US rejects Chinese claims in South China Sea

Asserting that the “Chinese predatory world view” has no place in the 21st century, the Trump administration, in a major policy decision on Monday, categorically rejected the territorial claims made by Beijing in South China Sea, stating that it has no legal grounds to unilaterally impose its will on the region.

“The world will not allow Beijing to treat the South China Sea as its…

Global Economics Intelligence executive summary, June 2020

McKinsey & Company
Contraction in industry and consumption slowed in May and June, the trade slump worsened, and regional recoveries in China and Europe proceed haltingly, as the COVID-19 pandemic still surges in the Americas, India, and Russia.

The global economy showed signs of improvement in May 2020, but June has been a difficult month. Hopes of a steady path to return diminished in recent weeks,…

China says U.S. accusations on South China Sea are ‘unjustified’

BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Tuesday it is firmly opposed to the U.S. State Department’s statement rejecting China’s disputed claims in the South China Sea and called Washington’s accusations of China bullying its neighbours ‘completely unjustified.’ ‘The United States is not a country directly involved in the disputes. However, it has kept interfering in the issue,’ the Chinese…

China reports five new coronavirus cases on July 13

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China reported on Tuesday five new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 13, compared with eight cases a day earlier, the health authority said. All of the new infections were imported cases, the National Health Commission said in a statement. There were no new deaths.

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China reported on Tuesday five new…

US has biggest COVID-19 testing programme globally, ‘just about lowest mortality rate’: Trump

The New Indian Express
More than 34 lakh Americans have tested positive for COVID-19 so far and over 1,37,000 have died due to the disease, both of which are the largest numbers among all the countries.

WASHINGTON: The United States has the biggest COVID-19 testing programme in the world, better than big countries like Russia, China, India and Brazil, President Donald Trump said on Monday, asserting that…

Florida Coronavirus Cases Surpass Most Countries’ COVID-19 Tally; Has More Than China, South Korea

International Business Times
One of the last states to shut down and one of the first to reopen its economy, Florida remains the epicenter of a rapidly spreading surge in COVID-19 cases in the United States with more total cases than several countries such as China, South Korea and Italy.

If Florida with its population of 21 million were a country, it would be the ninth most COVID-19 infected nation in the…

Global Hydroxychloroquine Market Value Expected To Reach $1.2 Billion By 2023

AB Newswire
Bayer Is One Of The Largest Players In The Hydroxychloroquine Market, According To The Business Research Company’s Hydroxychloroquine Market Global Report 2020-30: COVID-19 Implications And Growth. (Companies Covered: Bayer AG, Dr. Reddy`s Laboratories, Zydus Cadila, Ipca Laboratories Ltd., Wallace Pharma, Teva, Mylan, Novartis, Intas Pharmaceuticals, Lupin Limited, Shanghai…

US to reject nearly all Chinese claims in South China Sea

India Today
In a move the officials say is expected as early as Monday, the administration will present the decision as an attempt to curb China’s increasing assertiveness in the region with a commitment to recognizing international law.

In this photo provided by US Navy, the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Carrier Strike Groups steam in formation, in the South China Sea. ▪ …

China cannot be sued for Coronavirus

Pioneer (India)
The Govt is protected by ambient sovereign immunity and misconduct, even if proved, will not be able to cater to sufficient grounds for its waiver

The wilful, negligent and unmindful attitude of the Chinese authorities has led to the catastrophe of COVID-19. While some consider the inaction and lackadaisical behaviour of China coupled with suppression of information as “treason against▪ …

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Tehran Says No Operational…