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From TheJournal.ie Scale of SARS-like virus in China likely far bigger than officially reported, scientists warn Coronavirus

Scale of SARS-like virus in China likely far bigger than officially reported, scientists warn

Authorities in China say two people have died and at least 45 have been infected.

From TheJournal.ie Thai authorities detect second case of SARS-linked virus in elderly woman Coronavirus

Thai authorities detect second case of SARS-linked virus in elderly woman

The 74-year-old woman is being treated in hospital after arriving from the Chinese city of Wuhan.

From TheJournal.ie Mysterious pneumonia outbreak in China is not the return of SARS virus, officials say Infection

Mysterious pneumonia outbreak in China is not the return of SARS virus, officials say

SARS killed 349 people in mainland China and another 299 in Hong Kong in 2003.

From TheJournal.ie Tens of thousands march in Hong Kong pro-democracy rally after police use tear gas in clashes China

Tens of thousands march in Hong Kong pro-democracy rally after police use tear gas in clashes

The city has been battered by nearly seven months of unrest, which was sparked by a proposal to allow extraditions to mainland China.

From TheJournal.ie Date set for 'phase one' of US-China trade deal to be signed off Negotiations

Date set for 'phase one' of US-China trade deal to be signed off

The truce offers Chinese President Xi Jinping breathing space as he faces a slowing economy and political trouble in Hong Kong.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese scientist jailed for gene-editing babies to be HIV immune HIV Immunity

Chinese scientist jailed for gene-editing babies to be HIV immune

The court said that He Jiankui and his team had acted “in the pursuit of personal fame and gain” and seriously “disrupted medical order”.

From TheJournal.ie Tesco halts production of Christmas cards at Chinese factory over alleged forced labour China

Tesco halts production of Christmas cards at Chinese factory over alleged forced labour

A young girl reportedly received a batch of cards with a message from one of the workers.

From The42 Wenger defends Ozil's freedom of speech amid China storm Political Football

Wenger defends Ozil's freedom of speech amid China storm

However, the former Arsenal boss also noted that individuals must accept responsibility for a stance.

From TheJournal.ie Nine-year-old Eric is allowed stay in Ireland after winning deportation case Bray

Nine-year-old Eric is allowed stay in Ireland after winning deportation case

St Cronan’s Primary School in Bray tweeted out: “Fantastic news for Eric!!”

From The42 'It will have serious implications for Arsenal' - China on Ozil Controversy

'It will have serious implications for Arsenal' - China on Ozil

The Gunners have distanced themselves from their player’s comments.

From TheJournal.ie Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters in end to temporary lull MONGKOK DISTRICT

Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters in end to temporary lull

Police say radical protesters threw bricks at officers and tossed traffic cones at a police vehicle.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese State TV pulls Arsenal match after player's comments on treatment of Muslims Mesut Özil

Chinese State TV pulls Arsenal match after player's comments on treatment of Muslims

Mesut Ozil spoke out about the treatment of ethnic minority Uighurs in Xinjiang province.

From TheJournal.ie China says it has reached 'phase one' trade deal with the US Phase One

China says it has reached 'phase one' trade deal with the US

The deal includes a progressive rollback of tariffs and the protection of intellectual property rights.

From TheJournal.ie How young people are using TikTok to discuss elections, wars and now China's internment camps Tiktok

How young people are using TikTok to discuss elections, wars and now China's internment camps

China this week apologised for removing a US teen’s video condemning Beijing’s crackdown on Muslims in Xinjiang.

From TheJournal.ie Trump provokes fury from China after signing bill supporting Hong Kong protesters Diplomacy

Trump provokes fury from China after signing bill supporting Hong Kong protesters

The US President reluctantly signed the bill, which had bipartisan support.

From TheJournal.ie Australian police open investigation into 'spy' claims that China tried to interfere with elections Down Under Cover

Australian police open investigation into 'spy' claims that China tried to interfere with elections

A man who claims to have worked as a Chinese spy said it tried to recruit a Melbourne businessman to run for office.

From TheJournal.ie Leaked documents reveal details of 'calculated' and 'coercive' Uighur Muslim detention camps in China The China Cables

Leaked documents reveal details of 'calculated' and 'coercive' Uighur Muslim detention camps in China

More than 17 media outlets worldwide were involved with bringing the issues to light.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong leader to 'listen humbly' after pro-democracy parties crush opposition at local elections Carrie Lam

Hong Kong leader to 'listen humbly' after pro-democracy parties crush opposition at local elections

The Labour Party in Hong Kong attributed to the victory to the “sweat, blood and tears” of protesters.

From TheJournal.ie US Senate angers China after it unanimously passes bill supporting democracy in Hong Kong Democracy

US Senate angers China after it unanimously passes bill supporting democracy in Hong Kong

A measure banning the sale of tear gas, rubber bullets and other equipment that have been used by security forces was also approved.

