Report on rare protest in Beijing deleted before key congress

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A Hong Kong media report published online about a rare protest Thursday in Beijing against Chinese leader Xi Jinping and the country's radical "zero-COVID" policy has disappeared, shortly before the ruling Communist Party's twice-a-decade congress begins this weekend. It is not clear whether Thursday's report, published by online media platform HK01, was removed by authorities or whether the company took it down on its own in consideration of its sensitivity before the 20th party congress, starting Sunday, at which Xi is widely expected to secure an unprecedented third five-year term as genera...

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