The zero-Covid policy, plunging share values and a property slump have erased hundreds of billions of dollars from coffers of the country’s tycoons.
Women’s labor-force participation has fallen since Xi took power in 2012, and China has dropped 33 places in a global gender-gap report.
Guangzhou orders four million to stay home as the country fights record outbreaks across multiple fronts.
Consumer-price inflation also slowed to a five-month low, a reflection of the economic toll from Covid restrictions and a real-estate slide.
The New York meetings aim to strengthen ties at a time of ramped-up tensions between Washington and Beijing.
The Chinese president’s renewed foreign diplomacy gives him an opportunity to counter Washington’s efforts to enlist allies to isolate Beijing.
Chinese leaders are considering steps toward reopening after nearly three years of tough pandemic restrictions but are proceeding slowly.
The pullback in demand for its goods abroad removes a key prop for China’s growth as its economy is pressured by the government’s zero-Covid strategy and a severe real-estate slump.
The lack of clarity around whether or not China will ease its Covid-19 strategy is prompting a guessing game, with investors making bets that the country will open up soon, while others are more cautious.
China’s top anticorruption agency is investigating a deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China, in a move that signals tighter scrutiny of the nation’s central bank after the conclusion of a Communist Party conclave last month.
China agreed to approve BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccines for foreign residents, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said, in what would mark the first mRNA vaccine for Covid-19 approved for use in China.
Li Qiang’s record suggests he could serve as a moderating influence on Xi Jinping, but he has also fallen in line when it mattered.
Local governor urges tighter restrictions as weekslong struggle to contain the virus in the Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone leads to mounting worker desertions.
Two top editors of closed online outlet Stand News face a 20-day trial after being arrested by national security police last year.
The joining of the Mengtian to two other modules marks a milestone on Beijing’s way to becoming a global space power.
Beijing warns that basing more aircraft in the region could trigger an arms race.
The country’s manufacturing PMI fell in October after a short-lived improvement, a fresh sign of the toll from stringent Covid measures and of fading global demand for Chinese-made goods.
Beijing is eager to deepen the relationship with Moscow “at all levels,” China’s foreign minister said in a call with his Russian counterpart.
Two supporters of China critic Chow Hang-tung were convicted of sedition, as authorities broaden efforts to eliminate dissent.
Foxconn, which assembles iPhones, said a small number of workers tested positive, and a theme park in Beijing shut down.