A shopping center along a near-empty street under lockdown due to Covid-19 in Shanghai on May 5, 2022. Photo: Bloomberg
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Shanghai’s stop-work, now approaching the third month for some of the affected companies, has taken a crucial quarter out of earnings and is driving many businesses to the brink of collapse.

A shopping center along a near-empty street under lockdown due to Covid-19 in Shanghai on May 5, 2022. Photo: Bloomberg
Tens of thousands of Shanghai businesses await the nod to reopen

Shanghai’s stop-work, now approaching the third month for some of the affected companies, has taken a crucial quarter out of earnings and is driving many businesses to the brink of collapse.

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The historic Famen Temple in 2012. Researchers have identified incense found in the temple’s underground palace. Photo: Shutterstock.
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Discoveries at historic Buddhist site are evidence of the significant incense trade along the Silk Road in the Tang dynasty.

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All 670 students and staff living at the Fangshan campus have been transferred to an isolation facility.

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Beijing students in protest over wall confining them to dormitory area

Students at the off-campus compound say Peking University took down the half-built wall after they objected to it.

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China to throw more resources at zero-Covid policy, health chief says

NHC head writes in party publication that permanent quarantine facilities will be built and dedicated teams set up for testing.

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Top diplomat says some in West are using pandemic to smear China

In state media commentary, Yang Jiechi also says Beijing will firmly respond to ‘plans or deeds by the US to suppress China’ ahead of party congress.

In state media commentary, Yang Jiechi also says Beijing will firmly respond to ‘plans or deeds by the US to suppress China’ ahead of party congress.

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Chinese students at the University of Sydney take photos on the campus on August 20, 2020.  Photo: Reuters
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As I see it | China is going big on Covid testing, so why not include vaccination too?

Authorities in China want to ensure every citizen has access to a nucleic acid test booth within a 15-minute walk, while vaccination of elderly people lags.

Authorities in China want to ensure every citizen has access to a nucleic acid test booth within a 15-minute walk, while vaccination of elderly people lags.

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Opinion | China’s strict Covid-19 control measures leave nation’s middle class deflated

On China’s internet, ‘run’ – as in, flee the country – gained momentum as the word of the year after Shanghai was put under a draconian Covid-19 lockdown.

On China’s internet, ‘run’ – as in, flee the country – gained momentum as the word of the year after Shanghai was put under a draconian Covid-19 lockdown.

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China’s strict Covid-19 control measures leave nation’s middle class deflated

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