Lockdown Voices: Ruili and Yili Speak

China’s “zero-COVID” policy has saved untold lives, but the brunt of its costs have been borne by a small few: in particular, the residents of the border towns of Ruili and Yili. Located along Yunnan’s border with Myanmar and...

First Child Death in Beijing Linked to China Virus

From Reuters via MSNBC: China’s capital has recorded its first death from an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease as authorities try to contain the spread of a potent virus just three months before the city hosts the...

Five More Chinese Children Die from Virus

From Reuters: A strain of hand, foot and mouth disease has killed five more children in China, bringing the death toll in recent weeks to 39, state media said on Monday. But the official Xinhua news agency cited health officials...

China Virus ‘Hits 3,000 Children’

From BBC News: Almost 3,000 children in eastern China have now been infected by the deadly Enterovirus 71 (EV71) intestinal virus, according to state-run media. A child died on Thursday, bringing the death toll to 21, and a...

Chinese Virus Infections Rising

From BBC News: The number of children infected with a deadly virus in eastern China has increased by nearly 700 in the past two days. The virus, Enterovirus 71, has killed 20 children since it was discovered in Fuyang, a city in...



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