“Certainly, there are pharmaceutical concerns in China, but there is a concerted integration between public institutions and what would be considered private enterprises, so to the point where not only where is the research being done by public institutions but for essential goods,” Goodrum said, also noting that there are price controls and subsidies for medications in China to ensure they are affordable. Currently, there are many countries involved in COVID-19 vaccine development. American biotech company Moderna, which is collaborating with the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases led by Dr. Anthony Fauci, has been given the green light to begin phase two testing of its vaccine, mRNA-1273. Several other companies and organizations are testing vaccines too, including Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech, as well as the University of Oxford in cooperation with AstraZeneca. … [Read more...] about China Regards COVID-19 Vaccine as ‘Public Good’ While US Sees Valuable Commodity – Journalist
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Soon after the war, Lt-Gen Henderson Brooks and Brig. Prem Bhagat was assigned to outline reasons for the cause of war and the defeat of India. They presented a 28-volume report in 1963 to India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The report since then is in the cupboard of defence secretaries under strict lock and key. … [Read more...] about India’s flirting with maps triggered border dispute with China?
In Marin, China Camp State Park in San Rafael on the shore of San Pablo Bay opened with limited parking for access to trails and beaches. In Novato, Olompali reopened all parking and trails. On the south Peninsula, Castle Rock State Park on Skyline above Los Gatos reopened this week with about 50 percent parking capacity and one-way trails, including the great loop route past Goat Rock for views of Monterey Bay. … [Read more...] about These parks, campsites are reopening across Northern California this weekend
Amid the heightened tensions, The Global Times, a nationalist outlet aligned with China's ruling Communist Party, urged Beijing to "reconsider its stance" over its recognition of Sikkim as an Indian state, which China only recognized in 2003, The Hindustan Times reported. Indian concerns were exacerbated by China's recent live-fire drills in the mountainous border region. The exercises were reportedly intended to test the high-altitude capabilities of its new Type 96B tank and assess "battlefield environment analysis, combat operations command, combat coordination and other real combat and live-fire shooting training," according to a report published by China's state-run Xinhua News Agency and translated by the Times of India. … [Read more...] about China and Pakistan Military Tests Flank India, Boost Tensions in Asia
Two Chinese cities, Shenzhen and Zhuhai, have banned the eating of dogs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, but no national law has been released to ban the act. Pictured, caged cats and dogs for sale at a live animal meat market in Guangzhou, China, in April 2003 … [Read more...] about China signals a complete ban on the eating of dog meat ahead of notorious Yulin festival with new rules to classify dogs as ‘companion animals’