Tag: Beijing

Hong Kong postpones elections over virus as China crackdown deepens

by Jerome TAYLOR / Yan ZHAO Hong Kong's democracy supporters were dealt a huge blow Friday as authorities postponed local elections for a year because of the coronavirus, capping a devastating month of political disqualifications, arrests for social media posts and activists fleeing overseas. Chinese state...

China clashes with US over new Hong Kong security law

by Jerome TAYLOR China promised Thursday to take "strong countermeasures" if the US presses ahead with tough new sanctions that target banks over infringements on Hong Kong's autonomy, after Beijing imposed a sweeping security law on the restless financial hub. Beijing has faced a groundswell of...

China to foreign critics: Hong Kong law ‘none of your business’

China on Wednesday slammed international criticism over a controversial new national security law for Hong Kong, saying other countries should keep quiet. Western governments and critics have warned the new law will curb the city's autonomy and undermine the "One Country, Two Systems" policy meant...

Beijing officials declare outbreak ‘under control’

The new coronavirus outbreak that has infected 256 people in Beijing since early June is "under control", officials in the Chinese capital said Wednesday, but fears still remain over the risk of community transmission. Authorities have raced to contain the outbreak linked to the largest...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for June 22, 2020

As of 8 am, June 22, 2020: World count: 8,892,595 cases, 4,403,307 recoveries, 465,880 deaths There are now 8,892,595 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 2,321,667 infections, followed by Brazil (1,085,038) and Russia (584,680).  There have been 465,880...

Beijing reports 22 new virus cases as millions tested

China's capital reported 22 new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday after a mass testing effort that has collected more than two million samples in a race to contain a new outbreak. The fresh cluster in Beijing has raised fears of a resurgence of the...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for June 20, 2020

As of 8 am, June 20, 2020: World count: 8,628,403 cases, 4,223,909 recoveries, 458,676 deaths There are now 8,628,40 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 2,262,527 infections, followed by Brazil (1,038,568) and Russia (569,063).  There have been 458,676...

Coronavirus update for June 16, 2020

As of 8 am, June 16, 2020: World count: 8,003,021 cases, 3,832,784 recoveries, 435,619 deaths There are now 8,003,021 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 2,153,782 infections, followed by Brazil (891,556) and Russia (537,210).  There have been 435,619...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for June 15, 2020

As of 8 am, June 15, 2020: World count: 7,873,221 cases, 3,755,576 recoveries, 432,173 deaths There are now 7,873,221 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 2,132,468 infections, followed by Brazil (867,882) and Russia (528,964).  There have been 432,173...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for June 13, 2020

As of 5 am, June 13, 2020: World count: 7,573,699 cases, 3,582,269 recoveries, 423,155 deaths There are now 7,573,699 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 2,077,370 infections, followed by Brazil (809,398) and Russia (511,423).  There have been 423,155...