Latest news and updates on the impact of a new strain of coronavirus in mainland China. The virus, which causes the disease Covid-19 was first reported in Wuhan. The authorities introduced sweeping measures in a bid to contain the outbreak, including the lockdown of up to 60 million people in Hubei province, and nationwide transport restrictions. The World Health Organisation later declared the spread of the infection, which has also caused the deaths of thousands of people outside China, a pandemic.
Rise in respiratory illnesses in mainland China may be driven by known pathogens, but, as with Covid-19, vigilance and transparency are required
While US security moves only target Chinese investments and trade, China’s responses are rattling investors globally. For a start, Beijing must tamp down its high-profile anti-espionage campaign and review its exit ban.
With the scrapping of the final Covid-19 travel restriction at the border with mainland China, Hong Kong must make the most of opportunities this presents
China is all the poorer for the death of the ‘people’s premier’ Li Keqiang, who always showed his caring side even as he steered the nation through some of its most difficult moments.
Divisions in the democratic West long considered sources of strength, except by the Chinese authorities, are now being seen in a new light.
Efforts to defend Beijing’s official narrative have intensified this year, as the country’s post-coronavirus economic recovery slowed amid mounting problems.
The WHO says the spike appears to be driven by a rise in the number of children contracting pathogens they had avoided during 2 years of Covid-19 restrictions.
The Conference Board think tank’s twice-yearly survey finds that confidence among dozens of polled CEOs has taken a big hit while Beijing struggles to stimulate the market and lure investors.
‘Essential questions’ unanswered following months-long investigation of facility housing lab mice and medical waste owned by Chinese citizen.
US students returned to Hong Kong and Taiwan after the pandemic’s first year, but only 211 studied in the mainland during the 2021-22 academic year.
The Fosun Group is looking to make another major leap in the healthcare industry as it prepares to deliver locally-made surgical robots to hospitals.
Former top market regulator Bi Jingquan says China still ‘good place’ for investment and jobs, calls on those who left during pandemic to go back and ‘take a look’.
China’s middle class has ‘colossal purchasing power’ with ‘huge’ potential for foreign businesses, Li says at world’s biggest import fair in Shanghai.
Two sources say Li – whose body has been flown to Beijing – had previously had coronary artery bypass surgery.
Official obituary of former leader, who died in Shanghai on Friday, hails his contributions to the economy, belt and road, poverty relief and his support for President Xi Jinping.
China has reported the second-largest decline in emission intensity within the global travel and tourism sector between 2010 and 2019 and it is expected to see a sharper rate of decline in future as the country steps up usage of renewables in automobiles and aircraft.
Ambassador Rahm Emanuel accuses Beijing, which has banned import of Japanese fish, of a double standard, saying China is fishing in the same waters.
Mayor Gong Zheng said more landmark deals are in the works as Shanghai tries to burnish its image as an international investment magnet.
It will take up to a decade for China to catch up with global developments in the technology, which is the foundation of Covid-19 vaccines, scientist says.
US-China tensions create negative ripple effects for American firms, including lost sales and disrupted supply chains, according to annual survey’s results.
Shi Zhengli and colleagues at the Wuhan Institute of Virology warn in a paper that there are 20 ‘highly risky’ coronavirus species.
China’s role in the global supply chain will become even more crucial in the coming years, as it garners a bigger market share in intermediate products, says HKMA CEO Eddie Yue.
Japanese furniture retailer Nitori Holdings, which opened its first outlet in Hong Kong on Wednesday, plans to gradually expand its footprint to 20 across the city in the coming years, according to a top executive.
Scientists pinpoint a biological pathway used by a common antidepressant and learn how to eliminate its notorious side effects.
Flex space provider IWG says it is adding locations rapidly in the Greater Bay Area as property owners seek to capitalise on the trend. Major landlords Hongkong Land and Swire Properties also have their fingers in the co-working pie.
Beijing has mobilised 39 business delegations to ensure the purchase of goods and services at the China International Import Expo, in its latest effort to maintain strong economic ties with foreign businesses and head off any chance of a decoupling with the West.