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# china - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Next stop Mars: Three spacecraft arriving at Red Planet in quick succession
# Mars Or Bust
# Mars Or Bust

Next stop Mars: Three spacecraft arriving at Red Planet in quick succession

Feb 7th 2021, 7:25 PM 17,676 Views 13 Comments

Both the UAE and China are newcomers to Mars, where more than half of Earth’s emissaries have failed.

# china - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

WHO team visits virus lab in Wuhan as part of Covid-19 probe
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

WHO team visits virus lab in Wuhan as part of Covid-19 probe

Feb 3rd 2021, 7:49 AM 16,788 Views 26 Comments

The lab is at the heart of a controversial and unproven theory that it could have been the source of the first coronavirus outbreak.

# china - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

WHO team visits animal disease centre in Wuhan
# China
# China

WHO team visits animal disease centre in Wuhan

Feb 2nd 2021, 7:43 AM 20,491 Views 15 Comments

The team members were wearing full protective gear during the visit.

# china - Monday 1 February, 2021

Huawei to create 110 jobs in Ireland over next two years
# Huawei
# Huawei

Huawei to create 110 jobs in Ireland over next two years

Feb 1st 2021, 7:30 AM 16,330 Views 26 Comments

The Chinese multinational said it plans to invest €80 million in Irish research and development.

# china - Sunday 31 January, 2021

WHO team visits Wuhan seafood market in search of coronavirus clues
# China
# China

WHO team visits Wuhan seafood market in search of coronavirus clues

Jan 31st 2021, 1:15 PM 27,509 Views 61 Comments

The Huanan Seafood Market was the site of a December 2019 outbreak of the virus.

# china - Saturday 30 January, 2021

WHO team visits second Wuhan hospital that had early Covid-19 patients
# China
# China

WHO team visits second Wuhan hospital that had early Covid-19 patients

Jan 30th 2021, 8:28 AM 20,341 Views 37 Comments

Scientists plan to visit hospitals and markets like the Huanan Seafood Market that was linked to many of the first cases.

# china - Friday 29 January, 2021

WHO team visits Wuhan hospital as it begins fieldwork into origins of pandemic
# Investigation
# Investigation

WHO team visits Wuhan hospital as it begins fieldwork into origins of pandemic

Updated Jan 29th 2021, 3:52 PM 18,852 Views 27 Comments

The World Health Organization team met with Chinese officials after exiting quarantine yesterday.

# china - Thursday 28 January, 2021

WHO team to start Covid-19 probe in Wuhan as world watches
# China
# China

WHO team to start Covid-19 probe in Wuhan as world watches

Jan 28th 2021, 7:46 AM 20,925 Views 35 Comments

Washington has called for a “robust and clear” investigation.

# china - Sunday 24 January, 2021

11 rescued after two weeks underground following China gold mine explosion
# Safety
# Safety

11 rescued after two weeks underground following China gold mine explosion

Jan 24th 2021, 1:12 PM 17,346 Views 10 Comments

The workers were hauled up one by one in baskets with their eyes shielded to protect them after days in darkness.

# china - Friday 22 January, 2021

Rescuers say at least two more weeks to free trapped Chinese miners
# Shandong
# Shandong

Rescuers say at least two more weeks to free trapped Chinese miners

Jan 22nd 2021, 9:13 AM 13,796 Views 3 Comments

The debris standing in the way weighs about 70 tons.

# china - Thursday 21 January, 2021

At least 15 days before trapped mine workers in China will be reached, authorities say
# Explosion
# Explosion

At least 15 days before trapped mine workers in China will be reached, authorities say

Jan 21st 2021, 4:54 PM 12,407 Views 10 Comments

One worker has died from head injuries in the explosion, state media said earlier.

# china - 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 9,640 Views 8 Comments

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

# china - Monday 18 January, 2021

Independent expert panel finds WHO and China could've acted faster during early stages of pandemic
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Independent expert panel finds WHO and China could've acted faster during early stages of pandemic

Jan 18th 2021, 10:42 PM 25,740 Views 71 Comments

“A largely hidden epidemic contributed to the global spread,” the expert panel found.

# china - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

F1 season to start in Bahrain with Chinese, Australian events postponed
# Grand Prix
From The42
# Grand Prix

F1 season to start in Bahrain with Chinese, Australian events postponed

Jan 12th 2021, 9:00 AM 1,910 Views 1 Comment

The normal curtain-raiser in Melbourne is now scheduled for November.

