Taiwan’s leader condemns California church shooting

Taiwan's leader has condemned the shooting at a Taiwanese church in California by a man reportedly driven by hatred of the island. Tsai Ing-wen’s office issued a statement

Student protest as discontent rises over China’s zero-COVID

Administrators at an elite Beijing university have backed down from plans to further tighten pandemic restrictions on students as part of China's "zero-COVID" strategy after a weekend protest at the

Official: China’s economy reviving as anti-virus curbs ease

China's factory and consumer activity fell even more than expected in April under anti-virus controls, official data showed yesterday, but a Cabinet official said the economy is

Shanghai says lockdown to ease as virus spread mostly ends

Most of Shanghai has stopped the spread of the coronavirus in the community and fewer than 1 million people remain under strict lockdown, authorities said yesterday,

G7 warn of Ukraine grain crisis, ask China not to aid Russia

The Group of Seven leading economies warned Saturday that the war in Ukraine is stoking a global food and energy crisis which threatens poor countries, and

Some Shanghai businesses to reopen today, officials say

Supermarkets, malls and restaurants in Shanghai will be allowed to open in a limited capacity starting today, officials said, even while it remained unclear whether

China fights economic slump, sticks to costly ‘zero Covid’

China's leaders are struggling to reverse an economic slump without giving up anti-virus tactics that shut down Shanghai and other cities, adding to challenges for President Xi Jinping. The ruling Communist

Cardinal Zen, a fiery critic of Beijing, freed on bail

Cardinal Joseph Zen, the 90-year-old Catholic cleric arrested by Hong Kong police on national security charges, has long been a fiery critic of Beijing's control of religion and political monopoly,

Hong Kong arrests Cardinal Zen, three others

Hong Kong authorities arrested a Roman Catholic cardinal, a singer and two others today (Wednesday) on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger China's national security, reports said. Cardinal Joseph

China labels WHO remarks on ‘zero-Covid’ ‘irresponsible’

China today (Wednesday) defended sticking to its strict "zero-COVID" approach, calling critical remarks from the head of the World Health Organization "irresponsible." The response from the Foreign Ministry came after WHO

Xi promotes Communist Party youth wing ahead of key congress

Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday promoted the role of the ruling Communist Party’s youth wing ahead of a key party congress later this year that comes amid

Shanghai re-tightens restrictions, frustrating trapped residents

The city of Shanghai is doubling down on pandemic restrictions after a brief period of loosening up, frustrating residents who were hoping a more than

Taiwan activist released from China says global help worked

A Taiwanese human rights activist who served five years in jail in China said that international pressure and the tireless advocacy by his wife worked to ensure

Lam says China patriots now firmly in charge after Lee’s election

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam yesterday said Chinese patriots are now firmly in charge of the city following the election of its new leader, who ran unopposed

Shanghai tightens lockdown despite falling cases

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.

Trade weakens after cities shut down to fight virus

China's export growth tumbled in April as global demand weakened, adding to pressure on the world’s second-largest economy after Shanghai and other industrial cities were shut down

Hong Kong reopens beaches, Beijing relaxes quarantine rules

Hong Kong reopened beaches and pools yesterday in a relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions, while China’s capital Beijing began easing quarantine rules for arrivals from overseas.

Survivor found almost six days after China building collapse

Rescuers in central China have pulled a woman alive from the rubble of a building that partially collapsed almost six days earlier, state media reported yesterday.

Beijing closes 10% of subway stations to stem virus spread

Beijing yesterday closed around 10% of the stations in its vast subway system as an additional measure against the spread of coronavirus. The subway authority

Economy shrinks 4% under anti-virus controls

Hong Kong’s economy shrank by 4% compared with a year earlier in the quarter ending in March after the Chinese territory shut restaurants and other businesses to fight

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