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China relaxes anti-Covid restrictions in policy shift

China said on Wednesday it would allow COVID patients with mild symptoms to isolate at home as part of a set of new measures that marked a major shift in a tough anti-virus policy that has battered its economy and sparked historic protests.

23h ago| China

Chinese students protest campus lockdown as Covid curbs eased

Students have staged a protest against a coronavirus lockdown at a university in eastern China as authorities across the country take baby steps away from their hardline zero-Covid policy..Millions of people around China still face restrictions, despite some cities rolling back mass testin

1d ago| China

China set to ease Covid curbs further

China is set to announce a further easing of some of the world’s toughest Covid curbs as early as Wednesday, sources said, as investors cheered the prospect of a policy shift that follows widespread protests and mounting economic damage.

1w ago| China

China says it drove away US cruiser 'illegally entering’ country’s waters

China's military said today it drove away a US guided-missile cruiser that "illegally intruded" into waters near the South China Sea's Spratly Islands.

1w ago| China

Heavy policing in China after Covid protests

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.

1w ago| China

China moves to curb nationwide protests

Chinese security forces detained people and appeared to prevent a planned protest yesterday as authorities worked to stamp out widening dissent seeking political freedoms and an end to Covid lockdowns.

December 7, 2022
December 7, 2022

China relaxes anti-Covid restrictions in policy shift

China said on Wednesday it would allow COVID patients with mild symptoms to isolate at home as part of a set of new measures that marked a major shift in a tough anti-virus policy that has battered its economy and sparked historic protests.

December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022

Chinese students protest campus lockdown as Covid curbs eased

Students have staged a protest against a coronavirus lockdown at a university in eastern China as authorities across the country take baby steps away from their hardline zero-Covid policy..Millions of people around China still face restrictions, despite some cities rolling back mass testin

December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022

China set to ease Covid curbs further

China is set to announce a further easing of some of the world’s toughest Covid curbs as early as Wednesday, sources said, as investors cheered the prospect of a policy shift that follows widespread protests and mounting economic damage.

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Covid rules eased unevenly in Chinese cities as virus spreads

Some communities in Chinese cities where Covid-19 is still spreading are easing off on testing requirements and quarantine rules ahead of an expected shift in virus policies nationwide after widespread social unrest..The uneven relaxation of Covid restrictions is, however, fuelling fear am

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Covid protests in China: Relief as major cities ease curbs

Further easing of Covid-19 testing requirements and quarantine rules in some Chinese cities was met with a mix of relief and worry yesterday as hundreds of millions await an expected shift in national virus policies after widespread social unrest.

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Covid-19 Restrictions: China signals easing of curbs

China is set to announce in coming days an easing of its Covid quarantine protocols and a reduction in mass testing, sources told Reuters, a marked shift in policy after anger over the world’s toughest curbs fuelled widespread protests.

December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

Chinese astronauts board space station

Three Chinese astronauts yesterday arrived at China’s space station for the first in-orbit crew rotation in Chinese space history, launching operation of the second inhabited outpost in low-Earth orbit after the Nasa-led International Space Station.

December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

Former China leader Jiang Zemin dies

Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin died yesterday at the age of 96, state media reported, hailing him as a great communist revolutionary who helped quell the 1989 pro-democracy protests.

December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

Covid protests in China: Clashes erupt in Guangzhou

People in the Chinese city of Guangzhou clashed with riot police in hazmat suits on Tuesday night as authorities investigated more of those who have taken part in a string of protests against the world’s toughest Covid restrictions.

November 30, 2022
November 30, 2022

Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin dies at 96

Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin died on Wednesday at the age of 96 of leukaemia and multiple organ failure, Chinese state media reported.