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Confidence in Chinese vaccines has taken a hit amid mass jabs

Confidence in Chinese vaccines has taken a hit amid mass jabs

Mass public vaccination programs using a Chinese coronavirus vaccine are underway across Indonesia and Turkey, where tens of millions of people are expected to receive doses of the CoronaVac shot made by Beijing-based company Sinovac. On Wednesday, Indonesian President Joko Widodo was shown receiving the country’s first CoronaVac shot, after the government authorized it for emergency use. While on Thursday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced he had also received the vaccine. But the rollouts come despite a growing number of questions over the effectiveness of the shot, which last week was revealed to have an efficacy rate of just...

Business

Labor fears humanitarian crisis on Australian coal ships stranded off China

Labor fears humanitarian crisis on Australian coal ships stranded off China

Australian exporters face another “grim” year driven by tensions with China while a standoff over more than 70 ships stranded with Australian coal on board threatens to cause an international humanitarian crisis, the opposition has said. While warning of the mounting economic costs to Australia, the shadow trade minister, Madeleine King, called on the Morrison government to take a step towards repairing the relationship by pledging to “eradicate deeply offensive anti-China rhetoric” from some backbench MPs. The government says it is pressing China to resolve delays in clearing Australian coal and it has also raised fears about the welfare of...

Technology

Trump administration slams China’s Huawei, halts shipments from Intel and others

Trump administration slams China’s Huawei, halts shipments from Intel and others

The Trump administration notified Huawei suppliers, including chipmaker Intel, that it is revoking certain licenses to sell to the Chinese company and intends to reject dozens of other applications to supply the telecommunications firm, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The action – likely the last against Huawei Technologies under Republican President Donald Trump – is the latest in a long-running effort to weaken the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker, which it says is a threat to U.S. national security and foreign policy interests. The notices came amid a flurry of U.S. efforts against China in the final days...