China Books Its Second Annual Oil Import Decline In A Row

China imported 10.17 million barrels of crude oil daily last year, down by almost a percentage point from 2021. This was the second annual decline in imports in a row after 2021 also saw lower imports than 2020. In the last quarter of the year, Beijing started issuing higher fuel export quotas and imports picked up.
#OilPrice #China #News #Entertainment #Books


3 weeks ago

Chinese hospital says half of its staff got Covid

Omicron variant swept china in December as authorities abruptly ended most Covid controls. Tens of thousands of people rushed to fever clinics in a single day in the city of Beijing alone. The hospital turned additional wards into areas for intensive care and trained doctors to become ICU nurses.
#Covid #Chinese #Beijing #News #Health #Medicine


3 weeks ago

Beijing signals two-year internet crackdown may be coming to an end

The government concluded a campaign to "rectify the financial businesses of 14 platform companies, with only minor problems left to be resolved" financial-technology giant Ant Group Co. Said billionaire Jack Ma would cede control of the company.
#JackMa #AntGroupCo #Beijing #News #Technology #Internet


4 weeks ago

European stocks: European shares slip as COVID surge in China weighs - The Economic Times

The region-wide STOXX 600 fell 0.4%. For the year so far, it is down 12.8%. Global markets are nervous about Beijing's move to further relax COVID curbs.
#TheEconomicTimes #European #Beijing #News #Business #Markets


1 months ago

Asian shares skid as COVID surge in China unsettles investors

The broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan (.MIAPJ0000PUS) was down 1.06%, and was set for a third straight week of losses. China's health system has come under heavy stress since Beijing started dismantling its zero-COVID regime at the start of the month.
#Reuters #Asian #Japan #News #Business #Economy


1 months ago

US stocks trade mixed as Santa Claus rally remains elusive despite China's further reopening

The weakness came despite fresh signs that China is further shedding its zero-COVID policies. Beijing announced Monday that starting on January 8, inbound travellers will no longer face quarantine requirements.
#BusinessInsiderIndia #SantaClaus #China #News #Business #Markets


1 months ago

China's economy is showing increasing strain from the Covid tsunami

Bloomberg’s aggregate index of eight early indicators showed a contraction in activity in December from an already weak pace in November. Retail sales in Beijing dropped almost 18% in November as both cases and restrictions in the capital increased. The canceling of almost all domestic restrictions means the virus can circulate freely.
#Bloomberg #Covid #Beijing #News #Business #Economy


1 months ago

Oil climbs on optimism over China’s demand recovery - Business - DAWN.COM

Brent crude futures rose 72 cents, or 0.9 per cent, to $79.76 a barrel by 0103 GMT. US West Texas Intermediate crude was at $74.89 a barrel, up 60 cents. China is experiencing its first of three expected waves of Covid-19 cases after Beijing relaxed mobility restrictions.
#DAWN #China #News #Business #Economy


1 months ago

Funeral homes overwhelmed, bodies seen? China may be covering Covid deaths

Beijing is in the grip of its worst Covid wave yet as officials abandoned stringent curbs that have kept the virus at bay for the past three years. China hasn’t recorded a death from Covid since December 4, when two were lodged, in Sichuan and Shandong province. The last official Covid fatality reported for Beijing was recorded on November 2.
#HindustanTimes #Covid #China #News #Health #Healthcare


1 months ago

China-Japan environment forum postponed amid COVID surge in Beijing

Online forum between China and Japan postponed due to widespread COVID-19 infections in Beijing. Organizers say more than half of their staff either contracted the coronavirus or became close contacts of those infected. Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi is considering visiting China later this month.
#YoshimasaHayashi #China #COVID19 #Japan #News #Business #Economy


1 months ago

Factbox: China's approved COVID treatments

As China begins dismantling tough zero-COVID controls, there is strong anecdotal evidence that cases in cities such as Beijing and Chengdu are spiking. Strong anecdotal evidence is boosting demand not only for flu and fever medication but also COVID-specific treatments. A Chinese online healthcare platform started selling the medication for 2,980 yuan ($426.80) per box for those submitting a positive test result.
#Reuters #Chinese #China #News #Health #Healthcare


