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Travelers wearing protective masks wait for the airport shuttle to arrive at Sanyuanqiao Subway Station in Beijing | Photographer: Giulia Marchi | Bloomberg

Beijing just reported zero Covid cases. Here’s how they turned it around

The city of more than 20 million people appears to have quelled a flare-up that infected 335 people, with infections down from 36 a day at its peak in mid-June.
PM Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping | Commons

India must keep Beijing on tenterhooks, and wisely use its economic statecraft

A knee jerk disruption in trade ties will hurt Indian businesses, especially at a time when the economy is beginning to re-adjust to the new normal of Covid-19.
A security guard takes the temperature of a man wearing a protective mask at an entrance to a fresh produce market in Shanghai, China, on 15 February 2020 | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Beijing outbreak shows how the silent Covid can come roaring back

Beijing's patient zero in the second outbreak proved that the virus could be hiding in plain sight despite months of social distancing, testing and quarantining.
Representational image. Airport employees wear full body protective suits at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai on 28 March. | Photographer: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Beijing’s second coronavirus wave has been contained, says China’s chief epidemiologist

The official said the findings are based on a curve reflecting when infected patients began to show symptoms but did not say how they ascertained the outbreak’s peak.

Beijing’s Covid cases top 150, becomes China’s worst outbreak since Wuhan

China's capital has vowed to make every effort to contain the pandemic. It has ramped up containment measures, including cancelling flights and closing schools.
Xi Jinping at the China Communist Party conference

India needs serious China experts who can guide policy, not parachute commentators

Article 370 may be the trigger for LAC crisis. This is one of the rare occasions when Chinese are reacting to India’s attempts at challenging status quo.

Beijing’s outbreak, Russia’s communal living crisis, Sri Lanka mock polls & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
A man wearing a face mask walks past an advertisement billboard showing the city's commercial district under a clear blue sky in Beijing. | Bloomberg

Panic in Beijing as new outbreak of coronavirus grows

The abrupt resurgence of cases in Beijing threatens to disrupt hard-won normalisation of life & business after China quelled its first epidemic months ago.
A security guard takes the temperature of a man wearing a protective mask at an entrance to a fresh produce market in Shanghai, China, on 15 February 2020 | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

China reports 66 new Covid-19 cases after sudden spike of infections in Beijing

The officials of China's National Health Commission said 57 new confirmed Covid-19 infections, including 38 domestically transmitted cases, were reported Saturday.
People wearing masks walk at Central district in Hong Kong, China | Paul Yeung/Bloomberg

Asymptomatic Covid-19 cases climb to over 980 in China

The Chinese government has stepped up its vigil to contain the spread of the infection during the five-day May Day holidays.

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Where’s the sympathy for lonely young people hit by social distancing?

Younger people report higher rates of anxiety and depression when compared with the elderly, and the pandemic hasn’t changed that.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Allow us to restructure loans but no need for blanket recast, banks tell RBI

The Indian Banks’ Association has written to RBI, saying debt recast needs to be completed by September to prevent fresh bad loan creation.


Representational image of the Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, which borders on China | Photo: Commons

Himachal’s plan to counter China — train personnel in Chinese, residents in guerrilla warfare

Plan with 12 ‘high points’, drawn up by Himachal DGP Sanjay Kundu at the behest of Governor Bandaru Dattatreya, sent to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for action.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.