China Ramps Up Tougher Pandemic Control

The United States says it won’t be deterred by China’s latest sanctions. Beijing recently penalized four American officials serving on a religious freedom commission. The move came after the United States levied its own sanctions.

China plans to keep a steep tariff in place for at least another year. The tax impacts a certain U.S. product—and dates back to the Trump era.

Stay away from Chinese meats—that’s the suggestion Germany’s Anti-Doping Agency made to athletes, as they venture to Beijing for the Winter Olympics.

Taiwan offers a billion-dollar credit program to support projects in Lithuania, after the island announced a $200 million investment fund to help the Baltic country counter pressure from Beijing.

Lockdown orders tighten in China: 35 million people are under stay-at-home orders, as cases of the Omicron and Delta variants paralyze certain cities.

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