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# china - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Coveney raises concerns over new security law in Hong Kong as thousands defy ban on protests

Under the new law, certain political views and symbols became illegal overnight.

# china - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

EU lifts travel restrictions for 'safe' countries, excluding virus-stricken US

If the Chinese government agrees to allow EU citizens travel there, the country may be added to the list.

New swine flu found in China has pandemic potential, scientists warn

Named G4, it is genetically descended from the H1N1 strain that caused a pandemic in 2009.

China passes controversial Hong Kong security law after anti-government protests

Human rights groups have warned the law could target opposition politicians.

# china - Sunday 28 June, 2020

China begins reviewing controversial Hong Kong national security Bill

China has said it is determined to enact the law and its passage is expected by Tuesday.

# china - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Covid-19 precautions increase after cases surge in various hotspots worldwide

Indonesia is expected to pass the 50,000 mark for confirmed infections today.

# china - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Covid-19 numbers surge globally as many nations ease lockdowns

India has been recording about 15,000 new infections each day, and some states are considering fresh lockdown measures.

# china - Sunday 21 June, 2020

New coronavirus cases threaten recovery in China and South Korea

It has also emerged US President Donald Trump told health officials to reduce testing.

# china - Saturday 20 June, 2020

China planning to establish national security bureau in Hong Kong

The bureau would be used to investigate and prosecute crimes considered threatening to national security.

# china - Friday 19 June, 2020

China formally charges two Canadians with spying 18 months after they were first arrested

Ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were arrested 18 months ago.

Australia under 'malicious' cyber attacks from state actor

Suspicions immediately fell on Beijing, which has recently slapped trade sanctions on Australian products.

# china - 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.

# china - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Covid-19: Beijing bans travel from city and closes schools over 'extremely severe' outbreak

The city government said residents should avoid “non-essential travel” out of the capital.

India-China tensions: 20 troops killed in deadliest border clash between nuclear nations in 45 years

Brawls erupt regularly between the Asian giants across their disputed 3,500-kilometre frontier, but no-one has been killed since 1975.

# china - 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.

# china - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Ten killed and 117 injured after oil truck explodes in China

The force of the blast caused nearby homes and factories to collapse.

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

A new cluster is linked to a wholesale food market.

Brazil digs up bones to make space in graveyards for Covid-19 victims as death toll hits almost 42,000

The country now has the second highest death toll from Covid-19 behind the United States.

# china - 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.

# china - Thursday 4 June, 2020

New Hong Kong law bans insults to China's national anthem

Today protesters defied a ban against a mass vigil commemorating the Tienanmen anniversary.

37 children injured in school stabbing in southern China

The victims, including teaching staff, were sent to hospital but were not in a life-threatening condition.

Handful of Covid-19 cases found as Wuhan tests 10 million residents

The city found no infections among 1,174 close contacts of the people who tested positive.

# china - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

UK and China clash as Boris Johnson offers 'route to citizenship' for 3 million Hong Kong residents

The UK offer follows China’s decision to impose a new security law on Hong Kong.

# china - Friday 29 May, 2020

Donald Trump says US 'terminating' relationship with World Health Organization WHO

Donald Trump says US 'terminating' relationship with World Health Organization

Trump also said the United States will restrict Chinese students and start reversing Hong Kong’s special status in customs.

# china - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Three politicians ejected from Hong Kong chamber amid China anthem debate

One of the politicians was forcibly carried out of the legislative chamber by security forces.

# china - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Thousands of protesters gather in Hong Kong before legislators debate national anthem law

In the Central business district, police shot pepper balls at protesters and searched several people.

# china - Monday 25 May, 2020

China says virus pushing US ties to brink of 'Cold War'

Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Washington had been infected by a “political virus”.

# china - Sunday 24 May, 2020

Thousands protest in Hong Kong over China security law proposal

The scenes today were the most intense in months.

Police fire tear gas as hundreds take to Hong Kong streets to protest China security proposals

Protesters chanted slogans such as ‘Stand with Hong Kong’ as they gathered in a popular shopping district.

# china - Saturday 23 May, 2020

China reports no new virus cases for the first time

The official death toll in the country of 1.4 billion people stands at 4,634.

# china - Thursday 21 May, 2020

'This is the end of Hong Kong': China proposes controversial security laws

The proposal follows major protests in Hong Kong last year.

# china - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Chinese man kidnapped as a toddler 32 years ago reunited with his parents

Mao Yin was kidnapped and sold to a childless couple in Sichuan province in 1988.

Potential Covid-19 drug could shorten recovery time and offer short-term immunity

The drug is being developed in China’s Peking University and uses neutralising antibodies.

Donald Trump threatens to permanently stop funding World Health Organisation over Covid-19 response

The move comes after weeks of finger-pointing between the US and China over the pandemic.

# china - Monday 18 May, 2020

Huawei says its survival is at stake after latest US restrictions

The Chinese company has hit out at the “pernicious” attack against it.

# china - Friday 15 May, 2020

Drug backed by Donald Trump does not help treat Covid-19, according to new research

In one study, adverse effects were more common in patients who received hydroxychloroquine.

# china - Thursday 14 May, 2020

US claims Chinese hackers have tried to steal information about Covid-19 vaccines

The warning has added to the battle between the US and China over the outbreak.

# china - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Bryan Adams accused of 'anti-Chinese racism' over 'bat-eating' comments Covid-19 This post contains videos

Bryan Adams accused of 'anti-Chinese racism' over 'bat-eating' comments

The Canadian rock star went on a rant about the Covid-19 pandemic forcing the cancellation of his London shows this week.

Wuhan plans to test entire population of 11 million following new Covid-19 cluster

Wuhan reported the first cluster of new infections since the city re-opened after a 76-day lockdown on 8 April.

# china - Sunday 10 May, 2020

China and South Korea report new spikes in coronavirus cases

The spikes have caused concerns about the implications of loosening restrictions.

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