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# beijing - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Dozens of Hong Kong dissidents charged with security crime
# Raids
# Raids

Dozens of Hong Kong dissidents charged with security crime

Feb 28th 2021, 12:36 PM 8,913 Views 6 Comments

Police arrested 55 of the city’s best-known pro-democracy campaigners last month.

# beijing - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Partial lockdown imposed in Beijing over handful of Covid-19 cases
# China
# China

Partial lockdown imposed in Beijing over handful of Covid-19 cases

Jan 20th 2021, 7:43 AM 9,639 Views 8 Comments

Seven cases of the virus were reported in the city today, including six in southern Daxing district.

# beijing - Friday 8 January, 2021

China seals off two cities and bans millions of people from leaving in bid to stem new Covid-19 outbreak
# Hebei Province
# Hebei Province

China seals off two cities and bans millions of people from leaving in bid to stem new Covid-19 outbreak

Jan 8th 2021, 4:37 PM 68,235 Views 37 Comments

Mass testing is under way in Hebei province after the largest outbreak in China for six months.

# beijing - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth
# Chang’e 5
# Chang’e 5

China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth

Dec 1st 2020, 8:25 PM 12,918 Views 20 Comments

It is one step on a programme to send a manned mission to the satellite.

# beijing - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy legislators resign en masse
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy legislators resign en masse

Updated Nov 11th 2020, 11:14 AM 21,874 Views 18 Comments

The move follows a resolution passed in Beijing partly aimed to combat supporters of Hong Kong independence.

# beijing - Sunday 18 October, 2020

China passes new law restricting sensitive exports
# Beijing
# Beijing

China passes new law restricting sensitive exports

Oct 18th 2020, 3:49 PM 36,897 Views 31 Comments

Companies and individuals who breach the new export control law could face criminal charges.

# beijing - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

'It's not a crime to mourn June 4': Hong Kong activists in court over banned Tiananmen vigil
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

'It's not a crime to mourn June 4': Hong Kong activists in court over banned Tiananmen vigil

Sep 15th 2020, 8:40 AM 7,779 Views 3 Comments

Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers defied a ban on rallies in June to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests.

# beijing - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

US says Beijing's pursuit of offshore resources in South China Sea are illegal
# China
# China

US says Beijing's pursuit of offshore resources in South China Sea are illegal

Jul 14th 2020, 8:56 AM 12,645 Views 36 Comments

Beijing claims most of the South China Sea through a vague delineation based on maps from the 1940s.

# beijing - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Beijing sees drop in confirmed Covid-19 cases amid efforts to stem spread
# China
# China

Beijing sees drop in confirmed Covid-19 cases amid efforts to stem spread

Jun 18th 2020, 8:08 AM 10,093 Views 11 Comments

The Chinese capital reported 21 cases today, down from 31 yesterday.

# beijing - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Over 1,200 flights in and out of Beijing cancelled as it aims to halt Covid-19 spread
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Over 1,200 flights in and out of Beijing cancelled as it aims to halt Covid-19 spread

Jun 17th 2020, 9:11 AM 16,978 Views 20 Comments

The Chinese capital has enacted a number of measures to limit travel in and out of the city.

# beijing - Monday 15 June, 2020

Parts of Beijing locked down again as new outbreak fuels fears of a second wave
# China
# China

Parts of Beijing locked down again as new outbreak fuels fears of a second wave

Jun 15th 2020, 7:54 AM 19,400 Views 13 Comments

Officials have said they plan to carry out virus tests on 46,000 residents in the immediate area of the outbreak.

# beijing - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Parts of Beijing locked down after dozens of people test positive for Covid-19
# Food Market
# Food Market

Parts of Beijing locked down after dozens of people test positive for Covid-19

Jun 13th 2020, 11:17 AM 42,079 Views 43 Comments

A new cluster is linked to a wholesale food market.

# beijing - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Explainer: Why is a new law in Hong Kong about the Chinese national anthem so controversial?
# Protests
# Protests

Explainer: Why is a new law in Hong Kong about the Chinese national anthem so controversial?

Jun 6th 2020, 7:45 AM 15,495 Views 27 Comments

The law was approved by Hong Kong legislators on Thursday.

# beijing - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Chinese-owned app TikTok apologises for removing viral clip which was critical of Beijing
# Censorship
# Censorship

Chinese-owned app TikTok apologises for removing viral clip which was critical of Beijing

Nov 28th 2019, 7:03 AM 7,954 Views 14 Comments

TikTok initially denied it removed the clip but later admitted it, claiming it was done in human error.

