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# china - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Barry Andrews: Richard O'Halloran and China's handling of such cases should not be ignored
# Opinion
# Opinion

Barry Andrews: Richard O'Halloran and China's handling of such cases should not be ignored

Mar 3rd 2021, 7:10 AM 18,559 Views 15 Comments

The MEP says China’s holding of Richard O’Halloran against his will is an outrageous breach of human rights.

# china - Saturday 27 February, 2021

Oireachtas members join international alliance pushing for tougher stance on China
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Oireachtas members join international alliance pushing for tougher stance on China

Feb 27th 2021, 8:00 AM 19,870 Views 46 Comments

Senator McDowell says Ireland can no longer ignore the “clear challenge” of the Chinese Communist Party.

# china - Friday 26 February, 2021

Wife of Richard O’Halloran 'overwhelmed at support’ as family mark two years of Irishman’s detention in China
# Anniversary
# Anniversary

Wife of Richard O’Halloran 'overwhelmed at support’ as family mark two years of Irishman’s detention in China

Feb 26th 2021, 10:59 PM 34,410 Views 0 Comments

Hundreds gathered online this evening for a prayer service via Zoom.

# china - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Simon Coveney asks MEPs to delay EU resolution condemning Irishman's detention in China
# Richard O'halloran
# Richard O'halloran

Simon Coveney asks MEPs to delay EU resolution condemning Irishman's detention in China

Feb 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 91,111 Views 0 Comments

Richard OHalloran has been prevented from leaving China since February 2019.

# china - Friday 19 February, 2021

Chinese Ambassador to Ireland says no one wants to see Richard O'Halloran's case 'spiral'
# He Xiangdong
# He Xiangdong

Chinese Ambassador to Ireland says no one wants to see Richard O'Halloran's case 'spiral'

Feb 19th 2021, 9:05 PM 58,125 Views 0 Comments

Ambassador He Xiangdong wouldn’t commit to a meeting with Mrs O’Halloran when asked by TheJournal.ie.

# china - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Hong Kong democracy activist seeks to be freed ahead of trial accused of colluding with foreign forces
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Hong Kong democracy activist seeks to be freed ahead of trial accused of colluding with foreign forces

Feb 18th 2021, 7:59 AM 5,005 Views 1 Comment

Jimmy Lai is one of several activists facing long-jail terms over new laws prompted by the Hong Kong anti-government protests.

Irish man detained in China: 'There is no reason for me to be stuck here'

Irish man detained in China: 'There is no reason for me to be stuck here'

Feb 18th 2021, 6:00 AM 87,508 Views 0 Comments

A Seanad debate on O’Halloran’s detention was postponed on Monday at the request of Simon Coveney.

# china - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

WHO mission says theory that Covid-19 leaked from a lab is 'extremely unlikely'
# Wuhan
# Wuhan

WHO mission says theory that Covid-19 leaked from a lab is 'extremely unlikely'

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 10:45 AM 41,201 Views 108 Comments

Experts believe the disease — which has gone on to kill more than 2.3 million people worldwide — originated in bats.

# china - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Next stop Mars: Three spacecraft arriving at Red Planet in quick succession
# Mars Or Bust
# Mars Or Bust

Next stop Mars: Three spacecraft arriving at Red Planet in quick succession

Feb 7th 2021, 7:25 PM 17,672 Views 13 Comments

Both the UAE and China are newcomers to Mars, where more than half of Earth’s emissaries have failed.

# china - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

WHO team visits virus lab in Wuhan as part of Covid-19 probe
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

WHO team visits virus lab in Wuhan as part of Covid-19 probe

Feb 3rd 2021, 7:49 AM 16,780 Views 26 Comments

The lab is at the heart of a controversial and unproven theory that it could have been the source of the first coronavirus outbreak.

# china - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

WHO team visits animal disease centre in Wuhan
# China
# China

WHO team visits animal disease centre in Wuhan

Feb 2nd 2021, 7:43 AM 20,484 Views 15 Comments

The team members were wearing full protective gear during the visit.

# china - Monday 1 February, 2021

Huawei to create 110 jobs in Ireland over next two years
# Huawei
# Huawei

Huawei to create 110 jobs in Ireland over next two years

Feb 1st 2021, 7:30 AM 16,297 Views 26 Comments

The Chinese multinational said it plans to invest €80 million in Irish research and development.

