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Hong Kong starts mass virus tests undermined by distrust of China

Hong Kong launched a mass coronavirus testing scheme on Tuesday, but calls for millions to take up the offer have been undermined by deep distrust of the government following China's crushing of the city's democracy movement......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardSep 1st, 2020

Hong Kong starts mass virus tests undermined by distrust of China

Hong Kong launched a mass coronavirus testing scheme on Tuesday, but calls for millions to take up the offer have been undermined by deep distrust of the government following China's crushing of the city's democracy movement......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 1st, 2020

Virus exposes flaws in sports, event planning

Hong Kong--The coronavirus exposes an ignorance of China’s lucrative sports market and poor contingency planning, experts say, after Formula One became the most high-profile casualty of a mass pullout from the country......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2020

Church attendance also down in Asia

In a popular Catholic church in the Philippines, nearly half of the pews were empty for Sunday Mass. The few hundred worshipers who showed up were asked to refrain from shaking others’ hands or holding them during prayers to prevent the spread of the virus that started in China. In Hong Kong, Cardinal John Hon […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

HK postpones polls over virus; China raises curbs

Hong Kong -- Hong Kong’s democracy supporters were dealt a huge blow Friday as authorities postponed local elections for a year because of the coronavirus, capping a devastating month of political disqualifications, arrests for social media posts and activists fleeing overseas......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020

HK orders mandatory mask wearing to combat new virus wave

Everyone in Hong Kong will have to wear masks in public from this week, authorities said Monday, as they unveiled the city’s toughest social distancing measures yet to combat a new wave of coronavirus infections. The ramped-up rules came as authorities revealed China would help officials build an emergency field hospital to help deal with […] The post HK orders mandatory mask wearing to combat new virus wave appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 27th, 2020

Asian markets mostly up on vaccine, stimulus hopes

HONG KONG, China — Fresh hopes for a virus vaccine and another round of US stimulus lifted Asian markets on Wednesday, though gains remained tethered by the reimposition of containment measures and China-US tensions. Investors took their lead from Wall Street’s pop higher, which came after US biotech firm Moderna said the final stage of human trials […] The post Asian markets mostly up on vaccine, stimulus hopes appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 15th, 2020

Asia markets rally on virus hopes, Trump s Hong Kong action

Hong Kong led an Asia-wide market rally Monday as investors breathed a sigh of relief after Donald Trump fell short of imposing strict measures against China, while a further easing of virus lockdowns continued to provide support......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 1st, 2020

Trump to pull out funding from WHO; hits China over virus, Hong Kong

  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Friday he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization (WHO), end Hong Kong’s special trade status, and suspend visas of Chinese graduate students suspected of conducting research on behalf of their government — escalating tensions with China that have surged during the coronavirus pandemic. Trump has been […] The post Trump to pull out funding from WHO; hits China over virus, Hong Kong appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 30th, 2020

Tokyo stocks close at three-month high on virus optimism

Tokyo stocks soared Thursday to a three-month high on optimism over the gradual reopening of virus-hit economies worldwide, as investors also kept a close eye on US-China tensions over Hong Kong......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 28th, 2020

Post-virus challenges for China

BEIJING, China (AFP) — China faces “immense” economic challenges as it emerges from the coronavirus pandemic, Premier Li Keqiang warned Friday as he opened his nation’s annual legislative session that will seek to tighten Beijing’s control over Hong Kong. Li’s opening speech to the 3,000-member National People’s Congress (NPC) is China’s version of the US […] The post Post-virus challenges for China appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2020

China, India to narrowly avoid recession in virus-hit 2020 – IMF

HONG KONG – Some of Asia's biggest economies are likely to narrowly avoid recession this year and are poised to bounce back strongly in 2021 if the coronavirus is contained, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast on Tuesday, April 14, with China leading the recovery. The ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 15th, 2020

AVC postpones Asian men’s club championship in Thailand

In light of the recent development of the global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) the Asian Volleyball Confederation has decided to postpone the 2020 Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship to a later date. According to AVC’s Twitter post on Tuesday, host Thailand have asked for the postponement of the tournament slated from April 18 to 25 in Nakhon Ratchasima. The sports’ continental governing body decided to move the tournament to August 10-17, citing concerns over the spread of the virus that already claimed thousands of lives and to best preserve the health and safety of players, officials and fans. A total of 15 teams have confirmed participation in the tourney including the 30th Southeast Asian Games silver medalist Philippine men’s volleyball team. The other participating countries are host Thailand (2), Australia, Hong Kong, Iran, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Chinese Taipei, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Sri Lanka, China and Uzbekistan......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 12th, 2020

5th Filipino in Hong Kong tests positive for coronavirus

MANILA, Philippines – Another Filipino in Hong Kong contracted the novel coronavirus called COVID-19, bringing to 5 the number of Filipinos in the city infected with the virus.  Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Undersecretary Brigido Dulay confirmed this in a tweet posted Tuesday night, March 10, citing ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 10th, 2020

HK stocks close lower on virus worries

Hong Kong stocks closed lower Thursday as traders tried to work out if the new coronavirus would have a lasting impact on corporate earnings and economic growth. The Hang Seng Index fell 0.2 percent, or 46.65 points, to 27,609.16. Mainland China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.8 percent, or 54.75 points, to 3,030.15, after the […] The post HK stocks close lower on virus worries appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2020

Filipina in Hong Kong tests positive for novel coronavirus

MANILA, Philippines – A Filipina worker in Hong Kong has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Philippine government confirmed on Wednesday, February 19. This is the first case of a Filipino contracting the virus in Hong Kong. The patient is hospitalized and in isolation as she undergoes ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2020

Hong Kong unveils cash handouts as virus deepens economic woes

HONG KONG – Hong Kong announced a slew of cash subsidies on Friday, February 14, to help businesses that have been battered by the coronavirus outbreak in a city already reeling from a recession. The US-China trade war and months of seething pro-democracy protests last year had already ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2020

Coronavirus fears rattle Asia traders

HONG KONG, China — Fears over the new coronavirus rattled investors in Asia Friday as they struggled to work out if the China epidemic was worse than being reported by authorities. A dramatic rise in the number of deaths and new cases of the virus on Thursday fueled global suspicions that Beijing was concealing the true scale […] The post Coronavirus fears rattle Asia traders appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2020

Virus forces teams out of badminton championships

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia---The deadly coronavirus outbreak has forced China and Hong Kong’s men and women and India’s women to withdraw from badminton’s Asia Team Championships which started yesterday in Manila......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2020

Hong Kong housing block evacuated after double virus find

HONG KONG, China – More than 100 people were evacuated from a 35-storey Hong Kong housing block on Tuesday, February 11, after two residents in different apartments tested positive for the new coronavirus . Residents were forced to leave in the early hours as health officials in masks and white overalls ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2020

Asian markets fall on coronavirus impact woes

Hong Kong (AFP) — Markets across the Asia-Pacific were in the red on Monday with investors worried about the impact of the China coronavirus outbreak on the global economy. The virus has killed more than 900 people, infected 40,000 across mainland China and spread to more than two dozen countries in what has been termed […] The post Asian markets fall on coronavirus impact woes appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2020