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# Beijing

Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# China
Eamon Ryan raises human rights concerns with Chinese counterpart, but says cooperation is essential
Ryan was speaking to TheJournal in Beijing today.
# Beijing
'We were robbed': Eamon Ryan lashes Academy over Banshees of Inisherin Oscar snub
Ryan singled out actress Kerry Condon for praise for her performance in the fim.
# off abroad
Banshees in Beijing: Embassy due to host screening as Eamon Ryan arrives in Chinese capital
The Environment Minister has spent recent days in both Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Eamon Ryan touts 'green revolution' in China as he heads from Shanghai to Hong Kong
The Environment Minister is travelling to Hong Kong and Beijing this week for St Patrick’s Day.
Last month
February 2023
# Ukraine
China urge peace talks between Ukraine and Russia with end of nuclear weapon threats
One year after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, China has called for peace talks and said that the threat of nuclear weapons being deployed must be avoided.
This year
# China
China ends quarantine for overseas travellers
Beijing last month began a dramatic dismantling of a strategy that had enforced mandatory quarantines and lockdowns.
Last year
# Coronavirus
US to require negative Covid tests for travelers from China after country's sudden Covid pivot
The United States says China is not sharing enough information about the surge in coronavirus cases there.
# Beijing
China further relaxes Covid rules after protests
Several cities have begun loosening restrictions such as moving away from daily mass testing requirements.
# China
Beijing Marathon returns but China sticks to ‘zero-Covid’
A simmering public frustration, which has grown as the rest of the world opens up, has been fuelled by a series of tragic incidents.
# tensions
China will 'not hesitate to start war' if Taiwan declares independence, Beijing warns US
China’s defence minister made the comments during his first face-to-face meeting with his US counterpart in Singapore.
# China
Shanghai seeks to ease seven-week virus lockdown within next few days
The World Health Organisation has said the mounting economic toll of severe restrictions could be unsustainable.
# China
'There's no why': Shanghai rages at endless Covid lockdown
China’s capital is trying to fend off a Covid-19 outbreak with restrictions on movement.
# Covid-19
Hong Kong reopens beaches as Beijing relaxes quarantine rules
Deaths from Covid-19 in Hong Kong have fallen from a high of almost 300 per day in March to zero in recent days.
# China
Beijing Covid spike prompts mass testing and panic buying amid lockdown fears
Downtown Beijing’s most populous district Chaoyang, home to around 3.5 million people, ordered mass testing from today.
# Winter Olympics
Russian figure skater says grandfather's medicine led to positive test: IOC member
Valieva will skate in the Olympic women’s singles competition later on Tuesday.
# ice cool
The remarkable story behind Ireland's flagbearer at the Winter Olympics
Elsa Desmond started from scratch to fulfil her Olympic dream.
# Beijing
Putin hails 'unprecedented' ties with China after meeting Xi Jinping ahead of Winter Olympics
The two leaders met in the Chinese capital today.
# Olympic Games
Beijing reports first local Omicron case ahead of Winter Olympics
The infection comes less than three weeks before the Winter Olympic Games’ opening ceremony on 4 February.
All time
# Human Rights
Beijing warns US will 'pay the price' for diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics
China has accused the United States of violating the Olympic spirit.
# Olympic Games
Winter Olympics venue to restrict capacity to 20% over Covid-19 concerns
Beijing is set to host the Winter Olympics from 4 to 20 February next spring.
# Raids
Dozens of Hong Kong dissidents charged with security crime
Police arrested 55 of the city’s best-known pro-democracy campaigners last month.
# China
Partial lockdown imposed in Beijing over handful of Covid-19 cases
Seven cases of the virus were reported in the city today, including six in southern Daxing district.
# Hebei province
China seals off two cities and bans millions of people from leaving in bid to stem new Covid-19 outbreak
Mass testing is under way in Hebei province after the largest outbreak in China for six months.
# Chang’e 5
China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth
It is one step on a programme to send a manned mission to the satellite.
# Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy legislators resign en masse
The move follows a resolution passed in Beijing partly aimed to combat supporters of Hong Kong independence.
# Beijing
China passes new law restricting sensitive exports
Companies and individuals who breach the new export control law could face criminal charges.
# 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.
# China
US says Beijing's pursuit of offshore resources in South China Sea are illegal
Beijing claims most of the South China Sea through a vague delineation based on maps from the 1940s.
# China
Beijing sees drop in confirmed Covid-19 cases amid efforts to stem spread
The Chinese capital reported 21 cases today, down from 31 yesterday.
# Outbreak
Over 1,200 flights in and out of Beijing cancelled as it aims to halt Covid-19 spread
The Chinese capital has enacted a number of measures to limit travel in and out of the city.
# China
Parts of Beijing locked down again as new outbreak fuels fears of a second wave
Officials have said they plan to carry out virus tests on 46,000 residents in the immediate area of the outbreak.
# Food Market
Parts of Beijing locked down after dozens of people test positive for Covid-19
A new cluster is linked to a wholesale food market.
# Protests
Explainer: Why is a new law in Hong Kong about the Chinese national anthem so controversial?
The law was approved by Hong Kong legislators on Thursday.
# Censorship
Chinese-owned app TikTok apologises for removing viral clip which was critical of Beijing
TikTok initially denied it removed the clip but later admitted it, claiming it was done in human error.
# 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.
# 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.
# Hong Kong
Xi Jinping warns of 'smashed' bodies and 'bones ground to powder' as Hong Kong protests continue
He made the comments during a visit to Nepal at the weekend.
# Protest
Tens of thousands march in another huge anti-government rally in Hong Kong
The protests have been sparked by years of rising anger over Beijing’s influence.
# Mass Protests
'Hands off Hong Kong': China sends warning to Britain
Anti-Beijing demonstrations have rocked Hong Kong in recent weeks.
# Demonstration
Demonstrators clash with police after more than a million people turn out for Hong Kong protests
People took to the streets en masse to protest a new law that would allow extradition to China from Hong Kong.