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Trump Fears Tiktok Might Be Tool For Chinese Intelligence, Moves To Ban App Soon

Donald Trump, President of United States has raised fear over the fast-growing social media app TikTok that it could be a tool for Chinese intelligence and might be considering barring the app in United States.

Trump speaking said while being questioned that as far as TikTok is concerned, the government is banning it from the United States.

He added that he would take action as soon as Saturday using emergency economic power or an executive order.

Trump’s move comes following a review by the Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS) in the United States, which investigates deals affecting US national security.

US officials and lawmakers in recent weeks have voiced fears of the wildly popular video platform being used by Beijing for nefarious purposes, but the company has denied any links to the Chinese government.

However, TikTok declined to comment on the reports of the forced sales, saying only: “We are confident in the long-term success of TikTok.

Buhari Urges World Leaders To Unite Against Covid-19 Pandemic, Says It’s Not Easy To Cope With

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the socio- economic disruptions that had so far characterised the COVID- 19 pandemic had proved too hard for many countries to cope with.

The President said these in a statement he presented at a virtual extraordinary China – Africa summit on Solidarity against COVID- 19 co- hosted by the Forum for China – Africa Cooperation .

Buhari said the health systems of many nations had also been severely tested by the pandemic that this is a clear wake-up call for humanity. He then urged the summit to put humanity at the centre of its vision for common prosperity.

He noted that the world was at a critical cross – roads , saying countries had been hit hard by the tragedy of the pandemic .
In a bid to contain the spread of the disease , he said countries had to mobilise energy and resources to equip health care providers for adequate response to the challenges of the virus .

Buhari said Nigeria would support and join any joint and collective action plan at regional and global levels to tackle the COVID- 19 pandemic and its fallout .
He said nations must not fail in these endeavours because the lives and livelihood of their people depended on collective efforts.

Buhari commended the Chinese Government, the United Nations Secretary – General , António Guterres , and the World Health Organisation for their actions and measures to help developing and middle – income countries in Africa to tackle the pandemic .

Chinese Lady Breaks Aeroplane Window Over Failed Relationship

A furious woman smashed a plane window mid-flight after reportedly becoming upset over her failed relationship.

Ms Li, 29, forced an emergency landing after the pilot of Loong Airlines Flight 8528 made an unscheduled stop at Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport, which is in the capital of Henan Province in Central China.

Airport authorities said Ms Li “lost control of her emotions” on the flight on 25th May, with footage showing her crying in her seat while cabin crew and passengers try to restrain her.

She is thought to have been dumped by her lover, and Zhengzhou police said she drank half a litre of the Chinese grain alcohol known as ‘baijiu’, which has a typical alcohol by volume of between 35 to 60 percent.

Ms Li drank two 250-millilitre bottles of baijiu prior to boarding the flight, which had taken off from Xining, capital of Qinghai Province in north-western China, bound for the coastal city of Yancheng in Jiangsu Province in East China, the authorities noted.

Footage from the aircraft shows flight attendants attempting to move Ms Li her from her seat as she cries and punches the window next to her, cracking open the first layer.

Ms Li was arrested for a public order offence and detained. Her blood alcohol content was measured at 160 mg / 100 ml, according to Zhengzhou police, who did not say how long she was remanded for, or whether she would be fined for damage caused to the aircraft.

It was unclear whether she faced being blacklisted by China’s civil aviation authority as punishment.

America Backs Down, Allows Chinese Airlines Landing Permit

The United States of America government has backed down from a ban threat issued to Chinese airlines saying the airlines will now be given limited of flights to the U.S

The decision came one day after China appeared to open the door to U.S. carriers United Airlines and Delta Air Lines resuming one flight per week each into the country.

The Transportation Department said it will let Chinese passenger airlines fly a combined total of two round-trip flights per week between the U.S. and China, which it said would equal the number of flights that China’s aviation authority will allow for U.S. carriers.

Delta praised the U.S. government for trying to “ensure fairness and access to China.” United said it was reviewing the matter.

Neither said whether the latest development in the dispute between the two countries would affect their plans. Both had hoped to offer more flights.

The Transportation Department said it might further ease restrictions if China does the same. Officials are concerned, however, about conditions China is imposing that could affect whether U.S. airlines resume their flights.

Those requirements include taking temperatures of all passengers in mid-flight and suspending an airline’s future flights if five or more passengers test positive for the coronavirus after arriving in China.

China’s embassy in Washington did not respond to messages seeking comment.

The dispute between Washington and Beijing over airline service has been building for weeks and is part of broader trade and diplomatic tension between the world’s two biggest economies.

COVID-19: 268 Chinese returnees arrive Abuja

The first batch of at least 268 Nigerians evacuated from China have arrived in Abuja.

The Air Peace that conveyed the evacuees arrived at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport on Saturday afternoon.

Disclosing this in a tweet, the Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission(NDC), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said the returnees would proceed on compulsory 14 days quarantine as stipulated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC).

I was reported that nationals of some countries had faced serial racial discrimination in Guangzhou, China, from provincial officials.

Some of these persons were reportedly evicted from their apartments and hotels following their alleged refusal to go for the mandatory quarantine imposed by the Guangdong Provincial authorities sequel to the outbreak of coronavirus.

Recall that a video went viral of a woman with two children who were staying on the streets. The footage with the unidentified woman in set showed her feeding her infant daughter as the older second child slept in a baby walker; she was allegedly evicted from her apartment.

Chinese authorities, however, said they had subsequently provided free hotel accommodations to 207 Nigerians.

The government said the beneficiaries included Nigerians who were evicted from their hotels and apartments by officials in the wake of the compulsory quarantine and testing of foreigners for coronavirus by the Guangzhou Municipal Authorities.

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