Laurie Chen
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US to impose China COVID-19 testing as virus surge jangles global nerves
by Laurie Chen - December 29, 2022 - 10:38am
The United States and Italy announced mandatory COVID-19 testing for travellers from China as Beijing's sudden abandonment of tough measures to contain the coronavirus -- and surge in virus cases -- caused jitters...
China to end quarantine on arrival in fresh Covid rule relaxation
by Laurie Chen - December 27, 2022 - 8:26am
China said it would scrap mandatory quarantine on arrival, further unwinding years of strict virus controls as the country battles a surge in cases.
It's a man's world: No more women leaders in China's Communist Party
by Laurie Chen - October 24, 2022 - 12:15pm
It is a far cry from Communist Party forefather Mao Zedong's pledge that "women hold up half the sky".
Xi secures historic third term as China's leader
by Laurie Chen - October 23, 2022 - 1:07pm
The Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party elected Xi as its general secretary for another five-year term, Xinhua reported, tilting the country decisively back towards one-man rule after decades of power-sharing...
China's Xi set to secure historic third term in office
by Laurie Chen - October 23, 2022 - 9:40am
Xi is all but certain to be unveiled as general secretary of the ruling Communist Party again — tilting the country decisively back towards one-man rule after decades of power-sharing among its elite...
Struggle and win, Xi says as Congress ends
by Laurie Chen - October 22, 2022 - 1:27pm
China's five-yearly Communist Party Congress wrapped up on Saturday with President Xi Jinping set to emerge from the event as leader for an unprecedented third term.
China's Communist Party Congress to end with Xi set for third term
by Laurie Chen - October 22, 2022 - 8:45am
China's five-yearly Communist Party Congress will end Saturday, with President Xi Jinping likely to seal a norm-breaking third term in power.
Superfans lie low as China cracks down on 'false idols'
by Laurie Chen - October 2, 2021 - 11:34am
Fans power China's lucrative idol economy, previously forecast by state media to be worth 140 billion yuan ($21.6 billion) by 2022.
Large Chinese rocket segment disintegrates over Indian Ocean
by Laurie Chen - May 9, 2021 - 2:34pm
Officials in Beijing had said there was little risk from the freefalling segment of the Long March-5B rocket, which had launched the first module of China's new space station into Earth orbit on April 29.
China begins anti-monopoly probe into tech giant Alibaba
by Laurie Chen - December 24, 2020 - 2:20pm
China has launched an anti-monopoly investigation into Alibaba, regulators said Thursday, sending the share price of the e-commerce giant tumbling and intensifying the troubles of its billionaire founder Jack...
China's millennials stimulate $15-B sex toy market
by Laurie Chen - October 19, 2020 - 9:22am
Demand for sex toys is increasing in China, which is already the world's biggest exporter of bedroom aids.
China imposes feared Hong Kong security law
by Laurie Chen - July 1, 2020 - 7:54am
Fed up with pro-democracy protests that rocked the city last year, China's top lawmaking body enacted the legislation following closed-door deliberations that kept details secret until its passage. 
China dog meat festival goes ahead but virus takes a toll
by Laurie Chen - June 24, 2020 - 1:05pm
Volunteers at a Beijing dog shelter hand out treats to dozens of rescued animals which had been bound for a controversial dog meat festival under way this week in southern China. 
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