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More than 2,000 tourists stranded in China resort city after Covid lockdown

More than 2,000 tourists have been stranded in a Chinese coastal city after a surge in coronavirus cases. Officials in clocked down urban areas and ordered the mass testing of its 1.9m residents over the weekend. It comes as concerns grow about the impact of China’s “zero-Covid” policy on the world’s second largest economy. Last […]

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Torrential rains in southern China kill at least 25 people, impact millions of residents

Torrential rains in southern China have killed at least 25 people, impacted millions of residents and caused billions of yuan in economic losses, as the country grapples with increasingly devastating flood seasons fueled by climate change. In recent weeks, heavy rainfall has triggered severe flooding and landslides in large swathes of southern China, damaging homes, […]

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China Eastern Airlines Crash: Rescuers find burnt wreckage, no sign of survivors

Rescuers at the site of a plane crash in southern China found burnt wreckage and personal belongings of those on board, but no sign of any survivors. China Eastern flight MU5735 was carrying 132 people when it nosedived 30,000ft into hills in Guangxi. The cause of the Boeing 737-800’s crash is being investigated. Recovery work […]

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China: Police parade Covid-19 rule breakers in shaming exercise

Police in China have been captured on camera parading four alleged offenders through the streets in a public shaming exercise. The four men were accused of smuggling people across China’s borders, which are largely sealed because of Covid. They were paraded through the streets of Jingxi city in Guangxi province in hazmat suits. Images and […]