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# china - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Beijing warns US will 'pay the price' for diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Beijing warns US will 'pay the price' for diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics

Dec 7th 2021, 9:34 AM 29,298 Views 63 Comments

China has accused the United States of violating the Olympic spirit.

# china - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Djokovic 'fully' supports WTA's China decision over Peng
# Backing
From The42
# Backing

Djokovic 'fully' supports WTA's China decision over Peng

Dec 2nd 2021, 11:32 AM 2,046 Views 1 Comment

Calls have grown for other sports organisations to take action.

# china - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

Women's Tennis Association suspends all tournaments in China over Peng Shuai concerns
# Peng Shuai
# Peng Shuai

Women's Tennis Association suspends all tournaments in China over Peng Shuai concerns

Dec 1st 2021, 8:14 PM 18,924 Views 8 Comments

The WTA is concerned about Peng following her accusations of sexual assault against a powerful politician.

# china - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

China's birthrate plummets to lowest figure in decades
# China
# China

China's birthrate plummets to lowest figure in decades

Nov 24th 2021, 9:12 AM 20,078 Views 27 Comments

The relaxation of the ‘one-child policy’ has failed to result in a hoped-for baby boom.

# china - Sunday 21 November, 2021

Chinese tennis star tells Olympic officials she is ‘safe and well’
# Peng Shuai
# Peng Shuai

Chinese tennis star tells Olympic officials she is ‘safe and well’

Nov 21st 2021, 6:54 PM 51,691 Views 53 Comments

Concern had been mounting for Peng Shuai’s welfare following her high-profile allegation of sexual assault.

# china - Saturday 20 November, 2021

Body representing Olympic athletes calls for 'quiet diplomacy' around missing Chinese tennis star
# Peng Shuai
# Peng Shuai

Body representing Olympic athletes calls for 'quiet diplomacy' around missing Chinese tennis star

Nov 20th 2021, 5:50 PM 32,002 Views 28 Comments

The statement underlines the softly-softly approach adopted by the IOC ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics.

# china - Thursday 18 November, 2021

Explainer: Who is missing Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai and what allegations did she make?
# Peng Shuai
# Peng Shuai

Explainer: Who is missing Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai and what allegations did she make?

Nov 18th 2021, 1:04 PM 21,640 Views 23 Comments

Peng, a former Wimbledon and French Open doubles champion, has not been heard from for two weeks.

Women's Tennis Association: 'concerns raised' for Peng Shuai after Chinese media letter
# China
# China

Women's Tennis Association: 'concerns raised' for Peng Shuai after Chinese media letter

Nov 18th 2021, 8:58 AM 16,119 Views 0 Comments

Peng, a former Wimbledon and French Open doubles champion, has not been heard from for two weeks.

# china - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Biden and Xi at loggerheads on Taiwan following lengthy US-China virtual summit
# Virtual Summit
# Virtual Summit

Biden and Xi at loggerheads on Taiwan following lengthy US-China virtual summit

Nov 16th 2021, 6:50 AM 8,963 Views 3 Comments

The video-link summit took place last night in Washington and early this morning in Beijing.

# china - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Factfind: Which countries produce the most CO2 emissions?
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Factfind: Which countries produce the most CO2 emissions?

Nov 13th 2021, 8:00 PM 26,461 Views 26 Comments

China tops the list based purely on the number of tonnes of CO2 produced. But there are other things to consider too.

# china - Friday 12 November, 2021

New draft of COP26 deal weakens language on fossil fuel phaseout
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

New draft of COP26 deal weakens language on fossil fuel phaseout

Updated Nov 12th 2021, 8:35 AM 7,086 Views 17 Comments

“The world is watching us,” COP26 President Alok Sharma told delegates.

# china - Monday 8 November, 2021

Images show Chinese military has built mock-ups of US warships
# China
# China

Images show Chinese military has built mock-ups of US warships

Nov 8th 2021, 8:23 AM 46,095 Views 16 Comments

China has upgraded its military massively in recent years.

# china - Saturday 6 November, 2021

Analysis: The argument that Ireland is too small to take climate action doesn’t hold up
# Green Jersey
# Green Jersey

Analysis: The argument that Ireland is too small to take climate action doesn’t hold up

Nov 6th 2021, 1:00 PM 15,906 Views 58 Comments

Despite our small size, we have a significant carbon footprint in global rankings

Taiwan official urges Ireland to reopen representative office in Taipei amid 'new EU relationship'
# Tzu-Pao Yang
# Tzu-Pao Yang

Taiwan official urges Ireland to reopen representative office in Taipei amid 'new EU relationship'

Nov 6th 2021, 6:30 AM 16,716 Views 18 Comments

Tensions between Beijing and Taipei have spiked to their highest level in years.

