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Inquiry Into Covid-19’s Origins Splits U.S. and China

The U.S. and China staked out sharply opposing positions over how to trace the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, with Washington calling for a new round of studies to be conducted with independent, international experts.Beijing, meanwhile, told an annual gathering of the World Health Organization’s decision-making body Tuesday that it considered the investigation in its…

Inquiry Into Covid-19’s Origins Splits U.S. and China

The U.S. and China staked out sharply opposing positions over how to trace the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, with Washington calling for a new round of studies to be conducted with independent, international experts.Beijing, meanwhile, told an annual gathering of the World Health Organization’s decision-making body Tuesday that it considered the investigation in its…

Sweeping bill to counter China introduced in U.S. House

Chairman Rep. Gregory W. Meeks wears a face mask as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken testifies before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the Biden Administration’s Priorities for U.S. Foreign Policy on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., March 10, 2021. Ken Cedeno/Pool via REUTERSU.S. efforts to address competition with China progressed on…

WHO expert backs follow-up coronavirus mission to China

News|World Health Organization Virologist Marion Koopmans says the trip could be helpful to gather additional information on the origins of COVID-19.A leading scientist on the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 mission to China has said a follow-up trip could be helpful to gather additional research on the origins of the disease, but should be separate from…

A shepherd saved six runners during deadly ultra-marathon in China

(CNN)A shepherd in northwest China has been credited with saving six trail runners from dangerously extreme weather, according to state media. Twenty-one other runners died during the 100-kilometer (62-mile) race on Saturday.According to China National Radio, Zhu Keming was grazing his sheep near the high-altitude Huanghe Shilin Mountain in Gansu Province when the weather turned…