Trump’s ‘strong wall’ to guard against coronavirus outbreak in China had holes: records

U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly credited his February ban on travelers from mainland China as his signature move against the advance of the coronavirus pandemic — a “strong wall” … Read More

New flu strain in China with ‘pandemic potential’ needs watching, researchers say

A new flu virus found in Chinese pigs has become more infectious to humans and needs to be watched closely in case it becomes a potential “pandemic virus,” a study … Read More

South Korea’s capital eyes stronger restrictions as coronavirus cases climb

South Korea has reported 42 new infections of COVID-19 as infections steadily climb in the greater capital area, forcing authorities to consider stronger social restrictions. The figures announced by the … Read More

Coronavirus: Italy sees drop in deaths as cases in China stabilize

China has extended COVID-19 tests to newly reopened salons amid a drop in cases, while South Korea continues to face new infections after it eased social distancing rules to lift … Read More

Germany cautions coronavirus pandemic far from over as economies restart

German Chancellor Angela Merkel cautioned Saturday that the coronavirus pandemic is far from over, as regional outbreaks gave rise to fears of a second wave. Two of the largest U.S. … Read More

China sees new coronavirus cases go down following outbreak in Beijing

China reported a further decline in newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Friday, with 13 cases. Eleven were in Beijing, where mass testing has been carried out following an … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. cases rise to highest level in 2 months as China tames new outbreak

BEIJING ⁠— New coronavirus cases in the U.S. have surged to their highest level in two months and are now back to where they were at the peak of the … Read More

Coronavirus: China tames new outbreak as cases surge in India, U.S.

China appears to have tamed a new outbreak of the coronavirus in Beijing, once again demonstrating its ability to quickly mobilize vast resources by testing nearly 2.5 million people in … Read More

Coronavirus cases surge as countries continue to ease lockdowns

The number of global coronavirus cases continued to surge Tuesday in many large countries that have been lifting lockdowns, including the U.S., even as new infections stabilized or dropped in … Read More

Coronavirus cases top 1 million in Brazil as Beijing sees drop in new infections

China‘s capital recorded a further drop in coronavirus cases amid tightened containment measures, while Brazil surpassed 1 million confirmed infections, second only to the United States. Europe, in contrast, continues … Read More

Coronavirus: Beijing cancels flights as new COVID-19 outbreak raises concerns

More than 60 per cent of commercial flights in and out of Beijing have been cancelled as the Chinese capital raised its alert level Wednesday against a new coronavirus outbreak … Read More

Coronavirus: Outbreak in Beijing shows need to be prepared as countries reopen

China moved swiftly Monday to try to control a new outbreak of the coronavirus after 36 more cases were confirmed in Beijing. People were lined up at hospitals and other … Read More

Outbreak of coronavirus cases in Beijing sparks return of tough measures

Beijing reported its second consecutive day of record new numbers of COVID-19 cases on Monday, adding urgency to efforts to rein in a sudden resurgence of the coronavirus in the … Read More

Coronavirus: New wave of cases from Beijing market spreads to Liaoning province

After weeks with almost no new coronavirus infections, Beijing has recorded dozens of new cases in recent days, all linked to a major wholesale food market, raising concerns about a … Read More

China reports 57 new coronavirus cases, its highest daily figure since mid-April

By Staff Reuters Posted June 13, 2020 9:57 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ China reported 57 new confirmed COVID-19 cases … Read More

Beijing in ‘wartime emergency’ after new coronavirus cases linked to local market

A district of Beijing was on a “wartime” footing and the capital banned tourism on Saturday after a cluster of novel coronavirus infections centered around a major wholesale market sparked … Read More

China sees first locally spread case of novel coronavirus in weeks

China reported the first local transmission of the novel coronavirus in Beijing in weeks on Friday after the capital has been gradually reopening during a sharp decline in new cases. … Read More

China dismisses claim that COVID-19 started spreading in Wuhan last August

Beijing dismissed as “ridiculous” a Harvard Medical School study of hospital traffic and search engine data that suggested the new coronavirus may already have been spreading in China last August, … Read More

China won’t respond to pleas to ease tension after call for coronavirus probe: Australia

Australia said on Monday China remains unresponsive to its weeks-long pleas to ease tensions between the two trading partners that escalated after Canberra called for an international enquiry into the … Read More

China defends its handling of the coronavirus pandemic in new report

Senior Chinese officials released a lengthy report Sunday on the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, defending their government’s actions and saying that China had provided information in a timely … Read More

China using Huawei to drive a wedge between U.K. and U.S., American senator says

China is using telecoms giant Huawei to try to drive a wedge between Britain and the United States, Republican senator Tom Cotton told British lawmakers on Tuesday. Cotton is one … Read More

‘Many questions’ after report that WHO praised China to get COVID-19 data: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said there are “many questions” for the World Health Organization and China when questioned about a media report that officials at the organization praised the regime’s … Read More

China frustrated WHO by delaying coronavirus info, despite public praise: sources

Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus. It repeatedly thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genetic … Read More

Trudeau says using minister’s WeChat group to fund lawsuit against journalist was ‘unacceptable’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it is “unacceptable” that someone used a community WeChat group run on behalf of one of his cabinet ministers to crowdsource a lawsuit against a … Read More

Coronavirus pandemic drives home why Canada needs to loosen ties with China

The coronavirus pandemic and the Chinese regime’s behaviour throughout are driving home the need for Canada and other Western allies to start “decoupling” from the country, says Canada’s former ambassador … Read More

