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Premier League Cancels China Broadcast Deal

The Premier League terminated a lucrative broadcasting contract with its licensee in China on Thursday, September 3, 2020, dealing a further blow to the English top-flight as clubs adjust to heavy losses as a result of the coronavirus. Streaming service PPTV agreed a reported $700 million (£524 million) deal for the right to broadcast all […]

At Least Five Dead In China Restaurant Collapse

At least five people died on Saturday, August 29, 2020, when a restaurant in northern China collapsed, state media said, with rescuers pulling dozens of survivors from the rubble and searching for others believed to be trapped. The two-storey building used for banquets came down in the morning in Xiangfen county, in Shanxi province, according […]

COVID-19: China Defends Wuhan Pool Party After Global Outrage

A massive pool party attended by thousands of people at the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic showed how well China had dealt with disease, authorities insisted Thursday, August 20, 2020, despite images from the event prompting outrage around the world. Pictures and video of the weekend electronic music party in Wuhan — where COVID-19 first […]

China Flood Renders Hundreds Of Thousands Homeless

Floods in mountainous southwest China have washed away roads and forced tens of thousands from their homes, with authorities warning Wednesday, August 19, 2020, the giant Three Gorges Dam was facing the largest flood peak in its history. Footage on state broadcaster CCTV showed murky water lapping at the feet of the Leshan Giant Buddha […]

China-US Ties Plunge Further Over Hong Kong Sanctions

China on Saturday, August 8, 2020, slammed the United States for imposing “barbarous” sanctions in response to Beijing’s crackdown in Hong Kong, capping a dramatic week of deteriorating relations between the world’s two biggest economies. In the toughest US action on Hong Kong since China imposed a sweeping new security law on the territory, Washington […]

China Sentences Third Canadian To Death On Drug Charges

China sentenced another Canadian to death on drugs charges Friday, August 7, 2020, the second in two days to be handed the punishment, as tensions soar between Beijing and Ottawa. The Foshan Intermediate People’s Court in the country’s southern Guangdong province said Ye Jianhui had been sentenced for trafficking and manufacturing drugs, and would have […]

China Takes Over American Consulate In Chengdu

The American flag was lowered at the US consulate in China’s Chengdu city on Monday, July 27, 2020, and Chinese authorities entered the building, as Beijing carried out a Cold War-style retaliatory closure of the mission. Earlier in the morning state broadcaster CCTV showed footage of the flag being lowered, after diplomatic tensions soared between the two […]

China Accuses US Of ‘Slander’ Over Coronavirus Research Hacking Claims

Beijing accused the United States of “slander” on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, after two Chinese nationals were indicted for seeking to steal coronavirus vaccine research and hacking hundreds of companies. “The Chinese government is a staunch defender of cyber security, and has always opposed and cracked down on cyber attacks and cyber crime in all […]

China Says Pompeo’s South China Sea Illegal Claim ‘Unjustified’

Beijing hit back Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at the US branding of Chinese pursuits in the South China Sea as illegal, saying the accusation was “unjustified’ and a bid to sabotage regional peace. “We advise the US side to earnestly honour its commitment of not taking sides on the issue of territorial sovereignty, respect regional […]

Google To Invest $10bn In India

Google said Monday, July 13, 2020, it will invest $10 billion in India over the next five to seven years as it battles rivals like Facebook and Amazon in the vast market of 1.3 billion consumers. Chief executive Sunder Pichai told a virtual Google in India event that its fund would help “accelerate India’s digital […]