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US destroyer sails past Chinese islands in South China Sea

BEIJING — The US Navy sailed with a destroyer close to on Wednesday China-controlled islands in the South China Sea in what Washington said was a patrol aimed at ensuring freedom of navigation through the strategic seaway. The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold sailed past the Paracel Islands and then continued operations in the South China …

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Chinese cities face new strict COVID restrictions as cases rise

The Chinese government is again intervening in cities where clusters of coronavirus cases have emerged as the country aims to achieve its far-reaching “zero-COVID” policy. Cities in eastern China faced new sets of restrictions, including closed supermarkets, no personal dining options and canceled flights, threatening the country’s economic recovery. The tightened measures came after Shanghai …

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Chinese cities face new strict COVID restrictions as cases rise

The Chinese government is again intervening in cities where clusters of coronavirus cases have emerged as the country aims to achieve its far-reaching “zero-COVID” policy. Cities in eastern China faced new sets of restrictions, including closed supermarkets, no personal dining options and canceled flights, threatening the country’s economic recovery. The tightened measures came after Shanghai …

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Hong Kong in limbo 25 years after British handover to China

HONG KONG (AP) — When the British handed Hong Kong over to Beijing in 1997, they were promised 50 years of self-government and freedom of assembly, speech and press that are not allowed in Communist-ruled mainland China. If the city of 7.4 million people Friday marks 25 years under Beijing’s rule, those promises are getting …

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Chinese Censors Scrub Internet After Senior Party Official Gives Speech on Beijing Zero-Covid Timeline

CNN † Chinese censors rushed to remove an apparently misleading quote from a senior Communist Party official published in state media on Monday claiming that the “zero-CovidThe policy would remain in effect in Beijing for the next five years in an effort to tame an online backlash. Beijing Daily, the official Communist Party newspaper for …

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