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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...

26 April 2022

'Fantastic Beasts 3'

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore’: Warner Brothers Removes All Gay References For China

The latest instalment of the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ series will be released in China but without all the gay references. Here’s why.


Covid-19 Cases Rise In Shanghai With Millions Under Lockdown

COVID-19 cases in China's largest city of Shanghai are still rising as millions remain isolated at home under a sweeping lockdown.


Beijing Begins 3-Day Covid-19 Mass Testing Of 3.5 million People As Shanghai Report 51 Deaths

Beijing began mass COVID-19 testing of over 3.5 million people in one of the city’s high-profile districts following a spike in cases, while Shanghai reported a record 51 deaths in a day.

25 April 2022

China Sends In Military To Help With Shanghai Covid-19 Outbreak

China has sent more than 10,000 health workers from across the country to Shanghai, including 2,000 military medical staff, as it struggles to stamp out a rapidly spreading COVID-19 outbreak.


China Plane Crash: US Investigators Reach China To Aid In Probe

US accident investigators arrived in China on Saturday to help authorities look for clues into what caused last month's crash of a Boeing jetliner with 132 people aboard.

02 April 2022

Chinese space station.

China Sending Up Next Space Station Crew In June

China's ambitious space programme launched its first astronaut into orbit in 2003, landed robot rovers on the moon in 2013, and on Mars last year. Officials have discussed a possible crewed mission to the moon.

17 April 2022

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Hong Kong Urges Testing, Shanghai Struggles Under Lockdown

Shanghai is implementing a two-stage, eight-day lockdown, but many of those on the eastern, or Pudong, side of the city who should have been free to leave their compounds on Friday have remained in isolation.

02 April 2022

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31 March 2022
China Reopens One City As Shanghai Lockdown Enters 2nd Phase

China Reopens One City As Shanghai Lockdown Enters 2nd Phase

Residents of the city of Jilin will be able to move about freely starting Friday for the first time in more than three weeks, state broadcaster CCTV said,...


28 March 2022
Much Of Shanghai Locked Down As Mass COVID-19 Testing Begins

Much Of Shanghai Locked Down As Mass COVID-19 Testing Begins

China began locking down most of its largest city of Shanghai on Monday as part of its strict COVID-19 strategy, amid questions over the policy's economic toll...


25 March 2022
China Continues ''Severe And Complex'' Fight Against COVID-19

China Continues ''Severe And Complex'' Fight Against COVID-19

China continues striving to "achieve dynamic zero-COVID in the short term, as it is still the most economical and most effective prevention strategy against...


23 March 2022
Terrain, Rain Hampering Search At Site Of China Plane Crash

Terrain, Rain Hampering Search At Site Of China Plane Crash

Rough terrain and rainfall were hampering the search Wednesday for clues into why a China Eastern plane inexplicably fell from the sky and crashed into a...


19 March 2022
President Joe Biden Tells Consequences If China Provides Material Support To Russia

President Joe Biden Tells Consequences If China Provides Material Support To Russia

In his call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, US President Joe Biden described to him the implications and consequences if China provides material support to...


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18 March 2022
China Weighs Exit From 'Zero COVID' And The Risks Involved

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...


18 March 2022
China Cuts Mandatory Quarantine Period For Recovered COVID Patients To Save Medical Resources For Severe Cases

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...


18 March 2022
Alysa Liu, US Olympic Figure Skater, Targeted In Chinese Spy Case

Alysa Liu, US Olympic Figure Skater, Targeted In Chinese Spy Case

Alysa Liu's father, a political refugee, said he took a stand against China’s bullying by allowing his daughter to compete at the recent Beijing Olympic...


17 March 2022
Ukraine Crisis Updates: China To Protect Firms From Russia Sanctions

Ukraine Crisis Updates: China To Protect Firms From Russia Sanctions

A Chinese Commerce Ministry official says Beijing will take necessary measures to protect Chinese companies from actions by other governments related to...


16 March 2022
Stealth Omicron: High-Level Meet In India To Review Covid Comeback In China

Stealth Omicron: High-Level Meet In India To Review Covid Comeback In China

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday chaired a high-level meeting in the wake of a humongous rise in the Covid-19 cases in China and South East...


16 March 2022
Chinese Virus Cases Climb, Raise Threat Of Trade Disruption

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.


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14 March 2022
China Battles Multiple Outbreaks, Driven By Stealth Omicron

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.


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.


28 February 2022
Non-Profit Org Demands Ban On 'BGMI-PUBG', Claims It To Be New Avatar Of Banned Chinese App 'PUBG'

Non-Profit Org Demands Ban On 'BGMI-PUBG', Claims It To Be New Avatar Of Banned Chinese App 'PUBG'

Urging the government to block BGMI-PUBG, the non-profit organisation, PRAHAR, wrote separate letters to Home Minister Amit Shah and Minister for Electronics...


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