Beijing cracks down on citizen journalists who blew whistle on Covid-19

A year after the first coronavirus lockdown enveloped Wuhan, China, Chinese officials have been cracking down on citizen journalists who risked their freedoms to reveal and preserve the truth about the initial outbreak. CNN’s David Culver speaks with Chen Kun, who fled the country after his younger brother was arrested…

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How Emily Kristine Pedersen used quarantine to come out ahead of her peers

Emily Pedersen will goes 2021 riding a wave having ended 2020 by becoming the first player in the history of the Ladies European Tour to win three consecutive tournaments. She reflects on her incredible 2020 and looks ahead to an exciting year in golf.

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Growing ‘concern’ in EU over slow Covid-19 vaccine rollouts

Despite being part of the world’s biggest single market, European Union countries have vaccinated only a tiny fraction of their populations compared with Israel, the US and Britain. Patience among the EU’s 450 million citizens is wearing thin. CNN’s Nina dos Santos reports.

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US-China tech rivalry will likely continue under Biden presidency. Here’s why

In the Trump era, we witnessed rounds of intensive clashes between US and China in the field of technology. The Biden administration may take a more nuanced approach than Trump to diplomacy, but the tech rivalry will likely continue. CNN’s Selina Wang reports.

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See Biden sign executive order lifting transgender military ban

President Joe Biden signs an executive order to repeal a Trump-era ban on most transgender Americans joining the military alongside Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. Biden says the executive order is “enabling all qualified Americans to serve their country in uniform.”

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Amazon exec: We’re eager to help with vaccinations

Jay Carney, Amazon SVP, tells CNN’s Julia Chatterley that in addition to vaccinating their own front-line workers, the company stands ready to help the Biden administration with vaccinations by offering their facilities, logistic capacities, and machine learning to track progress.

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NYT: Trump plotted to pick loyalist as acting AG to overturn election

Justice Department lawyer Jeffrey Clark nearly convinced then-President Donald Trump to remove then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and use the Department of Justice to undo Georgia’s election results, The New York Times reported on January 22. CNN’s Jessica Schneider reports.

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