China’s top political meetings open with minute’s silence for virus victims

BEIJING (AFP) – China’s annual high-level political meetings opened yesterday with a minute’s silence for the victims of the coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed over 4,600 lives in the country since emerging late last year. Delayed by two months because of the outbreak, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) began its first session a day before the start of the country’s most important legislative congress.  More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin