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Apple Daily: Hong Kong pro-democracy paper announces closure

The tabloid's closure, days after its assets were frozen, is a blow to media freedom in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong's first trial under national security law starts without jury

Tong Ying-kit could get life in prison if convicted in the controversial trial without jury.

Sun Yang to miss Tokyo Olympics after ruling by Cas over ban

Three-time Olympic champion Sun Yang has had an eight-year doping ban reduced to four years and three months by Cas and will miss this year's Olympics in Tokyo.

Apple Daily: HK pro-democracy paper could 'shut within days', says adviser

It comes after 500 officers raided the paper and froze HK$18m worth of assets linked to the company.

Shanghai gallery removes exhibit ranking women 'prettiest to ugliest'

The gallery in Shanghai pulls the video piece "Uglier and Uglier" after a backlash.

TikTok owner ByteDance sees its earnings double in 2020

China's biggest technology companies have been coming under increasing scrutiny both at home and abroad.

Giant rhino fossils in China show new species was 'taller than giraffe'

The Paraceratherium linxiaense was taller than a giraffe and weighed as much as four large African elephants.

Strong-Willed Pig: Animal that survived Sichuan earthquake dies

Zhu Jianqiang, or "Strong-Willed Pig", was seen as a symbol of hope and resilience.

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi faces probe ahead of market debut, says report

A watchdog is reported to be investigating whether Didi has been unfairly squeezing out smaller rivals.

Apple Daily: Hong Kong sends 500 officers in pro-democracy paper raid

The editor-in-chief and four other executives of the Apple Daily newspaper were also arrested.

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