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Chinese students hit by US visa rejections amid tension

Sep. 14, 2021 05:09 AM EDT

After a semester online, Wang Ziwei looked forward to meeting classmates who are returning to campus at Washington University in St. Louis. But the 23-year-old finance student said the U.S. revoked his student visa on security grounds. Wang is among at least 500 students...

The Latest: China punishes 30 officials for pandemic failing

Aug. 09, 2021 00:41 AM EDT

BEIJING — More than 30 Chinese officials have been fired or received other punishments over accusations they failed to respond properly to the latest surge of the coronavirus in the country. Among those fired were a vice mayor, heads of city districts and health...

The Latest: China pledges 2 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses

Aug. 06, 2021 06:20 AM EDT

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged that 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines would be supplied to the world through this year, increasing China’s commitment as the largest exporter of the shots. Xi’s announcement was delivered late Thursday at a...

Delta variant challenges China's costly lockdown strategy

Aug. 05, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The delta variant is challenging China’s costly strategy of isolating cities, prompting warnings that Chinese leaders who were confident they could keep the coronavirus out of the country need a less disruptive approach. As the highly contagious variant...

China seals city as its worst virus outbreak in a year grows

Aug. 04, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's worst coronavirus outbreak since the start of the pandemic a year and a half ago escalated Wednesday with dozens more cases around the country, the sealing-off of one city and the punishment of its local leaders. Since that initial outbreak was...

China orders mass testing in Wuhan as COVID outbreak spreads

Aug. 03, 2021 23:41 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China suspended flights and trains, canceled professional basketball league games and announced mass coronavirus testing in Wuhan, as widening outbreaks of the delta variant reached the city where the disease was first detected in late 2019. While the...

China steps up port, driver checks after new virus cases

Jul. 29, 2021 06:29 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Roadblocks were set up to check drivers and a disease-control official called Thursday for increased testing of workers at Chinese ports after a rash of coronavirus cases traced to a major airport rattled authorities who thought they had the disease under control. ...

The Latest: Chinese city lists more cases in local outbreak

Jul. 27, 2021 00:48 AM EDT

BEIJING — The major eastern Chinese city of Nanjing recorded another 31 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, as authorities announced more than 1.5 billion doses of vaccine have been administered around the country. The new cases bring Nanjing’s total to...

The Latest: Virus on rise in eastern Chinese city of Nanjing

Jul. 25, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

BEIJING — New coronavirus cases continue to grow in the major eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, with another 38 reported on Monday, bringing the total to more than 60 over recent days. Tens of thousands of people are under lockdown and authorities are conducting mass...