Live updates: China kicks off 20th Communist Party Congress as Xi Jinping prepares to expand power

Live updates: China kicks off 20th Communist Party Congress as Xi Jinping prepares to expand power

Protest banners hanging off Sitong Bridge in Beijing on October 13. China’s online censorship went into overdrive after a rare protest took place on a busy overpass in Beijing which openly criticized Xi Jinping’s uncompromising zero-Covid policy and authoritarian rule, stoking pent-up tensions among the Chinese public. Photos circulated on Twitter on Thursday showing two … Read more

The Joy of Zongzi | The Tyee

The Joy of Zongzi | The Tyee

I spent most of my preschool years at my grandparents’ house in Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi province. It’s a city in southeastern China known for its historical significance and architectural buildings. To this day, the years we spent together are my most cherished memories. In the morning, I would wake up at the break … Read more

Canadian dollar notches two-week high as China restrictions ease

Canadian dollar notches two-week high as China restrictions ease

The Canadian dollar strengthened to its highest level in two weeks against its US counterpart on Thursday as China eased restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus and the greenback broadly fell. The loonie was trading 0.8% higher at 1.2790 to the greenback, or 78.19 US cents, after touching its strongest level since May … Read more