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Hong Kong Newspaper Owner Arrested on Charges of Unlawful Assembly and Intimidation

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been arrested on suspicion of participating in an unlawful assembly last year and intimidating a reporter in 2017. The arrest was confirmed by Mark Simon, the group director for Lai’s company, Next Digital Ltd., which publishes the Apple Daily newspaper. Two former pro-democracy lawmakers and activists, Lee Cheuk-yan and Yeung Sum, were also arrested on suspicion of unlawful assembly Friday, he said. “This is ridiculous,” Simon said by phone. Lai was bei...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Uncategorized, Bloomberg, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Simon, Lai, South China Morning Post, Apple Daily, Kowloon, Mark Simon, Xia Baolong, Jimmy Lai, Overnight


US demands China free Swedish bookseller

The United States on Thursday demanded that China immediately free Hong Kong-based bookseller Gui Minhai, a Swedish citizen who was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Gui, who was known for publishing salacious titles about China's political leaders, was snatched while on a train to Beijing in February 2018 and this week sentenced on charges of illegally providing intelligence abroad. "We call on the (Chinese) government to release him immediately and unconditionally," State Department spokeswom...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, US, Beijing, United States, State Department, GUI, Gui Minhai, Morgan Ortagus


Bangor i Beijing: Sut beth yw teithio 10,000 o filltiroedd ar drên?

Teithiodd Gwyn Llewelyn i China ar drên yn hytrach na mynd ar awyren
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Bangor, Teithiodd Gwyn Llewelyn


China will not send ducks to tackle locusts in Pakistan, says expert

Beijing academic rejects local news report that 100,000 ducks would be sent to fight plagueChina will not be sending ducks to Pakistan to chomp through a plague of locusts after all, an expert from Beijing’s troubleshooting team has said.A report in the Ningbo Evening News had said 100,000 ducks would be sent from Zhejiang province to Pakistan to deal with its worst locust invasion in two decades, generating 520m views on China’s Weibo social media platform on Thursday and thousands of comments....
Tags: Climate Change, China, Environment, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, South and Central Asia, Wildlife, Pakistan, Food Security, Zhejiang Province, Ningbo Evening News


There Aren’t Enough Medical Masks to Fight Coronavirus. Here’s Why It’s Not Going to Get Better Anytime Soon

If you’re worried about the coronavirus and are having trouble getting hold of medical masks, these numbers will explain why: China is the world’s largest producer of them, with a reported daily capacity of 20 million pieces, but by the estimate of its manufacturers domestic demand alone is around 50 to 60 million per day. No wonder you can’t find medical masks at your local pharmacy. Some experts doubt the effectiveness of such masks for stopping transmission of the virus, officially named...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hong Kong, Texas, London, News, Congress, Australia, Mexico, China, Germany, India, New York City, Uncategorized, Global, Beijing


China: Q&As Regarding Employment Management Measures During COVID-19 Control Period - King & Capital Law Firm

In this case, employees, after returning to Beijing from the Hubei province or having been in contact with people from that area, are subject to supervised medical observation for 14 days.
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Hubei Province


The ancient buildings that have shape-shifted across centuries

From Mexico City to Beijing, religious buildings have changed gods; gladiatorial arenas have become political rallying grounds, theaters or rock venues; and buildings celebrating fallen kings and leaders have been repurposed for surprising new roles. Visit some of the world's oldest and most chimeric structures.
Tags: Cnn, Beijing, Mexico City


Beijing’s Handling of Coronavirus Has Undermined Chinese Public’s Trust in State Media

China's government is facing widespread criticism from its own citizens over its handling of the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus.Beijing has launched a massive propaganda campaign with stories of Chinese heroism in the struggle to contain the coronavirus, meant to unify the country's citizens behind the government. However, the government's efforts have faced scorn on Chinese social media, where citizens are openly complaining about the government's response to the crisis, New ...
Tags: News, China, Beijing, New York Times, The Times, Times, Wuhan, Li, Deng, Li Wenliang, Deng Xueping, Hubei Provice


China reports rise in new coronavirus cases, warns of risk of rebound

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported 433 new cases of coronavirus infections on Feb. 26, the National Health Commission said on Thursday, up from 406 a day earlier, with a cluster of new cases in Beijing raising concerns about the management of employees returning to work. The total number of confirmed cases on mainland China has now reached 78,497, the Commission said, though the number of new deaths on Wednesday stood at 29, the lowest daily rate since Jan. 28. The outbreak has now ki...
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Commission, Shanghai, BEIJING Reuters China, National Health Commission


Beijing orders quarantine for foreign arrivals from virus-hit areas

Beijing announced Wednesday that people landing in the Chinese capital from countries hit by the new coronavirus epidemic will have to go into 14-day self-quarantine. A day earlier, more than 250 people arriving in eastern China from South Korea were placed in isolation after passengers on two flights were discovered to have fevers. Beijing had already ordered people returning to the capital to go into self-quarantine following the Lunar New Year holiday but exempted those arriving from abroad...
Tags: South Korea, News, China, Beijing


