US second-most surveilled country after China, with one camera for every five people in big cities

The US is the second-most surveilled country in the world after China, with one camera for every five people in major cities. A new report found that bigger US cities had an average of over 112,000 CCTV cameras, or about 2,200 for every 10,000 people. That was still dwarfed by China, which had 15,880,491 CCTV … Read more

Doctors warn face masks can pose a risk of eye injury

Research on how well various types of masks and face coverings protect against coronavirus has varied but experts and politicians have generally leaned towards the idea that the chance of some protection is better than none. In the UK, face coverings were first made mandatory in for public transport in June and later for shops … Read more

Closing down classrooms only reduced coronavirus cases by 4% in NYC

School closures may do little to reduce the spread of coronavirus, a new modeling study suggests. Researchers found that preventing in-person learning only lowered the number of infections among young people by four percent in New York City. By comparison, social distancing of the entire population in public places lowered the number of cases and … Read more

Oxford Uni’s Wykeham chair is renamed Tencent-Wykeham after a China firm ‘with links to spy agency’ 

Oxford University is to rename a prestigious professorship of physics after a Chinese software company accused of close links with the Communist regime’s intelligence services in return for a £700,000 donation, the Daily Mail has learned. The Wykeham chair of physics, which was established in 1900 and comes with a fellowship at 14th-century New College, … Read more

Oxford Uni’s Wykeham chair is renamed Tencent-Wykeham after a China firm ‘with links to spy agency’ 

Oxford University is to rename a prestigious professorship of physics after a Chinese software company accused of close links with the Communist regime’s intelligence services in return for a £700,000 donation, the Daily Mail has learned. The Wykeham chair of physics, which was established in 1900 and comes with a fellowship at 14th-century New College, … Read more

British foreign office warns China will no longer recognise Hong Kong dual citizens

China moves to strip millions of Hong Kongers of legal rights by refusing to recognise British dual citizens in defiance of handover deal UK Foreign Office warned dual nationality is no longer recognised in Hong Kong  Move means millions of Hong Kongers who qualify for overseas citizenship may not be entitled to consular assistance if … Read more

British foreign office warns China will no longer recognise Hong Kong dual citizens

China moves to strip millions of Hong Kongers of legal rights by refusing to recognise British dual citizens in defiance of handover deal UK Foreign Office warned dual nationality is no longer recognised in Hong Kong  Move means millions of Hong Kongers who qualify for overseas citizenship may not be entitled to consular assistance if … Read more

Woman, 58, abandoned in Hong Kong before being adopted by British couple appears on Long Lost Family

A woman who was abandoned in Hong Kong before being adopted by a British couple has admitted she just wants to find relatives who ‘look and sound like her’ in ‘one of the toughest ever’ Long Lost Family searches. Claire Martin, 58, was nearly two-years-old when she arrived at Heathrow Airport from Hong Kong’s overcrowded orphanages in … Read more

Antiques Roadshow guest mocked for VERY casual reaction when told Chinese table is worth £120,000

A guest on the Antiques Roadshow last night was mocked for his rather unenthusiastic reaction after an expert revealed his Chinese table was worth up to £120,000. The episode saw Fiona Bruce and the team head to Culzean Castle in South Ayrshire, and the console was named one of the most expensive pieces of furniture … Read more

President Joe Biden says China’s Xi Jinping doesn’t have a democratic ‘bone in his body’

President Joe Biden signaled he is looking to reset U.S.-China policy from the Trump administration, saying the two nations can avoid a conflict, even as he said Chinese President Xi Jinping as lacking a democratic ‘bone in his body.’ Biden said he didn’t mean the line as criticism – but he leveled as his administration … Read more