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China eases anti-COVID measures following protests

The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) - China has rolled back rules on isolating people with COVID-19 and dropped virus test requirements for some public places. That is a dramatic change to a strategy that confined millions of people to their…

China vows crackdown on 'hostile forces' as public tests Xi

The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) - China's ruling Communist Party has vowed to “resolutely crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces." The Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission's statement was released late Tuesday after the largest street…

Students sent home, police on patrol as China curbs protests

The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) - Chinese universities are sending students home and police are fanning out in Beijing and Shanghai to prevent more protests. That comes after crowds angered by severe anti-virus restrictions called for leader Xi Jinping to…

China eases COVID rules after wide protests of lockdowns

The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) - Chinese authorities have eased some anti-virus rules but affirmed their severe “zero COVID” strategy after protesters demanded President Xi Jinping resign in the biggest show of opposition to the ruling Communist Party in decades.…

China's Xi faces threat from public anger over 'zero COVID'

The Associated Press SHANGHAI (AP) - Barely a month after granting himself a third five-year term as China's leader, Xi Jinping is facing a wave of public anger over his “zero COVID" policy. Demonstrators poured into the streets over the…

Protesting workers beaten at Chinese iPhone factory

The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) - Police beat workers protesting over a pay dispute at the biggest factory for Apple’s iPhone, whose new model is delayed by controls imposed as China tries to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases. Foxconn…