1 months ago

Medical staff in China's hospitals say Covid-19 ripping through their ranks

Health experts say China's sudden loosening of strict Covid rules is likely to trigger a surge in severe cases in coming months. Some hospitals in Beijing have up to 80% of their staff infected, but many are still required to work due to staff shortages, a doctor in a large public hospital in Beijing said.
#TimesofIndia #Covid19 #China #News #Health #Medicine


1 months ago

WATCH how Big Brother in China is peeking into mobiles for anti-Xi Jinping posts

Chinese police are searching for apps like Twitter, Instagram and Telegram in people’s phones in Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou. Chinese authorities are arbitrarily stopping passers-by and noting down their personal information if they find apps such as Twitter or Telegram on their devices. Police are also threatening to arrest people for not deleting photos of the protests.
#XiJinping #Chinese #BigBrother #Beijing #News #Technology #Mobile


2 months ago

Imprisoned Chinese Gene Scientist Sets Up New Lab - Pandaily

Chinese scientist He Jiankui has set up a new lab in Beijing after being released from prison earlier this year. He had been imprisoned on a three-year sentence for creating the world’s first genetically-edited babies. He plans to use his new lab to research gene therapy for rare genetic diseases with treatment for less than 100,000 yuan ($13,884)
#HeJiankui #Chinese #Pandaily #News #Science #Genetics


2 months ago

China’s property easing is minor capitulation

Beijing has rolled out more measures to support its flagging real estate sector. Measures include extending repayment periods, facilitating financing for developers and lowering mortgage down-payments. While the measures will stave off an imminent wave of defaults, a rescue this is not. Real estate contributes roughly a quarter of China’s $17 trillion of output.
#Reuters #China #News #Business #Economy


2 months ago

Most Asian markets extend global rally on China hopes

Asian markets extend a global surge as a loosening of China's Covid rules and plans to help its property sector follow a drop in US inflation that eased rate hike fears. The optimistic mood was given an extra injection late Friday by news that Beijing would relax some of its strict Covid-19 restrictions. Authorities have also reportedly unveiled a 16-point plan to support the beleaguered property sector, a major component of the country's sprawling economy.
#DeccanHerald #Asian #Covid #China #News #Business #Markets


2 months ago

Indian students in China ineligible for FMGE if license not obtained: Govt

The Embassy of India in Beijing informed that if any Indian student, who joined a medical programme in China after November 2021, fails to obtain license to practice as a medical doctor in China, will be rendered ineligible to appear for Foreign Medical Graduate Examination. The embassy also informed Indian students that the authorities are in talks with their Chinese counterparts about granting Indian students a medical practitioner license in China.
#Govt|EducationNews #Indian #ForeignMedicalGraduateExamination #China #News #Health #Medicine


3 months ago

India issues advisory to students planning to study in China

The Indian Embassy in Beijing has issued a comprehensive advisory to students planning to study medicine in China. The Embassy continues to receive queries from prospective Indian students as well as their parents regarding eligibility for Indian students pursuing clinical medicine programme in China to appear in the qualifying examination conducted by the National Medical Commission of India.
#Mint #Indian #India #News #Health #Medicine


3 months ago

U.S

U.s. Stock futures slipped in Asia on Monday after Beijing denied it was considering easing its zero COVID-19 policy. Speculation that China might open its economy saw copper jump 7% on Friday in its biggest one-day rally since 2009. The yuan surging and triggered a round of profit taking on long U.S. Dollar positions.
#Reuters #China #News #Business #Economy


3 months ago

China to ‘unswervingly’ keep to Covid zero policy, dashing hopes

There has been widespread speculation that China will step away from its Covid Zero policy. Unverified online posts about its potential reopening helped key stock gauges post their best weekly performance in years this week. China reported more than 3,500 new local Covid cases for Friday with flareups in Guangdong, Inner Mongolia, Fujian and Beijing.
#CovidZero #China #News #Business #Markets


3 months ago

ByteDance, Pinduoduo launch overseas e-commerce sites in challenge to Amazon

Pinduoduo, one of China's biggest e-commerce companies, launched a U.S. Shopping site called Temu last month. TikTok owner ByteDance, the Beijing-headquartered owner of short video app TikTok, also launched a fashion website called If Yooou. The push abroad comes at a time where tech giants in China are looking for new avenues of growth.
#ByteDance #Beijing #China #News #Business #Markets


