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Coronavirus on G20 agenda as China reports uptick in cases

8:49am GMT

BEIJING China reported an uptick in new cases of coronavirus on Friday, boosted by more than 200 people testing positive for the disease in two prisons outside of Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak.

China to grant tariff exemptions on 696 U.S. goods to support purchases

18 Feb 2020

BEIJING China will grant exemptions on retaliatory duties imposed against 696 U.S. goods, the most substantial tariff relief to be offered so far, as Beijing seeks to fulfil commitments made in its interim trade deal with the United States.

China's home price growth hits near two-year low as coronavirus spreads

17 Feb 2020

BEIJING New home prices in China grew at their weakest pace in nearly two years in January as the economy slowed and a fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak brought the country's property market to a standstill.

New party boss in China's Hubei pledges to contain virus

13 Feb 2020

BEIJING/SHANGHAI The new Communist Party chief of Hubei province, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in China, said on Thursday he would contain the virus but that the situation remained severe.

China's Hubei, Wuhan Communist Party chiefs removed amid epidemic

13 Feb 2020

BEIJING/SHANGHAI China's Communist Party has replaced the party heads in the coronavirus stricken province of Hubei and its capital Wuhan, state media said on Thursday, reporting the most high profile officials to be dismissed in the wake of the epidemic.

CORRECTED-WRAPUP 13-Cruise line bans China citizens; Outrage as doctor who sounded coronavirus alarm dies

08 Feb 2020

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Feb 7 A major cruise line on Friday took the extraordinary step of banning citizens of China regardless of when they were last there, while there was sorrow and anger over the coronavirus death of a doctor from Wuhan who had been reprimanded for sounding an early warning about the disease.

China to halve tariffs on some U.S. imports as coronavirus risks grow

07 Feb 2020

BEIJING China on Thursday said it would halve additional tariffs levied against 1,717 U.S. goods last year, following the signing of a Phase 1 deal that defused a bruising trade war between the world's two largest economies. | Video

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-China to halve tariffs on some U.S. imports

06 Feb 2020

BEIJING, Feb 6 China said on Thursday it will halve additional tariffs levied against 1,717 products imported from the United States last year, following the signing of a Phase 1 trade deal that brought a truce to a bruising trade war.

China virus hits cruise ships, carmakers, airlines and Airbus

06 Feb 2020

GENEVA/BEIJING Thousands of passengers and crew on two cruise ships in Asian waters were placed in quarantine for China's coronavirus on Wednesday as airlines, carmakers and other global companies counted the cost of the fast-spreading outbreak. | Video

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