Coronavirus protests escalated in Guangzhou as China’s lockdown anger boiled over

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – People in Guangzhou, China’s manufacturing hub, clashed with white riot police wearing hazmat protective gear on Tuesday night, videos on social media showed, as frustration with strict COVID-19 rules boiled over. 19 three years later. epidemic. Clashes in the southern city constituted an escalation of protests In the commercial center of Shanghai, … Read more

China’s security apparatus swings into action to stifle Covid protests

CNN – China Extensive security services quickly moved to choke Mass protests that swept the country, with police patrolling the streets, checking cellphones and even calling some protesters to warn them not to repeat it. In major cities on Monday and Tuesday, police flooded the sites of protests that took place over the weekend, when … Read more

China launches 3 astronauts to a new space station

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news of amazing discoveries, scientific advances, and more. CNN – Three astronauts blasted off to China’s nearing completion space station on Tuesday, marking the beginning of the country’s long-term presence in space. It’s a major achievement for China’s ambitious space program, which has … Read more

A BBC journalist has been “beaten and kicked by the police” as protests spread across China

CNN Business – BBC journalist Edward Lawrence was arrested by police in Shanghai at the scene of Sunday night’s protests, according to the BBC, as captured in what appears to be cellphone footage of the arrest. While he has since been released, a BBC spokesperson expressed grave concern about his treatment, saying he had been … Read more

Investors hope Beijing will lift COVID restrictions faster as protests dampen markets

Dozens of universities, demonstrators show civil disobedience There was no sign of new protests in Beijing and Shanghai on Monday Chinese bonds and stocks suffered huge outflows in 2023 LONDON (Reuters) – Rare protests spreading across China over Beijing’s anti-coronavirus policy may have unleashed a new wave of political uncertainty, but could also hasten the … Read more

The global oil market points to short-term weakness ahead of the EU embargo on Russian oil

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The global oil market is signaling a possible turnaround, as traders and analysts worry about lower demand for crude and an oversupply market in the coming months. After months of strength, crude oil futures are tipping to lows not seen all year as top oil consumer China enters additional COVID-19 lockdowns … Read more

Canada launches new Indo-Pacific strategy, focused on ‘disruptive’ China

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada on Sunday launched its long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy, pledging more resources to deal with a “troubled” China as it works with the world’s second-biggest economy on climate change and trade issues. The 26-page document outlined spending of C$2.3 billion ($1.7 billion), including to bolster Canada’s military presence and cyber security in the … Read more

Ukraine remembers the Stalin-era famine as war rages on in Russia

Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine accused the Kremlin on Saturday of reviving Joseph Stalin’s “genocidal” methods, as Kyiv commemorated a Soviet-era famine that killed millions of Ukrainians in the winter of 1932-33. Holodomor Remembrance Day comes as Ukraine struggles to fend off invading Russian forces and deal with power outages caused by air strikes that Kyiv … Read more

Apple is having a big problem with its supplier’s iPhone factory in China

Hong Kong CNN Business – violent Workers’ revolution at the world’s largest iPhone factory this week in central China, stressing Apple’s strained supplies and highlighting how the country’s strict no-Covid policy is hurting global tech companies. The unrest began last month when workers left the factory campus in Zhengzhou, the capital of central Henan Province, … Read more

A grim winter looms as Russian strikes cripple Ukraine’s energy capacity

Ukrainians with little or no warming up after the bombing Temperatures in several areas are already below freezing Kherson residents receive an offer to evacuate to safer areas Ukrainian security forces raid the famous Kyiv Monastery Kyiv (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelensky pleaded with Ukrainians to conserve energy amid relentless Russian strikes that have halved … Read more