US says Beijing's South China Sea 'provocations' risk major incident
China claims nearly all of the South China Sea, a move labelled as 'expansive and unlawful' by the State Department's deputy assistant secretary for East Asia.
Some Beijing travellers asked to wear Covid monitoring bracelets, sparking outcry
The outcry against electronic bracelets comes at a time of growing Covid fatigue around China, with disobedience and infractions on the rise since a nationwide outbreak in March.
Beijing, Shanghai both free of new local Covid cases for first time in months
Authorities remain wary and are adamant that the government's so-called dynamic zero Covid policy, which aims at blocking flare-ups from spreading as they crop up, remains in place.
Beijing in ‘race against time’ to contain Covid surge
The outbreak of at least 287 cases has raised new worries about the outlook for the world's second-largest economy.
Mass Covid testing announced for Beijing’s Chaoyang district amid ‘ferocious’ outbreak
City health officials say that there have been 166 confirmed cases linked to the outbreak that began at the Heaven Supermarket bar in the Sanlitun area, 145 of them bar patrons.
Beijing delays school reopenings after new Covid outbreak
Authorities in Beijing eased many curbs earlier this week, but dozens of infections linked to a bar have led authorities to tighten some restrictions again.
Relief, caution in Beijing as city lifts Covid dine-in curbs
Last month, the city of 22 million stopped people from eating out, closed gyms and sealed off dozens of subway stations to try and stamp out a coronavirus outbreak.
Thousands quarantined after Beijing man breaks Covid rules
The Chinese capital has ordered hundreds of thousands of residents to stay home over the last five weeks to curb its largest coronavirus outbreak since the start of the pandemic.
Shanghai edges towards Covid reopening as Beijing plans to ease curbs
Shanghai aims to essentially end its lockdown from Wednesday after relaxing restrictions over the last week.
Beijing city offers elderly Covid shot-related health insurance to ease hesitancy
Chinese officials have pointed to relatively lower vaccination rates among the elderly as a key weakness in its 'dynamic zero-Covid' strategy.
Hemmed in by Covid curbs, Beijingers seek respite in urban outdoors
While gatherings are discouraged and many parks in the city are shut, Beijingers have taken up outdoor pursuits such as camping and picnicking after more than two years of strict and often claustrophobic pandemic curbs.
Tightening Covid net, Beijing deals out punishments, stark warnings
Since late April, the city of 22 million has wrestled with dozens of new cases a day.