3 months ago

How Biden is expanding tech ban on China’s quantum computing & AI

The biden administration is exploring the possibility of new export controls. If implemented, the efforts would follow separate restrictions aimed at stunting Beijing’s ability to deploy cutting-edge semiconductors. The sweeping regulations released earlier this month also limited how US citizens and residents participate in Chinese tech firms.
#Biden #HindustanTimes #Chinese #Beijing #News #Technology #Computing


3 months ago

Ookla: India slips a rank in mobile, fixed broadband speeds: Ookla, Telecom News, ET Telecom

India slipped a rank in both median mobile network speeds as well as fixed broadband speeds. China tops the Speedtest Global Index with Shanghai as the fastest city with a median download speed of 158.63 Mbps for mobile networks, while Beijing topped with 238.86 Mbps for fixed broadband. A previous Ookla report found mobile download speeds will increase significantly with the rollout of 5G networks.
#Ookla #SpeedtestGlobalIndex #India #News #Technology #Mobile


3 months ago

Black swans in global markets puncture India's long-term LNG story

China became the world’s biggest LNG importer last year, unseating Japan. US, Russia and Qatar accounted for three fourths of the 27 million tonnes a year of fuel contracted by Beijing. China concluded a record 23 long-term supply contracts for an average duration of 15 years.
#BusinessStandardNews #China #News #Business #Markets


3 months ago

Tencent: China tech shares sink as U.S

New U.S. Export control measures aimed at slowing Beijing's technological and military advances. Ban on certain semiconductor chips made anywhere in the world with US. Equipment. China's top contract chipmakers set to be hit by ban. Ban could also hit commercial data centres at Chinese tech giants Alibaba Group and Tencent.
#TelecomNews #Chinese #China #News #Business #Economy


4 months ago

BWF World Tour Finals: China set to host first international badminton event since pandemic started

China will host its first international badminton tournament since 2019. The governing body has cancelled almost all international sports competitions since Covid emerged there in 2019, with the Beijing Winter Olympics in February.
#BWFWorldTourFinals #WinterOlympics #China #News #Sports #Badminton


4 months ago

Xiaomi CIVI 2 Officially Teased With Snapdragon 7 Gen1 SoC; Advanced Cooling System Also Confirmed - Gizbot News

The upcoming CIVI 2 will debut tomorrow, September 27 at 2 PM Beijing Time. Reports suggest the new processor will draw power from the Snapdragon 7 Gen1 processor. The new smartphone is tipped to flaunt dual 50MP Sony IMX766 sensors with OIS support.
#XiaomiCIVI #CIVI2 #Time #Beijing #News #Technology #Mobile


4 months ago

Alibaba Cloud reveals billion dollar ‘ecosystem upgrade’ • The Register

Alibaba Cloud is rumored to have built infrastructure that might be more efficient than Google's. It is subject to laws that allow Beijing to demand access to information about its customers, and disposition of its infrastructure, on national security grounds. A billion dollars will be spent on its ecosystem upgrade.
#AlibabaCloud #Beijing #News #Technology #Computing


4 months ago

US asks tech giant to stop export of AI chip to China, Beijing opposes move

The u.s. Has asked technology giants to stop exporting artificial intelligence chips to china. The move is seen as part of Washington DC's technological crackdown on Beijing amid the tensions in Taiwan.
#HindustanTimes #WashingtonDC #News #Technology #ArtificialIntelligence


5 months ago

China's Baidu reveals its first quantum computer called Qianshi

Chinese search engine giant Baidu Inc. Unveils its first quantum computer on Thursday. The Beijing-based company has also developed a 36-qubit quantum chip. Current real-world applications in the field are still very basic and limited to a small group of early clients. The U.S., China and the European Union have initiated massively funded quantum computing projects.
#BaiduInc #Chinese #Beijing #China #News #Technology #Computing


5 months ago

China's Baidu reveals its first quantum computer called Qianshi

Baidu-developed quantum computer, dubbed Qianshi, has a 10-quantum-bit processor. The Beijing-based company has also developed a 36-qubit quantum chip, it said. Current real-world applications in the field are still very basic and limited to a small group of early clients.
#Baidu #Baidu #Beijing #China #News #Technology #Computing


