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Pets the latest sacrifice in China’s attempt to hold fortress COVID-zero

Pets the latest sacrifice in China’s attempt to hold fortress COVID-zero

With Delta and Omicron on the rise, the country is dealing with mass lockdowns in eight cities, hamster exterminations in Hong Kong and international mail restrictions in Beijing.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw

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Hong Kong to kill 2000 animals after hamsters get COVID-19

Hong Kong to kill 2000 animals after hamsters get COVID-19

Hong Kong will also stop the sale of hamsters and the import of small mammals.

  • by Zen Soo
Flight attendants at centre of Hong Kong COVID outbreak arrested

Flight attendants at centre of Hong Kong COVID outbreak arrested

The airline workers were accused of violating pandemic rules and causing the city’s Omicron outbreak, as Beijing announced tickets would not be publicly available for the Winter Olympics.

  • by Zen Soo
Turnbull had the right idea on China
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Turnbull had the right idea on China

Malcolm Turnbull has had his critics over the years – including this writer – but it’s now absolutely clear that Turnbull’s policy towards China was very much in Australia’s best interests.

  • by Tom Switzer
Who controls you? Which party do you vote for?

Who controls you? Which party do you vote for?

The Cambodian Prime Minister has already “zoom-bombed” an opposition meeting, now from next month the country will filter all online content China-style.

  • by Charles McDermid
Tortured and isolated in a Chinese jail, Yang Hengjun has ‘no regrets’

Tortured and isolated in a Chinese jail, Yang Hengjun has ‘no regrets’

The Chinese-Australian writer says his plight has allowed him to put a spotlight on China’s legal system. 

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
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Kim starts the year with a bang. Four to be precise

Kim starts the year with a bang. Four to be precise

The North Korean regime fired two ballistic missiles from Pyongyang airport on Monday, demonstrating the depth of Kim Jong-un’s arsenal, say analysts.

  • by Josh Smith
Faced with South China Sea challenges, Philippines buys missile system

Faced with South China Sea challenges, Philippines buys missile system

Rodrigo Duterte’s government will acquire a shore-based anti-ship missile system from India to beef up its navy.

  • by Neil Jerome Morales
Beijing’s rocky road to the 2022 Winter Games

Beijing’s rocky road to the 2022 Winter Games

Fresh from imperilling one Olympic Games in Tokyo last year, COVID-19 has its tentacles around another.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
North Korean hackers stole over half a billion dollars in crypto in 2021: report

North Korean hackers stole over half a billion dollars in crypto in 2021: report

A United Nations panel of experts that monitors sanctions on North Korea has accused Pyongyang of using stolen funds to support its nuclear and ballistic missile programs to circumvent sanctions.

  • by Josh Smith
Hong Kong pushes for Asian investment as tens of thousands leave

Hong Kong pushes for Asian investment as tens of thousands leave

The city’s economic prosperity lies with the mainland, says the finance minister, as Western investment and those qualifying to live abroad head for the exits.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw