Rescuers seek 9 people missing in central China landslide

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers in central China were searching Wednesday for nine people left missing in a landslide triggered amid widespread flooding across much of the country. The disa...

Flooding kills 2, disrupts entrance exams in southern China

BEIJING (AP) — Severe flooding and heavy rains have killed at least two people in southern China and disrupted the first day of widely anticipated college entrance exams being held one month late beca...

Chinese struggle to return to work as virus controls ease

WUHAN, China (AP) — After two months in locked-down Wuhan, Wei Lei was eager to get back to work on a railway construction site. Instead, the 22-year-old found himself stranded at an expressway toll p...

China lifting last controls in province at outbreak's center

BEIJING (AP) — Trains carrying factory employees back to work after two months in locked-down cities rolled out of Hubei province, the center of China’s virus outbreak, as the government on Wednesday ...

Dispute leaves Taiwanese stuck in locked-down Chinese cities

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Beauty salon operator Shelly Chen flew from Taiwan to her hometown in China last month to see her aging parents for the Lunar New Year holiday. Two days later, their city in the ...

China reports 361 dead from new virus, total of 17,205 cases

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday reported 361 have died on the mainland from the new virus, with an additional 2,829 new cases over the last 24 hours bringing the Chinese total to 17,205. ...

China reports 304 virus deaths, fires officials for poor job

China's death toll from a new virus increased to 304 on Sunday (Feb. 2) amid warnings from the World Health Organization that other countries need to be prepared in the event the disease spreads a...

China reports 304 virus deaths, fires officials for poor job

BEIJING (AP) — China’s death toll from a new virus increased to 304 on Sunday amid warnings from the World Health Organization that other countries need to be prepared in the event the disease spreads...

For businesses, China's virus fans fear and uncertainty

China’s worst health crisis in years has sparked fear and uncertainty for businesses from North America to Asia that depend on trade in the affected region. Experts say it’s too soon...

Social controls, SARS experience help China close off cities

BEIJING (AP) — Cutting off access to entire cities with millions of residents to stop a new virus outbreak is a step few countries other than China would consider, but it is made possible by the rulin...

China confirms 1st death outside epicenter of viral outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — China broadened its unprecedented, open-ended lockdowns to encompass more than 20.5 million people Friday to try to contain a deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds, even though th...

Taiwan requires health statements from China, Hong Kong, Macau passengers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although the World Health Organization on Thursday (Jan. 23) decided not to declare the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak a global emergency, Taiwan's customs and quarantine ...

Singapore's 1st coronavirus case is a Wuhan man

LONDON (AP) — Singapore’s Ministry of Health says the country has confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus, a 66-year-old Chinese national from Wuhan. The ministry said late Thur...

China cancels Lunar New Year events over deadly virus fears, locks down 3 cities

Beijing has canceled mass Lunar New Year celebrations and put three cities on lockdown as part of China's efforts to control the spread of the deadly coronavirus virus, state media reported Thursd...

Those trapped in China virus lockdown expect lonely holiday

BEIJING (AP) — Bai Xue had planned a road trip through China's lush eastern coast to ring in the Lunar New Year, usually a time of lively family reunions and abundant feasts. Then ca...