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 central China to Hong Kong scrambled to contain an illness that has infected more than 1,200 people and killed 41.
A new virus that started in China has now reached the United States. The Hawaii Department of Health is advising doctors across the state to be alert for patients who may have traveled from the city of Wuhan. While it’s not yet understood exactly how the virus is spread, it’s raising concerns – especially within the Asia Pacific.
It’s been two years since China turned the commercial world of recycling upside down when it stopped accepting most plastic from overseas. This week, the government announced another sweeping change: phasing out single-use plastics.
BEIJING — The head of a Chinese government expert team said Monday that human-to-human transmission has been confirmed in an outbreak of a new coronavirus, a development that raises the possibility that it could spread more quickly and widely.
The Golden Globes were awarded this week, giving attention to some of the best movies of 2019. A different take on Hollywood’s movie output came from China this week — and it’s a very different interpretation.
For most Americans, this is a slower than usual week at work. But in the world of diplomacy, this is a busy time — especially in northeast Asia, where the heads of government of Japan, South Korea and China are all meeting this week.
LONDON — The U.K.-based grocery chain Tesco said it halted production at a factory in China on Sunday after a British newspaper reported the factory used forced labor to produce charity Christmas cards for the supermarket.
Hawaii Lieutenant Governor Josh Green recaps the medical mission to Samoa to address its deadly measles outbreak; U.S. Attorney's office warns of Chinese espionage, especially at American universities; Civil Beat gives an update on protecting native birds from mosquitoes; An interview with Takuma Itoh, composer of Picture Brides, which will be performed tonight as part of the Honolulu Chamber Music Series
In the United States, on this Monday after Thanksgiving, some of you may still be thinking of turkey. But in China, there's increased attention on a different kind of meat. It's pork — and the country is suffering a severe shortage.
BEIJING — China reacted furiously Thursday to President Donald Trump’s signing two bills aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong, summoning the U.S. ambassador to protest and warning the move would undermine cooperation with Washington.
While news from Washington has been dominated in recent days by the impeachment hearings, there is other activity as well — and some of it is even bi-partisan. That includes a pair of bills passed this week concerning Hong Kong.
November is traditionally the month when many people start their holiday shopping. In the United States, retailers of all sizes are trying to push consumers to spend money — but the biggest online sales day of the year comes from Asia.
NONTHABURI, Thailand — Southeast Asian leaders agreed Sunday to work with China and other neighbors to transcend conflicts over trade policies and territorial disputes for the sake of stronger economies and regional stability.
A Chinese company’s bid to lease Tulagi Island in the Solomons has been rejected by the country’s attorney general and the provincial leader who signed the five-year agreement has pronounced the deal dead.
Saturday will mark the 20th weekend in a row that protestors in Hong Kong take to the streets of the city. It follows another week of political controversy – both in Hong Kong and in the United States.
There are several beneficiaries of the apparent progress late last week on trade talks between the United States and China. First up are American farmers---who are expected to send more crops to China. Another location ready for reduced tensions: Hollywood.