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# 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.
# Beijing
Putin hails 'unprecedented' ties with China after meeting Xi Jinping ahead of Winter Olympics
The two leaders met in the Chinese capital today.
# richard o'halloran
Government should have done more sooner for Richard O'Halloran, says Róisín Shortall
The Irish businessman returned home yesterday after being detained in China for nearly three years.
# China
'We are so unbelievably happy': Richard O’Halloran reunited with family after return to Ireland
The businessman had been unable to leave China for almost three years.
# Homeward Bound
Irishman Richard O'Halloran leaves China after three-year travel ban lifted
The father-of-four had been prevented from leaving China since February 2019.
# ukraine tensions
Ukraine welcomes February talks with Russia to defuse crisis
It comes after Russia said the US was failing to address its main security concerns, but left the door open to further talks.
# China
Hong Kong warns animal lovers not to obstruct hamster cull
The cull was approved after a number of hamsters in a pet shop tested positive for Covid-19.
# Olympic Games
Beijing reports first local Omicron case ahead of Winter Olympics
The infection comes less than three weeks before the Winter Olympic Games’ opening ceremony on 4 February.
# Hong Kong
Hong Kong to create more 'national security' crimes
Chief Executive Carrie Lam made the announcement, but did not outline what the new crimes would be.
# Covid-19
Millions more locked down as China battles Omicron spread
In England, people who test positive on an antigen test will no longer need to take a PCR test to confirm their result.
# zero covid
Port city near Beijing begins mass testing of 14 million residents after Omicron cases found
China has stepped up its zero-tolerance Covid strategy in the run-up to the Winter Olympics, which open in Beijing on 4 February.
# world powers
World powers vow to prevent spread of nuclear weapons
China, France, Russia, the UK and the USA released a joint statement.
# CitizenNews
Third Hong Kong news company shuts in wake of sedition arrests for rival publication
Reporters made clear their decision was fuelled by fears caused by a national security police raid last week on Stand News.
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# The Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
Your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# Xian
Groceries to be delivered to residents of Chinese city under strict Covid-19 lockdown
The city of Xi’an with a population of 13 million people has been put into lockdown after a surge of cases.