The blaze was brought under control after the Shanghai fire department dispatched more than 500 personnel to a Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Co plant.
China's commercial hub of 25 million, plans to finally lift a painful two-month lockdown from Wednesday, but there is still much confusion about what its exit will look like and how gradual it might be.
Xi offers state backing for tech and infrastructure industries, but growth will continue to wilt until Beijing drops its rigid Covid restrictions, analysts warn.
China's commercial hub of Shanghai reports 39 more deaths from Covid-19 - its highest daily toll despite weeks of lockdowns.
Faced with the country's worst virus outbreak in two years, Shanghai has confined most of its 25 million people to their homes since last month, doubling down on the Communist Party's unrelenting zero-Covid approach.
China promised to try to reduce the human and economic cost of anti-disease controls, saying the virus was “under effective control” for the first time in some parts of the city.
China's gross domestic product expanded by 4.8 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, beating analysts' expectations for a 4.4 percent gain and picking up from 4.0 percent in the fourth quarter.
Chinese financial hub says three people infected with Covid-19 died, the first time during the current outbreak that it reported deaths among coronavirus patients.
As China struggles to contain the spread of Covid-19, it's scientists race against time to upgrade existing vaccines.
Authorties in Shanghai have vowed punishment for Covid-19 lockdown violators as the country continues to pursue a strict "zero-Covid" approach aimed at eliminating transmission chains.
The US State Department also advised Americans to reconsider travelling to China "due to Covid-19-related restrictions, including the risk of parents and children being separated."
The country's strategy remains unchanged, however, with national health official Liang Wannian saying the "dynamic clearance" policy was still Shanghai's "best option".
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