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ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jun 5, 2022
Even a diehard COVID-19 test advocate says China is going too far
Wedded to a strategy that still seeks to eliminate every coronavirus case, the country is rolling out a vast network of testing booths in urban areas.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jun 5, 2022
Mourning Tiananmen’s victims, and the Hong Kong that was
Since 2020, when Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law on Hong Kong, the local government has essentially banned public commemorations of the 1989 killings.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 10, 2022
Videos of people dragged into quarantine censored in China
The videos come as Shanghai tightens some aspects of its intensive lockdown despite a drop-off in new infections.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 4, 2022
Hong Kong plots different COVID-19 path to China's zero tolerance
As Shanghai and Beijing stick ever more closely to 'COVID-zero' principles, Hong Kong is methodically moving toward opening up to the rest of the world.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 4, 2022
Beijing curbs public transport as COVID-19 spreads in China
The capital shut more than 40 subway stations, about a tenth of the network, and 158 bus routes.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 3, 2022
Beijing goes to extreme lengths to avoid Shanghai COVID-19 woes
China's capital has never been locked down at any time in the pandemic, and authorities are aware of the message it would send if the city was forced to curtail peoples' movements.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
May 1, 2022
As Beijing's COVID tightens curbs, hard-hit Shanghai sees signs of life
The outbreaks are testing the government's 'COVID zero' approach in a year when Xi Jinping is expected to secure an unprecedented third term as president.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 29, 2022
'Entry only. No exit': Beijing sees more COVID closures as anger grows in Shanghai
Chinese health officials did not respond to questions on whether Beijing will go under lockdown or what circumstances might prompt such measures.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Apr 27, 2022
Vladimir Putin defends Kamila Valieva's 'perfection'
Russia's president said the teenager's performances at the Beijing Olympics were free of doping after her positive test from December cast a shadow over the women's singles event.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 26, 2022
China Politburo under pressure to help economy as COVID spreads
Several prominent policy advisers and Chinese economists have called on the government to take more decisive measures to prop up the economy.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Apr 25, 2022
Beijing’s growing finance crackdown ensnares more than 40 officials
At least 16 officials, including former China Merchants Bank Co. President Tian Huiyu, have been probed or penalized in April alone.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 25, 2022
China races to stop Beijing outbreak as Shanghai deaths climb
China ordered mandatory COVID-19 tests in a district of Beijing and locked down some areas of the capital as policymakers raced to prevent a repeat of the outbreak that's hobbled Shanghai.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Apr 19, 2022
China's Xi sticks with COVID stance despite anger and economic headwinds
Xi's high-profile reiteration of the policy reflects a political imperative not to reverse course and look weak in a year in which he needs to appear strong, analysts said.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 13, 2022
'Air worse than Beijing' isn't much of an insult anymore
China's progress in reducing pollution in its capital city justifies a little environmental optimism, if only the world would catch up.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Apr 5, 2022
With each new crisis in Hong Kong, pressure built on a Beijing loyalist
On Monday, those pressures appeared to boil over as Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that she would not seek a second five-year term.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Apr 5, 2022
Three-time Olympian Nana Takagi announces retirement
Nana Takagi, who with her younger sister Miho became the first pair of speed skating siblings to appear at three Olympic Winter Games, announced her retirement on Tuesday.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Mar 19, 2022
Ayumu Hirano hoping to challenge for Olympic gold again in 2026
Hirano now has his sights set on the games hosted by Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Japan Times
PARALYMPICS / Winter Paralympics
Mar 13, 2022
Japan looking for a youth movement to power future Paralympic teams
Japan is grappling with challenges in the talent identification process as it looks to help young athletes with impairments find a path into sports and then onwards to the Paralympic podium.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Mar 12, 2022
Momoka Muraoka's five-medal Beijing dream dashed at final hurdle
The alpine sit-skier missed out on winning her fifth medal of the Beijing Paralympics on Saturday when she finished fifth in the women's slalom.
Japan Times
PARALYMPICS / Winter Paralympics
Mar 11, 2022
Momoka Muraoka wins third gold at Beijing Games, tracking five total
Muraoka is the first Japanese to win four career Winter Paralympic gold medals, and her three golds at a single games matches Japan's record for most golds.

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