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Virus lockdowns hit China economic powerhouse Guangzhou

BEIJING — A surge in Covid-19 cases has spurred lockdowns in the southern Chinese manufacturing hub of Guangzhou, adding to financial pressure that has disrupted global supply chains and sharply slowed growth in the world’s second-largest economy. Residents in districts encompassing almost 5 million people have been ordered to stay home at least through Sunday, …

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UC Irvine is California’s collegiate esports powerhouse

The guy seems relatively calm from a distance. Young and thin, with dark-rimmed glasses and a flop of bleached hair, he sits straight-backed in his seat, occasionally rocking from side to side, eyes fixed on a computer monitor before him. Closer up, it is a different story. The fingers of his left hand flutter rapid-fire …

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