March 30, 2023

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s Covid count could be up to 200,000, HKU experts say while arguing risks from reopening border with mainland China are small

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Sammy Heung and Emily Hung From SCMP Up to 200,000 people may be carrying Covid-19 in Hong Kong, researchers have said, but experts say while the estimate may be far higher than official figures the risks will still be manageable when the city’s border with mainland China reopens. Some experts, however, also urged authorities on Monday […]

SANDERS: Fearless Fight for Climate Fairness

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By Sir Ronald Sanders Showing all the frankness that he demonstrates in his domestic politics, Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne marched fearlessly like Daniel in the Lion’s Den, when he made several demands in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt where COP27 is being held. At the heart of his presentation was the preservation of the […]

“The Ukraine war is a transformation accelerator”

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The war in Ukraine is damaging societies and economies alike – but there is a chance, that it will fasten necessary transformation processes, i.e. to gain independence from fossil fuels. In this interview, Karl Haeusgen, President of Europe’s largest mechanical engineering association VDMA, describes, which opportunities are arising at the moment, which hopes he has […]

U.S. retains its position as the world’s biggest Travel & Tourism market despite lengthy travel restrictions by boosting domestic travel

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UK sees biggest drop in the global rankings China and Germany hold onto second and third position London, UK: The latest World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Economic Trends Report reveals the U.S. remains the world’s biggest and most powerful Travel & Tourism market. Its top ranking was reaffirmed, despite suffering long and damaging travel restrictions […]

Tackling climate change together

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From Reuters Next Team Climate change is perhaps the most critical issue of our time. Food security crises, sea level rises and deforestation are putting millions of lives at risk and destroying precious ecosystems. How do we prioritise action on a problem that will be felt for centuries to come?  Reuters NEXT [Nov 30 – Dec […]

5 Things you need to know about Mid-Autumn Festival

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Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Harvest Moon Festival or Moon Cake Festival is an important traditional festival celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese calendar. This festival is held all over China and its celebrants enjoy eating moon cakes and watching the full moon. The festival is also celebrated […]

Machinery exports up slightly in value terms in first half of year

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Exports in the machinery and plant engineering sector rose by a nominal 2.3 percent year-on-year in the first half of the year. Against the background of the geopolitical and global economic situation, the machinery and plant engineering sector got off fairly lightly. Despite the challenging market environment, exports of machinery from Germany increased slightly by […]

Brussels Conference June 29th – presentation of evidence of forced organ harvesting in China

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The scandal of Communist China’s forced organ harvesting trade continues to shock the world. On Wednesday June 29th, at 11.00 (CET) an invited audience of journalists and human rights activists will hear evidence from former prisoners with personal experience of the programme. The meeting will be opened by prominent Member of the European Parliament Tomas Zdechovský  and […]

China and Germany dominate global machinery export business

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Frankfurt – 23/03/2022 – The strong economic recovery in key sales markets gave a major boost to machinery exports from Germany in 2021. However, it was not enough to recapture the title of world export champion, with Chinese competitors further extending their lead. The strong economic recovery in key sales markets gave machinery exports from Germany […]

Should UN rights chief resign over disappointing China visit?

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June 5, 2022 News Digest OUR CAMPAIGN ISSUES IN THE NEWS Forced LabourHuman rights organizations call for Bachelet’s resignation after China visitAfter her visit to Xinjiang last week, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet is facing criticism from rights organizations and activists. They argue that she failed to use the opportunity to hold China […]