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The Pentagon says China declined a phone call in response to the balloon's downing

Tuesday, February 07, 2023

In a sign of continued tense relations, the U.S. says China declined the request for a phone call between top defense officials

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Chinese balloon punctures Blinken's plans, leaving U.S.-China ties adrift

Friday, February 03, 2023

Secretary of State Antony Blinken called off his trip to China after the discovery of a Chinese "surveillance" balloon over the U.S. It's the latest setback in an increasingly fraught relationship.

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Biden met Dutch leader about restricting China's access to cutting edge micro chips

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

President Biden met Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Tuesday, as the administration lobbies the Netherlands to join tough restrictions on China's ability to acquire microchips and equipment.

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A 'wolf warrior' is sidelined, as China softens its approach on the world stage

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Zhao Lijian, a foreign ministry spokesman known for his combative approach, was reassigned. The change is mostly tactical, but analysts see a window of opportunity to improve China-U.S. relations.

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It's easier to travel to China — as Beijing lifts more COVID pandemic rules

Monday, January 09, 2023

China has ended mandatory quarantine for inbound travelers — dismantling one of the final pieces of its "zero COVID" policy. The change will have a big impact on the global economy and for visitors.

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Encore: China's protesters say Apple keeps tools that help them off the App Store

Friday, December 30, 2022

Protesters in China say Apple keeps tools that help them get around censorship off the App Store. Now the company has to contend with pressure from China's residents who aren't happy about it.

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Apple is accused of limiting crucial AirDrop function in China weeks before protests

Monday, December 26, 2022

Protesters say Apple has kept tools that help circumvent censorship in China off its App store inside the country. Now it has to contend with pressure from Chinese citizens who aren't happy about it.

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China is facing what could be the world's biggest COVID surge yet

Friday, December 16, 2022

China is facing possibly the world's biggest coronavirus surge yet. At the high end of estimates, 800 million people in China could become infected. What does this mean for China and other countries?

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China pivots quickly on its COVID messaging — surprising many Chinese

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

China's state media has done an about-face on COVID-19 — from claiming it posed a deadly threat to the country to comparing it to the flu. The sudden shift raises questions among Chinese citizens.

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Why vaccine hesitancy persists in China — and what they're doing about it

Friday, December 09, 2022

The reluctance of many citizens — especially the elderly — to get vaccinated is a problem for a government facing intense pressure to roll back strict COVID policies.

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China rolls back some of its most controversial COVID restrictions

Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Following protests, China announced a series of measures to roll back some of its most controversial COVID restrictions. They include allowing those with mild or no symptoms to quarantine at home.

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Vaccine hesitancy may hamper China's efforts to ease COVID restrictions

Monday, December 05, 2022

China is partly adjusting its zero COVID policy by ramping up vaccinations for senior citizens. But vaccine hesitancy may be a problem for the authorities.

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China lifts some COVID lockdowns, but it's unknown how fast policy will change

Friday, December 02, 2022

The recent protests against the Chinese government's tough pandemic control policies have ended with a police crackdown. There are some signs though that protests have been a catalyst for change.

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Protests raise questions about why China is still relying on COVID restrictions

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Protests in China have cast a spotlight on the country's "zero COVID" policy. But why is China still relying on restrictions when the rest of the world has mostly moved on?

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China's ex-leader Jiang Zemin, an influential reformer, has died at 96

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Jiang Zemin rose to power in the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square protests and leaves a legacy of economic reforms — but also tight political control.

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China's lockdown protests and rising COVID leave Xi Jinping with '2 bad options'

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Extraordinary street protests in some Chinese cities and campuses over the weekend put Xi Jinping's controversial approach to the pandemic under the spotlight.

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Protesters in China call for the end of the 'zero COVID' policy

Monday, November 28, 2022

Protesters in China have been calling for the end of the country's "zero COVID" policy and political reform.

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Some say a protest could worsen a delay in Apple's latest iPhone production

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

China's strict "zero Covid" policy has been blamed for a delay in Apple's latest iPhone production. A protest over a pay dispute in the world's largest iPhone plant could worsen the situation.

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China's continued "zero COVID" policy stirs dissent

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

China's strict zero covid policy has created a rare opportunity for political dissent.

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In southern China, residents revolt against COVID-19 controls

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Unverified videos show people breaking down barriers and marching through streets in Guangzhou as frustration boils over about China's strict COVID-19 controls.

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