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China’s most famous gamer retires at 23 due to ill-health

China’s most famous e-sports player, Jian Zihao, has officially retired from gaming aged 23, citing ill-health. He had been a professional gamer since 2012, playing League of Legends under the name of “Uzi”. His decision to quit was announced on Chinese social media site Weibo, where he has five million followers. Gaming addiction is seen […]

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IN PICTURES: Hongkongers defy ban to honor victims of 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre

Thousands of demonstrators in Hong Kong have defied a ban to stage a mass vigil in memory of the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing.

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Hong Kong: Thousands defy ban to attend Tiananmen vigil to honor massacre victims

Thousands of demonstrators in Hong Kong have defied a ban to stage a mass vigil in memory of the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing. Officers erected barricades around the city’s Victoria Park, but some pro-democracy protesters knocked them down and held candlelit gatherings. Police banned the vigil this year, citing coronavirus […]

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Security guard stabs 2 teachers, 37 pupils in southern China school

Two adults and 37 children at a primary school in southern China were injured when a man attacked them with a knife on Thursday morning. The incident happened about 8.30am at the Wangfu Town Central Primary School in the city of Wuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. An incident report released by the town government identified […]

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United States to suspend all flights operated by Chinese airlines from June 16

United States on Tuesday ordered the suspension of all flights by Chinese airlines into and out of the country after Beijing failed to allow American carriers to resume services to China. “US carriers have asked to resume passenger service, beginning June 1st. The Chinese government’s failure to approve their requests is a violation of our […]

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Britain will not walk away from Hongkongers: Boris Johnson tells China

Britain will not walk away from the people of Hong Kong if China imposes a national security law that would conflict with its international obligations under a 1984 accord, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday. The United Kingdom has urged China to step back from the brink over the national security legislation for Hong […]

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Play Store removes Indian App that identified and deletes Chinese Apps

Google has pulled down an app from its Google Play store that helped users identify and remove apps of Chinese origin. Before the application was removed the app clocked over 50 lakh downloads in just over two weeks of its launch. It is the second viral app from India to be pulled from Google Play […]

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China’s giant telescope almost the size of 30 football fields to begin looking for aliens

While the world deals with a pandemic, China is going extraterrestrial – quite literally. Chinese state media outlet Science and Technology Daily claims that the country’s FAST (Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope) is going to start looking for alien life, rather signals starting September 2020. The huge telescope started functioning in January, but has been undergoing […]

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Wuhan doctor dies four months after contracting coronavirus

Wuhan doctor who worked with coronavirus whistleblower Li Wenliang died of the virus on Tuesday, state media reported, becoming China’s first COVID-19 fatality in weeks. Hu Weifeng, a urologist at Wuhan Central Hospital, passed away after being treated for COVID-19 and allied issues for more than four months, state broadcaster CCTV said. He is the […]

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Hong Kong Police ban vigil for victims of 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown

Hong Kong police have banned a vigil marking the Tiananmen Square crackdown for the first time in 30 years. Authorities said the decision was due to health concerns over coronavirus. However, there are fears this may end the commemorations, as China seeks to impose a new law making undermining its authority a crime in the […]

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Kim Jong Un supports China on controversial Hong Kong bill

North Korea has voiced its support for China’s controversial new national security law, which was imposed on Hong Kong this week. The country’s state media released a video on Saturday, saying their government fully backs the new measures. They went on to call the move a “legitimate step” towards safeguarding the region and its citizens. […]

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India’s TikTok clone app Mitron gets massive response

Indian student from the prestigious IIT-Roorkee developed a short-form video platform to take on China’s TikTok. The application has clocked over five million installs within the first month of launch. Mitron is already in the top 10 spot of the ‘Top free’ apps on Google Play, and has a rating of 4.7 stars on Google’s […]