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World May 28Chinese lawmakers endorse Hong Kong national security law
China's legislature endorsed a national security law for Hong Kong on Thursday that has strained relations with the United States and Britain and prompted new protests in the territory.
World May 09New outbreaks in Germany, SKorea underline risk of easing up
Fresh coronavirus outbreaks at slaughterhouses in Germany and new cases reported Saturday in South Korea linked to a man who had visited multiple nightclubs highlighted the challenges authorities face as they seek to open up their economies.
Economy Apr 16China tries to revive economy but consumer engine sputters
China, where the coronavirus pandemic started in December, is cautiously trying to get back to business, but it's not easy when many millions of workers are wary of spending much or even going out.
Health Mar 30City at center of China’s virus outbreak gradually revives
Shopkeepers in the city at the center of China's virus outbreak were reopening Monday but customers were scarce after authorities lifted more of the anti-virus controls that kept tens of millions of people at home for two months.
Economy Mar 18Global markets sink despite promises of economic aid
European markets were down about 5% after broad losses across Asia, while trading in Wall Street futures was suspended once again as losses hit the maximum 5% limit.
Economy Mar 16Stocks nosedive on Wall Street, triggering trading halt
Global stocks fell sharply Monday after central bank moves to shore up economic growth failed to dispel investor's fears over anti-virus controls that are shutting down global business and travel.
Economy Mar 10Global markets pick up after plunge on virus, oil
Global stock markets rebounded Tuesday from record-setting declines after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would ask Congress for a tax cut and other measures to ease the pain of the spreading coronavirus outbreak.
Economy Mar 09Stocks plunge, trading halted over global fight for crude production
Trading in Wall Street futures was halted for this first time since the 2016 U.S. presidential election after they fell more than the daily limit of 5%.
Health Feb 23China’s Xi says epidemic ‘grim,’ calls for action on economy
BEIJING — Warning that China’s virus epidemic is “still grim and complex,” President Xi Jinping called Sunday for more efforts to stop the outbreak, revive industry and prevent the disease from disrupting spring planting of crops. Xi defended the ruling…
Health Feb 11China’s new virus cases fall again, deaths now exceed 1,100
China has reported another drop in the number of new cases of a viral infection and 97 more deaths, pushing the total dead past 1,100 even as the country remains largely closed down to prevent the spread of the disease.