The country's strategy remains unchanged, however, with national health official Liang Wannian saying the "dynamic clearance" policy was still Shanghai's "best option".
The BBC also came under renewed fire from Chinese officials after Britain’s media regulator concluded that China’s Communist Party was the ultimate editorial authority for CGTN.
In Guangzhou city, home to the largest African diaspora in Asia, racism appears to be widespread and systematic as new cases of coronavirus are reported across China.
After 76 days of lockdown, China opens raid and road routes out of Wuhan where the highly contagious and deadly coronavirus that had emerged there late last year and spread across the world.
China extends its week-long holiday by an extra three days to February 2 to help stem the coronavirus epidemic, as authorities announced that 2,744 people had fallen ill and at least 80 had died.
Football star Mesut Ozil on Friday accused Muslims of staying silent over what he called China’s persecution of Uighurs in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, prompting anger from China.
The one-China policy, mainly aimed at Taiwan, maintains that there is only one Chinese government, and it is a key diplomatic point accepted by most nations in the world, including the US.
The brands are the latest to get into hot water over political issues with Beijing, which has been more assertive in its territorial claims and how it expects foreign companies doing businesses in China to describe them.
The intrusive visa policies under the Trump administration are not only a violation of people's privacy but can backfire against the US in its quest to attract the world's best talent.
Lawmakers pressured by LGBT groups as well as by church organisations opposed to the move approved most of a government-sponsored bill.
The popular actor disappeared from public view for months after Beijing authorities charged her a whopping $129 million in fines and overdue taxes for concealing past dues.
A blast near a chemical plant in China's northern Hebei province early on Wednesday killed 22 people and injured at least 22 others, the local government said.
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