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Could the protests against the government's zero-COVID strategy trigger political reform? DW asks an expert on social change in urban China, Björn Alpermann.
China has now relaxed many of its Covid restrictions, removing requirements for PCR tests in many places and allowing people to isolate at home. The new measures come following a wave of anti-lockdown protests.
Boluarte has appeared on national television at a military ceremony as she attempts to secure her grip on power. Boluarte replaced ousted leftist leader Pedro Castillo whose supporters are protests for his return.
The Nigerian Army massacred children in its war against Islamist insurgents in the country’s northeast, according to more than 40 soldiers and civilians who said they witnessed the military kill children or saw children’s corpses after a military operation.
Two teenagers were killed in clashes with police in the southern city of Andahuaylas. Demonstrations also occurred in the capital and other regions following the controversial ouster of former President Pedro Castillo.
The move is part of Beijing's efforts to pivot away from its contentious zero-COVID strategy, which has caused widespread public discontent and even triggered protests in some cities.
After less than a week in office, Dina Boluarte said she would ask Congress to move up elections by two years. Former President Pedro Castillo, who was voted out by lawmakers, decried the move as a "dirty game."
As China continues to pivot away from its zero-COVID strategy, experts say the weeks-long protests in the country may have damaged Xi Jinping's reputation, but his power remains largely unaffected.
A majority of MPs in the National Assembly have voted against adopting a report that could have seen impeachment proceedings begin. Cyril Ramaphosa has been under pressure over cash found at his private farm.
A Hong Kong judge has criticized police for banning a vigil to mourn the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. The court overturned the conviction of an activist who had urged people to attend.
A protester said that during an anti-Beijing demonstration, masked individuals assaulted him inside China's Manchester consulate. UK police had asked for the diplomats' immunity to be dropped so they could be questioned.
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