Chinese truckers suffer on highways due to Beijing’s anti-COVID policies

News 04/13/22, 00:50

Chinese authorities have recently forced many provinces and cities to close parts of expressways in a bid to control the fast-spreading COVID outbreak in mainland China. The restrictions also came along with several anti-epidemic policies. According to the mainland media National Business Daily, truckers must provide a negative nucleic acid test ...

Study reveals states with worst outcomes due to prolonged Covid shutdowns

News 04/12/22, 15:44

A new study comparing the results obtained from handling the pandemic in different states found that California, New York, and New Jersey, which implemented the longest closures, performed the worst, while states with the least restrictive measures, such as Florida, were the most successful.  According to Fox News, the study released ...

Shanghai reassures locked-down residents of supply bottlenecks ease

News 04/11/22, 23:44

According to Reuters, as Shanghai residents angrily blamed the government for the lack of food and medical treatment, the city's authorities promised that they would ease supply bottlenecks affecting food availability. Shanghai is battling to contain its worst outbreak after the city's COVID cases hit a new high. Under the zero-COVID ...

European Chamber of Commerce writes to China to revise Covid-control policies

News 04/11/22, 23:38

The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China has delivered a letter to Beijing's cabinet addressing the impact of Covid-control policies on European companies. The letter urged the Communist Regime to revise the measures, including accepting home quarantine for some Covid-patients. After seeing a copy of the letter, Reuters reported on ...

China responds to U.S. concerns over COVID control policy

News 04/11/22, 23:19

A top Chinese diplomat called the United States' concerns over China's current pandemic policies "groundless accusations" on April 9. The remark came after the Department of State had approved on April 8 the voluntary departure of non-emergency employees and their family members from the U.S. consulate in Shanghai. The U.S. diplomatic mission ...

Shanghai residents suffer food shortages

News 04/10/22, 23:41

Food shortages have hit Shanghai as authorities imposed a citywide lockdown under the "zero-Covid" policy. Many residents are facing food shortages due to delays in local supply distribution. Liu Xian, a resident of Dachang Town, Baoshan District, and seven of his colleagues have lived in a company dormitory since the lockdown. ...

U.S. consulate in Shanghai evacuates employees

News 04/10/22, 23:34

The U.S. Consulate in Shanghai, the newly COVID-stricken city in China, will evacuate its non-emergency personnel and their families due to the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a statement issued by the U.S. diplomatic mission in China on April 9, the Department of State on April 8 approved the ...

The U.S. alerts citizens risk of family separations when traveling to China

News 04/10/22, 23:26

The United States alerted Americans "do not travel" to three regions of China “due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws and COVID-19-related restrictions." In an April 8 statement, the U.S. Department of State said, "Do not travel to the PRC's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), Jilin province, and Shanghai municipality ...

China’s Tesla rival halts production as COVID curbs disrupt supply

News 04/10/22, 23:18

China’s electric vehicle maker Nio Incorporated said on Saturday, April 9, that it has stopped manufacturing as suppliers were unable to sustain normal operations due to COVID-19 curbs in the country. According to Reuters, the firm stated that “Since March, due to reasons to do with the epidemic, the company's supplier ...

US monitors COVID-19 lockdown in Shanghai closely

News 04/10/22, 23:14

The United States is closely monitoring a coronavirus lockdown in Shanghai, China's financial hub, as it could cause delays to the supply chain. At a press conference on Friday, April 8, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said, "We're seeing the impacts" of the COVID-19-related regulation on "factories, warehouses, and trucking." Psaki ...

Shanghai’s largest makeshift hospital opens

News 04/10/22, 22:18

The Shanghai National Convention and Exhibition Center, which has been converted into a makeshift hospital, received its first batch of infected patients on the morning of April 9. On April 9, Shanghai reported a record of 1,015 confirmed and 22,609 asymptomatic domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases. Since March 1, the city has ...

Guangzhou locks down areas due to a few positive cases

News 04/10/22, 22:12

Although the epidemic in Guangzhou city, Guangdong Province, is not severe, with only a few positive cases, all staff in 11 districts tested for nucleic acid. From 18:00 on April 8 to 8:00 on April 9, a total of 3.445 million copies were sampled in the city. 246 environmental samples were ...

Shanghai issues warning of “rumor” amid overflowing lockdown complaints

News 04/10/22, 01:14

The Shanghai Internet Information Office has warned that it will crackdown on online “rumors” about the city’s efforts to control COVID-19, telling citizens to “distinguish rumors from facts.” According to an announcement released on Friday, April 8, officials said people could be charged for ‘picking quarrels and provoking trouble’ if found ...

U.S. allows non-essential staff to leave Shanghai consulate

News 04/10/22, 01:13

AFP reported that the State Department would let non-essential staff leave its Shanghai consulate amid concerns over local's "arbitrary enforcement" and "Covid-19-related restrictions." The U.S. embassy said in a statement on April 9 that the leaving reason was due to "a surge in Covid-19 cases and the impact of restrictions related ...

Shanghai lockdown: Billionaire joins bread buying group

News 04/10/22, 01:10

Shanghai is experiencing China's largest domestic COVID outbreak, with tens of thousands of new cases reported this week. During the city's coronavirus lockdown, Shanghai residents explore many creative ways to obtain daily necessities, and billionaires appear to be no exception. A screen image of Kathy Xu Xin, called "China's venture capital ...