China’s big spenders in UK

Kidlington, UK -- Annabel Edwards, a British mother of four who lives in this quiet English village, remembers the first time it happened. “There were...

Chinese bike-share scheme launches in rainy Manchester

hen China’s biggest public bike-hire operator chose Manchester as the location for their first smart scheme outside Asia, they were cautioned that the weather...

Why Chinese investors are snapping up Bordeaux vineyards

In a small city in eastern China, a new $900m theme park has just opened. Set over 1,000 acres and built with the help...

China and Europe are moving forward without Trump

The United States and Europe appear to be hurtling toward a messy breakup. China, meanwhile, is ready to pounce. Beijing is in prime position to...

Newcastle office block to become major innovation centre after being bought by Chinese investors

A major Chinese company that invests around £570m a year into R&D is setting up an innovation centre in Newcastle to help forge links between...

China’s ambitious plan to connect with Europe

China’s hugely ambitious to transform interconnectivity in the Eurasian region is rightly described by President Xi Xinping as one of this century’s great projects....

G20 sees three-way steel battle between EU, US and China

HAMBURG: While battles between police and protesters smoulder outside, leaders of the European Union, United States and China appear close to a trade war...

China faces Silk Road setback as some European countries refuse to sign trade text

France, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Portugal and Britain are among the European Union countries spurning China’s Silk Road initiative document, says a diplomat.

Norway wants China to forget about the human rights thing and eat salmon instead

Norway is the world’s biggest producer of salmon. But hardly any of it goes to China, the biggest consumer of seafood. Since the Nobel Prize...

Pelosi Says U.S. Should Align With EU to Pressure China on Trade

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats would be tougher on China than President Donald Trump by aligning with the European Union to bring additional pressure on the world’s second-largest economy.
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Coronavirus started in China, but Europe became the hub for its global spread

The virus started in China, of course, but narratives of how it went from epidemic to global pandemic often leave out a crucial element: the role of Europe.

Coronavirus: 563 more people die with COVID-19 in UK – bringing total to 2,352

Another 563 people have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus - bringing the total number of deaths to 2,352. The deaths happened in the 24 hours before 5pm on Tuesday, the Department of Health said.

Prince Charles makes first appearance since coronavirus infection

Prince Charles on Wednesday appeared for the first time since he was diagnosed with COVID-19 — speaking about the “strange, frustrating and often distressing experience.”

UK furious over China’s coronavirus disinformation campaign against US

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is furious with Beijing for spreading disinformation about the coronavirus, including that American soldiers may have introduced it in China, and said there would be a “reckoning” when the pandemic ends, according to a report.

Coronavirus: Italy’s death toll overtakes China’s

Coronavirus has killed more people in Italy than in any other country, after deaths there rose by 427 in a day. The number of deaths...

‘It’s silent outside’: Italy, France and Spain adapt to life under coronavirus lockdown

People in some of Europe’s largest cities are adjusting to a new way of life as governments in France, Spain, the Netherlands and others joined Italy in imposing restrictions on tens of millions of people.

Coronavirus UK: Cases rise to 1,543 as 171 more patients test positive

The UK's latest coronavirus case update came as Boris Johnson chaired an emergency Cobra meeting to discuss deaths, a potential ban on mass gatherings, schools and Covid-19 advice for people with symptoms

UK quarantines elderly as over-70s told: stay at home

Ten more people in the UK have died in the last 24 hours after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to 21.

Coronavirus: Europe now epicentre of the pandemic, says WHO

Europe is now the "epicentre" of the global coronavirus pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization says.

UK telecoms CEO Philip Jansen tested positive for coronavirus

The chief executive of BT, Britain's biggest telecoms group, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and will work remotely over the next week, according to the company.