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Covid-19 testing in Xi’an, China’s northern Shaanxi province where 150 cases were discovered on Sunday. Photograph:  STR/AFP via Getty Images

The city at the centre of China’s worst Covid-19 outbreak in almost two years has tightened lockdown measures and launched another round of mandatory (...)

A visitor in the sales office for Evergrande Mansions in Dongguan, China Photograph: Gilles Sabrié/The New York Times

After lurching from deadline to deadline, China Evergrande Group is again on the brink of default, with pessimistic comments from the property develo(...)

The Huanan seafood market in Wuhan, China, ‘an early and major epicentre of Sars-CoV-2 infection’. Photograph: Getty Images

Covid-19 emerged naturally and is not is the product of an accidental leak from a Chinese laboratory, according to a team of internationally-regarded(...)

Huang Yulong, who had a vasectomy at 26 and plans to remain childless, near his apartment in Guangzhou, China. Photograph:  Qilai Shen/The New York Times

Huang Yulong never wanted a baby. As a child, he resented his parents, who left him in the care of relatives while they worked in faraway factories, v(...)

A   man being tested for  Covid-19 in Guangzhou in China’s southern Guangdong province. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Chinese authorities in Guangdong province have cancelled flights and locked down communities in response to what is believed to be the first community(...)

People enjoy a music party inside a swimming pool at the Wuhan Maya Beach Park in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. Photograph: EPA

In Shanghai, restaurants and bars in many neighbourhoods are teeming with crowds. In Beijing, thousands of students are heading back to campus for the(...)

Flootwaters reach the feet of the  Leshan Giant Buddha, a world heritage site, following   heavy rainfall in  Sichuan province, China. Photograph: EPA/Li Xinfeng

Floods in southwest China have forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate in recent days, with water levels rising over the toes of a 1,200-year-o(...)

Police arrest a protester in the  Causeway Bay area of Hong Kong on Wednesday, after Beijing passed new anti-subversion laws. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/New York Times

A Communist Party official who gained notoriety for his violent suppression of protests on the mainland has been appointed chief of Hong Kong’s new na(...)

People enjoy a warm day at the beach in Melilla, Spain, on the day the autonomous region starts phase two of the government’s plan to gradually ease the lockdown measures. Photograph: F G Guerrero/EPA

Spain has reported no deaths in a 24-hour period from Covid-19 for the first time since March. Emergency health response chief Fernando Simon said th(...)

A casket of a Muslim who passed away from the coronavirus is brought to a van for burial at a busy Brooklyn funeral home on the first day of Ramadan on April 24th  in New York City. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty

Coronavirus has infected more than 2.7 million people around the world, with the death toll passing 190,000. Here are the latest updates on the pande(...)

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