Residents held vigils to commemorate people who have died in lockdown. Several have been arrested.
Health officials are concerned that people traveling home to their villages for the Lunar New Year could turn celebrations into superspreader events, catching ill-prepared rural systems off guard.
The reluctance of many citizens — especially the elderly — to get vaccinated is a problem for a government facing intense pressure to roll back strict COVID policies.
After weeks of protests, officials in China are loosening the country's notoriously strict anti-COVID measures. How did protestors succeed despite heavy online censorship?
For nearly three years, China has enforced incredibly strict rules to keep coronavirus transmission in check. But now they're facing a potentially deadly omicron surge.
Extraordinary street protests in some Chinese cities and campuses over the weekend put Xi Jinping's controversial approach to the pandemic under the spotlight.
The change could calm widespread protests, and would ease the impact to a world economy already struggling with high inflation, an energy crisis and disrupted food supply.
Cities are once again locking down thousands of neighborhoods and sending people into quarantine, even as local Chinese authorities are tasked with easing COVID restrictions.
There's a well-established industry centered in California that provides surrogate births and attracts Chinese mothers to the U.S. to engage in what's known as birth tourism.
The leader of the World Health Organization says he doesn't think that a 'zero-COVID' strategy is sustainable, given the behavior of the virus.