From TheJournal.ie Universities on shutdown in Hong Kong as foreign students are encouraged to leave over  violent protests Shutdown

Universities on shutdown in Hong Kong as foreign students are encouraged to leave over violent protests

It follows five months of unrest from pro-democracy protesters.

From TheJournal.ie Students armed with petrol bombs - and bows and arrows - clash with police overnight in Hong Kong Violence

Students armed with petrol bombs - and bows and arrows - clash with police overnight in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s underground subway system was closed amid further violence overnight.

From TheJournal.ie Man set on fire and protester shot by Hong Kong police as demonstrations continue Shooting

Man set on fire and protester shot by Hong Kong police as demonstrations continue

Another demonstrator died in the city on Friday as protests continue.

From TheJournal.ie Subway, shops vandalised in Hong Kong as experts warn independent review of police force needed Protests

Subway, shops vandalised in Hong Kong as experts warn independent review of police force needed

Hong Kong asked international experts to assist in reviewing the force’s response to protests.

From TheJournal.ie US and EU warn of 'danger of Russia and China' on Berlin Wall anniversary NATO

US and EU warn of 'danger of Russia and China' on Berlin Wall anniversary

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the West “can never take … things for granted”.

From The42 Italy legend Cannavaro severely reprimanded in China Under Fire

Italy legend Cannavaro severely reprimanded in China

The World Cup winner has been criticised for his ‘weak ability to rectify mistakes’.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese news agency slams ‘barbaric’ attack on its Hong Kong office by protesters Hong Kong

Chinese news agency slams ‘barbaric’ attack on its Hong Kong office by protesters

More protests were being planned in seven districts today.

From The42 Yaya Toure sent off after 10 seconds in China Seeing Red This post contains videos

Yaya Toure sent off after 10 seconds in China

The former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder lashed out as Qingdao went on the attack.

From TheJournal.ie US ‘launches review of popular China-owned video app TikTok’ Review

US ‘launches review of popular China-owned video app TikTok’

TikTok claims to have more than 500 million active users in some 150 countries and regions.

From TheJournal.ie Wild Swans author Jung Chang "It is me that is being banned. I feel very sad... there is nothing I can do" Modern China

Wild Swans author Jung Chang "It is me that is being banned. I feel very sad... there is nothing I can do"

Her latest book looks at the lives of the ‘fairytale’ Soong sisters and their rise to power.

From TheJournal.ie 67-year-old woman becomes China's 'oldest new mother' Pregnancy

67-year-old woman becomes China's 'oldest new mother'

Her baby girl is reportedly called Tianci, meaning “gift from heaven”.

From The42 China to host expanded Club World Cup in 2021, featuring 8 European teams Changes

China to host expanded Club World Cup in 2021, featuring 8 European teams

The revamped Fifa Club World Cup will include 24 teams, taking place every four years and replacing the Confederations Cup.

From The42 'Best performance I've seen in my 10 years here' - Irish Defence Forces through to World Cup quarter-final Knockout Stages

'Best performance I've seen in my 10 years here' - Irish Defence Forces through to World Cup quarter-final

A last-eight tie with Algeria awaits the Boys in Green on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Protesters ignore ban to clash with police in Hong Kong Police Ban

Protesters ignore ban to clash with police in Hong Kong

Unrest in the city continued today despite a police ban.

From TheJournal.ie 'Carrie Lam step down!': Chaotic scenes in Hong Kong legislature as hecklers shout down major speech Crisis This post contains videos

'Carrie Lam step down!': Chaotic scenes in Hong Kong legislature as hecklers shout down major speech

The speech by chief executive Carrie Lam was billed as an attempt to win hearts and minds after four months of seething pro-democracy protests.

From TheJournal.ie Hunter Biden admits error in judgment but denies any wrongdoing Ukraine

Hunter Biden admits error in judgment but denies any wrongdoing

Joe Biden’s son is at the centre of an impeachment probe against US President Donald Trump.

From The42 'I gave out the jerseys the other day and there were lads with tears in their eyes' Flying The Flag

'I gave out the jerseys the other day and there were lads with tears in their eyes'

The Irish Defence Forces are off to the Chinese city of Wuhan to compete at the World Military Games this week.

From TheJournal.ie South Park creators issue mock apology over China censorship Censored

South Park creators issue mock apology over China censorship

The cartoon offended Chinese officials after it depicted forced labour at a prison.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong 'won't rule out' Chinese help over protests Carrie Lam

Hong Kong 'won't rule out' Chinese help over protests

The financial hub has been gripped by four months of rallies.

From TheJournal.ie Trump openly calls on Ukraine - and China - to investigate the Bidens Impeachment

Trump openly calls on Ukraine - and China - to investigate the Bidens

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General said his office is reviewing a number of cases related to an energy firm linked to Joe Biden’s son Hunter.

From TheJournal.ie Protester shot by police as violence escalates in Hong Kong Violent Clashes

Protester shot by police as violence escalates in Hong Kong

Protesters had taken to the streets as mainland China marks 70 years of communist rule.

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