Health: Taking a regular afternoon nap of just five minutes may help stave off dementia

You snooze, you win: Taking a regular afternoon nap of just five minutes may improve your mental agility and help stave off dementia, study finds Researchers studied the sleep patterns of more than 2,200 Chinese seniors Each participant was also given a standardised screening test for dementia Nappers got better scores in locational awareness, memory and verbal fluency However, … Read more Health: Taking a regular afternoon nap of just five minutes may help stave off dementia

Kent coronavirus variant may be deadlier because it multiplies faster in the lungs, SAGE says

The Kent coronavirus variant may be deadlier than the original strain because it multiplies faster inside the lungs, SAGE scientists warned today. Britain’s Covid fight was dealt another blow on Friday when Boris Johnson revealed the new variant was about 30 per cent more lethal than the virus which first came out of China.  It … Read more Kent coronavirus variant may be deadlier because it multiplies faster in the lungs, SAGE says

China spreading doubt on Pfizer vaccine and suggesting pandemic originated in US military labs

China has been spreading doubts about the safety of Pfizer‘s Covid-19 vaccine and suggested that the virus originated in an American military laboratory. Beijing’s cynical propaganda campaign comes after the recent arrival of World Health Organisation investigators in Wuhan to probe the origins of coronavirus. As the Pfizer jab is rolled out across the world, the … Read more China spreading doubt on Pfizer vaccine and suggesting pandemic originated in US military labs

Wuhan: One year after lockdown, the city is back to normal as the rest of the world battles Covid

One year after entering lockdown, Wuhan’s youth are filling the city’s nightclubs, its pandemic-spawning markets have reopened and a film is released praising the city’s response. Meanwhile, much of the rest of the world continues its battle with the deadly disease first detected in the Chinese city, which has caused the deaths of more than … Read more Wuhan: One year after lockdown, the city is back to normal as the rest of the world battles Covid

Suspected Chinese spy ‘is caught hiding in a wardrobe at Navy base RNAS Yeovilton’

A suspected Chinese spy has been found hiding in a wardrobe at a Navy base, where she had been staying for a fortnight with her aircraft technician lover, according to reports. The woman is said to have been caught hiding among her lover’s jumpsuits at RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset. The Navy base is home to … Read more Suspected Chinese spy ‘is caught hiding in a wardrobe at Navy base RNAS Yeovilton’

Huawei CEO’s daughter Annabel Yao, 23, releases debut single

Annabel Yao, the youngest daughter of Huawei’s founder and CEO, has embarked on her dream career – one that’s quite different from that of her billionaire father. The China-born, Harvard-educated socialite released her debut single on her 23rd birthday last week as the first step in her quest to become a mega pop star. Donning … Read more Huawei CEO’s daughter Annabel Yao, 23, releases debut single

Jack Ma re-appears: Alibaba founder makes his first appearance in two months since ‘vanishing’

Alibaba founder Jack Ma makes his first appearance in two months after his public comments angered Beijing and led him to ‘disappear’ Jack Ma, worth £42billion, re-emerged today in a video speech on state media Ma praised China’s poverty alleviation efforts and vowed to help rural teachers  The tycoon vanished in November after criticising state banks and … Read more Jack Ma re-appears: Alibaba founder makes his first appearance in two months since ‘vanishing’

Beijing enters partial lockdown after two cases of the British Covid-19 variant are detected 

Lockdown has been imposed on five Beijing neighbourhoods after two cases of the British Covid-19 variant were detected in the Chinese capital.   The cases had ‘no genetic correlation with previously reported local cases and imported cases in Beijing’, the head of the Beijing health authority Pang Xinghuo told reporters, but are ‘considered to be variants of … Read more Beijing enters partial lockdown after two cases of the British Covid-19 variant are detected 

Lockdown is imposed on five Beijing neighbourhoods, with 1.6 million people ordered to stay at home

Lockdown has been imposed on five Beijing neighbourhoods after just a handful of Covid-19 cases were detected in the Chinese capital. In total, 1.6million people have been ordered to stay at home after seven cases were reported on Wednesday, including six in southern Daxing district, while China reported 103 total cases nationally. China has been reporting … Read more Lockdown is imposed on five Beijing neighbourhoods, with 1.6 million people ordered to stay at home

Chinese actress sparks outrage by complaining US surrogates can’t abort baby after boyfriend split

A scandal has broken out involving a celebrity from China who is alleged to have wished her surrogate children be aborted after splitting up from her boyfriend.  Actress Zheng Shuang, 29, has been accused by her ex, producer Zhang Heng, of ultimately abandoning the two children they had planned on having through surrogates based in the United … Read more Chinese actress sparks outrage by complaining US surrogates can’t abort baby after boyfriend split