• China shuts US consulate in Chengdu

    China shuts US consulate in Chengdu0

    China on Friday ordered the US consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu to close in retaliation for one of its missions in the United States being shuttered, capping a furious week of Cold War-style diplomacy. The announcement of the closure followed a torrent of warnings from top American officials about the “tyranny” of China,

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  • Trump threatens to cut China ties over COVID-19 spread

    Trump threatens to cut China ties over COVID-19 spread0

    ‌ US President Donald Trump threatened to cut ties with China over its role in the spread of the coronavirus, as the global death toll from the disease topped 300,000. Despite fears of a second wave of infections, national and local governments around the world are easing lockdown orders as they try to get stalled

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  • FG, Chinese envoy meet over Nigerians’ positive cases in China

    FG, Chinese envoy meet over Nigerians’ positive cases in China0

    Officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday held a meeting with the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Zhou Pingjian, in Abuja over 72 Nigerians who tested positive for COVID-19 in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province of China. The parley, it was gathered, discussed the development and other issues relating to the maltreatment of Nigerian nationals

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  • FG summons Chinese Ambassador over maltreatment of Nigerians in China

    FG summons Chinese Ambassador over maltreatment of Nigerians in China0

    The Federal Government has summoned the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Zhou Pingjian over reports of maltreatment in China. Nigerians in China who had travelled there for business purposes a few days before the federal government announced a lockdown are accusing Chinese authorities of maltreatment, just as they said the Nigerian government did not care

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  • WHO Swift Into Action, Declares International Emergency Over Coronavirus

    WHO Swift Into Action, Declares International Emergency Over Coronavirus0

    The UN health agency on Thursday declared an international emergency over the deadly novel coronavirus from China — a rarely used designation that could lead to improved international coordination in tackling the disease. “Our greatest concern is the potential for the virus to spread to countries with weaker health systems,” World Health Organization (WHO) chief

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  • British Airways Suspends China Flights Over Coronavirus Outbreak

    British Airways Suspends China Flights Over Coronavirus Outbreak0

    British Airways on Wednesday said it had suspended all its flights to and from China owing to the deadly coronavirus. “We have suspended all flights to and from mainland China with immediate effect following advice from the (UK) Foreign Office against all but essential travel,” BA said in a brief statement. “We apologise to customers

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