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China to punish internet users for ‘liking’ posts in crackdown after zero-Covid protests
Technology

China to punish internet users for ‘liking’ posts in crackdown after zero-Covid protests

Hong Kong CNN Business  —  Internet users in China will soon be held liable for liking posts deemed illegal or…
China’s Zhengzhou, home to world’s largest iPhone factory, ends Covid lockdown
Technology

China’s Zhengzhou, home to world’s largest iPhone factory, ends Covid lockdown

Hong Kong CNN Business  —  The central Chinese city of Zhengzhou, home to the world’s largest iPhone factory, has lifted…
Protests erupt across China in unprecedented challenge to Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid policy
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Protests erupt across China in unprecedented challenge to Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid policy

Beijing CNN — Protests erupted across China on Saturday, including at universities and in Shanghai where hundreds chanted “Step down,…
US bans Huawei, ZTE equipment sales amid Chinese spying fears
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US bans Huawei, ZTE equipment sales amid Chinese spying fears

The Biden administration has banned approvals of new telecommunications equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE because they pose “an…
North Korea plans ‘world’s most powerful’ nuclear force, Kim Jong Un says
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North Korea plans ‘world’s most powerful’ nuclear force, Kim Jong Un says

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is planning to build “the world’s most powerful” nuclear force, state news agency KCNA…
Taiwan’s President billed midterms as all about China. Now she’s resigning as party chief
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Taiwan’s President billed midterms as all about China. Now she’s resigning as party chief

Tainan, Taiwan CNN  —  Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has resigned as the leader of the island’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party,…
Taiwan votes in local elections billed as message for China and the world
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Taiwan votes in local elections billed as message for China and the world

Polls opened in Taiwan on Saturday in local elections that President Tsai Ing-wen has framed as being about sending a…
China’s Urumqi to ease Covid lockdown amid public anger over deadly fire
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China’s Urumqi to ease Covid lockdown amid public anger over deadly fire

Chinese authorities said Saturday they would lift a months-long Covid lockdown in the country’s far western region of Xinjiang “in…
Apple has a huge problem with its supplier’s iPhone factory in China
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Apple has a huge problem with its supplier’s iPhone factory in China

Hong Kong CNN Business  —  A violent workers’ revolt at the world’s largest iPhone factory this week in central China…
Qatar signs deal to supply gas to China for 27 years
Middle East

Qatar signs deal to supply gas to China for 27 years

QatarEnergy chief Saad al-Kaabi told Reuters on Monday the firm signed a 27-year sales and purchase agreement with China’s Sinopec,…
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