Mass Vigil, Graffiti & Civil Disobedience: Universities Latest Hotspot of Growing Anger Against Xi Govt in China

Mass Vigil, Graffiti & Civil Disobedience: Universities Latest Hotspot of Growing Anger Against Xi Govt in China

China is seeing unprecedented protests against Covid restrictions as people in a rare display of anger shouted slogans against the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) and President Xi Jinping. Rare public protests opposing China’s stringent Covid lockdowns intensified in the country, while coronavirus cases continue to rise sharply with close to 40,000 infections reported […]

‘You can’t cover a war from afar,’ says Swiss reporter in Ukraine

‘You can’t cover a war from afar,’ says Swiss reporter in Ukraine

After following the first 24 hours of the Russian invasion on social media, Mercier knew she had to leave for Ukraine. DR A Kyiv correspondent for Swiss public broadcaster RTS has received two awards this autumn for her humane and unvarnished reporting on the war in Ukraine. Maurine Mercier explains her drive to confront reality. […]

News18 Afternoon Digest: G20 Proud Opportunity for India, Says PM Modi; Delhi Murder Accused Lodged in Tihar’s Cell No. 4 & Other Top Stories

News18 Afternoon Digest: G20 Proud Opportunity for India, Says PM Modi; Delhi Murder Accused Lodged in Tihar’s Cell No. 4 & Other Top Stories

Good afternoon, In today’s edition of our digest, we are covering the judicial custody given to Aaftab Poonawala in the Shraddha Murder case, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Mann Ki Baat, a firsthand report of tourists stuck in Meghalaya after Mukroh Firing and more. Shraddha Murder Case: Aaftab Lodged Separately in Tihar’s Cell No. 4, Every Movement […]

PM Modi stresses ‘India must use G20 leadership to focus on global welfare’ in Mann Ki Baat

PM Modi stresses ‘India must use G20 leadership to focus on global welfare’ in Mann Ki Baat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PTI New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the 95th edition of his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’. During his speech, he spoke about India’s G-20 presidency and termed it as ‘a huge opportunity for India’. He also praised the launch of the Vikram-S rocket, the first one […]

Protests over China’s COVID controls spread across country

Protests over China’s COVID controls spread across country

Beijing: Protests against China’s pervasive anti-virus controls that have confined millions of people to their homes spread to Shanghai and other cities after complaints they might have worsened the death toll in an apartment fire in the northwest. Shanghai police used pepper spray against about 300 protesters, according to a witness. They gathered Saturday night to […]

China COVID-19: People intensify protest against stringent lockdowns as govt tries to tackle sharp rise in cases

China COVID-19: People intensify protest against stringent lockdowns as govt tries to tackle sharp rise in cases

Anti-lockdown protest in China. AP Beijing: Rare public protests opposing China’s stringent Covid lockdowns intensified in the country, while coronavirus cases continue to rise sharply with close to 40,000 infections reported on Sunday. Chinese social media and Twitter have many videos of public protests, including a mass demonstration in Shanghai where people in a rare […]

China: Anti-lockdown protests spread amid tough zero-Covid policy

China: Anti-lockdown protests spread amid tough zero-Covid policy

Cities across China have seen protests against the country’s zero-Covid policy, as authorities struggle to control outbreaks of the highly infectious Omicron variant. The demonstrations followed the deaths of 10 people in a fire at a locked-down, high-rise building in Urumqi, capital of the western region of Xinjiang. A candlelight vigil for the fire victims […]

Xi’s iron grip on his country is stopping the Covid U-turn it so desperately needs

Xi’s iron grip on his country is stopping the Covid U-turn it so desperately needs

Xi’s iron grip on his country is stopping the Covid U-turn it so desperately needs Isabel Hilton As the rest of the world breaks free of the virus, China has doubled down on draconian measures Last week, Covid-related images provoked outrage on Chinese social media: one showed a young woman kneeling on the ground with […]

Another ‘Tiananmen Tragedy’ Coming? As Chinese Rise Against Xi’s Zero Covid Policy, Why Protest is ‘Unusual’ | Explained

Another ‘Tiananmen Tragedy’ Coming? As Chinese Rise Against Xi’s Zero Covid Policy, Why Protest is ‘Unusual’ | Explained

