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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Beijing

Last month
August 2023
33 people dead and 18 others still missing after Beijing's heaviest rains on record
The recent downpours have damaged infrastructure and deluged swathes of the city’s suburbs and surrounding areas.
Beijing records heaviest rainfall in 140 years
The amount of rain recorded in just 40 hours neared the average rainfall for the entire month of July.
At least 11 dead in Beijing as heavy rain causes floods and forces evacuations
The level of rainfall is highly unusual for the city, which enjoys a moderate, dry climate.
This year
Tens of thousands of people evacuated from Beijing as typhoon hits
Typhoon Doksuri lashed China’s capital with heavy rain today.
Chinese foreign minister removed from office months after disappearing from the public eye
The minister’s absence sparked a storm of speculation that the confidant of President Xi Jinping had fallen from grace.
China in the grip of extreme weather after flooding and 10 straight days of 35 degree heat
Beijing reported 9.8 straight days when the temperature exceeded 35 degrees Celsius.
People urged to stay indoors as Beijing and parts of northern China sizzles amid 40C heatwave
The mercury topped 40C in the Chinese capital for the third consecutive day, experts said.
Chinese pitch invader detained after hugging Messi
The jersey-clad man ran onto the pitch at the Worker’s Stadium midway through the match’s second half.
Lionel Messi gets rockstar treatment in China
World champions Argentina will play a friendly against Australia on 15 June at Beijing’s newly-renovated 68,000-capacity Workers’ Stadium.
Irish embassy in Beijing to keep displays of support for Ukraine, despite Chinese govt orders
A note was circulated that asked embassies to “respect Chinese laws and regulations”.
Embassies in Beijing told to stop displaying ‘propaganda’ on their buildings
Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s government says it is neutral in Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
29 killed in fire at Beijing hospital while director detained for questioning
Many family members have lost contact with patients, with the missing being mostly older people with mobility problems.
US and Philippines begin largest joint military exercises after China drills around Taiwan
Nearly 18,000 troops are taking part in the annual exercises, which will include a live-fire drill in the South China Sea.
China defends search for source of Covid-19 after 'offensive' WHO criticism
The director of the China Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said research is “always shared”.
Eamon Ryan raises human rights concerns with Chinese counterpart, but says cooperation is essential
Ryan was speaking to TheJournal in Beijing today.
'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.
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.
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.
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
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.
China further relaxes Covid rules after protests
Several cities have begun loosening restrictions such as moving away from daily mass testing requirements.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
The remarkable story behind Ireland's flagbearer at the Winter Olympics
Elsa Desmond started from scratch to fulfil her Olympic dream.
Putin hails 'unprecedented' ties with China after meeting Xi Jinping ahead of Winter Olympics
The two leaders met in the Chinese capital today.
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
Beijing warns US will 'pay the price' for diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics
China has accused the United States of violating the Olympic spirit.
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.
Dozens of Hong Kong dissidents charged with security crime
Police arrested 55 of the city’s best-known pro-democracy campaigners last month.
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.
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.
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’s pro-democracy legislators resign en masse
The move follows a resolution passed in Beijing partly aimed to combat supporters of Hong Kong independence.
China passes new law restricting sensitive exports
Companies and individuals who breach the new export control law could face criminal charges.