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Beijing: Capital of the People's Republic of China
Beijing, formerly romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the world's third most populous city proper, and most populous capital city. The city, located in northern China, is governed as a municipality under the direct administration of the central government with 16 urban, suburban, and rural districts. Beijing Municipality is surrounded by Hebei Province with the exception of neighboring Tianjin Municipality to the southeast; together, the three divisions form the Jingjinji metropolitan region and the national capital region of China.

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Hong Kong police arrest media tycoon Jimmy Lai on illegal assembly charges

Hong Kong police arrested publishing tycoon Jimmy Lai, an outspoken critic of Beijing, and two other pro-democracy activists on Friday on charges of illegal assembly, drawing condemnation from..
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China reports rise in new coronavirus cases, warns of risk of rebound

China reported 433 new cases of coronavirus infections on Feb. 26, the National Health Commission said on Thursday, up from 406 a day earlier, with a cluster of new cases in Beijing raising concerns..
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Coronavirus crash wipes $5 trillion off world stocks [Video]Coronavirus crash wipes $5 trillion off world stocks

Coronavirus panic sent world share markets crashing again on Friday, compounding their worst week since the 2008 global financial crisis and bringing the wipeout in value terms to $5 trillion. Ciara..

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Shares drop, gold surges as investors scurry for safety [Video]Shares drop, gold surges as investors scurry for safety

Global shares and oil slid on Monday while safe-haven gold surged as the spread of the coronavirus outside China darkened the outlook for world growth with infections and deaths rising in South Korea,..

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New Coronavirus Cases Fall In China [Video]New Coronavirus Cases Fall In China

BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported a sharp fall in new deaths and cases of the coronavirus on Saturday but world health officials warned it was too early to make predictions about the outbreak as new..

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Head of hospital dies in coronavirus epicenter [Video]Head of hospital dies in coronavirus epicenter

The head of a leading hospital in China's central city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, died of the disease on Tuesday while South Korea announced an economic emergency and..

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Stocks under pressure as Apple sounds warning on coronavirus [Video]Stocks under pressure as Apple sounds warning on coronavirus

Global shares fell on Tuesday after Apple said it would miss its March quarter revenue guidance as the coronavirus slowed production and weakened demand in China. Ciara Lee reports

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New restrictions implemented in Hubei amid coronavirus outbreak [Video]New restrictions implemented in Hubei amid coronavirus outbreak

Beijing has now tightened restrictions across Hubei province amid the growing threat of the Wuhan virus.

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The U.S. touts for business in Angola [Video]The U.S. touts for business in Angola

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Angola on Monday, promoting U.S. business as the world's biggest economy battles China for economic influence on the African continent. Matthew Larotonda..

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Global shares edge higher on Chinese support measures [Video]Global shares edge higher on Chinese support measures

Asian shares reversed losses on Monday and moved back toward a three-week top as China's persistent efforts to cushion the blow from a coronavirus outbreak calmed nervous investors, although Japanese..

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How big a role does China play across the African continent? [Video]How big a role does China play across the African continent?

Beijing surpassed Washington as Africa's largest trading partner more than a decade ago.

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China says coronavirus curbs starting to work [Video]China says coronavirus curbs starting to work

The number of new coronavirus cases in China fell on Sunday as a health official said intense efforts to stop its spread were beginning to work. Adam Reed reports.

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Mark Esper: 'Rising threat' China tops US's adversary list [Video]Mark Esper: 'Rising threat' China tops US's adversary list

Pentagon chief's condemnation of Beijing denounced by Chinese foreign minister accusing Washington of 'smear campaign'.

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Latest Updates On Global Coronavirus Outbreak [Video]Latest Updates On Global Coronavirus Outbreak

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to unfold, Reuters reports that the latest developments include: 1. Europe reports their first coronavirus death occurred after an elderly Chinese tourist, who was..

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Family cured of coronavirus leaves Beijing hospital for home [Video]Family cured of coronavirus leaves Beijing hospital for home

A family cured of the coronavirus are grateful to hospital staff in Beijing as they speak to the media following their discharge, but corncerns are raised about the strain the disease is having on..

