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Coronavirus: Taiwan reports its first death of outbreak

Island says fatality was a 60-year-old unlicensed taxi driver with chronic health problems.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:40PM

Island says fatality was a 60-year-old unlicensed taxi driver with chronic health problems.

Coronavirus: Taiwan reports its first death of outbreak
Coronavirus illness given official name Covid-19 as hopes rise that cases could peak soon

One hundred deaths are reported in a single day for the first time, but statistics show number of new cases decreasing.

13 Feb 2020 - 6:55PM

One hundred deaths are reported in a single day for the first time, but statistics show number of new cases decreasing.

Coronavirus illness given official name Covid-19 as hopes rise that cases could peak soon
Coronavirus: Xi Jinping tours Beijing neighbourhood as global death toll reaches 910

Chinese foreign ministry says 27 foreigners have been infected in China after the country reports 97 new deaths and number of infections passes 40,000.

14 Feb 2020 - 4:52PM

Chinese foreign ministry says 27 foreigners have been infected in China after the country reports 97 new deaths and number of infections passes 40,000.

Coronavirus: Xi Jinping tours Beijing neighbourhood as global death toll reaches 910
Coronavirus death toll equals Sars as fatalities hit 813

89 new deaths reported as government vows to increase procurement of equipment and drugs, while Taiwan reports its 18th infection.

13 Feb 2020 - 8:47AM

89 new deaths reported as government vows to increase procurement of equipment and drugs, while Taiwan reports its 18th infection.

Coronavirus death toll equals Sars as fatalities hit 813
China coronavirus: first health chief sacked as death toll climbs to 170

Communist Party authorities in Huanggang near heart of outbreak say health commission director dismissed.

16 Feb 2020 - 3:42PM

Communist Party authorities in Huanggang near heart of outbreak say health commission director dismissed.

China coronavirus: first health chief sacked as death toll climbs to 170
Coronavirus: European Union staff told to delay travel to China

European Commission issues travel advisory to employees for non-essential trips.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:01PM

European Commission issues travel advisory to employees for non-essential trips.

Coronavirus: European Union staff told to delay travel to China
China calls in top Sars expert as State Council takes charge of emergency coronavirus response

Several provinces raise alert level, centralising command of response measures, as first deaths outside Wuhan epicentre are confirmed.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:28PM

Several provinces raise alert level, centralising command of response measures, as first deaths outside Wuhan epicentre are confirmed.

China calls in top Sars expert as State Council takes charge of emergency coronavirus response
‘It’s a ghost town’: shortages in Wuhan as China coronavirus transport bans take effect to contain deadly pneumonia threat – but is it too late?

Eight cities now in lockdown in central Chinese province in Hubei but some experts say it won’t be enough now.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:32PM

Eight cities now in lockdown in central Chinese province in Hubei but some experts say it won’t be enough now.

‘It’s a ghost town’: shortages in Wuhan as China coronavirus transport bans take effect to contain deadly pneumonia threat – but is it too late?
China coronavirus: three cities join Wuhan in quarantine lockdown as Beijing tries to contain deadly outbreak

All public transport closed down in city of Wuhan, in central China, to try to limit spread of infection, and three other cities in Hubei province follow suit.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:33PM

All public transport closed down in city of Wuhan, in central China, to try to limit spread of infection, and three other cities in Hubei province follow suit.

China coronavirus: three cities join Wuhan in quarantine lockdown as Beijing tries to contain deadly outbreak
CapitaLand to create Asia-Pacific’s third largest REIT with US$6.2 billion merger of Singapore office and shopping mall trusts

CapitaLand Mall Trust and CapitaLand Commercial Trust plan to merge in a deal worth S$8.3 billion (US$6.2 billion) to create the third largest REIT in Asia Pacific by market value.

22 Jan 2020 - 12:02PM

CapitaLand Mall Trust and CapitaLand Commercial Trust plan to merge in a deal worth S$8.3 billion (US$6.2 billion) to create the third largest REIT in Asia Pacific by market value.

CapitaLand to create Asia-Pacific’s third largest REIT with US$6.2 billion merger of Singapore office and shopping mall trusts
China says infections spreading as it reports third death from Wuhan virus; WHO indicates human transmission likely

Authorities find 136 new infections in Wuhan, confirm first cases in other cities – one in Shenzhen and two in Beijing.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:55PM

Authorities find 136 new infections in Wuhan, confirm first cases in other cities – one in Shenzhen and two in Beijing.

