David Stanway

In coronavirus vaccine race, China inoculates thousands before trials are completed

16 Sep 2020

SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE China is inoculating tens of thousands of its citizens with experimental coronavirus vaccines and attracting international interest in their development, despite expert concerns over the safety of drugs that have not completed standard testing.

China's Xi honours COVID-19 'heroes', as focus shifts to economic recovery

08 Sep 2020

SHANGHAI/BEIJING President Xi Jinping honoured the "heroes" of China's "people's war" against COVID-19 at a ceremony on Tuesday, lauding the country's resilience as well as the decisive role played in containment efforts by the ruling Communist Party. | Video

Nothing to see: COVID origins off-limits as China's Wuhan touts recovery

06 Sep 2020

WUHAN, China The Huanan seafood market in the Chinese city of Wuhan, believed by many to be the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic, is sealed behind a blue perimeter fence. A large team of security staff chases away anyone who lingers.

Students return to class in Wuhan, but parents and teachers wary of coronavirus risk

03 Sep 2020

WUHAN, China Tears and excitement from students greeted teachers on the first day of school after seven months in the Chinese city of Wuhan, but parents and teachers warned that while the coronavirus has retreated, no one could afford to let down their guard.

Chinese cities find coronavirus in frozen food imports, WHO downplays infection risk

14 Aug 2020

BEIJING/SHANGHAI/BRASILIA Two cities in China have found traces of the new coronavirus in cargoes of imported frozen food, local authorities said on Thursday, although the World Health Organization downplayed the risk of the virus entering the food chain.

China's new coal projects account for 90% of global total in first half - study

03 Aug 2020

SHANGHAI, August 3 China built more than half of the world's new coal-fired power plants this year and accounted for 90% of new planned capacity, a study showed on Monday, with Beijing still commissioning new projects even as capacity worldwide declines.

Red alerts in China as floods maroon equipment to fight coronavirus

17 Jul 2020

SHANGHAI Large parts of China were reeling on Friday from the worst floods in decades, as disruption mounted for supply chains, including for personal protective equipment (PPE), vital in the fight against the novel coronavirus. | Video

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