Omicron BF.7, major strain causing latest outbreak in Beijing: Medical expert

Omicron BF.7 has become the main strain in Beijing›s latest COVID-19 flare-up, with the virus possessing the strongest infection ability across the family of Omicron sub-variants in China and

Rocket taking three to space station to blast off today

A The crew includes a veteran of a 2005 space mission and two first-time astronauts, according to the China Manned Space Agency. The Shenzhou-15 mission

Tsai resigns as party leader after election loss

Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party following local election losses on Saturday in which voters chose the opposition Nationalist

Crowds angered by lockdowns call for leadership to step down

Protesters pushed to the brink by China’s strict COVID measures in Shanghai called for the removal of the country’s leadership and clashed with police yesterday as crowds

Hong Kong emigres crave taste of milk tea from home

In London, Wong Wai-yi misses the taste of home. A year ago, the 31-year-old musician was in Hong Kong, earning a good living composing for

Authorities expand lockdowns as Covid-19 cases hit daily record

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

Philippines asks China for explanation over latest sea feud

The Philippines has sought an explanation from China after a Filipino military commander reported that the Chinese coast guard forcibly seized Chinese rocket debris in the

Workers protest at virus-hit Chinese iPhone factory

Employees at the world’s biggest Apple iPhone factory were beaten and detained in protests over contract disputes amid anti-virus controls, according to witnesses and videos on

Four detained over trading company fire that killed 38

Four people have been detained over a fire at an industrial trading company in central China that killed 38 people, reports said yesterday. The fire

AL committee casts doubts over civil service staff numbers

Lawmakers at the Second Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly should be concerned about the projected number of new employees which the government is planning

Anti-virus curbs spur fears of global economic impact

Anti-virus controls that are confining millions of Chinese families to their homes and shut shops and offices are spurring fears of further damage to already

US and Chinese defense chiefs meet amid strained relations

The defense chiefs of the United States and China held talks yesterday on the sidelines of a regional meeting in Cambodia to discuss strained bilateral relations

Six Apple Daily staff plead guilty to collusion in Hong Kong

Six former executives of a now-defunct Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper yesterday pleaded guilty to a collusion charge under the National Security Law that has silenced and

Guangzhou locks down millions in ‘zero-Covid’ fight

The southern Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou locked down its largest district yesterday as it tries to tamp down a major COVID-19 outbreak, suspending public transit and

Chinese coast guard seizes rocket debris from Filipino navy

The Chinese coast guard forcibly seized floating debris the Philippine navy was towing to its island in another confrontation in the disputed South China Sea, a

Leader Lee isolating with Covid-19 after APEC trip

Hong Kong leader John Lee tested positive for the coronavirus after meeting with other regional leaders the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Thailand, the city government

China, US officials to attend Southeast Asia defense meeting

The defense chiefs of rival powers China and the U.S. will both attend the expanded meeting of Southeast Asian security ministers in Cambodia, opening up the

China announces first Covid-19 death in almost six months

China yesterday announced its first new death from COVID-19 in nearly half a year as strict new measures are imposed in Beijing and across the country

Guangzhou plans 250,000 quarantine beds to fight virus

China's southern metropolis of Guangzhou announced plans yesterday to build quarantine facilities for nearly 250,000 people to fight surging coronavirus outbreaks even as the national

After exchange, China calls Canada’s manner ‘condescending’

A Chinese spokesperson yesterday accused Canada of acting in a “condescending manner” following a testy exchange between President Xi Jinping and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that underscores

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