With 5 Missiles, China Sends Stark Signal to Japan and U.S. on Taiwan

By firing into Japanese waters, Beijing is warning that both countries will become targets if they should come to the aid of Taiwan in any conflict.

#abe-shinzo, #beijing-china, #china, #japan, #liberal-democratic-party-japan, #okinawa-and-other-ryukyu-islands-japan, #tokyo-japan, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

They Flocked to China for Boom Times. Now They’re Thinking Twice.

Global businesses and industries that rode the China growth wave for years are bracing for the fallout of a slowing economy.

#australia, #beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-trade-and-world-market, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mattresses, #shopping-and-retail

‘Parentese’ is Truly a Lingua Franca, Global Study Finds

In an ambitious cross-cultural study, researchers found that adults around the world speak and sing to babies in similar ways.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #babies-and-infants, #beijing-china, #ecuador, #india, #language-and-languages, #music, #nature-journal, #poland, #psychology-and-psychologists, #tanzania, #voice-and-speech, #your-feed-science

China’s Surveillance State Encounters Public Resistance

Beijing’s swift move to censor news about one of the largest known data breaches shows keen awareness of how major security lapses can harm its credibility.

#beijing-china, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #facial-recognition-software, #politics-and-government, #privacy, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government

Shanghai Wrestles With Psychological Scars From Lockdown

The lockdown fueled anxiety, fear and depression among the city’s residents. Experts have warned that the mental health impact of the confinement will be long-lasting.

#anxiety-and-stress, #beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #shanghai-china, #world-health-organization

‘Wild Swimming’ in Restricted Beijing Offers Refreshing Break From Rules

China’s congested and highly regulated capital is not known for either its natural refuges or its rule-bending. But swimming in the city’s lakes and waterways is a cherished, if contested, tradition.

#beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #swimming

China Tries to Keep Covid Out of Its Grueling College-Entrance Exams

Some students have to travel from locked-down areas to testing sites in special vehicles, while others might be isolated for the exam.

#admissions-standards, #beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #shanghai-china, #tests-and-examinations

As China Doubles Down on Lockdowns, Some Chinese Seek an Exit

Inquiries to immigration consultants have surged; social media users trade tips on how to get abroad. But the government aims to “strictly restrict nonessential exit activities.”

#beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immigration-and-emigration, #quarantines, #shanghai-china, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #travel-warnings, #united-states-international-relations, #visas

Students Protest Covid Lockdowns at Elite Beijing University

Authorities moved quickly to censor videos and photos that showed students at Peking University demonstrating.

#beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #politics-and-government

Taiwan Pivots From ‘Zero Covid’ as Beijing Doubles Down

The government’s shift reflects a recognition that stringent pandemic measures were stifling economic activity and eroding the island’s international competitiveness.

#beijing-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #taiwan, #xi-jinping

John Lee Wins Hong Kong’s Rubber-Stamp Election

John Lee, who won a rubber-stamp leadership election on Sunday, will implement the next stage of China’s agenda for the former British colony.

#beijing-china, #hong-kong, #lee-john-1957, #politics-and-government

China’s Covid Lockdowns Leave Millions Out of Work

Migrant workers and recent college graduates have been hit hardest by shuttered factories, closed construction sites and an anemic job market.

#beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #li-keqiang, #quarantines, #roach-stephen-s, #shanghai-china, #shenzhen-china

Beijing Reopens Mass Isolation Center In Attempt to Avoid Broad Lockdown

While the Chinese capital has recorded only a few hundred cases in recent weeks, the move to reopen the facility appears to be aimed at avoiding the fate of Shanghai.

#beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov

Beijing Covid Outbreak: New Restrictions Imposed, but No Full Lockdown

Officials in China’s capital are striving to contain a coronavirus outbreak while avoiding public anger of the kind that has erupted in Shanghai.

#beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov

Inside China’s Zero-Covid Fortress, Xi Admits No Doubts

As the lockdown of Shanghai and outbreaks in Beijing and elsewhere batter the economy, China’s leader keeps a distance from the politically charged issue.

#beijing-china, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #shanghai-china, #xi-jinping

China’s Covid Lockdown Outrage Tests Limits of Propaganda

Public anger and grief over the bungled lockdown in Shanghai is creating a credibility crisis for the country’s leader, Xi Jinping, and his zero Covid policies.

#beijing-china, #censorship, #china, #china-central-television, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #li-wenliang, #news-and-news-media, #propaganda, #quarantines, #shanghai-china, #weibo-corporation, #xi-jinping

China’s Covid Strategy: Test 20 Million in Beijing Amid Lockdown Fears

China’s capital reported 22 cases as it kicked off an ambitious mandatory testing campaign across the city and reassured residents that food and other supplies were plentiful.

#beijing-china, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization

Covid Outbreak in Beijing Prompts Panic Buying and Fears of a Lockdown

Supermarkets stocked up as long lines formed. The Chinese authorities ordered mass testing to contain a rising number of coronavirus cases in an affluent district of the capital.

#beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #quarantines, #stockpiling

China’s Economic Data Hints at Cost of Zero Covid Strategy

The country’s lockdowns have trapped truck drivers on highways, halted production lines and forced some importers to source goods from outside China.

#beijing-china, #changchun-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hefei-china, #jilin-province-china, #quarantines, #shandong-province-china, #shanghai-china, #shenzhen-china, #supply-chain, #trucks-and-trucking

How Lockdowns in China Have Further Bogged Down the Supply Chain

China’s Covid lockdowns and restrictions are holding up truck drivers who carry crucial components among factories and bring products to ports, posing a new disruption to the global supply chain.

#apple-inc, #beijing-china, #changchun-china, #china, #international-trade-and-world-market, #russia, #shanghai-china, #shenyang-china, #shenzhen-china, #shutdowns-institutional, #supply-chain, #tesla-motors-inc

Lockdowns in China Block Truck Shipments and Close Factories

China’s Covid lockdowns and restrictions are holding up truck drivers who carry crucial components among factories and bring products to ports, posing a new disruption to the global supply chain.

#apple-inc, #beijing-china, #changchun-china, #china, #international-trade-and-world-market, #russia, #shanghai-china, #shenyang-china, #shenzhen-china, #shutdowns-institutional, #supply-chain, #tesla-motors-inc

Australian Journalist Who Worked for Chinese Media Stands Trial in Beijing

Cheng Lei, a former CGTN host, was detained in 2020. The Chinese authorities have accused her of divulging state secrets but offered no specifics.

#australia, #beijing-china, #cheng-lei, #china, #fan-haze

In Hong Kong, China’s Covid Aid Gets the Cold Shoulder

Disputes about medics, squat toilets and diaper-changing duties underscore longstanding tensions between residents of Hong Kong and the mainland.

#beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hong-kong, #hospitals, #lam-carrie-1957, #nursing-and-nurses, #politics-and-government

Peter Foley, the Snowboarding Coach, Faces New Misconduct Accusations

Peter Foley, already accused of coercing athletes into posing for nude photos, now faces scrutiny from more women. He has been relieved of his duties as a U.S. Olympic coach.

#athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #chythlook-sifsof-callan, #coaches-and-managers, #foley-peter-snowboarding-coach, #olympic-games-2022, #sexual-harassment, #snowboarding, #united-states

Knocked Down by Covid in Beijing, Vincent Zhou Is Getting Back Up

Zhou missed the men’s individual event at the Olympics because of the coronavirus. He is trying to shake off the memory in hopes of excelling at the figure skating world championships.

#beijing-china, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #figure-skating, #france, #olympic-games-2022, #zhou-vincent

China’s Covid Lockdowns Set to Further Disrupt Global Supply Chains

A surge in Omicron variant infections has prompted Chinese authorities to lock down residents, close factories and stop truck traffic, snarling already frayed supply chains.

