NEWS

Furious Bank Customers Get Red Health Codes and Other Trending News

Improper use of health codes sparks outrage, Beijing bar shut down after Covid outbreak, education company pivots to livestreaming, male student expelled for drugging female classmate—it’s Viral Week

SOCIETY

They Left Shanghai. Now What?

Departing Shanghai for their hometowns or other cities, many young people are rethinking their life plans after exiting lockdown

NEWS

Mudslide Causes Fatal Train Crash and Other Trending News

High-speed train driver killed in crash, man struck by lightning on dragon boat, four dead in Sichuan earthquake, gradual reopening in Shanghai and Beijing —it’s Viral Week

PHOTO STORY

Relief as Shanghai Finally Begins to Reopen

After nearly two months of strict lockdown, Shanghai residents are slowly being allowed outside again

NEWS

Shanghai University Mocked for Online Swimming Exam and Other Trending News

Online swim exam mocked, Shanghai gradually opens up, “baijiu” ice cream launched, woman sells goodnight messages—it’s Viral Week

TRAVEL

Travel Around China From Your Couch

The most off-beat virtual experiences for the locked down tourist

STREET TALK

Beijing’s Outbreak Spawns Even More Covid Slang

As Covid prevention policies roll on, so too do online slang and memes

SOCIETY

How the Pandemic Delayed the Dreams of a Beijing Bedroom Community

Lockdowns and provincial border controls frustrate commuters of Yanjiao, a well-known satellite town of Beijing in Hebei province

NEWS

53 Dead in Building Collapse and Other Trending News

Cooking and cleaning added to school curriculum, Weibo shows users’ locations, Beijing Covid-19 restrictions tighten, Changsha building collapses—it’s Viral Week

LIFE, NEWS

The Coke Standard: Inside Shanghai’s Lockdown Barter Economy

Shanghai’s residents have turned to swapping supplies under lockdown—but is Coca-Cola really the most in-demand item?

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