Farewell to fear: Chinese propaganda U-turns as zero-Covid abandoned

By Jesús Centeno Beijing, Dec 9 (EFE).- China began rolling back this week its strict “zero Covid” strategy in the face of unprecedented protests against the draconian policy. The turnaround is underpinned by a sudden change of course in state propaganda, which is now downplaying the risk of the virus. The change of direction started … Read more

Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin dies aged 96

Shanghai, China, Nov 30 (EFE).- Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin, who held office between 1993 and 2003, has died on Thursday aged 96, China’s official state news agency Xinhua reported.  In a brief statement, Xinhua said that the former president died in the eastern city of Shanghai, where he led the local branch of the … Read more