Coronavirus Weakens China’s Powerful Propaganda Machine

Beijing is pushing tales of perseverance, but many young people are openly questioning the Communist Party’s message.
Tags: News, China, Censorship, Social Media, Beijing, Propaganda, Communist Party, Communist Party of China, Yan Lianke, Communist Youth League (China, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Li Wenliang, Powerful Propaganda Machine


China to Russia: End discriminatory coronavirus measures against Chinese

China's embassy in Russia has demanded authorities in Moscow end what it said are discriminatory anti-coronavirus measures against Chinese nationals, saying they are damaging relations and alarming Chinese residents of the Russian capital. The complaint, detailed in an embassy letter to the city's authorities and published by Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta late on Tuesday, deplored what it called "ubiquitous monitoring" of Chinese nationals, including on public transport in Moscow. Russia, wh...
Tags: News, China, Russia, Beijing, Moscow, Moscow Russia, Novaya Gazeta


Vivo APEX 2020 5G concept phone with waterfall screen, 48MP Gimbal Camera, Snapdragon 865 to be announced on February 28

Update: Vivo has posted more images of the APEX 2020 that shows a no-notch waterfall screen. It has also confirms “48MP GIMBAL CAMERA”. vivo says that it has successfully built the complex mechanical structure of the gimbal directly into the camera, and it would be a revolutionary breakthrough and innovation in the form of the mobile phone camera. It also shows “5X-7.5X OPTICAL ZOOM” next to the lens hinting at continuous optical zoom. Earlier: Vivo introduced the APEX 2019 concept ...
Tags: News, Blogging, Beijing, GSMA, Vivo, Vivo APEX 2020, Vivo APEX 2020 launch date


CDC Issues Warnings on Virus; Markets Take Hit: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans to prepare for a coronavirus outbreak at home that could lead to significant disruptions of daily life, though the warnings were downplayed by the White House. Congress was told that there’s shortage of masks needed for health workers if one occurs.New cases were reported in Europe, prompting worries of a widening outbreak there. Iran reported a total of 15 deaths, the most fatalities outside China, and a top hea...
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CDC Tells Americans to Start Readying for Outbreak: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans to prepare for a coronavirus outbreak at home that could lead to significant disruptions of daily life, though the warnings were downplayed by the White House. Congress was told that there’s shortage of masks needed for health workers if one occurs.New cases were reported in Europe, prompting worries of a widening outbreak there. Iran reported a total of 15 deaths, the most fatalities outside China, and a top hea...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Europe, Japan, New York, Milan, London, News, Congress, Cdc, Washington, Senate, White House, China, Iraq, Spain


China sentences Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years' jail

China has sentenced Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai to 10 years in prison on charges of illegally providing intelligence abroad, and claimed him as a citizen, prompting Stockholm to call for his release in a case that has rattled diplomatic relations. Gui, one of five Hong Kong-based booksellers known for publishing salacious titles about China's political leaders, was snatched by authorities while on a train to Beijing in February 2018, the second time he disappeared into mainland custody. ...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Beijing, GUI, Stockholm, Gui Minhai, Ningbo


U.S. Short on Stockpiled Masks; Gilead Drug Trials: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- Iran reported a total of 15 deaths from the outbreak, the most fatalities outside China, and a top health official tested positive. Italy reported a surge in infections and Spanish police isolated 1,000 people at an island resort.The U.S. said its short on the number of masks needed for health workers in case of an outbreak. Chinese President Xi Jinping said the country was confident of limiting the impact. Earlier on Tuesday, South Korea reported 84 new infections for a total tal...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, New York, Milan, London, News, Congress, Cdc, Washington, Senate, White House, China, Iraq, Spain, Bloomberg


Iran Confirms Official Running Its Anti-Coronavirus Task Force Has Contracted Coronavirus

(DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — The head of Iran’s counter-coronavirus task force has tested positive for the virus himself, authorities announced Tuesday, showing the challenges facing the Islamic Republic amid concerns the outbreak may be far wider than officially acknowledged. The announcement regarding Iraj Harirchi came after he gave a news conference with journalists in Tehran about the virus just one day prior, seeking to minimize the danger posed by the outbreak. Read more: Coronavi...
Tags: News, China, Wam, Uncategorized, Iran, Beijing, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Hassan Rouhani, Oman, Associated Press, Tehran, Bahrain, Etihad, Istanbul


Pompeo blasts China, Iran for response to virus outbreak

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday hit out at China and Iran for their response to the outbreak of coronavirus, accusing the two governments of censorship and of trying to cover up the severity of the spread of the deadly illness. Pompeo assailed Beijing for expelling three Wall Street Journal reporters and said a free press was needed to ensure accurate information about the virus is available to the public and medical personnel.
Tags: News, China, Iran, Beijing, Wall Street Journal, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, China Iran


