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# beijing - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

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.

# beijing - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

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 - Sunday 18 October, 2020

China passes new law restricting sensitive exports

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

# beijing - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

'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.

# beijing - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

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.

# beijing - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Beijing sees drop in confirmed Covid-19 cases amid efforts to stem spread

The Chinese capital reported 21 cases today, down from 31 yesterday.

# beijing - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

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.

# beijing - Monday 15 June, 2020

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.

# beijing - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Parts of Beijing locked down after dozens of people test positive for Covid-19

A new cluster is linked to a wholesale food market.

# beijing - Saturday 6 June, 2020

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.

# beijing - Thursday 28 November, 2019

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.

# beijing - Thursday 14 November, 2019

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.

# beijing - Sunday 10 November, 2019

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.

# beijing - Monday 14 October, 2019

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.

# beijing - Sunday 21 July, 2019

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.

# beijing - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

'Hands off Hong Kong': China sends warning to Britain Mass Protests This post contains videos

'Hands off Hong Kong': China sends warning to Britain

Anti-Beijing demonstrations have rocked Hong Kong in recent weeks.

# beijing - Sunday 9 June, 2019

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.

# beijing - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Huawei executive detained in Canada seeks bail and electronic monitoring

Meng Wanzhou faces US fraud charges related to alleged sanctions-breaking dealings with Iran.

# beijing - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Hainan Airlines is scaling back its Dublin-Beijing service only months after launch

The carrier will reduce the frequency of the flights from October.

# beijing - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Flight from Paris to Beijing turns back after terror false alarm

A man has been taken into custody in connection with the incident.

Explosive detonated outside US embassy in Beijing China This post contains videos

Explosive detonated outside US embassy in Beijing

A man has been arrested after the incident and is belived to have injuries to his hand.

# beijing - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Excellent showing from Ireland's Dunne as Bjork wins China Open

The Greystones golfer finished four shots off the Swede, who claimed his first European Tour victory.

# beijing - Monday 23 April, 2018

'Heavy casualties' after Chinese tourists involved in North Korean bus crash

Few details were released about the bus crash, but a now-deleted tweet claimed that 30 had died.

# beijing - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

China and North Korea confirm that Kim Jong-un took a secret trip to Beijing

It was Kim’s first trip abroad since taking power in North Korea.

# beijing - Sunday 3 December, 2017

Beijing evictions of migrant workers stir widespread anger

“They are chasing people away from apartments and smashing things.”

# beijing - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Chinese students are living in a cabin for 200 days to simulate living on the moon

Lunar Palace simulates a long-term space mission to the moon.

# beijing - Friday 12 May, 2017

'A herculean accomplishment': Trump administration congratulates itself over China trade deal

Relations between the two governments have been warmer than expected since Trump took over the presidency.

# beijing - Saturday 7 January, 2017

China wants to go back to the moon and it could happen as soon as next year

The country has plans to get to Mars by 2020.

# beijing - Thursday 17 November, 2016

From The42 Greek triple jumper fails third drugs test as IOC sanctions 16 athletes over Beijing Games Guilty

Greek triple jumper fails third drugs test as IOC sanctions 16 athletes over Beijing Games

Nine of those found guilty were medallists in 2008.

# beijing - Sunday 31 July, 2016

The search for missing plane MH370 is being called off, and families of the missing aren't happy

Two years later investigators are no closer to discovering what became of the missing plane.

# beijing - Monday 25 July, 2016

'Everything is ruined' - Chinese fans react to cancelled Manchester derby

One supporter had travelled from Inner Mongolia for the chance to see Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho.

# beijing - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

From The42 14 Russian athletes fail Beijing re-tests Controversy

14 Russian athletes fail Beijing re-tests

It was announced by the International Olympic Committee last week 31 athletes from six sports could be banned from competing in Rio.

# beijing - Friday 8 April, 2016

Outrage after video shows passers-by watching man beating woman in hotel

The victim is accosted by an apparently drunken man while other guests and even hotel staff walk blithely past.

# beijing - Thursday 14 January, 2016

From The42 Michael Phelps reveals the scariest part of his dominance at the Olympics Champ

Michael Phelps reveals the scariest part of his dominance at the Olympics

The American athlete could become the oldest swimmer to ever win a gold medal at this summer’s Olympics.

# beijing - Thursday 24 December, 2015

Irish embassy warns of security threat in Beijing this Christmas

The warning was first issued by the US embassy.

# beijing - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

It isn't the fog that China is having difficulty seeing through

In some parts of the city smog has reached levels 17 times the recommended limit from the World Health Organisation.

# beijing - Saturday 29 August, 2015

From The42 'It shows my resolve' - Ireland’s Rob Heffernan finishes fifth at World Championships Report

'It shows my resolve' - Ireland’s Rob Heffernan finishes fifth at World Championships

Meanwhile, the Irish men’s 4x400m relay team have set a new national record.

# beijing - Friday 28 August, 2015

Why is this US athlete wearing a superhero mask at the World Championships?

Olympian Ashton Eaton is feeling the benefits of a prototype made by Nike.

# beijing - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Javelin gold medallist in Beijing learned how to throw from YouTube videos

Kenya’s Julius Yego won gold at the World Championships.

# beijing - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Disappointment for Irish in Beijing, Farah stumbles into 5,000m final

Ben Reynolds, Ciara Everard and Kelly Proper were unable to progress at the Bird’s Nest.

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