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China's economy damaged, but set to recover: poll [Video]China's economy damaged, but set to recover: poll

A Reuters poll of 40 economists from around the world predicted that China's economy will recover from the coronavirus outbreak as long as the virus is contained soon. Gloria Tso reports.

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Beijing flower business suffers due to coronavirus outbreak [Video]Beijing flower business suffers due to coronavirus outbreak

A Beijing flower shop owner faces a 90 percent drop in sales due to the coronavirus outbreak being felt in China. Freddie Joyner has more.

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WHO reports on surge in Covid-19 cases [Video]WHO reports on surge in Covid-19 cases

Mandatory Credit: World Health Organisation. In the last 24 hours China has reported 1,820 laboratory-confirmed cases of Covid-19, bringing the total to 46,550. Beijing also reported 13,332 clinically..

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American Dies Of Coronavirus In China [Video]American Dies Of Coronavirus In China

BEIJING (Reuters) - A 60-year-old American has died of the new coronavirus, the first confirmed non-Chinese death of the illness, U.S. officials said, as millions of Chinese began returning home after..

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New coronavirus spreads despite Beijing's efforts at containment [Video]New coronavirus spreads despite Beijing's efforts at containment

On Thursday, China's number of confirmed novel coronavirus infections grew to 28,000 cases or a 15 percent increase over the previous day.

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Ghost city: Follow our commute through empty Beijing [Video]Ghost city: Follow our commute through empty Beijing

Reuters Greater China Chief Producer Mark Chisholm has spent 10 days commuting through a "ghost city" to work amid an extension of the Lunar New Year holidays due to the coronavirus outbreak. Francesca..

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China to halve tariffs on some U.S. imports as virus risks grow [Video]China to halve tariffs on some U.S. imports as virus risks grow

China on Thursday said it would halve additional tariffs levied against 1,717 U.S. goods last year, following the signing of a Phase 1 deal. Ciara Lee reports

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Record closing highs for S&P 500, Nasdaq [Video]Record closing highs for S&P 500, Nasdaq

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq set record closing highs amid a broad stock market rally fueled by upbeat economic data and waning coronavirus fears. Conway G. Gittens has the roundup.

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China investigates release of coronavirus-infected inmate in Hubei

China has sent an investigation team to Wuhan, the city at the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak, after reports that a prison released an infected inmate who then traveled to Beijing.
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China says WSJ admitted mistakes after its reporters expelled

China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday the Wall Street Journal had been in touch with the Chinese government over a February column that Beijing says carried a racist headline, and had admitted its..
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China says WSJ admitted mistakes in recent communications

China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday the Wall Street Journal has recently communicated with the Chinese government over a February column that Beijing says carried a racist headline and admitted..
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Don't give China excuse to attack Taiwan during virus outbreak, ministry advisers say

Taiwan should continue to show goodwill to China during the outbreak of the new coronavirus and not give Beijing an excuse to attack the island as a way of relieving "internal pressure", advisers to..
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Battle against coronavirus turns to Italy; Wall Street falls on pandemic fears

The coronavirus death toll climbed to seven in Italy on Monday and several Middle East countries were dealing with their first infections, sending markets into a tailspin over fears of a global..
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Coronavirus kills seventh person in Italy, pandemic fears grip Wall Street

The coronavirus death toll climbed to seven in Italy on Monday and several Middle East countries were dealing with their first infections, sending markets into a tailspin over fears of a global..
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New coronavirus cases rise in Italy, Korea and Iran but fall in China

Italy, South Korea and Iran reported sharp rises in coronavirus infections on Monday, triggering concern from the World Health Organization (WHO), but China relaxed some curbs on movement, including in..
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China warns against travel to U.S., citing unfair treatment in virus control

Beijing on Monday warned its citizens against traveling to the United States, saying that Chinese tourists have been treated unfairly in the country due to excessive prevention measures over the..
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Fear of coronavirus pandemic grows but China eases curbs as new infections fall

Fears of a coronavirus pandemic grew on Monday after sharp rises in new cases reported in Iran, Italy and South Korea but China relaxed restrictions on movements in several places including Beijing as..
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China not considering travel advisories for countries with rising coronavirus cases

