China

China Covid lockdowns shut delivery workers out of their homes

The ruling Communist Party's uncompromising zero-Covid strategy has stoked anger and resentment, with widespread and sometimes violent protests kicking off across China's major cities.

published on : 28th November 2022

EXPLAINER | Why are anti-government protests erupting in China

The protests — which began Friday and have spread to cities including the capital, Beijing, and dozens of university campuses are the most widespread show of opposition to the ruling party in decades.

published on : 28th November 2022

Signs of Iran in China as protests spread; people chant 'Step down, Xi Jinping'

The ongoing protests had its beginning in early November following a deadly fire in Ürümqi that claimed 10 lives. 

published on : 27th November 2022

Dealing with China will be a 'challenge' during India's G20 presidency: Ex-dy NSA Pankaj Saran

In an interview with PTI, Saran also said India would expect that China recognises it as a rising power and deals with it on equal terms.

published on : 27th November 2022

Protesters chant 'step down CCP' in Shanghai against China's zero-Covid policy

Late Friday, videos circulated widely on the Chinese internet showing throngs of residents in Urumqi marching to a government building and chanting "end lockdowns."

published on : 27th November 2022

More anti-COVID protests in China triggered by deadly fire

Late Friday, people in Urumqi marched largely peacefully in big puffy winter jackets on the cold winter night.

published on : 27th November 2022

China pledges USD 100 million to Cuba, discusses new debt terms: Deputy PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Diaz-Canel met on Friday and "the offer arose of a donation of around $100 million by China," Gil told Cuban state television.

published on : 27th November 2022

10 killed in apartment fire in northwest China's Xinjiang

The tragedy comes days after 38 people died in a fire at an industrial trading company in central China caused by welding sparks that ignited cotton cloth.

published on : 25th November 2022

China expands lockdowns as COVID-19 cases hit daily record

Residents of eight districts of Zhengzhou, home to 6.6 million people, were told to stay home for five days beginning Thursday except to buy food or get medical treatment.

published on : 24th November 2022

Foxconn apologises after protests over pay and conditions at China iPhone factory

Hundreds of workers marched in Zhengzhou -- dubbed "iPhone City" as the world's biggest producer of the smartphone -- with some clashing with riot police and personnel in hazmat suits.

published on : 24th November 2022

China's daily Covid cases hit 30,000; highest since pandemic outbreak

China recorded a total of 31,444 domestic cases Wednesday, of which 27,517 were asymptomatic, the National Health Bureau said.

published on : 24th November 2022

Protesting workers beaten at Chinese iPhone factory

China’s status as an export powerhouse is based on factories such as Foxconn that assemble the world’s consumer electronics, toys and other goods.

published on : 24th November 2022

Despite border stand-off, trade between India, China up 14.6 per cent

“India and China’s trade has increased by 14. 6 per cent during the first nine months of the ongoing year to reach $103.6 billion,” reiterated China’s foreign ministry spokesperson, Zhao Lijan.

published on : 24th November 2022

Protests erupt at Apple's largest iPhone factory in China

Video from a separate Livestream showed dozens of workers at night confronting a row of police officers and a police vehicle with flashing lights, shouting: "Defend our rights! Defend our rights!"

published on : 23rd November 2022

Maskless World Cup scenes spark anger in zero-Covid China

China is the last major economy still attempting to stamp out the domestic spread of Covid-19, and has continued to shut down entire cities, seal off neighbourhoods and impose mandatory tests on milli

published on : 23rd November 2022

38 killed in fire at industrial wholesale factory in China, violation of safety measures found

Industrial accidents are common in China due to weak safety standards and corruption among officials tasked with enforcing them.

published on : 22nd November 2022

China says 'long way to go' global cooperation after COP27 climate deal

China -- the world's biggest polluter -- at the summit rejected the idea that it should no longer be considered a developing country, though it is now the world's second-biggest economy.

published on : 21st November 2022

On 1962 war anniversary, India fortifies defence on LAC

The tunnels, Brahmaputra and Sela, at 13,700 ft will cut the travel time and will make it all weather for the people and military personnel looking after the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

published on : 21st November 2022

China announces 1st COVID-19 death in almost 6 months

Nearly three years into the pandemic, Beijing has mostly kept its borders closed and discouraged travel even within the country.

published on : 20th November 2022

Xi Jinping, Kamala Harris call for open channels in latest US-China meeting

Chinese state media quoted Xi as telling Harris that his meeting with Biden was "strategic and constructive, and has important guiding significance for China-US relations in the next stage."

published on : 19th November 2022
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