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From TheJournal.ie Opinion: China is going carbon neutral, and the USA needs to take note no matter who it elects US Election 2020

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

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

From TheJournal.ie China passes new law restricting sensitive exports Beijing

China passes new law restricting sensitive exports

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

From TheJournal.ie One-third of Chinese city of nine million people swabbed for Covid-19 in two days Qingdao

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish journalist: I spent the last five years covering Hong Kong, but then my visa was declined Democracy

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

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.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of people in China given Covid-19 vaccine approved for emergency use despite concerns Vaccine

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Leading pro-democracy activist arrested in Hong Kong for 'unlawful' protest against face-mask ban Joshua Wong

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

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

From TheJournal.ie TikTok set to appear in US court to argue attempted ban is not motivated by 'genuine security concerns' China

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Judge halts WeChat ban in US-China tech battle Technology

Judge halts WeChat ban in US-China tech battle

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.

From TheJournal.ie US bans TikTok and WeChat, citing national security reasons China

US bans TikTok and WeChat, citing national security reasons

Downloads of the apps will be banned from Sunday onwards.

From TheJournal.ie Wuhan next-of-kin accuse China of blocking Covid-19 lawsuits Wuhan

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Australian journalists flee China over arrest fears Tensions

Australian journalists flee China over arrest fears

The reporters were forced to take refuge with Australian diplomats.

From TheJournal.ie Ninety protesters arrested in Hong Kong over demonstrations against delayed election Protests

Ninety protesters arrested in Hong Kong over demonstrations against delayed election

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

From TheJournal.ie WHO launches independent panel to review pandemic response Coronavirus

WHO launches independent panel to review pandemic response

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong begins China-led mass testing programme for Covid-19 Coronavirus

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Living in Ireland, we didn't worry about serious racial physical attacks... how wrong we were' Shelly Xiong

'Living in Ireland, we didn't worry about serious racial physical attacks... how wrong we were'

Following the attack on her friend, Tian Yu Lloyd, suggests Irish society takes time to reflect as racist aggression becomes more common through the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie TikTok says it's going to sue the Trump administration over crackdown China

TikTok says it's going to sue the Trump administration over crackdown

The video app has been downloaded 175 million times in the US.

From TheJournal.ie Former CIA officer charged with selling US secrets and exposing informants to China Espionage

Former CIA officer charged with selling US secrets and exposing informants to China

He was tricked into admitting his activities last year by a US undercover agent.

From TheJournal.ie TikTok ramps up defence against US accusations that app is security threat Tiktok

TikTok ramps up defence against US accusations that app is security threat

China meanwhile slammed Washington for using “digital gunboat diplomacy” in the TikTok case.

From TheJournal.ie Trump sets deadline for TikTok owner to sell US assets China

Trump sets deadline for TikTok owner to sell US assets

It remains unclear what the TikTok orders mean for the app’s 100 million users in the US.

From The42 After quitting Ecuador post without managing a single game, Jordi Cruyff has a new job Pastures New

After quitting Ecuador post without managing a single game, Jordi Cruyff has a new job

The Dutchman will return to China as coach of Shenzhen FC.

From TheJournal.ie TikTok ban in US to be challenged China

TikTok ban in US to be challenged

The company and its US employees are planning to take Donald Trump’s administration to court.

From TheJournal.ie Stormont leaders urged to publish record of call with Chinese official Security Laws

Stormont leaders urged to publish record of call with Chinese official

Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill allegedly said they respected and understood new Hong Kong security laws.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong residents rush to buy pro-democracy newspaper following owner's arrest Apple Daily

Hong Kong residents rush to buy pro-democracy newspaper following owner's arrest

The newspaper said its circulation is up from 70,000 to 550,000.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong newspaper owner arrested during office raid by police Apple Daily

Hong Kong newspaper owner arrested during office raid by police

He was among seven people detained on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces.

From TheJournal.ie US-China relations deteriorate further as Beijing slams 'barbarous' sanctions placed on Hong Kong At Loggerheads

US-China relations deteriorate further as Beijing slams 'barbarous' sanctions placed on Hong Kong

The fresh sanctions from the US came after Donald Trump’s move against TikTok and WeChat.

From TheJournal.ie China accuses US of 'political suppression' after Trump's executive order targeting TikTok China

China accuses US of 'political suppression' after Trump's executive order targeting TikTok

The order comes into effect in 45 days and appears to ban transactions with the Chinese owners of the app.

From TheJournal.ie 'Hundreds of new jobs' to be created in Ireland as TikTok announces plans for European Data Centre Social Media

'Hundreds of new jobs' to be created in Ireland as TikTok announces plans for European Data Centre

The €420 million data centre, the company’s first in Europe, is to be operational by 2022.

'I didn't like the game' - Beaten Benitez fumes in two-minute China press conference

Benitez arrived in China to fanfare but he has found it difficult to make an impact at Dalian, winning only seven of his 20 matches.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: TikTok is on the block but why has Donald Trump given Microsoft 45 days to make a bid? Tiktok

Explainer: TikTok is on the block but why has Donald Trump given Microsoft 45 days to make a bid?

A September deadline looms for the blockbuster acquisition.

From TheJournal.ie Trump gives TikTok 6 weeks to sell itself to US company, saying it will be 'out of business' otherwise Tiktok

Trump gives TikTok 6 weeks to sell itself to US company, saying it will be 'out of business' otherwise

Trump said that Microsoft was in talks to buy TikTok.

From TheJournal.ie Microsoft reportedly in advanced talks to buy US TikTok operation Social Media

Microsoft reportedly in advanced talks to buy US TikTok operation

The reports emerged as US President Donald Trump said he would ban the Chinese-owned app in the US.

From TheJournal.ie TikTok responds to Donald Trump's pledge to ban the app White House

TikTok responds to Donald Trump's pledge to ban the app

The president said he could use emergency economic powers or an executive order.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong postpones upcoming elections claiming coronavirus outbreak is to blame China

Hong Kong postpones upcoming elections claiming coronavirus outbreak is to blame

The chief executive said Hong Kong has the support of the Chinese government in making the decision.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong democracy activists disqualified from running in legislative elections China

Hong Kong democracy activists disqualified from running in legislative elections

Hong Kong says only those who pledge allegiance to both local government and China can run.

From TheJournal.ie China records highest new-case count in three months, as gyms and bars close in infection hotspots Coronavirus

China records highest new-case count in three months, as gyms and bars close in infection hotspots

Of the new cases, 98 were domestic infections, mostly in the northwestern region of Xinjiang.

From TheJournal.ie US closes consulate in Chengdu, China amid diplomatic spat Chengdu

US closes consulate in Chengdu, China amid diplomatic spat

The US State Department said it was disappointed at China’s order to close the consulate.

From TheJournal.ie China records highest daily Covid-19 cases since April, sparking fears of second wave Coronavirus

China records highest daily Covid-19 cases since April, sparking fears of second wave

This comes as more than 16 million cases were recorded globally – with 5 million of them recorded since the beginning of July.

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