Edition:
United Kingdom

China

Virus had 'eye-popping' impact on China's economy - Beige Book

China's economy suffered through an "eye-popping" first quarter as a coronavirus epidemic hammered business activity, with deterioration even as firms were supposed to be going back to work, a private survey showed on Tuesday.

Chinese attitudes shift as a result of coronavirus - survey

The coronavirus outbreak has led to a shift in attitudes in China, with less tolerance of individualistic behaviour and a greater tendency to recognise the contributions of others, according to a survey conducted during the epidemic.

Home work triggers demand jump for chips, laptops and network goods

With more employees working from home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, demand is surging for laptops and network peripherals as well as components along the supply chain such as chips, as companies rush to build virtual offices.

How Alibaba's Freshippo adapted to keep delivering in virus-hit China

As people in China retreated indoors in late January to avoid the coronavirus, Alibaba's supermarket chain Freshippo faced a dilemma: online orders for fruit were soaring but supplies were low.

China sees drop in new coronavirus cases; all of them imported

Mainland China on Monday reported a drop in its daily tally of new coronavirus cases, reversing four straight days of increases, as the capital, Beijing, ramped up measures to contain the number of infections arriving from abroad.

Air taxi startup Lilium raises $240 million despite coronavirus scare

German air taxi startup Lilium said on Monday it had raised $240 million (206.06 million pounds) in additional funding from existing backers led by China's Tencent , completing the investment round at a higher valuation despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Robot designed in China could help save lives on medical frontline

(This March 3 story corrects headline to say robot, not robotic arm)

Exclusive: U.S. axed CDC expert job in China months before virus outbreak

Several months before the coronavirus pandemic began, the Trump administration eliminated a key American public health position in Beijing intended to help detect disease outbreaks in China, Reuters has learned.

China scrambles to curb rise in imported coronavirus cases, Wuhan eases lockdown

China reported 46 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, while the city of Wuhan, the pandemic's ground zero, announced it would be loosening a two-month lockdown by gradually resuming public transportation and allowing healthy people to resume work.

China central bank calls for stepped-up global policy coordination

A Chinese central bank official called on Sunday for stepped up global policy coordination to manage the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, and said Beijing's recent policy measures were gaining traction while it had capacity for further action.

View More

China News Video

World News

Mainland China's new coronavirus infections up by two-fold to 78 cases

Italy's coronavirus deaths slow, offering glimmer of hope

Spain lauds the medics on the front line of coronavirus crisis

Biden battles for attention as coronavirus threatens to blunt Democrat's momentum

New Zealand confirms 40 new coronavirus cases