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# china - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

China jails blogger for suggesting the official death toll was wrong in border clashes
# China
# China

China jails blogger for suggesting the official death toll was wrong in border clashes

Jun 1st 2021, 7:05 AM 11,109 Views 9 Comments

Qiu Ziming, with more than 2.5 million followers on China’s twitter-like Weibo.

# china - Monday 31 May, 2021

China is now allowing couples to have three children - state media

China is now allowing couples to have three children - state media

May 31st 2021, 9:24 AM 21,289 Views 36 Comments

The change is being made due to concerns over an ageing workforce and economic stagnation.

# china - Sunday 30 May, 2021

Chinese cargo spacecraft docks with orbital station
# China
# China

Chinese cargo spacecraft docks with orbital station

May 30th 2021, 8:59 AM 10,276 Views 16 Comments

The Tianzhou-2 spacecraft reached the Tianhe station eight hours after blasting off from Hainan.

# china - Saturday 29 May, 2021

If China was 100 people: How the world's most populous nation lives
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

If China was 100 people: How the world's most populous nation lives

May 29th 2021, 7:00 AM 27,204 Views 31 Comments

China’s is home to nearly one-fifth of the world’s population. Here’s what that looks like.

# china - Friday 28 May, 2021

Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai gets 14-month jail term over 2019 pro-democracy protest
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai gets 14-month jail term over 2019 pro-democracy protest

May 28th 2021, 7:01 AM 9,081 Views 16 Comments

The 73-year-old is currently serving a separate 14-month jail term for convictions related to other unauthorised rallies in 2019.

# china - Monday 24 May, 2021

China rejects reports of illnesses at Wuhan lab in late 2019
# China
# China

China rejects reports of illnesses at Wuhan lab in late 2019

May 24th 2021, 9:45 PM 29,681 Views 33 Comments

The Wall Street Journal reported that three Chinese researchers showed “symptoms consistent” with Covid-19 as early as November 2019.

China probes deaths of 21 runners after freak weather hits ultramarathon
# Gansu Province
# Gansu Province

China probes deaths of 21 runners after freak weather hits ultramarathon

May 24th 2021, 8:09 AM 25,422 Views 4 Comments

Questions were raised over why organisers apparently ignored extreme weather warnings in the lead up to the race, which attracted 172 runners.

# china - Saturday 22 May, 2021

Opinion: How countries deal with China is a litmus test of their commitment to human rights
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Opinion: How countries deal with China is a litmus test of their commitment to human rights

May 22nd 2021, 6:30 PM 9,082 Views 90 Comments

The extent to which we protect and defend human rights tells us who we are as a society, writes Anthony Moore SC.

New poll shows deep distrust of Chinese government among Irish public
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

New poll shows deep distrust of Chinese government among Irish public

May 22nd 2021, 12:05 AM 28,382 Views 107 Comments
  • The Ireland Thinks poll also found that 65% of respondents said they either distrust or strongly distrust the British government.

# china - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Open Newsroom: How should Ireland relate to China's rising power?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open Newsroom: How should Ireland relate to China's rising power?

May 20th 2021, 9:46 AM 6,926 Views 26 Comments

China is experiencing a seemingly unstoppable rise as a global superpower, how should Ireland approach issues like trade and human rights with this growing economy?

# china - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

Ireland 'would benefit' from the EU-China investment deal (if it ever passes) - but what's in it?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Ireland 'would benefit' from the EU-China investment deal (if it ever passes) - but what's in it?

May 19th 2021, 9:00 PM 10,748 Views 16 Comments
China is setting up its own version of GDPR - but how will it work in one of the most secretive countries in the world?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

China is setting up its own version of GDPR - but how will it work in one of the most secretive countries in the world?

May 19th 2021, 11:48 AM 12,389 Views 9 Comments

Observers say the new rules could give China stronger privacy protections than the US.

# china - Saturday 15 May, 2021

China lands spacecraft on Mars for the first time
# The Red Planet
# The Red Planet

China lands spacecraft on Mars for the first time

May 15th 2021, 10:58 AM 20,791 Views 37 Comments

A rover will join an American craft which arrived at the red planet in February.

Poll: Would you like to see closer economic ties between China and Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you like to see closer economic ties between China and Ireland?

May 15th 2021, 9:01 AM 48,590 Views 86 Comments

China is currently Ireland’s largest trading partner in Asia.

# china - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Open thread: How should Ireland engage with China's growing global influence?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open thread: How should Ireland engage with China's growing global influence?

