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Russia will soon be visited by China’s third-ranking official

Li Zhanshu, China’s top lawmaker, will travel to Russia next week, according to state media, making him the highest-ranking Communist Party official to visit the nation since Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. As a counterbalance to the dominance of the United States, Beijing and Moscow have grown closer in recent years, stepping up collaboration as part […]

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Asia’s wealthiest woman lost more than half her fortune over the past year

As China’s real estate sector was rocked by a cash crunch, a billionaire index showed Thursday. Yang Huiyan, a majority shareholder in Chinese property giant Country Garden, saw her net worth plunge by more than 52 percent to $11.3 billion from $23.7 billion a year ago, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Yang’s fortune took

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China’s biggest tech hub is rushing to stamp out a fresh Covid outbreak

Ordering some of the country’s biggest manufacturers to operate in a ‘closed loop’ to reduce infections, state media reported. The city of Shenzhen, which borders Hong Kong, reported just 19 Covid cases Tuesday as the city’s health authority said the risk of “large-scale spread is low”. But Beijing’s reluctance to budge from its strict zero-Covid

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China on Wednesday slammed Washington as “a destroyer of peace” in the Taiwan Strait

 In the Taiwan Strait, following the latest in a series of passages by US warships through the waterway, Beijing views Taiwan as part of its territory to be re-taken one day — and the narrow body of water that separates the island and mainland China is a flashpoint between the two sides. In contrast to

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Authorities in central China allegedly used the country’s powerful Covid tracking system

China relies on a vast coronavirus surveillance infrastructure to carry out rigorous contact tracing as part of its zero-Covid strategy to stamp out all outbreaks. Residents are required to scan codes on their smartphones to access public venues and transport nationwide. Those with red codes — either infected themselves or contacts of a Covid case

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Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai was arrested Monday

Lai, 71, was among nine people detained on charges including colluding with foreign forces — one of the new national security offences — and fraud in an operation targeting his Next Digital publishing group. It was the latest police operation against dissidents under the sweeping new law introduced at the end of June. Two of Lai’s

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China on Saturday slammed the United States for imposing “barbarous” sanctions in response to Beijing’s crackdown in Hong Kong,

In the toughest US action on Hong Kong since China imposed a sweeping new security law on the territory, Washington on Friday imposed sanctions on a group of Chinese and Hong Kong officials — including the city’s leader Carrie Lam. The move came after President Donald Trump’s administration forced Chinese internet giants TikTok and WeChat

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China Says It Opposes ‘Barbarous’ Hong Kong Sanctions By US

China’s office in Hong Kong on Saturday denounced Washington’s decision to sanction key officials over sliding freedoms in the business hub, calling the move “barbarous and rude”.   “The ill intentions of US politicians to support people who are anti-China and messing up Hong Kong have been clearly revealed,” Beijing’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong

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India reports more than 52,000 new coronavirus cases

India recorded 52,050 new Covid-19 infections and 803 deaths from the virus over the past 24 hours, the country’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday. This marks the sixth consecutive day that India has reported more than 50,000 cases. The country has now confirmed at least 1,855,745 coronavirus cases, including at least 38,938 related fatalities. A total of 586,298 cases are

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China reports 36 new coronavirus cases

China’s National Health Commission recorded 36 new coronavirus cases on Monday amid an outbreak in the northwestern province of Xinjiang. Twenty-eight locally transmitted infections were detected in Xinjiang, mostly emanating from the provincial capital, Urumqi, the NHC said on Tuesday. Two other cases of local transmission were found in Liaoning, a coastal province in northeastern

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