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WUHAN: United front puts city on road to recovery

WUHAN: United front puts city on road to recovery

By Wang Xiaodong China Daily  Workers face range of challenges during outbreak WUHAN: Hua Yuchen, a music teacher in Wuhan, Hubei province, was one of the first to volunteer her services after the city was locked down on Jan 23 in an effort to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak. “I had been following news of […]

Prime minister praises Mongolians’ resilience, announces MNT 5.1 trillion plan to combat COVID-19

Prime minister praises Mongolians’ resilience, announces MNT 5.1 trillion plan to combat COVID-19

By Tuul Chuluunbaatar ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA: After an extraordinary meeting of the Government of Mongolia, Prime Minister Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh made a statement on the measures to be taken by the Government to support the economy in connection with the transition to a higher level of preparedness throughout the country amid the coronavirus outbreak. “As the Prime […]

Satanic Viruses

Satanic Viruses

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid President of Asia Journalists Association (AJA) CAIRO: As the whole world is combating coronavirus, the destructive virus of modern times, Egyptians, both authorities and people, are persuading themselves that they are in fact fighting more than that one specific virus! The first virus the Egyptian government faces – in its long war […]

South Korea to allocate Kyrgyzstan $50,000 to combat coronavirus

South Korea to allocate Kyrgyzstan $50,000 to combat coronavirus

BISHKEK: Korea will allocate Kyrgyzstan $50,000 to combat coronavirus, the South Korean embassy in Kyrgyzstan reported. “In connection with an increase in cases of coronavirus infection in the Kyrgyz Republic, the Korean Government, aware of the lack of medical equipment and the need to improve medical services to combat coronavirus in the Kyrgyz Republic, has […]

35 million South Koreans to benefit from ‘disaster relief money’ for households

35 million South Koreans to benefit from ‘disaster relief money’ for households

SEOUL: The South Korean government will grant “emergency disaster relief money” to a majority of the country’s households in a one-off stimulus program to help with the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis, President Moon Jae-in said Monday. He also unveiled a plan to seek another supplementary budget during a third session of the emergency […]

COVID-19 pandemic and India

COVID-19 pandemic and India

By Pramod Mathur India <Spotfilm> CEO, AJA Senior member NEW DELHI: An Extraordinary Virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit was convened on March 26, 2020. The aim was to discuss challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and forge a coordinated global response. Earlier, Prime Minister Modi had a telephonic conversation with the Chair, The Crown Prince of […]

Malaysia announces $57.78 billion stimulus package to deal with coronavirus fallout

Malaysia announces $57.78 billion stimulus package to deal with coronavirus fallout

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s government will channel RM25 million to the vulnerable groups through the RM250 billion ($57.78 billion) economic stimulus package announced on Friday by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. The funds are to be channelled towards supporting people and businesses most adversely impacted by the economic disruption from the Covid-19 outbreak and the prime minister said […]

Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung: We will be providing basic income to all citizens promptly

Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung: We will be providing basic income to all citizens promptly

  By Sang-ki Lee Founder of AJA and CEO of Asia N Suwon: South Korea’s Gyeonggi Provincial Government has announced that they will be providing disaster subsidy of about $81 (about 100,000won) per person and $324(400,000won) per household of four people. The “Gyeonggi Province disaster subsidy”, officially announced by the government on March 24, offers […]

China to continue sharing experience, medical resources in COVID-19 fight: FM

China to continue sharing experience, medical resources in COVID-19 fight: FM

  By Wu Gang People’s Daily Beijing: China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has announced the country’s effort to contribute to the global response of COVID-19 in five areas. During a regular press conference, MFA spokesperson Geng Shuang was asked that what will China do to help enhancing international epidemic response. The spokesperson replied that thanks […]

Inner Mongolia launches tree-planting campaign to tame desertification

Inner Mongolia launches tree-planting campaign to tame desertification

By Wu Yong, People’s Daily Ulaanbaatar: As temperature rises, more and more places are joining China’s afforestation efforts. This year, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is tasked with planting 12.97 million mu, or 864,700 hectares of forests and one million hectares of grass, according to a recent teleconference on forestry and grassland work in […]

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