May 12th 2021, 1:37 PM 7,921 Views 38 Comments

The Good Information Project will be looking at China this month and we want to know your questions about the emerging superpower.

# china - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Ireland-China relations: Where are we now and where is it going?
# Good Information Project
# Good Information Project

Ireland-China relations: Where are we now and where is it going?

May 11th 2021, 9:00 PM 16,486 Views 45 Comments

The next part of The Good Information Project from The Journal will look at Ireland’s relationship with China.

# china - Monday 10 May, 2021

Leopard on the loose in China after escaping from safari park
# China
# China

Leopard on the loose in China after escaping from safari park

May 10th 2021, 11:26 AM 15,119 Views 32 Comments

Two of the three escaped leopards have already been captured, and are in good health.

# china - Sunday 9 May, 2021

Chinese rocket debris plunges into Indian Ocean near Maldives – state media
# Long March 5B Yao-2
# Long March 5B Yao-2

Chinese rocket debris plunges into Indian Ocean near Maldives – state media

May 9th 2021, 7:29 AM 21,330 Views 13 Comments

NASA said China had behaved irresponsibly, as an uncontrolled re-entry of such a large object risked damage and casualties.

# china - Friday 7 May, 2021

WHO approves China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine
# Covid19
# Covid19

WHO approves China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine

May 7th 2021, 4:45 PM 17,962 Views 11 Comments

This is the sixth vaccine to receive WHO validation for safety, efficacy and quality.

# china - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Fears over 'exit ban' powers included in Hong Kong immigration bill
# China
# China

Fears over 'exit ban' powers included in Hong Kong immigration bill

Apr 28th 2021, 1:48 PM 7,105 Views 2 Comments

So-called “exit bans” are often used in mainland China against activists who challenge authorities and have impacted business figures like Irishman Richard O’Halloran.

# china - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

China 'throwing toys out the pram' by sanctioning individual barristers, says Bar of Ireland
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

China 'throwing toys out the pram' by sanctioning individual barristers, says Bar of Ireland

Apr 27th 2021, 9:00 PM 40,437 Views 36 Comments

Bar Council chair Maura McNally is concerned about the growing rate at which China has targeted individuals.

# china - Sunday 18 April, 2021

US and China reach agreement ahead of climate summit
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

US and China reach agreement ahead of climate summit

Apr 18th 2021, 8:00 AM 11,855 Views 16 Comments

The countries said they are “committed to cooperating with each other and with other countries to tackle the climate crisis”.

# china - Friday 16 April, 2021

Nine veteran activists to be sentenced in Hong Kong over one of city's biggest-ever protests
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Nine veteran activists to be sentenced in Hong Kong over one of city's biggest-ever protests

Apr 16th 2021, 7:58 AM 7,736 Views 6 Comments

1.7 million people turned out for the demonstration in 2019.

# china - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

US climate envoy John Kerry travels to China ahead of global summit
# Climate Summit
# Climate Summit

US climate envoy John Kerry travels to China ahead of global summit

Apr 14th 2021, 8:06 AM 6,588 Views 21 Comments

The first major international climate discussions by a US leader in more than four years will take place later this month.

# china - Friday 2 April, 2021

RTÉ journalist: 'We could no longer justify raising a family in a country which increasingly acts with impunity against foreign citizens'
# China
# China

RTÉ journalist: 'We could no longer justify raising a family in a country which increasingly acts with impunity against foreign citizens'

Apr 2nd 2021, 8:17 PM 104,379 Views 44 Comments

The European Union has condemned the “harassment” of foreign journalists in China.

China to vaccinate entire city of 300,000 people in five days after Covid outbreak
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

China to vaccinate entire city of 300,000 people in five days after Covid outbreak

Apr 2nd 2021, 11:33 AM 34,954 Views 51 Comments

16 cases have been confirmed in Ruili since Tuesday.

# china - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Irish journalist leaves China 'in a hurry' after coming under increased surveillance
# Yvonne Murray
# Yvonne Murray

Irish journalist leaves China 'in a hurry' after coming under increased surveillance

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 5:26 PM 79,922 Views 67 Comments

Murray is married to senior BBC correspondent John Sudworth who faced backlash for his reporting on Xinjiang rights abuses.

China under pressure after WHO chief says 'further investigation' needed into lab leak theory
# Wuhan
# Wuhan

China under pressure after WHO chief says 'further investigation' needed into lab leak theory

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 12:19 PM 29,543 Views 34 Comments

“Let me say clearly that as far as WHO is concerned all hypotheses remain on the table,” Tedros Ghebreyesus said.

