Sitemap - 2022 - What's Happening in China

China to reopen borders, drop Covid quarantine from January 8 – Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping vow to deepen bilateral ties – China gives Hong Kong leader power to bar overseas lawyers

COVID cases explode – Xi meets with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev – World Bank cuts China growth outlook

China facing largest COVID surge of the pandemic – State Department launches 'China House' amid rivalry with Beijing – Key policy meeting highlights economic stability and restoring confidence

China struggles with COVID infections as 'zero-Covid' nears end – China’s Politburo shifts focus to boosting economic recovery – Xi Jinping visits Saudi Arabia to assert power and rival U.S. influence

Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin dies at 96 – Protests stretch China’s censorship to its limits – Xi tells Europe to keep investing in China

Lockdown fatigue grows – European Council chief to meet Xi Jinping – US-China defence chiefs meet in Cambodia – China banks offer billions to developers – China rolls out private pension scheme

As China eases COVID restrictions, confusion and angst follow – Biden and Xi say US-China should compete "responsibly" – IMF’s Gopinath urges China take urgent action to safeguard financial stability

China eases COVID curbs despite rising cases – China's Xi to meet Biden at G20 summit in Bali – Xi Jinping tells China’s army to focus on preparation for war

China vows to continue with 'dynamic-clearing' COVID strategy – Scholz asks China to press Russia to end its war – European court ruling makes extraditions to China more difficult

Documents reveal Wuhan Institute of Virology was more troubled than known – China willing to deepen relationship with Russia, says senior diplomat – China's Premier Li Keqiang pledges faster growth

Xi Jinping tightens grip on power – Reports of teenager dying in Covid quarantine cause outcry in China – Ministers urged to expel China diplomat over Manchester protest violence

China to persist with tough COVID policies – Beijing prepares for party congress – Chinese local governments buying houses to aid property sector

China to relax floor on mortgage rates to revive housing sector – US makes Pacific Islands pledge in bid to counter China – Students face new restrictions as key party congress looms

Anger in China after 27 people killed in Covid quarantine bus crash – Biden: US would defend Taiwan against Chinese invasion – Goldman cuts China 2023 growth forecast as Covid Zero stays

Xi urges Russia and other countries to work at preventing 'colour revolutions' – China censors videos of WHO saying end of pandemic in sight – Zhengzhou first big city to scrap ‘hukou’ restrictions

China says UN report on Xinjiang has ‘closed door of cooperation’ on human rights – China restricts domestic travel as outbreaks persist – Xi to visit Kazakhstan in first post-Covid trip

U.N. says China may have committed crimes against humanity in Xinjiang – China sets October start for congress seen as Xi coronation – Crunch time as China tries to fend off property crash

China withdraws promise not to send troops to Taiwan if it takes control of island – U.S. spy agencies pivot toward China – Parts of China's Hainan extend COVID lockdown, Lhasa in Tibet tightens curbs

Taiwan: China halts co-operation with US on key issues – China’s economy could be dragged down by loss of confidence in property sector – Chinese tourist hot spot Sanya imposes COVID lockdown

Xi and Biden exchange warnings on Taiwan – China signals no big stimulus is coming, while Covid controls remain – Beijing reopens for international flights

China seeks to stop UN rights chief from releasing Xinjiang report – Chinese citizens seek to leave amid Covid uncertainty – China urges accelerating construction projects to boost economy

China’s Xi, in Xinjiang, signals no change to Uyghur policy – China’s GDP growth misses expectations in the second quarter – More cities across China order partial Covid lockdowns

China records first cases of new Omicron variant BA.5 – Biden says he has not decided on China tariffs – China’s GDP target ever more distant

NATO declares China a security challenge for the first time – Xi Jinping hails China’s rule over Hong Kong on 25th anniversary of handover – China halves quarantine time for overseas travelers

US ban on imports from Xinjiang region takes effect – Xi Jinping to visit Hong Kong on 25th anniversary of British handover – Chinese-hosted BRICS summit swerves controversy over Ukraine and Taiwan

