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Tianhe Module: China launches living quarters for new permanent space station orbiting Earth

China has launched a module of a new permanent space station, the latest in Beijing’s increasingly ambitious space programme. The Tianhe Core module contains living quarters for crew members. It was launched from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre on a Long March-5B rocket. China hopes to have the new station operational by 2022. The only […]

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China’s treatment of Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims is ‘among the greatest human rights abuses’: HRW

Beijing is responsible for ‘policies of mass detention, torture, and cultural persecution, among other offenses’ in the northwest region of Xinjiang, targeting Uighur ethnic minority and other Turkic Muslims, the Human Rights Watch has said in a new report. In a 53-page report, titled Break Their Lineage, Break Their Roots documented a “range of abuses” […]

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China: Man with down syndrome kidnapped and killed to grant another man’s dying wish

A man with down syndrome was kidnapped and killed in a plot to grant another man’s wish for burial rather than cremation. Before he died of cancer in 2017 a man from south-east China told his family he wanted a traditional burial, but in some regions these are banned. His family hired someone to find […]

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China fines Jack Ma’s Alibaba $2.75 billion for abusing it’s dominant position

Chinese regulators have fined Alibaba Group Holding Ltd 18 billion yuan (approximately $2.75 billion) for violating anti-monopoly rules and abusing its dominant market position, marking the highest ever antitrust fine to be imposed in the country. The penalty, equivalent to around 4% of Alibaba’s revenues in 2019, comes amid an unprecedented regulatory crackdown on the […]

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United States blacklists groups helping Chinese military build supercomputers

The United States blacklisted seven Chinese groups it accuses of building supercomputers to help its military. It is the first move by the Biden administration to make it harder for China to obtain US technology On Thursday, three companies and four branches of China’s National Supercomputing Center were added to the US blacklist. This bars […]

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China releases musical film depicting lives of happy Uighur Muslims amid allegations of human rights violations

China released a propaganda film depicting the lives of Uighur Muslims from Xinjiang province amid allegations of mistreatment and human rights violations. China launched a musical fashioned in the style of the Oscar-nominated Hollywood film ‘La La Land’. The musical titled ‘Wings of Songs’. The film shows the lives of Uighur Muslims in China but, […]

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Further investigation needed to rule out China lab leak theory: WHO chief

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said further investigation is needed to conclusively rule out that Covid-19 emerged from a laboratory in China. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that although a lab leak was the least likely cause, more research was needed. The US and other countries have criticised China for failing to […]

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China ‘assaults’ whatever little democracy Hong Kong had by passing ‘patriot’ election law

Beijing passed a new law that will drastically restrict the right of Hong Kongers to stand for election and reshape the city’s parliament, further entrenching China’s power over the supposedly semi-autonomous territory. The standing committee of the National People’s Congress, China’s rubber-stamp parliament, on Tuesday endorsed proposed changes to how Hong Kong lawmakers and the […]

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Philippines asks China to recall its 220 boat fleet floating off disputed reef in South China Sea

The Philippines have asked China to recall more than 200 boats that were spotted at a disputed reef claimed by both Manila and Beijing, describing their presence as a “clear provocative action.” Philippine government officials on Saturday said 220 Chinese vessels moored at the boomerang-shaped Whitsun Reef, which Manila calls the Julian Felipe Reef, close […]

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Tesla would be ‘shutdown’ if it spied on China: Elon Musk

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has said his firm would be “shut down” if its vehicles were used for spying on China. His comments came in response to reports that China’s military had banned Tesla cars from its facilities. The military had raised security concerns about the data collected by cameras installed in the cars. […]

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China to allow foreigners into the country only if they take Chinese-made Covid-19 vaccine

China has decided to ease its borders for foreigners back in the country if they have taken a Chinese-made Covid-19 vaccine. The country has been closed to most foreigners since last March to stem the spread of coronavirus which it has largely brought under control at home, stranding many foreigners with jobs and family inside […]

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Hong Kong detains 47 opposition figures under national security law

China’s puppet government in Hong Kong charged 47 opposition activists with violating the city’s national security legislation on Sunday, in the biggest application of the law since it was imposed by Beijing last year. Those charged with “conspiracy to commit subversion” were among 53 people, who were arrested last month for organizing, planning and participating […]