# china - Sunday 31 January, 2021

WHO team visits Wuhan seafood market in search of coronavirus clues
# China
# China

WHO team visits Wuhan seafood market in search of coronavirus clues

Jan 31st 2021, 1:15 PM 27,502 Views 60 Comments

The Huanan Seafood Market was the site of a December 2019 outbreak of the virus.

# china - Saturday 30 January, 2021

WHO team visits second Wuhan hospital that had early Covid-19 patients
# China
# China

WHO team visits second Wuhan hospital that had early Covid-19 patients

Jan 30th 2021, 8:28 AM 20,335 Views 37 Comments

Scientists plan to visit hospitals and markets like the Huanan Seafood Market that was linked to many of the first cases.

# china - Friday 29 January, 2021

WHO team visits Wuhan hospital as it begins fieldwork into origins of pandemic
# Investigation
# Investigation

WHO team visits Wuhan hospital as it begins fieldwork into origins of pandemic

Updated Jan 29th 2021, 3:52 PM 18,848 Views 27 Comments

The World Health Organization team met with Chinese officials after exiting quarantine yesterday.

# china - Thursday 28 January, 2021

WHO team to start Covid-19 probe in Wuhan as world watches
# China
# China

WHO team to start Covid-19 probe in Wuhan as world watches

Jan 28th 2021, 7:46 AM 20,917 Views 35 Comments

Washington has called for a “robust and clear” investigation.

# china - Sunday 24 January, 2021

11 rescued after two weeks underground following China gold mine explosion
# Safety
# Safety

11 rescued after two weeks underground following China gold mine explosion

Jan 24th 2021, 1:12 PM 17,343 Views 10 Comments

The workers were hauled up one by one in baskets with their eyes shielded to protect them after days in darkness.

# china - Friday 22 January, 2021

Rescuers say at least two more weeks to free trapped Chinese miners
# Shandong
# Shandong

Rescuers say at least two more weeks to free trapped Chinese miners

Jan 22nd 2021, 9:13 AM 13,791 Views 3 Comments

The debris standing in the way weighs about 70 tons.

# china - Thursday 21 January, 2021

At least 15 days before trapped mine workers in China will be reached, authorities say
# Explosion
# Explosion

At least 15 days before trapped mine workers in China will be reached, authorities say

Jan 21st 2021, 4:54 PM 12,406 Views 10 Comments

One worker has died from head injuries in the explosion, state media said earlier.

# china - 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 9,639 Views 8 Comments

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

# china - Monday 18 January, 2021

Independent expert panel finds WHO and China could've acted faster during early stages of pandemic
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Independent expert panel finds WHO and China could've acted faster during early stages of pandemic

Jan 18th 2021, 10:42 PM 25,735 Views 71 Comments

“A largely hidden epidemic contributed to the global spread,” the expert panel found.

# china - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

F1 season to start in Bahrain with Chinese, Australian events postponed
# Grand Prix
From The42
# Grand Prix

F1 season to start in Bahrain with Chinese, Australian events postponed

Jan 12th 2021, 9:00 AM 1,904 Views 1 Comment

The normal curtain-raiser in Melbourne is now scheduled for November.

# china - 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 68,213 Views 37 Comments

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

# china - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

WHO team investigating coronavirus origins denied entry into China
# China
# China

WHO team investigating coronavirus origins denied entry into China

Jan 6th 2021, 11:37 AM 29,414 Views 72 Comments

Ten WHO experts were due to arrive in China this week.

# china - Friday 1 January, 2021

Crowds gather in New Zealand and China for New Year celebrations - but a muted tone is struck elsewhere
# For Auld Lang Syne
# For Auld Lang Syne

Crowds gather in New Zealand and China for New Year celebrations - but a muted tone is struck elsewhere

Jan 1st 2021, 7:48 AM 38,739 Views 25 Comments

In New York’s Times Square, the usual overflow crowd was replaced with a group of specially invited frontline workers.

# china - Monday 28 December, 2020

Chinese citizen journalist jailed for four years over Wuhan Covid-19 reporting
# China
# China

Chinese citizen journalist jailed for four years over Wuhan Covid-19 reporting

Dec 28th 2020, 10:01 AM 39,707 Views 46 Comments

Zhang Zhan, a former lawyer, was sentenced at a brief hearing in a Shanghai court.