5 months ago

China regulator says Alibaba, Tencent have submitted app algorithm details

China's top internet watchdog published a list of 30 algorithms used in some of the country's most popular apps. Rules are part of a broad regulatory crackdown by Beijing against its once free-wheeling technology sector. State media had accused internet platforms of using algorithms to invade user privacy and influencing their choices.
#Alibaba #China #News #Technology #Internet


5 months ago

Dollar Vs Yuan: JPMorgan CEO Urges US to Stand up to China

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon said China faces serious issues due to its food and energy usage. Dimon urged the US to take a stand against Beijing by upping its soft-power efforts in the developing world. The US will lose out on major trade opportunities if it doesn't apply geopolitical pressure to China now, he said.
#JamieDimon #JPMorgan #Yuan #China #News #Business #Economy


5 months ago

Big fund: China watchdog looks into three more executives linked to chip-focused Big Fund

A former director of investment firm, andZhengfan, a current deputy manager, are suspected of committing serious violations of discipline and law. The former general manager at Sino IC Capital is being investigated by the Beijing authorities. Reuters was unable to reach Du, Yang, and Liu for comment via Sino-IC Capital.
#Zhengfan #SinoICCapital #Beijing #News #BusinessIndustrial


6 months ago

Pics Expose China's Inroads Near Doklam - Bid To Bypass Indian Defences?

New satellite images show a Chinese village 9 km East of the Doklam plateau where Indian and Chinese forces faced off in 2017. Significantly, the village, which Beijing calls Pangda, lies squarely within Bhutanese territory. Alongside the village is a neatly marked all-weather carriageway, part of China's extensive land-grab in Bhutan.
#Chinese #Indian #Doklam #Reference #GeographicReference #Maps


6 months ago

Tired of Covid lockdowns, Chinese women flock to skateboarding

Surfskating has taken off in china since the spring, especially among women. The sport has helped her lose weight and reduce anxiety over her child's education. A free weekly session for women near Beijing's landmark water Cube has grown from around a dozen regulars in late April.
#Covid #Chinese #Beijing #Sports #IndividualSports #SkateSports


6 months ago

DNA Exclusive: Analysis of SILENCE on Islam's Sinicisation!

In the past few years, china has been advocating the sinicization of Islam. Critics have described the crackdown that placed thousands in prison-like indoctrination camps as cultural genocide.
#IndiaNews #Muslims #UighurMuslims #India #PeopleSociety #ReligionBelief


6 months ago

China won't 'sit idly by' incase war in Ukraine escalates, vows foreign min Wang Yi

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that Beijing does not intend to sit by idly and passively observe the military conflict in Ukraine. Yi stated that the crisis in Ukraine has taught us a hard lesson, and each of the parties concerned should take this seriously. China, as can be noted, had previously denied to act as a guarantor for Ukraine.
#WangYi #Chinese #Beijing #LawGovernment #Government #Reference


6 months ago

China dismisses US diplomat's 'Beijing spreading disinformation' remark as 'baseless'

China has responded to a recent remark made by the United States ambassador nominee for Nepal in which he lambasted Beijing for its campaign of disinformation. Dean R Thompson lambasted China for reportedly spreading false information about the US contribution of $500 million prior to its ratification by the Nepali Parliament in February. China has called the US nominee for Ambassador to Nepal’s comments baseless.
#DeanRThompson #Nepali #China #LawGovernment #Government


6 months ago

Islam in China must be Chinese in orientation: President Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping has asked officials to step up efforts to uphold the principle that Islam in China must be Chinese in orientation. He stressed fostering a strong sense of community for the Chinese nation, promoting exchanges, interactions and integration among different ethnic groups. China has been battling allegations of mass incarcerations of Uygur Muslims in camps, which Beijing describes as de-radicalisation and education centres.
#XiJinping #WorldNews–IndiaTV #Chinese #China #PeopleSociety #ReligionBelief


6 months ago

US okays sale of military equipment worth $108 mn to Taiwan despite China's objections

The united states has approved the sale of $108 million worth of spare and repair parts to the self-ruled democratic island that Beijing claims as its own. This move will contribute to the sustainment of the recipient's vehicles, small arms, combat weapon systems, and logistical support items, an agency under the Defense Department said in a press release.
#DefenseDepartment #Beijing #LawGovernment #Military


6 months ago

Dalai Lama gets rousing reception in Ladakh; thousands gather on streets to welcome

