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WHO Team Wraps up COVID-19 Origins Probe in Wuhan
February 09, 2021

WHO Team Wraps up COVID-19 Origins Probe in Wuhan

By Associated Press
As expected, the team made few definitive pronouncements – other than ruling out the theory that the virus originally leaked from a lab in Wuhan.

How the Chinese State Mobilized Civil Society to Fight COVID-19
February 09, 2021

How the Chinese State Mobilized Civil Society to Fight COVID-19

By Diana Fu
The COVID-19 crisis pushed to the frontlines a civil society that is mobilized and led by the Chinese Communist Party, whether directly or indirectly.
Chinese Whistleblower Doctor Honored on Anniversary of His Death
February 08, 2021

Chinese Whistleblower Doctor Honored on Anniversary of His Death

By Associated Press
The 34-year-old Li Wenliang was one of eight whistleblowers who local authorities punished for "spreading rumors" about the new virus.

WHO Team Visits Wuhan Virus Lab at Center of Speculation
February 03, 2021

WHO Team Visits Wuhan Virus Lab at Center of Speculation

By Associated Press
The visit followed months of negotiations as China seeks to retain tight control over information about the outbreak.

The Jury Is Still Out on Beijing’s ‘Vaccine Diplomacy’
January 20, 2021

The Jury Is Still Out on Beijing’s ‘Vaccine Diplomacy’

By Kim Beng Phar and Clementine Bizot
It is too soon to declare China's government victorious in the race for COVID-19 vaccines.

China Economy Grows in 2020 As Rebound From Virus Gains
January 18, 2021

China Economy Grows in 2020 As Rebound From Virus Gains

By Associated Press
While most major economies struggle to recover from the pandemic, the Chinese economy shows signs of growth across sectors.

Virus Rules Tightened in Province Near Beijing
January 11, 2021

Virus Rules Tightened in Province Near Beijing

By Associated Press
The outbreak in two cities in Hubei province is one of the most serious in recent months.
China Clamps Down in Hidden Hunt for Coronavirus Origins
December 31, 2020

China Clamps Down in Hidden Hunt for Coronavirus Origins

By Associated Press
China’s government is only allowing hand-picked research teams to look into the origins of COVID-19 – and keeping tight control over any findings.

China Building Massive Myanmar Border Wall: Reports
December 17, 2020

China Building Massive Myanmar Border Wall: Reports

By Sebastian Strangio
Western coverage has framed the wall as an attempt to keep dissidents from fleeing the country. The reality is more complex.

China Prepares Large-Scale Rollout of Coronavirus Vaccines
December 07, 2020

China Prepares Large-Scale Rollout of Coronavirus Vaccines

By Associated Press
Despite concerns about the vaccines' efficacy, China said it will ensure the products are affordable for developing countries.

In ’76 Days’, a Documentary Portrait of Lockdown in Wuhan
December 02, 2020

In ’76 Days’, a Documentary Portrait of Lockdown in Wuhan

By Associated Press
Hao Wu's documentary offers a raw and vital examination of the first steps in the contagion's global march.
With Plane Load of Chinese Visitors, Thailand Kicks off Attempted Tourism Revival
October 22, 2020

With Plane Load of Chinese Visitors, Thailand Kicks off Attempted Tourism Revival

By Sebastian Strangio
But the stringent conditions of the Special Tourist Visa meant that the sector's recovery will be slow.

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