China set to loosen COVID curbs after week of historic protests

China set to loosen COVID curbs after week of historic protests

China to allow home quarantine, cut mass testing – sources Top official says severity of virus weakening Shift comes after string of demonstrations Biggest show of public defiance in a decade BEIJING, Dec 1 (Reuters) – China is set to announce in coming days an easing of its COVID-19 quarantine protocols and a reduction in … Read more

Clashes in Guangzhou as China tries to quell COVID protests

Clashes in Guangzhou as China tries to quell COVID protests

Riot police in hazmat suits clash with protesters Estimated 27-43 protests in 22 cities across China One of the biggest acts of public defiance in a decade Authorities probing protests as security tightens SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 30 (Reuters) – People in the Chinese city of Guangzhou clashed with riot police in hazmat suits on Tuesday night … Read more

Chinese authorities seek out COVID protesters

Chinese authorities seek out COVID protesters

BEIJING, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Chinese authorities have begun inquiries into some of the people who gathered at weekend protests against COVID-19 curbs, three people who were at the Beijing demonstrations told Reuters, as police remained out in numbers on the city’s streets . In one case, a caller identifying as a police officer in … Read more

China’s lockdown protests spread to campuses and cities abroad

China's lockdown protests spread to campuses and cities abroad

HONG KONG, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Protests against China’s strict zero-COVID policy and restrictions on freedoms have spread to at least a dozen cities around the world in a show of solidarity with rare displays of defiance in China over the weekend. Expatriate dissidents and students staged small-scale vigilantes and protests in cities around the … Read more

China’s anti-lockdown protests shake stocks and oil

China's anti-lockdown protests shake stocks and oil

China announces record new local COVID cases Commodities sold off amid demand concerns Dollar slips against yen, Swiss franc NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – US stocks tracked a decline in equities worldwide and oil was sold off on Monday as rare protests in major Chinese cities against the country’s strict zero-COVID curbs fueled … Read more

Protests in Shanghai and Beijing as anger over China’s COVID curbs mounts

Protests in Shanghai and Beijing as anger over China's COVID curbs mounts

Wave of unprecedented civil disobedience under Xi Jinping Protesters hold vigils in Beijing, Shanghai and other cities Anger over Urumqi factory fire and COVID curbs SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Crowds of demonstrators in Shanghai shouted and held up blank sheets of papers early on Sunday evening, as protests flared in China against heavy COVID-19 … Read more

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 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

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