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    China bristles at West over sanctions for Uyghur crackdown

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 04:15pm on March 23, 2021

    China bristled Tuesday after western nations lined up to impose sanctions over its crackdown on Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, the first concerted international action against...

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    China to issue visas to foreigners who have taken Chinese jab

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:30am on March 17, 2021

    China is poised to ease border restrictions to allow some foreigners — including from the US, India and Australia — back in, provided they have...

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    China asks Alibaba to divest media assets: report

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:31pm on March 16, 2021

    Beijing has asked Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba to divest its assets in the media sector out of concern over the company’s growing public influence, The...

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    Messaging app Signal no longer working in China

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:42am on March 16, 2021

    The encrypted messaging app Signal, recommended by Tesla’s Elon Musk, appeared to have been blocked in China on Tuesday, closing off one of the last...

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    Biggest sandstorm in decade turns Beijing skies yellow

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:54pm on March 15, 2021

    Beijing was cloaked in thick yellow smog on Monday with pollution levels surging off the charts as the worst sandstorm in a decade descended on...

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    China denies plan for $1b Alibaba fine

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:40pm on March 12, 2021

    China denied on Friday it was planning to hit e-commerce giant Alibaba with a record fine of almost $1 billion for allegedly flouting monopoly rules,...

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    China approves plan to veto HK election candidates

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:12am on March 12, 2021

    China’s rubber-stamp parliament voted Thursday for sweeping changes to Hong Kong’s electoral system   —   including powers to veto candidates   —   as Beijing moves to ensure...

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    China factory prices rise as industries recover from pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:30pm on March 10, 2021

    Factory prices in China rose in February at the fastest pace in more than two years, official data showed on Wednesday, as the country’s vast...

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    Chinese water tycoon Zhong Shanshan now richest person in Asia

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:26am on March 10, 2021

    Until recently, few people had even heard of the Chinese billionaire with a gruff reputation who built a fortune on China’s seemingly unquenchable demand for...

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    Chinese FM defends HK reform proposals as ‘reasonable’

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 09:57pm on March 07, 2021

    Beijing’s controversial proposal to introduce new veto powers on Hong Kong’s legislative elections are ‘lawful, just and reasonable,’ China’s foreign minister said Sunday, after the...