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“We are Kinder Than Them.” Trump and Modi Don’t Reflect the Spirit of Gujarat.

President Donald Trump is due to make the first ever visit by an American head of state to Ahmedabad, the biggest city in the western state of Gujarat. It is the state that Narendra Modi, now Prime Minister, ruled for 12 years. It’s also where where generations of my family have lived. A big reason that Trump chose Ahmedabad is that the largest number of Indians in the U.S. – and the most fervent supporters of Modi – are Gujaratis. Trump is hoping that, by showing up in Ahmedabad to declare...
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China reports more cases, 150 more deaths from new virus

China on Monday reported 409 new cases of a new virus, putting its national total past 77,000.
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Trump administration backs off sending coronavirus patients to Alabama -governor

The news came as worry grew over the spread outside China of the sometimes fatal virus, with a spike in the number of cases found in South Korea, Iran and Italy. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey tweeted that she had thanked Trump during a separate phone call.
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Coronavirus live updates: China's Xi Jinping warns of 'crisis' and impact on economy

Chinese leaders says virus is ‘big test’ for country as South Korean cases jump over 760. Follow latest news 1.33am GMT No sooner had I typed in those South Korean infection figures, and they are out of date. We have just heard from the health authorities there that infections have jumped to 763, up from 602. Yonhap news agency says there has also been a 7th death. Over 110 people including nine medical staff, at the Daenam Hospital have been confirmed to be infected with Covid-19, with five...
Tags: China, World news, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Infectious Diseases, Korea, Seoul, Yonhap, Coronavirus outbreak, Daenam Hospital


Global spread of coronavirus raises pandemic fears

SEOUL/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Fears grew on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak in China will grow into a pandemic with disruptive and deadly consequences for countries around the world, after sharp rises in infections in South Korea, Italy and Iran. A surge of infections in South Korea and Italy, and an alarming rise in the death toll in Iran over the weekend, triggered steep falls in Asian share markets and Wall Street stock futures on Monday as investors fled to safe havens such as gold. "The...
Tags: South Korea, News, Wall Street, China, Iran, Italy, Seoul, Chris Weston, South Korea Italy, SHANGHAI Reuters Fears


Russia's Relationship With China Is Growing Despite Setbacks

What are the strategic implications of Moscow and Beijing working closely together in a sensitive domain?
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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, Italy and the Middle East. South Korea put the country on high alert while the number of infections jumped to over 700 and deaths rose to seven. In Italy, officials said a third person infected with the flu-like virus had died, while the number of cases jumped to above 150 from just three before...
Tags: News, China, Italy, South Korea Italy, Middle East South Korea


Sanders says he'd meet with Kim Jong Un as president and would take action if China invaded Taiwan

Sen. Bernie Sanders says he would meet with the leader of North Korea and other US adversaries if he were elected president.
Tags: North Korea, China, US, Taiwan, Cnn, Kim Jong Un, Sanders, Sen Bernie Sanders


South Korean President Authorizes the Government to Adopt Chinese Style Measures to Control Coronavirus Spread

South Korean President Moon Jae-in placed his country on the highest possible level of alert on Sunday following the drastic rise of coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, cases in the region. The designation allows the government to lock down cities, restrict domestic travel and block public activities, among…Read more...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Science, China, Moon Jae, Coronavirus


Who is China's biggest trading partner?

China exports the most goods of any country on the planet --- $2.4 trillion in 2017.
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TSA Stops Employees From Making TikTok Posts

(WASHINGTON) — The Transportation Security Administration said Sunday it has stopped allowing employees to use the China-owned video app TikTok to create social media posts for the agency after the Senate’s top Democrat raised concerns about potential national security issues. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer sent a letter letter Saturday to TSA Administrator David Pekoske, months after news reports that the U.S. government launched a national security review of the app, which is popular with mi...
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Coronavirus Cases Surge Outside Of China

The coronavirus outbreak that has been focused primarily in China has recently erupted in several other parts of the world.
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Xi says China facing 'big test' with virus, global impact spreads

China's leader said Sunday the new coronavirus epidemic is the communist country's largest-ever public health emergency, but other nations were also increasingly under pressure from the deadly outbreak's relentless global march. Italy and Iran began introducing the sort of containment measures previously seen only in China, which has put tens of millions of people under lockdown in Hubei province, the outbreak's epicentre. Italy reported a third death while cases spiked and the country's Venic...
Tags: News, China, Iran, Italy, Venice, Hubei


Iran neighbours impose travel bans as coronavirus toll rises

Iran's confirmed death toll from the new coronavirus rose to eight on Sunday, the highest outside China, sending neighbouring countries scrambling to contain the outbreak. Four immediate neighbours of the Islamic republic -- Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Armenia -- said on Sunday they would close land borders, while three imposed restrictions on air traffic, amid growing regional concerns about the spread of the virus. Iraqi and Kuwaiti authorities have already banned travel to and from Ir...
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Officials Scramble To Contain Coronavirus Outbreaks In South Korea, Iran And Italy

Health officials are on high alert over the global spread of the illness that has infected nearly 77,000 people in China, with more than 2,400 deaths tied to the virus.(Image credit: Lee Jin-man/AP)
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China Roundup: Amid coronavirus, tech firms offer ways to maintain China’s lifeblood

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. The coronavirus outbreak is posing a devastating impact on people’s life and the economy in China, but there’s a silver lining that the epidemic might have benefited a few players in the technology industry as the population remains indoors. The SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) virus that infected thousands and killed hu...
Tags: TC, Asia, China, Digital, Tech, Shanghai, Alibaba, Tencent, WeChat, Facial Recognition, Jack Ma, Shenzhen, Taobao, Chinese New Year, Hubei, Lark


