China Ramps Up Tougher Pandemic Control

Tiffany Meier
By Tiffany Meier
January 11, 2022China in Focus

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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