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# china - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

China's mission to bring back material from moon blasts off

Some experts say the mission could pave the way for a crewed lunar mission.

# china - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

British diplomat praised for rescuing drowning student in China

Chongqing consul general Stephen Ellison swam the young woman to safety after she slipped on rocks and fell into the water.

# china - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Commission president says contract for up to 300 million doses of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will be authorised

Von der Leyen today described the vaccine as “the most promising so far”.

# china - Monday 9 November, 2020

Russia, China, Brazil among nations staying silent as world congratulates Biden

Western allies, including the German Chancellor and Taoiseach Micheál Martin – welcomed a fresh start with Washington.

# china - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Opinion: China is going carbon neutral, and the USA needs to take note no matter who it elects

Luke O Callaghan White says China’s leader was being strategic when he stunned the international community recently by declaring ambitious climate action plans.

# china - 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.

# china - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

One-third of Chinese city of nine million people swabbed for Covid-19 in two days

There has been a small number of confirmed cases in Qingdao in recent days.

# china - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Irish journalist: I spent the last five years covering Hong Kong, but then my visa was declined

Irish journalist Aaron Mc Nicholas has returned from the territory and here, he documents the daily challenges faced by journalists and other activists in a politically tense Hong Kong.

# china - Saturday 26 September, 2020

Letter from China: Life is back to normal after Covid-19, but under strict conditions

Greg McDonough, an Irishman living in China gives an account of ‘normal’ life after lockdown, where tough but fair measures are now in place.

Thousands of people in China given Covid-19 vaccine approved for emergency use despite concerns

The Chinese vaccines have been administered before final regulatory approval for general use.

# china - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Leading pro-democracy activist arrested in Hong Kong for 'unlawful' protest against face-mask ban

The Hong Kong government first banned the wearing of masks last year.

TikTok set to appear in US court to argue attempted ban is not motivated by 'genuine security concerns'

The Chinese-owned app is seeking a preliminary injunction against the ban.

# china - Monday 21 September, 2020

Judge halts WeChat ban in US-China tech battle

At the weekend Donald Trump said he had approved a deal allowing Oracle to become data partner for TikTok to avert a shutdown of that app.

# china - Friday 18 September, 2020

US bans TikTok and WeChat, citing national security reasons

Downloads of the apps will be banned from Sunday onwards.

# china - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Wuhan next-of-kin accuse China of blocking Covid-19 lawsuits

Families accuse the Wuhan and Hubei governments of concealing the outbreak when it first emerged late last year.

# china - 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.

# china - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Australian journalists flee China over arrest fears

The reporters were forced to take refuge with Australian diplomats.

# china - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Ninety protesters arrested in Hong Kong over demonstrations against delayed election

Hong Kong elections were due to have taken place today but were postponed for a year by the authorities.

# china - Thursday 3 September, 2020

WHO launches independent panel to review pandemic response

Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former UK foreign secretary David Miliband are on the panel.

Premier League terminates China's €587m TV deal in blow to clubs' finances

Streaming service PPTV reportedly failed to make a €180m payment due in March.

# china - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Hong Kong begins China-led mass testing programme for Covid-19

The government expects five million people will take part in the programme.

# china - Monday 24 August, 2020

'Living in Ireland, we didn't worry about serious racial physical attacks... how wrong we were'

Following the attack on her friend, Tian Yu Lloyd, suggests Irish society takes time to reflect as racist aggression becomes more common through the pandemic.

# china - Sunday 23 August, 2020

TikTok says it's going to sue the Trump administration over crackdown

The video app has been downloaded 175 million times in the US.

# china - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Former CIA officer charged with selling US secrets and exposing informants to China

He was tricked into admitting his activities last year by a US undercover agent.

# china - Monday 17 August, 2020

TikTok ramps up defence against US accusations that app is security threat

China meanwhile slammed Washington for using “digital gunboat diplomacy” in the TikTok case.

# china - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Trump sets deadline for TikTok owner to sell US assets

It remains unclear what the TikTok orders mean for the app’s 100 million users in the US.

# china - Friday 14 August, 2020

From The42 After quitting Ecuador post without managing a single game, Jordi Cruyff has a new job Pastures New

After quitting Ecuador post without managing a single game, Jordi Cruyff has a new job

The Dutchman will return to China as coach of Shenzhen FC.

TikTok ban in US to be challenged

The company and its US employees are planning to take Donald Trump’s administration to court.

# china - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Stormont leaders urged to publish record of call with Chinese official

Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill allegedly said they respected and understood new Hong Kong security laws.

Hong Kong residents rush to buy pro-democracy newspaper following owner's arrest

The newspaper said its circulation is up from 70,000 to 550,000.

# china - Monday 10 August, 2020

Hong Kong newspaper owner arrested during office raid by police

He was among seven people detained on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces.

# china - Saturday 8 August, 2020

US-China relations deteriorate further as Beijing slams 'barbarous' sanctions placed on Hong Kong

The fresh sanctions from the US came after Donald Trump’s move against TikTok and WeChat.

# china - Friday 7 August, 2020

China accuses US of 'political suppression' after Trump's executive order targeting TikTok

The order comes into effect in 45 days and appears to ban transactions with the Chinese owners of the app.

# china - Thursday 6 August, 2020

'Hundreds of new jobs' to be created in Ireland as TikTok announces plans for European Data Centre

The €420 million data centre, the company’s first in Europe, is to be operational by 2022.

# china - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

'I didn't like the game' - Beaten Benitez fumes in two-minute China press conference

Benitez arrived in China to fanfare but he has found it difficult to make an impact at Dalian, winning only seven of his 20 matches.

# china - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Explainer: TikTok is on the block but why has Donald Trump given Microsoft 45 days to make a bid?

A September deadline looms for the blockbuster acquisition.

Trump gives TikTok 6 weeks to sell itself to US company, saying it will be 'out of business' otherwise

Trump said that Microsoft was in talks to buy TikTok.

# china - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Microsoft reportedly in advanced talks to buy US TikTok operation

The reports emerged as US President Donald Trump said he would ban the Chinese-owned app in the US.

# china - Saturday 1 August, 2020

TikTok responds to Donald Trump's pledge to ban the app

The president said he could use emergency economic powers or an executive order.

# china - Friday 31 July, 2020

Hong Kong postpones upcoming elections claiming coronavirus outbreak is to blame

The chief executive said Hong Kong has the support of the Chinese government in making the decision.

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