Dozens of countries question China at UN over ‘abuses’ in Xinjiang — China’s Xi offers closer cooperation with Russia — China budget deficit hits record

China calls COVID ‘lab leak’ theory a lie after WHO report — China's Xinjiang faces 'risk of genocide': EU parliament — China will 'not hesitate to start war' over Taiwan, Beijing tells US

West demands publication of UN’s long-awaited Xinjiang report — Shanghai’s full Covid lockdown ends after two months — 33rd anniversary of Tiananmen Square protests and massacre

Thousands of detained Uyghurs pictured in leaked Xinjiang police files — Samoa signs China bilateral agreement during Pacific push by Beijing — Biden vows to defend Taiwan in apparent US policy shift

Shanghai makes way towards COVID lockdown exit, Beijing plays defence — Biden tries to refocus on China amid Ukraine war — Beijing urged to act as China’s economy falters

China faces 'complex and grave' job market, warns Premier Li — China’s zero-Covid policy is not sustainable, WHO director general says — China restricts citizens from ‘non-essential’ foreign travel

Xi Jinping attacks ‘doubters’ as he doubles down on China’s zero-Covid policy — HK plummets towards bottom of press freedom ranking — China's services activity falls at second sharpest rate on record

Xinjiang: UN team in China ahead of visit by human rights chief — COVID-hit Beijing increases curbs — China's economy slows rapidly as lockdowns bite

Censorship of video detailing lockdown nightmare in Shanghai sparks outrage and protests — EU, US slam China over Russia ties — China launches private pension scheme

China’s covid deaths data questioned as Xi says no change in strategy — Shanghai lockdown threatens economy — Former Xinjiang detainee arrives in US as key witness to abuses

Desperation amid food shortages in Shanghai as Covid lockdown bites — China's services sector activity hit hard by Omicron surge — Can war massacres sway China’s support of Russia?

Entire Shanghai placed under lockdown — China tells EU it will pursue Ukraine peace in its own way — China’s factory activity slumps at fastest pace in two years

China says UN Charter is the ‘bottom line’ in relationship with Russia — Frustration with Covid response grows in China — China Eastern Airlines crash: hopes lost, compensation process begins

US warns China not to fuel Russia's assault on Ukraine — Xi tells US to handle Taiwan ‘properly’ — China reports first coronavirus deaths in over a year

UN commissioner to travel to Xinjiang on long-delayed China visit — China sends first shipment of humanitarian aid to Ukraine — China reports most daily COVID-19 cases since Wuhan outbreak

China signals willingness to mediate in Ukraine-Russia war — China sets lowest economic growth target in decades — China vows new incentives to cut pollution, CO2, but says 'stability' paramount

China’s Xi speaks to Putin; calls for negotiation with Ukraine — Activists urge UN rights chief to release delayed report on Xinjiang — HK turns to emergency powers for China help in COVID surge

China's foreign minister says UN human rights chief can visit Xinjiang — 50 years after Nixon met Mao, questions remain whether the US 'got played' — HK overwhelmed by thousands of covid cases

Guterres expects China to let UN rights chief visit Xinjiang — China, Russia partner up against West at Olympics summit — US plans to reopen Solomon Islands embassy in push to counter China

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China’s birth rate drops to record low — China cuts interest rates as economic growth slows — China’s threat to ‘punish’ Olympic athletes for free speech ‘very concerning’, Australia says

China suspends dozens of international flights over COVID-19 — Iran says 25-year China agreement enters implementation stage — Netherlands and Denmark won’t send officials to Beijing Olympics

Tesla slammed over Xinjiang showroom — China's Henan imposes more COVID curbs — China property woes deepen as Shimao defaults on loan — Beijing meets national air quality standards for first time

New Xinjiang chief expected to maintain policies — Lockdown upends life in Xi’an — Evergrande crisis: other China property developers in trouble — China opens embassy in Nicaragua