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China fears mount over virus cases from outside

Bejing - A month of containment measures to halt the spread of the deadly coronavirus in China seems to be working, but the rise of overseas cases means the country is now facing a fresh challenge -- keeping it out.

Op-Ed: Coronavirus market panic — Hype or hypochondria?

Washington - Global stock markets have reacted predictably to the coronavirus threat, with some, if perhaps not quite enough, justification. Big drops in indices are costing big money, but is the panic realistic?

Coronavirus outbreak fuels China black market for supplies

Bejing - China's coronavirus crisis has sparked a thriving black market in fake medical supplies, forcing a crackdown from authorities who have seized 31 million counterfeit or substandard face masks.

China quarantines 94 people on Seoul flight after 3 show fever

Bejing - China quarantined 94 air passengers arriving from Seoul after three people on the flight were discovered to have fevers, state media reported Wednesday.

China sentences Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years' jail

Bejing - China has sentenced Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai to 10 years in prison on charges of illegally providing intelligence abroad, and claimed him as a citizen, prompting Stockholm to call for his release in a case that has rattled diplomatic relations...

China sentences Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years

Bejing - A Chinese court has sentenced Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai to 10 years in prison on charges of illegally providing intelligence abroad in a case that has rattled relations between Beijing and Stockholm.

WHO warns coronavirus may be 'around for months'

Bejing - The World Health Organization warned Monday that the new coronavirus might be around for months but said the measures China implemented have prevented the infections of hundreds of thousands of people.

Expelled Wall Street Journal reporters leave China after headline row

Bejing - Two Wall Street Journal reporters left China on Monday after being expelled over a controversial headline in an op-ed that angered Beijing.

China 'comprehensively bans' wildlife trade over virus

Bejing - China on Monday declared an immediate and "comprehensive" ban on the trade and consumption of wild animals, a practice believed responsible for the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

'No one cares': Locked-in Wuhan residents adapt to find food

Bejing - The lockdown of Guo Jing's neighbourhood in Wuhan –- the city at the heart of China's new coronavirus epidemic –- came suddenly and without warning.

Virus-hit China set to postpone parliament for first time in decades

Bejing - China is expected to decide Monday whether to postpone its annual parliament session for the first time since the Cultural Revolution as the country battles the coronavirus outbreak.

China calls coronavirus 'largest public health emergency' since founding

Bejing - China's leader said Sunday the coronavirus epidemic is the communist country's "largest public health emergency" since its founding, as the deadly outbreak continued its relentless global expansion.

China's Xi writes thank you note to Bill Gates for virus pledge

Bejing - Chinese President Xi Jinping has written a letter expressing thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the organisation's "generosity" and support tackling a deadly virus epidemic, state media said Saturday.

China virus cases drop as foreign fears rise

Bejing - Fears mounted Saturday as cases of the new coronavirus multiplied outside China in places such as Europe, the Middle East and Asia, with pockets of outbreak sparking lockdowns and school closures.

Pressure and expulsions: the trials of foreign media in China

Shanghai - China's expulsion of three Wall Street Journal reporters this week over a headline that displeased Beijing highlights the precarious status of foreign journalists working in the country.

New virus cases soar in S.Korea and Chinese prisons, more die in Iran

Bejing - Two more people died from the new coronavirus in Iran, infections nearly doubled in South Korea, and clusters surfaced in Chinese prisons Friday, rekindling concerns about an epidemic that has killed more than 2,200 people in China.

China changes method of counting virus infected... again

Bejing - China said Thursday it has again changed the method of counting patients with the novel coronavirus and will now include only those diagnosed by sophisticated laboratory testing.

China sees drop in new virus cases, but more deaths abroad

Bejing - China on Thursday touted a big drop in new virus infections as proof its epidemic control efforts are working, but the toll grew abroad with deaths in Japan and South Korea.

Virus brings two foes together, Japan and China

Bejing - As China faces increasing isolation, with some countries closing off borders over coronavirus fears, an unlikely friend has emerged -- historical arch-foe Japan.

China's Xi urges more protection for medical workers after deaths

Bejing - China's President Xi Jinping called Wednesday for greater protection of medical staff fighting the new coronavirus after the deaths of prominent doctors sparked national anger at the government's handling of the outbreak.
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