Protests against China’s pervasive anti-Covid curbs, which have confined millions of people to their homes, spread to Shanghai and other cities after complaints that they may have increased the death toll in a northwest apartment fire. Read more Reports said Shanghai police used pepper spray on about 300 protesters. They had gathered Saturday night to […]

Shanghai hit by Covid protests as anger spreads across China

Shanghai hit by Covid protests as anger spreads across China

Protests against China’s heavy COVID-19 curbs spread to more cities, including the financial hub Shanghai on Sunday, nearly three years into the pandemic, with a fresh wave of anger sparked by a deadly fire in the country’s far west. The fire on Thursday that killed 10 people in a high-rise building in Urumqi, capital of […]

Dragdagulan na! ‘Drag Den PH’ releases official posters for cast

Dragdagulan na! ‘Drag Den PH’ releases official posters for cast

MANILA, Philippines – Ahead of its premiere, Drag Den Philippines got social media buzzing with the release of the official posters for its cast.  Since November 18, the drag reality competition series started sharing photos online of the queens posing for the theme “Manila by Night.”  OA, the Campy Chameleon of Parañaque, channeled the streets […]

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigns as party head after poor results in local elections

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigns as party head after poor results in local elections

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen. AP Taipei: Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has resigned as head of the governing Democratic People’s Party (DPP) after its poor showing in local elections held on Saturday. The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) has won major races in yesterday’s election, including in the capital Taipei. The election has drawn international attention as Taiwan […]

China holds its first meeting with 19 countries in Indian Ocean region without India

China holds its first meeting with 19 countries in Indian Ocean region without India

Representational image. News18 Beijing: China held a meeting this week with 19 countries from the Indian Ocean region in which India was conspicuously absent. The China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA), an organisation connected with the Chinese Foreign Ministry held a meeting of the China-Indian Ocean Region Forum on Development Cooperation on 21 November, in […]

Shanghai hit by COVID protests as anger spreads across China

Shanghai hit by COVID protests as anger spreads across China

Protests against China‘s heavy COVID-19 curbs spread to more cities, including the financial hub Shanghai on Sunday, nearly three years into the pandemic, with a fresh wave of anger sparked by a deadly fire in the country’s far west. The fire on Thursday that killed 10 people in a high-rise building in Urumqi, capital of […]

Blank sheets of paper become symbol of defiance in China protests

Blank sheets of paper become symbol of defiance in China protests

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Chinese protesters have turned to blank sheets of paper to express their anger over COVID-19 restrictions in a rare, widespread outpouring of public dissent that has gone beyond social media to some of China’s streets and top universities. Images and videos circulated online showed students at universities in cities including […]

Dear Richa Chadha, don’t shoot your mouth off: With great celebrity power comes great responsibility

Dear Richa Chadha, don’t shoot your mouth off: With great celebrity power comes great responsibility

Richa Chadha and her controversial tweet. Firstpost A celebrity from the film industry cannot escape the spotlight. If the person has to travel and hence has a casual ‘airport look’, getting clicked by roving photographers is inevitable. Writers on fashion follow suit, spotting a Gucci bag, a pair of Versace jeans, and a Rolex watch. […]

‘Down With Xi’, ‘End The Lockdown’: Protests Against Covid Curbs Spread Like Wildfire Across Chinese Cities

‘Down With Xi’, ‘End The Lockdown’: Protests Against Covid Curbs Spread Like Wildfire Across Chinese Cities

Protests against President Xi Jinping’s zero-tolerance approach to Covid-19 have spread in several major cities in China as angry crowds call for an end to lockdowns. The protests erupted after demonstrations in Xinjiang after a deadly fire on Thursday in Urumqi spurred an outpouring of anger as many social media users blamed lengthy Covid lockdowns […]

Rare defiance in China as public anger builds over virus controls

Rare defiance in China as public anger builds over virus controls

However, they said public anger at three years of COVID-19 crackdowns had reached boiling point and the current controls were no longer sustainable. Observers said they had not seen such a widespread display of public criticism since the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, and said the rising frustration highlighted the sustainability of Xi Jinping’s policies. “It […]

