Hong Kong China Mon, 23 May 2022 16:25:07 +0800Don't underestimate our resolve on Taiwan: Beijing
Beijing on Monday said it is ready to defend its national interests over Taiwan, in a rebuke to US President Joe Biden's vow to defend the island militarily if it is attacked.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin made the comments at a press brief...Mon, 23 May 2022 11:31:06 +0800UN human rights head visits China
Michelle Bachelet begins her China visit on Monday, the first such trip for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to the country since 2005.
The six-day trip will see Bachelet visit the Xinjiang region. Beijing has repeatedly denied...Mon, 23 May 2022 11:23:05 +0800Mainland records 802 new domestic Covid cases
The mainland's National Health Commission on Monday reported another 802 domestic Covid-19 infections, with 174 symptomatic cases and 628 asymptomatic ones.
Eighty-three symptomatic cases came from Beijing and 55 from Shanghai.
But Shanghai account...Mon, 23 May 2022 05:34:24 +0800Wang Yi: US Indo-Pacific strategy will fail
Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday hit out at US plans for the Indo-Pacific region, saying attempts to contain China are "bound to fail".
State media reported that Wang made the comments during talks with Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Za...Sun, 22 May 2022 11:55:31 +0800Mainland records 824 new domestic Covid cases
The mainland's National Health Commission on Sunday reported another 824 domestic Covid-19 infections, with 157 symptomatic cases and 667 asymptomatic ones.
The majority of the cases were in Shanghai which added 622 infections, as well as three dea...Sat, 21 May 2022 13:25:04 +0800Shanghai sees no new Covid community infections
Shanghai on Saturday had no new coronavirus infections reported outside its quarantine areas, as the financial hub logged another 868 local infections.
Of the latest cases, 84 were symptomatic and 784 did not show signs of infection.
The city also...Fri, 20 May 2022 17:22:31 +0800Beijing slams Canada's 5G ban on Huawei, ZTE
China on Friday hit out at Canada for blocking telecoms giants Huawei and ZTE from Canadian 5G networks, describing the ban as "groundless" and based on spurious security risks.
Canada's move follows the United States and other key allies, and comes...Fri, 20 May 2022 13:17:56 +0800Zero community infection streak snapped in Shanghai
Authorities in Shanghai on Friday reported three new Covid-19 cases outside the city's quarantine areas, the first community infections identified after five days of no infections.
The three cases, from the same family, were found in Qingpu district...Thu, 19 May 2022 21:43:47 +0800WHO approves Chinese single-shot Covid jab
The World Health Organization on Thursday authorised the use of Chinese manufacturer CanSinoBIO's single-shot Covid-19 vaccine -- the ninth jab to get the WHO green light.
The WHO granted emergency use listing (EUL) to the Tianjin-based firm's Convi...Thu, 19 May 2022 11:12:59 +0800China reports 1,016 new Covid infections
Health authorities on the mainland on Thursday reported 1,016 new coronavirus infections, down 289 from the day before.
Most of the new cases were recorded in Shanghai, which reported 82 symptomatic infections and 637 patients without symptoms, as ...Wed, 18 May 2022 22:04:04 +0800Measures to help economy must come quickly: Premier
Premier Li Keqiang has called for greater urgency in rolling out measures to support the virus-battered economy.
"All localities and departments should step up their sense of urgency, and new measures that can be used should be used," Li said at a s...Wed, 18 May 2022 10:00:17 +0800Shanghai Covid figures up, but all within quarantine
Health authorities reported a slight increase in the number of new Covid-19 cases in Shanghai, though no new cases were found outside quarantined areas for a fourth consecutive day.
The financial hub reported 759 new local asymptomatic cases, up fro...Wed, 18 May 2022 09:36:14 +0800Casino mogul Wynn sued for 'lobbying for China'
The US Justice Department on Tuesday sued Steve Wynn, the former CEO of Wynn Resorts , to compel him to register as an agent of China and accused him of lobbying then-President Donald Trump at Beijing's behest in 2017.
Wynn's lawyers denied the alle...Tue, 17 May 2022 11:50:03 +0800Covid outbreak in Shanghai eases further
Shanghai on Tuesday achieved the milestone of three consecutive days with no new Covid-19 cases outside quarantine zones.
There has also been a drop in the number of new locally-transmitted infections in the business hub. According to the National H...Tue, 17 May 2022 09:29:32 +0800'Lifting of Shanghai lockdown should boost economy'
A market analyst said on Tuesday that the planned easing of Covid-19 restrictions in Shanghai should help boost the mainland economy in the third quarter of the year, though it’s still too early to say how significant such a rebound would be.
Ben ...Mon, 16 May 2022 13:18:09 +0800China's retail sales take a hit amid pandemic
Retail sales and industrial production on the mainland slumped to their lowest growth in two years amid Covid-19.
According to data from the National Bureau of Statistics, retail sales shrank 11.1 percent on-year in April to 2.95 trillion yuan. That...Mon, 16 May 2022 11:28:43 +0800Shanghai reveals timetable for return to normality
Health authorities on the mainland on Monday reported 1,159 new local Covid infections – 820 fewer than the day before – as Shanghai announced a timetable for returning to normality.
The majority of the day's new cases still came from Shanghai, ...Sun, 15 May 2022 15:39:20 +0800Shanghai to reopen some businesses
Shanghai officials on Sunday said the city will gradually begin reopening businesses from Monday, following a weeks-long lockdown that began in late March.
The announcement came as the business hub reported 166 symptomatic Covid-19 infections and 1...Sat, 14 May 2022 11:31:04 +0800Mainland logs almost 1,980 new Covid cases
The mainland on Saturday reported 1,979 new local coronavirus cases, of which 253 were symptomatic.
The bulk of infections continued to come from Shanghai, which reported 1,691 new cases, including 194 symptomatic ones.
One more Covid patient –...Fri, 13 May 2022 11:51:18 +0800Shanghai aims for zero Covid by mid-May
Authorities in Shanghai said on Friday they were devising a plan for the resumption of work and classes as they aim to reach zero-Covid in the community by the middle of May.
The city reported 2,096 new cases on Friday, of which 227 were symptomati...