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World - International
11/29/2022 12:26:11 PM
China's major cities of Beijing and Shanghai were blanketed with security on Tuesday in the wake of nationwide rallies calling for political freedoms and an end to Covid lockdowns.

World - International
11/28/2022 10:33:14 PM
US President Joe Biden is closely monitoring unrest in China by protesters demanding an end to Covid lockdowns and greater political freedoms, the White House said Monday, as smaller demonstrations spilled over outside the country.

Business - Markets & Companies
11/28/2022 8:19:28 PM
Stocks fell in afternoon trading on Wall Street Monday as protests spread in China calling for President Xi Jinping to step down amid growing anger over severe COVID-19 restrictions.

World - International
11/28/2022 11:59:28 AM
Discontent has brewed for months in China over the country's zero-Covid policy, with relentless mass testing, localised lockdowns and travel restrictions pushing many across the country to the brink.

World - International
11/28/2022 11:59:03 AM
Barely a month after granting himself new powers as China's potential leader for life, Xi Jinping is facing a wave of public anger of the kind not seen for decades, sparked by his draconian ``zero COVID'' program that will soon enter its fourth year.

World - International
11/24/2022 1:27:35 PM
Pandemic lockdowns are expanding across China, including in a city where factory workers clashed this week with police, as the number of COVID-19 cases hits a daily record.

World - International
11/2/2022 2:08:45 PM
Chinese authorities imposed lockdowns on 600,000 people in the area surrounding the world's largest iPhone factory on Wednesday, as workers complained of disorderly Covid controls at the facility.

World - International
10/10/2022 12:50:39 PM
Chinese cities were imposing fresh lockdowns and travel restrictions after the number of new daily COVID-19 cases tripled during a weeklong holiday, ahead of a major Communist Party meeting in Beijing next week.

World - International
9/5/2022 8:31:00 PM
At least 46 people were reported killed and 16 missing in a 6.8 magnitude earthquake that shook China’s southwestern province of Sichuan on Monday, triggering landslides and shaking buildings in the provincial capital of Chengdu, whose 21 million residents are already under a COVID-19 lockdown.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Focus
9/3/2022 8:52:33 PM
The recent Covid-19 lockdowns have been an opportunity for many people to think about changing their careers, often to do what they always wanted.

World - International
6/25/2022 10:11:16 AM
China reported zero new Covid-19 infections in Shanghai for the first time since March on Saturday, as the country's latest outbreak subsides after months of virus-spurred lockdowns and restrictions.

Business - Economy
6/20/2022 11:46:02 AM
Many European firms are rethinking their investments in China because of its strict Covid controls, a top business group said Monday, warning that disruptions had pummelled operations.

World - International
6/9/2022 9:45:12 AM
Shanghai will lock down a district of 2.7 million people on Saturday to conduct mass coronavirus testing, city authorities said, as the Chinese metropolis struggles to fully emerge from punishing curbs.

World - International
6/1/2022 3:17:29 PM
Traffic, pedestrians and joggers reappeared on the streets of Shanghai on Wednesday as China's largest city began returning to normalcy amid the easing of a strict two-month COVID-19 lockdown that has drawn unusual protests over its heavy-handed implementation.

World - International
5/31/2022 12:03:33 PM
Shanghai authorities said Tuesday they will lift more restrictions in steps to return the Covid-hit city to normality, after two months of heavy-handed restrictions that throttled businesses and locked down residents.

World - International
5/28/2022 12:07:11 PM
On a balmy Sunday night, residents of an upscale Shanghai compound took to the streets to decry lockdown restrictions imposed by their community. By the following morning, they were free to leave.

World - International
5/25/2022 11:15:09 AM
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson braced Wednesday for the release of a senior civil servant's long-awaited full report into a "Partygate" scandal, as new allegations emerged about a culture of lockdown-breaking boozing in his offices.

World - Africa
5/15/2022 8:18:15 PM
Somalia's presidential vote is proceeding to a second round Sunday after the first round of voting did not produce a decisive winner.

World - International
5/12/2022 12:30:55 PM
North Korea imposed a nationwide lockdown Thursday to control its first acknowledged COVID-19 outbreak after holding for more than two years to a widely doubted claim of a perfect record-keeping of the virus that has spread to nearly every place in the world.

World - International
5/9/2022 5:27:49 PM
Authorities in Shanghai have again tightened anti-virus restrictions, just as the city was emerging from a month of strict lockdown due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

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