While Uruguay's National Meat Institute (INAC) eyes China, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong as the clients to target, the latter has already recorded an increase of 13% in both volume and revenues in purchases from Paraguay, according to a Central Bank (BCP) report released this week.
A Hong Kong-based robotics company, which has 2016 already created Sophia, has now introduced Grace, the first robot nurse designed to assist the elderly and people isolated by the covid-19 pandemic as well as to relieve overburdened health caregivers.
British regulators on Monday fined Chinese state broadcast CGTN €260,000, a month after having revoked its license. Peter Humphrey complained to broadcasting watchdog Ofcom about the channel's airing of a criminal confession that he says he was forced to make.
China compared on Thursday the storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump with last year's often-violent pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, but noted that no one had died when demonstrators took over the Parliament of Hong Kong.
A new British policy allowing Hong Kong residents to claim British citizenship is a violation of international law and interferes with China's internal affairs, China's embassy in London said on Thursday.
China will resolutely respond to acts of interference in its internal affairs, a spokesman for the country's embassy to the United Kingdom said on Tuesday, after Britain announced it would suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong.
China stepped up a travel warning to Australia on Monday, telling its citizens of a risk of being searched arbitrarily by law enforcement authorities, as tensions between both countries grow. The foreign ministry's latest notice comes a month after Beijing warned of discrimination against Chinese people in Australia, telling its citizens not to travel there.
Sweden said on Monday it supported Franco-German efforts for a robust response to China's new security law on Hong Kong, joining Denmark and the Netherlands in pushing the European Union to consider countermeasures on Beijing.
By Gwynne Dyer – ”We will grant British National Overseas (BNOs) five years' limited leave to remain (in the United Kingdom), with the right to work or study, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told the U.K. parliament on July 1. After five years, they will be able to apply for settled status. After a further twelve months with settled status, they will be able to apply for citizenship.”
The UN human rights office voiced concern on Friday that vague and overly broad provisions in the national security law for Hong Kong may lead to arbitrary interpretation and prosecutions of activists in violation of freedoms of assembly and expression.