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China mourns former leader Jiang Zemin with bouquets and black front pages

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Chinese newspapers blacked out their front pages on Thursday and flags were flown at half-mast in mourning for the death of former President Jiang Zemin, as supporters filed piles of bouquets in front of her childhood home. jiang deceased in his hometown of Shanghai just after noon on Wednesday from …

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China set to ease COVID restrictions after historic week of protests

China to allow home quarantine and reduce mass testing – sources Senior official affirms severity of weakening virus The change comes after a series of protests The biggest demonstration of public defiance in a decade BEIJING, Dec 1 (Reuters) – China is expected to announce in the coming days a relaxation of its COVID-19 quarantine …

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Guangzhou clashes as China tries to quell COVID protests

Riot police in hazmat suits confront protesters Estimate of 27 to 43 protests in 22 cities in China One of the greatest acts of public defiance in a decade Authorities probe protesters as security tightens SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Residents of the Chinese city of Guangzhou clashed on Tuesday night with riot police in …

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HSBC considers windfall dividend from $10 billion sale of Canadian unit to RBC

Deal comes under pressure from Chinese shareholder Analysts hail ‘sense’ deal The bank could return the proceeds of the transaction to the shareholders LONDON/TORONTO/NEW YORK, November 29 (Reuters) – HSBC (HSBA.L) agreed to sell its operations in Canada to the Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO) for C$13.5 billion ($10 billion) in cash, paving the way …

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Stocks and oil rise on hopes of easing COVID restrictions in China

Euro STOXX 600 up 0.4% Oil prices bounce off China hopes, talk of production cuts Dollar drops as investors seek riskier assets China real estate stocks rally in political support http://tmsnrt.rs/2yaDPgn LONDON/SYDNEY, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Stocks and oil gained on Tuesday on hopes that public unrest in China could lead to an earlier easing …

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Chinese authorities are looking for COVID protesters

BEIJING, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Chinese authorities have opened investigations into some of the people who gathered during the weekend’s COVID-19 curb protests, three people at the Beijing protests told Reuters, while the police remained in numbers on the streets of the city. . In one instance, a caller identifying himself as a police officer …

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China’s lockdown protests have spread to overseas campuses and cities

HONG KONG, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Protests against China’s strict zero-COVID policy and restrictions on freedoms has spread to at least a dozen cities around the world in a show of solidarity with rare demonstrations of defiance in China over the weekend. Dissidents and expatriate students held vigils and small-scale protests in cities around the …

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Exclusive: US plans to send 100-mile strike weapon to Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – The Pentagon is considering a Boeing proposal to supply Ukraine with small, inexpensive precision bombs mounted on abundantly available rockets, allowing Kyiv to strike far behind Russian lines as the West is struggling to meet the demand for additional armaments. US and allied military stocks are dwindling and Ukraine faces …

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China steps up security after rare protests over COVID restrictions

Shanghai and Beijing police make their presence visible on the streets No sign of new protests in Beijing and Shanghai on Monday The backlash is a setback for efforts to eradicate the virus News of the protests rocks global markets SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Police patrolled the scene of weekend protests in Shanghai and …

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