China protests paused as police flood streets and temperatures drop below freezing | World News

Chinese security personnel walk past a junction near the site of protest the day before in Beijing

Protests against China’s strict anti-lockdown measures have been paused as police were out in force on Beijing’s streets and temperatures dropped well below freezing. Shanghai, Nanjing, and other cities where online calls to gather were issued were also reportedly quiet. Rallies against China‘s unusually strict zero-COVID measures spread to several cities over the weekend in … Read more

China Strengthens Police Presence in Response to Protests

Chinese police patrolled the capital, Beijing, and China’s largest city and financial hub, Shanghai on Tuesday, working to prevent the resurgence of protests against the country’s COVID restrictions that have also included rare calls for President Xi Jinping to step down. Both cities were quiet overnight with police out in force, particularly in areas where … Read more

The protesters on streets across China know what will follow for them | World News

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The pictures we have been seeing from China have been astonishing. People using loudhailers to demand democracy – others calling for freedom, their faces exposed. We have not seen this for more than three decades for good reason. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 2:38 Why are people protesting in China? … Read more

Washington Expresses Support for China Protesters

White House —  The White House Monday expressed support for peaceful protests popping up around China — but administration officials did not say whether Beijing should change the strict “zero-COVID” policies that drove the weekend demonstrations. More than a dozen street protests have shaken several Chinese cities in recent days, after a deadly fire killed … Read more

COVID lockdown protests sweep across China

COVID lockdown protests sweep across China – CBS News Watch CBS News Widespread protests in China are calling for an end to Xi Jinping’s “zero COVID” policy, which has battered China’s economy and locked hundreds of millions of people in their homes. Ed O’Keefe has the latest. Be the first to know Get browser notifications … Read more

Asia stocks picture mixed on Fed view, China woes

Asia stocks opened with some apprehensions on Tuesday after Federal Reserve signalled of further rate hike in the future   (Bloomberg)

Equities declined in Australia and Japan while futures for Hong Kong rose. A gauge of US-listed Chinese shares climbed on Monday on stronger-than-expected earnings, new housing support and speculation that nationwide demonstrations may hasten a shift away from Covid Zero policies. The S&P 500 pared its monthly gain as Fed Bank of St. Louis President … Read more

As Zero-COVID Protests in China Continue, a Battle Erupts Online

washington —  As protests continue in cities across China over the government’s harsh “zero-COVID” policy, a separate battle is taking place on social media sites within China and around the world, a fight that is testing the strength of China’s online censorship apparatus, known as the Great Firewall. Some protesters in cities such as Beijing … Read more

China trumpeted zero-COVID policy – the problem is its people think life overseas looks a lot better | World News

Hundreds of people stage a demonstration against Xi Jinping's zero-COVID policy at Liangmaqiao district in Beijing, China. Pic: AP

The Chinese Communist Party has boxed itself into a dilemma. People want an end to draconian zero-COVID restrictions, but easing them could lead to a massive wave of COVID deaths because the country is simply not prepared. COVID-Zero started nearly three years ago, when the first lockdown was announced in Wuhan in January 2020. For … Read more

Rishi Sunak declares ‘golden era’ between UK and China over as he calls for new approach | Politics News

Rishi Sunak has said the “golden era” between the UK and China is over as he called for a new approach to the Chinese government. The prime minister, speaking at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet at London’s Guildhall, criticised China’s human rights abuses but said the UK “cannot simply ignore China’s significance in world affairs”. Mr … Read more