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Beijing launches South China Sea drills as Biden visits Asia

China is holding military exercises in the disputed South China Sea coinciding with President Joe Biden’s visits to South Korea and Japan that are largely focused on countering the perceived threat from Beijing. China’s Maritime Safety Administration office in the southern island province of Hainan said the drills began...
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Beijing, Huawei condemn Canada 5G ban as 'groundless' and 'political'

Beijing hit out Friday at Canada for banning two Chinese telecoms giants from Canadian 5G networks, calling Ottawa's security concerns "groundless", while Huawei said barring its services was a "political decision". Huawei called the ban "an unfortunate political decision" that cannot be justified on national security grounds.
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Shanghai makes way towards COVID lockdown exit, Beijing plays defence

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, May 21 (Reuters) - Shanghai cautiously pushed ahead on Saturday with plans to restore part of its transport network in a major step towards exiting a weeks-long COVID-19 lockdown, while Beijing kept up its defences in an outbreak that has persisted for a month. Shanghai's lockdown since the beginning...
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2020 Census miscounted Hawaii, survey reveals

Watch “This is Now,” live from the Hawaii News Now Digital Center, weekdays on KHNL at 12 p.m. and on all of our streaming platforms. An inside look aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln amid rising tensions. Updated: 1 hour ago. |. By Jonathan Jared Saupe. As China and...
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Snowy commencement for snowsports athletes

It was a snowy commencement for the snowsports athletes of Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy on Friday. The Eagle County magnet school graduated 26 seniors at 4 Eagle Ranch in Wolcott, where the large windows on the indoor venue allowed crowds to enjoy the heavy snowfall blanketing the mountains outside.
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Mead School District's DLC Olympics return after three year hiatus

SPOKANE, Wash. ⁠— "On this day, I will become stronger, wiser, and believe more in myself," declared Mead High School senior, Tanzy Halliburton-Link, in front of hundreds of spectators at Mead's track on Friday, ahead of the highly anticipated return of the district's Developmental Learning Center Olympics. "We...
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Factbox: Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

May 20 (Reuters) - Shanghai reported new COVID-19 cases outside quarantined areas for the first time after five days of no infections, prompting stricter curbs in a district, but plans to end a prolonged city-wide lockdown on June 1 appeared to remain on track. read more. DEATHS AND INFECTIONS. *...
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China still forcing thousands of citizens into COVID quarantine centers

China is again forcing thousands of people into government COVID-19 quarantine centers this week as the brutal, six-week lockdown in Shanghai is only partially being eased. Videos from Liuanzhuang, a village in northern Tianjin, showed residents being warned over a loudspeaker that they had to pack their belongings ready to be carted off to isolation centers, Bloomberg noted.
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Richemont’s caution on China is a wake-up call

MILAN, May 20 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Richemont (CFR.S) is injecting a dose of reality into blue-sky expectations for a China rebound. Chairman Johann Rupert on Friday poured cold water on an aggressive recovery in Richemont’s China sales, suggesting any bounce would not be “triple digit” as domestic growth will be lower and people will be fearful of losing their jobs. That’s at odds with rivals like Tiffany owner LVMH (LVMH.PA) and Britain’s Burberry (BRBY.L), which indicated they expect a strong recovery of Chinese demand after lockdowns in cities including Shanghai and Beijing are lifted. They may be too optimistic.
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