China slams US for 'dangerous' message to Taiwan's leader

China slams US for 'dangerous' message to Taiwan's leader

China slammed the United States for its "dangerous" decision to congratulate Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen on her inauguration on Wednesday, as the self-ruled island became the latest flashpoint between the world's two largest economies. Taiwanese voters handed Tsai a second term with a landslide win in January, a vocal rebuke ...

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Tougher law on bad bosses and a change on mining rights

Tougher law on bad bosses and a change on mining rights

(ATF) A raft of new regulations came into force in China on Friday - May Day – including several that will have an impact on business people. The government allowed changes in regard to mining and mineral rights, enacted stricter penalties for bad bosses who fail to pay migrant workers, ...

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Beijingers rush at chance to get away as alert status lowered

Beijingers rush at chance to get away as alert status lowered

(ATF) Beijing announced on Friday – May Day – that the city is now at alert status 2, down from level 1, the top alert status. This news was met with some enthusiasm as citizens are no longer obliged to wear masks when they go outside. As soon as the ...

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Wuhan's wet markets struggle after lockdown

Wuhan's wet markets struggle after lockdown

At a large food market in the Chinese city of Wuhan, signs forbid the selling of wild animals and live fowl, while announcements calling for "victory" over Covid-19 play on a loop from speakers. China's "wet markets" have been slammed internationally as the coronavirus roils the world, with the disease ...

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Hainan to build national sports tourism pilot zone

Hainan to build national sports tourism pilot zone

(ATF) - Hainan has unveiled a five-year plan to develop a national sports tourism pilot zone in a bid to help turn the island province into a leading global tourist destination. According to the provincial government's official website, the pilot zone is expected to gain initial backing to pioneer the ...

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Surge of hate speech toward Chinese on Twitter

Surge of hate speech toward Chinese on Twitter

LOS ANGELES: The coronavirus outbreak has led to a 900% uptick in hate speech toward China and Chinese people on Twitter, according to a report by a tech startup. "People are spending more and more time on social networks, communication apps, chat rooms and gaming services, and the problems endemic ...

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More cinemas reopen to moviegoers in China

More cinemas reopen to moviegoers in China

Hundreds of Chinese cinemas have reopened on the mainland, as coronavirus cases slowly abate, Caixin Global reported. As of March 21, a total of 507 cinemas across China had reopened to moviegoers, representing 4.5% of the total cinemas operating in the country, according to statistics released by ticketing agency Maoyan. ...

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