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Tony Munroe

As China splashes out vouchers to revive retail, many just buy necessities

21 Apr 2020

BEIJING China is handing out billions of yuan in shopping coupons to support retailers crushed by the COVID-19 outbreak, but the subsidies are doing little to support the kind of discretionary spending needed to revive the economy.

China sees rise in asymptomatic coronavirus cases, to tighten controls at land borders

06 Apr 2020

BEIJING Mainland China reported 39 new coronavirus cases as of Sunday, up from 30 a day earlier, and the number of asymptomatic cases also surged as the government vowed tighter controls at land borders. | Video

Mormon church to open first temple in mainland China

06 Apr 2020

The Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormon church, plans to open its first temple in mainland China at a time when Beijing has been clamping down steadily on religious freedoms.

China scrambles to curb rise in imported coronavirus cases, Wuhan eases lockdown

22 Mar 2020

BEIJING China reported 46 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, while the city of Wuhan, the pandemic's ground zero, announced it would be loosening a two-month lockdown by gradually resuming public transportation and allowing healthy people to resume work.

China expels American journalists as spat with U.S. escalates

18 Mar 2020

BEIJING/WASHINGTON/NEW YORK China is withdrawing the press credentials of American journalists at three U.S. newspapers, intensifying a bitter fight between the world's top two economies that has widened to include the coronavirus outbreak and media freedoms. | Video

China says within its rights to bar U.S. reporters from Hong Kong

18 Mar 2020

BEIJING China defended its decision on Wednesday to expel American journalists from three U.S. newspapers and bar them even from working in Hong Kong, saying the measure falls within the central government's purview over diplomatic affairs. | Video

CORRECTED-UPDATE 5-China expels American journalists as spat with U.S. escalates

18 Mar 2020

BEIJING/WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, March 18 China withdrew the press credentials of American journalists at three U.S. newspapers on Wednesday, intensifying a bitter fight between the world's top two economies over the spread of coronavirus and press freedoms.

Dying a desperate death: A Wuhan family's coronavirus ordeal

14 Feb 2020

BEIJING There were no doctors, nurses or medical equipment at the Wuhan hotel converted into a temporary quarantine facility for suspected coronavirus patients when brothers Wang Xiangkai and Wang Xiangyou arrived two weeks ago.

Dying a desperate death: A Wuhan family's coronavirus ordeal

14 Feb 2020

BEIJING There were no doctors, nurses or medical equipment at the Wuhan hotel converted into a temporary quarantine facility for suspected coronavirus patients when brothers Wang Xiangkai and Wang Xiangyou arrived two weeks ago.

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