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Grumbling grows as Hong Kong sticks with zero-COVID policy

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong residents are becoming increasingly annoyed with the administration’s insistence on sticking to China's “zero-COVID” strategy as the city posted another record number of cas...

Asia keeps omicron at bay, but a surge may be inevitable

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Much of Asia has largely managed to keep omicron at bay even as the variant rages in other parts of the world, but the region that is home to most of the globe’s population is br...

New coronavirus variant Omicron keeps spreading, Australia detects cases

The new Omicron coronavirus variant kept spreading around the world on Sunday, with two cases detected in Australia, even as more countries tried to seal themselves off by imposing travel restrictions...

As many try living with virus, China keeps up zero tolerance

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Wang Lijie planned to spend three days in the Gobi Desert last month to take in the area’s famous poplar forest as its trees turned a golden yellow. Instead, the B...

As many try living with virus, China keeps up zero tolerance

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Wang Lijie planned to spend three days in the Gobi Desert last month to take in the area's famous poplar forest as its trees turned a golden yellow. Instead, th...

Taiwan must conquer ‘zero infection’ myth, reopen with aid of science

The reason why no vaccines were developed for the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003 stems from the fact that, by the time scientists were done with animal testing and ready to conduct m...

China says 200 million citizens have been vaccinated

BEIJING (AP) — Around 200 million Chinese, or 14.29% of the population, have been vaccinated for COVID-19 so far, with an emphasis on front-line workers, university students and people living in borde...

China ramps up vaccination drive with free eggs, other goods

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China's success at controlling the coronavirus outbreak has resulted in a population that has seemed almost reluctant to get vaccinated. So it is accelerating its inoculation cam...

China says it aims to vaccinate 40% of population by June

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China is lagging in its coronavirus vaccination rollout because it has the disease largely under control, but plans to inoculate 40% of its population by June, Chinese health exp...

Timeline: China's COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown of Wuhan

WUHAN, China (AP) — The Chinese city of Wuhan is looking back on a year since it was placed under a 76-day lockdown beginning Jan. 23, 2020. It was the most extreme step taken up to that point against...

47 workers test positive for Covid in Uganda despite Chinese vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite apparently being inoculated with China's vaunted coronavirus vaccines, 47 Chinese workers in Uganda have been diagnosed with the virus, raising questions about...

China's Xi promises changes to promote tech center Shenzhen

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping promised Wednesday new steps to back development of China's biggest tech center, Shenzhen, amid a feud with Washington that has disrupted access to U.S. technology ...

Makeshift hospital in Yunnan leads to fears of new outbreak in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The appearance of a massive makeshift hospital, a huge increase in testing facilities, and the alleged dispatch of a top disease expert have Chinese netizens concerned tha...

Defying US, Xi praises China, WHO for battling coronavirus

Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Tuesday (Sept. 8) praised China's role in battling the coronavirus pandemic and expressed support for the World Health Organization, in a repudiation of U.S. criticism...

Members named to panel probing WHO's pandemic response

LONDON (AP) — An independent panel appointed by the World Health Organization to review its coordination of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic will have full access to any internal U.N. agency docu...