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Olympic Weightlifter Faces Doping Ban and Trending News from 2022

Two-time Olympic champion Lü Xiaojun tests positive for banned substance, EV startup blackmailed by hackers, and China stops publishing Covid numbers—plus, our editors’ picks for the top viral news of 2022

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Covid Spreads Through China and Other Trending News

Soaring infections, questionable treatments, viral dance moves, medicine price gouging, and a meteorite spotted—it’s Viral Week

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Canned Peach Shortage and Other Trending News

Canned peaches sell out as fever cure and ‘Travel Code’ goes offline as China shifts pandemic narrative, and new Nanjing Massacre diary published—it’s Viral Week

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Jiang Zemin Passes Away and Other Trending News

China’s former president dies aged 96, multiple cities relax Covid restrictions, Chinese tea granted World Heritage status, astronauts return from space—it’s Viral Week

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World of Warcraft to Go Offline and Other Trending News

World of Warcraft may leave China, woman tricked into having head shaved, luxury potato chip bag sells out, Beijing’s top soccer team loses to amateurs—it’s Viral Week

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Giant Cat Mistaken for Lynx and Other Trending News

China’s first UFC winner reclaims title, mysterious patterns under lake, milk tea shop closed for greetings, and students crawl for stress-relief—it’s Viral Week

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Officials Reaffirm “Zero Covid” Amid Outbreaks and Other Trending News

Local governments’ Covid prevention measures criticized, lonely students make cardboard pets, luxury earrings put official in hot water, teacher dies after online trolls disrupt classes—it’s Viral Week

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Factory Workers Flee Lockdown on Foot and Other Trending News

Factory workers walk home on foot amid alleged Covid outbreak, women’s protection law updated, dog uses facial recognition, toddler gives laptop a bath, rapping villager goes viral—it’s Viral Week

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Woman Buys 2,000-Dollar Apartment and Other Trending News

Communist Party announces new leadership, woman buys apartment for 2,000 dollars, dad “plagiarizes” daughter’s drawings, and multiple fashion brands make bad choices—it’s Viral Week

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