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Taiwan adds two novel coronavirus infection cases with first death

Taiwan confirmed two new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 20, and reported the first death caused by the epidemic, the island's epidemic monitoring agency said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/17 9:40:52

Hong Kong unveils relief measures for epidemic-hit businesses, residents

Hong Kong has announced a basket of relief measures for businesses and residents suffering from the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and mulled allocating 25 billion Hong Kong dollars (3.22 billion US dollars) for the fight against the epidemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/16 12:41:41

5.4-magnitude quake hits Taiwan: CENC

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Hualien County in eastern Taiwan at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/15 19:36:29

Hong Kong unveils relief measures for epidemic-hit businesses, residents

HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the government will provide allowances for low-income households and subsidies for businesses in face of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/15 10:57:17

Senior official named for HK, Macao agency

China announced on Thursday the appointment of Xia Baolong, vice chairman of China's top political advisory body, as head of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office (HKMAO) of the State Council.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 17:02:12

Xia Baolong appointed head of HK and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council

Xia Baolong appointed head of HK and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council
Source: | 2020/2/13 12:18:28

HK researchers develop system to identify 40 infectious respiratory pathogens in 1 hour

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) Tuesday announced the development of a new system that can identify 30 to 40 infectious respiratory pathogens in one single test within an hour, including novel coronavirus and bird flu virus.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/13 9:20:13

Ship passengers thank Chinese Embassy for medicine

Passengers from China's Hong Kong region on a cruise ship quarantined in Japan due to coronavirus thanked the Chinese Embassy in Japan for sending medicine after 174 passengers were confirmed infected.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 22:48:40

Resolution calling for HK police chief to assist in Wuhan 'a purely political show'

A resolution passed by a Hong Kong district council urging police chief Chris Tang Ping-keung to go to Wuhan to assist the ongoing fight against the novel coronavirus is “purely a political show,” noted Hong Kong analysts.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 16:18:40

Hong Kong donates over 143 mln USD, medical equipment to help mainland fight epidemic

Various sectors of the Hong Kong society have donated more than 1 billion yuan (143 million US dollars) and also medical equipment for the novel coronavirus control efforts in the mainland.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/11 7:54:30

PLA conducts drills near Taiwan island for 2 days in a row

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Monday launched joint drills featuring naval and air forces near the island of Taiwan, one day after it conducted a combat readiness drill which saw its warplanes encircle the island.
Source: | 2020/2/11 2:07:39

Former Taiwan leader Lee Teng-hui rushed to hospital

Former Taiwan leader Lee Teng-hui was rushed to a hospital after he began choking and coughing from drinking milk, local media reported over the weekend. Lee has remained under medical observation due to lung infection concerns.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/11 0:22:33

Sending masks to Hong Kong shows responsibility: experts

Related authorities and producers in the mainland have allocated 17 million masks to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) in the past month in a move that Chinese experts said indicated the central government was performing its responsibility and obligations to support the city in the battle against the novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP)despite a severe shortage of medical supplies on the mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/9 19:53:40

Mainland spokesperson slams Taiwan's DPP for banking on foreign forces to build itself up

A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Tuesday slammed Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority for banking on foreign forces to build itself up.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/5 15:21:21

Taiwan confirms 11th case of novel coronavirus infection

Taiwan on Tuesday confirmed the 11th case of novel coronavirus infection.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/5 13:11:38

Hong Kong reports first coronavirus death. The victim is a 39-year-old male, according to HK media

Hong Kong reports its first death of #nCov2019. The victim is a 39-year-old male, according to HK media
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/4 10:44:08

Hong Kong to shut down several mainland-bound ports, including Luohu, Lok Ma Chau and Huanggang ports effective Tuesday

As part of efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus, HongKong will shut down several mainland-bound customs, including Luohu, Lok Ma Chau, and Huanggang port effective Tuesday, only Shenzhen Bay and HK-Zhuhai-Macao bridge ports will continue to function: CarrieLam
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/3 17:36:24

Two homemade bombs found on train in Hong Kong: police

The Hong Kong police said two homemade bombs were found Sunday on a train arriving at Hong Kong's Lo Wu station, condemning the perpetrators for "taking a big step towards terrorism."
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/3 9:40:20