Chinese leadership vows to maintain Xi’s ‘unswerving zero-COVID’ approach
19 November 2022 | 10:23 am
Allies in the Standing Committee back their leader's strict lockdown policy despite damage to the economy. Industrial Guangzhou's 19 million residents have been told to stay home.
An index measuring China's semiconductor firms tumbled nearly 6%, and Shanghai's tech-focused board STAR Market declined 3.6%. The raft of measures could amount to the biggest shift in U.S. policy toward shipping technology to China since the 1990s.
Joseph Wu, the current foreign affairs minister of Taiwan, was interviewed in Taipei by FRANCE 24’s Cyril Payen. In the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Taiwan fears a similar situation as China is determined to claim the island as part of its territory, like it did over a century ago.
This week’s show is entirely dedicated to China’s Communist Party Congress, taking place this week. It’s a days-long conclave that meets once every five years and shapes the country’s leadership. This year’s congress will be particularly closely watched with President Xi Jinping expected to further cement his rule.
Hospitals in Germany are "with their back to the wall" amid the latest rise in COVID infections, says Germany's Hospital Association director Gerald Gass.
At the Chinese Communist Party Congress, President Xi Jinping said "resolving the Taiwan issue is the Chinese people's own business." Taipei responded saying it will not back down on its sovereignty.
Ahead of the Chinese Communist Party congress, China is tightening its already strict coronavirus rules. Entire sectors, including tourism, are suffering. And people are increasingly voicing their frustration.
After the Communist Party's Congress, Xi Jinping is expected to become China’s President for an unprecedented third term which will be announced during the legislative sessions in March.
The coronavirus pandemic has meant progress on gender equality in the European Union is slower than hoped, the Gender Equality Index reports. The domains of work, education and health were hardest hit.
Created to reduce the gaps and inequalities between the different regions of the European Union, the bloc's cohesion policy was caught out by the unexpected arrival of Covid-19. But did it fail to act against the pandemic? We take a closer look.
Employees at the world's largest iPhone factory in central China have fled after a string of COVID outbreaks. Elsewhere in China, visitors were trapped at the Disney Resort in Shanghai.
An exodus of workers from the world's largest iPhone factory has drawn new attention to China's draconian COVID policy and should be a "red flag" for Apple on the state of labor rights in the country, activists say.
China's approach has meant restrictions and lockdowns. The signs are this will continue for some time, especially given an upcoming Communist Party congress where President Xi Jinping is expected to assume a third term in power.
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