Some 9 million people will be tested for Covid-19 in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao over a five-day period, Chinese authorities announced on Monday.
North Korea on Saturday reiterated it has no immediate plans to resume nuclear negotiations with the United States unless Washington discards what it describes as “hostile” polices toward Pyongyang.
The Chinese Navy is building a string of overseas bases. So far the largest and furthest afield is in Djibouti on the Horn of Africa.
A barrage of North Korean missiles fired from both the ground and fighter jets splashed down on the waters off the country’s east coast on Tuesday.
Japanese officials confirmed that 88 new cases of the pneumonia-like virus were recorded on the Diamond Princess, a cruise ship that has been quarantined in a Japanese port since the start of the month, and has become the largest cluster of coronavirus cases outside China.
Many U.S. small business owners are facing a shortage of products or components because suppliers, who closed for the weeks-long New Year holiday, remain shut due to the virus that has killed more than 1,100 people.
Hong Kong police warned protesters on Thursday that they were moving “one step closer to terrorism” by sinking the city into chaos.
University students from mainland China and Taiwan are fleeing Hong Kong, while those from two Scandinavian countries have been moved or urged to leave as college campuses become the latest battleground in the city’s 5-month-long anti-government unrest.