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Chinese president urges unity on rare visit to once-turbulent Xinjiang

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Xinjiang this week on his first visit in eight years to the once volatile Northwest Frontier region, where the United States has accused China of genocide against the Muslim Uighur minority. From Tuesday to Friday, Xi visited sites in Xinjiang including a cotton farm, a commercial district …

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Hong Kong court jails youths who tried to flee to Taiwan by boat

One of 12 Hong Kong activists arrested last year in mainland China for illegal border crossing arrives at Tin Shui Wai Police Station in Hong Kong, China on March 22, 2021. REUTERS/Lam Yik/File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG (Reuters) – Seven Hong Kong men who tried to …

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Heat waves batter major cities in China’s Yangtze River Basin

Over 90 red alerts have been issued across China for high temperatures Shanghai issues rare red alerts for the city Grid power load reached a record level in seven provinces and regions BEIJING (Reuters) – Severe heat waves swept through China’s vast Yangtze River basin on Wednesday, pummeling densely populated megacities from Shanghai on the …

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Pictet Wealth Management is back in Chinese stocks after an 18-month hiatus

The logo of Swiss private bank Pictet appears at a branch office in Zurich, Switzerland on February 2, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wegmann Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG (Reuters) – The wealth management arm of Swiss bank Pictet Group is buying back Chinese shares after more than 18 months of …

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Heat waves in dozens of Chinese cities cause road jams and crack roof tiles

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s commercial capital Shanghai and dozens of other Chinese cities have experienced scorching temperatures as unusually hot weather causes roads to twist, roof tiles crackle and people scavenge for coolness in underground raid shelters. By 3 p.m. (0700 GMT) on Tuesday, 86 cities had issued red alerts, the highest in a three-tiered …

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China’s increased hydropower is a boon for its climate goals, and energy bills

Water flows over the Zhaoheng Dashiban power plant on the Zhougong River near Ya’an in Sichuan Province, China, August 4, 2018. REUTERS / Damir Sagolj Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A surge in China’s hydropower production this year, buoyed by record rainfall, has helped the world’s biggest …

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In China’s Shenzhen, nostalgia for the good old days of Hong Kong culture continues

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) – A trip to charming Hong Kong was a distant dream for most mainlanders in the mid-1990s, but for schoolgirl Tracy Chen in the booming southern city of Shenzhen, it was just a lunchtime stroll. With Hong Kong losing autonomy after 25 years of Chinese rule, Chen is among the many residents …

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Fatty ‘katsu’ fish may portend climate change, posing a threat to Japanese sushi

NAKATOSA, Japan, July 12 (Reuters) – Half a century ago, Takeo Nakago has been catching katsu tuna, or skipjack tuna — an indispensable part of Japanese cuisine, whether raw, dried or used as a base for broth. But he and other fishermen in Kore, in Kochi Prefecture in southwestern Japan, have seen something troubling in …

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Japanese radish farmers fear the future amid climate change

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese farmer Masahiro Hoshina began worrying about typhoon season months before it began, haunted by memories of torrential rains and landslides that washed away wasabi farms during one storm in 2019. “Recently, the strength of typhoons looks very different than before because of global warming. They are getting stronger,” said the 70-year-old …

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US pledges more high-level engagement with Pacific islands amid China push

Kurt Campbell attends the China Development Forum in Beijing, China, March 23, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House Indo-Pacific coordinator Kurt Campbell said on Thursday he expects more high-ranking U.S. officials to visit Pacific island nations as Washington ramps up its involvement in …

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