Many people in Hong Kong plan to commemorate the bloody 1989 crackdown by Chinese troops in and around Tiananmen Square by lighting candles across the city, circumventing a ban on the usual public gathering amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The announcement came on the same day Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen was sworn in for her second term in office, saying she strongly rejects China's sovereignty claims. China views Tsai as a separatist bent on formal independence for Taiwan.
The US Commerce Department said it was amending an export rule to "strategically target Huawei's acquisition of semiconductors that are the direct product of certain US software and technology."
Prominent experts believe that the world’s richest country’s response to the deadly pandemic amounts to that expected of a 'third-world' country.
As Taiwan has been comparatively managed the spread of coronavirus pandemic in the country, the baseball and football seasons slowly start to take off without any fans present.
The US president has targeted the global organisation for its perceived bias towards China.
Some scientists suspect wild animals sold in a market were the source of the coronavirus pandemic, that has killed more than 48,000 lives worldwide so far, while others argue it was in circulation elsewhere in Wuhan even earlier.
World Health Organization figures show the increase in new Covid-19 infections is now about 70,000 per day, up from about 50,000 just a few days ago. Here are the latest updates for March 30:
London and Frankfurt markets opened more than 4 percent higher and Shanghai, Hong Kong and other Asian markets advanced. Seoul surged 7.4 percent.
The experience of battling the 2003 SARS outbreak has helped East Asian countries to develop more effective strategies in containing the coronavirus pandemic.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed 60 new cases in its morning update, taking the tally to 893 – the largest national total anywhere outside China.
A taxi driver died from COVID-19 in Taiwan, officials say marking first such death on island and fifth fatality outside mainland China from an epidemic that IMF says could damage global growth.
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