Chinese president Jiang Zemin died last week aged 96. Photo: AFP

As it happened: Xi Jinping pays tribute to late Chinese president Jiang Zemin

Xi credits Jiang with leading the country through difficult times, upholding the rule of socialism and persisting in opening up and economic reform.

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Mental health crisis looms for young Chinese after 3 years of pandemic

Internet friends instead of real-life relationships, online dependence, depression and anxiety are among the pandemic effects noted by researchers.

Internet friends instead of real-life relationships, online dependence, depression and anxiety are among the pandemic effects noted by researchers.

5 Dec 2022 - 11:49PM

Jiang Zemin cremated in Beijing, top leaders pay their respects

Ceremony held at PLA hospital before casket taken to Babaoshan cemetery for cremation.

Ceremony held at PLA hospital before casket taken to Babaoshan cemetery for cremation.

6 Dec 2022 - 2:50AM

‘Big white’ army on China’s Covid front lines stands ready to take the fall

China’s local-level zero-Covid enforcers in white hazmat suits are the first targets when things go wrong, which is the way the system is designed, analyst says.

China’s local-level zero-Covid enforcers in white hazmat suits are the first targets when things go wrong, which is the way the system is designed, analyst says.

5 Dec 2022 - 3:27PM

How Covid-19 lockdowns in Xinjiang trapped millions for months on end

Most of Xinjiang’s 25 million residents, along with many tourists and migrant workers, found themselves subjected to partial lockdowns in recent months that aimed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Most of Xinjiang’s 25 million residents, along with many tourists and migrant workers, found themselves subjected to partial lockdowns in recent months that aimed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

4 Dec 2022 - 10:00PM

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Parts of Beijing will be out of bounds for general traffic from Monday until after the memorial service for late president Jiang Zemin. Photo: AP

Beijing to cut traffic in city’s west for Jiang Zemin memorial service

Curbs to start on Monday and encompass the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery.

6 Dec 2022 - 2:50AM

Top economists call for easing in China’s Covid controls

Six leading figures call for end to excessive travel curbs and opening of commercial areas.

Six leading figures call for end to excessive travel curbs and opening of commercial areas.

4 Dec 2022 - 2:00PM

Despite zero-Covid challenges, China still not open to Western vaccines: US

Despite the social and economic impact of the virus, Xi ‘is unwilling to take a better vaccine from the West,’ US intelligence chief says.

Despite the social and economic impact of the virus, Xi ‘is unwilling to take a better vaccine from the West,’ US intelligence chief says.

4 Dec 2022 - 12:50PM

China sets ambitious Covid-19 vaccination targets, officials say

Beijing wants 90 per cent of those aged 80 and above to get first jab by late January, tackling a major barrier to reopening and reviving the economy, sources say.

Beijing wants 90 per cent of those aged 80 and above to get first jab by late January, tackling a major barrier to reopening and reviving the economy, sources say.

4 Dec 2022 - 6:00AM

Why China’s lockdown protests pose an unprecedented challenge to Beijing

Last weekend’s demonstrations are a sign of growing public discontent over Beijing’s Covid controls but also pose a direct challenge to the authorities

Last weekend’s demonstrations are a sign of growing public discontent over Beijing’s Covid controls but also pose a direct challenge to the authorities

3 Dec 2022 - 1:14AM

Chinese cities relax virus testing in sign of shift in Covid policy

Several cities call for use of rapid antigen tests after some exempted from PCR testing.

Several cities call for use of rapid antigen tests after some exempted from PCR testing.

2 Dec 2022 - 8:55PM

As China’s coronavirus controls enter a new phase, what about the economy?

Economists say while China has taken a stride towards reopening, a full economic rebound will be slow and bumpy, with consumption only likely to recover when coronavirus infections start to plummet.

Economists say while China has taken a stride towards reopening, a full economic rebound will be slow and bumpy, with consumption only likely to recover when coronavirus infections start to plummet.

2 Dec 2022 - 8:57AM

In black and white, China’s internet pays tribute to Jiang Zemin

Chinese websites and social media platforms have been switched to black and white as the country mourns former president Jiang Zemin.

Chinese websites and social media platforms have been switched to black and white as the country mourns former president Jiang Zemin.

1 Dec 2022 - 9:15PM

Twitter, Telegram soar in popularity in China as users share protest news

Photos and videos of anti-Covid lockdown rallies in China have been circulating on Twitter and Telegram, while those on WeChat and Weibo have been quickly deleted.

Photos and videos of anti-Covid lockdown rallies in China have been circulating on Twitter and Telegram, while those on WeChat and Weibo have been quickly deleted.

1 Dec 2022 - 9:00PM

Shanghai remembers Jiang Zemin as ‘key architect’ of growth and reform

Residents of the mainland’s financial hub, in which Jiang attended university before becoming mayor and Communist Party secretary, remember the former president who died on Wednesday as an influential leader that put the city firmly on the path towards economic reform.

Residents of the mainland’s financial hub, in which Jiang attended university before becoming mayor and Communist Party secretary, remember the former president who died on Wednesday as an influential leader that put the city firmly on the path towards economic reform.

2 Dec 2022 - 11:22AM

Jiang Zemin’s body completes final journey to Chinese capital

President Xi Jinping and other senior leaders receive the late leader’s casket ahead of the state funeral on Tuesday morning.

President Xi Jinping and other senior leaders receive the late leader’s casket ahead of the state funeral on Tuesday morning.

3 Dec 2022 - 4:20PM

Hong Kong, Macau politicians and public pay tribute to Jiang Zemin

Thousands of Hong Kong residents queue at Beijing’s liaison office to sign book of condolence and leave flowers.

Thousands of Hong Kong residents queue at Beijing’s liaison office to sign book of condolence and leave flowers.

1 Dec 2022 - 11:23PM

‘A new situation’: is China on the verge of changing its zero-Covid strategy?

Vice-premier in charge of Covid-19 controls tells health experts that small, progressive refinements in approach will continue.

Vice-premier in charge of Covid-19 controls tells health experts that small, progressive refinements in approach will continue.

1 Dec 2022 - 7:15PM

What can be expected from China’s economic work conference in December?

China’s annual central economic work conference in mid-December will be closely watched by investors and private businesses.

China’s annual central economic work conference in mid-December will be closely watched by investors and private businesses.

1 Dec 2022 - 6:08PM

China has launched a new Covid vaccination drive, but there’s no mandate

Low vaccine uptake, particularly among the elderly, has been a major hurdle for the country’s reopening.

Low vaccine uptake, particularly among the elderly, has been a major hurdle for the country’s reopening.

1 Dec 2022 - 9:05AM