Langya: New Virus Infects 35 People in Eastern China

Langya: New Virus Infects 35 People in Eastern China

By Melissa Zhu, BBC News Scientists are tracking a new, animal-derived virus in eastern China that has infected at least several dozen people. The novel Langya henipavirus (LayV) was found in 35 patients in the Shandong and Henan provinces. Many had symptoms such as fever, fatigue and a cough. They are thought to have contracted […]

‘Their goal is to destroy everyone’: Uighur camp detainees allege systematic rape

‘Their goal is to destroy everyone’: Uighur camp detainees allege systematic rape

Uigur women work in a cloth factory in Hotan county, Xinjiang province, China. – Hotan China April 27 2019 (Shutterstock) By Matthew Hill, David Campanale, and Joel Gunter, BBC News Women in China’s “re-education” camps for Uighurs have been systematically raped, sexually abused, and tortured, according to detailed new accounts obtained by the BBC. You may find […]

Coronavirus confirmed as pandemic by World Health Organization

The coronavirus outbreak has been labelled a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Coronavirus confirmed as pandemic by World Health Organization

By BBC WHO chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the number of cases outside China had increased 13-fold over the past two weeks. He said he was “deeply concerned” by “alarming levels of inaction” over the virus. A pandemic is a disease that is spreading in multiple countries around the world at the same time. […]

China committed to helping Caribbean with poverty reduction

China committed to helping Caribbean with poverty reduction

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS The Chinese Government says it is prepared to continue assisting countries in the Caribbean and Latin American region with poverty alleviation, despite its own lingering developmental challenges. Counselor for the Department of Latin America and Caribbean, Han Jing, told journalists from the region at a meeting at China’s foreign affairs ministry in […]