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World Jun 30China approves contentious Hong Kong national security law
HONG KONG (AP) — China approved a contentious national security law that will allow authorities to crack down on subversive and secessionist activity in Hong Kong, a move many see as Beijing’s boldest yet to erase the legal firewall between…
World Jun 28World hits coronavirus milestones amid fears of worse to come
The world surpassed two sobering coronavirus milestones Sunday -- 500,000 confirmed deaths, 10 million confirmed cases -- and hit another high mark for daily new infections as governments that attempted reopenings continued to backtrack and warn that worse news could…
World Jun 17New Beijing outbreak raises virus fears for rest of world
China raised its emergency warning to its second highest level and canceled more than 60% of the flights into Beijing amid a new coronavirus outbreak in the capital.
World Jun 16Beijing expands lockdowns as cases top 100 in new outbreak
Chinese authorities locked down a third neighborhood in Beijing on Tuesday as they rushed to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus outbreak that has infected more than 100 people in a country that appeared to have largely contained the…
World May 21China considering a bill to crack down on Hong Kong opposition
China’s ceremonial parliament will consider a bill that could limit opposition activity in Hong Kong, says spokesperson.
World Apr 18Nations debate easing lockdown as economic hardship grows
Governments around the world are wrestling with when and how to lift economically painful virus-control measures as unemployment rises and rent payments come due.
World Apr 17Nations struggle to count virus toll
China has announced that the coronavirus death toll Wuhan was nearly 50% higher than previously reported. The revision highlights just how seriously current figures may be understating the true toll of the pandemic around the globe.
Health Apr 14China moves to block new virus flare-up on Russian border
China is facing a new coronavirus flare-up along its remote northern border with Russia, far from the epicenter of Wuhan, where it has all but declared victory in the battle against the pandemic.
World Apr 01How accurate are China’s virus numbers?
Intentional or not, there is reason to believe that more people in China died of COVID-19 than the official tally, which stood at 3,312 at the end of Tuesday. The same applies to the 81,554 confirmed cases, now exceeded by…
World Mar 19On COVID-19, Wuhan offers hope as Italy nears stark death toll
The Chinese city of Wuhan reported no new homegrown infections, but Italy appeared set to surpass China's death toll from the virus.