Chinese report says illnesses may be from new coronavirus

Jan 9, 2020

Chinese state media say a preliminary investigation into recent cases of viral pneumonia has identified the possible cause as a new type of coronavirus

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China says US has 'weaponized' visas to target exchanges

Oct 23, 2019

China is accusing the U.S. of having "weaponized" the issuing of visas following the reported inability of a top Chinese space program official to obtain permission to travel to a key conference in Washington

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China criticizes Apple for app that tracks Hong Kong police

Oct 9, 2019

China lashes out at Apple over smartphone app that lets Hong Kong protesters report police movements

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Japan spacecraft releases rover to asteroid in last mission

Oct 3, 2019

Japan’s space agency says its Hayabusa2 spacecraft has released a small rover that will land on the surface of an asteroid as part its final mission before heading back to Earth

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NASA chief says security needed to explore space safely

Sep 25, 2019

The head of NASA says space security is necessary so that the United States, Japan and others can safely explore the moon and Mars

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Japan briefs diplomats on Fukushima nuclear water concerns

Sep 4, 2019

Japan has reassured foreign diplomats about the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant's safety amid concerns about massive amounts of treated but radioactive water stored in tanks

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Surveys show China manufacturing demand weak amid trade war

Sep 2, 2019

Surveys of Chinese manufacturing show demand weak amid tariff war with Washington over trade and technology

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Japan's move to lower South Korea trade status takes effect

Aug 28, 2019

Japan's downgrading of South Korea's trade status has taken effect, a decision that already set off reaction and hurt bilateral relations

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China lets currency sink to 11-year low after Trump threats

Aug 26, 2019

China allows yuan to sink to 11-year low against dollar following Trump tariff hike, trade threats

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Thailand's lost baby dugong dies of shock, ingesting plastic

Aug 17, 2019

An 8-month-old dugong nurtured by marine experts after it was found lost near a beach in southern Thailand has died of what biologists believe was a combination of shock and ingesting plastic waste

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