3d ago| China

China’s Sichuan to scrap 3-child limit

Southwest China’s Sichuan province will lift its three-child birth limit and remove restrictions on single parents as the world’s most populous nation faces a looming demographic crisis.

3d ago| China

Demographic crisis: China's Sichuan to scrap three-child limit

Southwest China's Sichuan province will lift its three-child birth limit and remove restrictions on single parents as the world's most populous nation faces a looming demographic crisis..China's population shrank last year for the first time in more than six decades, official data released

1w ago| China

China logs 13,000 deaths in a week

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.

2w ago| China

China operates first domestic Boeing 737 MAX flight since 2019

A Boeing 737 MAX took off from southern China yesterday, the first domestic flight using the aircraft model since March 2019 when it was grounded after two deadly crashes.

3w ago| China

China scraps visa-free transit for S Koreans, Japanese

Beijing yesterday said it would scrap visa-free transit for South Korean and Japanese citizens, stepping up a diplomatic tit-for-tat after both countries placed travel curbs on visitors from China.

3w ago| China

China blocks Japan, South Korea visas

China suspended issuing short-term visas in South Korea and Japan yesterday, after announcing it would retaliate against countries that required negative Covid-19 tests from Chinese travellers.

January 15, 2023
January 15, 2023

China reports huge rise in Covid-19 deaths after data criticism

China said on Saturday nearly 60,000 people with Covid-19 had died in hospital since it abandoned its zero-COVID policy last month, a huge increase from previously reported figures that follows global criticism of the country's coronavirus data.

January 14, 2023
January 14, 2023

Covid surge in China: Nearly 60,000 deaths reported in a month

China's health authorities reported on Saturday almost 60,000 Covid-related deaths in just over a month, the first major death toll released by the government since it loosened its virus restrictions in early December..China has been widely accused of underreporting its number of coronavir

January 14, 2023
January 14, 2023

China operates first domestic Boeing 737 MAX flight since 2019

A Boeing 737 MAX took off from southern China yesterday, the first domestic flight using the aircraft model since March 2019 when it was grounded after two deadly crashes.

January 12, 2023
January 12, 2023

China scraps visa-free transit for S Koreans, Japanese

Beijing yesterday said it would scrap visa-free transit for South Korean and Japanese citizens, stepping up a diplomatic tit-for-tat after both countries placed travel curbs on visitors from China.

January 11, 2023
January 11, 2023

China blocks Japan, South Korea visas

China suspended issuing short-term visas in South Korea and Japan yesterday, after announcing it would retaliate against countries that required negative Covid-19 tests from Chinese travellers.

January 10, 2023
January 10, 2023

China suspends short-term visas for S Korean, Japanese visitors

China has suspended issuing some visas for South Korea and Japan in Beijing’s first retaliation against Covid-related curbs on Chinese travellers.

January 10, 2023
January 10, 2023

China carries out combat drills around Taiwan again

Taiwan yesterday condemned China for holding its second military combat drills around the island in less than a month, with the defence ministry saying it had detected 57 Chinese aircraft.

January 10, 2023
January 10, 2023

90pc of people in China province infected with Covid: official

Almost 90 percent of people in China’s third most populous province have now been infected with Covid-19, a top official said yesterday, as the country battles an unprecedented surge in cases.

January 9, 2023
January 9, 2023

China marks end of ‘zero-Covid’

Travellers streamed into China by air, land and sea yesterday, many eager for long-awaited reunions, as Beijing opened borders that have been all but shut since the start of the Covid pandemic.

January 9, 2023
January 9, 2023

Road accident kills 19 in China

Nineteen people died and 20 were injured yesterday in a road traffic accident in eastern China’s Jiangxi province, state media reported.