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Hong Kong security law ‘needed to tackle terrorism’

Hong Kong needs a controversial new security law to tackle “growing terrorism”, the territory’s security chief has said. John Lee said the city had become…

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Hong Kong’s security chief warns of growing ‘terrorism’ as govt backs Beijing’s planned security laws

Hong Kong’s security chief said “terrorism” was growing in the city, as government departments rallied on Monday behind Beijing’s plans to introduce national security laws…

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China to allocate $57 billion to environment protection

China’s finance ministry will allocate a total of 407.3 billion yuan ($57.22 billion) to ecology and environment protection in 2020, up from 390.6 billion yuan…

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Divorce, harassment and organ donors: China to debate new civil code

Divorce, sexual harassment, organ donations, privacy: China’s sweeping first-ever civil code will be debated at its annual parliament meeting in Beijing this week. The rubber-stamp…

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China sees post-lockdown rise in air pollution: study

China’s levels of some air pollutants have risen back to above last year’s levels after dropping when the government imposed strict lockdown measures to contain…

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Beijing school students trial temperature-tracking bracelets

Temperature-monitoring bracelets that alert an app if a student has a fever were being trialled at Beijing schools on Monday – China’s latest use of…

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WHO denies report of pressure to withhold info

The World Health Organization has dismissed as “false allegations” a media report that it withheld information about the new coronavirus following pressure from China. The…

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China, US agree to move forward with trade deal despite Covid-19 blame game

Chinese and US trade representatives agreed Friday to “create favourable conditions” for the phase one trade deal signed in January, Beijing officials said, despite recent…

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Coronavirus and China: EU denies it bowed to Beijing pressure over COVID-19 disinformation report

The EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell is under fire over allegations a report was watered down following Chinese pressure. Questions hang over the revisions…

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‘Fake’ meat on the menu as China reopens restaurants

As China reopens restaurants and cafes, more plant-based “fake” meat products are popping up on menus. On Wednesday, Beyond Meat started selling its plant-based food…

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