China's foreign ministry said on Monday that Beijing was not considering issuing travel advisories for countries such as South Korea and Japan that are reporting an increase in coronavirus cases.
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China eases restrictions as other countries report surge in cases

Fears of a coronavirus pandemic grew on Monday after sharp rises in new cases reported in Iran, Italy and South Korea but China relaxed restrictions on movements in several places including Beijing as..
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India vs China on clearance to relief/evacuation flight

In a public statement, the Ministry of External Affairs said that India has called upon Beijing to allow Indian citizens to return home on the flight that would also carry relief material to China.
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India: China 'deliberately delaying' Wuhan flight nod

With its request for operating an evacuation flight from Wuhan pending with Beijing for more than a week now, a livid Indian government on Saturday accused China of deliberately delaying approval even..
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China 'deliberately delaying' India's attempts to evacuate nationals from coronavirus-hit Wuhan: Sources

Beijing is intentionally "creating a roadblock" for India's evacuation efforts, the sources added.
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Coronavirus outbreak: Beijing yet to provide clearance for India's relief assistance to China

The sources said that there was an "unexplainable silence" on the part of the Chinese govt as to why clearance is not given.
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China tests its soft power with neighbours over coronavirus outbreak

China called for solidarity on Thursday in a special meeting called to discuss the coronavirus outbreak with Southeast Asian nations, as Beijing faces criticism for its handling of the epidemic.
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China says media spreading racial discrimination must pay the price

Media organizations that spread racial discrimination and maliciously smear China must pay the price, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Thursday, following Beijing's decision to..
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Beijing says firmly opposes new U.S. rules on China state-backed media

China said on Wednesday it firmly opposes new rules imposed by the United States against five Chinese government and ruling Communist Party-backed media entities and warned it reserved the right to..
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China-led $280 million Kyrgyzstan project abandoned after protests

A Chinese company has pulled out of a $280 million project to build a logistics center in Kyrgyzstan after protests by hundreds of locals in a fresh display of anti-Beijing sentiment in Central Asia.
Reuters - Published

Fashion house Chanel cancels Beijing show due to coronavirus

Chanel has cancelled a show in China in May due to the coronavirus outbreak, the French fashion house said on Tuesday.
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Beijing to fast-track new mask factory in virus fight

The Chinese capital of Beijing will set up a new mask factory within just six days to meet soaring demand for protective gear in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the official Xinhua news agency..
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China says WHO delegation to visit Beijing, Guangdong, Sichuan

China says a World Health Organization (WHO) delegation of experts will visit Beijing, and the provinces of Guangdong and Sichuan from Feb. 17 onwards.
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Beijing autoshow delayed due to coronavirus

Organizers of Beijing autoshow, which is scheduled to be held in late-April, said on Monday the event will be delayed event due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Universal Studios Beijing to open to public as scheduled in 2021: Beijing government

The Universal Studios Beijing is expected to open to public in May 2021 as scheduled despite the current coronavirus outbreak, an official at the Beijing municipal government told a news briefing on..
Reuters - Published

Beijing quarantines returning residents as China struggles to pick up economy

People returning to the Chinese capital Beijing from extended holidays on Friday were ordered to undergo a 14-day self-quarantine to help prevent spread of the new coronavirus, as hard-hit Hubei..
Reuters - Published

U.S. renews pressure on China to join nuclear talks

The United States on Friday renewed pressure on China to join nuclear arms control talks with Washington and Moscow, seeking to overcome Beijing's long-standing opposition to entering such a dialogue.
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Senior China diplomat concedes challenge of coronavirus, slams 'overreaction'

A top Chinese official acknowledged on Friday that coronavirus is a deep challenge to the country, but defended Beijing's management of the epidemic while lashing out at the "overreaction" of other..
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Beijing to quarantine all arrivals as economic life struggles to pick up

The Chinese capital Beijing on Friday imposed a 14-day self-quarantine on people returning to the city from holidays to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, and threatened to punish those who..
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China’s capital Beijing imposes 14-day quarantine on arrivals

