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# beijing - Friday 13 May, 2022

Shanghai seeks to ease seven-week virus lockdown within next few days
# China
# China

Shanghai seeks to ease seven-week virus lockdown within next few days

May 13th 2022, 9:09 AM 3,749 Views 3 Comments

The World Health Organisation has said the mounting economic toll of severe restrictions could be unsustainable.

# beijing - Monday 9 May, 2022

'There's no why': Shanghai rages at endless Covid lockdown
# China
# China

'There's no why': Shanghai rages at endless Covid lockdown

Updated May 9th 2022, 10:48 AM 18,986 Views 13 Comments

China’s capital is trying to fend off a Covid-19 outbreak with restrictions on movement.

# beijing - Thursday 5 May, 2022

Hong Kong reopens beaches as Beijing relaxes quarantine rules
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Hong Kong reopens beaches as Beijing relaxes quarantine rules

May 5th 2022, 2:15 PM 5,332 Views 0 Comments

Deaths from Covid-19 in Hong Kong have fallen from a high of almost 300 per day in March to zero in recent days.

# beijing - Monday 25 April, 2022

Beijing Covid spike prompts mass testing and panic buying amid lockdown fears
# China
# China

Beijing Covid spike prompts mass testing and panic buying amid lockdown fears

Apr 25th 2022, 8:23 AM 15,684 Views 6 Comments

Downtown Beijing’s most populous district Chaoyang, home to around 3.5 million people, ordered mass testing from today.

# beijing - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Russian figure skater says grandfather's medicine led to positive test: IOC member
# Winter Olympics
From The42
# Winter Olympics

Russian figure skater says grandfather's medicine led to positive test: IOC member

Feb 15th 2022, 9:36 AM 4,691 Views 9 Comments

Valieva will skate in the Olympic women’s singles competition later on Tuesday.

# beijing - Friday 4 February, 2022

The remarkable story behind Ireland's flagbearer at the Winter Olympics
# Ice Cool
From The42
# Ice Cool

The remarkable story behind Ireland's flagbearer at the Winter Olympics

Feb 4th 2022, 10:08 AM 3,870 Views 0 Comments

Elsa Desmond started from scratch to fulfil her Olympic dream.

Putin hails 'unprecedented' ties with China after meeting Xi Jinping ahead of Winter Olympics
# Beijing
# Beijing

Putin hails 'unprecedented' ties with China after meeting Xi Jinping ahead of Winter Olympics

Feb 4th 2022, 9:32 AM 13,402 Views 35 Comments

The two leaders met in the Chinese capital today.

# beijing - Sunday 16 January, 2022

Beijing reports first local Omicron case ahead of Winter Olympics
# Olympic Games
# Olympic Games

Beijing reports first local Omicron case ahead of Winter Olympics

Jan 16th 2022, 1:55 PM 13,743 Views 22 Comments

The infection comes less than three weeks before the Winter Olympic Games’ opening ceremony on 4 February.

# beijing - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Beijing warns US will 'pay the price' for diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Beijing warns US will 'pay the price' for diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics

Dec 7th 2021, 9:34 AM 29,294 Views 63 Comments

China has accused the United States of violating the Olympic spirit.

# beijing - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Winter Olympics venue to restrict capacity to 20% over Covid-19 concerns
# Olympic Games
# Olympic Games

Winter Olympics venue to restrict capacity to 20% over Covid-19 concerns

Nov 13th 2021, 8:15 AM 10,576 Views 2 Comments

Beijing is set to host the Winter Olympics from 4 to 20 February next spring.

# beijing - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Dozens of Hong Kong dissidents charged with security crime
# Raids
# Raids

Dozens of Hong Kong dissidents charged with security crime

Feb 28th 2021, 12:36 PM 8,921 Views 6 Comments

Police arrested 55 of the city’s best-known pro-democracy campaigners last month.

