China in Focus Full Headlines for August 12

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Published on August 12, 2021 by

Authorities in China are taking harsh measures, working to control the country’s emerging virus outbreaks. Residents are reportedly sealed inside their homes if they don’t comply with harsh pandemic restrictions.

The gate of a neighborhood is welded shut, soon after a confirmed virus case was discovered there.

Residents living in some city highrises heard cries for help.

Besides lockdown orders, the Swiss government calls out Beijing after Chinese media quoted a Swiss scientist who blamed the United States for the pandemic. But a background check revealed the person doesn’t seem to exist.

A Chinese court sentences a Canadian citizen to 11 years in prison. But Canada’s prime minister calls it “unacceptable.”

00:51 Chinese officials seal residents’ doors shut
02:23 Neighborhood gate in Wuhan welded shut
03:42 Lockdowns in China: locals cry for help
04:49 Southern Chinese city becomes virus hotspot
05:23 Chinese state media quote non-existent person
07:27 China media slaps dishonorable titles on U.S.
08:32 Trudeau condemns jailing of Canadian in China
11:10 HK pro-democracy teachers’ union disbands
12:33 Softbank pauses China investing
13:37 Beijing’s mouthpiece accuses U.S. of ‘7 sins’
18:10 Bill would give tax credit for rare earths

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