Coronavirus Spreads Outside China as Officials’ Worries Mount

HONG KONG—New cases of coronavirus flared outside China, adding to global health officials’ worries about the spread of the disease in dangerous new pockets of infection. Iran’s health ministry on Sunday confirmed the eighth coronavirus-related death in the country, out of a total of 43…

China Expels Three Wall Street Journal Reporters

China revoked the press credentials of three Wall Street Journal reporters based in Beijing, the first time in the post-Mao era that the Chinese government has expelled multiple journalists from one international news organization at the same time. China’s Foreign Ministry said the move Wednesday…

China Defends Coronavirus Measures as France Reports First Death

BEIJING—France reported the world’s first coronavirus death outside Asia, an 80-year-old Chinese tourist in Paris, as China’s foreign minister defended his country’s handling of the fast-spreading outbreak that has sickened more than 66,000 people and killed more than 1,500. A team of World Health Organization…

HS2: UK in talks with China over construction of high-speed line

Image copyright HS2 The UK and China have held “preliminary discussions” over giving Beijing’s state-owned railway firm a role in building the HS2 high-speed rail line. However, government officials said no “concrete commitments” had been made. China’s state railway company said it could build the…

Coronavirus: No change in outbreak despite China spike, WHO says

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Vietnam has put 10,000 people in quarantine after six cases were found in villages north of Hanoi Coronavirus cases are not rising dramatically outside China despite a spike in Hubei province, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. The only exception…

China Ousts Top Official in Coronavirus Outbreak’s Epicenter

BEIJING—China replaced its top Communist Party official at the coronavirus outbreak’s epicenter with a protégé of President Xi Jinping, as part of high-level firings that demonstrate Beijing’s dissatisfaction with the handling of the deadly epidemic that has spread across the country. Jiang Chaoliang was removed…

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