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G7 countries reiterate concern over unilateral actions by Beijing in East and South China Seas
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G7 countries reiterate concern over unilateral actions by Beijing in East and South China Seas

The G7 countries also raised the issue of human rights situation in China, particularly in Xinjiang and Tibet

Leaked China database reveals thousands of Uyghurs detained in Xinjiang
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Leaked China database reveals thousands of Uyghurs detained in Xinjiang

Researchers estimate that more than one million Uyghurs and other mostly Muslim minorities are being held in a secretive network of detention centres and prisons, ostensibly as part of an anti-terrorism campaign after a series of attacks

Beijing loyalist John Lee elected as Hong Kong's next leader
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Beijing loyalist John Lee elected as Hong Kong's next leader

Lee received 1,416 votes in the chief executive election, far exceeding the 751 votes needed to win

Hong Kong election committee kicks off leadership polls with sole candidate, John Lee
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Hong Kong election committee kicks off leadership polls with sole candidate, John Lee

As the only candidate in the polls, Lee is expected to win easily, especially since he has Beijing's endorsement

COVID-19: Hong Kong reopens beaches, China's capital relaxes quarantine rules
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COVID-19: Hong Kong reopens beaches, China's capital relaxes quarantine rules

China has maintained its hardline 'zero-COVID' approach but has imposed less onerous restrictions on the capital than in other cities such as Shanghai

Beijing closes subway stations to restrict movement amid spike in COVID-19 cases
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Beijing closes subway stations to restrict movement amid spike in COVID-19 cases

On Wednesday, Chinese capital Beijing recorded just 51 local virus infections including asymptomatic ones, while Shanghai reported nearly 5,000, a downward trend as the city loosens some restrictions

Indian professionals in China urge Jaishankar to press Chinese govt to permit return of their families
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Indian professionals in China urge Jaishankar to press Chinese govt to permit return of their families

The petition followed China's last week decision to permit some Indian students studying in Chinese universities to return as part of a limited opening up for foreign students

Beijing tightens COVID-19 restrictions as long holiday begins
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Beijing tightens COVID-19 restrictions as long holiday begins

Faced with the highly transmissible Omicron variant, Chinese officials have doubled down on their zero-Covid policy, quashing virus clusters through mass testing and lockdowns

China facing 'tsunami' of Omicron, says top official as Shanghai, Beijing battle to curb Covid spread
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China facing 'tsunami' of Omicron, says top official as Shanghai, Beijing battle to curb Covid spread

All the residents in Beijing will be required to have a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours to enter public spaces from 30 April

Beijing: Omicron threatens Communist Party congress where Xi Jinping seeks 3rd term as Chinese capital stares at lockdown
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Beijing: Omicron threatens Communist Party congress where Xi Jinping seeks 3rd term as Chinese capital stares at lockdown

Authorities are moving quickly to try to prevent a massive COVID-19 outbreak that could trigger a citywide lockdown like the one that has paralyzed Shanghai for more than three weeks

Shanghai seeks 'societal zero COVID-19' with rounds of testing
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Shanghai seeks 'societal zero COVID-19' with rounds of testing

Shanghai's vice head of its health committee, Zhao Dandan, announced Wednesday that the city would begin another round of testing for city residents over the next few days to determine which districts were lower risk

Beijing orders mass COVID-19 testing in 11 districts after 32 turn positive on Monday's nucleic acid tests
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Beijing orders mass COVID-19 testing in 11 districts after 32 turn positive on Monday's nucleic acid tests

Beijing is battling the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. It has ordered mass testing covering almost all of its 21 million population

Beijing kicks off 3-day COVID-19 mass testing of over 3.5 million people
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Beijing kicks off 3-day COVID-19 mass testing of over 3.5 million people

Chaoyang disease prevention and control leading team said the COVID-19 test applies to all who are living and working in the district, which will be conducted respectively on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Panic buying in Beijing as people fear stringent lockdown amid spike in COVID-19 cases
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Panic buying in Beijing as people fear stringent lockdown amid spike in COVID-19 cases

Beijing has ordered mass testing order and has warned of a 'grim' COVID-19 situation in the city. Also, it has imposed tight controls on entry to the city, with travellers required to have a negative COVID-19 test from within 48 hours

COVID-19 death toll rises in China as Beijing warns of 'grim' situation with rising infections
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COVID-19 death toll rises in China as Beijing warns of 'grim' situation with rising infections

China has been struggling to stamp out its worst COVID-19 outbreak in two years with a playbook of harsh lockdowns and mass testing as it sticks to a strict zero-Covid policy

Shanghai officials promise to ease anti-COVID-19 controls amid food worries
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Shanghai officials promise to ease anti-COVID-19 controls amid food worries

Shanghai leaders are scrambling to ease the impact of a 'zero-COVID' strategy that shut down most businesses starting 28 March

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she won't seek second term
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she won't seek second term

Speculation had swirled for months about whether Lam would seek another term, but she said that her decision had been conveyed to the central government in Beijing last year and was met with 'respect and understanding'

China keeps a close watch on political turmoil in Pakistan
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China keeps a close watch on political turmoil in Pakistan

Observers in Beijing say that China may not be unduly concerned about the crisis as it sees the Pakistan military as the cornerstone of its ironclad ties with Islamabad

Marriages in China hit a 36-year low fuelling concerns over declining birth rate
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Marriages in China hit a 36-year low fuelling concerns over declining birth rate

Falling marriage rates are seen in both rural areas and big cities, because the costs of marriage and child-rearing are rising in both underdeveloped and developed areas, says expert

EU to hold a virtual summit with China amid increasing alarm over Beijing's growing proximity with Moscow
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EU to hold a virtual summit with China amid increasing alarm over Beijing's growing proximity with Moscow

In a meeting with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said that 'China-Russia cooperation has no limits', repeating a line used by Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping