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# china - Tuesday 15 March, 2022

Japan-US marine combat drills held amid fears over Chinese and Russian activity
# Mount Fuji
# Mount Fuji

Japan-US marine combat drills held amid fears over Chinese and Russian activity

Mar 15th 2022, 1:28 PM 24,029 Views 5 Comments

Training was held near Mount Fuji as the allies strengthen military cooperation.

Nearly 30 million people under lockdown in China as Covid-19 cases surge
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Nearly 30 million people under lockdown in China as Covid-19 cases surge

Mar 15th 2022, 7:00 AM 32,201 Views 17 Comments

China reported 5,280 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, more than double the previous day’s tally.

# china - Monday 14 March, 2022

US expresses 'deep concerns' about Russia and China's alignment
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

US expresses 'deep concerns' about Russia and China's alignment

Mar 14th 2022, 10:30 PM 36,664 Views 28 Comments

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Yang Jiechi, the Chinese Communist Party’s chief diplomat, met today.

# china - Sunday 13 March, 2022

Access to Shanghai tightened as China’s Covid cases rise
# Surge
# Surge

Access to Shanghai tightened as China’s Covid cases rise

Mar 13th 2022, 8:15 AM 14,295 Views 5 Comments

Bus services in the city of 24 million people were suspended and a negative Covid-19 test was required from anyone who wanted to enter.

# china - Friday 11 March, 2022

China locks down city of nine million amid new spike in Covid-19 cases
# China
# China

China locks down city of nine million amid new spike in Covid-19 cases

Mar 11th 2022, 2:54 PM 15,891 Views 2 Comments

China reported another 397 cases of local transmission nationwide on Friday.

# china - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

Robert Lewandowski drops Chinese sponsor amid Ukraine crisis
# Stance
From The42
# Stance

Robert Lewandowski drops Chinese sponsor amid Ukraine crisis

Mar 8th 2022, 7:09 PM 7,088 Views 4 Comments

According to Polish media, the decision is linked to an article in the British daily Daily Mail.

# china - Sunday 6 March, 2022

China pulls Premier League coverage over Ukraine support
# Protest
From The42
# Protest

China pulls Premier League coverage over Ukraine support

Mar 6th 2022, 3:31 PM 11,557 Views 4 Comments

President Xi Jinping and Russian leader Vladimir Putin declared in Beijing last month that their friendship had ‘no limits’.

# china - Tuesday 1 March, 2022

Professor resigns from managerial role over UCD's 'pathetic' statement on Ukraine invasion
# Ben Tonra
# Ben Tonra

Professor resigns from managerial role over UCD's 'pathetic' statement on Ukraine invasion

Mar 1st 2022, 3:25 PM 45,760 Views 19 Comments

Professor Ben Tonra said UCD issued a “mealy-mouthed” statement because of its relationship with China.

# china - Monday 28 February, 2022

'Choose the side of good': Ukrainian nationals protest outside Chinese Embassy in Dublin
# Protests
# Protests

'Choose the side of good': Ukrainian nationals protest outside Chinese Embassy in Dublin

Feb 28th 2022, 5:46 PM 21,317 Views 12 Comments

Gardaí were on patrol outside the embassy as the protest took place.

# china - Saturday 12 February, 2022

Richard O'Halloran says he felt abandoned by the Irish government while he was stuck in China
# Foreign Affairs
# Foreign Affairs

Richard O'Halloran says he felt abandoned by the Irish government while he was stuck in China

Feb 12th 2022, 12:52 PM 48,450 Views 51 Comments

O’Halloran believes Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney “didn’t engage” with his case on the advice of senior advisors.

# china - Friday 11 February, 2022

UN labour agency cites concerns about working conditions of Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region
# Uyghur Muslims
# Uyghur Muslims

UN labour agency cites concerns about working conditions of Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region

Feb 11th 2022, 1:11 PM 5,053 Views 4 Comments

Advocacy groups and Western governments, among others, have voiced human rights concerns over the treatment of the region’s Muslim minorities.

# china - Monday 7 February, 2022

Original 'Fight Club' ending restored in China after online backlash
# China
# China

Original 'Fight Club' ending restored in China after online backlash

Feb 7th 2022, 8:14 AM 15,733 Views 9 Comments

The censor inserted a line of text on a black screen to say the police “rapidly figured out the whole plan and arrested all criminals”.