# beijing - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Universities on shutdown in Hong Kong as foreign students are encouraged to leave over  violent protests
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

Universities on shutdown in Hong Kong as foreign students are encouraged to leave over violent protests

Nov 14th 2019, 8:05 AM 7,242 Views 7 Comments

It follows five months of unrest from pro-democracy protesters.

# beijing - Sunday 10 November, 2019

Subway, shops vandalised in Hong Kong as experts warn independent review of police force needed
# Protests
# Protests

Subway, shops vandalised in Hong Kong as experts warn independent review of police force needed

Nov 10th 2019, 10:48 AM 8,476 Views 9 Comments

Hong Kong asked international experts to assist in reviewing the force’s response to protests.

# beijing - Monday 14 October, 2019

Xi Jinping warns of 'smashed' bodies and 'bones ground to powder' as Hong Kong protests continue
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Xi Jinping warns of 'smashed' bodies and 'bones ground to powder' as Hong Kong protests continue

Oct 14th 2019, 8:20 AM 15,296 Views 13 Comments

He made the comments during a visit to Nepal at the weekend.

# beijing - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Tens of thousands march in another huge anti-government rally in Hong Kong
# Protest
# Protest

Tens of thousands march in another huge anti-government rally in Hong Kong

Jul 21st 2019, 1:45 PM 9,520 Views 16 Comments

The protests have been sparked by years of rising anger over Beijing’s influence.

# beijing - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

'Hands off Hong Kong': China sends warning to Britain
# Mass Protests
# Mass Protests

'Hands off Hong Kong': China sends warning to Britain

Jul 3rd 2019, 10:12 PM 20,887 Views 18 Comments

Anti-Beijing demonstrations have rocked Hong Kong in recent weeks.

# beijing - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Demonstrators clash with police after more than a million people turn out for Hong Kong protests
# Demonstration
# Demonstration

Demonstrators clash with police after more than a million people turn out for Hong Kong protests

Updated Jun 9th 2019, 6:05 PM 20,856 Views 33 Comments

People took to the streets en masse to protest a new law that would allow extradition to China from Hong Kong.

# beijing - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Huawei executive detained in Canada seeks bail and electronic monitoring
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Huawei executive detained in Canada seeks bail and electronic monitoring

Dec 11th 2018, 7:23 AM 9,911 Views 0 Comments

Meng Wanzhou faces US fraud charges related to alleged sanctions-breaking dealings with Iran.

# beijing - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Hainan Airlines is scaling back its Dublin-Beijing service only months after launch
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

Hainan Airlines is scaling back its Dublin-Beijing service only months after launch

Aug 2nd 2018, 3:15 PM 16,251 Views 6 Comments

The carrier will reduce the frequency of the flights from October.

# beijing - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Flight from Paris to Beijing turns back after terror false alarm
# Air China
# Air China

Flight from Paris to Beijing turns back after terror false alarm

Jul 26th 2018, 9:25 PM 13,856 Views 3 Comments

A man has been taken into custody in connection with the incident.

Explosive detonated outside US embassy in Beijing
# China
# China

Explosive detonated outside US embassy in Beijing

Updated Jul 26th 2018, 8:41 AM 10,368 Views 13 Comments

A man has been arrested after the incident and is belived to have injuries to his hand.

# beijing - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Excellent showing from Ireland's Dunne as Bjork wins China Open
# European Tour
From The42
# European Tour

Excellent showing from Ireland's Dunne as Bjork wins China Open

Apr 29th 2018, 11:28 AM 8,363 Views 11 Comments

The Greystones golfer finished four shots off the Swede, who claimed his first European Tour victory.

# beijing - Monday 23 April, 2018

'Heavy casualties' after Chinese tourists involved in North Korean bus crash
# Pyongyang
# Pyongyang

'Heavy casualties' after Chinese tourists involved in North Korean bus crash

Apr 23rd 2018, 7:07 AM 9,840 Views 5 Comments

Few details were released about the bus crash, but a now-deleted tweet claimed that 30 had died.

# beijing - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

China and North Korea confirm that Kim Jong-un took a secret trip to Beijing
# Diplomatic Relations
# Diplomatic Relations

China and North Korea confirm that Kim Jong-un took a secret trip to Beijing

Mar 28th 2018, 7:01 AM 12,962 Views 39 Comments

It was Kim’s first trip abroad since taking power in North Korea.

