Daily Archives: May 11, 2020

Novavax to Present COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Progress in World Vaccine Congress Webinar Series

GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX), a late stage biotechnology company developing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, today announced that Gregory Glenn, M.D., President of Research and Development, will present progress of NVX-CoV2373,

Party Central Committee discusses persnonnel for next tenure

The 12th plenum of the Party Central Committee opened in Hanoi on Monday to discuss and refine plans for 13th Party Central Committee personnel. In his opening remarks, Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong urged each member of

COVID-19 world update

As of Monday afternoon, the total number of COVID-19 infections worldwide was nearly 4.2 million, with more than 284,000 deaths, according to worldometers.info. The pandemic has impacted 212 countries and territories. A downward trend continues in most countries for new

Beijing pledges further relations with Pyongyang

North Korea’s KCNA reported on Sunday that Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledging to boost relations between the two countries. According to KCNA, Mr. Xi’s message was a reply to

Mainland China reports 17 new COVID-19 cases

China’s National Health Commission reported 17 new cases in mainland China on Sunday, the highest daily increase since April 28. Seven of those were imported cases from Mongolia. Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak in China, reported five new locally

Oil prices fall again

The price of oil traded on Asian markets fell Monday after a sharp increase last week as countries eased business and social lockdowns imposed to cope with the coronavirus and fuel demand rebounded modestly. Brent crude futures were down 2.26%, at

China condemns US’s COVID-19 accusation

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has published a document refuting US allegations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.  China’s 30-page rebuttal addresses 24 “preposterous allegations” by several top US officials concerning China’s handling of the novel Coronavirus outbreak. The document emphasizes

Weekend gala night raises curtain on Quang Ninh’s tourism promotion drive

Quang Ninh province will host a gala night this Saturday to kick off a variety of cultural activities promoting local tourism since the COVID-19 pandemic is now under control.  The event will take place at the FLC Ha Long International

Tokyo rebukes Chinese government vessels chasing Japanese fishing boat

Japan has protested an incident late last week in which Chinese government ships chased a Japanese fishing boat in Japanese waters around the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday.  In the protest, made through Tokyo and Beijing

Semiconductor companies consider new plants in US

Intel and a Taiwanese company are talking to the Trump administration about building new semiconductor plants in the United States amid concerns about relying on Asian suppliers for chips used in a variety of electronics.  William Moss, a spokesman for