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Vacationers Stranded on China’s Hainan Island Plead for Food and Supplies as ‘Zero-COVID’ Lockdown Drags On
Since Aug. 1, China’s island province of Hainan has been under lockdown after a surge of new COVID-19 cases were reported. According to government statistics, the number of positive infections has exceeded 5,000 cases across...
80,000 Vacationers in China’s Tropical Hainan Stranded by New ‘Zero-COVID’ Lockdown
China’s southern island province of Hainan has been placed under lockdown after a cluster of new COVID-19 infections was detected. The city of Sanya, which is heavily dependent on tourism, saw over 80,000 people stranded...
Beijing Moves To Contain Fresh Cases Of COVID-19
China’s Epidemic Prevention Staff Getting Heatstroke From Sweltering Temperatures as Casualties Rise
Since July, scorching temperatures and heat waves have been hitting many places in mainland China — with over 85 cities and 18 provinces logging temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit).  The heat...
Shanghai Man Left Homeless After Being Confined to COVID Quarantine Camp for 42 Days
In late February, a man named Chen Jian ventured out to Shanghai in hopes of finding a higher-paying job to support himself and his family. After securing a job working part-time at an electronics factory,...
Lockdowns Come Back to Shanghai and Beijing as Chinese Authorities Discover New COVID Cases
After more than two months of lockdowns and movement curbs that have resulted in a string of tragedies and violence, residents in Shanghai finally saw some respite after authorities loosened the draconian “zero-COVID” restrictions on...
Shanghai and Beijing Begin Transition to ‘New Normal’, Another Chinese City Goes Under Lockdown
Just as pandemic restrictions have begun easing in Beijing and Shanghai, residents in a city in Inner Mongolia are now being urged to stay at home after reports of a new string of COVID-19 infections...
COVID-19, Lockdowns Have Many Hongkongers Suffering From PTSD: Study
A growing number of Hong Kong residents have reported experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns that have been implemented across China.  According to...
AirBnB to Exit China After Repeated ‘Zero-COVID’ Lockdowns
As Chinese authorities double down on “zero-COVID” policies, Airbnb has decided to close down its business in China indefinitely, sources familiar with the matter told media outlets.  Their information as the U.S.-listed short-term housing giant...
Tesla Continues to Grapple With Shanghai Lockdown Under ‘Closed Loop System’
As China continues its crushing lockdown of Shanghai, an increasing number of businesses are reporting huge dips in profits as authorities scramble to uphold the country’s unbending “zero-COVID” policies. Most recently, electric vehicle (EV) maker...
Here’s Just How Badly ‘Zero-COVID’ Has Damaged China’s Economy
Financial analysis The world’s second largest economy is paying the price for its unrelenting “zero-COVID” policy — with industrial output and consumer spending dipping to the worst levels since the pandemic began, and financial analysts...
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Shanghai Announces Plans for Quick ‘Victory’ Over COVID-19 Amid Cratering Economy
Ruinous ‘zero-COVID’ policies have both local and central authorities scrambling to save face and livelihoods For over seven weeks now, Shanghai has enacted some of the strictest COVID measures the world has ever seen. Since...
COVID Lockdowns Cut 98% of Tesla’s April China Sales, Production Also Hard-Hit
As China continues implementing citywide lockdowns in Shanghai and Beijing in order to uphold its “zero-COVID” policy, car sales saw a record decline last month as the country’s unbending COVID protocols take a severe toll...