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“Hell is not hot enough for Chamath Palihapitiya,” one Uyghur refugee, Salih Hudayar, offered in response.
Ai Weiwei helped design the Bird's Nest stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. It will also host the opening ceremony for Beijing’s Winter Olympics on Feb. 4.
“Polythene, food wrappers, plastic, other non-digestibles and water were the only things we could see in the post mortems.”
With the success of the Games and China’s national dignity at stake, Beijing is doubling down on its “zero-tolerance" COVID-19 policy.
A woman in Zhengzhou went viral after sharing what happened when her date offered to make her dinner just before thousands were rushed into quarantine.
Anyang has locked down residents because of a COVID-19 outbreak, raising the number confined to their homes in China to about 20 million people.
While the launch didn't pose a threat to the U.S., it corresponded with an order issued to ground some flights on the U.S. West Coast.
A pregnant woman in the city of Xi'an miscarried outside the hospital after being refused entry, reportedly for not having current COVID-19 test results.
In many places around the world, plans for New Year’s Eve celebrations were muted or cancelled for the second year due to coronavirus infections.
Stand News says it is ceasing operations following a police raid and arrests of current and former editors in a continuing crackdown on dissent.
According to the agency, RM has exhibited no particular symptoms while Jin is showing mild symptoms including light fever and is undergoing self-treatment at home.
China has also been dealing with a substantial outbreak in several cities in the eastern province of Zhejiang near Shanghai.
At least 52 people are still missing, officials say.
China has been accused by human rights groups of abusing ethnic and religious minorities, allegedly forcing them to be sterilized and work in camps.
The fire began at a mental clinic on the building's fourth floor.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the country will join the U.S. and other nations in not sending a delegation to the 2022 games.
Gen. Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 others were killed in a helicopter crash in southern Tamil Nadu state.
The White House announced that the United States will diplomatically boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China but the athletes will still compete.