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Posts published in “Vision Times UK 27 January – 2 February 2021”

UK House of Lords Backs Bill Amendment to Combat Forced Organ Harvesting in China

On 12 January 2021, the House of Lords backed an amendment to the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill, aimed at helping to combat China’s forced organ harvesting, that passed through the Upper House. In 2013 the European Parliament passed a resolution on forced organ harvesting (2013/2981(RSP)) that put China’s transplant figures under the spotlight as originating from prisoners of conscience. The UK Bill was initiated in the House of Commons…

Plato’s ‘Philosopher King’ – a Virtuous Benevolent Ruler

Plato ( 428/427 BC – 348/347 BC), a student of Socrates, the teacher of Aristotle, was an Athenian philosopher during the Classical period in Ancient Greece. His Platonist school of thought and the Academy was the first institution of higher education in the Western world. It is not possible to overestimate the Plato’s influence on the last two thousand years of development of the Western philosophical and political thought; he…

China’s Sinovac a Near Miss in Immunisation: Offered to Poorer Nations

China’s in house Coronavirus vaccine, Sinovac’s CoronaVac was under the spotlight recently as data from its clinical trials in Brazil showed that it was only 50.38% effective, according to Instituto Butantan, the Brazilian laboratory connected to the Sao Paulo Public health department. Brazil’s total coronavirus cases have skyrocketed, and the country has now the third highest number worldwide, behind India and the USA. Brazil, one of the developing countries on…

Britain to Host G7 Summit in Cornwall in June 2021

The G7, or Group of Seven, an intergovernmental organisation uniting the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the US, as well as the European Union, the group’s ‘8th member’, will be holding their annual summit this year in Cornwall, during June 11-13. The UK will use its current G7 presidency to “unite leading democracies to help the world build back better from coronavirus and create a greener, more prosperous…