• 19 May, 2022
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Shanghai targets June COVID lockdown exit as China economy slumps

By Brenda Goh and Kevin Yao SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) -Shanghai set out plans on Monday for the end of a painful COVID-19 lockdown that has lasted more than six weeks, heavily…

Shanghai COVID Crisis – Political Spotlight on Key Xi Ally

If Shanghai Communist Party chief Li Qiang has been politically bruised by the city's struggle to tame a COVID-19 outbreak that has infuriated residents and caused severe economic damage, there…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Chaos at Apple supplier Quanta shows strains of Shanghai COVID lockdown

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Quanta Shanghai Manufacturing City would seem like an ideal site to implement China's "closed-loop" management system to prevent the spread of COVID that requires staff to live…

Hangzhou Asian Games postponed amid COVID surge in China: OCA

Tashkent/Beijing, May 6 (PTI) The Hangzhou Asian Games, which were scheduled to take place from September 10 to 25, were on Friday postponed indefinitely amid a recent surge in COVID-19…

Taiwan calls China’s COVID lockdowns ‘cruel’, says won’t follow its steps

TAIPEI (Reuters) - China's lockdowns to control the spread of COVID-19 are "cruel" and Taiwan will not follow suit, Premier Su Tseng-chang said on Sunday. Having controlled the pandemic with…

Indian students in Chinese universities relieved at Beijing announcement on their return to campus

New Delhi, Apr 30 (PTI) Indian students enrolled in Chinese universities heaved a sigh of relief with China announcing plans to allow the return of "some" of them who have…

India suspends tourist visas issued to Chinese nationals: IATA

New Delhi, Apr 24 (PTI) India has suspended tourist visas issued to Chinese nationals, global airlines body IATA told its member carriers on April 20. India has been raising with…

Taiwan won’t go into Shanghai-like lockdown despite rising COVID cases, premier says

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan will not go into a Shanghai-like lockdown to control a rise in domestic COVID-19 cases as the vast majority of those infected have no symptoms or…

Growing defiance of COVID curbs in China brings wave of arrests

By Eduardo Baptista BEIJING (Reuters) - Sun Jian, a 37-year-old master's degree student in the Chinese city of Yantai, for months staged a solo campaign against his university's COVID-19 prevention…

Covid precaution dose for 18+ age group at private vaccination centres from Apr 10

New Delhi, Apr 8 (PTI) Precaution dose of COVID-19 vaccines will be available to all aged above 18 years at private vaccination centres from April 10, the Union Health Ministry…

Xi defends China’s zero-COVID policy amid Shanghai lockdown to curb sharp spike in cases

Beijing, Apr 8 (PTI) Defending his country's stringently implemented zero-COVID policy amid a huge surge of coronavirus cases in Shanghai and other cities, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday said…

Western diplomats ask China not to separate COVID-positive children from parents

By Engen Tham and Brenda Goh SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Western diplomats have expressed concern about separating children from their parents as part of COVID curbs - a situation that has…