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 2020-02-27 15:20 

Ecns.cn

China's key global role to underpin recovery...

China's importance to the global economy and trade will support its recovery in the long term, despite the likelihood of growth getting impacted by the novel coronavirus outbreak in the first six months of this year....

 2020-02-27 15:20 

Ecns.cn

Chinese-built railway marks 1,000 days of safe operation...

Africa Star Railways Operation Company Limited held a ceremony on Tuesday in Nairobi to mark 1,000 days of seamless operations defined by a high degree of safety, efficiency and responsiveness to customer needs....

 2020-02-27 15:19 

Japan Times

Maria Sharapova announces retirement at age 32...

Maria Sharapova was a transcendent star in tennis from the time she was a teenager, someone whose grit and groundstrokes earned her a career Grand ......

 2020-02-27 15:14 

Japan Times

Wheelchairs developed by former Japanese Paralympian gaining attention ahead of Tokyo Games...

Sports wheelchairs developed by a former Japanese Paralympian are drawing attention ahead of the Tokyo Games."I want to disseminate Japanese technology throughout the world," says ......

 2020-02-27 15:02 

Ecns.cn

Cute mantled guereza baby at zoo in Prague...

A grown mantled guereza holds a new born baby at the zoo in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. The baby guereza was born on Feb. 24, 2020....

 2020-02-27 15:00 

South China Morning Post

Former CCTV host says China should apologise to world for coronavirus 'mess'...

A former host at state broadcaster CCTV has added fuel to the Wall Street Journal expulsion row by suggesting China should say sorry to the world "for the mess" caused by the coronavirus epidemic.Qiu Menghuang posted the suggestion to Weibo, China...

 2020-02-27 14:59 

Ecns.cn

Severe flood warning in place in Shrewsbury, UK...

A youth looks out of a partially submerged building as swans paddle in the flood waters in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, in central England on February 26, 2020 after further rain pushed already high water levels following Storms Ciara and Dennis even higher an...

 2020-02-27 14:58 

Central News Agency

Taiwan gearing up for clinical trials of remdesivir in March - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) American drug maker Gilead Sciences is expanding clinical trials of its investigational antiviral drug, remdesivir, for the treatment of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) into several Asian countries outside China, including Taiwan, i...

 2020-02-27 14:56 

Ecns.cn

Beijing gives 10 suggestions to public as more people shop in supermarkets...

Customers queue up with one-meter distance between each other at the checkout counter at a supermarket in Zhongguancun of Haidian District, Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 26, 2020....

 2020-02-27 14:52 

Ecns.cn

In pics: 1st temporary hospital featuring TCM in Wuhan...

first batch of 23 patients walked out of the first temporary hospital featuring traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) Wednesday in Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in central China's Hubei Province....

 2020-02-27 14:49 

Central News Agency

Tour de Taiwan to kick off March 1 despite COVID-19 epidemic - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) The Tour de Taiwan will be held March 1-5 as scheduled despite the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, featuring 17 professional teams from Taiwan and around the world, the Chinese Taipei Cycling Association announced Thursday....

 2020-02-27 14:44 

Ecns.cn

China's newly recovered coronavirus patients outnumber new infections for 9th day...

The daily number of newly cured and discharged novel coronavirus patients on the Chinese mainland has surpassed that of new infections for the ninth consecutive day....

 2020-02-27 14:42 

Ecns.cn

Chinese FM expresses confidence in Janpan's capability to contain spread of COVID-19...

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday night told Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi by phone that he believes Japan has the capability and conditions to effectively contain the spread of the novel coronavirus epidemic ...

 2020-02-27 14:42 

Ecns.cn

Mongolian president to visit China...

Mongolian President Khaltmaa Battulga will pay a visit to China on Thursday, according to Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying....

 2020-02-27 14:42 

Ecns.cn

Chinese FM calls for efforts with South Korea to minimize COVID-19 impact...

China and South Korea should jointly strive to minimize the COVID-19 outbreak's impact on bilateral exchanges as well as economic and trade cooperation, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday night....

 2020-02-27 14:42 

Ecns.cn

Chinese FM urges China-Japan coordination against cross-border spread of COVID-19...

China and Japan need to boost coordination to prevent cross-border spread of the COVID-19 epidemic and effectively safeguard public health in both countries and the region at large, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday ni...

 2020-02-27 14:39 

Ecns.cn

23 recover from virus after TCM treatments...

