With the success of the Winter Olympics and China's national dignity at stake, Beijing is doubling down on its 'zero-tolerance' COVID-19 policy. Across China, more than 20 million people are in some form of lockdown.
China: The cafeteria in Chongqing city collapsed, trapping victims inside. Rescue workers searched the debris into the night and all the bodies were recovered by midnight.
Japan's decision not to send a government delegation to Beijing Winter Olympics follows a move by the United States and a few other democratic nations including Australia, Britain and Canada, which cited China's human rights violations.
Though the latest outbreak is 1,000 kilometers southwest of the Olympic host city of Beijing, any sign that the coronavirus pandemic might be worsening in China will raise questions.
Peng Shuai made headlines last month when a social media post from her account accused a former top Communist Party official of having forced her into sex. The social media post was taken down quickly.
US sanctions are latest in its series of intensifying penalties over China's alleged systemic and widespread abuse of ethnic and religious minorities in the western region, especially Xinjiang's predominantly Muslim Uyghurs.
China's President Xi Jinping and Russia's President Vladimir Putin will hold a virtual summit on Wednesday over Ukraine this week. US President Joe Biden has already warned Russia against its attempts to invade Ukraine.
What China does on burning coal will be crucial to whether the world can meet its target of capping global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, said David Meale, the American Embassy's No. 2 official.
According to the official report from Hangzhou, the provincial headquarters, of the 138 cases in Zhejiang, 44 cases were reported in Ningbo, 77 cases in Shaoxing and 17 cases were in the provincial capital of Hangzhou.
US, Canada and UK have said they won't send government dignitaries to the 2022 Winter Olympics to protest human rights abuses, while New Zealand said it informed Beijing earlier that it wouldn't be sending any officials due to pandemic.
Canada became the latest country to join the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia in a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics to be held February 4-20 over human rights concerns.
US President Joe Biden has said he is considering a boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics, under which American athletes would still compete, and an announcement is expected this week.
A resolution adopted by consensus by the 193-nation world body recalled the ancient Greek tradition of ekecheiria, calling for an 'Olympic Truce,' to encourage a peaceful environment.
A three-time Olympian, Peng Shuai accused Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault on social media in China, which was immediately taken down on its heavily censored Internet.
The women’s professional tour threatened to pull events out of China unless the safety of the former No. 1 doubles player was assured.
The state TV employee wrote the photos, which cannot be seen by most internet users in China, were on Peng Shuai’s account on the WeChat message service with the comment, “Happy Weekend".
WTA CEO Steve Simon had called for a full investigation and demanded that Peng Shuai not be censored. Those expressing concern about Peng’s safety include tennis player Naomi Osaka.
The several dozen cases were reported at Zhuanghe University City and hundreds of students were transferred to hotels for observation.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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