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Democracy books disappear from Hong Kong libraries

HONG KONG: Books written by prominent Hong Kong democracy activists have started to disappear from the city’s libraries, online records show, days after Beijing imposed a draconian national security law on the finance hub. Among the authors whose titles are no longer available are Joshua Wong, one of the city’s …

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China says US pullout from JCPOA, root cause of tension in WA

TEHRAN: Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations Zhang Jun said that US withdrawal from Iran’s nuclear deal, known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [JCPOA] as well as exertion of maximum pressure against Iran is the main cause of the crisis in the West Asia (WA) region. Speaking …

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CanSino’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Approved for Military Use in China

TEHRAN: China’s military has received the greenlight to use a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by its research unit and CanSino Biologics after clinical trials proved it was safe and somewhat efficient, the company said on Monday. The Ad5-nCoV is one of the eight vaccine candidates being developed by Chinese companies …

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12 Killed As Rainstorms Batter Southern China

TEHRAN : Torrential weekend rains killed at least 12 people in China’s southwestern Sichuan province, state media reported Monday, as rising waters sparked mass evacuations during the annual flood season. The toll from the heavy rainstorm in Mianning County included two people who died when several vehicles plunged into a …

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Ladakh border clash caused by India, says Chinese defence ministry

BEIJING: Beijing said that the border clash between China and India which resulted in the death of 20 Indian soldiers, was caused by the Indian side. The Indian actions violated a consensus between the two countries and were a unilateral provocation, the Chinese defence ministry said on Wednesday from its …

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China charges Canadians with spying, leaves Trudeau ‘disappointed’

BEIJING/OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday he is “disappointed” that China has formally charged two Canadians with spying, more than 18 months after they were arrested amid a row between Beijing and Ottawa. Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were detained in December 2018, nine …

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