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Coronavirus

Assessing China’s “Corona Diplomacy” in Africa

Even though China spends considerably less than the U.S. and Europe on public health assistance in Africa, Beijing is seemingly…

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Trump sends hate mail to WHO, threatens to make funding pull permanent

Late last night, Donald Trump tweeted out a four-page letter addressed to World Health Organization head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “It is…

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China moves to crush a COVID-19 cluster in the northeast before political meetings in Beijing

Despite reporting no coronavirus deaths for over a month, Chinese authorities remain on high alert for virus infections. A cluster in…

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Xi defends Beijing and calls for ‘review of the global response to COVID-19 after it is brought under control’

Xí Jìnpíng 习近平 addresses the World Health Assembly by video on May 18. Image via Xinhua. Today, the World Health…

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China has reported zero COVID-19 deaths for a month

Residents in Wuhan take nucleic acid tests (核酸检测 hésuān jiǎncè) on May 15. Image via Xinhua. According to China’s official…

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The new normal: Widespread COVID-19 testing

A medical worker in a protective suit conducts a nucleic acid test for a child as residents wearing face masks…

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‘Can lives be saved by attacking China?’ Beijing scolds Washington as Trump casts blame for ‘Plague’

Vaccine samples for the COVID-19 virus under research at China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) in Beijing in April. Image via…

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Jilin Province expands lockdown in its second-largest city after COVID-19 outbreak

Authorities in China’s northeastern Jilin Province are taking extreme measures to lock down the region’s second-largest city, also named Jilin,…

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China rejects Australian beef after PM Morrison calls for independent COVID-19 investigation

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison meets with President Xi Jinping during the G20 in Osaka, Japan. Image via Adam Taylor/Prime…

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Shanghai Disneyland reopens, but no selfies with Mickey Mouse

SupChina illustration by Derek Zheng Shanghai Disneyland sold out of entrance tickets for its first day of reopening — today,…

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China puts northeast city of Shulan under lockdown, as Wuhan reports new virus outbreak

Shanghai Disneyland reopened its gates on Monday, May 11, even as virus clusters emerged in Wuhan and the northeastern city…

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Chinese basketball could resume in July — CBA chief Yao Ming

The China Sports Column is a SupChina weekly feature. While the National Basketball Association and commissioner Adam Silver are considering an assortment…

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Is the phase one trade deal in jeopardy if China can’t make enough purchases during a pandemic?

For the second time in a week, President Trump expressed a willingness to walk away from his phase one trade…

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The Indianapolis-Shanghai partnership that could develop an effective COVID-19 remedy

Li Shengli via Reuters American pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly & Co., based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is partnering with Shanghai Junshi…

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Shanghai Disneyland reopens next Monday — first Disney park in the world post-COVID-19

Shanghai Disneyland — Reuters / Xia Lei Shanghai Disneyland was the first of Disney’s theme parks to close on January…

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