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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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Shanghai residents fear new lockdown as millions test for Covid-19 amid sweltering heat

Millions of Shanghai residents braved sweltering heat Tuesday to wait in line for compulsory Covid tests, as growing case numbers and the emergence of a highly infectious Omicron subvariant spurred new fears of a return to mass lockdown. Shanghai authorities have ordered the majority of the city’s 16 districts to undergo two rounds of testing […]

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Hackers claim to own data of 1 billion Chinese people, demand 10 bitcoins

Hackers claim to have obtained a trove of data on 1 billion Chinese from a Shanghai police database in a leak that, if confirmed, could be one of the largest data breaches in history. In a post on the online hacking forum Breach Forums last week, someone using the handle “ChinaDan” offered to sell nearly […]

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Chinese electric car falls from third floor office in Shanghai, two killed

Chinese electric carmaker Nio says that two people were killed when one of its vehicles fell from the third floor of its headquarters in Shanghai. One member of staff and a person from a partner company died in the crash. The incident took place on Wednesday at about 17:20 local time, the firm said. The […]

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Shanghai to Covid-19 test more than 12 million residents, sparking fears of new lockdown

Shanghai will carry out Covid-19 testing on more than half of its 25 million residents this weekend, fueling fears of a return to more stringent restrictions just days after the financial hub emerged from two months of painful lockdown. The mass testing announcements sparked fears of a return to stringent, prolonged lockdown among Shanghai residents, […]

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Shanghai tightens lockdown measures as Covid-19 surge continues

Authorities in Shanghai have said they will tighten the enforcement of lockdown measures, as a Covid-19 surge continues in China’s financial capital. New measures include placing electronic door alarms to prevent those infected from leaving, as well as evacuating people to disinfect their homes. Earlier this week, hundreds were forcibly evacuated from their homes to […]

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China: Videos of clashes in Shanghai over restrictions and lack of food supplies go viral

Videos of clashes between police and people being forced out of their homes in Shanghai has gone viral on the internet as the city enters a third week of Covid-19 lockdown. Some residential compounds are being turned into quarantine centres. Millions are confined to their homes as Shanghai battles a fresh outbreak of the virus. […]

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Top iPhone supplier suspends production at two factories in China amid strict Covid lockdown

Apple’s top suppliers is stopping work at its factories in and around Shanghai as the city of 25 million people remains under a strict Covid lockdown. Pegatron announced Tuesday that it had suspended production at its facility in China’s largest city, as well as the nearby city of Kunshan, until further notice. “The date of […]

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Delta Air Lines flight bound for Shanghai turns around midair amid change in cleaning rules at China airport

A Delta Air Lines flight originating in Seattle and heading to Shanghai last week turned around midair because of a change in cleaning rules at the China airport, the airline said. If it had landed in Shanghai, Delta said the new rules would have caused substantial delays. “The new cleaning procedures require significantly extended ground […]

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China Mobile: World’s largest network operator aims to raise $8.8 billion in IPO listing

China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile network operator, aims to raise as much as $8.8 billion when it lists its shares in Shanghai. The company was kicked off the New York Stock Exchange due to rules imposed during Donald Trump’s presidency. It joins a growing number of US-listed Chinese firms that are exiting Wall Street. […]

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Shanghai Disneyland shuts down after one person tests positive for Covid-19

Shanghai Disneyland has shut down for at least two days after a weekend visitor tested positive for Covid-19 after returning home. The Chinese theme park will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, and all visitors and staff are being tested. Health workers in protective suits examined them as fireworks went off around the park’s landmark […]

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Powerful typhoon In-Fa approaches China’s east coast days after deadly floods swept parts of country

A major typhoon is expected to make landfall on China’s east coast days after deadly floods devastated parts of the country. Weather watchers expect typhoon In-Fa to hit Shanghai on Sunday. Flights and train services have been suspended, while people have been ordered to stay indoors. Disruptive winds, rough seas and flooding are expected. Meanwhile, […]