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Baby orca, Toa, dies in New Zealand after failed search for mother

bbc– A baby orca found stranded in New Zealand has died, after a huge effort to reunite him with his mother failed. The killer whale – named Toa – washed ashore near the capital Wellington 10 days ago, prompting a desperate search to find his family in nearby waters. Believed to be two to six […]
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Chinese engineers killed in Pakistan bus blast

bbc– At least 13 people, including nine Chinese nationals, have been killed in an explosion that sent a bus hurtling down a mountainside in Pakistan. China says it was a deliberate bombing, but Pakistani officials are blaming a mechanical failure. The bus was carrying more than 30 people to a hydropower plant site in the […]
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Chinese Regulator Halts Huya-Douyu Game-streaming Merger

republicworld– China’s market regulator on Saturday blocked the merger of Tencent-backed game streaming platforms Douyu and Huya following an anti-monopoly investigation, as authorities ramp up scrutiny of some of the country’s biggest technology companies. Huya and Douyu — which provide videogame live-streaming services akin to Twitch in the U.S. — are two of the
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China Fails To Sell Fighter Jets As Arms Export Dips Amid Strained Ties With Nations

republicworld– Over the last two decades, China has attempted to make significant leaps and strides in the field of aerospace and defense technology hoping to one day become the leading combat aircraft provider to the developing world. The country has been flexing its military capabilities which include advanced warplanes, stealth fighter jets, and newly developed
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Xi Presents Medals To Outstanding Party Members

republicworld– Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday presented the July 1 Medal, the highest honor within the country’s authoritarian ruling Communist Party, to 29 recipients. China has been carrying out a series of events across the country this week to mark the centenary of the Communist Party and to herald its growing influence abroad. Among […]
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China Warns US Over ‘Taiwan Independence’, Calls It ‘dead-end Road’

republicworld– China has warned the United States over its escalating military ties with Taiwan, a self-ruled democratic island claimed by Beijing and called ‘Taiwan independence’ a ‘dead-end road’. As per news agency ANI, Chinese defence ministry spokesperson Ren Guoqiang said in a statement that Beijing firmly opposes any form of official
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Can old traditions and tech help Singapore reach zero waste?

bbc– in the quiet of the early morning, the low rumble of her heavily laden trolley reverberates through the streets of the historic Tiong Bahru area of Singapore. Madam Ng is a karang guni trader, one of the rag and bone collectors who have traditionally picked up the things people throw away. This includes everything […]
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China Adopts New Law Banning Defamation Of Military Personnel

republicworld– China has passed a new legislation that bans “defamation” of military personnel, adding an array of legal tools to its 2018 law under which a Chinese popular blogger was punished recently for “defaming” PLA soldiers killed in last year’s clash with the Indian Army at the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh. The legislation,
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Chinese Citizens Pushing Each Other At Centres To Get COVID Vaccines, Video Goes Viral

republicworld– China, from where the COVID-19 disease originated, has long been claiming to have successfully managed to bring the Coronavirus crisis under control, even as the world struggles to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, with the economies and health infrastructures of several countries overwhelmed by the spread of the deadly virus. However, several videos of