Arlington, United States - U.S President Joe Biden visits Section 60 to pay respect to U.S soldiers, veterans and their family members, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, on April 14, 2021. President Joe Biden ordered the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan over the advice of some of his senior-most advisers in the Pentagon and State Department, leaders who are now charged with carrying out the particulars of the complicated drawdown.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Kim Yu Song, counselor at the North Korean Embassy to Malaysia delivering his message to journalists at the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 21, 2021. North Korea cuts diplomatic ties with Malaysia in protest after a court ruling that a North Korean citizen named Mun Chol Myong to be extradited to the United States to face money laundering charges. Malaysia government said it will order all the diplomats to leave the country within 48 hours. (EyePress Newswire/FL Wong)
Jordan, Hong Kong - Areas of Jordan district in Hong Kong are placed under 48 hours lockdown on Jan 23, 2021. Residents will be organised into groups to undergo nucleic acid testing at sampling stations, where throat and nasal cavity swabs will be used for sampling. People must stay at home and undergo mandatory testing, according to government arrangements. Nobody is allowed to leave until everyone in the area has taken a test and the results have been confirmed. (Sunny Mok/EYEPRESS)
CHINA TAI CHI ENTERS UNESCO INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE LIST
December 19, 2020 By Fan Jiashan/EyePress
Beijing, China - Chinese Tai Chi, a centuries-old martial art and now a popular form of exercise, was inscribed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on Thursday December 17, 2020 evening (Beijing Time). The inclusion of Tai Chi marks that currently China has 42 intangible cultural heritage items on the list, ranking first in the world, according to China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - A doctor collects a swab sample from a motorcyclist to be tested for the coronavirus (Covid-19) outside of a screening facility at Clinic Ajwa in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia on December 12, 2020.
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - 73-year-old Hong Kong pro-democracy activist and media tycoon Jimmy Lai is handcuffed with waist chain as he is escorted to court this morning December 12, 2020 for two fresh charges under the national security law with colluding with foreign forces. (Sunny Mok/EyePress)
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Chief Executive Carrie Lam meets the press after delivering her policy address titled Striving Ahead with Renewed Perseverance in Hong Kong on Nov 25, 2020. It is the first her policy speech following the introduction of national security law by Beijing. (Alan Siu/EYEPRESS)
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Activists Joshua Wong (right) and Ivan Lam, handcuffed, were escorted to be in custody at a detention centre in Hong Kong on Monday November 23, 2020 after pleading guilty to charges related to a major protest outside police headquarters last year. They are expected to be sentenced on December 2 with activist Agnes Chow. (Deacon Lui/EYEPRESS)
Taipei, Taiwan - Tens of thousands of protesters gather in font of presidential office and mach to ruling party DP P( Democratic Progressive Party) headquarter in Taipei, Taiwan, on Nov 22, 2020. Protesters include the Kuomintang to hold toxin and opposition plate for demand Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's government to remove policy that imports pork and beef from US. (Jameson Wu/EYEPRESS)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim waves to journalist after meeting the King of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on October 13, 2020. Anwar Ibrahim meets with the Malaysian King to prove he has the parliamentary supporting him to replace the present Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. (EyePress Newswire/FL Wong)
CHINA SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN WUHAN
September 29, 2020 By See Jianxue/EYEPRESS
Hangzhou, China - On September 27, the 2020 National Synchronized Swimming Championships came to an end in Wuhan. The current National Synchronized Swimming Championships will be held from September 25 to 27. This is the first national-level individual event to be held after Wuhan's restart following the outbreak of the Covid-19. It is also a practical exercise for the Chinese National Synchronized Swimming Team to prepare for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. More than 180 athletes from 9 teams participated in this competition, including singles, doubles, mixed doubles, collectives, free combinations, and self-selection.
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Nasal swab samples are collected from local residents by medical workers at a makeshift testing site in the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Hong Kong Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Hong Kong began a voluntary mass-testing program for coronavirus Tuesday as part of a strategy to break the chain of transmission in the city's third outbreak of the disease.
