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World Jul 22China won’t accept WHO’s second phase plan to study COVID-19 origins
China's vice minister of the country's National Health Commission said he was "rather taken aback" that the plan includes further investigation of the theory that the virus might have leaked from a Chinese lab.
Science May 15China lands on Mars in major advance for its space ambitions
China landed a spacecraft on Mars for the first time on Saturday, a technically challenging feat more difficult than a moon landing, in the latest step forward for its ambitious goals in space.
Politics Jul 22WATCH: Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds hearing on competition with China
The United States has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston in the latest escalation of tensions between the world's largest economies.
World Jul 14China accuses U.S. of sowing discord in South China Sea
The Trump administration's rejection of broad Chinese claims to much of the South China Sea came across in Asia as an election-year political move, with some appealing for calm amid fears of greater tensions.
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.