February 14, 2020

Hong Kong reported three more confirmed coronavirus infections on Friday, bringing the city’s total to 56, even as evidence emerged that some residents recently returned from mainland China were flouting the new

mandatory home quarantine policy

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One of the three new cases...

February 10, 2020

U.S. equity futures are trading slightly higher to start the week on concerns about the coronavirus.

China reported an uptick in new cases of its virus outbreak and analysts warned optimism the disease is under control might be premature.

A decline last week in the number...

February 10, 2020

The United Kingdom on Feb. 10 said the number of confirmed coronavirus cases had doubled to eight as the government declared the virus a serious and imminent threat, giving it additional powers to isolate those suspected of being infected.

Alarm over the coronavirus that...

January 26, 2020

An outbreak of previously unknown pneumonia, later identified to be caused by a new strain of coronavirus, was registered in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Hubei province, in late December.

The number of people who have died from coronavirus has reached 54, and over 300 new...

January 24, 2020

WASHINGTON - The United States on Thursday said it blacklisted two companies based in Hong Kong, one in Shanghai and one in Dubai for helping Iran’s state-owned National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) export millions of dollars of goods in violation of U.S. sanctions.

The U....

January 22, 2020

BEIJING/SHANGHAI—Deaths from China’s new viral pneumonia rose to 17 on Jan. 22, heightening global fears of contagion from an infection suspected to have come from animals.

The previously unknown and contagious coronavirus strain emerged from the central city of Wuhan, w...

January 16, 2020

Who is Q? What is Q? And, perhaps most importantly, why is Q?  Q and the ever-growing worldwide movement it’s inspired have been the objects of fascination, mockery and hatred, but of surprisingly little serious analysis.

Q first appeared in October 2017 on an anonymous...

December 31, 2019

HONG KONG - Thousands of Hong Kong revelers welcomed in 2020 on neon-lit promenades along the picturesque Victoria Harbour, breaking into pro-democracy chants as the clocks struck midnight after more than half a year of often violent unrest.

Protesters briefly blocked Na...

November 15, 2019

HONG KONG - Hong Kong is expected to confirm on Friday it plunged into recession for the first time in a decade, amid concerns the economy could be in even worse shape than feared as months of anti-government protests take a heavy toll.

Preliminary figures in October sho...

November 8, 2019

HONG KONG - A student at a Hong Kong university who fell during protests at the weekend died on Friday, the first student death in months of anti-government demonstrations in the Chinese-ruled city that is likely to be a trigger for fresh unrest.

Chow Tsz-lok, 22, an und...

October 7, 2019

HONG KONG - Hong Kong police took to the streets on Monday night in a show of force in a district hit by some of the most violent clashes with protesters in recent months, but withdrew without major confrontations after being jeered by onlookers.

Many Hong Kongers feel p...

October 5, 2019

This episode of The Big Story delves into the most crucial financial and geopolitical story in the world right now—Hong Kong. A series of pro-democracy protests over this past summer have rocked Asia’s preeminent global financial center. The movement, which eclipsed the...

October 5, 2019

Thousands of masked Hongkongers were back on the streets on Oct. 5 in a show of defiance against the government’s new ban on face coverings during the ongoing protests against Beijing’s encroachment.

The international financial hub came to a temporary halt after the rail...

October 2, 2019

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon discusses the brutality protesters are encountering in Hong Kong.

September 6, 2019

HONG KONG—Students and alumni from at least five Hong Kong schools formed human chains on Sept. 6 to raise awareness for the remaining four demands of protesters involved in months of demonstrations in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

The continuing act of defiance...

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