BEIJING/SHANGHAI Deaths from China's new flu-like virus rose to 17 on Wednesday, with more than 540 cases confirmed, leading the city at the centre of the outbreak to close transportation networks and urge citizens not to leave as fears rose of the contagion spreading. | Video
Peking/Shanghai Angesichts zunehmender Todesfälle durch das neuartige Coronavirus verschärfen chinesische Behörden ihre Sicherheitsvorkehrungen.
BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Jan 22 The death toll from a
new flu-like coronavirus in China rose to nine on Wednesday with
440 confirmed cases, Chinese health officials said as
authorities stepped up efforts to control the outbreak by
discouraging public gatherings in Hubei province.
BEIJING Health authorities are concerned that a virus originating in central China could spread when hundreds of millions of Chinese travel during next week's lunar new year festival, but residents said there were was little anxiety in the city at the epicenter.
WASHINGTON/BEIJING From Huawei to the South China Sea, deep political rifts between Beijing and Washington are set to persist, despite a trade relations breakthrough, as the United States pushes back against an increasingly powerful and assertive China.
WASHINGTON/BEIJING, Jan 16 From Huawei to the
South China Sea, deep political rifts between Beijing and
Washington are set to persist, despite a trade relations
breakthrough, as the United States pushes back against an
increasingly powerful and assertive China.
BEIJING People held in camps in China's Xinjiang region have now "graduated" and new trainees will have the freedom to come and go, the regional governor said on Monday. | Video
BEIJING/HONG KONG Hong Kong's new police commissioner said on Saturday his force would take a flexible approach to pro-democracy demonstrations as the city gears up for a rally on Sunday that is expected to draw a huge crowd.
HONG KONG/BEIJING China warned the United States on Thursday that it would take "firm counter measures" in response to U.S. legislation backing anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and said attempts to interfere in the Chinese-ruled city were doomed to fail. | Video
BEIJING New European proposals to launch a "carbon border tax" will damage global efforts to tackle climate change, China said on Wednesday, urging a pushback against climate "protectionism", a week before fresh global climate talks in Madrid.