Shanghai Extends Lockdown After Covid-19 Virus Outbreak ‘Extremely Grim’

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According to a city official, the situation in China’s largest metropolis of Shanghai remains “extremely grim” amid an ongoing lockdown that has forced around 26 million people to remain at home. Chinese state media quoted Gu Honghui, the director of Shanghai’s epidemic control working group, as saying that the outbreak was “still at a high […]

WeChat, China’s Biggest Messaging App, Suspends NFT Accounts

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WeChat, Tencent’s social messaging app, has suspended some accounts linked to so-called non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and clarified the rules surrounding them. Essentially, NFTs are digital art tokens, which have become extremely popular with some achieving multimillion-dollar prices. They are usually based on an Ethereum blockchain platform, which is paid for in cryptocurrency. China, on the […]

China Eastern Plane Carrying 133 People Crashes In China

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According to China’s state broadcaster CCTV, a China Eastern passenger jet carrying 133 people crashed and caused a fire in southwest China. The number of casualties was unknown. According to CCTV, the Boeing 737 plane crashed near Wuzhou city, Guangxi region, causing a mountain fire, which started in the countryside. The footage shows plumes of […]

Travel Restrictions in Shanghai Due To Doubling Of Covid-19 Cases in China

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On Sunday (March 13), Shanghai ordered its residents to avoid all but essential travel inside or outside the city and halted long-distance bus service as the coronavirus outbreak spread across the metropolis and across a large portion of mainland China. In China, there are still fewer Covid-19 cases than in most other countries, but the […]

Travelers Stranded By China’s Flight Cancellations

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China has suspended dozens of flights between China and the United States due to passengers testing positive for Covid-19 on arrival, making booking a flight back even in February almost impossible As of the last flight cancellations, international capacity to and from China was just 2 percent of pre-Covid levels due to the country’s strict […]

Covid-19 Omicron – New Round Of Mass Testing Begins In Tianjin, China

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China’s Tianjin city started a new round of Covid-19 testing on Wednesday among its 14 million residents to combat the spread of Omicron. However, some analysts feel the upcoming restrictions could slow China’s economic growth. There were 33 confirmed coronavirus infections in Tianjin on Tuesday, up from 10 a day earlier, according to national data. […]

China Locks Down Anyang in Henan It’s Second City Amid Omicron Threat

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A day after detecting Omicron in Henan province, China locked down a city of five million people, its second lockdown in as many months, symbolizing the nation’s commitment to eliminating Covid as two highly transmissible variants circulate. On Monday, authorities in the city of Anyang ordered residents not to leave their homes and banned their […]

China Opens The World’s Longest Metro Line In Shanghai

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As a result of the opening of Line 14 and Phase One of Line 18, Shanghai retains its position as the city with the largest metro network in the world. “That will be quite convenient to me,” a commuter was quoted as saying by the Global Times. Here are four things to know about the […]