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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

08 17, 2022 19:20 PM

Tencent Unveils First Sales Fall, Job Cuts as Economy Sinks

China’s most valuable company recorded its first quarterly drop in staffing since 2014

08 17, 2022 03:41 AM

Tencent-Backed Giants Dive on $24 Billion Meituan Sale Talk

Shares of Meituan, Kuaishou, Bilibili and Pinduoduo slip on report that Tencent may ditch Meituan under government pressure

08 16, 2022 15:11 PM

PBOC Sets Weaker Fixing After Yuan Tumbles to Three-Month Low

Analysts expect the gap between U.S. and Chinese interest rates to continue to widen this year as the Fed continues to tighten

08 13, 2022 18:01 PM

Weekly Must-Read: Graft Scandal Casts Long Shadow Over China’s Chipmaking Ambitions

Wave of detentions and probes of executives call into question the future of the largest chip investment fund and the domestic industry

08 12, 2022 03:49 AM

Chinese Airlines to Resume Direct Flights to U.K.

End of year-and-a-half hiatus promises to dramatically slash airfares as authorities ratchet down Covid controls

08 10, 2022 18:27 PM

Hong Kong to Shorten Quarantine for Mainland Travelers

From Friday, arrivals from the mainland will need to go through three days of mandatory home isolation instead of seven, though the city still isn’t granting individual tourist visas to them

08 06, 2022 04:00 AM

Analysis: How New Approval Standards May Spur Chinese Covid Pills

Regulators move the goal posts for determining whether a new drug works, reflecting dramatic evolution of the coronavirus

08 05, 2022 07:22 AM

Developer of First China-Made Covid Pill Files for Hong Kong IPO

Closely held Genuine Biotech aims to generate funds to make and commercialize Azvudine and to develop other drugs

08 03, 2022 16:05 PM

China's Livestreaming Industry Matures After Clampdown on Stars

Videos and music, variety shows and esports are the most popular content categories, a July survey shows

08 03, 2022 04:00 AM

Hong Kong Clears Sinovac Covid Shot for 6-Month-Olds

Surge of severe and fatal cases among young children spurs authorities to make Hong Kong the first city in Asia to lower the vaccination age to 6 months

08 02, 2022 21:00 PM

In Depth: China Debates Who Should Pay for Public Health Crises

Covid-19 has underscored the need to improve how such emergencies are funded, experts say

08 02, 2022 03:32 AM

Hong Kong Economy Contracts Again as Global Headwinds Mount

Second-quarter GDP declined a much wider-than-expected 1.4% amid rising interest rates, Covid disruptions and cooling global trade

07 30, 2022 17:27 PM

Top Stories of the Month: Why China Still Doesn’t Have an mRNA Shot

In a race to develop advanced Covid inoculations, Chinese vaccine-makers lack technical expertise, ingredients, production equipment and delivery system

07 27, 2022 04:27 AM

Analysis: How Azvudine Became China’s First Approved Homegrown Covid Pill

Little-known Genuine Biotech’s AIDS drug turns out to help Covid patients and may turn into a multibillion-dollar product

07 26, 2022 05:50 AM

China Approves First Homegrown Covid Pill

Genuine Biotech’s antiviral Azvudine, previously used to treat HIV, will compete with Pfizer’s Paxlovid, expanding doctors’ arsenal

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