China says infections spreading as it reports third death from Wuhan virus; WHO indicates human transmission likely
EU’s former ambassador to South Korea suspect in China spy probe

Sources name ex-diplomat after German authorities raid flats and offices as part of an investigation into an alleged link with China’s top foreign intelligence unit.

17 Feb 2020 - 3:26PM

Sources name ex-diplomat after German authorities raid flats and offices as part of an investigation into an alleged link with China’s top foreign intelligence unit.

EU’s former ambassador to South Korea suspect in China spy probe
Hong Kong begins 2020 just like 2019 ended – with protest chaos

Police say at least 400 people arrested on Wednesday, mostly for illegal assembly and possession of offensive weapons.

2 Jan 2020 - 10:21AM

Police say at least 400 people arrested on Wednesday, mostly for illegal assembly and possession of offensive weapons.

Hong Kong begins 2020 just like 2019 ended – with protest chaos
As it happened: At least 400 arrested in Hong Kong as massive New Year's Day march gets cut short amid protest violence

Vandalism of banks and shops breaks out on sidelines, while march organisers claim a turnout of more than 1 million. 

3 Jan 2020 - 5:55PM

Vandalism of banks and shops breaks out on sidelines, while march organisers claim a turnout of more than 1 million. 

As it happened: At least 400 arrested in Hong Kong as massive New Year's Day march gets cut short amid protest violence
Huawei to trade war to Hong Kong dollar: 2019’s top 10 economy stories

China’s trade war with the US dominates the most read economy stories of the year along with the Hong Kong dollar peg to the US dollar, China's social credit system and Huawei.

1 Jan 2020 - 12:20PM

China’s trade war with the US dominates the most read economy stories of the year along with the Hong Kong dollar peg to the US dollar, China's social credit system and Huawei.

Huawei to trade war to Hong Kong dollar: 2019’s top 10 economy stories
Hong Kong rings in new year as muted celebrations give way to defiant anti-government protests

While no fierce clashes are reported, Mong Kok is the main flashpoint as radicals block roads, start fires, let off fireworks and disrupt traffic.

1 Jan 2020 - 11:28AM

While no fierce clashes are reported, Mong Kok is the main flashpoint as radicals block roads, start fires, let off fireworks and disrupt traffic.

Hong Kong rings in new year as muted celebrations give way to defiant anti-government protests
Chaotic scenes at busy Hong Kong mall as pepper spray used after protesters and plain-clothes police scuffle

Police use pepper spray and deploy batons as protesters show up at Harbour City shopping centre in Tsim Sha Tsui.

22 Dec 2019 - 1:09AM

Police use pepper spray and deploy batons as protesters show up at Harbour City shopping centre in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Chaotic scenes at busy Hong Kong mall as pepper spray used after protesters and plain-clothes police scuffle
Stash of more than 20 air guns and imitation firearms found in home of Hong Kong man who died aged 91

The Hongkonger had recently died aged 91, and the items were found by shocked widow.

18 Dec 2019 - 4:06AM

The Hongkonger had recently died aged 91, and the items were found by shocked widow.

Stash of more than 20 air guns and imitation firearms found in home of Hong Kong man who died aged 91
Hong Kong ‘Christmas shopping’ protests in several malls across city lead to vandalism of outlets and clashes

Clashes triggered as hard-core demonstrators smash glass panels and vandalise restaurants in Sha Tin’s New Town Plaza.

16 Dec 2019 - 1:30AM

Clashes triggered as hard-core demonstrators smash glass panels and vandalise restaurants in Sha Tin’s New Town Plaza.

Hong Kong ‘Christmas shopping’ protests in several malls across city lead to vandalism of outlets and clashes
Shenzhen boasts the most growth champions in SCMP-Statista’s survey of the 80 fastest-growing companies in Greater Bay Area

The SCMP-Statista Growth Champions of the Greater Bay Area survey, the first of its kind, sheds light on where investors and entrepreneurs are placing their bets in an area that is projected to become one of biggest growth drivers of the Chinese economy.

12 Dec 2019 - 7:15AM

The SCMP-Statista Growth Champions of the Greater Bay Area survey, the first of its kind, sheds light on where investors and entrepreneurs are placing their bets in an area that is projected to become one of biggest growth drivers of the Chinese economy.

Shenzhen boasts the most growth champions in SCMP-Statista’s survey of the 80 fastest-growing companies in Greater Bay Area
After half a year of anti-government unrest, ‘800,000 marchers’ take to Hong Kong streets

Organisers claim another massive turnout, while police say it peaked at 180,000.

9 Dec 2019 - 11:05AM

Organisers claim another massive turnout, while police say it peaked at 180,000.

