China last Week


People wearing face masks skate on frozen lake in Beijing, China, 08 January 2023. Chinese officials insisted they had been transparent with the international community about the COVID-19 data on 05 January 2023, as a response to the World Health Organization (WHO) criticism that the number of virus deaths was understating the true impact of the outbreak, with mounting international concern over China's rapid rise in COVID-19 infections since Beijing lifted years of strict restrictions last month. (Photo by Wu Hao/EPA/EFE/Rex Features/Shutterstock)


A worker looks at rolls of fabric in a weaving factory in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang Province, Friday, January 6, 2023. Forecasters say the abrupt decision by President Xi Jinping's government to end controls that shut down factories and kept millions of people at home will move up the timeline for economic recovery, but might disrupt activity this year as businesses scramble to adapt. (Photo by Chinatopix via AP Photo)


A woman holding a bouquet of flowers reacts with her relatives surrounded by journalists as she arrives from Hong Kong, at Terminal 3 international arrival hall of the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, Sunday, January 8, 2023. Travelers crossing between Hong Kong and mainland China, however, are still required to show a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 48 hours, a measure China has protested when imposed by other countries. (Photo by Andy Wong/AP Photo)


A woman wearing a face mask enters a gate at the departure hall at Lok Ma Chau station following the reopening of crossing border with mainland China, in Hong Kong, Sunday, January 8, 2023. (Photo by Bertha Wang/AP Photo)


Nuns wearing face masks with their luggage arrive at the immigration counters of the departure hall at Lok Ma Chau station following the reopening of crossing border with mainland China, in Hong Kong, Sunday, January 8, 2023. (Photo by Bertha Wang/AP Photo)


In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a wounded person receives medical treatment at a hospital following a traffic accident in Nanchang County in east China's Jiangxi Province, Sunday, January 8, 2023. A traffic accident in southern China killed more than a dozen people and injured more people early Sunday as the annual Lunar New Year holiday travel rush got underway, authorities said. (Photo by Wan Xiang/Xinhua via AP Photo)


In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, People wearing face masks with their luggage rush to catch their trains at the railway station in Suzhou in east China's Jiangsu Province, Saturday, January 7, 2023. China is now facing a surge in COVID-19 outbreak cases and hospitalizations in major cities and is bracing for a further spread into less developed areas with the start of the Lunar New Year travel rush, set to get underway in coming days. (Photo by Li Bo/Xinhua via AP Photo)


A man wearing a face mask shops for Chinese Lunar New Year decorations at a pavement store in Beijing, Saturday, January 7, 2023. (Photo by Andy Wong/AP Photo)


Residents wearing face masks walk by a large screen showing the Chinese People's Liberation Army Airforce outside a mall in Beijing, Monday, January 9, 2023. The Chinese military held large-scale joint combat strike drills starting Sunday, sending war planes and navy vessels toward Taiwan, both the Chinese and Taiwanese defense ministries said. (Photo by Andy Wong/AP Photo)


A security guard wearing a face mask and using a bike-sharing service carries his belonging rides across a street in Beijing, Monday, January 9, 2023. China's healthcare authorities declined to include Pfizer's COVID-treatment drug in a national reimbursement list that would've allowed patients to get it at a cheaper price throughout the country, saying it was too expensive. (Photo by Andy Wong/AP Photo)


Children ride scooters under red lanterns at a pedestrian street ahead of Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rabbit, on January 9, 2023 in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China. (Photo by Ding Genhou/VCG via Getty Images)


A child plays a balloon under lanterns at a pedestrian street ahead of the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rabbit, on January 10, 2023 in Changxing County, Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)


This photo taken on January 10, 2023 shows tourists visiting Yinziyan cave in Lipu county, Guilin city, in China's southern Guangxi region. (Photo by AFP Photo/China Stringer Network)


Ships with rabbit lantern decoration appear in the West Lake Scenic Area of Hangzhou City, east China's Zhejiang Province, 10 January, 2023. (Photo by Rex Features/Shutterstock)


A rowboat equipped with a rabbit-shaped lantern is docked at the West Lake to welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rabbit, on January 11, 2023 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)


A child reaches for Spring Festival ornaments in a park ahead of Chinese Lunar New Year festivities in Beijing, China on January 11, 2023. (Photo by Thomas Peter/Reuters)


A woman wearing a face mask rides an escalator at a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Wednesday, January 11, 2023. Japan and South Korea on Wednesday defended their border restrictions on travelers from China, with Tokyo criticizing China's move to suspend issuing new visas in both countries as a step unrelated to virus measures. (Photo by Mark Schiefelbein/AP Photo)


Wild boars feed from garbage bins in the luxury residential district of the Peak in Hong Kong, China, 12 January 2023. According to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department there are between 2,000 and 3,000 wild boars in Hong Kong. They tend to remain hidden in wooded areas, but often venture out for food, sometimes foraging through garbage bins, barbecue sites and sometimes illegal fed by humans. (Photo by Jerome Favre/EPA/EFE)


A woman leading child with personal protective equipment (PPE) walk at a railway station in Beijing on January 12, 2023, as the annual migration begins with people heading back to their hometowns for Lunar New Year celebrations. (Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP Photo)


A worker looks at Spring Festival decorations ahead of Chinese Lunar New Year festivities in Beijing, China on January 12, 2023. (Photo by Thomas Peter/Reuters)

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