China zero-Covid: As anger mounts and tragedies mount, Beijing shows no sign of hesitation

China zero-Covid: As anger mounts and tragedies mount, Beijing shows no sign of hesitation

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s news bulletin Meanwhile in China, a tri-weekly update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and its impact on the world. Register here. beijing CNN — Zhou, a car dealer in northeast China, last saw his father alive during a video chat on the … Read more

China zero-Covid: As anger mounts and tragedies mount, Beijing shows no sign of hesitation

China zero-Covid: As anger mounts and tragedies mount, Beijing shows no sign of hesitation

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s news bulletin Meanwhile in China, a tri-weekly update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and its impact on the world. Register here. beijing CNN — Zhou, a car dealer in northeast China, last saw his father alive during a video chat on the … Read more

China sentences Chinese-Canadian star Kris Wu to 13 years

China sentences Chinese-Canadian star Kris Wu to 13 years

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court on Friday sentenced Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years in prison on rape charges. The Chaoyang District Court in Beijing said Wu was sentenced to 11 years and 6 months for rape in 2020 and 1 year and 10 months for the “crime of gathering a crowd … Read more

Hong Kong finds Cardinal Joseph Zen guilty of pro-democracy protest fund

Hong Kong finds Cardinal Joseph Zen guilty of pro-democracy protest fund

hong kong CNN — A 90-year-old former bishop and outspoken critic of the ruling Chinese Communist Party was found guilty on Friday of a charge related to his role in a relief fund for Hong Kong’s 2019 pro-democracy protests. Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others, including Cantopop singer Denise Ho, violated the Societies Ordinance by … Read more

China’s Covid cases hit record high as dissent grows amid tough restrictions

China’s Covid cases hit record high as dissent grows amid tough restrictions

beijing CNN — China reported a record number of daily Covid infections on Thursday, as a nationwide rise in cases puts pressure on the country’s increasingly unpopular zero-tolerance approach to the virus. The National Health Commission (NHC) recorded 31,444 locally transmitted cases on Wednesday – surpassing the previous peak of 29,317 recorded on April 13 … Read more

Total daily Covid cases in mainland China surpass Shanghai lockdown highs

Total daily Covid cases in mainland China surpass Shanghai lockdown highs

Only a few vehicles, including one with two health workers, pass through Beijing’s central business district on November 23, 2022, as the region announced stricter Covid controls. Kevin Frayer | Getty Images News | Getty Images BEIJING — Mainland China reported more than 31,000 Covid infections on Wednesday, including cases without symptoms. That surpassed the … Read more

Workers protest and are beaten at virus-hit Chinese iPhone factory

Workers protest and are beaten at virus-hit Chinese iPhone factory

BEIJING (AP) — Workers at Apple’s world’s largest iPhone factory were beaten and detained during protests over pay amid virus checks, according to witnesses and social media videos on Wednesday, as tensions mount over Chinese efforts to tackle a further rise in infections. Videos that said they had been filmed at the factory in the … Read more

China shows signs of easing its intense crackdown on the gaming sector

China shows signs of easing its intense crackdown on the gaming sector

Chinese regulators have tightened oversight of the domestic gambling industry over the past year and a half. But new batches of gambling approvals and positive steps to improve gambling addiction among children under 18 could be positive signs that the crackdown is easing. Xing Yun | Cost Photo | Barcroft Media | Getty Images Beijing … Read more