Kyodo News Agency voted 10 outstanding international events in 2020


The Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump in the race to the White House is one of the prominent events voted by Kyodo News.

US President-elect Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Delaware, December 1, 2020. (Source: AFP / VNA)

On December 23, Kyodo News (Japan) announced 10 outstanding international events in 2020 voted by this news agency, of which the epidemic of acute respiratory infections COVID-19 was voted as the national event. are most interested in the past year.

Besides, work the first vaccine prevents COVID-19 approved in the UK and US are also on the list, at number 8.

Second on this list is the Democratic candidate event Joe Biden win first President Donald Trump in the race for the White House, despite the incumbent administration’s attempts to reverse election results.

And the ninth out of 10 events of the year is the US’s first Asian woman vice president.

Another event in the US that is also of great interest and spread to the fourth place is the campaign to restore justice for people of color after the death of George Floyd in the state of Minneapolis (USA) in May. past.

The event created waves of protests in support of “the right to life for people of color” not only in the US but across Europe.

The UK’s official departure from the European Union (EU) after 47 years as a member of this alliance, ranked fifth by Kyodo. Next is the escalating tensions between the US and China, prominent in two areas. economic sector and national security.

The UN nuclear weapons ban, passed in October, is expected to take effect on January 22, 2021, is the seventh event.

Finally, the list of 10 outstanding events voted by Kyodo news agency also noted the normalization of diplomatic relations with Israel by several Arab countries, marking a major turning point in diplomatic relations in the Middle East.

Below is a detailed list of 10 outstanding international events in 2020 voted by Kyodo news agency:

1. The COVID-19 pandemic made the whole world flutter.

2. Candidate Joe Biden won the US presidential election, but Donald Trump still refused to accept defeat.

3. China enacted the national security law in the territory of Hong Kong.

4. Protests of the “Black Lives Matter” campaign (Right to life for people of color) emerged in the US and many countries around the world.

5. The UK officially left the EU.

6. US-China tensions have escalated on two areas of economy and national security.

7. The UN nuclear weapons ban agreement was officially approved, expected to take effect from January 22, 2021.

8. UK and US vaccine approval COVID-19 produced by Pfizer in collaboration with BioNTech.

9. Ms. Kamala Harris becomes the first Asian woman of color to be elected US Vice President.

10. Israel and other Arab countries normalize diplomatic relations under a US-mediated agreement./.

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