Reports emerge of fatal hospital delays and food shortages as more than 14 million people are confined to their homes in the cities of Xi’an and Yuzhou Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageStrict lockdowns in the Chinese cities of Xi’an and Yuzhou are taking their toll on the population and healthcare systems, according to residents, with complaints of food shortages and dangerous delays in accessing medical care.
BEIJING (Reuters)—Chinese forces followed and warned away a U.S. warship which entered waters near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, the country's military said on Thursday, but the U.S. Navy denied the ship had been warned off.
The U.S. Navy sent a destroyer through the disputed South China Sea, the latest in a series of maritime challenges to China's territorial claims in the region. On Thursday, the USS Benfold conducted a "freedom of navigation operation" close by the disputed Paracel Islands. Officials with the U.S. 7th Fleet
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As the troubled lockdown in Xi’an has shown, many Chinese people remain willing to work diligently toward the government’s goal of eliminating the virus, no matter the consequences.
Xi’an, a city of 13 million people, has been on lockdown since Dec. 22, the longest in the country since the early days of the outbreak in Wuhan.
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North Korea told China on Friday it will not participate in the Beijing Olympics, citing COVID-19 problems and what it called U.S. attempts to thwart the Winter Games’ success in February, according to state media. North Korea’s athletes were suspended by the International Olympic Committee through 2022 after failing to