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Beijing Winter Olympics athletes advised to use burner phones in China

The Beijing Winter Olympics app that all Games attendees must use contains security weaknesses that leave users exposed to data breaches, analysts say. The My2022 app will be used by athletes, audience members and media for daily Covid monitoring. The app will also offer voice chats, file transfers and Olympic news. But cybersecurity group Citizen […]

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KFC faces boycott in China over meal toy promotion that ‘encourages food waste’

A Chinese group has called for the boycott of a KFC meal promotion, saying it encourages food waste. The China Consumer Association (CCA) says the promotion sent some customers into a buying frenzy. KFC launched the promotion last week with Pop Mart, a Chinese toy maker known for its mystery boxes. Customers are able to […]

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China: Doctor charged for treating fever patient at hospital without a fever clinic

A doctor in China’s Zhoukou city has been charged with a crime for allegedly treating a fever patient while working at a hospital without a fever clinic. Patients with possible Covid symptoms in China can only get treatment at specially designated hospitals. The doctor, only known by their surname Guo, was charged on suspicion of […]

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Taiwan’s air force suspends F-16 fleet training after an upgraded fighter jet falls into the sea

Taiwan’s air force on Tuesday suspended combat training for its F-16 fleet after a recently upgraded model of the fighter jet crashed into the sea in the latest of a series of accidents. The defence ministry said the F-16V, the most advanced type in Taiwan’s fleet, went missing from radar screens after taking off from […]

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China puts 3rd city under lockdown after reporting two cases of Omicron variant, millions affected

A third Chinese city has locked down its residents because of a COVID-19 outbreak, raising the number confined to their homes in China to about 20 million people. The lockdown of Anyang, home to 5.5 million people, was announced late Monday after two cases of the omicron variant were reported. Residents are not allowed to […]

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China’s largest private education company sacked 60,000 people after Beijing’s crackdown in 2021

China’s largest private education provider laid off 60,000 employees last year as it grappled with fallout from Beijing’s sweeping overhaul of the industry. Yu Minhong, the billionaire founder of New Oriental Education confirmed the massive shakeup in a post on his WeChat account over the weekend, adding the company encountered “too many changes in 2021.” […]

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Sri Lanka asks China to restructure debt repayments amid worsening financial situation

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the President of Sri Lanka has requested China to restructure its debt repayments as part of efforts to help the South Asian country navigate its worsening financial situation. He made a request during a meeting with Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi on Sunday. In the last decade China has lent Sri Lanka over […]

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China: At least 16 killed in building collapse after suspected gas explosion in Chongqing

A building housing a canteen in Chongqing in China’s southwest has collapsed after an explosion suspected to have been caused by a gas leak, killing at least 16, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Friday. As of midnight on Friday, 26 people had been taken from the site, 16 of whom had died, the broadcaster said […]

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Papa Johns pizza chain to open over 1,350 outlets in South China by 2040

Papa Johns pizza chain plans to open over 1,350 stores in South China by 2040 in partnership with the Asian private equity firm FountainVest Partners, it said on Friday. The deal will increase Papa Johns current global count by 25%, and marks the largest franchisee development agreement in the pizza company’s history. Pizza companies have […]

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Beijing fines and issues warning to 7-Eleven for listing Taiwan a separate country

Beijing has fined and issued a warning to 7-Eleven over its website listing Taiwan as a country and displaying maps it said contained erroneous borders for Xinjiang and Tibet. The Beijing municipal government fined the company 50,000 yuan ($7,842) for the “errors” including “wrongful act of assigning Taiwan province as an independent country”. It said […]

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Taiwan shares tips on how to use 20,000 bottles of Lithuanian rum it bought bound for China

Taiwan is sharing tips with the public on how to drink and cook with rum after it bought 20,000 bottles of Lithuanian rum bound for China. State-run media said Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Corp (TTL) purchased the rum after learning that it could be blocked from entering China. It comes after Lithuania established a de […]

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Yuzhou: Second Chinese city goes under total lockdown after three asymptomatic Covid-19 cases

A second city in China has been put under total lockdown after just three asymptomatic Covid-19 cases were discovered. The 1.1 million people of Yuzhou saw its transport system shut down and all but essential food stores closed overnight. It follows a similar lockdown in Xi’an, where 13 million have been confined to their homes […]