A Chinese coronavirus vaccine is set to be rolled out in Turkey later this month, with some Latin American country also in line to receive COVID-19 shots developed in the East Asian nation over the coming months. On Wednesday, Turkish health minister Fahrettin Koca said his country had ordered 50 million doses of the CoronaVac vaccine produced by China's Sinovac Biotech pharmaceutical company, with the first shipment set to arrive on December 11, according to a statement. Turkish labs will assess the safety of the vaccine and initial results from Phase III clinical trials, with an emergency use authorization possible soon, he said. "If developments continue positively as we expect, Turkey would be among the first countries in the world to begin vaccinations in the early phase," Koca said. The vaccine is one of five COVID-19 shots being developed in China that are currently undergoing large-scale, Phase III clinical trials, which are typically required before regulatory … [Read more...] about China’s “vaccine diplomacy” begins as shots to be rolled out in Turkey, Latin America
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The Romans enslaved people , enforced a rigid patriarchy, and delighted in the spectacle of prisoners being tortured at the Colosseum. Top minds of the ancient Western world—luminaries such as Aristotle, whose works are still taught in undergraduate lectures today—defended slavery as an entirely natural and proper practice. Indeed, from the dawn of the agricultural era to the 19th century, slavery was ubiquitous across the world. It’s hard to understand how our predecessors could have been so horrifically wrong. We have made real progress since then. Though still very far from perfect, society is in many respects considerably more humane and just than it once was. But why should anyone think this journey of moral progress is close to complete? Given humanity’s track record, we almost certainly are, like our forebears, committing grave moral mistakes at this very moment. When future generations look back on us, they might see us like we see the Romans. Contemplating our potential … [Read more...] about What Will Future Generations Think of Us?
Vice President Kamala Harris recently announced a hefty new package to boost U.S. relations with the Pacific Islands—including plans to open three embassies, develop a comprehensive U.S. strategy for the region, and increase current funding to $600 million over the next decade. The announcement, delivered during a gathering of Pacific Island leaders, comes on the heels of a series of surprise meetings between Beijing and island officials that have left the U.S. worried . At a time when most foreign affairs coverage centers on Russia's war in Ukraine or President Joe Biden 's talks with Saudi Arabia, the Pacific is quietly and quickly emerging as a critical frontier for the next diplomatic tug-of-war between great powers. Both the U.S. and China have awakened to the economic and military potential of the strategically positioned islands—a potential long obscured by the islands' small size. This awakening is made apparent by Vice President Harris' promise to island … [Read more...] about The U.S. and China want influence in the Pacific. Here’s how to earn it | Opinion
close Video How the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has 'thrown an accelerant' on Russia, China, Iran Retired U.S. Army Lt Col. Bob Maginnis reacts to the one-year anniversary of the U.S. military's withdrawal from Afghanistan on 'Your World.' NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! The Chinese government , using its Foreign Ministry Department and state-run media, praised the Taliban for providing "better security" to Afghans while also slamming the United States on the one-year anniversary of the Taliban’s takeover of the country. "Afghans experience better security under Taliban rule but challenges in economy, social governance remain," ran a headline from the Chinese government-operated Global Times news outlet published on Monday , the one-year anniversary of the Taliban’s official takeover of Afghanistan following the United States' chaotic and deadly withdrawal. "Several interviewees pointed out to the Global Times that … [Read more...] about China praises Taliban for providing ‘better security’ to Afghanistan, blasts U.S. on withdrawal anniversary
The Andhra Pradesh (A.P.) power distribution companies (DISCOMs) subscribed to the Late Payment Surcharge (LPS) scheme introduced by the Central government to reduce their liability to generators in a phased manner over the next 12 months. The total outstanding payments of DISCOMs as of Monday amount to ₹17,060 crore, of which the DISCOMs have paid ₹1,422 crore towards the first instalment on August 6, according to the special chief secretary (energy) K. Vijayanand. Participating as the chief guest in the Independence Day celebrations at Vidyut Soudha here on Monday, Mr. Vijayanand said the above scheme would help the DISCOMs in clearing their debts, and strengthen AP-Genco thereby facilitating reliable power supply. Further, he said that the government entered into an agreement with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to purchase 7,000 MW of power for supplying it to farmers under the free power scheme. The AP-Genco saved ₹118.5 crore in coal purchases and ₹405 crore … [Read more...] about A.P. DISCOMs to clear their dues to generators amounting to ₹17,060 crore in a year: special CS (energy) Vijayanand
