This Chinese province set a 9% GDP target

China's island province of Hainan announced a 9% GDP growth target for this year. The tourist-heavy island's economy underperformed the national growth level in the first half of the year. This...

This Chinese province set a 9% GDP target

A surge in Covid infections this month stranded tens of thousands of tourists at Hainan's oceanside resort city of Sanya.

Parts of China's Hainan extend COVID lockdown, Lhasa in Tibet tightens curbs

SHANGHAI - A few cities in China's tourism hub Hainan extended lockdowns on Friday, with some of the measures expected to last through the weekend, while Lhasa in Tibet also tightened...

China Tourism seeks $2.16 billion in Hong Kong's biggest listing so far in 2022

By Scott Murdoch HONG KONG -China Tourism Group Duty Free Corp is aiming to raise up to $2.16 billion through a new listing in Hong Kong, according to a term sheet reviewed by Reuters, in what...

Futures Storm Higher To Start The Week As "Most Hated Rally" Steamrolls Bears

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They came for a beach holiday. Now they're trapped in China's latest Covid lockdown

What began as a leisurely escape to Sanya on China's Hainan Island has become a travel nightmare for tens of thousands of holidaymakers, who are trapped in a lockdown imposed to curb a Covid outbreak.

China resort lockdown: Escaping to Sanya only to face fresh curbs

Many in Sanya had arrived hoping for relief from strict Covid-control measures in bigger cities.

COVID cases rise in China's Hainan, tourists stranded

BEIJING (AP) — Another 259 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the southern Chinese island province of Hainan, where some 80,000 tourists have been stranded by pandemic restrictions. Authorities...

China reports 940 new COVID cases for Aug 7 vs 868 a day earlier

SHANGHAI - China reported 940 new COVID-19 infections for Aug. 7, of which 380 were symptomatic and 560 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Monday. That is compared with 868...

COVID lockdown turns Chinese tourist hotspot Sanya into nightmare for stranded tourists

When Chinese businesswoman Yang Jing was planning this year's summer holiday in 2021, she chose the tropical southern island of Hainan because of its nigh-perfect COVID track record.

Lockdown Strands 80,000 Tourists in Chinese Resort

Tens of thousands of tourists are stuck in Sanya beach resort after authorities imposed travel restrictions on Saturday in response to the latest Covid-19 outbreak. The post Lockdown Strands...

COVID lockdown turns Chinese tourist hotspot Sanya into nightmare for stranded tourists

By Martin Quin Pollard and Eduardo Baptista BEIJING/SHANGHAI - When Chinese businesswoman Yang Jing was planning this year's summer holiday in 2021, she chose the tropical southern island of...

Sanya: Covid lockdown strands tourists on 'China's Hawaii'

Over 80,000 tourists in the resort known as "China's Hawaii" face new restrictions and cancelled flights.

Sanya lockdown traps tens of thousands of tourists in ‘China’s Hawaii’

Holiday-goers stranded in Hainan after infectious Omicron Covid strain detected in beach province

Taiwan official leading missile production died of heart attack, report says

TAIPEI - The deputy head of Taiwan defence ministry's research and development unit was found dead on Saturday morning in a hotel room, succumbing to a heart attack, according to the official...

Blinken commits U.S. to defending Philippines against armed attacks

By David Brunnstrom and Karen Lema MANILA -Secretary of State Antony Blinken assured the Philippines on Saturday that the United States would come to its defence if attacked in the South China...

Head of Ukraine's Amnesty office leaves after group accuses Kyiv

KYIV - The head of Amnesty International's Ukrainian branch is leaving the human rights body after the group accused Ukraine's armed forces of endangering civilians by basing troops in...

Chinese tourist hot spot Sanya imposes COVID lockdown

By Brenda Goh SHANGHAI -The southern Chinese resort city of Sanya imposed a lockdown on Saturday and restricted transport links to try to stem a COVID-19 outbreak that comes as some 80,000...

Lack of trust, political will shackling Myanmar peace process, ASEAN envoy says

PHNOM PENH -A lack of trust and political will is stifling Myanmar's peace process and the Southeast Asian bloc ASEAN will keep shunning its ruling generals, unless they engage opponents and make...

Israel-Gaza fighting spills into second day with air strikes, rockets

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell GAZA/JERUSALEM -Israeli aircraft struck in Gaza and Palestinians fired rockets at Israel on Saturday after an Israeli operation against the Islamic Jihad...

China's Sanya Island getaway shutting down its duty free malls amid COVID outbreak

China's holiday hot spot, Sanya, has started shutting down its duty-free malls in an effort to curb COVID during China's most recent outbreak.

China Resort Town Sanya Is Covid Hotspot, Stranding Summer Vacation Tourists

Futures Flat As Crushing 37bps Curve Inversion Screams Recession

Futures Flat As Crushing 37bps Curve Inversion Screams Recession US futures are mixed on Thursday, first trading in the red, then turning green before moving unchanged, as investors...

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