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# beijing - Friday 15 March, 2013

Sky News reporter broadcasts arrest live on TV
# China
# China

Sky News reporter broadcasts arrest live on TV

Mar 15th 2013, 2:45 PM 28,126 Views 32 Comments

The reporter said he and his team were detained due to an issue with displaying the passes they needed to film in the area.

# beijing - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

UN Security Council vows action after North Korea nuclear test
# North Korea
# North Korea

UN Security Council vows action after North Korea nuclear test

Feb 12th 2013, 9:02 PM 7,916 Views 36 Comments

Even North Korea’s sole international ally, China, was stern in its condemnation of the nuclear test and threats to the United States.

# beijing - Monday 7 January, 2013

Two die from swine flu in China
# Health
# Health

Two die from swine flu in China

Jan 7th 2013, 7:59 AM 3,797 Views 15 Comments

A man also passed away from the H1N1 influenza strain in Jordan over the weekend.

# beijing - Friday 28 December, 2012

China tightens internet controls, forces users to register their real names
# China
# China

China tightens internet controls, forces users to register their real names

Dec 28th 2012, 6:30 PM 7,576 Views 30 Comments

The new rules follow anonymous online postings which accused Chinese officials of misconduct in office. The government claims the law is aimed at protecting users’ personal information.

# beijing - Friday 7 December, 2012

Fair play to Flintoff but it was more like white-collar boxing - Ken Egan
# National Focus
From The42
# National Focus

Fair play to Flintoff but it was more like white-collar boxing - Ken Egan

Dec 7th 2012, 4:08 PM 1,604 Views 1 Comment

The Olympic Silver Medallist is hoping to dethrone Joe Ward in the national championships next February.

# beijing - Thursday 15 November, 2012

China unveils new leadership with Xi Jinping at the helm
# China
# China

China unveils new leadership with Xi Jinping at the helm

Nov 15th 2012, 9:31 AM 3,260 Views 8 Comments

A fine Gaelic footballer when he visited Ireland earlier this year, Xi is now tasked with leading China for the next ten years.

# beijing - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

China party congress sets Xi on leadership path
# China
# China

China party congress sets Xi on leadership path

Nov 14th 2012, 12:05 PM 2,211 Views 0 Comments

It is expected the Vice President be announced the party’s top leader tomorrow.

# beijing - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Derry makes the Lonely Planet's Top 10 best cities for 2013
# In Pictures
# In Pictures

Derry makes the Lonely Planet's Top 10 best cities for 2013

Oct 23rd 2012, 10:48 AM 9,495 Views 15 Comments

The Northern Ireland city has been chosen as the UK’s City of Culture next year. Find out where else made the cut…

# beijing - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Cummings wins, but Martin reclaims crown in Beijing
# Results
From The42
# Results

Cummings wins, but Martin reclaims crown in Beijing

Oct 13th 2012, 12:20 PM 463 Views 1 Comment

In addition, Norwegian Boasson Hagen’s finish helped him seal third place in the overall standings in Beijing.

# beijing - Friday 12 October, 2012

German foreign minister to visit Turkey for Syria talks: embassy
# Crisis
# Crisis

German foreign minister to visit Turkey for Syria talks: embassy

Oct 12th 2012, 10:03 AM 1,429 Views 1 Comment

Germany will enter discussions on the steady deterioration of relations between Syria and Turkey, following deadly airstrikes.

# beijing - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

O'Connor takes top prize in Beijing
# Ride On
From The42
# Ride On

O'Connor takes top prize in Beijing

Oct 3rd 2012, 5:42 PM 719 Views 1 Comment

Cian O’Connor rode a double clear round to win at the FEI World Cup Jumping China League on Wednesday.

# beijing - Friday 28 September, 2012

Back to the day job: The challenges keep on coming for Irish Olympians
# Team Ireland
From The42
# Team Ireland

Back to the day job: The challenges keep on coming for Irish Olympians

Sep 28th 2012, 6:50 PM 874 Views 0 Comments

Bronze Medal winner Cian O’Connor competes in China while triathlete Aileen Morrison is in Yokohama, Japan.

# beijing - Monday 24 September, 2012

China: Policeman embroiled in Bo Xilai scandal gets 15 years in jail
# China
# China

China: Policeman embroiled in Bo Xilai scandal gets 15 years in jail

Sep 24th 2012, 10:33 AM 2,427 Views 0 Comments

Wang Lijun was sentenced to 15 years in prison earlier today for bribery and abuse of power. He had exposed the scandal that has rocked China’s ruling Communist Party.

