Jiang Zemin, who guided China’s economic rise, dies

Jiang Zemin, who guided China’s economic rise, dies

BEIJING (AP) — Jiang Zemin, who led China out of isolation after the military crushed pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989 and supported economic reforms that led to a decade of explosive growth, has died Wednesday. He was 96. Jiang, who was president for a decade until 2003 and headed the ruling Communist Party … Read more

China vows to crack down on “hostile forces” as it publicly tests Xi

China vows to crack down on “hostile forces” as it publicly tests Xi

BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party has vowed to “crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces” following the largest street demonstrations in decades by citizens fed up with strict anti-virus restrictions. The statement by the Central Commission for Political and Legal Affairs released on Tuesday night comes amid a massive show … Read more

Chinese spaceship with 3 docks on board with space station

Chinese spaceship with 3 docks on board with space station

BEIJING (AP) — Three Chinese astronauts docked to their country’s space station early Wednesday, where they will sit alongside the three crew members already on board for several days and expand the facility to its full size. Docking with Tiangong Station occurred at 5:42 a.m. Wednesday, about six and a half hours after the Shenzhou-15 … Read more

White House treads carefully as protests unfold in China as US tries to mend relations with Beijing

White House treads carefully as protests unfold in China as US tries to mend relations with Beijing

Washington CNN — As frustrated protesters take to the streets of China to protest the government’s draconian restrictions on Covid-19, sparking rare civil unrest and clashes between the public and officials, the Biden White House is choosing its words with carefully and deliberately. Senior US officials who have been closely monitoring the unrest in China … Read more

Students sent home, police on patrol as China reins in protests

Students sent home, police on patrol as China reins in protests

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese universities sent students home and police fanned out in Beijing and Shanghai to prevent further protests Tuesday after crowds angry over tough virus restrictions called for leader Xi Jinping to resign. in the largest display of public dissent in decades. Authorities have eased some controls after protests in at least eight … Read more

China’s security apparatus springs into action to quell Covid protests

China’s security apparatus springs into action to quell Covid protests

CNN — China’s vast security apparatus has moved quickly to quell the massive protests that have swept the country, with police patrolling the streets, checking cellphones and even calling some protesters to warn them against a repeat. In major cities on Monday and Tuesday, police flooded the sites of protests that took place over the … Read more

Covid infections drop in China for the first time in more than a week

Covid infections drop in China for the first time in more than a week

China’s capital city, Beijing, is one of the hardest hit by the latest wave of Covid. In the photo, a health worker outside a closed apartment complex on November 27, 2022. Kevin Frayer | Getty Images News | fake images BEIJING – Mainland China on Monday reported the first decline in daily covid infections in … Read more

Protests in China: At the center of the protests against Covid-0, young people cry out for freedom

Protests in China: At the center of the protests against Covid-0, young people cry out for freedom

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a thrice-weekly update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. CNN — For the first time in decades, thousands of people have defied the Chinese authorities to protest at universities and … Read more

China virus protests hit Hong Kong after demonstrations on the mainland

China virus protests hit Hong Kong after demonstrations on the mainland

HONG KONG (AP) — Students in Hong Kong chanted “oppose the dictatorship” at a protest against China’s COVID rules Monday after protesters in mainland China made an unprecedented call for President Xi Jinping to resign. in the biggest show of opposition to the ruling Communist Party in decades. Demonstrations against China’s unusually strict anti-virus measures … Read more

Dow Jones falls more than 100 points as Chinese Covid protests cloud market sentiment

Dow Jones falls more than 100 points as Chinese Covid protests cloud market sentiment

Stocks fell on Monday as social unrest over China’s prolonged Covid restrictions weighed on markets, sending oil prices lower. — after Wall Street posted gains during the shortened week of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 100 points, or 0.3%, at the open. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite each … Read more