China shuts down cinemas across the country once again
The Chinese government has announced that all cinemas across the nation must be shut down once again as it continues to battle against the coronavirus. Cinemas were initially supposed to reopen this weekend and some regions had already begun screening movies again. This is a major change in policy from the government.
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Donald Trump abruptly cancels the Republican convention in Florida
US President Donald Trump announced Thursday that Republicans have scrapped plans to hold convention activities in Jacksonville, Florida. The move is a striking turnaround for Trump, who moved the convention to Jacksonville after North Carolina's governor raised public health concerns about having massive gatherings in Charlotte, as the GOP had long-planned
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Pompeo invites the UK for a coalition against China
The tensions between the West and China are on the rise after China passed the controversial National Security Law of Hong Kong. The UK suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and blocked arms sales. US secretary of state Mike Pompeo criticized China on his recent visit to the UK and described the leadership's behavior regarding the coronavirus pandemic as unforgivable and slamming "the crushing of freedoms'' in Hong Kong
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Global leadership raising voice against China
The coronavirus pandemic has transformed the world and now some of those leaders who were so impressed by Xi's vision for China are complaining of Beijing's state secrecy, misinformation, and the muzzling of whistleblowers during the initial stages of the coronavirus outbreak, allegations the Chinese government firmly denies. The United States, UK, Australia, and Canada issued a swift joint statement condemning China for passing the Hong Kong law
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Trumps says 99% of coronavirus cases are totally harmless
US President Donald Trump has claimed 99% of coronavirus cases are "totally harmless" after a surge of infections in the US. In a speech at the White House on America's Independence Day, the US president insisted his strategy to tackle COVID-19 was "moving along well" despite some states reporting record increases in cases. He branded the virus a "terrible plague from China"
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