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Students sent home, police on patrol as China curbs protests

Nov. 29, 2022 09:00 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese universities sent students home and police fanned out in Beijing and Shanghai to prevent more protests Tuesday after crowds angered by severe anti-virus restrictions called for leader Xi Jinping to resign in the biggest show of public dissent in decades. ...

China lockdown protests pause as police flood city streets

Nov. 29, 2022 00:11 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — With police out in force, there was no word of additional protests against strict government anti-pandemic measures Tuesday in Beijing, as temperatures fell well below freezing. Shanghai, Nanjing and other cities where online calls to gather had been issued were also reportedly...

Asian shares rise except Japan as markets eye China protests

Nov. 28, 2022 21:22 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday as market jitters declined over protests in China set off by growing public anger over COVID-19 restrictions. Benchmarks rose in early trading in Australia, South Korea and China, while shares fell in Japan. Oil prices fell. ...

China's Xi faces threat from public anger over 'zero COVID'

Nov. 28, 2022 11:38 AM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — Barely a month after granting himself new powers as China’s potential leader for life, Xi Jinping is facing a wave of public anger of the kind not seen for decades, sparked by his “zero COVID” strategy that will soon enter its fourth year. Demonstrators poured...

Crowd angered by lockdowns calls for China's Xi to step down

Nov. 27, 2022 13:04 PM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — Protesters angered by strict anti-virus measures called for China’s powerful leader to resign, an unprecedented rebuke as authorities in at least eight cities struggled to suppress demonstrations Sunday that represent a rare direct challenge to the ruling Communist Party. ...

Protests over China's COVID controls spread across country

Nov. 27, 2022 00:06 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Protests against China's pervasive anti-virus controls that have confined millions of people to their homes spread to Shanghai and other cities after complaints they might have worsened the death toll in an apartment fire in the northwest. Shanghai police used pepper...

Asian shares mixed as investors eye Tokyo inflation data

Nov. 24, 2022 23:42 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Friday as worries deepened about the regional economy and Japan reported higher-than-expected inflation. Benchmarks fell in Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong, but rose in Sydney and Shanghai. Oil prices advanced. Investors have their...

Asian shares rise on Fed rate hopes despite China worries

Nov. 23, 2022 23:39 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares gained Thursday, although optimism about the Federal Reserve holding back on aggressive interest rate raises was countered by some uncertainty about coronavirus restrictions in China. Trading was relatively muted in Asia ahead of U.S. markets being closed...

Asian shares gain after earnings-fueled rally on Wall Street

Nov. 22, 2022 23:29 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares advanced on Wednesday after solid earnings pushed retailers higher on Wall Street ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. Benchmarks rose in Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney but fell in Shanghai. Markets were closed in Japan for a holiday. ...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall St slide, China virus fears

Nov. 21, 2022 23:12 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street sank and Chinese anti-virus controls fueled concern about an economic slowdown. Shanghai and Hong Kong declined while Tokyo advanced. Oil prices gained. Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index...