Anti-lockdown protests intensify in China as COVID cases hit record high

Anti-lockdown protests intensify in China as COVID cases hit record high

Rare public protests opposing China‘s stringent Covid lockdowns intensified in the country, while coronavirus cases continue to rise sharply with close to 40,000 infections reported on Sunday. Chinese social media and Twitter have many videos of public protests, including a mass demonstration in Shanghai where people in a rare display of anger shouted slogans against […]

Covid-19 protests in China spread to Shanghai, other cities

Covid-19 protests in China spread to Shanghai, other cities

A view from the protest march in Shanghai on Saturday night. | Twitter/brandhane Protests against China’s strict anti-Covid-19 measures spread to Shanghai and some other cities on Saturday night, Reuters reported. Around 300 demonstrators gathered at the city’s Middle Urumqi Road in tribute to the 10 persons who were killed in a fire at a […]

More anti-Covid protests in China triggered by deadly fire

More anti-Covid protests in China triggered by deadly fire

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Protests against China’s restrictive Covid-19 measures appeared to roil in a number of cities Saturday night, in displays of public defiance fanned by anger over a deadly fire in the western Xinjiang region. Many protests could not be immediately confirmed, but in Shanghai, police used pepper spray to stop around 300 protesters who […]

Entertainment News Roundup: China sentences Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years for rape; Adidas launches probe into misconduct allegations against Kanye West and more

Entertainment News Roundup: China sentences Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years for rape; Adidas launches probe into misconduct allegations against Kanye West and more

Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. China sentences Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years for rape A Beijing court sentenced Canadian singer Kris Wu on Friday to 13 years in jail after finding him guilty of crimes including rape, just over a year after his arrest in China, where he […]

This Hokkaido-local curry chain serves curry so good it ought to be popular all over Japan

This Hokkaido-local curry chain serves curry so good it ought to be popular all over Japan

Seriously, who’s in charge of this place and why haven’t they expanded to the rest of Japan?! Maybe it’s because they spend so much time writing about food, but our writers know the secret to finding good food when they travel. The first thing they do is check out a convenience store to see if […]

Shanghai hit by COVID protests as anger spreads across China

Shanghai hit by COVID protests as anger spreads across China

Protests against China‘s heavy COVID-19 curbs spread to more cities, including the financial hub Shanghai on Sunday, nearly three years into the pandemic, with a fresh wave of anger sparked by a deadly fire in the country’s far west. The fire on Thursday that killed 10 people in a high-rise building in Urumqi, capital of […]

Shanghai hit by COVID-19 protests as anger spreads across China

Shanghai hit by COVID-19 protests as anger spreads across China

SHANGHAI, China (1st UPDATE) – Protests against China’s heavy COVID-19 curbs spread to more cities, including in the financial hub Shanghai early on Sunday, November 27, nearly three years into the pandemic, with a fresh wave of anger sparked by a deadly fire in the country’s far west. The fire on Thursday that killed 10 […]

Major Gucci shake-up as designer steps down

Major Gucci shake-up as designer steps down

In the largest creative shake-up of a fashion brand since the COVID-19 pandemic, Gucci announced Wednesday that Alessandro Michele, its creative director, was leaving the company. Michele, 49, a Rome-born designer who took over the top job in 2015, had been instrumental in transforming Gucci, seemingly overnight, from a fading symbol of noughties glamour into […]

‘Richa Chadha is more relevant to our country than you, sir’: Prakash Raj responds to Akshay Kumar

‘Richa Chadha is more relevant to our country than you, sir’: Prakash Raj responds to Akshay Kumar

Actor Prakash Raj has come out in support of Bollywood actor Richa Chadha, who faced backlash for her ‘Galwan says Hi’ tweet. Prakash Raj’s comment comes a couple of days after Akshay Kumar expressed his opinion on Richa’s tweet. Akshay had lashed out at Richa, which prompted several film industry personalities to pile on her. […]

Foxconn unrest risks iPhone shipments, weighs on Apple shares

Foxconn unrest risks iPhone shipments, weighs on Apple shares

TAIPEI, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Foxconn’s flagship iPhone plant in China is set to see a further reduction in November shipments after the latest bout of worker unrest this week, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday, as thousands of employees quit. The world’s largest Apple iPhone factory has been grappling […]