# china - 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 68,253 Views 37 Comments

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

# china - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

WHO team investigating coronavirus origins denied entry into China
# China
# China

WHO team investigating coronavirus origins denied entry into China

Jan 6th 2021, 11:37 AM 29,421 Views 72 Comments

Ten WHO experts were due to arrive in China this week.

# china - Friday 1 January, 2021

Crowds gather in New Zealand and China for New Year celebrations - but a muted tone is struck elsewhere
# For Auld Lang Syne
# For Auld Lang Syne

Crowds gather in New Zealand and China for New Year celebrations - but a muted tone is struck elsewhere

Jan 1st 2021, 7:48 AM 38,748 Views 25 Comments

In New York’s Times Square, the usual overflow crowd was replaced with a group of specially invited frontline workers.

# china - Monday 28 December, 2020

Chinese citizen journalist jailed for four years over Wuhan Covid-19 reporting
# China
# China

Chinese citizen journalist jailed for four years over Wuhan Covid-19 reporting

Dec 28th 2020, 10:01 AM 39,729 Views 46 Comments

Zhang Zhan, a former lawyer, was sentenced at a brief hearing in a Shanghai court.

# china - Thursday 24 December, 2020

China launches landmark probe into online retail behemoth Alibaba
# Big Tech
# Big Tech

China launches landmark probe into online retail behemoth Alibaba

Dec 24th 2020, 12:35 PM 24,427 Views 21 Comments

It’s one of the first investigations of its kind within the country’s runaway tech sector.

# china - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Donald Trump vetoes annual US defence bill, setting up a Congress vote to override his decision
# Outgoing President
# Outgoing President

Donald Trump vetoes annual US defence bill, setting up a Congress vote to override his decision

Dec 23rd 2020, 9:34 PM 44,288 Views 43 Comments

The bill affirms 3% pay raises for US troops and authorises more than $740 billion in military programmes and construction.

# china - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Chinese lunar capsule brings Moon rocks back to Earth for the first time since 1970s
# Chang’e 5
# Chang’e 5

Chinese lunar capsule brings Moon rocks back to Earth for the first time since 1970s

Dec 17th 2020, 7:18 AM 13,089 Views 15 Comments

The Chang’e 5 probe touched down in Inner Mongolia yesterday.

# china - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Hong Kong media tycoon denied bail after being charged under new national security law
# Jimmy Lai
# Jimmy Lai

Hong Kong media tycoon denied bail after being charged under new national security law

Dec 12th 2020, 12:30 PM 11,728 Views 17 Comments

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the law “makes a mockery of justice”.

# china - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Barca star Griezmann cuts ties with Huawei over reports of facial recognition surveillance
# Sponsorship Deal
From The42
# Sponsorship Deal

Barca star Griezmann cuts ties with Huawei over reports of facial recognition surveillance

Dec 10th 2020, 5:54 PM 8,841 Views 4 Comments

The Chinese telecoms giant has allegedly been involved in producing software that targets Uighur Muslims.

# china - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Mount Everest grows four metres after China and Nepal agree new height measurement
# On Top Of The World
# On Top Of The World

Mount Everest grows four metres after China and Nepal agree new height measurement

Dec 8th 2020, 10:52 AM 16,704 Views 27 Comments

The new official height of the world’s tallest peak is 8,848.86 metres.

# china - Friday 4 December, 2020

Chinese spacecraft blasts off from moon with cargo of lunar rocks

Chinese spacecraft blasts off from moon with cargo of lunar rocks

Dec 4th 2020, 12:26 PM 15,076 Views 39 Comments

Chang’e 5 will return to earth with 2kg of moon rocks – it is expected to touch down in Mongolia later this month.

# china - Thursday 3 December, 2020

US tightens travel rules for Chinese Communist Party members

US tightens travel rules for Chinese Communist Party members

Dec 3rd 2020, 7:40 PM 12,337 Views 51 Comments

Previously, some visas were issued that permitted unlimited entries and could remain valid for as long as 10 years.

