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Beijing 2022: athletes not vaccinated against Covid to face 21-day quarantine

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Athletes and other participants who are not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 must spend 21 days in quarantine before competing at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, the International Olympic Committee ...

Jonathan Mirsky: reporter who went from Mao fan to fierce Beijing critic

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Jonathan Mirsky, the Observer’s former China correspondent who has died aged 88, was acutely aware of the mounting danger from the bullets criss-crossing Tiananmen Square on 4 Junie 1989 as units of the People’s Libera...

Beijing warns of ‘counter-measures’ as Royal Navy sails South China Sea

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China’s military and state media have warned the UK against provocation as it sent a carrier strike group, led by a Royal Navy aircraft carrier, through the contested South China Sea. A spokesman for China’s Ministry ...

Shares of Chinese ride-hailing app Didi crash after Beijing crackdown

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Billions of dollars were wiped off the value of the Chinese ride-hailing app Didi on Tuesday, after a crackdown on the country’s tech sector by the Chinese authorities prompted a sell-off. Shares in the company were d...

Beijing using its financial muscle to target Uyghurs living abroad – report

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China is using its unprecedented economic clout across vast swathes of Asia and the Middle East to target Uyghur Muslims living beyond its borders through a sprawling system of transnational repression, a new report s...

Beijing issues furious response after Canada condemns repressive actions

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Canada has led more than 40 countries in expressing serious concerns over Beijing’s repressive actions in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet, prompting a furious response from Beijing over Canada’s colonial history. The ex...

Beijing accuses G7 ministers of interfering in China’s affairs

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China has rejected accusations of human rights abuse and economic coercion, made by G7 foreign ministers, accusing them of “blatantly meddling” in China’s internal affairs, calling their remarks groundless. “Attempts ...

Ardern’s speech was not an attack on China, or even a shift away from Beijing

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Jacinda Ardern’s Labour government is achieving something no other western country has done – staying on side with China. Her latest speech on relations with China once again shows the west how deft diplomacy is done ...

Beijing calls Hong Kong bar association chief an ‘anti-China politician’

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Beijing and Hong Kong authorities have accused the British-born head of Hong Kong’s bar association and human rights lawyer of being an “anti-China politician” after he criticised jail sentences imposed on pro-democra...

Beijing anger as pro-democracy documentary wins Oscar-nomination

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Anders Hammer moved to Hong Kong in 2019 to capture a David versus Goliath battle on camera, filming pro-democracy protesters in the city taking on autocrats in Beijing. Little over a year later he became an inadverte...

Beijing hit by third sandstorm in five weeks

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The third major sandstorm in five weeks turned Beijing’s skies sepia on Thursday, and sent air quality plummeting in the Chinese capital. The storms, caused by winds from drought-hit Mongolia and north-western China, ...

Top Beijing official admits efficacy of China’s Covid vaccines is low

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China’s top disease control official has admitted that the efficacy of the country’s domestically produced vaccines is low as it emerged the authorities are considering mixing them to try to offer greater protection a...

Beijing colour-codes buildings to show workers’ Covid vaccination rates

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Beijing authorities are colour-coding buildings to show the public the rates of vaccination among businesses’ employees, as part of a campaign to vaccinate more than 560 million people by June. In recent weeks, groen ...

BBC journalist leaves China after Beijing criticises Uighurs coverage

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BBC News said on Wednesday that one of its journalists in China had relocated to Taiwan, a move that comes amid Beijing’s criticism of the broadcaster’s reports on alleged human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims in...

Beijing skies turn orange as sandstorm and pollution send readings off the scale

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A massive sandstorm has combined with already high air pollution to turn the skies in Beijing an eerie orange, and send some air quality measurements off the charts. Air quality indexes recorded a “hazardous” 999 rati...