3d ago| China

Covid rules eased unevenly in Chinese cities as virus spreads

Some communities in Chinese cities where Covid-19 is still spreading are easing off on testing requirements and quarantine rules ahead of an expected shift in virus policies nationwide after widespread social unrest..The uneven relaxation of Covid restrictions is, however, fuelling fear am

3d ago| China

Covid protests in China: Relief as major cities ease curbs

Further easing of Covid-19 testing requirements and quarantine rules in some Chinese cities was met with a mix of relief and worry yesterday as hundreds of millions await an expected shift in national virus policies after widespread social unrest.

3d ago| China

Covid-19 Restrictions: China signals easing of curbs

China is set to announce in coming days an easing of its Covid quarantine protocols and a reduction in mass testing, sources told Reuters, a marked shift in policy after anger over the world’s toughest curbs fuelled widespread protests.

1w ago| World

BBC journalist being beaten in China was 'unacceptable': UK

A British government minister Monday denounced Chinese police's actions as "unacceptable" and "concerning" after the BBC said one of its journalists was arrested and beaten while covering Covid protests in Shanghai.

1w ago| China

Detained BBC reporter 'did not identify himself as journalist': China

China's foreign ministry said Monday that a BBC reporter arrested at a protest in Shanghai over the weekend had not identified himself as a journalist, after the British broadcaster said one of their staff had been arrested and beaten by police.

1w ago| China

China anti-lockdown protesters call for Xi to step down

Protesters angry at China's strict lockdowns on Sunday called for President Xi Jinping to quit, in a sign of widening public frustration at the country's zero-Covid policy..Demonstrators in the commercial capital, Shanghai, could be heard chanting, "Xi Jinping! Step down! CCP (Chinese Comm

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Covid rules eased unevenly in Chinese cities as virus spreads

Some communities in Chinese cities where Covid-19 is still spreading are easing off on testing requirements and quarantine rules ahead of an expected shift in virus policies nationwide after widespread social unrest..The uneven relaxation of Covid restrictions is, however, fuelling fear am

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Covid-19 Restrictions: China signals easing of curbs

China is set to announce in coming days an easing of its Covid quarantine protocols and a reduction in mass testing, sources told Reuters, a marked shift in policy after anger over the world’s toughest curbs fuelled widespread protests.

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Covid protests in China: Relief as major cities ease curbs

Further easing of Covid-19 testing requirements and quarantine rules in some Chinese cities was met with a mix of relief and worry yesterday as hundreds of millions await an expected shift in national virus policies after widespread social unrest.

December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

Chinese astronauts board space station

Three Chinese astronauts yesterday arrived at China’s space station for the first in-orbit crew rotation in Chinese space history, launching operation of the second inhabited outpost in low-Earth orbit after the Nasa-led International Space Station.

December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

Former China leader Jiang Zemin dies

Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin died yesterday at the age of 96, state media reported, hailing him as a great communist revolutionary who helped quell the 1989 pro-democracy protests.

December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

Covid protests in China: Clashes erupt in Guangzhou

People in the Chinese city of Guangzhou clashed with riot police in hazmat suits on Tuesday night as authorities investigated more of those who have taken part in a string of protests against the world’s toughest Covid restrictions.

November 30, 2022
November 30, 2022

Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin dies at 96

Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin died on Wednesday at the age of 96 of leukaemia and multiple organ failure, Chinese state media reported.

November 30, 2022
November 30, 2022

China warns of 'crackdown' as fresh clashes break out

Fresh clashes have broken out between police and protesters in a southern Chinese city, part of a wave of Covid lockdown-sparked demonstrations across the country that have morphed into demands for political freedoms.

November 30, 2022
November 30, 2022

Chinese cities under heavy policing

Security services were out in force across China’s major cities yesterday, which for the time being appeared to have quelled nationwide protests calling for political freedoms and an end to Covid lockdowns.

November 29, 2022
November 29, 2022

China says it drove away US cruiser 'illegally entering’ country’s waters

China's military said today it drove away a US guided-missile cruiser that "illegally intruded" into waters near the South China Sea's Spratly Islands.