Tag Archives: Shanghai

Shanghai Lockdown Continues Amid Record New Cases

Reuters reports: China’s financial hub Shanghai reported over 27,000 coronavirus cases on Thursday, setting a record a day after President Xi Jinping said that the country must continue with its strict “dynamic Covid clearance” policy and pandemic control measures. Shanghai is battling China’s worst Covid-19 outbreak since the virus first emerged in Wuhan in late 2019, with the city’s 25 …

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Strict Lockdown: China’s Largest City At Standstill

Reuters reports: China’s commercial hub of Shanghai ground to halt on Friday after the government locked down most of the city’s 26 million residents to stop the spread of COVID-19. Fresh official guidance indicated that many in China’s most populous city will now be required to stay home as long as it takes to control the outbreak – instructed not …

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Shanghai To Enter Lockdown Amid Record COVID Cases

The BBC reports: China has announced its biggest city-wide lockdown since the Covid outbreak began more than two years ago. The city of Shanghai will be locked down in two stages over nine days while authorities carry out Covid-19 testing. The important financial hub has battled a new wave of infections for nearly a month, although case numbers are not …

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Shanghai Disneyland Closes Amid Latest COVID Surge

Reuters reports: The Shanghai Disney Resort said on Sunday it will temporarily close until further notice from Monday, citing the coronavirus pandemic in China. “Due to the current pandemic situation, Shanghai Disney Resort, including Shanghai Disneyland, Disneytown and Wishing Star Park will be temporarily closed from Monday, March 21, 2022,” it said in a statement. “We will continue to monitor …

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CHINA: Disney Shanghai Breaks Ground

Today the Walt Disney Company broke ground on the five-year construction project for Disney Shanghai. “We’re incredibly excited to build a Disney resort in Shanghai, one of the world’s most vibrant cities,” said Thomas O. Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “We are hard at work designing Shanghai Disneyland, which when complete will be a special place where …

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Shanghai: 1990 Vs. 2010

Via Business Insider, a startling look at the transformation of Shanghai in the space of a mere 20 years. Has any city in the world ever changed so rapidly and dramatically? Abu Dhabi, maybe? Meanwhile, here at home, Ground Zero remains a raw gaping wound upon the city almost nine years after 9/11.

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First Major Pride Event For China

China is seeing its first ever major gay pride event beginning today in Shanghai. What organizers bill as “Shanghai’s first ever PRIDE festival to celebrate Shanghai’s diverse and quickly growing LGBTQI community” starts this weekend (Sunday June 7). It includes a busy week of activities through Sunday June 14, culminating with an all-day-all-night festival on Saturday, June 13. Although the …

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