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United Nations Biodiversity Conference Moved to Canada Due to China’s COVID-19 Restrictions
A major United Nations (U.N.) conference on biodiversity has been moved outside of China after the meeting was postponed four times due to the country’s strict COVID-19 travel restrictions. The Secretariat of the Convention on...
Could Beijing’s COVID Restrictions Lead to Mass Protests? 
After undergoing several months of lockdowns, movement restrictions and travel bans, authorities in China have finally lifted some of the country’s draconian “zero-COVID” policies that have plagued the world’s most populous nation and second largest...
Torrential Downpours Kill Dozens of People in Southern China
As China attempts to recover from severe losses incurred by the nation’s “zero-COVID policies,” the country is also grappling against increasingly devastating flood seasons. Prolonged rains in the first week of June caused floods in...
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...
Chinese Authorities to Locked Down Shanghai Residents: ‘Stop Asking Why,’ Beijing Introduces Daily Mass Testing
COVID restrictions in Shanghai have again been tightened after authorities announced today, May 9, that the city’s prolonged lockdown and restrictions that have lasted over a month would continue through at least the month of...