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Photos from the Lunar New Year show how coronavirus turned China's biggest party into a washout

Photos from the Lunar New Year show how coronavirus turned China's biggest party into a washoutHere are photos comparing last year's celebration — complete with Chinese lions, historical dances, and family time — to this year.



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'What choice do I have?' Lock-down strands millions in China's Wuhan

'What choice do I have?' Lock-down strands millions in China's WuhanA trickle of passengers at the train station in the Chinese city of Wuhan put on a brave face on Friday as they arrived in the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak that has killed 26 people, infected hundreds and raised fears of a pandemic. Authorities have all but shut down Wuhan, a city of 11 million and a major transport hub, at what is normally the busiest time of year – the Lunar New Year holiday – when millions of people travel home to visit their families. Millions of people in surrounding cities are virtually stranded after public transport networks were shut to stop the spread of the virus, believed to have originated at a Wuhan market illegally selling wildlife.



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Wife: China's ex-Interpol boss jailed for reformist views

Wife: China's ex-Interpol boss jailed for reformist viewsIn her first comments about her imprisoned husband's sentence in China, the wife of former Interpol president Meng Hongwei dismissed his bribery conviction as “a lie, a fake case” and said he is being punished for using his senior position in the ruling Communist Party to push for reform from within. Grace Meng said during in an exclusive interview Wednesday with The Associated Press that her husband, a long-serving vice minister of public security, had been part of a reformist faction of China's secretive ruling party. In response to worsening corruption, Meng Hongwei and others argued, out of the public eye and at the highest circles of power for a “modern” constitutional and election-based political system, she said.



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Residents of China's Wuhan rush to stock up as transport links severed

Residents of China's Wuhan rush to stock up as transport links severedResidents of China’s Wuhan scrambled to stock up on supplies on Thursday as authorities suspended transport links in and out of the city in a bid to stop the spread of a new coronavirus that has raised fears of a global pandemic. It has gone on to kill 17 people and infected nearly 600, most in China but cases have been detected as far away as the United States. Flights out of the city were also being suspended, it said.



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Quake causes damage, injuries in China's Xinjiang region

Quake causes damage, injuries in China's Xinjiang regionA strong earthquake damaged buildings and injured at least one person seriously in China’s far west Xinjiang region, the government said Monday. Rescue teams were sent to Peyzawat county, an area east of the city of Kashgar, after the Sunday night quake. State broadcaster CCTV showed a cluster of small collapsed brick buildings and partially fallen walls that fronted properties along the street.



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This map shows where China's mysterious, deadly Wuhan virus has spread across Asia, as a 6th death is confirmed

This map shows where China's mysterious, deadly Wuhan virus has spread across Asia, as a 6th death is confirmedAs well as mainland China, the virus has now been reported in Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and Thailand, with suspected cases in other nations.



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China's former Interpol chief sentenced to 13 years in prison

China's former Interpol chief sentenced to 13 years in prisonFormer Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who was detained on a visit to China in 2018, was sentenced Tuesday to more than 13 years in prison for bribery in a case that shook the international police organisation. Meng — a former vice minister of public security — is among a growing group of Communist Party cadres caught in President Xi Jinping’s anti-graft campaign, which critics say has also served as a way to remove the leader’s political enemies.



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Reports of China's coronavirus jumped over the weekend, and scientists are worried

Reports of China's coronavirus jumped over the weekend, and scientists are worriedThe number of reported cases of a pneumonia virus spreading through China jumped over the weekend, CNN reports, bringing the total to 201. On Friday, there were 62 reported cases of the illness in China. By Monday, another 139 cases had been reported, and three people had died. The virus, which originated in a wildlife market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, has also spread to other countries, including South Korea, Thailand, and Japan, CNN reports.Health authorities say the pathogen is a new strain of coronavirus, which CNN explains is "in the same family of the deadly severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)." Its symptoms include fever and shortness of breath, QZ reports.The outbreak comes as China prepares to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Last year, CNN estimates 7 million people traveled outside the country for the occasion. South Korea has been screening travelers arriving from Wuhan for fever at Seoul's Incheon International Airport. Some airports in the U.S. are doing the same. However, CNN points out that "a new study by Imperial College London suggests the number of infections in Wuhan is likely to have been grossly underestimated.""The detection of three cases outside China is worrying," Neil Ferguson, a disease outbreak scientist at Imperial College London, said. "We calculate, based on flight and population data, that there is only a 1 in 574 chance that a person infected in Wuhan would travel overseas before they sought medical care. This implies there might have been over 1,700 cases in Wuhan so far."More stories from theweek.com Michael Avenatti is being held in El Chapo's cell at the Manhattan jail where Epstein died, his lawyer says The strongest case for Joe Biden Dershowitz tells CNN he wasn't wrong about Clinton's impeachment but is 'far more correct' defending Trump



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China's Navy Warships Are Now Armed With Land-Attack Missiles

China's Navy Warships Are Now Armed With Land-Attack MissilesChina says its newest destroyer is capable of launching land-attack missiles.



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AP Explains: CFO of China's Huawei facing extradition to US

AP Explains: CFO of China's Huawei facing extradition to USAn extradition hearing begins Monday in a Vancouver courtroom for Huawei top executive Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of the company’s founder. Canada arrested Meng while she was changing planes at Vancouver’s airport in late 2018.



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