Comedy, China’s International Relations, Travel in Xinjiang, ABCF 2nd Anniversary Celebration Commentary from the Web, Week 19, 2021

COVID-19: Sinopharm's WHO approval accelerates global vaccination process

So far, China has provided vaccines to more than 100 countries and international organizations amid a resurgence in COVID-19 outbreaks around the world.

This CGTN article includes list of countries where the vaccine is already in use.

The announcement was also commented on by SupChina WHO approves China’s Sinopharm vaccine for emergency use.

Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine is the first Chinese-made shot to ever be approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization.


Ping-pong diplomacy 50 years on 

How can China, U.S. rebuild goodwill?

History behind the game that changed the world.


Stand-up comedy sees rise in popularity among Chinese youth

China might be new to stand-up comedy, but the country's youth are warming up to jokes and jibes as they learn to collectively laugh at their stressors and daily problems.


China’s international relations 

Routledge, Journal of contemporary East Asian studies,

This collection draws together ten research articles that explore various aspects of China's international relations, including issues of economic development, security and diplomacy that will be of great importance to scholars and policymakers who have a focus on East Asia. All of the articles have been published in Journal of Contemporary East Asia Studies, a fully open access peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge on behalf of the Waseda Institute of Contemporary Chinese Studies. To read more content from the journal or discover how to submit your own research, visit the journal's website here.


What is it really like to travel in Xinjiang, China

A video from Real Talk China, a  Youtube channel of an American living in China.


2nd Anniversary Celebration

Virtual Zoom Event, Monday June 14 (Dragon Boat Day), 8pm Barbados Time

The Association for Barbados-China Friendship (ABCF) celebrates the second anniversary of its birth with a webinar which will feature the launch of the third issue of the Association’s magazine Exchanges on our website,