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Some Shanghai residents to face longer period of COVID lockdown

Residents of eastern Shanghai hoping to emerge from a four-day lockdown got some bad news Thursday night: Some will be confined to their homes for at least 10 more days.

Putin arrives at Olympics, praises Russian relations with China amid crisis in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday praised "unprecedented" close relations with China, as he met with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing hours ahead of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony.

China ramps up COVID-19 measures ahead of Olympics, testing residents' patience

Repeated COVID-19 testing of millions of Beijing residents is starting to test the patience of some as the city clamps down on the virus ahead of the coming Winter Olympics.

Former NBA great Yao Ming addresses Peng Shuai, Beijing Olympics

Former NBA great Yao Ming said Monday he and others had a pleasant talk when they met last month with Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, whose disappearance after making a sexual assault allegation against a former government official raised international concern.

China locks down 3rd city, raising affected to 20 million as Olympics near

A third Chinese city has locked down its residents because of a COVID-19 outbreak, raising the number confined to their homes in China to about 20 million people.

'I have a pen. I have an apple:' viral hit PPAP sets Guinness record

The Japanese comedian behind the viral hit PPAP is astonished by the global success of his 'pen-pineapple-apple-pen' song.