China arrests BBC journalist covering COVID protests

The BBC has said one of its journalists in China was arrested and beaten by police while covering protests on Sunday against the country’s zero-COVID policy. Hundreds of people took to the streets in China’s major cities on Sunday in…

Shanghai tightens security after anti-lockdown protests across China

Shanghai authorities on Monday put up barriers around a city centre area where hundreds of people protested over the weekend against heavy COVID-19 measures. However, this is one of several demonstrations that have flared across the country. From the streets…

Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu sentenced to 13 years of prison for rape in China

A Chinese court in Beijing sentenced Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu, also known as Wu Yifan, to 13 years in jail after finding him guilty of sexual offenses, including rape, the court said in a post on its official Weibo…

Japan protests Chinese coastguard presence near disputed Islands

Japan said on Friday, it had filed a protest with Chinese diplomats after four Chinese coast guard boats entered the waters near the contested Senkaku Islands, known as Diaoyu Islands in China. Two Chinese vessels approached the Japan-administered islands in…

Foxconn: iPhone maker apologises after huge protests at China plant

Apple supplier Foxconn has apologised for a “technical error” in its payment systems, a day after its iPhone factory in China was rocked by angry protests. Videos had showed hundreds of workers marching at the world’s biggest iPhone factory in…

Rising COVID-19 infections paralysing cities in China

A record wave of COVID-19 infections has sparked further restrictions for the population in China, with the health commission in Beijing reporting more than 31,000 new cases nationwide on Thursday. While the number is not exceptionally high in comparison to…

China Covid: Angry protests at giant iPhone factory in Zhengzhou

Protests have erupted at the world’s biggest iPhone factory in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, according to footage circulated widely online. Videos show hundreds of workers marching, with some confronted by people in hazmat suits and riot police. Those livestreaming…

Ex-senior provincial legislator of Hebei prosecuted

Xie Jilai, former vice chairman of the Standing Committee of Hebei Provincial People’s Congress, has been indicted on bribe-taking charges. Xie was accused of taking advantage of his various former positions to seek benefits for others in job promotion and…

China seals off Peking University after single case of COVID-19

Beijing authorities on Wednesday sealed off Peking University and ordered widespread testing following a reported COVID-19 case on campus. Nationwide, authorities reported about 20,000 new infections on Wednesday and about 370 were reported in Beijing alone. While the rest of…

China zero Covid: Violent protests in Guangzhou put curbs under strain

Crowds of residents in southern China’s industrial metropolis Guangzhou have escaped a compulsory lockdown and clashed with police, as anger at strict coronavirus curbs boiled over. Dramatic footage shows some overturning a police vehicle and tearing down Covid control barriers.…

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