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China’s recent rape scandals are a #MeToo victory, activists say — even if the government won’t admit it

By Jessie Yeung and Nectar Gan, CNN Two explosive rape allegations have rocked China in recent weeks, turning a spotlight on the country’s stifled #MeToo movement and problems of sexual assault. On Monday, the e-commerce giant Alibaba said it had fired an employee who was accused of sexually assaulting another employee during a business trip.

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Canadian businessman Michael Spavor sentenced by Chinese court to 11 years in prison for spying

By Ben Westcott, CNN A Chinese court has sentenced Canadian businessman Michael Spavor to 11 years in prison for espionage, more than two years after he was first detained. Spavor, a Beijing-based businessman who regularly traveled to North Korea, was sentenced after being found guilty of spying and illegally providing state secrets to foreign countries,

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Covid-19 cases are rising in countries praised for stopping outbreaks. Do they need to change their strategies?

By Julia Hollingsworth, CNN A year and a half since the first Covid-19 cases were identified, many countries in Asia-Pacific feel right back where they started. While Britons hit the nightclubs after a long winter of coronavirus restrictions, millions of people in Australia and China are back in lockdown. Health systems in Malaysia, Thailand and

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Myanmar Fast Facts

CNN Editorial Research Here’s a look at Myanmar, a country in southeast Asia formerly known as Burma. About Myanmar (from the CIA World Factbook)Area: 676,578 sq km (slightly smaller than Texas) Population: 57,526,449 (2022 est.) Median age: 29.2 years Capital: Naypyidaw Ethnic Groups: Burman 68%, Shan 9%, Karen 7%, Rakhine 4%, Chinese 3%, Indian 2%,

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Jiang Zemin Fast Facts

CNN Editorial Research Here’s a look at the life of former Chinese President Jiang Zemin. Personal Birth date: August 17, 1926 Birth place: Yangzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China Birth name: Jiang Zemin Father: Jiang Shijun Mother: Wu Yueqing Marriage: Wang Yeping Children: Jiang Miankang and Jiang Mianheng Education: Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Electrical Engineering, 1947

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