Treating China as a "strategic rival" of the United States is a misjudgement that could lead to mistakes, China's ambassador to the United States said in a speech to an online forum. Since the Trump administration defined China as a strategic rival in 2018, Washington and Beijing have frequently clashed over issues ranging from trade to Beijing's handling of the coronavirus, and the new administration of President Joe Biden is expected to maintain pressure on China. In the first major speech by a Chinese official on relations between the world's two biggest economies since Biden took office, Ambassador Cui Tiankai reasserted China's long-standing position of seeking peaceful coexistence with the United States, while warning it not to cross China's red lines.
New Zealand, Vietnam and Taiwan rank the top three in a COVID Performance Index of almost 100 countries for their successful handling of the coronavirus pandemic, with Britain and America near the bottom of the pile. The Lowy Institute said its index published on Thursday excludes China, where the first cases were identified in December 2019, due to a lack of publicly available data. Other countries in the top 10 include Thailand, Cyprus, Rwanda, Iceland, Australia, Latvia and Sri Lanka - countries with fewer reported cases and deaths both in aggregate and per capita terms.
The adorable cub made his debut virtually on Wednesday at the National Zoo in Washington, appearing live on 'Panda Cam' as the zoo is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Xiao Qi Ji is the son of Mei Xiang, who gave birth to him at the zoo, thrilling panda enthusiasts and zoo officials who thought at age 22 she had a slim chance of having a fourth healthy cub.
The Edmonton Oilers might consider placing a heavy cover on Mitchell Marner on Thursday when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs are 6-0-0 when Marner registers a point. The 23-year-old right winger from Markham, Ont., is on a tear in the young NHL season.
The Singapore government denied a report that it is negotiating an air travel bubble arrangement with India.
Jan.27 -- Hiroaki Nakanishi, executive chairman of Hitachi Ltd., shares the Japanese industrial conglomerate's strategy and outlook. Nakanishi, who is also the head of the country's biggest business lobby Keidanren, speaks with Haslinda Amin and David Ingles on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia."
A mandatory treatment order suitability report was called for the woman, who is currently undergoing treatment for schizophrenia.
Songs or scores from “Soul,” “Minari,” “Tenet,” “News of the World,” “”Euphoria” and “The Queen’s Gambit” were among the winners Wednesday night at the 11th annual (and first virtual) Hollywood Music in Media Awards. Breaking down categories by genre affords the HMMAs the opportunity to cast a wide net in its awards. Film-related trophies went […]
U.S. Senator Mitt Romney has thrown his support behind the Tokyo Olympics this summer, saying the Games should be held with a limit on spectators at venues and would serve as an inspiration for the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the Games set to open in less than six months' time, Japan is wrestling with a third wave of novel coronavirus infections and has declared a state of emergency in major cities in a bid to tame the outbreak. The International Olympic Committee and local organisers have pledged their full commitment to staging the event, though recent surveys show people in Japan largely oppose holding the Games this summer over fears the influx of athletes will worsen the pandemic.
A former National University of Singapore professor and a former research fellow were charged in court over separate cheating offences.
The Houston Texans have settled on Baltimore Ravens assistant head coach David Culley as their new head coach, according to multiple media outlets on Wednesday. It would be Culley's first time as a head coach after 27 years in coaching. Houston and Baltimore are negotiating for Culley to leave the Ravens, the NFL Network reported, although the network's Ian Rapoport said on Twitter that the hiring will take place.
Ibrahimovic and Lukaku, who played together at Manchester United, exchanged words at the end of the first half before the pair had to be restrained as the players left the pitch for the interval. The referee cautioned the duo before giving Ibrahimovic another yellow card and a red after the restart for a foul on Aleksandar Kolarov.
United, who would have replaced Manchester City at the top of the table with a win, have been on a good run in recent weeks and delivered an inspired performance to knock bitter rivals Liverpool out of the FA Cup on Sunday. "Last week (against) Liverpool, tremendous performance," Ferdinand told BT Sport.
Tuchel, who replaced the sacked Frank Lampard on Tuesday, saw his team held to a dull goalless home draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday. The result left Chelsea eighth on 30 points, 11 behind leaders Manchester City, and Tuchel said he did not think his new side could make up that gap.
Tesla's posted record earnings Wednesday still disappointed Wall Street, posting adjusted income short of the 1.1 billion dollars analysts had hoped for. Investors had also hoped to see CEO Elon Musk's electric carmaker set a higher target for vehicle deliveries in 2021, but the company only gave a vague outlook, driving shares down 5 percent. It caps 12 months that saw Tesla's shares surge some 700 percent. Investors had bet on expectations that Tesla will quickly and profitably expand after setting a goal of delivering half a million vehicles last year. Instead, in a statement the company did not state a concrete delivery goal. Under Musk's leadership, Tesla bucked the 2020 trend of economic upheaval with steady sales at a time when many carmakers reported losses. Its success allowed Tesla to join the S&P 500 Index, defying long-term skeptics who had bet against the company. Over the past year Tesla ramped up production in China, though it faces local competition by the likes of Nio and Xpeng. Tesla is also building new car and battery manufacturing factories in Texas and Germany. But the race is now on for carmakers who are developing electric vehicles of their own to challenge Tesla's lead. Several carmakers are slated to release new electric models this year, including Ford's Mustang Mach-E and Volkswagen's ID.4.
With a coronavirus-enforced quarantine coming to an end, the world’s elite tennis players will go from two of the quietest weeks of their lives in Australia to three of the busiest. The government-mandated quarantine ahead of the Feb. 8-21 Australian Open had a controversial start.
Paramount’s animated feature “Rumble” has been moved to Feb. 18, 2022, Variety has confirmed. “Rumble” had most recently been delayed to May 14 from Jan. 29, 2021. It was originally scheduled for release on July 31, 2020, and was first delayed in November 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Produced by Paramount Animation in partnership with Reel […]
An alligator hung out in geothermal waters in Mosca, Colorado, on January 27, unfazed by the subfreezing temperatures.Video taken by the Colorado Gator Farm shows the alligator, Elvis, in the waters.“-18 degrees this morning at Colorado Gators,” wrote the Farm. “Thanks to the geothermal water, he’s plenty warm and feisty this morning. Colorado Gators is fed by a deep geothermal well, 2,050 feet deep and 87 degrees year-round. This keeps the tilapia farm and alligators nice and toasty even in sub-zero temperatures!”The National Weather Service had reported below freezing temperatures for the area on the morning of January 27. Credit: Colorado Gator Farm via Storyful
Australian fly-half Zack Holmes said Toulouse's lack of fear in attack has installed them as leaders of the Top 14 ahead of Sunday's trip to second-placed La Rochelle.
After photographs began circulating on social media of Sanders wearing a parka and a pair of mittens at U.S. President Joe Biden's inauguration, King sprang into action. "On Inauguration Day, when I saw that that meme was trending, I said, 'Oh, I'm going to go get that pattern, I'm going to modify it real quick to make it look like his inauguration outfit,'" said King, 46, of Corpus Christi, Texas.