# china - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

China insists Taiwan has no right to join United Nations
# United Nations
# United Nations

China insists Taiwan has no right to join United Nations

Oct 27th 2021, 9:04 AM 19,801 Views 31 Comments

The US has ratcheted up tensions, calling for Taiwan to have greater involvement in the world body.

# china - Sunday 24 October, 2021

China to aim to cut fossil energy use to below 20% by 2060
# Climate
# Climate

China to aim to cut fossil energy use to below 20% by 2060

Oct 24th 2021, 4:10 PM 11,322 Views 40 Comments

The country has been criticised for pushing ahead with opening dozens of new coal power plants.

# china - Thursday 21 October, 2021

NBA star calls Chinese president a 'brutal dictator'
# Anger
From The42
# Anger

NBA star calls Chinese president a 'brutal dictator'

Oct 21st 2021, 12:00 PM 9,269 Views 16 Comments

Enes Kanter has strongly criticised Xi Jinping.

# china - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

Campaigners urge Government to reverse decision to export live pigs to China
# Flying Pigs
# Flying Pigs

Campaigners urge Government to reverse decision to export live pigs to China

Oct 19th 2021, 6:35 PM 21,344 Views 25 Comments

Animal welfare experts have said such live exports would be ‘cruel and inhumane’.

# china - Monday 18 October, 2021

Protesters denounce China at Winter Olympics flame-kindling ceremony in Greece
# Winter Olympics
# Winter Olympics

Protesters denounce China at Winter Olympics flame-kindling ceremony in Greece

Oct 18th 2021, 12:10 PM 9,424 Views 3 Comments

Three activists were restrained by police after holding a banner saying: ‘No genocide games’.

China’s economic growth stalls after power shortages
# Economic Growth
# Economic Growth

China’s economic growth stalls after power shortages

Oct 18th 2021, 11:11 AM 13,129 Views 26 Comments

The world’s second-largest economy grew by a weaker-than-expected 4.9% in the three months to September.

# china - Saturday 16 October, 2021

Three Chinese astronauts arrive at space station for six-month mission
# Shenzhou-13
# Shenzhou-13

Three Chinese astronauts arrive at space station for six-month mission

Oct 16th 2021, 11:29 AM 10,513 Views 12 Comments

The space agency declared the launch a success and said the crew “were in good shape”.

# china - Monday 11 October, 2021

Countries urged to prevent mass extinction at UN biodiversity summit in China
# COP15
# COP15

Countries urged to prevent mass extinction at UN biodiversity summit in China

Oct 11th 2021, 1:02 PM 7,052 Views 10 Comments

Up for debate are the ’30 by 30′ plan to give 30% of land and oceans protected status by 2030.

# china - Sunday 10 October, 2021

Taiwan wants political status quo not China’s path, says president
# Tensions
# Tensions

Taiwan wants political status quo not China’s path, says president

Oct 10th 2021, 7:45 AM 10,040 Views 10 Comments

Tsai Ing-wen also firmly rejected Chinese military coercion in a speech to mark the country’s National Day.

# china - Saturday 9 October, 2021

China's Xi vows 'reunification' with Taiwan
# Tensions
# Tensions

China's Xi vows 'reunification' with Taiwan

Oct 9th 2021, 7:25 AM 22,909 Views 42 Comments

Self-governed Taiwan, which has never formally declared independence, lives under the constant threat of invasion by China.

# china - Saturday 2 October, 2021

Taiwan rebukes China over record fighter jet incursion
# Tensions
# Tensions

Taiwan rebukes China over record fighter jet incursion

Oct 2nd 2021, 9:03 AM 17,361 Views 61 Comments

Beijing marked its National Day on Friday with its biggest aerial show of force against Taiwan to date.

# china - Monday 27 September, 2021

Two Canadians in prisoner swap released on bail for health reasons, China says
# Canada
# Canada

Two Canadians in prisoner swap released on bail for health reasons, China says

Sep 27th 2021, 3:16 PM 13,845 Views 5 Comments

Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were detained in December 2019.

