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Jack Ma: Tycoon who soared on China's tech dreams grounded by regulators
by Matthew Walsh - January 7, 2023 - 5:50pm
Jack Ma, the unconventional billionaire founder of tech giant Alibaba and the totem of China's entrepreneurial brilliance, has stepped out of the limelight since a Communist Party crackdown that chopped back his...
Jack Ma to cede control of China's Ant Group: company
by Matthew Walsh - January 7, 2023 - 3:32pm
Chinese billionaire Jack Ma will cede control of fintech giant Ant Group as part of a restructure, the company announced Saturday. 
Chinese take risks on black market drugs as Covid surges
by Matthew Walsh - January 5, 2023 - 1:27pm
Desperate families searching for critical Covid-19 medication in China, faced with bare pharmacy shelves and an explosion of cases, are being driven into murky online marketplaces rife with price gouging and fr...
Caring with COVID-19: Infected doctors battle China virus surge
by Matthew Walsh - December 29, 2022 - 8:21am
Doctors working despite being infected, beds filled with dozens of elderly straining to breathe -- on the front lines of China's worst-ever Covid outbreak, hospitals are struggling.
Jubilant Chinese plan trips abroad with COVID quarantine to end
by Matthew Walsh - December 27, 2022 - 6:46pm
Online searches for flights abroad surged on the news, with travel platform Tongcheng seeing an 850% jump in searches and a ten-fold spike in enquiries about visas, according to state media reports.
Chinese city seeing half a million Covid cases a day: official
by Matthew Walsh - December 25, 2022 - 9:06am
Half a million people in a single Chinese city are being infected with Covid-19 every day, a senior health official has said, in a rare and quickly censored acknowledgement that the country's wave of infections is...
China moves to curb rare, nationwide protests
by Matthew Walsh - November 29, 2022 - 8:25am
Chinese security forces on Monday filled the streets of Beijing and Shanghai following online calls for another night of protests to demand political freedoms and an end to Covid lockdowns.
Protests across China as anger mounts over zero-Covid policy
by Matthew Walsh - November 27, 2022 - 1:08pm
China reported 39,506 domestic Covid-19 cases Sunday, a record high but small compared to caseloads in the West at the height of the pandemic.
China's Xi set to secure historic third term in office
by Matthew Walsh - October 23, 2022 - 9:40am
Xi is all but certain to be unveiled as general secretary of the ruling Communist Party again — tilting the country decisively back towards one-man rule after decades of power-sharing among its elite...
China's Communist Party Congress opens to endorse Xi's rule
by Matthew Walsh - October 16, 2022 - 10:29am
Should everything go to plan for Xi, the 69-year-old will be reconfirmed as the party's general secretary after the week-long meeting, cementing his position as China's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong.
China to 'stick with' zero-Covid strategy, President Xi says
by Matthew Walsh - March 18, 2022 - 8:43am
The world's second-largest economy has gone from reporting under 100 daily infections just three weeks ago to more than 1,000 per day for over a week. 
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