Shanghai protesters and police crowd as anger mounts over China’s restrictions on the spread of the coronavirus

An unprecedented wave of civil disobedience under President Xi Frustration mounted over Xi’s policy of not spreading the coronavirus An apartment fire in Urumqi last Thursday killed 10 Vigils are turning into protests in cities including Beijing and Shanghai Distinguished Peking University students stage a protest SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Hundreds of demonstrators shouted in Shanghai … Read more

Protests erupted in Xinjiang and Beijing after a deadly fire

(Reuters) – Public anger in China over the expansion of COVID-19 lockdowns across the country has erupted in rare protests in China’s far-western region of Xinjiang and the country’s capital, where infections hit a new record. Crowds took to the streets Friday night in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, chanting “Stop the lockdown!” and pumping … Read more

New labor unrest rocked the huge Foxconn iPhone factory in China

Pictures online show hundreds of workers protesting Surveillance cameras and windows were smashed by men with sticks Workers complain of delayed wages and inadequate food Foxconn says work to prevent recurrence of violence SHANGHAI/TAIPI (Reuters) – Hundreds of workers took part in protests at a Foxconn station. (2317.TW) Footage uploaded to social media showed the … Read more

Beijing shuts down parks and museums as coronavirus cases rise in China

BEIJING (Reuters) – Beijing closed parks, malls and museums on Tuesday as more Chinese cities resumed mass testing for COVID-19 as authorities grappled with a rise in cases that deepened anxiety about the economy and dampened hopes of a speedy reopening. . China reported 28,127 new locally transmitted infections on Monday, close to its daily … Read more

North Korea’s Kim oversees intercontinental ballistic missile testing, and pledges more nuclear weapons

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to counter U.S. nuclear threats with nuclear weapons, state news agency KCNA said on Saturday while inspecting an intercontinental ballistic missile test in the country. The isolated country tested a Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday, a day after it warned of “fierce military … Read more

China’s new rules on COVID are causing concern as some cities have suspended routine testing

Regular COVID testing is no longer required in many cities China eased various virus restrictions last Friday Communities worried about the spread of the virus under relaxed rules Major cities including Beijing reported record cases on November 13 BEIJING, November 14 (Reuters) – Several Chinese cities began halting routine COVID-19 testing on Monday, days after … Read more

Stocks and Bonds Delayed As Fed Urges Caution

Federal Reserve Chairman Waller underestimates the CPI as just a single number Beijing offers property support, COVID steps Biden meets Chinese President at G20 meeting Limited repercussions for other assets on the collapse of FTX LONDON (Reuters) – Stocks stabilized and bond yields remained close to multi-year highs on Monday after a top US central … Read more

Stocks fall, dollar stabilizes ahead of US inflation data

SYDNEY/LONDON (Reuters) – Stock markets fell on Thursday and the dollar held overnight gains ahead of US inflation data that will weigh on the Federal Reserve’s rate plans, while the potential collapse of a major cryptocurrency exchange worried investors. European STOXX 600 Index (.stoxx) The broadest index in Asia fell 0.4% outside Japan (MIAPJ0000PUS.) It … Read more

Exclusive: China cancels EU leader’s video speech at opening of major trade fair

BEIJING/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The Chinese authorities behind a major trade fair in Shanghai have withdrawn an opening speech by the president of the European Council that was due to criticize Russia’s “illegal war” in Ukraine and call for a reduction in the European Union’s trade dependency with China. Diplomats said. Three European diplomats told Reuters … Read more

China trade unexpectedly shrinks as coronavirus curbs and global demand slows

October China’s exports and imports unexpectedly shrink Weak data is another blow to the faltering economy Global recession risks, curbing COVID in China darkens expectations Analysts expect further weakness in exports and imports BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s exports and imports unexpectedly contracted in October, the first simultaneous decline since May 2020, as a perfect storm … Read more