Police detain 4 in Guangzhou after COVID protestsDecember 14, 2022 GMT
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Police in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou have detained at least four people for more than a week after they attended protests against COVID-19 restrictions in late November, according to activists, family members and friends of the detained.
China’s looser anti-COVID measures met with relief, cautionDecember 8, 2022 GMT
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — People across China reacted with relief and caution Thursday to the dramatic government decision to loosen some of the world’s most severe COVID-19 restrictions.
China eases controls, gives no sign when ‘zero COVID’ endsDecember 5, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China is easing some of the world’s most stringent anti-virus controls and authorities say new variants are weaker. But they have yet to say when they might end a “zero-COVID” strategy that confines millions of people to their homes and set off protests and demands for President Xi Jinping to resign.
China eases virus controls amid effort to head off protestsDecember 1, 2022 GMT
China vows crackdown on ‘hostile forces’ as public tests XiNovember 30, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party has vowed to “resolutely crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces,” following the largest street demonstrations in decades by citizens fed up with strict anti-virus restrictions.
Protests over China’s COVID controls spread across countryNovember 27, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — Protests against China's pervasive anti-virus controls that have confined millions of people to their homes spread to Shanghai and other cities after complaints they might have worsened the death toll in an apartment fire in the northwest.
China’s Guangzhou locks down millions in ‘zero-COVID’ fightNovember 22, 2022 GMT
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The southern Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou locked down its largest district Monday as it tries to tamp down a major COVID-19 outbreak, suspending public transit and requiring residents to present a negative test if they want to leave their homes.
Chinese city plans 250,000 quarantine beds to fight virusNovember 17, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China's southern metropolis of Guangzhou announced plans Thursday to build quarantine facilities for nearly 250,000 people to fight surging coronavirus outbreaks even as the national government tries to reduce the impact of anti-disease controls that have confined millions of people to their homes.
China tightens restrictions as rise in virus cases reportedNovember 12, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — Everyone in a district of 1.8 million people in China’s southern metropolis of Guangzhou was ordered to stay home for virus testing Saturday and a major city in the southwest closed schools as another rise in infections was reported.
China eases some quarantine for travelers even as cases riseNovember 12, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — Travelers arriving in China will spend less time in quarantine under changes to sweeping anti-virus controls announced Friday to reduce disruptions to the economy and society.
The announcement came as an upsurge in COVID-19 cases prompted Beijing to close parks and impose other restrictions.
Virus lockdowns hit China economic powerhouse GuangzhouNovember 10, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — A surge in COVID-19 cases has spurred lockdowns in the southern Chinese manufacturing hub of Guangzhou, adding to financial pressure that has disrupted global supply chains and sharply slowed growth in the world’s second-largest economy.
Residents clash with Chinese authorities over COVID rulesNovember 8, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — Police in northeastern China said that seven people have been arrested following a clash between residents and authorities enforcing COVID-19 quarantine restrictions.
The violence comes as China reports new cases nationwide, with 2,230 cases reported Tuesday in the southern manufacturing and technology hub of Guangzhou.
Authorities in south China apologize over COVID-19 break-insJuly 19, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in southern China have apologized for breaking into the homes of people who had been taken to a quarantine hotel in the latest example of heavy-handed virus-prevention measures that have sparked a rare public backlash.
As COVID retreats, dragon boat tradition back in south ChinaJune 4, 2022 GMT
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — The dragon boat tradition returned in parts of China on Friday for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic in late 2019, as restrictions are lifted along with a major drop in COVID-19 cases.
High-speed train derailment in China kills 1, injures 8June 4, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — The driver of a high-speed train in southern China was killed and eight people were injured when two cars derailed early Saturday after hitting a mudslide, state broadcaster CCTV reported.
Fanhua: Q1 Earnings SnapshotMay 26, 2022 GMT
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) _ Fanhua Inc. (FANH) on Thursday reported a first-quarter loss of $6 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.
The Guangzhou, China-based company said it had a loss of 11 cents per share.
Xinjiang in focus as UN rights chief arrives for China visitMay 23, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — Allegations of human rights abuses in northwestern China’s Xinjiang region will dominate a visit by the United Nations’ top rights official that began Monday.
UN rights chief to visit China next week, travel to XinjiangMay 20, 2022 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations' top human rights official will visit China next week on a trip that will take her to the Xinjiang region, where rights groups and some Western governments allege the Chinese government is committing genocide and serious abuses against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities.
