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 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/12/world/asia/china-covid-quarantine-shanghai.html 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 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/05/world/asia/virus-vietnam-china-fruit.html Vo Kieu Bao Uyen, Sui-Lee Wee and Muktita Suhartono Original Source: NY Times >>

Year of the Tiger Overshadows the Olympic Panda

In Beijing, the Lunar New Year has been a bigger preoccupation for many residents, while others have gone back to their hometowns for the holiday. NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/02/sports/olympics/lunar-new-year-olympics.html Keith Bradsher 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 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/10/world/china-covid-omicron-beijing-olympics.html Amy Qin Original Source: NY Times >>

Eric Adams Becomes New York City’s 110th Mayor

Mayor Eric Adams of New York City was sworn in at a pared-down ceremony in Times Square shortly after the iconic New Year’s ball drop. Mr. Adams takes office as a new wave of coronavirus infections sweeps the city, driven by the Omicron variant. NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/video/nyregion/100000008142369/eric-adams-new-york-mayor-times-square.html Reuters Original Source: NY Times >>

New Year’s Day charity swims are being canceled around the world.

NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/01/world/new-years-day-charity-swims-are-being-canceled-around-the-world.html Alyssa Lukpat Original Source: NY Times >>

Quebec Government Faces Backlash Over New Year’s Eve Curfew

Residents who leave their homes past 10 p.m. could face fines of up to $4,750. NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/31/world/americas/quebec-new-years-eve-curfew.html Vjosa Isai and Dan Bilefsky Original Source: NY Times >>

How We Make Sense of Time

January 2022 arrives as our methods of keeping time feel like they are breaking. Calendar pages turn, yet time feels lost. In this year of all years, what does it mean for a year to be new? NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/31/us/new-years-time-sense.html Elizabeth Dias and Houston Cofield Original Source: NY Times >>