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China attacks US diplomatic boycott of Winter Games as ‘travesty’ of Olympic spirit
Beijing dismisses no-show and says American officials had not been invited in the first place, as other countries consider their positions

Helen Davidson and Vincent Ni

07, Dec, 2021 @7:34 AM

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Peng Shuai: International Tennis Federation does not want to ‘punish 1.4bn people’ with a China boycott
The ITF has reportedly said it will not cancel any tournaments in China over concerns for Peng Shuai, because it does not want to ‘punish 1.4 billion people’

Helen Davidson

06, Dec, 2021 @7:25 AM

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China ‘modified’ the weather to create clear skies for political celebration – study
Researchers say Beijing used cloud-seeding to create artificial rain and lower pollution in July, in latest example of ‘blueskying’ efforts

Helen Davidson

06, Dec, 2021 @4:28 AM

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Covid news: 75 more cases of Omicron variant found in England; Ireland announces new restrictions – as it happened
More than 100 cases of new variant have now been found in England; Strict social distancing will be required in Ireland’s bars and restaurants with mandatory table service and a maximum of six people per table

Harry Taylor (now) and Caroline Davies, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

03, Dec, 2021 @11:54 PM

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Xinjiang: Twitter closes thousands of China state-linked accounts spreading propaganda
Content was often ‘embarrassingly’ produced and pumped out via repurposed accounts, analysts say

Helen Davidson

03, Dec, 2021 @5:16 AM

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Beijing warns China-linked US businesses: you cannot ‘make a fortune in silence’
Vice-foreign minister Xie Feng tells industry figures to push US government toward a ‘rational’ China policy and end ‘ideological’ conflicts

Helen Davidson

02, Dec, 2021 @5:01 AM

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WTA suspends tournaments in China amid concern for Peng Shuai
The WTA has announced the suspension of its tournaments in China amid concerns about the safety of Peng Shuai

Vincent Ni, China affairs correspondent, and Helen Davidson

01, Dec, 2021 @7:43 PM

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Airbnb allegedly hosts Xinjiang rentals on land owned by sanctioned group
Listing properties on land owned by XPCC, which has been linked to human rights abuses, risks breaching US regulations

Helen Davidson

01, Dec, 2021 @2:04 PM

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Boosters may protect against new virus variant as US checks vaccine effectiveness – as it happened
Nitzan Horowitz says ‘already room for optimism’ that vaccines will cover new variant; US Food & Drug Administration checking if tweaks needed

Jem Bartholomew (now); Lucy Campbell, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

01, Dec, 2021 @12:45 AM

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Olympic official rejects Peng Shuai video call criticism as ‘silly’
Dick Pound defends IOC saying it was able to reach missing Chinese tennis star while others could not

Helen Davidson and Vincent Ni

30, Nov, 2021 @12:27 PM

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Taiwan thanks Australian PM and defence minister for grim warning over China
Taiwan says Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton’s comments reiterated the ‘need to guard against the use of Chinese force’

Daniel Hurst in Canberra and Helen Davidson in Taipei

30, Nov, 2021 @12:00 AM

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British MPs call for law changes to help young Hongkongers flee to UK
Figures show that 93% of those charged over protests are under 25 and many therefore not eligible to access current UK visa scheme

Helen Davidson in Taipei

28, Nov, 2021 @10:00 PM

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