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China reduces quarantine for people arriving from abroad

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday announced an easing of its quarantine requirement for people arriving from abroad but stopped short of lifting what remains a stringent COVID-19 policy compared to most...

Will he go or not? Hong Kong awaits word on Xi Jinping visit

HONG KONG (AP) — Will he go or not? Chinese President Xi Jinping kept Hong Kong guessing on Monday about his possible appearance at the 25th anniversary of the former British colony...

China's Xi to attend Hong Kong handover anniversary

Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to attend a ceremony celebrating Hong Kong's handover to China 25 years ago, state media reported on Saturday. The city was handed over to China on July 1, 199...

Global airlines to narrow losses in 2022 as outlook improves

DOHA, June 20 (Reuters) - A sharp bounce-back in air travel from the pandemic will allow global airlines to narrow losses this year and possibly claw their way back to profit in 2023, an industry body...

Business Highlights: Fed inflation fight, rally in stocks

___ Fed attacks inflation with its largest rate hike since 1994 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve intensified its drive to tame high inflation by raising its ke...

China's factory activity rebounds as anti-virus curbs ease

BEIJING (AP) — China’s factory output rebounded in May, adding to a recovery from the latest COVID-induced economic slump after controls that shut down Shanghai and other industrial centers eased. ...

Virus testing the new normal as China sticks to 'zero-COVID'

BEIJING (AP) — Thousands of coronavirus testing sites have popped up on sidewalks across Beijing and other Chinese cities in the latest development in the country's “zero-COVID” strategy. ...

China's trade rebounds in May as anti-virus curbs ease

BEIJING (AP) — China’s trade growth rebounded in May after anti-virus restrictions that shut down Shanghai and other industrial centers began to ease. Exports surged 16.9% over a yea...

Beijing reopens restaurants as new COVID-19 cases drop

BEIJING (AP) — Diners returned to restaurants in most of Beijing for the first time in more than a month Monday as authorities further eased pandemic-related restrictions after largely eradicating a s...

Chinese students stage rare COVID protests ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

University students in Beijing have been staging protests against pandemic control measures over the past few weeks, demanding freedom of movement. Meanwhile, Shanghai is easing strict pandemic measur...

Shanghai's landmark park revived as COVID restrictions ease

SHANGHAI (AP) — Zhu Rongfang was among a group of friends revisiting their favorite haunt in the center of Shanghai’s historic old town Thursday following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions that had ...

Shanghai starts coming back to life as COVID lockdown eases

SHANGHAI (AP) — Traffic, pedestrians and joggers reappeared on the streets of Shanghai on Wednesday as China’s largest city began returning to normalcy amid the easing of a strict two-month COVID-19 l...

Shanghai moves toward ending 2-month COVID-19 lockdown

BEIJING (AP) — Shanghai authorities say they will take some major steps Wednesday toward reopening China's largest city after a two-month COVID-19 lockdown that has throttled the national economy and ...

Beijing, Shanghai ease COVID restrictions as outbreaks fade

BEIJING (AP) — Shoppers returned to the malls of Beijing on Sunday as the Chinese capital relaxed pandemic restrictions after declaring a small but persistent COVID-19 outbreak effectively under contr...

How Vietnam's economy benefits from China's pandemic policy

Vietnam was one of the few countries whose economy grew during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. This was due to early and rigorous action by the government and a zero-COVID strategy that kept case nu...