Caught between politics and the pandemic, a few kilometres from China, Taiwan’s Kinmen island rethinks its economy

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Hong Kong Free Press

On the Taiwanese island of Kinmen, 63-year-old Wu Tseng-dong – Maestro Wu as he brands himself – is beating swords into ploughshares, as the Bible teaches. Or to be exact, artillery shells into kitchen knives. And until the beginning of last year, mainland Chinese bought them up in tremendous numbers: “There is a particular meaning to the mainland tourists,” Maestro Wu said, “in bringing back these instruments of peace that were once weapons of war.” In February 2020, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council severed the “xiaosantong” or “three minor communication… Read more about Caught between politics and the pandemic, a few kilometres from China, Taiwan’s Kinmen island rethinks its economy

U.S. Intellligence: Russia is planning huge military operation with 175,000 troops against Ukraine

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The Moderate Voice

As NATO becomes increasingly concerned over Russia and Russian President Vladmir Putin, a Washington Post report says U.S. intelligence is warning that Russia plans a massive military action against the Ukraine next year that’ll involve some 175,000 troops: As tensions mount between Washington and Moscow over a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine, U.S. intelligence has found the Kremlin is planning a multi-front offensive as soon as early next year involving up to 175,000 troops, according to U.S. officials and an intelligence document obtained by The Washington Post. The Kremlin has been mo… Read more about U.S. Intellligence: Russia is planning huge military operation with 175,000 troops against Ukraine

Biden, Xi at loggerheads on Taiwan in lengthy virtual summit

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AFP

Washington (AFP) – US President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping traded strong warnings on the future of Taiwan at a virtual summit meant to establish “guardrails” against conflict between their rival superpowers. The video-link summit, which took place late Monday in Washington and early Tuesday in Beijing, lasted a “longer than expected” three and a half hours, a senior US official told reporters. “The conversation was respectful and straightforward.” While the goal was to settle an increasingly volatile relationship between the giant economic and geopolitical competitors, tension over Taiwa… Read more about Biden, Xi at loggerheads on Taiwan in lengthy virtual summit

Competition, not conflict: Biden, Xi call for more ‘communication and cooperation’

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping’s more than three-hour virtual talk concluded with the leaders of the superpowers agreeing they need to tread carefully as their nations find themselves in an increasingly fraught competition. Facing domestic pressures at home, both Biden and Xi seemed determined to lower the temperature in what for both sides is their most significant — and frequently turbulent — relationship on the global stage. “As I’ve said before, it seems to me our responsibility as leaders of China and the United States is to ensure that the competition between our… Read more about Competition, not conflict: Biden, Xi call for more ‘communication and cooperation’

Apollomics Inc. Doses First Patient in Phase 3 Clinical Trial with APL-106 (Uproleselan Injection) in Chinese Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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ACN Newswire

Foster City, CA, Shanghai and Hangzhou, China, Nov 22, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Apollomics Inc., an innovative biopharmaceutical company committed to the discovery and development of mono- and combination- oncology therapies, today announced that the first patient has been successfully dosed in a Phase 3 clinical trial of APL-106 (uproleselan injection) for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in China. Apollomics licensed the Greater China rights for uproleselan from GlycoMimetics. “As our first Phase 3 clinical trial, dosing of the first patient wit… Read more about Apollomics Inc. Doses First Patient in Phase 3 Clinical Trial with APL-106 (Uproleselan Injection) in Chinese Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Auf wiedersehen Angela as three-way coalition signs governing pact

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Reuters

By Andreas Rinke and Sarah Marsh BERLIN (Reuters) – Social Democrat Olaf Scholz announced a deal to form a new governing coalition in Germany on Wednesday that aims to modernise Europe’s largest economy, accelerate the green transition and bring the curtain down on the Angela Merkel era. The alliance, the first at federal level between the ideologically disparate Greens, the libertarian Free Democrats (FDP) and Scholz’s centre-left SPD, ends 16 years of Merkel-led conservative governments. The three parties enjoy a majority in the lower house of parliament and hope the government will be sworn… Read more about Auf wiedersehen Angela as three-way coalition signs governing pact