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HongKong business hub's strict 'zero COVID' policy fuels questions about the future of 'Asia's World City'.aljazeera3 November 2021 (LINK)

Amnesty International said it will close its two offices in Hong Kong this year "driven by Hong Kong's national security law, which has made it effectively impossible for human rights organizations in Hong Kong to work freely and without fear of serious reprisals from the government"source26 October 2021 (LINK)

Biden and Xi agree to abide by Taiwan agreementthehill5 October 2021 (LINK)

New evidence suggests coronavirus jumped from animals to humans multiple timesxinhuanet4 October 2021 (LINK)

If confirmed by further analyses, the findings would make the "lab leak" hypothesis less likely.

Chinese media says Maine lobster shipment was 'Pandora's box' behind pandemicpressherald1 October 2021 (LINK)

China frees International Crisis Group's Michael Kovrig after more than 1,000 days' detention as well as fellow Canadian Michael Spavorcrisisgroup24 September 2021 (LINK)

China changes law to allow married couples to have up to three childrennbcnews21 August 2021 (LINK)

Canadian businessman Michael Spavor sentenced by Chinese court to 11 years in prison for spyingcnn11 August 2021 (LINK)

Chinese state media has seized on a Swiss scientist critical of U.S. pressing for a covid origins probe. The one problem: He might not existwashingtonpost10 August 2021 (LINK)

Diplomats say China put squeeze on Ukraineapnews25 June 2021 (LINK)

China pressured Ukraine into withdrawing its support for a call for more scrutiny of human rights in China's western region of Xinjiang by threatening to withhold Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccines destined for Ukraine unless it did so, diplomats told The Associated Press.

Apple Daily editors arrested under Hong Kong security lawapnews17 June 2021 (LINK)

Taiwan says will be 'force for good' after unprecedented G7 supportreuters14 June 2021 (LINK)

Biden revokes, replaces Trump executive orders on Chinese-owned appsaxios9 June 2021 (LINK)

Science Clearly Shows That COVID-19 Wasn't Leaked From A Wuhan Labmedium27 May 2021 (LINK)

Hong Kong: Jimmy Lai jailed again for pro-democracy protestsbbc28 May 2021 (LINK)

HSBC, Citi Warned of Jail Over Jimmy Lai Accounts, Reuters Saysbloomberg27 May 2021 (LINK)

Report: China emissions exceed all developed nations combinedbbc7 May 2021 (LINK)

China Censors Nomadland Director Chloé Zhao's Oscar Win wsj26 April 2021 (LINK)

Hong Kong journalist convicted over public database searches yahoo22 April 2021 (LINK)

US, China agree to cooperate on climate crisis with urgency pbs18 April 2021 (LINK)

Hong Kong court jails Jimmy Lai and other prominent activists for 8 to 18 months over 2019 protest — cnn — 16 April 2021

Chinese CDC director rejects interpretation of 'low protection rate of Chinese vaccines' — China's globaltimes — 11 April 2021

Alibaba Group Fined Record $2.75 Billion for Anti-Monopoly Violations in China — reuters/ — 10 April 2021

The penalty, equivalent to around 4 percent of Alibaba's 2019 revenues, is the highest ever antitrust fine to be imposed in China.

China Adopts Kremlin's 'Information War' Tactics — voanews — 6 April 2021

Hong Kong: Media mogul Jimmy Lai found guilty over 2019 mass protests — bbc — 1 April 2021

Iran, China sign 25-year cooperation agreement — axios — 27 March 2021

The Biden Administration Has Just Announced Its First Chinese Sanctions — vice — 17 March 2021

30,000 U.S. organizations hacked by Chinese espionage unit — axios — 6 March 2021

World no closer to answer on COVID origins despite WHO probe — expert — reuters — 5 March 2021

After marathon bail hearings, Hong Kong pro-democracy activists find themselves back in detention — washingtonpost — 4 March 2021

U.S. issues warning after Microsoft says China hacked its mail server program — nbcnews — 4 March 2021

China and human rights at the Council: a conservative Roman Catholic's view after a Chinese Foreign Minister addresses Geneva body for the first time — bitterwinter — 27 February 2021

Sikkim: Chinese and Indian troops 'in new border clash' — bbc — 26 January 2021

A Chinese hacking group is stealing airline passenger details — zdnet — 20 January 2021

Jack Ma Emerges for First Time Since Crackdown on Ant, Alibaba — bloomberg — 20 January 2021

Trump Administration Says China's Repression of Uighurs Is 'Genocide', following Biden — nytimes — 19 January 2021

China enters 2021 on rebound after recording lowest economic growth in 40 years — france24 — 18 January 2021

Hong Kong authorities arrest lawyer, 10 others under national security law — cbc — 14 January 2021

First came political crimes. Now, a digital crackdown descends on Hong Kong — washingtonpost — 12 January 2021

Goldman, M. Stanley to delist some Hong Kong products after U.S. investment ban — reuters —10 January 2021

Where Is Alibaba Founder Jack Ma? What the Saga of One of the World's Richest Men Reveals About China Under Xi Jinping — time — 4 January 2021

China and EU 'on verge' of major investment deal — bbc — 29 December 2020

Hong Kong: 10 defendants face trial over attempt to flee country — dw — 28 December 2020

We Found The Factories Inside China's Mass Internment Camps — buzzfeednews — 28 December 2020

'Good riddance', China says as Germany leaves UN Security Council — reuters/scmp — 23 December 2020

Top Hong Kong activist seeks asylum in the UK — dw — 21 December 2020

Xinjiang forced labour concerns threaten to derail China's investment deal with EU — scmp — 20 December 2020

How China manipulates truth — at scale — propublica — 19 December 2020

Coronavirus: can China recover from diplomacy missteps made during the pandemic? — souscmprce — 19 December 2020

Coronavirus: Italian scientists find perfect match of Wuhan strain in sample taken from boy in December 2019 — scmp — 11 December 2020

Ex-Hong Kong lawmaker Ted Hui says accounts frozen after he sought exile — reuters — 7 December 2020

Hong Kong Media Mogul Jimmy Lai Denied Bail For Alleged Fraud — npr — 3 December 2020

Hong Kong activists sentenced to prison over pro-democracy protests — axios — 2 December 2020

China has strongly rebuked the UK, the US, Australia, New Zealand and Canada after being accused of a concerted effort to silence critics in Hong Kong — bbc — 20 November 2020

Major Chinese State-Owned Bank Uses Blockchain to Sell $3 Billion of Bonds — caixinglobal — 12 November 2020

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers resign as Beijing moves to quash opposition — france24 — 11 November 2020

Brazil suspends trials of China's Sinovac coronavirus vaccine, citing 'serious adverse event' — cnn — 10 November 2020

In COVID clampdown, China bars travellers from Britain, France, India — reuters — 5 November 2020

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