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At least 15 days before trapped mine workers in China will be reached, authorities say
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At least 15 days before trapped mine workers in China will be reached, authorities say

14 hours ago 11,302 Views 10 Comments

One worker has died from head injuries in the explosion, state media said earlier.

Partial lockdown imposed in Beijing over handful of Covid-19 cases
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Partial lockdown imposed in Beijing over handful of Covid-19 cases

Wed 7:43 AM 9,543 Views 7 Comments

Seven cases of the virus were reported in the city today, including six in southern Daxing district.

Independent expert panel finds WHO and China could've acted faster during early stages of pandemic
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Independent expert panel finds WHO and China could've acted faster during early stages of pandemic

Mon 10:42 PM 25,580 Views 71 Comments

“A largely hidden epidemic contributed to the global spread,” the expert panel found.

F1 season to start in Bahrain with Chinese, Australian events postponed
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F1 season to start in Bahrain with Chinese, Australian events postponed

Jan 12th 2021, 9:00 AM 1,880 Views 1 Comment

The normal curtain-raiser in Melbourne is now scheduled for November.

China seals off two cities and bans millions of people from leaving in bid to stem new Covid-19 outbreak
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China seals off two cities and bans millions of people from leaving in bid to stem new Covid-19 outbreak

Jan 8th 2021, 4:37 PM 67,741 Views 37 Comments

Mass testing is under way in Hebei province after the largest outbreak in China for six months.

WHO team investigating coronavirus origins denied entry into China
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WHO team investigating coronavirus origins denied entry into China

Jan 6th 2021, 11:37 AM 29,285 Views 72 Comments

Ten WHO experts were due to arrive in China this week.

Crowds gather in New Zealand and China for New Year celebrations - but a muted tone is struck elsewhere
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Crowds gather in New Zealand and China for New Year celebrations - but a muted tone is struck elsewhere

Jan 1st 2021, 7:48 AM 38,691 Views 25 Comments

In New York’s Times Square, the usual overflow crowd was replaced with a group of specially invited frontline workers.

Chinese citizen journalist jailed for four years over Wuhan Covid-19 reporting
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Chinese citizen journalist jailed for four years over Wuhan Covid-19 reporting

Dec 28th 2020, 10:01 AM 39,590 Views 44 Comments

Zhang Zhan, a former lawyer, was sentenced at a brief hearing in a Shanghai court.

China launches landmark probe into online retail behemoth Alibaba
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China launches landmark probe into online retail behemoth Alibaba

Dec 24th 2020, 12:35 PM 24,372 Views 21 Comments

It’s one of the first investigations of its kind within the country’s runaway tech sector.

Donald Trump vetoes annual US defence bill, setting up a Congress vote to override his decision
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Donald Trump vetoes annual US defence bill, setting up a Congress vote to override his decision

Dec 23rd 2020, 9:34 PM 44,266 Views 43 Comments

The bill affirms 3% pay raises for US troops and authorises more than $740 billion in military programmes and construction.

Chinese lunar capsule brings Moon rocks back to Earth for the first time since 1970s
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Chinese lunar capsule brings Moon rocks back to Earth for the first time since 1970s

Dec 17th 2020, 7:18 AM 13,025 Views 15 Comments

The Chang’e 5 probe touched down in Inner Mongolia yesterday.

Hong Kong media tycoon denied bail after being charged under new national security law
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Hong Kong media tycoon denied bail after being charged under new national security law

Dec 12th 2020, 12:30 PM 11,708 Views 17 Comments

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the law “makes a mockery of justice”.

Barca star Griezmann cuts ties with Huawei over reports of facial recognition surveillance
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Barca star Griezmann cuts ties with Huawei over reports of facial recognition surveillance

Dec 10th 2020, 5:54 PM 8,816 Views 4 Comments

The Chinese telecoms giant has allegedly been involved in producing software that targets Uighur Muslims.

Mount Everest grows four metres after China and Nepal agree new height measurement
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Mount Everest grows four metres after China and Nepal agree new height measurement

Dec 8th 2020, 10:52 AM 16,670 Views 27 Comments

The new official height of the world’s tallest peak is 8,848.86 metres.

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Chinese spacecraft blasts off from moon with cargo of lunar rocks

Dec 4th 2020, 12:26 PM 15,055 Views 39 Comments

Chang’e 5 will return to earth with 2kg of moon rocks – it is expected to touch down in Mongolia later this month.

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US tightens travel rules for Chinese Communist Party members

Dec 3rd 2020, 7:40 PM 12,325 Views 51 Comments

Previously, some visas were issued that permitted unlimited entries and could remain valid for as long as 10 years.

High-profile sexual harassment case in China reaches trial, six years after alleged incident
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High-profile sexual harassment case in China reaches trial, six years after alleged incident

Dec 2nd 2020, 11:49 AM 25,858 Views 0 Comments

Zhou Xiaoxuan has accused state TV host Zhu Jun of groping and forcibly kissing her in 2014.

China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth
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China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth

Dec 1st 2020, 8:25 PM 12,889 Views 20 Comments

It is one step on a programme to send a manned mission to the satellite.

Australia demands China apologise for posting 'repugnant' fake image of soldier
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Australia demands China apologise for posting 'repugnant' fake image of soldier

Nov 30th 2020, 11:47 AM 31,296 Views 34 Comments

The incident has increased tensions between the two nations in a relationship that was already under strain.

China's mission to bring back material from moon blasts off
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China's mission to bring back material from moon blasts off

Nov 24th 2020, 7:12 AM 10,975 Views 13 Comments

Some experts say the mission could pave the way for a crewed lunar mission.

British diplomat praised for rescuing drowning student in China
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British diplomat praised for rescuing drowning student in China

Nov 17th 2020, 9:05 AM 33,185 Views 17 Comments

Chongqing consul general Stephen Ellison swam the young woman to safety after she slipped on rocks and fell into the water.

