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Coronavirus slows China's Belt and Road push

18 Feb 2020

When President Xi Jinping made his first state visit this year to Myanmar and signed new infrastructure contracts, there was no indication of the obstacle about to trip up China's plan for railways, ports and highways around the world: the coronavirus.

American woman from cruise ship tests positive again for coronavirus in Malaysia

16 Feb 2020

KUALA LUMPUR/ SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia An American passenger from a cruise ship that docked in Cambodia has tested positive for the new coronavirus a second time in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia said on Sunday, after the cruise firm and Cambodian authorities sought further tests.

Cruise firm seeks new virus test for passenger from ship in Cambodia

16 Feb 2020

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia More tests are needed to confirm that an American passenger from a cruise ship docked in Cambodia has the new coronavirus after she tested positive in Malaysia, the MS Westerdam's operator said on Sunday.

Cruise firm seeks new virus test for passenger from ship in Cambodia

16 Feb 2020

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia, Feb 16 More tests are needed to confirm that an American passenger from a cruise ship docked in Cambodia has the new coronavirus after she tested positive in Malaysia, the MS Westerdam's operator said on Sunday.

Not just Chinese travellers staying away as virus shakes Asian tourism

11 Feb 2020

BANGKOK/SINGAPORE As a driver of one of Thailand's renowned "tuk tuk" motorised rickshaws, Amonchai Laodoungdee is used to busy days ferrying tourists around Bangkok, but on Tuesday he waited for four hours at a shopping mall without a single customer.

Not just Chinese travellers staying away as virus shakes Asian tourism

11 Feb 2020

BANGKOK/SINGAPORE As a driver of one of Thailand's renowned "tuk tuk" motorised rickshaws, Amonchai Laodoungdee is used to busy days ferrying tourists around Bangkok, but on Tuesday he waited for four hours at a shopping mall without a single customer. | Video

Not just Chinese travellers staying away as virus shakes Asian tourism

11 Feb 2020

BANGKOK/SINGAPORE, Feb 11 As a driver of one of Thailand's renowned "tuk tuk" motorised rickshaws, Amonchai Laodoungdee is used to busy days ferrying tourists around Bangkok, but on Tuesday he waited for four hours at a shopping mall without a single customer.

Coronavirus sends Asia's social media censors into overdrive

04 Feb 2020

BANGKOK/SINGAPORE Deluged by misinformation about the new coronavirus on social media, some Asian governments are fighting back with arrests, fines and fake news laws - something free speech advocates fear will entrench measures that can also silence dissent. | Video

Coronavirus sends Asia's social media censors into overdrive

04 Feb 2020

BANGKOK/SINGAPORE Deluged by misinformation about the new coronavirus on social media, some Asian governments are fighting back with arrests, fines and fake news laws - something free speech advocates fear will entrench measures that can also silence dissent.

Coronavirus sends Asia's social media censors into overdrive

04 Feb 2020

BANGKOK/SINGAPORE Deluged by misinformation about the new coronavirus on social media, some Asian governments are fighting back with arrests, fines and fake news laws - something free speech advocates fear will entrench measures that can also silence dissent.

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