# beijing - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

In photos: 3D paintings of Pinocchio, the Hulk and Marilyn
# Art
From The Daily Edge
# Art

In photos: 3D paintings of Pinocchio, the Hulk and Marilyn

Aug 22nd 2012, 6:45 AM 6,246 Views 5 Comments

New exhibition marks celebration of Korean-Chinese diplomatic relations – with some interesting themes…

# beijing - Monday 20 August, 2012

China: Gu Kailai given suspended death sentence for Heywood murder
# China
# China

China: Gu Kailai given suspended death sentence for Heywood murder

Aug 20th 2012, 7:46 AM 3,375 Views 1 Comment

Gu Kailai was found guilty of murdering British businessman Neil Heywood, a crime she had confessed to, and given the death penalty with two years’ reprieve in a case which has rocked China.

# beijing - Saturday 4 August, 2012

North Korean leader's wife 'charming', says sushi chef
# Kim Jong-un
# Kim Jong-un

North Korean leader's wife 'charming', says sushi chef

Aug 4th 2012, 11:15 AM 4,511 Views 14 Comments

The chef, who is believed to have worked for Kim Jong-Il before his death, is one of the few people to publicly speak out about meeting Kim Jong Un and his new wife.

# beijing - Saturday 28 July, 2012

China raises Beijing storm toll to 77 after outcry
# Beijing
# Beijing

China raises Beijing storm toll to 77 after outcry

Jul 28th 2012, 1:07 PM 2,856 Views 2 Comments

The death toll of Beijing’s flash floods has been raised after public questioning of the tally.

# beijing - Friday 27 July, 2012

Chinese politician's wife charged with murder of British businessman
# China
# China

Chinese politician's wife charged with murder of British businessman

Jul 27th 2012, 7:30 PM 3,149 Views 3 Comments

The case has brought to light a messy political scandal that has caused concern in China’s leadership.

# beijing - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

China censors coverage of deadly Beijing floods
# Censorship
# Censorship

China censors coverage of deadly Beijing floods

Jul 24th 2012, 11:24 AM 4,168 Views 4 Comments

There has been fierce criticism of the government which has been accused of not doing enough to prevent the deaths of at least 37 people.

# beijing - Monday 23 July, 2012

37 dead in China's worst flooding in over 60 years
# Beijing
# Beijing

37 dead in China's worst flooding in over 60 years

Jul 23rd 2012, 11:30 AM 2,283 Views 1 Comment

Beijing residents have been highly critical of what they believe to be poor drainage systems and insufficient warnings.

# beijing - Sunday 22 July, 2012

Ten die in record rains in Beijing
# Weather
# Weather

Ten die in record rains in Beijing

Jul 22nd 2012, 7:43 AM 2,394 Views 2 Comments

The death toll across China has reached 20.

# beijing - Saturday 21 July, 2012

VIDEO: the best highlights from the Beijing Olympics
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

VIDEO: the best highlights from the Beijing Olympics

Jul 21st 2012, 7:38 AM 273 Views 0 Comments

If you’re not already in the Olympics frame of mind, this will have you pumped and ready for London.

# beijing - Friday 20 July, 2012

China: Artist Ai loses appeal against tax fine
# Ai Weiwei
# Ai Weiwei

China: Artist Ai loses appeal against tax fine

Jul 20th 2012, 7:02 PM 2,494 Views 2 Comments

Ai Weiwei – a vocal critic of China’s government – had decried the ruling, saying it an attempt to silence him.

# beijing - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Lebron James declares USA stronger than Beijing gold display
# Hoops
From The42
# Hoops

Lebron James declares USA stronger than Beijing gold display

Jul 18th 2012, 6:11 PM 539 Views 0 Comments

“I’m looking forward to it. It’s going to be a great opportunity for us and I can’t wait for the games to start.”

# beijing - Monday 16 July, 2012

Russia says foreign partners in 'blackmail' over Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Russia says foreign partners in 'blackmail' over Syria

Jul 16th 2012, 11:16 AM 2,474 Views 28 Comments

Moscow has rejected attempts by the West to pressure it into supporting a UN resolution on Syria.

# beijing - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Economic slowdown will continue warns Chinese premier
# Slowdown
# Slowdown

Economic slowdown will continue warns Chinese premier

Jul 15th 2012, 1:27 PM 2,436 Views 9 Comments

The comments from Wen Jiabao follow news on Friday that China’s economy grew by 7.6 per cent, the lowest since the first quarter of 2009.

# beijing - Monday 9 July, 2012

Federer sets his sets on Olympic Gold as Murray compares him to Muhammad Ali
# Fed Express
From The42
# Fed Express

Federer sets his sets on Olympic Gold as Murray compares him to Muhammad Ali

Jul 9th 2012, 6:18 PM 769 Views 0 Comments

The Swiss ace won the men’s doubles in 2008 but craves a centre court win at SW19 to crown a golden summer.

