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Nationwide protests against China's zero-Covid policy have left investors concerned about the outlook for the country's economy. On Monday morning, both the Shanghai Composite and Hang Seng in Hong Kong were posting losses.
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Authorities in Shanghai were seen putting up barriers following protests against COVID-19 measures. Meanwhile, a British minister condemned the arrest of a BBC journalist who was covering the demonstrations.
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After decades of threats from mainland China, tensions over Taiwan are arguably higher than at any time since 1949. As Chinese President Xi Jinping considers the use of force to invade the island and steps up military preparations, the threat of war hangs over 23 million Taiwanese citizens.
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A blaze in a high-rise building has killed 10 people in the Xinjiang region of China. Nine others have been injured but are said to be stable.
China has recorded its first COVID death since May. An 87-year-old man died in Beijing as daily infections in the country reached 24,000.
Two Canadians and a top Chinese executive are on their way home after a deal with US authorities put an end to a three year diplomatic spat. Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of China's Huawei telecoms giant, was arrested in Canada in 2018 on US charges of violating sanctions. Weeks later Beijing detained two Canadian citizens in China in what was seen as an act of retaliation.
China is sticking to a zero-Covid strategy to stamp out virus clusters, but harsh lockdowns have battered the economy. The government mouthpiece has called on Beijing to stay the course.
Yuesheng Wang, whose work at public utility Hydro-Quebec related to battery materials, is accused of allegedly trying to steal trade secrets to benefit Beijing.
Germany needs to diversify its business interests in Asia to reduce dependency on China, Economy Minister Robert Habeck has told DW in Singapore. He said the war in Ukraine helped demonstrate the need to diversify.
The Chinese press sees the Xi-Biden meeting at the G20 summit in Bali as a chance to ‘recalibrate’ Sino-US relations, although a broad focus on Chinese diplomacy with other nations and the APEC meetings this week could be perceived as a snub of US President Joe Biden. Meanwhile, ‘disappointing’ midterm results for the GOP have sparked a leadership crisis for the party, with Trump likened in one cartoon to an irate ex showing up on a date between the GOP and Florida governor Ron DeSantis.
As Biden and Xi prepare to meet in person as top leaders for the first time, experts say the meeting is aimed at preventing competition from spiraling and predict there may be no breakthrough in the relationship.