# beijing - Sunday 3 December, 2017

Beijing evictions of migrant workers stir widespread anger
# Mass Evictions
# Mass Evictions

Beijing evictions of migrant workers stir widespread anger

Dec 3rd 2017, 7:15 AM 11,644 Views 10 Comments

“They are chasing people away from apartments and smashing things.”

# beijing - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Chinese students are living in a cabin for 200 days to simulate living on the moon
# Lunar Palace
# Lunar Palace

Chinese students are living in a cabin for 200 days to simulate living on the moon

Jul 16th 2017, 12:00 PM 8,394 Views 20 Comments

Lunar Palace simulates a long-term space mission to the moon.

# beijing - Friday 12 May, 2017

'A herculean accomplishment': Trump administration congratulates itself over China trade deal
# Good Relations
# Good Relations

'A herculean accomplishment': Trump administration congratulates itself over China trade deal

May 12th 2017, 10:52 AM 13,378 Views 45 Comments

Relations between the two governments have been warmer than expected since Trump took over the presidency.

# beijing - Saturday 7 January, 2017

China wants to go back to the moon and it could happen as soon as next year
# New Kids On The Rock
# New Kids On The Rock

China wants to go back to the moon and it could happen as soon as next year

Jan 7th 2017, 7:30 PM 18,947 Views 61 Comments

The country has plans to get to Mars by 2020.

# beijing - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Greek triple jumper fails third drugs test as IOC sanctions 16 athletes over Beijing Games
# Guilty
From The42
# Guilty

Greek triple jumper fails third drugs test as IOC sanctions 16 athletes over Beijing Games

Nov 17th 2016, 9:50 PM 4,308 Views 1 Comment

Nine of those found guilty were medallists in 2008.

# beijing - Sunday 31 July, 2016

The search for missing plane MH370 is being called off, and families of the missing aren't happy
# Unsolved Mystery
# Unsolved Mystery

The search for missing plane MH370 is being called off, and families of the missing aren't happy

Jul 31st 2016, 9:45 AM 14,327 Views 18 Comments

Two years later investigators are no closer to discovering what became of the missing plane.

# beijing - Monday 25 July, 2016

'Everything is ruined' - Chinese fans react to cancelled Manchester derby
# Disappointment
From The42
# Disappointment

'Everything is ruined' - Chinese fans react to cancelled Manchester derby

Jul 25th 2016, 10:24 PM 12,695 Views 36 Comments

One supporter had travelled from Inner Mongolia for the chance to see Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho.

# beijing - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

14 Russian athletes fail Beijing re-tests
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

14 Russian athletes fail Beijing re-tests

May 24th 2016, 10:48 PM 5,404 Views 8 Comments

It was announced by the International Olympic Committee last week 31 athletes from six sports could be banned from competing in Rio.

# beijing - Friday 8 April, 2016

Outrage after video shows passers-by watching man beating woman in hotel
# Beijing
# Beijing

Outrage after video shows passers-by watching man beating woman in hotel

Apr 8th 2016, 5:37 PM 47,634 Views 40 Comments

The victim is accosted by an apparently drunken man while other guests and even hotel staff walk blithely past.

# beijing - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Michael Phelps reveals the scariest part of his dominance at the Olympics
# Champ
From The42
# Champ

Michael Phelps reveals the scariest part of his dominance at the Olympics

Jan 14th 2016, 5:15 PM 12,250 Views 7 Comments

The American athlete could become the oldest swimmer to ever win a gold medal at this summer’s Olympics.

# beijing - Thursday 24 December, 2015

Irish embassy warns of security threat in Beijing this Christmas
# Security Alert
# Security Alert

Irish embassy warns of security threat in Beijing this Christmas

Dec 24th 2015, 11:58 AM 11,452 Views 15 Comments

The warning was first issued by the US embassy.

# beijing - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

It isn't the fog that China is having difficulty seeing through
# Smog
# Smog

It isn't the fog that China is having difficulty seeing through

Dec 1st 2015, 3:29 PM 14,227 Views 29 Comments

In some parts of the city smog has reached levels 17 times the recommended limit from the World Health Organisation.

# beijing - Saturday 29 August, 2015

'It shows my resolve' - Ireland’s Rob Heffernan finishes fifth at World Championships
# Report
From The42
# Report

'It shows my resolve' - Ireland’s Rob Heffernan finishes fifth at World Championships

Aug 29th 2015, 9:19 AM 15,308 Views 19 Comments

Meanwhile, the Irish men’s 4x400m relay team have set a new national record.

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