Oct 08, 2020 08:30 AM

Holiday In-Depth Reads — China’s Continuing Fight Against the Virus

China’s fight against the virus has not ended, but the aftermath of the initial outbreak has to be dealt with, including providing help for those who need it after psychological suffering. A nurse who survived the outbreak in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, ended her own life in late July; small businesses are struggling to stay afloat; students stranded by the pandemic find their future uncertain; scattered cases, mostly imported, are still continuing to emerge around the country; and people are being forced to adapt to a new normal. Here are five in-depth stories for our readers to revisit during the National Day holiday.

― Zhenhua Lu, General News Editor

In Depth: Wuhan Nurse’s Apparent Suicide Highlights Profession in Crisis (First published Sep 21, 2020)

China’s nurses have been underpaid, overworked and quitting the profession in droves for years

In Depth: How Beijing’s Second Covid-19 Wave Knocked Its Business Recovery Off Course (First published Jul 02, 2020)

Plummeting revenue, high fixed costs and weak financial support have pushed many small companies to the brink of bankruptcy

In Depth: Chinese Students’ Win-Win With Western Education Gets Upended (First published Jun 24, 2020)

Global pandemic and deteriorating China-U.S. relations have caused a plunge in enrollment overseas this year, potentially leaving a big hole in university budgets

In Depth: Controlling Covid-19 May Become Ongoing Game of Whack-a-Mole (First published May 18, 2020)

Outbreaks pop up in China, Germany and South Korea after pandemic came under control, forcing scientists to suggest a persistent disease requiring pervasive, continuing control measures

In Depth: Widespread Covid-19 Testing Set to Become the New Normal in China (First published May 11, 2020)

In post-pandemic era, frequent, widespread, reliable tests are seen as the only way yet available to control deadly disease and enable economic and social activities

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