Netherlands and Japan Said to Join U.S. in Curbing China’s Access to Chip Tech

WASHINGTON — The Netherlands and Japan, both makers of some of the world’s most advanced equipment for manufacturing semiconductors, agreed on Friday to join with the United States in barring…

How Bad Is China’s Covid Outbreak? It’s a Scientific Guessing Game.

As Covid barrels through China, scientists around the world are searching for clues about an outbreak with sprawling consequences — for the health of hundreds of millions of Chinese people,…

As Cases Spread, China’s Low Covid Death Toll Convinces No One

The hearses bearing black and yellow funeral paper flowers crept in a steady stream toward the Dongjiao crematory in eastern Beijing. Several dozen people crowded around the closed gate waiting…

China’s Abrupt Covid Pivot Leaves Many Without Medicines

When demand for fever-reducing drugs more than quadrupled the price of ibuprofen, a city in eastern China began rationing sales by selling the pills individually. When a popular Chinese online…

China’s Youths, Stung by Years of Covid Rules, Fear Grim Job Future

Mandy Liu, a 21-year-old university student in Beijing, believes that anyone who has lived in China during the pandemic can see that the country’s future is looking increasingly uncertain. Covid…

China’s ‘Zero Covid’ Policy Changes, Explained

The Chinese government on Wednesday unveiled a broad easing of its strict “zero Covid” policy, after an extraordinary outburst of discontent in mass street protests a week ago. The changes…

China’s Zhengzhou, home to world’s largest iPhone factory, ends Covid lockdown

Hong Kong CNN Business  —  Major Chinese cities, including financial hub Shanghai and Zhengzhou — home to the world’s largest iPhone factory — said Wednesday they were lifting Covid lockdowns.…

How China’s Police Used Phones and Faces to Track Protesters

On Sunday, when Mr. Zhang went to protest China’s strict Covid policies in Beijing, he thought he came prepared to go undetected. He wore a balaclava and goggles to cover…

Protests Stretch China’s Censorship to Its Limits

He too shared videos of the protest on WeChat, though he deleted them after 24 hours in an effort to evade the authorities, who had begun to go after some…

Fire Kills 10 in China’s Xinjiang, Raising Questions About Lockdown

A deadly fire in an apartment building in China’s far western region of Xinjiang set off an outpouring of anger online and a street protest on Friday in the region’s…