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Robot designed in China could help save lives on medical frontline

23 Mar 2020

SHANGHAI Researchers at one of China's top universities have designed a robot they say could help save lives on the frontline during the coronavirus outbreak. | Video

Even mask-wearers can be ID'd, China facial recognition firm says

10 Mar 2020

BEIJING A Chinese company says it has developed the country's first facial recognition technology that can identify people when they are wearing a mask, as most are these days because of the coronavirus, and help in the fight against the disease. | Video

China firm develops system to recognise faces behind coronavirus masks

09 Mar 2020

BEIJING, March 9 A Chinese company says it has developed the country's first facial recognition technology that can identify people when they are wearing a mask, as most are these days because of the coronavirus, and help in the fight against the disease.

Masked against coronavirus, Shanghai's ballet dancers pirouette and plie

21 Feb 2020

SHANGHAI Ten ballet dancers train at a barre, straightening their lithe limbs and standing on their toes to the accompaniment of a classical pianist.

Backstory - 'This is a special time': Reporting from the edge of China's virus lockdown

18 Feb 2020

BEIJING It was a late afternoon on a blue-sky day in Jiujiang, a city that borders Hubei, the central Chinese province worst hit by the coronavirus.

China farmers, firms feel the pinch on edge of virus exclusion zone

05 Feb 2020

JIUJIANG, China This time of year is normally peak season for Li Zimin, a strawberry farmer in Jiujiang, a Chinese city on the outer edge of an exclusion zone aimed at bottling up a coronavirus epidemic that has killed almost 500 people.

China farmers, firms feel the pinch on edge of virus exclusion zone

05 Feb 2020

JIUJIANG, China This time of year is normally peak season for Li Zimin, a strawberry farmer in Jiujiang, a Chinese city on the outer edge of an exclusion zone aimed at bottling up a coronavirus epidemic that has killed almost 500 people.

'Please take my daughter': Mother of girl with cancer pleads at virus blockade

02 Feb 2020

JIUJIANG, China Hours ticked by on Saturday as 50-year-old Lu Yuejin struggled to get past the police checkpoint on the bridge over the Yangtze river and out of Hubei province, which is on virtual lockdown as China scrambles to control a coronavirus outbreak.

'Please take my daughter': Mother of girl with cancer pleads at virus blockade

02 Feb 2020

JIUJIANG, China Hours ticked by on Saturday as 50-year-old Lu Yuejin struggled to get past the police checkpoint on the bridge over the Yangtze river and out of Hubei province, which is on virtual lockdown as China scrambles to control a coronavirus outbreak.

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