Arab News says Shanghai will lock down a district of 2.7 million people on Saturday to conduct mass coronavirus testing, city authorities said, as the Chinese metropolis struggles to fully emerge from punishing curbs.
The Guardian says Airbnb is closing down its business inside China indefinitely, as the country’s zero-Covid policy, lockdowns and travel restrictions continue.
Aljazeera says the number of executions globally rose 20 percent in 2021, while the number of death sentences handed down increased by 40 percent, Amnesty has said.
The Guardian says Anthony Albanese will fly to Tokyo on Monday to take part in the Quad leaders’ meeting, just hours after being sworn in as the new Australian prime minister and warning that relations with China would remain “difficult”.
The Independent says the US will intervene with military force if China moves to invade Taiwan, Joe Biden said on Monday during a visit to Tokyo, in one of the strongest statements of support for Taipei in decades.
Sky News says the crash of a China Eastern Airlines jet might have been deliberate, according to a US report.
The Guardian says Beijingers were flooding supermarkets to stock up on food on Monday, hoping to avoid Shanghai-style shortages in the case of a city-wide lockdown as the capital records a growing number of Covid infections.
The Daily Express says CHINA has for the first time publicly demonstrated the launch of its deadly new hypersonic anti-ship missile – said to be designed to target aircraft carriers – in what experts believe is meant as a warning to the US Navy.
Three people have officially died from Covid-19 Shanghai has confirmed, after a recent outbreak plunged the megacity into a weeks-long lockdown.
Aljazeera says Shanghai has eased a punishing citywide lockdown that it imposed to break a surge in cases that is the biggest test of China’s two-year strategy to stamp out the disease wherever it appears.
France24 says Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam announced Monday that she will step down in June ending a five-year term in office.
Aljazeera says China’s biggest lockdown since the pandemic began is testing Beijing’s pledge to minimise the economic fallout of its strict “dynamic Zero COVID” strategy.
Aljazeera says China will allow local and foreign investors access to more sectors of the economy after cutting its so-called negative list for market access.
Burnt wreckage and charred personal belongings have been found at the site of the plane crash in southern China, according to rescuers at the site.
The Guardian says China has locked down an industrial city of 9 million people overnight and reported more than 4,000 virus cases, as the nation’s “zero-Covid” strategy is confronted by an Omicron wave.
The Metro says as many as 133 people are feared dead after their plane crashed into a mountainous area and caught fire, Chinese state media have reported.
The Guardian says China has already decided to provide Russia with economic and financial support during its war on Ukraine and is contemplating sending military supplies such as armed drones, US officials fear.
The Guardian says China’s government has locked down Shenzhen, a city of 17.5 million people, as it tries to contain its worst ever Covid-19 outbreak across multiple provinces.
BBC News says the US says China will face harsh “consequences” if it aids Russia in its invasion of Ukraine, according to US media reports.
France24 says millions of people across China endured lockdowns on Sunday as virus cases doubled to nearly 3,400 in the face of the worst outbreak in two years.
The Guardian says China has signalled its willingness to play a mediator role in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine as the war entered its sixth day.
The Guardian says Hong Kong’s government has invoked emergency powers to allow doctors and nurses from the Chinese mainland as Covid overwhelms hospitals.
Aljazeera says Hong Kong’s government has asked the territory’s hotels to set aside as many 10,000 rooms to be used for coronavirus quarantine.
The Guardian says Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has said an “onslaught” of Covid-19 infections has dealt a heavy blow and overwhelmed capacity to deal with the virus as daily cases surge to record highs.
Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has said that the “onslaught” of coronavirus infections in the global financial hub has dealt a heavy blow.
Teen skiing sensation Eileen Gu wins gold in the women’s Freeski big air competition at Beijing’s Shougang Industrial Park. The home crowd erupted when China’s
France24 says Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai said she never accused anyone of sexual assault, walking back an allegation that sparked worldwide concern.
France24 says a Winter Olympics overshadowed by rights concerns and taking place inside a strict Covid-secure bubble will officially begin in Beijing on Friday with its opening ceremony.
TRT World says the US has criticised China’s decision to cancel a growing number of flights from the US to China over Covid and has warned of action.
The Independent says China shuts down city of 200,000 and tells people to stay home over one Covid case.
Aljazeera says Australia will not send officials to the Winter Olympics in Beijing, joining a US diplomatic boycott of the event and risking a further souring of relations with China.
The Daily Express says CHINA has issued a bleak warning to Joe Biden over the US’s boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics.
Peng Shuai: International Tennis Federation does not want to ‘punish 1.4bn people’ with a China boycott
The Guardian says The International Tennis Federation has said it will not cancel any tournaments in China over concerns for Peng Shuai, because it does not want to “punish 1.4 billion people”.
The Independent says the White House will join a global chorus of calls for a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
Twitter removes over 2000 suspected state-run ‘Chinese fake accounts’ but zero abusive accounts that have been linked to racism on the platform.
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