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Explosion at Chinese university laboratory kills 2

Oct. 25, 2021 01:37 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Two people were killed and at least nine others were injured in a laboratory explosion at a university in eastern China, state media said Monday. The blast occurred Sunday afternoon at the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Nanjing is a...

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...