- EU excludes Chinese vaccinations from certificate
- Resistance to Orbán’s soft line approach
- Generation Z does not want to work to exhaustion
- Apple, CATL, BYD – the new battery team
- Japan fears spying by Confucius institutes
- Biden releases ban on TikTok and WeChat
- Beijing prepares for further sanctions
- Johnny Erling on viruses and animals
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In these 100 issues, the positioning of the EU and its members on China has been one of the dominant themes. We are now receiving mixed signals from Hungary. Voters are increasingly dissatisfied with Prime Minister Orbán’s China-friendly course. The latter must now find a compromise that doesn’t make him appear too China-savvy, as Amelie Richter reports. For Orbán, this would be a return to his roots. As an opposition politician, he used to rehearse the uprising against China.
Meanwhile, an uprising of a very different kind is emerging in China itself. The younger generation is fed up with the self-exploitation that parents and companies expect of them. No wonder. In the tumultuous upward phase of the past decades, diligence was practically synonymous with success. Meanwhile, the job market and opportunities for advancement are behaving much more unfairly and tenaciously. Young people no longer know what they are supposed to be working for, as Ning Wang reports.
EU vaccination certificate excludes Sinovac and Sinopharm
The planned EU vaccination certificate is expected to make traveling within the European Union easier again as early as July 1. This week, the members of the European Parliament approved the corresponding draft legislation by a large majority. This means only the formal approval of the EU states is needed before the regulation can apply for twelve months. Just in time for the start of the holiday season.
The free Covid certificate is intended to provide information about currently taken tests and passed Covid infection using a QR code. Test certificates and vaccination documents are thus to be standardized throughout the EU. The certificate will state which vaccine the holder has received and whether it is one or two doses. Some EU countries have already reopened their borders to vaccinated persons from third countries, such as France and Greece.
Travelers from China, however, will most likely be left out in the cold in many EU countries – because the Chinese vaccines currently do not have the approval of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Under this approach, people who have been administered Sinovac or Sinopharm are not considered vaccinated in the EU. The Sinovac vaccine has emergency approval from the World Health Organization (WHO) (China.Table reported), and the EMA has a review underway. It is considered quite possible that Sinovac will eventually get the approval. Sinopharm, however, is still far away from this.
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