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# China

Last year
# second space race
Chinese astronauts go on spacewalk from new station
China is building its own space station after being excluded by the US from the International Space Station.
# China Telecom
Fire engulfs 42-floor skyscraper in China's Changsha city
The blaze broke out in the office of state-owned telecommunications company China Telecom.
# Defiance
Russian President and Chinese leader hail 'great power' ties at talks defying West
It was their first face-to-face talks since the start of the conflict in Ukraine.
# typhoon muifa
Typhoon Muifa makes landfall for second time in China after causing flight cancellations
Gale force winds and heavy rains are forecast along China’s eastern seaboard until tomorrow.
# Xinjiang
China shuns cooperation with UN human rights office over report into treatment of Uighur Muslims
The report accused China of serious human rights violations against Uighurs and other mostly-Muslim ethnic groups.
# china earthquake
China earthquake death toll rises to 82
The magnitude 6.6 quake hit on Monday, forcing thousands to be resettled into temporary camps.
# covid vaccine
China approves world's first inhalable Covid-19 vaccine
Scientists in several countries including Cuba, Canada and the United States are also trialling inhalable Covid-19 vaccines.
# Sichuan
Death toll from 6.8 magnitude earthquake in south-western China rises to 65
At least 16 other people are missing a day after the earthquake struck.
# Disaster
South-west China quake leaves 21 dead and triggers landslides
The quake triggered landslides and shook buildings in the provincial capital of Chengdu.
# Report
China denounces UN report citing possible crimes against humanity in Xinjiang
Some countries, including the United States, have accused Beijing of committing genocide in Xinjiang.
# tensions
China says troops 'remain on high alert' as two US warships sail through Taiwan Strait
It is the first transit since China staged unprecedented military drills around the island following the visit of US Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
# Drought
China plans to use chemicals to generate rain and save harvest
Parts of the country are enduring a record-breaking drought.
# Taiwan
US congressional delegation arrives in Taiwan on heels of Pelosi visit
The five-member delegation is led by Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts.
# Taiwan
Taiwan holds another live-fire drill after China ends military exercises
China has repeated threats to bring the self-ruled democracy under control.
# Taiwan
Taiwan accuses China of preparing invasion as it holds defence drill
China launched its largest-ever air and sea exercises around Taiwan last week.
# Taiwan
China launches fresh military drills around Taiwan
Taiwan is also due to begin its own live-fire drills tomorrow.
# Nancy Pelosi
China's largest-ever Taiwan military drills draw to a close
Beijing has raged at a trip to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
# tensions
China’s military drills appear to simulate attack, says Taiwan
China launched live-fire military drills following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan earlier this week.
China sanctions US House speaker Nancy Pelosi over Taiwan visit
The move came after the Chinese military staged military drills and fired missiles into Japan’s exclusive economic zone.
# Tension
Missiles fired by China 'believed to have landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone'
China’s military drills were prompted by a visit to the island by Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.
# us china relations
Pelosi arrives in Taiwan in spite of China warnings that US will 'pay the price' for visit
The Democrat’s trip to Taipei is the highest-profile visit by an elected US official in 25 years.
# Tension
Why China said a visit from Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan is the US 'playing with fire'
China’s ambassador to the United Nations said yesterday that a visit would be “very much dangerous, very much provocative”.
Remains of Chinese rocket booster fall to Earth
There was no immediate word from Philippine authorities about whether anyone on the ground was affected.
# China
Two dancers hurt after giant video screen falls on to stage during concert in Hong Kong
An investigation into the incident has been opened.
# China
Biden warned by Xi not to 'play with fire' in Taiwan during tense call
The leaders of China and US agreed to hold their first in-person summit.
# Global Relations
Japan warns of rising global tension in wake of Russia-China military ties
The report calls Russia’s war on Ukraine a “serious violation of international law”.
# Tony Blair
Blair calls on the West to stand up to China
The former British prime minister has predicted a need for increased defence spending as the era of Western dominance draws to a close.
# Coronavirus
Chinese city of 13 million shuts down again to avoid Covid 'explosion'
The city of Xi’an endured a month-long lockdown at the end of last year.
# Climate Change
Heatwave follows flooding in China as changing weather patterns wreak havoc
Troubling weather patterns worldwide have ‘all the hallmarks of climate change’, say scientists.
# supply chains
US and China discuss 'severe' economic challenges surrounding supply chains
The world’s two biggest economies are also grappling with Covid-affected supply chains.
# China
Two people dead in Shanghai after electric car they were testing ‘falls from building’
Electric car maker Nio said the tragedy appeared to be an accident and ‘not caused by the vehicle’.
# tensions
China will 'not hesitate to start war' if Taiwan declares independence, Beijing warns US
China’s defence minister made the comments during his first face-to-face meeting with his US counterpart in Singapore.
# 4 June
Police patrol Hong Kong park during crackdown of Tiananmen Square commemorations
Chinese troops opened fire on protesters demanding greater democracy in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on 4 June 1989.
The Good Information Podcast: China, The EU and You
The Good Information Podcast looks at the evolving relationship between Ireland, the EU and China.
# Xinjiang
Thousands of leaked photos and documents shed new light on China's 're-education' camps
The files were published as UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet begins a long-awaited and controversial trip to Xinjiang.
# US
Biden says US would intervene militarily if China invaded Taiwan
A Chinese official referred to the Taiwan issue as a “purely internal affair for China”, in reaction to Biden’s remark.
# China
Shanghai says 'zero-Covid' achieved but millions still in lockdown
The city of 25 million has been under heavy restrictions since early April.
# China
Shanghai seeks to ease seven-week virus lockdown within next few days
The World Health Organisation has said the mounting economic toll of severe restrictions could be unsustainable.
# Hong Kong
Outgoing Hong Kong leader says Chinese patriots now firmly in charge
Carrie Lam spoke after her successor John Lee was elected unopposed by a pro-Beijing committee.
# China
'There's no why': Shanghai rages at endless Covid lockdown
China’s capital is trying to fend off a Covid-19 outbreak with restrictions on movement.