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Taiwan says US media expelled from China are welcome

Taipei - American journalists expelled by China are welcome to set up shop in Taiwan, foreign minister Joseph Wu said Saturday, as the democratic island burnishes its credentials as a regional free speech haven.

China dialing back virus conspiracy claims, US says

Washington - China has retreated from spreading conspiracy theories online in the developing world alleging US involvement in the coronavirus pandemic after finding limited traction, a US official said Friday.

China virus epicentre eases travel restrictions after lockdown

Wuhan - The Chinese city of 11 million people that was Ground Zero for what became the global coronavirus pandemic partly reopened on Saturday after more than two months of almost total isolation.

Xi tells Trump China and US must 'unite to fight virus'

Bejing - China and the United States should "unite to fight" the deadly coronavirus pandemic, President Xi Jinping said in a call with Donald Trump on Friday, as he called for the US to improve relations.

China's imported cases rise as foreigners banned and flights cut

Bejing - China reported more than 50 imported cases of the coronavirus on Friday, hours after announcing a ban on foreigners entering the country.

China cuts international flights, bars foreign residents

Bejing - China will drastically cut its international flight routes and bar entry to returning foreigners based in the country to stem the spread of the coronavirus, authorities said Thursday.

Chinese city eases virus lockdown but life is far from normal

Banners warning that playing cards together is suicide and guards yelling at crowds to separate: a Chinese city near the coronavirus ground zero remains far from normal even after emerging from a two-month lockdown.Huanggang, home to 7.

Pompeo attacks Chinese virus campaign at G7 as Europeans seek cooperation

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that the Group of Seven powers were united in opposing China's coronavirus "disinformation," but European allies emphasized cooperation to fight the global pandemic.

Taiwan anger over China military drills during virus outbreak

Taipei - Anger is rising in Taiwan over China continuing to buzz the island with fighter jets and warships even as they both fight the global coronavirus pandemic.

Ukraine gets masks, virus tests from China

Kiev - A Ukrainian military plane carrying masks, tests and ventilators to fight the spread of the coronavirus has arrived in Kiev from China, the presidency announced Monday.

Back to work in China virus epicentre as restrictions eased

Bejing - People in central China where the coronavirus was first detected are allowed to go back to work and public transport is restarting, as some normality slowly returns after a two-month lockdown.

China embarks on clinical trial for virus vaccine

Bejing - China has started the first phase of a clinical trial for a novel coronavirus vaccine, records show, as the world's scientists race to find a way to combat the deadly pathogen.

China's virus strategy: a model for the world?

Bejing - The head of the World Health Organization believes China's battle with the coronavirus offers a beacon of hope, but others question whether Beijing's strategy can be followed by other countries -- particularly Western democracies.

Anxious Chinese urge kin to leave virus-hit Europe

Bejing - Under pressure from anxious parents, Chinese citizens living in virus-hit Europe are flocking back home, with some even flying on private jets to escape the spiralling number of infections overseas.

Mask diplomacy: China tries to rewrite virus narrative

Bejing - With millions of face masks, low interest loans and teams of medical experts, China is trying to paint itself as a Good Samaritan while deflecting criticism over its initial missteps in handling the coronavirus.

Bolsonaro son accuses China over coronavirus

Rio De Janeiro - The son of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has joined US President Donald Trump in criticizing China over the spread of the coronavirus, prompting demands from Beijing for an apology.

Virus-hit Wuhan waits for barriers to come down

Wuhan - A network of makeshift barriers has kept residents walled in their neighbourhoods for weeks in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the heart of the coronavirus pandemic.

China reports zero new domestic virus cases for first time

Bejing - China on Thursday marked a major milestone in its battle against the coronavirus pandemic as it recorded zero domestic infections for the first time since the outbreak emerged, but a spike in imported cases threatened its progress.

As world cowers, China glimpses coronavirus aftermath

Shanghai - Restaurants are reopening, traffic and factories are stirring, and in one of the clearest signs yet that China is awakening from its coronavirus coma, the country's "dancing aunties" are once again gathering in parks and squares.

US man gets 4-year prison sentence for spying for China

San Francisco - A San Francisco tour operator who handled dead drops of sensitive information on behalf of Beijing's Ministry of State Security was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison for spying for China.

China to expel US journalists as media freedom row grows

Bejing - China on Wednesday announced it would expel American journalists from three major US newspapers in one of the communist government's biggest crackdowns on the foreign press, escalating a bitter row over media freedoms.

China reports just one new domestic virus case, 20 more imported

Bejing - China reported on Tuesday just one new domestic coronavirus infection but found 20 more cases imported from abroad, with more regions imposing quarantines on foreign arrivals in a bid to stem the disease being brought in from overseas.

US and China trade barbs over coronavirus

Bejing - US President Donald Trump doubled down Tuesday on calling the coronavirus spreading rapidly across the world the "Chinese Virus," despite protests from Beijing.

China hits out at Nobel laureate Vargas Llosa over virus article

- China hit out on Monday at Peru's Nobel literature laureate Mario Vargas Llosa for allegedly expressing "irresponsible and prejudiced opinions" over the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

China allows detained Canadian ex-diplomat to call sick father

Bejing - China has allowed a former Canadian diplomat detained for allegedly gathering state secrets to speak on the phone to his ill father, the foreign ministry said Monday.

Hong Kong political rivals woo voters with free face masks

Fpo - Hong Kong's rival political camps have embraced a new tactic to woo potential voters as the city hunkers down during the coronavirus pandemic: free face masks.

US-China trade truce at risk as virus hits global economy

Bejing - A hard-won trade war truce between the US and China is at risk as the coronavirus pandemic rocks the global economy, making it tough for Beijing to fulfil its commitments.

Italians in China caught between two epidemics

Bejing - Sara Platto's mother in Italy called her "crazy" for staying in Wuhan even as the virus-hit city was quarantined in January. Now she's offering advice to people back home on how to cope.

China, US spar over origin of coronavirus

Bejing - A Chinese government campaign to cast doubt on the origin of the coronavirus pandemic is fuelling a row with the United States, with a Beijing official promoting conspiracy theories and Washington calling it the "Wuhan virus".

Last of Apple's 42 stores in China reopen

Bejing - The last of Apple's 42 stores in China reopened Friday, as the country slowly goes back to work following weeks of quarantine that forced the closure of businesses.
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