January 26, 2023
After an Astonishing Year, Chinese See a Brighter Post-COVID Future
By John D. Van Fleet
There is a palpable sense of relief in China now that the days of zero COVID are over.
September 13, 2022
Is Xi’s Trip Abroad the Beginning of the End for China’s Zero-COVID Policy?
By Shannon Tiezzi
The desperation of those caught in continued lockdowns is at stark odds with the hopeful signals sent by Xi’s foray abroad.
June 01, 2022
Shanghai Starts Coming Back to Life as COVID Lockdown Eases
By Emily Wang Fujiyama
Even as Shanghai opens again, more than half a million people in the city of 25 million remain under lockdown or in designated control zones.
May 23, 2022
Is Shanghai’s Lockdown Over?
By John Darwin Van Fleet
Not yet – it’s still life in limbo for many of Shanghai’s residents.
May 20, 2022
Warning Signs in China’s Economic Outlook as COVID-19 Spreads
By He Jun
Signs of economic downturns in Shanghai and Guangdong are especially troubling, considering the outsized role they play in China’s overall economy.
May 18, 2022
COVID-19 Lockdowns Bring Economic Woes for China
By Dmytro Spilka
China’s stock market woes added to a broader economic downturn in recent weeks, amid tough lockdowns in major cities.
May 06, 2022
The Shanghai Lockdown’s Viral Trend: ‘African Warrior’ Videos
By Asen Velinov
A viral lockdown trend illustrates some of China’s attitudes to international relations and people-to-people diplomacy – including persistent stereotypes.
May 02, 2022
China’s ‘Zero-COVID’ Restrictions Curb May 1 Holiday Travel
By Ken Moritsugu and Emily Wang
With lockdowns in multiple cities, including Shanghai, travel during the five-day holiday is expected to be down 60 percent.
April 27, 2022
Beijing Enforces Partial Lockdowns, Expands COVID-19 Mass Testing
By Ken Moritsugu
Recent moves sparked concerns that China’s capital could follow Shanghai into a city-wide lockdown.
April 26, 2022
Shanghai Lockdown Diary: The Quest for Food Brings an Apartment Complex Together
By John Darwin Van Fleet
Shanghai residents have become the digital equivalent of ancient hunter-gatherers.
April 23, 2022
Shanghai Eases COVID-19 Restrictions, Hong Kong Ends Entry Ban
By Joe McDonald
Hong Kong is easing a 2-year-old travel ban as its outbreak fades. Shanghai continues loosening restrictions, but much of the city remains confined to their homes.
April 20, 2022
Political Tensions Simmer Over Shanghai’s COVID-19 Crisis
By Dan Macklin
The Shanghai lockdown highlighted pre-existing fault lines in China between state and society, as well as the central and local governments.