With China’s zero-Covid strategy set to enter its fourth year next spring, displays of defiance pose a challenge to President Xi Jinping’s “people-centred” narrative.
Local governments reintroduce mass testing and travel restrictions as cases surge in Beijing, Guangdong and Chongqing.
Business district Chaoyang bears brunt of the outbreak, shuts office buildings, parks and museums.
Lockdown came quickly and quietly, residents report, as China’s capital attempts to curb rapidly growing outbreak without relying on previous harsh measures.
Amid rising Covid-19 cases, relaxed restrictions, and mixed signals, many Chinese are stockpiling medical supplies and bracing for the worst, while others are sharing their coronavirus experiences.
New regulations taking effect on December 15 require site operators and moderators to filter out ‘harmful’ comments or face a range of penalties.
Presidents cover thorny issues from Taiwan to Ukraine in 3½-hour meeting on the Indonesian island of Bali.
Woman in need of medical care not allowed to leave her compound, reports say.
Although the caseload is small by international standards, doubts are growing about whether the current approach can stop Omicron variants from spreading.
Resident in Haizhu district reports difficulties enforcing lockdown, with contact between people continuing.
The top leadership body of China’s Communist Party has new and younger members. See who has stayed and who has left.
Southern metropolis reports nearly 2,000 coronavirus infections on Monday in new outbreak driven by Omicron BA.5.2 variant.
New book presents party’s rationale for adding ‘opposing and containing Taiwan independence’ to constitution last month.
Covid flare-ups in Guangzhou and other regions have authorities scrambling to impose new restrictions to contain infections.
Foxconn employees said they would rather trek long distances than face the risk of what would likely be a minor infection.
Delivery of the fighters had been halted because of the presence of a magnet that used rare earth metals sourced from China.
Young women are turning their backs on marriage and children while elderly numbers boom and negative population growth is forecast by 2025.
Hundreds of social media posts linking the deaths of 27 bus passengers to local strict prevention measures taken down.
Social media topics related to the accident viewed more than 400 million times, one day after 27 died and 20 were injured.
Beijing ramps up pandemic measures ahead of next month’s party congress with new testing requirements, while city in neighbouring Hebei province announces four-day lockdown.
City officials have apologised for severe food shortages days after a lockdown was imposed in Guiyang, Guizhou province.
Aftershocks, days of rain and possible landslides threaten the rescue operation, which includes a mission to reach hundreds trapped in a national park.
Many schools delayed the semester start due to outbreaks, and even for those resuming on time, remote learning, mask mandates and Covid tests remain.
Rescue work continues into the night as quake marks latest challenge for drought-hit province tackling Covid-19 outbreak.
Chengdu authorities say sorry for long delays that forced people to wait in the rain late into the night.
City reports a clutch of fresh coronavirus cases as it orders subway and restaurant closures.
Police in Xuchang say criminal gang seduced depositors with very high interest rates of at least 13 per cent.
Zhong has long been an advocate for TCM but he told a conference that currently no drug has been proven to prevent people becoming infected by the virus.
President vows to peg the country’s modernisation to the principle of ‘wealth and happiness for all’.