A city comes to life

Tianshui is the second-largest city in northwestern Gansu Province. Less severely impacted by COVID-19 than other areas, Tianshui is finding its pulse as restrictions lift and the colours and quickening step of spring brightens warmer days. This gallery of recovery snapshots captures one city’s return to a new (but different) normal.

China’s Chernobyl moment

More than one hundred China experts and senior political figures have signed an open letter describing the Chinese Communist Party government’s cover up of COVID-19 as “China’s Chernobyl moment.” The group of signatories, who include some of the world’s leading authorities on Chinese politics, law, and modern history, say that the Chinese government’s rule by fear endangers Chinese citizens—and the world.