Spread of coronavirus confirms WHO fears, say experts

The sharp rise in cases and the geographical spread of the coronavirus outside China confirm WHO fears over dealing with the crisis, experts warned Sunday as they appealed for ever greater vigilance. "There has been a profound shift in the direction that COVID-19 (new coronavirus) is taking over the past 48 hours," said Professor Devi Sridhar, Director of the Global Health Governance Programme at the University of Edinburgh Medical School. On Friday, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedro...
Tags: News, China, Who, Global Health Governance Programme, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Devi Sridhar Director


Australia: How pandemic panic can affect your contract – coronavirus and force majeure - Marque Lawyers

Many businesses who buy and sell goods in China now hope force majeure clauses can protect them from non-performance.
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Lance Stephenson hopes strong season in China springboards him back to NBA

The Chinese Basketball Association season is up in the air because of the Coronavirus outbreak. The season is postponed and, while there is talk of restarting it on April 1, there are more questions than answers about that plan right now. Lance Stephenson was in China playing for the Liaoning Flying Leopards and — as many American scorers can do against the soft defenses in the CBA — put up impressive numbers. Stephenson is hoping to use that as a springboard back to the NBA, reports Chris Hayne...
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Middle East #UAE News: 2019 Growth From Oil - Bloomberg

Middle East U.A.E. News: 2019 Growth From Oil - Bloomberg:Economic growth in the United Arab Emirates is estimated to have accelerated last year, but mostly because of oil.Excluding the hydrocarbon industry, the Middle East’s second-biggest economy expanded at the slowest pace since at least 2011, according to central bank forecasts released on Sunday. It grew 1.1% in 2020, compared with 1.3% a year ago, according to the lender’s latest quarterly review. Earlier calculations assumed there would ...
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Iranian chess referee who fled to UK could face arrest if she returns

Shohreh Bayat warned after images circulated appearing to show her without a headscarf at Shanghai tournamentA chess referee from Iran has fled to the UK after being warned that she could be arrested for being in breach of Iran’s strict dress codes during an international tournament in China.Shohreh Bayat, 32, has sought asylum in Britain after a photograph of her at the women’s world chess championships in Shanghai last month was circulated on social media. It appeared to show her without a hea...
Tags: UK, China, Sport, UK News, World news, Iran, Immigration and asylum, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Feminism, Shanghai, Chess, Shohreh Bayat


China calls coronavirus 'largest public health emergency' since founding

China's leader said Sunday the coronavirus epidemic is the communist country's "largest public health emergency" since its founding, as the deadly outbreak continued its relentless global expansion. Italy reported a spike in cases Sunday as it closed its famed Venice carnival early, while Iran said eight people had died from the virus there, prompting travel bans from neighbouring countries. The virus has so far killed more than 2,400 people, with some 80,000 infected globally, though China re...
Tags: News, China, Iran, Italy, Venice


China's Xi calls for action on economy amid virus outbreak

Warning that China’s virus epidemic is “still grim and complex,” President Xi Jinping called on Sunday for more efforts to stop the outbreak, revive industry and prevent the disease from derailing the spring planting of crops.
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Iran's neighbours impose travel bans as coronavirus toll rises

Iran's confirmed death toll from the new coronavirus rose to eight on Sunday, the highest outside China, sending neighbouring countries scrambling to contain the outbreak. Turkey said it would "temporarily" shut its border with Iran, while Pakistan also said it was closing its frontier with the Islamic republic and Afghanistan banned all ground and air travel between the two nations. Lebanon on Friday confirmed its first case -- a 45-year-old Lebanese woman who had travelled from Qom in Iran -...
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South Korean Government Raised COVID-19 Alert to Its ‘Highest’ Level as Confirmed Cases Surpass 600

South Korea’s government put the country’s response to COVID-19 on its highest alert Sunday and health officials say the number of confirmed cases of the disease has risen to over 600. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said authorities raised the “COVID-19 alert level to the highest of ‘Red’ to strengthen the overall response system.” Doing so allows the government to order the temporary closure of schools and reduce travel operations, including public transport an...
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What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?

What symptoms are caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city. Continue reading...
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China braces for inevitable big hit to economy from virus, says Xi

China will step up policy adjustments to help cushion the blow to the economy from a coronavirus outbreak that authorities are still trying to control, President Xi Jinping was quoted as saying on Sunday.
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‘Still Grim and Complex.’ President Xi Jinping Calls for More Efforts to Curb COVID-19 in China

(BEIJING) — Warning that China’s virus epidemic is “still grim and complex,” President Xi Jinping called Sunday for more efforts to stop the outbreak, revive industry and prevent the disease from disrupting spring planting of crops. Xi defended the ruling Communist Party’s response as “timely and effective” in a video conference with officials in charge of anti-disease work, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. Xi sounded a note of caution in the face of hopes abroad that the disea...
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The Methodological Magic of Public Health

Here’s another fascinating, sobering article in the Times tied to the COVID-19 outbreak. We know about the ongoing epidemic in China as well as new and fast-moving outbreaks in South Korea, Italy and Iran. So far there appears to be little if any domestic spread in the United States. This article looks beneath these headlines at the mix of federal authorities doing macro-planning, compiling lists of people returning from China and how they interact with a vast and decentralized array of local pu...
Tags: South Korea, News, China, Iran, United States, Italy, Times, Josh Marshall, South Korea Italy, Editors' Blog, Methodological Magic of Public Health, Italy South Korea


Coronavirus to deliver big hit to China's economy, says Xi

China will step up policy adjustments to help cushion the blow on the economy from a coronavirus outbreak that authorities are still trying to control, President Xi Jinping was quoted as saying on Sunday.
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