# china - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

High-profile sexual harassment case in China reaches trial, six years after alleged incident
# Metoo
# Metoo

High-profile sexual harassment case in China reaches trial, six years after alleged incident

Dec 2nd 2020, 11:49 AM 25,907 Views 0 Comments

Zhou Xiaoxuan has accused state TV host Zhu Jun of groping and forcibly kissing her in 2014.

# china - 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 12,926 Views 20 Comments

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

# china - Monday 30 November, 2020

Australia demands China apologise for posting 'repugnant' fake image of soldier
# Scott Morrison
# Scott Morrison

Australia demands China apologise for posting 'repugnant' fake image of soldier

Nov 30th 2020, 11:47 AM 31,342 Views 34 Comments

The incident has increased tensions between the two nations in a relationship that was already under strain.

# china - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

China's mission to bring back material from moon blasts off
# Chang’e 5
# Chang’e 5

China's mission to bring back material from moon blasts off

Nov 24th 2020, 7:12 AM 10,981 Views 13 Comments

Some experts say the mission could pave the way for a crewed lunar mission.

# china - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

British diplomat praised for rescuing drowning student in China
# Top Diplomat
# Top Diplomat

British diplomat praised for rescuing drowning student in China

Nov 17th 2020, 9:05 AM 33,202 Views 17 Comments

Chongqing consul general Stephen Ellison swam the young woman to safety after she slipped on rocks and fell into the water.

# china - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Commission president says contract for up to 300 million doses of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will be authorised
# Covid19
# Covid19

Commission president says contract for up to 300 million doses of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will be authorised

Updated Nov 10th 2020, 3:27 PM 32,891 Views 25 Comments

Von der Leyen today described the vaccine as “the most promising so far”.

# china - Monday 9 November, 2020

Russia, China, Brazil among nations staying silent as world congratulates Biden
# US Election
# US Election

Russia, China, Brazil among nations staying silent as world congratulates Biden

Nov 9th 2020, 10:16 AM 43,204 Views 55 Comments

Western allies, including the German Chancellor and Taoiseach Micheál Martin – welcomed a fresh start with Washington.

# china - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Opinion: China is going carbon neutral, and the USA needs to take note no matter who it elects
# US Election 2020
# US Election 2020

Opinion: China is going carbon neutral, and the USA needs to take note no matter who it elects

Oct 27th 2020, 7:00 AM 21,013 Views 22 Comments

Luke O Callaghan White says China’s leader was being strategic when he stunned the international community recently by declaring ambitious climate action plans.

# china - 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 36,899 Views 31 Comments

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

# china - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

One-third of Chinese city of nine million people swabbed for Covid-19 in two days
# Qingdao
# Qingdao

One-third of Chinese city of nine million people swabbed for Covid-19 in two days

Oct 13th 2020, 9:18 AM 19,485 Views 21 Comments

There has been a small number of confirmed cases in Qingdao in recent days.

# china - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Irish journalist: I spent the last five years covering Hong Kong, but then my visa was declined
# Democracy
# Democracy

Irish journalist: I spent the last five years covering Hong Kong, but then my visa was declined

Oct 1st 2020, 7:30 AM 27,100 Views 24 Comments

Irish journalist Aaron Mc Nicholas has returned from the territory and here, he documents the daily challenges faced by journalists and other activists in a politically tense Hong Kong.

# china - Saturday 26 September, 2020

Letter from China: Life is back to normal after Covid-19, but under strict conditions
# China
# China

Letter from China: Life is back to normal after Covid-19, but under strict conditions

Sep 26th 2020, 9:00 PM 72,166 Views 33 Comments

Greg McDonough, an Irishman living in China gives an account of ‘normal’ life after lockdown, where tough but fair measures are now in place.

Thousands of people in China given Covid-19 vaccine approved for emergency use despite concerns
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Thousands of people in China given Covid-19 vaccine approved for emergency use despite concerns

Sep 26th 2020, 11:39 AM 50,656 Views 31 Comments

The Chinese vaccines have been administered before final regulatory approval for general use.

# china - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Leading pro-democracy activist arrested in Hong Kong for 'unlawful' protest against face-mask ban
# Joshua Wong
# Joshua Wong

Leading pro-democracy activist arrested in Hong Kong for 'unlawful' protest against face-mask ban

Sep 24th 2020, 8:43 AM 21,660 Views 16 Comments

The Hong Kong government first banned the wearing of masks last year.