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Screen images from a non-contact temperature assessment device, such as thermal imaging systems (also known as thermal imaging cameras or infrared telethermographic systems) or non-contact infrared thermometers, to check potential COVID-19 infections.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Balloons vendor wearing face mask waiting for customers near shopping district in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 31, 2020. Malaysian government has made it compulsory, effective August 1, to wear face masks inside public transportation, crowded public spaces and areas where social distancing is impossible to curb the spread of coronavirus (Covid 19). Those flout the mandatory mask rule can be subject to fine of up to Malaysia Ringgit 1,000. (EyePress Newswire/FL Wong)
HONG KONG TAXI DRIVERS COVID19 SPECIMEN COLLECTION
July 19, 2020 By Alan Siu/EyePress
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Health workers collect specimen samples from taxi drivers for COVID-19 testing in Hong Kong on July 19, 2020 as the city braces for the third waves of COVID19 with dozens of new infection daily. (Alan Siu/EYEPRESS)
Kaohsiung, Taiwan - Taiwan opposition candidate Han Kuo-yu bows at a press conference after being removed as mayor of Kaohsiung by a recall election on June 6, 2020. The defeated presidential contender was elected in a landslide less 18 months ago, but Saturday’s vote to remove him was even larger. Han, 62, conceded defeat after more than 900,000 eligible voters backed his removal for being unfit for office, becoming the first Taiwanese official ever to be removed in this way, a result that will have a ripple effect on future elections.
CHINA WILL FORCE NATIONAL SECURITY LAW IN HONG KONG
May 29, 2020 By SK Yip/EyePress
Shanghai, China - A Chinese man rides his motorbike pass a national flag in a street in Shanghai, China, on May 28, 2020. China's parliament pass a legislation on May 28, allowing China to unilaterally draft and force national security laws in Hong Kong in the near future. (SK Yip/EYEPRESS)
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Riot police cordon a road in Mongkok, Hong Kong, on May 27, 2020, as protesters take to the street in protest of Beijing's plan to impose national security law in the city. (Chilam Wong/EyePress)
Yokohama, Japan - The quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess anchors at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, on February 20, 2020, Yokohama, Japan. The passengers who tested negative for COVID-19 virus started disembarking from Wednesday. The Japanese government confirmed the death of two Japanese passengers from the quarantined Diamond Princess ship after being diagnosed and hospitalized for COVID-19 virus.
Macau, China - Macau's iconic Ruínas de São Paulo celebrates the 20th anniversary of handover to China on Dec 9, 2019. Security is expected to be tightened when Chinese President Xi Jinping visits the city, in response to the violent clashes in Hong Kong over the past six months, which Beijing has repeatedly blamed on radical protesters.
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Hong Kong's Lee Wai Sze celebrates after defeating Germany's Emma Hinze in the final of the Women's Sprint event during the UCI Track Cycling World Cup at the Hong Kong Velodrome, Hong Kong, 30 November 2019
Tokyo, Japan - Protesters holding placards against the US President Donald Trump's visit to Japan during a rally in Shinjuku on May 26, 2019, Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo Police prevented a clash between a small group of right-wing people and protesters against US President Donald Trump's visit to Japan and the country's new Emperor Naruhito. Trump is currently on an official four-day state visit to Japan. He is the first foreign leader to visit the country after the coronation of Emperor Naruhito.
Bangkok, Thailand - Three-day coronation swathed in centuries-old Buddhist and Brahmin traditions begins on Saturday May 4, 2019 as Thailand's new King, Maha Vajiralongkorn, who succeeded his late father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, in December 2016, formally be crowned Rama X. Royalist Thais have in recent weeks been wearing yellow, the colour associated in astrology with Monday, the day on which both the king and his late father were born. (EYEPRESS/Alan Siu)
Palu, Indonesia - Earthquake and tsunami wage the city of Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi, on Friday, September 28, 2018. Food and supplies are trickling into Indonesia as the official death toll from last week's earthquake and tsunami has now topped 1,400 people. In Palu, the situation is increasingly desperate, but 17 countries including the U.S. have promised to send aid. The city of more than 350,000 people has no running water or electricity. Food and water is scarce, as are the tools to recover the dead. (Jafar Bua/EP Image)
JOE BIDEN FIRST CALL WITH XI JINPING
September 25, 2015 > N. America By HO/EyePress
A file photo shows U.S. Vice President Joe Biden looks on as Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping delivers remarks at a State Luncheon in the Chinese President's honor at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on September 25, 2015. Joe Biden pressed Chinese leader Xi Jinping over human rights in Hong Kong and Xinjiang late Wednesday Feb 11, 2021 in their fir ...
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British and EU flags in London.. Britain could ask the European Union for a Brexit delay even after the bloc’s March 21-22 summit, a senior diplomat said, suggesting that the decisive moment for the stalled divorce deal might still be some time ahead. (Alan Siu/EYEPRESS) ...
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January 20, 2021 > N. America By HO/EyePress
Lady Gaga sings a rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner at the 59th Presidential Inauguration ceremony in Washington, Jan. 20, 2021. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took the oath of office on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. ...