More anti-Covid protests in China triggered by deadly fire

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Protests against China’s restrictive COVID-19 measures appeared to roil in a number of cities Saturday night, in displays of public defiance fanned by anger over a deadly fire in the western Xinjiang region. Many protests could not be immediately confirmed, but in Shanghai, police used pepper spray to stop around 300 … Read more

Beijing on edge as city adds new quarantine centers

BEIJING (AP) — Residents of some parts of China’s capital were emptying supermarket shelves and overwhelming delivery apps Friday as the city government ordered faster construction of COVID-19 quarantine centers and field hospitals. Uncertainty and scattered, unconfirmed reports of lockdowns in at least some Beijing districts have fueled demand for food and other supplies, something … Read more

China zero-Covid: As anger rises and tragedies mount, Beijing shows no sign of budging

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. Beijing CNN — Zhou, an auto dealer in northeastern China, last saw his father alive in a video chat on the … Read more

Europe accuses US of profiting from war – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. Nine months after invading Ukraine, Vladimir Putin is beginning to fracture the West. Top European officials are furious with Joe Biden’s administration and now accuse the Americans of making a fortune from the war, while EU countries suffer. “The fact is, if you look … Read more

China expands lockdowns as COVID-19 cases hit daily record

BEIJING (AP) — Pandemic lockdowns are expanding across China, including in a city where factory workers clashed this week with police, as the number of COVID-19 cases hits a daily record. Residents of eight districts of Zhengzhou, home to 6.6 million people, were told to stay home for five days beginning Thursday except to buy … Read more

Foxconn protests: iPhone factory offers to pay its workers to quit and leave Zhengzhou campus

Hong Kong CNN Business — Foxconn has offered to pay newly recruited workers 10,000 yuan ($1,400) to quit and leave the world’s largest iPhone assembly factory, in an attempt to quell protests that saw hundreds clash with security forces at the compound in central China. The Apple supplier made the offer Wednesday following dramatic scenes … Read more

China’s COVID cases to smash records as video shows workers rebel | Business and Economy News

Taipei, Taiwan – China’s COVID-19 cases are surging toward record highs, signaling more pain for the world’s second-largest economy as hopes fade for a quick exit from Beijing’s draconian “zero-COVID” policies. The National Health Commission on Wednesday reported 29,157 infections nationwide for the previous day, close to April’s peak. China’s daily caseload peaked at 29,411 … Read more

Workers protest, beaten at virus-hit Chinese iPhone factory

BEIJING (AP) — Employees at the world’s biggest Apple iPhone factory were beaten and detained in protests over pay amid anti-virus controls, according to witnesses and videos on social media Wednesday, as tensions mount over Chinese efforts to combat a renewed rise in infections. . Videos that they said were filmed at the factory in … Read more

EU plans subsidy war chest as industry faces ‘existential’ threat from US – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. The EU is in emergency mode and is preparing a big subsidy push to prevent European industry from being wiped out by American rivals, two senior EU officials told POLITICO. Europe is facing a double hammer blow from the US If it wasn’t enough … Read more

EU plans subsidy war chest as industry faces ‘existential’ threat from US – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. The EU is in emergency mode and is preparing a big subsidy push to prevent European industry from being wiped out by American rivals, two senior EU officials told POLITICO. Europe is facing a double hammer blow from the US If it wasn’t enough … Read more