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China won't report asymptomatic COVID cases in further shift

Dec. 15, 2022 00:39 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China said Wednesday that it would stop reporting asymptomatic COVID-19 cases since they've become impossible to track with mass testing no longer required, another step in the country's departure from some of the world's strictest antivirus policies. The change in...

Police detain 4 in Guangzhou after COVID protests

Dec. 14, 2022 05:29 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Police in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou have detained at least four people for more than a week after they attended protests against COVID-19 restrictions in late November, according to activists, family members and friends of the detained. While many...

China's looser anti-COVID measures met with relief, caution

Dec. 08, 2022 05:48 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — People across China reacted with relief and caution Thursday to the dramatic government decision to loosen some of the world’s most severe COVID-19 restrictions. For the first time in months, Jenny Jian hit the gym in the southern metropolis of Guangzhou...

China eases controls, gives no sign when 'zero COVID' ends

Dec. 05, 2022 06:33 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China is easing some of the world’s most stringent anti-virus controls and authorities say new variants are weaker. But they have yet to say when they might end a “zero-COVID” strategy that confines millions of people to their homes and set off protests and demands for...

China fines former NBA star Lin over quarantine comments

Dec. 02, 2022 08:11 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Former NBA star Jeremy Lin, who plays for a Chinese team, was fined 10,000 yuan ($1,400) for criticizing quarantine facilities, China’s professional league and a news report said Friday, as the government tries to stop protests against anti-virus controls that are among the...

China eases virus controls amid effort to head off protests

Dec. 01, 2022 07:18 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — More Chinese cities eased anti-virus restrictions and police patrolled their streets Thursday as the government tried to defuse public anger over some of the world’s most stringent COVID measures and head off more protests. Following weekend demonstrations at which...

China vows crackdown on 'hostile forces' as public tests Xi

Nov. 30, 2022 09:52 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party has vowed to “resolutely crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces,” following the largest street demonstrations in decades by citizens fed up with strict anti-virus restrictions. A massive show of force by the...

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...

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...

Beijing on edge as city adds new quarantine centers

Nov. 25, 2022 08:29 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Residents of some parts of China’s capital were emptying supermarket shelves and overwhelming delivery apps Friday as the city government ordered faster construction of COVID-19 quarantine centers and field hospitals. Uncertainty and scattered, unconfirmed reports...