Coronavirus pandemic drives home why Canada needs to loosen ties with China: former ambassador

The coronavirus pandemic and the Chinese regime’s behaviour throughout are driving home the need for Canada and other Western allies to start “decoupling” from the country, says Canada’s former ambassador … Read More

Wuhan lab head says claims coronavirus leaked from facility are ‘pure fabrication’

Claims promoted by the Trump administration that the global coronavirus pandemic originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in the central Chinese city are a “pure fabrication,” the institute’s director … Read More

Coronavirus: China reports zero cases as virus surges in India, Latin America

New coronavirus cases in China fell to zero on Saturday for the first time but surged in India and overwhelmed hospitals across Latin America — both in countries lax about … Read More

U.S. accuses Beijing of not allowing Delta, United to fly passengers to China

The U.S. government late on Friday accused the Chinese government of making it impossible for U.S. airlines to resume service to China and ordered four Chinese air carriers to file … Read More

Canada needs a plan to prevent hostile post-coronavirus foreign takeovers, experts warn

National security experts are warning that Canadian businesses struggling with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic — and what comes after — could be easy prey for hostile foreign takeovers. … Read More

China omits GDP goal for first time ever to help save coronavirus-ravaged economy

China omitted a 2020 economic growth target for the first time and pledged government support for the economy in Premier Li Keqiang’s work report on Friday, launching the country’s annual … Read More

Trump’s cut to UN Health funding would hit world’s most vulnerable, WHO says

The head of emergencies at the World Health Organization warned Wednesday that any end to sizable U.S. funding for the U.N. health agency will have a “major implication for delivering … Read More

U.S.-China tensions could make WHO coronavirus review ‘incredibly difficult:’ expert

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there will need to be “improvements” made to the World Health Organization in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as questions about China‘s … Read More

As new coronavirus cases remain low, China reopens schools, domestic flights

China on Sunday reported five new cases of the coronavirus, as the commercial hub of Shanghai announced the restart of some classes and airlines revive flights. Of the new cases, … Read More

China supports ‘inclusive review’ of coronavirus response while pointing finger at U.S.

The Chinese government would be open to some sort of review of the coronavirus pandemic, according to its ambassador to Canada. But Cong Peiwu says that would need to be … Read More

Mass coronavirus testing in Wuhan prompts fears crowding could lead to infection

As Wuhan, the Chinese city where the COVID-19 pandemic began, revs up a massive testing campaign, some residents crowding the test centers expressed concern on Saturday that the very act … Read More

China tests millions within weeks as cases rise a month after last reported death

Wuhan, the original epicentre of the new coronavirus outbreak in China, has tested over 3 million residents for the pathogen since April, and will now focus its testing efforts on … Read More

China tests millions within days as cases rise a month after last reported death

China‘s Wuhan said on Friday it has tested over 3 million of its 11 million citizens for the coronavirus, as it seeks to test all residents after a cluster of … Read More

Trump mulls ending ‘the whole relationship’ with China amid COVID-19 pandemic

U.S. President Donald Trump signalled a further deterioration of his relationship with China over the novel coronavirus, saying he has no interest in speaking to President Xi Jinping right now … Read More

Kenney slams China’s handling of COVID-19, calls for ‘great reckoning’ for country’s role

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 13, 2020 6:01 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is … Read More

Trudeau says world has questions ‘particularly’ for China on COVID-19 origin

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there will be questions “particularly” for China about how the coronavirus pandemic began and its handling of the early days of the crisis. His comments … Read More

China seeks to make widespread coronavirus testing new normal, but gaps remain

Beijing resident Wang Yukun was happy to comply in April when the construction firm he works for told him he’d need to take a test for the novel coronavirus before … Read More

O’Toole vows to put ‘caveats’ on One China policy, urges ‘reckoning’ over coronavirus

Conservative leadership candidate Erin O’Toole says while he would not walk away from longstanding policies acknowledging Chinese claims over Hong Kong and Taiwan, he would modify them. In an interview … Read More

Coronavirus: China, South Korea see spike in new cases of COVID-19

Both China and South Korea reported new spikes in coronavirus cases on Sunday, setting off fresh concerns in countries where local outbreaks had been in dramatic decline. Former U.S. President … Read More

China ‘shocked’ by U.S. reversal on U.N. coronavirus resolution: Chinese diplomat

China and the United States both supported a draft United Nations Security Council resolution confronting the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday and it was “shocking and regretful” that Washington changed its … Read More

Trump administration limits visas for Chinese reporters as coronavirus tensions flare

The Trump administration is tightening visa guidelines for Chinese journalists in response to the treatment of U.S. journalists in China, as tensions flare between the two nations over the coronavirus. … Read More

Coronavirus: Trudeau thanks Taiwan directly for ‘generous’ mask donation

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday thanked the island nation of Taiwan for donating medical masks to Canada amid the coronavirus pandemic, one day after his foreign minister dodged repeated … Read More

Live animal markets shouldn’t be closed despite COVID-19, says WHO

LONDON — The World Health Organization said Friday that although a market in the Chinese city of Wuhan selling live animals likely played a significant role in the emergence of … Read More

Coronavirus: Champagne dodges naming Taiwan when pressed to thank nation for mask donation

When China donated medical supplies to help Canada in battling the coronavirus pandemic, Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne turned to Twitter to thank the country directly. But after the small … Read More

Chinese government report warns of armed confrontation with U.S. over coronavirus outbreak

An internal Chinese report warns that Beijing faces a rising wave of hostility in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak that could tip relations with the United States into confrontation, … Read More

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