Catholic Mass in Shanghai in the Time of COVID (2020) (November 17, 2020, Sinosplice) English Church services for foreigners have still not been allowed to resume, even though church services in Chinese resumed months ago. (I assume it’s the same for Catholics as for other Christians, but I’ll correct this if I’m wrong.) […] Anyway, I took some photos last Sunday at the Xujiahui cathedral, St. Ignatius.
China’s Two-Child Policy, Five Years On (Sixth Tone) In this series, Sixth Tone speaks with families, family-planning officials, and policymakers to provide fresh insights into how the two-child policy has affected society, how the restrictions are enforced, and what the government might do to fix the existing challenges.
China Tightens Entry Requirements by Adding Second COVID-19 Test (November 3, 2020, Sixth Tone) International travel to the Chinese mainland has slowly resumed after a ban on most foreign nationals was imposed in March. Now, strict testing and quarantine measures are helping curb the risk of imported COVID-19 cases but also creating headaches for would-be returnees.
Chinese families shun Western universities as coronavirus, strained ties are ‘scaring middle-class families’ (October 3, 2020, South China Morning Post) About 81 per cent of affluent Chinese families whose children study foreign curriculums and take foreign examinations have decided to postpone plans to send them abroad for undergraduate or graduate studies
China to allow foreigners with valid residence permits to enter from Sept 28 (September 23, 2020, Reuters) China’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday foreigners with valid residence permits can enter the country without needing to re-apply for visas from Sept. 28. Foreigners whose residence permits expired after March 28 can apply for visas at Chinese embassies and consulates for entry, the ministry said in a statement on its website.
State Department lowers China travel advisory but warns of 'arbitrary detentions and exit bans' (September 14, 2020, USA Today) The U.S. Department of State lowered its advisory for China on Monday, from level 4 ("Do not travel") to level 3, urging Americans to reconsider any travel to that country.