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World - International
1/22/2023 1:06:03 PM
China reported nearly 13,000 Covid-related deaths in hospitals between January 13 and 19, after a top health official said the vast majority of the population had already been infected.

World - Region
1/17/2023 6:36:07 PM
China has returned to normal after the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, Vice Premier Liu He told the World Economic Forum on Tuesday as he invited "international friends" to visit the country.

World - International
12/21/2022 8:23:37 PM
The head of the World Health Organization said the agency is ``very concerned'' about rising reports of severe coronavirus disease across China after the country largely abandoned its "zero COVID'' policy, warning that its lagging vaccination rate could result in large numbers of vulnerable people getting infected.

World - International
12/14/2022 1:09:33 PM
China's top health body said Wednesday the true scale of coronavirus infections in the country is now "impossible" to track, with officials warning cases are rising rapidly in Beijing after the government abruptly abandoned its zero-COVID policy.

World - International
12/12/2022 11:53:05 AM
China will drop a travel tracking requirement as part of an uncertain exit from its strict "zero-COVID'' policies that have elicited widespread dissatisfaction.

World - International
12/2/2022 6:12:24 PM
A top official at the World Health Organization said the U.N. agency was ``pleased'' to see China loosening some of its coronavirus restrictions, saying ``it's really important that governments listen to their people when the people are in pain.''

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
11/27/2022 10:22:35 AM
Angry crowds took to the streets in Shanghai early on Sunday, and videos on social media showed protests in other cities across China, as public opposition to the government's hardline zero-Covid policy mounts.

World - International
11/21/2022 11:34:47 AM
The southern Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou locked down its largest district Monday as it tries to tamp down a major COVID-19 outbreak, suspending public transit and requiring residents to present a negative test if they want to leave their homes.

World - International
11/10/2022 3:55:37 PM
China's leaders said they would not waver from their zero-Covid policy, state media reported Thursday, echoing a vow last week to "unswervingly" stick to the strategy.

World - International
10/16/2022 9:49:05 AM
President Xi Jinping kicked off China's five-yearly Communist Party Congress on Sunday with a wide-ranging speech defending Beijing's zero-Covid approach, hailing its anti-graft efforts and reasserting its ambition to absorb Taiwan, by force if necessary.

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.

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 - Region
6/6/2022 5:08:50 PM
Diners returned to restaurants in most of Beijing for the first time in more than a month Monday as authorities further eased pandemic-related restrictions after largely eradicating a small COVID-19 outbreak in the capital under China's strict ``zero-COVID'' approach.

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.

Sports - World
5/14/2022 11:08:28 AM
China has withdrawn as the 2023 Asian Cup host due to the coronavirus, football officials said Saturday, with Beijing's strict zero-Covid strategy dealing another blow to the country's sporting ambitions.

World - International
5/11/2022 1:00:06 PM
China on Wednesday defended sticking to its strict ``zero-COVID'' approach, calling critical remarks from the head of the World Health Organization ``irresponsible.''

World - International
5/1/2022 1:14:49 PM
Only a few people strolled the pedestrian-only streets Sunday in central Beijing's historic Qianmen district, normally an area that would be bustling with tourists on what was a national holiday and a sunny spring day.

World - International
3/28/2022 11:13:26 AM
China began its most extensive lockdown in two years Monday to conduct mass testing and control a growing outbreak in Shanghai as questions are raised about the economic toll of the nation's ``zero-COVID'' strategy.

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