Beijing on Wednesday closed around 10% of the stations in its vast subway system as an additional measure against the spread of coronavirus.
The subway authority in a brief message said only that the measure to shut 40 mostly downtown stations was being taken as part of epidemic control measures.
Many Chinese are marking a quiet May Day holiday this year as the government’s “zero-COVID” approach restricts travel and enforces lockdowns in multiple cities.
All restaurants in Beijing are closed to dine-in customers from Sunday through the end of the holiday on Wednesday, open only for takeout and delivery. Parks and tourist attractions in the Chinese capital are limited to half capacity. The Universal Studios theme park in Beijing, which opened last year, said it had shut down temporarily.
After almost two years, an unmarried woman suing for the right to freeze her eggs in Beijing is getting her case heard in court Friday in a rare legal challenge against the country’s restrictions on unmarried women in reproductive health.
KATHMANDU, Dec 29: The visiting delegation led by Guo Yezhou, vice-minister of the Communist Party of China, held talks with Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba on Tuesday and gave him an invitation to visit China.
KATHMANDU, Dec 29: At a time when a section of Indian media is accusing China of interfering in Nepal's internal political affairs, Chinese experts have argued that China has a legitimate reason to be concerned with the internal situation in Nepal and to provide assistance to its partners through inter-party cooperation and exchange, which is not "interfering in its internal affairs" at all.
KATHMANDU, Dec 28: China on Monday said that the ongoing visit by a high-level Chinese Communist Party (CCP) delegation is a part of friendly exchanges between Nepali and Chinese political parties and that China has no policy of intervening in the internal affairs of Nepal.
KATHMANDU, Dec 28: A high-level delegation of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which is currently visiting Nepal, held separate meetings with the leaders of the Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), on Monday morning.
KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Leading a four-member high-powered delegation, vice minister of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Guo Yezhou, arrived in Kathmandu on a four-day visit on Sunday.
KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Amid the ongoing row within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) which saw a vertical split last week, China is sending a high-level delegation led by Vice Minister of International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Guo Yezhou to Kathmandu.
SHANGHAI, July 9: Air pollution has caused an estimated 49,000 deaths and $23 billion in economic losses in the cities of Beijing and Shanghai alone since Jan. 1, 2020, according to a “clean air counter” launched by environmental groups on Thursday.
BEIJING, Feb 2: Abhishek Dahal, a Nepali student in Tianjin, a city near to China’s capital Beijing, had no plan to return home to Nepal. But fearing that he might be trapped in China for an indefinite period due to suspension of flights by international airliners following the rising death toll from coronavirus, Dahal decided to return home early.
BEIJING, Dec 26: Besides the Great Wall of China, Nepalis visiting Beijing also seek to observe the dead body of Mao Tse Tung and offer their condolences. The embalmed body of the Chinese leader, who died on September 9, 1976, is preserved in the southern side of the centrally located Tiananmen Square.
HONG KONG, Oct 24: Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters, some waving Catalan flags and banners urging “a fight for freedom together”, rallied in support of a separate Catalonia on Thursday, broaching an issue that is anathema to Hong Kong’s Communist Party leaders in Beijing.
KABUL, Sept 23: A Taliban delegation met China’s special representative for Afghanistan in Beijing to discuss the group’s peace talks with the United States, a spokesman for the Islamist insurgency said.
BEIJING, Sept 12: China’s capital of Beijing is on track to drop out from the list of the world’s top 200 most-polluted cities this year, with hazardous smog concentrations falling to their lowest on record in August, data compiled by IQAir AirVisual showed on Thursday.
BEIJING, Aug 21: Beijing appealed to Washington on Wednesday to “meet China halfway” and end a tariff war after President Donald Trump said Americans might need to endure economic pain to achieve longer-term benefits.
BEIJING, August 6: Protesters in Hong Kong must not “play with fire” and mistake Beijing’s restraint for weakness, China said on Tuesday in its sharpest rebuke yet of the “criminals” behind demonstrations in the city whom it vowed to bring to justice.
KATHMANDU, Aug 2: Embassy of Nepal organized 'Nepal Photo & Painting Exhibition 2019' in Beijing on Thursday, making the 64th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and China.
BEIJING, July 31: Beijing-based startup iSpace is planning up to eight commercial rocket launches next year, after last week becoming China’s first privately funded firm to put a satellite into orbit, its executives told Reuters.
BEIJING, May 10: President Donald Trump’s latest tariff hike on Chinese goods took effect Friday and Beijing said it would retaliate, escalating a battle over China’s technology ambitions and other trade strains.
