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As Shanghai nears end of lockdown, China’s Covid angst grows

BEIJING: After six weeks of confining people to their homes, enduring food shortages and the constant fear of being forcibly hauled away, Shanghai's lockdown appears to have an end date. But China's increasingly fraught battle with Covid-19..

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Trio jailed for Hong Kong’s priciest art heist

HONG KONG: Three burglars who carried out a record-breaking $637 million art heist in Hong Kong but remained oblivious to the value of their historic haul were jailed Friday, local media reported. Hong Kong's art community was rocked by the the..

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Covid-19: Shanghai to try to ease 7-week virus lockdown in a few days

BEIJING: Shanghai will try again to reopen in a few days after it has eliminated Covid-19 transmission among the general population as the outbreak in China's largest city subsides, an official said Friday. The strict lockdown of the city — now..

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Shanghai aims for zero Covid by mid-May

Authorities in Shanghai said on Friday they were devising a plan for the resumption of work and classes as they aim to reach zero-Covid in the community by the middle of May. The city reported 2,096 new cases on Friday, of which 227 were symptomatic...

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Mainland adds over 1,800 Covid cases

Mainland health officials on Thursday logged a total of 1,852 new Covid cases across the country. 1,449 of the new patients were in Shanghai. 144 were symptomatic cases while the rest were asymptomatic infections. "The number of newly infected pati..

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Plane veers off Chongqing runway and catches fire

A Tibet Airlines plane caught fire on Thursday at China's Chongqing airport after veering off the runway, but all passengers and crew were safely evacuated, the airline said.The flight, carrying 113 passengers and nine crew, was headed from the ..

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China’s Anti-Corruption Campaign: Tigers, Flies, and Everything in Between

Corruption in China is not a recent phenomenon; nor are anti-corruption efforts initiated by the party-state. Corruption features prominently in China’s history, but the practice became increasingly visible after the reform and opening up of 1978. Th..

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A Former Chinese Ambassador’s Trenchant Comments on Ukraine War Attract Notice

In a highly unusual move, a former Chinese ambassador to Ukraine spoke against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. His published remark was subsequently quietly scrubbed from the Chinese internet. Gao Yusheng, a 75-year-old career diplomat, delivered a..

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Hong Kong Arrests Roman Catholic Cardinal, an Actress, and Others

Hong Kong authorities arrested a Roman Catholic cardinal, a singer, and at least two others on Wednesday on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger China’s national security, reports said. Cardinal Joseph Zen, singer-actress Denise Ho,..

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China premier warns of ‘grave’ jobs situation amid lockdowns

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang warned of a “complicated and grave” employment situation as the country imposes sweeping lockdowns to contain Covid outbreaks. Li instructed all government departments and regions to prioritize measures aimed at helping bu..

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John Lee elected as Hong Kong’s new leader

HONG KONG: John Lee, a hardline security chief who oversaw a crackdown on Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, was elected as the city's next leader on Sunday in a vote cast by a largely pro-Beijing committee. Lee was the only candidate and..

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Shanghai tightens lockdown to hit zero-Covid goal by late May

SHANGHAI: Shanghai is tightening its already strict Covid-19 lockdown in a fresh push to eliminate infections outside quarantined areas of China's biggest city by late this month, people familiar with the matter said. Curbs will likely vary acr..

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