Beijing's Where

Where did Beijing’s new COVID-19 cases come from?

A number of new local cases of COVID-19 have emerged in Beijing over the past few days. There have also been a number of imported cases, including one individual who tested positive for COVID-19 after 21 days of quarantine. Read below for all the latest information on COVID-19 in the capital. On Sunday, February 20, it was…

Beijing's winter

Beijing’s 2022 Winter Olympics App is a privacy threat to users, expert says

People traveling to China for the 2022 Winter Olympics—including athletes, government dignitaries, and corporate executives—are all at risk of personal data exposure and being surveilled by the Chinese regime, a data security expert warned. The risk centers around a state-controlled smartphone app called “MY 2022” that Beijing demands international and local attendees use to come…

Beijing's Green

Are Beijing’s “green Olympics” really green?

A coal-powered power station at Zhangjiakou, one of the Winter Olympic areas. China wants to use the Beijing Winter Olympics to showcase its green credentials but there are concerns over the environmental cost of a Games relying on artificial snow in one of the driest places in the country. It is difficult to independently verify…


✦ Beijing’s Peng Shuai problem

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Beijing's Here’s

Here’s When Beijing’s Central Heating is Switched On

As Beijing residents brace themselves for the arrival of the harsh winter, the city has finally announced when the central heating will be switched on. Following testing of the system which began on October 28, the capital’s central heating will be on from Saturday, November 6 onwards. Beijing Party Secretary Caiqi and Beijing Mayor Chen Jining carried…

Beijing's Changping

Beijing’s Changping District Introduces New COVID-19 Measures

Beijing’s Changping district has introduced new measures to help contain the spread of COVID-19, with one headline declaring the district as having entered a ‘state of emergency.’ The new measures come following four new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Changping. The cases are all from the Hongfu Yuan residential community. The four infected individuals had taken…