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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Chinese

All time
# tiktok
How young people are using TikTok to discuss elections, wars and now China's internment camps
China this week apologised for removing a US teen’s video condemning Beijing’s crackdown on Muslims in Xinjiang.
# Belfast
11 arrested as part of money laundering investigation involving Chinese crime gangs
Six properties were searched by the PSNI across Belfast today.
# diplomatic tensions
'Hostage politics': Campaigners condemn death penalty for Canadian citizen in China
Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was convicted of drug smuggling.
# Baby Boom
China looks ready to scrap two-child policy by 2020 ... but few parents interested in more babies
The government has indicated it will scrap its policy which limits the number of children per family through tough fines.
# persistence
Double leg amputee reaches summit of Everest, 40 years after losing his feet during his first attempt
Xia Boyu had both his feet amputated after suffering frostbite during his first attempt at Everest in 1975.
# live fire drills
Taiwan set to simulate surprise Chinese 'invasion'
The live fire drills will take place in June.
# yulin
'We always manage to have enough dogs': Notorious dog meat festival gets underway in China
There were initial reports that the festival was going to be shut down.
# eat up
12 rituals you go through every time you order a takeaway
*chances stale prawn cracker*
# Alphago
A Google AI beat the world's best player at this ancient Chinese board game
“I feel like his game is more and more like the ‘Go god’. Really, it is brilliant,” the player said.
# not on the same page
Trump finally set to meet Xi Jinping after Twitter rants about China
Trump and his Chinese counterpart will have a lot to talk about.
# hang dai
There's a new Chinese restaurant in Dublin designed like a subway carriage
And it looks fairly delicious too.
# whole again
17 tweets that sum up Ireland’s relationship with the spice bag
“One last spicebag before summer ends”
Chinese tourist in Germany who wanted to report a missing wallet held for 12 days after being mistaken for a refugee
Staff eventually noticed that the 31-year-old backpacker was unusually well-dressed for an asylum-seeker.
# gardaí without borders
'I could talk for Ireland': Polish and Chinese blazing a trail for non-Irish gardaí
Figures released to show there are more than 100 non-Irish members of An Garda Síochána and the Garda Reserve.
# two please
This Dundalk Chinese has the most unfortunate sounding meal on the menu
No. No. No.
# slip up
Queen calls Chinese delegation "rude" in private conversation
British PM David Cameron was also caught calling Nigeria and Afghanistan “possibly the two most corrupt countries in the world”.
# inventive
This Dublin girl got a Chinese to cater her 21st with spice bags for all her guests
What an idea.
# grisly
Chinese nanny admits to killing and dismembering parents of baby in France
The baby died while in the nanny’s care.
# Terrorism
Islamic State group says it executed Norwegian and Chinese hostages
Photos of two bodies which appeared to be those of the men featured in the English-language magazine Dabiq.
# What's that now?
Vegetarian festival features bizarre combo of sword piercing and abstinence
The event is taking place on the Thai island of Phuket this week.
# raok
A grieving Tipp family shared this unexpected act of kindness from a local takeaway
“They kept a family smiling in a time of great sorrow”.
# Closure Orders
Was your favourite Chinese closed down by the Food Safety Authority?
Ten food businesses were hit with closure orders last month – including a number of Chinese and Indian takeaways.
# Thailand
Elephant kills keeper and runs into the jungle with three tourists
The animal and tourists have since been recovered.
# Dirty
8 reasons why the 3 in 1 will always have a place in Irish hearts
Bow down to the king of all beige.
# spice up your life
9 places where you can get a spice bag for dinner tonight
Where do YOU get your spice bag?
# Rebels
Irish citizen evacuated from Yemen with the help of China
225 people from ten different countries were evacuated.
# You African't Come In
A restaurant has been shut after barring black people - in Kenya
Kenya is about 99% black people.
# nom nom
Just Eat they said... and we did
The Danish-formed takeaway aggregator has posted some impressive Irish results for 2014
# óh mo dhia
The YouTube porn hidden behind the Irish language is now gone
The search results for ‘scannán’ or ‘scannáin’ are now markedly more tame.
# Awkward
Argentina's president makes fun of the Chinese accent - while on visit to China
China’s government did not comment on the incident but there were plenty of other critics both at home and in China.
# Randalstown
New arrest over murder of Chinese restaurant owner
The 65-year-old was stabbed to death and his wife injured after their car was forced off the road.
# kitchen knife
Toddler (3) stabbed to death by woman in China
It’s the latest in a series of assaults against children in the country.
# This Charming Man
WATCH: Chinese-speaking Mark Zuckerberg leaves audience amazed (and in stitches)
You’re impressed. Admit it.
# Ai Weiwei
Artist transforms Alcatraz into tribute to political prisoners
Chinese artist Weiwei has installed a number of exhibitions into the prison.
# Democracy
Hong Kong Occupy leader says protests will spread 'like flowers'
Pro-democracy leaders pleaded with residents to understand why the city has been brought to a standstill.
# dangerously close
China not backing down in 'spy plane' row with US
The US says a Chinese fighter flew to around 9 metres from an American military plane in a “very dangerous” intercept…
# Missing
Why did all these Chinese 'teens' go missing in Ireland?
Numbers of missing migrant children fell significantly after the system was reformed, leading experts to believe it had been used by smugglers to sneak people into the country.
# Tourism
New visa to let Chinese and Indian tourists travel freely between Ireland and UK
The current system means these tourists need two visas if they want to leave here for Northern Ireland or Britain but that will all change this autumn.
# Food Safety
Have you eaten in any of these places served with closure orders last month?
The FSAI said there is absolutely no excuse for negligent practices.
# Nigeria
Boko Haram kill one Chinese worker and kidnap 10 others in Cameroon
The militants stormed an encampment used by Chinese road workers last night.