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China aims for steady economic growth in 2022

The central government on Friday promised tax cuts and support for entrepreneurs to shore up slumping economic growth.China will continue implementing proactive fiscal policies and prudent monetary policies so as to pursue steady progress in the econ..

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Beijing hails Nicaragua’s decision to switch ties

China has commended Nicaragua on its "right" decision to re-establish diplomatic ties and to break off relations with Taiwan. The statement from the foreign ministry comes as government representatives from China and Nicaragua signed a communique in ..

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Australia joins US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed that his country would not send government officials to the Winter Olympics in Beijing, China next year, following in the footsteps of the United States. Morrison said on Wednesday that it would “co..

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Catholic church sexual abuse must be seen in ‘historical’ context, Pope says

Pope Francis has called for caution in the “interpretation” of a damning report released in October that found as many as 330,000 children may have been sexually abused by clergy and lay members of the Catholic Church in France. The pontiff said on ..

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Saudi Royal Guard arrested in France over grisly murder – reports

A former member of the Saudi Royal Guard has been arrested in France on Tuesday on an Interpol warrant, over his suspected role in the high-profile murder in 2018 of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, France’s RTL Radio reported. The 33-year-old man, ident..

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White House Makes It Official: No US Delegation to Attend Beijing 2022 Olympics

On Monday, the White House confirmed reports that it was instituting a diplomatic boycott on the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. “The Biden administration will not send any diplomatic or official representation to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and P..

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China, South Korea irked over Yasukuni Shrine visit

China has condemned a visit by a group of Japanese officials and lawmakers to the Yasukuni Shrine.Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said the shrine, which honours Japan's war dead including convicted war criminals, is a symbolism of Japanes..

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Mainland to send back crime suspect who fled Taiwan

A man who allegedly fled to the mainland after carrying out a violent crime in Taiwan will be sent back to the island, a Beijing official said on Tuesday.Xinhua News Agency reported that the man had confessed to police in Xiamen that he had shot a ma..

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Beijing says no one cares about US diplomatic boycott

China has criticised the United States for announcing that it won't send diplomatic or official representation to the Winter Olympics in Beijing.The Chinese embassy in Washington called the boycott a pretentious act and political manipulation th..

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Everton end barren run with comeback win over Arsenal

Everton struck twice in the final 11 minutes to end an eight-game winless run with a 2-1 victory over Arsenal that lifts the pressure on manager Rafael Benitez.Another night of frustration looked in store for the Toffees as Richarlison had two goals ..

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Perth axed as Ashes host over quarantine rules

Perth was axed Monday as host of the potentially pivotal fifth Ashes Test between Australia and England because of tough Covid rules which require players to spend 14 days in quarantine.A decision on the new venue for the Test, scheduled to start on ..

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Under Pressure From China’s Authorities, Didi Is Delisting From the New York Stock Exchange

Chinese ride-hailing group Didi Chuxing said on Friday it would delist from the New York Stock Exchange less than six months after its initial public offering. Didi, which has been a target in a wider Beijing crackdown on the country’s leading techno..

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