Saturday, 20 August, 2022

Topic: Shanghai

First, Beijing failed to prevent Covid in Shanghai. Now, it’s struggling to censor criticism

The Shanghai lockdown isn’t just about the Covid-19 pandemic but also about the elite politics between the Shanghai and Beijing regions.

China’s Shanghai reports first Covid deaths since start of lockdown

Shanghai, which has been the epicentre of this wave, reported more than 22,000 cases Sunday, taking total infections in the financial hub to more than 300,000.

China refuses to ‘lie flat’ against Covid, insists on ‘draw our swords and fight’ virus approach

In the U.S. and Europe, the phrase “living with the virus” refers to reopening the economy and trusting that vaccines work. Not in China.

‘Prettiest to ugliest’: Chinese artist ranks 5,000 women in his exhibit, art gallery says sorry

Art gallery OCAT Shanghai has been shut since 18 June afternoon, after it issued an apology for promoting artist Song Ta whose exhibit sparked outrage on social media.

Ant Group has set the price for world’s largest IPO, says founder Jack Ma

Ma's Chinese fintech giant is one of the most hotly anticipated IPOs in years, on course to make history by surpassing Saudi Aramco’s record $29 billion share sale in 2019.

With masks & fever checks, it’s a ‘whole new world’ as Shanghai Disneyland reopens in China

The reopening is one of the largest test cases yet of whether mass gatherings can take place safely amid the virus pandemic.

Elon Musk’s moment of truth arrives as made-in-China Teslas roll out

Tesla's Model 3 sedan, the first to be made outside the US, faces a Chinese market in which total vehicle sales are expected to fall for a third straight year.

China is soaring ahead in the electric vehicle race

New energy vehicles accounted for just over 4% of all 28.1 million automobiles sold in China last year. That’s a higher rate than the US and Europe.

HoaXposed: Image of a Shanghai bridge is being shared as bridge in Varanasi on Facebook, Twitter

FB post claims Modi govt has built a new bridge in Varanasi, using a photo of Nanpu bridge in Shanghai. A Facebook post has claimed...

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.