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Foxconn Says Cautiously Resuming China Output, Warns Coronavirus Will Hit Revenue

Apple iPhone maker Foxconn said on Thursday it is cautiously restarting production at its main plants in China and warned revenue will be hurt this year by the coronavirus epidemic. The statement comes just days after Apple rescinded its March quarter sales guidance, saying factories in China have been slower to get back to work …

Politics

As China returns to work, it is hardly business as usual

SHENZHEN: The Chinese economy will sputter towards normal on Monday after the coronavirus outbreak forced an extended holiday, although numerous stores and factories will remain shut and many white collar employees will continue working from home. The usually week-long Lunar New Year holiday was extended by 10 days in much of China amid mounting alarm …

General

Punch your coronavirus stress away, China tells citizens in ground zero

Here’s what a Communist Party official told Chinese living in Hubei province, whose capital, Wuhan, is ground zero for the deadly coronavirus epidemic sweeeping across the world. Workers setting up beds at the Wuhan Parlor Convention Center to convert it into a makeshift hospital following an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Wuhan, Hubei province, …

General

Trump says US has ‘shut down’ coronavirus threat, China shuns US help

The United States has taken decisive action to protect Americans from the threat of a fast-moving coronavirus while offering help to China, President Donald Trump said on Sunday, but a key adviser said Beijing had not accepted the offers of assistance. Trump appeared to downplay concerns about the impact in the United States of the …

Health

US working closely with China to combat coronavirus outbreak: Donald Trump

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that the US is working closely with Beijing to combat the coronavirus outbreak as the deadly infection claimed 490 lives in China and spread to over 20 countries, including India and America, prompting the World Health Organisation to declare a global health emergency. “Protecting Americans’ health also means fighting …

General

Coronavirus outbreak: Death toll in China rises to 490, Japan confirms 10 fresh cases on ship

Deaths from the new coronavirus rose to 490 in mainland China on Wednesday while new cases on a Japanese cruise ship, in Hong Kong and in Thailand showed the increasing spread of the outbreak and renewed attention toward containing it. Ten people from the cruise ship tested positive and were taken to hospitals, while all …

General

5.1 magnitude earthquake jolts Sichuan province in China

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake shook southwest China’s Qingbaijiang district in Sichuan province on Monday. So far, no casualties or damage to the property has been reported. Strong tremors were also felt in urban areas of Chengdu in China. (Image for representation: ANI) A 5.1-magnitude earthquake shook southwest China’s Qingbaijiang district in Sichuan province on Monday, prompting …

General

After 8-day construction, China hospital ready to receive coronavirus patients

The hospital, Huoshenshan, or “fire-god mountain”, is designed to have 1,000 beds for patients with confirmed infections to ease a shortage of beds elsewhere in the city as the coronavirus spreads. The Huoshenshan temporary field hospital under construction is seen as it nears completion in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province. (Photo: AP) Built in …

General

World shares rise, Shanghai up 1.3%, as China boosts market

Global stocks rallied Tuesday and Wall Street appeared set to open higher after China’s central bank provided further support to markets to manage the impact of the virus outbreak. Germany’s DAX rose 1.4 per cent to 13,229 while in France the CAC 40 climbed 1.5 per cent to 5,918. Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 1.4 per …

General

Pakistan to resume flight operations to China

Amid the global outbreak of deadly China-originated novel coronavirus, Pakistan has decided to resume its flight operations to the Asian giant, an aviation official said. Joint Secretary Aviation Division Abdul Sattar Khokhar said that the flight operations between the two countries will resume on Monday, The Express Tribune reported. On January 31, Pakistan had suspended …