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# 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.

TikTok set to appear in US court to argue attempted ban is not motivated by 'genuine security concerns'
# China
# China

TikTok set to appear in US court to argue attempted ban is not motivated by 'genuine security concerns'

Sep 24th 2020, 7:34 AM 7,571 Views 8 Comments

The Chinese-owned app is seeking a preliminary injunction against the ban.

# china - Monday 21 September, 2020

Judge halts WeChat ban in US-China tech battle
# Technology
# Technology

Judge halts WeChat ban in US-China tech battle

Sep 21st 2020, 12:03 PM 15,804 Views 10 Comments

At the weekend Donald Trump said he had approved a deal allowing Oracle to become data partner for TikTok to avert a shutdown of that app.

# china - Friday 18 September, 2020

US bans TikTok and WeChat, citing national security reasons
# China
# China

US bans TikTok and WeChat, citing national security reasons

Sep 18th 2020, 2:37 PM 21,451 Views 30 Comments

Downloads of the apps will be banned from Sunday onwards.

# china - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Wuhan next-of-kin accuse China of blocking Covid-19 lawsuits
# Wuhan
# Wuhan

Wuhan next-of-kin accuse China of blocking Covid-19 lawsuits

Sep 17th 2020, 8:17 AM 28,999 Views 26 Comments

Families accuse the Wuhan and Hubei governments of concealing the outbreak when it first emerged late last year.

# china - 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 7,781 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.

# china - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Australian journalists flee China over arrest fears
# Tensions
# Tensions

Australian journalists flee China over arrest fears

Sep 8th 2020, 7:31 AM 21,090 Views 11 Comments

The reporters were forced to take refuge with Australian diplomats.

# china - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Ninety protesters arrested in Hong Kong over demonstrations against delayed election
# Protests
# Protests

Ninety protesters arrested in Hong Kong over demonstrations against delayed election

Sep 6th 2020, 4:35 PM 16,502 Views 6 Comments

Hong Kong elections were due to have taken place today but were postponed for a year by the authorities.

# china - Thursday 3 September, 2020

WHO launches independent panel to review pandemic response
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

WHO launches independent panel to review pandemic response

Sep 3rd 2020, 5:29 PM 21,558 Views 10 Comments

Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former UK foreign secretary David Miliband are on the panel.

Premier League terminates China's €587m TV deal in blow to clubs' finances
# Immediate Effect
From The42
# Immediate Effect

Premier League terminates China's €587m TV deal in blow to clubs' finances

Sep 3rd 2020, 4:21 PM 13,020 Views 5 Comments

Streaming service PPTV reportedly failed to make a €180m payment due in March.

# china - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Hong Kong begins China-led mass testing programme for Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Hong Kong begins China-led mass testing programme for Covid-19

Sep 1st 2020, 6:47 AM 11,334 Views 0 Comments

The government expects five million people will take part in the programme.

# china - Monday 24 August, 2020

'Living in Ireland, we didn't worry about serious racial physical attacks... how wrong we were'
# Shelly Xiong
# Shelly Xiong

'Living in Ireland, we didn't worry about serious racial physical attacks... how wrong we were'

Aug 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 47,210 Views 80 Comments

Following the attack on her friend, Tian Yu Lloyd, suggests Irish society takes time to reflect as racist aggression becomes more common through the pandemic.

# china - Sunday 23 August, 2020

TikTok says it's going to sue the Trump administration over crackdown
# China
# China

TikTok says it's going to sue the Trump administration over crackdown

Aug 23rd 2020, 10:21 AM 15,531 Views 11 Comments

The video app has been downloaded 175 million times in the US.

# china - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Former CIA officer charged with selling US secrets and exposing informants to China
# Espionage
# Espionage

Former CIA officer charged with selling US secrets and exposing informants to China

Aug 18th 2020, 7:36 AM 17,605 Views 1 Comment

He was tricked into admitting his activities last year by a US undercover agent.

# china - Monday 17 August, 2020

TikTok ramps up defence against US accusations that app is security threat
# Tiktok
# Tiktok

TikTok ramps up defence against US accusations that app is security threat

Aug 17th 2020, 10:40 PM 12,815 Views 10 Comments

China meanwhile slammed Washington for using “digital gunboat diplomacy” in the TikTok case.

