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Seasonal flu reports hit record lows amid global social distancing

31 Jul 2020

BEIJING Global social distancing rules targeting coronavirus have pushed influenza infection rates to a record low, early figures show, signalling that the measures are having an unprecedented impact on other communicable diseases.

U.S. cybersecurity firm says Beijing-linked hackers target Vatican ahead of talks

29 Jul 2020

BEIJING Hackers linked to the Chinese government have infiltrated Vatican computer networks, including the Roman Catholic Church's Hong Kong-based representative, a U.S. firm that tracks state-backed cyber attacks said on Wednesday . | Video

U.S. cybersecurity firm says Beijing-linked hackers target Vatican ahead of talks

29 Jul 2020

BEIJING, July 29 Hackers linked to the Chinese government have infiltrated Vatican computer networks, including the Roman Catholic Church's Hong Kong-based representative, a U.S. firm that tracks state-backed cyber attacks said on Wednesday .

U.S. gives China 72 hours to shut Houston consulate, Trump says other closures 'always possible'

23 Jul 2020

BEIJING/WASHINGTON The United States gave China 72 hours to close its consulate in Houston amid accusations of spying, marking a dramatic deterioration in relations between the world's two biggest economies. | Video

In Hong Kong national security law, echoes of China's own cyber crackdown

07 Jul 2020

BEIJING Hong Kong's new National Security Law will shake up digital surveillance in the city, with strict new company compliance measures that echo the mainland's years-long crackdown on anti-government content.

Global coronavirus cases exceed 10 million

03 Jul 2020

(This June 28 story corrects reference to first cases on Jan. 10 in paragraph 7) | Video

Global coronavirus deaths top half a million

30 Jun 2020

SYDNEY/BEIJING The death toll from COVID-19 surpassed half a million people on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, a grim milestone for the global pandemic that seems to be resurgent in some countries even as other regions are still grappling with the first wave.

Global coronavirus deaths top half a million

28 Jun 2020

SYDNEY/BEIJING, June 28 The death toll from COVID-19 reached half a million people on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, a grim milestone for the global pandemic that seems to be resurgent in some countries even as other regions are still grappling with the first wave.

Global coronavirus cases approach 10 million

28 Jun 2020

BEIJING, June 28 Global coronavirus cases neared 10 million on Sunday according to a Reuters tally, marking a major milestone in the spread of the respiratory disease that has so far killed almost half a million people in seven months.

China charges two detained Canadians with suspected espionage, Trudeau 'very disappointed'

20 Jun 2020

BEIJING Chinese prosecutors said on Friday they have charged two detained Canadians for suspected espionage, indictments that could result in life imprisonment, in a case that has driven a diplomatic wedge between Ottawa and Beijing. | Video

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