WHO publicly praised China’s handling of coronavirus in a bid to coax more information out of Beijing – but were left in the dark and just as frustrated as the rest of the world, report says

  • ‘China kept the genome a secret for over a week after decoding the information’
  • ‘After they told the WHO, they stalled for more than two weeks on further data’
  • The information was delayed at a time when the virus’ spread could have been drastically slowed, according to minutes from WHO meetings  

WHO investigates Meghan’s China TV anchor friend over airing of ‘forced confession’ of British businessman who says he was drugged and locked in an iron chair

  • News anchor James Chau is being investigated by the World Health Organisation
  • Chau is a British journalist who rose to stardom on China’s state television
  • The WHO are investigating his involvement in the confession of Peter Humphrey
  • Mr Humphrey says he was drugged when he confessed to illegally sharing data
  • Chau is also a very close friend of Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex 

Donald Trump appears to threaten China with sanctions over bid to end Hong Kong’s special status as his economic advisor says the U.S. would PAY moving costs for firms if they revert here

  • The president leveled a new threat at China as it seeks to impose new law on Hong Kong
  • Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany says she spoke to Trump Tuesday 
  • Trump is ‘displeased’ by China’s actions
  • He said it is hard to see how Hong Kong remains a ‘financial ‘hub’ if China takes over 
  • Economic advisor Larry Kudlow said U.S. would pay cost of of moving Hong Kong firms’ supply chains and production to the United States
  • China’s parliament is expected to approve law changing Hong Kong security law by Thursday 

Chinese foreign minister warns Washington that it’s pushing relations to ‘the brink of a new Cold War’

  • China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday rejected Washington’s ‘lies’ over the coronavirus
  • ‘It has come to our attention that some political forces in the US are taking China-US relations hostage,’ Wang told reporters during a press conference
  • Wang did not identify what ‘forces’ he was referring to, but US President Donald Trump has led world criticism of China’s initial response to the pandemic 
  • He said Beijing is open to an international effort to find the source of the virus 
  • Longstanding friction between China and the US over trade, human rights and a range of other issues have been pushed to new heights since the virus outbreak

Beijing accuses America of ‘inciting countries to demand compensation from China’ for coronavirus after hitting Australia with huge tariffs as payback for Covid-19 inquiry calls

  • China has accused the US of pressuring other countries into demanding compensation for coronavirus 
  • It comes amid an escalating economic war over a pandemic which has shuttered the global economy 
  • China has already put an 80 per cent tariff on Australian barley after country led calls for an investigation  
  • Australia has refused to rule out appealing to the WTO over the move, which China denies is punishment