Local Chinese Officials Apologize for Entering Homes in Search of Covid Cases

Community workers in the city of Guangzhou were looking for people who had tested positive for the virus and close contacts of patients.

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From the U.S. to China: A 3-Month Quarantine Horror Story

A lawyer flew home to China hoping to see his family for the first time since the pandemic began. Instead, he was trapped in three months of quarantine.

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China Eastern Crash Killed All 132 on Flight

Investigators were still looking for wreckage, remains and the second black box in an effort to determine what caused the crash.

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After Boeing Plane Crash in China, a Desperate Hunt for Survivors

The plane that crashed in a mountainous area of southern China was carrying 132 people, and rescuers who went to the crash site faced harsh conditions.

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Flight MU-5735 Descended More Than 20,000 Feet in Just Over a Minute

An hour after it took off, the flight turned horribly wrong, according to data from Flightradar24.

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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.

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For the Games, Xi Ordered Up a Snow Sports Fever. Will it Last?

China said it succeeded on a vow by Xi Jinping, the country’s top leader, to nurture millions of winter sports enthusiasts. But will the interest last after the Winter Games end?

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With Property Sales Plunging, China Evergrande Faces More Protests

The developer has tried for months to signal that its $300 billion debt problem was under control. But the challenges keep mounting.

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China Returns to Its Strict Covid Restrictions to Fight a New Outbreak

Foreign businesses worry that tough quarantines and restrictions could persist into next year as Beijing struggles with variants and questions about its vaccines.

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In China, the Formidable Prosecutor Turned Lonely Rights Defender

After sheltering a prominent dissident, Yang Bin, a former prosecutor, is now under the scrutiny of the police. But she has no regrets.

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As China Ages, a Push to Add Elevators Offers a New Kind of Economic Relief

China’s premier wants to retrofit three million older apartment buildings all over the country, but he still needs political buy-in at the top.

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Yes, the Coronavirus Is in the Air

Transmission through aerosols matters — and probably a lot more than we’ve been able to prove yet.

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‘We Need Help’: Coronavirus Fuels Racism Against Black Americans in China

African governments have loudly protested abuse of their citizens in China, but the Trump administration’s response to harassment of African-Americans has been muted.

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How My Family Dealt With the Coronavirus Outbreak

I was stuck inside with my parents during Chinese New Year. Here’s what we did.

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