The deadly virus sweeping across China could slash its economic growth, S&P warns

2020-01-24 18:07

"We simply don't know what the impact or even the potential impact could be. We only have SARS in 2003 to base assumptions on."

Here's how to protect yourself from the Wuhan coronavirus while travelling

2020-01-23 21:01

Hundreds of millions of people travel to China for the Lunar New Year, which could raise the risk of the disease's spread.

TikTok is reportedly on the hunt for a US-based CEO, and it could be the company's latest step to distance itself from ties to China

2020-01-23 15:15

The move may help to distance TikTok from ByteDance, its Chinese parent company, and appease concerns about the app's ties to the Chinese government.

Here's how the deadly Wuhan virus could impact the global economy, based on what we know about past outbreaks

2020-01-23 09:22

The Wuhan virus, which has infected over 400 people and killed 9 in China, is spreading around the world. A pandemic could affect many businesses.

Here's why China won't overtake the US as the largest economy anytime soon

2020-01-22 14:31

"The widespread assumption that China will overtake the US as the world's largest economy is likely to be proved wrong," says Capital Economics.

A Chinese theme park made a live pig bungee jump to try and attract visitors

2020-01-21 22:39

The Meixin Red Wine Town theme park tied the pig to a cord and dropped it from a 223 foot (68 meter) tower on Saturday, before taking it to be killed.

The last time China was hit by a deadly illness like the Wuhan virus, it covered it up and 774 people died. There are fears it could happen again.

2020-01-21 12:01

China tried to cover up the deadly SARS virus in 2003, and observers are closely watching China as it deals with a new virus outbreak.

China confirmed that the mysterious and deadly virus sweeping the country can spread from human to human, increasing the risk of an epidemic

2020-01-21 07:11

The spread could accelerate as hundreds of millions of people prepare to travel home for the Lunar New Year holiday this week.

A mysterious virus in China is a reminder that the world isn't ready for a pandemic. Bill Gates says we should prepare for a deadly outbreak as we do for war.

2020-01-17 21:05

The virus, which causes pneumonia-like symptoms and is in the same family as SARS, has killed a second person and spread to Thailand and Japan.

China's latest move in its Uighur crackdown is forcing Muslims to redecorate their homes to make them look more Chinese

2020-01-14 12:16

The US estimates China has up to three million Uighur people in internment camps camps, where those who left speak of torture and medical experiments.


One image from Wuhan shows the sheer scale of trying to treat a city on lockdown, as Wuhan coronavirus spreads

2020-01-24 12:00

A video captured in a hospital in Wuhan shows people packed into small hallways awaiting treatment for the deadly novel coronavirus.

The outbreaks of both the Wuhan coronavirus and SARS started in Chinese wet markets. Photos show what the markets look like.

2020-01-23 16:27

The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak started in a Chinese wet market, where livestock and poultry are sold alongside animals like dogs, hares, and civets.

Wuhan, China, is cut off from the outside world in an unprecedented quarantine after a deadly virus killed 17 and infected 571

2020-01-23 11:59

Footage and personal accounts from the city at the center of the coronavirus outbreak showed the extreme measures being used to contain the spread.

This terrifying graph shows how fast the Wuhan virus has spread so far, and how close it is to becoming a global pandemic

2020-01-22 21:36

The Wuhan coronavirus, also known as 2019-nCoV, has killed nine people in China and affected 440 people worldwide as of Wednesday, China said.

China warned the deadly Wuhan virus is 'mutating' and could spread further, with over 2,000 people tested after being close to those infected

2020-01-22 14:27

The number of people known to be infected with the Wuhan virus has increased ninefold in just one week, and it has spread to other countries.

This map shows where China's mysterious, deadly Wuhan virus has spread across Asia, as a 6th death is confirmed

2020-01-21 16:34

As well as mainland China, the virus has now been reported in Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and Thailand, with suspected cases in other nations.

Moody's downgrades Hong Kong's rating, citing the government's 'slow' response to protests

2020-01-21 10:52

"The underlying drivers of the protests are certainly deep-seated and intractable," Moody's said, calling the response "slow, tentative, and inconclusive."

China is fighting to stop the spread of a mysterious, deadly virus as millions prepare to travel for Chinese New Year

2020-01-20 14:43

The 2019-nCoV respiratory virus has caused at least three deaths since it broke out in Wuhan, China, but not much is known about it.

China's economy grew at the slowest pace in nearly 30 years as Trump's trade war bites

2020-01-17 15:09

The drop from 6.6% growth in 2018 reflected a raft of challenges. China's birth rate and manufacturing investment also dropped to record lows.

People in China will make 3 billion trips in the next 40 days to celebrate Lunar New Year, the world's largest annual human migration

2020-01-14 08:35

China's 40-day Lunar New Year period has begun. Here's what the largest human migration in the world looks like.

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