China Town mayor apologizes for COVID-19 lockdown response | Health and fitness

PA BEIJING (AP) — The mayor of a northeastern Chinese city on the North Korean border that has been in lockdown for more than 50 days has apologized for failures in his administration’s job amid a widespread – but often disguised – dissatisfaction with the government’s heavy-handed approach to handling the pandemic. Dandong Mayor Hao … Read more

Student protest as discontent mounts over China’s zero-COVID | Health and fitness

By KEN MORITSUGU and DAVID RISING – Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Administrators at an elite Beijing university backed off plans to further tighten pandemic restrictions on students under China’s “zero-COVID” strategy after a weekend protest. end at school, according to students on Tuesday. Peking University graduate students staged a rare but peaceful protest on … Read more