After half a year of anti-government unrest, ‘800,000 marchers’ take to Hong Kong streets
As it happened: ‘about 800,000’ join Hong Kong protest on eve of six-month anniversary of anti-government unrest

Mass anti-government march starting at Victoria Park due to end in Central. Police said earlier that officers seized a firearm they feared would be used at the protest.

9 Dec 2019 - 6:24AM

Mass anti-government march starting at Victoria Park due to end in Central. Police said earlier that officers seized a firearm they feared would be used at the protest.

As it happened: ‘about 800,000’ join Hong Kong protest on eve of six-month anniversary of anti-government unrest
Surviving Hong Kong’s political earthquake: what went right or wrong in district council elections for two winners and losing veteran from pro-establishment camp

Newly minted district councillors Cheung King-fun, an independent, and DAB’s Apple Lai have both focused on community service long before the polls.

7 Dec 2019 - 11:53AM

Newly minted district councillors Cheung King-fun, an independent, and DAB’s Apple Lai have both focused on community service long before the polls.

Surviving Hong Kong’s political earthquake: what went right or wrong in district council elections for two winners and losing veteran from pro-establishment camp
After the landslide: Hong Kong’s pan-democrat district council winners talk inspiration, motivation and next steps

The winners were students, first-time candidates, workers and professionals. They defeated entrenched councillors, including some who had served for decades.

7 Dec 2019 - 11:53AM

The winners were students, first-time candidates, workers and professionals. They defeated entrenched councillors, including some who had served for decades.

After the landslide: Hong Kong’s pan-democrat district council winners talk inspiration, motivation and next steps
Victor Fung feted for lifetime of achievements at top of honours list in 2019 DHL-SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards

The awards honour exceptional leadership at a particularly tumultuous moment for Hong Kong, as the worst political crisis in the city’s history and a year-long US-China trade war combined to drive the local economy into its first technical recession in a decade.

6 Dec 2019 - 1:55PM

The awards honour exceptional leadership at a particularly tumultuous moment for Hong Kong, as the worst political crisis in the city’s history and a year-long US-China trade war combined to drive the local economy into its first technical recession in a decade.

Victor Fung feted for lifetime of achievements at top of honours list in 2019 DHL-SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards
Chinese city halts crematorium plan but stand-off between police and protesters goes on

Huazhou government says it will consult the public on ‘different views’ to proposed development in town of Wenlou.

1 Dec 2019 - 4:59PM

Huazhou government says it will consult the public on ‘different views’ to proposed development in town of Wenlou.

Chinese city halts crematorium plan but stand-off between police and protesters goes on
Trade war robbing Peter to pay Paul as China’s plummeting industrial profits only tell part of the story

China’s industrial profits plunged 9.9 per cent in October compared to a year earlier, the largest drop since the data was first reported in 2011.

10 Dec 2019 - 11:05AM

China’s industrial profits plunged 9.9 per cent in October compared to a year earlier, the largest drop since the data was first reported in 2011.

Trade war robbing Peter to pay Paul as China’s plummeting industrial profits only tell part of the story
Hong Kong election result draws cautious response from Beijing

No direct comment on pro-democracy landslide, but stopping violence and restoring order remain ‘top priorities’.

26 Nov 2019 - 2:58AM

No direct comment on pro-democracy landslide, but stopping violence and restoring order remain ‘top priorities’.

Hong Kong election result draws cautious response from Beijing
Hong Kong’s district councillors traditionally handle municipal matters. But this election was a global event as almost 3 million residents clamoured to be heard

Voter turnout was confirmed at 71.2 per cent of 4.1 million registered to vote, compared with 47 per cent in the 2015 polls, and far surpassed the record of 58 per cent set in 2016’s Legislative Council elections, where at least 10 localist candidates were elected

25 Nov 2019 - 8:15AM

Voter turnout was confirmed at 71.2 per cent of 4.1 million registered to vote, compared with 47 per cent in the 2015 polls, and far surpassed the record of 58 per cent set in 2016’s Legislative Council elections, where at least 10 localist candidates were elected

Hong Kong’s district councillors traditionally handle municipal matters. But this election was a global event as almost 3 million residents clamoured to be heard
As it happened: pro-Beijing camp licks wounds after hammering in Hong Kong district council elections

Polls this year see a record voter turnout of more than 70 per cent across city. 

25 Nov 2019 - 10:28AM

Polls this year see a record voter turnout of more than 70 per cent across city. 

As it happened: pro-Beijing camp licks wounds after hammering in Hong Kong district council elections