BEIJING People returning to the Chinese capital Beijing from extended holidays on Friday were ordered to undergo a 14-day self-quarantine to help prevent spread of the new coronavirus, as hard-hit Hubei province reported more than 2,400 new cases.
BEIJING China's central bank will step up support for the economy to cushion the blow from a coronavirus outbreak, but activity is expected to recover once the virus is brought under control, one of its deputy governors said on Friday.
(This Feb. 3 story corrects paragraph six to show possible cut could be 500,000 bpd, not one third) | Video
BEIJING Chinese policymakers are readying measures to support an economy jolted by a coronavirus outbreak that is expected to have a devastating impact on first-quarter growth, policy sources said. | Video
Peking/Shanghai Trotz einer steigenden Zahl von Todesfällen und Infektionen rät die Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) zu Augenmaß im Kampf gegen das Coronavirus.
BEIJING China's economic growth cooled to its weakest in nearly 30 years in 2019 amid a bruising trade war with the United States, and more stimulus is expected this year as Beijing tries to boost sluggish investment and demand. | Video
* But 2019 growth seen slowing to 6.1% - weakest pace since
BEIJING New bank lending in China hit a record of 16.81 trillion yuan ($2.44 trillion) in 2019 as the central bank eased policy to support the world's second-largest economy hobbled by weak global demand and the Sino-U.S. trade war.
BEIJING China's economic growth likely hovered at its weakest in nearly 30 years in the fourth quarter as demand at home and abroad remained sluggish, though there were some signs of improvement late in the year as trade tensions with the United States eased.