NATO chief urges South Korea to step up military support to Ukraine

NATO chief seeks closer relations with Asian allies Urges South Korea to provide more military aid to Ukraine He says China is also a challenge to “our values” SEOUL (Reuters) – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg urged South Korea on Monday to increase military support to Ukraine, citing other countries that changed their policy of not … Read more

Asian stocks are slightly higher, and the Bank of Japan is struggling bears on bonds

https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 The Bank of Japan is under heavy pressure while defending the yield policy The BoJ’s surrender could lift the yen, hurting global bonds More profits to come, many central bank speakers SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose on Monday as investors waited anxiously to see if the Bank of Japan (BOJ) would defend its … Read more

China reports massive rise in COVID-related deaths after data criticism

Nearly 60,000 COVID-related hospital deaths have been reported China has been criticized for underreporting COVID deaths The official says emergency hospitalizations have peaked Travel recovering before the Lunar New Year holidays BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Saturday that nearly 60,000 people with COVID-19 had died in hospital since it abandoned its COVID-19 non-spread policy … Read more

Pfizer CEO rules out generic COVID drug Paxlovid for China

Jan. 9 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) It’s not in talks with Chinese authorities to license a generic version of its COVID-19 treatment Paxlovid for use there, CEO Albert Bourla said Monday, but it is in discussions about the price of the branded product. Reuters reported on Friday that China is in talks with Pfizer … Read more

The coronavirus outbreak in China raises global concerns as citizens mobilize in Beijing

The virus is spreading rapidly in China after the policy change The World Health Organization will hold a briefing after talks with Chinese scientists More countries are seeking pre-boarding tests from Chinese arrivals EU officials meet to coordinate Chinese travel policy BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese state media mobilized the public on Wednesday for “final victory” … Read more

Chinese media downplays the severity of COVID as the World Health Organization seeks details about the variants

State media says severe illness from the coronavirus is rare Chinese scientists brief the World Health Organization Chinese factory activity contracted in December BEIJING/HONG KONG/GENEVA, Jan. 3 (Reuters) – China’s state media downplayed the severity of a surge in COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, while its scientists briefed the World Health Organization, which is seeking detailed … Read more