# china - Saturday 5 February, 2022

China's Xi hosts world leader banquet after two years of isolation
# Face To Face
# Face To Face

China's Xi hosts world leader banquet after two years of isolation

Feb 5th 2022, 1:31 PM 13,766 Views 18 Comments

The Chinese president has launched a diplomatic blitz in the lead up to the Winter Olympics.

# china - Friday 4 February, 2022

Russia and China issue joint statement declaring opposition to any Nato expansion
# Leaders Meeting
# Leaders Meeting

Russia and China issue joint statement declaring opposition to any Nato expansion

Feb 4th 2022, 5:31 PM 16,949 Views 44 Comments

Both countries also agreed on their stance that Taiwan is part of China.

Putin hails 'unprecedented' ties with China after meeting Xi Jinping ahead of Winter Olympics
# Beijing
# Beijing

Putin hails 'unprecedented' ties with China after meeting Xi Jinping ahead of Winter Olympics

Feb 4th 2022, 9:32 AM 13,407 Views 35 Comments

The two leaders met in the Chinese capital today.

# china - Sunday 30 January, 2022

Government should have done more sooner for Richard O'Halloran, says Róisín Shortall
# Richard O'halloran
# Richard O'halloran

Government should have done more sooner for Richard O'Halloran, says Róisín Shortall

Jan 30th 2022, 1:14 PM 20,632 Views 40 Comments

The Irish businessman returned home yesterday after being detained in China for nearly three years.

# china - Saturday 29 January, 2022

'We are so unbelievably happy': Richard O’Halloran reunited with family after return to Ireland
# China
# China

'We are so unbelievably happy': Richard O’Halloran reunited with family after return to Ireland

Updated Jan 29th 2022, 2:00 PM 112,040 Views 91 Comments

The businessman had been unable to leave China for almost three years.

# china - Friday 28 January, 2022

Irishman Richard O'Halloran leaves China after three-year travel ban lifted
# Homeward Bound
# Homeward Bound

Irishman Richard O'Halloran leaves China after three-year travel ban lifted

Updated Jan 28th 2022, 5:19 PM 107,944 Views 93 Comments

The father-of-four had been prevented from leaving China since February 2019.

# china - Thursday 27 January, 2022

Ukraine welcomes February talks with Russia to defuse crisis
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

Ukraine welcomes February talks with Russia to defuse crisis

Updated Jan 27th 2022, 11:20 AM 18,969 Views 30 Comments

It comes after Russia said the US was failing to address its main security concerns, but left the door open to further talks.

# china - Friday 21 January, 2022

Hong Kong warns animal lovers not to obstruct hamster cull
# China
# China

Hong Kong warns animal lovers not to obstruct hamster cull

Jan 21st 2022, 9:05 AM 18,491 Views 21 Comments

The cull was approved after a number of hamsters in a pet shop tested positive for Covid-19.

# china - Sunday 16 January, 2022

Beijing reports first local Omicron case ahead of Winter Olympics
# Olympic Games
# Olympic Games

Beijing reports first local Omicron case ahead of Winter Olympics

Jan 16th 2022, 1:55 PM 13,752 Views 22 Comments

The infection comes less than three weeks before the Winter Olympic Games’ opening ceremony on 4 February.

# china - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Hong Kong to create more 'national security' crimes
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Hong Kong to create more 'national security' crimes

Jan 12th 2022, 8:35 AM 8,151 Views 24 Comments

Chief Executive Carrie Lam made the announcement, but did not outline what the new crimes would be.

# china - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Millions more locked down as China battles Omicron spread
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Millions more locked down as China battles Omicron spread

Updated Jan 11th 2022, 11:12 AM 23,928 Views 19 Comments

In England, people who test positive on an antigen test will no longer need to take a PCR test to confirm their result.

# china - Sunday 9 January, 2022

Port city near Beijing begins mass testing of 14 million residents after Omicron cases found
# Zero Covid
# Zero Covid

Port city near Beijing begins mass testing of 14 million residents after Omicron cases found

Jan 9th 2022, 6:45 PM 25,180 Views 49 Comments

China has stepped up its zero-tolerance Covid strategy in the run-up to the Winter Olympics, which open in Beijing on 4 February.

# china - Monday 3 January, 2022

World powers vow to prevent spread of nuclear weapons
# World Powers
# World Powers

World powers vow to prevent spread of nuclear weapons

Jan 3rd 2022, 3:51 PM 16,457 Views 26 Comments

China, France, Russia, the UK and the USA released a joint statement.