The first group of 23 patients have recovered from novel coronavirus pneumonia and were released on Wednesday morning from Jiangxia makeshift hospital, the first medical institution entirely managed by traditional Chinese medicine doctors....

 2020-02-27 14:39 

Ecns.cn

Climb in U.S. cases looking 'inevitable'...

U.S. health officials have heightened their alert against the novel coronavirus, calling on U.S. citizens to increase their readiness and brace for an "inevitable" run-up in the number of infections in the country....

 2020-02-27 14:39 

Ecns.cn

Efforts to monitor travelers increased...

China is strengthening preventive measures to monitor incoming visitors as the novel coronavirus epidemic spreads in other countries....

 2020-02-27 14:39 

Ecns.cn

Discharged patients testing positive once again; expert reassures public...

About 14 percent of the cured novel coronavirus patients in Guangdong province tested positive for the virus again after they were discharged from the hospital and were put under medical observation at designated places....

 2020-02-27 14:35 

Nikkei Asian Review

Southeast Asian startup funding down 30% amid tougher scrutiny...

TOKYO/JAKARTA -- The flow of funds to startups in Southeast Asia is slowing as global investors take a harder look at new companies and their prospect...

 2020-02-27 14:34 

Yonhap News

(6th LD) S. Korea's virus cases top 1,700 on surge in infected church followers...

(ATTN: ADDS details on coronavirus genetic analysis in paras 23-25) SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Yon......

 2020-02-27 14:32 

South China Morning Post

New cases in South Korea exceed those in China as coronavirus sweeps the globe...

The number of new coronavirus cases reported in South Korea on Thursday exceeded those in mainland China for the first time, as the virus sweeps the globe while China's situation shows signs of stabilising.South Korea reported 505 new cases as of 4pm,...

 2020-02-27 14:31 

Ecns.cn

Chinese hospitals discharge 32,495 recovered patients of coronavirus infection...

A total of 32,495 patients infected with the novel coronavirus had been discharged from hospital after recovery by the end of Wednesday, Chinese health authority said Thursday....

 2020-02-27 14:30 

South China Morning Post

Could the coronavirus help to improve China's ties with South Korea, Japan?...

The rapid spread of the coronavirus outside China, especially in South Korea and Japan, has created a fresh challenge to Beijing's delicate relationship with its northeast Asian neighbours, but experts say the unprecedented public health crisis could ...

 2020-02-27 14:30 

Ecns.cn

China's Hubei reports 409 new coronavirus cases...

Hubei Province, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, reported 409 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 26 new deaths on Wednesday, the provincial health commission said Thursday....

 2020-02-27 14:29 

Ecns.cn

China reports 433 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection, 29 new deaths...

Chinese health authority said Thursday it received reports of 433 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 29 deaths on Wednesday from 31 provincial-level regions on the mainland....

 2020-02-27 14:22 

Ecns.cn

Iraq suspends schools for 10 days over coronavirus...

The Iraqi health minister announced on Wednesday the suspension of all schools and universities until March 7 to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus....

 2020-02-27 14:22 

Ecns.cn

SpaceX gets approval to build Mars spaceship at Port of Los Angeles...

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a permit that allows U.S. private space company SpaceX to use a site at the Port of Los Angeles to build its Mars aerospace parts, local media reported Wednesday....

 2020-02-27 14:20 

Ecns.cn

Second COVID-19 case confirmed in Sweden...

A man in his 30s recently returning from Italy has been confirmed Wednesday as Sweden's second case of COVID-19 infection....

 2020-02-27 14:19 

South China Morning Post

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Hongkongers can test ride electric minibuses and cross-harbour ferries in 2023 as budget allocates HK$430 million for green-energy transport...

Hongkongers can expect to test ride electric minibuses and cross-harbour ferries in 2023 as HK$430 million (US$55 million) has been allocated to develop green-energy transport in the budget announced on Wednesday.The Environment Bureau has unveiled a plan...

 2020-02-27 14:19 

RTHK News

Police treat case as manslaughter-suicide...

Police say they're treating a case in Wong Tai Sin in which a 51-year-old man and his 80-year-old mother died as manslaughter and suicide.They said that just before 5.25am, they received a report of a fire in a unit in Mui Yuen House, Chuk Yuen North ...

 2020-02-27 14:18 

Japan Times

Starbucks to launch Beyond Meat plant-based breakfast sandwich in Canada...

Starbucks Corp. said on Wednesday its Canadian stores will start selling a Beyond Meat Inc. plant-based breakfast sandwich next week, the first time the world's ......