Commission president says contract for up to 300 million doses of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will be authorised
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Commission president says contract for up to 300 million doses of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will be authorised

Updated Nov 10th 2020, 3:27 PM 32,867 Views 25 Comments

Von der Leyen today described the vaccine as “the most promising so far”.

Russia, China, Brazil among nations staying silent as world congratulates Biden
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Russia, China, Brazil among nations staying silent as world congratulates Biden

Nov 9th 2020, 10:16 AM 43,146 Views 55 Comments

Western allies, including the German Chancellor and Taoiseach Micheál Martin – welcomed a fresh start with Washington.

Opinion: China is going carbon neutral, and the USA needs to take note no matter who it elects
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Opinion: China is going carbon neutral, and the USA needs to take note no matter who it elects

Oct 27th 2020, 7:00 AM 20,952 Views 22 Comments

Luke O Callaghan White says China’s leader was being strategic when he stunned the international community recently by declaring ambitious climate action plans.

China passes new law restricting sensitive exports
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China passes new law restricting sensitive exports

Oct 18th 2020, 3:49 PM 36,874 Views 31 Comments

Companies and individuals who breach the new export control law could face criminal charges.

One-third of Chinese city of nine million people swabbed for Covid-19 in two days
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One-third of Chinese city of nine million people swabbed for Covid-19 in two days

Oct 13th 2020, 9:18 AM 19,438 Views 21 Comments

There has been a small number of confirmed cases in Qingdao in recent days.

Irish journalist: I spent the last five years covering Hong Kong, but then my visa was declined
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Irish journalist: I spent the last five years covering Hong Kong, but then my visa was declined

Oct 1st 2020, 7:30 AM 26,949 Views 24 Comments

Irish journalist Aaron Mc Nicholas has returned from the territory and here, he documents the daily challenges faced by journalists and other activists in a politically tense Hong Kong.

Letter from China: Life is back to normal after Covid-19, but under strict conditions
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Letter from China: Life is back to normal after Covid-19, but under strict conditions

Sep 26th 2020, 9:00 PM 71,900 Views 33 Comments

Greg McDonough, an Irishman living in China gives an account of ‘normal’ life after lockdown, where tough but fair measures are now in place.

Thousands of people in China given Covid-19 vaccine approved for emergency use despite concerns
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Thousands of people in China given Covid-19 vaccine approved for emergency use despite concerns

Sep 26th 2020, 11:39 AM 50,624 Views 31 Comments

The Chinese vaccines have been administered before final regulatory approval for general use.

Leading pro-democracy activist arrested in Hong Kong for 'unlawful' protest against face-mask ban
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Leading pro-democracy activist arrested in Hong Kong for 'unlawful' protest against face-mask ban

Sep 24th 2020, 8:43 AM 21,653 Views 16 Comments

The Hong Kong government first banned the wearing of masks last year.

TikTok set to appear in US court to argue attempted ban is not motivated by 'genuine security concerns'
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TikTok set to appear in US court to argue attempted ban is not motivated by 'genuine security concerns'

Sep 24th 2020, 7:34 AM 7,561 Views 8 Comments

The Chinese-owned app is seeking a preliminary injunction against the ban.

Judge halts WeChat ban in US-China tech battle
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Judge halts WeChat ban in US-China tech battle

Sep 21st 2020, 12:03 PM 15,788 Views 10 Comments

At the weekend Donald Trump said he had approved a deal allowing Oracle to become data partner for TikTok to avert a shutdown of that app.

US bans TikTok and WeChat, citing national security reasons
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US bans TikTok and WeChat, citing national security reasons

Sep 18th 2020, 2:37 PM 21,429 Views 30 Comments

Downloads of the apps will be banned from Sunday onwards.

Wuhan next-of-kin accuse China of blocking Covid-19 lawsuits
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Wuhan next-of-kin accuse China of blocking Covid-19 lawsuits

Sep 17th 2020, 8:17 AM 28,986 Views 26 Comments

Families accuse the Wuhan and Hubei governments of concealing the outbreak when it first emerged late last year.

'It's not a crime to mourn June 4': Hong Kong activists in court over banned Tiananmen vigil
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'It's not a crime to mourn June 4': Hong Kong activists in court over banned Tiananmen vigil

Sep 15th 2020, 8:40 AM 7,771 Views 3 Comments

Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers defied a ban on rallies in June to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests.

Australian journalists flee China over arrest fears
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Australian journalists flee China over arrest fears

Sep 8th 2020, 7:31 AM 21,078 Views 11 Comments

The reporters were forced to take refuge with Australian diplomats.

Ninety protesters arrested in Hong Kong over demonstrations against delayed election
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Ninety protesters arrested in Hong Kong over demonstrations against delayed election

Sep 6th 2020, 4:35 PM 16,497 Views 6 Comments

Hong Kong elections were due to have taken place today but were postponed for a year by the authorities.

WHO launches independent panel to review pandemic response
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WHO launches independent panel to review pandemic response

Sep 3rd 2020, 5:29 PM 21,558 Views 10 Comments

Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former UK foreign secretary David Miliband are on the panel.

Premier League terminates China's €587m TV deal in blow to clubs' finances
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Premier League terminates China's €587m TV deal in blow to clubs' finances

Sep 3rd 2020, 4:21 PM 12,987 Views 5 Comments

Streaming service PPTV reportedly failed to make a €180m payment due in March.

Hong Kong begins China-led mass testing programme for Covid-19
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Hong Kong begins China-led mass testing programme for Covid-19

Sep 1st 2020, 6:47 AM 11,327 Views 0 Comments

The government expects five million people will take part in the programme.

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