Tag Archives: Chinas

Delta variant challenges China’s costly lockdown strategy

A woman receive a throat swab during mass testing for COVID-19 in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. The coronavirus’s delta variant is challenging China’s costly strategy of isolating cities, prompting warnings that Chinese leaders who were confident they could keep the virus out of the …

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Army of fake fans boosts China’s messaging on Twitter

(AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin) China’s ruling Communist Party has opened a new front in its long, ambitious war to shape global public opinion: Western social media. Liu Xiaoming, who recently stepped down as China’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, is one of the party’s most successful foot soldiers on this evolving …

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Behind China’s Twitter Campaign, a Murky Supporting Chorus

As the Trump administration lashes out at China over a range of grievances, Beijing’s top diplomats and representatives are using the president’s favorite online megaphone — Twitter — to slap back with a pugnaciousness that is best described as Trumpian. Behind China’s combative new messengers, a murky hallelujah chorus of …

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Italian death toll overtakes China’s as virus spreads

Medical personnel at work in the intensive care unit of the hospital of Brescia, Italy, Thursday, March 19, 2020. Italy has become the country with the most coronavirus-related deaths, surpassing China by registering 3,405 dead. Italy reached the gruesome milestone on the same day the epicenter of the pandemic, Wuhan, …

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Italian virus death toll nears China’s as outbreak spreads

A worker disinfects the street to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, March 19, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some, it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (AP Photo/Emilio …

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China’s Uighurs Trapped in Factory Toiling for Tech Titans

In a lively Muslim quarter of Nanchang city, a sprawling Chinese factory turns out computer screens, cameras, and fingerprint scanners for a supplier to international tech giants such as Apple and Lenovo. Throughout the neighbourhood, women in headscarves stroll through the streets, and Arabic signs advertise halal supermarkets and noodle …

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Plague Inc. Removed From China’s App Store

Plague Inc. is a game that pushes players to try to annihilate all life with an evolving pathogen. The game was released on mobile devices in 2012 and has been played by more than 130 million people, but has recently been pulled from China’s digital stores during the coronavirus outbreak. …

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China’s daily death toll from virus tops 100 for first time

Personnels wearing protective suits wait near an entrance at the Cheung Hong Estate, a public housing estate during evacuation of residents in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health evacuated some residents from the public housing estate after two cases of …

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