Li Wenliang

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People dance in a public area along the Yangtze River in Wuhan on Monday  as the city marks the first anniversary of when China confirmed its first death from the Covid-19 coronavirus. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images

At a museum in Wuhan, China, a sprawling exhibition paints a stirring tale of how the city’s sacrifices in a brutal 76-day lockdown led to triumph ove(...)

Anti-corruption blogger Chen Jieren has been accused of damaging the Chinese government’s credibility.

A Chinese journalist and anti-corruption blogger has been jailed for 15 years after being accused of criticising the Communist Party through commentar(...)

Dr Lynda Sisson: ‘The speed at which we have had to mobilise this mass of healthcare workers and provide advice and support in a professional capacity has been phenomenal.’

Occupational medicine physicians in the health service are not traditionally frontline workers. A good way to think of us is as the medical corps for (...)

In a Word...

A movie and a book came to mind when I first became aware of the coronavirus some weeks ago. The movie was the South Korean ‘Parasite’, which won best(...)

Workers wearing protective suit walk next to Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan on March 30th. Photograph:   Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

The Huanan seafood wholesale market in central Wuhan was the kind of place where people often catch colds. Vendors started setting up as early as 3am,(...)

Chinese travellers wear protective masks as they bow their heads for three minutes of silence to mark the country’s national day of mourning for COVID-19 at Beijing Railway Station. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images.

China on Saturday mourned the thousands of “martyrs” who have died in the coronavirus outbreak, flying the national flag at half mast throughout the c(...)

Cardinal Charles Bo: “When the virus first emerged, the authorities in China suppressed the news,” he said. Photograph:  Andreas Solaro/AFP via Getty Images

The leader of the Catholic Church in Asia, Myanmar’s Cardinal Charles Bo, has launched a scathing attack on the Chinese leadership, holding it respons(...)

US president Donald Trump continues to call coronavirus ‘the Chinese virus’. Photograph: Bloomberg

Venom directed at China from western states over its handling of the coronavirus crisis reached an all-out crescendo on February 6th when whistleblowe(...)

Li Wenliang: reprimanded by police and made to sign a confession and agreement to not commit any more “illegal actions”. He later contracted the virus and died.

China has exonerated a whistleblowing doctor who police reprimanded for warning about the early spread of the coronavirus in Wuhan and later died of t(...)

People wearing protective masks walk past a poster outside a shopping mall in Beijing, China, on Friday. Daily life in the city is affected by the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, with few people visiting shopping areas and stores. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

My wife’s 83-year-old grandmother, a teetotalling Buddhist, has had enough of the coronavirus lockdown and has taken to the drink. She lived through (...)

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