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Top 10 global news: China Covid curb protests, ISRO’s 56th PSLV flight, and more

The Chinese people have expressed their anger at the strict Covid restrictions through widespread protests, which some social media posts have said have hampered rescue efforts. China’s extremely strict “zero-Covid policy” is causing more and more public fatigue and anger. In addition, ISRO has successfully launched nine satellites aboard its workhorse PSLV from the Satish Dhawan Space Center.

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China: Huge protests erupt in Xinjiang, residents blame strict Covid restrictions for 10 victims in blaze

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Huge protests erupted in the restive Xinjiang region of China on Saturday after 10 people were killed in a fire at an apartment building two days ago, followed by allegations that people living in the compound affected by the fire had been largely prevented from leaving their homes. Ten people were killed and nine injured when the fire tore through a residential building in the regional capital Urumqi on Thursday night, according to the official Xinhua news agency.

The US regulator bans Huawei and ZTE from selling their equipment in the country. Here’s why.

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The United States Federal Communications Commission announced on Friday that all telecommunications equipment produced by Chinese companies Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corporation was banned from sale on American soil. The regulator said the two companies posed an “unacceptable” security risk and the decision was intended to protect the American public.

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen steps down as ruling party leader after poor performance in polls

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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as ruling party leader on Saturday (November 26th) after her party’s poor performance in local elections in Taiwan. The president had projected that the local elections were about showing defiance to China. The approach did not resonate with voters. Latest reports said the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party was leading or claiming victory in 13 of the 21 mayoral and county leader seats up for grabs, including the capital Taipei.

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