From the U.S. to China: A 3-Month Quarantine Horror Story

A lawyer flew home to China hoping to see his family for the first time since the pandemic began. Instead, he was trapped in three months of quarantine. NYTimes New Year’s Eve Vivian Wang Original Source: NY Times >>

Collateral Damage of China's Virus Policy: Fruit

The closure of Chinese land borders and the tightened screening of goods have driven Southeast Asian fruit farmers into debt. Many have had to abandon their harvest. NYTimes New Year’s Eve Vo Kieu Bao Uyen, Sui-Lee Wee and Muktita Suhartono Original Source: NY Times >>

Omicron Surge in Asia Restricts Travel for Lunar New Year

The Omicron variant has dampened the plans of tens of millions of people across several Asian countries to travel for the holiday. NYTimes New Year’s Eve Jin Yu Young Original Source: NY Times >>

China’s Covid Outbreak Complicates Safety Plan for Beijing Olympics

Officials are racing to extinguish a spate of coronavirus infections around the country. NYTimes New Year’s Eve Amy Qin Original Source: NY Times >>

China’s First-Quarter Growth Is Expected to Boom on Paper

The world’s traditional growth engine reported an 18.3 percent leap in the first quarter. But consumers and small business aren’t fully sharing in the spoils. NYTimes New Year’s Eve Alexandra Stevenson and Cao Li Original Source: NY Times >>

A Bored China Propels Box Office Sales to a Record

“Detective Chinatown 3” received tepid reviews, but Covid-19 travel restrictions drove many to the movies when they might have been journeying to their hometowns instead. NYTimes New Year’s Eve Amy Qin Original Source: NY Times >>

To Avoid an Outbreak, China Cancels Lunar New Year for Millions of Migrants

China has added restrictions, offered incentives and appealed to a sense of filial and national responsibility, in an effort to prevent about 300 million migrant workers from going home for the holiday. NYTimes New Year’s Eve Javier C. Hernández and Alexandra Stevenson Original Source: NY Times >>

China Places Over 22 Million on Lockdown Amid New Covid Wave

The country is experiencing its worst coronavirus flare-up since last summer, testing the government’s success in subduing the disease. NYTimes New Year’s Eve Steven Lee Myers Original Source: NY Times >>

‘El Año Nuevo ya es una tragedia’: el mundo en pausa todavía no retoma la normalidad

Alrededor del planeta, la gente que tenía la esperanza de que el 2021 desterrara el horror del año pasado enfrentan la realidad de que tal vez los desafíos más arduos están por venir. NYTimes New Year’s Eve Jason Horowitz Original Source: NY Times >>

‘La nouvelle année est déjà une tragédie’: le monde attend toujours un retour à la normale.

À travers le monde, ceux qui espéraient que 2021 permettrait de tourner la page sur une année d’horreur prennent conscience que le plus dur est peut-être encore à venir. NYTimes New Year’s Eve Jason Horowitz Original Source: NY Times >>