, is a modified form of adenovirus type 5, or Ad5. The company is in talks to get emergency approval in several countries before completing large-scale trials, the Wall Street Journal reported last week.

A vaccine developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute, approved in Russia earlier this month despite limited testing, is based on Ad5 and a second less common adenovirus.

Source: Scientists see downsides to top COVID-19 vaccines from Russia, China – Reuters

China tells US to close consulate in Chengdu in growing spat

China tells US to close consulate in Chengdu in growing spat 3BEIJING (AP) — China ordered the United States on Friday to close its consulate in the western city of Chengdu, ratcheting up a diplomatic conflict at a time when relations have sunk to their lowest level in decades.

The move was a response to the Trump administration’s order this week for Beijing to close its consulate in Houston after Washington accused Chinese agents of trying to steal medical and other research in Texas.

The Chinese foreign ministry appealed to Washington to reverse its “wrong decision.”

Chinese-U.S. relations have soured amid a mounting array of conflicts including trade, the handling of the coronavirus pandemic, technology, spying accusations, Hong Kong and allegations of abuses against Chinese Muslims.

Source: China tells US to close consulate in Chengdu in growing spat

U.S. sends carriers to South China Sea during Chinese drills – Reuters

U.S. sends carriers to South China Sea during Chinese drills - Reuters 4(Reuters) – Two U.S. aircraft carriers were conducting exercises in the disputed South China Sea on Saturday, the U.S. navy said, as China also carried out military drills that have been criticised by the Pentagon and neighbouring states.

Source: U.S. sends carriers to South China Sea during Chinese drills – Reuters

Flu virus with ‘pandemic potential’ found in China – BBC News

Flu virus with 'pandemic potential' found in China - BBC News 5A new strain of flu that has the potential to become a pandemic has been identified in China by scientists.

It emerged recently and is carried by pigs, but can infect humans, they say.

The researchers are concerned that it could mutate further so that it can spread easily from person to person, and trigger a global outbreak.

While it is not an immediate problem, they say, it has “all the hallmarks” of being highly adapted to infect humans and needs close monitoring.

As it’s new, people could have little or no immunity to the virus.

Source: Flu virus with ‘pandemic potential’ found in China – BBC News

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