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# China

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Taiwan holds another live-fire drill after China ends military exercises
China has repeated threats to bring the self-ruled democracy under control.
Taiwan accuses China of preparing invasion as it holds defence drill
China launched its largest-ever air and sea exercises around Taiwan last week.
China launches fresh military drills around Taiwan
Taiwan is also due to begin its own live-fire drills tomorrow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two dancers hurt after giant video screen falls on to stage during concert in Hong Kong
An investigation into the incident has been opened.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
Heatwave follows flooding in China as changing weather patterns wreak havoc
Troubling weather patterns worldwide have ‘all the hallmarks of climate change’, say scientists.
US and China discuss 'severe' economic challenges surrounding supply chains
The world’s two biggest economies are also grappling with Covid-affected supply chains.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shanghai says 'zero-Covid' achieved but millions still in lockdown
The city of 25 million has been under heavy restrictions since early April.
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.
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.
'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.
Sherpa guide breaks own record scaling Mount Everest for 26th time
Kami Rita, whose father was among the first Sherpa guides, first scaled Everest in 1994 and has been making the trip nearly every year since.
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.
China building collapse death toll rises to 53
Eleven people have been detained in connection with the collapse.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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?
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 cautiously eases lockdown as deaths rise
China’s largest city is inching towards reopening.
Shanghai reports first deaths in latest Covid-19 outbreak
All three who died had not been vaccinated against the virus and were elderly.