The White House treads carefully as protests unfold in China as the US tries to mend relations with Beijing

Washington CNN – As frustrated demonstrators take to the streets across China to protest the government’s draconian Covid-19 restrictions – prompting rare civil unrest and clashes between the public and officials – the Biden White House is choosing its words carefully and deliberately. Top US officials who have been closely monitoring the unrest in China … Read more

Ali Karimi: Iranian soccer great alleges death threats made against him by the Iranian government after supporting protesters

CNN – Iranian soccer great Ali Karimi has alleged that death threats have been made against him, while his family and close friends have been intimidated and harassed by the Iranian government following his support of ongoing protests in the country. Known as the ‘Asian Maradona,” the 44-year-old Karimi, who retired from playing in 2014, … Read more

The White House treads carefully as protests unfold in China as the US tries to mend relations with Beijing

Washington CNN – As frustrated demonstrators take to the streets across China to protest the government’s draconian Covid-19 restrictions – prompting rare civil unrest and clashes between the public and officials – the Biden White House is choosing its words carefully and deliberately. Top US officials who have been closely monitoring the unrest in China … Read more

China’s security apparatus swings into action to smother Covid protests

CNN – China’s vast security apparatus has moved swiftly to smother mass protests that swept the country, with police patrolling the streets, checking cell phones and even calling some demonstrators to warn them against a repeat. In major cities on Monday and Tuesday, police flooded the sites of protests that took place over the weekend, … Read more

Twitter searches for China protests bombarded by spam and porn, raising alarms among researchers

Washington CNN Business – Twitter searches for the widespread Covid-19-related protests in China are returning a flood of spam, pornography and gibberish that some disinformation researchers say at first glance appear to be a deliberate attempt by the Chinese government or its allies to drown out images of the demonstrations. Beginning late last week and … Read more

China protests: At the heart of protests against zero-Covid, young people cry for freedom

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. CNN – For the first time in decades, thousands of people have defied Chinese authorities to protest at universities and on … Read more

After US Soccer changes Iranian flag on social media, Iran calls for US to be kicked out of 2022 World Cup

CNN – Iran state media has called for the US to be kicked out of the 2022 World Cup after the United States Soccer Federation changed Iran’s flag on its social media platforms to show support for protesters in Iran. The federation temporarily displayed Iran’s national flag on its official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts … Read more

China’s lockdown protests: What you need to know about the rare mass demonstrations

Beijing CNN – From Shanghai to Beijing, protests have erupted across China in a rare show of dissent against the ruling Communist Party sparked by anger over the country’s increasingly costly zero-Covid policy. As numbers swelled at demonstrations in multiple major cities over the weekend, so too have the range of grievances voiced – with … Read more

Iran calls for US to be kicked out of 2022 World Cup after it changes Iran flag on social media to show support for protesters

CNN – Iran state media has called for the US to be kicked out of the 2022 World Cup after the United States Soccer Federation changed Iran’s flag on its social media platforms to show support for protesters in Iran. The federation temporarily displayed Iran’s national flag on its official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts … Read more

Foxconn protests: iPhone factory offers to pay its workers to quit and leave Zhengzhou campus

Hong Kong CNN Business – Foxconn has offered to pay newly recruited workers 10,000 yuan ($1,400) to quit and leave the world’s largest iPhone assembly factory, in an attempt to quell protests that saw hundreds clash with security forces at the compound in central China. The Apple supplier made the offer Wednesday following dramatic scenes … Read more