Plastic shields protect China's ride-hailing drivers against virus

At a Beijing "disinfection station", a driver for a ride-hailing company is installing a plastic shield between the front and rear seats of his car to reassure passengers during the deadly coronavirus outbreak. Zhao Haijun, a Didi Chuxing driver, says the shield helps isolate him from passengers, and prevents the virus being spread through droplets in the air. "Now, I don't chat with the passengers," said Zhao.
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Didi Chuxing, Zhao Haijun


Hong Kong bookseller sentenced to 10 years in Chinese jail

A Chinese court has sentenced Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years in prison for "providing intelligence" overseas, in a case that is likely to reignite international criticism of Beijing's treatment of its critics.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Beijing, Stories, Gui Minhai


Apple may be forced to disclose censorship requests from China

Two major shareholder groups backed proposal that would force tech company to make new human rights commitments Apple could be forced to disclose details of censorship requests from China and other nations after two major shareholder groups backed a proposal that would force the tech firm to make new human rights commitments.The motion, set to be voted on by the company’s investors on Wednesday, was prompted by numerous allegations of Apple kowtowing to Beijing and blocking apps from being used ...
Tags: Apple, Business, Technology, China, World news, Beijing


U.S. Considers Expelling Chinese Journalists After Americans Barred

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. is weighing whether to expel Chinese journalists after China kicked out three Wall Street Journal reporters, part of a push by the Trump administration to show leaders in Beijing that it will resist restrictions on Americans working in China.The administration’s options were to be discussed in a meeting of senior administration leaders at the White House on Monday led by Matt Pottinger, the deputy national security adviser who was once a Wall Street Journal reporter in Be...
Tags: Asia, News, Washington, White House, China, Bloomberg, Cnn, Beijing, United States, Treasury, National Security Council, State Department, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, Journal


Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai sentenced to ten years in Chinese jail

A Chinese court has sentenced Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years in prison for "providing intelligence" overseas, in a case that is likely to reignite international criticism of Beijing's treatment of its critics.
Tags: Hong Kong, Cnn, Beijing, Gui Minhai


China Sentences Swedish Bookseller to 10 Years in Prison

(BEIJING) — A court in eastern China announced Tuesday that it has sentenced Gui Minhai, a naturalized Swedish citizen, to 10 years in prison. The Ningbo Intermediate People’s Court convicted Gui of “illegally providing intelligence overseas,” the court said in a statement published online. For years, Gui sold gossipy books about Chinese leaders in the semi-autonomous city of Hong Kong. He first disappeared in 2015, when he was believed to have been abducted by Chinese agents from his seaside ho...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Uncategorized, Thailand, Beijing, GUI, Gui Minhai, Ningbo, Overnight, Onetime, Ningbo Intermediate People s Court


Two-Thirds of the World’s Most Polluted Cities Are in India

(Bloomberg) -- Several Chinese cities, including Beijing, have dramatically improved their air quality in recent years, while Indian metropolises remain some of the world’s worst polluted, according to a new report.Beijing -- once infamous for its toxic haze -- has reduced smog levels and dropped down a list of the world’s most polluted cities, falling to 199 from 84 three years before, according to the 2019 World Air Quality Report published Tuesday by IQAir AirVisual. In contrast, India still ...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, China, Southeast Asia, India, Narendra Modi, Bloomberg, Thailand, Beijing, Nepal, Shanghai, Bangladesh, World Health Organization, World Bank, Xinjiang


China sentences Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years

A Chinese court has sentenced Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai to 10 years in prison on charges of illegally providing intelligence abroad in a case that has rattled relations between Beijing and Stockholm. Gui, one of five Hong Kong-based booksellers known for publishing salacious titles about Chinese political leaders, was snatched by Chinese authorities while on a train to Beijing in February 2018, the second time he disappeared into Chinese custody. The court in the eastern city of Ningbo...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Beijing, GUI, Gui Minhai, Ningbo, Stockholm Gui


Virus delivers blow to Hong Kong protests but rage remains

The new coronavirus has handed Beijing an unexpected gift -- an end to Hong Kong's pro-democracy rallies. For the Chinese government -- and its unelected proxy leaders in Hong Kong -- the end of the financial hub's huge rallies that engulfed the city for seven months straight has been a rare spot of good fortune in an otherwise grim start to the year. Protests were winding down when the virus first began to emerge in central China as activists reeled from exhaustion and a huge increase in arre...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Beijing


China sentences Swedish bookseller to 10 years in prison

A court in eastern China has sentenced a seller of books that took a skeptical look at the ruling Communist Party to 10 years in prison for “illegally providing intelligence overseas," in a further sign of Beijing’s hard line toward its critics. The Ningbo Intermediate People's Court announced Tuesday that it has sentenced Gui Minhai, a naturalized Swedish citizen. Gui admitted to his crime, agreed with the sentence and will not appeal, the court said.
Tags: News, China, Beijing, GUI, Communist Party, Gui Minhai, Ningbo Intermediate People s Court



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