Tibetal spiritual leader is on a two-day spiritual visit to the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. The last such visit of the Tibetan leader was in 2018. China has objected to Dalai Lama's visit as it is being seen as a signal to Beijing amid an apparent change in India's Tibet policy.
#DalaiLama #Tibet #Tibetan #UnionTerritories #PeopleSociety #ReligionBelief


6 months ago

Thumbs up for Chinese products in India? Bejiing claims $67 BN trade in 2022

Bilateral trade between India and China hit a record high of $125 billion in 2021 as per Beijing's data. Chinese exports to India have gone up to $57.51 billion, up by 34.5% from last year. Indian exports to China fell to $9.57 billion, a decline of 35.3% compared to first half of 2021.
#Bejiing #Chinese #Indian #India #LawGovernment #Government


6 months ago

Sri Lanka crisis Live Updates, July 14, 2022: Colombo calm after a day of protests as Lankans await President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's resignation

In colonial Mexico, Spanish viceroys lived in the opulent palace on the edge of the central plaza. Versailles was the stage for dramatic events in the French Revolution. The Forbidden City in Beijing is the world's largest palace. In 1917, the capture of the Russian Tzar's Winter Palace in St Petersburg marked the beginning of seven decades of communist rule.
#GotabayaRajapaksa #Spanish #FrenchRevolution #Mexico #Reference #Humanities #History


6 months ago

Neeraj Chopra a huge inspiration for me: Arjun Babuta

Arjun Babuta is looking to deliver a strong performance at the World Championship and secure an Olympic quota. The 23-year-old has played a pivotal role in India's impressive show at the ongoing ISSF World Cup in Changwon, Korea, having claimed two gold for the country. Abhinav Bindra's historic gold medal-winning feat at the 2008 Beijing Olympics was a huge motivating factor.
#ArjunBabuta #WorldChampionship #Olympic #India #Sports


6 months ago

Japan, US conduct drills off Japan's coast as China, Russia increase maritime activities

Japan and the United States conducted large-scale joint exercises over nearby waters earlier this month. As many as 52 aircraft participated in the exercises over the Sea of Japan, the Pacific Ocean, and the East China Sea. This comes at a time when Moscow and Beijing are increasing their maritime activities, as Chinese and Russian warships have been repeatedly spotted off the coast of Japan.
#Chinese #Russian #Japan #BusinessIndustrial #TransportationLogistics #MaritimeTransport


6 months ago

'Chinese Invading Forces': How Taiwan Military is preparing to take on Xi regime

Taiwan military will conduct simulation of potential Chinese aerial attacks. Simulated Chinese attacks, while Taiwanese stage counter-attacks. Belligerent Beijing has been sending large sorties into Taiwan's Defence Zone. China is eroding resistance, keeping Taiwan's ageing fighter fleet stressed. Taiwan is preparing for 'Chinese Invading Forces': How Taiwan Military is preparing to take on Xi.
#TaiwanMilitary #Chinese #Taiwanese #Taiwan #LawGovernment #Military


6 months ago

US warns China acquiring weapons 'five to six times' faster than Washington

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Major General Cameron Holt said that Beijing is paying about $1 to $20 of the US to get to the same capability. He stressed that the US needs to understand the urgency of greater power competition as Beijing continues to hold a war against the international system which was built after the second world war.
#CameronHolt #AirForce #China #LawGovernment #Military


7 months ago

China luring students, job seekers into spying operations against western targets

China lures university students for spying ops against western targets. Hainan Xiandun, a Chinese technology company, is looking out for students as English language translators. US law enforcement agencies accused Beijing of setting up such companies as a front for spying operations. Hackers with suspected links to China's intelligence agencies are advertising for new recruits.
#HainanXiandun #Chinese #English #China #LawGovernment #PublicSafety #LawEnforcement


7 months ago

U.S., China top diplomats hold 'constructive' first talks in months

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held their first talks since October on the Indonesian island of Bali. The meeting focused on preventing competition spilling over into conflict and Washington's opposition to Beijing on a range of issues including Taiwan and human rights.
#AntonyBlinken #Chinese #Indonesian #China #LawGovernment #Government #PeopleSociety