# china - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

China sharply reduces elected seats in Hong Kong legislature during radical overhaul
# Pro-Beijing
# Pro-Beijing

China sharply reduces elected seats in Hong Kong legislature during radical overhaul

Mar 30th 2021, 7:30 AM 10,208 Views 24 Comments

The amendments to Hong Kong’s constitution will give Beijing more control over the make-up of the city’s legislature.

# china - Monday 29 March, 2021

Animals were likely source of Covid-19, joint WHO-China report indicates
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Animals were likely source of Covid-19, joint WHO-China report indicates

Mar 29th 2021, 7:08 AM 32,642 Views 58 Comments

The study says transmission from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario.

# china - Friday 26 March, 2021

China hits back after Britain imposes sanctions over treatment of people in Xinjiang
# Uighur Muslims
# Uighur Muslims

China hits back after Britain imposes sanctions over treatment of people in Xinjiang

Mar 26th 2021, 7:45 AM 18,298 Views 31 Comments

Beijing said in a statement the move by Dominic Raab was ‘based on nothing but lies and disinformation’.

# china - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

China to issue visas to foreigners who have taken Chinese vaccine
# Visas
# Visas

China to issue visas to foreigners who have taken Chinese vaccine

Mar 16th 2021, 8:14 AM 12,841 Views 26 Comments

The country has been closed to most foreigners since last March to stem the spread of coronavirus.

# china - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Barry Andrews: Richard O'Halloran and China's handling of such cases should not be ignored
# Opinion
# Opinion

Barry Andrews: Richard O'Halloran and China's handling of such cases should not be ignored

Mar 3rd 2021, 7:10 AM 18,697 Views 15 Comments

The MEP says China’s holding of Richard O’Halloran against his will is an outrageous breach of human rights.

# china - Saturday 27 February, 2021

Oireachtas members join international alliance pushing for tougher stance on China
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Oireachtas members join international alliance pushing for tougher stance on China

Feb 27th 2021, 8:00 AM 19,995 Views 46 Comments

Senator McDowell says Ireland can no longer ignore the “clear challenge” of the Chinese Communist Party.

# china - Friday 26 February, 2021

Wife of Richard O’Halloran 'overwhelmed at support’ as family mark two years of Irishman’s detention in China
# Anniversary
# Anniversary

Wife of Richard O’Halloran 'overwhelmed at support’ as family mark two years of Irishman’s detention in China

Feb 26th 2021, 10:59 PM 34,476 Views 0 Comments

Hundreds gathered online this evening for a prayer service via Zoom.

# china - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Simon Coveney asks MEPs to delay EU resolution condemning Irishman's detention in China
# Richard O'halloran
# Richard O'halloran

Simon Coveney asks MEPs to delay EU resolution condemning Irishman's detention in China

Feb 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 91,208 Views 0 Comments

Richard OHalloran has been prevented from leaving China since February 2019.

# china - Friday 19 February, 2021

Chinese Ambassador to Ireland says no one wants to see Richard O'Halloran's case 'spiral'
# He Xiangdong
# He Xiangdong

Chinese Ambassador to Ireland says no one wants to see Richard O'Halloran's case 'spiral'

Feb 19th 2021, 9:05 PM 58,341 Views 0 Comments

Ambassador He Xiangdong wouldn’t commit to a meeting with Mrs O’Halloran when asked by TheJournal.ie.

# china - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Hong Kong democracy activist seeks to be freed ahead of trial accused of colluding with foreign forces
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Hong Kong democracy activist seeks to be freed ahead of trial accused of colluding with foreign forces

Feb 18th 2021, 7:59 AM 5,027 Views 1 Comment

Jimmy Lai is one of several activists facing long-jail terms over new laws prompted by the Hong Kong anti-government protests.

Irish man detained in China: 'There is no reason for me to be stuck here'

Irish man detained in China: 'There is no reason for me to be stuck here'

Feb 18th 2021, 6:00 AM 87,684 Views 0 Comments

A Seanad debate on O’Halloran’s detention was postponed on Monday at the request of Simon Coveney.

# china - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

WHO mission says theory that Covid-19 leaked from a lab is 'extremely unlikely'
# Wuhan
# Wuhan

WHO mission says theory that Covid-19 leaked from a lab is 'extremely unlikely'

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 10:45 AM 41,239 Views 108 Comments

Experts believe the disease — which has gone on to kill more than 2.3 million people worldwide — originated in bats.