Taipei mayor to visit China as tensions simmer with Taiwan
While China has refused to speak to Taiwan's government since President Tsai Ing-wen took office in 2016, believing she is a separatist, city-to-city exchanges had continued until interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Shanghai breaks more than century-old heat record in sweltering May
Southern Chinese provinces are expected to swelter under extreme heat and weather experts have already predicted another blistering summer, a repeat of last year's record-breaking more than two-month stretch.
Shanghai's population drops in 2022 after Covid lockdowns
China's population fell last year for the first time in six decades, weighed down by rising living costs especially in big, sprawling urban hubs, weak economic growth, and changing attitudes towards raising a family.
Up to 70% of Shanghai population infected with Covid, says top doctor
The steep rise in infections came after years of hardline restrictions were abruptly loosened last month with little warning or preparation, and quickly overwhelmed hospitals and crematoriums.
China's Covid curbs intensify as cases surge to highest since Shanghai lockdown
The nationwide surge has spurred China's top leadership to reaffirm its zero-tolerance strategy for the virus, a policy that President Xi Jinping says is to save lives, especially among China's elderly.
China Covid curbs hit iPhone output, shut Shanghai Disney
Rising numbers from outbreaks across China have prompted a tightening of curbs and lockdowns, including in parts of cities such as the southern metropolis of Guangzhou, as the economic toll of zero-Covid mounts.
Shanghai Disney shuts over Covid, visitors unable to leave
The closure marks the latest disruption for the Shanghai Disney Resort, which was shut for over three months during Shanghai's lockdown earlier this year.
Shanghai says water supplies 'normal' after shortage scare sparks hoarding
Poyang Lake is at its most depleted level on record, and several reservoirs in central China were reported last month to be at 'dead pool' status, meaning they did not have enough water to dispatch downstream.
China steps up anti-Covid measures in megacities as infections mount
Infections have risen to the highest since August, with the uptick coming after increased domestic travel during the National Day 'Golden Week' earlier this month.
Preventive steps strengthened as Covid cases rise in Shanghai, other Chinese cities
Nationwide, 2,089 new local infections have been reported, the highest since Aug 20.
Shanghai extends weekly Covid testing requirement until end-September
Citizens without a record of a nucleic acid test from within seven days will be assigned a yellow code which restricts access to some public venues.
Escaping Shanghai's Covid lockdown only to get trapped in Hainan
Hainan province is one of the several Chinese regions that had seen relatively few cases for more than two years which are now battling outbreaks, raising the risk of persistent tight restrictions as the economy weakens.
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