# china - Saturday 25 September, 2021

Hong Kong organisers of Tiananmen Square vigil to disband amid crackdown
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Hong Kong organisers of Tiananmen Square vigil to disband amid crackdown

Sep 25th 2021, 1:15 PM 9,950 Views 18 Comments

The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China was under investigation.

Canadian pair released from China following US deal with Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou
# China
# China

Canadian pair released from China following US deal with Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou

Sep 25th 2021, 10:42 AM 19,517 Views 39 Comments

The company’s chief financial officer and the daughter of the company’s founder has now left Vancouver.

More than 3,000 shark fins confiscated in Colombia
# Colombia
# Colombia

More than 3,000 shark fins confiscated in Colombia

Sep 25th 2021, 8:05 AM 14,652 Views 10 Comments

Colombian authorities seized 3,493 shark fins and 117 kilos of fish bladders that were en route to Hong Kong.

# china - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Why is the potential collapse of a Chinese property group causing ructions across the world?
# Evergrande
# Evergrande

Why is the potential collapse of a Chinese property group causing ructions across the world?

Sep 23rd 2021, 6:15 AM 40,060 Views 19 Comments

The cash-strapped behemoth has borrowings of $300 billion.

# china - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

China and US unveil big steps to fight climate change
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

China and US unveil big steps to fight climate change

Sep 22nd 2021, 7:27 AM 11,587 Views 29 Comments

China could shut 47 planned power plants in 20 developing countries.

# china - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Biden to tell UN he does not believe in a 'new Cold war'
# UN
# UN

Biden to tell UN he does not believe in a 'new Cold war'

Sep 21st 2021, 8:49 AM 11,145 Views 21 Comments

Biden’s first speech as US president to the General Assembly faces a tough reception.

# china - Thursday 16 September, 2021

SpaceX launches first completely civilian-crewed rocket into orbit as Chinese astronauts return
# Space
# Space

SpaceX launches first completely civilian-crewed rocket into orbit as Chinese astronauts return

Sep 16th 2021, 7:18 AM 10,117 Views 11 Comments

The Dragon capsule’s two men and two women will spend three days circling the world.

# china - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Book claims US military chief feared Trump could order China strike
# Peril
# Peril

Book claims US military chief feared Trump could order China strike

Sep 15th 2021, 8:15 AM 24,662 Views 82 Comments

General Mark Milley twice rang his Chinese counterpart to reassure him during the final weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency.

# china - Sunday 29 August, 2021

Opinion: What the world can learn from Beijing’s 'hostage diplomacy'
# China World Stage
# China World Stage

Opinion: What the world can learn from Beijing’s 'hostage diplomacy'

Aug 29th 2021, 7:30 AM 14,700 Views 29 Comments

As China jails Canadian Michael Spavor, human rights lawyer and professor Teng Biao catalogues China’s brazen stance on the international stage.

# china - Saturday 28 August, 2021

Joe Biden says China still withholding 'critical' info on Covid-19 origins
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Joe Biden says China still withholding 'critical' info on Covid-19 origins

Aug 28th 2021, 10:02 AM 24,907 Views 43 Comments

The US intelligence community has concluded it did not believe the virus was a bio-weapon.

# china - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

Kamala Harris rebukes China in major speech on Indo-Pacific region
# Us Strategy
# Us Strategy

Kamala Harris rebukes China in major speech on Indo-Pacific region

Aug 24th 2021, 10:34 AM 14,705 Views 17 Comments

The US vice president said Beijing’s actions in the South China Sea amount to “coercion” and “intimidation”.

# china - Saturday 21 August, 2021

China allows couples third child to tackle plummeting birth rate
# Demographic Crisis
# Demographic Crisis

China allows couples third child to tackle plummeting birth rate

Aug 21st 2021, 10:36 AM 21,600 Views 36 Comments

China long touted its one-child policy as a success in preventing 400 million additional births in the world’s most populous country.

# china - Friday 13 August, 2021

Over 300 now dead as fresh flooding in central China kills another 21 people
# Hubei
# Hubei

Over 300 now dead as fresh flooding in central China kills another 21 people

Aug 13th 2021, 1:31 PM 7,934 Views 0 Comments

The latest deaths add to the more than 300 people killed in flooding last month.

# china - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

Hong Kong leader advocates retaliatory sanctions against West
# Democracy
# Democracy

Hong Kong leader advocates retaliatory sanctions against West

Aug 10th 2021, 8:20 AM 23,259 Views 19 Comments

Carrie Lam said the anti-foreign sanctions law should be adopted in Hong Kong through local legislation