In September, U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer and Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican, raised concerns that China Telecom and China Unicom “have access to our telephone lines, fiber optic cables, cellular networks and satellites in ways that could give it (China) the ability to target the content of communications of Americans or their businesses and the U.S. government.” … [Read more...] about U.S. agencies back revoking ability of China Telecom to operate in U.S.
Wuhan, a city of 11 million that reported only two new infections in the past fortnight is due to allow residents to leave the city on Wednesday, for the first time since it was locked down on Jan. 23 to curb the spread of the virus. … [Read more...] about China reports no new coronavirus deaths as cases decline
A senior Trump administration official said access to Wuhan had been restricted since the virus outbreak, and added: “If Ambassador Cui is saying China is willing to cooperate with the U.S., we would appreciate the opportunity to work directly with their virology labs in Wuhan... “ … [Read more...] about In apparent swipe at China, Pompeo calls for transparency in coronavirus fight
S&P Global Ratings on Monday lowered its outlook on Brazil’s sovereign debt to “stable,” citing the huge fiscal effort to soften the economic blow from the outbreak, which will likely widen the government’s nominal fiscal deficit to 12% of GDP from 6% last year. … [Read more...] about Brazil looks to China for coronavirus help as cases rise quickly
But such restrictions have eased in recent days as new infections dropped to a trickle. Mainland China reported no coronavirus deaths on Tuesday for the first time since the pandemic began, and Wuhan has counted only two new infections in the past fortnight. [nL4N2BV1XW] … [Read more...] about China’s Wuhan city further eases coronavirus lockdown