# china - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Trump sets deadline for TikTok owner to sell US assets
# China
# China

Trump sets deadline for TikTok owner to sell US assets

Aug 15th 2020, 11:07 AM 22,331 Views 56 Comments

It remains unclear what the TikTok orders mean for the app’s 100 million users in the US.

# china - Friday 14 August, 2020

After quitting Ecuador post without managing a single game, Jordi Cruyff has a new job
# Pastures New
From The42
# Pastures New

After quitting Ecuador post without managing a single game, Jordi Cruyff has a new job

Aug 14th 2020, 1:06 PM 6,050 Views 0 Comments

The Dutchman will return to China as coach of Shenzhen FC.

TikTok ban in US to be challenged
# China
# China

TikTok ban in US to be challenged

Aug 14th 2020, 8:20 AM 16,277 Views 12 Comments

The company and its US employees are planning to take Donald Trump’s administration to court.

# china - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Stormont leaders urged to publish record of call with Chinese official
# Security Laws
# Security Laws

Stormont leaders urged to publish record of call with Chinese official

Aug 11th 2020, 3:15 PM 23,141 Views 9 Comments

Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill allegedly said they respected and understood new Hong Kong security laws.

Hong Kong residents rush to buy pro-democracy newspaper following owner's arrest
# Apple Daily
# Apple Daily

Hong Kong residents rush to buy pro-democracy newspaper following owner's arrest

Aug 11th 2020, 7:08 AM 18,243 Views 12 Comments

The newspaper said its circulation is up from 70,000 to 550,000.

# china - Monday 10 August, 2020

Hong Kong newspaper owner arrested during office raid by police
# Apple Daily
# Apple Daily

Hong Kong newspaper owner arrested during office raid by police

Aug 10th 2020, 7:16 AM 17,817 Views 20 Comments

He was among seven people detained on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces.

# china - Saturday 8 August, 2020

US-China relations deteriorate further as Beijing slams 'barbarous' sanctions placed on Hong Kong
# At Loggerheads
# At Loggerheads

US-China relations deteriorate further as Beijing slams 'barbarous' sanctions placed on Hong Kong

Aug 8th 2020, 8:21 AM 24,282 Views 56 Comments

The fresh sanctions from the US came after Donald Trump’s move against TikTok and WeChat.

# china - Friday 7 August, 2020

China accuses US of 'political suppression' after Trump's executive order targeting TikTok
# China
# China

China accuses US of 'political suppression' after Trump's executive order targeting TikTok

Updated Aug 7th 2020, 10:10 AM 35,764 Views 59 Comments

The order comes into effect in 45 days and appears to ban transactions with the Chinese owners of the app.

# china - Thursday 6 August, 2020

'Hundreds of new jobs' to be created in Ireland as TikTok announces plans for European Data Centre
# Social Media
# Social Media

'Hundreds of new jobs' to be created in Ireland as TikTok announces plans for European Data Centre

Aug 6th 2020, 9:10 AM 64,025 Views 87 Comments

The €420 million data centre, the company’s first in Europe, is to be operational by 2022.

# china - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

'I didn't like the game' - Beaten Benitez fumes in two-minute China press conference
# The Rafalution
From The42
# The Rafalution

'I didn't like the game' - Beaten Benitez fumes in two-minute China press conference

Aug 5th 2020, 9:01 AM 11,905 Views 3 Comments

Benitez arrived in China to fanfare but he has found it difficult to make an impact at Dalian, winning only seven of his 20 matches.

# china - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Explainer: TikTok is on the block but why has Donald Trump given Microsoft 45 days to make a bid?
# Tiktok
# Tiktok

Explainer: TikTok is on the block but why has Donald Trump given Microsoft 45 days to make a bid?

Aug 4th 2020, 4:03 PM 18,547 Views 13 Comments

A September deadline looms for the blockbuster acquisition.

Trump gives TikTok 6 weeks to sell itself to US company, saying it will be 'out of business' otherwise
# Tiktok
# Tiktok

Trump gives TikTok 6 weeks to sell itself to US company, saying it will be 'out of business' otherwise

Aug 4th 2020, 9:00 AM 37,290 Views 71 Comments

Trump said that Microsoft was in talks to buy TikTok.

