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Fri, 28 Feb 2020 13:05:27 +0800
Virus game 'Plague' app pulled in China: developer
A popular game that allows players to create a virus and spread it worldwide has been pulled from Apple's App Store in China, its developer said, as the country battles a real-life epidemic. Users based in China could not download "Plague Inc" on Fr...

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 09:06:52 +0800
China reports 44 new virus deaths, 327 new cases
China reported 44 more deaths from the coronavirus epidemic on Friday and 327 fresh cases, the lowest daily figure for new infections in more than a month. The death toll now stands at 2,788 in mainland China, according to the National Health Commis...

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:52:24 +0800
Outbreak to be contained by April: mainland expert
A leading epidemiologist on the mainland, Zhong Nanshan, said on Thursday that the new coronavirus outbreak will be “under control” by the end of April. Speaking at a news conference in Guangzhou, the scientist leading a Beijing-appointed exper...

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:04:58 +0800
Mainland trolls spreading virus panic: Taiwan
Taiwan authorities have accused mainland internet trolls of sowing panic over the coronavirus outbreak, with much of the disinformation falsely implying the island has an out of control epidemic. Police say they are investigating a surge of stories ...

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 11:17:37 +0800
Mainland reports lowest death toll in a month
The mainland reported 29 more deaths on Thursday from the new coronavirus epidemic, the lowest daily figure in almost a month, as the number of fresh infections rose slightly. The death toll now stands at 2,744 on the mainland, according to the Nati...

Hong Kong Local

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 21:46:31 +0800
CE, cabinet to donate one month's salary to charity
The government says the chief executive and her cabinet, including executive councillors, will donate one month's salary to the Community Chest to show their solidarity with ordinary Hong Kongers suffering from a slowing economy due to the Covid-19 o...

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 21:36:18 +0800
Shatin-Central link project to cost HK$91bn: MTR
The MTR said on Friday its cost overrun for its Shatin-Central link has come down by around HK$4.3 billion, thanks to what it describes as "strong cost controls". However, the scandal-plagued project is still the most expensive in the corporation's ...

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 17:53:57 +0800
Hong Kong to quarantine pets of Covid-19 patients
Hong Kong health officials announced on Friday that cats, dogs and other mammals belonging to coronavirus patients will be put into quarantine for 14 days from now on, after a dog in the territory tested "weak positive" for the virus. That dog, and ...

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 17:20:25 +0800
Hundreds of new police needed 'to tackle rioters'
The police on Friday explained why they are looking to boost their manpower by more than 2,500 officers in the coming financial year, saying the new recruits are needed for "anti-riot" operations "in the near future". In a video posted on the force'...

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 15:52:24 +0800
Return to work won't hit containment efforts: CE
Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Friday that Hong Kong's fight against the new coronavirus will not be compromised by the government's plans to gradually resume public services from Monday. In a letter to more than 170,000 civil servants, Lam call...

South China Morning Post

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 21:48:03 +0800
First coronavirus autopsy highlights how illness targets lungs
The first autopsy conducted on a Chinese Covid-19 victim has highlighted the damage it causes to the lungs.The pathological features of Covid-19 were found to resemble those seen in severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respirat...

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 21:45:16 +0800
Flurry of Chinese diplomatic activity to stop coronavirus fallout on Beijing’s agenda
Chinese envoys have gone on the coronavirus offensive, seeking to ease international concerns about the epidemic and pressing on with its diplomatic plans amid rising concerns about Beijing’s handling of the crisis and potential disruptions to its ...

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 21:34:35 +0800
Coronavirus: British male passenger on Japanese Diamond Princess cruise ship has died, health ministry says
A British man who was infected by the coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan has died, bringing the death toll among people who were aboard the vessel to six, Japan’s government said on Friday.He was the first foreigner from the s...

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 21:19:23 +0800
Coronavirus: Diamond Princess guest slammed as ‘Ugly American’ for refusing to self-isolate
When California lawyers Matthew Smith and Katherine Codekas checked into a hotel in Tokyo last weekend, they decided not to hide where they had been. The couple, along with about 900 other passengers, were released from February 19 to 21 after a two...

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 21:15:49 +0800
Coronavirus: Government could charter flights to bring home Hongkongers stranded in Hubei next Wednesday
The government could charter flights to bring home the first batch of Hongkongers stranded in Hubei province in mainland China, the epicentre of the Covid-19 epidemic, next Wednesday, the Post has learned.Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Aff...

Xinhua China News

China Focus: Beijing firms bring tech to Belt and Road countries
"Borrow a boat to sail in the sea -- we will find more ways to use the opportunities brought by the Belt and Road Initiative," he said.

Xi, Trump discuss ties, Korean Peninsula situation over phone
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Monday discussed bilateral ties and the situation on the Korean Peninsula on phone, pledging close contact by various means to promptly exchange views on major issues of common con...

Feature: A Thai student dreams of selling rice to China
Agricultural products have been exempted duty by the FTA , but most Thai rice sold in China ' s supermarkets is imported through regular channels , without taking advantage of the FTA , she said .

Hebei promises dedication in building Xiongan New Area
Public services including employment , education , healthcare and social security will be improved in the area , he said .

Xi, Trump pledge to expand mutually beneficial cooperation, manage differences
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, pledged on Friday to expand mutually beneficial cooperation and to manage their differences based on mutual respect.

Xinhua World News

Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers after protest against Pence visit
Palestinian protesters hurl stones at Israeli soldiers during clashes after a protest against the visit of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in Jerusalem, in the West Bank city of Hebron, on Jan. 23, 2018.

U.S. failure to appoint Australian ambassador "diplomatic insult": former deputy PM
Former Australian Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer has accused the U.S. of hitting Australia with a "diplomatic insult."

Speaker of Hungarian Parliament addresses in Budapest
Laszlo Kover (1st L), Speaker of the Hungarian Parliament, speaks at a conference of the parliament speakers of the Western Balkans in Budapest, Hungary on Oct. 27, 2017.

Typhoon Lan lashes central Japan, killing 2 and disrupting transport systems
Two people were killed and transportation systems and businesses severely disrupted as Typhoon Lan lashed central Japan's Pacific coast after making landfall early Monday.

Spotlight: U.S. decision to withdraw from UNESCO triggers calls for multilateralism
The U.S. decision to withdraw from UNESCO, the UN cultural agency, has triggered worldwide calls for supporting multilateralism amid world challenges.