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‘Stop nagging!’: Why China’s young adults are resisting marriage and babies
Chinese women in particular prioritising education and careers, a trend alarming authorities facing ‘demographic timebomb’

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

24, Jan, 2022 @7:37 AM

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China hires western TikTokers to polish its image during 2022 Winter Olympics
Influencers told to extol country’s virtues on social media despite diplomatic boycotts of Beijing Games over human rights record

Vincent Ni

22, Jan, 2022 @2:30 PM

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‘Not sustainable’: Omicron tests China’s zero Covid policy as first cases detected
With the Winter Olympics imminent, experts predict more extreme measures but question strategy’s wisdom

Vincent Ni, China affairs correspondent, and Helen Davidson in Taipei

21, Jan, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Winter Olympics tickets will not be sold as China seeks to contain Covid
Tickets will instead by distributed to chosen groups amid first reported locally transmitted cases of Omicron

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

17, Jan, 2022 @2:31 PM

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Chinese dialects in decline as government enforces Mandarin
Linguists concerned as regional languages dwindle amid push to strengthen uniform national identity

Vincent Ni

16, Jan, 2022 @7:07 AM

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Beijing reports its first locally transmitted Omicron variant case
Case comes city finalises preparation to host Winter Olympics, which start in three weeks

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

15, Jan, 2022 @3:25 PM

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MI5 warning on lawyer ‘sends a clear message to China’s allies in UK’
Analysis: allegations solicitor tried to influence politicians signals London is scrutinising friends of Beijing

Vincent Ni

14, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Fear of war dips in Taiwan despite rise in US-China tensions over island
Annual poll finds Taiwanese fear of conflict in coming months has fallen 15 percentage points in the past year

Helen Davidson in Taipei, and Vincent Ni

14, Jan, 2022 @12:30 AM

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UK reports nearly 400 virus-linked deaths; German chancellor calls for mandatory jabs – as it happened
UK reports 129,587 new positive Covid-19 cases and 398 more deaths; Germany should make vaccinations mandatory for adults, says Olaf Scholz

Samantha Lock (now); Lucy Campbell , Georgina Quach and Martin Belam (earlier)

13, Jan, 2022 @12:47 AM

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Woman’s diary goes viral as lockdown in China forces her to stay with blind date
Wang went for dinner at date’s house in Zhengzhou when Covid forced thousands into quarantine

Vincent Ni

12, Jan, 2022 @5:12 PM

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Taiwan suspends F-16 fleet combat training after jet crashes into sea
Search and rescue mission launched after latest in series of fatal accidents amid heightened tensions with China

Vincent Ni and agencies

11, Jan, 2022 @2:53 PM

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‘We fought the good fight’: journalists in Hong Kong reel from assault on media
Newsroom closures and exodus from territory are result of ‘draconian’ national security law introduced in 2020

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

11, Jan, 2022 @11:41 AM

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