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China city mayor apologizes over COVID-19 lockdown response

BEIJING (AP) — The mayor of a northeastern Chinese city on the North Korean border that has been under lockdown for more than 50 days has apologized for failures in his administration’s work amid wide...

Shanghai lockdown: Residents demand release, and some get it

BEIJING (AP) — On a balmy Sunday night, residents of an upscale Shanghai compound took to the streets to decry lockdown restrictions imposed by their community. By the following morning, they were fre...

China's international schools hit by exodus of teachers dejected by COVID curbs

After teaching for three years at an international school in Shanghai, Michael is preparing to break his contract and leave, worn down by stringent measures against the coronavirus. Following two y...

Shanghai couple says 'we're the last generation' when rejecting quarantine camp

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Wednesday (May 11) showing a Shanghai couple boldly rejecting a police officer's threats over noncompliance with a quarantine order. The video on ...

Video shows workers from Taiwan-owned Quanta flee from Shanghai lockdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced late last week showing over 100 workers at a Taiwanese-run factory that supplies Apple stream past security guards and leap over factory gates amid fears of...

Shanghai COVID lockdown threatens new export delays

Europe and the United States can expect further delays and shortages of electronics imports from China as a result of a COVID lockdown in the commercial hub of Shanghai, an economist with the Kiel Ins...

Viral photos show Shanghai office building transformed into makeshift hospital

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A series of aerial photos showing office-buildings-cum-quarantine-centers in Shanghai have gone viral on the Chinese social media platform Weibo in recent days. The ima...

For Xi Jinping and the CCP, things could get much worse

This is the final part of a four-part series. Click here for part one, here for part two and here for part three. TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Xi Jinping (習近平) and the Chinese Communist Party (CC...

85% of foreign residents in Shanghai consider leaving China: Survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A survey of 950 foreign residents in Shanghai has found an overwhelming majority are reconsidering their future in China due to the recent lockdown. The survey, conduct...

Xi Jinping and the CCP are courting disaster

This is part three of a four-part series. Click here for part one and here for part two. TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — China is heading towards a series of crises that could seriously threaten Ch...

Taiwan's Quanta resumes operations at Macbook plant in Shanghai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese computer subcontract manufacturer Quanta (廣達) announced on Tuesday (April 19) that it is gradually resuming operations at its Shanghai plant after interruptions ...

China's cause of death methodology masks many COVID fatalities: Experts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s methodology for denoting the cause of death among those who have contracted COVID-19 is masking the true death toll of its latest Omicron wave, according to ...

Videos show angry mobs protest Shanghai lockdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Shanghai continues to enforce a strict lockdown on much of the megapolis, photos and videos surfaced on social media on Wednesday and Thursday (April 13 and 14) showing...

Video shows Shanghai man shout, 'Down with CCP, down with Xi Jinping'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the ongoing social unrest in Shanghai over its draconian lockdown, video surfaced last week showing a man angrily shouting, "Down with the Communist Party, Down ...

COVID: Shanghai lockdown threatens economy, business leaders warn

The ongoing lockdown in Shanghai could disrupt the country's economy, business leaders warned on Friday, as the central government doubled down on China's "zero-COVID" strategy. One...