Sino Agro: Q1 Earnings SnapshotMay 18, 2022 GMT
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) _ Sino Agro Food Inc. (SIAF) on Tuesday reported a loss of $3 million in its first quarter.
On a per-share basis, the Guangzhou, China-based company said it had a loss of 5 cents.
UN team in China ahead of rights chief visit to XinjiangApril 26, 2022 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — A United Nations team has landed in China ahead of a long-delayed visit by the U.N. human rights chief to Xinjiang, where rights groups and some Western governments allege the Chinese government is committing genocide and serious abuses against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities.
Anti-virus shutdowns in China spread as infections riseApril 15, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — Anti-virus controls that have shut down some of China’s biggest cities and fueled public irritation are spreading as infections rise, hurting a weak economy and prompting warnings of possible global shockwaves.
Guangzhou closes to most arrivals as China’s outbreak growsApril 11, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — The manufacturing hub of Guangzhou closed itself to most arrivals Monday as China battles a major COVID-19 surge in its big eastern cities.
Shanghai has taken the brunt of the rise, with another 26,087 cases announced on Monday, only 914 of which showed symptoms.
Shanghai to start easing lockdown after another mass testingApril 9, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China's largest city of Shanghai will soon begin lifting lockdown in communities that report no positive cases within 14 days after another round of COVID-19 testing, authorities said Saturday.
Fanhua: Q4 Earnings SnapshotMarch 28, 2022 GMT
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) _ Fanhua Inc. (FANH) on Monday reported fourth-quarter profit of $1.7 million.
The Guangzhou, China-based company said it had net income of 3 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 12 cents per share.
China says no survivors in plane crash with 132 on boardMarch 26, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities officially confirmed Saturday that there were no survivors in the crash of a China Eastern 737-800 earlier this week with 132 people on board.
The announcement by an official of the Civil Aviation Administration of China at a late-night news conference was followed by a brief moment of silence.
Chinese airliner crashes with 132 aboard in country’s southMarch 22, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — A China Eastern Boeing 737-800 with 132 people on board crashed in a remote mountainous area of southern China on Monday, officials said, setting off a forest fire visible from space in the country’s worst air disaster in nearly a decade.
China detects 2nd case of omicron variantDecember 14, 2021 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China has detected its second case of the omicron variant in a 67-year-old man who tested positive after more than two weeks of quarantine, official media reported Tuesday.
State broadcaster CCTV said the man returned from overseas on Nov.
After 4 years as pawn in US-China game, Seattle man is homeNovember 24, 2021 GMT
BRUSSELS (AP) — Daniel Hsu, a U.S. citizen, fought for four years to escape China.
The Seattle resident was barred from leaving despite having committed no crime, a pawn in a geopolitical game between two giant superpowers.
Rangers hires Van Bronckhorst as Gerrard’s replacementNovember 18, 2021 GMT
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Scottish champion Rangers hired former Netherlands international Giovanni van Bronckhorst as manager on Thursday, replacing Steve Gerrard.
Gerrard left Rangers to join Aston Villa in the Premier League last week.
Amid US sanctions, Huawei highlights uses for 5G technologyNovember 2, 2021 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China’s Huawei Technologies Co. is providing smart services and 5G technology to industries such as healthcare, creating new revenue streams that might offset the damage to its smartphone business from U.S.
Fabio Cannavaro steps down as Guangzhou coachSeptember 28, 2021 GMT
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Fabio Cannavaro has left his position as coach of troubled Chinese powerhouse Guangzhou FC, the club announced Tuesday.
Cannavaro, who was captain of Italy's World Cup winning team in 2006, started his second spell in charge of Guangzhou in 2017 and delivered the Chinese Super League title two years later.
Paulinho joins Al-Ahli on 3-year contractJuly 23, 2021 GMT
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Former Brazil midfielder Paulinho joined Al-Ahli on a three-year contract, the Saudi Arabian club said Friday.
The 32-year-old Paulinho was a free agent after being released from his Guangzhou FC contract in June.
The Latest: More cases in virus cluster in southern ChinaJune 3, 2021 GMT
BEIJING — Fifteen more COVID-19 cases have been reported in the southern Chinese province of Guangzhou, with a report saying the coronavirus variant in the latest outbreak is more transmissible than in previous clusters in the country.
