Nicknamed “toad,” the former leader was known for crooning Elvis Presley at a regional summit and being photographed going for a dip in the Dead Sea.
“We are all desperately deleting our chat history,” a Beijing resident says.
“Just having a normal life feels like a distant hope,” a protester says.
Approaching three years under the world’s harshest COVID regime, many Chinese citizens have had enough. But lifting restrictions could come with grave repercussions for Xi Jinping.
In protests unseen for decades, citizens in China are venting their anger at the country’s zero-COVID policy in subtle and unusual ways.
The BBC said it does not consider this a “credible explanation” for the arrest of Ed Lawrence, who was “beaten and kicked by the police” while covering the protest on Sunday night.
Kris Wu, a former member of K-pop group EXO, is also found guilty of organizing group sex in his home.
China is planning to use nuclear energy to power its moon base by 2028.
Silent streams are attracting millions of viewers on social media around the world, but accessibility on the internet remains a sticky point.
Chinese state-backed actors are exploiting the chaos at the company to attack critics.
The new restriction came after activists in China used the feature to sidestep censorship.