Tag: Beijing

After Panic in Beijing, FDA Reiterates That COVID-19 Doesn’t Spread Through Food

In the past week, more than 100 cases of coronavirus have been reported in Beijing, after the Chinese capital went almost two months without a single positive test. The majority of the just-confirmed cases have been connected to Xinfadi, the massive wholesale agricultural market in the southern part of the city. Xinfadi—which trades an estimated […]

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Twitter removes more than 170,000 accounts linked to Beijing-backed propaganda campaign

(Reuters) — Twitter on Thursday said it removed more than 170,000 accounts tied to a Beijing-backed influence operation that deceptively spread messages favorable to the Chinese government, including about the coronavirus. The company suspended a core network of 23,750 highly active accounts, as well as a larger network of about 150,000 “amplifier” accounts used to […]

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Zoom Shut Down a Chinese Dissident’s Account After He Held a Tiananmen Square Memorial

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. A prominent Chinese activist based in New York says Zoom canceled his account at the behest of the Chinese government after he held a virtual conference to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Zhou Fengsuo, the founder of the […]

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China’s ‘Nightmare’ National Security Bill Has Instantly Reignited Hong Kong’s Protest Movement

China’s shock announcement of an extreme national security law in Hong Kong has officially reignited the political crisis there, with activists calling for a return to mass protests in the streets this weekend. Fatigue and the coronavirus had largely taken the steam out of the anti-government, anti-Beijing protest movement that roiled the semi-autonomous city in […]

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A Huge Brawl Broke Out in Hong Kong’s Legislature And People Ended Up in the ER

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. A straight-up fight erupted between pro-democracy and pro-Beijing lawmakers in Hong Kong’s legislature Friday. One man dragged an opponent across the floor by his shirt collar, while paramedics carried another out on a stretcher. Security guards eventually forcibly ejected 10 pro-democracy lawmakers […]

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Hong Kong Gamers Protested Inside ‘Animal Crossing.’ Now China Wants to Ban It.

China is trying to ban people from playing the hugely popular Nintendo Switch game ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ because protesters are using the game to criticize President Xi Jinping and the government of Hong Kong. The game, which was released last month, is a social simulation game where players live on an idyllic tropical island, […]

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