# beijing - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

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

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

Jan 20th 2021, 7:43 AM 9,643 Views 8 Comments

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

# beijing - Friday 8 January, 2021

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

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 68,312 Views 37 Comments

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

# beijing - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth
# Chang’e 5
# Chang’e 5

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

Dec 1st 2020, 8:25 PM 12,951 Views 20 Comments

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
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy legislators resign en masse

Updated Nov 11th 2020, 11:14 AM 21,878 Views 18 Comments

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
# Beijing
# Beijing

China passes new law restricting sensitive exports

Oct 18th 2020, 3:49 PM 36,902 Views 31 Comments

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
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

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

Sep 15th 2020, 8:40 AM 7,784 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.

# beijing - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

US says Beijing's pursuit of offshore resources in South China Sea are illegal
# China
# China

US says Beijing's pursuit of offshore resources in South China Sea are illegal

Jul 14th 2020, 8:56 AM 12,652 Views 36 Comments

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
# China
# China

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

Jun 18th 2020, 8:08 AM 10,099 Views 11 Comments

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
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Over 1,200 flights in and out of Beijing cancelled as it aims to halt Covid-19 spread

Jun 17th 2020, 9:11 AM 16,986 Views 20 Comments

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
# China
# China

Parts of Beijing locked down again as new outbreak fuels fears of a second wave

Jun 15th 2020, 7:54 AM 19,407 Views 13 Comments

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
# Food Market
# Food Market

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

Jun 13th 2020, 11:17 AM 42,109 Views 43 Comments

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?
# Protests
# Protests

Explainer: Why is a new law in Hong Kong about the Chinese national anthem so controversial?

Jun 6th 2020, 7:45 AM 15,510 Views 27 Comments

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
# Censorship
# Censorship

Chinese-owned app TikTok apologises for removing viral clip which was critical of Beijing

Nov 28th 2019, 7:03 AM 7,961 Views 14 Comments

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
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

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

Nov 14th 2019, 8:05 AM 7,246 Views 7 Comments

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
# Protests
# Protests

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

Nov 10th 2019, 10:48 AM 8,486 Views 9 Comments

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
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Xi Jinping warns of 'smashed' bodies and 'bones ground to powder' as Hong Kong protests continue

Oct 14th 2019, 8:20 AM 15,301 Views 13 Comments

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
# Protest
# Protest

Tens of thousands march in another huge anti-government rally in Hong Kong

Jul 21st 2019, 1:45 PM 9,530 Views 16 Comments

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
# Mass Protests

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

Jul 3rd 2019, 10:12 PM 20,892 Views 18 Comments

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
# Demonstration
# Demonstration

Demonstrators clash with police after more than a million people turn out for Hong Kong protests

Updated Jun 9th 2019, 6:05 PM 20,858 Views 33 Comments

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
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Huawei executive detained in Canada seeks bail and electronic monitoring

Dec 11th 2018, 7:23 AM 9,914 Views 0 Comments

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
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

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

Aug 2nd 2018, 3:15 PM 16,259 Views 6 Comments

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
# Air China
# Air China

Flight from Paris to Beijing turns back after terror false alarm

Jul 26th 2018, 9:25 PM 13,860 Views 3 Comments

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

Explosive detonated outside US embassy in Beijing
# China
# China

Explosive detonated outside US embassy in Beijing

Updated Jul 26th 2018, 8:41 AM 10,371 Views 13 Comments

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
# European Tour
From The42
# European Tour

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

Apr 29th 2018, 11:28 AM 8,369 Views 11 Comments

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
# Pyongyang
# Pyongyang

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

Apr 23rd 2018, 7:07 AM 9,847 Views 5 Comments

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
# Diplomatic Relations
# Diplomatic Relations

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

Mar 28th 2018, 7:01 AM 12,967 Views 39 Comments

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
# Mass Evictions
# Mass Evictions

Beijing evictions of migrant workers stir widespread anger

Dec 3rd 2017, 7:15 AM 11,650 Views 10 Comments

“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
# Lunar Palace

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

Jul 16th 2017, 12:00 PM 8,399 Views 20 Comments

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
# Good Relations
# Good Relations

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

May 12th 2017, 10:52 AM 13,481 Views 45 Comments

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

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