China parliament may delay key annual March session: Report
Monday, February 17, 2020, 9:15 PM
The Chinese parliament's top committee will meet on Feb. 24 to discuss whether to delay the annual March meeting of the full parliament, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Monday, amid the country's coronavirus outbreak. The standing committee of the National People's Congress will deliberate a proposal for the delay of the March session, Xinhua reported.
Air China cuts flights between China and US due to coronavirus epidemic
Sunday, February 9, 2020, 3:56 PM
State-carrier Air China said late on Saturday it will "adjust" its flights between China and United States due to the coronavirus epidemic. A statement on the airline's Weibo microblog showed that flights between Beijing and Washington, and Shenzhen and Los-Angeles had been cancelled. A statement on the airline's Weibo microblog showed that flights between Beijing and Washington, and Shenzhen and Los-Angeles had been cancelled.
Hong Kong shuts most China crossings over virus as medics strike
Monday, February 3, 2020, 5:56 PM
Hong Kong announced it was closing all but two land-crossings with the Chinese mainland on Monday to slow the spread of a deadly new coronavirus as medics staged strikes calling for the border to be completely sealed. The semi-autonomous financial centre has 15-confirmed cases of the disease, most brought from the mainland where the epidemic began and has so far killed more than 360-people.