Third Hong Kong news company shuts in wake of sedition arrests for rival publication
# CitizenNews
# CitizenNews

Third Hong Kong news company shuts in wake of sedition arrests for rival publication

Jan 3rd 2022, 10:49 AM 12,829 Views 16 Comments

Reporters made clear their decision was fuelled by fears caused by a national security police raid last week on Stand News.

# china - Thursday 30 December, 2021

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Dec 30th 2021, 8:16 PM 15,507 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Groceries to be delivered to residents of Chinese city under strict Covid-19 lockdown
# Xian
# Xian

Groceries to be delivered to residents of Chinese city under strict Covid-19 lockdown

Dec 30th 2021, 1:07 PM 18,992 Views 22 Comments

The city of Xi’an with a population of 13 million people has been put into lockdown after a surge of cases.

Two former editors of Hong Kong news outlet charged with sedition
# Stand News
# Stand News

Two former editors of Hong Kong news outlet charged with sedition

Dec 30th 2021, 8:24 AM 7,939 Views 0 Comments

Police raised the Stand News office on Wednesday.

# china - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

China complains to US that Elon Musk satellite nearly struck space station
# SpaceX
# SpaceX

China complains to US that Elon Musk satellite nearly struck space station

Dec 29th 2021, 10:54 AM 21,167 Views 36 Comments

A foreign ministry spokesman accused Washington yesterday of ignoring its treaty obligations.

Armed police parade alleged Covid rule breakers through streets, sparking backlash in China
# Public Shaming
# Public Shaming

Armed police parade alleged Covid rule breakers through streets, sparking backlash in China

Dec 29th 2021, 8:48 AM 26,419 Views 17 Comments

China banned such public shaming of criminal suspects in 2010.

# china - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

WHO warns of Omicron overload as UK records almost 130,000 cases of the virus
# Omicron
# Omicron

WHO warns of Omicron overload as UK records almost 130,000 cases of the virus

Updated Dec 28th 2021, 9:42 PM 53,543 Views 33 Comments

To hold back the tide, European nations brought back curbs with painful economic and social consequences.

# china - Monday 27 December, 2021

France announces new Covid-19 measures amid spike in infections
# Omicron
# Omicron

France announces new Covid-19 measures amid spike in infections

Updated Dec 27th 2021, 9:32 PM 117,315 Views 73 Comments

In England, politicians said there would be no further restrictions before 2022 but people are urged to be “cautious”.

# china - Thursday 23 December, 2021

China orders lockdown of up to 13 million people in city of Xi’an
# Shaanxi Province
# Shaanxi Province

China orders lockdown of up to 13 million people in city of Xi’an

Dec 23rd 2021, 7:02 AM 33,370 Views 40 Comments

The lockdown, which follows a surge in Covid cases, allows one person from each household to go out every two days to buy essentials.

# china - Monday 20 December, 2021

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai denies saying she was sexually assaulted
# China
# China

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai denies saying she was sexually assaulted

Dec 20th 2021, 8:12 AM 41,680 Views 31 Comments

A Chinese-language newspaper posted a video of Peng following international concern for her wellbeing.

# china - Thursday 16 December, 2021

US imposes sanctions against China over abuse of Uighurs
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

US imposes sanctions against China over abuse of Uighurs

Dec 16th 2021, 10:33 PM 10,894 Views 18 Comments

The Biden administration is targeting biotech and surveillance firms and government entities for Beijing’s human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims.

# china - Monday 13 December, 2021

Hong Kong tycoon jailed over banned Tiananmen vigil
# Jimmy Lai
# Jimmy Lai

Hong Kong tycoon jailed over banned Tiananmen vigil

Dec 13th 2021, 1:30 PM 9,367 Views 10 Comments

Jimmy Lai has already been jailed for taking part in pro-democracy protests.

# china - Friday 10 December, 2021

UN says report accusing China of genocide against Uyghur minority 'deeply disturbing'
# China
# China

UN says report accusing China of genocide against Uyghur minority 'deeply disturbing'

Dec 10th 2021, 3:52 PM 6,928 Views 0 Comments

The report detailed allegations of torture, rape and inhumane treatment.

# china - Thursday 9 December, 2021

China committed genocide by preventing births in the Uyghur population, report finds
# China
# China

China committed genocide by preventing births in the Uyghur population, report finds

Dec 9th 2021, 5:45 PM 17,602 Views 32 Comments

The independent report said that measures used to reduce the Uyghur birth rate included forced sterilisation, birth control and abortion.

# china - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Australia joins US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Australia joins US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

Dec 8th 2021, 7:37 AM 16,282 Views 69 Comments

The country joins the US in the boycott, over concerns around China’s human rights record.