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China-US Ties Plunge Further Over Hong Kong Sanctions

China on Saturday, August 8, 2020, slammed the United States for imposing “barbarous” sanctions in response to Beijing’s crackdown in Hong Kong, capping a dramatic week of deteriorating relations between the world’s two biggest economies. In the toughest US action on Hong Kong since China imposed a sweeping new security law on the territory, Washington […]

Hong Kong To Shut All Schools After Virus Cases Spike

Hong Kong will close all schools after the territory reported a spike in locally transmitted coronavirus infections, the city’s education minister said Friday, July 10, 2020. The government has ordered all schools to close from Monday, July 13, 2020, bringing forward the start of the summer holidays, Kevin Yeung said, after the city recorded 34 […]

Australia Extends Visas For Hong Kongers

Australia on Thursday, July 9, 2020, extended the visas of around 10,000 Hong Kongers living in the country by five years following China’s security crackdown on the territory. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said a pathway to Australian permanent residency would also be offered to Hong Kong citizens currently in the country on student or temporary […]

France Confirms First COVID-19 Death Outside Asia

French Health Minister, Agnes Buzyn has disclosed that an 80-year-old Chinese tourist has died from the new coronavirus in France, the first death confirmed outside of Asia. Buzyn, on Saturday, February 15, 2020, said she had been told about the death of the patient in a hospital in Paris since late January, adding that his […]

Coronavirus: China’s Confirmed Cases Top 20,000

China has recorded the highest number of confirmed cases and deaths in one day since the outbreak in the region at the heart of the epidemic. By Tuesday, February 4, 2020, the total number of confirmed cases in China was 20,438, an increase of 3,235 over Monday, February 3, 2020 while the death toll was […]

China Virus Death Toll Rises To 41

Authorities in China have disclosed that the deadly viral outbreak in the Country has now killed 41 people, while the number of infected cases has soared to nearly 1, 300. The Hubei Health Commission said on Saturday, January 25, 2020, that the 15 new deaths all took place in Wuhan, the city of 11 million […]