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A new virus is fast infecting the world, creating one of the biggest global health crises since Ebola and SARS.

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Cover Story: Shanghai Fights a New Covid Enemy With Old Weapons

China’s playbook of lockdowns, mass testing and quarantines can’t keep up with BA.2 variant as city experiences shortages of food and medical care

05 20, 2022 15:03 PM

Shanghai Composite Index Rose 1.6% on Friday

Shenzhen Component Index closed up 1.82%

05 20, 2022 12:00 PM

Weekly Must-Read: China’s Record-Breaking Unemployment Rates Amid Covid Lockdowns

Surveyed urban unemployment rate came in at 6.1% in April, while the figure for 16- to 24-year-olds hit the highest ever recorded

05 20, 2022 06:03 AM

North Korea Reports Nearly 2 Million ‘Fever Cases’ in One Week

Deaths reach 63 as 7.7% of the population is sickened in a reclusive nation that rejected Covid vaccines as World Health Organization voices concern

05 19, 2022 15:03 PM

Shanghai Composite Index Rose 0.36% on Thursday

Shenzhen Component Index closed up 0.37%

05 19, 2022 05:23 AM

Shanghai Speeds Up Customs Clearance of Covid Vaccines and Materials

China’s biomedical R&D center creates ‘green channel’ to accelerate work on advanced coronavirus treatments and inoculations

05 18, 2022 15:52 PM

China Housing Prices Fall for Eighth Month Amid Lockdowns

The average price of new homes in 70 cities was down 0.3% in April, the fastest decline in five months

05 18, 2022 04:03 AM

China’s Vice Premier Vows Support for Digital Platforms

Liu He sends positive signal after a year-long clampdown on Chinese tech giants and says government will allow domestic and foreign share sales

05 17, 2022 06:36 AM

North Korea Reports ‘Fever Cases’ in Almost 5% of Population

Without calling cases ‘Covid,’ isolated country says there were 392,920 new infections and eight deaths in 24 hours ended Sunday

05 11, 2022 20:04 PM

China Stocks Rise as Easing Covid Outbreak Lifts Sentiment

Equities in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong gained as investors bought the dip in the country’s battered stock markets

05 11, 2022 17:21 PM

China Risks 1.6 Million Deaths in Virus ‘Tsunami’ If Covid Zero Is Abandoned, Study Says

Peer-reviewed research finds the level of immunity induced by March vaccination campaign would be ‘insufficient’ to prevent an omicron wave that would swamp intensive care capacity

05 09, 2022 15:48 PM

China Stimulus Fails to Ignite Housing Sales Over Key Holiday

New-home sales in 23 major cities fell 33% by area over the Labor Day break

05 09, 2022 15:45 PM

China’s Export Growth Sinks to Early Pandemic Low as Lockdowns Bite

The increase of exports in April in dollar terms slowed to 3.9% from a year earlier, compared with March growth of nearly 15%

05 07, 2022 04:25 AM

Will Regular Covid Testing Help or Hurt China’s Economy?

Economists disagree on cost of mandatory free testing as Nomura predicts 1.8% of GDP and a drag on growth while Goldman puts it at 0.2% and calls it stimulative

05 06, 2022 21:19 PM

China’s Insurers Suffer Rocky First Quarter Amid Covid Fallout, Volatile Markets

Technical changes to the way profits are booked and a shift in the sales model are also hitting earnings

05 05, 2022 05:01 AM

VW Sees Better Chip Supplies in Second Half Boosting Output

German auto giant plans to steer more investment to U.S. and electric vehicles amid war in Europe and Covid lockdowns in China

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