World’s top gold market freezes as Chinese shoppers stay away

The coronavirus pandemic has frozen the Chinese gold market, torpedoing demand at a time when investors elsewhere in the world are clamoring for the safety of bullion. China is the biggest

Wuhan | City at center of China’s virus outbreak gradually revives

Shopkeepers in the city at the center of China’s virus outbreak were reopening yesterday but customers were scarce after authorities lifted more of the anti-virus controls that kept tens of

Xi Jinping’s G20 speech charts course for global Covid-19 fight

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s keynote speech at the Extraordinary G20 Leaders’ Summit, which stressed a coordinated response to the common threat of Covid-19, has charted a course for the global

WHO says it’s working with Taiwan experts after video goes viral

The World Health Organization said it’s working with Taiwanese health experts after an interview went viral in which a senior official appeared to hang up on a reporter who asked

Hong Kong | Gatherings limited to four after virus surge

Hong Kong announced plans to ban gatherings of more than four people and close cinemas, gyms and arcades, after the Asian financial center recorded its largest one-day surge in coronavirus

Australia criticizes China’s espionage case against writer

Australia yesterday criticized China for formally charging a Chinese-Australian writer with espionage during the coronavirus pandemic. Yang Hengjun was taken into custody upon arriving in China from New York in January

Wuhan | Beijing lifting last controls in Hubei at outbreak’s center

Trains carrying factory employees back to work after two months in locked- down cities rolled out of Hubei province, the center of China’s virus outbreak, as the government yesterday began

Australian tourist among latest Macau Covid-19 cases

Macau has seen four more positive cases within a single morning, bringing its total number of Covid-19 cases to 30, the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center has confirmed. The

US newspapers urge China not to expel their journalists

The publishers of three major American newspapers have written an open letter asking China to reverse its recent decision to expel many of their correspondents working in the country. The letter

Back to Wuhan | Asymptomatic cases are testing positive after Beijing announces lifting the lockdown

Back in China’s Wuhan, where the virus first appeared, asymptomatic people are still testing positive for it— four days after the country said there have been no new cases at the epicenter of

Stigmatizing of China is just same old vinegar being sold as wine

The novel coronavirus pandemic has become a sort of reagent test kit showing whether a government has been infected by stigmatism that makes them put their own political interests above

Analysis | Spat between China diplomats signals internal split over Trump

An unusual public spat between two top Chinese diplomats points to an internal split in Beijing over how to handle rising tensions with a combative U.S. president. The differences spilled into

People in China need a green light from Alibaba app to move around country

To get permission to leave China’s coronavirus epicenter and return to his job in Hong Kong, a Chinese banker needed two things: a letter from his company and a green

On PR offensive, China sends masks and experts abroad

As the fight against a new virus shifts to Europe and beyond, China is supplying millions of masks and other desperately needed items to struggling governments, hoping to build political

Half of Chinese retailers risk collapse within six months

Almost half of China’s listed consumer companies don’t have enough cash to survive another six months, underscoring the urgent task Beijing has to re-start its economy and get shoppers spending

The Latest: US Navy sailor in Florida tests positive

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 278,000 people and killed more than 11,500. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but

Covid-19 | Wuhan offers hope on virus front; Italy nears stark toll

Yesterday was a day of contrasts on the front lines of the battle against the new coronavirus. In a sign of hope, the Chinese city of Wuhan reported no new

Li Wenliang | Chinese probe criticizes police reprimand of virus doctor

China’s top disciplinary body has criticized how police handled the case of a Chinese doctor who was reprimanded for rumor-mongering after he shared a warning with others about the coronavirus

Coronavirus rocks already strained ties between US and China

Badly strained ties between the United States and China are deteriorating further with the two sides hurling harsh accusations and bitter name-calling over responsibility for the spread of the novel

Analysis | Coronavirus could very well slow by the summer

One great unknown about the coronavirus pandemic currently circling the globe is how it will respond as the weather gets warmer. The virus will

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