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# China
Hong Kong leader appointment violates democratic norms: EU foreign policy chief
John Lee, who oversaw the crackdown on Hong Kong’s democracy movement, was appointed Hong Kong leader on Sunday by a small committee of Beijing loyalists.
# Rescue Mission
China building collapse death toll rises to 53
Eleven people have been detained in connection with the collapse.
# Covid-19
Hong Kong reopens beaches as Beijing relaxes quarantine rules
Deaths from Covid-19 in Hong Kong have fallen from a high of almost 300 per day in March to zero in recent days.
# Changsha
Survivor found almost six days after China building collapse
The woman was conscious and advised rescuers on how to pull her out without causing further injury.
# Changsha
Nine arrested after building collapse in central China
Dozens of people are still trapped or missing after the incident in Changsha, in Hunan province, on Friday.
# Changsha
Dozens left trapped or missing after building collapses in China
No casualties have been reported so far and city authorities said five people were rescued from the collapsed structure overnight.
# guangzhou
China megacity mass-tests and cancels flights after one suspected Covid case
China is facing its worst outbreak since the peak of the first wave in early 2020.
# China
Beijing Covid spike prompts mass testing and panic buying amid lockdown fears
Downtown Beijing’s most populous district Chaoyang, home to around 3.5 million people, ordered mass testing from today.
# the good information project
"Our current approach is insufficient" - The fight against foreign interference in Europe's institutions
The EU has spent 18 months looking into how malicious foreign actors are manipulating public debate. It has plans for how to stop them – but will they work?
# Censored
China's censors scrub viral Shanghai lockdown video from online platforms
Patients have reported trouble accessing regular medical care as thousands of health staff were deployed to covid testing.
# Shanghai
Shanghai cautiously eases lockdown as deaths rise
China’s largest city is inching towards reopening.
# Coronavirus
Shanghai reports first deaths in latest Covid-19 outbreak
All three who died had not been vaccinated against the virus and were elderly.
# China
Shutdowns spread in China as Covid infections rise
The government reported 29,411 new cases yesterday.
# China
Shanghai lockdown eased following reports of disorder
About 6.6 million people can go outdoors, but some must stay in their own neighbourhoods in the Chinese city.
# China
US orders consular staff to leave Shanghai amid Covid-19 surge
The US State Department said the order is an upgrade from the “authorised” departure issued last week that made the decision voluntary.
# Shanghai
Shanghai to start easing lockdown after mass Covid testing
Large swathes of the city, with a population of 26 million, have been under lockdown since March 28.
# China
Shanghai residents ‘running out of food’ under Covid lockdown
Strict anti-coronavirus controls are confining most of its 25 million people to their homes.
# China
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she will not seek second term
Lam’s five years in office saw massive pro-democracy protests and the implementation of a controversial national security law.
# Dublin
A Chinese national who allegedly burgled the Chinese Embassy appears in Court
Gardaí allegedly arrested Yihan Wu at the Embassy.
# cheng lai
China holds espionage trial of Chinese-Australian journalist
Australian Ambassador Graham Fletcher was told he could not be present on the grounds that the trial involved state secrets.
# China
Top Shanghai official admits Covid response lacking as city grinds to halt
The megacity of 25 million has been split in two as part of a rolling lockdown.
# Investigation
Search at China plane crash site suspended amid rain and landslide fears
Video clips posted by China’s state media showed small pieces of the Boeing 737-800 scattered over the area.
# Plane Crash
No survivors found in crash of Chinese airliner carrying 132 people
The Boeing 737-800 crashed yesterday afternoon near Wuzhou in the Guangxi region and ignited a fire.
# Plane Crash
Plane carrying 132 people crashes in China
The Boeing 737 plane crashed in the rural countryside near Wuzhou city.
# China
Biden and Xi talk on US push to get China lined up against Russia
This marks the two leaders’ first call since a video summit in November.
# Covid-19
Hong Kong morgues running out of space amid Omicron surge
The city has recorded nearly a million infections and more than 4,600 deaths in the last three months.
# Mount Fuji
Japan-US marine combat drills held amid fears over Chinese and Russian activity
Training was held near Mount Fuji as the allies strengthen military cooperation.
# Lockdown
Nearly 30 million people under lockdown in China as Covid-19 cases surge
China reported 5,280 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, more than double the previous day’s tally.
# Ukraine
US expresses 'deep concerns' about Russia and China's alignment
US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Yang Jiechi, the Chinese Communist Party’s chief diplomat, met today.
# surge
Access to Shanghai tightened as China’s Covid cases rise
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
China locks down city of nine million amid new spike in Covid-19 cases
China reported another 397 cases of local transmission nationwide on Friday.
# Stance
Robert Lewandowski drops Chinese sponsor amid Ukraine crisis
According to Polish media, the decision is linked to an article in the British daily Daily Mail.
# Protest
China pulls Premier League coverage over Ukraine support
President Xi Jinping and Russian leader Vladimir Putin declared in Beijing last month that their friendship had ‘no limits’.
# Ben Tonra
Professor resigns from managerial role over UCD's 'pathetic' statement on Ukraine invasion
Professor Ben Tonra said UCD issued a “mealy-mouthed” statement because of its relationship with China.
# Protests
'Choose the side of good': Ukrainian nationals protest outside Chinese Embassy in Dublin
Gardaí were on patrol outside the embassy as the protest took place.
# Foreign Affairs
Richard O'Halloran says he felt abandoned by the Irish government while he was stuck in China
O’Halloran believes Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney “didn’t engage” with his case on the advice of senior advisors.
# uyghur muslims
UN labour agency cites concerns about working conditions of Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region
Advocacy groups and Western governments, among others, have voiced human rights concerns over the treatment of the region’s Muslim minorities.
# China
Original 'Fight Club' ending restored in China after online backlash
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”.
# face to face
China's Xi hosts world leader banquet after two years of isolation
The Chinese president has launched a diplomatic blitz in the lead up to the Winter Olympics.
# leaders meeting
Russia and China issue joint statement declaring opposition to any Nato expansion
Both countries also agreed on their stance that Taiwan is part of China.