The entire nation came to a standstill for three minutes as people mourned the more than three thousand lives lost to the pandemic.
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Beijing is looking to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic after dropping growth targets last year. Defense spending is also set to rise significantly.
For the first time in three decades, Taiwan outpaced China's economy in 2020. The island's handling of the coronavirus pandemic was the envy of the world, while demand for its semiconductors spurred growth.
The COVID-19 pandemic has provided African autocrats with the perfect set of circumstances to restrict civil liberties, rights activists say. China's growing influence on the continent may play a role, a report warns.
The WHO has urged countries not to relax measures to combat the coronavirus, saying that it’s too early to rely solely on vaccinations. Follow DW for the latest.
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