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World Jan 24China lifts COVID lockdown in Xi’an as 2 million are tested in Beijing ahead of Olympics
Chinese authorities are testing some two million residents of Beijing after a series of virus cases prompted concerns two weeks ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics.
World Jan 11China locks down a third city ahead of Olympics, confining 5.5 million more people to their homes
A third Chinese city has locked down its residents because of a COVID-19 outbreak, raising the number confined to their homes in China to about 20 million people.
World Jan 04In Chinese city locked down due to coronavirus, some complain food hard to find
Residents of the Chinese city of Xi'an are enduring a strict coronavirus lockdown, with business owners suffering yet more closures and some people complaining of difficulties finding food.
Nation Nov 16Talks between Biden and China’s Xi raise hope for better ties but strains remain
China has welcomed a virtual meeting between President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden as raising hopes for better relations, while the U.S. was more muted on the talks.
World Jul 22China won’t accept WHO’s second phase plan to study COVID-19 origins
China's vice minister of the country's National Health Commission said he was "rather taken aback" that the plan includes further investigation of the theory that the virus might have leaked from a Chinese lab.
Science May 15China lands on Mars in major advance for its space ambitions
China landed a spacecraft on Mars for the first time on Saturday, a technically challenging feat more difficult than a moon landing, in the latest step forward for its ambitious goals in space.
Politics Jul 22WATCH: Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds hearing on competition with China
The United States has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston in the latest escalation of tensions between the world's largest economies.
World Jul 14China accuses U.S. of sowing discord in South China Sea
The Trump administration's rejection of broad Chinese claims to much of the South China Sea came across in Asia as an election-year political move, with some appealing for calm amid fears of greater tensions.
World Jun 30China approves contentious Hong Kong national security law
HONG KONG (AP) — China approved a contentious national security law that will allow authorities to crack down on subversive and secessionist activity in Hong Kong, a move many see as Beijing’s boldest yet to erase the legal firewall between…
World Jun 28World hits coronavirus milestones amid fears of worse to come
The world surpassed two sobering coronavirus milestones Sunday -- 500,000 confirmed deaths, 10 million confirmed cases -- and hit another high mark for daily new infections as governments that attempted reopenings continued to backtrack and warn that worse news could…