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 Volunteers deliver boxes of food  to residents in a compound during a Covid-19 lockdown in Pudong district in Shanghai. Photograph: Liu Jin/AFP

Faced with its worst Covid-19 outbreak yet, China has been enforcing an expanding number of mass quarantines, strict lockdowns and border controls. Th(...)

On Tuesday, there were 26,330 positive Covid cases in Shanghai, which is under a vast lockdown in a bid to halt China’s worst outbreak of the virus in two years.  Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

One of the world’s largest electronics manufacturing hubs near Shanghai is grinding to a halt, aggravating China’s economic worries and exacerbating d(...)

 Community employees in protective gear deliver food rations in a residential community under lockdown in Shanghai on Tuesday. Photograph: Alex Plavevski/EPA

Some Shanghai residents were able to leave their homes for the first time in more than two weeks on Tuesday as the city took tentative steps towards (...)

 European Council president Charles Michel: ‘We hope China will take into account the importance of its international image.’  Photograph: EPA/Olivier Matthys / Pool

The European Union has urged China not to assist Moscow in evading sanctions imposed in response to its invasion of Ukraine amid concerns Beijing coul(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen will tell China’s leader Xi Jinping and premier Li Keqiang that the war in Ukraine ‘is not in China’s interest’, a senior official said. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images

Leaders of the European Union and China meet for a “difficult” virtual summit on Friday with two other countries at the top of the European agenda: Ru(...)

China’s President Xi Jinping: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine came just three weeks after he greeted Vladimir Putin in Beijing on the eve of the Winter Olympics and hailed their “no limits” partnership. Photograph: Matthew Walsh/AFP

Just a few weeks ago it seemed that the last Chinese parliamentary session of President Xi Jinping’s second term in office would be a congratulatory a(...)

Vehicles run on a main road in Beijing. China posted a record trade surplus in December. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

China posted a record trade surplus in December and in 2021, as exports outperformed expectations amid a global pandemic, but some analysts are point(...)

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(...)

 Vehicles run on a main road in Beijing, China, on Wednesday. China’s GDP rose 12.7% year on year in the first half of 2021, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

China’s economy grew slightly more slowly than expected in the second quarter, weighed down by higher raw material costs and new Covid-19 outbreaks, a(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping is applauded by lawmakers as he arrives for the closing session of the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People on in Beijing. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

China’s parliament approved on Thursday a draft decision to change Hong Kong’s electoral system, further reducing democratic representation in the cit(...)

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