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COVID-19 outbreaks in China expose failure of Chinese Communist Party and its vaccine

Beijing: China's COVID-19 pandemic case rise in recent times showed the government's failure in securing safe vaccines for its population, media reports said on Tuesday.

Xi unwilling to accept 'better' Western Covid-19 vaccines over not-so-effective Chinese jabs, says US official

Washington/Beijing: Chinese leader Xi Jinping is unwilling to accept Western vaccines despite the challenges China is facing with Covid-19, a US official said Saturday, according to media reports.

China’s zero-Covid protests: Twitter, Telegram rise in popularity

Beijing: An app market researcher has found social media platforms like Twitter and Telegram, which are blocked in mainland China and only accessible via virtual private networks (VPNs), have become popular in the country amid widespread protests and restrictions imposed due to COVID-19.

China: Respect right to peaceful protest, says HRW

Beijing: The Chinese government should respect the fundamental rights of people across China to peacefully protest the government’s draconian “zero Covid” restrictions and to call for freedom and human rights, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif tests COVID-19 positive

Islamabad: Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb on Tuesday said Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif has tested COVID-19 positive.

China fights COVID-19: Central Chongqing residents asked to limit movement

Beijing: Residents in 11 central urban districts in Chongqing are being urged not to leave their regions, and people from outside are being asked not to come in unless necessary, Li Pan, deputy director of the Chongqing Health Commission, said at a news conference, an episode highlighting the continuing COVID-19 trouble faced by the country.

China: Guangzhou witnessing surge in COVID-19 cases

Guangzhou: China's Guangzhou is witnessing a tough situation as the city is witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases with nearly 2,000 local infections reported on Monday, media reports said on Wednesday.

Tibet: 200 detained in Lhasa over protesting against COVID-19

Lhasa: Authorities have detained 200 people over protesting against strict COVID-19 restrictions imposed in the region, media reports said.

Chinese authorities to stick to Zero COVID rule

Beijing: Chinese authorities have said they will continue to stick to the Zero COVID rule despite growing discontent over the system.

COVID-19 in China: Area around world's biggest iPhone plant put under lockdown

Zhengzhou: Chinese authorities have imposed a lockdown in Zhengzhou district, a region that houses the world's largest iPhone factory, to combat Covid-19 spread, media reports said.

Tibet: Lhasa witnesses protest over COVID-19 restrictions

Lhasa: Videos have gone viral on social media which showed hundreds of people could be seen protesting in Lhasa city of Tibet against the Chinese government's strict covid measures and lockdown.

COVID-19: Shanghai Disney Resort stops operation with visitors still present inside

Shanghai:  Shanghai’s Disney Resort stops operation abruptly to comply COVID-19 prevention measures, with visitors still present inside it, media reports said on Monday.

Chinese people upset over CCP's prolonged zero-Covid policy ahead of 20th National Congress

Beijing: The people of China, who were hoping that the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) strict zero-Covid policy will be relaxed after the 20th National Congress, were upset to know that the policy will continue.

Nepal: President Bidya Devi Bhandari tests COVID-19 positive

Kathmandu: Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari has tested COVID-19 positive, media reports said on Sunday.

Chinese govt imposes ban on residents from leaving Xinjiang to tackle COVID-19 situation

Xinjiang: The Chinese government has imposed a ban on residents from leaving Xinjiang region amid rise in COVID-19 cases.