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Wuhan's Lockdown Memories One Year Later: Pride, Anger, Deep Pain

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Jan. 23 marks the one-year anniversary of the strict lockdown imposed on the first epicenter of COVID-19. Here's what residents have to say about their experience.


Province In China On Lockdown After Biggest Coronavirus Spike In Months

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Hebei province, with a population of 11 million people, has reported more than 600 new coronavirus cases, since early January.


U.S. Allies React To Breach Of U.S. Capitol By Pro-Trump Extremists

Thursday, January 07, 2021

The storming of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump extremists has shocked America's allies, and prompted denunciations. They've called it an assault on democracy, and urged a peaceful transfer of power.


In Dramatic Sweep, Police In Hong Kong Arrest Dozens Of Opposition Figures

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

The action, which falls under a strict new Beijing-imposed national security law imposed on Hong Kong, comes in response to an unauthorized, independent primary held in July.


Beijing Reports Tens Of Thousands Inoculated In 1st Days Of COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign

Monday, January 04, 2021

Beijing says it has vaccinated more than 73,000 people in the two days since China's first domestic coronavirus vaccine was approved for commercial use.


Chinese Billionaire Is Waging Harassment Campaigns, Targets Include Biden's Son

Saturday, December 26, 2020

A Chinese billionaire who's a media business partner of Steve Bannon is waging campaigns of disinformation and harassment targeting diaspora democracy activists and even Joe Biden's son.


In One Of China's Rare Catholic Communities, Christmas Is A Colorful Mix Of Customs

Friday, December 25, 2020

A predominantly Tibetan region in southwest China is home to one of the nation's few Catholic communities. Christmas for them is a raucous affair mixing Buddhist and Christian traditions.


China Has A Theory About Its New COVID-19 Cases. Many Scientists Are Skeptical

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The government is pointing a finger at imports of frozen foods. The consensus in the scientific community: "highly unlikely."


Hong Kong Activists Sentenced For Their Role In Anti-Government Protest

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam, all in their 20s, have been held since pleading guilty in November for organizing a protest last year that surrounded police headquarters.


For China's Overburdened Delivery Workers, The Customer — And App — Is Always Right

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Delivery workers in Beijing tell NPR they work 12-hour days, six days a week, monitored by apps tracking how and when they deliver hundreds of packages every day. One misstep and their pay is slashed.


China Targets Muslim Scholars And Writers With Increasingly Harsh Restrictions

Saturday, November 21, 2020

The intellectual heart of China's Muslim community is under threat as scholars, writers, religious leaders and their families are under constant state surveillance.


'We Are Shipping To The U.S.': Inside China's Online Synthetic Drug Networks

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

China banned fentanyl last year, but an NPR investigation reveals how Chinese vendors continue to market the chemicals used to make the drug on e-commerce and social media sites.


China Is Inoculating Thousands With Unapproved COVID-19 Vaccines. Why?

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Although the leading vaccine candidates are not yet officially approved, the drug companies are administering them to hundreds of thousands of people.


China Treats People Deemed Vulnerable With Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

President Trump has been saying there will be a coronavirus vaccine "within weeks," and drugmakers are racing to produce one. In China, hundreds of thousands of people have already gotten shots.


Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Lawmakers Quit Legislature Over Ouster Of Colleagues

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The mass resignations are protesting the expulsion of four fellow opposition legislators that Beijing deems secessionist, after China granted local authorities new powers to remove politicians.


Latest Beijing Resolution Cracks Down On Hong Kong Legislators

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

China passed a resolution enabling Beijing to disqualify opposition politicians in Hong Kong. Four opposition members of the city's legislature were immediately expelled as a result.


What Might Biden's Presidency Mean For U.S. Foreign Policy?

Monday, November 09, 2020

Foreign leaders are assessing what a Joe Biden presidency will mean for their relations with the U.S. We examine how Biden's presidency could affect U.S. relations with China, Russia and Iraq.


Regulators Squash Giant Ant Group IPO

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

The initial public stock offering of the Chinese financial company Ant Group, which would have been the world's largest stock offering of all time, has been put on hold.


An Anxious China Awaits Result Of U.S. Presidential Race

Monday, November 02, 2020

Beijing has been closely following the U.S. election in the hopes that U.S.-China tensions may ease afterward. But analysts say that's unlikely.


China's Xinjiang Region On Lockdown Amid Report Of New Cluster Of Coronavirus Cases

Friday, October 30, 2020

China has reported a cluster of coronavirus cases in the western region of Xinjiang. The region is taking a well-worn approach to contain the cluster: mass, pooled testing and a lockdown.