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China cites pandemic and withdraws as host of 2023 Asian Cup

by on May 15, 2022 0

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — China withdrew as host of soccer’s 2023 Asian Cup on Saturday in the latest cancellation of the country’s sports hosting duties during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Asian Football Confederation praised Chinese soccer officials for making “this very difficult but necessary decision in the collective interests of the AFC Asian Cup.” The...

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China floods force hundreds of thousands from homes

by on August 19, 2020 0

Floods in mountainous southwest China have washed away roads and forced tens of thousands from their homes, with authorities warning Wednesday the giant Three Gorges Dam was facing the largest flood peak in its history. Footage on state broadcaster CCTV showed murky water lapping at the feet of the Leshan Giant Buddha — a...

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China censors Hong Kong internet, US tech giants resist

by on July 7, 2020 0

China has unveiled new powers to censor Hong Kong’s internet and access user data using its feared national security law — but US tech giants have put up some resistance citing rights concerns. The online censorship plans were contained in a 116-page government document released on Monday night that also revealed expanded powers for...

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China ‘pulling back troops’ after deadly border clash: India

by on July 6, 2020 0

Beijing says both sides taking effective measures to ease border tensions after skirmish that killed 20 Indian troops. China has begun pulling back troops from along its contested border with India, Indian government sources have said, following the worst clash between the two nuclear-armed neighbours in nearly 50 years, which left 20 Indian soldiers dead....

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China warns UK over citizenship offer to Hong Kong people

by on July 2, 2020 0

Beijing threatens UK with ‘corresponding measures’ and denounces US bill seeking sanctions over Hong Kong security law. China has slammed the United Kingdom’s decision to offer a path to citizenship for Hong Kong’s residents, threatening potential “corresponding measures” and warning against interference in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. In a statement on Thursday, the Chinese...

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