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SHANGHAI

Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 7, 2022
Shanghai trucking shortage gradually eases but hurdles remain
Traffic into the city is picking up, with some logistics experts seeing activity returning to about 80% of levels seen before Shanghai's COVID-19 lockdowns.
Japan Times
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
Jun 3, 2022
China COVID victory claim undermined by arrests and sudden closures
Continued lockdowns for some Shanghai residents have resulted in conflicts with police, while a flash shutdown of a luxury shopping mall trapped shoppers and staff inside.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 1, 2022
In pictures: Two months on, Shanghai emerges from COVID lockdown
Following two months of frustration, Shanghai's COVID-19 lockdown ended Wednesday, prompting celebrations tempered with fear that an outbreak could return.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 1, 2022
After two months, a scarred Shanghai's COVID-19 lockdown ends
Following two months of frustration, despair and economic loss, Shanghai's draconian COVID-19 lockdown ended Wednesday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 31, 2022
Relief and disbelief as Shanghai to start lifting COVID-19 lockdown
The city's prolonged lockdown has caused income losses, stress and despair to millions struggling to access food or get emergency health care.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 24, 2022
Shanghai’s local COVID enforcers keep lockdowns going even as cases drop
Neighborhood committees around the city are imposing strict and arbitrary curbs on movement, including limits on who can leave their apartment blocks and for how long.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 17, 2022
Shanghai slowly emerges from lockdown as virus flares elsewhere
In the northern port city of Tianjin, a new flareup has emerged, likely set off by an infection from a worker at a cold-storage facility, state broadcaster CCTV reported.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 15, 2022
Shanghai aims to reopen more COVID-19-shut businesses, while Beijing battles on
All but shut down for more than six weeks, Shanghai is tightening curbs in some areas that it hopes marks a final push in its campaign against the virus.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 11, 2022
WHO chief says China's 'COVID-zero' policy is not 'sustainable'
The comments come after China's leaders have repeated their resolve to battle the virus with tough measures and threatened action against critics at home.
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 9, 2022
Has Shanghai been Xinjianged?
Shanghai and Xinjiang used to be two sides of the China coin; the former glamorous and thriving, the latter dark and repressed. Now both are subject to social control and surveillance.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
May 9, 2022
Shanghai COVID-19 crisis puts political spotlight on key Xi ally
Li Qiang has long been seen as destined for the powerful Politburo Standing Committee this year, tracking a well-worn path from Shanghai's top spot that many analysts say appears safe.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 6, 2022
Japanese factories in Shanghai still shut despite city’s assurances
Almost two-thirds of factories haven't resumed any production yet, while another 28% are running at less than 30% capacity.
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
Some in Shanghai get out for a rare stroll amid COVID curbs in Beijing
The fast-spreading omicron variant has tested China's 'COVID zero' policy, inflicted a significant human and economic cost and stirred rare public anger in a sensitive year for President Xi.
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
BUSINESS
Apr 30, 2022
China’s economy slows rapidly as 'COVID-zero' lockdowns bite
The slump was widespread in April, with factory output contracting further and services demand much weaker than forecast.
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.

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan