June 30, 2022

Shanghai Lockdown Forced Boy to Live Alone in Apartment for 66 Days

A 13-year-old boy was recently forced to live alone at his family’s apartment home in China’s Kunshan city for 66 consecutive days after his parents visited neighboring Shanghai for medical treatment in late February and became trapped in the city when it was locked down to contain its latest epidemic of the Chinese coronavirus, the…

Bankers Reportedly Seek to Flee Shanghai amid Lockdown

The city of Shanghai is in danger of losing its status as a financial hub, as international bankers and traders consider fleeing the city to escape its brutal coronavirus lockdown — and the perpetual threat of further lockdowns imposed without notice under China’s “dynamic zero-Covid” policies. Reuters on Tuesday reported Shanghai’s four-week lockdown “has started…

Shanghai Residents Trade Food to Survive Lockdown; Can Japan Join AUKUS to Deter China?

Shanghai’s residents in lockdown have resorted to bartering for food—exchanging Diet Cokes for garlic, a bottle of soy sauce for eggs. We explore how the city’s lockdown has impacted the livelihood of the people. Australia is getting more help with AUKUS. The security pact between the United States, the UK, and Australia will help to…

Shanghai Coronavirus Lockdown Causing Food Shortages Even for the Rich

Shanghai, one of the wealthiest cities in the world, is currently experiencing food shortages due to stringent lockdown measures designed to contain its ongoing Chinese coronavirus outbreak, the Global Times reported on Thursday. Chinese Communist Party officials in charge of Shanghai confirmed on April 7 anecdotal reports that many of the city’s 26 million residents…

Unrecorded Deaths Plague Aged-Care Facilities in Locked-Down Shanghai

In 20 days, she would turn 100. The family had been counting the days to bring the Shanghai woman in front of 100 small cakes, surrounded by sparkling candles and grandchildren who grew into adults under her loving care. Little did they know that day would never come. The woman tested positive for COVID-19 on…

Shanghai Begins Second Stage of COVID-19 Lockdown as Officials Aim to Test Millions

Chinese officials plan to test 16 million residents living in western Shanghai in the coming days, after the city began the second phase of its lockdown on April 1, according to China’s state-run media. Meanwhile, residents living in eastern and southern Shanghai hoping to return to normal life on April 1 after a four-day lockdown…

Tesla Extends Shanghai Plant Suspension Amid Lockdown

Tesla’s China-made Model 3 vehicles are seen during a delivery event at its factory in Shanghai, China, on Jan. 7, 2020. (Aly Song/Reuters) SHANGHAI—Tesla is extending a production halt at its Shanghai factory for at least one day, an internal notice seen by Reuters showed. The Shanghai factory, located in the Pudong district east of…

Shanghai Cancels 500+ Flights over Coronavirus Outbreak

One of the world’s busiest airports in Shanghai, China, canceled over 500 flights on Tuesday as the city raced to contain a recent coronavirus outbreak. “On Tuesday, figures from data services firm VariFlight showed that over 500 flights out of Pudong Airport had been called off — nearly half the day’s scheduled flights,” Agence France-Presse (AFP)…

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization

The 2015 Shanghai Cooperation Organization annual summit was held in the city of Ufa, Russia. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit meeting in the Russian city of Ufa came a day after the BRICS, (representing Brazil, India, South Africa, China, and Russia), held a summit there. The invitation was extended to India and Pakistan to […]

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