Shanghai hit by COVID protests as anger spreads across China

Shanghai hit by COVID protests as anger spreads across China

SHANGHAI/BEIJING — Protests against China’s heavy COVID-19 curbs spread to more cities, including in the financial hub Shanghai early on Sunday, nearly three years into the pandemic, with a fresh wave of anger sparked by a deadly fire in the country’s far west. The fire on Thursday that killed 10 people in a high-rise building…

Shanghai to reopen all schools Sept. 1 as lockdown fears persist

Shanghai to reopen all schools Sept. 1 as lockdown fears persist

SHANGHAI — China’s financial hub Shanghai said on Sunday it would reopen all schools including kindergartens, primary and middle schools on Sept. 1 after months of COVID-19 closures. The city will require all teachers and students to take nucleic acid tests for the coronavirus every day before leaving campus…

Shanghai to cancel ‘unreasonable restrictions’ to resume work –  official

Shanghai to cancel ‘unreasonable restrictions’ to resume work – official

SHANGHAI — Shanghai authorities will cancel many conditions for businesses to resume work from Wednesday, a city official said on Sunday, easing a city-wide lockdown that began some two months ago. The government will revise guidelines for epidemic prevention and control of returning to work, cancel “unreasonable restrictions” on the resumption of work and production…

Locked-down Shanghai to start gradually reopening malls, other businesses

Locked-down Shanghai to start gradually reopening malls, other businesses

Locked-down Shanghai to start gradually reopening malls, other businesses

Shanghai marks key COVID milestone, Beijing sits on edge

Shanghai marks key COVID milestone, Beijing sits on edge

Shanghai marks key COVID milestone, Beijing sits on edge

Shanghai vows to improve food deliveries as discontent grows over COVID curbs

Shanghai vows to improve food deliveries as discontent grows over COVID curbs

SHANGHAI — Shanghai on Thursday said it was trying its best to improve the distribution of food and essential goods to locked-in residents, responding to growing discontent over such difficulties as COVID curbs stretched into an 11th day. China’s financial hub has fallen largely silent after the city imposed harsh movement restrictions to stem the…

Shanghai shares rise as China cenbank boosts short-term cash

Shanghai shares rise as China cenbank boosts short-term cash

SHANGHAI — Shanghai’s main share index rose on Wednesday as China’s central bank boosted short-term funding to ease worries over tightening liquidity amid a faltering recovery, but losses in financial, tech and real estate firms kept China’s blue-chip index lower. ** At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.34% at 3,526.49 points.…