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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Arrives In Taiwan, Defying Beijing

Nancy Pelosi's visit has triggered increased tension between China and the United States.

02 August 2022

Beijing Orders Covid-19 Tests For Its 21 Million People: Shanghai Reports 52 More Deaths

Beijing ordered mass testing for its 21 million people after Monday’s nucleic acid tests of 3.5 million residents revealed 32 positive cases, Shanghai has reported 52 more deaths, taking the toll during the current...


China Cuts Mandatory Quarantine Period For Recovered COVID Patients To Save Medical Resources For Severe Cases

Since the COVID-19 response measures were enforced on a regular basis, China has effectively responded to regional cluster infections and provided the best protection for people's lives and health as it can, Xi was quoted as...


Beijing, Shanghai Ease Covid-19 Restrictions As outbreaks Fade

Lockdowns and other restrictions under the zero-Covid strategy have frustrated residents as they saw other countries ease curbs and reopen borders.

29 May 2022

COVID-19 outbreak in China

China Weighs Exit From 'Zero COVID' And The Risks Involved

A study, interviews with Chinese public health staff and recent public messaging by government-affiliated experts indicate that China is exploring ways of slowly easing its zero-tolerance approach — with the emphasis on...


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Chinese Virus Cases Climb, Raise Threat Of Trade Disruption

The restrictions come at a time when the global economy is under pressure from Russia's war on Ukraine, surging oil prices and weak consumer demand.

16 March 2022

China Facing 'Tsunami' Of Omicron, Says Top Official As Shanghai, Beijing Battle To Curb Covid Spread

China reported over 20,000 Covid-19 cases with its largest city Shanghai, while over 21 million people in capital Beijing underwent third nucleic acid test amid the growing list of high-risk areas.

29 April 2022

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China Battles Multiple Outbreaks, Driven By Stealth Omicron

Officials on Sunday locked down the city, which has 17.5 million people and is a major tech and finance hub that neighbours Hong Kong.

14 March 2022

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13 March 2022
China's Daily Covid Cases Hit Two-Year High; Reports Nearly 2,000 New Infections: National Health Commission

China's Daily Covid Cases Hit Two-Year High; Reports Nearly 2,000 New Infections: National Health Commission

The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 1,807 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 131 imported cases.


11 March 2022
China Locks Down City Of 9 Million Amid New Spike In Cases

China Locks Down City Of 9 Million Amid New Spike In Cases

Residents are required to remain home and undergo three rounds of mass testing, while non-essential businesses have been closed and transport links suspended.


10 March 2022
China Fights New COVID-19 Spike With More Selective Approach

China Fights New COVID-19 Spike With More Selective Approach

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Wednesday that reducing deaths in the city's priority, while a mass-testing plan was put on hold.


07 March 2022
China Seeing New Surge In Cases Despite ''Zero Tolerance''

China Seeing New Surge In Cases Despite ''Zero Tolerance''

“Zero tolerance" requires quarantines and lockdowns on entire communities and sometimes even cities when as few as a handful of cases have been detected.


04 March 2022
Beijing Winter Paralympics: Russia, Belarus Expelled Amid Boycott Risk

Beijing Winter Paralympics: Russia, Belarus Expelled Amid Boycott Risk

Athletes from Russia and Belarus will not be allowed to compete at the Beijing Winter Paralympics 2022 after IPC reversed its original decision.


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02 March 2022
Beijing Winter Paralympics 2022: Russians, Belarusians To Compete As 'Neutral Athletes'

Beijing Winter Paralympics 2022: Russians, Belarusians To Compete As 'Neutral Athletes'

The International Paralympic Committee says the two countries can 'compete under the Paralympic flag and not be included in the medal table'.


21 February 2022
Would Adding Minimum Age Limit For Olympic Games Protect Youth Athletes From Doping?

Would Adding Minimum Age Limit For Olympic Games Protect Youth Athletes From Doping?

Concerns about youth doping were amplified at the Beijing Olympic Winter Games following the news that Kamila Valieva had tested positive for the banned...


20 February 2022
Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 Concludes: Ending Safe But Odd Global Moment

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 Concludes: Ending Safe But Odd Global Moment

The 2022 Winter Olympics were controversial from the moment the IOC awarded them to Beijing, the frequently snowless capital.


20 February 2022
Beijing Winter Olympics: Outrage In Taiwan As Huang Yu-ting Trains In 'Chinese Suit,' PM Wants Athlete Punished

Beijing Winter Olympics: Outrage In Taiwan As Huang Yu-ting Trains In 'Chinese Suit,' PM Wants Athlete Punished

Symbols of the two sides are especially sensitive at a time when China's ruling Communist Party, which claims Taiwan as part of its territory.


19 February 2022
Chinese Cities Announce Rewards For Tip-Offs On Hong Kongers Fleeing COVID-19

Chinese Cities Announce Rewards For Tip-Offs On Hong Kongers Fleeing COVID-19

Chinese cities Zhuhai and Dongguan have announced cash rewards capped at 100,000 yuan (USD 15,785) for tip-offs for suspected smuggling of Hong Kongers by...


19 February 2022
Beijing Winter Olympics: Wind Creates Full-blown Mess On Penultimate Day

Beijing Winter Olympics: Wind Creates Full-blown Mess On Penultimate Day

With the Winter Games whipping toward their finish, Mother Nature swirled up something fierce in the mountains around Beijing on Friday.


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19 February 2022
Beijing Games: Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr. Voted Back On IOC Executive Board

Beijing Games: Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr. Voted Back On IOC Executive Board

The move puts Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr. in a position for an expected run at the IOC presidency. His father was IOC president from 1980-2001.


19 February 2022
Behind China's Olympics, The Saga Of A Chained Woman Unfolds

Behind China's Olympics, The Saga Of A Chained Woman Unfolds

China's Weibo social platform for entertainment unlocks the saga of chained woman, with close resemblance to many media platforms in China.


19 February 2022
Beijing Winter Olympics: Why Doping-tainted Kamila Valieva Was Allowed To Skate - CAS Explains

Beijing Winter Olympics: Why Doping-tainted Kamila Valieva Was Allowed To Skate - CAS Explains

Kamila Valieva's positive test for a heart medication was only revealed during the Olympics despite her urine sample arriving at the lab on Dec. 29.


18 February 2022
Beijing Winter Olympics: IOC Boss Thomas Bach Slams Russian Skater Kamila Valieva's Entourage

Beijing Winter Olympics: IOC Boss Thomas Bach Slams Russian Skater Kamila Valieva's Entourage

Thomas Bach says it was 'chilling' to see on TV. Kamila Valieva, who has been at the center of a doping controversy, finished fourth overall.


18 February 2022
Beijing Winter Olympics: Kamila Valieva Tumbles Out; Canada Regain Women's Ice Hockey Gold

Beijing Winter Olympics: Kamila Valieva Tumbles Out; Canada Regain Women's Ice Hockey Gold

Heavily favored Russian teen Kamila Valieva fell twice and had two other big mistakes in her free skate on Thursday, dropping to fourth place.


17 February 2022
Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Arif Khan Fails To Finish Men's Slalom Event

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Arif Khan Fails To Finish Men's Slalom Event

Mohammad Arif Khan was making his Winter Olympics debut. Only 52 of the 88 starters finished the first run and will compete again in Run 2.


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