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'So angry': Chinese Super League football clubs ordered to change names as part of reform plans
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'So angry': Chinese Super League football clubs ordered to change names as part of reform plans

New Chinese champions Jiangsu Suning, Fabio Cannavaro's two-time Asian title-holders Guangzhou Evergrande and Oscar's Shanghai SIPG are prime among those likely to have to rebrand themselves.

China's bullying of Australia and weaponising of market access holds important lessons for democracies like India
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China's bullying of Australia and weaponising of market access holds important lessons for democracies like India

China’s rhetoric has steadily become more acidic and it has stepped up its bullying as it sees economic measures failing to achieve what it seeks: reversal of Australia’s decisions that go against China’s interests.

China's Chang'e 5 completes drilling into the moon almost two days after landing on the Ocean of Storms
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China's Chang'e 5 completes drilling into the moon almost two days after landing on the Ocean of Storms

The lander has begun drilling in the moon's surface using a robotic arm and will do so for two days to collect around two to four kgs of lunar samples to bring back.

Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai, two Apple Daily executives charged with fraud
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Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai, two Apple Daily executives charged with fraud

The charges come a day after three prominent young democracy campaigners — including Joshua Wong — were jailed for taking part in pro-democracy protests

China denies weakening sanctions enforcement on North Korea, says more efforts needed to settle issue
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China denies weakening sanctions enforcement on North Korea, says more efforts needed to settle issue

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said that greater attention should be paid to the impact of the sanctions on ordinary North Koreans

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, Ivan Lam and Agnes Chow jailed for 2019 anti-govt rally
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Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, Ivan Lam and Agnes Chow jailed for 2019 anti-govt rally

All three were found guilty of organising and taking part in an unauthorised assembly near the police's headquarters at the start of the pro-democracy protests in June last year

Damming Brahmaputra: With mega-dam plans, China might end up hurting itself more than India
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Damming Brahmaputra: With mega-dam plans, China might end up hurting itself more than India

The true idea of a river is not of a single stream of water between two banks, but a nervous system of watery arteries and capillaries that form the circulatory system of a living ecosystem in a particular river basin.

India stays away as SCO members reaffirm support for China’s Belt and Road project at virtual meet
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India stays away as SCO members reaffirm support for China’s Belt and Road project at virtual meet

India has said it cannot accept the project, which includes the China Pakistan Economic Corridor passing through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, as it ignores concerns on territorial integrity

Scott Morrison terms Chinese official's tweet with fake photo of Australian soldier 'repugnant', demands apology
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Scott Morrison terms Chinese official's tweet with fake photo of Australian soldier 'repugnant', demands apology

Morrison sought an apology from the Chinese govt a spokesman for China’s Foreign Ministry, posted the graphic image that shows a soldier holding a bloodied knife to the throat of a veiled child

Border disputes emerge between China and Nepal: A primer on historical context, attempts to resolve differences
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Border disputes emerge between China and Nepal: A primer on historical context, attempts to resolve differences

Nepal and China have both denied the encroachments that were mentioned in the recent reported survey and they have decided to solve the dispute in an amicable way

China to build major hydropower project on Brahmaputra river in Tibet, local reports claim
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China to build major hydropower project on Brahmaputra river in Tibet, local reports claim

Exploitation of the Yarlung Zangbo river could be a major source of clean electricity, playing a significant role in realising China's goal of reaching a carbon emissions peak by 2030

In research preprint, Chinese scientists claim COVID-19 may have originated in India or Bangladesh
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In research preprint, Chinese scientists claim COVID-19 may have originated in India or Bangladesh

The scientists have argued that since India and Bangladesh reported the least number of mutations and are neighbouring countries to China, the Indian subcontinent may be the origin of the first COVID-19 transmission

Firmly opposed to India’s decision to block 43 more apps, says Chinese foreign ministry
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Firmly opposed to India’s decision to block 43 more apps, says Chinese foreign ministry

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said the ban on apps, under the pretext of national security, violates market principles and World Trade Organisation rules

With China ban some frozen foods, can SARS-CoV-2 survive and be transmitted from packaging?
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With China ban some frozen foods, can SARS-CoV-2 survive and be transmitted from packaging?

A positive test “doesn’t indicate infectious virus, just that some signal from the virus is present on that surface,” said Andrew Pekosz of Johns Hopkins University’.

Hundreds of flights cancelled at Shanghai airport as city tackles COVID-19 outbreak
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Hundreds of flights cancelled at Shanghai airport as city tackles COVID-19 outbreak

China is now planning to give high-risk workers at the airport the experimental vaccine that has already been providing to State employees, international students, and essential workers since July

China's new Chang'e-5 mission to collect moon rock samples and bring it back to earth
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China's new Chang'e-5 mission to collect moon rock samples and bring it back to earth

The original mission, planned for 2017, was delayed due to an engine failure in the Long March 5 rocket.

China live streams footage of its manned submarine visiting the deepest part of Earth — Mariana Trench
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China live streams footage of its manned submarine visiting the deepest part of Earth — Mariana Trench

Fendouzhe, China's third deep-sea manned submersible, is observing "the many species and the distribution of living things on the seabed".

China to be joined by international experts soon to help investigate coronavirus origin: WHO
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China to be joined by international experts soon to help investigate coronavirus origin: WHO

WHO emergencies director hailed the 'tremendous amount of scientific investigation' done by the Chinese, but said international experts needed to be reassured about the quality of the science

We've been profiting by slaughtering Antarctica's wildlife since it was discovered 200 years ago
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We've been profiting by slaughtering Antarctica's wildlife since it was discovered 200 years ago

Before 1833, at least seven million fur seals were killed in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic.

China needs to shut down old, new coal plants to reach its carbon neutrality goal by 2060
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China needs to shut down old, new coal plants to reach its carbon neutrality goal by 2060

China also pledged to reach its peak carbon emissions by 2030, which researchers claim needs coal-fired power to start reducing almost immediately.