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  • China votes against EU-drafted resolution on Belarus at UNHRC

    China on Wednesday voted against a draft resolution on Belarus submitted by some European Union member states to the 46th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

    The draft resolution expressed concerns about alleged human rights violations that occurred in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election in Belarus and in its aftermath.

  • EU Parliament gives go-ahead to €672.5 billion Recovery and Resilience Facility

    On Wednesday, the European Parliament approved the Recovery and Resilience Facility, designed to help EU countries tackle the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The regulation on the objectives, financing and rules for accessing the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) was adopted with 582 votes in favour, 40 against and 69 abstentions. The RRF is the biggest building block of the €750 billion Next Generation EU recovery package.

  • George Soros: Merkel has surrendered to “Hungarian and Polish extortion” 

    Acceptance of Rule of Law “compromise” gives Fidesz more than a year to change Hungarian laws, constitution and to channel public funds into private foundations “controlled by his [Orbán’s] cronies”

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has, it appears, “caved to Hungarian and Polish extortion” by brokering a compromise on rule of law at the EU summit that “constitutes the worst of all possible worlds”, according to philanthropist and financier, George Soros.

  • President, EU leaders to meet via video link

    Talks come amid intensive diplomatic engagement between key economies

    President Xi Jinping will meet via video link on Monday with European Council President Charles Michel, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the rotating chair of the regional bloc, the Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday.

    The meeting comes amid intensive diplomatic engagement between China and the EU countries amid the COVID-19 pandemic and global economic recession due to the impact of the outbreak.

  • US, EU to suspend tariffs on alcohol, food and airplanes

    The United States and the European Union agreed to temporarily suspend tariffs levied on billions of dollars of each others' aircraft, wine, food and other products for a four-month period.

  • Western sanctions against China motivated by political interests in maintaining supremacy

    As a coordinated effort, the EU, US, UK and Canada have recently imposed sanctions on several Chinese officials accused of what the Western countries have said are human rights violations in Xinjiang. The sanctions – ranging from travel bans to asset freezes – were not unexpected as some Western politicians and their puppet media have long been running a propaganda campaign against China.

    A handful of Western countries have imposed sanctions on the Chinese officials over a series of fake and fabricated allegations of so-called human rights abuses in Xinjiang.

  • WHO releases report on global tracing of COVID-19 origins

    - The findings showed that "some of the suspected positive samples were detected even earlier than the first case in Wuhan, suggesting the possibility of missed circulation in other countries," the report said.

    - The novel coronavirus origin tracing research in China is part of the global study of origins of the virus, and it is the first step, said Liang Wannian, a member of the WHO-China joint team.

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