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Chinese web users bypass censors to remember Jiang Zemin

Chinese web users bypass censors to remember Jiang Zemin

Image source, Getty ImagesImage caption, Sharing this book cover is one way web users are bypassing censors to speak about Jiang By Kerry Allen BBC Monitoring Toads, spectacles and the word “grandpa” figure in posts by people in China as they remember the late Chinese leader Jiang Zemin and try to avoid the censors. Members...

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China Covid protestors clash with riot police in hazmat suits

China Covid protestors clash with riot police in hazmat suits

Riot police in hazmat suits have clashed with protesters in the city of Guangzhou, China. Footage online shows police in white hazmat suits clutching riot shields to protect themselves from debris and glass thrown at them by protesters. It follows a week of unrest over China’s zero-Covid policy. The country has see a record number...

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Students killed as bomb blast hits Afghan school

Students killed as bomb blast hits Afghan school

Image source, Getty Images At least 10 people have been killed after a bomb blast hit a religious school in northern Afghanistan, the ruling Taliban regime has said. The blast took place in Aybak in the Samangan province and left many more injured, a spokesperson for the interior ministry told the BBC. But the death...

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Jiang Zemin obituary: China’s tough-talking reformer

Jiang Zemin obituary: China’s tough-talking reformer

Image source, Reuters Jiang Zemin, who has died aged 96, became China’s leader after the bloody 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. He will be remembered for presiding over a decade of breakneck economic growth and rising prosperity in China as it mended fences with the West and became a global superpower. He oversaw notable events like...

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Jiang Zemin: Former Chinese leader dies aged 96

Jiang Zemin: Former Chinese leader dies aged 96

Image source, Reuters By Stephen McDonell & Tessa Wong BBC News, Beijing and Singapore China’s former leader Jiang Zemin, who came to power after the Tiananmen Square protests, has died at 96. State media said he died just after noon in Shanghai on Wednesday. One of the major figures of Chinese history in recent decades,...

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China Covid: Unrest continues in Guangzhou as lockdown anger grows

China Covid: Unrest continues in Guangzhou as lockdown anger grows

Image source, ReutersImage caption, People threw debris and glass at police People in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou have clashed with police overnight in the latest protest against the country’s strict Covid rules. Footage online showed police in white hazmat suits clutching riot shields to protect themselves from debris and glass thrown at them...

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China Covid: Factory activity shrinks more than expected

China Covid: Factory activity shrinks more than expected

Image source, Getty ImagesImage caption, China’s PMI shrinks in November By Monica Miller BBC News, Singapore A key measure of China’s factory activity has further fallen in November, according to official figures. The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 48 from 49.2 in October. It comes as strict Covid restrictions and weakening global demand weigh...

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Prannoy Roy: How Gautam Adani will run India’s top news network NDTV

Prannoy Roy: How Gautam Adani will run India’s top news network NDTV

Image source, ReutersImage caption, A study found NDTV to be a highly trusted network Radhika and Prannoy Roy, founders of leading Indian news network New Delhi Television (NDTV), have resigned as directors of a group promoting their company, bringing a conglomerate led by Gautam Adani, one of the world’s richest man, closer to taking over...