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* Xinhua: Washington admits in Geneva to conducting biological research on low-income Ukrainians: Russian mediaground.news27 September 2022 (LINK)

Weaker demand for Chinese goods spells end of shipping boomcaixinglobal27 September 2022 (LINK)

China rights report prompts Western-led call for UN debatereuters26 September 2022 (LINK)

Hong Kong cardinal among activists on trial over protest fundground.news26 September 2022 (LINK)

Chinese gang leader gets 24 years for brutal group attack on womenground.news24 September 2022 (LINK)

China sentences former justice minister to death on corruption charges with two-year reprieveground.news22 September 2022 (LINK)

China illegally using informal police stations to track, harass dissidents: Reportground.news22 September 2022 (LINK)

China losing appeal as European firms rethink future investmentsground.news21 September 2022 (LINK)

Don't touch foreigners to reduce monkeypox risk, says senior Chinese health official after country's first caseground.news20 September 2022 (LINK)

Beijing-backed Chinese language schools in UK to be replaced with teachers from Taiwanground.news19 September 2022 (LINK)

China focuses on UN Geneva as counterweight to U.S. despite human rights criticism while UNGA meets in New Yorkground.news18 September 2022 (LINK)

Five Hong Kong speech therapists jailed for conspiracy to "brainwash" children with cartoonsground.news11 September 2022 (LINK)

China ambassador, Geneva: U.N. report on Xinjiang has 'closed door of cooperation' ground.news10 September 2022 (LINK)

US bars 'advanced tech' firms receiving federal funds from building China factories for 10 yearsbbc7 September 2022 (LINK)

Uyghurs: China may have committed crimes against humanity in Xinjiang — UNbbc1 September 2022 (LINK)

Half of China hit by drought in worst heatwave on recordground.news25 August 2022 (LINK)

Dugongs declared functionally extinct in Chinese watersground.news24 August 2022 (LINK)

UN rapporteur says China employing forced labor, possible 'enslavement' in Xinjiangground.news17 August 2022 (LINK)

Angry China stages more drills near Taiwan as U.S. lawmakers visitground.news15 August 2022 (LINK)

China unexpectedly cuts 2 key rates, withdraws cash from banking system to head off slumpground.news15 August 2022 (LINK)

Hong Kong suffers biggest ever population drop (1.6%) as exodus acceleratesground.news12 August 2022 (LINK)

China overtakes US as top producer of high quality scientific papersiflscience11 August 2022 (LINK)

China cuts off vital U.S. contacts over Pelosi Taiwan visitpbs5 August 2022 (LINK)

China blocks some Taiwan imports over Pelosi visit but avoids chip disruptionground.news4 August 2022 (LINK)

China fines Didi Global $1.2 bln for violating data security lawsground.news21 July 2022 (LINK)

Chinese bank depositors face police in angry protestground.news10 July 2022 (LINK)

Activist removed from Wimbledon tennis final for Peng Shuai protestground.news10 July 2022 (LINK)

China cuts COVID quarantine time for international travellers ground.news28 June 2022 (LINK)

Canadian Home affairs condemns 'slave-like' working conditions at Chinese factory in Ekurhuleni, Alrode, Albertonnydailynews23 June 2022 (LINK)

— Migrants from Malawi, Zimbabwe and China were forced to work, eat and sleep inside a Chinese plastic factory in slave-like conditions.

Floating Hong Kong restaurant capsizes in South China Seatheguardian20 June 2022 (LINK)

UN member states criticize China over Uyghurs at Human Rights Council sessionamericanmilitarynews19 June 2022 (LINK)

New Hong Kong school history textbooks say the city 'never was a British colony'americanmilitarynews19 June 2022 (LINK)

The world's most expensive cities for 2022: HongKong again tops, Geneva is Europe's costliestcnn8 June 2022 (LINK)

UN's Bachelet 'raised concerns' on visit to China's Xinjiangdw28 May 2022 (LINK)

— Activists slammed UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet for her restrained criticism directed at China's leaders after her return from Xinjiang. But Bachelet noted that her visit was "not an investigation."

Chinese leader Xi defends record to UN human rights chiefground.news24 May 2022 (LINK)

UN rights chief to visit China's Xinjiangdw24 May 2022 (LINK)

Biden says US willing to respond 'militarily' in event of Chinese attack on Taiwancnn23 May 2022 (LINK)

UN Rights Chief to Visit China from 23 May for First Time Since 2005ground.news20 May 2022 (LINK)

U.S. accuses casino tycoon Wynn of acting as Chinese agentreuters18 May 2022 (LINK)

G-7 Expresses 'Grave Concern' Over Hong Kong Leader's Electionbloomberg (video)10 May 2022 (LINK)

China is using AI and 3D printing to build a 590-foot-tall dam without the need for human workers, scientists saybusinessinsider10 May 2022 (LINK)

Luxury brands navigate Shanghai's lockdown to keep VIPs pamperedreuters / investing10 May 2022 (LINK)

BlackRock downgrades Chinese stocks to neutral as the world's largest asset manager sees a 'rapidly worsening' outlook for the country's economybusinessinsider9 May 2022 (LINK)

Hong Kong's next leader is a hardline former police officer who took on the city's protesterscnn8 May 2022 (LINK)

China's organ harvesting trade unveiled by study which claims prisoners used for transplants before death recordedground.news5 April 2022 (LINK)

Cheng Lei: Australian journalist on trial in China for spy chargebbc31 March 2022 (LINK)

UK judges resign from Hong Kong court over China's crackdown on dissentreuters30 March 2022 (LINK)

China Locks Down Shenzhen, Province of 24 Million Over Covidbloomberg / yahoo14 March 2022 (LINK)

Hong Kong Eases Travel Restrictions: Lifts Flight Bans, Cuts Covid Quarantinebloomberg21 March 2022 (LINK)

Covid-19: China locks down city of 9 million amid new spike in casesap / business-standard12 March 2022 (LINK)

China battles Omicron outbreak weeks before Winter Olympicstheguardian10 January 2022 (LINK)

Evergrande suspends shares in Hong Kong as firm tries to raise cashbbc3 January 2022 (LINK)

Independent Hong Kong news outlet Citizen News announces shut down: only 1 leftglobalvoices3 January 2022 (LINK)

Hong Kong police raid pro-democracy news outlet, arrest 6ap / npr29 December 2021 (LINK)

China replaces Xinjiang party boss associated with Uyghur crackdowntheguardian26 December 2021 (LINK)

Two Hong Kong universities remove Tiananmen artworks after Pillar of Shame dismantledtheguardian24 December 2021 (LINK)

UK receives nearly 90,000 resettlement requests from Hong Kongdw14 December 2021 (LINK)

Journalists in China face 'nightmare' worthy of Mao era, press freedom group saystheguardian8 December 2021 (LINK)

Facebook takes down Chinese network behind fake Swiss biologist Covid claimstheguardian3 December 2021 (LINK)

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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