Tesla billionaire Elon Musk wrote an article for a magazine produced by the chief censorship bureau of Communist China, despite being a self-described “free speech absolutist.” The world’s richest man penned an article in the July issue of China Cyberspace, a magazine produced by the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), the top internet regulator, responsible for enacting the strict censorship apparatus of the regime in Beijing. Elon Musk – CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, and the Boring Company, and Chinese president/emperor Xi Jinping. Tesla CEO Elon Musk poses with Tesla China-made Model 3 vehicle owners (Photo by Ding Ting/Xinhua via Getty) So central to the power structure of the Communist Party, the director of the CAC, Zhuang Rongwen, is also the head of the Propaganda Department, and it is a subsidiary of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission, of which Xi Jinping, himself, is the director of. While the CAC is mostly involved in laying out the censorship … [Read more...] about Free Speech? Elon Musk Writes Article for Chinese Censorship Bureau
Dodge is dipping back into the electrification waters with its new hybrid, the second the company has produced (the first was the 2009 Durango). The addition to the "Brotherhood of Muscle" lands in the hot compact crossover segment using another classic name: Dodge Hornet. The 2023 Dodge Hornet uses the same platform as the also-Stellantis-owned Alfa Romeo Tonale, but with a ton of Dodge DNA injected from looks to powertrain. It won't sport the company's traditional crosshair grille like the decade-old concept of the same name. The Hornet name started with the Hudson Hornet in the 1940s. When Hudson was swallowed by American Motor Corporation it became the compact AMC Hornet. AMC was then folded into by Chrysler, giving the company, now owned by Stellantis, access to the nameplate. "This is the hottest segment in the industry. This is a million-unit segment, and in the next five years it is going to grow almost 50 percent," Tim Kuniskis, Dodge CEO said at an event at the … [Read more...] about Dodge revives Hornet name for electrified crossover ‘muscle car’
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday handed over indigenously-developed equipment and systems to the Army which will enhance the operational preparedness of the defence forces and help them to deal with future challenges. These include Future Infantry Soldier as a System (F-INSAS), new generation anti-personnel mine ‘Nipun’, rugged and automatic communication system with enhanced capabilities, upgraded sights system for tanks and advanced thermal imagers. The equipment/systems have been jointly developed by the Indian Army in collaboration with Defence Public Sector Undertakings, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Industry, in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to modernise the Armed Forces, under the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’, according to an official statement issued by the Ministry of Defence. Singh has exuded confidence that the equipment and systems will enhance the operational preparedness of the Indian Army and increase their … [Read more...] about Rajnath Singh Hands Over Home-grown Equipment to Army | Here’s All About the New Weapons Systems
Indian companies are expected to witness a median salary hike of 10 per cent in 2023, mainly influenced by a continuation of the tight labour market and rising inflation concerns, according to a report by global advisory firm WTW. Companies in India are planning an overall jump of 10 per cent for 2022-23 as compared with the actual 9.5 per cent growth last year, said Willis Towers Watson’s Salary Budget Planning report. Over half (58 per cent) of the employers in India have budgeted for higher salary increases for the ongoing financial year compared to last year, while a quarter of them (24.4 per cent) made no change in the budget. The median jump may translate into a 9.8 per cent hike with financial services, banking, technology, media and gaming companies expected to offer the highest increments. Only 5.4 per cent have reduced the budget as compared to 2021-22, and at 10 per cent, salary increases in India continue to be the highest in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. China is … [Read more...] about Indian Companies Expected To Witness Median Salary Hike Of 10% in FY23; Check Details
Volatility continues in every aspect of the market, and many believe it will continue through Q4 2022 as the economy heads toward additional contraction. But even as the equities markets fall in and out of bear market territory, crypto and its close relative, the stablecoin, have taken a monumental beating, with Bitcoin down significantly since the beginning of the year. The Crypto Bill at a Glance A bipartisan bill proposed in June by New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand and the Wyoming Republican Cynthia Lummis is in part a response to the crypto crash, but also to a growing chorus of institutional market participants demanding more sensible guardrails to foster growth. Coined by the bill's authors, " the most substantial and comprehensive bipartisan effort to provide certainty and clarity to the growing digital asset and blockchain industries." The Responsible Financial Innovation Act (RFIA) attempts at conquering the following: Make transactions of less than $200 … [Read more...] about Could a Lack of U.S. Initiative Block Progress in the Crypto Space?