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Friday, October 16, 2020
Qingdao city officials say no new infections were identified. The extraordinary testing effort followed the appearance of a small cluster of COVID-19 cases centered in a city hospital.
Sunday, June 28, 2020
The idea is to reduce the risk of spread of viruses through animal-human contact. Bamboo rat breeders are devastated by the loss of income. And critics say the ban has too many loopholes.
Friday, June 26, 2020
Meet some of the people in China who lived through the start of the coronavirus pandemic. They have not forgotten the weeks of isolation, fear and heartbreak.
Sunday, June 14, 2020
Officials have discovered 79 symptomatic cases of the coronavirus linked to the Xinfadi food market, prompting a return to partial lockdown measures and fears of a second wave of infections.
Saturday, June 13, 2020
The Chinese capital closed some markets, locked down parts of the city and banned outsiders from some neighborhoods after finding links between a massive wholesale market and a spate of new cases.
Monday, June 08, 2020
Measures to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic have devastated China's economy, shutting factories and urban jobs that millions of migrant workers depend upon. Many now seek jobs in their villages.
Friday, May 22, 2020
The government chose not to set a GDP growth target for this year because of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, economic policy will focus on reducing unemployment and poverty.
Monday, May 11, 2020
China's diplomacy has taken a strikingly "undiplomatic" turn, analysts say, as it counters U.S. accusations of starting the coronavirus.
Sunday, April 12, 2020
After a 76-day lockdown, the city's reopening includes the return of its tradition of eating a medley of morning snacks.
Friday, April 10, 2020
Zhang Hai's father died of the coronavirus on Feb. 1 and was cremated. Ashes can now be picked up, but the government requires a chaperone for visits to the crematorium as well as for burials.
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
The end of the city's 76-day lockdown is a milestone in China's efforts to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus that sickened more than 80,000 across the country and overwhelmed health systems.
Sunday, April 05, 2020
As restrictions are relaxed in parts of China where the coronavirus struck, residents in Beijing are cautiously returning to the public spaces they love.
Thursday, April 02, 2020
The 83-year-old, weightlifting pulmonologist is widely seen as a source of reliable information — although one recent comment seems to have been politicized by the government.
Friday, March 27, 2020
NPR interviewed four residents of Wuhan who contracted the virus, recovered — but then had a retest that turned positive. What does that mean for China's recovery from COVID-19?
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Li Wenliang's warnings about the virus initially got him reprimanded by authorities in Wuhan. Now, six weeks after he died of COVID-19, Chinese investigators say they should have acted differently.
Monday, March 16, 2020
China makes millions of masks. But ramping up production is tricky. "Making masks is not as easy as you imagine," a pharmaceutical executive in China says.
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Strict quarantine measures have prevented 300 million migrant workers from returning to work. Now local authorities are trying to get businesses going again. The main bottleneck: a shrunken workforce.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Residents say their relatives have been unable to get care for cancer, for childhood diseases and more as Wuhan and other cities put a priority on treating COVID-19 patients.
Friday, February 21, 2020
No one can say whether the tough measures will help defeat coronavirus, But they've definitely changed daily life — and raised concerns.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Some factories are beginning to reopen, but labor shortages continue. In a recent poll of U.S. companies by Shanghai's American Chamber of Commerce, 78% said they lack staff to resume full production.