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Beijing extends work-from-home rule as new COVID cases keep coming

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The four impacted districts include the city's largest, according to Reuters. City authorities released official numbers stating that 55 new cases had been found between Friday and Saturday afternoon, with nearly a d...

People in Beijing can now book a taxi with no one at the wheel

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Hong Kong (CNN Business)For the first time in China, people will be able to get a taxi ride without anyone behind the wheel. Baidu (BIDU) and autonomous driving startup Pony.ai announced Thursday that they had won t...

Global stocks and oil prices hit by fears of a Beijing lockdown

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Hong Kong (CNN Business)Global stocks and oil prices fell on Monday as rising Covid-19 cases in Beijing sparked fears that the Chinese capital could join Shanghai and other major cities in lockdown. China's benchmar...

Twitter users are exposing pro-Russian sentiment in China, and Beijing is not happy

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A version of this story appeared in CNN's Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country's rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Hong Kong Anon...

Russian athletes to leave Beijing after IPC ban, no plans to appeal decision

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Following the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) decision on Thursday to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – after initially allowing them to participate as "neut...

Ukraine Paralympic Team arriving in Beijing for Games is ‘miracle,’ committee president says

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has had a reverberating effect on the sports world, and the Paralympic Games were no different. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) banned Russian and Belarusian athletes from th...

Winter Paralympics set to get underway in Beijing following exclusion of Russia and Belarus

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A record number of Para athletes -- around 700 -- were expected to compete in this year's Winter Paralympics in Beijing, but much of the focus the day before the Opening Ceremony fell on the 83 who won't. That's af...

As the West condemns Russia over Ukraine, Beijing strikes a different tone

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Hong Kong China's envoy to the United Nations on Monday called for "all parties" to exercise restraint and avoid "fueling tensions" in Ukraine, but stopped short of condemning the Kremlin's recognition of independenc...

Finnish skier suffers frozen penis during event at Beijing Olympics

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Remi Lindholm, 24, of Finland, spent over an hour traversing the shortened men's 50km mass start free race in brutal temperatures and howling winds, causing his penis to become frozen, Reuters reported.  "You can gue...

Beijing Olympics a ‘complete failure’ for the international community: Democratic strategist

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"I think it was a complete failure on behalf of the international community, specifically the IOC [International Olympic Committee] to even have the games in China," Walling told Fox News host Mike Emanuel. NBC CONFR...

Winter Olympics 2022: Therese Johaug 3rd gold in Beijing, Jessie Diggins takes silver

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Fighting fierce winds and brutal temperatures, Johaug went out front early in the 30-kilometer mass start race and held on to win in 1 hour, 24 minutes, 54 seconds. Johaug also won the skiathlon — the first gold meda...

Epic Olympic battle highlights biathlon at Beijing Games

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The biathlon competition at this year’s Olympics, held amid whipping wind and bone-chilling temperatures in the mountains far outside Beijing, produced an epic battle between two of the sport’s best. Quentin Fillon M...

Beijing says it is ‘seriously concerned’ as India cracks down on Chinese companies

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New Delhi (CNN Business)Beijing said that it is "seriously concerned" about actions India has taken against Chinese companies this week, including banning apps. "Indian authorities have taken a series of repressive ...

‘I just feel like a joke’: Devastated Mikaela Shiffrin left reeling after third Beijing crash

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Mikaela Shiffrin's Beijing nightmare continued on Thursday with the US skiing star left reeling from a third did-not-finish (DNF) at the Games. Shiffrin arrived at the Winter Olympics looking to win a third consecu...

Clement Noel ends rival’s fairytale run to win men’s slalom gold at Beijing 2022

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Despite recent form and an indifferent start to the competition, France's Clement Noel clinched victory in the men's slalom at Beijing 2022 on Wednesday. The 24-year-old was left in sixth place after his first run o...

Su Yiming: Former child actor grabs Beijing 2022 limelight

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Teenager Su Yiming is used to fast-paced action, but he's really taken things up a notch at the Beijing Winter Olympics. The 17-year-old Su is a former child actor, appearing in the 2014 action movie "The Taking of...

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