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Wordplay, Blank Signs, Music: How China is Protesting Xi’s Zero-Covid Policy

Holding up blank pieces of paper, co-opting the national anthem, complicated wordplays: protesters in China are devising a myriad of creative ways to voice dissent against the government and its zero-Covid policy. Here’s how many Chinese have attempted to evade…

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Beijing on edge as city adds new quarantine centers

A resident carries her groceries near cashier machines at a supermarket in Beijing, on November 25, 2022. | Photo Credit: AP Residents of some parts of China’s capital were emptying supermarket shelves and overwhelming delivery apps on November 25 as…

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Panic buying in Beijing as Covid surge spurs creeping restrictions – Times of India

BEIJING: Supermarket delivery apps in Beijing are being overwhelmed as the city’s rising Covid caseload triggers lockdown-like restrictions in swathes of the Chinese capital. Beijing saw 1,854 new infections Thursday, up from 1,611 on Wednesday, as China’s wider outbreak reaches…

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Xi Jinping pledges support for Cuba on ‘core interests’ – Times of India

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Cuban counterpart pledged mutual support over their fellow communist states’ “core interests” on Friday at a meeting further hailing a return to face-to-face diplomacy by Beijing. In comments to Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, Xi…

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