Edition:
United Kingdom

Yawen Chen

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

3:59am GMT

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.

China reports big rise in coronavirus deaths, WHO sees no 'tip of iceberg'

14 Feb 2020

BEIJING/TOKYO The Chinese province at the center of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in deaths and thousands more infections using a broader definition on Thursday, while Japan became the third place outside mainland China to suffer a fatality. | Video

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.

China's virus epicentre Hubei speeds testing after complaints

07 Feb 2020

BEIJING China's Hubei province, the coronavirus outbreak epicentre, has started using a faster and more convenient method of testing in order to isolate patients more quickly, the official People's Daily reported on Friday.

China's virus epicentre Hubei speeds testing after complaints

07 Feb 2020

BEIJING China's Hubei province, the coronavirus outbreak epicentre, has started using a faster and more convenient method of testing in order to isolate patients more quickly, the official People's Daily reported on Friday.

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.

Confusion and lost time: how testing woes slowed China's coronavirus response

28 Jan 2020

BEIJING Yang Zhongyi was still waiting on Monday for a coronavirus test in the Chinese city of Wuhan two weeks after she started to show signs of a fever, even though doctors privately told her family that she almost certainly has been infected, her son Zhang Changchun told Reuters.

World News