China’s Xi attempts to claim diplomatic victory in the battle for global influence after the whirlwind summit

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Bali, Indonesia CNN – Xi Jinping may have rejected US President Joe Biden’s description of the 21st century as … Read more

China’s Xi attempts to claim diplomatic victory in the battle for global influence after the whirlwind summit

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Bali, Indonesia CNN – Xi Jinping may have rejected US President Joe Biden’s description of the 21st century as … Read more

APEC 2022: Xi Jinping takes center stage in Thailand summit with Biden and Putin absent

Bangkok, Thailand CNN – Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived in Bangkok Thursday for the last of three back-to-back international summits held over the past week in Asia – this time for a gathering where the leaders of the United States and Russia will both be absent. That leaves Xi primed to enter the two-day Asia … Read more

As the Ebola outbreak grows in Uganda, the US ramps up preparedness plans

CNN – Uganda has been struggling with an Ebola outbreak for months, and although there have been no suspected or probable Ebola cases identified in the United States, federal and local health officials are working together to prepare for the possibility that the virus will spread across the Atlantic. The US Centers for Disease Control … Read more

China zero-Covid: Guangzhou residents ‘revolt’ over oppressive lockdowns

Hong Kong CNN – Residents under Covid lockdown in China’s southern manufacturing hub of Guangzhou have torn down barriers meant to confine them to their homes, taking to the streets in defiance of strictly enforced local orders, according to videos and images circulating on social media. Some of the images show large crowds cheering and … Read more

Guangzhou lockdown: Chinese are criticizing zero-Covid — in language censors don’t seem to understand

Hong Kong CNN – In many countries, cursing online about the government is so commonplace that nobody bats an eye. But it’s not such an easy task on China’s heavily censored internet. That doesn’t appear to have stopped residents of Guangzhou from venting their frustration after their city – a global manufacturing powerhouse home to … Read more

Guangzhou lockdown: Chinese are criticizing zero-Covid — in language censors don’t understand

Hong Kong CNN – In many countries, cursing online about the government is so commonplace that nobody bats an eye. But it’s not such an easy task on China’s heavily censored internet. That doesn’t appear to have stopped residents of Guangzhou from venting their frustration after their city – a global manufacturing powerhouse home to … Read more

China’s manufacturing hub Guangzhou partially locked down as the Covid outbreak widens

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Hong Kong CNN – China’s southern metropolis of Guangzhou has locked down a third district, as authorities rush to … Read more

Comac C919: Covid restrictions cloud airshow debut of China’s showpiece jet

China staged a low-key but historic debut of its C919 civil jet at its biggest airshow on Tuesday, with some delegates unable to attend the scaled-down event because of Beijing’s zero-Covid policy as cases reached the highest level in six months. In a reminder of the continuing health crisis slowing China’s return to global aviation, … Read more

No immediate end in sight for China’s costly zero-Covid policy

Hong Kong CNN – China has reiterated its unswerving commitment to its longstanding zero-Covid policy, despite mounting public frustration the stringent measures are costing the very lives they’re intended to protect. Unfounded rumors of an exit from the costly strategy had sent Chinese stocks soaring last week, but at a news conference Saturday, Chinese health … Read more