China Accuses 32 in Ultramarathon Disaster, but Main Suspect Is Dead

Organizers of the May race, which claimed 21 lives, face criminal charges and disciplinary action. The man said to bear primary responsibility died in a fall from a high-rise this week.

#beijing-china, #deaths-fatalities, #falls, #gansu-province-china, #politics-and-government, #ultramarathon-running

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The Bill That United the Senate

The chamber, usually fractured by partisan divisions, come together to pass a sweeping spending measure. Why?

#artificial-intelligence, #audio-neutral-informative, #beijing-china, #sanger-david-e, #senate, #united-states

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Hong Kong, Newly Constrained, Tries to Remember Tiananmen Massacre

Officials have banned the annual June 4 vigil, as a new security law looms over commemorations of the 1989 crackdown. Hong Kongers wonder how long the memory will remain.

#beijing-china, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-alliance-in-support-of-patriotic-democratic-movements-of-china, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #tiananmen-massacre-1989, #tiananmen-square-beijing

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China’s Three-Child Policy Sparks Indignation and Concern

Intense workplace competition, inadequate child care and widespread job discrimination against pregnant women have made childbearing an unappealing prospect for many.

#beijing-china, #china, #discrimination, #family-leaves, #lu-pin, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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China Official Acknowledges Low Effectiveness of the Country’s Covid Vaccines

#beijing-china, #brazil, #china, #china-national-pharmaceutical-group-corp-sinopharm, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #internal-essential, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #research, #rna-ribonucleic-acid, #vaccination-and-immunization

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China’s Covid-19 Vaccination Drive Includes Free Ice Cream

China’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign got off to a slow start. It is now trying to catch up, through a mixture of freebies and the occasional threat.

#beijing-china, #china, #chongqing-china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gansu-province-china, #hainan-island-china, #propaganda, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How China’s Outrage Machine Kicked Up a Storm Over H&M

The Communist Party’s youth wing and official news outlets used grabby memes and hashtags to start a tsunami of nationalist fury over Xinjiang cotton.

#beijing-china, #blogs-and-blogging-internet, #china, #communist-youth-league-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #slavery-historical, #social-media, #sweden, #uniqlo, #xinjiang-china

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Voices From China’s Covid Crisis, One Year After Wuhan Lockdown

One year after China locked down Wuhan, six people describe how they found courage in adversity, calm amid grief, and meaning in chaos.

#beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #wuhan-china

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China Places Over 22 Million on Lockdown Amid New Covid Wave

The country is experiencing its worst coronavirus flare-up since last summer, testing the government’s success in subduing the disease.

#beijing-china, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #lunar-new-year, #quarantines

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An Olympic Dream Is Reborn, Despite Fears of Brain Trauma

A.J. Edelman walked away from the hazards of sledding sports after he competed for Israel in the skeleton at the 2018 Winter Games. Now he is trying again in a bobsled.

#beijing-china, #israel, #olympic-games-2022, #traumatic-brain-injury

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Du Bin, Chinese Journalist, Is Detained in Beijing

Friends of Du Bin said that his detention might have been related to book projects critical of the history of Communism and China’s Communist Party.

#beijing-china, #books-and-literature, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #du-bin, #freedom-of-the-press, #news-and-news-media, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

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Jimmy Lai and Bloomberg Staffer Are Charged Under Hong Kong Security Law

Mr. Lai’s case was followed hours later by a disclosure that the authorities in China had detained a Chinese citizen working for Bloomberg News.

#beijing-china, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hong-kong, #lai-jimmy, #law-and-legislation

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Jimmy Lai Is Charged Under Hong Kong’s National Security Law

The prominent pro-democracy activist and founder of the Apple Daily newspaper is accused of colluding with foreign forces.

#beijing-china, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hong-kong, #lai-jimmy, #law-and-legislation

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Pope Calls Uighurs ‘Persecuted,’ Prompting Pushback From China

In a new book, Pope Francis mentioned the crackdown on the Muslim minority group for the first time. Beijing rejected his characterization as “groundless.”

#beijing-china, #francis, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group

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Ant I.P.O. Could Signal Hong Kong’s Future Under China

Boosters of growing ties with the mainland see greater business potential. But as the delayed Ant Group I.P.O. shows, peril comes with that promise.

#beijing-china, #china, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #guangdong-province-china, #hong-kong, #politics-and-government

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China Sentences Ren Zhiqiang, Tycoon Who Criticized Xi, to 18 Years in Prison

The Communist Party had accused Ren Zhiqiang of being disloyal. His heavy sentence underscores Xi Jinping’s crackdown on dissent among the elite.

#beijing-china, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #politics-and-government, #ren-zhiqiang, #xi-jinping

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ByteDance’s Need for a TikTok-Oracle Deal: China is Slowing

ByteDance’s founder has long urged his employees to think beyond the world’s No. 2 economy, where growth is easing and competition is rising.

#artificial-intelligence, #beijing-china, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #toutiao-chinese-news-platform, #united-states-international-relations, #venture-capital, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #zhang-yiming-1983

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What’s Mightier Than the Coronavirus? A Freshly Killed Chicken

How Hong Kong’s food culture has adapted to epidemic after epidemic, fending off disease while saving its favorite dishes, and its soul.