# beijing - Monday 2 July, 2012

Hong Kong leader heckled on first day in office
# Protests
# Protests

Hong Kong leader heckled on first day in office

Jul 2nd 2012, 4:14 PM 3,545 Views 1 Comment

The incident came a day after the biggest protest in Hong Kong in nearly a decade was held yesterday against the new leader.

# beijing - Sunday 1 July, 2012

Gallery: Weird and wonderful public toilets
# Holy Crapper
From The Daily Edge
# Holy Crapper

Gallery: Weird and wonderful public toilets

Jul 1st 2012, 12:00 PM 10,666 Views 11 Comments

And just a reminder… amazing doesn’t necessarily mean inviting.

# beijing - Monday 28 May, 2012

No flies on them: Chinese city bans flies from public toilets
# Swat
From The Daily Edge
# Swat

No flies on them: Chinese city bans flies from public toilets

May 28th 2012, 3:18 PM 7,156 Views 18 Comments

Meanwhile Beijing authorities have said two flies are allowed in the lavatories at any one time…

# beijing - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Nocher delighted by Olympic qualification
# Relief
From The42
# Relief

Nocher delighted by Olympic qualification

May 23rd 2012, 9:30 AM 558 Views 1 Comment

The swimmer also described the difficulties of coping with the enormous pressure on her shoulders.

# beijing - Friday 11 May, 2012

Bye the Gods: Katie Taylor coasts into second round of Olympic qualifiers
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Bye the Gods: Katie Taylor coasts into second round of Olympic qualifiers

May 11th 2012, 11:50 AM 3,378 Views 15 Comments

The Bray boxer advanced to the second round due to her number one ranking while Ceire Smith and Sinead Kavanagh will fight on Saturday.

# beijing - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Explainer: All you need to know about the women's boxing qualifiers for London 2012
# Golden Girls
From The42
# Golden Girls

Explainer: All you need to know about the women's boxing qualifiers for London 2012

May 10th 2012, 5:51 PM 2,578 Views 10 Comments

We answer all your questions, from Katie Taylor’s biggest threats Ireland’s other medal hopes, just in case.

# beijing - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Al Jazeera closes Beijing bureau after reporter expelled from China
# Tensions
# Tensions

Al Jazeera closes Beijing bureau after reporter expelled from China

May 8th 2012, 11:06 AM 1,141 Views 3 Comments

It is the first time in 14 years that a foreign journalist has been kicked out of China.

# beijing - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Obama presses China on human rights but silent over escaped activist
# China
# China

Obama presses China on human rights but silent over escaped activist

May 1st 2012, 10:01 AM 670 Views 1 Comment

The case of Chen Guangcheng is proving particularly troublesome for US authorities with reports that he is hiding out at the US embassy in Beijing.

# beijing - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Kenneth Egan predicts Olympic medal haul for Irish boxers
# Golden Crisp
From The42
# Golden Crisp

Kenneth Egan predicts Olympic medal haul for Irish boxers

Apr 8th 2012, 2:20 PM 883 Views 0 Comments

The Silver Medal winner at Beijing 2008 is confident that the boxing squad will return from London 2012 will a bounty of precious metals

# beijing - Saturday 7 April, 2012

The great swimming hope: Murphy confident she can compete with the best at Olympics
# Swim Star
From The42
# Swim Star

The great swimming hope: Murphy confident she can compete with the best at Olympics

Apr 7th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,269 Views 0 Comments

Wexord swimmer looks to build on her silver medal at the European Championships with a strong showing at London 2012

# beijing - Saturday 31 March, 2012

China shuts websites and detains six following coup rumours
# China
# China

China shuts websites and detains six following coup rumours

Mar 31st 2012, 11:17 AM 2,668 Views 10 Comments

Officials said that individuals were being punished for fabricating and disseminating rumors that military vehicles had entered Beijing.

# beijing - Sunday 25 March, 2012

Nǐ hǎo! Taoiseach to start visit to China today
# International Relations
# International Relations

Nǐ hǎo! Taoiseach to start visit to China today

Mar 25th 2012, 9:15 AM 2,493 Views 62 Comments

Enda Kenny is due to meet with Chinese premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing during the four-day visit to promote trade and investment in Ireland.

# beijing - Friday 23 March, 2012

Kenny pressed on human rights issues ahead of China trip
# China
# China

Kenny pressed on human rights issues ahead of China trip

Mar 23rd 2012, 6:50 AM 1,363 Views 16 Comments

It has been billed by the Government as a trade mission but should human rights issues be ignored?