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Millions of Chinese ordered back to work but infection risk remains high | World news

The Chinese authorities are trying to usher the country back to work, a month after announcing the unprecedented quarantine of millions of people. But they face a difficult balancing act between containing the virus and supporting a faltering economy. Wuhan and surrounding Hubei province, the centre of the outbreak, have been the focus of disease […]

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What living conditions can Canadian evacuees from China expect in quarantine?

TORONTO — Preparations are underway at the country’s largest air force base in Ontario in anticipation of the arrival of 250 Canadian evacuees who have been in lockdown in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus. The Canadian citizens are expected to board a chartered plane in China on Thursday evening […]

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China could spend billions buying stocks if the coronavirus panic continues. It’s done it before

Beijing already has a blueprint to work with. When the Chinese stock market bubble popped in 2015, sending shares into an even deeper tailspin, the government stepped in with a rescue plan. Using a state-owned financing company and its sovereign wealth fund, China spent more than 1.2 trillion yuan ($170 billion) buying shares to shore […]

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UAE confirms new coronavirus case in family arriving from China

A family in the United Arab Emirates, arriving from China’s central city of Wuhan, has been diagnosed with a case of the new coronavirus, the health ministry said on Wednesday, Trend with reference to Reuters reports. It is the first known confirmed case in the UAE of a virus that has killed at least 132 […]

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Coronavirus: China death toll climbs to 106 with first fatality in Beijing – live updates | Science

5.39am GMT05:39 One of the curious thing to come out of the Australian news conference about school advice with regards to coronavirus, is that speakers reiterated that there hasn’t been person-to-person transmission of the virus in Australia. “There is no evidence,” said the NSW chief health officer, Kerry Chant. Yesterday the federal health minister also […]

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What you need to know about the new coronavirus in China

A new respiratory illness identified in central China is emerging as a growing international concern after it killed at least three people and infected more than 200 others, with cases spreading in Asia. In Wuhan — one of the country’s largest cities and a hub for industry and technology — the yet-to-be-officially-named coronavirus caused an […]

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Mike Pompeo says U.S. standing with Canada on ‘coercive detentions’ of Canadians in China

OTTAWA — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says his country is sticking with Canada in fighting what he calls China’s “coercive detentions of Canadian citizens.” Pompeo and Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne spoke Monday about a range of global concerns, including China, the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, and the United States’ upcoming presidency of […]

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Trump accuses Democrats of ‘trivializing impeachment’ after vote on articles

Trump spoke just about an hour after the House Judiciary Committee voted. December 13, 2019, 8:30 PM 8 min read Just about an hour after the House Judiciary Committee Friday approved two articles of impeachment against him, President Donald Trump accused them of “trivializing” the constitutional process for political gain. Before a meeting with Paraguay’s […]

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Why Is Growth Slowing in China? — Global Issues

Opinion by Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Vladimir Popov (berlin and kuala lumpur) Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Inter Press Service BERLIN and KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (IPS) – China’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 14%. Since then, its growth rate has declined by more than half to 6.6% in 2018. The five-year moving average growth rate […]

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Russia commences Power of Siberia pipeline gas supplies to China

Russia started on 2 December Russian gas pipeline supplies to China via the ambitious Power of Siberia gas pipeline or so-called eastern route. Taking part in a ceremonial event via conference call were Russian President Vladimir Putin, his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, Gazprom Chairman Alexey Miller and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) Chairman Wang Yilin. […]

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