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Great Firewall: China blocks Clubhouse app

A rare uncensored app that had attracted Chinese internet users to freely discuss taboo topics, including the mass detention of Uighurs, democracy protests in Hong Kong and the concept of Taiwanese independence appeared to have been blocked on Monday night. Authoritarian China deploys a vast and sophisticated surveillance state to scrub the internet of dissent
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FCTA begins COVID-19 vaccination of journalists to enhance public confidence

Brazil halts trials of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine

Brazil’s health regulator said it had suspended clinical trials of a Chinese-developed Covid-19 vaccine after an “adverse incident” involving a volunteer recipient, a blow for one of the most advanced vaccine candidates. The setback for CoronaVac, developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech, came on Monday as US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer said its own vaccine candidate had
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US Republican senators confront Netflix over Chinese sci-fi show

Five Republican US senators have confronted Netflix over the streaming giant’s plan to adopt a Chinese sci-fi book trilogy, expressing concern over the original author’s comments about claims of forced labour in Xinjiang. Liu Cixin’s bestselling “The Three-Body Problem,” which tells the story of humanity’s first contact with aliens, is set to become a major
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