# china - Thursday 24 December, 2020

China launches landmark probe into online retail behemoth Alibaba
# Big Tech
# Big Tech

China launches landmark probe into online retail behemoth Alibaba

Dec 24th 2020, 12:35 PM 24,416 Views 21 Comments

It’s one of the first investigations of its kind within the country’s runaway tech sector.

# china - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Donald Trump vetoes annual US defence bill, setting up a Congress vote to override his decision
# Outgoing President
# Outgoing President

Donald Trump vetoes annual US defence bill, setting up a Congress vote to override his decision

Dec 23rd 2020, 9:34 PM 44,286 Views 43 Comments

The bill affirms 3% pay raises for US troops and authorises more than $740 billion in military programmes and construction.

# china - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Chinese lunar capsule brings Moon rocks back to Earth for the first time since 1970s
# Chang’e 5
# Chang’e 5

Chinese lunar capsule brings Moon rocks back to Earth for the first time since 1970s

Dec 17th 2020, 7:18 AM 13,074 Views 15 Comments

The Chang’e 5 probe touched down in Inner Mongolia yesterday.

# china - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Hong Kong media tycoon denied bail after being charged under new national security law
# Jimmy Lai
# Jimmy Lai

Hong Kong media tycoon denied bail after being charged under new national security law

Dec 12th 2020, 12:30 PM 11,728 Views 17 Comments

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the law “makes a mockery of justice”.

# china - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Barca star Griezmann cuts ties with Huawei over reports of facial recognition surveillance
# Sponsorship Deal
From The42
# Sponsorship Deal

Barca star Griezmann cuts ties with Huawei over reports of facial recognition surveillance

Dec 10th 2020, 5:54 PM 8,834 Views 4 Comments

The Chinese telecoms giant has allegedly been involved in producing software that targets Uighur Muslims.

# china - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Mount Everest grows four metres after China and Nepal agree new height measurement
# On Top Of The World
# On Top Of The World

Mount Everest grows four metres after China and Nepal agree new height measurement

Dec 8th 2020, 10:52 AM 16,699 Views 27 Comments

The new official height of the world’s tallest peak is 8,848.86 metres.

# china - Friday 4 December, 2020

Chinese spacecraft blasts off from moon with cargo of lunar rocks

Chinese spacecraft blasts off from moon with cargo of lunar rocks

Dec 4th 2020, 12:26 PM 15,064 Views 39 Comments

Chang’e 5 will return to earth with 2kg of moon rocks – it is expected to touch down in Mongolia later this month.

# china - Thursday 3 December, 2020

US tightens travel rules for Chinese Communist Party members

US tightens travel rules for Chinese Communist Party members

Dec 3rd 2020, 7:40 PM 12,337 Views 51 Comments

Previously, some visas were issued that permitted unlimited entries and could remain valid for as long as 10 years.

# china - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

High-profile sexual harassment case in China reaches trial, six years after alleged incident
# Metoo
# Metoo

High-profile sexual harassment case in China reaches trial, six years after alleged incident

Dec 2nd 2020, 11:49 AM 25,901 Views 0 Comments

Zhou Xiaoxuan has accused state TV host Zhu Jun of groping and forcibly kissing her in 2014.

# china - 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 12,917 Views 20 Comments

It is one step on a programme to send a manned mission to the satellite.

# china - Monday 30 November, 2020

Australia demands China apologise for posting 'repugnant' fake image of soldier
# Scott Morrison
# Scott Morrison

Australia demands China apologise for posting 'repugnant' fake image of soldier

Nov 30th 2020, 11:47 AM 31,339 Views 34 Comments

The incident has increased tensions between the two nations in a relationship that was already under strain.

# china - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

China's mission to bring back material from moon blasts off
# Chang’e 5
# Chang’e 5

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

Nov 24th 2020, 7:12 AM 10,979 Views 13 Comments

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
# Top Diplomat
# Top Diplomat

British diplomat praised for rescuing drowning student in China

Nov 17th 2020, 9:05 AM 33,200 Views 17 Comments

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
# Covid19
# Covid19

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

Updated Nov 10th 2020, 3:27 PM 32,883 Views 25 Comments

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