Australia's government urges China to remove trade barriers

China has created a series of official and unofficial trade barriers in recent years to a range of Australian exports worth billions of dollars including coal, wine, barley, beef and seafood.

published on : 25th May 2022

Beijing extends work-from-home order as COVID-19 cases rise

Shanghai reported 480,000 people were still confined to their homes, while 1.59 million were permitted to move around their neighborhoods and 21.2 million were under lighter restrictions.

published on : 23rd May 2022

Thousands of Covid-negative Beijing residents sent to quarantine

China's strategy to achieve zero Covid cases includes strict border closures, lengthy quarantines, mass testing and rapid, targeted lockdowns.

published on : 21st May 2022

Beijing locks down more people in China's 'zero-Covid' fight

China recorded 1,100 new cases on Monday, the National Health Commission said Tuesday. Of those, about 800 were in Shanghai and 52 were in Beijing.

published on : 17th May 2022

SoftBank reports record loss as tech shares tank

The Japanese group's losses were deepened by the many shares it holds in Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing and e-commerce group Alibaba, which have been hit by a crackdown by Beijing.

published on : 12th May 2022

China censors zero-Covid debate after WHO criticises policy

China is the last major economy glued to a zero-Covid policy and enforces some of the most stringent virus controls anywhere in the world. 

published on : 11th May 2022

Downtown Beijing goes quiet as zero-Covid policy smothers capital

Beijing residents fear they may soon find themselves in the grip of the same draconian measures that have trapped most of Shanghai's 25 million people at home for several weeks.

published on : 9th May 2022

Beijing loyalist John Lee elected as Hong Kong's next leader

Lee received 1,416 votes in the chief executive election, far exceeding the 751 votes needed to win. More than 97% of the Election Committee cast their votes in a secret ballot Sunday morning.

published on : 8th May 2022

Millions in Beijing urged to work from home to fight Covid

Chinese authorities have stuck to their zero-Covid policy of lockdowns and mass testing, entire neighbourhoods in the capital are sealed over a handful of infections.

published on : 5th May 2022

Hong Kong reopens beaches, Beijing relaxes quarantine rules

China has maintained its hardline 'zero-Covid' approach but has imposed less onerous restrictions on the capital than in other cities such as Shanghai,where millions were placed under strict lockdown.

published on : 5th May 2022

Beijing under semi-lockdown to curb Omicron spread; Shuts down most of metros, buses 

Beijing reported 53 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total to over 500 cases as the capital continues enforcing strict anti-virus measures and postponed school reopening for a week.

published on : 4th May 2022

Beijing closes 10 per cent of subway stations to stem Covid spread

Major tourist sites in the city, including the Forbidden City and the Beijing Zoo, have closed their indoor exhibition halls and are operating at only partial capacity.

published on : 4th May 2022

Beijing preps COVID-19 hospital spaces, though new cases low

New cases in Beijing have remained steady, with another 62 recorded on Monday, 11 of them showing no symptoms, up just slightly from about 50 per day over the weekend.

published on : 3rd May 2022

Indian professionals in China urge Jaishankar to press Chinese govt to permit return of their families

Many Indian professionals working in China for a long period ranging from five to 27 years sent a joint petition to Jaishankar on May 1, highlighting their anguish.

published on : 2nd May 2022

'No choice': Shanghai residents sent out of city to quarantine during Covid crackdown

Hundreds of thousands of virus-positive people have been taken to makeshift facilities as China does not allow them to quarantine at home.

published on : 2nd May 2022
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