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# China

Last year
China announces nationwide loosening of Covid restrictions following protests
Anger over China’s zero-Covid policy stoked unrest not seen since the 1989 pro-democracy protests.
Opinion: China's zero-covid policy tightens its perfect dictatorship
Human rights lawyer and professor Teng Biao looks at the recent protests in China and asks if it’s the beginning of a new wave of resistance.
Chinese astronauts return to Earth after six-month mission
The capsule carrying the trio touched down at a landing site in the Gobi Desert in northern China.
China eases Covid curbs with some cities no longer requiring negative tests for public transport
The transport restrictions in Shenzhen and Beijing were eased.
Formula One cancels 2023 Chinese Grand Prix due to Covid-19 restrictions
The race in Shanghai was due to take place on 16 April.
China further relaxes Covid rules after protests
Several cities have begun loosening restrictions such as moving away from daily mass testing requirements.
China signals zero-Covid relaxation after protests
Anger over China’s zero-Covid policy has sparked protests in major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
Jiang Zemin, who led China after Tiananmen Square crackdown, dies aged 96.
The former Communist Party leader helped oversee the Chinese economic boom.
Fresh clashes in south China over Covid lockdowns as authorities warn of 'crackdown'
Anger over China’s zero-Covid policies has been the trigger for the protests.
China cities under heavy policing after protests as authorities accelerate push to vaccinate elderly
Several protests were planned for last night but did not materialise.
'Zero-covid' protests are spreading in China but why is the country persisting with the policy?
China the only major country still pursuing zero covid, a policy that includes snap lockdowns and lengthy quarantines.
Chinese police arrest protestors and BBC journalist as anti-lockdown protests erupt
Large crowds gathered in Shanghai to protest
Hundreds take to streets in China as opposition to government's zero-Covid policy mounts
China is the last major economy wedded to a zero-Covid strategy.
Xinjiang loosens some restrictions after protests erupt over zero-Covid lockdown
China is the only major country in the world that still is fighting the pandemic through mass testing and lockdowns.
China expands lockdowns as Covid-19 cases hit daily record
Officials in the government of Zhengzhou have declared a ‘war of annihilation’ against the virus.
Maskless World Cup scenes spark anger in China
Driven by the fast-spreading Omicron variant, daily cases in the country hit 29,157 on Wednesday.
At least 38 killed in fire at industrial wholesaler in central China
Two other people were injured.
Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping agree that nuclear weapons should never be used
The pair held their first face-to-face talks since Biden took office.
China’s leader Xi to attend G20 and return to international stage amid rising tensions
He will attend the G20 meeting of emerging market nations in Indonesia followed by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Thailand.
Beijing Marathon returns but China sticks to ‘zero-Covid’
A simmering public frustration, which has grown as the rest of the world opens up, has been fuelled by a series of tragic incidents.
China launches Covid vaccine inhaled through the mouth
The vaccine is being offered free of charge as a booster dose for previously vaccinated individuals in Shanghai.
Chinese officers charged in plot to obstruct US Huawei probe
Washington has long accused Beijing of meddling in US political affairs and stealing secrets and intellectual property.
Xi Jinping secures historic third term as China's leader
The Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party elected Xi as its general secretary for another five-year term.
Former Chinese president Hu removed from Congress
Hu’s departure was left unexplained, and Chinese censors appeared to quickly scrub any recent references to him from the internet.
Censors step in after protests against Communist leadership in Beijing
Internet censors deleted social media posts after reports that banners criticising Xi Jinping were displayed in the capital.
US asks UN Human Rights Council to debate rights abuses in China's Xinjiang region
A UN report on Xinjiang published last month cited possible crimes against humanity against Uyghur Muslims in the region.
China official tells public to avoid contact with people from abroad after first monkeypox case
China recorded an infection on Friday in a person who had recently arrived from overseas and is in quarantine.
Biden promises to defend Taiwan but refuses to confirm re-election bid in rare TV interview
The US president said it ‘remains to be seen’ if he will seek re-election.
Chinese astronauts go on spacewalk from new station
China is building its own space station after being excluded by the US from the International Space Station.
Fire engulfs 42-floor skyscraper in China's Changsha city
The blaze broke out in the office of state-owned telecommunications company China Telecom.
Russian President and Chinese leader hail 'great power' ties at talks defying West
It was their first face-to-face talks since the start of the conflict in Ukraine.
Typhoon Muifa makes landfall for second time in China after causing flight cancellations
Gale force winds and heavy rains are forecast along China’s eastern seaboard until tomorrow.
China shuns cooperation with UN human rights office over report into treatment of Uighur Muslims
The report accused China of serious human rights violations against Uighurs and other mostly-Muslim ethnic groups.
China earthquake death toll rises to 82
The magnitude 6.6 quake hit on Monday, forcing thousands to be resettled into temporary camps.
China approves world's first inhalable Covid-19 vaccine
Scientists in several countries including Cuba, Canada and the United States are also trialling inhalable Covid-19 vaccines.
Death toll from 6.8 magnitude earthquake in south-western China rises to 65
At least 16 other people are missing a day after the earthquake struck.
South-west China quake leaves 21 dead and triggers landslides
The quake triggered landslides and shook buildings in the provincial capital of Chengdu.
China denounces UN report citing possible crimes against humanity in Xinjiang
Some countries, including the United States, have accused Beijing of committing genocide in Xinjiang.
China says troops 'remain on high alert' as two US warships sail through Taiwan Strait
It is the first transit since China staged unprecedented military drills around the island following the visit of US Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
China plans to use chemicals to generate rain and save harvest
Parts of the country are enduring a record-breaking drought.