China steps up security after rare protests over COVID restrictions

China steps up security after rare protests over COVID restrictions

Shanghai and Beijing police make their presence visible on the streets No sign of new protests in Beijing and Shanghai on Monday The backlash is a setback for efforts to eradicate the virus News of the protests rocks global markets SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Police patrolled the scene of weekend protests in Shanghai and … Read more

BBC says Chinese police assaulted one of its journalists during protest in Shanghai

BBC says Chinese police assaulted one of its journalists during protest in Shanghai

LONDON/BEIJING, Nov 28 (Reuters) – The BBC said on Sunday that Chinese police assaulted one of its reporters covering a protest in Shanghai and detained him for several hours, but China disputed the account and said that he had not identified himself as a journalist. “The BBC is extremely concerned about the treatment of our … Read more

Protests in Shanghai and Beijing as anger over China’s COVID restrictions mounts

Protests in Shanghai and Beijing as anger over China’s COVID restrictions mounts

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Protests in China over heavy COVID-19 restrictions spread to Shanghai on Sunday, with protesters also gathering at one of Beijing’s most prestigious universities after a fire murderer in the far west of the country sparked widespread anger. The wave of civil disobedience, which has included protests in Urumqi where the … Read more