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COVID confusion in China as authorities row back curbs
China's zero-tolerance measures provide a stark contrast with the rest of the world, which has largely opened up in its efforts to live with the virus
'We are not your enemy', say S Korean truckers striking for minimum wage
Tens of thousands of drivers striking across the country say their calls for stronger minimum pay protections are all that stand between them and poverty
Fears compete with calls for 'freedom' at China protests
Many people in a Sunday night crowd in Beijing called for an end to lockdowns
UK lawmakers visiting Taiwan accused of 'gross interference'
China also threatens the lawmakers a forceful response to anything that undermines Chinese interests
S Korea scrambles jets as China, Russia warplanes enter air defence zone
The Chinese H-6 bombers repeatedly entered and left the Korea Air Defence Identification Zone off South Korea's southern and northeast coasts, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said
Behind Foxconn’s China woes: mistrust, COVID curbs
Thousands of workers had fled the plant and violent protests had erupted over a COVID lockdown and confusion over hiring bonuses
China protests highlight Xi's COVID policy dilemma
However the protest comes nowhere near to toppling him, analysts said, because he has full control of the party, military, security and propaganda machinery
China COVID cases hit record high after protests
The rare protests raised worries about the management of China's zero-COVID policy and its impact on the world's second-largest economy
Toufique Imrose Khalidi
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