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Publisher, 2 politicians charged over Hong Kong protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Outspoken Hong Kong publisher Jimmy Lai and two prominent opposition politicians were charged Friday wi...
8:28 28 February 2022

Asia stocks tumble on virus fears after Wall Street plunge

Asian stock markets plunged further Friday on spreading virus fears, deepening an global rout after Wall Street endured ...
6:16 28 February 2022

Qantas cuts flights to Asia amid virus outbreak

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s Qantas announced Thursday it will slash flights to Asia as the coronavirus crisis cuts into th...
3:44 20 February 2022

Macao casinos allowed to reopen after anti-virus closure

BEIJING — The Chinese territory of Macao will allow casinos to reopen Friday after a 15-day closure imposed to help block the spread of China's virus ...
12:02 17 February 2022

No handshakes: Viral outbreak spooks Asian places of worship

MANILA, Philippines — In a popular Catholic church in the Philippines, nearly half of the pews were empty for Sunday Mass. The few hundred worshippers...
4:17 15 February 2022

Asian stocks rebound from early losses as virus toll grows

Shares rebounded in Asia on Friday after an early sell-off, though Japan's benchmark declined as investors reacted to news of a growing number of case...
5:31 14 February 2022

Asian shares rise despite worries about virus outbreak

TOKYO — Asian shares were higher Wednesday, although the outbreak of a new virus in the region continued to weigh on investor sentiments.
3:20 12 February 2022

Virus puts Hong Kong protests on ice. Will they return?

The crowd lining up recently on a cold, dark Hong Kong street wasn't part of the anti-government protest movement that rocked the semi-autonomous Chin...
1:51 12 February 2022

Q&A: How virus is impacting Asia’s cruises and passengers

A new viral outbreak is wreaking havoc on cruises in Asia, where some passengers are stranded aboard ships and others can't leave China.
1:46 12 February 2022

China’s virus crisis hits global flows of letters, parcels

PARIS — Postal operators in the United States, China and elsewhere say the suspension of flights to slow the spread of a deadly new virus is having a ...
16:39 11 February 2022

Virus cases in Hong Kong apartments recall SARS memories

HONG KONG — The diagnosis of four people living in a single Hong Kong apartment block who were sickened by a new virus is prompting worried comparison...
13:11 11 February 2022

China still mostly closed down as virus deaths pass 1,000

BEIJING — China remains mostly closed for business, as the daily death toll from a new virus topped 100 for the first time, pushing the total above 1,...
12:28 11 February 2022

New virus has infected more than 40,600 people globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 40,600 people globally.
8:21 10 February 2022

Asian stock markets retreat after surge on China tariff cut

Asian stock markets retreated Friday following a surge after China announced a tariff cut on U.S. imports.
4:38 7 February 2022

Global tourism takes major hit as virus halts Chinese travel

This should have been a good year for global tourism, with trade tensions gradually easing, certain economies growing and banner events like the Summe...
2:36 7 February 2022

Strong 2Q for Tapestry, though China outbreak takes its toll

The luxury brand Tapestry handily beat quarterly profit expectations but warned that the virus outbreak in China is “significantly impacting” its busi...
16:53 6 February 2022

‘A floating prison’: Cruise of Asia ends in virus quarantine

YOKOHAMA, Japan — David Abel’s 50th wedding anniversary luxury cruise began with him eating his fill and enjoying the sights of East Asia.
9:49 6 February 2022

Italy, Turkey screen all arriving passengers for coronavirus

ROME — Italy and Turkey said Wednesday they were taking the temperatures of all arriving airline passengers in new prevention measures aimed at haltin...
14:22 5 February 2022

American Airlines halts Hong Kong flights, United to follow

American Airlines said Tuesday it has suspended flights to Hong Kong through Feb. 20 due to weak demand , and United Airlines will do the same next we...
0:09 5 February 2022

Fears of new virus trigger anti-China sentiment worldwide

SEOUL, South Korea — A scary new virus from China has spread around the world. So has rising anti-Chinese sentiment, calls for a full travel ban on Ch...
5:49 2 February 2022

Delta, American and United suspend flights between US, China

NEW YORK — Delta Air Lines and American Airlines said Friday they will suspend all flights between the U.S. and China, making them the first U.S.-base...
18:47 31 January 2022

New virus has infected more than 7,800 globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 7,800 people.
13:19 30 January 2022

Amnesty Int’l: Asia seeing growing repression, resistance

BANGKOK — Authoritarian governments in Asia are undermining human rights and demonizing their critics, but they face a rising tide of protest from you...
4:55 30 January 2022

Asian shares mostly higher after rebound on Wall Street

Shares advanced in most Asian markets on Wednesday after a rebound on Wall Street that reversed most losses from a sell-off the day before.
4:46 29 January 2022

Asian shares sink on mounting worries over China outbreak

TOKYO — Asian shares skidded again Tuesday on deepening worries over the expanding outbreak of a new virus in China.
4:29 28 January 2022

US, others prepare evacuations as virus spreads from China

BEIJING — The United States and several other nations prepared Tuesday to airlift citizens out of a Chinese city at the center of a virus outbreak tha...
1:42 28 January 2022

Mongolia closes border, China extends holiday to fight virus

BEIJING — China on Monday expanded its sweeping efforts to contain a deadly virus, extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and...
13:37 27 January 2022

Countries evaluate evacuation of citizens in virus epicenter

TOKYO — Countries with citizens in the central Chinese city that's the epicenter of a viral outbreak are planning evacuations as the number of illness...
7:32 27 January 2022

New virus mutes Lunar New Year celebrations worldwide

BEIJING — A new virus that started in China and is popping up around Asia and the world hung over the first day of the Year of the Rat.
16:36 25 January 2022

Xi calls situation grave as China scrambles to contain virus

BEIJING — China's leader on Saturday called the accelerating spread of a new virus a grave situation, as cities from the outbreak's epicenter in centr...
16:07 25 January 2022