7 months ago

Stunned and outraged, but Abe’s vision of Indo-Pacific will endure: Biden

Joe Biden said he was “stunned, outraged and deeply saddened” by the assassination of Shinzo Abe. Biden said that Abe’s vision of a “free and open Indo-Pacific” will endure. Abe was among the first Asian leaders to recognise shift in China's foreign policy from a period where Beijing emphasised the peaceful nature of its rise to its increased belligerence across the region.
#Abe #Asian #China #News #Politics #LawGovernment


7 months ago

Covid in China: Beijing recalls vaccine mandate in the face of ‘public opinion’

Beijing dropped decision to only allow vaccinated people inside crowded public venues two days after issuing the mandate. Restaurant and public transport were exempt from the rule, which was supposed to come into effect from July 11. Hu Xijin, former editor-in-chief of Global Times, has described the decision as "power of public opinion"
#HuXijin #GlobalTimes #China #LawGovernment #Government #PeopleSociety


7 months ago

Beijing appears to retract vaccine mandate after pushback

Beijing appears to have backed off a plan to launch a vaccine mandate for entry into certain public spaces. While not explicitly saying it had dropped the plan, a city official was quoted in state media late Thursday saying people could enter venues with a negative virus test result and a temperature check. They also said vaccinations would continue on the principle of “informed, voluntary consent”
#Beijing #Health #HealthConditions #InfectiousDiseases


7 months ago

Beijing appears to retract vaccine mandate after pushback from residents

Chinese capital appears to have backed off a plan to launch a vaccine mandate for entry into certain public spaces after pushback from residents. A city official was quoted in state media late Thursday saying that people could enter venues with a negative virus test result and a temperature check, as has been the norm. They also said vaccinations would continue on the principle of informed, voluntary consent.
#Chinese #Beijing #Health #HealthConditions #InfectiousDiseases


7 months ago

Dalai Lama set to visit Jammu and Ladakh

The Dalai Lama is set to visit the Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh during July 14-15. It is the Tibetan spiritual leader’s first trip outside his base in Dharamshala since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic more than two years ago. The visit is unlikely to go down well with Beijing, which criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for greeting the Dalai Lama on his 87th birthday.
#DalaiLama #Tibetan #Covid19 #Jammu #PeopleSociety #ReligionBelief


7 months ago

India rejects China’s criticism over PM’s birthday greetings to Dalai Lama

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that the birthday greetings by the prime minister to the Dalai Lama should be seen in this overall context. Beijing on Thursday criticised the PM saying India should stop using Tibet-related issues to interfere in China’s internal affairs.
#DalaiLama #ExternalAffairsMinistry #Tibet #India #News


7 months ago

China’s Dalai Lama Grudge Reason Behind 1962 War? Transcript of Khrushchev-Mao Talks Offers Insight

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Dalai Lama on his birthday on Wednesday in a clear signal to Beijing on India’s shifting stand on the ‘One China’ policy. The Galwan clash of June 2020 where China tried to intrude and acquire a strategically important piece of land in the Indian Territory, in fact, fundamentally changed the Indian foreign policy towards China.
#Mao #Khrushchev #OneChina #China #LawGovernment #Government #News


7 months ago

China Hopes for 'Fair Probe' after ED Raids against Vivo, Reports of Company Directors Fleeing India

Enforcement Directorate conducted searches at 44 locations across India on Tuesday in a money-laundering investigation against Vivo and related firms. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Beijing is closely following the developments on this matter. The searches were carried out under sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) at locations in several states.
#Vivo #Chinese #PreventionofMoneyLaunderingAct #China #LawGovernment #PublicSafety #LawEnforcement


7 months ago

China Reports New Omicron Variant; Beijing Makes Vaccine Proof Mandatory for Public

Omicron sub-variant BA.5.2 was discovered in Beijing and northwest China's Shaanxi Province. New variants emerged as China was looking to relax its stringent dynamic zero Covid policy by reducing quarantine time and allowing more international air travel. Beijing has made it mandatory to show proof of vaccination for people entering public places.
#Omicron #China #Health


7 months ago

Beijing announces first vaccine mandate as Omicron clusters break out in China

China's capital Beijing will introduce a vaccine mandate for certain public venues from July 11. Restaurants and public transport are exempt from the mandate. Those who have health problems and cannot be vaccinated are exempt. The mandatory requirement was announced as China begins to fight against the highly transmissible Omicron BA5 variant.
#OmicronBA5 #Omicron #China #LawGovernment #Government


7 months ago