 2020-02-27 14:15 

Japan Times

London museum shows evolution and global impact of kimono...

A major exhibition on kimono is being staged in London to show the garment's unique and evolving contribution to the global fashion industry."Kimono: Kyoto to ......

 2020-02-27 14:13 

Ecns.cn

UNWTO, WHO issue joint statement on coronavirus, calling for responsibility and coordination...

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a joint statement on Wednesday, calling for responsibility and coordination regarding the outbreak of the coronavirus disease....

 2020-02-27 14:13 

South China Morning Post

WHO chief: what rest of world can learn from China's fight against coronavirus...

Bruce Aylward, the leader of World Health Organisation team that visited the country earlier this month, arrived in the country amid widespread scepticism about its efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19.But by the end of the visit he was telling the worl...

 2020-02-27 14:10 

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: Singapore confirms three new cases, bringing total to 96...

Singapore on Thursday confirmed three more cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the country's total to 96, as an additional four recovered patients were discharged from hospital.Of the three new cases a 64-year-old woman, 44-year-old man and 12-ye...

 2020-02-27 14:07 

The Asahi Shimbun

Anger grows as rigid rules deny patients testing for coronavirus : The Asahi Shimbun...

A woman in the Kanto region felt a sense of panic after developing a fever in late January, when a m...

 2020-02-27 14:04 

Central News Agency

Civic organization calls for amnesty for illegal migrant workers - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Feb.27 (CNA) The Global Workers' Organization (GWO) urged the government on Thursday to grant special pardon to undocumented migrant workers in Taiwan, as part of the country's efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and ...

 2020-02-27 14:03 

Ecns.cn

China's Chang'e-4 maps image of subsurface on lunar far side...

China's spacecraft Chang'e-4 on the far side of the moon has revealed what lurks below the lunar surface and how it might evolve, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances....

 2020-02-27 14:03 

Japan Times

Bank of Japan asks major lenders about contingency plans following infection at MUFG...

The rapid spread of the new coronavirus has prompted the Bank of Japan to ask major banks how prepared they are for a worsening of ......

 2020-02-27 14:03 

Japan Times

New manga created by AI and inspired by late 'Astro Boy' creator Osamu Tezuka hits bookshelves...

A new manga plotted and designed by artificial intelligence that learned the artistic style of "Astro Boy" manga creator Osamu Tezuka was released Thursday.The manga ......

 2020-02-27 14:02 

Japan Times

Past special courts in Japan for leprosy patients ruled unconstitutional...

A court in Kumamoto on Wednesday ruled for the first time that special trials for segregated leprosy patients set up outside of standard courtrooms in ......

 2020-02-27 14:02 

Ecns.cn

Beijing installs 2 chiefs in each commercial building...

Beijing has equipped commercial buildings with two building chiefs to escalate containment efforts of the novel coronavirus as work resumes....

 2020-02-27 14:02 

Ecns.cn

Scenic areas advised to be cautious when reopening...

Scenic areas that have resumed operations amid the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak should take stringent epidemic-control measures, China's culture and tourism authority said....

 2020-02-27 14:02 

Ecns.cn

Guideline outlines measures to resume work...

Legal organizations will work together to protect enterprises' legal rights and reduce the impact of legal procedures that may affect their operations during the novel coronavirus prevention and control period...

 2020-02-27 14:02 

Japan Times

Autonomous driving startup Pony.ai raises $462 million in Toyota-led funding...

Autonomous driving firm Pony.ai said it raised $462 million in its latest funding round, led by an investment by Toyota Motor Corp.Toyota invested around $400 ......

 2020-02-27 14:00 

South China Morning Post

China quarantines 63 Aeroflot passengers after traveller from Iran becomes its first imported coronavirus case...

Shanghai has quarantined dozens of flight passengers linked to China's first imported coronavirus patient, who was diagnosed after arriving from Iran via Moscow, with the country on high alert to prevent transmissions from abroad.On Thursday, 63 peopl...

 2020-02-27 13:55 

Yonhap News

LG Chem sells photoresist biz to Chinese firm for 58 bln won...

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Yonhap) -- LG Chem Ltd., South Korea's largest chemicals company, has......

 2020-02-27 13:52 

Japan Times

Dovish BOJ board member urges policy review and stronger steps to avert recession amid virus fears...

The Bank of Japan should review its policy framework for boosting inflation, its board member said on Thursday, calling for stronger action by the central ......

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