World trade primed for strong but uneven recovery after COVID-19 pandemic shock

Prospects for a quick recovery in world trade have improved as merchandise trade expanded more rapidly than expected in the second half of last year. According to new estimates from the WTO, the volume of world merchandise trade is expected to increase by 8.0% in 2021 after having […]

Media and information sources for France

French media guide Discover the media landscape in France, the operating conditions of the French press, regulations, professional associations and the country’s public media. Also find your favorite sources of information with our media directory in France to follow current developments in this Western European state. French news […]

Universities of teacher education fall within the remit of the cantons and are subject to cantonal and inter-cantonal regulation

Bern University of Teacher Education: Valais University of Teacher Education: Graubünden University of Teacher Education: Fribourg University of Teacher Education: Thurgau University of Teacher Education: Vaud University of Teacher Education: Luzern University of Teacher Education:  Zug University of Teacher Education:  Schwyz University of Teacher Education: University of Teacher […]

Education, Research and Innovation in Switzerland

Universities of teacher education Universities of teacher education fall within the remit of the cantons and are subject to cantonal and inter-cantonal regulation. In addition to teaching, research and development, universities of teacher education offer continuing education and training courses and supplementary training. Graduates of universities of teacher […]

CMG president wishes viewers worldwide a Happy New Year

Shen Haixiong, president of China Media Group (CMG), extended New Year greetings to viewers and users around the world on January 1, 2021 via CGTN. In his speech, Shen said 2021 is the Year of the Ox in the Chinese lunar calendar and is filled with new hopes […]

Full text of Xi Jinping’s 2021 New Year address

Comrades, friends, ladies and gentlemen, greetings to you all!  The year 2021 is arriving. From China’s capital Beijing, I extend my New Year wishes to you all!  2020 was an extraordinary year. Facing the sudden coronavirus pandemic, we put people and their lives first to interpret the great […]

Full text of remarks by Chinese President Xi Jinping

Remarks by H.E. Xi Jinping President of the Peoples Republic of China At the High-level Meeting to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations Beijing, 21 September 2020 Mr. President, Colleagues, Seventy-five years ago, the people of the world, with strenuous struggle and tremendous sacrifice, won the […]

2016 OVERVIEW OF PRESIDENT XI JINPING’S ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN OVERSEAS KEY MEDIA

2016/11/22 Chilean(EurAsiaInfo) ––Chinese President Xi Jinping published a signed article on Tuesday in the leading Chilean newspaper El Mercurio under the title “Work Together for a More Promising Future of China-Chile Relations” . The English translated version of the article is as follows: Full text of Chinese president’s […]

The First International Forum for Life Care Calls for Global Anti-epidemic and Human Rights Protection

The First International Forum for Life Care co-organized by the Association for International Talent Education and Development (AITED), Hong Kong Care for Life Asia Association, and French International Ecological Protection Promotion Association was held online with a main venue in Geneva, and branch venues in Beijing, China and Paris, […]

Assessing differential impacts of COVID-19 on black communities

Purpose Given incomplete data reporting by race, we used data on COVID-19 cases and deaths in U.S. counties to describe racial disparities in COVID-19 disease and death and associated determinants. Methods Using publicly available data (accessed April 13, 2020), predictors of COVID-19 cases and deaths were compared between […]

Public health expert says African Americans are at greater risk of death from coronavirus

Take this COVID-19 as serious as a heart attack, says Dr. Georges Benjamin This week, the U.S. joined nations around the world in instituting sweeping emergency measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic. In an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, schools […]

COVID-19 disproportionately claiming Black lives; national trend plays out in S.C.

Gene Zaleski / Jul 18, 2020–The novel coronavirus has a disproportionate impact on the Black community in South Carolina, according to data from state public health agencies. An eight-page data brief released Thursday by the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health and the S.C. Department of […]

The Trump Administration Is Thwarting Investigations Into Pandemic’s Origins

he administration’s claim that the virus spread from a Wuhan lab has made the notion politically toxic, even among scientists who say it could have happened. Mara Hvistendahl / May 19 2020 FOR WEEKS, PRESIDENT Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have been claiming without evidence that the […]

Canada’s early COVID-19 cases came from the U.S. not China, provincial data shows

The National Post asked for data on the origins of travel-related cases in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta, which have seen the majority of Canada’s COVID-19 cases. OTTAWA — The global COVID-19 pandemic began in Wuhan, China, but data from Canada’s largest provinces show it was American […]

Lives at ‘grave risk’: Trump’s withdrawal from the WHO is a hit to global health

July 9, 2020 12.36pm AEST This week US President Donald Trump made good on his threat to withdraw the United States from the World Health Organisation (WHO) by sending a formal letter of withdrawal to the UN Secretary-General. In so doing, the president has initiated the Congressionally-mandated 12-month countdown to […]

Russia claims US is running a secret bio weapons lab in Georgia

The building of a U.S. laboratory in Georgia is shown in a picture released by the Russian Defense Ministry during a briefing in the Russian Defense Ministry’s headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Russia’s Defense Ministry says the United States appears to be running a clandestine […]

Tracing ‘patient zero’: why America’s first coronavirus death may for ever go unmarked

The US is nearing the bleak milestone of 100,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths. But the actual death toll will probably have hit that figure days before the official tallies reflect it. And despite scientists’ best efforts, that date may for ever go unmarked. Coronavirus was probably spreading through the […]

‘Chaotic’ US begins withdrawal from World Health Organisation

Wednesday, 08 July 2020 The United States has begun its formal withdrawal from the World Health Organisation (WHO), a US senator said on Wednesday. The US Congress received notification from the formal withdrawal on Tuesday evening, in a move which a US senator said leaves “Americans sick and […]

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson’s Remarks on Swiss head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Ignazio Cassis’Comments on China

AFP: Switzerland foreign minister said in an interview published on Sunday that China is moving away from the path of openness. He said that the human rights violations are on the increase. He also expressed concerns about the new national security law in Hong Kong. Do you have […]

Resident in Virginia Senior Living Community Tests Positive for COVID-19

The facility temporarily closed all communal spaces including the dining rooms, on-site salon, fitness center and pool. They are offering an in-home dining service and telehealth appointments to keep residents in their homes. The statement also said they are asking anyone who had been in close contact with […]