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Hong Kong tightens security as Xi visits for 25th anniversary of handover
China’s president makes first trip outside mainland since pandemic began as territory prepares to mark milestone

Helen Davidson in Taipei

30, Jun, 2022 @12:47 PM

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Alarm in Beijing after announcement zero-Covid policy may last five years
Communist party official posts notice saying mass mandatory testing and travel curbs will continue

Helen Davidson in Taipei

27, Jun, 2022 @8:48 AM

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Chinese premier calls for more coal production as electricity demand soars
Records for electricity usage broken in Shandong, Henan and Jiangsu after early summer heatwaves

Helen Davidson in Taipei

24, Jun, 2022 @9:56 AM

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Hong Kong plunges lower in global human rights index
Region now on par with Saudi Arabia in some indicators – and coming closer to converging with China

Helen Davidson in Taipei

22, Jun, 2022 @8:28 AM

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Neither citizens nor foreigners: Hongkongers struggle to adapt to life in Taiwan
Language and cultural differences confronting refugees are compounded by an administrative limbo and lack of support in their new home

Helen Davidson in Taipei

22, Jun, 2022 @4:48 AM

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‘Oh my God, buy it!’ China’s livestream shopping stars risk being censored
Online sales stars enjoy huge influence but can fall foul of the authorities and vanish from the retail multiverse

Helen Davidson in Taipei

18, Jun, 2022 @3:30 PM

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Taipei cools tempers by cutting traffic light wait time for summer
More than 770 crossings will have countdowns shorted by up to a minute and a half

Helen Davidson in Taipei, and Chi Hui Lin

17, Jun, 2022 @9:46 AM

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Hong Kong bans some media outlets from swearing-in of new chief executive
Press crackdown continues as Japanese, US and Taiwanese reporters blocked from 1 July event, which is also 25th anniversary of British handover

Helen Davidson in Taipei

17, Jun, 2022 @5:52 AM

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UN human rights chief could not speak to detained Uyghurs or families during Xinjiang visit
Michelle Bachelet says she was supervised by China officials throughout six-day visit that critics have called a propaganda coup for Beijing

Helen Davidson in Taipei

16, Jun, 2022 @5:23 AM

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Tensions heighten in Taiwan Strait as China acts to extend military operations
Xi Jinping signs trial order allowing ‘military operations other than war’ beyond China’s borders

Helen Davidson in Taipei

15, Jun, 2022 @12:12 PM

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New Hong Kong textbooks ‘will claim city never was a British colony’
School books will reportedly say China never recognised the treaties that ceded it to colonial powers during opium wars

Helen Davidson in Taipei

15, Jun, 2022 @6:08 AM

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The bodies of Ukrainian fighters killed during the Azovstal steelworks siege are still awaiting retrieval – as it happened
This live blog is now closed, you can find our latest coverage of the Russia-Ukraine war here

Samantha Lock (now); Maya Yang, Tom Ambrose, Alexandra Topping and Helen Davidson (earlier)

13, Jun, 2022 @12:29 AM

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