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Authorities in south China apologize over COVID-19 break-ins

Jul. 19, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in southern China have apologized for breaking into the homes of people who had been taken to a quarantine hotel in the latest example of heavy-handed virus-prevention measures that have sparked a rare public backlash. State media said that 84 homes in...

As COVID retreats, dragon boat tradition back in south China

Jun. 04, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — The dragon boat tradition returned in parts of China on Friday for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic in late 2019, as restrictions are lifted along with a major drop in COVID-19 cases. The historic Lychee Bay scenic area in the southern...

High-speed train derailment in China kills 1, injures 8

Jun. 04, 2022 05:16 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The driver of a high-speed train in southern China was killed and eight people were injured when two cars derailed early Saturday after hitting a mudslide, state broadcaster CCTV reported. The accident occurred midmorning as the train was entering a tunnel in the...

Chinese leader Xi defends record to UN human rights chief

May. 25, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping defended his country's record to the top U.N. human rights official on Wednesday, saying each nation should be allowed to find its own path. Xi, who heads the ruling Communist Party that allows no political opposition and strictly limits...

China claims sabotage as UN rights official visits Xinjiang

May. 24, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday said the U.S., Britain and other foreign powers are seeking to sabotage its foreign relations by orchestrating criticism surrounding a trip by the top United Nations official for human rights. China has long held back the fact-finding mission led by...

Xinjiang in focus as UN rights chief arrives for China visit

May. 23, 2022 07:18 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Allegations of human rights abuses in northwestern China’s Xinjiang region will dominate a visit by the United Nations’ top rights official that began Monday. Michelle Bachelet’s trip is the first to China by a U.N. high commissioner for human rights since...

UN rights chief to visit China next week, travel to Xinjiang

May. 20, 2022 07:28 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations' top human rights official will visit China next week on a trip that will take her to the Xinjiang region, where rights groups and some Western governments allege the Chinese government is committing genocide and serious abuses against Uyghurs and other Muslim...