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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# China

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 locks down city of nine million amid new spike in Covid-19 cases
China reported another 397 cases of local transmission nationwide on Friday.
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.
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’.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
Putin hails 'unprecedented' ties with China after meeting Xi Jinping ahead of Winter Olympics
The two leaders met in the Chinese capital today.
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.
'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.
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 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.
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.
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 to create more 'national security' crimes
Chief Executive Carrie Lam made the announcement, but did not outline what the new crimes would be.
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.
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 vow to prevent spread of nuclear weapons
China, France, Russia, the UK and the USA released a joint statement.
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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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
Your round-up of what made the headlines today.
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.
Two former editors of Hong Kong news outlet charged with sedition
Police raised the Stand News office on Wednesday.
China complains to US that Elon Musk satellite nearly struck space station
A foreign ministry spokesman accused Washington yesterday of ignoring its treaty obligations.
Armed police parade alleged Covid rule breakers through streets, sparking backlash in China
China banned such public shaming of criminal suspects in 2010.
WHO warns of Omicron overload as UK records almost 130,000 cases of the virus
To hold back the tide, European nations brought back curbs with painful economic and social consequences.
France announces new Covid-19 measures amid spike in infections
In England, politicians said there would be no further restrictions before 2022 but people are urged to be “cautious”.
China orders lockdown of up to 13 million people in city of Xi’an
The lockdown, which follows a surge in Covid cases, allows one person from each household to go out every two days to buy essentials.
Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai denies saying she was sexually assaulted
A Chinese-language newspaper posted a video of Peng following international concern for her wellbeing.
US imposes sanctions against China over abuse of Uighurs
The Biden administration is targeting biotech and surveillance firms and government entities for Beijing’s human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims.
Hong Kong tycoon jailed over banned Tiananmen vigil
Jimmy Lai has already been jailed for taking part in pro-democracy protests.
UN says report accusing China of genocide against Uyghur minority 'deeply disturbing'
The report detailed allegations of torture, rape and inhumane treatment.