China re-imposes travel curbs on province after virus casesMay 31, 2021 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday re-imposed anti-coronavirus travel controls on its southern province of Guangdong, announcing anyone leaving the populous region must be tested for the virus following a spike in infections that has alarmed authorities.
China thrashes Guam 7-0 to keep WCup dreams aliveMay 30, 2021 GMT
SUZHOU, China (AP) — Naturalized Brazil-born stars Elkeson and Alan helped China thrash Guam 7-0 in Suzhou on Sunday to keep its World Cup dreams alive.
The win puts China, which is hoping to add to its single World Cup appearance in 2002, five points behind Group A leader Syria with three games remaining in the second round of qualification.
Chinese city locks down neighborhood after virus upsurgeMay 29, 2021 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — The southern Chinese city of Guangzhou shut down a neighborhood and ordered its residents to stay home Saturday for door-to-door coronavirus testing following an upsurge in infections that has rattled authorities.
Shares of Chinese retailer Miniso rise in Wall Street debutOctober 15, 2020 GMT
HONG KONG (AP) — Shares of Miniso Group Holding finished higher Thursday in their first day of trading on Wall Street but ended well below their peak.
Miniso, a Chinese discount retailer known for its fashionable but affordable household products, raised $608 million in an initial public offering in New York.
China sentences 3rd Canadian to death on drug chargesAugust 6, 2020 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China has sentenced a third Canadian citizen to death on drug charges amid a steep decline in relations between the two countries...
Australia ‘disheartened’ by death sentence in ChinaJune 15, 2020 GMT
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia on Sunday described as “deeply disheartening” a death sentence China imposed on an Australian man accused of drug smuggling, and the trade minister said it shouldn’t be linked to ongoing friction over trade and the pandemic...
African nations, US decry racism against blacks in ChinaApril 11, 2020 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — African officials are confronting China publicly and in private over racist mistreatment of Africans in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, and the U...
Virus impacts opening round of AFC’s Asian Champions LeagueFebruary 10, 2020 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The coronavirus will have an impact on the opening week of the Asian Champions League despite the absence of Chinese clubs...
China: FedEx pilot suspected of ‘smuggling weapons’September 20, 2019 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — A FedEx pilot who was detained in southern China is under investigation on suspicion of "smuggling weapons and ammunition" after air gun pellets were found in his baggage, a foreign ministry spokesman said Friday...
Malaysia detains 4 Indians, seizes drugs, 5,255 turtlesJune 26, 2019 GMT
SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia authorities have arrested four Indians and seized more than 14 kilograms of drugs and over 5,000 turtles from their luggage at the Kuala Lumpur airport...
Chinese viewers balk at ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ film censorshipMarch 27, 2019 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — A huge fan of rock legends Queen, Peng Yanzi rushed to see "Bohemian Rhapsody," the biopic about the band's late lead singer, Freddie Mercury, while he was traveling in Britain last October...
GAC plans new research facility in MichiganJuly 13, 2018 GMT
Chinese automaker Guangzhou Automobile Group is building a new research and development facility in the Detroit Three's backyard.
GAC is investing more than $4.4 million in the facility in Farmington Hills, expanding its current operation to focus on vehicle and product development, according to a statement released Friday by the State of Michigan.
US Embassy in China sends new alert for mystery health issueJune 8, 2018 GMT
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in China sent its second alert in two weeks Friday to its citizens over unexplained health issues that have prompted the evacuation of a number of U...
US screens more staff in China over mystery health issuesJune 7, 2018 GMT
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — A U.S. medical team was screening more Americans who work at the consulate in southern China as the State Department confirmed evacuating a number of government employees who experienced unexplained health issues like those that have hurt U...
Mystery ailment leads US to evacuate more workers from ChinaJune 7, 2018 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has evacuated several more government workers out of the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou after medical testing revealed they might have been affected by unexplained health incidents that have already hurt U...
China says no reason found for US staffer’s sonic conditionMay 24, 2018 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — No explanation has yet been found for a U.S. government employee's report of abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, China said Thursday, as the incident in southern Guangzhou city recalled the experiences of illness-stricken American diplomats in Cuba...
US employee in China reported strange sounds, pressureMay 23, 2018 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, the State Department said Wednesday, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell ill...
Meeks, Mac lead Wizards to 126-96 win over GuangzhouOctober 3, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jodie Meeks scored all 19 of his points in the first half and Sheldon Mac added 17 as the Washington Wizards opened their preseason schedule with a 126-96 win over Guangzhou Long-Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association on Monday night...