#avian-influenza, #beijing-china, #bubonic-plague, #chickens, #china, #chopsticks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #food, #great-britain, #guangdong-province-china, #hong-kong, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #influenza, #plague, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rabies, #restaurants, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #smallpox, #tables, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #wuhan-china

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Lucky Phone Number in China Fetches $325,000

The Chinese phone number, ending in five 8s, drew 5,000 bids because it’s considered auspicious. Such phone numbers are coveted status symbols in China.

#auctions, #beijing-china, #china, #superstitions

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Beijing Launches Another Demolition Drive, This Time in Its Bucolic Suburbs

The authorities have moved to demolish hundreds of homes in the hills near the Great Wall that were once a sign of China’s rising prosperity.

#beijing-china, #china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #politics-and-government, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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My Uncle Died of Covid-19 in America. In China, Would He Have Lived?

My father, a Chinese pulmonologist, believes his brother could have been saved.

#beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #life-sustaining-support-systems-withdrawal-of, #nanchang-china, #politics-and-government, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-general-hospital, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #taiwan, #united-states, #university-of-california-san-francisco, #wuhan-china

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Hong Kong’s Protesters Defy Security Law Threats in Primary Election

Voters turned out in high numbers to cast ballots in an unofficial primary for the city’s pro-democracy camp despite government warnings it might be against the new security law.

#beijing-china, #elections, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #politics-and-government, #tai-yiu-ting-benny, #voting-and-voters

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China Imposes Tit-for-Tat Sanctions on Three American Lawmakers

The sanctions, which target Republican members of Congress, were in retaliation for the Trump administration’s bans on Chinese officials accused of human rights abuses.

#beijing-china, #chen-quanguo, #cruz-ted, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #house-of-representatives, #republican-party, #rubio-marco, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

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A Turning Point for Hong Kong

New legislation has chilled Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement — and potentially altered the city forever.

#beijing-china, #china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hong-kong, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government

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Coronavirus Fears in China Find a New Target: Salmon

Suppliers and restaurants are scrambling after an outbreak in Beijing triggered fears that salmon may have spread it. Officials later absolved the fish of blame, but consumers are avoiding it anyway.

#beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #faroe-islands, #norway, #restaurants, #salmon, #seafood

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Beijing’s Partial Lockdown a Sign of the World’s New Normal

China’s capital canceled flights and shut schools as a new coronavirus outbreak raised fears of a broader contagion. The city’s experience points to what other countries including the United States face as they reopen their economies.

#beijing-china, #china, #chinese-center-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #politics-and-government, #quarantines

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Schools Shut in Beijing as Coronavirus Flares

The Chinese capital announced that it would step up its emergency footing in an effort to stamp out an outbreak of infections.

#beijing-china, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov

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Coronavirus Outbreak in Beijing, China’s Capital, Alarms Officials

Disease experts said limited bursts of infections were likely to become part of the “new normal” for China.

#beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

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Beijing Shuts Down Seafood Market After Dozens Test Positive for Coronavirus

Nearly all of the 53 people had worked or shopped at the market, which is said to supply 90 percent of the Chinese capital’s fruit and vegetables.

#beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov

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As China Touts Its Virus Triumphs, Its Mistakes Are Ignored

Trying to win a propaganda tug-of-war, Beijing staunchly defended its actions, saying it didn’t hide the emergence of the outbreak.

#beijing-china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #li-keqiang, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #xi-jinping

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For Hong Kong, Tiananmen Looms Over the Future

In early 1989, change seemed unstoppable in Beijing. That it wasn’t, that China would push back with fury, casts a large shadow over Hong Kong today.

#beijing-china, #china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #tiananmen-square-beijing

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Boris Johnson Pledges to Admit 3 Million From Hong Kong to U.K.

The promise, in reaction to a new security law China is trying to impose on the semiautonomous city, a former British colony, would sharply raise the stakes in a developing standoff.

#beijing-china, #china, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #immigration-and-emigration, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government

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China and the Rhineland Moment

America and its allies must not simply accept Beijing’s aggression.

#beijing-china, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #hong-kong, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

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China’s Hong Kong Policy Is Perverse. It Always Has Been.

The special governance system set up to protect the city’s freedoms was really only ever designed to stifle them.

#beijing-china, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hong-kong, #japan, #law-and-legislation, #lu-xun-1881-1936, #national-anthems, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #tiananmen-square-beijing

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China Pushes for New Hong Kong Security Law

Such rules would allow Beijing to take aim at the protests that have roiled the semiautonomous city and posed a direct challenge to the Chinese Communist Party and its leader, Xi Jinping.

#beijing-china, #communist-party-of-china, #hong-kong, #politics-and-government

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Coronavirus Diary: Four Stints in Quarantine, on Two Continents

A reporter got a close-up look at how different governments handled the developing pandemic. Some were more impressive than others.

#beijing-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #los-angeles-calif, #quarantines, #san-diego-calif, #taipei-taiwan

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From Seoul to Sydney, Cities in Asia and Australia Learn to Live with Coronavirus

In parts of Asia and Australia, people are going out — but social distancing and other restrictions have become the new normal.

#australia, #beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #epidemics, #hangzhou-china, #hong-kong, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #restaurants, #seoul-south-korea, #taipei-taiwan

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