News 2021-12-23T08:04:47Z

Hong Kong's 'Pillar of Shame' statue, which commemorates the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre, was removed in the middle of the night

The "Pillar of Shame" was erected 1997, the same year Hong Kong was returned to China. Its removal comes amid Beijing's crackdown on dissent.
News 2021-12-23T07:42:29Z

China is swinging into panic mode ahead of the Winter Olympics, locking down a city of 200,000 people over one COVID-19 case

China's COVID-zero approach has led it to impose harsh travel curbs, including a swift lockdown on a city of 13 million people.
International 2021-12-20T03:23:16Z

The Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, who was thought to be missing, now denies making sexual-assault allegations against a former government official

Peng sparked international concern over her well-being when she seemingly disappeared after accusing a Chinese official of sexual assault.
Crime 2021-12-18T11:06:47Z

A man opened his ex-girlfriend's eyelids while she slept to unlock her phone and steal $24,000, reports say

Huang has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison after he broke into his ex-girlfriend's digital wallet to pay off gambling debts.
News 2021-12-16T07:52:12Z

A Chinese man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling off his 5 children for $28,000

The man, surnamed Yang, was dealt a 10-year prison term after being accused of having five children for the sole purpose of selling them for profit.
News 2021-12-16T05:33:32Z

China's 'king of trolls,' a newspaper editor known for being a nationalist firebrand voice for the Chinese Communist Party, is retiring

Hu Xijin said he was retiring as chief editor of the state-linked Global Times, but would keep contributing to the Communist Party's news outreach.
News 2021-12-08T17:22:13Z

Nearly 100 fake Twitter accounts swarmed to spread China's messaging about tennis star Peng Shuai after she accused a former vice premier of sexual assault

A new investigation revealed 97 Twitter accounts promoted Chinese state media narratives about the wellbeing of Peng Shuai.
Sports 2021-12-08T11:09:18Z

A Russian Olympic icon is thrilled about the US Winter Olympic boycott, calling the country a 'cancer'

Alexander Tikhonov, a formerly successful biathlete who won four Winter Olympic golds, said the US "is the most painful place on Earth."
News 2021-12-06T03:25:50Z

A Chinese city is paying $1,500 to anyone who tests positive for COVID-19

This is a new effort by the city's local government to lure anyone with symptoms to get tested for the virus without having to contact trace them.
Sports 2021-12-02T10:50:10Z

Olympic bosses held another call with missing tennis star Peng Shuai as criticism grows of the IOC's approach to her disappearance

Peng went missing in November and, despite reappearing weeks later, concerns remain about her wellbeing.
Sports 2021-12-01T17:18:07Z

NBA player who changed his last name to Freedom says he wants to 'educate' LeBron James on the morals of working with Nike

Enes Kanter Freedom has been a vocal critic of Nike and believes LeBron James needs to be educated on the morals and principles of the issues.
News 2021-12-01T06:20:16Z

In a new push for vaccine diplomacy, China's Xi Jinping has pledged to give Africa a billion vaccines

Xi made the undertaking to give Africa vaccines in Beijing on November 29, adding that China will also be sending 1,500 health experts to Africa.
Entertainment 2021-11-29T15:35:45Z

Disney+ in Hong Kong dropped an episode of 'The Simpsons' that featured a Tiananmen Square joke

The streamer made its debut in Hong Kong this month, but in the listing of "The Simpsons" episodes for season 16, one is missing.
News 2021-11-29T09:28:57Z

Daring smugglers ferry millions of dollars of illegal, unregulated meat into China each year via Hong Kong's waterways, and the government can't seem to stop them

The Hong Kong authorities are playing catch-up with gangs who, under the cover of darkness, transport tonnes of frozen meat into the Chinese mainland via speedboat.
News 2021-11-29T04:16:59Z

Shanghai canceled over 500 flights, closed schools, and suspended hospital services because of 3 COVID-19 infections

Shanghai canceled 30% of flights from two major airports and stopped outpatient services at 20 hospitals after three COVID-19 cases were identified in the city.
Crime 2021-11-27T10:54:58Z

A murder suspect who fled to China got stuck in a COVID-19 quarantine, setting himself up for easy capture by authorities

The suspect, surnamed Huang, allegedly shot a 45-year-old man to death early on Monday in New Taipei City, Taiwan, say reports.
News 2021-11-24T07:51:13Z

China keeps a blacklist with 88 celebrities it claims are violating the country's moral standards, and it includes a K-pop star, a disgraced actress, and a TikTok influencer

The list includes influencer Guo Laoshi who was cited by the Chinese government for rejecting conventional ideas of Chinese femininity.
Sports 2021-11-23T13:03:36Z

China accuses 'certain people' of 'malicious hyping' over concerns for Peng Shuai as calls grow for an Olympic boycott

The Chinese foreign ministry made the accusation on Monday while the US and Australia are reportedly planning to boycott the Beijing games.
News 2021-11-23T06:41:31Z

The Chinese government might be releasing videos to reassure the world that Peng Shuai is alive and well, but her presence on the country's social media has been scrubbed clean

Mentions of Peng — who accused a top Chinese official of sexually assaulting her — appear to have been scrubbed from China's social media platform Weibo.
Sports 2021-11-22T11:51:11Z

Peng Shuai held a 30-minute video call with the boss of the Olympics, but tennis bosses remain unconvinced she's actually safe and well

Women's tennis bosses said the video did not alleviate or address concerns about her wellbeing and ability to communicate without censorship.
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