Chinese bank depositors face police in angry protest

In this photo released by Yang on Sunday, July 10, 2022, people hold banners and chant slogans during a protest at the entrance to a branch of China's central bank in Zhengzhou in central China's Henan Province. A large crowd of angry Chinese bank de

BEIJING– A large crowd of angry Chinese bank depositors faced off with police Sunday, some roughed up as they were taken away, in a case that has drawn attention because of earlier attempts to use a COVID-19 tracking app to prevent them from mobilizing. Hundreds of people held up banners and chanted slogans on the … Read more

Is Covid-19 surging? Our expert explains how to prepare

Is Covid-19 surging?  Our expert explains how to prepare

CNN — The much-awaited summer lull in coronavirus cases doesn’t appear to be happening as Covid-19 infections continue to increase in much of the United States. An earlier rise in cases this year was driven by the BA.2 Omicron subvariant. Now, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that two other subvariants, BA.4 … Read more

Is North Korea hiding a bigger problem behind its Covid-19 outbreak?

Is North Korea hiding a bigger problem behind its Covid-19 outbreak?

Seoul, South Korea CNN — Choi Jung-hun smiled as I read out the latest official Covid-19 figures from North Korean state media: fewer than 5 million cases of “fever” and just 73 fatalities – a fraction of the death toll of every other country in the world. “North Koreans call them rubber band statistics,” he … Read more

John Lee: Hong Kong leader vows to shore up global business role

John Lee: Hong Kong leader vows to shore up global business role

hong kong CNN Business — Hong Kong’s new leader John Lee on Friday vowed to strengthen the city’s standing as a global business hub, but he gave no hint of diverging from Beijing’s insistence on strict zero-Covid rules. The former British colony’s reputation as an international financial center has been battered during the last two … Read more

Xi Jinping leaves mainland China for the first time since the beginning of pandemic

Xi Jinping leaves mainland China for the first time since the beginning of pandemic

CNN — Chinese leader Xi Jinping has left mainland China for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, arriving in Hong Kong Thursday ahead of the 25th anniversary of the city’s handover from British to Chinese rule. Xi is expected to spend two days in the financial hub and attend a series of … Read more

In China’s ‘zero-Covid’ lockdowns, a daughter’s struggle to get her father medicine hits a nerve

In China's 'zero-Covid' lockdowns, a daughter's struggle to get her father medicine hits a nerve

Editor’s Note: 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. CNN — What was meant to be a simple errand, a daughter driving her aging father to the hospital … Read more

Covid: Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 escape antibodies from vaccination and prior infection, studies suggest

Covid: Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 escape antibodies from vaccination and prior infection, studies suggest

CNN — Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 appear to escape antibody responses among both people who had previous Covid-19 infection and those who have been fully vaccinated and boosted, according to new data from researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, of Harvard Medical School. However, Covid-19 vaccination is still expected to provide substantial protection … Read more

School’s Out for Summer and Many Teachers Are Calling It Quits

School's Out for Summer and Many Teachers Are Calling It Quits

Many teachers have packed up classrooms for the last time as schools break for summer, leaving a profession where stresses have multiplied as a national teacher shortage threatens to grow. Some 300,000 public-school teachers and other staff left the field between February 2020 and May 2022, a nearly 3% drop in that workforce, according to … Read more

Biden’s Patent Gift to Beijing

Biden's Patent Gift to Beijing

Ambassadors discuss before the opening ceremony of the 12th Ministerial Conference at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, June 12. Photo: martial trezzini/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images The World Trade Organization was created to protect free-trade rules to spread prosperity. Now it’s becoming a vehicle to raid US innovation. See Friday’s agreement by the … Read more

Biden’s Patent Gift to Beijing

Biden's Patent Gift to Beijing

Ambassadors discuss before the opening ceremony of the 12th Ministerial Conference at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, June 12. Photo: martial trezzini/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images The World Trade Organization was created to protect free-trade rules to spread prosperity. Now it’s becoming a vehicle to raid US innovation. See Friday’s agreement by the … Read more