#apple-inc, #beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dongguan-china, #foxconn-technology, #international-trade-and-world-market, #jilin-province-china, #quarantines, #supply-chain, #toyota-motor-corp, #volkswagen-ag

Wave of Omicron Infections Prompts Lockdowns in China

After two years of largely containing coronavirus outbreaks, China’s “Covid zero” policies are being tested by the highly transmissible variant.

#apple-inc, #beijing-china, #changchun-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #dongguan-china, #guangzhou-china, #jilin-province-china, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #shanghai-china, #shenzhen-china, #zhang-wenhong-1969

How Ukrainian Paralympians Pushed Through Fear and Worry

By day in Beijing, athletes raced and trained. By night, they spent time on their phones, connecting with loved ones under attack back home in Ukraine.

#beijing-china, #paralympic-games, #photography, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

The Snowboarders the Paralympics Didn’t Want Around

After a dispute over whether they should be allowed to compete, the snowboarders Cécile Hernandez and Brenna Huckaby are putting in strong performances.

#athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #cecile-hernandez, #disabilities, #huckaby-brenna-1996, #international-paralympic-committee, #paralympic-games, #snowboarding

Times photographers sought to…

Times photographers sought to capture every aspect of the Olympic Games in Beijing. These pictures were special to them.

#athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #olympic-games-2022, #photography, #winter-season

Nixon Feared A Russia-China Alliance. It’s Here.

Fifty years after Nixon’s trip to Beijing, China grows stronger than the Soviet Union ever was.

#beijing-china, #china, #international-relations, #nixon-richard-milhous, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #xi-jinping

How Alexandra Burghardt Made it to Two Olympics in Six Months

Within weeks of competing in Tokyo, Burghardt was considered an Olympic favorite in a winter sport she had never tried.

#beijing-china, #bobsledding, #olympic-games-2022, #track-and-field

Beijing Olympics: Why Mikaela Shiffrin Stumbled, and Why We All Stumble

The experience of choking in high-pressure situations can often feel like an out-of-body experience. That’s because in some ways, it is.

#anxiety-and-stress, #beijing-china, #olympic-games, #olympic-games-2022, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shiffrin-mikaela

Bobsleds Come Down Fast. This Is How They Go Back Up.

After they rocket down the track, it takes a crew and some patience to get them back to the top.

#beijing-china, #bobsledding, #olympic-games-2022

Should the Minimum Age to Compete in Olympic Skating Be Higher?

Would raising the minimum competition age save young athletes from abuse and humiliation?

#athletics-and-sports, #bach-thomas, #beijing-china, #chen-karen-1999, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #denhollander-rachael, #doping-sports, #edmunds-polina, #figure-skating, #lipinski-tara, #olympic-games-2022, #shcherbakova-anna-2004, #trusova-alexandra-2004, #tutberidze-eteri, #valieva-kamila-2006, #women-and-girls

East Asia Becomes a Curling Powerhouse

In recent years, Japan, China and South Korea have embraced the sport, investing resources, creating celebrities and changing the competitive landscape.

#alberta-canada, #athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #china, #curling, #japan, #olympic-games-2022, #women-and-girls

Shiffrin’s Olympics End as They Began, With a Sudden Fall and a Frank Review

A disqualification in the combined meant the American star failed to win an individual medal in Beijing. At times, the experience turned into a public catharsis.

#alpine-skiing, #beijing-china, #kilde-aleksander-aamodt, #olympic-games-2022, #shiffrin-mikaela

Canada Beats U.S., 3-2, to Win Gold Medal in Women’s Hockey

The Canadians overpowered the Americans in the gold medal game, 3-2.

#beijing-china, #hockey-ice, #olympic-games-2022, #women-and-girls

At Olympics, Nathan Chen and Other American Chinese Asked to Pick a Side

American athletes of Chinese descent at the Games are targets of patriotic and even nationalistic sentiment from both countries: sometimes adoring, sometimes hostile.

#athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #california, #chen-nathan, #china, #chinese-americans, #figure-skating, #gu-eileen, #hanyu-yuzuru, #jin-boyang-1997, #olympic-games-2008, #olympic-games-2022, #propaganda, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #zhu-yi-2002

Alex Hall and Nick Goepper Take Gold and Silver in Men’s Slopestyle Skiing

Alex Hall and Nick Goepper crowd the podium in the freeski event. Teammate Colby Stevenson was hoping to make a sweep with bronze, but came in seventh.

#beijing-china, #freestyle-skiing, #olympic-games

Valieva’s Competitors May Be Denied the Ultimate Olympic Thrill

Because of the doping scandal involving Kamila Valieva of Russia, her top competitors may be denied the joy of receiving a medal on the Olympic podium during the Games.

#beijing-china, #boulder-colo, #doping-sports, #figure-skating, #goucher-kara, #international-olympic-committee, #national-broadcasting-co, #olympic-games-2022, #track-and-field, #valieva-kamila-2006

Chinese Fans Create Unforgettable Nicknames for Olympic Athletes

The world’s most popular Olympians are household names. But to Chinese fans who delight in creating nicknames, they’re different characters entirely.

#beijing-china, #chinese-language, #fans-persons, #names-personal, #national-basketball-assn, #olympic-games-2022

Eileen Gu Takes Silver in Slopestyle

Mathilde Gremaud of Switzerland won the slopestyle competition, with Kelly Sildaru of Estonia third.

#beijing-china, #freestyle-skiing, #gu-eileen, #olympic-games-2022, #sildaru-kelly-2002

Beijing Winter Olympics: Why Many Are Not Watching

Instead of showing the best of what humanity can do, this year’s Olympics seem to reflect what we can’t.

#alpine-skiing, #anxiety-and-stress, #athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #china, #ice-skating, #olympic-games, #olympic-games-2022, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #skiing, #snowboarding

With Valieva, Doping Concerns Extend to a New Generation of Olympians

Decades after East Germany gave steroids to its athletes and just a few years after Russia’s doping program was exposed, the Olympic Games are again roiled by scandal.

#athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #coleman-doriane-lambelet, #court-of-arbitration-for-sport, #doping-sports, #east-germany, #international-olympic-committee, #moscow-russia, #olympic-games-2022, #rodchenkov-grigory, #steroids, #tygart-travis, #valieva-kamila-2006, #world-anti-doping-agency

Nathan Crumpton Became an Olympic Sensation, Without a Shirt and Without Competing

A flag-bearer for American Samoa lit up the internet when he appeared at the opening ceremony in Beijing wearing very little clothing in subfreezing weather.

#american-samoa, #beijing-china, #bobsledding, #olympic-games-2022, #skeleton-sport, #taufatofua-pita

The Slippery Science of Skeleton

Researchers are still figuring out how to enable athletes in the face-first Olympic sled race to go even faster.

#beijing-china, #bobsledding, #luge-racing, #olympic-games-2022, #skeleton-sport, #sleds, #your-feed-science

Nathan Chen Wins Gold at Men’s Free Skate

After falling short of expectations in 2018, the American star validated his status as the world’s best figure skater.

#beijing-china, #chen-nathan, #olympic-games-2018, #olympic-games-2022

Lindsey Jacobellis Wins 1st U.S. Gold of Beijing Games

A snowboard cross icon never let a mistake at the 2006 Olympics define her career. A gold medal now doesn’t change that.

#beijing-china, #jacobellis-lindsey, #olympic-games-2022

How the ‘Garlic Girls’ Overcame Abuse to Return to the Olympics

The South Korean curling team helped revive a painful discussion about the mistreatment of athletes in their country, leading the way for others to come forward.

#athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coaches-and-managers, #curling, #olympic-games-2022, #south-korea