'It is essential that, as we begin to implement our own independent trading policy, we ensure that our collective concerns about human rights are reflected in how we conduct trade negotiations around the world, and that Parliament can play its proper role in scrutinising potential trade agreements with those human rights concerns in mind.' … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson overcomes Tory rebellion to block demands for ban on trade deals with Beijing over China’s treatment of its Uighur minority
Default reignites questions over china groups state backing
Hua Chunying, a spokesperson for the foreign affairs ministry, was responding to a US state department “fact sheet” released last week that claimed there was new evidence of researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology falling ill before the first known cases of Covid-19 in the city. The state department did not provide data to back up its assertions. … [Read more...] about China revives conspiracy theory of US army link to Covid
In November, China released draft regulations to clamp down on anti-competitive practices in the industry, such as signing exclusive agreements with merchants and the use of subsidies to squeeze out competitors. The country's central bank said it had asked Ant Group to shake up its lending and other consumer finance operations, dealing a blow to Ma. … [Read more...] about China: Alibaba founder Jack Ma appears for first time since government crackdown
Discussing the news with the group, Farrah said: 'We usually think of a white person with better connotations, we don't usually think that black people have bad connotations. It's just that we find it easier to have good connotations with white people. I don't know if that makes sense.' … [Read more...] about The London school that tried to end racism: Year 7 pupils are divided into mixed race ‘affinity groups’ for a TV experiment – but white pupils ‘are terrified they could ruin their lives by saying the wrong thing’
Zhang estimates it costs about 1,200 yuan (£140) on average to raise a lean hog to adulthood, with medicine accounting for 2-10% of the total bill. We learn from the vet that the antibiotics used by other local farmers include amoxicillin, tilmicosin and florfenicol, which are added to feed, whereas chloramphenicol, which is used on humans to treat ear and eye infections, is injected. Chlortetracycline, used to treat skin ailments on pigs – and on people – and cephalosporin are used, too. … [Read more...] about Can China kick its animal antibiotic habit?