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China threatens countermeasures as Taiwan prepares for U.S. visit

Aug 06 2020

BEIJING/TAIPEI China on Thursday threatened to take countermeasures over a trip to Taiwan by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, as the Chinese-claimed island geared up for its highest-level U.S. official visit in four decades.

Seasonal flu reports hit record lows amid global social distancing

Jul 31 2020

BEIJING Global social distancing rules targeting coronavirus have pushed influenza infection rates to a record low, early figures show, signalling that the measures are having an unprecedented impact on other communicable diseases.

U.S. cybersecurity firm says Beijing-linked hackers target Vatican ahead of talks

Jul 29 2020

BEIJING Hackers linked to the Chinese government have infiltrated Vatican computer networks, including the Roman Catholic Church's Hong Kong-based representative, a U.S. firm that tracks state-backed cyber attacks said on Wednesday . | Video

U.S. cybersecurity firm says Beijing-linked hackers target Vatican ahead of talks

Jul 29 2020

BEIJING, July 29 Hackers linked to the Chinese government have infiltrated Vatican computer networks, including the Roman Catholic Church's Hong Kong-based representative, a U.S. firm that tracks state-backed cyber attacks said on Wednesday .

U.S. gives China 72 hours to shut Houston consulate, Trump says other closures 'always possible'

Jul 23 2020

BEIJING/WASHINGTON The United States gave China 72 hours to close its consulate in Houston amid accusations of spying, marking a dramatic deterioration in relations between the world's two biggest economies. | Video

In Hong Kong national security law, echoes of China's own cyber crackdown

Jul 07 2020

BEIJING Hong Kong's new National Security Law will shake up digital surveillance in the city, with strict new company compliance measures that echo the mainland's years-long crackdown on anti-government content.

Global coronavirus cases exceed 10 million

Jul 03 2020

(This July 28 story corrects reference to first cases on Jan. 10 in paragraph 7 of June 28 story.) | Video

Global coronavirus deaths top half a million

Jun 29 2020

SYDNEY/BEIJING The death toll from COVID-19 surpassed half a million people on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, a grim milestone for the global pandemic that seems to be resurgent in some countries even as other regions are still grappling with the first wave. | Video

Global coronavirus deaths top half a million

Jun 28 2020

SYDNEY/BEIJING, June 28 The death toll from COVID-19 reached half a million people on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, a grim milestone for the global pandemic that seems to be resurgent in some countries even as other regions are still grappling with the first wave.

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