There need be no doubt any longer. The Chinese are coming conspicuously and visibly—big and fast. Forthcoming months will witness Beijing unveiling a multi-pronged strategy, according to Chinese academics who talk to Nepali visitors. As a counter to the Chinese thrust in expanding their reach and influence, the United States sets renewed sight on Nepal as a crucial site for its strategic activity.
BEIJING, March 30: China has never forced debt upon participants of its new Silk Road project as “prejudiced” critics have suggested, the country’s top diplomat said on Saturday in a strongly worded defense of a key policy platform of President Xi Jinping.
NAIROBI, March 10: The improvement in air quality that has been recorded in Chinese capital of Beijing in the last two decades could serve as an inspiration to world's mega cities grappling with atmospheric pollution, said a UN Environment report launched in Nairobi on Saturday.
NEW DELHI, Mar 5: New Delhi was the world’s most polluted capital city in 2018, two groups monitoring air pollution said on Tuesday in a study of the amount of fine particulate matter known as PM2.5 in 61 capital cities around the world.
BEIJING, Feb 26 : In its attempt to lure more Chinese investors and enterprises in Nepal as well as to prod the Chinese investing firms for their participation in the upcoming Nepal Investment Summit scheduled next month, the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing organised a pre-summit conference on Nepal Investment Summit on Monday.
KATHMANDU, Dec 12: A three-member delegation led by Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi reached Beijing on Wednesday to participate in the twelfth meeting of the Joint Consultation Mechanism between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Nepal and China.
WASHINGTON/OTTAWA, Dec 7: President Donald Trump did not know about plans to arrest a top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei in Canada, two U.S. officials said on Thursday, in an apparent attempt to stop the incident from impeding crucial trade talks with Beijing.
BEIJING, Dec 6: China on Thursday demanded Canada release a Huawei Technologies executive who was arrested in a case that adds to technology tensions with Washington and threatens to complicate trade talks.
BEIJING, Nov 12: A $300 bottle of wine sold in the United States and Europe is made in the unlikeliest of places: at the foot of the Himalayas in China, where farmers sing traditional songs while picking grapes.
BEIJING, Sept 11: China’s health commission is getting rid of three offices that were previously dedicated to family planning, it announced late on Sunday, the latest signal that Beijing may further reduce restrictions on childbirth to combat an aging population.
MOSCOW, Aug 30: US President Donald Trump has blamed Beijing for the lack of progress on North Korea’s denuclearization, saying China has put North Korea “under tremendous pressure” in response to a trade war Trump had started in the first place.
KATHMANDU, Aug 4: A two-week long ‘Nepali Food Festival 2018’ kicked off in Beijing on Wednesday.According to the press statement released by Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, the festival is being held at the Beijing Minzu Hotel in Wangfujing in central Beijing on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and the People's Republic of China.
KATHMANDU, June 30: A team of writers is visiting Beijing from July 1 to 9 representing Book Bird Nepal, a Nepali non-profit having sisterly relations with 'China-Nepal Cultural Exchange Center' for collaboration in various activities related to literature, arts, culture, education and tourism.
BEIJING, June 19: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who has embarked on his six-day official visit to China at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart. Li Keqiang, has arrived in the capital city, Beijing, on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON/BEIJING, June 16: U.S. President Donald Trump said he was pushing ahead with hefty tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports on Friday, and the smoldering trade war between the world’s two largest economies showed signs of igniting as Beijing immediately vowed to respond in kind.
SEOUL, South Korea, May 2: China’s foreign minister arrived in North Korea’s capital on Wednesday and could meet with leader Kim Jong Un while trying to ensure a larger role for Beijing in the new round of nuclear diplomacy with Pyongyang that had been driven by Seoul and Washington.
BEIJING, Mar 28: China confirmed on Wednesday that Kim Jong-un met President Xi Jinping on a surprise visit to Beijing, and said the North Korean leader would be willing to give up his nuclear weapons and hold a summit with the US.
BEIJING, Mar 27: The arrival of a special train in Beijing and unusually heavy security at a guesthouse where prominent North Koreans have stayed in the past have raised speculation that Kim Jong Un is making his first visit to China as the North's leader.
The program brought together prospective Chinese investors as well as senior officials of three hydropower-related companies of the Government of Nepal for interactions on facilitating Chinese investments in Nepal’s hydropower sector.
BEIJING, Aug 4: Beijing is intensifying its warnings to Indian troops to get out of a contested region high in the Himalayas where China, India and Bhutan meet, saying China's "restraint has its limits" and publicizing live-fire drills in Tibet.