# china - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Microsoft reportedly in advanced talks to buy US TikTok operation
# Social Media
# Social Media

Microsoft reportedly in advanced talks to buy US TikTok operation

Aug 2nd 2020, 8:02 AM 21,106 Views 26 Comments

The reports emerged as US President Donald Trump said he would ban the Chinese-owned app in the US.

# china - Saturday 1 August, 2020

TikTok responds to Donald Trump's pledge to ban the app
# White House
# White House

TikTok responds to Donald Trump's pledge to ban the app

Updated Aug 1st 2020, 1:50 PM 125,491 Views 174 Comments

The president said he could use emergency economic powers or an executive order.

# china - Friday 31 July, 2020

Hong Kong postpones upcoming elections claiming coronavirus outbreak is to blame
# China
# China

Hong Kong postpones upcoming elections claiming coronavirus outbreak is to blame

Jul 31st 2020, 1:25 PM 8,608 Views 11 Comments

The chief executive said Hong Kong has the support of the Chinese government in making the decision.

# china - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Hong Kong democracy activists disqualified from running in legislative elections
# China
# China

Hong Kong democracy activists disqualified from running in legislative elections

Jul 30th 2020, 10:41 AM 14,019 Views 23 Comments

Hong Kong says only those who pledge allegiance to both local government and China can run.

# china - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

China records highest new-case count in three months, as gyms and bars close in infection hotspots
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

China records highest new-case count in three months, as gyms and bars close in infection hotspots

Jul 29th 2020, 7:24 AM 25,936 Views 19 Comments

Of the new cases, 98 were domestic infections, mostly in the northwestern region of Xinjiang.

# china - Monday 27 July, 2020

US closes consulate in Chengdu, China amid diplomatic spat
# Chengdu
# Chengdu

US closes consulate in Chengdu, China amid diplomatic spat

Jul 27th 2020, 8:55 AM 8,707 Views 15 Comments

The US State Department said it was disappointed at China’s order to close the consulate.

China records highest daily Covid-19 cases since April, sparking fears of second wave
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

China records highest daily Covid-19 cases since April, sparking fears of second wave

Jul 27th 2020, 7:42 AM 30,515 Views 24 Comments

This comes as more than 16 million cases were recorded globally – with 5 million of them recorded since the beginning of July.

# china - Friday 24 July, 2020

China responds to 'erroneous' closure of US consulate by ordering office in Chengdu to shut
# Diplomatic Row
# Diplomatic Row

China responds to 'erroneous' closure of US consulate by ordering office in Chengdu to shut

Jul 24th 2020, 7:02 AM 12,248 Views 28 Comments

The US has an embassy in Beijing and consulates in five other mainland cities.

# china - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Chinese ambassador to Ireland claims footage of blindfolded, cuffed Uighur Muslims is 'fabricated'
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Chinese ambassador to Ireland claims footage of blindfolded, cuffed Uighur Muslims is 'fabricated'

Jul 23rd 2020, 12:24 PM 27,373 Views 66 Comments

The ambassador also hit out at concerns expressed by the UK and the US over China’s growing control over Hong Kong.

China launches first Mars rover mission in space race with US
# Tianwen 1
# Tianwen 1

China launches first Mars rover mission in space race with US

Jul 23rd 2020, 7:50 AM 8,369 Views 17 Comments

The Chinese mission is named Tianwen-1.

# china - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

China says US has ordered it to close consulate, condemning 'outrageous move'
# Houston
# Houston

China says US has ordered it to close consulate, condemning 'outrageous move'

Jul 22nd 2020, 10:18 AM 32,609 Views 30 Comments

The US has reportedly ordered China to close its consulate in Houston.

# china - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Chinese companies sanctioned by US government over complaints of Muslim abuse
# Xinjiang
# Xinjiang

Chinese companies sanctioned by US government over complaints of Muslim abuse

Jul 21st 2020, 9:05 AM 13,324 Views 58 Comments

The United States says 11 companies are implicated in human rights abuses in China.

# china - Monday 20 July, 2020

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong to fight for seat in Hong Kong legislature
# China
# China

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong to fight for seat in Hong Kong legislature

Jul 20th 2020, 10:33 AM 6,638 Views 15 Comments

“We hope to let the world to know how we choose not to surrender, how we choose not to kowtow to China,” he said.