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WHO ‘Very Concerned’ About Reports Of Severe COVID In China

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization said the agency is “very concerned” about rising reports of severe coronavirus disease across China after the country largely abandoned its “zero COVID” policy, warning that its lagging vaccination rate could result in large numbers of vulnerable people getting infected. At a press briefing on… Read More »

Why it’s so hard to tell porn spam from Chinese state bots

But this spam content may not have had anything to do with the Chinese government after all, according to a report published on Monday by the Stanford Internet Observatory. “While the spam did drown out legitimate protest-related content, there is no evidence that it was designed to do so, nor that it was a deliberate… Read More »

China wants Covid patients to go to work. The public isn’t so sure

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Hong Kong CNN — Just weeks ago, catching Covid in China meant being taken to government quarantine for an indeterminate stay… Read More »

China COVID Wave Could Kill One Million People, Models Predict

Up to one million people in China could die from COVID-19 over the next few months, according to some of the first projections since the government lifted many of its strict ‘zero-COVID-19’ measures. “There’s no doubt that China is in for a bad couple of months,” says James Wood, an infectious-disease modeller at the University… Read More »

Chinese cities ease COVID restrictions as virus continues to spread

BEIJING, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Some communities in Chinese cities where COVID-19 is still spreading are easing testing requirements and quarantine rules ahead of an expected change in virus policies across the country following social unrest. widespread. The uneven relaxation of COVID restrictions is, however, fueling fear among some residents who suddenly feel more exposed… Read More »

China softens tone on severity of COVID after protests

BEIJING, Dec 1 (Reuters) – China is softening its tone on the severity of COVID-19 and easing some coronavirus restrictions even as the daily number of cases hovers near record highs after anger over the world’s tighter restrictions fueled protests across the country. Several cities in the world’s second-largest economy, while still reporting new infections,… Read More »

Excitement and defiance for Chinese youth at COVID ‘tipping point’ protests

HONG KONG/BEIJING, Nov 30 (Reuters) – When Yang, an office worker in Shanghai, saw video clips of a burning building in western China, a disaster in which 10 people died, she said she could not contain her anger because of Covid-19. -19 measures three years after the start of the pandemic. Watching a World Cup… Read More »

Morning Deal: Powell’s Point Presentation

Nov 30 (Reuters) – A next day look at Asian markets from Jamie McGeever. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell may set the market tone for the rest of the year on Wednesday when he addresses the US economic outlook and job market at an event in Washington. Given how well stocks have held up recently… Read More »

COVID protests ramp up in Guangzhou as China lockdown anger boils

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Residents of China’s industrial hub of Guangzhou clashed with white riot police dressed in hazardous materials late on Tuesday, videos on social media showed, as frustration with strict COVID-19 rules were overflowing, three years after the pandemic. The clashes in the southern city marked an escalation of protests in central… Read More »