Huge COVID protests erupt in China’s Xinjiang after deadly fire

Huge COVID protests erupt in China's Xinjiang after deadly fire

Nov 26 (Reuters) – Rare protests broke out in China’s far western Xinjiang region, with crowds shouting at hazmat-suited guards after a deadly fire triggered anger over their prolonged COVID-19 lockdown as nationwide infections set another record. Crowds chanted “End the lockdown!”, pumping their fists in the air as they walked down a street, according … Read more

Foxconn’s woes to take bigger toll on giant China iPhone plant as more workers leave -source

Foxconn's woes to take bigger toll on giant China iPhone plant as more workers leave -source

Foxconn Zhengzhou plant’s Nov shipments to fall further – source Worker unhappiness at plant escalated into protests this week Over 20,000 workers, mostly new recruits, have left – source TAIPEI, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Foxconn’s (2317.TW) flagship iPhone plant in China is set to see its November shipments further reduced by the latest bout of … Read more

Weapons industry booms as Eastern Europe arms Ukraine

Weapons industry booms as Eastern Europe arms Ukraine

E.Europe arms companies step up production for Ukraine Hope to find new markets as defense spends rise Can produce and service Soviet-era and NATO-standard weaponry Poland, Czechs among big suppliers of military aid to Kyiv Industry’s history stretches from 1800s and through Cold War PRAGUE/WARSAW, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Eastern Europe’s arms industry is churning … Read more

Foxconn apologises for pay-related error at China iPhone plant after worker unrest

Foxconn apologises for pay-related error at China iPhone plant after worker unrest

Foxconn says it is working with staff to resolve disputes Major iPhone factory rocked by protests over pay, terms Apple says it has team on the ground in Zhengzhou TAIPEI/SHANGHAI, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Foxconn (2317.TW) said on Thursday a pay-related “technical error” occurred when hiring new recruits at a COVID-hit iPhone factory in China … Read more

China’s COVID infections hit record as economic outlook darkens

China's COVID infections hit record as economic outlook darkens

BEIJING, Nov 24 (Reuters) – China reported record high COVID-19 infections on Thursday, with cities nationwide imposing localized lockdowns, mass testing and other curbs that are fueling frustration and darkening the outlook for the world’s second largest economy. The resurgence of infections, nearly three years after the pandemic emerged in the central city of Wuhan, … Read more

Stocks churn ahead of Fed minutes as oil tumbles on price cap plan

Stocks churn ahead of Fed minutes as oil tumbles on price cap plan

Fed minutes for November due at 1900 GMT US Thanksgiving public holiday on Thursday Stock eke out slim gains globally Euro zone economic data points to recession China hit by rising COVID-19 infections LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Global shares churned on Wednesday ahead of minutes of a Federal Reserve meeting that could shed light … Read more

China widens COVID curbs, iPhone factory unrest adds to economy worries

China widens COVID curbs, iPhone factory unrest adds to economy worries

COVID restrictions ramped up as cases rise iPhone factory unrest underscores industrial, social risks Analysts warn of potential for wider lockdowns Resort city Sanya imposes movement curbs on new arrivals BEIJING, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Chinese cities imposed more curbs on Wednesday to rein in rising coronavirus cases, adding to investor worries about the economy, … Read more

Ukraine promises shelters for its people as winter sets in

Ukraine promises shelters for its people as winter sets in

‘Invincibility centers’ to provide heat, water, internet Power outages widespread as Russia targets electricity grid G7 to soon announce price cap on Russian oil – US official KYIV, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine promised shelters with heat and water and encouraged its people to save energy as a harsh winter loomed amid relentless Russian strikes … Read more

Beijing shuts parks, museums as China’s COVID cases rise

Beijing shuts parks, museums as China's COVID cases rise

BEIJING, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Beijing shut parks, shopping malls and museums on Tuesday while more Chinese cities resumed mass testing for COVID-19, as China fights a spike in cases, deepening concerns about its economy and dampening hopes for a quick post -coronavirus reopening. China reported 28,127 new local cases nationally for Monday, nearing its … Read more

Children at school among 162 dead in Indonesia quake

Children at school among 162 dead in Indonesia quake

Death toll from 5.6-magnitude earthquake expect to rise Dozens remain trapped in the rubble – officials President CIANJUR, Indonesia, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Children killed when their schools collapsed accounted for many of the 162 dead in an earthquake that devastated a town on Indonesia’s main island of Java, an official said on Tuesday, as … Read more