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Analysis: Shanghai coronavirus crisis shines political spotlight on Xi’s key ally

Shanghai Party Secretary Li Qiang speaks at the opening ceremony of the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai, China, July 9, 2020. REUTERS/Ali Song Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING (Reuters) – If Shanghai’s Communist Party chief Li Qiang is dealt a political blow over the city’s struggle to … Read more

US manufacturing activity slows in more than a year and a half as workers quit

An employee works on an assembly line at electric car plant startup Rivian Automotive in Normal, Illinois, US, April 11, 2022. Photo taken April 11, 2022. REUTERS/Kamel Krzaczynski Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register The ISM manufacturing index fell to 55.4 in March Manufacturers report an increase in worker resignations mixed … Read more

Panic buying in Beijing as province begins mass COVID testing

Beijing kicks off the first round of group testing in a densely populated area Comprehensive fuel testing raises fears of food and supply shortages Chinese stock market falls amid fears Beijing will join Shanghai in lockdown BEIJING, April 25 (Reuters) – Beijing residents snapped up food and other supplies as the city’s largest area began … Read more