Posts Tagged ‘China’

Back to school in China as lockdowns start to ease

By AFP  / pic by AFP
CHILDREN in China’s two most important cities went back to school Monday after more than three months at home, as ...

WHO says novel coronavirus not manipulated or constructed

by BERNAMA/ pic by AFP
ALL available evidence to date suggests that the novel coronavirus, which has caused the ongoing pandemic, has a natural animal ...

Malaysia may need deeper Covid-19 response, but fiscal space is limited

Uncertainty over the country’s political stability and the govt’s ability to manage the outbreak could pose further downside risks to Malaysia’s ...

Beijing names islands in disputed South China Sea

Pic By MUHD AMIN NAHARUL
BEIJING • China yesterday defended its naming of 80 islands and other geographical features in the South China Sea in a move ...

Immigration is another casualty of the coronavirus

by TYLER COWEN/ pic by AFP
EVEN before US President Donald Trump announced that he intends to temporarily suspend immigration to the US because of ...

Flickers of joy in China’s virus ground zero mask deep fears

By AFP
A bride in a long white gown poses by Wuhan’s East Lake with her groom, face masks off momentarily as a photographer snaps pre-wedding ...

Global COVID-19 deaths top 170,000

by BERNAMA/ pic by AFP
THE number of deaths worldwide from the COVID-19 surpassed 170,000 late Monday, according to a running tally by US-based Johns ...

Fresh blow for Boeing as China leasing firm scraps Max order

SINGAPORE • China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co Ltd cancelled an order for 29 Boeing Co 737 Max planes, worth at least US$2.9 billion (RM12.7 ...

Director of Wuhan lab denies virus link

The US probes whether the virus actually originated in a virology institute with a high-security biosafety laboratory
BEIJING • The director of a ...

China virus epicentre Wuhan raises death toll 50%

by AFP / pic by AFP
CHINA’S coronavirus ground-zero city of Wuhan on Friday admitted missteps in tallying its death toll, and abruptly raised the ...

China raises Wuhan death toll as US plots re-opening

By AFP
The Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged raised its death toll by 50 percent on Friday, revealing the ground zero of the global ...

Chinese economy contracts for first time in decades: AFP survey

By AFP
China’s economy contracted for the first time in around three decades in the first quarter as the coronavirus crisis brought the country ...