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China Reports First Human Case Of Bird Flu

China confirmed on Tuesday the first known human case of the H3N8 strain of bird flu to a four-year-old boy living in central Henan province. China's National Health Commission (NHC) said the boy tested positive for the strain after being...

Chairman George: The Greek-Canadian who Became a Singing Superstar in China

A PhD-trained statistician for the federal agency Statistics Canada is an unlikely candidate for becoming a singing sensation anywhere—much less in China. But this is the surprising path the life of Canadian-born George Sapounidis took after 1999, when he...

Shanghai’s COVID-19 Lockdown Forces People to Go Hungry

Residents of Shanghai, China's largest city, which has been placed under a strict lockdown since late March to stem a new COVID-19 outbreak, are becoming increasingly frustrated, according to reports. Many residents of this massive city of 25 million are...

China Eastern Plane Carrying 132 Crashes in Guangxi Province

A China Eastern Airlines passenger plane carrying 132 people has crashed in southern China, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Monday. There was no information about any casualties in the incident, which took place on Monday afternoon, as yet. The Boeing 737...

Greece and China Sign Deal to Boost Tourism

Greece and China signed a deal on Monday with the goal of strengthening tourism between the two countries in the future. Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias and Xiao Junzheng, the Chinese Ambassador to Greece, signed the deal in Athens. The joint...

Port of Piraeus Announces Record Profits for 2021

The Port of Piraeus reported on Monday the highest level of profitability in its history during 2021, with profits after taxes surpassing $40 million (€36.8 million). According to the Piraeus Port Authority (PPA), that profit represents a significant increase of...

Russia Asked China for Ukraine Military Assistance, US Officials Say

Russia asked China for military support as well as economic assistance for its invasion of Ukraine, CNN reported on Sunday. The requests came after the invasion occurred, with one official declining to detail the Chinese reaction but indicated that they...

The Countries With Nuclear Weapons and Why Others Can’t Have Them

Why are some countries allowed to have nuclear weapons while others cannot? The Russia-Ukraine crisis has the world on edge, as countries with nuclear bombs like Russia threaten to unleash their destruction. But who are the so-called nuclear powers? Nuclear...

Abandoned Rocket Crashes Into the Moon

A discarded part of a rocket crashed into the Moon's far side just after noon, scientists say. They were expecting the impact to occur at 12:25 GMT on Friday. The rocket segment, which weighs three tons, had been tracked for...

Report: China Asked Russia to Delay War Until After Olympics

A Western intelligence report indicates that Chinese officials requested their Russian counterparts wait until after the Beijing Olympics ended, if they decided to invade Ukraine, US officials said on Wednesday. China-Russia likely communicated on Ukraine invasion timeline, US officials say The...