U.S.-Chinese Rivalry Is a Battle Over Values

Great-Power Competition Can’t Be Won on Interests Alone. On the campaign trail, U.S. President Joe Biden pledged to put values at the heart of his administration’s China policy. Since entering office, he has called on the world’s democracies to gird for a new era of strategic competition with China in which they “work together to […]

Sri Lankan Ambassador at Myanmar to step down?

We have reported that Sri Lankan Ambassador Professor Nalin De Silva to Myanmar is about to step down from his mission. Nalin De Silva has made a Facebook statement on his Facebook account about his plan to step down and the reasons behind.  ✍ Anuradha Bernard According to him, he has disappointed with his unsuccessful […]

Nine COVID-19 Myths That Just Won’t Go Away

As the world continues to battle the coronavirus, it is also fighting a different sort of epidemic: misinformation. This “infodemic” is just as harmful as COVID-19 itself, leading people to downplay the severity of the disease and ignore public health advice in favor of unproved treatments or “cures.” A recent survey by the John S. and […]

The top conspiracy theories surrounding COVID-19

Since the coronavirus first emerged, the prolonged pandemic has lent itself to endless headlines about the virus; from its rampant spread across the globe, border closures, worldwide lockdowns and the hunt for a vaccine. But in times of crisis, conspiracy theories can spread just as quickly as the virus itself. The advent of the world’s biggest public […]

China’s economy grows in fourth quarter, bucking global trend despite Covid-19

China’s latest official figures have confirmed it was the only major economy to see growth in 2020. The world’s second-largest economy says it grew 2.3% last year, compared with the previous year, with the final quarter seeing growth of 6.5%. Shutdowns from Covid-19 had caused the economy to slump by 6.8% in the first three […]

Viber Outraged by WhatsApp’s Privacy Update

CEO Djamel Agaoua calls on users to seek alternatives Rakuten Viber, one of the world’s leading apps for free and easy communication, expresses outrage over WhatsApp’s latest privacy update. While in the past WhatsApp users could opt-out of the app sharing their number with Facebook, going forward, it will be mandatory. Users must agree to […]

EU vaccine decision pushed up to December 21 after calls for haste

Eu EU vaccine decision pushed up to December 21 after calls for haste As vaccinations begin elsewhere – and with Europeans eager to get started – the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Tuesday said it will try to pull forward its decision on the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to December 21. Previously, the EMA had set […]

Three major scientific controversies about corona virus

 1) Face masks The novel coronavirus spreads by droplets from coughs, sneezes and speaking. To halt the spread of the virus, face masks have become compulsory in many countries. But there has been much debate among scientists over the effectiveness of face masks on reducing the spread of COVID-19. A report from a multidisciplinary group […]