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The battle for Ukraine could test the limits of closer ties between China and Russia

Friday, March 04, 2022

The Cold War rivals have grown much closer in recent years. But China's ties to Russia are now becoming a bigger liability than Beijing expected.

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China erases thousands of social media accounts for vulgarity, negativity and more

Thursday, March 03, 2022

China is reshaping popular culture by taking down tens of thousand of celebrities, bloggers and influencers it deems immoral. The reasons are sometimes unclear, such as the figure not being patriotic.

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U.S. delegation is sent to Taiwan to show support amid potential Chinese aggression

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

The visit to Taiwan by the high-level delegation comes at a time when the White House has expressed growing concern about Beijing's ties with Moscow.

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China is a Paralympics star, but its people with disabilities face high hurdles

Monday, February 28, 2022

China has dominated the medal count at the last five Paralympic Games. That's in stark contrast with the low level of disability access in Chinese society.

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Woman found chained in Chinese village is victim of trafficking, authorities say

Friday, February 25, 2022

The 44-year-old woman who was filmed in a TikTok video, had been sold at least three times, Chinese officials said.

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In phone call, China plays a balancing act over Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Friday, February 25, 2022

In a phone call with his Russian counterpart, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi emphasizes dialogue and negotiation in the Russia-Ukraine crisis.

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How the U.S. benefits when China turns its back on Bitcoin

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Until the middle of last year, most cryptocurrency mining took place in China. Then authorities pulled the plug. So Chinese bitcoin miners began moving their gear to U.S. towns like Kearney, Nebraska.

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Examining the strategic alignment between China and Russia

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

China has been drawing closer to Russia. It's a signal that the two are increasingly ideologically aligned — even as Russia threatens Ukraine, and that's put China in a tough position.

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The mystery of the chained woman in China

Thursday, February 17, 2022

A video shows her chained inside a shed. It got nearly 2 billion clicks and has sparked a national debate over her identity, whether she is mentally ill — and whether she was trafficked as a bride.

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China's politics — not sports — spill out during heated Olympic news conference

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Each day the International Olympic Committee holds a press conference to answer a variety of press questions. Today, the spokeswoman for the Beijing Games interjected several times to defend China.

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Not a married heterosexual woman? You might not get certain reproductive care in China

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Rules around the country cut out unmarried women and LGBT people of maternity benefits, even as China's leaders try to get citizens to have more babies to reverse the declining birthrate.

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For some athletes, what is Chinese is not so simple

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Who gets to play for a country's national team at the Winter Olympics is an especially complicated question in China, where issues of identity, ethnicity, and citizenship are at stake.

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A fluffy panda mascot is all the rage at the Winter Olympics

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

The stuffed animal version of mascot Bing Dwen Dwen has become so sought after that people are camping overnight to buy it in Beijing.

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Peng Shuai, the Chinese tennis star, denies sexual assault by government leader

Sunday, February 06, 2022

In a carefully-managed interview with a French magazine, Peng also said she was retiring from tennis and said her private life should not be brought up in politics or sport.

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How the Winter Olympics are being received in China

Friday, February 04, 2022

Despite a campaign from China to increase enthusiasm for winter sports, many in the country are indifferent to the Games and excitement is more muted than in 2008.

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Uyghur kids recall physical and mental torment at Chinese boarding schools in Xinjiang

Thursday, February 03, 2022

Being hit, locked in a dark room and forced to hold a stress position — two small Uyghur children recount abusive experiences in boarding school in Xinjiang, where they also lost their mother tongues.

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China's Olympic Games kick off Friday but in Beijing the atmosphere is lukewarm

Thursday, February 03, 2022

Beijing is the host city for the Winter Games and excitement should be building, but residents regard the Olympics with a mixture of trepidation and curiosity.

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Hong Kong authorities shut down the region's last independent news outlets

Monday, January 24, 2022

First it was the pro-democracy paper Apple Daily and then other independent Hong Kong media outlets closed. A group of anonymous volunteers is archiving the outlets so they don't disappear completely.

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China's Olympics aim to keep COVID at bay with armpit sensors, robots and more

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Athletes and other attendees will be in a closed "loop" with strict rules about everything from daily testing for athletes to how spectators should respond — no cheering out loud, please!

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To keep Olympics COVID-free, China creates invisible bubbles around facilities

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

The country with some of the world's strictest COVID-19 policies is gearing up to host the Winter Olympics amid a rise in global omicron infections. Here's how Beijing is preparing.

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