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    China approves radical overhaul of Hong Kong’s political system

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:40pm on March 30, 2021

    Chinese leaders endorsed a sweeping overhaul of Hong Kong’s electoral system Tuesday, creating powers to vet anyone standing for public office and slashing the number...

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    China sanctions US, Canadian citizens in Xinjiang row

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:26pm on March 28, 2021

    China announced sanctions against two Americans, a Canadian and a rights advocacy body Saturday over their criticism of Beijing’s treatment of Uyghurs, but Washington said...

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    China squeezes Western brands as Xinjiang backlash builds

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:47am on March 26, 2021

    China on Thursday launched a PR war on Western brands critical of rights abuses in Xinjiang, with celebrities severing ties with Nike, H&M facing a...

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    Tencent boss vows ‘compliance’ with China regulators

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:40pm on March 25, 2021

    Tencent’s billionaire founder Pony Ma — China’s second richest man — has met anti-monopoly regulators and agreed his firm will be ‘as compliant as possible’,...

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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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