China’s security apparatus swings into action to smother Covid protests

China's security apparatus swings into action to smother Covid protests

CNN — China’s vast security apparatus has moved swiftly to smother mass protests that swept the country, with police patrolling streets, checking cell phones and even calling some demonstrators to warn them against a repeat. In major cities on Monday and Tuesday, police flooded the sites of protests that took place over the weekend, when … Read more

China protests: At the heart of protests against zero-Covid, young people cry for freedom

China protests: At the heart of protests against zero-Covid, young people cry for freedom

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. CNN — For the first time in decades, thousands of people have defied Chinese authorities to protest at universities and on … Read more

China markets fall as protests erupt over Covid lockdowns

China markets fall as protests erupt over Covid lockdowns

hong kong CNN Business — China’s major stock indices and its currency traded sharply lower on Monday, as widespread protests against the country’s stringent Covid-19 restrictions over the weekend roiled investor sentiment. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng (HSI) Index fell as much as 4.2% in early trading. It has since pared some losses and closed down … Read more

Apple has a huge problem at Foxconn’s iPhone factory in China

Apple has a huge problem at Foxconn's iPhone factory in China

hong kong CNN Business — A violent workers’ revolt at the world’s largest iPhone factory this week in central China is further scrambling Apple’s strained supply and highlighting how the country’s stringent zero-Covid policy is hurting global technology firms. The troubles started last month when workers left the factory campus in Zhengzhou, the capital of … Read more

China’s Urumqi to ease Covid lockdown amid public anger over deadly fire

China's Urumqi to ease Covid lockdown amid public anger over deadly fire

CNN — Chinese authorities said Saturday they would ease a months-long Covid lockdown in the country’s far western region of Xinjiang “in stages”, following protests over a deadly fire at an apartment building in the regional capital of Urumqi. At least 10 people were killed and nine injured when the fire broke out on Thursday, … Read more

China’s Covid cases hit record as dissent grows over tough restrictions

China's Covid cases hit record as dissent grows over tough restrictions

Beijing CNN — China on Thursday reported a record number of daily Covid infections, as a nationwide surge in cases heaps pressure on the country’s increasingly unpopular zero-tolerance approach to the virus. The National Health Commission (NHC) recorded 31,444 locally transmitted cases on Wednesday – surpassing the previous peak of 29,317 recorded April 13 during … Read more

Foxconn protests: iPhone factory offers to pay its workers to quit and leave Zhengzhou campus

Foxconn protests: iPhone factory offers to pay its workers to quit and leave Zhengzhou campus

hong kong CNN Business — Foxconn has offered to pay newly recruited workers 10,000 yuan ($1,400) to quit and leave the world’s largest iPhone assembly factory, in an attempt to quell protests that saw hundreds clash with security forces at the compound in central China. The Apple supplier made the offer Wednesday following dramatic scenes … Read more

Zhengzhou, China: Protesters at Foxconn factory clash with police, videos show

Zhengzhou, China: Protesters at Foxconn factory clash with police, videos show

Beijing/Hong Kong CNN Business — Workers at China’s largest iPhone assembly factory were seen confronting police, some in riot gear, on Wednesday, according to videos shared over social media. The videos show hundreds of workers facing off with law enforcement officers, many in white hazmat suits, on the Foxconn campus in the central Chinese city … Read more

Kamala Harris’ visit to the Philippines sends China a message of US intent

Kamala Harris' visit to the Philippines sends China a message of US intent

CNN — A Philippine archipelago known for tropical vacations will become the focus of political attention this week when Vice President Kamala Harris becomes the highest ranking US official to visit its main island. Palawan is home to dive resorts as well as a Philippine military base that Harris will visit on Tuesday, according to … Read more

North Korea warns US of ‘fiercer’ military action, tests short-range missile

North Korea warns US of 'fiercer' military action, tests short-range missile

Seoul, South Korea CNN — North Korea tested a ballistic missile on Thursday as it warned the United States of a “fiercer military counteraction” to Washington’s bolstered defense ties with South Korea and Japan amid rising regional tensions. In a statement carried by the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), North Korean Foreign Minister Choe … Read more