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The main flu strain circulating now tends to send more people to the hospital than other strains. It also causes more deaths, especially among the elderly, children and people with health issues.
The controversial practice has long been criticized by human rights campaigners who say that it could hasten the pace that prisoners are put to death in China.
The Russian president said in his State of the Union speech the "difficulties" his country faced "also create new possibilities." He accused the West of trying to break up Russia.