Northern Chinese city in soft lockdown amid latest COVID-19 outbreak

Northern Chinese city in soft lockdown amid latest COVID-19 outbreak

BEIJING, Oct 19 (Reuters) – China reported nine new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases for Oct. 18, the highest daily tally since the end of September, with a northern border city enforcing a soft lockdown to contain infections.Out of the nine local cases, two were found in the northern region of Inner Mongolia, data from the … Read more

Binance to halt Chinese yuan trading amid Beijing’s crypto crackdown

Binance to halt Chinese yuan trading amid Beijing's crypto crackdown

SHANGHAI, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Binance will stop the use of the Chinese yuan on its peer-to-peer trading platform, the latest move by major global cryptocurrency exchanges to cut their ties with mainland Chinese investors following an intense crackdown on the sector.Binance, one of the world’s largest exchange by trading volumes, said in a Wednesday … Read more

Pet cats killed in Chinese city after COVID infection, triggering social media anger

Pet cats killed in Chinese city after COVID infection, triggering social media anger

BEIJING, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Three pet cats that tested positive for coronavirus were put down in the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin, state-backed media reported, leading to a social media backlash at what some viewed as overkill in local efforts to contain the virus.The owner of the cats was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Sept. … Read more