Debunking claims that Western media is ‘exaggerating’ Covid-19 in Shanghai
05 January 2023 | 10:50 am
As China eases its zero-Covid policy amidst international fears of a new wave, a report by an anglophone journalist in China from late December is being used online as "proof" that the coronavirus figures in Shanghai are hardly cause for concern. But is all as it seems? We take a closer look in this edition with Vedika Bahl.
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Residents in Shanghai react as China takes home 38 gold medals, the second-highest number at the Tokyo Olympics and one less than the United States. Morning commuters say they are proud of Chinese athletes' "historic" achievements, and look forward to Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, which they hope will be "better" than Tokyo's Games.
7 Jan 2022
In a bid to question the high rates of hospitalisation due to Covid-19, certain publications are claiming that actors are pretending to be patients. We take a look at one example in France and another false claim in Germany.
24 Mar 2022
State media have published a series of critical articles against Chinese journalists, accusing them of helping foreign media with "anti-China reports."
29 Mar 2022
China has imposed a COVID lockdown on half of its largest city and financial capital, Shanghai. Meanwhile, Israeli PM Bennett has tested positive for COVID-19.
2 Apr 2022
After Shanghai recently reported a new daily record for asymptomatic coronavirus infections, the city is locking down in two stages. It's the biggest step taken in the Chinese metropolis since the Covid-19 pandemic began more than two years ago. But some residents are complaining that the cost of China's strict aggressive zero-Covid strategy has become too great. We take a closer look.
1 Apr 2022
After a 7 percent slump on Monday, oil prices saw further falls in Asian trading on Tuesday, as investors considered the impact of the latest Covid-19 lockdowns on demand for oil. The price of crude has been extremely volatile in recent months. At the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the international benchmark Brent rose to its highest level since 2008. Also today, we report on a protest by ride-hailing drivers in France over high fuel prices.
3 Apr 2022
China's largest city is testing more than half of its population as it attempts to curb an outbreak of the coronavirus. After more than two years, Italy has ended its state of emergency.
6 Apr 2022
Lockdown: 'People are really worried in Shanghai'
22 Apr 2022
Some coronavirus restrictions are being eased in Shanghai, despite the Chinese city reporting recent record highs of new cases. Residents have grown increasingly frustrated as they've struggled to find enough food and medicine. We get analysis from Carl Minzner, senior fellow for China studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and a professor at Fordham Law School specialising in Chinese politics and law.
25 Apr 2022
Shanghai reported three COVID deaths — the first since a strict lockdown started last month. Meanwhile, Germany's health minister said the mask mandate may be brought back in autumn.
24 Apr 2022
China's commercial capital reported no new infections outside quarantine areas, fanning hopes that the tide is turning in its pandemic battle. Follow DW for the latest.
2 May 2022
Amid a COVID surge, the Chinese capital has also closed entertainment venues and restaurants, in a major blow to the already hard-hit industries. At the same time, Shanghai's strict lockdown has been slightly relaxed.
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