The Chinese capital Beijing is imposing a 14-day self-quarantine on all those returning to the city, and will punish those who refuse to quarantine themselves or follow official rules on containing a..
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Family recovered from coronavirus returns home in Beijing

After being treated for coronavirus in a Beijing hospital for over two weeks, three members of the Liu family have recovered and were allowed to return home on Friday, a family member said.
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Coronavirus hits Chinese health workers as economy limps back to life

BEIJING (Reuters - The new coronavirus has infected 1,700 Chinese health workers and killed six, authorities said on Friday, as businesses struggled to balance containment measures with a return from..
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Solo lunches and masks: Chinese returning to work grapple with coronavirus

Chinese government employee Jin Yang returned to work in Beijing this week to find his usual workplace rules upended as China battles a coronavirus epidemic.
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Coronavirus scare leaves China's empty restaurants selling off stocks

Wang Chuanchao shuttered his restaurant in central Beijing three weeks ago as the scare over the coronavirus epidemic in country kept customers away and now he's reduced to selling off vegetables on..
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Trump says China is handling coronavirus 'professionally'

U.S. President Donald Trump praised China over its handling of the fast-moving coronavirus outbreak in an interview that aired on Thursday, adding that the United States was working closely with..
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U.S. disappointed with China's coronavirus response: White House adviser

The United States is "quite disappointed" with China's response to the coronavirus outbreak, a top White House adviser said on Thursday, criticizing Beijing for a lack of transparency.
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Say it with sanitiser: Beijing florist takes on coronavirus for Valentine's Day

It's the eve of Valentine's Day and flower seller Cai Xiaoman is enclosing a special gift - a small bottle of hand sanitiser to ward off coronavirus - as she sends out her last few bouquets to..
Reuters - Published

Experts fear China reluctant to accept WHO ground mission

China is dragging its heels in accepting help on the ground from international health specialists, diplomats and experts said on Thursday, noting four days after a World Health Organization (WHO)..
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Coronavirus death toll leaps, party bosses in China's Hubei province sacked

The Chinese province at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in the death toll on Thursday under a new diagnostic method, and Beijing sacked two top provincial officials..
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China replaces head of its Hong Kong and Macau affairs office

China is replacing the head of its office that oversees matters in Hong Kong, Beijing announced on Thursday, after months of anti-government protests in the Chinese-controlled territory.
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World wary of coronavirus even as cases drop; Chinese drug trial results weeks away

China reported on Wednesday its lowest number of new coronavirus cases in two weeks, bolstering a forecast by Beijing's senior medical adviser for the outbreak there to end by April, but World Health..
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China's new coronavirus cases drop, world still scared

China reported on Wednesday its lowest number of new coronavirus cases in two weeks, bolstering a forecast by Beijing's senior medical adviser for the outbreak in the country to end by April - but..
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Beijing bun shop uses wooden board to slide food to customers, shield staff from virus

A Chinese steamed bun shop in Beijing is using a piece of wooden board to deliver its buns to customers amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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Airbnb extends booking suspension in Beijing to May

Home rentals company Airbnb said on Wednesday it has extended the suspension of bookings in Beijing until Apr. 30 from Feb. 29, as death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China rose to 1,113.
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Xi warned officials that efforts to stop virus could hurt economy: sources

Chinese President Xi Jinping warned top officials last week that efforts to contain the new coronavirus had gone too far, threatening the country's economy, sources told Reuters, days before Beijing..
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Taiwan again scrambles jets to intercept Chinese planes, tensions spike

Taiwan's air force scrambled for a second day in a row on Monday to intercept Chinese jets that approached the island claimed by Beijing as its own, as tensions between the two took on a potentially..
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Airbnb suspends bookings in Beijing for rest of February

Airbnb said on Monday it has suspended bookings in Beijing until Feb. 29 as death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China exceeded 900.
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Taiwan scrambles armed jets as Chinese air force flies around island

Taiwan's air force scrambled armed fighters on Sunday to intercept Chinese jets that flew around the island claimed by Beijing as its own, in a move denounced by Taiwan's Defence Ministry as a threat..
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